Mind-Body Wellness Reset

Kalkan, Turkey
9-13th October 2019

 
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MIND-BODY WELLNESS RESET

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Sarah Grant, Gut Reaction’s nutritional therapist and wellbeing coach, and mindful Hatha Yoga teacher of Prittie Yoga, Em Perrier, will be leading an uplifting 4-night wellness retreat this October to help you reset your body and mind, and nourish your natural energy centres. 

We invite you to immerse yourself in our colourful, inspiring and empowering programme that will help you discover how to harness the power of your chakras to help you replenish your energy levels and optimise your mind and body wellbeing during the retreat and beyond.

Our retreat includes a unique blend of wellbeing support, nutritional education and chakra-based Yoga practices to help you retune your focus back into wellness habits - all set within a magical resort hotel on Turkey’s stunning Aegean coast.

A magical destination

Turkey’s Aegean coast with its sapphire waters, ancient cultural influences, dramatic views and warm and hospitable culture is a place to immerse yourself in vibrant natural beauty, to rest, restore, and feel alive and reinvigorated.

Set in a breath-taking, sweeping bay, with a mountainous backdrop, Kalkan itself is a historic fishing town with an exquisite harbour now bordered with friendly waterfront restaurants and small boutiques. Thriving but unspoilt, you’ll find its winding streets with overhanging balconies and eclectic Ottoman architecture irresistible.

Patara Prince

Our retreat is based at Patara Prince, a charming resort hotel nestled into the coast just across the bay from Kalkan. Designed and owned by an architect, you will fall in love with its natural stone, abundant greenery and character-full winding pathways. Patara is far enough from the town to enjoy absolute serenity and peace, but just a 15-minute walk or short boat ride for explorers.

The Patara Prince vibe is mellow and comfortable, intimate yet very spacious with plenty of areas in which to lose yourself and enjoy those much needed quiet moments and ‘you time’.

Bask in the sunshine, jump into pure and healing sea water, enjoy either of Patara’s inviting swimming pools, read a book or meditate on the shady bougainvillea-lined terraces, have a relaxing massage, watch the sun set and rise across the water… Close your eyes, breathe and just be….

your retreat includes

  • A 4-night stay in a beautiful resort hotel with use of facilities including pool and tennis courts

  • A personalised assessment of your wellbeing through the lens of the chakras, and an individual wellbeing consultation with Sarah to review your results and identify the areas where you could create more balance and focus during the retreat

  • Two daily mindful Hatha Yoga classes, appropriate for all abilities, which will take you on a renewing journey to rebalancing your chakras

  • Daily meditation and self-healing visualisations to rejuvenate and reconnect you with your intuition

  • Two daily nutrition and wellbeing workshops to learn about the seven aspects of your health and wellbeing and help you reconnect with your physical, mental and spiritual need for nutritious food and nourishing eating experiences during the retreat and for the long-term

  • Healthy cooking workshop

  • Ready access to friendly, expert advice and support through-out your retreat

  • Locally sourced, nutritious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks with a vegetarian focus, to gently cleanse and nourish your body

  • Soft drinks and waters

  • Daily activities including beach walks and an optional food market trip

  • A 40-minute Turkish Hamam Ritual at the onsite spa

  • A goody bag with natural product samples courtesy of Reboot health store, Sunningdale, UK

  • Basic yoga mats provided

  • Airport transfers (journey time about 1hr 30 from Dalaman airport)

Please note: Flights are not included. Your room will be situated in the main hotel, furnished in an elegant and comfortable traditional style. Just 20 places available.

Food

Sarah will be working with the chefs at the resort hotel to offer a nutritious, delicious menu for lunches and suppers. Breakfasts will be Turkish-style including eggs, cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, breads, olives and fruits. Vegans and vegetarians will be well catered for and fish is available too. One evening the Patara Prince will host an Ottoman style buffet banquet. A second evening an eco-friendly local restaurant will prepare a vegan buffet. We will cater for any food allergies and intolerances; please notify us when booking your place.

