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8 Days Dynamic Movement Holiday in Dalyan, Turkey

  • Grenadine Lodge, Dalyan, Turkey

8 Days Dynamic Movement Holiday in Dalyan, Turkey

  • Grenadine Lodge, Dalyan, Turkey

Dalyan, Turkey Yoga Retreat

Come and join this yoga retreat in fantastic Turkey! The retreat offers a fantastic venue, great food, and yoga. The yoga retreat will be held in a charming hotel located in Dalyan, a village situated on a small river joining the lake to the sea. The style of the yoga would be Dynamic Jivamukti, and the meals will be vegetarian using vegetables grown in the hotels field. You will also have the opportunity to further explore and enjoy the island: miles of beautiful unspoilt beach, turtles, riverboats, mud baths, and hot springs.


  • 2 yoga sessions a day
  • 1 hour free Ayurvedic clinic
  • Spacious and open yoga shala
  • A tree house to relax or meditate
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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The hotel has 16 rooms, a swimming pool, bar and restaurant. All the rooms have air conditioning and en-suite facilities complete with a hair-dryer on the wall.

Standard rooms

These upstairs rooms are long rooms with a sloping ceiling over the bed and another small sloping ceiling over the wash-basin. Because of the conservation rules in this area they have a very small balcony with a higher than normal wall.

Each room has air conditioning and is en-suite. Upstairs rooms have a mosquito door (as well as the normal door) onto the balcony and you can sleep with this closed and the door open if you prefer not to use the air conditioning.

Superior rooms

These downstairs rooms have the same amount of space overall, however it is split into two rooms. The rear half has the beds and wardrobe, the front half has a settee and an armchair plus additional wardrobe space.

Each room has air conditioning and is en-suite (slightly larger en-suite than rooms upstairs). These rooms also have a small wooden deck which overlooks the swimming pool with a small wooden table and 2 chairs.

Yoga shalas

There are two yoga spaces, a smaller one that is enclosed on all sides by bamboo screening and a larger one that overlooks the pomegranate field. The shade provided by the bamboo screening in both yoga shalas allows the air to circulate whilst keeping out the heat of the sun.

Yoga takes place twice daily in one of the two yoga shalas. The open yoga shala overlooks the pomegranite field and has space for up to 25 yoga mats. The second yoga shala is enclosed on all sides by bamboo screening. The shade provided by the bamboo screening in both yoga shalas allows the air to circulate whilst keeping out the heat of the sun. There is one day in the middle of the week with no yoga so you may venture further afield on excursions such as the Twelve Island boat trip, or just spend the day relaxing by the pool. There is also a tree house which is perfect for meditation.

Dalyan village is situated on the small river that joins the lake to the sea. The small yoga hotel is in the conservation area between the village and the beach. The area is in the edge of the National Park which contains the beach.

There are no buildings at the beach - the National Park is two and a half miles deep and electric light is banned in this area because turtles nest on the beach. Its a very long and sandy beach - quite spectacular. To reach it, you catch a bus outside the hotel, it takes about 10 minutes.

You can also walk into Dalyan village from the hotel, it takes about 15 minutes in the other direction (or you can take the bus) and there you will find cafes and shops and also the river. Its a lovely area; however, all of Turkey is lovely. It is possible to take a boat down the river to the beach from the village.


  • The beach - 10 minutes by bus
  • Dalyan Village - 15 minute walk
  • Dalaman Airport - 30 minutes by car
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar
  • Café nearby
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Shop nearby

There is a small hotel restaurant and daily breakfast plus 5 evening meals are included in the cost of the holiday - extra evening meals are available on-site if you wish, however local restaurants are terrific and they do recommend you try them.

A large Turkish breakfast will be served after the morning yoga class and an evening meal on the arrival night and 4 other evenings. If the group wishes to eat more meals on site this is easily arranged for a small extra fee. A lunch menu is available.

Food will be vegetarian unless Yoga Shala Ibiza requests otherwise - vegetables are grown as much as possible in the hotel's vegetable field. Fish is readily available in the area. Please inform Yoga Shala Ibiza if you would like one of the meals to include a fish option.

Between yoga classes, your time is your own, its a beautiful area with lots to do: go to the beach, walk into the village to visit coffee houses or do a little shopping, take a boat trip down the river to the beach or up the river to the lake.

You may also walk to the ancient ruins - a huge site with its own amphitheatre where Yoga Shala Ibiza has practiced their yoga occasionally.

