Turkey ‘Huzur Vadisi’

Huzur Vadisi retreat site

Yoga Retreat in the Turkish hills

Hatha yoga – with Diana Shipp

Saturday September 5th – 12th 2020

Fly to Dalaman Airport – transfer 40 minutes – Göcek near fethiye

Fly to Dalaman airport, with thomas cook, easyjet, turkish airlines or british airways. the retreat is in the hills above göcek

Huzur Vadisi is Turkey’s longest established yoga holiday retreat, situated in a secluded mountain valley, surrounded by pine forest. It was established in 1993, as the first centre of its kind in Turkey. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, far from the crowds, the yurt accommodation nestles amongst groves of olives and figs. This little oasis of peace in beautiful natural surroundings is simple and rustic. The yurts and the shared bathroom facilities are comfortable and beautifully maintained adding to the very special experience.

Yoga Class

At night, the valley is dark, revealing all the beauty of the night sky. Huzur Vadisi’s setting brings a deep connection with the natural world that is sure to make your yoga practice immeasurably more beneficial.

Yoga shala

Yoga shala


Three delicious meals a day!

The pool at Huzur Vadisi

The pool at Huzur Vadisi


“Find the Light Within” Yoga Retreat with Diana

Huzur Vadisi is a truly magical location. Indeed it is the place that was a real ‘life-changer’ for me. It was my first visit in 1999  that inspired me to take the journey to Kerala, to find Kailasam Yoga and to follow my heart and create a new life….

Diana Shipp Yoga Teacher

Diana Shipp

I’m delighted to be returning here to teach again – and to introduce others to this little slice of paradise. Finding time for your own gentle retreat could really nurture and benefit you at this time.

Enjoy a nurturing retreat, with gentle yet powerful yoga, nourishing fresh food cooked with love, and plenty of time to restore and revive; and to resolve any issues in your life as you walk in the pine forests, relax by the pool or while away the afternoon in a hammock.

Mountain walk

Mountain walk.

We all need time to nurture ourselves especially when we have stressful jobs and lives, or are responsible for caring for others – This is the ideal opportunity, with gentle yoga, nourishing fresh food cooked with love, and plenty of time to restore and revive, resolve and heal any issues.

“Take time now to retreat to this special place – a place where change happens. Rediscover your Light, your true power and strength.”

The combination of transformative yoga, stunning unspoiled location, welcoming experienced staff and legendary food creates an experience for which teachers and guests have been returning year after year. Your hosts will be Tanfer, one of the founding partners of Huzur Vadisi, together with his gifted sister Sevgi the amazing chef.

There is an excellent massage therapist on site and we expect that gifted English therapist Tina Shoults will be able to join us from Fethiye to offer life-changing Psych-K

A shady place for reading or relaxing

Chill in the shade of the comfortable ‘kösk’ – level with the olives!

The Twelve Islands off Gocek

Boats trips are popular for the day out

All meals provided – under the dappled shade of the the vine-covered pergola

Wonderful Turkish vegetarian food

Wonderful Turkish vegetarian food









Sleep in comfort under the dark night skies

Inside one of the yurts – with the eye of heaven open to the stars at night. Single and shared yurts are available

COST:Deposit of £250 will secure your place. Early Bird Discount – save £30 when you pay your balance by June 5th 2020 – there are single and shared yurts: if you opt to share with one other you will pay a balance of £545, if you share a triple-bedded yurt it will be only £495. If you would like your own yurt (limited number), the balance will be £655. Add £30 after 5th June.

Three meals a day, except for the those of us going on a full-day excursion. There are shared bathroom facilities in several locations on site, and with the warm sunshine and natural, spacious site, this is all part of the enjoyment.

Transfers are arranged from the airport and work out at around £45 per person return.


Diana Shipp is an experienced yoga teacher,  with British Wheel and Sivananda  teaching qualifications. She has been running holidays and retreats for the past 17 years – including at her own yoga centre in India: Kailasam Yoga.  Diana’s retreats often book up very fast.