Blissful Yoga & Meditation Retreat
The Pomegranate Boutique Hotel
13th – 20th October 2014
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.
Practise yoga and meditation on a shala set in the midst of orange and lemon trees with views out to the sea beyond. Truly fantastic. Walk the coastal path or take a dip in the pool. Watch the sun setting over the sea while enjoying your delicious dinner, prepared with love from all the organic garden produce and locally sourced food. Enjoy the exceptionally warm hospitality and natural but well designed surroundings of the hotel, offering plenty of cosy nooks to take time out to yourself. All this providing the perfect opportunity to relax, take time out and connect more to your beautiful self at a venue listed as one of the top yoga retreat spots!
This retreat has that exact purpose – to allow an opportunity to retreat from the everyday rhythm of life in order to nourish, relax, have fun and meet yourself more deeply on all levels. We will cultivate a spacious mind, an expansive heart and inspire creativity through self expression and self reflection. Peace, love and harmony are at the essence of your ‘Self’ and to unveil this inner beauty that we all have within us, we simply need to give our ‘self’ some breathing space and time out. Then out of nowhere the heart is ignited, you have vision, optimism and enthusiasm that can fill your life with renewed beauty, purpose and meaning.
The foundation of the retreat, is to encourage and inspire you beyond your perceived limitations to experience a higher vibration and greater bliss and joy within your everyday life.
Yoga will take place twice a day, every morning and afternoon in the beautiful, fully equipped yoga shala. We will begin each morning as the sun rises with meditation/pranayama followed by an energising hatha yoga practice. After class, you will be served a delicious breakfast before the afternoon adventures/relaxation begins! From then on, you have plenty of time to relax, explore, walk, swim check out the local sites or simply chill by the pool/have a massage! We will then come back together for a soothing afternoon practice, which will vary each day; including all aspects of yoga such as a guided meditations/ restorative, gentle yoga/ slow meditative hatha/ fun partner work/ yoga nidra etc. Then its time to catch that sunset before a delicious home cooked dinner.
The Pomegranate is Huzur Vadisi’s Boutique Hotel, the name representing the health giving properties of this wonderful fruit with its ruby red seeds, native to Turkey and the Mediterranean. The pomegranate fruit also has symbolic and mythological associations with natural cycles, rebirth, and renewal, which hopefully you will experience on your yoga holiday here!
The Pomegranate, designed with great attention and care, provides convenience and comfort, featuring natural materials, stone and cedar, and furnished tastefully with wood, rattan and stunning fabrics. All this whilst still surrounded by an authentic, rustic and rural experience of Turkish life on this unspoiled stretch of coastline.
Staying at The Pomegranate is very much like being a houseguest – very relaxed with a friendly atmosphere, particularly welcoming for people holidaying on their own. There is also plenty of garden space to chill and be by yourself.
For a little extra luxury you can also choose to stay in an apartment which comes with a large living room and balcony.
Things to do
In between your 2 daily yoga/meditation practices and delicious home cooked meals there is plenty to indulge yourself in!
On Turkey’s famous ‘Turquoise Coast’, just twenty minutes southeast of Olu Deniz, The Pomegranate is a small oasis of comfort and style, surrounded by rural scenery and small farms. It has lovely views over the sea, and is backed by mountains, where the well-known Lycian Trail has marked paths to take you through the forests and mountains on this lovely section of coastline. The walks start from right outside the hotel. A rocky swimming cove is within half an hours walking distance, and lovely beaches are just a short ride away.
It is also not far from lovely Kabak Beach, an hour’s walk along a beautiful coastal path in the shade of the pine forest or alternatively 15 minutes by road.
The Hotel can arrange a variety of wonderful excursions. This including a choice of 2 private boat trips along this stunning and deserted coastline to the fabulous unspoiled Springwater Beach, as well as a trip to take in the 12 islands of the beautiful Bay of Fethiye. In addition there are a variety of locations including archaeological sites and places of natural beauty to discover; the wonderful ancient Lycian site of Tlos, the spectacular river gorge of Saklikent, and the extensive Roman city and fabulous beach at Patara.
Fethiye is about 30 minutes away and is the nearest large town. Set on a beautiful bay, it features shops, bazaars, seafront cafes, Turkish baths and the ruins of the ancient city of Telmessos.
**£50 reduction if booked by 30th June**
Price is based on 2 people sharing a twin/double and includes:
- 7 nights accommodation;
- 3 delicious healthy meals per day;
- teas, coffee, water;
- all yoga tuition – twice daily including meditation, hatha, restorative, pranayama and deep relaxation in the heart of nature! (There will be no practice on travel days and you will have one morning off for you to explore further afield or have a lie-in mid trip).
Price does not include:
- flights (nearest airport is Dalaman)
- travel insurance
Single cabins with showers and toilets adjacent are available for £645pp
2 luxury apartments are available with living room, terrace/balcony and day bed for £845pp
Single supplements are available for an extra cost on request.
Contact Naz now to secure your place with a non-refundable deposit of £150 (firstname.lastname@example.org)