Yoga holiday

Mediterranean Coast, Side, Turkey

per person

Holiday Itinerary

Slow down to the pace of Turkish life on this unique yoga holiday. Stay for 7 nights / 8 days in the pretty town of Side, just one minute’s walk from the beautiful beaches and Mediterranean Sea.
Practice yoga each morning and evening in a relaxed and friendly environment and unwind physically, mentally and spiritually recharge during your stay in this magical, unique place.

Enjoy the flexibility of a yoga holiday that gives you plenty of free time to simply relax by the beach or to enjoy a range of activities such as walking, cycling, and meandering through the winding streets soaking up local Turkish life or shopping in Side’s vibrant culture.

Stay in the yoga centre right in the middle of the old town of Side, just a stone’s throw from beautiful beaches. Mix yoga with all the usual fun holiday activities and return home relaxed, revived and with a new found enthusiasm for your own personal yoga practice.

Who is this suitable for?
- Yoga holidays are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced yogis
- Minimum age 16 (under 18’s. must be accompanied by an adult)

I'm a solo traveller - can I join?
- These yoga holidays make great singles holidays as all rooms are designed for solo travellers offering private rooms with ensuite showers for no single supplements

Can I bring a non-participating partner?
- There are also double and twin rooms for two sharing and non-participating partners can share this room for a price which covers accommodation, breakfasts and two dinners
- To check availability and prices, please email

When can I start?
- All arrivals are on Saturdays and Sundays on dates from May through to October
- Holidays are for 7 nights / 8 days so you’ll arrive the weekend, start your lessons Monday and leave the following weekend
- Other dates or arrival days may be available so if you can’t find the date you are looking for, please email us and we’ll do our upmost to get availability for you as quickly as possible

Typical itinerary
The itinerary is for guidance only and is subject to change depending on the group’s needs and wishes but is typically as follows:

- Arrival day, check into your room anytime after 2pm and take your time to explore the lovely old town of Side and the beaches
Monday – Friday (practice yoga 4 days out of the 6, you will have one full day off during the week)
- 8.00am enjoy your first yoga practice including Pranayama and Yoga Asana
- After yoga, a buffet breakfast will be served around 9.30am
- You will then have a yoga session in the evening (time confirmed daily)
- The evenings are free to head to one of the many cafes or restaurants in town that are within easy walking distance
- On Monday evening, enjoy a welcome Turkish dinner with the group and your hosts
- You have a free day to yourself on Wednesday
- There will be no guided yoga lessons on Wednesday but you are free to self practice
- On Friday evening you’ll have your farewell Turkish dinner with the group and hosts.
- Today is departure day so after breakfast head back to the airport feeling relaxed, restored and revived with the skills and knowledge to continue your practice back home

Need extra nights?
- If you need to extend your stay or perhaps arrive on a Saturday instead of Sunday due to flights, then please email us at, chat with us online or call us on +44 (0)208 144 5990 to request the dates you want

Where will I practice yoga?
- Yoga is practiced in the Yoga Shala and outside in the colourful shaded oasis

About your yoga teacher
- Your hosts are Jo Ozden and her partner Murat
- Your host and teacher Jo’s love for yoga began 15 years ago, being totally inspired by her own practice and the impact it had on her life body, and mind is what inspired her to train and teach yoga so she could share its wonderful benefits. Working with some inspiring teachers Sadie Nardini, (Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga) Leslie Kaminoff, (Anatomy principles diploma) Gary Krastoff (Vini yoga) - Jo is the resident teacher.
- She specialises in breath-centered Hatha flow yoga that will ignite you magic and tune you into your true essence

What will I learn?
- Yoga practice will be adapted for all levels of practice
- Yoga practice will cover Asanas (physical movements), Pranayama (breathing practices), Meditation (stilling and calming of the mind & inner self) and Relaxation (complete mind, body relaxation) and smiles
- The small groups allow for you to explore your unique yoga practice and how good it feels to move in your body allowing the breath and fluid movement to guide you from pose to pose taking your practice deeper than you thought possible
- Jo loves to encourage each person she guides to move and flow from where they are and reap the rewards yoga has to offer

