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Celebrate the coming spring in the sunniest part of Spain, Andalusia with our Spring Happiness Yoga Retreat in the gorgeous settings of Suryalila’s yoga spaces. Join Vidya Heisel, Master Yoga Teacher and Suryalila’s Director and Lidiya Petkova for a delightful Summer Happiness Boosting Retreat in paradise. Surrounded by sweeping vistas of rolling hills and lakes, nurtured with organic vegetarian cuisine and various styles of yoga, Suryalila Retreat Centre is the perfect location to revitalise yourself.

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At this Spring Yoga Retreat we will combine a host of wonderful happiness boosting activities with mindful Vinyasa Flow Yoga in the morning, followed by deep Restorative Yoga, Sound bath, Yin Yoga, Breathing and Meditation sessions.

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What is Included

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  • Daily Meditation
  • Daily Energising Vinyasa Class
  • Daily evening Restorative/ Sound Healing/ Nidra /Yin Practices with a particular focus each day
  • Daily happiness sharing circle.
  • Two dharma talks with Vidya
  • Sauna
  • El Bosque river hike with bathing pools
  • Las Lomas Walk and visit to Prado del Rey
  • Full day trip to one of the most pristine beaches on the Cádiz coast, Canos de Meca. You will enjoy a with a hike through the pine forest on top of cliffs overlooking the turquoise blue ocean with views of Africa, picnic and evening visit to Vejer de la Frontera
  • Flamenco class in the Om Dome
  • Accommodation
  • Three Organic Vegetarian Meals a day
  • Use of the retreat center’s facilities
  • Full Board Cost (per person)


Prices and accommodation options for the Spring Happiness Boosting Retreat based on the seven day retreat.

Accommodation typeTotal price
Mini Dorm (based on four people sharing)€930
Twin, two people sharing€1,085
Eco casa twin, based on two people sharing€960
Eco casa, sole occupancy€1,155
Superior Double, based on two people sharing€1,035
Superior Double, solo occupancy€1,225
Deluxe Double, based on two people sharing€1,190
Deluxe Double, solo occupancy€1,335
Deluxe Suite, based on two people sharing€1,265
Deluxe Suite, solo occupancy€1,505
  • the cost for the evening meal at a lovely restaurant in Vejer (at the coast) is not included in price.

Book or Inquire at [email protected]

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Our intention with this retreat is to:

  • Offer nurturing yoga practices that allow deep self-exploration and happiness boosting tools for you to continue practicing at home
  • Give you the tools to skilfully and safely advance your yoga practice
  • Holding a space where you can restore, rejuvenate and energise your body and mind
  • Grow or develop your self practice
  • Explore the local area and immerse in nature

Email us at [email protected] to book!

Apart from three gorgeous yoga halls, Suryalila Retreat Centre boasts a salt water swimming pool, eco sauna/sweat lodge and views to the most magnificent and vibrant sunsets. You will be nurtured with outstanding organic vegetarian, vegan-friendly cuisine, with fresh organic fruits and vegetables, homegrown cured olives, freshly-pressed organic juices, spicy Indian Chai, vegan coffee, raw-food desserts.

Yoga Teachers and Hosts

Vidya is Suryalila’s and Frog Lotus Yoga International Director. Read more about her bio here.

Lidiya is a resident teacher at the beautiful Suryalila Retreat Centre in Southern Spain where she also leads Adventure & Yoga. Yoga has been a central part of Lidiya’s lifestyle since discovering the practice more than ten years ago.

Yoga Retreat Group Leader

Her yoga classes are vigorous and energising, and at the same time balanced with more gentle and calming sequences. Lidiya puts strong focus on breath work while drawing awareness within to inspire conscious integration of the physical body and the mind. She is an attentive teacher and aims to inspire her students to bring meditation into movement. Leading the practitioners with a feeling of strength, freedom and inner calm. Her classes usually end with singing bowls sound therapy.

Apart from vinyasa flow she teaches yin yoga, pranayama, restorative and AcroYoga classes.

With her students, she loves sharing what yoga has given her – balance in life, inner wellbeing and radiant health.

Lidiya was elated to discover Frog Lotus Yoga International, a school which is influenced by Ashanga, Iyengar, and Forrest Yoga. She studied to become a vinyasa flow yoga teacher with the internationally acclaimed, Vidya Heisel. Recently she has completed a yin yoga training with Sara Powers and Thai Yoga Massage with Triple Gem School of Thai Massage.Paragraph

In addition to teaching yoga, Lidiya is a tourism management specialist, with a background in product development and organisation of wellness retreats. Her holidays are fun, adventurous and explorative.

I really loved the yoga classes with Lidiya! She has a unique style, managing to make it just challenging enough and explaining the sequences so you don’t lose your flow. I noticed several combinations and postures that I will take home with me and use in my own practice” Mariel Hjelle, Norway

Lidiya’s yoga classes are rich and full of depth. The intelligence behind her sequences left me leaving the class more aware than when I entered it. It is clear from her classes that she is constantly educating herself and incorporating the knowledge into her classes to our benefit. I greatly appreciate the practices, tools and techniques (including fascia work) that she shares as well as her sweet and gentle spirit. I wouldn’t miss a class with lidiya and I highly recommend you don’t.
Kelsey Filip, Canada

I loved my yoga classes with Lidiya. She is a patient and very experienced yoga instructor with a wonderful, calm nature. The classes were challenging (in a good way!) and you are able to enjoy them at your own pace. I left Suryalila feeling better than I had in years through the wonderful yoga, beautiful environment, incredible food and amazing people. I can not recommend highly enough.’
Sophie, UK

We really enjoyed the yoga classes given by Lidiya on the adventure and yoga retreat. She took us through the poses with real attention and strengthened our practice, both in terms of connection to the pose and understanding of technique. The restorative sessions were healing and a great balance to the more rigorous morning sessions. We were also exposed to various other forms of yoga which were really fun and interesting to try. Lidiya was incredibly supportive and kind throughout. We can’t wait to come back!
April and James, UK

Lidiya is an amazing yoga teacher and human being. She exudes warmth and caring in her practice. Having not done yoga in years, I came as a beginner and she made me feel comfortable and at ease. She takes her role seriously and she had the perfect pace and attention to both beginners and more experienced folks. She is extremely knowledgeable, her classes were easy to follow, and I enjoyed them all. I would highly recommend.
Veronica Keegan

Email us at [email protected] to book

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Our local town Prado del Rey at Sunset