Treat yourself to a wonderful escape to bright Andalusia for an extraordinary experience of Wine and Yoga. During the retreat you will tone and relax during the yoga classes as well as delve into the world of wines, especially our local Andalusian wines.

Esther’s passion for wine started at her parent’s dinner table. But it wasn’t until 2006 that she started working in the world of wine, as many do, in a wine shop. 

Flanked by Suryalila’s world class yoga teachers Esther Mercedes Jürgens will teach entertaining, yet informative wine classes and lead you on winery visits in the area. An Andalusian cooking class as well as wine and food pairing round off this rich experience.

Cooking Class in Ronda

Since 2013 Esther holds the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits and is now an accomplished wine expert with many years of experience. Over the last 7 years she has been living in Tuscany/Italy. There and in Chile she worked in several wineries, welcoming visitors and explaining the wines and wine making process. 

Restorative Practice in the dome

The Retreat Includes

  • Vinyasa Flow and Restorative Yoga Classes (4 – 6, depending on your arrival/departure)
  • Wine Classes (4 all in all, tasting over 15 wines) including a Sensory Tasting and a Wine and Food Pairing Class
  • Visiting 2 wineries
  • Cooking Class: Andalusian Cuisine

Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre will pamper us with:

  • Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine
  • Sauna & Natural Salt Water Pool
  • A choice of various massages are available on request

I did a wine & yoga retreat last year in Suryalila and I couldn’t recommend it more – the setting, the food, the yoga and all the lovely people I met there!

Special thanks go to Esther who has introduced us to the amazing wine treasures of Andalusia. We have tasted a great variety of wines, from small local wineries to established sherry producers. And all of that meticulously curated by Esther who has immense passion for wine and so much knowledge to share. We also did an amazing cooking class in Ronda and explored the town.

Whether you’re a wine fan like me or simply want to learn more about wine, spending a week at Suryalila with Esther will be an experience you will always remember.

– Desi from London

Your Schedule

Day 1 – Arrival Day

  • 17:30 – 19:00 Restorative or Yin Yoga, the best way to fully arrive at Suryalila 
  • 19:00 Dinner 
  • 20:00 Get to know your fellow yoga and wine lovers over a glass of wine after dinner 

Day 2 – Full Immersion

  • 8:00 – 9:30 Morning Yoga 
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast 
  • 11:00 – 13:00 First Wine Class: General wine making and tasting techniques 
  • 13:30 Lunch 
  • 16:30 – 18:30 Sensory Tasting – exploring aromas, educating your nose 
  • 19:00 Dinner 
  • 21:00Yoga Nidra 

Day 3 – Explore and Relax

  • 8:00 – 9:30 Morning Yoga 
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast 
  • 11:00 – 13.30 Visiting winery in Prado del Rey – walking optional 
  • 13:30 Lunch 
  • 17:30 – 19:00 Restorative or Yin Yoga 
  • 19:00 Dinner putting our new knowledge of scents to the test 

Day 4 – The Big Day

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast 
  • 9:45 Leaving for Ronda 
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Enjoying the spectacular views during a stroll along the Mirador towards the famous Puente Nuevo 
  • 12:00 Cooking class: some typical Andalusian Tapas at El Golimbreo cooking school in Ronda 
  • 14:00 Lunch, enjoying these tapas with some local wines learning about wine and food pairing 
  • 16:00 Visit to the amazing winery project Bodega La Melonera, who is one of the foremost wineries in revitalising old Andalusian grape varietals 
  • 18:00 Drive back 
  • 19:30 Dinner at Suryalila 

Day 5 – Last but not least: Sherry

  • 8:00 – 9:30 Morning Yoga 
  • 11:00 – 13:00 Sherry, the true Andalusian wine star – unveiling the mystery 
  • 13:30 Lunch 
  • 15:30 – 16:30 Food pairing rules and time for last questions 
  • 17:30 – 19:00 Restorative or Yin Yoga 
  • 19:00 Dinner, experimenting with wine and food pairing for vegetarian / vegan food 

Thursday – Departure Day

  • 8:00 – 9:30 Morning Yoga

All Inclusive Price per person:

  • Mini Dorm: €745 (share with three other attendees of the same sex)
  • Eco Casa Twin: €785 p/p or €900 solo occupancy
  • Yurt twin/triple: €765
  • Twin: €850 (share with one other attendee of the same sex)
  • Superior Double (shared bathroom) solo occupancy: €950| for two people sharing €840 p/p
  • Deluxe Double (private bathroom): solo occupancy €1025 single| for two people sharing €945 p/p
  • Deluxe Double Suite: solo occupancy €1125 single| for two people sharing €995 p/p