Yoga & Sail Retreat with Sugar Ridge

Yoga & Sailing on the Turkish Aegean Coast with Liz Frost

Saturday, August 11 – Friday, August 17, 2018 all-day

Explore the stunning Turkish coastline

in this experience of a lifetime!

We set sail in…

25Days 04Hours 28Minutes 31Seconds


There are 14 spots available for this magnificent trip…
ONLY 8 SPOTS REMAINING!

REGISTER NOW 

Re-negotiated rates!  $1200 per person plus tax based on double and
$2400 per person plus tax for private!

Sleep under the stars in quiet coves, wake for sunrise yoga and meditation, then jump into the bay and swim before breakfast.  Spend each day cruising along the coast to a new destination, exploring the beaches and coves along the way.

Traveling aboard a traditionally-built, wooden Turkish gulet with decks big enough for yoga, a comfy dining area and lounge, and 9 cabins with en-suite washrooms, you will relax with the warm breeze of the Mediterranean as we sail the Turkish Aegean coast. Sunbathe or nap when you wish or get active and jump into the sea. You have the option to go to on land every day and hike too.
This adventure includes an opportunity to scuba dive on a dive boat, paraglide over a stunning lagoon, swim and snorkel whenever you wish, visit old ruins and historical sites and hike the coastal areas.
Our crew of two experienced sailors will take care of all our needs: enjoy authentic Turkish vegetarian cuisine, tea and coffee when you want, dingy transport into shore and, of course, our skilled guides will set our course and get us where we need to go.
  

Your Sail & Yoga Retreat includes:

  • an incredible opportunity to get in touch with your soul, relax and hit the reset button on life
  • daily adventures with new sights and sounds every day, peace and quiet at night
  • 6 Nights accommodation 
  • all meals from Saturday lunch on Aug 11 to lunch on Friday, Aug 17 
  • A half day scuba lesson with fully qualified dive instructors (beginners will be accompanied by an instructor in the water)
  • Paragliding on Day 2
  • Transport to land by dingy for land excursions
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes with Liz
  • All yoga equipment
This itinerary has been expertly curated to include quiet bays for meditation and quiet evenings on the sea.  It has been optimized for contemplation and serenity.
 
Find your bliss with Sugar Ridge as you enjoy yoga and sailing along the Turkish coast!
 

Sail & Yoga Retreat Itinerary

DAY 1 Saturday, August 11th
Fethiye to Tarzan Bay

Our adventure begins in Fethiye, a beautiful little seaport, where we’ll board around 11am and head for nearby Boncuklu Bay where you will have lunch and enjoy an afternoon of swimming. After lunch, we’ll head to Tarzan Bay where you can jump off the rocks with a rope swing into crystal clear waters below. Plenty of time for snorkelling before an evening yoga session. We’ll overnight in Tarzan Bay.

DAY 2  Sunday, August 12th
Tarzan Bay to Butterfly Valley & Oludeniz

Wake to a sunrise yoga class and take in the calm peace of this quiet bay. After breakfast, we’ll head to Butterfly Valley where you can venture to the isolated beach and hike to the steep waterfall that divides this incredible valley. After lunch, we depart for Oludeniz Blue Lagoon where you will have the opportunity to paraglide over this famous spot. We will anchor near St. Nicholas Island for dinner. Before sunset, you can go ashore on the island and take a short hike to the highest point which provides one of the best spots for seeing the sunset along the whole southern coast of Turkey.
Overnight St. Nicholas Island.

DAY 3  Monday, August 13th 
St Nicholas to Kalkan and Kas 

Today we are off to Kalkan (known as Aquarium Bay) for morning yoga and breakfast in a breathtaking spot, also perfect for swimming and snorkelling in crystal-clear water. After a swim, we’ll cruise to Kas, a fishing village with a charming little harbour. We’ll enjoy lunch on the boat before disembarking to explore the cobblestone streets and local boutique shops, which specialize in handmade jewellery and clothes. We spend the night in one of the secluded bays between Kas and Kekova. 

