What to expect
This week will help you shed tension from your mind and body, let go of stresses and strains, grow your sense of self-acceptance, courage, joy and playfulness, so you leave refreshed and peaceful with a new sense of optimism and reservoir of energy.
There's the perfect balance of Yoga, time to relax and time to explore or chat by the pool with your new-found Yoga friends.
From the very start, we make a real effort to create a warm, inclusive approach and infuse everything with lightness, joy and loving energy.
Your teacher for the week
All Yoga is led by Julia, who began a regular yoga practise in 1991, teaching in the UK since 2007 and internationally since 2013.
Morning sessions will softly waken the body to the day. Late afternoon sessions will ease you into the evening and include movement with deep relaxation.
Julia is a spiritual teacher, who has natural empathy and healing abilities. These elements underpin the yoga practice and the retreat as a whole.
Julia will provide individual attention as needed to help you find a sense of effortlessness and release. Physically, you will discover a natural softening and opening, letting go of long-held tight spots, and bring to life your body's latent knowing and strength.
Mentally and spiritually, the Yoga (inspired by Vanda Scaravelli) is like a soothing bath for the soul and offers a way into deep inner connection and self-love.
The Yoga space
The Yoga shala at Suleyman's Garden makes our daily Yoga pure pleasure.
Resting in a secluded corner at this world-class retreat, the shaded wooden shala looks out to the sparkling sea and distant islands. Chirping of cicadas and the sound of lemons falling from abundant trees provide a profound feeling of being immersed in nature and at one with mother earth.
All equipment is provided, including mats, eye pillows, blocks, belts, bolsters and blankets.
Who should come
This week is for you if you crave re-balancing a tired mind and a body in need of rest, the perfect tonic to a busy life. It's also perfect for restoring natural order to the body and returning your whole system to its organic balance.
The Yoga is suitable for everyone and previous groups have included complete beginners alongside experienced practitioners. Many love it so much that they come back year after year.
Nothing is forced, there is space for everyone and a sense that who you are right here right now is the perfect place to be.
Additional paid-for optional extras are:
Non-Yogaing partners and friends are welcome and can find plenty to do walking/running/cycling the trails, joining boat trips from Olu Deniz or for the more adventurous para-gliding over the famous Blue Lagoon.
Flights and Transfers
The holiday excludes flight, personal insurance (a pre-requisite to booking) and transfer. Transfer can be arranged by us prior to arrival.
Flights are to the easily accessed Dalaman International Airport, to arrive Saturday. We recommend arriving around lunch time or mid evening to maximise shared transfer.
Flights are available from all major and many minor UK and European airports. NB: If you would like to share UK transport to the airport, please let us know on booking and you will be connected with others as available.
Weather and what to bring
The weather in June is a pleasant 25-27 degrees Celcius, dropping to around 19 degrees at night. Rain is rare and the days and nights tend to be dry and warm.
More details of what to bring will be sent on booking, but all Yoga equipment is provided (including mats, blocks, bolsters, eye pillows and cushions).