YOGA RETREAT IN ANDALUCÍA, SPAIN AT SURYALILA
19 – 26 May 2018
Join Margherita Dal Pra on the perfect Mediterranean style retreat in May – a yoga retreat blending good health with good living! Meditate and practice yoga, savour delicious organic & vegetarian cuisine, relax by the pool and let your stresses fall away.
We’ll stay at Suryalila, a unique and beautiful old renovated olive farm that’s become one of Spain’s best yoga retreat centres. Suryalila is a calm and peaceful retreat, perfectly located to visit many of the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich towns and cities of Andalucía, as well as the gorgeous unspoiled beaches of the Costa de Luz.
You can choose from different levels of accommodation to suit every budget, from glamping in the olive grove to relaxing in the luxury of deluxe doubles.
The mouth-wateringly delicious meals prepared at Suryalila are gourmet organic vegetarian, with vegan options. Organic olive oil is produced on the property along with fresh eggs and organic fruit and vegetables. Additional fruit and vegetables are supplied by local organic farms.
7:30-9:00am Morning yoga practice
2-5pm Free time
5-6:30pm Restorative yoga
(2 half days or one full day free to explore this enchanted land) –
schedule subject to change
This yoga retreat is lead by Margherita Dal Pra, the founder of YogaM. Margherita is a very experienced yoga and meditation teacher with 14 years of teaching experience. Her classes are a synthesis of Anusara bio-mechanical principles of alignment, along with heart-centered themes and the lineage and depth of knowledge of Tantric Hatha energetics in the Para Yoga® style. Read more about her background here.
This yoga retreat is open to all ages and levels of fitness and experience. Every session will have attention to detail (alignment), awareness of breath (pranayama), openness to grace (attitude) and intelligent sequencing (vinyasa krama). The morning yoga classes will be more upbeat and energizing, and the afternoon classes more relaxed.
All sessions will be adapted to the group and modifications of the poses will be offered to cater for all participants and to ensure that everyone is receiving the benefits of the practice and individual attention.
There’s a lovely salt-water swimming pool, dotted with sun loungers, and far reaching countryside views. A perfect place to soak up the spring sunshine between yoga classes and spend a lazy afternoon.
If you feel a bit more active, you can detoxify and relax in the sweat lodge, go riding or rent a bicycle to explore the stunning countryside. There are lots of beautiful places to discover and you can easily reach the local white villages or travel further afield to Ronda, Cadiz or Seville for sightseeing, shopping, flamenco and tapas. We’ll have two afternoons or one full day free during the training to enjoy some leisure time, do some hiking or even horse riding.
There are also therapists available to give bodywork sessions, including Thai Yoga massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, Ayurvedic massage and other healing arts.
I have just come back from a Margherita’s retreat in Almeria and have only praise. The place was exceptional and the group – totally amazing. I arrived feeling closed, tight, tired and in a low state of mind. With Margherita’s practice, teachings and nurture, I now feel revived, strong, inspired and positive! She starts with the foundations of yoga slowly building up to more complex flows and restorative class – which worked tremendously. As well as the yoga, she provides advice on wellbeing and nutrition, leaving me with true intentions to take much better care of myself. It’s been a transformative experience and I can’t thank her enough for giving me a wonderful feeling.
My word for the week was ”Renew” and I have come back from the lovely, outstanding retreat in Puglia with a clarity of thought and determination to change things for the better. I always learn from you. You always give so much and we are lucky that you are such a dedicated teacher giving more than just repeating a series of Asana. Thank you for the people, the divine location and food and mostly for your continuing inspiration. There is just one more Hindu Goddess to add to the list. Marguerita, divine Goddess, fruity and spicey and possessing the jucious mangos of all the deity.
Dear Margherita, thank you for the most important week of my life so far at your retreat! Something deep inside me has been changed and I came back to London a better person! With still so much more to learn, I look forward to continue learning with you. You are an incredible teacher and an inspiration and I felt a deep connection with you and our amazing yoga group, we were blessed and I love you!
- Accommodation for 7 nights (twin double or single bedded)
- Three gourmet, organic meals a day, unlimited tea and fruit
- Free tea coffee and water all day
- All yoga classes and use of equipment
- Luxury yoga mats
- Use of steam sauna
- one rest day when you may wish to rest at Suryalila or explore the local area. Trips and excursions can be arranged.
- a blissful Yoga Nidra session where you will enjoy complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation
- free use of internet
- free use of salt water swimming pool and sauna
- time to explore local hikes
- the yoga studio is fully equipped with luxury clean yoga mats, blocks and bolsters
Optional activities include: Deep Tissue or Thai massage, horse-riding, optional excursions and hiking trips in the stunning nearby Natural parks and the White Towns of Andalusia and much more…
Flights and airport transfers are not included.
Excursion and extra activities
All prices per person.
Deluxe double with private bathroom
Single £1300 Shared £995
Superior double / twin with shared bathroom
Single £1100 Shared £895
Single £950 Shared £795
Single £845 Shared £695
4 bed dorm with shared bathroom
Please note — all the camping options — Eco-casa / Yurts and Bell Tents share an outdoor toilet / shower block.
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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 we can pick you up. The cost of a pick up from Villamartin to Suryalila is €10.
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