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Yoga holiday in Turkey

  • July, 22th - 28th 2013

A yoga week in South-Turkey is perfect for a relaxing summer vacation. While body and mind are relaxed and energized, you can deepen your yoga practice and gain a new experience.

During this week we focus on the various aspects of Classical Ashtanga yoga. In the morning classes we practice mainly Asanas, physical postures that stretch and strengthen the body. In the afternoon we are studying some Asanas in detail, learn basic breathing exercises (= Pranayama) and practice meditation. In addition I teach a bit about philosophy and theory of Yoga. This week is suitable for everyone.

Grenadine Lodge: The hotel lays near the conservation area with a field on one side and a villa on the other.

The hotel swimming pool is shaped in the regions of Turkey. It has a small waterfall and a Jacuzzi. A small bar beside the pool serves cold juices and hot drinks.

The Yoga classes take place twice daily in one of the two 'yoga decks' with their shady roof and bamboo screening. The shade provided by the bamboo screening allows the air to circulate whilst keeping the heat of the sun out. There is also a typical Turkish tree house where students can relax and meditate.

Iztutu beach lays within the national park. There are no buildings at or around the beach as it is a conservation area with extremely strict access rules to protect the turtles which are nesting there.

Besides visiting the beach we can also arrange a variety of trips; you can rise early one morning to see the turtles as they sunbathe on the river, a visit to a typical Turkish family can be arranged. There are also hot springs, mud baths and a huge lake to explore. A fantastic day out  is the Ten Island Boat Trip.

On Saturday mornings there is a large market in Dalyan village selling local produce, spices, fabrics etc. We can also arrange boat trips with barbeque lunches and a visit to a very old Haman (Turkish bath).

If you are interested in history there is the ancient city of Kaunas on the other side of the river or you can visit the Ghost Town ofKayaköy which is exactly as it was when the Greeks left Turkey to return to Greece.

Dalyan is loved for:

• History – Lycian Rock Tombs and Caunos an ancient Roman city

• Turkish food – freshly cooked using home-grown or market garden purchased products, delicious, tasty and healthy (gluten and wheat free food is available)

• Natural therapies - hot springs and mud baths

• Wild life – in abundance, storks, kingfishers, tortoises, wild boar for example

• Convenience – Dalaman airport is only 30 minutes from Dalyan

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last update: 10.02.2013