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White snow, green forest, open blue sky! How about reconnecting with yourself from February 1 to 4? Join us for a weekend on the summit of Kartepe, surrounded by the forest, where you’ll be immersed in the sounds of birds and streams. In this retreat, you’ll explore the “space element,” also known as the 5th Element, akasha, and ether, and encounter your inherent spaciousness. Through yoga, yoga breathing, and meditation practices based on ancient wisdom, you’ll attain incredible energy and tranquility. The techniques you’ll learn will become your best companions for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being in your everyday life.

Retreat Highlights

– Morning and evening yoga sessions themed around the space element
– Special breath and energy practices
– Meditation for inner spaciousness
– Advanced relaxation and subconscious technique Yoga Nidra
– Legendary nature on the mountain top, surrounded by the forest
– Magnificent vegetarian menu

Retreat Schedule

February 1
13:00 – 14:00 – Opening (Introduction, information, and motivation)
14:00 – 15:00 – Yin Yoga (Farewell to road fatigue and city life)
15:00 – 16:00 – Free time*
16:00 – 16:30 – Meditation (Themed around inner spaciousness)
16:30 – 17:30 – Hatha Yoga (Space element yoga practice)
17:30 – 18:00 – Yoga Nidra (Meditative relaxation and subconscious work)
18:00 – 18:30 – Free time*
18:30 – 20:00 – Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 – Yoga Chat (The 5th Element in yoga and tantra)

February 2-3
8:30 – 9:00 – Pranayama (Special breath/energy practices)
9:00 – 10:00 – Hatha Yoga (Space element yoga practice)
10:00 – 10:30 – Meditation (Themed around inner spaciousness)
11:00 – 12:00 – Breakfast
12:00 – 16:00 – Free time*
16:00 – 17:00 – Hatha Yoga (Space element yoga practice)
17:00 – 17:30 – Yoga Nidra (Meditative relaxation and subconscious work)
17:30 – 18:00 – Meditation (Themed around inner spaciousness)
18:00 – 18:30 – Free time*
18:30 – 20:00 – Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 – Yoga Chat (The 5th Element in yoga and tantra)

February 4
8:30 – 9:00 – Pranayama (Special breath/energy practices)
9:00 – 10:00 – Hatha Yoga (Space element yoga practice)
10:00 – 10:30 – Meditation (Themed around inner spaciousness)
11:00 – 12:00 – Breakfast
12:00 – 13:00 – Closing

About the Practices

No prior experience in yoga or meditation is required. Simply practicing with joy will be enough to reap all the benefits. Both beginners and experienced students will be guided to progress at their own pace. Don’t hesitate to join alone; we will arrange a roommate for you.

Accommodation and Transportation

The Canyon, located closest to the summit in Kartepe, offers a peaceful environment with tree houses overlooking the stream and forest. Here, you can practice yoga, spend a few quiet days, escape the noise and crowds of the city, enjoy nature, join delightful conversations by the fire, and savor natural, delicious food. Additionally, there are opportunities to participate in nearby nature walks and other activities. The facility also has an indoor yoga area. It is approximately 5 km to the Kartepe ski center and 10 km to Sapanca Lake.

Accommodation Options and Pricing

Single or double occupancy options are available. All rooms have balconies or verandas, private toilets, and forest views.
Standard rooms: A 25 m2 room with a balcony and forest view.
Tree houses: Located in the forest, with a private veranda and made entirely from living trees.

You may book your place through our travel agency
Workshopix

Included in the Fee: Accommodation, breakfast, and dinner (two meals, vegetarian menu), yoga, breath, and meditation practices, travel health insurance.
Not Included: Transportation and all extras.

For purification purposes, all meals will be strictly vegetarian. Mind-altering substances like alcohol will not be used. All services at the hotel will align with this throughout the camp.

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