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8 Day Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra Certification Course in Cadiz, Spain
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Insightful Yoga Course Spain

Join Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre for a week of rest, relaxation, rejuvenation, and learning. Not only will you receive the personal benefits of both a Restorative yoga and a Yoga Nidra practice, but you will learn to teach both in this double certification training!

Meet the instructors

Lidiya & Catherine
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  • Yoga classes
  • Tuition fee for the course
  • Learn the anatomy of the nervous system
  • Learn how to utilize props appropriately
  • Use of the retreat center facilities
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

8 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Jerez Airport (La Parra Airport) (US$79 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Málaga Airport (US$169 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Seville Airport (US$101 per person)
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Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre 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 50 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 800 olive trees.


In the demands of this fast-paced high-energy lifestyle, restorative self-care practices are becoming not just a luxury but a necessity. Both Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra can have numerous benefits including balancing the nervous system, boosting the immune system, healing emotional trauma or stress, and calming the mind. Both can be standalone practices, utilized together in a session, or incorporated into other systems such as adding Yoga Nidra to the end of asana practice.

Restorative yoga utilizes passive stretching and the use of props to promote deep relaxation and restoration. Usually poses are held for five to 20 minutes. A restorative class may include five to six poses. Yoga Nidra is also known as ‘yogi sleep.’ It is a deep relaxation technique used while fully conscious and lingering between states of wakefulness and sleep. The practice is usually done on the floor in a resting position while words and suggested visualization relaxes the body and mind.

Topics covered include:

  • Anatomy of the nervous system
  • Energy of the subtle yogic bodies
  • Science of relaxation
  • Pranayama breathwork
  • Sequencing classes
  • Creating various themes
  • Proper cueing
  • How to utilize props appropriately
  • Simple hands-on assists for relaxation
  • Practice teaching

You will also have daily practices of both Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra. There are no prerequisites for this training aside from being a certified 200-hour yoga teacher. You will be asked for a copy of your certificate upon registration. You will receive a required reading list for the training and you will receive a manual and support materials.


Lidiya Petkova

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This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this course, you will be served daily vegetarian meals. Tea, coffee, water, and fruit are available all day. Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre can easily accommodate diets such as gluten-free and vegan if you let them know before your stay. If you have other dietary requirements then contact Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre to discuss them and they will do their best to accommodate your needs.

Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre prides itself in offering sumptuous banquets of delicious gourmet vegetarian and vegan-friendly organic food. They grow as much of their food as possible and they keep their own happy chickens who provide them with eggs.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Wine classes
  • Day trip to Seville
  • Day trip to Ronda
  • Visit Cordoba and Malaga
  • Day trip to Cadiz
  • Nearby white villages
  • Spain beaches and Costa de la Luz
  • Day trip to Jerez de la Frontera

Spa treatments

At Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre, they always have a highly trained and insured massage therapist in residence. Currently, the massage therapists are Cátia Garcia and Carolina Gast. Both are warm and caring and clients love their massages.

Type of massages

The types of massage therapy Cátia offers are Thai yoga massage and trigger point massage. Thai yoga massage is an ancient healing art with origins in Ayurvedic medicine, yoga, and Buddhism. It has evolved into a unique and magical combination of deep stretching, rhythmic compression, soft tissue manipulation, gentle rocking, energy balancing, and acupressure. The client is treated on a mattress on the floor whilst fully clothed. It is often called “lazy man’s yoga.”

Carolina Gast offers deep tissue massage, Ayurveda massage, and holistic massage using techniques to eliminate pain and muscular fatigue. The Ayurvedic massage is considered an integral part of traditional Indian medicine. Ayurveda means knowledge of life (mental, physical, and spiritual). It improves blood circulation eliminating toxins. These three treatments re-establish the balance of body, mind, vitality, and emotions allowing the patient to release tension and relax, leading to their physical well-being, the serenity of mind, and harmony. Carolina using oils, personalized for each individual.

The dedicated massage therapy room

They have a beautiful and peaceful dedicated massage room.

Cost for massage treatments

They offer one hour massages for 70 EUR and 90-minute massages for 100 EUR. You can book your massage at the office. The type of massage therapy available will vary, depending on the therapist currently in residence.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Tuition fee for the course
  • Use of the retreat center facilities

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Massages and any excursions you wish to book
  • Additional food goodies such as alcohol, chocolate and ice creams which are available to purchase in the dining room

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Directions from Seville

The ride takes about an hour and a half and buses leave as follows:

  • 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 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 2 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.8.
  • After 8 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 5 kilometers take the right turn onto the CA 6105 signposted to Arcos de la Frontera.
  • After 2.5 kilometers, near km 13, turn left, you will see a small Suryalila sign. This takes you off the tarmac, drive carefully!
  • After approximately 5 kilometers the driveway for Suryalila is on the left (again there is a small sign).
  • Follow the driveway and you’ll see Suryalila's gate and flags, come up the drive and as you get to the paving the car park is on the right.

Directions from Jerez De La Frontera

  • If you are driving from the airport, take the A4 towards Jerez for a couple of kilometers and then follow the N348 towards Arcos de la Frontera for about 3 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 upon you quickly - so eyes open here!
  • Follow this road for about 5 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 3 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.

Directions from Malaga

  • 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 2 or 3 miles until you come to a crossroads.
  • At the crossroads, take the dirt road on your left sign-posted La Granja.
  • After about 2 miles on the dirt road, you will a signpost on your left for Suryalila.
  • Take that and you’ll find Suryalila a few hundred meters up the track.

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport to Suryalila is Jerez de la Frontera (XRY). It is a 50-minute drive from the center. Several low-cost European airlines fly into Jerez, including Ryanair, Vueling, Iberia, and others. Some only operate during the summer months. From Jerez, you can either take a bus to Suryalila from the Jerez central bus station or they can organize a taxi for you. Transfer from this airport is 70 EUR.

Seville Airport (SVQ) is an hour from the center and there are 19 European airlines that fly there. 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 p.m. The journey takes between 20-30 minutes and a single ticket costs 2.30 EUR. From Seville (Prado San Sepastian), you can catch a bus to Villamartin. Transfer from this airport is 90 EUR.

Málaga Airport (AGP) is the largest airport in Andalucía but it is 2 hours and 45 minutes away from the center. There is a wide range of airlines that fly to Malaga from all over Europe and they are often very cheap, catering for the Costa del Sol package holidays. There is a bus that leaves from Malaga bus station directly to Villamartin. The price of a one-way ticket is about 15 EUR. Transfer from this airport is 150 EUR.

Usually, Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre groups people arriving at a similar time together, so you can share the cost of the transfer. Once your transfer is organized, please advise of any changes or cancelations 24 hours before your arrival. As Suryalila guests, the car rental company Sixt car hire offers a 10% discount if you rent a car with them. To benefit from the discount, please send an inquiry.

Arrival by bus

If you choose to come to Villamartin by bus, a taxi can pick you up and bring you to Suryalila. The cost of a pick-up from Villamartin to Suryalila is 20 EUR.

Airport: Jerez Airport (La Parra Airport) Airport transfer available: Jerez Airport (La Parra Airport) (US$79 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Málaga Airport Airport transfer available: Málaga Airport (US$169 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Seville Airport Airport transfer available: Seville Airport (US$101 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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