On the edge of the lake are the Sultan Baths - a hot spring and mud bath area and a Saturday evening excursion is offered to visit this. There is also a hamman in the village where you can visit for a steam bath and massage (there is also have a masseur who comes to the venue).

You may also choose to simply relax by or take a dip in the swimming pool. The swimming pool has a small waterfall and a Jacuzzi. There is also a tree house in the hotel. The tree house can be used for meditation in your free time.

  • 7 nights accommodation at Grenadine Lodge
  • Breakfast and 5 dinners (one on the arriving night)
  • Yoga classes
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals other than the ones specified

Arrival by airplane

To get to Dalyan you will need a flight to Dalaman Airport. From there, no matter what time you arrive, Yoga Shala Ibiza will meet you and transfer you to the venue.

Verified reviews

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    Review by Clodagh Murray from Ireland


    CONS Cons: Course sold as vinyasa. We did not do ANY vinyasa, teacher was very unprofessional. Very unpleasant experience. Would not recommend.

    PROS Pros: Beautiful location Met great people. Other fellow students were fantastic.

    2017-Jun-06 07:50:33

  • Review by Lydia from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "I had the most amazing time in Ibiza at the Yogashala. I was surrounded by some of the most inspirational people I've ever met and felt supported by my group who I know I will stay in contact with forever." website, edited

  • Review by Nicole from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Can I do it again? What a fun week it was! Missing Ibiza, and Yoga shala Ibiza." website, edited

  • Review by Sigrid from Brussels
    10 out of 10

    "My retreat at Yoga Shala Ibiza was quite interesting in the sense that it was the first time I took yoga and diving clases. I liked the combination of both. Both sports have to do with breathing, so one adds up to the other one. The yoga exercises were quite challenging sometimes, and the diving was good fun. Cala Martina, where I took the diving clases, has a very nice beach and the diving club has a great atmosphere. The apartments are decent; although maybe a bit expensive. But I'm sure this depends of the season. I had a good time and would certainly recommend this vacation to anyone who is interested in yoga and diving. Some organizational aspects could be improved, but I'm sure that will be taken care of in the future as this was the first time it was organized." website, edited

  • Review by Boo from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "It is now 3 years since I completed my 3 weeks intensive yoga teacher training at Yogashala Ibiza, and I am so happy to be returning this year to help out and to learn some more. The course was one of the most challenging but also rewarding and transformational few weeks of my life. I gained so much knowledge and confidence. I had undertaken the course mainly for my own learning, and to have the confidence to develop my own personal practice at home. But I left there feeling humbled by the the knowledge I had gained and really wanting to share it, and so I did start teaching. Now I realise how much I have learnt from teaching, and how much I enjoy it.Thank you Jacqueline for all your care and advice and for asking me to come back. I am so excited to be a part of this course and would highly recommend it for anyone wanting to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga." website, edited


  • Review by Michaela Pilz from September 2016
    10 out of 10

    "I just finished Teacher Training with Jacqueline Purnell in Ibiza. Already, I'm signed up for further training, coming back in two months for the Pre- and Postnatal Yoga course."

    "Why I chose Jacqueline? Having met her at a yoga retreat before, I already knew her as very knowledgeable, but also down to earth. Looking for a teacher to provide a thorough and grounded training, I was not disappointed. While training was intense, it was also a lot of fun. Jacqueline put special emphasis on our understanding the physiology of yoga, applying various teaching methods to cater to every type of learner. We all gathered extensive teaching practice during the three weeks. From the beginning on, we exercised applying the correct modifications for various physical conditions and assuring all levels had a safe and pleasant experience. Jacqueline provided a life changing experience in a breathtaking location. Through her as well as her assistant Lynn Ramsson's support I feel not only excited to start my career as a yoga teacher, but well prepared - with an intense hunger for more!"

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  • Review by Karen Kileen
    10 out of 10

    "This intensive course has given me tools and the confidence to teach and awakened an interest to learn so much more. Jacqueline created an atmosphere which brought us together as a group, motivated us and encouraged us to support one another - I feel I have made friends for life!"

    May 2016 Yoga Shala Ibiza website, edited

  • Review by Kayleigh Alexia Eden
    10 out of 10

    "I have had a brilliant 3 weeks at Yogashala. I felt appreciated, supported and encouraged as an individual and this has greatly boosted my confidence. The trainer took the time to give me some advice to improve on my own personal practise which was much appreciated. Also i needed some extra practise teaching and this was provided which was very helpful for my professional development. I spent an amazing three weeks with amazing people that i feel lucky to have met and i was sad when it came to an end. I would definitely return there to do the pregnancy and postnatal course and my Advanced teacher training. The setting is beautiful and the meals were delicious. The activities were fun and I learnt so much about yoga. I came on the course to develop my own personal practise but instead have come away and am now working on a career in yoga. It was an experience im deeply thankful for."


