Seeds of Yoga Holiday Retreat


1 - 8 October 2012
Wild at Heart:
A Yoga & Writing Retreat at Huzur Vadisi, Turkey

Join Hilary Brown and Geertje Couwenbergh for a week of fearless fun!

Join us for this week-long opportunity to uncover your naturally wild and compassionate heart! Under the guidance of two dedicated teachers, explore how the paths of yoga, writing and meditation can wake you up to your life.

Expect two yoga sessions most days, afternoons and evenings sprinkled with writing opportunities, guided meditations, heartwarming workshops, delicious veggie cuisine and lots of free time to relax, write and wander around the beautiful landscape. In early October, the warm sunny days in Turkey offer the best time to enjoy the great views all around, and open your heart all the way from the mountains to the sea.

Feeling more like doing yoga than writing, or vice versa? No problem. In addition to the main program, Hilary and Geertje will offer different activities and workshops like dream exploration, mindful walks, writing adventures, dancing & dharma talks. This way you can flavor your retreat just the way you want.

This holiday retreat will be hosted at Huzur Vadisi, a beautiful retreat centre situated in the region of southwest Turkey known as Lycia. Mountainous and forested with a beautiful coastline of deep bays and islands the scenery is quite stunning, with limestone cliffs and panoramic views of mountains rising from the turquoise sea. Meaning 'peaceful valley', Huzur Vadisi is built around a traditional restored farmstead with a natural stone swimming pool and a spacious outdoor yoga shala. Accommodation is in comfortably appointed yurts (shared with one or two persons for most) scattered among the olive groves and the beaches are only 15 minutes away (by car).

One day the group will venture out of our cocoon at the retreat center and enjoy a beautiful boat trip on the Mediterranean Sea where we can swim, shop, play, sun and relax. Of course we can take our notepads with us! (day trip=extra fee). In addition, you are welcome to book one or more massages with a superb masseuse who lives in the area, or take an afternoon for yourself at the beach or town.

Give yourself the opportunity of spending a full week in a beautiful surrounding, doing nothing except opening up to wildness of this One Great Life.