Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre

Adventure and Yoga Retreat

Adventure and Yoga Retreat Spain

Our handcrafted Adventure and Yoga Retreat combines daily vinyasa flow and restorative yoga classes with super exciting activities in beautiful setting of Andalusian Natural Parks.

From canyoning in the stunning Green Gorge, kayaking in a local lake, cycling the Green Road, hiking in Grazalema National Park, Via Ferrata in Ronda and visit to historic Ronda town, relaxing and detoxifying in Suryalila’s own salt water swimming pool & sauna, to learning how to dance flamenco and enjoying delicious organic meals every day, you will love it all.

There could not be a better way to experience all that Andalusia’s magnificent nature & culture have to offer!

Suryalila exudes a sense of vastness the minute you arrive: rolling hills, sunflower fields and lakes – the perfect backdrop to deepen your yoga practice.

Optional extras for the Adventure and Yoga Retreat include include Thai Massage, Deep Tissue massage and horse riding.

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Adventure & Yoga Retreat Schedule

Day 1

  • Arrival & time for relaxing in the salt water swimming pool area
  • Yin Yoga Class before dinner

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Day 2

  • 90 min Vinyasa Yoga Class
  • Canyoning: Trip to The Green Gorge in Sierra de Grazalema National Park.

The Green Gorge is a spectacular canyon that has been artfully carved by the streams of Pinar River. It is located within 40 min drive from Suryalila, near the village of Zahara de la Sierra, in the Park of Sierra de Grazalema. Famous for its lush vegetation and wild life, it offers outstanding views with certain spots reaching 400 meters depth. Be prepared for an unforgettable hike, several exciting abseils and refreshing baths.

  • 75 min Restorative Yoga Session

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Day 3

  • 90 min Vinyasa Flow Class in the morning
  • Via Ferrata + Trip to Ronda

In Ronda, the most famous white town of Andalusia, you will climb a gorgeous Via Ferrata route. Via Ferrata means ‘Iron Way’ and it is essentially a path on a mountain that consists of iron hooks attached to the stone. You are all equipped with safety gear.

The place overlooks the old bridge transcending over the impressive 98m Tajo gorge. In these beautiful settings, you will be stunned by amazing views, from a perspective that few have the opportunity to experience.

  • Yoga Nidra before dinner

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Day 4

  • Relaxing time
  • Optional horse riding / Visit to the local artist centre
  • Flamenco Dancing workshop after dinner

Day 5

  • 90 min Vinyasa Flow Class in the morning
  • Cycling the Green Way in Andalusian countryside

The Green Way is a former railway, now converted into a cycling & walking path. Along the route, old train stations have been turned into restaurants, bars & places to stay. The 36km-long bike route (Puerto Serrano – Olvera) will take you through beautiful scenery and 30 tunnels that were never put into use by a railway company.

  • Restorative Yoga

Adventure and Yoga Via Verde Cycling

Day 6

  • 90 min Vinyasa Flow Class
  • Kayaking in Algar lake

Day-kayak-horseride

Day 7

  • 90 min Vinyasa Flaw Class
  • Hiking the stunning Sierra De Grazalema national Park & lunch in Grazalema village

Sierra De Grazalema National Park and Unesco Biosphere Reserve is one of Spain’s most ecologically outstanding areas, home to indigenous pine trees, rich flora and fauna. The park is also famous for its impressively rugged limestone landscape of cliffs, gullies, caves and gorges.

  • Restorative Yoga Class

Day-6-Grazalema

Day 8

  • 90 min Vinyasa Flaw Class
  • Time to relax & pack

Adventure and Yoga Relax

All activities are optional and you can always retreat yourself to the restorative embrace of all Suryalila’s facilities and beautiful surroundings.

Suryalila’s world-class kitchen team will be treating you with organic vegetarian meals prepared with much love and will also seduce you with the most delicious desserts on earth.

Organic Kitchen

With its beautifully decorated rooms, gorgeous rolling hills & olive groves, salt water pool and nourishing meals, Suryalila ensures you will be completely satisfied. This trip is open to all levels of yoga experience, all ages, families, couples, friends and solo travelers.

Accommodation Suryalila Retreat Centre

*Please note, the August Retreat will have a different schedule from the rest. Departure for the activities will be at 8am and the yoga classes will start at 17:00h. – 19:00h and 21:00h – 22:00h.

We also have massage therapists available on-site to take care of you after those extra long days!

All Inclusive Price per person:

  • Tent: €800
  • Mini Dorm (4 people): €825
  • Yurt: €875
  • Twin: €990
  • Superior Double (shared bathroom): €1135 / shared €925
  • Deluxe Double (private bathroom): €1260 / shared €1090

Prices include: accommodation, three meals per day, yoga classes, all activities and the use of all facilities.

Optional extras: horse riding, massage, transfer from and to the airport.

Cancellation Policy: All payments are fully refundable up to 2 months prior to the event, (subject to a a 5% admin fee).

At Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre, we endeavour to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We offer three of the most beautiful and spacious Yoga halls in Europe, a dedicated massage room with skilled massage therapists, and many gorgeous communal spaces like the pool, dining and living areas to just relax and hang out in. Our Yoga retreat facilities also include WiFi, office supplies and anything else you might need during your stay.

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Retreat Leader

Yoga Retreat Group Leader

Lidiya is a resident teaches at the beautiful Suryalila Retreat Centre in Southern Spain where she also leads Adventure & Yoga and Escape Christmas Retreat. Yoga has been a central part of Lidiya’s lifestyle since discovering the practice more than ten years ago.

Her yoga classes are vigorous and energising, and at the same time balanced with more gentle and calming sequences. Lidiya puts strong focus on breath work while drawing awareness within to inspire conscious integration of the physical body and the mind. She is an attentive teacher and aims to inspire her students to bring meditation into movement. Leading the practitioners with a feeling of strength, freedom and inner calm.  Her classes usually end with singing bawls sound therapy.

Apart from vinyasa flow she teaches yin yoga, pranayama, restorative and AcroYoga classes.

With her students, she loves sharing what yoga has given her – balance in life, inner wellbeing and radiant health.

Lidiya was elated to discover Frog Lotus Yoga International, a school which is influenced by Ashanga, Iyengar, and Forrest Yoga. She studied to become a vinyasa flow yoga teacher with the internationally acclaimed, Vidya Heisel. Recently she has completed a yin yoga training with Sara Powers and Thai Yoga Massage with Tripple Gem School of Thai Massage.

In addition to teaching yoga, Lidiya is a tourism management specialist, with a background in product development and organisation of wellness retreats. Her holidays are fun, adventurous and explorative.

 Yoga Retreat in Spain Spring 2016

Recommendations

Trip Advisor Excellence Adventure and Yoga

“Holiday of a lifetime”

I stayed in a Yert with my partner on the Adventure Yoga Retreat Oct 2016 and it was truly the best holiday of my life, and my partner whole-heartedly agreed! The yoga was challenging both for beginners and more advanced Yogi's as the teacher, Lidiya, is a fantastic teacher with a wealth of experience and knowledge. She is so warm and nurturing, she puts you at ease straight away and she guided me to make great improvements in my practice. The food was stunning with a massive amount of variety and gave us great ideas to continue our veggie journey. I felt a general feeling of contentment throughout my time there and made connections with a wonderful group of people. I implore you to book this retreat NOW!!! It was the best thing I have ever paid for and I will remember it forever. I now have my happy place for guided meditations!— Mike O'Neill

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“Adventure retreat”

Oh my god! This was the most amazing holiday! I can't recommend it enough. My fellow yogis were wonderful, our yoga teacher lidyia was wonderful, the food incredible, the activities just challenging enough. I'm running out of adjectives! The adventure part was organised by Frank and we all loved it, he is a lovely man. The retreat centre is awesome, the volunteers were all lovely. It was just a perfect holiday!— Lynne, China

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“Adventure Yoga”

An outstanding retreat - rising with the sun to enjoy Yoga practice followed by a fun filled day with activities in the beautiful local area and evening practice alongside enjoying fabulous sunsets. The retreat space is naturally stunning and the vegetarian food was delicious throughout the week, catering for my specific needs. I have returned home feeling well-nourished and a sense of being together again. Highly recommend this retreat for people that want to experience Yoga alongside exploring the delights of Southern Spain. The highlight of the trip was the Yoga practice itself - led by Lidiya; a kind and inspiring teacher.— Kerry, C., UK

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“Adventure Yoga - Incredible”

This was my second trip to Suryalila after having such an amazing time last year.. I didn't think it could get any better, but it did!My best pal and I enjoyed 7 days of yoga and adventure excursions in the beautiful Andalusian countryside, organised impeccably by the divine Lidiya. We were blessed with the most wonderful group of people on the trip, all of whom made a lasting impression.. All the people we met at Suryalila throughout our time there were absolutely lovely.

The adventure trips met the abilities of everyone in the group, never feeling too difficult nor too easy. The programme had been tweaked from last year and enjoying a regenerating yoga session after a day's adventuring worked really well. Particular highlight was the spectacular cycle/walk/wild swimming adventure day.. So beautiful!

We stayed in one of the tents which were very comfortable, but get quite hot during the day.. Luckily you're kept busy, the salt water pool is spectacularly refreshing and the main building is always nice and cool.

The food.. Out of this world. I've never eaten so much, or so well. Incredible variety.. There should be a Suryalila cookbook!

Love the introduction of permaculture and the whole centre's approach to sustainability. They are mindful of their impact on the local Eco system and do their best to keep it to a minimum. Make sure you book a massage with Camilla if you get the chance.. Out of this world.

