Soul Detox yoga & meditation holiday in Turkey with Casimiro Pires & myself
~ Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Sound Healing ~ Culture ~ Nature ~ Discovery ~ Stillness ~ Dancing ~ Singing ~ Relaxation ~ Bodywork ~ Reflection ~ Inspiration ~
A real treat for your body, mind and spirit! Join us for our yoga, meditation and sound healing retreat on the stunning Turkish Riviera. A chance to escape day-to-day life, press the pause button and reconnect with your inner Self again in the company of Mother Nature and great friends (old and new). At the same time, explore the rich culture inherited by the Persian, Greek and Roman times and enjoy the Turkish hospitality.
Our intention is to create a deeply restful experience filled with beautiful practices for relaxing the body, silencing the mind and helping you return to your natural Self. We will draw from different practices and techniques - yoga, meditation, healing sounds, pranayama, massage, chanting, dance, Qi Gong, enquiry and contemplation. Go back home with an open heart space and feeling grounded within yourself.
Huzur Vadisi is the perfect setting with its peaceful energy running through it (Huzur Vadisi means Peace Valley). Set in the mountains above Göcek, you are surrounded by beautiful nature. Everywhere you look, you either see parts of old ruins, ancient olive trees, vines entwining around the shala, or exotic flowers blossoming. We do our practice in a beautiful shala surrounded by bird song.
We start each day with a meditation and yoga practice. The slow yoga classes offer a playful and in-depth exploration of movement and individual postures with the aim of finding more space in the body and accessing deeper strength and a more congruent alignment. As we bring the awareness to what is happening inside and where we are in the present moment, the body is encouraged to release where it is holding. An invitation to play with gravity, free the breath and find space in the body to allow it to move to its full potential.
In the afternoons we will have different workshops. Some more yoga and movement, and lots of chanting to activate our expressive nature, healing sounds to deeply relax and re-calibrate, Thai Yoga Massage to reconnect and open up, meditation and breathing to go deeper - all beautiful practices to help us slow down, connect to the earth as well as the high vibrations of summer. During this time of the year, we can really tap into our inner Joy and allow our true Self to express itself.
On some of the evenings we will gather for some more singing and celebration under the night sky.
On one of the days, we will take a "day off" for a chance to enjoy a boat trip around the spectacular islands along the Göcek coastline. This is optional, and if you prefer you can also chill out on the beach, go for a longer walk, relax in a hammock...
Dates and prices
27th June - 4th July 2021 (Sun-Sun)
SUPER EARLY BIRD - BOOK UNTIL 31 JANUARY 2021!
EARLY BIRD - BOOK UNTIL 30 APRIL 2021!
NORMAL PRICE - AFTER 30 APRIL 2020!
The prices include:
It does not include flights, insurance, massages, airport transfers, other trips and activities.
The rest of the day is free to relax, enjoy the lush pool, chill at the beach, lie in the hammock all day, go walking in the shade of the pine forest.
Possible other activities (extras)
About Huzur Vadisi
Huzur Vadisi is Turkey’s longest established and best-known yoga holiday retreat. Established in 1993, it was the first centre of its kind in Turkey. In a secluded mountain valley, surrounded by pine forest, the yurt accommodation nestles amid olive and fig groves. It is an oasis of peace in natural surroundings, simple and rustic with shared bathroom facilities, yet comfortable and beautifully maintained with all conveniences in the yurts.
At night the valley is dark, revealing all the beauty of the night sky. At full moon it is truly magical to see the forest and valley bathed in moonlight. Huzur Vadisi’s setting brings a deep connection with the natural world that immeasurably enhances the benefits of yoga practice.
The combination of great yoga, stunning unspoiled location, welcoming experienced staff and legendary food creates an experience for which teachers and guests have been returning year after year.
Our welcoming and experienced host, Tanfer, one of the founding partners of Huzur Vadisi, is also a Yoga Academy trained teacher.
We will sleep in stunning boutique yurts dotted around the valley. At night you can see the stars from your bed through the ‘eye of heaven’ at the apex of the yurts. Single, double/twin and triple options available.
Enjoy fresh vegetables and fruit during all our truly delicious meals. It is the food as much as the location, as well as the hospitality, that make this the perfect place to relax and find some peace. The food at Huzur Vadisi is so famous, that they even made a cook book!
There is a complimentary tea and coffee table, also with a selection of herb teas and biscuits, which is freely available to help yourself throughout the day.
There are several companies flying to Dalaman, or you can get an easy connection via Istanbul. Prices vary according to time of booking or season. It is advisable to book early to get the best prices.
Huzur Vadisi is 45 minutes from Dalaman airport and we will arrange transfers, for which the costs will be added to your bill at the end, so you don't need any Turkish Lira on arrival.
We love meditating, playing music, practicing yoga, singing, dancing, contemplating, reflecting, creating sound journeys and all things joyful. In our Soul Detox Gatherings we love sharing all of these beautiful things, either on retreats or at special events.
Singing has always been a big part of Casimiro's life, whether in the shower or in karaoke bars, and in his teenage years he took up the guitar and the bass. Later in life, while backpacking through Nicaragua, he found his love for the ukulele, which was the beginning of a very intimate, life-long relationship.
Through this instrument he learnt to express his inner worlds, feelings and emotions. Whilst science, philosophy and religions all played an important part in his journey, he only found peace when he started to focus his attention on what was happening inside his mind, his body and his consciousness. He is no longer looking for the answers.
Casimiro lives a semi-nomadic life between Europe and Latin America playing music, creating sound journeys and soundscapes, and facilitating retreats.