At our Olive Garden Retreat in South Western Turkey we now promote and teach the practice of Kriya Yoga a branch of Yoga new in Turkey. The venue was founded by Cigdem Sari-Fraser, who discovered the discipline in Rishikesh, India in 2015 at the “Kriya Yoga Ashram”.

Cigdem received the initiation and the transmission of the discipline from Swamiji Shankarananda Giri and afterwards decided to promote and teach Kriya Yoga in Turkey.




We invite you to join us and discover the joys of Kriya Yoga here among six hundred friendly olive trees! Our courses take place on-site at the retreat venue, or alternatively you can join us online.

Classes are held every weekday from 18:00 to 19:00 and every Saturday/Sunday from 07:00 to 08:00.



About Olive Garden Retreat

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Our newly built retreat is located in an established olive grove between the Aegean Sea and mountains. We are located on top of a the hill close to the little rural village of Dorttepe, Milas, thirty kolometers from Bodrum and close to the international airport

We organize several activities such as retreats and camps in several yoga disciplines, meditation and other lifestyle pursuits. Accommodation is available on site in one of our four, double roomed bungalows, each pair of rooms sharing a bathroom.

We have a camping area for those wishing to bring a tent.

All meals prepared and served in the retreat are vegetarian and vegan and most vegetables are sourced from our own organic gardens.

We hold daily yoga and pranayama classes on-site in English and/or Turkish, or you can join online. The courses are]for all levels of expertise, so beginners are welcome!