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8 Days Wellness and Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Suryalila Retreat Centre, Cortijo La Fabrica, Pago del Pajarete, 11650 Villamartin, Cadiz, Spain

Overview

Yoga Holiday Spain

Embrace this opportunity to rejuvenate your body, relax the mind, and cleanse the breath in the glorious hills of southern Spain. Join Sarah for a magical Vinyasa flow, Restorative yoga, meditation, and yoga dance. Dive deep into your practice and enjoy luxurious accommodations, new friendships, and beautiful scenery and nature. Come and refresh your body in this wellness yoga retreat.

Highlights

  • Daily Vinyasa practice
  • Daily evening yoga classes
  • Optional silent meditation sessions
  • One on one wellness coaching session
  • Optional hike, biking, or day trip
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Suryalila furnishings and decorations have all been imported from Bali, India, and Morocco. The Spanish farmhouse-style wooden ceilings with beams and the terracotta tiled floors blend harmoniously with the exotic Asian furniture and wall hangings. The designer decor is both soothing to the soul and delightful to the eye. There is a beautiful, spacious dining hall adjacent to the main kitchen where guests can enjoy our delicious organic meals together. There is a cozy, communal living room area with couches and a library shelf. In the few cooler winter months, a log stove keeps this area toasty. There is also an upstairs mezzanine with comfortable couches next to Ganesha Yoga Shala. Suryalila spacious deluxe accommodations are located in houses with en-suite living rooms and kitchens on the Plaza de las Naranjas, the charming main courtyard. Each house is fully furnished with beautiful furniture and fittings from Bali and Morocco.

Day 1

  • Arrival and time for relaxing
  • Restorative yoga class before dinner
  • Meditation

Day 2

  • Optional meditation
  • Morning Vinyasa flow yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Optional day hike
  • Lunch
  • Free time
  • Sunset yoga
  • Dinner
  • Meditation

Day 3

  • Optional silent meditation
  • Morning Vinyasa flow yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Optional day trip
  • Lunch
  • Relaxation
  • Dinner
  • Yoga Nidra meditation

Day 4

  • Optional silent meditation
  • Morning Vinyasa flow yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Optional bike ride through the hills
  • Lunch
  • Free time / relax
  • Dinner
  • Yoga dance

Day 5

  • Optional silent meditation
  • Morning Vinyasa flow yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Day trip to town (optional)
  • Lunch
  • Relax
  • Sunset yoga
  • Dinner

Day 6

  • Meditation
  • Morning Vinyasa flow yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Free time
  • Lunch
  • Relax
  • Sunset yoga
  • Dinner
  • Meditation
  • Healing circle and hugs

Day 7

  • Optional morning meditation
  • Morning Vinyasa yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Goodbye closing healing circle
  • All classes, activities, and workshops are recommended but not mandatory.

Hiking, biking, and day trips are offered daily.

Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. It is located in the heart of the Spanish Andalucian Hills, close to the charming villages of Arcos de la Frontera and Prado del Rey. 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. They also grow organic vegetables and fruits and keep chickens for eggs. Suryalila is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema. 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.

Activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding / rental
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking / trekking
  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Lake nearby
  • Lounge
  • River nearby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Tour assistance

The price of this retreat includes three daily farm to table meals. Suryalila Retreat Centre prides itself for its outstanding vegetarian fare. Meals are delicious, diverse, and beautifully presented, using all organic and mostly local ingredients. Much of the fresh fruits, vegetables, and eggs they serve come from their own organic farm and garden!

You can also find health snacks, healthy ice cream, and a selection of beverages in the dining room. They have an honesty list to sign when taking those items and you may pay for everything at the end of your stay.

  • Benamahoma river trail
  • Day trip to Jerez de la Frontera
  • Day trip to Ronda
  • Day trip to Seville
  • Explore Cadiz
  • Explore the lovely white villages of Andalucia
  • Hike the Garganta Verde canyon
  • Horse riding tours
  • Visit Cordoba and Malaga
  • Visiting Grazalema and hiking the surrounding mountains
  • Visit unspoilt beaches, old fishing villages, and kite surfing

Suryalila always has a resident massage therapist on staff. Usually the massage therapists stay for three month stints. They offer one-hour massages for 65 EUR and 90-minute massages for 90 EUR. The massage therapists are always highly trained and insured. The type of massage available will depend on the therapist currently in residence. Suryalila has a beautiful and peaceful dedicated massage room.

  • 1 one on one wellness coaching session
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily morning and evening yoga practice
  • Meditation sessions
  • Manifesting your destiny workshop
  • Optional hike, biking, or day trip
  • Spa treatments and extra activities are not included in the price.

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 Villamartin.
  • As you approach the town, take a right hand turn signed for Villamartin.
  • Turn right off the short slip road after the exit. The slip road is short and comes up on you quickly.
  • 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 Fabrica 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 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 Cordoba, going all the way around the roundabout and keeping right.
  • Follow the A4 until kilometer 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 kilometer 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 Villamartin.
  • After eight kilometers take the ramp for A373 signposted Prado del Rey / El Bosque / Ubrique / Villamartn.
  • At the roundabout go left (last exit) onto the A373 towards Prado del Rey.
  • After five kilometer take the right turn onto the CA 6105 signposted to Arcos de la Frontera.
  • After 2.5 kilometers, near kilometer 13, turn left, you will see a small Suryalila sign. This takes you off the tarmac, drive carefully!
  • After approximately five kilometers the driveway for Suryalila is on the left (again there is a small sign).
  • Follow the driveway and youll see our gate and flags, come up the drive and as you get to the paving the car park is on the right.

Driving directions from Malaga Airport (AGP)

  • Follow the coast road (E15 / AP7) south past Benalmadena, 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 Villamartin, which is the A373.
  • After a couple of miles on the road to Villamartin 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 youll find Sayurlila a few hundred meters up the track.

Arrival by airplane

You can either arrive to Jerez Airport (XRY), Seville Airport (SVQ), or Malaga Airport (AGP).

Arrival by bus

After arriving at Jerez Airport (XRY), Seville Airport (SVQ), or Malaga Airport (AGP), transfer to the bus station and take the bus to Villamartin. Sarah Oleson Yoga will pick you up from the bus station.

Arrival by taxi

  • After arriving at Jerez Airport (XRY) or Seville Airport (SVQ), Sarah Oleson Yoga can arrange a taxi to pick you up and take you to Sayurlila.

GPS

  • Longitude: 36.787274
  • Latitude: -5.599254

Distances

  • Cadiz - 45 minutes
  • Cordoba - 2 hours
  • Jerez de la Frontera - 50 minutes
  • Malaga - 2 hours
  • Prado del Rey, 5 kilometers
  • Ronda - 1 hour
  • Seville - 1 hour
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Arrival: Saturday March 18, 2017
Departure: Saturday March 25, 2017

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