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Updated: Jul 25, 2023

An Exciting Adventure of Creativity, Spirituality, and Treasure Hunt in the Heart of Istanbul.


Today, I want to share with you an even more extraordinary experience than my first retreat in Istanbul in 2022. Together with my mom, we organized this unforgettable journey that brought together creativity, spirituality and adventure. It was truly a magical experience for all the amazing women who joined us.

From the crack of dawn, every morning, before a rich breakfast, we had a special ritual. We gathered in a serene setting, surrounded by the beauty of Istanbul, to practice meditation. This moment of tranquility allowed us to center ourselves and prepare for the day ahead.

During meditation, we followed an inner voice, connecting with our hearts and souls. Then, we set a positive intention for the day ahead. This practice helped us create a space of serenity and love, bringing smiles to our faces and warmth to our hearts.

After meditation, there was a moment of movement to awaken our bodies. Inspired by the fluid movements of Qi Gong or light exercises to warm up our muscles, we felt fully present and ready to embrace the day's adventure.

With our souls nourished by meditation and our bodies ready for action, we set off towards the heart of Istanbul, the Grand Bazaar. Here, our treasure hunt began, as we searched for amulet symbols that would carry the significance and magic of our experience.

During the treasure hunt, the Grand Bazaar enveloped us with its vibrant colors and festive sounds. With every step, we drew closer to our symbols, but the real discovery was also within ourselves. Each of us followed our instincts, guided by symbols that resonated with our hearts. These personal treasures would serve as tangible reminders of our growth and shared experience.

But our journey didn't end there. During the retreat, I had the opportunity to share one of my most precious finds with the women: a local supplier that had captured me with the beauty of their fabrics and carpets. So, together, we visited the supplier, who warmly welcomed us into their shop.

In an authentic and welcoming environment, the supplier showcased their creations and shared the stories behind each piece. The exquisite fabrics carried centuries of artisanal tradition, while the carpets told tales of skill and passion passed down through generations. Savoring a typical coffee, we were transported on a journey through time, where the present intertwined with the past in a magical way.

Our adventure in Istanbul wouldn't be complete without a taste of their typical dance and cuisine. We attended a dancing dinner on one of their traditional boats, sailing on the sparkling waters of the Bosporus. We danced and laughed together, feeling like a part of this enchanting city and its festive spirit.

Each day of this retreat brought us new discoveries, both within ourselves and within the heart of Istanbul. We explored colorful and magical places, nourished ourselves with inspiration and connection, and returned home with hearts full of gratitude and love.

This retreat was truly an unforgettable journey of creativity, spirituality, and self-discovery. The extraordinary women who participated contributed to creating a deep bond and an atmosphere of mutual support. We shared energy and inspiration, and each of us carried a piece of Istanbul in our hearts, a city that will forever live within us.

We are grateful for every moment shared, every laugh, and every unique experience. This retreat demonstrated that when women come together and support each other, they can create magic and grow together.

I hope this exciting adventure has transported you with us into the magic of Istanbul. I invite you to be inspired by your passions and follow your heart on every journey you embark upon, because every place and every experience has something special to offer.

Now, I'd love to hear from you! What are your thoughts on experiential retreats that blend creativity, spirituality, and adventure? Would you like to participate in such a retreat? Share your thoughts and comments below!

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