DAY 4  Tuesday, August 14th
Kas to Karacaoren Bay

Following your morning yoga & breakfast, we’ll spend the morning scuba-diving at a dive site near Kas. No experience is necessary – instructors stay in the water with beginners for a shallow dive after a lesson in the basics. After lunch on board, we’ll cruise to Cold Water Bay and Camel Beach. Cold Water Bay is a stunning setting just west of Oludeniz and is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. From here you can hike to Kaya Koy, the famously abandoned Greek Village. It is about a 45-minute walk with some spectacular views. Overnight in Karacaoren Bay.

DAY 5  Wednesday, August 15th
Karacaoren Bay to Cleopatra’s Bay

Today we head to Red Island after yoga and breakfast. We’ll have lunch and a swim here before continuing to Cleopatra’s Bay. This bay, also known as Hamam Bay, is the next and final stop on this day. It is said to have been the place where Cleopatra herself came to bathe. You can still explore the ruins of the ancient hamam and swim around the bay. Here you will spend the night and wind down with your evening yoga class. Overnight in Cleopatra’s Bay.

DAY 6  Thursday, August 16th
Cleopatra’s Bay to Yassica Island

From Cleopatra’s Bay, we will move along to Olive Island which was once home to a small olive oil plant during Ottoman times. On this day you will also get to see Flat Island, also known as Yassica Island, which is part of the 12 islands cluster located in the picturesque gulf between Gocek and Fethiye. From the boat, you can swim to the beaches and explore the islands. Evening yoga class will be followed by dinner and an evening anchored at Yassica Island.

DAY 7  Friday, August 17th
Yassica island back to Fethiye

Today is your return to Fethiye and the last day of your cruise. After morning yoga and breakfast, we will make a few more stops at islands and bays along the route back to Fethiye. Enjoy lunch on board before departure from the boat at around 1.30 to 2 pm.

 

Reserve your spot today for a totally blissed out experience! 

RETREAT COST: $1800  $1200 + tax per person based on double occupancy (two guests per cabin). If you would like a private cabin the rate is $3400 $2400 + tax. Every cabin (twin or double) has its own private shower room & water closet. The shower and wash basins use fresh water, just like in a hotel. There is also a shower on deck to rinse off salt water after swimming. 

Register with a friend and each receives $100 off the tuition (shared or private).

FLIGHT BOOKING DETAILS: Flights booked separately. Choose a local agent of your preference to book your flight or connect with our preferred agent, Kathryn Fisher at Carlson Wagonlit Travel.  Kathryn is familiar with our retreat itinerary and can be reached toll-free at 1-877-997-9924 ext. 2 or by email at kathryn@enjoytravel.ca.

Only 8 spots remaining – reserve your spot today!

REGISTER NOW 

 

 


When booking your trip, pre and post-tour options are also available to extend your retreat experience! 

Pre-Tour Options:

You can create your own agenda making your way from Istanbul to Dalaman before the cruise starts, but we’ve arranged this suggested option for you:

August 8th to 11th – Istanbul tour (4 days / 3 nights – 2 nights Istanbul, 1 night Fethiye)

  • Wednesday Aug 8th – arrive on afternoon flights (from Canada). Transfer to hotel for free evening and overnight in Istanbul.  Accommodation: Dosso Dossi Sultanahmet Hotel, Istanbul (4*)
  • Thursday August 9th – Tour of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar. Overnight Istanbul
  • Friday August 10th – Bosphorus Cruise in morning. Transfer to airport for flight to Dalaman. (5.15pm flight Sabiha to Dalaman – via Pegasus Airline). Overnight in Fethiye at the Alesta Yacht Hotel (4*) .
  • Saturday August 11th – After breakfast, check in for cruise at 10am. Cruise starts.

Pre-Cruise Tour Price: £349 GBP per person (around $590 CDN) based on sharing a double or twin room.  Single supplement £195 extra.

Includes: airport transfer on Aug 8th, 3 nights shared accommodation, breakfast & lunch on August 9 and 10, tours, guides and entrance fees, Bosphorus cruise, airport transfer on the 10th, and breakfast in Fethiye on the 11th.

Does not include: Dinners each day (so that you can explore on your own), flight to Istanbul or flight from Istanbul to Dalaman.

To add this pre-tour to your Sail & Yoga retreat experience, please type “Istanbul Tour Upgrade” in the notes section of your registration.

