Yoga and Adventure Retreat

Adventure and Yoga is a uniquely crafted, award-winning retreat, which takes place at the stunning Suryalila Retreat Centre, in Southern Spain.

Upcoming Dates

  • 18 May - 25 May, 2024
  • 12 October - 19 October, 2024
Via ferrata

Imagine a retreat where you immerse yourself deeply into excellent yoga practices and take part in inspiring adventurous activities daily.

The retreat artfully combines slower pace, energising Flow Yoga, nourishing Restorative Yoga, and meditation practices, with super exciting activities in the beautiful setting of a Natural Park in Andalusia, Spain.

  • a life-changing experience
  • It was the best thing I have ever paid for and I will remember it forever!
  • unique
  • The most amazing and magical holiday
  • 5 stars does not do it justice
  • Amazing and enlightening experiences

From hiking in Grazalema Natural Park, cycling our famous Via Verde, canyoning in the breathtaking Garganta Verde, kayaking across a beautiful lake, climbing via ferratas over the monumental Tajo de Ronda and nearby mountains, braving invigorating cold water swims, relaxing in Suryalila's saltwater swimming pool and sauna, to experiencing serene sound baths during yoga sessions, and enjoying delicious organic meals every day. You'll love it all!

The Yoga and Adventure Retreat can be an empowering experience that sets the ground for bringing more joy, freedom from limitations, and connection with yourself on a deeper level, even after the retreat ends…

Photo of group in front of the Tajo de Ronda

The Yoga Classes

Vinyasa yoga with Lidiya in the Om Dome


Enlivening Vinyasa Yoga

The purpose of the morning class on the retreat is to awaken and amplify your energy. You'll be inspired to bring meditation into movement and feel powerful from within. Each day there will be a particular focus depending on what you, as a group, will benefit from the most. The perfect balance between strength, integrity of breath, and alignment, this class will leave you brimming with energy well after it has ended.

Yin yoga class

Restorative & Nidra

Deeply Nourishing Restorative, Yoga Nidra and Meditation Sessions

Awakening to the power of conscious rest is the intention behind each afternoon yoga session. These practices are big energy regenerators and help you find sustainability in your life.

You'll use various forms of props, and will experience sound therapy to assist the body to fully release to gravity and to open to its own rejuvenating powers. You will have the opportunity to find rest on all levels while refining and settling your awareness into the present.

Pranayama breathing session


Breathing Practices

These sessions can assist you in feeling mentally empowered and alert, physically purified, and energetically vibrant and fully alive.

During our retreat week you'll dive into in depth exploration of various balancing, energising and soothing breathing practices. This will help develop discipline, and enhance the quality and the mobility of the life force (prana) within you.

Pranayama is considered one of the most valuable tools that the Yogic tradition offers to influence our mind. It sets the ground for meditation, bringing us closer to our inner stillness and wisdom.

Hopefully you'll be inspired to create a regular practice after the retreat ends.


Daily Yoga Times

  • 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. Optional Pranayama and Meditation in the Garden Stillness
  • 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Energising Flow Yoga
  • 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Themed Restorative Yoga, Nidra Meditation Sessions, Sound Healing Session, Myo-Yin, and an Acro Yoga Class

Daily Meal Times

  • 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 1:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch (packed)
  • 7:00 p.m. Dinner
The entrance to Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre

Day One

Arrival at Suryalila

Time to settle in, enjoy the salt water swimming pool and rest after your journey.

  • 5:00 p.m. "Unravel from Travel" yoga session.
  • 8:00 p.m. Welcome circle and introduction to the retreat.

Feel free to attend as much or little as you like! All classes and activities are optional and if you decide to you can always retreat to the warm embrace of all Suryalila's facilities and beautiful secluded spots.

Hiking in the Sierra de Grazalema

Day Two

Hiking & exploring the local Natural Park

The hiking experience varies from 9 to 12 km in length. The awe-inspiring Sierra de Grazalema boasts being the greenest Natural Park in Spain with its unique microclimate. You'll enjoy outstanding landscapes and discover off the beaten track paths, home to indigenous pine trees, and rich flora and fauna.

If you have an injury or don't wish to do a longer hike, there is an option for alternative shorter river walk.

Cycling along the Puerto Serrano to Olvera Vía Verde

Day Three

Cycling the Vía Verde

You'll pass through disused train tunnels and take in stunning views on this old railway track cycling adventure.

Option to go at your own pace.

Reading a book in a hammock while the sun is setting

Day Four

Rest Day

Enjoy a well-deserved rest during this day. There will be an opportunity to book various styles of massage treatments with Suryalila's divine therapists and enjoy a book by the pool or a hammock.

