In November, when the weather is glum in northern Europe, 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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Your Schedule

Friday – Arrival Day

  • 17:30 – 19:00 Restorative 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

Saturday – 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 and wines of the area
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 – 17:30 visiting small winery in neighbouring village Prado weather permitting walking some of the way through our beautiful rolling hills
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Relax in our Sauna for a good nights sleep

Sunday – Explore and Relax

  • 8:00 – 9:30 Morning Yoga
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 – 13.00 Explore new aromas and scents while educating your nose during our Sensory Tasting
  • 13:30 lunch
  • Afternoon off – take a walk, chill in front of our wood stove
  • 19:00 Dinner putting our new knowledge of scents to the test

Monday – 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

Tuesday, 26.11. 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
  • 17:30 – 19:00 Restorative Yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner, experimenting with wine and food pairing for vegetarian / vegan food

Wednesday, 27.11 – Departure Day

  • 8:00 – 9:30 Morning Yoga
Sites & Day Trips in Andalusia from Suryalila, Bodega Huerta de Albalá winery

All Inclusive Price per person:

  • Mini Dorm: €870 (share with three other attendees of the same sex)
  • Eco Casa Twin or Single: €900 p/p / €1090 single occupancy
  • Yurt twin/triple: €870
  • Twin: € 1015 (share with one other attendee of the same sex)
  • Superior Double (shared bathroom) solo occupancy: €1155| for two people € 980 p/p
  • Deluxe Double (private bathroom): €1260 single| for two people €1120 p/p
  • Deluxe Double Suite: €1400 single| for two people €1190 p/p