This year’s Bodrum Yoga Festival set to be bigger and better than ever! It will feature nearly 50 different workshops, seminars and events to promote yoga practices throughout the 25-28 of October. Running from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for 4 consecutive days. There will free workshops open to all to attend on disciplines such as meditation, yoga, qigong, Tai Chi, breath work, chanting, astrology and dance. As well as seminars on topics such as incorporating yoga into your life for beginners, the “Golden Ratio” and the art of energy science. There will be well-known yoga teachers from popular centers in Istanbul such as Cihangir Yoga and Om Yoga. As well as other Turkish yogis teaching abroad and a couple of celebrities in the mix.
One of the most highly anticipated workshops will led by vocalist and Bodrum local Zeynep Casalini and will be on vegan cuisine. Taking place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on the opening day of Friday, Oct. 25, this hands-on vegan cooking class will be held at Hey Joe, a coffee shop in Bodrum. Seda Bağcan is the niece of world-renowned vocalist Selda Bağcan and is a well-known singer in her own right. She also happens to chant mantras in her albums and helps guide mantra chanting in workshops held all over the world. On Sunday, 28th from 4 p.m. she will sharing these mantras and how to chant them in a special workshop.
Other highlights include one of the more well-known Turkish yogis teaching and living abroad Arda Ardasson, who introduces the enticing practice of acro yoga. Co-founder of Otacı, Turkey’s premier herbal beauty care brand Meltem Kurtsan will be leading a workshop on aromatherapy.
Trafo, arguably one of the most spectacular cafes run by a municipality in Turkey. It offers a tea garden and event space situated right on the sea with stunning views of the Bodrum Castle. Each session offered lasts for approximately one hour and free to attend. Those who have never experienced yoga that will offered in workshops held throughout the four days. Especially welcome to attend as the main purpose and mission of the festival is to promote a wide variety of healthy lifestyle practices for those who have never had access to them before.
According to Daily Sabah