Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey: Yoga Retreat Panoramic Photos 4

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey, retreat, yoga, holiday, September, Scaravelli, Hatha style, Catherine Annis, 2015

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey

Nestled at the foot of a mountain, surrounded by virgin pine forest, fig and olive groves on the spectacular ‘Turquoise Coast’ of Southwest Turkey.  This gorgeous, unspoiled setting brings a deep connection with the natural world that immeasurably enhances the benefits of yoga practice.

Delicious food, transforming yoga, perfect relaxation and exceptionally warm hospitality at a venue listed under the Independent’s top five yoga retreats!  Enjoy a cool dip in the beautiful natural stone swimming pool or be enticed by one of the many hammock slung low beneath the fig trees.

A traditional wooden Kösk, or summer house, is a favourite spot for siestas and evening chats.

Twice daily yoga sessions on the spacious outdoor shala will leave you in the perfect space to soak up the beautiful natural surrounds. And there is plenty of time to just sit back, relax and revive, alone or with friends.

The heart of Huzur Vadisi (‘Peaceful Valley’ in Turkish) is a traditional restored olive farm, which provides the oil and olives used in the kitchen.  Accommodation is something rather special. Spacious, furnished yurts, complete with proper beds, bedside lamps, fans and wooden floors, have an opening at the top that lets you gaze at the stars from the comfort of your bed.

No other people live in the valley, so the peace is profound. The only sounds you will hear are cicadas, the call of owls, and the heavenly song of nightingales. At night the valley is dark and free of light pollution, revealing all the beauty of the night sky and the forest and valley bathed in moonlight.

Bathroom facilities with ample hot showers, toilets and washbasins are conveniently placed around the site. There are no en-suite facilities.

The gifted cook, Sevgi, combines classical Turkish cooking with local village recipes to turn out truly original and delicious food. Based on fresh, local, seasonal produce – fruit, vegetables, pulses, grains, nuts, cheeses, eggs and yoghurt – the diet is a nutritionist’s dream.

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey, retreat, yoga, holiday, September, Scaravelli, Hatha style, Catherine Annis, 2015

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey, retreat, yoga, holiday, September, Scaravelli, Hatha style, Catherine Annis, 2015

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey, retreat, yoga, holiday, September, Scaravelli, Hatha style, Catherine Annis, 2015

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey, retreat, yoga, holiday, September, Scaravelli, Hatha style, Catherine Annis, 2015

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey, retreat, yoga, holiday, September, Scaravelli, Hatha style, Catherine Annis, 2015

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey, retreat, yoga, holiday, September, Scaravelli, Hatha style, Catherine Annis, 2015

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey, retreat, yoga, holiday, September, Scaravelli, Hatha style, Catherine Annis, 2015

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey, retreat, yoga, holiday, September, Scaravelli, Hatha style, Catherine Annis, 2015

Huzur Vadisi, Gocek, Turkey, retreat, yoga, holiday, September, Scaravelli, Hatha style, Catherine Annis, 2015

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