‘I wanted to say thank you, as we had the most amazing week. I always knew taking retreats would be a magical experience, but nothing could prepare me for the beauty, the simplicity and the utter charm of Suleyman’s gardens or for the quiet kindness of Suleyman and his family and all the others who worked there. It is an extraordinary place – a true oasis that fully imbued the yoga practice with something special and set the tone for something really transformative, not least because life was pared back to what was essential, including food of unrivalled quality and taste. The food alone would be worth returning for.
I can honestly say that there wasn’t a bad moment, and my sentiments were reflected in each and every person who came with me. Many say they feel truly changed by the experience. Ian was wonderful host – fascinating to speak to, endlessly helpful in practical terms and kind in his thinking. Coupled with how organised you were in the build up – your several decade long experience really shows – it made the whole thing effortless. We would love to come again.’ Nicole Page Croft
‘Just as special as Huzur Vadisi but with a completely different energy, Suleyman’s Garden called to mind a mini Eden! Intimate, contained and abundant, fruit and vegetables of every description line the pathways that wind between the cosy huts, the kitchen and the shala. The views all the way along this quiet and dramatic part of the coastline are magnificent and it’s incredibly hard to find such an unspoiled stretch of coast and peaceful nourishing garden in which to unwind body mind and soul, anywhere in the Mediterranean. The food picked and prepared the same day from the garden and sea was natural varied and delicious. The highlight for me is Deniz’s fig jam. Please make a few jars for your guests to buy! Suleyman’s is a tiny little haven full of nature’s luxuries that made my heart smile.’ Katrina Triffit, Yoga Teacher