EMBODIED ALIVENESS RETREAT 2023

EMBODIED ALIVENESS TURKEY RETREAT 2023

 

 

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

24TH JUNE -1ST JULY 2023

WITH ASHKA ZASADA

 

I AM THRILLED TO SHARE WITH YOU THE DETAILS OF MY UPCOMING RETREAT, AN INVITATION FOR US TO RELAX INTO OUR INNATE CAPACITY FOR EMBODIED ALIVENESS.

NESTLED IN THE FORESTED HILLS OF A CONSERVATION AREA, THE RETREAT IS OVERLOOKING THE SÜLÜNGÜR LAGOON WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS ACROSS THE BEAUTIFUL DALYAN DELTA
AND ISTUZU 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.

I SO LOOK FORWARD TO PLAYING WITH YOU!

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RADICAL ALIVENESS, A PATH TO ECSTATIC LIVING

WITH THE STUNNING VIEWS OF THE SEA AND THE MOUNTAINS AS OUR BACKDROP, WE WILL SPEND THE WEEK IN AN EMBODIED SELF-INQUIRY THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF YOGA, MEDITATION AND SOMATICS.

 

 

OUR PRACTICES 

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YOGA

*  LIQUID SPINE: SPIRALS, UNDULATIONS AND WAVES; FLUIDITY OF MOVEMENT

*  Dynamic CORE; Elastic STRENGTH AND INNER STABILITY

 

SOMATICS AND EMBODIMENT

 

*  YIELDING

*  openness, sensitivity and receptivity; pleasure in the body. 

*  techniques to help break through patterns of habitual bodily tension 

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MEDITATION

*  GROUNDED IN EMBODIED PRESENCE

 

WHAT ELSE TO EXPECT 

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* PHILOSOPHICAL INQUIRY AND CONVERSATIONS

* SELF-REFLECTION

* DEEPENING OF YOUR EMBODIED WISDOM

* AWAKENING OF YOUR SENSUAL ALIVENESS 

* AUTHENTIC SELF-EXPRESSION

* SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY 

        

YOUR “YES” INCLUDES

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* 7 NIGHTLY ACCOMMODATION IN EN-SUITE, AIR CONDITIONED BEDROOMS

 

* 2 DELICIOUS VEGETARIAN TURKISH MEALS A DAY, BRUNCH AND DINNER

 

* DAILY GROUP PRACTICES AND MEDITATION

 

* UNLIMITED FRUIT, WATER, TEA AND COFFEE

 

* DELICIOUS INEXPENSIVE LUNCHES ARE AVAILABLE A SHORT WALK AWAY IN CHARMING LITTLER EATERIES (OR IN DALYAN)

 

*LIGHT PACKED LUNCH PROVIDED IF YOU ARE GOING TO THE BEACH.

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PRICE

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*   SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOM  £1100

*   SHARED TWIN OR 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 A DOUBLE BED – PERFECT FOR A COUPLE).

DOUBLE ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE AS A SINGLE, BUT A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT CHARGE WILL APPLY.

NOT INCLUDED

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* ALCOHOLIC OR SOFT DRINKS

* BOAT TRIP AND OTHER ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS

* TREATMENTS AND MASSAGES 

* FLIGHTS, TRANSFERS FROM DALAMAN AIRPORT (25 MINUTES BY PICTURESQUE RURAL BACK
ROADS). WE WILL ARRANGE THAT FOR YOU. 

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BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY

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 £300 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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OUR DAILY SCHEDULE

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*  7.30-8AM – OPTIONAL MORNING MEDITATION

*  8AM-LIGHT SNACK, FRUIT, COFFEE

*  8.30-10.30PM – MORNING YOGA PRACTICE

*  11AM BRUNCH

*  12-5.30PM – FREE TIME FOR REST AND PLAY

*  5.30PM-7PM – AFTERNOON PRACTICE: SOMATICS AND EMBODIED MOVEMENT

*  7PM – DINNER

*  8-9PM ON SOME EVENINGS, OPTIONAL PRACTICE IN NATURE

 

BEFORE WE RECONVENE FOR OUR AFTERNOON SESSION, YOU ARE FREE TO SPEND YOUR TIME ON THE BEACH, HIKING AND EXPLORING THE MOUNTAINS OR SIMPLY RELAX  BY THE POOL.

 

 

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BOAT TRIP DAY

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WE WILL SPEND OUR FREE DAY SAILING AND SWIMMING IN THE TURQUOISE WATERS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA. 

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VISITS TO NEARBY RUINS OF ANCIENT CAUNOS, MUD BATHS AND OTHER
EXCURSIONS, INCLUDING OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, CAN ALSO BE ARRANGED IF WE WISH TO EXPLORE. AND I AM VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO EXPLORING IT WITH YOU! 

SCHEDULE IS OPEN TO CHANGES. TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AND PRACTICE SESSIONS MAY GO OVERTIME.

OUR RETREAT SPACE 

LAGOON RETREAT

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 SITUATED ON THE EDGE OF A TRADITIONAL RURAL VILLAGE WITH BUS CONNECTIONS FOR GETTING OUT AND ABOUT IF YOU WISH, THE RETREAT BLENDS WITH ITS NATURAL SURROUNDINGS ENSURING THE LEAST IMPACT ON THEIR SURROUNDINGS AS POSSIBLE.

THIS UNIQUE PLACE OFFERS A COMPLETE SECLUSION (YOU FEEL AS IF YOU ARE ON THE EDGE OF THE KNOWN WORLD) AND A PRIVATE BEACH REACHED BY 15-MINUTE WALK THROUGH A BEAUTIFUL FOREST.

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A SHORT BUS RIDE FROM THE VILLAGE WILL BRING YOU TO THE CHARMING RIVERSIDE TOWN OF DALYAN WITH
ITS SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. A 5-MINUTE BUS RIDE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION WILL TAKE YOU TO
ISTUZU, A LONG, SANDY BEACH IN THE CONSERVATION AREA WHERE LOGGERHEAD TURTLES COME TO LAY
THEIR EGGS.

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OUR VENUE HAS COMFORTABLE, WELL-APPOINTED ACCOMMODATION, A FULLY EQUIPPED YOGA SHALA AND A POOL WITH BREATH-TAKING SUNSET VIEWS. 

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EACH DAY, YOU WILL BE TREATED TO THE MOST DELICIOUS MEALS FOR WHICH TURKEY,

AND HUZUR VADISI RETREATS IN PARTICULAR, ARE RENOWNED.

 

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FOR FURTHER DETAILS VISIT HUZURVADISI.COM 

 

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