Retreats 2018

 
 

Suleyman’s Garden, Turkey


2nd-9th of June’18

8th -15th of October’18

Rest, Restore & Explore

Come Join Gaby Maass on a Retreat to the Turkish Coast. We will be staying at the beautiful  Suleyman’s Garden, 1.5 hour south of Dalaman, just a stone’s throw from the sea.  Come and explore and refresh your self in this magical spot with spectacular views, practising yoga twice daily, eating fresh local organic cuisine, mostly grown on site and giving yourself time to indulge in life’s simple pleasures. You will feel safe and nurtured; allowing you to dive into just being and enjoying your stay.


Yoga will be in a purpose built shala with open sides, fully equipped with yoga mats, bolsters, blankets, belts and blocks - allowing you to travel light.  Sleeping in cabins nestled in the garden with a communal dining table with amazing views of the sea to share and enjoy meals together.


If you wish to explore, then there is plenty to do and see. With local markets towns nearby, roman site explorations and opportunity to take a small boat trip along the coastline or just stay put and absorb the sunny weather by the pool.


Watch the videos below to get an idea of how amazing the explorations during our retreats can be.





 







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 followed by a detoxing yang flow in the mornings before breakfast and a more relaxing and restorative practice in the evening.

We sleep in beautiful wooden cabins with stunning views of the mediterranean sea, surrounded by carob, banana and pine singing trees under a magnificent canopy of the shiniest of stars.

Having the opportunity to swim in the warm mediterranean sea as often as you wish, unspoiled coastal walks, eating the fruit and vegetables grown onsite in abundance is such a rare experience now a days that draws you back to the simplicity of life and the healing nature 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 group discussions.

I shape each yoga class in response to the energetic 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.

Who would benefit from this retreat

Yoga students of all levels of experience from complete novices through to advanced practitioners. Those that would most benefit are those who wish to experience the deeper effects of yoga, and those that wish to explore a grounded practice based on a functional, dogma-free approach.

What you will take home

My aim is for you to enjoy a wonderful week, full of fun, laughter, beauty and tranquility. But above all I want you to leave Suleyman’s Garden feeling empowered, relaxed, and healthy.


Outline of how your days will be spent:


8-10 am Morning Yoga: 

Yin Yoga and Yang Flow (Vinyasa flow or Yang flow, when weather or guests ability permitting).

Cleansing and breathing practices (pranayama),

10.15am  Breakfast

Free time –Long excursions possible after breakfast till dinner

2.15pm Lunch

Free time or optional excursions and massages

5-7 pm Evening Yoga:      

Yin Yoga, restorative and enquiring what is necessary

(Yin yoga, meditation, mantra chanting, assisted yin yoga)

7.30pm Supper

 

Prices:

Shared accommodation: £735 (plus £50 if ensuite)

Single accommodation: £795 (plus £100 if ensuite)


Terms and conditions of booking:


Deposit to reserve your place is £200 per person, the total balance due one month before the retreat.

Refunds of the deposit or the full fee cannot be made for cancellations.

However you have the right to transfer your place to another suitable person up to 14 days before departure.




Prices include:

  1. 7 nights accommodation

  2. 2 yoga/meditation sessions daily led by Gaby Maass

  3. 3 meals prepared in house daily

 

To book please contact:

gabrielamaass@hotmail.com


Expand and release, embrace the joy of your true Self



"Suleyman's Garden is a beautifully tranquil place to retreat to"

Michelle- Brighton

"I enjoyed my stay very much in particular the food, the beautiful gardens and the yoga!!"

Suzanne- London

“Thank you for such a lovely peaceful, healthy week.”

Louise – Balham

“Thank you so much for such a peaceful and spiritual experience, it was far more than I expected.”

Sophie- London

“Such a creative, variety of teachings and asanas- Gaby is a very intuitive teacher”

Tina – Cumbria

“It has been a beautiful, enriching, fulfilling and spiritual journey of unfolding and joining together, Joy and Fun. Swimming in such blue blue waters- so much more than I expected- everything and more”

Tina – Cumbria

"My expectations were met over and above. I loved every single second, truly inspiring"

Jane Hitchins- Kent

"One of the most relaxing and rewarding experiences I ever had"

Gill Harris-Kent

"I absolutely enjoyed my stay, it exceeded my expectations, classes were expertly lead and I really enjoyed them"

Joe Read- London

"Gaby you are a truly inspirational-amazing teacher; intuitive, and your beautiful spirit shines through. I wish I could come to your classes at home. You accommodate all needs, very inclusive, gentle, supportive, the balance is just right- the music complements the practice perfectly"

Louise Williams- London


Prices exclude:

  1. Travel -flights to Dalaman,

  2. Transfer – £50 return (approximate cost)

  3. Optional Massages

  4. Optional Excursions