8 Days Reconnect with Yourself - Yoga and Sailing Retreat in Greece and Turkey
Yoga and Sailing Retreat
Come treat yourself with a week for YOU, to reconnect with your essence, letting nature and life inspire you. Breathe and Retreat!
Breakthrough your daily routine and enjoy life onboard a traditional Gulet sailing yacht. Refresh, recharge and renew your body and mind with daily yoga sessions, guided yoga Nidra meditations, abundant time for you to breathe and let the wind and waves do their magic, fantastic Mediterranean vegetarian/vegan food, and community with other yogis.
Together we are creating space to flow, listen and empower yourself by meeting your inner peace and the warmth of your soul.
Inhale. Exhale. Practice and all is coming!
Our cruise takes us via Bodrum to the Greek islands of Kos, Nisyros, Tilos, Pedi-Symi, Knidos and back to Bodrum. We travel onboard a traditional Gulet wooden sailing yacht for 7 days through the southern Aegean with its wonderful and fascinating islands.
We will visit the following islands:
- Greek Islands: Kos - Gyali - Tilos - Pedi Symi
- Turkey: Kisebükü - Knidos - Milas, Turkey
- Daily Yoga Classes (Vinyasa Yoga Flow, Yin Yoga, SUP Yoga)
- Guided Yoga Nidra Meditations
- Excursions to visit some of the best spots on the islands of our route, archaeological sites, discover the best beaches, hot Springs and spectacular sunsets
- Delicious, healthy and organic vegetarian meals.
- 7 nights accommodation in a single or double-cabin onboard the sailing yacht
- Hatha Yoga
- Vinyasa Yoga
- Yin Yang Yoga
- Nidra Yoga
Day 1, September 28th, 2019: Arrival
The yacht is located in Marina Gökova at Bodrum and boarding is possible from 12 o'clock. We set the anchor in the late afternoon and drive to Kilisebükü and anchor for the night in a bay.
Day 2, September 29th, 2019: Kos and some history
After the morning yoga session, we drive towards Kos and make a stopover halfway. If you want, you can immerse yourself in the history of the Aegean and take part in a hike to the history of Halicarnassus. Then we are on to Kos. We anchor in the main harbor, right next to the fortress walls. The old city of Kos is worth a walk after dinner.
The second yoga session of the day is taking place onboard the ship.
Day 3, September 30th, 2019: Giali and Nisyros and the perfect sunset
The ship leaves early in the morning to the island of Giali. The crystal clear water invites you to swim after the yoga session before we continue to the volcanic island of Nisyros. A guided hike to the volcano crater is possible.
In the evening we practice yoga in the courtyard of an orthodox chapel with great views over the island and then we meet before dinner for a sundowner on the waterfront promenade in the center of the village.
Day 4, October 1st, 2019: Island of Tilos
After yoga, the journey continues to Tilos. If the weather permits, the crew sets sail!
We anchor in a bay near Tilos. Swimming or a hike to Livadia? You decide how you want to spend the day.
In the late afternoon, the ship changes berth again and anchors near a small fishing port. In the evening, we practice yoga on board or in the yard of a small orthodox chapel nearby.
Day 5, October 2nd, 2019: Pedi Symi
On the 5th day of our cruise, Pedi Symi awaits us. The picturesque island invites you for a walk. Those who wish can take part in an excursion by bus to the famous Panormitis Monastery.
Day 6, October 3rd, 2019: Knidos - Ancient Runines and Dolphines
At 2:00 pm we clear the anchor again and drive via Datça to Knidos. We anchor for the night in the ancient trading port of Knidos. If we are lucky we will be able to watch dolphins on the way.
Day 7, October 4th, 2019: Yoga, Hiking and Swimming
We welcome the sun with yoga in the ancient archaeological sites on the ruins of the Demeter temple. After breakfast, you can join a coastal walk along with the archaeological sites. Then we head back to Bodrum in the Marina Gökova. On the way, we make a stop for a swim. We meet for our last dinner together in a restaurant by the sea.
Day 8, October 5th, 2019: Off-boarding
At 09:00 clock we leave. Our time together onboard is over. Bye, bye and goodbye!
I hope you had a great time!
What is included
- 7 nights accommodation
- Collective transport from and to Milas–Bodrum Airport (BJV) or Dalaman Airport (DLM)
- 7 brunches
- 6 dinners onboard
- Daily fresh fruits and snacks for lunch
- Tea, coffee and ginger tea, water
- 10 yoga sessions
- Use of the yoga mats, blocks, straps, pillows, and blankets
- Use of the snorkeling equipment
- Port fee in Turkey
What is not included
- Individual transfer from and to the airport
- Other drinks (smoothies, juices, soft drinks, and alcoholic drinks)
- Excursions walks, and admissions to archaeological sites (20 to 35 EUR per person)
- Dinner together on land in a selected local restaurant
- Tipping for the crew
- Cost of visa
- Tax, customs formalities, and port fees in Greece (75 EUR per person)
The chef on board will provide delicious vegetarian and vegan Mediterranean dishes and snacks. The package includes brunch, afternoon snack, and dinner. You can look forward to enjoying the healthy, fresh and delicious meals with seasonal vegetables and local fruits.
Water, Coffee, and Tea are included.
The following meals are included:
- Drinks (Water & Herbal Tea)
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
The following drinks are included:
- Herbal Tea
Meet The Instructors
Anja Natasha Schroeder
Hello, I am Anja Natascha Schroeder.
My fierce and compassionate dedication to yoga inspires and holds space for participants to journey deeper into the body, heart, mind, and spirit than they ever could have imagined. I am ever formulating and evolving a meaningful yoga curriculum to serve yoga enthusiasts.
For me, the journey to finding peace and learning how to channel my inner energy better using yoga started about 20 years ago. At first, I turned to yoga because I had a back injury. However, I discovered quite quickly that much more than fitness and agility, yoga can calm the mind, provide more stability in times of difficult life situations and also strengthen the mind. It was an amazing and fulfilling experience, one that is worth having again and again. So, I decided to teach people how to have this same spiritual, yet inexpressible experience too. Since then, I have been consistently practicing yoga. I did my official yoga teacher training 4 years ago with Jordan Bloom, and have practiced with many experienced teachers from different parts of the world.
I believe that yoga goes beyond being just mental, physical and spiritual exercise. Yoga is a way of life. It is a philosophy; a philosophy that will give you a better perspective to life generally.
I hope to get a one week opportunity on the sailing ship yoga retreat to work with participants - teaching them to let go, to breathe deeply and recharge their batteries and to reconnect with their inner selves ultimately. Of course, the winds, the waves and the power of the Aegean creates the ideal setting for such an experience; where you can throw your everyday worries behind and have a real connection with your true self.
Location Starting and Endpoint: Marina Gökova
The starting and endpoints of the tour are at Marina Gökova, Bodrum.
Please book your flight to arrive at Milas–Bodrum Airport (BJV) or Kos Island International Airport. Transfer from and to Bodrum airport can be arranged.
If you arrive via Kos you can take a ferry to Bodrum Cruise Port (not old port). The journey takes 20 minutes and from there take a taxi to the marina.
Booking And Cancellation Policy
- A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
- The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
- The rest of the payment is due 4 weeks before the retreat starting date.