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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Turkey.
Welcome to Azure Wellness Retreat, where their aim is to provide you with a relaxing, refreshing holiday with a difference. Whether you are yoga curious newcomers, beginner, improvers, or advanced, interested in vegetarian cuisine and the benefits of being introduced to a healthier lifestyle, they have your well-being at heart. There are no strict regimes, do as little or as much as you like, with expert guidance in a laid back, friendly atmosphere. It's your holiday - they want you to have fun!
Azure Wellness Retreat's small boutique hotel is set in a fragrant mandarin grove nestled in a peaceful corner of Turgutreis, on the Bodrum peninsular. The minimum stay at Azure is three nights but for those of you who don’t have much time or want a little taster of experiencing something new, they offer a day pass. You’ll get to sample all the elements of the Azure experience so it’s perfect for those who want to indulge in a day of yoga, wellness, and fabulous vegetarian cuisine.
Their hotel serves as a canvas for local artisan’s to showcase their work so you will find discreet prices on objects, please don’t be afraid to ask if you have interest in anything you see, any object can be packaged and sent by insured cargo so you can take a little piece of Azure away with you. They feel this gives our retreat an organic feel as everything is evolving and changing.
They have four deluxe lotus belle tents which can be double or twin for couples or friends sharing, they also allocate one tent for three people sharing if needed. Their lotus belle tents are far superior to anything else on the market and are made to a very high specification and no expense has been spared on the luxury, as with the rooms they are all individually designed and have unique touches. Each has their own separate bathrooms. Each tent has its own log burner for those cooler nights and is all insulated.
In their hotel, they have two large double bedrooms with all the features of the single rooms but are ideal for couples or for sharing with friends. Charges are calculated on a per room basis. These rooms can be converted to twin upon request.
In their hotel, they have six beautifully appointed single rooms which contain a queen sized bed and quirky but luxurious features. Each room is individually decorated to a premier standard and all linens and towels are of the best quality. You also have an en-suite shower room with bespoke fittings. Charges are calculated on a per room basis.
This VIP luxury tent is for those people wanting to be indulgent and luxuriate in sumptuous surroundings. Their lotus belle tents are far superior to anything else on the market and are made to a very high specification and no expense has been spared on the luxury, as with the rooms they are all individually designed and have unique touches. Each has their own separate bathrooms. Each tent has its own log burner for those cooler nights and is all insulated. This is first class glamping.
Azure wellness retreat shows no discrimination and welcomes everyone regardless of height, body size, age, gender, race ability, denomination, and orientation.They welcome and encourage single travelers, there are no single supplements charged, and no compromise on quality and standards. The Azure experience is perfect for couples with non-participating partners, as there are lots of local activities to keep them entertained.
Throughout the season, Azure Wellness Retreat will be hosting plus size yoga retreats, the itinerary will vary, body positive motivational speakers, burlesque / belly dancing lesson, late-night barbeque, and cocktail party.
Yoga is for everybody and our yoga classes are for all abilities. Class sizes are small, ensuring you receive personal, individual attention, enabling you to go at your own pace.
Yoga classes are twice daily, at sunrise and sunset, either on their poolside platform adjacent to their fragrant garden with a backdrop of mountains or on a small, local beach with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery. Extra tuition is available by way of private lessons. There are plenty of opportunities for meditation in this tranquil setting.
Together they will remove the stresses from your mind and arouse feelings of energy, vitality, and positivity. No matter your height, body type, age, race, gender, orientation, or ability, you’re all welcome to join their daily yoga sessions or enjoy private lessons with their instructors and extra tuition for anyone who wants it.
Yoga is for everybody and they encourage everyone to take advantage of its benefits. They also invite everyone to join in their meditation sessions which are every day for an hour.
All yoga styles create a feeling of ease and relaxation that they want all their guests to experience. After morning practice, you’ll be treated to a hearty vegetarian breakfast that’s loaded with health benefits.
Then, you’ll be free to relax and explore the local surroundings at your leisure before meeting again in the late afternoon for a second session. By the end of the day, your mind will feel at ease, your body alive with a fresh sense of rejuvenation, and your spirit awakened with exuberance.
