Refreshing Yoga and Pilates Holiday in Dalyan, Turkey (open from May- October)

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Refreshing Yoga and Pilates Holiday in Dalyan, Turkey

Come and join us for an exclusive Yoga and Pilates retreat in Dalyan, Turkey. Dalyan is an ideal destination for escaping from the stress of daily life. With the resorts natural surroundings, this retreat is the perfect place to re-energise yourself.

Discover the healing benefits of relaxation, meditation, and chanting in the tranquil part of Turkey. With the resorts natural surroundings, this retreat is the perfect place to reenergise yourself.

The town of Dalyan is located on the Turquoise coast in southern Turkey. Dalyan is well known thanks to its proximity to the famous Iztuzu Beach where the endangered Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta Caretta) lay their eggs, the beach and surrounding area is protected. The beach can be reached by minibus or by a relaxing boat ride on the Dalyan Canal.

As well as the loggerhead turtles, Dalyan is also home to the largest population of the soft-shelled Nile turtles (Trionyx triunguis). The wetland areas are home to many migrating birds and storks nest all over the area. Steeped in history, Dalyan is overlooked by ancient Lycian Rock Tombs which are the last resting places of the Kings of Kaunos, meanwhile, the Dalyan Canal weaves its way past the village on its way from Köyceğiz Lake to the beach.

Across the canal, you will find the ruins of the city of Kaunos with a Roman theatre, fortifications, basilica, and many other sites to be seen. Dalyan itself has strict building regulations which allow them to keep the traditional feeling in the village. Traditionally a fishing village, the village has a warm welcome for visitors.

The Saturday market is a joy to shop at, from the best quality fake designer wear to fresh vegetables and of course a plentiful collection of local spices and teas as a working market you will shop alongside tourists and locals alike.

Also with mud baths, thermal springs, a historic mosque, and scenic walks, Dalyan has it all for the perfect relaxing holiday. Nearby, you can also find Tlos, an ancient Roman site with Lycian rock caves, Saklikent Gorge, a natural marvel to walk through, and the beautiful bays of Aşı and Ekincik bay which are perfect for snorkeling.

Dalyan is also just over an hour’s drive from Marmaris or Fethiye with the glorious Öludeniz just outside Fethiye. You can take a boat tour from Göcek around the 12 islands, or just walk around the marina and marvel at the yachts.

Sedir Resort is a charming and truly extraordinary hotel, bungalow, and suites which are located in the coolest part of Dalyan. The resort is set in a peaceful location surrounded by lush green fields and a liquid amber forest. This is a perfect place for nature lovers who visit Dalyan. All hotel rooms, bungalows, and suites have a panoramic view of the surrounding hills, forest, mountains, and swimming pool.

Sedir Resort will make an ideal base for yoga and Pilates retreats with over 10 years of experience. You can take a little walk to the forest, hire a bicycle, explore the area, pick your favourite reading corner in the huge garden, or simply relax by the pool with a refreshing drink.

In 2020 we open on the 4th of May. Join us for 6, 7 or 8 days.

Accommodation

Sedir Resort has six garden rooms, five bungalows, and six suites on a big garden which is larger than one acre. Sedir Resort includes a large swimming pool and a nice children’s pool. The big swimming pool is 53 x 26 feet (16 x 8 meters), approximately three times larger than similar hotel pools.

Rooms
The rooms can accommodate up to three people. The size of a single room is 250 square feet with 50 square feet of balcony. All the rooms have the spectacular forest, mountain, and garden views of the nature in Dalyan. You will be provided with a comfortable double bed or twin beds and an additional bed.

The rooms have sound and heat insulation, air conditioning, dressing table, satellite LED TV, hairdryer, kettle and tea, silent mini-bar, laptop size safe box, and a large wardrobe. The rooms also have a large en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, washbasin, and toilet.

Bungalows
The rooms can accommodate up to three people. The size of a single room is 300 square feet with 5,400 square feet of balcony. All bungalows have mountain, forest, and garden views of the nature in Dalyan. You will be provided with a comfortable double bed, a single bed, and a sofa bed.

The bungalows have composite wood walls and roof, four-layer laminated floor, and high sound and heat insulation. Also, there will be dressing table, satellite LED TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, kettle and tea, silent mini-bar, laptop size safe box, and a large wardrobe, along with a large en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle, washbasin, and toilet in every bungalow.

Retreat schedule

08:00 – 09:00 Morning Pilates or Yoga
09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast, followed by free time and daily trips
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

Teachers

Stephanie Arden
Stephanie has been teaching Pilates for over 30 years. She has been running her own Pilates groups for over 10 years in Turkey. She is fluent in Dutch, English, German, and Turkish.

Over the years, she has developed a technique mixing Pilates, yoga, and some martial arts. Sessions include materials like Pilates ball, small softballs, and dumbbells and elastic loops or bands. Besides working on a stable and strong core, all workouts have a dose of exercises to strengthen your muscles; focusing on the ability and well-being of the client, motivating people to learn to trust their body.

Bigem Idrisoglu
Bigem was interested in yoga for many years, and from seeing and feeling the benefits of her own body, she decided to do become a yoga instructor. She has trained in Iyenyar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa in India as a yoga instructor.

