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Join Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre for the Christmas escape yoga retreat in the beautiful location of Spain. Enjoy fun-filled and relaxing time away from the Christmas hype. The days will start with an energizing Vinyasa flow yoga class and end with more mellow style of yoga, Restorative yoga, Yin yoga, guided meditation, or yoga Nidra practices followed by a sauna or sweat lodge session.
You will be accommodated in Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre. It 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.
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. It 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.
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.
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. Apart from three gorgeous yoga halls, Suryalila Retreat Centre boasts a saltwater swimming pool, eco sauna or sweat lodge, and views of the most magnificent and vibrant sunsets.
There at Suryalila, the staffs have cats, peacocks, chickens, horses, and the neighbors' dogs often come onto the property so it is best to leave your pets at home. There are also hunters in the area at different times of years.
As a part of the retreat, you will go on a couple of stunning hikes, visit a local Spanish town, experience a guided art workshop (Stones in Balance with a local world class artist) enjoy a flamenco dancing class, live music, and AcroYoga class. You will also snuggle around a log-fire and watch movies. There will be a delicious tufu Turkey prepared for Christmas day.
You will go on couple of hikes and visit a local Spanish town.
This retreat will take place in Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre, Andalusia, Spain. Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre is the perfect place where you can find the pace to move into healing. It is located in the heart of the Spanish Andalusian hills, close to the charming villages of Arcos de la Frontera and Prado del Rey.
On the edge of a stunning mountainous national park, the property sits in a large river valley overlooking agricultural land and in the far distance, the white lakeside village of Bornos. 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.
You will be served with meals thrice a day. In addition, there will be a delicious tufu turkey prepared for Christmas day. You can also order fresh cold press juices at an additional cost.
At an additional fee, you can enjoy horse riding, Thai massage, and deep tissue massage during your retreat.
During the retreat, you will be able to enjoy the rejuvenating and detoxifying effect of cozy sauna up to three times a week. The eco sauna in Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre was built out of completely natural materials, mainly clay and cob. Loads of love and dedication was put in to this project and now the results are over-whelming.
You will also have sweat lodge session during the retreat in Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre.
Please book your flight to arrive at Seville Airport (SVQ) or Jerez Airport (XRY). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
There are a few airport options close to Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre. The best airport to fly to is Seville Airport (SVQ) (75 minutes away), then Jerez Airport (XRY) 50 minutes. Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) is also an option (two hours by transfer or car, or three hours by bus).
Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre organizes transfers from the airport to Suryalila. The cost from Seville Airport (SVQ) is 90 EUR, from Jerez Airport (XRY) is 70 EUR, and from Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP) is 150 EUR. Usually, Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre groups people arriving at the similar time together, so you can share the cost of the transfer. Alternatively, there are buses running to Villamartin from where Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre can pick you up. The cost of a pickup form Villamartin to Suryalila is 10 EUR.
If you decide to travel by bus, Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre can send you the bus timetable closer to your arrival. 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 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The journey takes between 20 to 30 minutes and a single ticket costs 2.30 EUR.
From Seville (Prado San Sebastian), you can catch a bus to Villamartin. From Jerez, you can either take a bus to Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre from the Jerez central bus station. There is also a bus that leaves from Malaga bus station directly to Villamartin. The price of a one-way ticket is about 15 EUR and there are usually four buses every day.