 


Post Tour Options:

If you don’t have to rush home after our cruise together here’s a suggested tour you can add on Cappadocia Tour – August 17th to 20th (3 nights, 4 days).

Cappadocia Tour – this is a stunning region of Turkey and home to ancient settlements, the UNESCO-protected Goreme Open Air Museum, and the natural wonders of Monks Valley, Devrent Valley (with its famous “camel rock”) and Avanos.
 
After the cruise together, we finish back in Fethiye on Friday afternoon (Aug 17).

This additional tour begins with an overnight bus from Fethiye to Cappadocia on August 17th.  It’s a comfy bus – not a school bus!

  • August 18th – Arrive Cappadocia and check in to hotel.  In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour in the valleys.
    Evening option of Turkish night (meal and night of Turkish dancing including Whirling Dervishes and belly dancing – 45 Euros payable in Fethiye). Overnight Cappadocia.  Hotel options: A) Uchisar kaya hotel  or  B) Jacobs Cave Suites (boutique cave hotel but can only get rooms if booked in advance…)
  • August 19th  – Hot-air balloon option in morning (150 Euros per person for flight, payable locally). It truly is the ultimate experience in Cappadocia. You will be picked up just before sunrise and taken out to the launch site in time to float up into the air whilst watching the sun rise over the most unique scenery on the planet.
    Meet your guide after breakfast for a fascinating tour of the Cappadocia region. The highlights of the day include the Underground City, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar Castle, Cavusin Village and a stroll down the Rose Valley to name a few. The day is packed with the most beautiful sites to see in Cappadocia. Overnight again Cappadocia.
  • August 20th  – You have one final day in this spectacular region to see the rest of the sites. Today you get to visit some of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia, admire the local handicrafts, the UNESCO-protected Goreme Open Air Museum, and the natural wonders of Monks Valley, Devrent Valley (with its famous “camel rock”) and Avanos. Transfer to airport in the late afternoon / evening for flight to Istanbul.

Post-Cruise Tour Price: £299 GBP ($510 CAD) per person for double/twin share. Single supplement is £129 GBP.

Price includes: overnight bus from Fethiye to Cappadocia.  2 nights in Cappadocia, breakfasts/lunches Aug 18 – 20, guided tours/entrances. Transfer to Cappadocia airport.

Price does not include: dinners, Turkish Dance night, hot air ballooning or flight back to Istanbul. 
(Recommended flight on 20 Aug – 7:35pm Nevsehir, Turkish Airlines to Istanbul Ataturk. Arrives 9.05pm. Currently priced at £40, $68 CAD.)

* Once you arrive back in Istanbul, we recommend another overnight there before flight back to Canada on 21st August.

To add this post-tour to your Sail & Yoga retreat experience, please type “Cappadocia Tour Upgrade” in the notes section of your registration.

Location

We will be spending the week on a 26 metre wooden boat called a gulet.  This is a traditional Turkish sail boat, with 9 cabins a large dining area and lounge, kitchen and of course a huge deck for yoga and relaxing. 

We’ll never be too far from land, making our way along the southern coast of Turkey.

Safety features:  Each cabin has a fire extinguisher. They can also be found in the lounge, engine room, kitchen, and there is a hose from the engine room. The life jackets are under the beds. There are two inflatable life rafts on board, plus a dingy.  Our crew of 2 are trained in first aid, and water safety/rescue procedures.

Liz FrostLiz Frost is the owner of Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre and has been teaching yoga and meditation for over 15 years, facilitating and hosting group retreats for over 12 years.  She is an avid traveler and loves to explore new places.  

Liz teaches yoga as a form of mindfulness meditation, believing you don’t need to be sitting still and cross legged in order to be mindful.

Registration Details

Date:
Saturday, August 11, 2018 – Friday, August 17, 2018 all-day
2018-08-11T00:00:00-04:00
2018-08-18T00:00:00-04:00
Cost:

There are a total of 14 spots available for this magnificent trip… only 11 spots remaining!

Cost – $1200 per person based on double occupancy (two guests per cabin).
Every cabin (twin or double) has its own private shower room + WC. The shower and wash basins use fresh water, just like in a hotel.  There is also a shower on deck to rinse off salt water after swimming.

