EMBODIED ALIVENESS RETREAT 2024

EMBODIED ALIVENESS TURKEY RETREAT 2024

 

 

AN IMMERSIVE WEEK OF YOGA, SOMATICS, EMBODIED MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION

6TH JULY -13TH JULY 2024

WITH ASHKA ZASADA

Relaxing into our innate capacity for embodied aliveness. 

 

Nestled in the forested hills of the conservation area, the retreat is overlooking the Sülüngür Lagoon with spectacular views across the beautiful Dalian Delta and Isuzu beach. 

 

Surrounded by the succulent and abundant nature, we will draw on its potent wisdom to ground us ever deeper within ourselves, and allow our bodies to effortlessly unravel with an ongoing sense of curiosity and spontaneity. 

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RADICAL ALIVENESS, A PATH TO ECSTATIC LIVING

ENLIVENED CHALLENGED AND INSPIRED 

 

With the stunning backdrop of the sea and the mountains, we will spend the week immersed in embodied self-inquiry through the practice of  Yoga, Embodiment and Meditation. 

 

We will explore pathways to a greater openness, sensitivity and receptivity in the body allowing us to receive the gifts of the land with much greater sensual depth.

 

2024 PRACTICES 

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YOGA

awakening the spine, spirals, undulations and waves

principles of effortless and spacious movement 

dynamic core and pelvic floor 

SOMATICS AND EMBODIMENT

embodiment

dance and improvisation

MEDITATION

grounded in embodied presence 

 

FROM INNER SENSITIVITY TO THE NATURAL RHYTHM OF THINGS.

THE TAO WAY. 

 

The Embodied Aliveness will help you explore how  finding freedom in your body liberates creativity and confidence

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We will practice ways to help break through habitual patterns of bodily tension and deep inner holding and learn to move with ease and grace. 
 

We will cultivate a relationship with our body rooted in trust and deep inner listening

 
We will learn how to trust our body’s innate intelligence always striving  for equilibrium.

2023 participant’s love 

“Connecting to myself and others in the presence of great fertile mountainscapes and warm inviting water of sea and lagoon, led by Ashka, a true force of nature herself, has been like accepting an
invitation back into my life.

Ashka offers a strong, deeply insightful yoga and somatic practice, giving plenty of space to explore and unfurl, to feel strength and softness and to be playful. Life-affirming, wonderful.”

Nartan.

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“Unexpectedly spontaneous, unlike anything I’ve ever done before—deeply intuitive and so, so much fun.I felt really safe, seen, and free to be truly myself. There was space for a personal journey and deep introspection, with a real sense of togetherness.

Beautiful venue and stunning settings! Can’t wait to come back next year.”!

Amy

 

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YOUR “YES”  INCLUDES:

 7 nightly accommodation in en-suite, air conditioned bedrooms  

2 delicious veggie Turkish meals a day, brunch and dinner 

2 daily group practices 

 unlimited fruit, water tea and coffee.

light packed lunch provided if you are going to the beach.

NOT INCLUDED:

 Boat trip and other additional excursions. 

Alcoholic or soft drinks

Treatments and massages.

Flights, transfer from Dalaman airport, (25 minutes by picturesque rural back roads).

We will arrange that for you.

        

OUR PROVISIONAL DAILY SCHEDULE

 8am- light snack, fruit, coffee.

 8.30-10.30am – morning practice

11am brunch

 12-5.30pm – free time for rest and play

  5.30PM-7pm – afternoon practice

 7pm – dinner

Before we reconvene for our afternoon session, you are free to spend your time on the beach, hiking, and exploring the mountains or simply relaxing by the pool.

Schedule is open to changes, times are approximate and practice sessions may go overtime. 

OUR RETREAT SPACE 

LAGOON RETREAT

 

Situated on the edge of a traditional rural village with bus connection for getting out and about if you wish, the retreat blends with its natural surroundings ensuring the least impact on them as possible. 

 

This unique place offers a complete seclusion (you will feel as if you are on the edge of the known world) and a private beach reached by 15 min walk through a beautiful forest. 

A short bus ride from the village will bring you to the charming riverside town of Dalyan with its shops and restaurants. a 5min bus ride in the opposite direction will take you to Istuzu, a long sandy beach in the conservation area where loggerhead turrets come to lay their eggs.

 

 

 

“Gokbel Villa; hillside paradise! A perfect place for a retreat. A magical environment to feel the buzz of nature”!

Nikki

THE  VENUE

Our venue has comfortable, well appointed accommodation, fully equipped yoga Shala and a pool with breath- taking sunset views.

 

 

ISTUZU BEACH

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OUR LOUNGE AREA

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ACCOMODATION

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Each day you will be treated to the most delicious meals for which Turkey and Huzur Vadisi retreats are in particular renowned. 

 

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BOAT TRIP DAY

We will spend our free day sailing and swimming in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. 

On our free time will visit ruins of Ancient Caunos, arrange a trip to mud baths by the lake and swim in a cold lush mountain river! 

 

Looking forward to exploring with you!

INVESTMENT

  single room  £1100

shared twin / double room  £995

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All prices are set per room type and are based on per person sharing a room (including rooms with double bed – perfect for a couple)

Double rooms are available as single, but a single supplement charge will apply. 

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BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY

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 £300 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS DUE UPON REGISTRATION TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE AND CHOICE OF ACCOMMODATIONS. ALL REMAINING BALANCES ARE DUE 6 WEEKS BEFORE THE RETREAT.

INDIVIDUAL PAYMENT PLANS AND MONTHLY INSTALMENTS ARE AVAILABLE. 

ALL CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND REQUESTS MUST BE EMAILED TO ASHKAYOGA@GMAIL.COM

 

IN CASE OF UNFORESEEN DISRUPTIONS TO YOUR TRAVELS, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE.

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2023 participant’s love 

“Ashka is a truly talented teacher whose practice creates a very special atmosphere. Not only did the group laugh often, but the Embodied Awakening work allowed me to BE open; I felt able to express vulnerabilities and share my hopes and fears about my health and menopausal
body with a group of strangers. We quickly formed a community of connected people.

We practiced yoga in the open air and I returned home with a new sense of creative energy and a positive outlook that, two months later, is still very much present”.

Kate, Sheffield

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“Fun, freeing, and expansive!

Ashka’s practical, connected, and generous teachings still have me dancing around my kitchen in London, nourishing both my body and mind with the joy and juiciness that help me stay closer to an embodied life.

Fantastic Yoga, with Ashka visually describing the best and most enriching practice using her own body, so that I can identify it in my own.

Irreplaceable and profoundly lasting.

Thank you, Ashka, for your dedication.”.

Nikki

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“Gokbel Villa; Oh, hillside paradise! A perfect place for a retreat. A magical environment to feel the buzz of nature! And the food was delicious! Ian, our host, who has exhaustive knowledge of the area was able to anticipate needs and facilitate activities to perfectly suit the mood of the day. Thank you Ian and team for all the nurturing and adventures!”

Nikki London

“Magical! An incredible venue with the sea and the mountains at our doorstep, spacious enough to provide comfort and intimacy for everybody! Ashka crafted a perfect balance between a relaxed ‘me time’, transformational and playful embodied practice and yoga, and travelling around getting to know the local people and their culture. Thank you, Ashka for facilitating this wonderful experience. I feel so reenergized after a very challenging year! I am already booked for next year!”

Anna, London

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