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Om Yoga Holiday – Turkey

Monday 18th - 25th May 2020
7 day yoga holiday
Villa Cabrece, Dalyan, Turkey
Teacher(s): Bridget Rowan
Ability Level: Mixed Abilities, Open to All

You are invited to join Bridget on a magical yoga holiday in Turkey.  Once visited you will keep returning to this beautiful historic country with a very warm and welcoming heart. The retreat is at Villa Cabrece (Spectrum Turkey), a beautiful tranquil villa that is also a home and you will certainly feel that when you walk through the doors.  It is a hidden gem, an oasis in our busy world where we can retreat to recharge our batteries and find some Me time.

Each day you will wake to the natural beauty of the villa and the surrounding vista of lush mountains, The gardens of the villa are full of luscious plants giving colour and providing the kitchen with tasty organic ingredients.  The colourful yoga Shala offers a space to come together and enjoy a morning wake up yoga class. A hearty and tasty breakfast with fresh juice awaits us and we can then let the day unfold into whatever takes our fancy……. Maybe chilling out by the pool, or in the hammock, being inspired by the selection of books in the library or watching a movie. Or be pampered with a massage, turkish bath or beauty treatment. Or maybe a visit to Dalyan for some retail therapy, lunch or for a riverside walk and an opportunity to watch the Caretta Caretta turtles. As the heat of the day subsides we will meet again for a late afternoon yoga session followed by a gorgeous home cooked dinner and an evening of socialising or quiet reflection.

Open to all, no experience necessary.


The Yoga sessions

Having experienced many teachers and traditions I have settled on the tradition of Tantra with Bihar Yoga but with my twist and inspired by my love of nature & astrology.  I have been teaching yoga since 2002 and am constantly learning from my students, workshops and courses and my experiences. I am fascinated by the body, how it moves and sometimes doesn’t move and am inspired to be a better human with the yoga philosophy and love to share this wisdom. The classes are hatha yoga which are gentle, yet powerful practices, moving your body with kindness and breath with a long deep yoga nidra or meditation practise to bring us back to balance and wellbeing.

Accommodation

Villa Cabrece situated on over 6 acres of land is purpose built venue with  a large outdoor pool, dedicated yoga shala, and masseuses on hand, this is the ideal place to relax and unwind. You can sunbathe in one of the many sun loungers by the pool, or escape the heat in the Turkish style Salon, the shady Tree House, or a hammock under a tree and other shady retreats. There is also the Villa’s ‘Karma Kafe’ where you can enjoy drinks and snacks. There are many books in the library you can borrow and be inspired.

All rooms surround the swimming pool and have mountain views front and/or back, with en suite facilities (toilet, sink, shower and hairdryer), air conditioning and fly screens on the windows. The single rooms open up directly onto the pool on the ground floor, whereas the twin/double rooms are mostly upstairs* and have a shared balcony with large French doors. *there is one/twin on the ground floor, opening up onto the courtyard surrounding the pool. Wifi is available in the main reception area.

The laid-back riverside town of Dalyan is a 15-20 minute walk away or 5min bike ride (you can borrow a bike for free), where you can visit the markets and restaurants, or soak up the rich ancient history of the area. Riverboats connect Dalyan with İztuzu Beach to the south, home to protected loggerhead turtle nesting grounds.

Food

The meals at Villa Cabrece are vegetarian and made using home grown or locally purchased produce from market gardeners and cooked by local ladies preparing traditional Turkish food. The menus are drawn from Turkey’s rich culinary traditions and centuries-old village food preparation methods. We are provided with breakfast and 5 evening meals plus all refreshments such as tea, instant coffee, natural spring water, in addition to a glass of fresh juice and cup of filter coffee.

Lunch is not included, however you can find many yummy options in the local cafes and restaurants of Dalyan, or eat at Villa Cabrece – they have a snack/light lunch menu with wheat, gluten and dairy free options.

There is also a selection of soft and alcoholic drinks available for you to help yourself and  Individual tabs are created as Villa Cabrece work on a trust system.

Dietary requirements can be catered for, just make sure to let me know in advance.

Excursions – The Boat trips

12 Islands Sailing trip – Thursday

Discover the beautiful Turquoise Coastline with towering mountains and forest covered hills, and experience secret coves and secluded swimming areas. A peaceful and relaxing day on a spacious boat with sunny or shaded spots for everyone. Throughout the day we will stop at many of the stunning bays. During each stop you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters, or just sit back and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings. Lunch is served on the boat.

Noon to Moon cruise – Saturday Afternoon

This trip includes swimming, sunset BBQ dinner at Iztuzu beach, swimming in Candir Lake and Volkan’s secret candlelit hot springs. One of the highlights of this evening are the amazing stars seen from the middle of Koycegiz Lake and hopefully catching a glimpse of one of the endangered and protected loggerhead turtles.

Dalyan

Dalyan has an outstanding beach, fascinating wildlife, and the majestic remains of an ancient Roman city, where you can see the Kings’ Tombs of Kaunos hewn into the cliffs. There are many restaurants and shops as well as a bustling market selling traditional turkish textiles, leather goods and mosaic glass. There are also newly built Hammam (Turkish Baths) with a sauna and steam room.

The Dalyan delta is an area of immense natural beauty and has become one of Turkey’s most treasured natural conservation areas. Flanked by imposing mountains and pine-clad hills, the river spreads out into tributaries which are teeming with local wildlife. Dalyan is located on the river, between Koycegiz Lake with hot springs and natural mud baths, and delta, where the river meanders out to the Mediterranean. The river and tributaries lead out to the stunning sand bank, known as Ìztuzu Beach, home to the famous loggerhead turtles. To travel across to the beach by water taxi takes 40 minutes or 25 minutes by ‘dolmus’ (public mini-bus).

Time: 7 day yoga holiday
Cost:

What is included:

Single room with ensuite: £725

double / twin room with ensuite: £675 per person

7 nights Bed and Breakfast at the peaceful Villa Cabrece.

5 freshly prepared dinners

Yoga classes 2 per day apart from when we are on the excursions

Yoga mats and props

 

Excursions

12 Island sailing trip including lunch

Noon to Moon/Evening cruise including BBQ

Transfer to boat trips

Beach towel

Tea, coffee and water

Wifi

 

Not Included

Flights to Dalaman airport ( jet2 fly from Leeds Bradford)

Transfers to/from Dalaman Airport approx £30 return

Your Visa to enter Turkey which will cost approximately £12 and can be purchased online

Lunch

 

Contact:

For further information and to book please contact Bridget

T: 07904 111334

E: b@omyogaworks.co.uk

Deposit on booking

£175 Single room per person

£125 Twin room per person

Then 2 installments of £275 due by 1st of February & final by 1st April 2019

 

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Bridget Rowan

Bridget Rowan

Bridget successfully ran Yoga Buzz and Rowan Moon Simple Skincare for several years before uniting with Anji to form Om Yoga Works. View my profile

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