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WELL-BEING RETREAT

Cesmekoy, Izmir, Turkey ••• September 4th - September 8th, 2019

with Master Teachers - Ella Ben-Aharon & Rosita Menda

Three months after our first and most successful retreat in Turkey, we invite you to join the exciting second edition.  A long weekend in the center of elegant retreats in the province of Cesme located on the shores of the Aegean Sea in western Turkey.

 

Picture this:

 

Enchanting nature with sea and trees ... Fresh, local and organic food is served every day ... Swimming in the clear waters of the Aegean coast.  Accommodation in spacious and upgraded rooms ... A day trip to an enchanting village ... Meeting with new friends ... An evening with live music, a pleasurable gaze at the stars ... Free time to do anything ... Yoga classes Pilates / meditation morning lunch and dinner  !

What's the plan? 

 

This is an all inclusive and organized weekend booking;  Flights, hospitality, beach entrances, breakfast and dinner, Pilates Yoga classes, meditation. 

This is a chance to Pause.  Breathe .  Enjoy. the peace of retreat into the simple and calm - into being.  Nourish the body with energy, calm the soul, and balance the emotions. Together.  In nature. 

We are happy to lead and support you through an enriching experience.  You will be able to receive and take tools and insights - to blend them in your daily life in order to reduce stress, creativity, enjoyment and health. 

In addition to group activities, we offer individual sessions of yoga / pilates, massage and counseling. 

On 4th of September Wednesday our flight from Ben Gurion to Izmir airport will take off at 22:00, our retreat will start as we meet at Ben Gurion Airport at 20:00

Thursday SEP 5th

09:00  Opening ceremony & PILATES Class

 

10:30  Breakfast

13:00  MEDITATION practice

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18:00  Sunset YOGA Class

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19:30  Dinner​

Friday SEP 6th

08:00  Good morning YOGA

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09:30  Breakfast

11:00  Beach Day

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18:00  Sunset PILATES Class

19:30  Dinner

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21:30  Starry MEDITATION

Saturday SEP 7th

08:00  PILATESequence
 

09:30  Breakfast

12:00  STRETCH class

13:30  Alacati Village + Lunch

18:00  Sunset YOGA Class

19:30  Dinner​

Sunday SEP 8th 

08:00  Good morning YOGA

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09:30  Breakfast

11:00  Beach Day

18:00  PILATES & MEDITATION 
& Closing Ceremony

19:30  Dinner

20:30  Shuttle to Airport

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23:59  Flight to TLV

What can be done in free time?  

 

• Rest • Read a book • Enjoy an amazing lunch in front of the beautiful and relaxing view.  • Have a private session of Yoga / Pilates, massage or counseling • Talk about things in the world with new friends • Write.  Breathe .  Do nothing!  

Who are we?
ROSITA MENDA

A dancer, teacher and a therapist. Her passion is to find the balance between stability and flow, strength and mobility… Her approach is rooted in creativity, modern kinesiology and transitions.

ELLA BEN-AHARON

A Pilates Master Teacher, a choreographer, a passionate mover - who is constantly curious to explore and negotiate the experiences of the body in the world through art, somatics, therapy and research. 

About the place 

 

After an hour and a half flight from Tel Aviv, and a 45 minute drive from the airport in Izmir - we will arrive at CESMEKOY , the retreat center where we will be hosted.  The center is a sustainability project founded in Izmir, located in nature, in the heart of a magical forest.  Areas for organic growing vegetables and edible fruits are located alongside the center's unique design.  Guest rooms are spacious with views of nature and sea. 

 

Imagine pine trees, cicadas and birds, sea air - and at the center of it all you shed routine loads through meeting people, practicing yoga, Pilates and meditation, wonderful local meals, free time for rest.  .  .  A blessed peace! 

 

In addition to the daily program, we will have two visits to the Aegean Sea with clear water and beautiful beaches in the area (900 meters from the center) and visit the beautiful village of Alachati, with spectacular stone houses, unique shops and restaurants with local delicacies.  .  .  All included in the retreat price. 

Guest rooms

 

Some rooms are suitable for 3 or 4 people and have private shower and toilet.  Some rooms are suitable for 2 people - they have shared showers and toilets with other rooms.  We will do our best to place the people in the rooms - and remember that we will spend very little time in them.  If you have a special request about the rooms, please contact us at guphologia@gmail.com Please note that there will be an additional charge for special requests. 

 

Here is a gallery to stimulate the senses:

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What is included in the price?

Back-to-back flights (Ben Gurion-Izmir)

4-night accommodation on half board basis, breakfast and dinner

Yoga and Pilates classes, meditation

Beach entrances

Transportation from and to the Izmir airport and during the event

The package does not include:

Lunch and refreshments

Travel insurance

Private sessions

Departing - Wednesday, September 4th, 22:00

Return - Sunday, September 8th 23:59 

The flight is a charter flight by Turkish Airlines, was acquired under special conditions for the group - and therefore, the flight is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 4th - Sunday, September 8th. There is no cancellation option (this is not a Low Cost flight)

PRICE ;
4500 ILS
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
- by August 7th, 2019
3850 ILS

DISCLAIMER

GUPHOLOGIA LTD. and all persons involved in the retreat act only in capacity as AGENTS for the participant in all matters connected with travel, sight-seeing, dining, practice, and transportation, and as AGENTS hold themselves free of responsibility for any damage occasioned by any cause. AGENTS will not be responsible for any damages or expenses or inconveniences caused by late departures or change of schedule, strikes or to their conditions, nor will be responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any of the participant's belongings.


All prices quoted are correct at time of printing, include the cost of operation of the retreat, and are subject to currency changes. AGENTS shall not be responsible for personal injury, death, accident, delay, loss, damage, irregularity or property damage as a result of force majeure or for any other losses or damages incurred by any person or retreat participants caused by any delay or change of itinerary or arising out of any act, including, but not limited to, any act of negligence, any person acting for or on behalf of AGENTS for transportation, accommodation or sight-seeing provider or any other person or entity rendering any of these services or accommodations being offered in connection with this retreat.

 

This agreement supersedes all previous oral or written communications, representations, or agreements between the parties. Participants assume the risk involved when participating in Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, foreign travel, and all activities and/or pursuits voluntarily undertaken while participating in the retreat. Participants agree that any and all disputes between participants and GUPHOLOGIA shall be governed by law. 

 

In regard to the stay during the retreat, AGENTS will provide safe, careful instruction and safe premises, but ask that each participant take personal responsibility for their own self-care and (in the unlikely case) for any injuries occurred during retreat. Modifications are given to students with specific needs. If participants are unsure of their physical ability due to previous injuries, they should seek the advise of a healthcare practitioner beforehand.

** By Purchasing the retreat package I herby understand that there is no cancellation option **

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