New Year yoga retreat in Andalusia, Spain

28 December - 2 January 2023

Cost from £575

Teacher Lisa Dunn

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About Suryalila

Transform and quieten the mind and body on our New Year retreat at Suryalila in Southern Spain.

Originally an olive hacienda, Suryalila is a fabulous retreat centre located in the heart of Andalusia, close to the charming villages of Arcos de la Frontera and Prado del Ray. It is less than an hours drive away from the historic and beautiful cities of Cadiz and Seville and the very best unspoilt beaches in Spain.

On the edge of a mountainous national park, the property sits in a large river valley overlooking rolling hills and in the far distance, the white village of Bornos, situated by the side of a large lake.

With its beautifully decorated rooms, gorgeous rolling hills and olive groves, sauna, salt water pool and nourishing meals, Suryalila offers it all.

Retreat programme

Enjoy energising morning flow yoga and replenishing afternoon restorative yoga. Relax the mind with a daily meditation practice and return to nature with guided walks in the beautiful Andalusian countryside. This retreat is a perfect balance of movement and stillness to help welcome in 2023 with deep insights, a revitalised sense of purpose and a joyous celebration of being alive. The classes will be suitable for all levels and experience.

Suryalila has a magnificent dome yoga shala. This stunning space with underfloor heating has a dome window with breathtaking views across the rolling hills.

Throughout the day you will be offered three delicious vegetarian meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Suryalila kitchen specialises in gourmet international vegetarian cuisine, using the freshest seasonal, locally-sourced organic fruits and vegetables available, artfully prepared in a varied and truly eclectic international menu.

Between yoga classes there will be the chance to explore the beautiful natural surroundings or simply relax.

Things to do

Suryalila is perfectly located to visit many of the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich towns and cities of Andalusia, as well as the gorgeous unspoiled beaches of the Costa de Luz.

There will be time set aside each day to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings. Perfect for long walks, bicycle rides or massage treatments with local therapists.

Included in the retreat price is an excursion to Grazalema, a beautiful white town nestled in the mountains close to Suryalila. There will be a guided hike in the national park followed by a visit to the town. During the retreat there will also be a chance to enjoy a traditional Flamenco dance class.

On New Year’s Eve there will be a delicious dinner at Suryalila followed by gathering and music around the fire pit.

Accommodation

Suryalila offers luxurious, comfortable, designer decorated accommodation in little houses each with their own kitchen and living room area.

There are different levels of accommodation to suit every budget, including doubles with private bathrooms, singles, twins and a mini dormitory for up to four people.

An eco casa with a proper bed, furniture and electricity and shared glamping bathroom facilities is also on offer for those who want something comfortable but more affordable and to get closer to nature.

Comments

We absolutely loved the retreat - the venue was lovely and the food out of this world! We really loved Lisa’s teaching too - she created a lovely energy amongst the group and we met some great people - would definitely go again! A really excellent and refreshing week
Sasha
I spent an amazing and beautiful week at Suryalila. We celebrated New Year's Eve practicing yoga, we danced flamenco and visited the lovely surroundings. Moreover I met many interesting and dedicated yogis and yoginis in an amazing location in the middle of the Andalusia countryside. Together with our teacher Lisa I learnt how to practice yoga with kindness and passion. I will certainly recommend this place for those who are looking for a peaceful and really cosy place.
Lara
Probably the best trip of my life; I will follow wherever Lisa goes! The location was exceptional and the food incredible but the yoga blew my mind. The classes were varied and engaging. We were mixed in ability but everyone was buzzing at the end of each session; they were like little journeys that took you to another place. I will be back! Thank you all for my best ever New Year.
Roxy

New Year yoga retreat in Andalusia, Spain, 28 December - 2 January 2023

Costs

Deluxe double room with own bathroom
Price per person for single occupancy - £845
Price per person for 2 people sharing - £745

Superior double with shared bathroom
Price per person for single occupancy - £775

Twin room shared bathroom
Price per person for 2 people sharing - £695

Eco casa
Price per person for single occupancy - £745

Mini dorm
Price per person for 4 people sharing - £575

Includes:
Accommodation
Three delicious vegetarian meals each day
Free tea, coffee, fruit and drinking water throughout the day
Daily meditation and yoga classes
An excursion to Grazalema
A flamenco class
All other trips, activities, treatments and wine with your evening meal are at an additional cost.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking and the balance is due 6 weeks before you travel.

Travel Arrangements

Several airlines fly to Seville, Jerez de la Frontera or Malaga. The closest international airport, 40 minutes away, is the airport at Jerez de la Frontera, but the property can also be reached in just one hour from the airport in Seville. Malaga airport is two and a half hours away.

BA, Easyjet and Ryanair all fly from London to Seville. Most people fly into Seville so this is usually the best option for sharing transfers.

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Transfers cost €80 one way for a taxi from Jerez de la Frontera or €100 from Seville. These will be arranged for you and people will be grouped together where possible to share the cost.

Arrival to Suryalila is anytime on 28 December but must be before 21.15 . Departure is after breakfast on 2 January but you can stay on if you have a later flight. In general there are no yoga classes on travel days.