Yoga Holidays

Experience true Turkish Delight!

Yoga Holiday in Huzur Vadisi, Turkey
Aug 17th – 23rd

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With two amazing teachers

Sophie is really excited to be joining her friend and fellow teacher Helen McCabe to teach this week at the beautiful Suleyman’s Gardens in Huzur Vadisi in Southern Turkey.  Join these two wonderful teachers for a week of yoga, meditation, delicious organic vegetarian food and time to explore this stunning location .. or to simply relax!

Set in the tranquility of the mountains in Southern Turkey, Suleyman’s Garden is a very charming, small traditional farm with terraced vegetable fields, orchards and beautiful gardens, with stunning sea views. It is one of Turkey’s most well known and established yoga retreat venues and provides the perfect location in which to retreat from the stresses of daily life. This week is the perfect opportunity for experienced practitioners and those newer to the practice alike to  their yoga practice whilst also providing plenty of opportunity to explore, swim, eat incredible food, sunbathe by the little pool (or on the beach) or relax in the shade.  The weather is always very hot and sunny in August but with a welcome gentle breeze (being up in the hills).

The Yoga

With two experienced teachers and a small group, this retreat is suitable for everyone from longterm practitioners to complete beginners.  Helen and Sophie love to work closely with their students, whatever their level of practice so that each person will receive a lot of personal attention, particularly in the morning guided self practice classes.  There will also be the opportunity for complete beginners or those less familiar with ‘self practice’ to attend a led class in the mornings. Helen and Sophie both share a warm, fun and passionate approach to teaching Ashtanga Yoga.

The newly built shaded yoga shala is set amid the vegetable gardens and fruit trees, with lovely sea views and has space for 20. It is fully equipped with mats, belts, blocks, bolsters and blankets.

A Typical Day

  • Mornings yoga sessions will be followed by a delicious brunch
  • After brunch the day is yours to explore or relax by the pool or on the beach
  • Book a massage with the excellent on site therapist (not included)
  • optional gentle late afternoon sessions are available in which we will explore techniques of the practice or a guided meditation
  • We will gather for a relaxed dinner each night

 Food and Accommodation

Huzur Vadisi is famous for its amazing food. They even have their own cookbook! The local owners grow all their own organic vegetables and fruit for the kitchen to make the truly delicious meals. It is the food as much as the location, which helped us to decide this was the place to bring our guests. Suleyman and his family, who cook, clean and garden, are very welcoming and helpful.  Turkish village cooking is mainly vegetarian, so there are many unusual and varied vegetarian dishes from the local repertoire. Based on fresh, local, seasonal produce – fruit, vegetables, pulses, grains, nuts, cheeses, eggs and yoghurt.  Special diets can be accommodated to on request.

The accommodation is in simple, comfortable wooden cabins with verandas, and traditional stone and thatched huts, set amid lovely flowery gardens. There is room for groups of between 15-18 people, including teachers, in double, twin and single accommodation. Bathrooms facilities are shared, and conveniently located around the site, with ample showers, toilets and hot water.  There are also a few ensuite rooms too, available at a small supplement.  Staying at Suleyman’s Garden is very much like being a houseguest – it’s a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, particularly welcoming for people holidaying on their own. There is also plenty of space to be by yourself and be quiet if you wish.

“This unpretentious retreat is a delicious place to escape the stresses of life at home, the food is legendary.” Harpers and Queen

Got any questions?

Fill out the booking form below and we’ll get right back to you.
Places will be first come first served on receipt of a deposit.

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Only 16 spaces left!

Costs for the Retreat week
(in pounds sterling)

Twin/double
£765  (£695 early bird)

Single hut
£865  (£765 early bird)

twin/double ensuite
£850 (£750 early bird)

Early bird offer ends August 1st

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The price includes:

  • All morning and afternoon yoga/meditation sessions
  • 3 daily meals
  • Accommodation

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Not included:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Massages
  • Boat trip

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Optional activities

Private boat trip to the fabulous unspoiled Springwater Beach, which includes lunch freshly cooked on board
. Visit to local beaches
. Visit to the Turkish Baths in Fethiye
. Visit to local shops and bars/restaurants at Fethiye or to Olu Deniz.

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Booking your flights

There are several companies flying to Turkey. Most charter flights from UK to Dalaman are on a Monday, which is our travel day (the classes will start on Tuesday morning)  Prices vary according to time of booking or season. It is advisable to book early to get the best prices.

Thomas Cook: www.flythomascook.com
 Easyjet: www.easyjet.com
 Monarch: www.monarch.co.uk
Skyscanner: www.skyscanner.net 

The transfer is 1.5 hours from Dalaman airport. We can arrange a minibus or taxi transfer for you. The price depends on your arrival time and numbers. It can be between £20 to £50 pp each way. It may involve linking up with or waiting for others to arrive.

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Visas

Anyone travelling to Turkey is now required to purchase an online visa before entering the country – this can be purchased from the following website: www.evisa.gov.tr
 The fee is $20 USD
The visa needs to be printed and taken with you.

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Booking Terms

To book your space 50 percent of the total retreat cost is required

The balance must be paid 2 weeks prior to departure (3rd August)

Deposit is non refundable. Balance is refundable up to 2 weeks prior to departure (3rd August)

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