Overall, I can't describe Suryalila as anything other than paradise. Will be back again for certain.— Harry, Wales

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“One of the best experiences of my life”

I probably spent the best week of my life at Suryalila. I took part in the Adventure and Yoga retreat, and had an amazing time in all the excursions planned by Lidiya. The combination of physical activities and yoga was amazing, and at the end of the week, I felt really energized - although sad it had come to an end! Suryalila is also in a gorgeous location, and the property itself is very beautiful. For one part, the sunsets and sunrises are magical… Furthermore, the food was always delicious and a great variety of dishes were served. And - most importantly, might I say - everyone I met was a pleasure to be around. I would recommend Suryalila to anyone who wants to have a refreshing holiday, feel healthy and fit, and meet great people.

As for the yoga classes, they were both fun and inspiring. I really enjoyed Lidiya's flow and how she integrated restorative poses even to dynamic classes - everything felt perfectly balanced. She also introduced us to various styles of yoga, which I particularly enjoyed.— Aurelie, Canada

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“Wow! Very Special!”

My yoga experience was very limited but I never felt out of my depth in the classes. Lidiya, the teacher, provided very clear instructions and offered varying difficulties of each 'posture'. The morning classes were held if a huge dome overlooking rolling, verdant Spanish countryside, with the glow of the morning sun helping us warm up for the day. I felt amazing after leaving the classes (mentally and physically) and as the week progressed felt that my abilities were improving.

Sandwiched in-between the classes were a collection of outdoor activities that allowed for us to stretch our legs and to enjoy the amazing local countryside. They included long hikes in the mountains; kayaking in warm, still, turquoises lakes; canyoning in dramatic gorges, with huge vultures circling overhead; 'via ferrata'ing' (climbing using metal 'steps' that have been 'bedded' into the rock) around the beautiful and historic town of Rhonda. All the activities were hugely enjoyable and massively memorable.

Throughout the retreat we were extremely well cared for by Lidiya. She nurtured us through the week as if we were a long-term friend, addressed any issues/questions we had and made the week extremely special.

Combining all of the above (and the amazing group of people) made for a perfect 'holiday' cocktail. I am a seasoned traveller and I can honestly say the trip ranks right up there in my top trips ever. I'll definitely be doing it again soon!

Enjoyed the most:
No one aspect of the trip shone above any other for me; I hugely enjoy all the activities and trips (including the very special hike on the last night) and the Yoga itself was calming, invigorating and eye-opening and I'm now well and truly hooked!— Neil Bradburn, UK

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“The most amazing and magical holiday”

I want to thank everyone at Suryalila from the bottom of my heart for the most amazing holiday ever. This place is a little piece of heaven in the most beautiful location, with fantastic people. I spent a week there on the yoga adventure holiday and can't recommend it highly enough. 5 stars does not do it justice. Thank you Vidya, Harry, Marcella, Lila and especially Lidiya, for being an amazing teacher and guide. Also Katya for the fantastic thai massage. Namaste xxx— Linda Smith, Ireland

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“Amazing and enlighting experience”

We chose the Yoga and Adventure program at Suryalila for having a week of yoga and activities like hiking, biking and kayaking in Spain with my wife and two adult children. The result was much better than expected: the place is enchanting, even though it is hot in August in Andalucía we enjoyed every moment, the rooms are simple but nice and tastefully decorated, the property is beautiful, the location, with the pool and the sunsets is just perfect. The activities and the team leading them: Lydia from Suryalila and Fran from Sierra Viva, are wonderful making the experience even more memorable. The added value is that you make many friends from all over the world during that intense week and you get introduced (at least for the first time for us) to a wonderful full board completely vegetarian and organic menu that makes you feel really good and ask yourself whether really vegetarian is better...— Rozen, Canada

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“Amazing Adventure Yoga Retreat!”

Suryalila Retreat CentreTeam! I just want to say THANK YOU for one of the best weeks ever! Ronnie and I had such an amazing time. The spirit, energy, and peace is still with us. I have facilitated retreats, taught at retreats, but never had the luxury to immerse myself in one....WOW a must do for EVERYONE. Even my Husband who was slightly intimidated about a yoga retreat loved every minute. The adventures were a great mix of challenging, relaxing, and an opportunity to experience the lovely nature surrounding the area. Lydia’s yoga classes were well thought out and complimented our daily activities…. and the food…well..I cannot say enough good things. Again, even my husband who is a sworn meat lover thoroughly enjoyed the plentiful, delicious, fresh food.
With Gratitude and Love, Patricia and Ronnie— Patricia and Ronie, South Africa

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Travel Arrangements

There are a few airport options close to us.  The best airport to fly to is Seville (75 min away), then Jerez de la Frontera (50 min).  Malaga is also an option (2 hours by transfer/car or 3 hours by bus).

We organise transfers from the airport to Suryalila. The cost from Seville is €90, from Jerez – €70 and from Malaga – €150.  Usually we group people arriving at similar time together, so you can share the cost of the transfer. Alternatively, there are buses running to Villamartin from where we can pick you up.  The cost of a pick up form Villamartin to Suryalila is €10.

Should you decide to travel by bus, we can send you the bus timetable closer to your arrival.

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