Music and Cultural Tour in Turkey

EASTER HOLIDAYS 2015 at the Lotus House, Faralya:

YOGA, SINGING, PERCUSSION AND MUSIC RETREAT ON THE SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN COAST OF TURKEY.

 

Lotus House Yoga Retreat Faralya Kabak

1st to the 8th of April 2015.

 

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With Sevilay Ataseven Turlington, Chas Whitaker and Maren Lueg.

 

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Teachers speak: English, German and Turkish.

 

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 The Lotus House, is located at Faralya near Fethiye, which is situated in a stunning natural location, with beautiful sunset and sea views of the Southern Mediterranean coastline.

The Lotus House is under the management of the well establish Boutique Hotel – Yoga Retreat Workshops Centre:

Pomegranate Retreat – Lazy Lizard Boutique Hotel.

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Spring in Turkey is the best time to enjoy the most beautiful flora and fauna of the Mediterranean Coastline of Turkey.

Turkish Spring Flowers

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The Yoga and Workshop room is on the second floor with a stunning sea view. The room has wooden floors and big sliding glass doors, which can be opened or closed depending on the temperature outside, which is ideal for yoga and music workshops.

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We offer, Turkish Singing  & Middle Eastern Percussion, Arabic & Turkish Ney Flute and  Music Improvisation Workshops.

Percussion WOrkshop 1

Music Workshop

Sevi

Workshop description:

 YOGA Workshops:

Teacher: SEVILAY ATASEVEN TURLINGTON 

(All LEVELS WELCOME)

Sevi is a fully qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher. Throughout the year she runs regular yoga classes in the UK near Bath. Her classes are friendly and welcoming and open to all ages and abilities.

She believes that our feelings and emotions shape our bodies, affecting how we breathe and move. Likewise, how we hold our bodies has a tremendous effect on our breath and mental state. Bad posture can easily become habitual, causing tension, impeding the breath, and resulting in feelings of anxiety and fear.

In her classes yoga postures are practised with mindfulness, encouraging students to become aware of their physical bodies and observe how it is to inhabit the body. By listening to the body, we learn how to harmonize our body, breath and mind. This frees ourselves from tension and fear and allows contentment and happiness to flourish. 

www.sevisyoga.co.uk

http://buy.norton.com/specialoffers?VENDORID=YAHOO

 

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Turkish Singing:

 Teacher: SEVILAY ATASEVEN TURLINGTON

(All LEVELS WELCOME)

Sevilay has been interested in music and singing since she was a child growing up in Turkey, a country rich in many different ethnic musical influences. At the Middle East Technical University in Ankara she attended voice classes and sang in harmony singing choirs, including the Presidential Symphonic Orchestra Choir. She also sang with student bands.
She has been living in England over a decade singing with the UK based Ensembles The Orient Express and Souk-Bab-El-Louk.

Sevilay will teach easy to learn traditional folk songs from across Turkey.

Lyric sheets with phonetic spellings in Turkish as well as English translations will be provided.

No previous experience necessary.

 

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 Percussion Workshop.

Teacher: Chas Whitaker.

Introduction to Middle Eastern Percussion.

Tuition for intermediate to advanced Darabuka players: Turkish  & Egyptian Darabuka  playing style and technique.

Middle Eastern & Turkish Darabuka – Master Classes available.

Chas Whitaker: Darabuka / Duff / Riq / Segat.

Chas has been learning, performing and teaching Middle Eastern percussion for over 20 years. Predominantly self taught he has travelled extensively across Morocco, Egypt and Turkey where has taken instruction and inspiration from many of the best players. Renowned for his patient and clear instruction, he is very adept at teaching groups or individuals to suit their particular needs. He is a regular teacher at many of the UK€™s premier music and dance festivals and summer schools such as Glastonbury, WOMAD, Drum Camp, MidEastFest, MAJMA etc. He plays in several ensembles including Mazaj and Souk Bab el Louk and has guested with many other artists e.g. Hossam Ramzy’€™s Orchestra.
For more information about Chas: www.arabicdrum.co.uk


Maren in Turkey Patara

 

Music Improvisation Workshop:

Teacher: Maren Lueg 

This workshop is suitable for all musicians of Western and Eastern tradition who would like to learn how to improvise with a sense of melodic structure and direction. Musicians will also have the opportunity to compose their own melodic tunes and forms. We are going to use different types of exercise allowing musicians to improvise in an ensemble and on their own.

You have to bring your own instrument.

(No previous experience of improvisation necessary, but you need to be able to play an instrument to an intermediate level.)

INTRODUCTION TO TURKISH AND ARABIC NEY FLUTE.