If you would like a private cabin the rate is $2400.

Flights: 

For help with booking flights, we recommend contacting Kathryn Fisher with Carlson Wagonlit Travel.  Call her tollfree at 1-877-997-9924 ext. 2 or email kathryn@enjoytravel.ca.

We recommend flying into a destination in Europe and then connecting through to Istanbul.  Liz is flying Toronto to Dublin and then onward to Istanbul!  Flight cost was lower and she’s extended her stay in Dublin to explore Ireland!

Other Details:

Your Retreat includes:

  • an incredible opportunity to get in touch with your soul, relax and hit the reset button on life
  • daily adventures with new sights and sounds everyday, peace and quiet at night
  • 6 Nights accommodation (bath towels provided but you need to bring a beach towel)
  • all meals from Saturday lunch on Aug 11 to lunch on Friday Aug 17 
  • A half day scuba lesson with fully qualified dive instructors (beginners will be accompanied by an instructor in the water)
  • Paragliding on Day 2
  • Transport to land by dingy for land excursions
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes with Liz
  • All yoga equipment

Not included:

  • Flights – flying to Istanbul is recommended and then transfer to Dalaman
  • Airport transfers – can be arranged
  • Alcoholic beverages – available for purchase on board
  • Travel insurance
  • Pocket money
  • Beach towel

Guests must be able to swim, must provide proof of travel insurance that covers diving and repatriation. We decline all responsibilities in case of accident or breakage and/or loss of surf equipment. The dive equipment, including wet suits, is lent to guests, so in case of loss or breakage, you will be charged a fee.

 

Explore the stunning Turkish coastline

in this experience of a lifetime!

We set sail in…

25Days 04Hours 28Minutes 31Seconds


There are 14 spots available for this magnificent trip…
ONLY 8 SPOTS REMAINING!

REGISTER NOW 

Re-negotiated rates!  $1200 per person plus tax based on double and
$2400 per person plus tax for private!

Sleep under the stars in quiet coves, wake for sunrise yoga and meditation, then jump into the bay and swim before breakfast.  Spend each day cruising along the coast to a new destination, exploring the beaches and coves along the way.

Traveling aboard a traditionally-built, wooden Turkish gulet with decks big enough for yoga, a comfy dining area and lounge, and 9 cabins with en-suite washrooms, you will relax with the warm breeze of the Mediterranean as we sail the Turkish Aegean coast. Sunbathe or nap when you wish or get active and jump into the sea. You have the option to go to on land every day and hike too.
This adventure includes an opportunity to scuba dive on a dive boat, paraglide over a stunning lagoon, swim and snorkel whenever you wish, visit old ruins and historical sites and hike the coastal areas.
Our crew of two experienced sailors will take care of all our needs: enjoy authentic Turkish vegetarian cuisine, tea and coffee when you want, dingy transport into shore and, of course, our skilled guides will set our course and get us where we need to go.
  

Your Sail & Yoga Retreat includes:

  • an incredible opportunity to get in touch with your soul, relax and hit the reset button on life
  • daily adventures with new sights and sounds every day, peace and quiet at night
  • 6 Nights accommodation 
  • all meals from Saturday lunch on Aug 11 to lunch on Friday, Aug 17 
  • A half day scuba lesson with fully qualified dive instructors (beginners will be accompanied by an instructor in the water)
  • Paragliding on Day 2
  • Transport to land by dingy for land excursions
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes with Liz
  • All yoga equipment
This itinerary has been expertly curated to include quiet bays for meditation and quiet evenings on the sea.  It has been optimized for contemplation and serenity.
 
Find your bliss with Sugar Ridge as you enjoy yoga and sailing along the Turkish coast!
 

Sail & Yoga Retreat Itinerary

DAY 1 Saturday, August 11th
Fethiye to Tarzan Bay

Our adventure begins in Fethiye, a beautiful little seaport, where we’ll board around 11am and head for nearby Boncuklu Bay where you will have lunch and enjoy an afternoon of swimming. After lunch, we’ll head to Tarzan Bay where you can jump off the rocks with a rope swing into crystal clear waters below. Plenty of time for snorkelling before an evening yoga session. We’ll overnight in Tarzan Bay.

