Suryalila Retreat Centre

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A beautiful old renovated olive farm, Suryalila is world class yoga retreat centre in the heart of Andalusia, Southern Spain with two beautiful yoga spaces and salt water pool welcoming individual yoga travelers and groups lead by yoga teachers. With daily yoga and meditation classes, you will stay in uniquely decorated rooms with impeccable Feng Shui and enjoy a full board with delicious gourmet vegetarian and vegan-friendly organic food. Suryalila grow as much of their food as possible and keep their own happy chickens who provide them with eggs.

Suryalila is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with 350 olive trees. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon behind Suryalila. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes. The sense of vastness and expansiveness is very uplifting.

Suryalila has two yoga halls. Ganesha Yoga Shala has a gorgeous wooden ceiling as well as a wooden floor and is filled with light from windows on both walls as well as a skylight. It also has a lovely balcony with benches for enjoying the expansive views. Ganesha Yoga Shala comfortably holds 30 people. The Om Dome has been dubbed the most magnificent Yoga Hall in Europe. The sacred geometry creates a cathedral-like space, which is awe-inspiring. The Dome overlooks rolling hills, olive groves and a ruined convent. Inside, the Dome boasts underfloor heating and cooling and two long walls for practicing inversions. The walls have been beautiful decorated with colourful murals of Indian gods and Tibetan imagery. There is a state of the art sound system as well as atmospheric lighting. The Dome can comfortably hold 60 people practicing yoga and a lot more for concerts and other events. Both of the yoga spaces are fully outfitted with yoga props.

Suryalila was founded by a group of longtime friends: Vidya Heisel, Peter Simmons, Harry Djikshoorn and Mirella van Staveren, and supported by a small group of investors. Peter has since left the company. Vidya, herself an international Yoga Teacher, is the Director of Suryalila and the visionary behind the project. Harry is the retreat manager who oversees the day-to-day running of the retreat centre and liaises with the guests, the staff, outside contractors and the volunteers. Mirella manages Suryalila’s exciting Shakti Boutique. Harry and Mirella have a young daughter named Leela, who is the life and soul of the Centre. They are supported by a fantastic staff of chefs, admin officers, gardeners and volunteers.

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Receive a free 1 hour massage (65 EUR value) when booking your 3+ days stay at Suryalila Retreat Centre. Book directly with Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre and provide your WandrCard membership number to claim the offer upon arrival.

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Cortijo La Fabrica, Pago del Pajarete, Villamartin (Cadiz), 11650, - +34856023631 Visit Website

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