Suryalila Workation Retreat
Work, stay and play in a beautiful yoga retreat centre in Spain for a coworking coliving wellness experience like no other
Imagine waking up at sun rise and wandering through peaceful gardens to the most beautiful domed yoga shala in Europe. Once there, slipping off your flip flops, rolling out your mat and having a nourishing Vinyasa Flow class as golden rays glimmer through the floor to ceiling windows. Afterwards, sharing a freshly prepared organic breakfast with like minded souls sat around a sun-dappled table as the warmth of the sun kisses your shoulders. Then, feeling relaxed, refreshed and focussed, starting your days work sat in the inspiring company of maybe an artist, CEO or web designer, knowing that the moment you want to take a refreshing dip in the salt water pool, enjoy an organic juice or rest in a softly swaying hammock, you have all the facilities of an inspiring retreat centre in your new home-away-from-home…
Welcome to our Suryalila Workation where you can live, work and relax at our rural sanctuary in stunning Andalusia amongst a creative, conscious community.
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What to expect:
- Accommodation in a traditional Spanish farmhouse transformed into a beautiful coworking coliving space where digital nomads, freelancers and remote workers come to work, rest and rejuvenate.
- The chance to gain hands on experience growing your own food, living a conscious life, learning about sustainability and regenerating the land with our onsite nonprofit permaculture farm project Danyadara.
- Great internet connection, wifi and sockets throughout the property.
- Use of our designated coworking space kitted out with desks, cubby holes, boosted wifi and downstairs showers.
- Access to our ‘Zoom’ studio for live broadcasts and recording.
- Daily yoga classes led by expert teachers in the largest, and most beautiful, yoga shalas in Europe.
- Three freshly prepared organic vegetarian meals a day made by our professional cooks using produce from the garden and sourced locally.
- An onsite cafe serving hot drinks, fresh juices and delicious snacks.
- Use of our refreshing saltwater pool 24 hours a day.
- Living in nature park surroundings with expansive grounds dotted with benches, pagodas and hammocks to work and relax from.
- A stunning location in the heart of ‘real Spain’ close to local nature spots, traditional white-washed villages, beaches and vibrant cities.
- Being part of a safe, inclusive and international community where open-minded individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds come together to connect, create and collaborate.
- Inspiring activities and events such as garden tours, kirtan singing circles, live music nights, flamenco classes, yoga philosophy talks, forest bathing, organic soap making and lots more.
- The opportunity to skill share, host workshops, events, performances and classes to help your personal and professional growth.
I honestly did some of my best work this year while staying at Suryalila. The space and chilled out atmosphere allowed me to be more creative and more productive! Being there has reminded me of the importance of self care, in becoming more grounded and better connected to myself, I was able to better serve my clients.
Katherine Ross, Psychotherapist
We’ve transformed our traditional Spanish farmhouses into a beautiful shared space where remote workers can come to work, rest and play. Decorated in inspiring handpicked interiors from Bali, Morocco and India, facilities include your own unique bedroom with relaxing Feng Shui. Use of a fully equipped kitchen with tea making station. A private or shared bathroom. An airy open-plan living space with comfy seating area and large wooden table to work from. Great wi-fi connection. Air conditioning. Patio doors leading to a terrace with bistro table and sun-loungers overlooking olive groves, sweeping farmland and grazing animals.
We pride ourselves on our scrumptious vegetarian fare. During your Suryalila Workation, you will enjoy three freshly prepared healthy, nutritious and creative organic vegetarian meals a day made by our professional kitchen team. Using seasonal produce and whole foods grown on our own permaculture farm or sourced locally, our lovingly prepared meals will make you feel nourished and energised. A sample lunch menu consists of shakshuka, black sesame salad, mixed garden salad with homegrown greens and heritage tomatoes and griddled oregano flatbreads. Dietary requirements catered for.
Nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazalema National Park, Suryalila has been converted from an old olive mill into a peaceful rural sanctuary. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes. The sense of expansiveness is uplifting. Free from light pollution, you will be treated to the most dazzling sunsets and clear night skies. Lay out a blanket on a lounger and gaze up in wonder.
From shaded pagodas to poolside sun loungers, you can pretty much work from anywhere at Suryalila! There are plenty of spots dotted around the property to set up shop blessed with inspiring views across the Andalusian countryside. You also have use of our dedicated cowork space, Saraswati. Converted from a meditation hall, this calm space is kitted out with desks, cubby holes, hangers, boosted wifi and even downstairs showers – perfect for rinsing off from the pool before settling down to work. If you require a private room for video calls etc, then let us know and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.
Enjoy 1-2 nourishing yoga classes a day led by our team of world class yoga teachers in the largest, and most beautiful, yoga shalas in Europe. Combining Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative styles, the 90 minute classes focus on alignment, restoring the body, emotional powerful breathing, moving with integrity, exploration and playfulness. It’s the perfect way to start and end your day, leaving you feeling calm, grounded, and focussed.
Meditation and mindfulness
Join our regular soothing meditation and mindfulness sessions to help you activate the parasympathetic nervous system and enhance relaxation. Enjoy a deep sleep after a blissful Yoga Nidra to live music before bedtime in our beautiful Om Dome or unwind in a guided meditation held in our serene Meditation Garden with panoramic countryside views.
We’re blessed with a stunning location in the heart of ‘real Spain’ close to local nature spots for hiking and forest bathing; Traditional whitewashed pueblo blancos for wine and tapas; Golden sand beaches for surfing and sundowners and the vibrant historical cities of Seville, Cadiz, Jerez and Ronda for culture. We’re served by major airports at Seville, Jerez and Malaga. Local bus routes run from the nearby towns of Prado del Rey and Villamartín.
