The Space

House of Smarana is a meditation center in the heart of Istanbul. With a capacity of 10, we offer workshops and sessions in somatic breathwork, sound healing, art therapy, and meditation. 

House of Smarana is a space where we cultivate quiet, slow the mind down, understand our emotions and conquer our bodies. Our space is home for stillness, seizing exterior and interior quietude. We aim to offer you to find stillness while the world spins around us.

House of Smarana is more than just a studio, it is a home for the searching soul and an inner-space oasis, where design meets wellness sanctuary.

We wanted to create a space where you disconnect from the external (the chaos of the city), and connect with the internal. We oftentimes loose connection with the body when stuck in the chaos. Therefore, with our attention to every detail throughout the design process, we aimed to create studio that reflects a collection of stories, connecting to back to ancient wisdom and ancestral connection; An architectural portal.

Scent, lighting and touch were important themes throughout the design process. The dim lighting. The scent of Indian incense floating around every floor of the studio. Greek inspired curved corners, Bali inspired wood and bamboo on the ceilings and Japanese sliding doors. Moroccan and Turkish rugs. Egyptian and African art. 

Our space offers 3 private session rooms (Prana Room, Moon "Chandra" Room and Sun "Surya" Room) and a group session space (Cosmos Room). 

The space also features a lifestyle boutique, where candles and meditation products are available to continue your home-practice.