Yoga and Detox Retreat in Turkey

Yoga & Detox Retreat with Konstantinos Charantiniotis When: 26 Apr 2013 - 03:00
Where: Cihangir Yoga, Cihangir Turkey, Cihangir, Beyoglu.

yoga and detox retreat in Turkey with KonstantinosExperience a holiday for the mind, body, and soul.

Spring is here, offering us a wonderful opportunity to pause and to harmonize our mind, body, and heart with the beauty that nature inspires with the change of season.

Spend some time away from your busy daily routine, to relax your body and mind and to “get clean” both inside and out. This Spring, when the season turns and nature sheds what is old and unnecessary resetting herself for new life, attend this 3 day program and step on the pathway towards a more healthy and balanced life.

With the combination of both powerful and relaxing Yoga Practice, Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, and healthy detox meals you will feel full of energy, optimize your mental clarity, grow your body flexibility, improve your skin quality, and boost your feeling of balance and tranquility.

Join us to this transformative journey and experience a cleaner and brighter You!

Why Detox?

Detox has become very popular recently with many different approaches and a wide spectrum of health benefits.Our detox program follows the approach of the ancient Yoga and Ayurveda masters as well as the ancient Greek fasting practices of the father of modern medicine Hippocrates.This practices have been build for centuries from experience and with the knowledge that mother Nature gave to us. This is whatwe use today while we draw information from modern research and studies aiming to help and transform our bodies and minds in order to create a foundation, where you will bring positive changes in all the aspects of your life.This detox weekend is good for everyone and especially helpful and balancing for those who feel either heaviness, chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pains, poor or imbalanced digestion.“Everyone has a physician inside him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well.

Ourfood should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick is to feed your sickness.”- Hippocrates-“Instead of using medicine, rather, fast a day.”- Plutarch-How it works?Basically, there are two kinds of purposes or objectives for fasting. We can fast for either spiritual or physical reasons, and both are equally valid.• Spiritually, fasting helps us transcend our addiction and attachment to food, and to realize that man doesn’t live only by eating. The mind gets clearer, and spiritual awareness deepens. Freed from having to satisfy physical hunger, one can then turn one’s attention to feeding the mind and spirit.• Physically, fasting enables the organism to detoxify and clean. Because the vast majority of diseases are caused by autointoxication, fasting has wide-ranging therapeutic benefits. It also gives the digestive organs a much needed rest.Our tools are Yoga-asana, pranayama, meditation and nutrition. These have the power and Will take care (and address) any imbalance on your Physical body, Panic body and Emotional body.

The Nutrition – Let Nature work for you!

Food has a tremendous effect in our body and mind. We are the “result” of our food and thoughts.Being aware of your food and release the toxins from your system with fasting and exercise is the first step not only to a better health but creating the optimal functioning of your organism and energy levels.When the body is constantly in an acidic internal environment because of stress and processed substances/(food products), is the ideal state where unwanted bacteria, mucus and inflammation can grow.Fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits will make you feel light refreshed and clean. Full of nutrients and antioxidants will help your system to release toxins and wastes.The food that will be provided is alkaline and cooling, and good for cleansing the liver.The menu will have Juices from fruits and veggies, soups, lightly steamed or cooked vegetables, herb teas and pure clean water.This detox program will promote an alkaline environment for your body and will give valuable resting time to your digestive system.

The Practice


The scientific sequencing of yoga asanas (postures) works to draw accumulation of toxins and waste from the organs, muscles and joints, to be eliminated from the body through the lymphatic system.The breathing exercises (Pranayama) is the most powerful tool to calm the mind. It has the potential to clean the mind from impurities. Using the breath will help you to feel grounded and feel supported during the detox. The yogic breathing will leave you feeling fresh and calm.Meditation is especially valuable for helping you to process emotions and cleanse your mental field. It will help to be more aware on thoughts and feelings and watch them without being attached or deny them. The practice and technique we will focus, is on letting go of all negative and toxic emotions which hold in our body and mind.

The day scheduleOur day will start waking up early before sunrise. This time of the day when nature is quite and mental function is clearer, is the right time for meditation.

We will practice Meditation, Pranayama techniques and Kriyas like Tratak and Nauli. Morning asana practice will be more energetic to create heat for the body detoxification through sweating, while our evening practice will be cooling and restorative with therapeutic applications.Efficient breaks for rest and sleep will be taken in between our practice hours to bring harmony in body and mind.Our first meeting will be on Friday at 15:00 for orientation and conversation, setting the course of our practice.

Timetable & Preparation


Our gathering on Friday will be at 15:00 for orientation, getting to know each other and discuss about the weekend schedule. The first yoga class will be at 17:00. Dinner will be offered at 19:30.

After the Dinner the Period of noble silence – Mauna starts which will end the next day after the morning practice

Time table 


Period of noble silence – MaunaUpon rising a warm class of water with squeezed lemon

6:00 Pranayama, Kriyas & meditation

7:30 Ayurvedic Herb tea & fruit

8:00 Asana

End of noble silence – Mauna

11:30 Vegetable-fruit juice

12:00 Lecture – Yogic Nutrition, Gunas and food, How to eat clean

13:30 Lunch 17:15 Ayurvedic Herb tea

17:30 Asana, pranayama, Kriyas, meditation

19:30 Dinner –

Period of noble silence – Mauna


Period of noble silence – Mauna Upon rising a warm class of water with squeezed lemon

6:00 Pranayama, Kriyas & meditation

7:30 Ayurvedic Herb tea & fruit

8:00 AsanaEnd of noble silence – Mauna

11:30 Vegetable-fruit juice

12:00 Lecture – Walk in nature

13:30 Lunch

Throughout the weekend we will have time for questions and answers and nice talks over yoga and healthy nutrtition

Our weekend retreat will end after 15:00 on Sunday!

PreparationIn order to maximize the benefits of this weekend is necessary to follow a diet that will help the body to release toxins out. You will be guided as well on how to continue after this detox so to have a complete experience of detoxifying and cleansing your organism.

During the detox period which will start one week before the detox weekend please avoid:• Coffee or any other stimulant • Caffeinated tea, chocolate• Alcohol• Sugar, fructose, sweeteners • Dairy products & eggs• Meet, poultry, fish• Wheat and yeast products • Processed foodsWhat to expect from this retreat.

This Weekend will offer you a rejuvenative break from everyday habits.You will also learn simple routines-techniques that can easily be followed in your everyday life to restore your system when needed.The process of detox will work as re-education for your body and mind to achieve better health and energy levels.

Deadline for registration is the 15th March 2013.

Location: Village Park, Riva (for more info;

Price: 2 days accomodation, all detox food, asana practice and pranayama in (Matsu spa) double rooms cost 900 TL. For participants, there is %15 discount for massage, and spa costs only 45 TL.

More about Konstantinos:

For registration, 0539 5728437 /