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Meditation and Yoga Retreat Spain

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Come to recharge, relax, and renew yourself for the new year with NowHere Yoga at the beautiful Suryalila Retreat Centre in Andalusia. Join Malwina, Carlota, and Morgan and start 2018 in the best way; with a great company in an extraordinary setting, enjoying a daily program of yoga practices designed to centre, energize, and ready yourself to make 2018 your best year yet.

Waarom deze reis?

  • Daily yoga classes
  • New Year's Eve celebration
  • Workshops and yoga philosophy talk sessions
  • Tea, coffee, and snacks throughout the day
  • Daily homemade vegetarian meals
  • Transport from Villamartín
  • 5 nights accommodation


5 instructiedagen in het Engels
De organisator spreekt: Spaans, Engels
De maximale groepsgrootte is 20
Verberg alles


During this retreat, you will be staying at Suryalila Retreat Centre. Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. In typical Spanish style, there are two inner courtyards, one of which blooms with orange and lemon trees. The property sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees. Suryalila also grows organic vegetables and fruits and keeps chickens for eggs.

Suryalila is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazalema. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila. 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 vastness and expansiveness is very uplifting.

The houses on the property are all artfully and tastefully furnished and decorated with careful attention to detail. Every room is uniquely beautiful with impeccable Feng Shui. You may choose among three different accommodations; twin rooms, the small dormitory for four people, or small dormitory for eight people.

Suryalila has three yoga halls. Ganesha yoga shala has a gorgeous wooden ceiling as well as a wooden floor and is filled with light from windows on both walls as well as a skylight. It also has a lovely balcony with benches for enjoying the expansive views. Ganesha yoga shala comfortably holds 30 people.

The Om Dome has been dubbed the most magnificent yoga hall in Europe. The sacred geometry creates a cathedral-like space, which is awe-inspiring. The dome overlooks rolling hills, olive groves, and a ruined convent. Inside, the dome boasts underfloor heating and cooling and two long walls for practicing inversions. The walls have been beautifully decorated with colorful murals of Indian gods and Tibetan imagery.

There is a state of the art sound system as well as atmospheric lighting. The dome can comfortably hold 60 people practicing yoga and a lot more for concerts and other events. Both of the yoga spaces are fully outfitted with yoga props.

NowHere Yoga Holidays Spain Schedule

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

  • 15:00 Arrival
  • 17:00 Asana yoga practice
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Welcome circle and presentation

Friday, December 29th, 2017, to Monday, January 1st, 2018

  • 07:30 Optional meditation
  • 08:00 Solar asana yoga practice
  • 09:30 Breakfast buffet
  • 11:00 Optional yoga workshop or philosophy talk
  • 13:30 Delicious lunch
  • 17:00 Lunar asana yoga practice
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Optional talks, kirtan, and New Year's Eve celebration

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

  • 07:30 Optional meditation
  • 08:00 Solar asana yoga practice
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Closing session
  • 13:30 Last lunch
  • 15:00 Farewell


Morgan Palmer Hubbard
Morgan teaches a flowing, dynamic form of yoga practice, very influenced by the work of a teacher called Simon Borg-Olivier and the Yoga Synergy school, which teaches traditional yoga for the modern body which is a blend of Indian, Chinese and Tibetan yogas, and Western physiotherapy, aimed at making yoga practice safer and more effective for modern practitioners.
Malwina Ostrowska
Malwina is a Barcelona-based Synergy yoga teacher. Her journey started with Iyengar and Hatha yoga, with tough attention to detail and proper alignment. Later on, she joined more dynamic styles such as Vinyasa and Anusara, where she discovered more fluidity in the practice. The same year, she began practicing meditation and studying Buddhist philosophy with a curiosity to deepen her inner exploration and mindfulness. For the last three years, she has been practicing Synergy style with Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss.
Carlota Amargós
Yogaroom Barcelona (Vinyasa Yoga)
Carlota Amargos moved to Michigan, USA, in 2008 to continue her music studies and there she connected with the yoga state community, where she studied Vinyasa yoga with Jen Hayes, Christopher Venetis, and Justin Barnes. In 2013, she decided to take the teacher training in Yogaroom Barcelona, and since then she combines teaching yoga with her music career. Carlota's classes are dynamic and energizing, finding a challenge, but in a conscious way, respecting the body’s needs.


