Yoga Retreat, Turkey
Huzur Vadisi, Turkey's Best Loved Yoga Retreat
"the hospitality is unequalled and the food worth the trip in itself. If you want peace and quiet, real nature, real food and real people, Huzur Vadisi is for you"
"Huzur Vadisi is a long established and well known venue for yoga holiday retreats. Set in a secluded mountain valley, surrounded by pine forest, the yurt accommodation nestles amid olive and fig groves..."
Triple: £89.00 a night
Double / Twin: £105.00 a night
Single: £130.00 a night
*Prices include food and accommodation. The yurts are spacious and comfortable, with twin or double beds, electricity, bedside lighting, wooden floors and bamboo storage shelves. Mosquito nets are provided, although rarely needed
"There's a huge and healthy breakfast after morning classes (muesli, yogurt, fresh fruit, feta cheese, tomatoes, honey, jams, home-baked bread and olives), a huge and healthy lunch (mostly vegetarian, utterly delicious), and a huge and healthy evening meal on the candlelit verandah. In between, I lie in a hammock, reading, or laze by the pool - once I even venture out for a walk, up into the mountains".
Taken from the Guardian.
Locally sourced, freshly cooked food three times a day by your personal and "legendary chef". The same lady has been running the kitchen for 15 years. So popular were the dishes, Huzur Vadisi published their own, authentic cookbook
"Both lunch and supper are more elaborate, boasting a variety of mainly Turkish dishes... think buffet style vegetable stews, salads and grains.. all very fresh and local"
Taken from Queen of Retreats
"Sample dishes include Yayla Corbasi (yogurt, rice and mint soup), Imam Bayildi (otherwise known as The Priest Fainted, allegedly because the dish is so delicious – baked aubergine with olive oil and tomato sauce), Mucver (courgette fritters with dill and white cheese) and Revani (pistachio semolina cake)" Taken from Queen of Retreats.
Using a Core Vinyasa Flow framework throughout the programme, which synchronises your breath with movement, there is additioanl focus on each of the major Chakras by utilising various ancient techniques:
- Ancient Kriyas
- Guided Meditation
These techniques have an affect the energetic system, crucial to optimal physical and emotional functioning.
The Complete Chakra Renewal Program
- Awakening and strengthening the body
- Rejuvinating emotionally
- Clearing and restoring mentally
We address the key issues of the major Chakras to enable the free flow of energy promoting well being and transformation.
"The yoga shala (Studio) is a beautiful wooden, semi open, vine draped structure with dappled sunlight falling on the floor. Idyllic, silent aside from the odd sound of crickets, bleating goats, the occasional clanging goat bell lull you into such a state of bliss as well as the call to prayer from mosques in neighbouring villages echoing around the mountains *Blocks, mats, straps are provided as well as cushions and blankets for restorative/evening classes*
Beginning each day with a revitilising, more dynamic Vinyasa Flow and Hatha sequence bringing energy and balance to the body, designed to enable you to delve into the depths of both your mind and soul with specific chakra focus.
The evening classes will be restorative and relaxing and consisting of Slow Flow, Pranayama, Yin and Reostorative Yoga, designed to spiritually awaken, relax and connect you with your inner being. We will use the bolsters and cushions provided. There will also be guided meditation.
Through this Complete Chakra Renewal Program you can heal, soothe and calm your emotional, spiritual and physical body making space for renewal, light and joy.
Situated inland and 2000ft up from Göcek, a marina town, in the region Lycia, SW Turkey.
Monday 27th July - Monday 3rd August
Flights from London to Dalaman are generally Monday to Monday. Of course you can extend your stay each way and fly from Istanbul.
Transfers can be arranged from the airport to Huzur Vadisi. With a full taxi (i.e. people on the same flight) it'll work out to £20 a person, each way
Visa - $20USD
More than a typical Yoga Retreat, you will get in touch with your true selves during the 7 days in a way you most likely haven't experienced in a typical, physically orientated class.
There is plenty of time to relax, enjoy, reflect and laze by the pool during the day and much to do in and around Huzur Vadisi if you are full of energy between classes.
Please contact me for more information