Apart from yoga Lucia is a full-time mother and wife, studies Turkish language and Indian classical dance-Bharatanatyam among other things.
In the Valley, Lucia will be offering daily yoga classes that would suit and challenge every level of experience and fitness.
Aside from yoga classes, Lucia will be offering a week-long workshop on Bharatanataym-a dance technique evolved in the South of India in Tamil Nadu and practiced in the temples of Shiva. The chief exponents of this dance were the Devadasis or temple dancers. They would perform the dance daily at the time of worship or on festive occasions. Today Bharatanatyam is the manifestation of the ancient idea of the celebration of the eternal universe through the celebration of the beauty of the material body.
Over a week we will learn a few key steps of this dance and a short dance devoted to Ganesh-an elephant God of beginning and the remover of obstacles.
An ancient, paint-flaking fishing boat dropped us in the shallows at Butterfly Valley, near Fethiye, and we waded ashore to an incredible scene - a beautiful golden beach flanked by soaring cliffs, inaccessible by road and free of any sign of development. We found the "check in" shack and opted to camp out on the communal, grass-roofed platform rather than the wooden bungalows. Life was simple, but couldn't be bettered - daytime activities were swimming, volleyball; nights were for sharing delicious home-cooked Turkish food and watching the phosphorescence dancing in the waves.
• Camping £4-14pp including breakfast and communal dinner. Open March-October, no reservations, just turn up. 0090 555 632 0237, firstname.lastname@example.org.