8 Days Refreshing Yoga and Pilates Holiday in Dalyan, Turkey (open from April – October)

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Description

Come and join us for an exclusive Yoga & 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.

Accommodation

Surrounded by orange and pomegranate farms, this family-run hotel and bungalow​s are ​located in the coolest part of Dalyan. All the ​rooms, suites and bungalows ​have a panoramic view of the surrounding hills, forest, mountains and swimming pool​.

We have only ​six garden rooms, six suites and five bungalows on a big garden which is larger than one acre.

Garden Rooms

Garden Rooms have spectacular forest, mountain, and garden views of the nature in Dalyan.
Size: Between 250sqft – 485sqft (23sqmt-45sqmt)

Bungalows

Composite wood walls & roof, 4 layer laminated floor, high sound and heat insulation.
Size: 300sqft (28sqmt)

Retreat schedule

09:00 – 10:00 Morning Pilates or Yoga
10:00 Breakfast, followed by free time and daily trips
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
19:00 Dinner
Pilates: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning
Yoga: Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning
Please note that all activities are optional

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, lunch, and homemade dinner. You will be served vegetarian and vegan meals if you would prefer. We prepare delicious homemade food for lunch and dinner cooked from scratch in the resorts authentic kitchen.

The resort also has special barbecue nights with traditional fish, meatballs, and chicken. Snacks and lunch menu are available at anytime in the restaurant. Your lunch on the Dalyan classic boat trip is provided. The following dietary requirement can also be catered for: Vegetarian & vegan

Retreat Price

Comfort Garden Rooms:

1 person – Private Comfort Single Room: £550

2 people – Private Comfort Double Room: £900

3 people – Private Comfort Triple Room: £1250

Bungalows:

1 person – Private Bungalow: £750

2 people – Private Bungalow: £1100

3 people – Private Bungalow: £1500

Includes

  • Yoga and Pilates sessions (6 days a week)
  • Turkish bath, scrub, and massage
  • Dalyan classic boat trip, with lunch
  • Private air-conditioned transfers from and to Dalaman Airport (DLM)
  • Free shuttle service to Dalyan town center
  • WI-FI, TV, air conditioner, safe box, and hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • 7 days buffet breakfast
  • 7 days lunch (to be chosen one a day from the lunch menu)
  • 7 nights dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Dalyan classic boat trip – 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.
  • Spa treatments – Turkish bath, scrub, and massage. Enjoy your visit to the hamam for a Turkish bath, followed by a body scrub and 30-minute massage

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. Transfer 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.