50-hour immersion on Yin and Restorative Yoga
at Huzur Vadisi, Turkey
15–22 June 2015

 

This is a 6-day and 50-hour study immersion into the teaching and practice of Yin and Restorative Yoga, a deeply effective practice for wellbeing in body, mind and vibrational being.

 

Through focused mental concentration, intimate attention on breathing and concscious release of holding patterns in body, mind and breath, Yin and Restorative Yoga impacts our physical, energetic and emotional health on ever deepening levels. The practice stimulates and balances the subtle body and the multi-dimensional web of connective tissues, offering a profoundly effective platform to embrace the purity of prescence and enquire and inhabit the many facets of being.

 

Yoga Shala at Huzur Vadisi

Yoga shala at Huzur Vadisi. Photo © Olya Gorodilina

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Led by two teachers, you will receive ample personal guidance and attention in both the Yang and Yin/Restorative aspect of the practices, with individual adjustments and modifications, where appropriate.

 

Areas covered include

  • contemporary and ancient philosophical wisdom
  • eastern and Western medical referencing
  • relevant subtle and physical anatomy and physiology of the Yin and Restorative Yoga asana taught
  • relevant meridian theory and the movement of chi or prana in the body
  • nervous system and neuroplasticity
  • relevant modifications, contraindications and adjustments for the Yin and Restorative Yoga asana taught
  • somatic enquiry and mindfulness
  • pranayama, meditation and visualisation techniques to support effective sequencing and therepeutic application

 

Yoga Class at Huzur Vadisi

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On this 50-hour immersion, you will:

  • experience a daily led Yang Yoga morning practice with postural awareness, anatomical and kinesiological insights and a balance of held asana and flowing vinyasa infused with circular and spiralling movement patterns and a particular emphasis on joint care
  • experience the immense benefits of daily Yin and Restorative Yoga practice on our physical wellbeing and mental state
  • understand the intertwined relationship of Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga
  • learn to understand effective prop usage and safe alignment in Yin and Restorative Yoga so as not to overstretch ligaments
  • explore the gross and subtle anatomical benefits and contraindications
  • learn appropriate timing and application of adjustments 
  • learn to sequence and teach effective Yin and Restorative yoga with a purpose and meaning
  • learn to create and hold a safe space for Yin and Restorative Yoga practice - receive a comprehensive, illustrated training handbook with step-by-step asana instructions, sequences and more

 

Pool at Huzur Vadisi

The pool at Huzur Vadisi

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Cost

 

Shared yurt or single safari tent GBP 1250
Single yurt GBP 1625

 

Bathroom facilities at Huzur Vadisi are all shared, whether in shared or single accommodation.

 

For more information about accommodation at Huzur Vadisi, please visit www.huzurvadisi.com/venue_hv.htm

 

Deposit and payment

An initial deposit of GBP 625 (50% of the shared-accommodation price) is required upon acceptance irrespective of the accommodation option. The deposit confirms your place on the module. The remaining balance, including your single supplement, if applicable, is to be made by 15 May 2015.

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Our approximate schedule on the training days will be as follows. 

 

8.00 am Led Yang Yoga class
10.00 am Brunch
11.00 am Study session
1.00 pm Break
2.00 pm Study and practice session
4.00 pm Tea and break
5.00 pm Study and practice session
7.30 pm Dinner

 

Desa Seni Shala

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About the venue

Set among fig and olive groves, Huzur Vadisi is in the region of South West Turkey known as Lycia. The aptly named Huzur Vadisi, or ‘peaceful valley’, is situated in a secluded mountain region a few miles away from the beautiful and unspoiled Mediterranean coastline and local marina town of Gocek.

 

The centre is based around the original restored farmhouse. There are hammocks hanging enticingly between the trees, a beautiful natural stone swimming pool and a traditional wooden ‘kosk’ or tree/summerhouse, which is a favourite place for siestas and evening gatherings.

 

Huzur Vadisi offers stunning scenery, clear night skies, great walking in the pine forest to spectacular view points and exceptionally warm hospitality in a very peaceful environment.

 

Huzur Vadisi

Huzur Vadisi

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Accommodation and catering

Sleeping accommodation is in traditional nomadic yurts. These are circular wooden framed permanent ‘tents’, which are very comfortable, spacious & equipped with 'proper' beds, electricity, fans and have wooden floors. NB: availability of single accommodation is always limited and dependent on group numbers.

 

Yurts at Huzur Vadisi

The yurts at Huzur Vadisi

 

Meals are delicious and in the style of Turkish village cooking, using fresh local produce, mainly vegetarian, and occasionally fresh local fish. Many guests say it is worth going for the food alone!

 

Al fresco dining at Huzur Vadisi

Al fresco dining at Huzur Vadisi

 

For further information about Huzur Vadisi, please visit www.huzurvadisi.com

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Travel

The closest airport to fly to is Dalaman. Although it is an international airport, some airlines fly via Istanbul and you need to change there to a domestic flight to Dalaman. If you are travelling from the UK, there are many flights with many airlines that go direct from the UK to Dalaman.

 

We can arrange a pick up from the airport, which is likely to cost you £25. It will be less if we can arrange for you to be met at the same time as other guests. Do please liaise with us when you book you flights.

 

If you want to arrive to Turkey before the immersion and stay onwards, please note that it is not possible to stay at Huzur Vadisi, unless you join the preceding or subsequent event. Huzur Vadisi runs week-long retreats, immersions and holidays and are unable to accommodate individual guests, who are not part of a group. There are many charming B&Bs and guesthouses in the picturesque coastal town of Gocek, where you can stay to extend your stay.

 

Insurance

It is a condition of this study immersion that each person has personal travel insurance appropriate to activity and fitness centred holidays and includes reasonable cover for possible cancellation/rescheduling of flights.

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