Retreats in Turkey with Sharon & Gary Carter

The Retreat

In 2022, after a far-too-long break due to the pandemic, Sharon & Gary Carter are offering a week of yoga at Almeria in Spain.

Almeria is Spain’s sunniest region and one of the least visited. Its proximity to North Africa means that the area is semi-desert, dry and dramatic, with imposing mountains and dazzling sea. The Almeria yoga venue is on the edge of one of Europe’s most remote and beautiful natural parks, the Cabo de Gata, one of the last unspoiled stretches of Spanish coastline. It’s an amazing landscape of perfect half-moon bays, hidden coves, bizarre volcanic rock formations, and spectacular flora and fauna – a wonderful wild coastline, which you will have seen more times than you think as the backdrop in many films including Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia, and Sergio Leone’s famous spaghetti westerns!

The Almeria yoga venue is in a peaceful, isolated location, but within walking distance of the lovely traditional local village, which can be seen across the valley at the foot of the spectacular mountain backdrop. It is only half an hour from Almeria airport, served by Easyjet, Thomas Cook, Iberia and Ryanair.

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.


Almeria Yoga Retreat
Huzur Vadisi


13-20 June 2022


£895 sharing, £1045 Single per week (early bird discounts available)

The price of this 7 day Yoga Retreat 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 Almeria 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)
  • Historical sight seeing
  • Shopping / visiting local villages
  • Massage


Getting there

Holidays run from Monday to Monday, as that is when most charter flights fly from UK airports to Almeria – a two hour flight from the UK. The airport is about 30 minutes by minibus transfer. Monday is travel day and therefore courses generally begin on Tuesday.

For more information on the surroundings