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8 Days Andalusian Yoga Retreat in Spain

  • Suryalila Retreat Center, Pago del Pagarete, Cortijo La Fabrica 11650 Villamartín, Cádiz, Spain

Overview

Peaceful Yoga Retreat Spain

The Healthy Holiday Company invites you to join a rejuvenating yoga retreat in beautiful Spain. The retreat will be held in Suryalila, a unique and beautiful old renovated olive farm, deep in the heart of the lovely Andalucian countryside. Enjoy two daily yoga classes together with mouth-wateringly delicious gourmet meals. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, with sweeping vistas of lakes and fields of sunflowers, this retreat will be an experience you’d never forget.

Highlights

  • Morning pranayama and yoga classes
  • Afternoon workshops and deep restorative work
  • Spacious Yoga room overlooking the surrounding countryside
  • Free time to relax by the pool or sway in the hammocks
  • 7 nights accommodation at a calm peaceful retreat
  • Daily healthy and delicious vegetarian meals
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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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 offers two of the most beautiful and spacious yoga halls in Europe, a dedicated massage room with skilled massage therapists, and many gorgeous communal spaces like the pool, dining and living areas to just relax and hang out in. The facilities also include Wi-Fi, office supplies, and anything else that might be needed during the retreat.

Please note that you will have the choice of a standard room or a superior room only during the December retreat. The standard room has either a twin or a double sized bed while the superior room has a double sized bed.

If a guest does not want to share a room, it would be advisable to book a superior room. If you're coming on your own and would like Destination Yoga to find someone to share with you, they would be happy to do this.

There will be 2 daily classes with one afternoon off to explore the region. Each morning will begin with meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises) followed by a stronger practice. The afternoons will be a combination of workshops and deep restorative work, depending on the needs of the group. There will be one afternoon off mid week so that you can explore the surroundings and take a little more rest. As always the classes are optional (and open to all levels and abilities; pregnant people too) so you can do as much or as little as suits you. It's designed to be a yoga holiday that will leave you feeling nourished and boosted in every way.

  • Elisa de Grey

    Encouraged by her mother who thought she needed to learn to relax, Elisa first dipped into yoga over 12 years ago. Elisa's dynamic Vinyasa classes are designed to stimulate self-inquiry and to challenge students’ perceptions of their capabilities. The classes are flowing, with an emphasis on technical precision and asana analysis. Balanced with this she creates plenty of space to explore pranayama and meditation. Re-learning to relax is an integral part of overall health, so Elisa always tries to incorporate some restorative yoga. Elisa will be teaching on December 28, 2016-January 4, 2017.

  • Kristi Rodelli

    A certified Forrest yoga teacher, Kristi’s classes are strong, grounded, inspiring, and based on the four pillars of Forrest yoga: strength, breath, integrity, and spirit. She traveled to Hong Kong and China in 2003, where she explored more deeply the physical, emotional, and spiritual practice of yoga. Kristi teaches in yoga studios in London and Europe and assists Ana Forrest in trainings and workshops around the world. She believes in working hard but working mindfully and offers modifications for different levels and injuries, sharing compassionate hands-on assistance.

Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre is located right in the heart of Andalucia, and is surrounded by lovely rolling fields, lakes and scenic white villages. It is ideally located to explore the stunning nature, fascinating culture and historic monuments of Andalucia.

The residency buildings are charming, spacious and beautifully decorated with an exotic eastern flavor. There are both indoor and outdoor dining areas and plenty of cozy hang out spots. Between classes, you can relax by the inviting salt-water pool or sway in the hammocks in the olive grove.

The spacious yoga room has many windows overlooking the surrounding countryside, a stunning hard wood floor and a balcony with a lovely view. Suryalila is a calm and peaceful retreat, perfectly located to visit many of the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich towns and cities of Andalucia, as well as the gorgeous unspoiled beaches of the Costa de Luz.

Nearby places

  • Seville - 1 hour
Activities
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Kayak nearby
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Garden
  • Special menu request
Services
  • ATM/banking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Library
  • Shop

All the food served in this retreat will be vegetarian. The mouth-wateringly delicious meals prepared at Suryalila are gourmet organic vegetarian, with vegan options. Organic olive oil is produced on the property along with fresh eggs and organic fruit and vegetables. Any supplemental fruit and vegetables are supplied by local organic farms.

There will be gourmet organic vegetarian buffet style meals in the dining room three times a day. Tea, coffee, water, and fruit are available all day. Dinner on the first day of the stay is included as is breakfast on the last day of the stay and all meals in between. Additional meals are 10 EUR a day. Diets, such as gluten free and vegan, are easily accommodated. For any other dietary requirements, just provide the information prior to the start of the retreat.

Various trips are offered to visit the many fascinating cultural attractions of Andalusia, as well as adventure excursions such as hiking, horse riding, kayaking, canyoning, and day trips to the stunning beaches of the Costa del Luz.

Optional tours

One can visit the historical cities of Arcos de la Frontera, Sevilla, Cordoba, Jerez de la Frontera, Ronda, Cadiz, Veher de la Frontera, Tarifa, and Malaga. Some of Europes most stunning and empty beaches lie on the Costa de la Luz, stretching from Cadiz to Tarifa, and can be reached by car in 90 minutes from Suryalila. Only 30 minutes away is the beautiful mountain town of Grazelema, which has the highest rainfall in Spain. Amazing walks, trekking, canyoning, and kayaking can be found in this area.

There is always a resident massage therapist on staff. Usually the massage therapists stay for three-month stints. One-hour massages are offered for 65 EUR and 90-minute massages cost 90 EUR. Massage therapists are always highly trained and insured. The type of massage available will depend on the therapist currently in residence. All massages are conducted in a beautiful and peaceful dedicated massage room.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All yoga, pranayama, and meditation classes
  • All vegetarian meals
  • Water with meals
  • Additional food/beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Any 1:1 sessions
  • Excursions
  • Flights
  • Laundry
  • Massages
  • Personal insurance

Arrival by airplane

Get a flight to Seville Airport (SVQ). It is recommended to fly into Seville Airport (SVQ) but one can also fly to Jerez Airport (XRY) or Malaga Airport (AGP).

If you catch the recommended flights from London, you can take advantage of the subsidized airport transfers. Alternatively, Destination Yoga can book a taxi for you.

Driving directions from Jerez de la Frontera Airport

  • If 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 three kilometers.
  • Take the exit to follow the A382 for about 35 kilometers all the way to Villamartin.
  • When approaching 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 quickly.
  • 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 there is a sign on the 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

  • 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, as the roads in Spain have markers at each kilometer and the junction number is the kilometer number along the road taken, 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.
  • After 8 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 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, and see a small Suryalila sign.
  • This takes the car off the tarmac, so drive carefully!
  • After approximately 5 kilometers the driveway for Suryalila is on the left, again there is a small sign.
  • Follow the driveway and see the gate and flags, come up the drive and the car park is on the right.

Arrival by bus

From Jerez de la Frontera Airport (XRY), take a bus to Suryalila from the Jerez central bus station.

From Seville Airport (SVQ), the city center can be easily reached by bus. Buses between the airport and the city centre run every 30 minutes between 06:15 and 23:00. The journey takes between 20 to 30 minutes and a single ticket costs 2.30 EUR. From Seville city centre bus station you can catch a bus to Villamartin. The ride takes about an hour and a half.

For information about the booking conditions, please send The Healthy Holiday Company an inquiry.
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