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TURKEY
SERENITY, SUNSHINE AND LAUGHTER
with Fatima Balkan & Nina Fowkes
THE NUR BEACH HOTEL, KAS, TURKEY
19th - 25th September 2018 -6 nights
(£1150pp single accommodation / £895pp for 2 friends sharing)

Hop aboard your yoga mat and join us on this vibrant yoga holiday in the magical town of Kas on Turkey’s stunning Turquoise coast.  

 

This retreat is a eclectic mix of inspiring yoga taught by one of Turkey’s top teachers, with tantalizing food, and the experience of staying in a very hip and luxurious boutique hotel, located right on the water and just a minutes walk into town.  You will be free all day to explore the exotic delights of Kas, pack your days with adventure, visit the Haman, or simply chill out on the sunbeds at the hotel sipping cool drinks and listening to the lap of the water against the decking. 

 

Kas is perhaps one of the best locations for swimming you are likely to find in the Mediterranean; deep blue crystal clear water where you are almost guaranteed to spot turtles.  

 

This is the perfect retreat to chose if you are seeking a relaxing holiday with plenty of adventure.  Non yogi partners and friends are welcome to join in too! 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Price is £895 per person based on 2 sharing.

Upgrades are available for deluxe seafront rooms or a suite with private pool.

  • Sunrise and Sunset Yoga class

  • Turkish Hamam experience. 

  • Swim with turtles

  • Welcome drinks and farewell supper

  • Fire ceremony in a mountain village retreat center 

  • 6 nights accommodation with breakfast/brunch

  • Dinner on 3 nights in some of the best restaurants in Kas.

  • Airport transfers

HOW TO GET THERE

Please book your flight to arrive at Dalaman Airport.  Transfer from and to the airport is included on certain flights.  Please contact us for details.  Kas is a 2 hour taxi ride from Dalaman airport and so it is recommended to take a morning flight.  

TYPICAL DAY

Your day starts with a 90 minute yoga session on the hotel decking right on top of the water.  Listen to the lap of the ocean, catch glimpses of turtles as the sun rises behind the mountain.  After an inspiring yoga session, slip down the steps into the cool clear water for a refreshing swim before enjoying the delicious breakfast/brunch buffet.   

 

You will be free all day to explore the exotic delights of Kas, visit the Hamman or the local markets, take a stroll to the marina, walk a stretch of the Lycian way,  or simply relax at one of the beaches (all a short walk or boat ride away). 

 

We may take a boat trip to the Sunken City of Kekova, or nearby Greek Island. 

 

We meet up again around 5.30pm for a yoga session in a variety of different and stunning locations as the sun sets and the vibrant town comes to life. 

 

On 3 of the 6 evenings we will be taking you to some of the best restaurants in Kas for a vegetarian dinner. On our final evening we will head up to a mountain village retreat for our final practice, fire ceremony and vegan supper. 

 

This retreat offers you the perfect balance of friendship and freedom!

YOGA

You will be practising yoga in some stunning settings amidst nature. The morning classes usually taking place on the hotel waterfront to the sound of the waves lapping the deck and the occasional turtle surfacing in the morning light. Evening classes are on the beach, the helipad, or up amongst the olive trees in the hills surrounding the Amphitheatre. One thing you can guarantee is the breathtaking views at all the locations, and inspiring well planned and progressive classes taught by experienced and dedicated teachers.

 

The style is Iyengar yoga with some more restorative and contemplative practices in the evenings.  Fatma Balkan and Nina Fowkes have over 30 years teaching experience between them and come together to lead heartfelt, joyous inclusive practices suitable for all levels from complete beginners to the more advanced yogi.

'THAI MASSAGE/TURKISH MASSAGE'

During the week you will have the option to experience either a Thai Massage with Nina or to have a traditional Turkish massage in the nearby Hamam.  Treatments are possible by arrangements at approximately 40-60 Euros per session.   A full range of Hydrotherapy and Spa treatments are on offer at the Marina or Hera Hotel Spa (within a short walk from the hotel).

OUR YOGA TEACHERS
FATMA BALKAN

Deftly melds the anatomical precision of Iyengar Yoga with the softness and beauty of the Turkish landscape making each class a deep and transformative experience.

 

Born in Ankara, Turkey 40 year old Fatma started her career in Media and Dance  before turning to the teachings of yoga and Vedic philosophy. Over the past 13 years Fatma has shared her life between India, Turkey and the UK, training intensively in yoga studies, eastern philosophy and Ayurveda. Fatma is formally qualified in traditional Hatha Yoga. Since 2009 she has been a dedicated student and practitioner of Iyengar Yoga. Now she has qualified in the Iyengar System with senior teacher Sheila Haswell who conducted the first Iyengar Yoga teacher training in Turkey. 