 
 

Sample daily programme

Day of arrival

Arrive from 14:00
Relax by the pool, afternoon snack and teas / 1:1 wellbeing sessions
18.00 - Yoga nidra
19:30 - dinner

Typical day

07.30 - fruits/nuts and herbal teas
08.00 - chakra Yoga and meditation
09.30 - juice and light breakfast
10.00 - me-time / 1:1 wellbeing sessions / optional excursions
12.00 - nutrition and wellbeing workshop
13.00 - lunchtime
14.00  - me-time /1:1 wellbeing sessions / treatments & therapies
17.00 - nutrition and wellbeing workshop
18.00 - evening chakra Yoga and meditation
19.30 - dinner and sweet dreams

Departure day

07.30 - fruits/nuts and herbal teas
08.00 - chakra Yoga and meditation
09.30 - juice and light breakfast
10.00 - nutrition and wellbeing workshop
11.00 - check out and departures
Lunch and closing talk available to those still onsite

TRAVEL

We recommend you fly into the nearest airport, which is Dalaman, for which there are plenty of direct flights. By road, the journey to Kalkan is a scenic 1hr30 and your transfer is included.  If you’re flying in and out of London for the retreat only, a flight to consider is:

Outbound Wed, 9 Oct 2019 with Thomas Cook:
Depart LGW at 8:25 and arrive DLM at 14:30
Inbound Sun, 13 Oct 2019 with Thomas Cook:
Depart DLM at 13:15 and arrive LGW at 15:30

Costs

Sharing £895 per person (en-suite room with twin beds or double bed)
Single en-suite rooms £1,020 per person

Please contact us to discuss your preferred room requirements.
£300 to secure your place. The remainder of your balance is due 1st September ‘19.

Contact US with your QUESTIONS Or REQUEST A CALL BACK

Please use the form below if you have queries, or call our lovely booking manager Penny Macrae on +44(0)7769 268 137 or +44(0)7852 100 292.

 
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Meet the team

 

Sarah Grant, nutritional therapist and wellbeing coach

I’m a firm believer that when we provide the nourishment our body and mind really needs, it’s not just our health than benefits, but our self-esteem, sense of wellbeing and overall enjoyment of life.

With a history of gut problems myself, I made the connection between my health and my daily diet over ten years ago, and this set me on a life-altering course including discovering a career I love! My passion in life is helping people discover the power of good food, nutrition and nourishing lifestyle habits, and foster a healthy, intuitive mindset around food and their bodies.

I believe that ancient systems of health and modern nutritional science have plenty to learn from each other, and that’s why I trained in a revolutionary approach to health and healing called Food & Spirit™ which is based on the seven chakras fused with functional medicine and the latest nutritional research. Integrating Food & Spirit™ into our retreat, Em and I will take you on a holistic, personal wellness journey to re-energise your chakras and empower you with nutritional and wellbeing wisdom to take home too.

I truly adore the Turkish lifestyle and food, and Patara Prince is a gem. I can’t wait to welcome you there.

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Em Perrier, mindful Hatha Yoga

Teaching Yoga brings me such joy and happiness I feel absolutely blessed to be able to do what I do. Our body and mind is constantly changing, especially in this ever increasingly busy world, that I love to be able to bring people back to the here and now with serene mindful Hatha Yoga practices.

Creating Yoga practices based on each chakra is really interesting and fun way for us to check in with our intentions, ourselves and see how we are doing. It allows the different energy pathways to open and flow more easily which allows us to explore our mind, body and soul in each practice. It can be a great way to help with our life journey and make sure that we’re on the right path. It provides asanas and pranayama to support us where we need it. 

During this retreat I will combine chakra-based Yoga with bioenergetic techniques making the practice a beautiful balance between the inner and outer world. It embraces the chakras as a profound path to divine awakening to our own inner temple, which, at the root of it, is what Yoga has always been about.

 It’s so exciting to be working with Sarah to bring the nutritional side of chakra nourishment to the physical, energetic and spiritual side. It will be a beautiful immersion and we know you will love the journey.

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