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Kitesurfing & Yoga Holiday in Turkey

Kitesurfing - Community - Yoga - Beautiful Nature - Local Food

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Travel with OceanSoul on a unique kitesurfing experience with yoga to windy Akyaka in Turkey.

Get an authentic experience far away from mass tourism in our scenic paradise!

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You can participate as a complete beginner or as an experienced. We are with you on the beach all day to coach and help you with just the tricks you want to learn on the water. All activities are of course optional to participate in.

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Akyaka is known for its stable thermal wind that starts in the morning and lasts until sunset. The wind can vary between 7m/s and 10m/s (It's thermic and NEVER appears on any forecast).

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2024 dates:
2-9. September 2024 (one spot left! in shared female room)
16-23. September 2024 (Few spots left)
30 September - 7 October 202

Travel with OceanSoul on a yoga & kitesurfing trip with yoga
& community to sunny and windy Turkey

Kitesurf coaching (Beginner + experienced)

Yoga lessons

Great community

Beautiful nature and unique experiences with local guides

Daily Program
7 nights - 6 days with activities - 2 travel days

Day 1

22:20 We meet you at Dalaman airport with the OceanSoul sign and drive together to the hotel in our transfer. Approx. 1.5 hours. (Read about the flight below. You can come when you want, but if you want to drive with our transfer, you must arrive at that time. We can help you with transfers as well!)

Arrival and check-in at the hotel.
No planned activities.

Day 2

8-8:30 welcome/info meeting. We greet each other in the group.

8:30-9:30 Morning yoga at the hotel next to the beautiful Azmak river (spring water)

9:30-10:30 Delicious Turkish breakfast

11:00 Departure for Kite beach (1.5 km walking distance, 4 km/12min with our transfer)

11-17 Kitesurfing coaching (beginners/experienced) all day, fun and great times on the beach (You are welcome to stay on the beach longer, but that is during the time you can receive coaching).

18:30 Shared dinner with delicious local ingredients at a local restaurant by the river

 

Day 3

9-10 Delicious Turkish breakfast

10:00 Departure for yoga - we will sail down the river to the most beautiful yoga shala

10:30-11:30 Yoga in the beautiful shala with a view of the entire kite spot

12-17 Kitesurfing coaching / teaching

18:30 Shared dinner with the group with sunset view on the beach

Day 4

9-11 Breakfast

11:00 Departure for the kite beach

11:30-17:30 Kitesurfing coaching / teaching

16:30-17:30 Afternoon yoga in the yoga shala on the kite beach

19:00 Shared dinner with the group at a local delicious restaurant

Day 5

9-11 Breakfast

11:00 Departure for the kite beach

11:30-17 Kitesurfing coaching / teaching

17:00 Departure from the kite beach to a unique lookout point over the entire city/kite spot. We eat local traditional Turkish food.

Day 6

9-10 Delicious Turkish breakfast

10 Departure for yoga in the shala - we drive

10:30-11:30 Yoga in the beautiful shala with a view of the entire kite spot

12-17 Kitesurfing coaching / teaching

18:30 Joint dinner with the group at a local delicious restaurant 

Day 7

8:30-9:30 Morning yoga at the hotel next to the beautiful Azmak river (spring water)

9:30-10:30 Delicious Turkish breakfast

11:00 Departure for the kite beach

11-17 Kitesurfing coaching

18:30 Shared dinner with delicious local produce at a local restaurant by the river

Day 8

Day 8 is the return journey day. There are no planned activities. If you don't leave early, you can spend the day on your own. If you need a transfer to Dalaman airport, with departure 8:40, we will send you off. We also help with other transfers to/from the airport.

 

We reserve the right to make changes to the program. Maybe the daily program can be changed.

Your hotel

We will stay at one of the best hotels in Akyaka right next to the famous Azmak spring water river. Located in the middle of natural paradise. The hotel's architecture is based on traditional Ottoman and Anatolian architecture. The hotel has a cozy and authentic atmosphere as well as clean, quiet and comfortable rooms.
The hotel has a nice pool and a delicious Turkish breakfast is served every morning.

Your instructors

Emely Freja

Emely Freja works at our kitesurfing & yoga camp as tour guide, yoga instructor and kite coach. Emely, from Denmark, has lived in Akyaka, where the camp is held, since 2019. Since 2010, Emely has lived her dream around the world, where she has trained and taught both kitesurfing and yoga. Emely is 2 x Danish & 2 x Turkish champion in kitesurfing (2019, 2020 & 2021). She has several kitesurfing instructor trainings behind her and loves to share her passion for the sport with her students!

Emely herself lives and breathes the yoga lifestyle. In 2015, she was trained as a yoga teacher and has now obtained the title 500RYT through Yoga Alliance and has since shared her great knowledge with yoga students all over the world.

Emely has extensive national and international teaching experience in both kitesurfing, yoga & stand up paddling. She has visited almost 50 different countries and kited in almost 30 different countries!

In addition, Emely has an AP Graduate in Service, Hospitality & Tourism Management as well as a BA in Sports Management.

Ender Madan

Ender acts as tour guide and kite coach at our kitesurfing & yoga camp. Ender was born and raised in Akyaka. In his younger days he worked on one of the local tour boats and since 2017 he has been teaching kitesurfing in Akyaka and abroad.

 

He is a real "waterman" and knows Akyaka's wind and water conditions better than his own back pocket. Ender studied a bachelor's degree in sports and has a background as a professional basketball player in Turkey.

 Ender is himself a seasoned kitesurfer and his professional and calm approach to teaching has been greatly appreciated by his students over the years.

