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Tara Wellness Retreats


I first visited Kusadasi back in 2014 whilst working on a cruise. I really enjoyed the laid back, fun nature of this town, the beautiful sea and the hospitality of the locals. Kusadasi is a beach resort town on Turkeys Western Aegean Coast. It's a major cruise destination and a jumping off point for the nearby ruins of Ephesus. It's seafront promenade, marina and harbor are  lined with hotels, restaurants and shops. Just offshore is Pigeon Island with the Byzantine Castle. 

  • Accommodation- 7 Nights at the 5* Charisma Hotel 

  • Classes - Everyday 3 classes. Classes on the timetable include Yoga, Belly Dance, Pilates, Kick Boxing, Zumba, Meditation, Barre, Body Sculpt & More! You do the classes you want!                                            

  • Instructors- Tara Lee Oakley & Natasha Knight...a combined 40+ years of experience in  wellness!  

  • Prices-*** £695 Single Room ***£495 Shared. Price includes accommodation with Half Board (breakfast & Lunch) classes and transfer.

  • Flights- Approx £150 with Pegasus not including checked in baggage. Return from Stanstead to Izmir

  • Covid Restrictions/ Refunds- If there is any lockdown or travel restrictions in Turkey or UK the hotel is able to offer a full refund with one month cancellation notice, 50% with 2 weeks notice. However in regards to your flight ticket you will need to have a good travel insurance. ​

  • Partners- You can bring a partner along we can offer a reduction depending on whether they take part in classes or not. 

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Why Choose a Retreat Trip with Tara... 

Want to escape and get away from it all... whilst enjoying fitness, wellbeing and spending time with inspiring women. Then try one of my retreats! I've been organising retreats all over the world since 2012, destinations have included India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Tunisia, Madeira, Spain and Greece. My retreats are special as they include a huge variety of classes and 2 Instructors who both have 20 years experience in the Industry. My retreats are relaxed and easy going.. tailor made to your preferences. Whether you want to spend time alone, eating well and getting rest or you prefer to socialise, drink wine and explore the area.. we help you  get what you need from the holiday. Many of my clients have returned over and over again, some of them coming on every retreat!

5 Reasons Why You Will Love Our Retreats

Our wellness retreats have been a massive success year on year with some participants having attended ALL of them over the past 8 years. We believe they are such a success because with each retreat we go out of our way to make sure we have the FIVE KEY ELEMENTS TO A PERFECT FITNESS/ WELLNESS RETREAT:  

1. Great Locations: Sun, Sea and Sand

We aim to take you to beautiful locations around the world. Everyone of our retreat holidays is in an inspiring location with great weather, beautiful landscapes and relaxing beaches or nature.  Each location is picked to make you feel relaxed and to allow for you to get re-energised by the beauty of the world. They serve the perfect backdrop for all the fun fitness classes and meditation you will be doing on the retreat. 

Photos below have all been taken on location on past retreats:

2. Great Accommodation 

Before each retreat Tara does vigorous research on finding you the perfect accommodation for each holiday. Each location is visited by Tara herself before each retreat, ensuring it is suitable. Accommodation is included in the package retreat price and ALL the main classes take part in the hotel/holiday complex itself. T The classes are all seconds from your room.
Photos below are of accommodation on past retreats:

3. The Best Fitness and Health Instructors 

Tara is a fitness expert with over 20 years of knowledge. Along with Tara, depending on the size of  each trip, you will have between 1-3 speciallychosen, experienced instructors with you for the duration of the trip. Every trainer is at the top of their industry and knows how to get you moving. They are ALWAYS there for all your needs and questions. They will motivate you, inspire you and no matter your level of fitness and health, you will feel included and pushed in the classes and activities, You will love them. 

Photos of the trainers on past trips:

4. A Brilliant Selection of Classes

Unlike a lot of retreats that only concentrate on a single fitness discipline, one of the best things about our retreats, is just how varied our classes and activities are. Each day you will be participating in different fitness and wellness activities, which help in different ways: improving flexibility, toning muscles, shedding fat and relaxation for both mind and body. 

Classes that we offer on trips include Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Aqua Fitness, Zumba, dance (including belly-dance), meditation classes, sculpt, kickboxing, aerobics and MUCH MUCH MORE .....

You will come back feeling better and healthier in more ways than you can imagine.

Photos below of classes on past retreats:

5. Lots of Socialising, Having Fun and Making Friends

No matter how serious we are about fitness and health, we also LOVE TO HAVE FUN. The most healthy you can be is happy and this is what we aim for more than anything else on our retreats. Our retreats are not just about getting you fitter and healthier; they are about re-energizing you, making you feel better from the inside out and getting you to let your hair down and feel GOOD! 

All our trips have a feel good vibe, with plenty of time for chilling by the pool, going out in the evening and having fun.


Our retreats WELCOME EVERYONE.  Don't be shy about your age, size or fitness ability: we include and LOVE everyone, All you need to attend is a bit of motivation to improving your health and a love for sunshine!! 


The friendships you make on our holidays will stay with you for life. 

Just check out these pictures from past trips and see how much fun you could be having....

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today and get signed up to finding out about all our up and coming trips. 

Have a group of colleagues or friends you would like a tailor made fitness retreat for? Get in contact about our private retreat options. 

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