Daily nourishing yoga classes, soothing meditation sessions, delicious organic vegetarian food, cosy evenings by the log fire, hikes in the mountains, dreamy treatments, breathtaking views, dazzling sunsets, fiery flamenco, sunlounger stargazing and dips in the saltwater pool… pamper yourself from head to toe on this lovingly curated New Year’s retreat in the magical Andalusian countryside.

Led by well loved yoga teacher and experienced retreat host Lisa Dunn, this special five day retreat is designed to melt away the stresses of 2020 and help you float into the New Year feeling relaxed, revived and rejuvenated.

Want to join but only have a couple of days to spare? No worries! Contact us at [email protected] to discuss your preferred dates and prices.

About your retreat home, Suryalila

Suryalila, originally an olive hacienda, is located in the heart of Andalusia, close to the charming white washed villages of Zahara de la Sierra (the location of upcoming Netflix series, Feria) and Prado del Ray. It is less than an hours drive away from the historic cities of Seville, Cadiz and Ronda and the unspoilt golden sand beaches of Costa de la Luz.

Nestled at the foothills of the Sierra De Grazalema National Park, Suryalila sits in a large river valley with the pretty village of Bornos twinkling in the distance flanked by majestic purple grey mountains.

With its individually decorated rooms, expansive countryside views, ancient olive groves, salt water pool, delicious vegetarian food and flourishing permaculture gardens and food forest, we provide a blissful space to escape, relax and unwind in nature.

What to expect

Start the day with a revitalising morning flow yoga class or wind down with a nourishing afternoon restorative or Yin yoga session. Soothe the mind with daily meditation and guided walks in the surrounding Andalusian countryside with stunning river trails, rock pools and native flora and fauna.

Throughout your stay, you will be treated to three delicious vegetarian meals a day rustled up by our team of talented chefs with a passion for creating inventive international cuisine with fresh, organic ingredients, some of which are grown on our own onsite permaculture garden project, Danyadara.

Between yoga classes, you will have the chance to enjoy the stunning natural surroundings dotted with beautiful plants and grazing farm animals or simply relax in one of the softly swaying hammocks, poolside sun loungers or on a sofa by the log fire.

There will be lots of fun to be had with a vibrant flamenco class and a special New Year’s Eve party with music, dance and a celebratory tipple!

This five day retreat will be the perfect combination between rest and movement, helping you to relax, reflect and reset, ready for the year ahead.

I spent an amazing and beautiful week at Suryalila. We celebrated New Year’s Eve practicing yoga, we danced flamenco and visited the lovely surroundings. Moreover I met many interesting and dedicated yogis and yoginis in an amazing location in the middle of the Andalusia countryside. Together with our teacher Lisa I learnt how to practice yoga with kindness and passion. I will certainly recommend this place for those who are looking for a peaceful and really cosy place.

Lara

From only 570 euros per person. For more information and to book email [email protected]

A closer look…

Yoga

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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 relaxed.

Swimming pool

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.

Accommodation

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Our beautiful Luxmi Suite

We offer beautiful boutique accommodations from stylish houses with open plan living rooms and kitchens to four bedroom mini dorms, perfect for a group of friends or a family. Or, if you want to be closer to nature, try one of our eco casas or yurts. Situated in a peaceful spot near the meditation garden with sweeping views over the Spanish countryside, you’ll have use of the compost toilets and eco showers under the stars in our glamping area.

Food

We pride ourselves on our scrumptious vegetarian fare. During your stay, you will enjoy expertly prepared vegetarian breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Using seasonal produce and whole foods grown on our own permaculture farm or sourced locally, our deliciously healthy 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 including vegan and gluten free.

Setting

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 at the natural light show above you.

Scrumptious Extras

  • 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, gifts, cards, books and jewellery.
  • Relaxing swedish, deep tissue, thai massage or acupuncture treatments by one of our expert therapists in our dedicated treatment rooms nestled in the gardens.
  • Exhilarating morning or sunset horse riding trips with our professional riding school.

Prices per person

Prices for our five-day Revive & Reset New Year Retreat include accommodation, three vegetarian meals a day, 1-2 yoga classes a day, meditation sessions, a flamenco class, a hike in nature and New Year’s celebration.

Mini Dorm, 4 single beds, accommodates 4 people570 euros pp
Twin room, 2 single beds710 euros pp
Eco Casa Twin, 2 single beds620 euros pp
Superior Double, solo occupancy810 euros pp
Superior Double, based on two people sharing675 euros pp
Deluxe Double, solo occupancy890 euros pp
Deluxe double, based on two people sharing785 euros pp
Deluxe Suite, based on two people sharing840 euros pp

Want to join but only have a couple of days to spare? No worries! Contact us at [email protected] to discuss your preferred dates and prices.

Meet your retreat host, Lisa Dunn

Lisa Dunn is a yoga teacher and self proclaimed life-enthusiast whose playful approach to her practice mirrors her free spirit. Hitting the pause button on a fast paced life as a BBC producer based in London, she now travels the globe offering yoga retreats, teacher trainings and workshops.

Keen to share the liberating effect this 20-year practice had on her life, Lisa became a 500-hour certified teacher with Frog Lotus Yoga and has been a well-loved teacher for over ten years now.  Her journey has taken her all over the world. Lisa’s heart-centred approach is a reflection of her compassionate personality, she brings a fresh and faithful eye to time-honoured traditions and draws on the universal teachings of yoga, both on and off the mat. With an emphasis on the breath and intelligent sequencing, her classes are crafted to empower her students to develop their practice, and have a safe life-long yoga experience.

More recently she has been lured back behind the camera by the unfolding story at Suryalila Retreat Centre and has recently completed a feature length documentary about the world of yoga.

For more information and to book email [email protected]

We absolutely loved the retreat – the venue was lovely and the food out of this world! We really loved Lisa’s teaching too – she created a lovely energy amongst the group and we met some great people – would definitely go again! A really excellent and refreshing week.

Sasha

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

Our week at Suryalila was truly amazing. The people were fun, kind and so wonderful. The venue was spectacular – I don’t know think I’ll ever forget watching a flock of birds flying across the dome as the sun rose during out yoga class! Another key highlight was the food, we were so spoilt with such incredible food. A huge thank you to everyone who made it such a special week. I look forward to my next visit!

Zahra

I spent an amazing and beautiful week at Suryalila. We celebrated New Year’s Eve practicing yoga, we danced flamenco and visited the lovely surroundings. Moreover I met many interesting and dedicated yogis and yoginis in an amazing location in the middle of the Andalusia countryside. Together with our teacher Lisa I learnt how to practice yoga with kindness and passion. I will certainly recommend this place for those who are looking for a peaceful and really cosy place.

Lara

For more information and to book email [email protected]