Heliotrope Yoga Holidays provide rejuvenating yoga holidays at venues carefully selected for their tranquility, atmosphere and beauty.
Experienced, qualified Iyengar yoga teachers will guide you through a week that will bring the benefits of yoga to a sharper focus for those newer to yoga, and will offer the more experienced the chance to go deeper into their practice.
We are a small, family business and over the last ten years we have built a reputation as one of the premiere providers of Iyengar Yoga Holidays. Our guests like our informal and relaxed but professional approach to running yoga holidays and the fact that we put the onus on them to decide how their holiday should be outside of the yoga practice - we like to provide many interesting excursions but appreciate that for some the holiday is a welcome opportunity to completely relax in pleasant surroundings. Many of our guests also love the social aspects of our holidays - the chance to spend time with diverse groups of lovely people.
Over the years we have been blessed to have got to know some gifted Iyengar yoga teachers, after all the yoga classes are at the heart of the holiday. During the week there is the chance to share their rich expertise in ways that would be hard to do in the much less intensive environment of the weekly class.
We provide a package including accommodation at one of the venues we work with, all yoga classes (including use of a range of yoga equipment – no need to bring your own), and a varied and delicious selection of vegetarian food provided throughout the day. We can cater for vegan and most special dietary requests.
For 2018 we are working with two hotels - Onuncu Koy, set in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt coastal regions of Mediterranean Turkey. This venue has been a favourite among our regular customers for many years now and is situated in a stunning mountainous landscape, 20 minutes walk from the sandy beach of Adrasan.
We are also starting a new relationship with a wonderfully situated venue in the Sintra area of Portugal - Star Pine Lodge. It is literally 5 minutes walk from the Atlantic ocean and is a charming, cosy place from which to relax and do yoga as well as explore the stunning local area.
Who comes to Heliotrope? All are welcome; young and old, groups, couples, families and independent travelers. Nearly all our yoga weeks are open to mixed abilities so are suitable for complete beginners to serious yogis. See our event programme for more details.