Yoga Off The Rock is a family run business offering yoga holidays/retreats of the highest quality. The locations that we have chosen are located in areas of outstanding natural beauty. The settings are both peaceful, tranquil and secluded and have been chosen so that people attending our courses are able to relax and practice yoga in a beautiful environment.

This is the 10th year that we shall be returning to Angels Gardens yoga retreat.
We are now able to offer 2019 retreats at Angel's Garden.

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This is a unique opportunity to explore the ancient systems of Indian yoga and Tibetan medicine. The two systems can help to bring about both a healthy body and mind.

These Unique retreats offer Tibetan medicine :

Tibetan Medicine by Dr.Passang Thopchen
Iyengar Yoga Course run by Brenda Hobdell

Tibetan Medicine Treatments are available to those on the Iyengar Yoga course.

Retreats are held at the popular Angels Garden centre in the Mount Olympos region of southern Turkey. It also has a fully equipped studio and swimming pool with a spectacular back drop of mountains behind.

One Student commented :
"Not only have these intensive yoga weeks really helped me to improve my yoga asanas but I have also enjoyed the whole Angels Gardens holiday experience" ~ Amanda

It also boasts its own Hammam where you can relax, unwind and have a massage and scrub, wonderful for detoxifying. There is also a mud bath which is so good for the skin.

Another Student wrote to us:
 "Last September 2015, I participated  in this unique opportunity, experiencing the combination of Iyengar Yoga and  traditional Tibetan medicine at Angel's Gardens.
Focussing on asanas before an authentic Turkish breakfast and Pranayama before a varied, vegetarian, evening meal based on local produce, one's spiritual awareness of Iyengar yoga was developed alongside the ancient form of Tibetan healing.
Calm and tranquil,Dr Passang introduced us to this holistic approach  of healing the body, mind and spirit through the demonstration and application of  acupunture and Moxa.
A most enjoyable and  relaxing retreat with new friends and fellow Yogis.
" ~ Mary

Angels Gardens:

Angels Gardens is an hours drive from Antalya. Set in the pine forests of the Olympos national park.
It is in a secluded setting with its own Hammam [turkish bath], mud bath and swimming pool. The grounds cover several acres which are planted with orange, lemon and pomegranate trees.
The Turkish family who run Angels Gardens are extremely welcoming and it is because of the beautiful setting and the cordiality of the family that we keep going back!
The cuisine is traditional turkish food and is of the highest quality from locally sourced produce.
All meals are vegetarian.
Angels Gardens is near to some of the most famous ruins in southern Turkey and is close to the Lycian Way.
The Lycian Way is a 540 km footpath in southern Turkey around part of the coast of ancient Lycia.It stretches from Fethiye to Antalya and south under Mt Olympos,along the coast from Cirali [the city of Olympos and the Chimera] and Adrasan to the Gelidonya lighthouse.

Angels Garden Turkey Beach

Olympos was an ancient city in Lycia and has ruins which are situated in a river valley leading to the coast. It has a beautiful beach which leads to Cirali where there are beach restaurants and a small village.
Phaselis is nearby and was an ancient Greek and Roman city on the coast of Lycia. It lies between the Bey Mountains and the forests of the Olympos national park.It has some of the most remarkable ruins of this period and an excellent example of an amphitheatre.
The beach of Adrasan is a short trip away and here you can relax and sample some excellent Turkish cooking at the river cafes.
Kumluca market comes to life on a friday when sellers come with their locally grown produce and is well worth a visit especially if you like honey,olive oil,olives,almonds,walnuts and feta cheese!
You can visit the Chimera, the fire mountain where the original Olympic flame is said to be from.

One of the most popular trips on offer is the fishing boat trip. Relax for the whole day on a boat which stops in some beautiful bays in which you can swim in the clear waters of the Mediterranean whilst your lunch is cooked for you on the boat followed by Turkish tea and cakes.

Angels Gardens is quite unique in that it has its own Hammam on site. The ancient Turkish people knew a thing or two about bathing-relax on the warm marble slab and have a detoxifying scrub followed by a massage. There is also a mud bath on site where you can truly exfoliate! It is the ultimate Spa treatment.
As for the Yoga: a wonderful panoramic view of the forest and the mountains from the studio and taught by a teacher with more than 30 years Iyengar yoga experience and personally taught by Iyengar himself.

The Ruins of Lycia Turkey

Also at Angels Gardens

Tibetan medicine: Lectures and treatments in Traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine are available.Treatments include Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tibetan herbs. Tibetan singing bowls are also used.
Also add £175 for the full package of treatment on the Tibetan page including acupuncture, moxa and herbs.

For those who are into rock climbing or walking this is an excellent location. I have had people on my courses who have combined their yoga retreat with these activities.


Iyengar Yoga set in a beautiful part of Kent:

"Commonwork is an independent organisation based in 500 acres of beautiful, organic farmland at Bore Place, near Sevenoaks in Kent. It was set up in 1976 out of a concern that people were losing connections within and between themselves, and between themselves and the natural world. Through practical action and experiential learning we explore what it means to be human in a global world, and how to live and work sustainably, understanding and recognising the interconnectedness of the environmental, social, economic and political aspects of sustainability."

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Yet another opportunity to spend a few days surrounded by outstanding natural beauty. Peaceful, tranquil and secluded so that people attending our course are able to relax, practice yoga and take in the environment.

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In 2009 we purchased a spectacular piece of land in Gokarna, Karnataka, south India.
We are currently building our own retreat centre.

Our classes are held in the Kudle beach area.
Gokarna is one of the 12 main pilgrimage centres for Hindus and is a very Holy place with many Shiva temples. It is a popular place for people to go and practice yoga due to the tranquil setting.

Brenda Hobdell is a fully certified Iyengar yoga teacher with 30 years experience. She is taught by the Iyengar family and regularly visits the Institute in Pune, India.

All food on our retreats is vegetarian and is of the highest quality.
We aim to give yoga practitioners the best experience possible on their yoga holiday and want them to go away feeling that they have truly learnt something and have enjoyed themselves in a relaxing environment.

Telephone: 07812 827 566 Email: Location: London © 2019

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