The yoga holidays will take place in the amazing Grenadine Lodge Yoga Hotel.
Venue and accommodation information:
This is a favourite venue, situated on its own in the unspoilt area between the village and the beach. Lots of single rooms, plus twins, double and small suites all with air conditioning and their own facilities
This small yoga hotel is in the conservation area between the village of Dalyan and the beach.
If you can tear yourself away from the hotel swimming pool, small buses will stop by the hotel entrance every hour taking guests to the beach. Or you can take one of the riverboats from the village, a slow 15 minutes walk away (3 minutes by taxi) or a short cycle ride.
Iztutu beach is within the national park. There are no buildings at or around the beach as it is a conservation area with extremely strict access rules to protect the turtles which nest there.
At each end of the very long beach are changing huts, a cafe and sun beds with parasols.
The boats arrive at one end and the buses at the other – in between these nothing but sand and sea.
Aygul is the manager of the hotel. The hotel is in the village conservation area with a field on one side and a villa on the other.
The hotel swimming pool is shaped into the regions of Turkey. It has a small waterfall and a Jacuzzi, plus sunshades. There is also a typical Turkish tree house where yoga students can relax. A small bar beside the pool serves cold juices and hot drinks.
Besides visiting the beach the lodge can also arrange a variety of trips; students can rise early one morning to see the turtles as they sunbathe on the river, a visit to a typical Turkish family and village can be arranged. There are also hot springs, mud baths and a huge lake to explore – it’s a very beautiful region. One fantastic day out is the Ten Island Boat Trip.
On Saturday mornings there is a large market in Dalyan village selling local produce, spices, fabrics etc. The hotel can also arrange boat trips with barbeque lunches and a visit to a very old Haman (Turkish bath).
If you are interested in history there is the ancient city of Kaunas on the other side of the river or travel further afield to the Ghost Town at Kayaköy which is exactly as it was when the Greeks left Turkey to return to Greece.
Yoga takes place twice daily on the new ‘yoga deck’ with its shady roof and bamboo screening.
The shade provided by the bamboo screening allows the air to circulate whilst keeping out the heat of the sun.
There is also a second outdoor yoga deck and a tree house which is perfect for meditation.
The hotel has 14 rooms, all the rooms have air conditioning and en-suite facilities complete with a hair-dryer on the wall.
Upstairs Rooms : the airy upstairs rooms are ‘attic style’. Each has an outdoor space with limited views, en-suite facilities and full air conditioning.
Downstairs Suites: downstairs rooms have en-suite facilities and air conditioning. Each also has a small lounge and a third bed can be placed here if groups of students wish to share to further reduce the cost. Outside each room is a wooden deck with a wooden table and two chairs.
There is a small hotel restaurant and extra evening meals are available on-site if you wish, however local restaurants are terrific and it is recommended that you try them.
A large Turkish breakfast will be served after the morning yoga class and an evening meal on the arrival night and 4 other evenings. If the group wishes to eat more meals on site this is easily arranged for a small extra fee. A lunch menu is available with prices form.
Food will be vegetarian unless we request otherwise – vegetables are grown as much as possible in the hotel’s vegetable field. Fish is readily available in this area, please ask if you would like one of the meals to include a fish option, a small amount of meat can be offered on most evenings for non vegetarians.
One 2 hour morning yoga asana class suitable for all level of students and a shorter one in the evenings.
During the day there are optional additional classes or meditation sessions held with Jonathan, for those who would like to explore the deeper meanings of silence and sound. These sessions will open you to your creativity using theatrical workshop techniques and will create a childlike presence in the mind. Jonathan’s friendly and fun manner will allow you to access your inner spirit whilst being immersed in beauty and nature at this wonderful venue.
Otherwise you can relax on site or take one of the many excursions that can be found in and around Dalyan town.
Included in the price:
Accomodation, Yoga, breakfast and 5 evening meals, also meditation workshops.
Not included in the price:
Flights – Skyscanner is a good place to Google flights and Easy Jet is cheap and easy.
Transfers to and from the airport
£395 each person.