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8 Days Wellness Yoga Holiday for Gay Men in Muğla, Turkey

Azure Wellness Retreat, Bahçelievler, 7117 Sk No 14, 48960 bahçelievler turgutreis, Bodrum, Muğla, Turkey

Relaxation, Self Care, and Fun Yoga Holiday Turkey

Since Azure Wellness Retreat opened their doors, they have had requests to create a package for the LGBTQ community, a week for like-minded people to enjoy a relaxing break in this beautiful country, that's all about pressing re-set. Having now found the perfect hosts in Kurtis and Stephen, and yoga instructor Dean Dalton, Azure Wellness Retreat are delighted to offer their very first Gay retreat!

Meet the instructors

Dean
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Highlights

  • Yoga session
  • Meditation sessions
  • Boat trip around the beautiful Bodrum peninsula
  • Enjoy Ali's barbecue night
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Belly-dancing lesson
  • Turkish bath

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer included: Milas–Bodrum Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Multilingual staff

In this holiday, you may choose between beautiful appointed rustic rooms, double or twin, with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning in Azure Wellness Retreat boutique hotel or experience true glamping in their luxurious Lotus Belle tents with their own private bathrooms and air conditioning.

Program

Having now found the perfect duo to host, Kurtis and Stephen, Azure Wellness Retreat are delighted to announce their very first Gay retreat. Kurtis and Stephen, are on hand to create an accepting, open and social space, both are real "people" people and have years of experience in hospitality.

Day 1

Once you arrive at Milas-Bodrum Airport (BJV) you will be met by Azure Wellness Retreat driver and be brought straight to their door. The traveling time will usually take around 40 minutes.

Day 2

At 8 a.m., enjoy a morning yoga with Dean Dalton for about 30 minutes. After your yoga practice, enjoy brunch. After brunch, you can take time to relax by the pool or go to the beach, visit the hammam for a traditional Turkish bath prepared to be beaten with a pillow of bubbles, followed by exfoliation - you will never felt so clean! It is advised that within the first couple of days, you need to get your skin sun ready. At 5 p.m. enjoy an evening yoga and meditation with Dean Dalton. And finally at 7 p.m., you will have your dinner.

Day 3

Start the day with yoga and breakfast. After breakfast you'll have free time - you have the choice of taking a boat trip around the beautiful Bodrum peninsula, for a day of sea, swimming and enjoy the glorious sunshine. You will return around 5 p.m. in time for an evening yoga and meditation, followed by dinner and free time in the evening.

Day 4

Today, start your day with yoga session followed by breakfast. Azure Wellness Retreat offer an optional trip to the vineyard Mor Salikim in Dortepe for you to taste (and buy) the fabulous organic wine. There is also a yoga platform at the vineyard for your have your evening yoga before returning for dinner.

Day 5

Start your day with a yoga session followed by breakfast. After breakfast, you will have a free time to spend in seeing the sights Bodrum, Yalikavak, or maybe just relax poolside topping up that tan - or perhaps join in a belly dancing lesson. In the evening, enjoy yoga and meditation session followed by Ali's barbecue night - he grills a mean fish!

Day 6

As usual, start your day with a yoga session followed by breakfast. Saturday is local market day (optional trip). You can visit the market where you can buy spices, souvenirs, and Turkish delight, dried fruits - try the mango! After an evening of yoga and meditation session, you'll have a night out in Bodrum - a beachside bar with a view of the castle, then perhaps off to Club Catamaran!

Day 7

Sunday is your day off! Enjoy a lazy morning followed by brunch, pool day or maybe the beach. Why not dine in the restaurants in Gorgeous Gumusluk visit the artisan market for beautiful handcrafted gifts watch the sunset over the Greek Islands, a beautiful night.

Day 8

Today, start your day with a morning yoga followed by brunch, this is your final day and a free day. You can book a massage at the hammam, do any final shopping, make your final purchases, soak up the sun evening yoga and meditation with Dean followed by dinner.

Of course, this is a rough outline of what you could be doing and the itinerary may vary but Azure Wellness Retreat assure you that you will have an amazing week of clean eating, learning how to relax and reset, discovering what your body can do as well as a lot of fun.

Included excursions

  • Bodrum - for a day or night of shopping in the lanes, sightseeing at that gorgeous castle, dining at the harbourside restaurants
  • Mor Salikim organic vineyard for wine tasting and yoga - yes they have a yoga platform!
  • Club catamaran - Bodrums party boat (night club)
  • Gorgeous Gmusluk - waterfront dining watching the sunset over the Greek islands, artisan market (and the most fabulous cake shop)
  • Boat trip - a day of sailing, sun and swimming, a stop at Camel beach
  • Traditional Turkish bath at the hammam

Instructors

Dean Dalton

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Food

Azure Wellness Retreat menu has been carefully curated by their in house chef Michelle. During your stay with them, you will be served wholesome vegetarian food that nourishes your body. But don’t worry, they haven’t scrimped on flavor!

In fact, the dishes are so popular that Azure Wellness Retreat lost count of the time Michelle has been asked to write a cookbook. (If you ask her nicely she might just let slip a few of her recipe secrets.). All Azure Wellness Retreat ingredients are locally sourced, organic, and delicious. They even grow some of their own produce.

Brunch

Brunch is traditionally Turkish with jams, honey, gozleme (Turkish pancakes) breakfast potatoes olives and a variety of cheeses, fruit and vegetables, and a selection of wholemeal breads and pastries.

Evening meals

For evening meals, enjoy quinoa and black bean burgers served with coriander and lime mayonnaise on a wholemeal bun with grilled fries, red lentil curry served with brown rice and homemade wholemeal garlic and coriander naan.

You can also have stuffed peppers - peppers stuffed with spiced rice served with garlic and thyme potatoes and yogurt. Vegetable kebab served with tomato bulgur and homemade coleslaw. Pesto pasta served with chargrilled vegetables. Whole wheat quesadillas filled with marinated grilled vegetables, served with sweet potato fries, yogurt, and chili dip.

Vitamin Shots

These are available after your evening yoga session and before dinner. Below is a sample of what you may be served:

  • Turmeric and cherry
  • Melon, mint, and strawberry
  • Orange, lemon, and grapefruit
  • Ginger and beetroot
  • Carrot and orange
  • Tomato and spinach
  • Beetroot and cherry
  • Apple and spinach
  • Watermelon and pineapple

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Spa treatments and massage are available at the hammam, at a very reasonable cost. Please inquire for more details if you're interested.

What's included

  • 12 yoga sessions
  • 6 meditation sessions
  • Brunch and dinner
  • Turkish bath
  • Boat trip around the beautiful Bodrum peninsula
  • A day at Mor Salikim wine tasting at the vineyard in Dortepe
  • Belly dancing lesson
  • Airport transfers
  • Ali's barbecue night
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.

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Arrival: Tuesday August 27, 2019
Departure: Tuesday September 3, 2019

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