The Retreat – Spain Edition

Won’t you join us?

Sometimes you need a reset, a reminder of what matters, and what’s possible. To go back to basics, to everything that comes from the earth, and take everything out that doesn’t.

Welcome to a retreat that is exactly that – an actual retreat.

Winning awards for the Best Retreat in Europe from numerous agencies and travel companies, Suryalila Retreat Centre is a dream! Located in southern Spain in the heart of the Andalucia hills, this escape is designed to bring you back to what matters.

© Photography by Josh Hiatt www.bigboxvisuals.com

During this week-long experience, we will be offering daily yoga classes in multiple yoga spaces including this beautiful dome.

Located in the heart of olive country, this property has an olive grove with over 250 ancient olive trees. Their organic olive oil and home-grown organic cured olives are used in some of their many vegetarian meals that you’ll be enjoying during this retreat.

3 delicious and lovingly prepared meals are served daily. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided buffet style using local fresh ingredients. This is all included in your stay.

A variety of different daily yoga classes with me, 2 workshops, and 3 incredible experiences are also included:

  1. A visit to the Hammam in Jerez includes about 90 mins in the baths followed by lunch in Jerez and time to walk around the town. The whole excursion is 5 hours and includes your transfers there and back. Lunch is not included for the day however we will be visiting a lovely restaraunt for a Spanish meal after your spa treatment.
  2. Permaculture Tour which provides an introduction to Danyadara, Suryalila’s permaculture and land regeneration project, and an explanation of everything they are doing on the land and why it is important. You will visit our donkeys, alpacas and goats and get to view some very interesting eco-buildings that they’ve created on their adjoining staff property. Danyadara is an integral part of Suryalila and very dear to their hearts.
  3. Eco Sauna Experience enjoying the beautiful wood-fired Temazcal eco-sauna on property. 

Accommodations

Casa Govinda Suites

Relax and unwind in a beautiful double room with shared bathroom (shared with one other room). 

These rooms are situated in our renovated ‘cortijo’ building located in and around our orange tree courtyard in the Govinda House.

From the outside, the white and blue facade looks like a traditional Spanish farmhouse, but the moment you step inside, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to exotic climes. Walls are painted in rich colours such as orange and blue while the intricate hand-carved wooden furniture looks like it could have come from a place or riad in India or Morocco. 

These rooms share amazing communal facilities such as a kitchen, open plan living space, sun terrace or mezzanine seating area with beautiful views over the countryside depending on which room you choose, and availability. 

Each room features a double bed adorned with beautiful bedding and cushions. Colourful paintings, lamps and artistic pieces are mindfully placed in the room to add the final touches. 

The spacious shared bathroom, situated next to the bedroom, has a tiled shower, WC and shelf space for your personal belongings. 

3 Rooms Available – with one double in each

  • Single Occupancy $2600 CAD/$1915 USD
  • Double Occupancy $2150 CAD/$1585 USD

Kali Deluxe

These beautiful rooms are situated in the unique three-bed house – Kali. 

The house features incredible communal facilities including a fully fitted kitchen and spacious open plan living space with comfy sofas and large dining table. Patio doors lead onto a sun-drenched terrace with bistro table and sun loungers overlooking olive trees and the stunning Andalusian countryside. 

The double rooms with private bathrooms (available above) are situated downstairs while two further rooms, with use of a shared bathroom, are located upstairs. 

The rooms are individually decorated with hand picked pieces from Bali, Morocco and India. Embellished bedspreads adorn the bed, vibrant paintings are hung on the walls and hand-carved furniture is mindfully placed in the room to store your belongings. 

In regards to the bathroom, please note that it is not ensuite. It’s situated just outside of the room for your own private use. Bathrooms feature a tiled shower, WC and plenty of storage space. 

2 Rooms Available – with one double in each

  • Single Occupancy $2600 CAD/$1915 USD
  • Double Occupancy $2150 CAD/$1585 USD

Ananda/Kali Superior

These rooms are situated in our renovated ‘cortijo’ building located in and around our orange tree courtyard in houses called Padma, Tara, Kali and Ananda. 

From the outside, the white and blue facade looks like a traditional Spanish farmhouse, but the moment you step inside, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to exotic climes. Walls are painted in rich colours such as orange and blue while the intricate hand-carved wooden furniture looks like it could have come from a place or riad in India or Morocco. 

These rooms share amazing communal facilities such as a kitchen, open plan living space, sun terrace or mezzanine seating area with beautiful views over the countryside depending on which room you choose, and availability. 

Each room features either a double bed or separate twin beds adorned with beautiful bedding and cushions. Colourful paintings, lamps and artistic pieces are mindfully placed in the room to add the final touches. 

The spacious shared bathroom, situated next to the bedroom, has a tiled shower, WC and shelf space for your personal belongings. 

2 Rooms Available, all of which have 1 queen bed in each room

  • Single Occupancy $2600 CAD/$1915 USD
  • Double Occupancy $2150 CAD/$1585 USD

Glamping Options

Mini Dome

Stay in one of Suryalila’s brand new mini-domes. Located in their glamping area, we have the twin mini dome available hat is full of natural light with views into the garden.

The glamping area overlooks the ancient olive grove set in the heart of the gardens surrounding the Om Dome.

1 Mini Dome Available, with two twin beds

  • Double Occupancy $1750 CAD/$1300 USD

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How to Get There/Flights & Transfers Info

You can fly into one of these three airports. We recommend that you fly into Seville.

  • Seville
  • Jerez de la Frontera
  • Malaga

There are transfers from any of these airports to Suryalila. This is charged per car, and our transfer partner SierraVivaViajes will try to match you with other arriving guests to spread out the cost. Here’s what the transfers cost per car:

  • Seville: €100
  • Jerez: €80
  • Malaga: €160

We can help arrange this for you.

Alternatively, there are several car rental companies available locally. Seville is roughly 75 minutes away by car, Jerez is 50 minutes and Malaga is 2 hours.

You could also take the bus to Villamartín, a town 15 minutes away from Suryalila. You can find the bus timetable here. You need to arrange a taxi to pick you up, which costs €20 per car. 

Arrival/ Departure

A reminder that rooms are ready by 3 pm on arrival day and check out is at 11 am on departure day. Lunch on arrival day will not be charged but any guests staying at the centre for lunch on departure day will need to pay an extra 15€ and this will be added to their shop bill.

  • Dietary Requests
  • Suryalila caters to vegans, non-dairy and non-gluten. Dishes are cooked in a kitchen where these ingredients are used and as such we cannot guarantee that no cross contamination will occur. As the kitchen is buffet style, we are unable to cater for specific or limited diet plans. For other allergies and intolerances, please inform us prior to booking and we will check with the kitchen if we can cater for you. Please note, for certain dietary requirements there is an additional supplement.

To book, please visit our booking engine and click “Retreats/Trainings”, or feel free to email me at nadiamcarriere@gmail.com.