    May 2016 Yoga Shala Ibiza website, edited

  • Review by Carla Hobart
    10 out of 10

    "The course is excellent in terms of practical teaching skills and experience - being exposed to teaching rapidly, and to teaching external attendees for classes right away is fantastic. The clear focus on safety and alignment will also absolutely stand me in good stead going forwards. It is clear that the leader of the course is tremendously experienced and knowledgeable in the field and she responded really well to the overall feedback from the group as the course went along as well. "

    May 2016 Yoga Shala Ibiza website, edited

  • Review by Raoul Defant
    10 out of 10

    "My experience at Yogashala Ibiza far exceeded my expectations. Jacqueline is a fun and warm and competent teacher, and I feel ready to teach and ready to further my yoga education thanks to her. Strongly recommend, five stars, amazing, brilliant-thank you!"

    May 2016 Yoga Shala Ibiza website, edited

  • Review by Anna
    10 out of 10

    " Prenatal Course : A perfect combination of practical and theoretical experience. A very thorough coverage of Anatomy and class planning plus having a chance to teach to real pregnant ladies and mothers and babies was invaluable."

    May 2016 Yoga Shala Ibiza website, edited

  • Review by Jacqui from Europe
    9 out of 10

    "I am excited to be returning to Yogashala Ibiza for the pre-natal and post-natal teacher training course with Jacqueline next month. I think it will be beautiful to be able to offer yoga to mothers and babies, for them to have that yoga connection, from the womb and beyond. During the five years I lived and worked in Dubai, my students were mainly women - of all ages and stages of life - I feel this training will complete my circle of experience.Since my very first Power yoga class with Jacqueline over a decade ago, progressing on to the BWY foundation and diploma course and through the years that I have been teaching, I have found Jacqueline to be an exuberant and dedicated teacher who has been an inspiration to me; always supportive and full of wisdom and experience."

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  • Review by Helene from ReeuwijkThe Netherlands
    9 out of 10

    "The awesome sweet location where I started after two years no training due to Hernia troubles was a hearth warming welcome back to yoga. As a boot camper I joined the teacher training program and with focus, concentration and beautiful build up I was within three days getting more and more back in my body. The sweet and strong guidance was uplifting and did bring a feeling of wanting more. More understanding and more training, hope to be back soon."

    August 16, edited

  • Review by Fabienne
    10 out of 10

    "With Yoga Shala Ibiza, I have booked yoga holiday! I had a lovely accommodation run by a nice spanish family. The yoga area was good reachable with a walk of 15 min from the appartments. The Garden of Joy is a lovely place to practice yoga and in the middle of a nice garden. For breakfast we had a lovely small buffet with cold/warm tasty food. At the time I was there, there was teachers training. I have realy enjoyed my stay with Yoga Shala and would come again!"

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  • Review by Karine
    10 out of 10

    "I am back at home now, my yoga retreat in Ibiza was really nice, thanks a lot! Thank you for these 15 fabulous days!"

    Yoga Shala Ibiza website, edited

  • Review by Helene
    10 out of 10

    "The awesome sweet location where I started after two years no training due to Herniated Disc troubles was a hearth warming welcome back to yoga."

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  • Review by Anita from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Having just arrived home from a 200-hour teacher training course with Jacqueline, I feel completely renewed and energized. Instead of lamenting at the London weather, I find myself now walking with a smile on my face and yoga mat on my shoulder as I continue on the path I started paving in Ibiza. Studying to become a yoga teacher has been one of the more difficult things that I have done in my life (and I thought I was tough after 10 years in the city!), as its physically and mentally demanding, but the sense of accomplishment and personal growth I gained as a result of graduating to become a yoga teacher has made it very worthwhile. Jacqueline is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable yoga practitioners I have come across, and I feel really fortunate to have had her share her knowledge and passion with us on the course. She also understood that all the students came from different walks of life and had differing depths of yoga practice thus far, making everyone feel included and important. We were also given the opportunity to spend significant time teaching full 90-minute yoga classes to external students a great confidence booster! While my newfound Ibiza tan will unfortunately fade, I think that the internal glow this course has given me will last."

