Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre

4 Nights Relax and Restore Retreat

with Ellen Aarts

February 14, 2019 — February 18, 2019

We invite you to our new Relax, Restore and Revitalize Retreat, the perfect antidote for our often very stressful modern times.

Gift yourself the joy and power of silence and come back to your center. This retreat is specifically designed to help you recover from stress and fatigue, to restore your inner balance, recharge your batteries and make you feel renewed and rejuvenated!

Yin Yoga Retreat

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We will offer a mixture of restorative practices, therapeutic holistic healing work and coaching, all carefully picked to give maximum benefits to your emotional, physical and psychological health. Together with plenty of time and space to relax and leave the busy world behind!

With a daily extensive Yin yoga or Restorative yoga class you can put your body and mind in a state of relaxation where it can heal, recuperate and restore. Each class is designed for the purpose of relaxation and finding equilibrium in body and mind. Yin yoga specifically targets the deep tissues of the body and stimulates the “rest and digest” response of your nervous system. It will naturally switch your “off” button, enabling an emotional state of openness and flow.

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Daily Yoga Nidra and guided meditations

Each day you can relax deeply with a Yoga Nidra session before bedtime or unwind in a guided meditation. This will help you activate the parasympathetic nervous system and move away from the detrimental fight-and-flight mode.

We normally go to bed with a lot of to-dos and thoughts in our head. Other times we watch something on tv or check our smartphones. Yoga Nidra and guided meditations will create a buffer of calmness before your bedtime, priming your brain you for a full, restorative sleep.

 

Complementary:
Get a reiki healing session or a one-on-one coaching session (60 min)
Receive a therapeutic holistic reiki session that will put you in a deep state of relaxation and boost your energetic system. You can also choose to get a personal coaching session. A one-on-one coaching session will allow you to get a new perspective at your life situation and provide you with practical tools to come back to your life with more resources and strategies.

 

Media detox challenge

Optional practice: (for the brave ones) we invite you to our media detox challenge for the duration of your stay. Leave your phone and laptop in your bag and discover the magic of silence. A temporary disconnection from technology can empower you and give you the chance to really connect with yourself and focus inward, rather than the outside world.

 

Hike in Natural Park of Grazalema 

Take a breather and enjoy the beautiful nature of Andalusia with a group hike. We will discover silence here together and let the local jewels help you unwind and enjoy. Optional during the hike will be to take a rejuvenating swim in the clean waters of the Majaceite river. Give your immune system a boost by dipping your body in cold water!

Benelahoma River Trail

Pajarete River at Benamahoma

And there is more..

With daily green juices, amazing organic food, lots of quiet time, free use of our facilities (sauna, swimming pool) we assure you that you will have everything you need to relax, rejuvenate and restore.

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This retreat is led by Ellen Aarts, our resident Yin Yoga teacher and Burnout Coach. (More information below).

Retreat includes:
  • Daily 2 hour restorative yoga (either Restorative or Yin)
  • Daily Yoga Nidra or guided meditation (either one of the two)
  • 1 Reiki healing session (60 min) or personal coaching session (60 min)
  • Hike (approximately 2 hours) in Natural Park Grazalema.

A stay in our luxurious holistic hotel will also provide you with:

  • Accomodation in one of our many beautifully decorated luxurious rooms, eco houses or yurts
  • Three delicious organic vegetarian meals
  • Daily super healthy green juices to boost your immune system
  • Unlimited teas/coffees fruit and snacks
  • Sauna (on assigned days)
  • Natural salt swimming pool
  • Surrounded in picturesque rolling hills of the countryside

Additional option:

Therapeutic deep tissue massage, ayurvedic, Thai or relaxation massage

COST:

–Ananda Laxmi Suite: Sole Occupancy 750€ or 1240€ for two people sharing
–Deluxe Double: Sole Occupancy 660€ or 1160€ for two people sharing
–Superior Double: Sole Occupancy 610€ or 992€ for two people sharing
–Twin: 520€ per person

Day 1 or Thursday: Arriving
Landing safe and sound in the heavens of Suryalila, this day is about arriving and relaxing.

  • Arrival & time for relaxing
  • Little welcome and introduction on what you can expect
  • Yin yoga session specifically designed to help restore the body and land before dinner

 

Day 2 or Friday: Leaving the world behind
Today you slowly start to embark on a journey inward, leaving the outer world behind. We will start the day with an intention, the guided meditation and yoga session are designed to support the theme of the journey inward. Media detox starts (optional)

  • Guided meditation before breakfast
  • Time slots for coaching/reiki sessions
  • Restorative yoga session with sound healing before dinner

 

Day 3 or Saturday: Coming to yourself
This day will be about stillness, coming back to yourself and finding tools to work with to ground and center yourself. The guided meditation, hike and yin yoga session will support the theme of stillness and coming back to yourself.

  • Guided meditation before breakfast
  • Time slots for coaching and reiki sessions
  • Hike in Natural Park of Grazalema
  • Yin yoga session designed to detox and revitalize the body

 

Day 4 or Sunday: Retooling & Recharging
Today you will connect with a more empowered version of yourself, feeling recharged, calm and stronger. You will learn tools in the workshop, restore the complete body and fall into a deep sleep after a healing and relaxing yoga nidra session.

  • Meditation before breakfast
  • Workshop about stress and what you can do about it
  • Time slots for reiki sessions
  • Restorative yoga before dinner
  • Yoga nidra to induce deep restorative sleep before bedtime

 

Day 5 or Monday: Back to the World
Feeling rejuvenated after a good Yin yoga session and breakfast, in your own time you will relax and pack, making your way back home.

  • Relaxing and Revitalizing Yin yoga session before breakfast
  • Time to relax & pack

 

 

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The retreat will be led by Ellen Aarts, our resident Yin Yoga teacher. Ellen also runs her own practice as a Burnout Coach and works with clients to help them overcome stress, anxiety and burnout.

Ellen is praised for her serene and calming presence. Her soothing voice creates atmospheres where people find inner stillness and come back to their centre.

She lived in Amsterdam for a big part of her life, where she was a manager in a risk management company and a journalist. After experiencing and overcoming a deep episode of burnout years ago she decided to make it her mission to help people who are in the same place as she once was. She is dedicated to create and hold a space where people can come back to their true nature and find a bit of peace on earth.

 

 

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