Information & Price

Price: DKK 7,950 / 1,065€
 

The price is per. person. per retreat.

When registering, you pay DKK 2000
/270€ as a deposit. You pay the remaining amount no later than 30 days before departure. It is also possible to pay in several installments - contact us.

The price includes:

  • Shared bus transfer from airport to hotel round trip (Arrive on the recommended flight. Read info under flights further down)

  • Shared double room in an authentic and comfortable hotel by the Azmak river

  • Turkish Breakfast

  • 5x Yoga lessons

  • Entrance to the kite beach (fee)

  • Shared transport to/from the kite beach (Alternatively you can walk 1.5 km)

  • Daily kite coaching/kite theory - we help you learn your next trick!

  • Participation in our group dinners and the community of the group

  • Unique sunset tour to beautiful lookout point where we eat local Turkish food

  • Kite spot guide

 

The price is per. person for two people in a shared double room. We will pair you with another participant of the same sex. Supplement for staying alone in the room is: +2000dkk/270€ (must be stated when registering and is binding).

This is not included in the price:

  • Travel insurance (Make sure it covers kitesurfing)

  • Flight ticket (We help you all the way! Read under the "Flight" section which departure we recommend

  • Remaining meals (Delicious food from the area meat/fish approx 10-20€)

  • Beverages (In restaurant: beer 5€ cocktail 10€)

  • Storage, rental of equipment and beginner lessons (Storage 90€, 6 hours beginners lesson 430€, half day equipment rental 50€ full day equipment rental 70€). 

 

Be aware:

  • Teaching takes place in English 

  • There are a maximum of 15 participants on the trip - we therefore recommend quick registration.

  • You participate in the trip by submitting the registration form and paying a deposit of DKK 2,000. The remaining amount must be paid no later than 1 month before departure.

  • Two weeks before the trip, we send out an info e-mail - check your spam folder

  • You must bring your own yoga mat. Kitesurfing equipment can be rented.

  • Participation in all activities is at your own risk and travel insurance is important (make sure it covers kitesurfing)

  • Turkey does NOT require a visa with a Danish passport - just make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry.​ If you are unsure about visa regulations -- contact us. 

  • If, contrary to expectations, you cannot join the trip, the deposit will not be refunded, but you are welcome to find someone else who can take your place yourself.

  • If the Danish authorities do not recommend travel to Turkey due to Covid-19 restrictions, the entire amount will be refunded.

Questions & Contact

If you have any questions about anything, don't hesitate to contact us:

Email: emelyfreja1@hotmail.com

WhatsApp (messages only) +4530118192

Further Information - Our FAQ

Flight information

Your plane ticket is not included in the price and you must therefore buy it yourself. If you need it - please contact us - we will be happy to help you with your booking. We recommend flying with either Pegasus or Turkish Airlines. You can fly with those companies from both Copenhagen, Billund and many other European airports. You can book your plane tickets through this link: https://www.flypgs.com/en https://www.turkishairlines.com/ Recommended departures if you want to drive with our transfer (or arrive around the same time if you want to drive with): 2/9-9/9 2/9: Departure from Copenhagen: 13:00 Arrival Dalaman: 22:20 9/9 Departure Dalaman: 08:40 Arrival Copenhagen: 14:55 16/9-23/9 16/9: Departure from Copenhagen: 13:00 Boarding to Dalaman: 22:20 23/9 Departure from Dalaman: 8:40 Arrival in Copenhagen: 14:55 30/9-7/10 30/9 Departure from Copenhagen: 13:00 Arrival Dalaman: 22:20 7/10 Departure from Dalaman: 8:40 Arrival in Copenhagen: 14:55 You are of course also welcome to arrive at other times, we can arrange a transfer, but it is your own payment.

Wind & Weather

Akyaka is one of the world's most windsafe kitespots. Every day around 11 a thermal wind starts which typically lasts until late afternoon or sunset. As the wind is thermal, it does NOT appear on weather forecasts. Knowledge is typically between 7-10 m/ The wind is mostly steady, consistent and not gusty. Akyaka is known as one of the best beginner spots in all of Europe. This is, among other things, due to onshore winds and a nice sandy bottom you can bottom about 150m out. Akyaka also creates the ideal conditions for the seasoned kitesurfer with world-class conditions for foil, freeride, freestyle. We are with you all the way and provide both inspiration and help to learn everything from your first turn to an unhooked handle pass. The weather in September and the beginning of October is warm and most kiters wear swimwear or a shorty wetsuit. However, some enjoy wearing a long 3/2 wetsuit. And a shirt/trousers for the morning/evening.

Yoga

Yoga is great for kitesurfers! Yoga helps i.a. with recovering the body faster and getting both body and mind ready for many good hours on the water! It is of course voluntary if you want to participate in the yoga lessons. The yoga classes are adapted so that both complete beginners and experienced people can participate. Everything is guided and customized so everyone gets something out of it. Yoga is no competition and you just have to come completely as you are. The yoga lessons are based on Hatha yoga, but we also touch on elements from Yin and Vinyasa yoga. The yoga lessons take place outdoors, where we draw the clean, fresh air right into our lungs and feel the elements around us.

Kiteschool

Our base on the kite beach is KiteXtreme which is owned by Taner Aykurt 7x Turkish kitesurfing champion. Taner was Emely's first kitesurfing instructor back in 2011. KiteXtreme creates the framework for the perfect kitesurfing experience. When you're not on the water you can rest and chill in the comfortable school. Taner has extensive national and international experience and it is Taner and his team of professional instructors who are responsible for running the beginner's lessons during the week.

Beginner Kitesurfing Lessons