We believe in self care, people care and earth care and are living these principles through our onsite eco permaculture project Danyadara. We’re passionate about regenerating the land in this arid stretch of Spain and have created eco showers, compost toilets and systems to harvest water to nourish our planet. Through Danyadara, you’ll be able to reconnect with the land and learn about sustainable living, growing your own food, living a conscious life, eco building, regenerative travel and lots more.
One day you might be having dinner with a writer, another day you might be in a yoga with a fashion designer. This is the joy of being part of a safe, inclusive and international community where open-minded individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds come together. By living in a relaxed environment which inspires progressive thought, the opportunities are endless to create, connect, collaborate… and have fun! Enjoy the spontaneity of community life where a Kirtan, movie night, jamming session or river swim can be arranged in seconds. When your imagination is free, magic happens.
Open 24 hours a day, take a rejuvenating sunrise, sunset or moon lit dip in our refreshing saltwater pool. The pool is flanked by wooden sun loungers with comfy cushions, either in the shade or the full sun. There’s also a cooling shower to rinse off. A large bath sheet is provided on arrival.
To find out more email [email protected]
Prices & Packages
Whether you want to stay one month or three months, we’ve got you covered.
As our Suryalila Workation package is based on a one month minimum stay, it means that we can offer a significantly reduced all-in price which essentially works out as paying for three weeks and getting one free.
A one month stay in one of our coworking, coliving houses in a beautiful private bedroom with a shared bathroom costs 2,600 euros. This includes three vegetarian meals a day, 1-2 yoga classes a day, wifi, laundry facilities and housekeeping.
A one month stay in one of our coworking, coliving house in a beautiful private bedroom with private bathroom costs 2,850 euros. This includes three vegetarian meals a day, 1-2 daily yoga classes a day, wifi, laundry facilities and housekeeping.
There are additional accommodation options and packages available from yurts to suites. For more info and prices, please email [email protected]
At an additional cost, we also provide:
- Use of our ‘Zoom’ studio setup for live broadcasting and recording, perfect for conducting workshops, conferences and online classes.
- Our Amrita Cafe serving a variety of delicious coffees, hot/ iced drinks, smoothies, juices, organic wine, beer, vegan ice cream and other yummy snacks.
- Our beautiful Shakti Boutique selling bath and beauty products, Yoga clothes and leisure wear, as well as gifts, cards, books and jewellery.
- Relaxing swedish, deep tissue, thai massage or acupuncture treatments by one of our expert therapists in one of our dedicated treatment rooms nestled in the garden.
- Exhilarating morning or sunset horse riding trips and retreats with our professional riding school.
Our Suryalila Workation was inspired by you
The idea for our Suryalila Workation came about during the crisis as we noticed a rise in the number of bookings from people who wanted to set up home at Suryalila and work remotely. Most of them were living in crowded cities and had spent lockdown working from home cooped up in tiny flats. They were aching for wide open spaces, to be in nature, connected to people, feel healthier and escape from the stress of the pandemic. Meditation, yoga, nature and exercise have been a lifeline for many during these highly challenging times, so coming here to work AND enjoy all the holistic wellness benefits of a yoga retreat centre made perfect sense for our first wave of remote workers. Now, we want to share this opportunity with all of you and have created our one of a kind Suryalila Workation coworking and coliving experience where work and wellness come together to allow you to be well and thrive.
If you find yourself contemplating coming to work remotely from here, I’d say just do it! You really won’t regret it. Having been to Suryalila before, I knew how magical the place was, how close you are to nature and the sense of community you get as soon as you get through the door. I was hesitant that working here would take away some of the magic but it hasn’t. Instead, I get to start my day with yoga, I eat delicious food and even make time for a cheeky lunchtime dip in the pool. As soon as I close my laptop, work finishes and I get to enjoy the simple life of yoga and southern Andalusia.
Chloe McCloskey is a Sustainability Consultant. Having worked for companies in both London and Manchester, she is now freelancing and taking full advantage of remote working.
Remote working at Suryalila has been fantastic — it has been super-productive yet perfectly tranquil! I start every day with either a Yoga class or a swim in the pool, before I move to my workspace of choice.
If I have meetings and international calls, I spend lots of time in the co-working space. Some days I work from the hammocks in the shade or the Pagoda. And at the end of the day, it’s time for a cold beer and watching the sunset over the rolling hills.
Combining all of this with the mountains and adventures nearby, there’s really everything I need here to make it the perfect co-working space.
Mike Gilbert is a Website Manager for a US-based tech company. He is part of a fully global marketing team and has worked remotely as a ‘digital nomad’ around the world.
I’ve just returned from a period of remote working at Suryalila and can’t recommend it enough! I suddenly realised that ‘working from home’ meant I could be working anywhere and Suryalila was the perfect spot. The essentials are all taken care of with yoga in the morning and three healthy meals a day, leaving ample space to relax or to get down to work. The team are very accommodating of independent schedules, so that if you need to be flexible on meal times because of a call then that’s ok. And if you can’t make morning yoga then it’s no big deal because you can swim at anytime (24 hours a day!), find an empty shala for self practice, or take a walk in the rolling hills. I honestly did some of my best work this year while staying at Suryalila. The space and chilled out atmosphere allowed me to be more creative and more productive! I have returned feeling rejuvenated, despite working throughout, and am already planning a trip back.
On a practical note, I am a Psychotherapist and so my work demands a private space, quite, and reliable internet for zoom sessions. Suryalila was able to provide all of these. Just be open about what’s needed for your specialist role when you book and the team will work with you to make it happen. Being there has reminded me of the importance of self care, in becoming more grounded and better connected to myself, I was able to better serve my clients.
Katherine Ross is a psychotherapist who specialises in anxiety, depression and other mood di-regulation. She is normally based in London.