Turquoise Coast, Turkey
April 18-25, 2016
Being Yoga with Trishna’s 3rd Annual Retreat at Suleyman’s Garden!
A week to explore and enjoy the natural beauty and ambiance of this Turkish coastal region while also dedicating your attention to your own nature and inner grace through yoga practice. Trishna will offer morning and late afternoon class on most days.
Our yoga is Hatha Flow with emphasis on breath and awareness. Asana (held poses) are offered with gradations of challenge. Pranayama (breath technique), mantra, meditation, and philosophy are woven into this practice.
All levels of experience with yoga are welcome to join! Please contact Trishna right away to reserve your space!
Suleyman’s Garden is a charming small traditional farm with a built in yoga retreat~ perched with stunning views over the Mediterranean, and with swimming from a rocky cove a five-minute walk away. It is not far from lovely Kabak Beach, an hour’s walk along a beautiful coastal path in the shade of the pine forest or alternatively 15 minutes by road. Further along the coast, accessible only by boat, is wonderful, isolated Springwater Beach.
Suleyman’s is in a very unspoiled area, on what is known as the ‘Lycian Way’, a marked trail, which is wonderful for walking on the dramatic and mountainous coastline. Despite being secluded, Suleyman’s Garden is also only a fifteen-minute minibus or taxi ride (in the opposite direction from Kabak Beach), to the small resort of Olu Deniz, with arguably Turkey’s most famous beach, for restaurants and shopping.
The accommodation is in simple, comfortable wooden cabins with balconies, shaded by vines and flowers, some with views of the sea and others with garden views. There are cabins with double beds (for either single or double occupation).There is a small traditional earth and stone house with two single beds. Bathrooms are shared and situated around the lush gardens.
There are also three newer rooms which are ‘en suite’.
Meals are delicious and in the style of Turkish village cooking. Our hosts use fresh local produce, much of it home grown, and occasionally fresh local fish. It is worth going for the food alone!
There is lovely small swimming pool with views over the terraces to the sea.
Listed next are some possible outings that could be arranged with help from the staff at Suleyman’s Garden.
*The Bay of Fethiye, Springwater Beach, or Butterfly Valley, by boat.
*Fethiye City (40 minutes by car). Bazaars, Turkish Baths, and the Ruins of Telmessos.
*The ancient Lycian sites of Tlos and Pinara.
*The deserted Greek village of Kayakoy.
* The extensive Roman city and beach at Patara.
I discovered last year, not through first hand experience but via the great enthusiastic recommendation of students, that there is World Class Paragliding at Olu Deniz.
And of course there is always the option to relax closer to your home away from home.
In my first year here, one of our students was able to find a ruin hidden in the bushes off the Lycian Trail, very close to Suleyman’s Garden.The next day she brought a friend who drew a map! I am hoping that map is still around. With or without a map, it is fun to look!
Please contact Trishna right away to reserve your space!
Cost: double/single (if exchange rate changes greatly I will modify accordingly.)
Regular Room, shared bath
Double $1155. per person
Double $1240. per person
Included in this is all room and board and the full yoga program. Minimum 10 participants, maximum 20 participants.
Ground travel expenses from and to Dalaman Airport, costs of boat outings, travel insurance, and any other personal incidental expenses are not included in the cost of the retreat.
(Inner Adventure Travel and Suleyman’s Garden will do our best to help facilitate ride sharing from the airport).
For more information, and especially if you are planning on attending this retreat, please read the linked pdf in it’s entirety, as it contains very useful details!:
Suleyman’s Garden Guest Info. 2016
You may contact Trishna to confirm your reservation, then send your deposit or full payment via Cheque, Bank Transfer (arrange with Trishna), or pay online via the links below.
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