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Yoga Retreat Turkey

Join Yoga in Bromley for a week long relaxing holiday in Turkey, staying at the peaceful and picturesque Nerissa Hotel in Cirali. Hotel Nerissa is surrounded by palm and citrus trees, in the middle of a 14,000 square meters green garden. Here you can spend the best time of the year in harmony with nature.

Meet the instructors

Deborah
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Highlights

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Plenty of free time to relax and enjoy
  • Boat tours options to breath-taking locations
  • Use of hotel facilities (pool, free modern bicycles, hammocks)
  • Daily healthy brunch and 1 dinner on the arrival day
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer available: Antalya International Airport
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in single, double, twin or triple rooms during your stay. All accommodations have air conditioning, hair-dryer, satellite TV, wireless access to the Internet, mini-bar and telephone. All accommodations have been decorated with great attention to detail so as to provide you with all possible comfort - whether you stay with us in summer or winter.

Program

The September retreat lasts for eight days and will be taught by Nicola Bowen-Jones and Deborah Curran

There will be two yoga classes a day, one in the morning and one early evening held in the open sided yoga pavilion. The afternoons can be spent walking, taking in the beautiful scenery of the surrounding area, swimming in the pool on site, or simply relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. If you want to explore further the beach is about a 15-minutes walk away (five minutes cycle) and there are historic towns and villages nearby.

Instructors

Deborah Curran
Deborah is a highly qualified and experienced senior yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK. She is a member of the Iyengar Association and the British Wheel of Yoga. She has been practicing yoga for over 23 years and has been teaching for more than 14 years. Deborah achieved five levels of Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training certification. Then, she expands her knowledge further by exploring other styles of yoga including Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Flow. She has also completed courses in mindfulness, meditation, and practical philosophy.

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Cirali, Turkey in the beautiful and relaxing Hotel Nerissa.

Hotel Nerissa

Hotel Nerissa lies just nearby Cral beach which is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean.The Nerissa lies directly on the Lycian Way, almost universally acclaimed as one of the best and most beautiful hiking trails in the world.

Starting from the beginning of the build and right up to the final decorations, great care has been taken to build nothing less than a small paradise - a place that fits in harmoniously with the beautiful countryside and still offers you all possible comfort.

The complex features a large swimming pool with a special section for children and a poolside bar. In the garden you can use the hammocks to read a good book or simply to relax and perhaps dream a little. Modern bicycles are available free of charge.

The Nerissa is open all year, offering you the opportunity to enjoy everything ral has to offer whenever you like. We are looking forward to your visit.

Nearby places

  • Ancient pirate port of Olympos - 40 minutes
  • Cirali Beach - 15 minutes
  • Kemer town, 30 kilometers
  • Kumluka town (traditional bazaar), 10 kilometers
  • Mystical Mount Chimera - 20 minutes

Food

Brunch is included in the price and consists of a hearty healthy buffet after the morning yoga class. Evening meals can be eaten at either the Nerissa Hotel (first nights meals included in the price) or at one of the many beach restaurants nearby.

Exclusions

  • Lunches and dinners (except for on arrival dinner)

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

A boat trip is planned mid-week and other trips are available (fire mountain walk, ancient ruins, Turkish baths and the local market for those who wish to explore further).

Book a bio energy treatment or massage

At an extra cost you can book a holistic massage, a chakra healing or sacral healing massage or any other therapy existing in the offer of the bio-energy center of Hotel Nerissa.

Do hiking and mountain trekking in the Lycian Way

For hikers, trekkers and walkers, there are a multitude of marked trails, many of which cover parts of the famous Lycian Way. The trails are suited for both the experienced and the inexperienced hiker and lead you past the many wonders of landscapes, flora and fauna. The trails are of varying lengths, ranging from one to six hours.

Explore the legendary Mount Chimera

Some 20 minutes from the hotel is the mystical Mount Chimera, known locally as Yanarta. It is a popular attraction featuring an ancient temple near a series of flames erupting from the very bedrock itself. Of the many legends surrounding the place, perhaps the best known, is that of the Greek hero Bellerophon and his flying horse Pegasus, who killed the fire-spitting chimera on this very spot. So powerful was this creature that its flames could not be extinguished and still burn today.

Explore the Olimpos Beydaglari National Park

The hotel Nerissa is the ideal base for those who wish to explore the Olimpos Beydalari National Park - a conservation area of great natural beauty and historical importance - and many other sites and locales in the vicinity. A number of small, local companies offer a variety of day trips. Better still, you can also set out on your own.

Go on a boat tour

Daily boat tours depart from Cirali Beach. Of note is the tour that takes you some miles north along the coast to the ancient port of Phaselis - known for its breath-taking location and many interesting ruins - and the locally famous Three Islands ( adalar). Another takes you south to the beautiful secluded bays of Porto Ceneviz, Coban Limani and Sazak. A third takes you to Water Island (Sulu Ada), an uninhabited island with its own freshwater source. Longer tours take you further south and southwest along the coast to the sunken city of Kekova and the magnificent Simena peninsula or to Myra with its famous Christian church of Saint Nicholas.

Go on a jeep safari

In addition, a variety of Jeep safaris can take you just about anywhere you want - from the high mountain plateaus of Mount Olympus to secluded beaches on the coast - all across unpaved roads and past quaint little villages, where you can taste the true lifestyle of the Turks.

Shop in the traditional towns around

Some 10 kilometers South-West of Cirali is the town of Kumluca with a large, traditional bazaar far away from the centers of mass tourism. Here you can buy fruit, vegetables, honey, herbs and everything else you might need at normal prices. About 30 kilometers North of Cirali is the laidback tourist town of Kemer with its Monday market, marina and plethora of small shops to cater to your every needs. Cars and motorcycles can be rented at the desk of the hotel.

Visit the ancient pirate port of Olympos

The ancient pirate port of Olympos lies some 40 minutes away from Hotel Nerissa. A leisurely stroll along Cirali beach takes you to its harbor, which is dominated by the spectacular ruined acropolis. For most of its history, Olympos was a bit of a renegade city, especially when it served as the headquarters of the infamous pirate Zeniketes from the end of the 2nd century B.C. until 78 B.C. At the foot of the Acropolis, right on the beach is the curious rock formation known as Delikta, which roughly translates as 'pierced rock'.

Spa treatments

You can take a bio energy treatment or massage at an additional cost of 55 EUR per 1 hour session or 80 EUR per 1 hour and 30 minutes session.

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy brunch and one dinner on the arrival day
  • Plenty of free time to relax and enjoy
  • Use of hotel facilities (pool, free modern bicycles, hammocks)

What's not included

  • Boat trips
  • Extra massages or bio-energy therapies
  • Extra-activities
  • Flights to the retreat
  • Lunches and dinners except for the on arrival dinner

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

You should book flights to Antalya Airport (AYT).

Arrival by car from Antalya

  • Your Way to the Nerissa - Cirali lies on the D-400 between Antalya and Kumluca.
  • Coming from Antalya, take a left turn after some 80 kilometers at the road sign 'ral'.
  • From here a 7 kilometers long, winding, good secondary road takes you to the village of ral and the Nerissa Hotel.

Arrival by bus

Those traveling without a car can take a mini-bus (dolmu) from the Antalya bus station (Otogar). Mini-buses leave every half hour (direction Finike or Kumluca). The journey lasts some 2 hours and drops you off at the road sign above. From here another mini-bus (once every half hour) will take you to our hotel.

Airport: Antalya International Airport Airport transfer available: Antalya International Airport Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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