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.
- 14 October - 20 October, 2023
- 18 May - 25 May, 2024
- 12 October - 19 October, 2024
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!”
- “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…
The Yoga Classes
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.
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.
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 Classes
- 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Energising Flow Yoga
- 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Themed Restorative Yoga and Nidra Meditation Sessions
- There will be an Acro Yoga Class and Sound Healing Session.
Daily Meal Times
- 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
- 1:30 p.m. Lunch (packed)
- 7:00 p.m. Dinner
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 & 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 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.
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.
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 & 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.
Kayaking & White Village visit
Kayaking in a stunning lake. A well deserved relaxing activity.
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!
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.
"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.
“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