February 6, 2023

News from Black Olive Cafe

Let’s Get Fit For Summer

We have received the following news from the Black Olive Cafe in Incesu (Alsancak) about  their forthcoming new classes which will be starting on Monday 14th January.  After all of the turkey and mince pies during the festive season perhaps now is the time to start getting fit for the coming summer.Yoga picture

Vicki Karaca has sent us the details of the classes which are to be held at the Black Olive Studio and following is her news.

Monday 14th January – 2pm to 3pm – Yoga with Yesim Ozbalci who is a Yoga Alliance qualified yoga teacher.   Please take a mat band and blocks if you have them      The first class is free.


Tuesday 15th January – 7pm to 8pm – A fun & informal dance class where you learn the beautiful art form of Egyptian & Turkish belly-dance and Arabic flamenco fusion while keeping fit, Belly Dancelosing weight and building up your confidence.  Shifan is an oriental dance teacher from the UK and has taught belly-dance for 11 years both in the UK & TRNC.

The health benefits are; relieves anxiety, depression, stress (belly-dance is in the same category as meditation), helps with posture, lowers blood pressure, burns 600 calories in a 1 hour dance workout.   All levels, ages & shapes are welcome!

Please wear comfortable clothing, leggings, T-shirt, ballet style footwear or dance bare foot! Please also bring water and a towel.    The first class is free.


Other classes

Zumba on Wednesday and Friday mornings 9am to 10am and Wednesday evenings 7pm to 8pm. Zumba12TL per person per class. Please bring a towel and water.

Vicki says she attended last week and it was a great class and she came out feeling full of life and energy with no aching afterwards due to the cool down and stretching at the end of the class.  Thanks are sent to Karen.


Pilates has also resumed its place on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10.15am to 11.15am


There is also the Body Conditioning class on Mondays 9am to 10am and Fridays 10.30am to 11.30am.  12TL per person per class.  Please bring towel, water and your own hand weights if you want to use them.


Vicki and the Black Olive Cafe  look forward to seeing you at any or all of these classes. For more details of any of the studio classes please call 0533 835 5133


By Margaret Sheard


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