Somatic & Mindful Yoga Week

with Charlotte Watts and Leonie Taylor

Grenadine Lodge, Turkey

Sep 30th-Oct 7th 2024

Charlotte and Leonie are excited to be teaching together during this week-long retreat - dedicated to guiding you to feel calm, connected, restored and rejuvenated within beautiful surroundings.
They will share two practices a day, with the same kind of Somatic and Mindful Yoga style they teach within the Whole Health online classes - with an emphasis on embodied awareness, curiosity, compassion and fostering trust within.
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Charlotte has been going to Grenadine Lodge for many years and is pleased to be going back, especially with her friend and co-teacher Leonie Taylor.

This yoga hotel is really lovely, with great service and truly lovely staff. The swimming pool is big enough to properly swim with a small bar beside the pool, which also serves snacks and amazing fresh pomegranate frozen juice ‘slushies’. It also has two yoga shalas which overlook a pomegranate field, which is where the yoga sessions will take place and a Turkish tree house where students can relax.

Dalyan village is situated on the small river that joins the lake to the sea and the yoga hotel is situated in the conservation area between the village and the beach. There are hotel bikes you can use for a lovely (and flat!) 10 minute cycle into town. This means you can either completely escape or enjoy this lovely town with beautiful river, cafes and great shopping if you want…. The beach is a 15 minute bus ride or you get get there by river taxi from town – there is turtle sanctuary at one end.

There is a mid-week break (with no yoga) which you could use to either relax by the pool, explore the surrounding areas or even go on one of the amazing excursions – a boat trip, waterfall, amber forests, the ancient temple site of Kaunos and many more!

This holiday includes

  • Two yoga sessions daily – opening and energising in the morning and relaxing and restoring before dinner. Suitable for all levels and modifications always available.
  • Daily breakfast plus 5 evening meals are included in the cost of the holiday – extra evening meals are available on-site if you wish, however local restaurants are also highly recommended. A large Turkish breakfast will be served after the morning yoga class and an evening meal on the arrival night, as well as on 4 other evenings. The food is typically Turkish vegetarian – a wide variety, well prepared and scrumptious! Fish is available for a small extra cost.
  • Feel free to contact Charlotte with any questions at all.
  • Accommodation (all en-suite and with air conditioning).

Not Included – Flights and Insurance, plus meals other than as specified, there is great food available for lunch at the hotel bar and at cafes in town nearby.

Rooms available on the retreat (7 nights)
  • Downstairs suites (sharing): £875. Downstairs rooms have a separate bedroom at the rear, en-suite facilities and air conditioning (plus a hairdryer). Each also has a small lounge and outside each room is a wooden deck with a wooden table and two chairs.
  • Upstairs rooms (sharing): £625. The airy upstairs rooms are ‘attic style’ with sloping ceilings at one end. Each has a small outdoor balcony with views, en-suite facilities and full air conditioning (plus a hairdryer).
  • Single occupancy available for a supplemental charge of £150 (all rooms).
Booking Details

Please book this week directly with Free Spirit Travel by calling 01273 564230 or emailing [email protected].

All of the details can be found here.

Getting there

Individual taxi transfers are offered by the centre. They will provide you with the airport meeting point and the names of the other guests in your transfer taxi and their driver will meet you. For this service the cost is approx. £22 both ways regardless of how many are in the taxi. For this service you have to order a return transfer. The journey takes 30 minutes.

Terms and Conditions of Booking:  Deposits are non refundable and expressing an interest in a holiday cannot hold a place without a deposit. Please note the balance of holidays and retreats is due in full at least 6 weeks before the holiday starts. Failure to do so may result in re allocation of your place. Cancellations cannot be refunded within 6 weeks of the holiday. Cancellation 6-10 weeks prior to the holiday will receive a 50% refund. Individual holiday insurance is recommended to be taken out at the time of booking. Prices do not include flights or transfers. Rooms are shared unless stated otherwise and allocated pre holiday. Preferences to be given to Charlotte at time of booking. Booking is taken as acceptance of these conditions.

What past participants say about

Charlotte's retreats

Martin Clark,

editor Om Magazine

“Charlotte’s clear enthusiasm meant time practising yoga seemed to fly by. Clear and concise instruction, delivered in a fun and friendly way, meant the yoga was the star of the show. Throw in incredible food, some de-stress nutrition talks, meditation, silent walks, massage from local therapists and plenty of laughter and good company along the way, and you have a recipe for restoring body, mind and soul.”

Olive, Brussels

“Many thanks for a great week of yoga and relaxation.  You are a gifted teacher.  The week really was balm for the body and soul and I felt so rested and refreshed when I came back.”

Lisa & Kevin, Nottinghamshire, UK

“Lisa and I just wanted to say thank you so much for the fantastic week we spent with you last week. The venue was great and the group dynamic only added to our enjoyment.  We have already been waxing lyrical to all who ask us about our week and comments have been made about how well we both look. Thanks again, your generosity, care, thoughtfulness and good humour was very much appreciated from the minute.”

Leonie and I would love to have you join us!

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Meet Your Hosts

Charlotte Watts

Charlotte is an award-winning Nutritional  Therapist with over 20 years’ experience and a Senior Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher and Trainer, teaching since 2007. She has written many books, including her latest Good Mood Food, Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health and The De-Stress Effect.

My consultation approach melds where mindfulness meets nutrition. I am passionate about helping people through stressful phases in their lives; when long-term stress, heavy emotional demands or a recent event show as exhaustion, feeling constantly wired or stress symptoms as body functions don’t quite feel in balance.

My yoga teaching reflects this too, with an emphasis on embodied awareness and slowing down to truly feel, to listen and respond to what we need, rather than punishing our bodies into an ideal.

I help people that I understand – those with busy lives and quick brains who often find it difficult to switch off. Modern life and our ‘fixing and doing’ drive can be rewarding and motivate us to succeed but often leave us showing symptoms of poor health and with little energy, space and time for recovery. Rigorous scientific knowledge alongside an intuitive and realistic approach allows me to advise the best dietary and lifestyle changes to address your issues.

Leonie Taylor

Leonie Taylor is a senior Vajrasati yoga teacher (training at the same time as Charlotte back in 2006) and an accredited therapeutic Thai massage practitioner. Leonie regularly combines these, her twin passions, in workshops and classes to create accessible sessions that are meditative, grounding and inspiring: offering everyday practises to add to your self-nurturing toolbox., @centredspace