Family Friendly Yoga Retreat in Turkey
Family friendly yoga retreat on the beautiful Turquoise Coast of Turkey. Daily yoga classes and workshops including partner yoga and massage.
There is a kids club during classes and also the chance to explore the surrounding area and eat delicious local vegetarian food.
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About Unity Yoga Retreats in Turkey
Families are welcome on this full-board retreat, with a kids club available during classes, workshops and treatment times. Sevanti has a young daughter who always joins the group too; wanting to ensure that children have plenty of fun whilst the parents get necessary time to themselves. There are beautiful, quiet areas for those traveling without children, and there are also parent & child classes to enjoy together.
The daily schedule includes 1-2 daily Yoga/massage and optional holistic treatments. It is important that everyone receives what they need from the retreat. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price. These are all vegetarian meals, cooked by the Turkish local staff, where guests can enjoy their delicious food in the outdoor, grapevine covered restaurant. On Friday Sevanti organises an exclusive boat trip for the group, which sails out on the Aegean Coast and stops for swimming, snorkeling and rope swing fun. During this trip lunch is provided as well as a visit to a Turkish bath and the evening everyone heads to Fethiye for dinner at the beautiful harbor town.
The emphasis of the retreat is to relax and have plenty of happiness and laughter too! We enjoy a deep, sacred practice each day, plus workshops and night meditations under the stars. Treatments contribute to the deep relaxation and guests are welcome to join together or enjoy quiet time alone as needed. The food and staff are wonderful and the energy of the mountains is magical! The staff offer a Turkish night and take such care of us that we never want to leave!
The Yoga classes are for all levels of Yoga experience and will last for 2 hours.
Unity Yoga - Welcome the day with this 2-hour class before breakfast. Unity Hatha Yoga is flowing and restorative, taking you on a journey through asanas, breathing techniques and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation). The class will begin with relaxation and meditation, with specific pranayama techniques to increase vitality, relax and clear the mind. We gently warm up the body and flow through a series of backward and forward bending, twisting and lateral movements, inversions, balances and standing poses.
Unity Partner Yoga™-In the week there will be the chance to experience a Unity Partner Yoga™ workshop. This is a fun way to connect; through joint asanas, meditation and relaxation practices we can access a sacred peace and stillness from the trust and support of another.
Yoga Nidra-On one evening at 9pm we will end the day with this deep relaxation in the warmth of the Turkish air.
In addition to Yoga, you also have the chance to experience a 90 minute holistic or acupressure massage workshop. These workshops are suitable for beginners. Acupressure massage is recieved through clothing and can be taught on the shoulder & head area, or more of a Thai style acupressure massage, which covers most of the body. Alternatively you can learn holistic oil massage.
Below is a sample daily schedule
7.30 - 9.30am: Yoga & kids club
11.15 - 1.30pm: Kids club & Massage
5.15- 6.45pm: Free time or afternoon workshops (eg massage, partner yoga, kids/family yoga
8.45pm: Free time or evening class (eg Restorative Yoga or Yoga Nidra)
Accompanying Sevanti to Turkey is one of Unity’s holistic therapists. They will offer a range of treatments, such as holistic massage, crystal healing, Thai Massage, foot massage, reflexology, Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy. These treatments cost £50 per hour and guests can pay for these treatments at the retreat. Guests will be contacted before the retreat to pre-book any treatments.
The Yuva Hotel:
Although Faralya Hotel is being sold, we are very excited to be moving to Yuva next year. It is run by the same wonderful Turkish people and therefore there is no doubt in our minds that it will be as magical and soul reviving as it has always been at Faralya. The Turkish people (and this particular group of attentive staff) are so eager to please, authentic, calm, relaxed, fun and playful and thoughtful. They work hard and offer heartfelt friendship to the group. We really feel very cared for and nothing is ever too much trouble.
The location is beautiful! Right on the sea, with direct views of the distant bay of Olu Deniz sweeping beach and lagoon and the famous Turkish sunset. An abundance of oranges, reds and golds as the sun descends directly into the sea is one of the most breathtaking images - particularly when framed by the lush pine trees and green shrubbery right down to the waters edge.
Infinity pool, chill-out spaces and yoga by the sea-In terms of facilities, the family are working hard this autumn to ensure that Yuva is accessible and comfortable to all. They are building an infinity pool with a hot tub area to relax after another day in paradise! There are various chill out areas, including huts that we can sleep in where we can see and hear the ocean. There are kushks (raised platforms with cushions and mattresses), hammocks, beautiful massage areas, sacred circles for ceremonies, a kids play area (for my children's clubs), spacious, comfortable outdoor dining areas and easy walks to various locations into the sea. I am hoping to help set up the space with soft furnishings in spring, I am eager to help pour even more love into this very special part of the world.
The accommodation varies between the more rustic huts for affordability and the very comfortable, well equipped and beautiful bungalows. All have their own verandas with lovely views.
There are two yoga spaces, both very large, one covered and one directly over the sea.
The food is always exceptional, so fresh and nutritious, catering for all diets very generously.
A sacred space-Yuva has a very sacred atmosphere, it is incredibly spacious and entices you into different pathways and clearings to find beautiful spots within this stunning nature. It has been worked as an organic farm and although is beautifully off-grid (magic these days!), there will be wifi if needed.
We can still access Kabak beach, Olu Deniz, Fethiye and all surrounding areas just as easily as Faralya. It's just 15 minutes away and its flowers and lush vegetation, seascape and caring staff are waiting to give us a warm welcome.
I can't wait - come and join us! We will be there from 21 to 28 August 2017.
The kids club includes a variety of organised activities; mainly arts crafts, games, kids yoga and time in the swimming pool, but if there is something specific that they's like to do this can be arranged.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared for you throughout the week. The Friday is a day of rest and exploration. If you choose to take the boat trip with the group a delicious meal will be prepared on board (fresh fish available). If you decide to walk into the mountains or visit other parts of the area on this day, a packed lunch is available on request. A vegan option is also available upon request during booking, other dieatary requirements and allergies are also taken into consideration.
Breakfast- baked fresh bread, local mountain honey, yoghurt, marmalade, eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese, coffee, tea, or herb tea. The fruit and vegetable gardens around the hotel are cultivated organically.
Lunch- The Faralya focuses on veggie and vegan food, but is not exclusively vegetarian. The kitchen is very hygienic, producing good local village-style food. Fish and meat are cooked in a separate area from the main kitchen.
Full Price is £585
Children ages 7-14: £175/week full board – Children under 7: Free
Kids Club £140 per child or £240 for 2 children (per family).
10% discount for past Unity students and those that have previously been on the Unity retreat
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