The Daily Programme
You will enjoy two yoga classes daily which will focus on movement, gravity, breath and deep relaxation. Each day will begin with early morning meditation and pranayama in the yoga shala. This will be followed by a two hour hatha flow class and then breakfast.
The evening yoga will be a more restorative and softening scaravelli practice, working on releasing area’s of deep rooted tension and resistance, allowing emotional blockages to unfold and reawakening the body from deep within. The classes will be suitable for all levels and experience.
Suryalila has an inspiring, spacious and fully equipped yoga shala with wooden floors, a beamed ceiling and plenty of light and air. A magnificent dome yoga shala has also been built recently. This breathtaking space with underfloor heating has a dome window with breathtaking views across the rolling hills. There will be the opportunity to practise in both places during your stay.
Throughout the day you will be offered three delicious vegetarian meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Suryalila kitchen specialises in gourmet international vegetarian cuisine, using the freshest seasonal, locally-sourced organic fruits and vegetables available, artfully prepared in a varied and truly eclectic international menu.
Between yoga classes there will be the chance to explore the beautiful natural surroundings or simply relax by the natural saltwater swimming pool with views of the surrounding hills or in a hammock in the shade of the olive grove. During the week there will be one yoga free day.
Alicia is known for leading joyful, dynamic classes that keep a strong focus on functional alignment. That means you get to move the way your body is designed to move – building strength and openness in a gradual, safe way. Bringing years of experience in diverse styles of yoga to the mat (primarily Vinyasa Flow) as well as a background in Thai Yoga massage, Alicia’s classes are the perfect balance of effort and ease.
Alicia received her 500-hour certification after training intensively in India and Thailand. She currently leads classes, workshops, and retreats in Cornwall and teaches internationally with Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training programs. Her enthusiasm for all aspects of the yoga practice is infectious, meaning questions are always welcome! Students appreciate her ability to translate the ancient philosophical teachings into an accessible, uplifting message for the modern practitioner.
Feedback about Suryalila
‘Absolutely superb! Morven an excellent teacher, Suryalila a high standard centre in beautiful location, veggie food amazing and staff wonderful.’ Sarah
‘I had a wonderful week at Suryalila. Our hosts and their team all made us feel very welcome. The classes were expertly delivered, the food was excellent and the other guests all feel like friends.’ Sonia
‘I had a fantastic holiday from start to finish! The location, accommodation, facilities and food at Suryalila were beyond my expectations. Dory is an excellent teacher who simply glows with health and vitality. This is what the holiday gave me and I can honestly say I feel 10 years younger.’ Karen
‘Suryalila was very wonderful. Harry, the manager and his staff were so welcoming, friendly and efficient. The food was excellent – so imaginative and abundant. Dory Walker is an extraordinary human dynamo of a teacher, who inspired and guided us in such a confident, knowledgable way, and is such a grounded and real human being – splendid woman! Finally, thank you very much for providing a most beautiful and comprehensive, great value retreat. I will definitely be in touch for further retreats. Until then, lets us continue to salute the sun.’ Stevan
‘I have just returned from my week at Suryalila which was wonderful. It is a great place with amazing food, good atmosphere, fantastic yoga classes & accommodating hosts.’ Rosanne
‘The week with Morven at Suryalila was really fabulous. I enjoyed every moment and am so grateful to have had that opportunity. Thank you thank you!!! i would definitely book onto one of your retreats at Suryalila in the future.’ Fran
‘I absolutely loved the trip and couldn’t praise it highly enough. I was really pleased with all aspects of the holiday – fantastic teachers, friendly centre staff, beautiful venue, quality accommodation, delicious food, great facilities and optional extras (massage, horse riding, on site shop, excursions) and smooth travel arrangements. I would highly recommend it and would definitely book with Yoga on a Shoestring and to go to Suryalila again.’ Kate
‘I had a wonderful week at Suryalila. It was a great decision to go – beautiful location, great weather and lovely interesting people. Quality of teaching was excellent too. I had a really great time and came back rejuvenated. Thank you again for a really enjoyable and seamless experience.’ Gemma