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Turkey Holidays in 2018

Two Turkey Holidays in 2018!

Diana and Indira are returning to the wonderful Onuncu Koy hotel in Adrasan, Turkey for two holidays for Heliotrope in 2018.

This is the 6th year of teaching here and each time we go, students insist we re-book the slot for next year. Adrasan is an astonishingly beautiful, largely unspoilt area of Turkey, offering a stunning location, warm and welcoming small hotel, lovely walks and views.

If you haven’t yet been on a Heliotrope yoga holiday, we can’t recommend them enough: the week is beautifully constructed with 2 yoga classes a day, a gorgeous brunch with time to enjoy the beach and locality in the afternoons.


1. May 27–June 3 2018 HALF TERM!
Many teachers and term-bound parents have asked us to offer a half term holiday, so here it is! Turkey is a gorgeous place to be at the end of May: the wild flowers abound and summer is just starting.


2. September 16–23 2018 – WOMEN’s WEEK!
Following an ‘accidental’ women week last September, many participants wanted to do it all again this year, and to keep it as a women’s week. This is a general yoga week, not particularly focusing on women’s issues, but providing a female space in which to practise together.


See photos from previous Turkey holidays: 

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Turkey Holiday Sep 17–24

Yoga Holiday at Onuncu Koy, Adrasan with Diana Penny and Indira Lopez-Bassols

dianaindira_turkey2014_8149This is Indira and Diana’s fifth visit to the coastal village of Adrasan in South-West Turkey. We return every year to this calm oasis that seems a world away from the troubles in the other parts of the country, and are keen to continue supporting the lovely people that live and work here. This part of Turkey is quiet and beautiful, the local people hospitable and eager to share their gorgeous area with visitors.

Heliotrope holidays have launched a new venue in Portugal which is likely to be as popular as their Turkey venues, however when they suggested to regulars that they may reduce their weeks in Turkey, they were told in no uncertain terms that people wanted to keep on coming to Onuncu Koy!

Onuncu Koy is a beautifully situated hotel in the sleepy seaside village of Adrasan a 90 minute drive from Antalya airport on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. With spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the sea this is an ideal place to unwind and immerse yourself in a week of yoga.

Travel to Antalya from Bristol, Gatwick and many other UK airports.

Costs start at £500: incredibly good value we think!

Download the flyer here

Read full details and book your place on the Heliotrope website.

See photos from the 2014 holiday here

Note: Diana and Indira are also teaching a week at the new Portugal venue on June 3-10th 2017.

Portugal Holiday Jun 3–10

Yoga Holiday at Brejo Fundeiro with Diana Penny and Indira Lopez-Bassols

Diana and Indira have taught yoga holidays for Aidan and Sine at Heliotrope for five years and are delighted to be on the programme for their brand new venue in Portugal in June 2017.

Brejo Fundeiro is a one hundred year old, 3-storey manor house set in its own valley in a very quiet area of central Portugal that is an ideal location for a yoga retreat with the lake of Castelo de Bode nearby.

The swimming pool uses a salt water electrolysis cell system which results in very low levels of salt and chlorine.

Travel to Lisbon from Bristol, Gatwick and many other UK airports is easy, and there are beautiful places to explore in the area.

Costs start at £650.

Read full details and book your place on the Heliotrope website.

Download the flyer here.

Note: By popular request, Diana and Indira are also teaching a week at the wonderful Onuncu Koy hotel in Adrasan, Turkey from September 17-24th 2017.