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“The time I spent on this Breath, Body & Sound retreat rates up there with one of the most exceptional and inspiring weeks of my life.” D.D.
“I’ve taken many trainings through the years. Some courses for knowledge, some for contact hours and others for interest of content. This breathwork actually breathed new life into me personally and my practice! For anyone desiring an experience that leaves you wanting more, this is your class.” Terry Spencer, MSW, LCSW, LMBT, CDP
Dates: April 19-25, 2025
Location: Ephesus Retreat, Selcuk/Izmir Turkey
CE’s: Open to the public and massage therapists receive 21 NCBTMB CE’s
Price: All-inclusive begins at $1799 per person* early registration price. $500 deposit holds your spot.
Read more about the Breath, Body & Sound training and retreat here
About Ephesus Retreat in Turkey:
Ephesus Retreat is a place of inspiration and transformation, located on the west coast Turkey on the Aegean Sea and in the province of Izmir. The retreat center is nestled on the slopes 400 meters above sea level on a 20 hectare property. There are stunning panoramic views over the historic city of Ephesus and the valley to the Aegean sea.
Ephesus Retreat is situated in amidst one of the most historically significant, culturally rich and spiritual regions of Turkey. The Selçuk region is home to the ancient city of Ephesus where the ancient goddess Artemis was worshiped (founded in 10th century BC and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site), .
For thousands of years, seekers and artists have been called to this place to find wisdom and knowledge, mystery, community life and inspiration, and to encounter the ancestral energy and stories that vibrate alive to our day! Because of the terrain, Ephesus is not suitable for those with physical limitations.
All-inclusive package details:
- 7 day / 6 night retreat with accommodations and healthy meals begins at $1799 per person
- Three healthy, delicious meals daily and special dietary needs accommodated
- Daily group sessions with breathwork and sound healing
- Ground transportation is included to/from Izmir airport (ADB)
- A full-day group tour to Ephesus, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis and Sirence
- On-site massage services available for additional fee
- Availability of experienced retreat facilitators with global travel experience
- Massage therapists receive 21 NCBTMB CE’s
- Non-attending companion pricing available
- Read more about the Breath, Body & Sound training and retreat here
“Breath, Body & Sound is a life changing experience. Shedding layers in this supportive community is both healing and strength building. I have explored many types of healing and this is the one that resonates most deeply.” Caroline Mamoulides, LMBT, Raleigh, NC
Where is Ephesus Retreat and how do I get there?
Ephesus Retreat is located on the west coast Turkey on the Aegean Sea, part of the Mediterranean Sea, and in the province of Izmir. The easiest plan is to fly into Istanbul (IST) and then transfer by air to Izmir (ADB). You will be picked up in Izmir by a private driver to take you directly to the retreat center (included in the retreat fee).
Please register for the retreat first prior to booking your flight to ensure space in the retreat. We will let you know when we meet the minimum number of participants to hold the retreat.
There are several types of accommodations to choose from at Ephesus Retreat, either with mountain or panoramic views of the Sea in the distance. Enjoy the beauty of the Turkish linens, tea/coffee bar and small seating area or writing desk in each room. Pricing below is all-inclusive with meals, accommodations, regional airport ground transportation, group tour and the 7-day retreat. There is a limited quantity of each accommodation type, please register early to ensure your preference. All rooms have private baths.
To view accommodation types and photos of each room, click here. Since all rooms are unique at Ephesus, you have the option to request a particular room. You may add your request to notes during the registration process or by emailing Sharon at email@example.com We will honor your specific room request when possible.
- Large Single, $2599 (mountain view) one room left
- Double, per person $1999 (mountain view) four 1.5 rooms left
- Premium Double, per person $2299 (panoramic view with balcony) one room left
- Triple, per person $1799 (for 3 people traveling together) one available, by request only
Superior Double, per person $2399 (panoramic corner room with balcony)FULL Small Single, small $2099 (mountain view)FULL Treehouse Single $2199 (mountain view, treehouses)FULL
Can I room with my partner or friend? If I’m traveling alone and would like double accommodations, will you match me with a roommate?
If you are traveling with a friend or partner and would like to share a room with them please let us know when you register. If you are traveling alone and would like double accommodation, we will be happy to match you with someone on a space availability basis. Ephesus Retreat’s policy is that if you are registered for double accommodations and we are not able to match you with a roommate, you will be charged based on the number of people in the room. Please register early to increase your likelihood of a match!
Can I bring someone who is not attending the retreat?
The non-attendee “companion” rate is for someone who is sharing a room with you but not attending the group retreat sessions. The prices listed below are for non-attendee companions and includes all meals, shared accommodations with you, the group tour and transportation to/from the Izmir airport.
- Double, $1599
- Premium double, $1899
- Superior double, $1999
Is a Visa required to travel to Turkey?
Yes. Step-by-step instructions will be provided in the travel document that you will receive after your register.
Your senses and well-being are stimulated and the Mediterranean cuisine makes your stay at Ephesus unforgettable. Inspired by traditional Mediterranean cuisine, they combine local fish, meat and dairy products with seasonal and local fruits, vegetables, Aegean herbs and olive oil in a symphony of the senses. They pay attention to sustainable cultivation and therefore all products come from our own cultivation, from local suppliers or from the region. The kitchen offers vegan, vegetarian and traditional Turkish dishes and are happy to adapt the menus to individual needs such as allergies and special diets.
Will there be time in the schedule for excursions or spa services?
Yes, we have deliberately created a spacious schedule that allows ample time to rest or to enjoy massage services in between retreat sessions. We have included a full day trip where you have the choice to go on a to nearby ancient villages and archaeological sites. If you’d like to do additional excursions, please plan on them either prior to the beginning of the retreat or after.
Ephesus has on-site massage services. We will notify you when booking opens a few weeks prior to the retreat.
A retreat offers you a precious opportunity to slow down and tune in to the rhythms of the natural environment and it is important to strike the right balance between stimulation and quiet reflection.
Absolutely! You are traveling a long distance so now is the time to consider if you want to extend your trip. Some favorite destinations are Istanbul, Izmir and the Greek and Turkish islands. We will provide you with a list of travel highlights, excursions and recommendations.
What should I bring?
You will receive a detailed welcome email from the facilitators after registering with a downloadable PDF document of recommended items to bring, passport and visa information, air travel recommendations and more.
Yes. Breath, Body & Sound is NCBMTB Approved and massage therapists will receive 21 CE hours. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the retreat electronically to submit to your state licensing board or for recertification with the NCBTMB.
Do you have payment plans available?
Yes. Once you register, we will send you an electronic invoice that gives you the option to set up your own payment plan. An additional $500 non-refundable deposit is due on October 15, 2024. If you register after October 15, 2024, a $1000 deposit is due at time of registration. All payments must be complete by February 1, 2025.
I am ready to register, how do I hold my spot?
We are happy to hear that you are joining us! You can hold your place in the retreat with a $500 non-refundable deposit per person. A second $500 deposit will be due on October 15, 2024. Your final balance will be on February 1, 2025. Simply click on the blue “Register Now” button (coming soon) to reserve your place in the retreat. As soon as we receive your deposit, you will receive a confirmation email with more details about the retreat and planning your travel. Please review our *International cancellation policy prior to registering.
What if I have more questions before registering?
We know that traveling to Turkey may bring up a lot of questions. You can be in touch also via email or by phone. You can reach Tracey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon at email@example.com. You can also contact us by phone at 919-907-0579. We will be delighted to talk with you about this retreat to Turkey!Register Now