5 Day Yoga therapy retreat in Andalusia

Saturday 22nd to Thursday 27th February 2020


Come with me to Suryalila in southern Spain, which is a yoga paradise.

In this delicious yoga break in the winter sun we will immerse ourselves in nourishing yoga practices, food and warm weather. With a pool to swim in, hills to walk in, a sauna to sweat in, these are four days that will deeply restore you after winter.

With amazing yoga practice rooms and a yoga dome, Mediterranean gardens, olive groves, a swimming pool all overlooking rolling countryside. This is a place you can truly relax and enjoy your yoga practice with other like minds in the perfect setting.

I spent a week at Suryalila in December and had such a wonderful time that I decided its a place I would love to share with my students.

This deeply supportive and nourishing retreat at Syralila will offer participants a chance to completely slow down and connect with themselves. 

Focusing on how to connect with your yoga through, this Yoga therapy retreat, offers participants a chance to completely slow down and re-connect with their hearts.

If you are in need of not just a holiday, but also some fun, exercise, a bit of therapy and some solid grounding…this is the retreat for you!

Expect to come home to your body, slow your busy head and reconnect with your heart.

The retreat begins on the Saturday morning, from then until Wednesdsay evening there will be three yoga practices each day.

From the first Vinyasa practice in the morning we will establish a deep connection with the breath, easing into unwinding, flowing and releasing movements and wonderful moments of stillness. Practices that connect you with yourself, and the beautiful world around you, to feel truly alive and engaged.

The morning practice will be before breakfast at 8 till 9.30. This will be energising, creative and stimulating to get your system going and help you develop strength, confidence and flexibility.

Then there will be a longer practice in the afternoon at around 3.30 till 6.30pm This practice will have a therapeutic focus, working with traditional yoga practices to learn more about ourselves mentally and emotionally.

Then before bed there will be a restful restorative practice. This practice will be either yoga nidra, meditation or gentle somatic style moving practices, to deeply unwind stress and tension and help you relax for a deep sleep.

This retreat is suitable for all bodies and yoga abilities. There will be some challenging practices at times but these will be taught in a way that everyone, no matter your experience can join in and take part.

If you are a yoga teacher or ‘advanced student’ with lots of experience, you can expect to be challenged in ways that are not just physical. My love and interests lie in the emotional and mental connection in a yoga practice. In creating a wide and rich context for everything we do. So this retreat will be in part self development and enquiry into the ‘unconscious’ held in the body.

In some ways the more challenging aspects to a yoga retreat is the stopping and resting, as we are all so used to going fast most of the time. So expect to be challenged to rest, be still, be quiet and connect with yourself in a deep and fascinating way.

I have picked saturday to wednesday as these are the days that Aerlingus flies from Cork direct to Malaga, which is a 2 hour stunning drive away through the mountains. There are also direct flights on more days from Dublin.

Suryalila offer ‘hotel’ stays, so if you want to extend your stay at either end of this retreat, they will be happy to offer you a bed, three meals a day and a yoga class. Let me know if this would be of interest and I can put you intouch with their office to book your extra stay direct.

Accommodation is a choice of either private or sharing rooms in a number of different comfortable rooms or yurts.

Prices start at €750 all inclusive.

All prices include your accommodation, 3 vegetarian meals a day, all yoga practices. (not included are flights and transfers, information and recommendations below).

The room options and prices are:

Deluxe Double ensuite in Kali house - single occupancy €1110 - A couple sharing PP €965

Superior Double ensuite in Govinda house - single occupancy €950 - PPS €920

Twin sharing room with shared bathroom - PP €850

Twin sharing yurt with shared bathroom - PP €775

Twin yurt single occupancy - €900

Mini dorm with four single beds and shared bathroom - €750

Photos of Rooms below:

For more information you can email jess@hatchett.ie or call 0877852491

To book, click on the link to the booking page below where you can pay by credit card through ‘Stripe’ or with Paypal.

Once you have booked your place I will get in touch with you to find out a little bit more about your experience, your expectations and your needs.

Location, Flights and Transfers:

Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre, originally an Olive Hacienda, is located in the heart of the Spanish Andalucian Hills, close to the charming villages of Arcos de la Frontera and Prado del Rey. It is approximately 45 minutes from the historic and beautiful walled city of Cadiz and an hour’s drive from Sevilla, the vibrant heart of Andalucía. 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.

The GPS co-ordinates for Suryalila are:  (36.47’14,6″N – 005.35’57,1″W)

Airport Options

There are a few airport options close to us. The best airport to fly to is Seville(75 min away), then Jerez de la Frontera (50 min). Malaga is also an option (2 hours by transfer/car or 3 hours by bus).

We organise transfers from the airport to Suryalila. The cost from Seville is €90, from Jerez – €70 and from Malaga – €150. Usually we group people arriving at similar time together, so you can share the cost of the transfer. Alternatively, there are buses running to Villamartin from where a taxi can pick you up. The cost of a pick up form Villamartin to Suryalila is €20.

Should you decide to travel by bus, we can send you the bus timetable closer to your arrival.

*Once your transfer is organised, please advise any changes or cancelations 24 hour before your arrival.

Transportation Options

If you are flying into Seville, Jerez de la Frontera or Malaga airports, you have a few choices:

  1. We can arrange a taxi to pick you up and bring you to Suryalila.

  2. Alternatively, there are several car rental companies available in both of these airports. Suryalila is only about a one hour away by car from both.

  3. Finally, you can take the bus to Villamartin, which is about 15 minutes from the Retreat Centre, and we will pick you up!

Car Rental

As Suryalila guests, the car rental company Sixt car hire offers 10% discount if you rent a car with them. To benefit of the discount, click here.

For more details visit https://suryalila.com/contact/directions/

Email jess@hatchett.ie with questions.

Go to bookings page to reserve your place