DAY 2  Sunday, August 12th
Tarzan Bay to Butterfly Valley & Oludeniz

Wake to a sunrise yoga class and take in the calm peace of this quiet bay. After breakfast, we’ll head to Butterfly Valley where you can venture to the isolated beach and hike to the steep waterfall that divides this incredible valley. After lunch, we depart for Oludeniz Blue Lagoon where you will have the opportunity to paraglide over this famous spot. We will anchor near St. Nicholas Island for dinner. Before sunset, you can go ashore on the island and take a short hike to the highest point which provides one of the best spots for seeing the sunset along the whole southern coast of Turkey.
Overnight St. Nicholas Island.

DAY 3  Monday, August 13th 
St Nicholas to Kalkan and Kas 

Today we are off to Kalkan (known as Aquarium Bay) for morning yoga and breakfast in a breathtaking spot, also perfect for swimming and snorkelling in crystal-clear water. After a swim, we’ll cruise to Kas, a fishing village with a charming little harbour. We’ll enjoy lunch on the boat before disembarking to explore the cobblestone streets and local boutique shops, which specialize in handmade jewellery and clothes. We spend the night in one of the secluded bays between Kas and Kekova. 

DAY 4  Tuesday, August 14th
Kas to Karacaoren Bay

Following your morning yoga & breakfast, we’ll spend the morning scuba-diving at a dive site near Kas. No experience is necessary – instructors stay in the water with beginners for a shallow dive after a lesson in the basics. After lunch on board, we’ll cruise to Cold Water Bay and Camel Beach. Cold Water Bay is a stunning setting just west of Oludeniz and is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. From here you can hike to Kaya Koy, the famously abandoned Greek Village. It is about a 45-minute walk with some spectacular views. Overnight in Karacaoren Bay.

DAY 5  Wednesday, August 15th
Karacaoren Bay to Cleopatra’s Bay

Today we head to Red Island after yoga and breakfast. We’ll have lunch and a swim here before continuing to Cleopatra’s Bay. This bay, also known as Hamam Bay, is the next and final stop on this day. It is said to have been the place where Cleopatra herself came to bathe. You can still explore the ruins of the ancient hamam and swim around the bay. Here you will spend the night and wind down with your evening yoga class. Overnight in Cleopatra’s Bay.

DAY 6  Thursday, August 16th
Cleopatra’s Bay to Yassica Island

From Cleopatra’s Bay, we will move along to Olive Island which was once home to a small olive oil plant during Ottoman times. On this day you will also get to see Flat Island, also known as Yassica Island, which is part of the 12 islands cluster located in the picturesque gulf between Gocek and Fethiye. From the boat, you can swim to the beaches and explore the islands. Evening yoga class will be followed by dinner and an evening anchored at Yassica Island.

DAY 7  Friday, August 17th
Yassica island back to Fethiye

Today is your return to Fethiye and the last day of your cruise. After morning yoga and breakfast, we will make a few more stops at islands and bays along the route back to Fethiye. Enjoy lunch on board before departure from the boat at around 1.30 to 2 pm.

 

Reserve your spot today for a totally blissed out experience! 

RETREAT COST: $1800  $1200 + tax per person based on double occupancy (two guests per cabin). If you would like a private cabin the rate is $3400 $2400 + tax. Every cabin (twin or double) has its own private shower room & water closet. The shower and wash basins use fresh water, just like in a hotel. There is also a shower on deck to rinse off salt water after swimming. 

Register with a friend and each receives $100 off the tuition (shared or private).

FLIGHT BOOKING DETAILS: Flights booked separately. Choose a local agent of your preference to book your flight or connect with our preferred agent, Kathryn Fisher at Carlson Wagonlit Travel.  Kathryn is familiar with our retreat itinerary and can be reached toll-free at 1-877-997-9924 ext. 2 or by email at kathryn@enjoytravel.ca.

Only 8 spots remaining – reserve your spot today!

REGISTER NOW 

 

 


When booking your trip, pre and post-tour options are also available to extend your retreat experience! 

