In a busy city like Istanbul where people are stressed in life, in traffic and in the workplace many people could benefit from yoga and meditation.
Cihangir Yoga is one of the locations in Istanbul where lessons are given. It is like an oasis of stillness where you breath, move and exercise with a higher level of intensity. You leave your stress behind and connect to your body in a relaxing way.
There is a wide range of traditional systems of physical exercise and meditation. Choose the one that fits you most.
Many yoga centers offer classes for beginners and for well experienced yogis. Some do offer retreats as well, and teacher training courses.
One of those is Cihangir Yoga. More information on their website
Bikram Method Hatha Yoga is a sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises practiced in a heated room. It is specifically designed to work the entire body, using heat to stretch deeper, prevent injury and flush unwanted toxins. This yoga series stimulates the organs, glands and nerves and systematically moves fresh oxygenated blood to 100% of the body restoring health to all systems. It is an extremely well balanced practice, and in each 90-minute class the practitioner gains physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health benefits. The Bikram series is suitable for all ages and levels of ability.
Be prepared to sweat and have fun!
Address: Tepecik yolu Caddesi Akgören Sokak No:3 D:1 Etiler
Phone: +90 531 705 76 40
For an overview of yoga centers in Istanbul go to this site
For more information on the first ever international Yoga Day in Turkey go to this story