Teacher: Maren Lueg

(All LEVELS WELCOME)


The Ney flute is one of the oldest and most popular Traditional Wind Instruments of the Middle East performed  in secular and religious music.

The Ney is an oblique rim end blown reed-flute that is open at both ends, has six finger holes along the front and one thumb hole on the underside. The Ney is made in its traditional form from the Arundo Donax plant, the same as is used to make oboe, saxophone and clarinet reeds. Reed flutes like the Ney have been played for hundreds and possibly thousands of years all across the Middle East.

In this workshop Maren will introduce the Ney and the best techniques for learning to play this instrument. 

Any experienced players will be catered for.

Ney Flutes will be provided.

Maren Lueg: Arabic & Turkish Ney Flute, Saxophone and Transfers Flute.

Maren was initially trained in Western music, she focused her studies on Jazz and Middle Eastern music. Maren passed her Masters in Near and Middle Eastern Music Performance in 2010 with Merit at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Over the last 10 years Maren has studied Turkish and Arabic Ney flute with international recognised Masters of Ney such as Wadie Nossier (Cairo/London), Mohammed Antar (Cairo),Dr.Kadry Sorour (Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt), Omer ErdogŸdular (Istanbul), Murat Ferhat Yeguel (Konya State Conservatuary), Mutlu Yilmazer (Turkey).
She performs regularly with Western and Middle Eastern Music Ensembles national and internationally. She is a regular teacher at many specialist music festivals and summer schools presenting Introductions to Middle Eastern Music and also the Ney flute.

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Cost: Workshops, Accommodation and full board 1st to 8th of April 2015:

£ 500 full board, shared accommodation, twin or double bedroom, including workshops.

£ 675 full board, single room, including workshops.

We offer special rates for partners, family members and friends.You can also book accommodation for additional days at the Lotus House before and after the 8th of April.

For bookings and more information please contact Maren

Mobile Phone: 0044 (0)7727604212

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Friends and Family rates and activities:

Special rates for family members or friends are available if a friend or partner wants to enjoy the holiday but not partake in workshops, please contact us for a specialised quote.

There are many activities available for guests, here a few to consider: WALKS – Spectacular local walks affording exquisite panoramic vistas of the Mediterranean coastline and the famous Lycian way right on your doorstep. Paths are well marked and maintained and local guides with local knowledge of the flora and fauna are available to hire. BEACHES – N.B. these beaches are approximately 20 minutes away from the Lotus House by Dolmus ( local minibus transport ). Kidrak – also known as the Paradise Beach a sparsely populated beautiful beach with safe swimming as used predominantly by locals with beach, sun loungers and shade and a cafe all available – modest entrance fee. Alternatively 5 minutes down further down the road, the famous beach and resort of Oluedeniz. From here you can start the world famous paragliding experience from Mount BabadagŸ or take boat tours to several unique areas of special interest like Butterfly Valley. Slightly further afield are the historical centres of Kayakoy deserted village and the bustling modern seaside town of Fethiye which is one of Turkey’s well-known tourist centres with excellent market for shopping opportunities and local Hamam.

All Tours can be booked with the Management of the Lotus House at the  Lazy Lizard Boutique Hotel.

For more information about tours please contact:

Maren

Mobile Phone: 0044 (0)7727604212

Email: info@arabicmusicband.com

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The nearest airport from the Lotus House in Faralya is Dalaman.

Participants need to book their own flights.

The nearest airport from the Lazy Lizard is Dalaman.

Airport Transfers to the Lotus House from Dalaman Airport can be booked with the Management of the Lotus House at the 

Lazy Lizard Boutique Hotel.

For more information about Airport Transfers please contact:

Maren

Mobile Phone: 0044 (0)7727604212

Email: info@arabicmusicband.com

Here are some websites that offer a good selection of flights to Dalaman Airport.

www.jet2.com

www.opodo.co.uk

www.skyscanner.net

www.lastminute.com

www.dohop.com

www.turkishairlines.com

www.easyjet.com

www.flypgs.com

www.flythomascook.com

www.monarch.co.uk

For bookings and more information please contact Maren

Mobile Phone: 0044 (0)7727604212

Email: info@arabicmusicband.com

Please click on the link below to download our Terms and Conditions.

TERMS & CONDITION MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE, PERCUSSION AND MUSIC HOLIDAY. SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN COAST OF TURKEY

 

For bookings and more information please contact Maren

Mobile Phone: 0044 (0)7727604212

Email: info@arabicmusicband.com

Please click on the link below to download our Terms and Conditions.

TERMS & CONDITION MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE, PERCUSSION AND MUSIC HOLIDAY. SOUTHERN MEDITERRANEAN COAST OF TURKEY