Abseiling in the Garganta Verde canyon

Day Five

Canyoning: The ultimate exhilarating adventure

La Garganta Verde is a spectacular canyon, in a secluded area, with a restricted number of visits per day. It has been artfully carved by the streams of the Pinar River. Famous for its lush vegetation and wildlife, it offers outstanding views with certain spots reaching 400 m in depth. Be prepared for an unforgettable hike, several exciting abseils, and refreshing plunges in the river.

You'll be provided wetsuits and climbing equipment.

Via ferrata

Day Six

Via ferrata & trip to Ronda

See from the exhilarating perspective of an eagle and test your limits!

In Ronda, the most famous white town of Andalusia, you'll climb a gorgeous via ferrata route. Via ferrata means "Iron Way", and is essentially a path up a cliff consisting of iron steps forming a ladder on the rock. You'll be provided with safety gear.

The climb overlooks the famous old bridge in Ronda, crossing the impressive 98 m Tajo gorge. In these beautiful settings, you'll be stunned by amazing views, from a perspective that few have the opportunity to experience.

There will be different levels of difficulty offered for this experience.

After you conquer the first climb, there will be an option to ascend a more challenging route in another scenic area, or plunge into a crystal clear freezing cold natural pool.


Day Seven

Kayaking & White Village visit

Kayaking in a stunning lake. A well deserved relaxing activity.

A group on departure day

Day Eight

Departure day

Departures after the morning yoga session and breakfast.

Note, the exact order of the activities could differ depending on weather and season. You will receive your exact schedule on arrival.


Inspire, energise and restore yourself through excellent yoga sessions combined with nature immersion activities.

The adventure and yoga retreat is an invitation to awaken to the power of conscious rest.


Nourish yourself with Suryalila's famous, exquisite, and delicious food, artfully presented in a buffet style.


Give yourself space for self care: salt water swimming pool, eco sauna, divine massage, sunset gazing, reading in one of the many secluded spaces scattered around the retreat centre.

Accommodation and Prices

If you are coming solo, you can still book shared accommodation. You will be sharing with other same gender people who are joining the retreat.

All prices are per person.

We are committed to making a difference. With every retreat, we donate 10% of our profits to various charitable organizations , primarily supporting the World Food Program (WFP). Their extraordinary efforts in combating hunger worldwide are truly inspiring. Your participation in our retreats not only enriches your life but also contributes to this vital cause. Thank you for being an integral part of this journey of giving and compassion!

Glamping tent accommodation
Glamping Tent Twin, Shared
Mini dorm accommodation
Mini Dorm Four People, Shared
Eco casa twin accommodation
Eco Casa Twin, Shared
Eco casa accommodation
Eco Casa Single Double Bed
Yurt accommodation
Yurt Twin, Shared
Family yurt accommodation
Yurt Family
€1,230 / €1,405
Couple Share / Single Occupancy
Dome accommodation
€1,230 / €1,405
Couple Share / Single Occupancy
Twin room accommodation
Twin Room
Superior Room accommodation
Superior Room Shared Bathroom
€1,335 / €1,475
Couple Share / Single Occupancy
Deluxe Room accommodation
Deluxe Room Private Bathroom
€1,440 / €1,615
Couple Share / Single Occupancy
dorm room accommodation
Double Suite
€1,510 / €1,755
Couple Share / Single Occupancy

The Teacher

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Adventurous in her nature, Lidiya lived and worked in many countries before finally settling at Suryalila Retreat Centre in 2014.

Her background as a sustainable tourism management specialist contributed to creating the adventure and yoga retreat where she combines the love for the outdoors and spending time in nature with the strong desire to share what yoga gave her in life—inner strength, joy within and radiant health.

She has been teaching and leading retreats at Suryalila since 2015. Also, worked as a marketing manager and was personal assistant to the director of Suryalila.

"In depth yoga workshops combined with unique adventures in hidden natural gems every day, make her retreats one of a kind."

The purpose of our nature themed retreats is to create an environment for inner and outer wellbeing to flourish. Through yoga practices that guide you deeply inward and nature based activities, Lidiya aims to help people find freedom, inspiration and deep nourishment.

Lidiya is an experienced teacher leading various yoga retreats, community classes and most recently, advanced training modules. Yoga has been an inseparable part of Lidiya's life since discovering the practice in 2006 and teaching from 2014.

People often find her classes to be extremely inspiring and nurturing. They are vigorous and energising, and at the same time balanced with more gentle and calming sequences. Her guidance intends to leave your energy brimming with aliveness well after the class experience.

