Onboard Yoga Retreats
Dreaming of running a yoga retreat this year?
Have you considered a retreat on-board a boat on the beautiful Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Cruising between picturesque bays to uniquely give a new view for each yoga practice.
We are available for private hire on a weekly basis, and have previously catered for yoga retreats with a maximum capacity of 14 persons in 7 spacious double cabins all with ensuite WC/Showers.
Our sun decks are very spacious and perfect for yoga practice with a different view everytime! The weekly boat rental rate includes crew and all meals, the yoga style is your own, you will be teaching your students your preferred yoga style once or twice a day, first thing in the morning then late afternoon as the sun starts to drop.
Food onboard is very healthy, fresh and locally sourced, we serve 3 meals a day and easily cater for vegetarians and vegans, just let us know the numbers if you book.
For yoga retreats we recommend our Göcek cruise, departing from Fethiye at 4pm on Saturdays returning 10am the following Saturday. Göcek area is made up of 12 islands, with short cruising times between many beautiful bays. Ready for your next yoga session and the next unique view.
For yoga teachers looking for yoga space to host a retreat, this is a typical onboard retreat program.
Imagine you and your students rising early to sip lemon tea on deck before stepping onto the mat to breathe in the beginning of a new day at sea.
A daily routine of rising early sipping lemon or sage tea before stepping onto the mat to breath in the beginning of a new day. Wake yourself up after savasana, grab a snorkel and take a jump into the beautiful blue ocean there is no better way to start the day!
After morning practice a traditional Turkish breakfast will be served then spend some time relaxing on deck after breakfast as we prepare to cruise to the next bay, arriving around lunchtime. The afternoon will be spent as free-time for sunbathing, snorkeling, relaxing and private meditation practice in the shade before late afternoon asana practice begins as the sun starts to drop.
After evening asana practice there will be time for a shower before dinner is served under the stars. During the hot summer months most people prefer to sleep out on deck underneath the stars, advise your yogis to bring PJs so they can fall asleep comfortably gazing into the universe whilst spotting many shooting stars!
During the week there will be 1 afternoon trip to Göcek marina to sample the local fresh juices there are also ancient ruins to explore throughout the trip and opportunities for short trail walks. We have two kayaks onboard and 2 SUPs if you want to try a few balance Asanas.
Early season April/May and late season Mid-sept/Oct we can offer a yoga retreat cruise in Kekova area and the nearest airport is Antalya which has many European flights arriving all year long. Departing from Demre harbour Saturday afternoon returning the following Saturday morning.
Kekova area lies on Turkey’s Aegean coastline offering some of the Mediterranean’s most alluring scenery for cruising. Known as the turquoise coast, the shoreline is mountainous, forested and named after the aquamarine colours of the sea. Kekova cruise includes a sightseeing stop at Kaleköy and Simena Castle, sunken city and an optional afternoon trip to see the Church of St. Nicolas and the ancient city of Myra an ancient Greek city of Lycian times.
Your yogi’s will have the experience of practising outside ondeck in mother nature’s best, time to relax ondeck, lots of time for swimming in beautiful crystal clear waters and time for sightseeing some of Turkey’s many archelogical ruins, pretty villages and beautiful landscapes.