Visit the Hammam for a Turkish bath, sauna, and steam followed by trained therapists lathering your body with olive oil soap suds, gentle exfoliation, and an oil massage, you've never felt so clean; a boat trip around the beautiful Aegean, now included.
Gorgeous Gumusluk - wander round the artisan market, dine at the water-fronted restaurants and watch the stunning sunset over the Greek Islands. (optional)
Mor Salikim - the organic vineyard in Dortepe for grape picking, wine tasting and yoga - the only vineyard with a yoga platform!
Bodrum - visit the castle, shop in the lanes or dine by the harbour. (optional)
Saturday market - the local market, spices, souvenirs, delicious dried fruit and nuts and of course Turkish delight.
Natalia Dogru has been practicing yoga since 2005. She is one of the certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers in Turkey. She has yoga studios in Bodrum and Russia. She graduated from Ekaterinburg Iyengar Yoga Teachers course from 2007 to 2009.
This retreat will take placed in Turgutreis, Bodrum, Turkey. Turgutreis offers more than stunning landscapes. Although renowned for its breath-taking landscapes and beautifully scenery, Turgutreis has a lot more to offer than its natural environment. Small but culturally rich, there are plenty of activities to enjoy.
You will find local markets in most holiday destinations but Turgutreis market is just that little bit special, colorful, vibrant, and hassle free. It has a laid back cosmopolitan feel, which is reflected throughout the town, if you are looking for traditional souvenirs, organic local produce (jams, olives, and cheeses are to die for), clothing, or something for your home, they guarantee you won’t come away empty-handed.
Turgutreis marina where you can gaze at the yachts, enjoy the many bars, cafes, and restaurants. As well as designer shops you will find ‘Artists Street’ art and craft market stalls that are most active at night.
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Listed below are a sample of the dishes you could expect to be served during your stay. All of Azure's ingredients are locally sourced, organic and delicious.
Brunch is traditionally Turkish with jams, honey, olives and a variety of cheeses and a selection of wholemeal breads and pastries. breakfast potatoes, Gozleme (Turkish pancake filled will either spinach and cheese, potatoes and cheese, aubergine and peppers). Overnight oats, cereal, fruit and yoghurt.
These are available after your evening yoga session and before dinner. Below is a sample of what you may be served:
Herbal teas, coffee, and water are freely available throughout the day. There is a weekly barbeque on a Saturday and for those who wish fish is available.
Just a short distance away and accessible by public transport you will find Bodrum, steeped in history, busy, and bustling, or visit nearby Gumusluk, which is an old Greek fishing village with a slow pace of life, where you can purchase local crafts, and lunch or dine in one of the many outstanding fish restaurants. Nearby Yalikavak boasts beautiful cafes around the stunning marina, with mega yachts and designer shops,
Yalikavak really is a playground to the rich and famous. Bodrum Castle and waterfront is just a short bus journey away but is a lovely way to spend the afternoon steeped in history. The mausoleum at Halicarnassus dates from 350 BC and is a must see. They can also arrange day or overnight trips to Ephesus, Sirince, Selcuk, and Pamukkale.
If you are more adventurous and enjoy hiking or walking, visit the Manara Windmills, the surrounding mountains are peppered with ruins from the Leleges era, which can be visited by following the web of local trails, or just wander locally. Hire a bike, rent a car, charter a boat, or just laze on the beach. The opportunities are endless, and Azure Wellness Retreat is here to ensure that your time spent with them will be memorable and possibly life changing.
If you would like to take the opportunity to visit the Greek island of Kos or Kalymnos, they are both just a short ferry ride from Turgutreis port or perhaps you would prefer to charter a sailing yacht for the day, or maybe just a trip on a day boat. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the surrounding coast with a guided tour by yacht.
Trip to the hamam, for a traditional Turkish bath and oil massage
Turkish cookery lessons also available
Traditional spa treatments are available at Hammam, please request packages and costs.
Please book your flight to arrive at Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV). Transfers are 30 minutes drive and private transfers can be arranged for an extra charge.
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