Yoga holiday in Turkey
Freeing the body - with Katrin Heuser and Fairlie Gibson
A real treat for your body, mind and spirit with two yoga sessions a day, the opportunity for nourishing treatments such as Thai Yoga Massage and Aroma Therapy, the most delicious fresh vegetarian food and the unspoilt beauty of nature at Suleyman’s Garden offering the perfect setting to unwind, relax and revitalise.
In the yoga classes we will work in an unhurried and playful way to explore how the release of tension, accessing deeper strength and creating space can develop a fabulous sense of freedom in the body. Our focus and our time are spent on the journey getting into the posture rather than the end posture. This approach is suitable for any age, shape, size, or degree of flexibility.
"Practice transforms us. We need to eat less...we become more beautiful, our faces change and our walk gains in elasticity. A different life begins and the body expresses a happiness never felt before." (from 'Awakening the Spine' by Vanda Scaravelli)
Suleyman’s Garden has a deep energy of aliveness running through it. Everywhere you look, vegetables and fruits are ripening and flowers blossoming. We practice yoga in a beautiful shala overlooking the sea, and when you turn into a twist you look into a field of cheekily green peppers and lusciously plump aubergines.
Dates and prices
3-10 July 2017 (Mon to Mon)
9-16 October 2017 (Mon to Mon)
A number of options to suit you:
Some en-suite accommodation available, please get in touch to enquire about additional cost.
The prices include accommodation, three meals a day and all yoga. It does not include flights, insurance, treatments, transfers or day trips.
The rest of the day is free to relax, enjoy the pool or a swim in the sea, chill at the beach, lie in the hammock all day, go walking in the shade of the pine forest or along the dramatic coastline.
Possible other activities
What other people have said about this holiday
"Fairlie's classes exceeded my expectations in challenging my habitual ways of thinking and practicing and I've come away inspired. Kat's teaching is very mindful and draws on a great breadth of yoga experiences and teachings."
Suleyman's Garden is run by the same team as the renowned Huzur Vadisi retreat. It is in a stunning location overlooking the Mediterranean sea and islands, with swimming from a rocky cove less than ten minutes walk away. It is also not far from lovely Kabak beach, a short drive away, or an hour’s walk along a beautiful coastal path in the shade of the pine forest. Situated in a very unspoiled area, on what is known as the 'Lycian Way', there are wonderful trails for walking on the dramatic and mountainous coastline.
Despite being secluded, Suleyman’s Garden is also only a fifteen-minute minibus or taxi ride to the resort of Olu Deniz, with arguably Turkey’s most famous beach, plenty of restaurants and shopping.
Suleyman’s Garden itself is a very charming, small, traditional farm with terraced vegetable fields, orchards and beautiful gardens, and stunning sea views.
There is a mix of different types of accommodation available. Some simple, comfortable wooden cabins with balconies, shaded by vines and flowers, are dotted around the garden (some with sea view) . In addition, there are a few small traditional earth and stone houses. For more comfort, there are also larger, airy en-suite rooms on the upper level near the farmhouse, pool and shala.
The wooden floored and shaded yoga shala is set amid the vegetable gardens and fruit trees, with lovely sea views. The shala is fully equipped with mats, belts, blocks, bolsters and blankets.
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, as well as the hospitality of Suleyman and his family, that make this the perfect place to relax and find some peace.
There is a complimentary tea and coffee table, also with a selection of herb teas and biscuits, which is freely available to help yourself throughout the day.
About the teachers
To find out a bit more about me, please feel free to browse this website. I am absolutely delighted to team up with one of my own teachers to offer this holiday.
For Fairlie yoga is about connecting with the inherent wisdom of the body. Her yoga classes are an invitation to play with sensations of gravity, freeing the breath and awakening the spine, exploring openings and connections that our ‘normal’ movement and postural habits may not have allowed before. This different way of working with the body leads to a different experience of your being. You will be encouraged to work attentively and deeply and to experience the wonderful freedom of a mind and body at play, whether you are interested in learning the Scaravelli Inspired approach to yoga or simply looking to deepen your practice.
Since 2003 she has followed the approach of the great teachers who were themselves students of Vanda Scaravelli: Diane Long, Sophy Hoare, John Stirk and others.
Some special memories
We always bring back the most magical memories.
One of our day trips....
There are several companies flying to Turkey. Due to most charter flights to Dalaman being on a Monday, that is our travel day. Prices vary according to time of booking or season. It is advisable to book early to get the best prices.
Suleyman’s Garden is 1 hour 30 minutes from Dalaman airport and we will arrange transfers, for which the costs will be added to your bill at the end, so you don't need any Turkish Lira on arrival.