 

Fatma weaves the stories and wisdom of India into her classes along with her contemporary anatomical understanding of the body. Her classes are structured to meet the needs of every student at every level with attention to safety, alignment and precision, allowing the time for each student to explore their inner space and discover the abundant joy within’

 

“Fatma is an inspiring yogi. Just the way she carried herself spoke of a great practice. She taught with ease and care, technically brilliant and heartful. She was the highlight to a great holiday.”

NINA FOWKES

Yoga and Massage have been Nina’s passion for the past 30 years.   She has lived, practiced and studied  throughout Europe, the Far East and the USA before settling in West Sussex where she founded the Yoga Garden in 2008.

 

‘About 3 years ago a friend invited me to visit Kas – I had reservations at first about travelling to Turkey but these soon evaporated during the incredible scenic drive along the stunning coastline to Kas.  I’ve travelled all over the world and can honestly say that I’ve never felt so inspired by a town or it’s inhabitants & culture in the way I have been about Kas.   I knew from that very first trip it was the perfect location for a yoga holiday’

 

Nina is your host and therapist on the retreat holidays in Turkey, working together with local teachers to ensure you have a thoroughly wonderful and inspiring holiday. 

 

‘I can never thank you enough for our experience we shared last week. I will be eternally grateful to you’  – Adrian Tribble

NUR BEACH HOTEL

Right on the water’s edge the Nur Beach Hotel is regarded as one of the best boutique hotel in Kas. Stunning views, stylish, light and airy rooms, excellent service, and renowned for its delicious cosmopolitan cuisine – this really is a gem of a hotel. 

 

The hotel has recently undergone a total refurbishment and some of the deluxe suites now have their own private infinity pools and sunbathing decks.  All have balconies from which to view the magnificent sunsets across the water.  

KAS

Kas (pronounced "kash") is a small, magical town, nestling between the dramatic Taurus mountain range and Turkey's beautiful Turquoise Coast. It did not get proper road access until the 1980's, hence its reputation as a remote and hidden gem which became a popular location on the 'hippy trail' in the 60s and 70s. Kas is steeped in culture and history (Lycian, Greek, Roman and Ottoman) and retains the laid back atmosphere with a pace of life much slower than the rest of Turkey. You will find an abundance of interesting and unusual places to relax from bohemian hideaways, to rustic beach bars where you can soak up the sun by day and watch the dramatic sunsets at night… Where ever you chose, you are guaranteed one thing… a welcoming smile, fantastic service, and a totally chilled out atmosphere.

THINGS TO DO
TAKE A BOAT TRIP

Step aboard the beautiful gulet Taylia for an unforgettable and exhilarating day on the water exploring  the sunken Lycian city at Kekova or the surrounding islands along the coast.  Relax on the boat, take in the stunning views and swim in the warm turquoise sea as Captain Ismail catches fish for lunch… 

 
HOW TO BOOK

First you pay your 25% deposit to reserve your space.  We will be in touch within 24 hours to send you important information.  Your remaining balance is due 4 weeks before your retreat. 

Please note: If the trip is cancelled due to low numbers, the deposit is fully refunded. 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
TESTIMONIALS
ADORED EVERY MINUTE

Judi Mead, PA

"This was my first yoga holiday and it was the perfect balance of yoga, relaxation and fun! Our small group was lovely. I instantly felt welcome and that I belonged. The Nur Beach is a fantastic, modern, boutique hotel.  I shared a large and very comfortable ocean view room with a private terrace and plunge pool.  The huge walk-in shower with sea view was wonderful after an exhausting day swimming and lounging on the sundeck!  Mehmet and his team were really welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.  The delicious breakfast served on the terrace after sunrise yoga on the sundeck and a swim was perfect, as were the sundecks and sumptuous sunbeds and being able to jump/dive straight into the sea. The perfect way to spend a day chilling out and watching turtles bobbing up and down as they swam past.

Nina is wonderful, thinks of everything and it's like visiting with a local! Our yoga sessions, mainly taught by Fatma, were a mixture of teachings and I've learnt so many different postures and breathing/meditation techniques. Fatma is such a beautiful, gentle, inspiring person and a fantastic teacher; she very subtly adjusts postures and poses and I feel so privileged to have been taught by her in such a beautiful place. I have met wonderful people and returned feeling rested, energised, inspired and at peace.  I will definitely be going again! Namaste “

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