8 DAY RECHARGE & RENEW YOGA RETREAT IN GOCEK, TURKEY
I am so happy to announce that I will be running another 8 days yoga retreat in Gocek, on 9th-16th May 2020. I invite you to reconnect yourself with inner and outer nature on a nourishing week long Yoga retreat set in the beautiful Mediterranean area of southern Turkey. I can guarantee you will ‘get stronger, feel refreshed and rejuvenated, and deeply relaxed’ through my programme of dynamic and relaxing yoga, pranayama, and meditation sessions as well as alignment, core and arm strength workshops.. I host delicious Turkish meals, a beautiful day trip on the Turkish coastal cruise styled yacht, hiking on the beautiful hills, visiting a traditional Turkish local market so on. :))
Huzur Valley is 650 m above sea level, 9 km inland and 15 minutes from the iconic yachting resort of Göcek in southwest Turkey. It is a sublimely peaceful and secure environment.
The natural unspoilt environment and the peace of the valley has twelve yurts that accommodate people in single, twin, double and triple accommodation. Yurt actually means ‘home’ in Turkish and is a traditional Turkic structure, still home to many people in Mongolia, Turkmenistan, Kirgizistan and other Turkic republics. All the yurts are comfortable and well appointed with wooden floors, doors, electricity and proper beds. They adjust to the ambient temperature, so are cool at night so you can sleep in comfort. You can see the stars from your bed through the roof wheel known as ‘the eye of heaven’. There are also four safari tents, with a similar level of comfort, only smaller which can be used for extra single accommodation.
Bathroom and shower facilities are shared, and are conveniently placed around the site. They are kept immaculately clean and hot water is supplied by solar power.
The natural Stone swimming pool is the perfect place to relax, as is the ‘köşk’ a traditional Turkish treehouse which is the perfect spot for a siesta. There is also a bar where you can help yourself to a drink (honesty system) or take a book from the library to read in a hammock under an olive tree. Huzur Valley`s setting brings a deep connection with the natural world that immeasurably enhances the benefits of yoga practice. The spacious yoga shala is located in the middle of the yurts, and is fully equipped with mats, belts, blocks, bolsters and blankets. There is another tranquil open air room with bamboo-glazed surrounds for those who want to order a massage.
07.00-07.45 Chanting- Pranayama – Meditation
11.30-13.30 Free time
15.00-16.30 Free time
16.30-18.00 Yoga Workshop
19:30 Dinner followed by free time
**Please note that all activities are subject to change.
Skill level – All skill levels
Yoga Styles – Ashtanga Vinyasa , Vinyasa, Restorative yoga
Group size – The maximum number of participants in the group is 20.
All yurts are en suite. A mix of double and twin rooms are allocated on a first booked best room basis. Full-board means Breakfast- lunch-dinner included.
Between 2000 and 2015 she practiced classical Pilates and meditative Raj yoga at Brahma Kumaris in Istanbul to help deal with the stresses and strains of an early career in pathology, digital advertising, marketing and design. In 2016 she completed a 200hr intensive teacher training course in Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga with Lalit Kumar at the Himalaya Yoga Valley in Goa, India, and is currently building on her classical Pilates experience by taking a 2 year scientific Polestar Pilates teacher training course in Leeds with Claire Sparrow. She regularly attends short courses and seminars to add to her skill set, like Relax and Renew restorative teacher training with Judith Lasater, who did extensive study with B. K. S. Iyengar in India and the United States.
Along with an explosion of awareness of Yoga’s health benefits to a much wider Western audience came the challenge of preventing injury. By blending a scientific Polestar Pilates qualified training into Yoga and Pilates classes, she discovered the chances of injury could be minimised and health benefits maximised. Her passion is in the study of the balance between the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the human body as it relates to everyday modern lives.
She likes to motivate her students to improve flexibility, mobility, strengthen muscles, calm the mind, and generally deal with the stress of modern life. Her aim is to help her clients develop and grow in their own unique way off this solid platform. What you put in is what you get out. She believes that if we find self-discipline and spiritual awareness, we can identify and side-line whatever limits us internally and reach our full potential externally. She brings to her classes, courses, retreats and social media a positive energy that touches as many lives in a beneficial way as possible; which helps us all find a tailor made balance in modern life that works best for each of us.
We request where possible that you book a flight that arrives in Dalaman airport not later than 9:00pm. Flight providers include Thomas Cook, Monarch, Thomson, Easyjet, British Airways, Pegasus and Turkish Airlines. The flight is approximately 3-4 hours from EU countries. Once you have booked a flight, send us the details, and we will connect you with others on the same flight for share travel arrangements from airport to retreat location.
We can arrange for group transfers from Dalaman airport to Huzur Valley, with a driver holding a Huzur Valley sign standing just outside the terminal. Alternatively take a taxi shared or on your own from just outside the airport, the transfer to Huzur Valley is only 45 minutes. Expect to pay approximately £20 each way depending on numbers.
The retreat and the village are well known to all experienced drivers, and there’s always Google Map, but just in case, from Dalaman take the Fethiye road, pass Göcek on the dual carriageway and continue for a couple of kilometres to the Inlice turning. Make a U-turn here and head back towards Göcek, climbing the hill , turn sharp right onto the Gökçeovacık road. Follow the road all the way up to the village for several km’s, where you turn first right following the Huzur Valley sign, for another couple of km’s.
As soon as you confirm that you’d like to come to our retreat we will send you our bank account details. A confirmed reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price. As soon as we have received your payment we will send you a confirmation email that you can use like a ticket as a confirmed booking.
- A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
- The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
- The rest of the payment should be paid 10 days before arrival.
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