Yoga retreat in the hills of Andalusia, Spain

20 - 27 April 2024

Cost from £785

Teacher Lara Stapleton

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About Suryalila

Suryalila, originally an olive hacienda, is a fabulous retreat centre located in the heart of Andalusia, situated between the charming white villages of Villamartin and Prado del Ray. It is less than an hour's drive away from the historic and beautiful cities of Cadiz and Seville and unspoilt sandy beaches.

Nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, 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 vistas extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers and lakes.

With its beautifully decorated accommodation, expansive rolling hills, saltwater pool and nourishing meals, Suryalila offers it all.

Retreat programme

There will be Scaravelli inspired yoga classes each morning and evening with Lara, one yoga-free day and no yoga on travel days.

Each day will begin with a morning class of asana, meditation and pranayama. Gently opening the body and attuning the mind to the breath. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.

A more restorative and meditative yoga practice will be offered in the evening, working on releasing areas of deep-rooted tension and resistance. The classes will combine elements of yin yoga, restorative yoga and meditation for a nourishing and healing practice.

Suryalila has two inspiring, spacious and fully equipped yoga shalas. One with wooden floors, a beamed ceiling and plenty of light and air. The other is a magnificent dome yoga shala with breathtaking views across the rolling hills. There will be the opportunity to practice in both places during your stay.

Between yoga classes there will be the chance to explore the surroundings or simply relax by the natural saltwater swimming pool or in a hammock in the shade.

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 white sandy beaches of Cadiz.

There will be time set aside each day to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings. Perfect for hikes in the Sierra de Grazalema or walks along a wild river with waterfalls and bathing pools. Horse riding is also possible and massage treatments with local therapists.

Cultural trips can be arranged to Arcos de la Frontera, a dramatically positioned pueblos blancos (white village); Cadiz, famous for its picturesque charm; Ronda, located in the middle of a stunning mountain range and Seville, one of the most beloved towns in Spain. Trips to Cadiz can be combined with a day at the beach with a picnic lunch.

Accommodation & food

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 mini dormitories for up to four people.

Beautiful yurts, canvas tents, mini domes and eco casas with proper beds, furniture, electricity and outdoor shower and toilet facilities are also on offer for those who want something comfortable but more affordable and to get closer to nature.

Throughout the day you will be offered three delicious vegetarian meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Suryalila kitchen prepares the most delicious and nourishing vegetarian cuisine, using the freshest seasonal, home grown and locally-sourced organic fruits and vegetables.

Vegan, non-dairy, non-gluten diets can be catered for but dishes are cooked in a kitchen where these ingredients are used. For nut allergy sufferers there will be a supplement charge of 10€ per day. For other allergies and intolerances please check before booking.

Client Reviews

Lara is quite simply a phenomenal teacher and incredibly dedicated to her "yoginis". I certainly went on a journey with her and emerged from the week feeling rejuvenated, transformed and hooked on Scaravelli yoga. The food, accommodation and venue were also gorgeous, could not have been better in any way! Thanks for a wonderful holiday!
Thank you so much for your help in arranging my Suryalila trip. It completely exceeded my expectations in every way! The surroundings, facilities, food, staff and yoga at Suryalila were all superlative. I have never come back from a holiday feeling so rejuvenated. I would go back in a heartbeat!
I had a wonderful retreat with Lara, who is such an inspiring teacher. She introduced me to Scaravelli, which was completely new to me and exactly what my body and mind need at this moment and time. I would very much like to continue on this path.

Yoga retreat in the hills of Andalusia, Spain, 20 - 27 April 2024


Double room with private bathroom
Price per person for a single occupancy - £1275
Price per person for two people sharing - £1100

Double room with shared bathroom
Price per person for a single occupancy - £1135

Twin room with shared bathroom
Price per person for two people sharing - £995

Mini-dorm with own bathroom
Price per person for a single bed in a shared mini-dorm with 4 beds - £785

Glamping twin yurt with outdoor toilet & shower
Price per person for a single bed in a shared twin bed yurt - £890

Eco Casa / Mini dome with outdoor toilet & shower
Price per person for a single occupancy room - £1065

Three delicious vegetarian meals each day
Free tea, coffee, fruit and drinking water throughout the day
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga free day)

All 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 hours away.

BA, Easyjet and Ryanair fly from London to Seville and offer low cost airfares, particularly if you book early.

British Airways

Transfers cost €80 one way for a taxi from Jerez de la Frontera, €100 from Seville and €160 from Malaga. These will be arranged for you and people will be grouped together where possible to share the cost.

Arrival to Suryalila is ideally on the afternoon of 20 April but can be anytime throughout the day but ideally no later than 21.15. Departure is ideally after breakfast on 27 April but can be later. No yoga classes on travel days.