This retreat will take place in Villamartín, Spain. Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre is situated in the heart of Andalusia, famous for its mountains, white painted towns perched on hills, stunning coastlines, and cities full of history. For 600 years, the Moors dominated much of Andalusia, leaving indelible cultural and architectural icons such as Alhambra in Granada and the grand mosque in Córdoba.

Within one to two hours of travel from Suryalila, one can visit the historical cities of Arcos de la Frontera, Seville, Córdoba, Jerez de la Frontera, Ronda, Cádiz, Veher de la Frontera, Tarifa, and Málaga. Some of Europe’s most stunning and empty beaches lie on the Costa de la Luz, stretching from Cádiz to Tarifa, and can be reached by car in 90 minutes from Suryalila.

Only 30 minutes away is the beautiful mountain town of Grazalema, which has the highest rainfall in Spain. Amazing walks, trekking, canyoning, and kayaking can be found in this area.

Nearby places

  • Cádiz - 45 minutes
  • Costa de Luz - 90 minutes
  • Grazalema - 30 minutes
  • Jerez Airport (XRY) - 50 minutes
  • Málaga Airport (AGP) - two hours 45 minutes
  • Seville - one hour
  • Seville Airport (SVQ) - one hour



  • Wandelen
  • Paardrijden
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Shoppen
  • Zwemmen
  • Buitenzwembad


  • Eetruimte
  • Milieuvriendelijk
  • Open haard
  • Tuin
  • Keuken
  • Terras
  • Yoga shala


  • Tourbegeleiding
  • Draadloos internet

Deze yoga retreat is vegetariërvriendelijk

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Three daily delicious and homemade organic vegetarian meals are included in the total cost of this retreat.

De volgende maaltijden zijn inclusief:

  • Ontbijt
  • Lunch
  • Avondeten
  • Snacks
  • Drankjes

De volgende dieetwensen worden geserveerd/zijn mogelijk:

  • Vegetarisch
  • Lacto-ovo vegetariër
  • Veganistisch
  • Glutenvrij
  • Biologisch
  • Rauw voedsel
  • Lactosevrij
  • Onbewerkt voedsel
  • Paleo dieet
Als je speciale dieetwensen hebt, is het een goed idee om dit alvast door te geven aan de organisator bij het maken van een reservering

Wat er te doen is

  • Book a day trip to Cádiz, famous for its carnivals, vibrant culture, and nightlife
  • Book a day trip to Seville, one of the most famous historical town in Spain
  • Book a day trip to the old town of Ronda, a fortified white town on a hill with stunning views and cliffs
  • Explore the beautiful, unspoiled beaches of Costa de la Luz
  • Explore the lovely white villages of Andalusia, such as Prado del Ray and Zahara de la Sierra
  • Hike the Garganta Verde Canyon, a spectacular canyon artfully carved by the streams of the Pinar River
  • Take a day trip to Jerez, a perfect place for a shopping trip and enchanting tourism
  • Take a guided tour along Benamahoma River Trail
  • Take a walk or hike in nature
  • Try horse riding
  • Visit Córdoba, the ancient heart of Islamic culture and religion
  • Visit Grazalema, one of the most breathtaking picturesque white towns of Andalusia, and hike the surrounding mountains
  • Visit Málaga, the major transit hub for Costa del Sol
  • Visit the reservoir

Massage treatments are available at an additional cost. Suryalila offers a one-hour massage session for 70 EUR and a 90-minute massage session for 100 EUR. You may book your massage at the reception desk after meals. The type of massage therapy available will vary, depending on the therapist currently in residence. In the past, Suryalila has offered:

  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Thai yoga massage

In de prijs inbegrepen

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Tea, coffee, and homemade snacks throughout the day
  • Transport from Villamartín

Niet in de prijs inbegrepen

  • Airfare or train tickets
  • Airport or Seville train station and Jerez train station transfers
  • Extra activities such as horse riding, visit to reservoir, and more
  • Massage therapies
  • Personal expenses


