What are you doing this April? Nothing? Then SEE YOU IN TURKIYE.
A 16 day Co-working Experience
April 1 – 16, 2023
Turkiye Co-working Retreat
Make friends. Build connections. Get sh*t done!
What are you doing this April? Nothing? Then SEE YOU IN TURKIYE.
April 1 – 16, 2023
Do you feel like you’ve outgrown the people around you?
Do you want to see the world but still get the some work done?
Then this is the retreat for you. Monday through Thursday we will cowork from our hotels or villas on our OWN jobs or projects. Fridays through Mondays we will explore the insanely fun cities, blue beaches, and historic nature of Turkiye. (Turkiye = Turkey! They changed their name).
We’ll work at our own jobs, and on our own projects, but TOGETHER in a beautiful place.
Evenings will be spent with CHISME (look it up!) and deep conversations about money, sex (), family, friendships, and more.
Now is your chance to become besties with new, motivated, and equally ambitious women from around the globe and work at your own pace!
PS: These longer retreats are where we really become ✨besties✨. Cancel all your plans and we’ll see you in TURKIYE!
This is exclusively a WOMXN ONLY retreat! (We define "womxn" in the FAQ!)
April 1st - 16th, 2023.
1) 6 nights in Istanbul (City)
2) 2 nights in Cappadocia (Fairy Chimneys)
3) 7 nights in Kaş (Beach)
Istanbul Airport (IST)
WE WILL BECOME BESTIES. WE WILL SEE THE BEST COUNTRY EVER: TURKIYE. WE WILL DO PHOTOSHOOTS. WE WILL GO GOLD SHOPPING. WE WILL HAVE DEEP CHATS. WE WILL GET GREAT BUSINESS IDEAS. WE WILL EAT HEALTHY BUT ALSO GET TIPSY.
We will explore Turkey's amazing sights on our weekend private group tours in historic Istanbul, breathtaking Cappadocia and the trendy Mediterranean coastal city Kas. Expect an amazing cave hotel, a beach-front villa and a classy hotel nestled in the heart of Istanbul. Along with rich history from museums, old churches and stone castles!
Our co-working experience will come equipped, with quiet zones, high-speed internet (16 Mbps), and breakfast on a sea-view balcony - how cool is that?!
⛰️ Spend our weekends on private guided tours around Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Kas, along with a couple of day trips (depending on the vibe of the day)!
🧠 We will arrange brainstorming sessions a few times during the retreat to get our creative juices flowing!
🔥 Hot Seats! What are hot seats, you may ask? This just so happens to be the favorite part of the reteats for many people! The entire group will focus on YOU for one session – helping you troubleshoot your problems and find solutions!
🧘🏽 Workshops and well-being sessions held by our very own retreat attendees! Even you – yes YOU – can teach a workshop on something you’re an expert or simply just passionate about! We all love to learn here.
Welcome to your homes away from home!
Your accommodation will be in 3 different places when during our 16-day co-working retreat: Starting in Istanbul, to Cappadocia, and in Kas!
The rooms will be a mix of shared and individual, and all will be on a first-come-first-serve basis! So if you want the best room, with the best bed, hurry and sign up now!
*The accommodations are not final, but they will be similar to the images shown below. (Alyne is bougie, so don’t worry – expect only the best from Dear Alyne Retreats!)
Arrival day! We’ll start our evening with a chill and casual welcome dinner. Catch up on life, chisme part 1!
Gear up because we’re going to be hitting up Istanbul’s most iconic places! The epitome of tourist attractions, the historic peninsula of İstanbul is enclosed by the ancient city walls on one side, and the Bosphorus, Sea of Marmara, and the Golden Horn on the other. We will be fully immersed in rich, Eastern Roman ruins and Ottoman artifacts.
Here, we will kick off our very first co-working week together! Expect your days to be filled not only with your work but alongside fierce people from different careers whom you can draw inspiration and motivation from!
Time to take the first group tour over the weekend. Here we explore southeast Turkey – beautiful Cappadocia! Ancient churches, stone castles and fairy chimneys.
We will journey to Kas from Cappadocia in a private minibus – taking the scenic route and exploring from East to West. A welcome dinner at our luxurious sea-view villa prepared by our private chef awaits!
Back to business! Literally – it’s our 2nd and last week of uninterrupted co-working space, along with activities and workshops within the villa in the afternoon/evening. (We’re staying right next to the sea, who could resist?!)
Get ready for a fun-filled Mediterranean weekend tour around this cute little town along Turkey’s turquoise coastline! Expect only white sand beaches, hikes, boat trips, and groovy jazz bar-hopping in the evening.
Time to say goodbye~ We will have an early check-out at the villa, where our retreat will end.
1) Private GOLD Shopping at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul with one of Turkiye’s master jeweller!
3) Enjoy the option to take the scenic route via Hot Air Balloon ride over Cappadocia’s magical fairy chimneys.
2) A traditional Turkish Hammam spa day. What better way to bond with your new-found co-working besties?!
4) Kas is known for its nightlife, filled with groovy jazz bars. In the mood for some tipsy blues? We gotchu!
