Over the years, the management and owners at Huzur Vadisi have transformed what was a good yoga retreat centre into what is now a stunningly beautiful and luxurious venue. It is not surprising that Huzur Vadisi has been listed as one of The Independent’s top best five yoga retreats.
Traditional Nomadic Yurts at Huzur Vadisi
We sleep in stunning, traditional nomadic yurts. Comfortable and spacious, in hot weather the apex of the roof is left open to the sky – the so called “Eye of Heaven”, so that at night you can see the stars from your bed. Equipped with “proper” beds, electricity, wooden floors and home comforts, it is definitely not camping! There are shared bathroom areas with ample toilet, shower and washing facilities and solar heated water.
Swimming Pool at Huzur Vadisi
The most popular spot outside yoga clasess has to be at the natural stone swimming pool. It is a beautiful place for comfortable lounging, reading, as well as a great place to cool off.
Dining Area at Huzur Vadisi
The original farmhouse is the inspiration for the careful restoration and building at Huzur Vadisi. It houses the kitchen, the office and staff accommodation. Its shaded terrace and long communal table provide a lovely ambience for sharing the delicious meals. In this area you can connect to the free Wi-Fi if you wish to catch up on emails, news etc.
Kösk at Huzur Vadisi
The traditional open-sided wooden Kösk whispers “siesta!” to many clients in the afternoon. A cool spacious carpeted upper-deck with comfortable cushions provides a great area to chill out. It’s almost like having your own exotic tree house. The lower-deck has coffee tables, sofas, a large well stocked fridge with cold refreshments and chocolate for those wishing to indulge, and there is also a library of books if clients wish to read.
Yoga Shala at Huzur Vadisi
The open-sided shala, set amidst the olive trees and vines, is very spacious and ideal for yoga classes. Yoga mats, bolsters, belts and blocks are provided, but if you would like to bring your own equipment that also works for us.
Full Day Boat Trip
The all-time favourite day trip is a cruise around the islands and bays of this stunning coastline on a traditional wooden sailing boat. Most guests choose this option on the day off (usually Thursday). A day’s cruise provides plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing, and a delicious lunch is cooked and served on board.
The comfortable boat has toilets and a changing cabin on board, and provides ample deck space to stretch out in the sun or under a shaded awning. The Bay of Gocek, described by the yachting fraternity as the most beautiful in the Mediterranean, offers lovely views as well as wonderful swimming in the crystal clear sparkling water.
Vanda Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Teacher Catherine Annis