Hosting Your Retreat at Karakaya

Karakaya Retreat was built with the dream to create a safe space for people to nourish their body and soul, to connect with likeminded people who want to express themselves, and respect themselves and mother earth.

We would be very happy to hear from you and to host your workshop event or retreat here at Karakaya. New people and practices are always welcome. Our minimum capacity is 45 guests, while we can accommodate up to 54 people.

We are currently scheduling our program at least 9 months in advance, but also occasionally have more short-notice openings in our calendar too. Feel free to get in touch about hosting your event:

Please send enquiries to: or

What we offer facilitators and workshop hosts:

Accommodation & Food

  • There are 17 rooms in total and 45 beds at Karakaya Retreat.
  • There are 12 private bathrooms. We also have 2 public bathrooms, 1 with 1 shower & 2 WC and the other with 3 showers & 3 WC.
  • 7 double rooms for up to 14 people
  • 4 x stone houses accommodating 3-4 people
  • 1 x Musandra apartment for min.2 – max.5 people
  • 2 x single rooms for 2 people
  • 1 x room can be used as a single or deluxe double min.1 – max.2 people
  • 1 x dormitory for up to 6 people sharing
  • 6-10 tent spaces camping
  • Karakaya Retreat provides 3 creative, wholesome and delicious vegetarian meals a day, prepared with predominantly seasonal and local produce, and a lot of love. All meals offer vegan and/or gluten free options.

Workshop Spaces

The Big Hall is a beautiful 90 m2 (7.5 x12 m) space, with a fireplace for the winter and AC for the summer.

The small Hall Newly built for 2017 is our lovely 50 m2 small hall created for small groups or sessions. This new space is a great alternative for smaller groups in the hotter seasons.

Big Pool 25 x4 m with an incredible view of the valley and mountains, and surrounded by deck and sun loungers.

Getting Around

Gumusluk Beach is a 5-10 minute drive away, or a lovely 30 min walk through nature. The beach and pretty village with waterfront restaurants, cafes and bars and boutique artisan shops is the perfect location for balancing with time at the center.

The nearest Airport is Bodrum Milas International & Domestic Airport and a 40-50 minute drive from Karakaya Retreat. Airport transfers can be arranged on request at additional cost. Public transport to and from the airport is also available.

The Package we offer to Facilitators/ Hosts

This includes:

  • 3 x vegetarian meals per day
  • Accommodation
  • Use of the Big Hall and/or Small Hall
  • Use of session props: yoga equipment, meditation cushions, mattresses, blankets, white board, projector, professional Mackie Sound system (2x active speakers, 1x subwoofer, 1x 16 channel digital mixer) in the Big Hall.

This excludes:

  • Airport transfers arrival and departure (35 euros per person each way, with a reduction for a full car)
  • Café snacks, fresh drinks & alcoholic beverages
  • Beach/excursion drives


