Awaken| Connect | Renew
18-25 May / 25 May - 1 June 2020
7 or 14 day Yoga & Wellbeing Retreat with Julie Preston & Victor Tyrrel
Yuva Eco Retreat Centre, Faralya - Turkey
AWAKEN | CONNECT | RENEW
Join husband and wife team, Julie Preston (founder of truyouyoga.co.uk)
& Victor Tyrrell (founder of bioenergybelfast.com) for this 7 or 14 day retreat to awaken to your highest sense of wellbeing, with time to deeply connect to yourself, to nature, and to practices and daily healthy habits that will nourish and renew your body, mind and soul.
Yuva, a fabulous eco yoga and meditation retreat centre in a secluded hilltop village in southern Turkey, is set in stunning natural surroundings with majestic mountains, lush forests and sparkling turquoise seas. Its peace and tranquility make it an exceptional place to enjoy time out from the busy-ness of daily life, where you can let go of stress and fully unwind.
Your retreat schedule will centre around twice daily yoga sessions, led by Julie, incorporating slow flowing breath-led postures, yogic breathing, mindfulness, meditation and deep relaxation. Around these you’ll have plenty of free time to rest, swim, walk, chat, read, or nap in a hammock under the grapevines, enjoy a therapy treatment, or a special Yuva natural facial.
Your wellbeing is enhanced by the delicious food you’ll experience – lovingly prepared vegetarian and vegan meals made with the freshest locally sourced produce, enjoyed buffet style in the fantastic dining area overlooking the ocean.
For those who’d like to, we’ll also offer some additional optional activities to enhance your enjoyment of the area and explore the local culture. These include a guided hike into the Lycian Way weaving through spectacular mountains and forest to a hidden waterfall for a picnic lunch; a boat trip around the islands including a fantastic vegetarian feast prepared on board ; a fabulous traditional Hammam Turkish Bath and Massage experience ; a visit to the local harbour town, markets and bazaars for spices, fruits, crafts, clothing and jewellery. For the more adventurous, you can take flight with paragliding (which according to Victor shouldn’t be missed).
After our evening meals, you’ll have time to bask in the glorious Yuva sunsets, then enjoy an early night, or come along for our optional evening programs including short taster workshops with Vic, communal singing round the fire pit, and kirtan chanting.
It’s our deepest intention that you’ll leave this retreat feeling awakened, connected, renewed and inspired to continue the habits of self care you’ll learn with us here, and bring them into your daily life.
Your retreat leaders
Julie Preston has been teaching yoga since 2007 with over 15,000 hours teaching experience with students from 3-98 years old.
For Julie, yoga is a way of life that goes far beyond the physical aspects of the practice, and she weaves this into her teachings. This will be her 13th year of leading retreats in Yuva.
Victor Tyrrell is a highly experience and intuitive bio energy therapist, who’ll be offering courses and treatments throughout our retreat at a special discounted rate. He will also be offering optional evening taster sessions on a variety of self care practices and tools for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing that you can easily use at home.
In addition to his therapy work, Victor is a talented singer/songwriter and musician who loves nothing more than sharing a few songs around the fire pit under the stars at Yuva, as well as leading Kirtan, the meditative art of singing sacred mantras, with Julie.
Your choice of three types of ensuite accommodation at Yuva:
What's included in your retreat
Full yoga program with Julie
Evening self-care taster program with Victor
Evening musical events and kirtan
Ensuite Accommodation based on sharing a room / single eco room if available. Supplements are payable for single occupancy of any shared accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner each day, and 5 lunches during a 7 day retreat. Unlimited herbal teas, regular tea and coffee
Guided day hike on the Lycian Way
Additional costs not included in your retreat price
Your choice of flights to Dalaman Airport
Airport transfers to and from Yuva (we can arrange your transfer for you, cost is added to your bill payable at Yuva)
Unlimited Spring Water for your stay £5
Excursions and activities (other than the Day Hike)
Alcoholic drinks, Turkish Coffee, Fresh Juices (other than at breakfast)
Therapy treatments and facials
Price per guest
Single room (limited availability) one week £595 / two weeks £1190
Shared room one week £595 / two weeks £1190
Twin log cabin single occupancy one week £690 / two weeks £1380
Stone cottage single occupancy one week £720 / two weeks £1440
Your booking may be secured with a £100 non-refundable deposit, with all balances to be paid in full by 28 february 2020. Click here for booking and cancellation policy