What should I bring?
- Please bring comfortable clothing so you can move in easily for your yoga practice
- It can be hot in the summer months so please bring clothing that will be suitable for practicing in hot weather
- Yoga mats can be provided but please bring a yoga towel to place on top

Treatments / Massages
- The following massages and treatments are available if you wish to book a treatment locally during your stay:

Holistic face, head & scalp massage
- This deeply relaxing massage using a blend of essential oils begins at the shoulders, neck and face using a variety of massage techniques by applying gentle pressure to points on the face removing any facial tension, lift  tone and balance the energy, or Chi that has a wonderful effect on the whole body
- Finishing with a deeply relaxing scalp massage
- This treatment is 45 minutes long and costs around £35.00 (to be paid locally)

Hopi ear candle

- Thermal Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions
- The ear candles induce a revitalising heat within the ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes
- We use Biosun Ear Candles all made from the traditional Hopi Indian recipe
- Heat from the candle helps to stimulate the peripheral blood circulation, which in turn boosts the immune system and reinforces lymphatic drainage
- Great for treating Tinitus, compacted ear wax and glue ear, sore throats and hay fever, headaches and migraines, rhinitis and sinusitis, catarrh and asthma, regulation of pressure in ears and head, relaxation in conditions of anxiety and stress
- Following the candling, indulge in relaxing facial massage to encourage the beneficial effects of this treatment
- Massaging and stimulating reflex zones/vital energy points on the face ending with a totally chill-axing scalp massage
- This treatment is 45 minutes long and costs around £35.00 (to be paid locally)

Where will I be staying?
- Your accommodation is set right in the centre of Side old town, said to be one of the most historic Antik villages in Turkey
- There are a total of 9 rooms
- If you are travelling solo, stay in a private en-suite room.
- Double/twin rooms with ensuites are also available for friends travelling together (please request these at the time of booking if 2 people are travelling together)
- All rooms have a lovely outside seating area overlooking the pretty gardens
- Each room is simply furnished with Turkish influences in the décor
- Daily maid service is included and free internet connection is available
- Accommodation is included for 7 nights / 8 days
- Check in anytime after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 11am on day 8
- Note: If you need to arrive earlier or later on day 1, that can be accommodated for an extra charge
- Extra nights at the accommodation can be added, but please check for availability

Are meals included?
- Buffet breakfast is included each morning
- Turkish style breakfast includes, tomatoes, cucumber, feta cheese, olives, boiled eggs, menemen, fresh fruits, yogurt  and a fresh basket of bread as well as local honey and jam and a selection of cereals
- Unlimited tea, coffee, green tea, herbal teas.
- Special diets will be considered with advance notice, but please bear in mind that in a small Turkish village, specialist ingredients (dairy/wheat/vegetarian cheese replacements for example) are not readily available


- Two evening meals are served during the week
- You’ll have a welcome dinner on Monday evening and also a farewell dinner on Friday evening
- Dinners will consist of traditional Turkish dishes which might include:
- Soup, meze, seasonal vegetarian hot dishes
- Mixed salads with lemon juice and olives from the garden
- Ezme – a hot spicy mashed tomato with onion and herbs
- Cacik – cucumber with mint and olive oil
- Kuru Fasulye – white beans in a rich tomato sauce
- Chickpeas, aubergine, rice, cous cous and more traditional dishes
- Meals are predominately vegetarian
- If you are vegetarian, vegan or have dietary requests these must be communicated to us at the time of booking

What can I do in my free time?
- During your free time enjoy the picturesque town of Side, wander through its myriad of streets to discover local shops, cafes and stop for a while to drink in the views across the sea or just kick back on the beautiful beaches
- Your hosts Jo and Murat will give you lots of information on what activities are on offer in the local area such as the local walks, boat trips, bicycle hire, visiting a village family, mosque visits and more
- You could also visit the city of Antalya
- Visit the Aspendos theatre built in 167 A.D and the Temples of Apollo and Athena
- Head to the Manavgat waterfall to cool off and visit the nearby restaurants and shops