Retreats in Turkey with Sharon & Gary Carter

The Retreat

After 2 very successful weeks at the Lagoon Retreat in 2023, Sharon & Gary Carter are offering 3 holidays in Turkey in 2024!

Lagoon Retreat is located in an elevated position in a forested conservation area overlooking the Sülüngür Lagoon with spectacular views across the beautiful Dalyan delta and Istuzu beach. The utter peace and privacy of the venue, immersed in nature, creates a wonderful atmosphere conducive to your yoga practice. Forest bathe, inhale the vital prana, tune into birdsong and the hum of cicadas. A private beach on the lagoon can be reached by a 15-minute walk through the forest.

A short bus ride from the village will bring you to the charming riverside town of Dalyan with its shops and restaurants. A 5-minute bus ride in the opposite direction will take you to Istuzu, a long, sandy beach in the conservation area where Loggerhead turtles come to lay their eggs. Visits to nearby ruins of ancient Caunos, mud baths, boat trips and other excursions, including off the beaten track, can be arranged by Ian if you want to explore.

If you haven’t worked with Sharon & Gary before be prepared to have an extremely enjoyable week of yoga, rest and fun. This is a holiday, not a boot camp. Sharon & Gary will teach the first and last classes together then throughout the week there will be 2 hours of Hatha yoga and breathing practices with Sharon each morning and 2 hours of Scaravelli inspired yoga (with a touch of anatomy) with Gary each afternoon. We, and our Turkish hosts will endeavour to ensure you are blissfully happy!

Arrival and departure airport is Dalaman.

Gary Carter, of Natural Bodies, brings together his yoga inspired by Vanda Scaravelli's teachings, with some myofascial movement anatomy which informs the system to allow efficient movement through the body.

Sharon Carter has a background in Iyengar yoga, with lots of Scaravelli and anatomy influences, focusing on encouraging you to listen to your body and move well through life. Many breathing practices will be explored in Sharon's sessions, along with a gentle and inspiring yoga practice.


Lagoon Retreat
Huzur Vadisi


8-15 June 2024


From £900 - please enquire by email

The price includes the following: Accommodation, 2 x 2 hour yoga classes daily & all meals.
Flights, transfers, excursions, insurance and massage are not included.


Call Sharon on 07778 403578


Boost your fitness, strength & flexiblility

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  • The daily yoga will strengthen, tone, soften and align your body
  • The focus on alignment & breath will release the blocked energy and empower you to understand how to unravel your own personal tensions
  • The fresh, delicious, nutritious vegetarian food will completely re-vitalised and heal.
  • The spiritual beauty of Turkey will enhance your meditation practice and bring you to the natural mental state of peace and inspiration that will improve your life.
  • All levels of yoga welcome.


A typical day

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  • 8:00 – 10:00am Yoga class (Pranayama, warming yoga & relaxation)
  • 10.00 – 11.00am Big nourishing breakfast
  • 11.00am – 5:00pm Own time, beach time & other activities* (including lunch!)
  • 5.00 – 7.00pm Yoga class (deeper inquisitive yoga & anatomy)
  • 7.30 – 9.30pm Delicious vegetarian dinner


Other activities include (all optional extras)

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  • Beach trips (15 minutes taxi ride) and boat trips
  • Historical sight seeing
  • Shopping / visiting local villages
  • Massage


Getting there

Holidays generally run from Saturday to Saturday, as that is when most charter flights fly from UK airports to Dalaman – a four hour flight from the UK. The airport is about 30 minutes by minibus transfer. Saturday is travel day and therefore classes generally begin on Sunday.

For more information on the surroundings