Yoga with Mandy Beaumont

When: 31 Aug 2015 - 7 Sep 2015 (Mon - Mon, 7 nights)
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The Pomegranate Yoga Retreat

The name The Pomegranate represents the health giving properties of this wonderful fruit with its ruby red seeds, native to Turkey and the Mediterranean. It also has symbolic and mythological associations with natural cycles, rebirth, and renewal, which we hope you’ll experience on your yoga holiday here!


Huzur Vadisi and Suleyman’s Garden have an emphasis on well-designed simplicity and an authentic experience of traditional Turkish life, close to nature.


The Pomegranate is for those who want a little more convenience and comfort, while still surrounded by authentic and rural Turkey on this unspoiled stretch of coastline.


Staying at The Pomegranate is very much like being a houseguest – it's a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, particularly welcoming for people holidaying on their own. There is also plenty of space to be by yourself and be quiet if you wish.


The Pomegranate has been designed with great attention and care, featuring natural materials, stone and cedar, and furnished tastefully with wood, rattan and stunning fabrics.


The large and mature gardens offer plenty of shady nooks for curling up with a good book, or simply unwinding.



ACCOMMODATION



The Pomegranate can accommodate up to 28 people in single, double or twin bed rooms. The majority of rooms are en-suite and all have air-conditioning and heating.



FACILITIES



POOL


There is plenty of room for relaxing and sunbathing around the lovely pool.


YOGA SHALA


The yoga shala set amid orange and lemon trees, caters for around 24 people. It is fully equipped with mats, bolsters, blocks, belts, and blankets.


TURKISH BATH (HAMAM)


An extra touch of luxury is provided by The Pomegranate’s own marble lined traditional Turkish bath, where once a week you can steam and wash away your stress, and exfoliate ready for your tan. (Needs minimum of 6 people)



LOCATION



On Turkey’s famous ‘Turquoise Coast’, just twenty minutes southeast of the small resort of Olu Deniz, with arguably Turkey’s most famous beach, The Pomegranate is a small oasis of comfort and style, surrounded by rural scenery and small farms. It has lovely views over the sea, and is backed by mountains, where the well-known Lycian Trail has marked paths to take you through the forests and mountains on this lovely section of coastline. The walks start from right outside the hotel. A rocky swimming cove is just over half an hour’s walking distance, and lovely beaches in both directions are around 15 minutes ride away, either by local minibus, or by arrangement with The Pomegranate.


Lovely Kabak Beach, is a just under a couple of hours walk along a beautiful coastal path in the shade of the pine forest or alternatively around 15 minutes drive by road.


Kidarak Beach, near Olu Deniz, is a national park beach, with a small admission charge, which ensures the beach is never full and has lovely sand and beautiful swimming.



ACTIVITIES



There is an optional boat trip taking in the islands and bays around Fethiye, with lunch on board and plenty of stops for swimming in the clear turquoise waters. This can be combined with an optional dinner in the fish market at Fethiye and a browse in the bazaar.


Fethiye is about 30 minutes away and is the nearest large town. Set on a beautiful bay, it features shops, bazaars, seafront cafes, Turkish baths and the ruins of the ancient city of Telmessos.


It is also possible on request to provide day trips to a variety of locations including archeological sites and places of natural beauty, the wonderful ancient Lycian site of Tlos, the spectacular river gorge of Saklikent, and the extensive Roman city and fabulous beach at Patara. Prices depend on numbers.


MASSAGE


We have a team of a minimum of two professional masseurs/chiropractors offering a variety of massages and treatments.

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Mandy Beaumont

Mandy Beaumont is qualified as a Yoga Teacher (BWY & YA) with the UK's renowned Yoga Academy run by Simon Low (in fact did part of her teacher training assisting Simon here at Huzur Vadisi). From this solid background, Mandy continued her studies with The Society of Yoga Practitioners in the UK in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar as a 1:1 Yoga Teacher & Therapist, as well as undertaking studies at the Krishnamacharya Mandiram in Chennai, India. Mandy's personal yoga tutor & mentor in the UK is Gill Lloyd (a direct student of TKV Desikachar). After completing her original teacher training courses, Mandy went on to specialise in 'Yoga for People Living with Cancer' and 'Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs' - both Advanced Teacher Training courses approved by the UK's BWY. In 2013 Mandy left the corporate world of Copyright Law & Publishing in order to focus fully on her yoga teaching; dividing her time between weekly group classes (for all abilities), regular workshops and specialised 1:1 Yoga Therapy work at her Yoga Studio in Hertfordshire.

Mandy is well-known by her students for her down-to-earth approach to yoga and teaches a therapeutic Hatha yoga, always personalised to suit individual circumstances. On this holiday you will experience both an energising and rejuvenating morning class and a relaxing & restorative evening class which will include Breathing Practices, Meditation and Yoga Nidra. One of Mandy's long-term students comments that "Mandy encourages a warm and light-hearted approach to her classes - I always come away smiling." See more photos and other events by this presenter