Lidiya puts strong focus on breath work while drawing awareness within to inspire conscious integration of the physical body and the subtle layer of the mind.

She is an attentive teacher and aims to inspire her students to bring meditation into movement and practice with awareness of the subtle details. It is the subtleties in the practice that help us refine and improve our present moment awareness. Lidiya tailors her yoga sessions in a way to assist the practitioners in finding spaciousness, inner quietness and depth in their practice.

To deepen your inner journey, her classes usually are accompanied with singing bowls sound therapy. With her Restorative and Nidra sessions she aims to awaken her students to the power of conscious rest.

Her Classes Intend To

  • explore how to harmonise all aspects of the practice to create a balanced, joyful and transformational experience.
  • encourage refinement of awareness of the present moment through paying attention to the subtleties in the practice.
  • enliven the energy that already exists within you and leave your mind spacious, clear and invigorated.
  • leave the Nervous System balanced and strengthened to reduce mental and emotional distress.
  • with her Restorative and Nidra sessions she aims to awaken her students to the power of conscious rest leading to harmony on all levels.

Personal Aspiration

"Do your practice and all you need will flow effortlessly in life…"


Apart from being trained in various styles of yoga, including 200 & 300 hour training with Frog Lotus Yoga International, Yin Yoga with Sara Powers, Therapeutic Yoga with Donna Farhi, she has also studied Sound Therapy and Thai Massage which she incorporates into her classes.


Statue of Ganesha at Suryalila
“Somewhere you will return to again and again!”—Charlie H.

Far away from the hustle of life, somewhere in Southern Spain, between rolling hills, expanding views of sunflowers fields, lakes and mountain rivers, a place out of this earth - Suryalila retreat center is nestled.

Suryalila provides the perfect nourishing environment both during your yoga classes and off the mat. The minute our guests arrive at Suryalila they say they feel at home, surrounded by a friendly and supportive community of people.

Famous for its expanding view of stunning skies, here you can greet the sunrise in your yoga practice from the magnificent yoga hall - the Om Dome. In the evening, splendid sunsets, like nowhere else in the world, saturate the sky.

Famous for its delicious and sumptuous cuisine, the food might surpass your expectations. It provides organic local ingredients, some coming from the garden straight to the table. On this retreat you will be spoiled with three delicious meals every day.

In the midst of an endangered desert area, Suryalila and its sister project Danayadara strive to create lush food forest to reverse desertification. When you are here, you will be able to learn about what the project has achieved and join a permaculture tour of the grounds and eco buildings.

Suryalila's Facilities Include:

  • Three yoga halls
  • Meditation garden
  • Eco sauna
  • Salt water swimming pool
  • Amrita juice bar and cafe
  • Yoga Shop - The Shakti Boutique
  • Horse Riding
  • Numerous secluded spots for contemplating and reading books
  • Common areas for socialising

Retreat Testimonials

Yoga, Adventure and Absolute Joy

Totally loved our Yoga and Adventure week! The adventures were varied and exciting with different levels of difficulty (none of which were too strenuous or too easy). Their different locations enable us to visit the area's fantastic surroundings. The yoga classes, the venue, the food, the people, the atmosphere were all equally fabulous. I would definitely come back for Yoga and Adventure 2! Loved everything about it.

Olivia, UK

The adventure and yoga retreat at Suryalila must be the best thing that ever happened to adventure seeking yogis. You get to try all the fun stuff; canyoning, via ferrata, hiking, kayaking and cycling while getting to know like minded people. The yoga is of top quality, not to mention the tasty food and amazing scenery. Highly recommended!

Mariel Hjelle, Norway

Holiday of a lifetime

I stayed in a Yurt with my partner at the Adventure Yoga Retreat in October and it was truly the best holiday of my life, and my partner whole-heartedly agrees! The yoga was challenging both for beginners and more advanced Yogi's as the teacher, Lidiya, is a fantastic teacher with a wealth of experience and knowledge. She is so warm and nurturing, she puts you at ease straight away and she guided me to make great improvements in my practice. The food was stunning with a massive amount of variety and gave us great ideas to continue our veggie journey. I felt a general feeling of contentment throughout my time there and made connections with a wonderful group of people. I implore you to book this retreat NOW!!! It was the best thing I have ever paid for and I will remember it forever. I now have my happy place for guided meditations!

Mike O'Neill, Ireland

Wow! Very Special!

