July Events: What’s Happening in the City This Month?


Dynamic Flow Yoga and Meditation with Ray Rizzo

If you’re planning to return to the city from your bayram getaway a bit early, spend the Saturday afternoon at Aletya’s garden with Ray Rizzo where you can practice your dynamic flow and relax during the subsequent meditation.

Place: Aletya

Date and Time: 9 July, 5.30pm-7.30pm

Instructor: Ray Rizzo

Contact info: (0212) 202 6267 or info@aletya.com


4-Week Intro to Modern Dance Workshop

Deepen the connection between your mind and body through this introductory dance workshop. Free your mind and your body as you move beyond the perceived limits of your body. This four-week course will be held on Tuesday nights from 8pm to 9.30pm.

Place: Çıplak Ayaklar Kumpanyası

Date and Time: 12 July – 2 August

Instructor: Aslı Öztürk

Price: 200 TL

Contact info: 05394599534 or ciplakayaklar@gmail.com


Yoga at Sabancı Museum

Cihangir Yoga instructors will be offering free morning yoga classes at Sakıp Sabancı Museum’s garden every Wednesday in July. 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: 13, 20, 27 July, 8am and 9.15am

Price: Free



Inner Strength through Dance

If you’d like to go into a spiritual journey through dance, this two-day workshop is perfect for you. It aims to free participants from all judgment, such as thoughts of inadequacy, concept of shame, and concern with self-image. Participants will have the opportunity to face and expand their limits, accept themselves as they are, acknowledge their self-worth, realize their repressed emotions, and learn more about the connection between body and mind.

Place: Piyatro

Date and Time: 16-17 July

Instructor: Dilruba Saatçi

Contact info: 05553855131 or piyatroinfo@gmail.com


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: 16 July (12pm-6pm), 17 July (10am-5pm)

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

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


Running Plus + Functional Training Workshop with Tim Fleisher

Ironman, Triathlon, Cycling Trainer and Stott Pilates Master Trainer Tim Fleisher will be in Istanbul for a three-part workshop: Running Plus, Pilates Balls, Straps and Weights. Join all three or pick one that you prefer but don’t miss this chance to work out.

Place: Flex Pilates

Date and Time: 18 July

Instructor: Tim Fleisher

Contact info: 0532 543 33 08


Polestar Pilates Oov Training

If you are a pilates instructor and you want to learn about the latest technology, head to this two-day workshop where you can be certified to teach using the new Oov equipment invented by Daniel Vladeta.

Place: Steigenberger Istanbul Maslak

Date and Time: 23-24 July

Instructor: Daniel Vladeta

Contact info: 0532 0532 220


Belgrad Run

Test your limits at the Belgrad forest in a challenging trail. Choose from 4K to 28K depending on your level, and enjoy the scenery while pushing yourself. Details and tickets are available here.

Place: Belgrad Forest

Date and Time: 24 July

Contact info: (0212) 281 79 75


Cross-continental Swimming Competition

Sign-up for the cross-continental swim along the Bosphorus has closed in March but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy watching and cheering for the ones who have the courage and durability to compete. The competition will start in Kanlıca and end in Kuruçeşme so get a seat at your favorite Bosphorus venue on either side.

Place: Bosphorus

Date and Time: 24 July, 10am