YogaCruising is certainly one of the most enticing ways to travel the Greek Aegean İslands & the Turkish Mediterranean- Aegean Coast.
Our yachts provide from 6 – 20 cabins with twin beds or 2 single beds. Each cabin is equipped with WC, shower, air condition and a hair dryer. These yachts are “Gulets”. Traditionally crafted wooden sailing boats, of a length ranging from 25 to 50 meters, with 2 or 3 masts.
Each meal is freshly cooked on our YogaCruising tours and we serve a healthy, vegetarian, Mediterranean cuisine. Already the traditional Mediterranean – Brunch breakfast consists of a plethora of locally Organic produced, high quality ingredients from the honey to the cheeses and vegetables. For dinner the meals are composed out of a variety of traditional vegetable dishes and salads, accompanied by bulgur, rice or potatoes. We always serve fresh fruit of the season as a dessert or as a snack for in between meals.
The Yoga sessions will be given by experienced yoga teachers , mostly on the sun deck, at some occasions on the beach. During the trips there is plenty of time to relax, to read or chat under a shady sail, with a quieting view over the sea. Twice daily (mornings and evenings) you can enjoy our modern yoga sessions, giving you physical exercise and deep relaxation.
A choice of excursions on land will give you plenty of opportunities to get to know the nature, the culture and the history of this region. Exquisite jaunts to historical, archeological sites, herb hiking tours, or a visit to a nomadic village or a traditional Turkish bath – a hammam. They all share enriching insights into the wealth of the eastern Mediterranean culture.
Organize your own special retreat on the Sea.
Yoga retreat- holidays for groups:
As a yoga-studio or free-lancing yoga teacher it might be of interest for you to charter the whole of a yacht for your own groups, and thus organize exactly the trip as you’d like to have it. We organize everything, from your arrival at the airport until the returning flight of your group.
We will organize your yoga-sailing-cruise with utmost care, offering you the flexibility of a personalized service and individual pricing conditions – please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us!
* As a yoga instructor or seminar leader your accommodation is free of charge, incl. half board (AP)
Yoga holidays for individually booking travelers:
This holiday is designed for individually booking travelers. Which means that you will join a mixed group of people on board. With you on the boat there will be an experience, internationally renowned yoga teacher. Every day we offer you 2 sessions of 70- 90 minutes: comprising yoga, meditation and relaxation. You have the choice between several sailing routes. Each one has been carefully designed, to combine the best of nature, historical sites choosing all mooring places away from mass tourism.
The exact dates and prices, as well as presentations by the yoga teachers and their yoga styles, can be found on our homepage www.yogacruise.org
Life on board a YogaCruising tour
Bord Living. The crew (consisting of the captain, chef, skipper, and the yoga teacher) is discretely attending you, with both joy and charm, to ensure that your stay on board will become an unforgettable experience. While we are cruising you are free to just lean back and relax, or to read, to chat or to let your soul whisper to you what your life is all about.
We are sure that our local Mediterranean cuisine varied with an international vegetarian touch, will be to your enjoyment. Furthermore you have the choice of a variety of daily activities for your leisure.
Small groups means that it’s easy to get to know your travel companions. Interesting encounters and inspiring talks are always a consistent part while you’re YogaCruising’.
We guarantee a very easy-going, convivial atmosphere, making this holiday to something very special.
Yoga on board
Practice Yoga in the middle of nature, surrounded by the enchanting blue waters of the Greek İslands, Kroatia, Montenegro and Turkish Aegean-Mediterranean.
Yoga takes place on the sun deck, two classes daily, one in the morning and one in the evening.
Breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy every day a new stunning view and if you feel like a refreshing dip after class, dive directly from your mat into the crystal clear turquoise sea.
A week of dedicated Yoga practice is a great opportunity to refine your existing practice and if you are new to Yoga the perfect way to get started.
The Yoga classes are suitable for all levels of practitioners, everyone is welcome!!!
