balance 2015 yoga retreats with Gerry Kielty
The Pomegranate Hotel, Turkey (link to more info)
11th - 18th May 2015
Standard Twin/Double room en-suite £745pp (based on two sharing) £895pp (single occupancy)
Garden Twin/Double room en-suite £695pp (based on two sharing) £845pp (single occupancy)
The name The Pomegranate represents the health giving properties of this wonderful fruit with its ruby red seeds, native to Turkey and the Mediterranean. It also has symbolic and mythological associations with natural cycles, rebirth, and renewal.
The Pomegranate Hotel is for those who want convenience and comfort, while still surrounded by authentic and rural Turkey on an unspoiled stretch of coastline.
Staying at The Pomegranate is very much like being a houseguest – it's a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with plenty of room for relaxing and sunbathing around the pool.
The yoga shala is set amid orange and lemon trees, and caters for around 20 people. It is fully equipped with mats, bolsters, blocks, belts, and blankets.
The Pomegranate has been designed with great attention and care, featuring natural materials, stone and cedar, and furnished tastefully with wood, rattan and stunning fabrics.
The large and mature gardens offer plenty of shady nooks for curling up with a good book, or simply unwinding.
On Turkey’s famous ‘Turquoise Coast’, just twenty minutes southeast of Olu Deniz, The Pomegranate is surrounded by rural scenery and small farms. It has lovely views over the sea, and is backed by mountains, where the well-known Lycian Trail has marked paths to take you through the forests and mountains on this lovely section of coastline. The walks start from right outside the hotel. A rocky swimming cove is within half an hours walking distance, and lovely beaches are just a short ride away.
It is also not far from lovely Kabak Beach, an hour’s walk along a beautiful coastal path in the shade of the pine forest or alternatively 15 minutes by road. Further along the coast, accessible only by boat, is wonderful, isolated Springwater Beach.
Three double en-suite rooms, six twin en-suite rooms, one en-suite room with double & single bed, and three single cabins with toilets & showers adjacent.
All accommodation has air-conditioning.
Nearest airport is Dalaman airport, approx. 1.5hrs away. Minibus or taxi transfer can be arranged, price dependant on numbers. Please note that anyone travelling to Turkey is now required to purchase an online visa before entering the country, this can be bought at www.evisa.gov.tr. The fee is $20 USD (approx. £12). The visa needs to be printed in advance and shown at passport control.
Places offered on a first come first serve basis. Flights and transfers are not included.
A non-refundable deposit of £100pp is required to secure a place, and the remainder of the 50% deposit is to be paid by 29 December 2014. The 50% balance payment is then due for payment by 16 February 2015.
All participants please ensure that you have travel insurance. It is a condition of booking, that you take out travel insurance to cover cancellation and other eventualities.
All retreats there are 2 classes; 4 hours/day, there is no class on Thursday afternoon.
The Pomegranate Hotel: double/twin room accommodation; some single rooms available; meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If cancellation is made once booked prior to the start of the retreat, a full refund (less £50 non refundable) can be issued if a replacement student can be found. Once the retreat has begun no refunds or credits will be issued. Refunds (less non-refundable payment) can only be given if a replacement student can be found.