Huzur Vadisi

The beautiful valley of Huzur Vadisi in Gocek, Turkey, with Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher Jim Tarran

1st  - 8th September 2014                                                           Order Now

Nestled at the foot of a mountain, surrounded by virgin pine forest, fig and olive groves on the spectacular 'Turquoise Coast’ of Southwest Turkey

This gorgeous, unspoiled setting brings a deep connection with the natural world that immeasurably enhances the benefits of yoga practice.

What you can expect from your yoga holiday...

Delicious food, transforming yoga, perfect relaxation and exceptionally warm hospitality at a venue listed under the Independent's top five yoga retreats!

Enjoy a cool dip in the beautiful natural stone swimming pool or be enticed by one of the many hammock slung low beneath the fig trees.

A traditional wooden Kösk, or summer house, is a favourite spot for siestas and evening chats.

Twice daily wonderfully inspiring and restorative yoga sessions on the spacious outdoor shala with this truly exceptional teacher will leave you in the perfect space to soak up the beautiful natural surrounds. And there is plenty of time to just sit back, relax and revive, alone or with friends.

Massage treatments are available throughout your stay. Payments are made directly to your therapist. 

The heart of Huzur Vadisi (‘Peaceful Valley’ in Turkish) is a traditional restored olive farm, which provides the oil and olives used in the kitchen.

Accommodation is something rather special. Spacious, furnished yurts, complete with proper beds, bedside lamps, fans and wooden floors, have an opening at the top that lets you gaze at the stars from the comfort of your bed.

No other people live in the valley, so the peace is profound. The only sounds you will hear are cicadas, the call of owls, and the heavenly song of nightingales. At night the valley is dark and free of light pollution, revealing all the beauty of the night sky and the forest and valley bathed in moonlight.

Bathroom facilities with ample hot showers, toilets and washbasins are conveniently placed around the site. There are no en-suite facilities.

 

Fabulous vegetarian food...

The gifted cook, Sevgi, combines classical Turkish cooking with local village recipes to turn out truly original and delicious food. Based on fresh, local, seasonal produce – fruit, vegetables, pulses, grains, nuts, cheeses, eggs and yoghurt – the diet is a nutritionist’s dream.

Stunning unspoiled location...

Enjoying the beauty of the region doesn't require an elaborate excursion. You can leave the property on foot and walk unhindered through the pine forests. Trails provide spectacular views of the coast and islands, and also of the mountain ranges stretching inland to the north.

The Turquoise Coast

For a quick get-away, the small seaside town of Gocek is only a ten minute taxi ride away. The town has a pretty palm-lined seafront with bars and restaurants, and despite being one of Turkey’s most up-market yachting centres still retains its laid-back and friendly village atmosphere.

Guests’ all-time favourite day trip is a cruise around the islands and bays of this stunning coastline on a traditional wooden sailing boat. A day's cruise provides plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing, and a delicious lunch is cooked and served on board. The comfortable boats have toilets and a changing cabin on board, and provide ample deck space to stretch out in the sun or under a shaded awning. The Bay of Gocek, described by the yachting fraternity as the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, offers lovely views as well as beautiful clear water.

Yoga with Jim Tarran

Jim Tarran

Yoga alliance Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) Jim Tarran has been practicing yoga since 1990; graduating from the Patanjali yoga school in Kathmandu in 1992, and the Iyengar school in 1996.

He founded the Vajrasati school www.vajrasatiyoga.co.uk and teacher training program in 2000. Vajrasati is a well-established and growing school of yoga, with 25 teachers in the UK.

Jim uses the tools of yoga to fund a deeper connection to life. His popular classes across London and Sussex are known for their honesty, humanity and depth.

Jim's 20 years experience as a yoga teacher enables him to help students of all levels develop a deeper understanding of yogic techniques and the principles and philosophies that underpin them.

£725/ US$1225/ €895 (Plus flight)

Price is based on 2 people sharing a twin/double and includes: 7 nights accommodation in one of Huzur Vadisi's beautiful yurts; 3 healthy meals per day; teas, coffee, water; and all yoga tuition (twice daily except travel days and one morning off for you to explore further afield or have a lie-in mid trip). Price does not include flights and transfers.
A limited number of single supplements are available at a cost of £275

Flights and transfers

Huzur Vadisi is 40 minutes from Dalaman International Airport. Round trip transfers between the airport and the retreat centre are £35 (€45)

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Open Your Heart yoga retreat Join renowned senior yoga teacher Jim Tarran for a wonderful yoga holiday at this deeply peaceful and close to nature yoga retreat on the spectacular 'Turquoise coast' of Gocek, TurkeyGocek, Turkey£725
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