The food on board a YogaCruising tour
A varied, healthy, traditional, vegetarian cuisine
Not only vegetarians treasure our food onboard as a culinary peak experience. The Turkish Mediterranean cuisine has already in its tradition a manifold of vegetarian dishes. Innumerable starters and main courses are traditionally cooked without meat. However our chefs onboard have acquired and accumulated the savvy to create well balanced, healthy, modern, vegetarian meals.
Each meal is composed of delightful vegetable dishes and fresh salads, all ingredients are of course locally produced, like the sun ripe fruits of the season, which are always part of a well balanced diet.
In the evenings the chef will be happy to serve fish dishes if demanded.
We always serve fresh fruit of the season as a dessert. These are delicately prepared fruit platters, ready to be enjoyed.
What does a Gulet look like?
Gulets are large wooden boats with comfort and service.
You don’t have to be at sailor to be able to love these boats. When you are strolling along the piers in the harbor of Bodrum or Marmaris, you will see these beauties all around. In fact the honey colored wooden details are dazzling in the sunlight. Turkish Gulets, as these boats are called, are built from pine wood and other precious woods, and then varnished and polished. Their bowsprit is pointing to the sea, through the opening of the harbor, their masts rise high into the sky and on the rear deck the Turkish flag is flowing all red in the wind, with its crescent moon and star Jupiter. A broad gangway brings you from the pier to the rear deck, where comfortable chairs around a large, wooden dining table are inviting you to spend some time. If you want to see the interior of one of our boats, click into the figures in the picture above.
YogaCruising leisure time
A choice of excursions on land will give you plenty of opportunities to get to know the nature, the culture and the history of this region. Exquisite jaunts to historical, archeological sites, herb hiking tours, a visit to a nomadic village or a traditional Turkish bath – a hammam.
On our yachts, you will be traveling in a small group and thus it will be possible for us to take care of you and completely attend your wishes. We will pick you up at the airport and bring you on board. Once on the yacht, there is plenty of time to get informed and ”to arrive”. Your yoga practice will start on the following day as well as your experience of the first boat trip and of course of the famous Turkish joy of life and culture.
Enjoy a holiday for body, mind and soul – we are awaiting you!
Yoga Cruising is a small family run business that operates since June 6th, 2006. Over the years we have acquired valuable skills and experience in all the fields of our operations with focus on yacht charters, excursions, hiking tours and trips for research and study purposes. We treat all our customers with utmost care regarding all details of trip planning and special interests or purposes. This careful, individual planning of each tour is highly appreciated by our returning customers.
Our family has been making their living out of sea cruises and sea related activities since generations. My grandfather, all my uncles as well as my father and myself have been working with sponge-diving and related trades.
We built our first Gulet Yacht in the year of 1987 and this was the starting point of our operations in the field of so called “Blue Trips”, yacht charters, hiking tours, research- and study trips along the Turkish coastline as well as to Greek islands.
The shipbuilding tradition in our region reaches back to antiquity Bodrum and Gulet Yachts have been used for transport and sea trade over centuries, sailing along the Turkish coastline connecting it to Greek islands and beyond. During the 60s and 70s the first tourists in the Bodrum area re-discovered the beauty of the Golf of Cleopatra with the help of local fisherman and sponge-divers who took them on small tours, lasting several days. Thus the pristine nature and unspoiled beauty of this region of the world became famous outside of Turkey.
Over the years the local shipbuilding tradition evolved and adapted to increasing demands of comfort and space and nowadays these beautiful wooden yachts are a pride of the region, a highly esteemed asset to discover the natural beauty of Turkey.
We specialized from the year of 1986 in hiking tours and cultural excursions and starting from the year of 2006 focused on yoga cruises and sea trips for all seminars-Events and Groups for Vedding, Honeymoon… It is a pleasure for us to welcome international guests. We have an international team of yoga teachers from Europe and the USA, leading yoga seminars in English, German or multi-language combinations. I am fluent in German language myself and speak good English.
Our trips will take you to the most attractive stretches of the turkish coastline and to a choice of our neighboring Greek islands with historical, archeological sites and pristine nature. Of course you can count with sunny days…..