Iyengar Yoga Intensive Beginners/General

Teachers Name: Janet Swinney

Date/Time: 23/05/2019-30/05/2019 - All Day

Cost £450

Phone: 07962208660

Email: janet.swinney@gmail.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/janetsyoga/

Location: Turkey

This is a yoga retreat with a difference. Villa Ruh means ‘home of the soul’. This home-from-home provides an ideal spot for furthering your practice under the guidance of a teacher. The villa is located on the edge of the village of Yesil Uzumlu, a traditional village in the hills, 17 km above the spectacular bay of Fethiye. A local bus service runs from the door down into town.

The villa accommodates a maximum of eight people. There are four double bedrooms, which students are expected to share depending on numbers, and three bathrooms. There is a well-equipped outdoor yoga area, an indoor space suitable for pranayama and seated meditation practice, a private swimming pool and two spacious lounges – one with a well-equipped kitchen – and a small selection of yoga books. The garden is filled with rose bushes and other shrubs, which will be in bloom when you attend.

The programme for most days will be as follows:

7am – 8am Pranayama

8am – 9am Tea, fruit

9am – 11am  Asana practice

11am – 12pm Tea/coffee

12pm – 1pm  Lunch

1pm – 4pm Leisure/private study

4pm – 6pm Restorative practice

7pm – 8pm Dinner

The timetable will be adjusted on days of travel, and there will be one day free during the week for you to go sightseeing in the town’s immense market, spend time on the beach, visit the hammam or take a boat trip.

If the house isn’t full, we can self-cater and share the costs (not included in the price). Otherwise, it may be possible to hire a cook. This will involve an extra charge. There are also several good restaurants and cafes in the village. (If you wish to stay longer than a week to explore the area, please discuss this with me.)

Janet is a very experienced yoga practitioner, and a qualified Iyengar yoga teacher. You can expect each session to be focused, well-structured and tailored to individual need. Small numbers mean that you will receive a high level of personal support and attention.

What people have said: ‘Janet is very attuned to your abilities and difficulties…she challenges you positively, but gently, to progress. I found I was more able to commit to my own private practice after this week. Highly recommended.’ – Liz. ‘I felt very uplifted and was in a high euphoric state for a week after I got home. I would love to return.’ – Sukaina.

(Note: The villa is also available for private rental. Please contact me if you are interested in this option.)