Silvia and Piero have mastered the art of balancing high level corporate jobs and impressive side hustles – all while enjoying life! Piero works full time at Google as a Cloud Engineer, and Silvia works for Sales Force in San Francisco. On the side, they run a successful AirBnB business with properties all around Spain, and have a rescue dog named Enzo.
Fátima and Daniela have been traveling the world on a budget for 6 years! From almost having nothing in the bank- living in the most dangerous parts of Peru- to now being Peru’s LARGEST content creators, with 2+ M followers! They not only built their following to millions in a few years, they also grew a physical product business (travel bags) as well as growing a team of 17 employees!
Kashlee is the co-founder and CEO of Travel Off Path, one of the largest travel news sites in the world, with over 2M+ readers monthly. Kashlee sold her house and 90% of her belongings, to live out of two suitcases and travel the world. Collecting experiences instead of things brought Kashlee to author “The High Maintenance Minimalist”, a book all about decluttering and creating more freedom.
Dara is a nomadic sales consultant and business developer who travels full-time, and has been to 5 of our retreats! She is an inspiration to her nieces and nephews and encourages them to travel more! Besides killing the sales game, Dara is a road trip expert who travels all over the States with her dog, Oliver!
Yvelle is a returning retreater! She’s attended 4 of our retreats already! Since we met her, she launched her own company, Nursely Nurse, focusing on nurse burnout. Along the way, she picked up a few tricks in side hustles, which eventually led to her leaving full-time bedside nursing and moving towards working remotely.
An only child, Alyne started Dear Alyne retreats so she could have her own “Sisterhood of the traveling pants” and build what she hopes will be a lifelong community.
Named by Forbes “The top influencer pioneering online to offline!”, Alyne is a Content Creator and Entrepreneur with over 3 million-plus followers and more than a billion views across all her social media platforms. Raised both Mormon and Jewish, Alyne attracts an audience of people with mixed identities. Alyne’s passions include social issues, women empowerment, animal rights, and she has travelled to over 90+ countries.
When not creating content, she runs Dear Alyne Retreats, Success Circle Mastermind, and on-demand courses, with over 2000+ graduates, where she continues to transparently enable people to grow in their professional and personal lives.
Alyne has worked with global brands such as Disney, The United Nations, Abu Dhabi Tourism Board, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, and many more.
This retreat will take place between the afternoon of April 1st to the morning of April 16th.
Our target for this group is entrepreneurs, digital nomads, freelancers, business executives, and remote-working professionals, who need a break but who would enjoy networking with people from around the globe.
Any womxn (+18) is welcome to our retreat. That includes women, and everyone who identifies as a woman. community. Our women tend to be 25-50 in age but we have all ages as young as 18 or in their 60’s join and fit right in. You need to be CHILL and open to CHANGES.
***If you are PICKY or easily IRRITATED this is not the right trip for you.***
Women come from all over the world (from Spain to Singapore, Romania to Brazil). What we all have in common is that we are open minded, non judgmental, supportive, ambitious, and want the best for each other and the world.
We tend to have a good mix of more established women and women still building their careers.
We want people who are independent, can work on their own and also help inspire and contribute their knowledge with the group.
We debated opening this to both genders but ultimately decided to keep it women only. The word woman is fluid, so imagine it as “feminine energy”. If you are a man that’s LGBTQ+ please feel free to apply!
Are you an introvert? I can be too! We have quiet and work time as well as signs that say, essentially, “LEAVE ME ALONE”. Lolz. We also run through boundaries at the start of the trip to make sure no one feels over socialized. We got you!
Talk to your HR/Manager! Many companies have budgets for continuing education and some of our women get the entire retreats covered by their companies. We are happy to provide an official letter to submit to your employer.
Ask us for an invoice! Many people use this educational retreat as a tax deduction!
If you’re looking to fly in Business Class, let us know! We have contacts (including our graduate Kashlee!) that help us score the best business flights. 😎
To ensure the right mix of people, this retreat is application only.
Please fill out the application form and our team will take a look at the final group options. If you are selected, we will send you an invitation via email! You will have 48 hours to accept it so please keep an eye out on your inbox.
*Note: If not selected, don’t worry! We’ll keep your application safe for future retreats. Each retreat will have a different vibe and purpose, so we want to make sure you’re in the right place!
Yes, Sí, Oui, Da, Ja! This is the point of the whole retreat – we will be co-working from Mondays-Thursdays, traveling on Fridays and going on weekend trips/tours on the weekends!
April is spring in Turkey and the weather is warm, but not hot, in much of the country: Istanbul sees average monthly temperatures of around 60-62°F (16-17°C), while Kas and Cappadocia are a few degrees warmer, at 68-69°F (19-20°C). So pack comfortable clothes!
You will be sharing a room AND OFTEN A QUEEN/KING BED depending on room options during the trip. The full-sized beds in the villa may be SHARED beds just like at our Utah and Albania retreats! Enjoy the true sleep-over vibes! This is because most beautiful villas only come with large beds and not 2 beds. If we booked places with 2 beds they would be uglier villas, and we like gorgeous villas! If you’re coming with a friend, let us know, and we can room you together!
*Room choice is based on full payments – so whoever’s full payment is submitted first gets first pick!