The Magic of the Huzur Vadisi Retreat Centre, Turkey in September
‘Huzur Vadisi, a mountain retreat inland from Göcek in Lycia, south-west Turkey, is suitably away from it all. The name means “peaceful valley“, which it certainly is: 10 traditional yurts are dotted around fig and olive groves circled by pine forests. There’s no mobile phone signal, instead the sound of goat bells rings in the air. Hammocks are strung between trees and there’s a lovely natural stone swimming pool, a traditional wooden summerhouse scattered with cushions and a vine-shaded terrace for meals.
Set up by brother and sister Ian and Jane Worral on the site of a rundown farm, everything has been built by hand with an eco-friendly ethos. Jane suffered from ME for years and wanted to create a healing place for a holiday in the heart of nature. It’s so unspoilt, guests are even warned that hedgehogs sounding like 700lb wild boar sometimes snuffle around at night.’
The magic of Huzur Vadisi is unmistakable. As soon as you arrive you will fall head over heals in love with the venue and the luxury it has to offer. The atmosphere and ambiance is perfect for a yoga retreat.
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.
Yoga Classes at Huzur Vadisi with Scaravelli Yoga Teacher Catherine Annis in September
Vanda Scaravelli Inspired Yoga Teacher Catherine Annis