Relax. Refresh. Renew.
Relax. Refresh. Renew.
Rejuvenate amid the rolling Spanish hills of Andalucia with seasonal yoga and tai chi. What would you say to spending 7 dreamy nights under the stars of the Milky Way? Imagine yourself relaxing by the salt-water pool after a rejuvenating yoga class with views stretching out over the golden horizon.
Type of Event
Rejuvenate amid the rolling Spanish hills of Andalucia with seasonal yoga, yin, yoga nidra and tai chi. What would you say to spending 7 dreamy nights under the stars of the Milky Way?
Yoga, Seasonal Wellness and Qi Gong Classes
The morning classes will be designed to gently wake you up and stretch you out ready for a relaxing day ahead. The early evening classes will be more restorative and will work on balancing out your energy. Drift off with dreamy sessions of yin and yoga nidra.
There will be abundant opportunities during the week to refresh mind, body and soul. Sink into the season and the fruit of the harvest with the Seasonal Living Wellness informational sessions where you will learn how to support and nourish both mind and body during this time of the year. Qi Gong-Shibashi-Tai Chi sessions will also be offered and offer a huge array of benefits with the main ones being to promote calm, ease tension and bring balance to the energetic (meridian) systems of our body.
Beginners to yoga are very welcome on this retreat. There will always be options to challenge yourself but the main focus will be doing whatever it is your body needs – so if that’s rest, please listen to that!
Our yoga classes will be held in the retreat’s purpose built studios. Our practice will be divided between the Moon Shala (a sustainable eco-built cobb building) and in the farmhouse in the cozy wooden-beamed Ganesha studio. All studios are equipped with Manduka yoga mats and props but if there is anything in particular that you need for your practice then it’s best to bring it with you.
Remember, this retreat is for you, so you can get involved with the classes and activities as much as you like! Rest is also good for the soul so if you’d rather sleep in and skip class, you have our full permission.
Suryalila is a composite of two Sanskrit words. Surya refers to the ancient sun god and lila means cosmic play (of the gods). Together the words mean “Cosmic Play of the Sun”.
Our relaxing eco-retreat is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema Natural Park. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila- a dedicated and tranquil yoga centre. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vistas extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes.
Relax in a hammock, walk the trails to an ancient monastery, delight in the gardens, daydream, explore the nearby villages, treat yourself to a massage, work on your tan, read by the pool, say hello to the animals. Observe and live the art of sustainable architecture first hand from our hosts.
• 7 nights accommodation
• 3 x delicious organic vegetarian meals a day served buffet-style from lunch on day of arrival to breakfast on checkout day --much of the produce is raised in
their own organic permaculture garden!
• 6 x morning yoga classes
• 6 x evening yoga classes
• Use of manduka yoga mats and studio props
• Shibashi, Qi Gong, Tai Chi sessions
• Seasonal wellness informational sessions
• Warm sauna dreaming session
• Filtered drinking water, hot drinks and fruit throughout the day
• Pool and bath towels
• Tour of Dandayara – The Permaculture-Sustainability Project onsite
What’s not included?
• Transport to retreat centre
• Travel insurance
• Massages and other treatments
• Goodies from the amazing Shakti yoga boutique
• Additional activities or excursions not mentioned. If you would like to explore the countryside our hosts have an entire catalogue of excursions. Prices vary based on number of participants.
• Colour therapy – life alignment personal session
• Personal postural alignment session
• Extra spending money for activities, souvenirs, etc
Holly is a certified Yoga Alliance instructor and yoga therapist with many passions all related to sharing harmony, healing and abundance with others in a way that respects and honours each other and our home, the Earth. This is a road she has always walked and is a native American philosophy known as the “Beauty Path”. It takes many forms; the movement of the body in yoga, the nourishment of the body through holistic nutrition & mindful foraging –all a strong foundation for wellness. She has helped others open their hearts all around the planet and is committed to assisting others on their own journeys of self-realisation. She feels truly honoured to be able to share her gifts with others both on and off the mat.
Holly is currently deepening her knowledge as a student of Yoga Anatomy with Tiffany Cruikshank, Mindfulness/Five-Element & Seasonal Chinese Medicine via Yin Yoga, spiritual studies with anthropologist Hank Wesselman and Native American ceremony with Lynn Andrews.
Tim Kellam has been a teacher and practitioner of tai chi for over 20 years. His training and practice started in Cornwall. Along with his studies in holistic therapy his travels and studies have taken him around the globe.
He teaches a mixture of Chi Kung and Tai Chi forms. The Chi Kung focuses on solo movements, which can work as a first aid kit. Movements can work with specific areas of the body and their associated emotions and thought patterns. The Tai Chi forms whilst often taught as martial arts, are taught by Tim for health and well-being and as a deeper means of self-development.
Food & Drinks
Three beautiful vegetarian meals a day will be presented buffet style in the farmhouse dining room. Suryalila is renowned for the outstanding quality of their kitchen. Our meals will be vegetarian and organic with much of the produce coming from their own permaculture garden. Special diets and allergies wheat free, gluten free, vegan, nut allergies? No worries, when booking just let us know your dietary requirements. With such bounty it is unlikely you could ever be hungry, but just in case…fresh juices, smoothies, wine and snacks are available for purchase.