Sunday, July 14, 2019

Yoga and Somatic Turkey Retreat October 21-28, 2019

Yoga & Somatic Retreat
Turkey, 21-28 October 2019

Escape to Turkey this autumn for a week of yoga and somatic exploration. Expect a gentle practice, plenty of time to relax, and delicious healthy Turkish food in the beautiful and quiet setting of Suleyman’s Garden, a traditional organic farm on the Mediterranean sea. In October, the extreme heat of the Summer has passed and the mellower weather is ideal to unwind, enjoy the sea, and embark on exciting excursions.

Begin the day with a short meditation and breathing practice (pranayama). After a slow breakfast, we gather again from 10:45am - 12:30pm for the morning yoga and somatic session. From lunchtime you are free to roam until the second session from 5:30pm - 6:45pm. Go for a swim in the sea, lounge by the pool, take a nap or a coastal walk. The morning session tends to be more active and the afternoon practice more recuperative in general, but each session will be adapted to the energy level and needs of the group. There will be one day off when retreatants often opt to go on a Jeep excursion to explore the surrounding sites.

Aki integrates a somatic approach to the ancient practice of yoga. What is “somatic”? “Soma” in Greek means body. In a somatic approach, we learn to experience the body from within instead of observing it from outside. It is a playful and inquisitive way of learning about oneself through the body-mind, improving mobility and ease, and supporting a calmer and positive mindset.
About the venue
Suleyman’s Garden is a charming and delightful traditional organic farm, with terraced vegetable fields, orchards, beautiful and vibrant gardens and stunning sea views. A beautiful rocky swimming cove is just a short walk away through the woods. Nested in an unspoiled part of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast, the retreat is located on the world-famous Lycian Way, a marked walking trail along the dramatic, mountainous coastline.   

Suleyman and his family grow all their vegetables and fruits organically for the kitchen to concoct healthy and flavourful meals for guests. The food is vegetarian and prepared in traditional ways. Staying at Suleyman’s is like being a house guest in a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  

What participants say
“Thank you, Aki, for SUCH an inspiring retreat - the setting was breath-taking, the food was divine, and the group of people were so lovely.  With your energy, words and guidance you created a supportive environment.  I returned home feeling grounded, rested, revitalised and inspired.  An amazing experience. Thank you for everything.” Natalie, yoga teacher

“Aki’s in-depth knowledge and generous spirit make her teaching a unique experience. Little gems of insight and understanding continuously arise during her sessions, which profoundly shifts awareness and perception so there comes about a real felt knowing in the body and new confidence in moving.” A senior yoga teacher

About Aki Omori
Aki Omori is an explorer of movements and the living body-mind. Having practiced and taught several yoga styles over 30 years, she now mainly teaches a slow, mindful vinyasa style of yoga that is informed by her knowledge of somatic practices. Aki’s classes are known for their explorative nature and are fun and light yet profound. She encourages her students to practice active inquiry as a means to find a path that is honest and true to themselves.

As well as teaching yoga, Aki is a registered somatic movement therapist and a developmental / relational trauma therapist. She leads workshops and retreats on embodied anatomy, developmental movement, embryology and restorative yoga. She is also an educator, running her own training programmes for yoga teachers and therapists.  

Aki is a registered somatic movement therapist / educator and a Body-Mind Centering® (BMC) practitioner / teacher. She holds a diploma in the Integrative Body-Work and Movement Therapy (IBMT) and is a qualified practitioner of Neuro Affective Relational Model ® (NARM), which is a form of early trauma healing work designed for adult clients. Qualifications: RSMT, RSME, IMBT-Dip, NARM, BMC®

Single Cabin:                        £795 early bird / £885 full rate 
Twin/Double Cabin:               735 early bird / £795 per person full rate
En-suite single occupancy:     £955 early bird / £1045 Full rate
En-suite twin/double room:     £825 pp early bird / £885 pp full rate

Early bird = non-refundable deposit paid by 31/07/19. Prices include all the practice sessions, accommodation and food; not flights, airport transfers, massage sessions, travel insurance and excursions. 

For booking and enquiries, please contact Fay or Aki – and 

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