A Turkish Delight: Sail & Flow 2021

Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey

PW
Peter Walters Yoga
  • Facebook verified
10 reviews
Nov 13 - 20, 2021
Group size: 12 - 32
A Turkish Delight: Sail & Flow 2021
Fethiye, Muğla, Turkey

Peter Walters Yoga
  • Facebook verified
10 reviews

Nov 13 - 20, 2021
Group size: 12 - 32

About this trip

Join Bay Area yoga teacher Peter Walters on a yoga retreat like no other.


We will live, flow, eat, swim, and play aboard traditional Turkish motor-sailing 'gulets', cruising and flowing through the Mediterranean Sea. We will drink in the beauty and culture of the Turkish Coast and islands, using the yoga practice as a foundation to see and feel everything more deeply.


Have you ever dreamed of exploring the coast and islands of Turkey? How about exploring and hiking through beautiful new landscapes? And eating amazing, fresh, and healthy Turkish Mediterranean cuisine? On this retreat, we will deepen our connection with ourselves and also each other. If you answered yes to all of these questions, then this may be the adventure for you!


During our week together we will have both a rich inner and outer experience. You can expect daily yoga asana, meditation, and mantra practices to clear the slate and help us see and feel more clearly. Our daily transits will offer amazing views, ancient ruins, crystal clear waters (and swimming!),  idyllic islands, and sweet towns to explore. You'll be immersed (and amazed) by the ocean‘s kind embrace as we saunter (on the water) around the Mediterranean Sea. 


—-——

*Please Note, Really: You will be living aboard a 40-70 foot boat for a week with 12+ other people. Quarters are cozy, and you won't have a lot of personal space. While this boat and the experience will indeed be comfortable, life at sea and living on boats can be challenging for some people and certain personalities. Please keep this in mind and be honest with yourself about how you might do in this type of environment. You can't really just go for a walk to be alone, though we will be on land each day. This experience requires patience, kindness, compromise, and a willingness to open up a bit and be part of this crew of seafaring yogis. There is plenty of communal space to both sit and sleep on deck in the shade and also relax below deck. This retreat is not for everyone, so please be discerning when considering this experience.


**ITINERARY: This is a tentative itinerary and it is subject to change based on timing, weather, and the captain's recommendations.

Cancellation Policy (*Read this twice!)

DEPOSIT:

* To reserve your spot on this retreat, please make a $500.00 deposit depending on your room selection. The deposit is non-refundable and  non-transferable. If we need to cancel the retreat for any reason, you will be refunded in full.


COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS: 

We take your health and safety (and that of our retreat operations/sailing partners in Turkey) very seriously. We require that all participants receive a negative COVID test result, OR show proof of full vaccination within one week of the retreat start date. While you are welcome to wear a mask when in close quarters below deck (or whenever you'd like), masks will not be required. 


We also of course don't know what the COVID and global travel situation will be like near the end of 2021. Because of this, we will reassess the trip at the beginning of September 2021 (before the final payment is due). If we need to cancel or delay the retreat until the following year for reasons related to COVID, you will be refunded in full, less any processing fees we cannot recoup. 


FULL PAYMENT (due within 60 days of retreat— Tuesday, September 14th, 2021):

When you reserve, you may either pay in full or pay the deposit. Upon receipt of your payment, we will send you a confirmation of your deposit. *Full payment is due 60 days prior to the start date of the yoga retreat.


CANCELLATION POLICY:

 We understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. Unfortunately, deposits are non-refundable. If you are able to find someone to fill your space within 60  days of the retreat beginning, your replacement may take your spot, though you will need to handle the transfer of finances directly between you and your replacement. However, if your space cannot be filled, no refunds can be given. We always recommend the purchase of travel insurance-- both for travel and medical issues.

Arrival/Meeting the Boats

Saturday Arrival 11/13:

You can book a flight to Antalya (AYT) Or Dalaman (DLM), Turkey. Antalya and Dalaman can both easily be reached by regular airlines and charter companies from all major European cities. Our transfer service will be awaiting your arrival at the airport (twice daily) on Saturday, November, 13th and brings you to the yacht in the harbor. If you arrive prior to Saturday, you will need to secure your own transportation to the harbor or back to the airport to meet the shuttle.


You will be traveling along a beautiful stretch of nature, giving you the tune for the unwinding holiday you just started! Dinner will be served aboard and our first overnight stay will be in the harbor or in a creek close by.


Saturday Departure 11/20:  Breakfast and transfer to the airport of Dalaman or Antalya. We will spend our final evening back in the harbor and we'll get off the boats at 9 am. on 11/20


A Day in the Life Aboard

* After getting up, enjoy herbal tea,  hot water with fresh lemon and ginger or, of course, coffee!

*  07.30 - 09.00 am ~ Morning meditation and yoga practices.

* 09.30-10.30 ~ You can expect an extensive, delicious brunch - Mediterranean style!

* Light “lunch” of fresh, local fruits... At  ~4 pm there will be another snack with biscuits, tea, and coffee.

* Depending on weather conditions and schedule, we may sail from 11 am to 4 pm on 2-3 occasions, though usually, we will be motoring to keep schedule. Everyone is welcome to help with the sailing, or just lounge around and read your book! We may arrive at a new port and explore the town, go for a hike or practice before dinner on the pier.

* The exceptional weather invites you to swim, sunbathe and relax from whatever you’re leaving behind (or welcoming in) back at home.

* 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm ~ We will have our second yoga practice most days. (The times vary depending on season and schedule.).

8:00-9:30~ After the yoga, you’ll be served a sumptuous dinner of traditional Greek and Turkish dishes.