My yoga experience was very limited but I never felt out of my depth in the classes. Lidiya, the teacher, provided very clear instructions and offered varying difficulties of each 'posture'. The morning classes were held if a huge dome overlooking rolling, verdant Spanish countryside, with the glow of the morning sun helping us warm up for the day. I felt amazing after leaving the classes (mentally and physically) and as the week progressed felt that my abilities were improving.

Sandwiched in-between the classes were a collection of outdoor activities that allowed for us to stretch our legs and to enjoy the amazing local countryside. They included long hikes in the mountains; kayaking in warm, still, turquoises lakes; canyoning in dramatic gorges, with huge vultures circling overhead; 'via ferrata'ing' (climbing using metal 'steps' that have been 'bedded' into the rock) around the beautiful and historic town of Rhonda. All the activities were hugely enjoyable and massively memorable.

Throughout the retreat we were extremely well cared for by Lidiya. She nurtured us through the week as if we were a long-term friend, addressed any issues/questions we had and made the week extremely special.

Combining all of the above (and the amazing group of people) made for a perfect 'holiday' cocktail. I am a seasoned traveller and I can honestly say the trip ranks right up there in my top trips ever. I'll definitely be doing it again soon!

Enjoyed the most:

No one aspect of the trip shone above any other for me; I hugely enjoy all the activities and trips (including the very special hike on the last night) and the Yoga itself was calming, invigorating and eye-opening and I'm now well and truly hooked!

Neil Bradburn, UK

One of the best experiences of my life

I probably spent the best week of my life at Suryalila in the Adventure and Yoga retreat, and had an amazing time in all the activities planned by Lidiya. The combination of physical activities and yoga was amazing, and at the end of the week, I felt really energised - although sad it had come to an end! Suryalila is also in a gorgeous location, and the property itself is very beautiful. For one part, the sunsets and sunrises are magical… Furthermore, the food was always delicious and a great variety of dishes were served. And - most importantly, might I say - everyone I met was a pleasure to be around. I would recommend Suryalila to anyone who wants to have a refreshing holiday, feel healthy and fit, and meet great people.

As for the yoga classes, they were both fun and inspiring. I really enjoyed Lidiya's flow and how she integrated restorative poses even to dynamic classes - everything felt perfectly balanced. She also introduced us to various styles of yoga, which I particularly enjoyed.

Aurelie, Canada

Amazing week of adventure and yoga. I would highly recommend this retreat to everyone! Or at least those who are up for incredible hikes, amazing canyoning, beautiful bike rides, to just name a few activities. It is an action packed week, but includes a well earned rest day, but I felt incredibly energised from the week. The yoga twice a day was really good. Lidiya is an excellent teacher and group leader. The classes were demanding and challenging but never too much so. The food is really good.. I had read all the good reviews before I left and I wasn't disappointed!I shared a room in the main house with 3 others, it was very spacious, very clean and had beautiful art work and a big ensuite bathroom…There is one thing for sure… I will definitely be back. If you have any opportunity to visit this amazing gem of a yoga centre I would do it.

Ethna, UK

Amazing Adventure and Yoga Retreat

I had the wonderful experience of joining Lidiya on her Yoga and Adventure Retreat and what an incredible week it was!

I can genuinely say that this is a fantastic retreat experience- it topped all of my expectations! Lidiya has put such love into crafting this retreat!

Lidiya shared incredible Yoga classes every day, the sessions were true Yoga and she is a intuitive, passionate knowledgeable teacher - thank you so much Lidiya 🙏😊

Suryalila is a magical place, brimming with love. I met so many awesome people!

Each day was an unforgettable adventure. I had so much fun and the guides that joined us on the adventures were such lovely, fun guys. I feel so grateful for the whole experience. It's hard to put into words how brilliant it was!

I can't wait to return for another Adventure & Yoga retreat in the future. Thank you Lidiya, sending love to you

Peggy, UK

Amazing Adventure Yoga Retreat!

Suryalila Retreat Centre Team! I just want to say THANK YOU for one of the best weeks ever! Ronnie and I had such an amazing time. The spirit, energy, and peace is still with us. I have facilitated retreats, taught at retreats, but never had the luxury to immerse myself in one....WOW a must do for EVERYONE. Even my Husband who was slightly intimidated about a yoga retreat loved every minute. The adventures were a great mix of challenging, relaxing, and an opportunity to experience the lovely nature surrounding the area. Lydia's yoga classes were well thought out and complemented our daily activities…. and the food…well..I cannot say enough good things. Again, even my husband who is a sworn meat lover thoroughly enjoyed the plentiful, delicious, fresh food.

With Gratitude and Love

Patricia and Ronnie