Sunshine Yoga Retreat at Suleyman’s Garden Turkey
The Sunshine Retreat is the perfect yoga getaway at Suleyman’s Garden, carved into terraces of abundant fruits and vegetables, nestled in the pine forests that cascade down to the Mediterranean.
There are breathtaking sea views and sunsets from the dining terrace and yoga shalas. The accommodation is in very comfortable stone or wooden cabins with verandahs, shaded by vines and flowers.
Dappled sunshine, yoga, forests, the wild seashore and the ripening fruits in the gardens; this is a retreat, an escape to Eden and far removed from the bustling tourist routes, a hideaway beneath the mountains for those who seek a space of peace.
A taste of old Turkey on the Lycian Way and a potent venue to reveal delight through an immersive yoga programme that dives into the body, breath and heart.
A long established and highly respected teacher from the Isle of Wight, Emma’s teaching over nearly two decades has evolved into one that provides clarity, invites a fresh understanding of alignment and a deeper internal conscious and energetic awareness as participants are guided mindfully through creative graceful sequences.
The retreat experience is liberating and the perfect way to move forward lighter and freer, fitter and healthier – a more contented you.
This is a yoga retreat for those wishing to delve deeper into the practices and teachings of yoga. There are local walks in the forest and along the coast, fantastic swimming in the sea and trips available by boats to secluded beaches. Fethiye is a half hour drive away with its historic hammam and vibrant market.
7.30am – Meditation, pranayama, followed by a creative, flowing dynamic asana.
10am – Breakfast
2pm – Light lunch
5pm – A slower restorative asana class that moves participants lovingly towards quiet stillness and meditation.
7.30pm – Dinner
Trained in the hatha yoga traditions of Sivananda, Ashtanga and Iyengar, Emma’s teaching is a flowing imaginative journey into the body and mind through asana, stories, poetry, meditation and breath.
She is a senior teacher with the Yoga Alliance Professionals UK and offers yoga teacher training weekends for SUP Yoga.
Her retreats are perfect for those wishing to dive deeper into their understanding of yoga and are steeped in the qualities of integrity and joy.
Emma has been offering yoga retreats for fifteen years. She specialises in balancing the important elements of offering inspirational creative yoga classes, a loving, safe and supportive group environment and the needs of precious time to simply be on holiday, enjoy wonderful food, comfort and beauty.
As a triathlete, she has a special empathy for athletes and their needs and will often offer morning runs to interested participants.
The food is traditional Turkish fare, vegetarian and local. The freshest of salads, rich bean and yogurt dishes. Much of it is grown and harvested around the yoga shala.
Suleyman can be seen pottering over the terraces picking the ripe vegetables for the next fresh meal.
It is plentiful, healthy, sun kissed, delicious and natural. It cannot recommend it enough and you always return home feeling detoxed and loved from the inside out.
Suleyman’s Garden is in a beautiful location overlooking the Mediterranean, with swimming from a rocky cove a five-minute walk 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.
Stone or wooden cabins built into the olive groves, set amidst verdant vegetable and flower gardens. Single or shared accommodations choices. Shared bathroom or en-suite choices also available.
Single £795 (plus £100 if en-suite)
Shared twin/double accommodation: £695 (plus £50 if en-suite)
* 7 nights full board accommodation
* Two daily yoga classes with one day off
Does not include
* Holiday insurance
* Alcohol and soft drinks
* Trail running
* Boat trip
* Sea swimming
What past guests have said
“Emma’s classes are thoughtfully prepared and she gives so much encouragement, love and technical advice that I am amazed she still has energy to spare at the end. Her blend of expert yoga knowledge woven with literary dexterity and music choices give her classes a unique feel that is both testing and hugely enjoyable.” Derek – 2017
“I am writing… to express my gratitude for the teaching and guidance you gave this last week… I got an awful lot out of the time and thank you for the wonderful programme you put together. It was full of thoughtful words, authenticity and good humour.” A. Butcher – 2017.
“It has been wonderful to meet you and we both had a fabulous time. I loved your style of teaching -such strength and beauty and I look forward to more yoga with you in the future.” Mrs Charlton – 2017.
What to pack
Comfortable clothes for yoga
Sensible sandals or walking shoes for walking over uneven stone tracks to the beach and along the coastal path
Cash for settling your bill for any extras- Euros or Turkish Lira
Sarong or pashmina for meditation
How to get here
Location and how to get there. Suleyman’s Garden is on the Lycian Way, near Fethye, Turkey. Flights are to Dalaman and transfers can be arranged to the venue which is about and hour and a half away. We recommend Skyscanner to search for the best airfare.
Send your request to the bookings team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on email@example.com with any questions you have.