Pre-Tour Options:

You can create your own agenda making your way from Istanbul to Dalaman before the cruise starts, but we’ve arranged this suggested option for you:

August 8th to 11th – Istanbul tour (4 days / 3 nights – 2 nights Istanbul, 1 night Fethiye)

  • Wednesday Aug 8th – arrive on afternoon flights (from Canada). Transfer to hotel for free evening and overnight in Istanbul.  Accommodation: Dosso Dossi Sultanahmet Hotel, Istanbul (4*)
  • Thursday August 9th – Tour of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar. Overnight Istanbul
  • Friday August 10th – Bosphorus Cruise in morning. Transfer to airport for flight to Dalaman. (5.15pm flight Sabiha to Dalaman – via Pegasus Airline). Overnight in Fethiye at the Alesta Yacht Hotel (4*) .
  • Saturday August 11th – After breakfast, check in for cruise at 10am. Cruise starts.

Pre-Cruise Tour Price: £349 GBP per person (around $590 CDN) based on sharing a double or twin room.  Single supplement £195 extra.

Includes: airport transfer on Aug 8th, 3 nights shared accommodation, breakfast & lunch on August 9 and 10, tours, guides and entrance fees, Bosphorus cruise, airport transfer on the 10th, and breakfast in Fethiye on the 11th.

Does not include: Dinners each day (so that you can explore on your own), flight to Istanbul or flight from Istanbul to Dalaman.

To add this pre-tour to your Sail & Yoga retreat experience, please type “Istanbul Tour Upgrade” in the notes section of your registration.

 


Post Tour Options:

If you don’t have to rush home after our cruise together here’s a suggested tour you can add on Cappadocia Tour – August 17th to 20th (3 nights, 4 days).

Cappadocia Tour – this is a stunning region of Turkey and home to ancient settlements, the UNESCO-protected Goreme Open Air Museum, and the natural wonders of Monks Valley, Devrent Valley (with its famous “camel rock”) and Avanos.
 
After the cruise together, we finish back in Fethiye on Friday afternoon (Aug 17).

This additional tour begins with an overnight bus from Fethiye to Cappadocia on August 17th.  It’s a comfy bus – not a school bus!

  • August 18th – Arrive Cappadocia and check in to hotel.  In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour in the valleys.
    Evening option of Turkish night (meal and night of Turkish dancing including Whirling Dervishes and belly dancing – 45 Euros payable in Fethiye). Overnight Cappadocia.  Hotel options: A) Uchisar kaya hotel  or  B) Jacobs Cave Suites (boutique cave hotel but can only get rooms if booked in advance…)
  • August 19th  – Hot-air balloon option in morning (150 Euros per person for flight, payable locally). It truly is the ultimate experience in Cappadocia. You will be picked up just before sunrise and taken out to the launch site in time to float up into the air whilst watching the sun rise over the most unique scenery on the planet.
    Meet your guide after breakfast for a fascinating tour of the Cappadocia region. The highlights of the day include the Underground City, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar Castle, Cavusin Village and a stroll down the Rose Valley to name a few. The day is packed with the most beautiful sites to see in Cappadocia. Overnight again Cappadocia.
  • August 20th  – You have one final day in this spectacular region to see the rest of the sites. Today you get to visit some of the oldest settlements in Cappadocia, admire the local handicrafts, the UNESCO-protected Goreme Open Air Museum, and the natural wonders of Monks Valley, Devrent Valley (with its famous “camel rock”) and Avanos. Transfer to airport in the late afternoon / evening for flight to Istanbul.

Post-Cruise Tour Price: £299 GBP ($510 CAD) per person for double/twin share. Single supplement is £129 GBP.

Price includes: overnight bus from Fethiye to Cappadocia.  2 nights in Cappadocia, breakfasts/lunches Aug 18 – 20, guided tours/entrances. Transfer to Cappadocia airport.

Price does not include: dinners, Turkish Dance night, hot air ballooning or flight back to Istanbul. 
(Recommended flight on 20 Aug – 7:35pm Nevsehir, Turkish Airlines to Istanbul Ataturk. Arrives 9.05pm. Currently priced at £40, $68 CAD.)

* Once you arrive back in Istanbul, we recommend another overnight there before flight back to Canada on 21st August.

To add this post-tour to your Sail & Yoga retreat experience, please type “Cappadocia Tour Upgrade” in the notes section of your registration.