ISTANBUL VISITORS > Yogi in Istanbul
Cihangir Yoga is located in the heart of the city just 1km from central Taksim Square. It is situated near the Bosphorous and walking distance from the Kabbatas ferry terminal which connects to the Asian side, the princess Islands and many other ports around Istanbul.
From kabbatas there is an underground connection to Taksim, and an overland tram that will drop you 100 meters from Cihangir Yoga. The Findikli stop is the closest to Cihangir Yoga. Findikli is only 6 stops from Sultanahmet.
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SHOPPING FOR THE YOGI
Turkey does not have extensive organic products however basic products are starting to make there way onto the shelves. There are also a handful of healthfood stores. Many supermarkets now have an organic section and carry Soya Milk including Carrefour in Cihangir and Macro in Nistantisi and Kanyon.
In Cihangir. Healthfood store behind the German Hospital.
SATURDAY ORGANIC MARKET
In Bomonti every saturday. Have breakfast and get your weeks supply of fresh seasonal organic fruit and vegetables.
LA VIE EN ROSE
In Cihangir La Vie en Rose sells organic tinctures, essential oils etc and is run by Jayda Uras an expert in this field who sources most of her products from Inside Turkey.
FOOD AND DRINK
Below is a list of restaurants close to the studio and our favourite places around Istanbul. Most Turkish cafes and restaurants will have many vegetarian options.
CUPPA JUICE BAR
In Cihangir. A favourite hangout for many of our students and visiting teachers. Serves a wide range of juices and both vegetarian and non vegetarian food. First place in Istanbul to sell wheat grass. They will also deliver.
ZENCEFIL VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT
In Taksim this restaurant has been serving delicious home cooked Turkish vegetarian cuisine for over 10 years.
In Tunel this cafe is connected to Istanbuls only Osho centre. It is a lively cafe with alcohol, good coffee and excellent food.
THE HOUSE CAFE
Throughout the city. The House Cafe is located at different venues in hip places in Istanbul. It has excellent breakfasts and main meals.
In Taksim. A well kept secret is all you can eat Sushi underneath an Italian restaurant in Gummussuyu Taksim.
Walking distance from Cihangir Yoga. Modestly priced.
SAVOY FISH RESTAURANT
In Cihangir on Siraselviler, for excellent fish at a moderate price. Not in a scenic setting but highly recommended.
In Cihangir on top of the hotel Villa Zurich, expensive, first class fish experience. With full views of Istanbul.
5 INCI KAT
In Cihangir a great Bar with continental food and full views of Istanbul. Normally open to 3 am.
In Cihangir. The best Pizza in Istanbul. They will also deliver.
In CIhangir across from the German Hospital. A lively cafe with evening events.
In Kadikoy, regional cuisine from throughout Turkey is delicious and modestly priced.
In Tunel. For music aficionados Babylon is one of the best live music venues in Europe. Checkout their online program.
BOAT TRIPS FROM ORTAKOY
From Ortakoy throughout the summer there are regular 1 hour sight seeing boat trips along the Bosphorous. They leave every hour. They are modestly priced. You can wait in House cafe and have good coffee or home made lemonade.
We recommend that you travel with private health insurance. The quality of private health care in Istanbul is excellent but can be expensive. For emergencies we recommend the German hospital in Cihangir or the American hospital in Nisantisi. Travel with insurance, you don’t want to end up in a cheaper public hospital.