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  • Review by Maria Stribling
    9 out of 10

    "Jacqueline provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in one activity of yoga across a period of three weeks. This, together with the in-depth knowledge that Jacqueline has of her subject, an amazing location, superb food, and prearranged accommodation add up to a period where one can focus totally on the one subject a luxury in its own right!If you have the passion for yoga and want to know more indeed be qualified to teach it then I cannot think of a better way of achieving your goal. Added to this, Jacqueline's positivity always shines through, creating a path of joy and hope. This is a very inspiring memory and inspiration for ones future. Thank you, Jacqueline."

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  • Review by Jacqui Ives
    10 out of 10

    "My experience of doing the Ibiza Yoga TCC was an enlightening, uplifting and challenging experience. Jacqueline was an inspiring and insightful Teacher who encourages students to reach their potential in all the different aspects of yoga, acquire sound, safe teaching skills and develop their own practice and technique.The Yoga Centre is a lovely, uplifting, spiritual and sensual arena - the sounds, the sea, the smells are fabulous. The food was fantastic too. Gourmet, delicious and wholesome! All this and the delights of a beautiful, magical Island."

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  • Review by Lisa Mortimer from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and really pleased to have had this experience and feel honored to have met all the people involved. I loved the morning walks, the meditation, and that we started teaching by day two! It really built up my confidence and sense of grounding and security in teaching."

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  • Review by Sylvia from Norway
    10 out of 10

    "The teachers instructions were always very easy to understand, clear, and precise. She has a lot of knowledge and I felt free to ask questions at any time. In all, I've learned so much about yoga and I feel very ready to teach thanks to this training. I am very pleased with what this course has given me."

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  • Review by Monique from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "Although feedback was straight to the point, I felt valued and respected and was encouraged to develop my learning at all times. Positive feedback was given as soon as I earned it and I really appreciated this. I now feel fully motivated and able to focus on developing the knowledge I have gained on this course."

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  • Review by Jette Keppler from Germany
    9 out of 10

    "Many greetings from my first 500-hour teacher training course. Here, I realize that with the Yogashala TTC 2012 I am well educated and qualified for the advanced study period. I feel well-informed about asanas, anatomy, philosophy, and didactics. And what differentiates me from the others is that I have the self-confidence and security to teach groups, because at the Yogashala, we started teaching nearly from the first day on.Before the TCC on Ibiza, this would have been unthinkable to me. The TCC transformed me. It made me stronger, more secure, trustful and more vital. Why? Because within these three weeks I had to cope with many challenges - both physical and psychological - and so I could discover myself. And I was supported by so many beings: A funny and loving group (thanks, you wonderful people!), expert teachers that I was allowed to learn from (thanks, Jacqueline, Arlette, Chris and Seba), delicious meals (thanks, Sol and Olli!), the magic of the island (thanks, Ibiza! and myself, my courage, my confidence, the support by my loved ones and my own way (thanks, Jette!). The transformation goes on."

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  • Review by Jonathan McLoughlin
    10 out of 10

    "Ibiza, the perfect location for yoga! I am a recent graduate of the three-week intensive yoga teacher training course. Well, where do I start?T he food was flawless, totally vegetarian, full of flavor, excellent quality, and large portions, thanks to Sol, our chef extraordinaire! The intensity of the course, in the heat of Ibiza, was very challenging physically but achievable with the right attitude and effort, and almost addictive, once one was familiar with the routine of 6.30 a.m. starts! During the three weeks of training, I felt my body and mind had woken up to reality after a long, long sleep!How often does one have the opportunity to experience this and open ones heart to the feeling of peace and serenity? No distractions, no chit-chat to fuel the mind with irrelevant scenarios and negativity, just oneself. Being in the now is sufficient. Talking is overrated anyway! The creativity that was evident in all of the student's demonstrations. They were so inspiring and so memorable. The bonding between all the students was unexpected but boosted the group dynamics from the very beginning of the course, so that in the end, we were friends who had the spirit of yoga as a common denominator. The course tutors opened our minds to the human potential in all of us.I thoroughly recommend the course, tough as it was at times, but so worth every second of effort. I am a different person now. More confident, grounded, content, knowledgeable, skillful (oh, and modest!). If you can dedicate this time to the course, you will be overwhelmed at what can be achieved, with the guidance of Jacqueline, a truly beautiful soul who surely has enthusiasm, inspiration, wisdom and knowledge on yoga well beyond her years, in the beautiful, magical location of Ibiza.Do it! In life, opportunities will present themselves, it is up to us to seize them! Namaste."

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