Jane Pollard
Jane has been teaching yoga for eight years, firstly completing her Hatha yoga training in Boston, then a full year of training as a Kundalini yoga teacher. She has also trained with Maya Feinnes. Jane is also a sound therapist, cutting her own CD five years ago, called Resonance.

A background of holistic and healing work supports all her work, making the experience very special. Jane says she loves the transformation of the people who come to the retreats, wound up like a coil inside and leave, and floating on a cloud. Her yoga is energy giving, life force giving, and healing.

Cuisine

During this retreat, you will be served a daily buffet breakfast and lunch. We prepare delicious homemade food cooked from scratch in the resorts authentic kitchen.

Your lunch on the Dalyan classic boat trip is provided. The following dietary requirement can also be catered for: Vegetarian & vegan.

Retreat Price

8 DAYS

1 person Private single room

Resort – Comfort single Garden Room
£590

1 person Private bungalow

Private bungalow for 1 person
£690

2 persons Private double room

Resort – Comfort Garden double room
£890

2 persons Private bungalow

Private bungalow for 2 people
£990

7 DAYS

1 person Private single room

Resort – Comfort single Garden Room
£560

1 person Private bungalow

Private bungalow for 1 person
£650

2 persons Private double room

Resort – Comfort Garden double room
£850

2 persons Private bungalow

Private bungalow for 2 people
£950

6 DAYS

1 person Private single room

Resort – Comfort single Garden Room
£520

1 person Private bungalow

Private bungalow for 1 person
£610

2 persons Private double room

Resort – Comfort Garden double room
£810

2 persons Private bungalow

Private bungalow for 2 people
£900

Includes

  • Pilates sessions (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
  • Yoga sessions (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays)
  • Dalyan classic boat trip, with lunch. Enjoy a boat trip along the Dalyan River, including the Turtle Beach, mud baths, and Kaunos tombs. During this trip, you will be able to enjoy your lunch, this lunch is included in the package.
  • Private air-conditioned transfers from and to Dalaman Airport
  • Free shuttle service to Dalyan town center
  • WI-FI, TV, air conditioner, safe box, and hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation

Does not include

  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Flight tickets

Optional activities

Mud baths and springs
If you enjoy splashing around in the mud or wish to become more beautiful during your trip to Dalyan, then the mud baths are your answer. The mud is said to have anti-aging properties in that it removes your wrinkles. Firstly, cover your body in the mud and then bask in the sun while the mud bakes dry. As the mud dries, it shrinks your skin removing your wrinkles with it.

While it has not been scientifically proven to have this effect, those that have tried it all believe themselves to have younger skin as a result. Failing any beauty effects, many families enjoy the time wallowing in the mud on a hot day.

Following your mud bath, take a dip in the thermal spring which has healing properties for the skin, respiratory system, and rheumatism. The waters at the Sultaniye Spring have a very high mineral content, in fact, the second highest in the world. The mud baths and hot springs can be reached by boat, it is usually the first stop on the daily boat tours of Dalyan.

Iztuzu (Turtle Beach)
The beach, commonly referred to as Turtle Beach and also known as Iztuzu Beach, lies at the end of the Dalyan Delta and is a seven-kilometer sandbank. At one end the beach is backed mountains and hills covered by pine trees, this is accessible by road and public minibus.

The other end, referred to as the boat end, is backed by the reed beds that make up the labyrinth that is the Dalyan Delta. The most popular way to visit the beach is via the public Dolmuş boat trip from the Dalyan harbor, the trip takes around 30 minutes and passes the Lycian Rock Tombs before heading into the reed-lined canals. On the trip, keep a lookout for the natural wildlife, dragon flies dancing alongside the boat and birds swooping through the reeds.

If you wish to spend a different day on the beach, why not take a walk along the beach to see the diversity of wildlife in one small area. You can take the boat to the beach and walk to the other end and return by minibus or vice versa. You will get to see the reed beds and views back towards Dalyan, or as the beach nears the mountains the ponds that sit between the beach and the hills.

Gocek 12 Islands boat trip
This is probably the best excursion whether you enjoy swimming or not. This trip is a good opportunity for swimming, sunbathing, or just a lazy day out. You will be able to swim in various crystal clear coves and bays during this trip. You will feel relaxed as you enjoy the sunshine and the scenery.

The Kaunos Tombs
The rock tombs overlooking Dalyan were built to house the dead kings from the ancient City of Kaunos and offer an impressive sight that inspires all that see them.

During your holiday, you will see them almost every day and at each glance, you will wonder at just how the ancient people of Kaunos carved such features with just the most basic of tools. When illuminated at night, the splendor is amplified with the orange glow.

White water rafting
Dalyan area with its rich natural resources and beautiful rivers provides great opportunities for water sports like rafting. High mountains, long distance rivers, amazing green valleys, and spectacular geography make Dalyan region a real paradise for rafting and nature lovers.

What to pack

  • Yoga & Pilates clothing
  • Pool & Beach towel
  • Sun cream
  • Swimming wear

Location and how to get there

Recommended Airport: Dalaman International Airport. Transfers are included with the package

Booking

To book this Refreshing Yoga and Pilates Holiday in Dalyan, fill in the form below. You can also email the team direct on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.