Driving directions from Jerez Airport (XRY)

  • Take the A4 towards Jerez for a couple of kilometers and then follow the N348 towards Arcos de la Frontera for about three kilometers.
  • Take the exit to follow the A382 for about 35 kilometers all the way to Villamartín.
  • As you approach the town, take a right-hand turn signed for Villamartín.
  • Turn right off the short slip road after the exit. The slip road is short and comes upon you quickly, please be careful.
  • Follow this road for about five kilometers, going straight until the four-way stop.
  • At the four-way stop, go straight ahead along the dirt road. It is signposted La Granja.
  • Carry on along the dirt road for about three kilometers until you see a sign on your left for Suryalila.
  • Then turn left and follow the road to the house.
  • If you miss the turn into la Fábrica the next sign, you will see on the left will be for La Granja. Turn around and come back down the hill.

Driving directions from Málaga

  • Follow the coast road (E15 / AP7) south past Benalmádena, Fuengirola, and Marbella.
  • Take the A-397 over the mountains to Ronda.
  • After Ronda, take the A372 via Grazalema and Benamahoma to Prado del Rey.
  • When you get to Prado del Rey, you need to pick up the road to Villamartín, which is the A373.
  • After a couple of miles on the road to Villamartín, you will see a left turn, sign-posted Arcos de la Frontera. It is at the bottom of a long, steep hill if you are coming from Prado del Rey.
  • Take this left and follow the road for about two or three miles until you come to a crossroads.
  • At the crossroads, take the dirt road on your left, sign-posted La Granja.
  • After about two miles on the dirt road, you will a sign post on your left for Suryalila.
  • Take that and you’ll find Suryalila a few hundred meters up the track.

Driving directions from Seville Airport (SVQ)

  • From the airport car park, follow the exit signs across the first roundabout.
  • At the second roundabout, follow the signs for A4 to Córdoba, going all the way around the roundabout and keeping right.
  • Follow the A4 until KM 526 (the roads in Spain have markers at each kilometer and the junction number is the kilometer number you are along the road) and take the exit onto the SE40.
  • Come off the SE40 at KM 13 onto the A376 towards Utrera, this slip road has two exits, the first one is towards Utrera.
  • Follow the A376 to Utrera, at Utrera continue on the same road which is now the A375 to Ronda.
  • Just after Puerto Serrano, the A375 ends at the A384, take the A384 towards Villamartín.
  • After eight kilometers, take the ramp for A373, signposted Prado del Rey/El Bosque/Ubrique/Villamartín.
  • At the roundabout go left (last exit) onto the A373 towards Prado del Rey.
  • After five kilometers, take the right turn onto the CA 6105, signposted to Arcos de la Frontera.
  • After 2.5 kilometers, near KM 13, turn left and you will see a small Suryalila sign. This takes you off the tarmac, please drive carefully.
  • After approximately five kilometers, the driveway for Suryalila is on the left (again, there is a small sign).
  • Follow the driveway and you’ll see the gate and flags, come up the drive and as you get to the paving the car park is on the right.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jerez Airport (XRY). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request. Alternatively, you can also arrive at Seville Airport (SVQ) or Málaga Airport (AGP), but Jerez Airport is the closest.

Arrival by bus

From Seville, the city center can be easily reached by bus. Buses between the airport and the city center, run every 30 minutes between 6.15 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. The journey takes between 20 - 30 minutes and a single ticket costs 2.30 EUR. From Seville city center, bus station you can catch a bus to Villamartín. The ride takes about an hour and a half.

The schedule for Monday to Friday is 07:00, 11:00, 17:00, and 17:45. On Saturday, the schedules are 09:00, 17:00, and 19:30. And on Sundays and during festival days, the schedules are 09:00, 15:00, 17:00, and 19:30. There is also a bus that leaves from Málaga bus station directly to Villamartín. The price of a one-way ticket is about 15 EUR.


  • Een reservering vereist een aanbetaling van 100% van de totale prijs.
  • De betaling wordt niet gerestitueerd als de boeking wordt geannuleerd.