Bodrum, Turkey | September 26-29 2019
After years of teaching retreats around the world, my home of Turkey has been calling me to offer my signature method Heal Yourself. I’m thrilled to bring this life changing practice to my roots and give a piece of hope to those who have lost theirs. I welcome you with open arms into a realm of possibility, transformation and ascension. This retreat is truly for those who are ready to do the work that encompasses many aspects of “yoga.” This ancient method is a psycho spiritual practice and it’s main intent is to connect you back to your spirit. When we ignore what’s happening on the spirit level, this leads to imbalance on the mental level, when we ignore the mental level, this leads to imbalance on the emotional level, and when we ignore the emotional level, this leads to what is most obvious, imbalance on the physical level.
This long weekend is truly an opportunity for you to return back to your spirit, in essence, to return home. To return to what you have been seeking all along. I will be there to welcome you.
‘Heal Yourself’ is a comprehensive yoga system designed to enhance the capacity of the emotional body while exploring the strength of the physical body. This week will provide you the space and time to focus on the spiritual and physical pursuits of your yoga practice. You will begin to unlock the fears that make you feel stuck and find a deeper meaning as you rediscover yourself. Bee will lead energizing and dynamic morning vinyasa sessions and gentle, introspective evening sessions. Through somatic experiences, embodiement work and specific journalling promts as well as yoga and meditation, you will immerse yourself in a deep healing journey.
The chanting will help to release resistance in the throat chakra and ultimately change the consciousness of the chanter. Sound and light work which is a form of energy medicine, will truly connect you back to the spirit. The playlist is also very intentionally curated to allow rhythm and melody to take you into a different dimension. With guided meditations, pranayama, chanting and journaling, you will come back to what you have known all along, that everything you could possibly need is already within you. All you have to do is look within.
This retreat is for anyone at any level of their journey who is open to possibility. The Heal Yourself Method combines science and spirituality in an accesible way and helps the practitioner take charge of their life and make the changes needed to feel connected through vulnerability. Gain tools and techniques to take back into your daily life and live with more ease and less reaction. Be open to the practice as this weekend is so much more than yoga postures. It is a deep dive into introspection. This retreat will be led in English, but be open to surprises.
THE RETREAT CENTER
Karakaya Retreat Center is a village house away from the crowded city life within the unique nature of Bodrum. It provides a large and peaceful space for diverse activities ranging from meditation to dance, from yoga to permaculture workshops and many more. Designed to achieve the integrity of soul, mind and body, the center is beautifully is located in the Gümüşlük district of Bodrum, which is now one of the most visited destinations of the city. It’s stone houses are designed sustainably to maintain the natural diversity of its surroundings as well as to offer a comfortable, environmentally aware stay for you. Frequently asked questions about the retreat center can be found HERE.
Situated on Turkey’s southwest coast, Bodrum has a fascinating landscape attracting visitors from all over the world. It’s narrow streets, Nisyrian architecture and ancient historical sites combined with the shades of blue of the Aegean Sea; makes this place one of the most popular destinations both for local and foreign tourists.
The ruins of one of The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, World’s second largest museum of Underwater Archeology and Bodrum Castle are some of the places on every traveler’s bucket list traveling to this magical city.
Bodrum with its summer season stretching out to 6 months a year, offers you anything you could ask for, including numerous secluded bays where you can have a slice of peace.
You will be served the most special vegetarian tastes of Mediterranean, Aegean and Turkish cuisine. Incredible sunsets, raw sounds of the nature and mountain views of Karakaya Retreat Center will accompany you as you enjoy your delicious meals. Karakaya Retreat provides 3 creative, wholesome and delicious vegetarian meals a day, prepared with predominantly seasonal and local produce, and a lot of love. All meals offer vegan and/or gluten free options. Alcohol consumption is extra charge and entirely up to you whether you want to consume during your stay. Please remember this is a healing retreat and substances, such as alcohol, will interfere immensely with the work we do.
ACCOMODATION: Between $170 – $270 INCLUDES MEALS
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ: Before booking, please note that you have to book the retreat center and the tuition separately. Due to limited space, we advise you to book the retreat center FIRST to claim your room (very limited single occupancy). Please contact Sirin Onder via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+90) 538 873 0411 to make your accommodation arrangements.
Once your room is confirmed with Karakaya Retreat Center, please send the non-refundable tuition fee via international wire transfer. This is the only option to pay for the tuition since PayPal is blocked in Turkey. If you are coming from US/Europe and have PayPal, we are happy to assist you.
THE RETREAT INCLUDES
4 days / 3 nights – accommodation
Daily yoga/meditation practices
Daily 3 full-course meals
Yoga equipment (mats, straps, blocks, meditation cushions, blankets)
THE RETREAT DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRPORT FEE OR AIRPORT TRANSFER PICK-UP/DROP OFF
In order to reach Karakaya, located about an hour away from Bodrum Milas Airport, you can choose a transfer option by as well as renting a car. Taxi and public transportation alternatives are also available from the airport. The nearest bay to the retreat center is a 30-minute walk away and can be reached within 5 minutes by car. Beach transfers can also be scheduled each day, although we highly recommend you enjoy the wonderful walk to the sea.
CONTACT | FAQ
For frequently asked questions about the retreat center, please see here. For any additional questions about the retreat, email the Retreat Assistant Merve Yavas at email@example.com