* Finish the day with a view of the starry sky. The sundeck is the perfect place to enjoy the quiet of the evening (consider bringing along a  sleeping bag for warm nights to sleep outside)


How's THAT for a day?!

What’s included

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
    On a private, traditional motor-sailing yacht/ toilet, sink and shower in each cabin
  • Sailing
    Twice during our week together there is an option of sailing between ports-- around 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. We will often be motoring between ports to remain on schedule.
  • Yoga & Meditation
    Daily, either on the deck, at a pier or a historic site. Yoga classes begin Sunday night and end Friday morning. Most days will have 2x practices.
  • Sights!
    Visit many Ancient Cities. Gemiler, Xanthos, Letoon, Kaunos, Dalyan
  • Veg Mediterranean Food
    Daily half-board - delicious local vegetarian food
  • Fruit, Tea, Coffee
    And cookies!
  • All the Yoga Gear
    Props, mats, blankets, blocks, straps, but we suggest bringing your own yoga mat.
  • Snorkeling + Watersports
  • 1-2 Assistants
    These dear humans are here to support your adventure aboard the boats, in your practice and beyond.
  • Bed Linens & Bath Towels
  • Taxes + Harbor Fees
  • Flights
    TIP: Fly to Europe, Antalya Or Dalaman
  • Excursion Fees
    Bring ~100 Euros for these and you can decide what you’d like to join.
  • Tips for Captain + Crew
    We suggest $60-100 for the week. Euros or USD are fine.
  • Extra Drinks
    Smoothies, Soda, Fruit Juices + Alcohol
  • Wifi Use
    $15 extra (can be added on at check-out)
  • 1 Restaurant Dinner
    1 x dinner at a local Taverna or restaurant on the Beach

Available Packages

Boat 1 ~ Shared Cabin (1 Double Bed)
11 left

This is you sharing a cabin AND bed with a close friend or partner.


*Only select this option if you are signing up with someone you know (they can sign-up/pay separately but make sure you’re both clear that you’re sharing a bed. Add their name during the sign-up process in roommate preference.)


*Cabin has shower and WC. 


**All prices are per person.


$2100
Deposit: $500
Boat 2 ~ Shared Room (2 Single Beds)
only 3 left

This is you, in a single bed sharing a cabin with someone else of the same gender, also in a single bed. (cabin has two beds)


*Cabin has shower and WC. 


**All prices are per person.

$2250
Deposit: $500
Boats 2&3 ~ Single Cabin (double bed)
6 left

This is you in a double bed solo. The cabin has one bed. Enjoy, you lucky duck!


*Cabin has shower and WC. 


**All prices are per person.

$2650
Deposit: $500
Boat 3 ~ Shared Cabin ~ (single bed)
4 left

This is you, in a single bed sharing a cabin with someone else of the same gender in a double bed. (*room has two beds: one single and one double)


*Cabin has shower and WC. 


**All prices are per person.

$2300
Deposit: $500
Boat 3 ~ Shared Cabin ~ (double bed)
4 left

This is you, in a double bed sharing a room with someone else of the same gender in a single bed. (*room has two beds: one single and one double)


*Cabin has shower and WC. 


**All prices are per person.

$2400
Deposit: $500

Available options

WiFi Use on Boat
$15


Itinerary

Saturday - Day 1
Arrival Day

Fly into either Antalya Or Dalaman. Antalya and Dalaman can easily be reached by regular airlines and charter companies from all major European cities. Our transfer service is awaiting you at the airport (twice daily) and brings you to the yacht in the harbor. You will be traveling along a beautiful stretch of nature, giving you the tune for the unwinding holiday you just started! Dinner will be served onboard and our first overnight stay will be in the harbor or in a creek close by.

Your Organizer


PW
Peter Walters Yoga
10 reviews
I'm a human and a lover of life and breath! I teach yoga, ride motorcycles and search far and wide for sweet dogs to play with. I teach joyful and sweat vinyasa classes around San Francisco, and workshops and retreats around the world! I hope you will join me. Email me with any questions, or learn more at www.peteryoga.com namaste@peterwaltersyoga.com

Reviews

great people, delicious food, comfortable housing, fun yoga flows
By Mackenzie R for Sweet Freedom Yoga Retreat on 03 Aug, 2021
TC
Exactly what I needed!!! What an amazing experience that fills my entire being. Grateful for the magic Peter is able create by bringing together the perfect combination of people, practices and experiences. The invitation is always there to go deep or to just chill. I loved the request to “be the the best we could be”
By Tracy C for Sweet Freedom Yoga Retreat on 03 Aug, 2021
Peter when you do you, you shine. Depart from the Rusty blueprint - he has his own style; let it breathe. When you share your authentic voice, you're in your power.
By Lauren l for Sweet Freedom Yoga Retreat on 03 Aug, 2021
RG
Great food. Was a LOT of chanting & easy flows. Geared for beginner/intermediate yogis. Wish we had some workshops to work on more advanced poses & improve our postures
By Randy G for Sweet Freedom Yoga Retreat on 03 Aug, 2021
Marvelous Sweet Freedom Yoga Retreat. Peter and his team did an incredible job of bringing an amazing group of people together. The communication before and leading up to the day of the retreat was concise and created a successful experience. The location and on-site staff were all very friendly and helpful. There was a little misunderstanding of the types of rooms available and how they would be shared, but we made it all work just fine. Rafael and his culinary team created nutritious and delicious meals. Peter, as always, led heart filling yoga, mantra and meditation throughout the retreat and having a chanting bahkti session with Sita Devi took it all to another level. Overall, highly recommend going on a retreat with Peter Walters and his team.
By Cristina M for Sweet Freedom Yoga Retreat on 03 Aug, 2021
Show More Reviews