Not all Holiday packages will include the following but this has been the most popular for yoga groups: 7 nights B&B, 5 substantial traditional Turkish vegetarian evening meals (soup, mixed salad, a yoghurt dish, at least 3 vegetable dishes such as stuffed peppers, fresh green beans in a delicous tomato sauce, courgettes & carrots, served with rice, pasta or couscous, fruit & or pudding – you won’t go hungry that’s for sure!) including all teas, instant coffee and water.
Also, some individual groups will have Spectrum exclusively for themselves i.e. we will not accept any other private bookings whilst you are here. Although we felt it was a good idea to offer extended stays this year, or let people arrive early, we noticed that on a few occasions the group dynamics were changed. We want to ensure that you have the best yoga holiday experience, so we are prepared to take the risk of having empty rooms to ensure that is achieved which I am sure all our guests will appreciate and love as some already have.
We provide yoga mats, yoga blocks & bricks plus straps, as well as cushions/pillows, shawls/fleeces/blankets. Tom often provides the morning wake up calls (knocks on your door) 15 minutes before your yoga session, prepares fruit for those who would like to eat something light prior to doing yoga and of course puts the kettle on!
Free Wireless Internet and use of laptop. Use Skype to make phone calls home, or confirm your flight and/or taxi as appropriate (we have an English landline number if people need to contact you – see contact details) which is generally only about 1p a minute for which there is no charge.
Resources: we have a vast selection of books, DVD’s and CD’s available for you – see list which is not up to date! We have two TV’s and a DVD player – we have many self help, inspirational and motivational DVD’s (as well as movies) or ones that you can learn a therapy such as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Matrix Reimprinting or aspects of NLP.
Water coolers – special containers to keep your bottle of water cool
Hair Dryers – we have a few for your use
Adaptors for your English electrical items
Bikes – currently only three but we hope to add to this
Docking station/speakers – 4 available
Checkout/Departure arrangements Currently there is no charge if we are able to allow you to stay in your room after 11.00 am which is the normal check-out time, nor do we charge you if we offer an alternative room for you to use if you do have to check out of your room on time. We do have toilets and a shower for guests to use should no room be available once you have checked out of your room which is available free of charge.
Drinks – teas, instant coffee & water are included and is available before your yoga session plus we offer “on the house” some fruit if you need some energy, feel a tad hungry or know you will be before breakfast time arrives! You help yourselves to teast and instant coffee but for soft drinks such as iced teas and soda you help yourselves from the fridge in Karma Kafe on a trust basis ie you write your name/room number on a form and we transfer this to your tab. New for 2013 as well as all teas, instant coffee and water being included, we will provide fresh juice at breakfast or a cafetiere.
Real Coffee is a available as an optioinal extra available for those discerning guests who like a “proper” coffee” ie a latte, cappuccino, espresso or cafetiere etc. We have a “voucher” system to not only save you money but to save you keeping a record (writing down on our snack/drinks form) you could save upto £8 a week. If you check out the local cafes you will see that our prices are already very reasonable, upto £1 cheaper per coffee
Onsite-Massage & Therapy plus courses/workshops We have on-site Massage & Therapy, plus visiting Massuers and Therapists who help out at busy times or offer something different. In addition you could choose to have private healing Qi Gong sessions or Belly Dancing lessons. Mimi is an experienced Turkish masseur who has her own beauty salon which means you can also have manicures and pedicures. We can also arrange for you to have a Haman (Turkish Bath) privately for 2-4 people.
Snacks Delicious and freshly made snacks can be ordered here, or perhaps you’d prefer to eat some of the traditional Turkish food that the staff make for themselves. The choice is yours as well as the option to buy fresh fruit, nuts and/or dried fruit to nibble on. You can order food to take with you for your journey home or if you want to take a picnic on your bike ride or walk along the riverside for example.
We have sunloungers that are more like beds with very comfortable mattresses ie orthapaedic mattresses in addition we have these luxurious mattresses in shady places – under gazebos, or at the far end of our land you can relax in our Tree House (very popular with our guests), or beneath trees in places where you can relax with nature in total privacy.
Most people find our beds comfortable but for those who don’t we have memory foam mattress toppers, not only for the single beds but for when the single beds are put together, for couples, which makes a superkingsize bed – bliss! We can provide mosquito nets for over your bed if you want to take advantage of opening both windows to benefit from the cool night breeze instead of using air conditioning.
Mosquito Repellant, we always have some around if you haven’t brought you own and a range of products including tea tree and lavender should you get bitten. We also have a range of toiletries if you forget something as well as after sun lotion if you get burnt ……
I think I’ve covered everything but check with us if you aren’t sure, or there’s something that most people would benefit from if we provided it.