Yoga in Princess Islands .
Yoga is a group of ancient spiritual practices originating in India. As a general term in Hinduism. it has been defined as referring to "technologies or disciplines of asceticism and meditation which are thought to lead to spiritual experience and profound understanding or insight into the nature of existence." Yoga is also intimately connected to the religious beliefs and practices of the other Indian religions.
Outside India, Yoga is mostly associated with the practice of asanas (postures) of Hatha Yoga or as a form of exercise, although it has influenced the entire Indian religions family and other spiritual practices throughout the world.
Idea : By our professional yoga teacher ( Sebnem ) you will be able to learn the basic or advance techniques about yoga and have a nice time during your visit in istanbul . This is a two night private event.
We will start the tour early in the morning with meeting our instructor in our meeting point. After a short information we will direct to the boat station to take the first ferry to Princess Islands. ( Büyükada ) After a 90 minute boat ride we will come to this lovely island. In Büyükada as well as the other Princes Islands, horse drawn carriages are still the only means of public transportation..Then we will go to our hotel Splendid Palace to check in.
Splendid Palace Hotel…. A magnificent building with silvery domes and red shutters, facing the Marmara one side and the city of Istanbul on the other… a hotel in historical symbiosis with nature, retaining the nostalgic ecstasy of the past in Büyükada's unique, peaceful and relaxing island atmosphere far removed from the stress creating nature of the city.
After check in the hotel we go out for a island sight seeing and lunch. During lunch our instructor will explain the traininhg programme. When we finish lunch we will head towards the garden of the hotel for a yoga session. When the session finished we will go to our rooms for relax and meet at 19:30 for dinner. After the dinner we have free time.
The group will wake up early in the morning for the Yoga Lesson. After the lessons we are having the breakfast in the hotel. After the breakfast we take the Horse Dawn Carriages for an island tour. Then we walk up to the peak point of the island to see the beautiful view of Marmara and to visit the St. Yorgi Orthodox Churc & monastery.
In this lovely wiev we find a good spot to make a Yoga Session. after the session we are having a late lunch in The St. Yorgi open air lunch house. When we finish the lunch we are headed back to the hotel. We have the dinner in the hotel & free time for leisure activities.
Likely day 1; the group will wake up early in the morning for the Yoga Lesson. After the lessons we are having the breakfast in the hotel. Then we use the swimming pool if the weather conditions are ok. After we have another yoga lesson in the beach. After that we go back to the hotel to pick our luggages and head towards the boat station on our way back to the city.
In this tour our main idea is having a great time, seeing different places and the most important; Gaining a nice spiritual practice of Yoga.
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Also please check our daily Yoga Lessons in istanbul by our Instructor Sebnem.