August Events: What’s Happening in the City This Month


Yoga at Sabancı Museum

Cihangir Yoga instructors will be offering free morning yoga classes at Sakıp Sabancı Museum’s garden every Wednesday in August. Open to all levels. Remember to bring your mat and a bottle of water and enjoy the Bosphorus view.

Place: Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Date and Time: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 August, 8am - 9.15am

Price: Free


Chris Chavez at Sakıp Sabancı Museum

In addition to the usual Wednesday yoga sessions by Cihangir Yoga instructors at Sakıp Sabancı, Chris Chavez will join what is expected to be a huge crowd on August 5.

Place: Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Date and Time: 5 August, 6.30pm-8pm

Instructor: Chris Chavez

Price: Free


Yin and Yang Yoga

The feminine, passive, nurturing qualities of yin and the masculine and active qualities of yang will be experienced together in this special session. Rana Ortan will begin with a yang flow that aims to open up the body and revitalize the life force. Devrim Akkaya will continue with a yin series that will allow you to let go and relax in long poses. Open to all levels.

Place: Cihangir Yoga, Cihangir

Date and Time: 12 August, 6.30pm – 8pm

Instructor: Devrim Akkaya and Rana Ortan

Price: 50 TL

Contact info: info@cihangiryoga.com or (0212) 2431993


Escape from the Islands

Many of you are familiar with escape games but this one is different: it takes place on Heybeliada. In order to take part in this experience, you need to sign up here, and if you’re selected, you’ll be invited to a private whatsapp group where details will be shared. The game will begin at 10.45, and you’ll need to follow the clues to unravel the mystery.  

Place: Heybeliada

Date and Time: 20 August

Price: Free

Contact info: yerlimaker@gmail.com or 05063119108


Tibetan Reiki Initiation Training (Level 1 and 2)

This Tibetan Reiki workshop will teach you how to connect to the universal life force and start activating your healing powers. Level 1 will teach students to heal physical problems and Level 2 will teach how to heal psychological and emotional problems.

Place: Om Yoga Merkezi

Date and Time: 20 August (11am-6pm), 21 August (11am-5pm)

Price: 250TL + KDV (Level 1), 350TL + KDV (Level 2)

Contact info: omyogamerkezi@gmail.com or (0212) 322 28 19


Mindfulness 101

Harvard psychologist Matthew A. Killingsworth’s 2010 research showed that nearly half the time we’re awake, we’re distracted from what we’re actually doing, and this is one of the major factors of unhappiness. The inability to concentrate, which causes us to get lost in thoughts, significantly lowers our quality of life. Mindfulness is how this problem gets fixed. Mindfulness is a skill that allows us to concentrate on the moment and observe what’s going on inside and outside of us without judgment. This rewires the brain and increases our quality of life and happiness. You can sign up for the event here or buy tickets here.

Place: Kolektif House, Levent

Date and Time: 27 August, 9.30am – 5pm

Instructor: Erhan Ali Yılmaz

Price: 325TL

Contact info: info@mindfulacademy.co or 05074323081


Garden Sale

Two days of shopping, music, food, and a whole lot of socializing awaits you at Küçükçiftlik Park. In its fifth year, Garage Sale will host 60 designers who will showcase their products that include clothing, objects, jewelry, and much more. In addition to shopping, the days will be filled with street musicians, street artists, DJs playing music, and workshops, while live music performances and movie screenings will take place in the evenings. Chikirina will be there with the active and swim collections so make sure to stop by!

Place: Küçükçiftlik Park

Date and Time: 20-21 August

Price: 20TL