  • “It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!
I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.”
“Ay´ının etrafında hangi gezegenlerin döndüğü beni ilgilendirmiyor.
Kederinin merkezine dokunup dokunmadığını, hayatın ihanetleriyle daha da mı açıldın veya daha fazla acıdan korkup kendini mi kapattın onu bilmek istiyorum.
Saklamaya, azaltmaya ya da düzeltmeye çalışmadan benim ya da kendi acınla oturup oturamayacağını bilmek istiyorum. “
May this be a weekend that we can sit with ourselves.
Kendi kendimizle oturabildiğimiz bi haftasonu olsun.🙏🏻
#inspirationalquotes #oriahmountaindreamer #therealthing #retreat #weekendwishes #happyfriday .
Excerpt from “The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
  • Sunset today - Günbatımı
@karakayaretreat .
#sunset #wintersunset #ismagical #retreat #nature #cloudshow #redsunset #karakayaretreat .
Photo credit: @0jij0
  • If you have eyes to see, you will find god everywhere,
good everywhere: scriptures in silence 
and sermons in stones. 
Görecek gözlerin varsa, Yaratan’ı her yerde bulacaksın,
ve iyiyi:
sessizlikteki kutsal metinleri
ve taşlara yazılı vaazları.
#meditation #karakayaretreat #oshoquotes #wisdomquote #eyestosee #earstohear #silence #nature
  • Gözümüzün değdiği her yerde, en zor anlarda dahi, bir güzellik görebildiğimiz bir yıl olsun.
May this be a year of being able to see a beauty in each corner that our eyes touch, even in the hardest times.
#happynewyear #karakayaretreat #newyearresolutions #selflove #selfinquiry #nofilter #skies
  • Tüm doğru ve yanlışların ötesinde bir yer var; seninle orda buluşacağım. Rumi
#mevlana #rumi #nojudging #transcend #retreat #karakayaretreat #fridaymood #freedom #beyondjudgement #understanding #loving
  • Karakaya çocuklarından hepinize iyi tatiller. Ve tabi ki Namaste 🙏🏻 🧘‍♂️ •
Karakaya boys wishing you happy holidays. And of course Namaste 🙏🏻 🧘‍♂️ •
#merrychristmas #lotus #happyholidays #holidaysbitches #karakayaretreat #happyfaces #holidayjoy
  • Öğle saatlerine yaklaşırken Cuma neşesi sardı mı?
Güzel ve renkli bir haftasonu olsun.
Almost noon! Can you feel the Friday joy?
Wishing all a colourful weekend!
#tgif #retreatyourself #treatyourself #spices #allcolours #happyfaces #coldbuthappy #lettheweekendbegin #karakayaretreat
  • December 21,
Winter solstice,
On one hand
the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere is inviting us to slow down,
to look inside, 
to look at our darkness and embrace it;
on the other hand is reminding us,
after tonight, days will be getting longer and longer.
And this cycle will just repeat itself, over and over again.
May all of us find the courage to face our darkness,
the compassion to embrace it,
and the power long been waited for to take action.
Here is a video from the Karakaya 
to drop a bit of warmth in you.
🌈🌨🌈 •
21 Aralık Kış Gündönümü,
Kuzey Yarımküre'de en uzun gecenin yaşandığı bu gece bizi yavaşlamaya,
içimize dönmeye,
kendi karanlığımıza bakmaya ve onu kucaklamaya davet ederken,
bir yandan da bize hatırlatıyor,
bu geceden sonra günler uzayacak.
Herkese karanlığıyla yüzleşebilecek cesareti,
Onu kucaklayabilecek şefkati,
Harekete geçmek için beklediği gücü bulacağı bir gündönümü diliyoruz 🙏🏻
En uzun gecenin yaşanacağı bu soğuk günde, içinizi belki bir damla ısıtacak bir video Karakaya'nın kalbinden. 
#karakayaretreat #rainbowsmiles #wintersolstice #gündönümü #meditation #embraceyourdarkness

Thank you for the video @0jij0
  • Hoşgörüyü ve kabulü deneyimleyebildiğimiz bir hafta olsun.
• ~ •
May this be a week during which we can experience more tolerance and acceptance.

Sept'17 ~ Breath Festival
• ~ •
#retreat #meditation #surrender #tearsofjoy #tearsofhealing #love #sharing #openyourheart #understandeachother #happyfaces #yoga #breathwork #traumarelease #biodynamic #breathe
  • Kim bilir kaçımız,
tam da burdan, 
başka başka niyetleri, aşkları 
veya anıları 
aynı batan güneşe anlattık sessizce?
• •
How many of us I wonder,
have silently told our intentions,
loves and memories
to the same sun,
from this very exact spot?
• •
#retreatyourself #karakayaretreat #happyfaces #sunset #charm #solitude #peace #meditation #sunsethealing
  • Nefes Festivali'nden bir an
A moment from the Breath Festival at @karakayaretreat 
#yoga #meditation #karakayaretreat #traumarelease #biodynamicbreath #breathwork #selfhealing #selfinquiry #catharsis #solitude #connecting #bonding #norainnoflowers #sisterhood #divinelove
  • Yinside Mindfulness Festivali'nden neşeli bir an.
@didecelen @fulyaleela @berivanaslansungur 
Bu anı yakalayan hocamız @denizbagan 'a teşekkürler.
• • •
#tbt to a joyful moment during Yinside Mindfulness Festival.
Thank you for capturing the moment @denizbagan • • •
#yin #yoga #festivals #feeltheyogahigh #meditation #retreat #joy #sharing #spreadthelove #spreadthejoy #yogaeveryday #happyfaces #sisterhood #empoweredwomen