Mindfulness Meditation Retreat in Turkey

in English with Turkish Translation

14. - 19. June 2022


Amir Imani

Senior Meditation Teacher for

Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA)

Retreat organized and offered by

What the retreat includes:

  • Extended practice in mindfulness exercises such as sitting and walking meditation. Also guided meditations on certain themes
  • Sessions in mindful movement
  • Small group interviews
  • A daily talk on themes related to mindfulness practice
  • Occasional mindful sharing sessions based on Council practice and mindful dialogue
  • At all other times, mindful silence will be practiced

Language of the retreat: English.

Requirement to participate in the retreat

Retreat experience is not necessary to participate in this retreat. However, participants should have experience in mindfulness meditation. This might include (but is not limited to):

  • Participation in an 8 week course on MBSR, MBCT, MBCL, MSC or other mindfulness program.
  • Practitioners of other contemplative traditions are also welcome
  • Regular practice in a meditation form that includes silent sitting meditation.
  • Participants of mindfulness teacher trainings are welcome
  • Silent, sitting meditation experience using a meditation apps or other forms of instruction and practicing regularly (three times per week) for at least one year.

The retreat also provides an excellent opportunity for teachers of mindfulness and mindfulness-based approaches to deepen their practice.

Participation in this retreat fulfills the retreat requirement for joining the MBSR teacher-training program in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction offered by the IMA and MindCare Academy, its cooperating partner in Turkey.

It also satisfies the retreat requirement for other IMA MBSR teacher trainings in various countries.



From 3.900 TL (€ 250) + VAT to 5.900 TL (€ 380) + VAT

depending on room

Retreat fee:

Early Bird fee 5.100 TL (ca. 330 Euro) + VAT - Until 1st of February

After the 1st of February retreat fee 7.350 TL (ca. 479 Euro) + VAT

The Euro rates are quoted as of 08.12.2021. Please note these Euro rates can change. The payment is to be made in Turkish Lira

Deadline for registration: 9. May 2022

More Info and Registration:

Please find more information and register on the web site of MindCare Academy:

Amir Imani

holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Adult Education from University of Toronto, Canada. He worked in mental health research at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Toronto. Amir has been in study and practices of mind-body integration in mental health and balanced living since year 2000. He has undergone MBSR Teacher Training Certification at the Centre for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and has been teaching MBSR to different groups including Mindfulness trainers, corporate staff and executives since 2005. He is the co-founder/director of the Indian based Omega Wellbeing, founding director of the only hospital-based MBSR program in the Middle East region in Iran, and a senior certified mindfulness teacher at UMASS Medical School.

Amir holds workshops and retreats internationally for public and private organizations.