We now have new dates for our beautiful Turkey retreats in 2024
We are delighted to announce Huzur Vadisi's new Venue in Turkey; Lagoon Retreat is located in an elevated position in a forested conservation area. Overlooking the Sulungur lagoon with spectacular views across the beautiful Dalyan delta and Istuzu beach.
4th-11th of May & 14th-21st of September
Our aim at In U Yoga is for you to enjoy a wonderful week, full of fun, laughter, beauty and tranquility. But above all I want you to leave Lagoon retreat feeling empowered, relaxed, and healthy.
We offer a full package that includes ensuite accommodation, delicious vegetarian food (we do cater for vegan and food allergies) and two daily yoga sessions.
In order to make it easy and fluid for you to enjoy the journey as much as the retreat itself, we offer the option of transport from and to Dalaman airport which is only about half an hour from the Venue, and we can arrange a convenient transfer for you (*please note transfer is not included in our price, see below for transfer price)
Below is a loose outline of how your day will be spent with lots of You time in-between as well as some optional activities mentioned below*:
8-10 am Morning Yoga Session
Yin Yoga leading to Yang Flow
Vinyasa flow or Yang flow, when weather or guest’s ability permitting.
*Please note that in a retreat setting is more common than not that the group will be of mixed ability and experience. I use Yin yoga, taught from a functional approach, as a platform to include and instruct all participants equally. My intention is to teach the essential steps for an affective, safe and healing yoga practice that will include everyone. After a few sessions normally we are able to move into more yang or dynamic practices that will include all participants.
Cleansing and breathing practices (pranayama)
Free time –*Optional long excursions to archeological sites or/and boat trip possible after breakfast till dinner (*please note that optional activities that have additional third party cost are not included in our prices)
Free time for optional hikes, gentle excursions, massages or simply staying put by the pool
5-7 pm Evening Yoga
Yin Yoga, restorative practice and enquiring what is necessary
Meditation, mantra chanting, assisted yin yoga, enquiring mandala
Prices 2024 (include ensuite accommodation, delicious vegetarian food and two yoga sessions with Gaby per day)
Early bird prices - book before the 31st of January 2024 (applies to May retreat only):
Full price (applies to May and September retreats):
"Gaby is a hugely experienced yoga teacher who really helps you find what works for you. All combined with a wonderful warm and relaxed style. I really enjoyed my retreat with her" - Kate Wilson
During this warm yoga week, you will unwind and soften your body tissues, deeply yielding to your true self, finding enormous release of tension, improved energy levels, peace and emotional content.
Practicing yoga twice a day: yin yoga and breathing practices gradually developing a detoxing yang flow in the mornings before breakfast and a more relaxing and restorative practice in the evening.
Lagoon Retreat is located in an elevated position in a forested conservation area overlooking the Sülüngür Lagoon with spectacular views across the beautiful Dalyan delta and Istuzu beach. Only 25 minutes from Dalaman airport and yet the utter peace and privacy of the venue, immersed in nature, creates a wonderful atmosphere conducive to your yoga practice. Forest bathe, inhale the vital prana, tune into birdsong and the hum of cicadas.
In addition to the nearby Istuzu beach, a private beach on the lagoon can be reached by a 12-minute walk through the forest.
We are truly thrilled to have found such a beautiful venue which we are sure you will love. It’s a very special place – we would go as far to say unique – with its combination of complete seclusion (you feel as if you are on the edge of the known world) and yet accessible, situated on the edge of a traditional rural village with bus connections for getting out and about if you wish. It has unbeatable views, comfortable well-appointed accommodation, a pool and a fully equipped yoga shala. Not to mention the delicious meals for which Turkey, and Huzur Vadisi in particular, are renowned.
We sleep in beautiful rooms amongst the carob, banana and pine singing trees under a magnificent canopy of the shiniest of stars.
We will have the opportunity to swim in the lagoon and the warm Mediterranean Sea or just stay put by the pool, unspoiled mountain walks with spectacular views , eating the fruit and vegetables grown locally in abundance is such a rare experience now a days that draws you back to the simplicity of life and the healing nature of the biology of life itself.
During this retreat you will immerse yourself into a blissful state of connection with yourself and nature. The practices we explore often release happiness, and a sense of peace and fulfilment, which allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of your surroundings and the company of others.
You will leave the retreat with a deeper understanding of your own body and its unique anatomy, which allows you to explore your full range of movement safely and effectively. I also teach pranayama and meditation. Where necessary I also use assisted Yin yoga practices, partner work and mandala group enquiry.
I shape each yoga class in response to the energetic and physical needs of the group, and this is reflected in the overall pace and rhythm of the retreat. I ensure that the tone and dynamic of the classes are in harmony with the participants, the time of the day, and the temperature.
Would you benefit from this retreat?
Yoga students of all levels of experience from complete novices through to advanced practitioners. Those that would benefit most are those who wish to experience the deep healing effects of yoga, and those that wish to explore a grounded and factual practice based on a functional, dogma-free approach.
Terms and conditions of booking:
For booking your place first you need to reserve your space by paying your deposit of £300 per person (non-refundable) the total balance is due one month before the retreat date.
Refunds of the deposit or the full fee cannot be made for cancellations.
We do advise that you take travel insurance.
Travel -flights to Dalaman
Transfer – £45 return (approximate cost)
Optional Excursions to amazing archeological sites or a fantastic boat trip
"I have just spent a wonderful week with Gaby in Southern Turkiye.
The yoga sessions were so well guided and tailored to individual needs. Gaby has an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, ayurveda and breathwork which she effortlessly peppers the classes with, enabling each student to get the very most from each session. I came away feeling lighter and freer in mind and body" -Hazel Goodier