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"Back to Bliss"
Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat

Suryalila, Andalusia, Spain
23-28 March 2024

16 - 21 September 2024

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"Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss.
Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real"
Deepak Chopra
Yoga at Home
6-day immersive experience

A unique retreat that combines yoga, personal growth and mindfulness

  • Well-deserved relaxation

  • Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga sessions

  • Mindfulness through movement, meditation, and healing practices

  • Connect more to the present moment and bodily sensations

  • Handle stress better

  • Make lifelong connections and experiences in a jaw-dropping location

  • As much yummy delicious organic food as you can eat!

This all-inclusive retreat is a unique experience to explore the many different ways that mindfulness can help us live in the moment, manage stress, enhance our relationships, and improve our overall health and well-being.

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Where to Fly

Sevilla, Malaga o Jerez

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Climate

Mid March (19º during daytime )

Mid September (26º during daytime )

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Location

Suryalila Retreat Centre, Spain

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Prices

Starting at €995

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Timeframe

nights

*Option to stay longer

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Languages

English 

(but also Spanish & Dutch)

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Why this retreat?

Have you lately been feeling mindlessly running on autopilot through this busy, hectic, go-go-go world? Looking for a way to be more present in the moment?

 

Then, here are a few great reasons to join this retreat:

 

  • Feel more relaxed than you’ve been in a long time

  • Become stronger mentally by finding inner peace and harmony

  • Shifting from doing to being with increased awareness of the present moment 

  • Allow yourself to be playful and channel your inner child

  • Learn about mindfulness and how to cope better with stress

  • Drop out of “normal life” for a few days

  • Veggie, fruity, nutty…yummy food!

  • The ideal place to connect to nature, and like-minded strangers, unplug, and relax to the max

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“I have arrived, I am home” means: I don’t want to run anymore. I’ve been running all my life, and I’ve arrived nowhere. Now I want to stop. My destination is the here and now, the only time and place where true life is possible."
Thich Nhat Hanh
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What is included?
  • 5 nights of accommodation of your choice 

  • 3 gourmet vegetarian meals daily – breakfast, lunch, and dinner, homemade by the Suryalila chefs with local produce, including some from the organic garden! 

  • Sunrise meditation and Vinyasa Flow yoga classes

  • Mindful Yin yoga classes in the afternoon

  • Workshop ¨Mindfulness-The psychology of stress¨

  • Workshop myofascial release/acupressure

  • Mindful river walk in a breathtaking natural setting and cold dip in refreshing rock pools flowing with pure mountain water​

  • Yoga Nidra

  • Mindful creative art session

  • Somatic practice for emotional release

  • Mindful Mantra singing - Kirtan session

  • Sauna night

  • Movie night

Mauna (noble silence) will be encouraged in the morning until breakfast.

Show up to as much or little as you want!

All activities are optional and you can always retreat yourself to the restorative embrace of all Suryalila’s facilities and beautiful surroundings.

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What's not included

  • Flights to the nearest airport (Sevilla, Malaga or Jerez de la Frontera)

  • Transfers to and from Suryalila

  • Travel insurance

  • Alcoholic drinks, smoothies and massages/treatments

 

This retreat is open to all levels of yoga experience, all ages, couples, friends and solo travelers.

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Example of a day schedule

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  • Morning meditation followed by a gentle vinyasa class  

  • A nutricious and delightful breakfast

  • Reading a book, having a great conversation with your fellow participants or some downtime at the pool

  • Inspiring Mindful art session 

  • Delicious lunch

  • A nap, a nice chai or smoothie from the cafe, a stroll, or a little lie down in the sun

  • A Yin yoga class designed to fully help you unwind in the magical Om Dome

  • Gorgeous dinner

  • Me-time or enjoy the breathtaking sunsets from one of Suryalila´s gazebos 

About Mindfulness 
Mindfulness retreat

Mindfulness is a balanced, kind, non-judging attention. With mindfulness we can see clearly, free ourselves from reactivity, and respond wisely. Research has shown that mindfulness exercises can improve how we focus, think, feel, and act in the moment, as well as support our longer-term well-being by promoting relaxation and inner peace.

By cultivating present-moment awareness and non-judgmental observation of thoughts and emotions, mindfulness helps us develop skills for stress reduction, emotional balance, and improved overall functioning. It fosters a deeper connection with oneself and others, promotes positive mental states, and supports a healthier and more fulfilling life.

 

Regular mindfulness practice can lead to transformative changes in how we perceive and engage with the world around us.

As we cultivate presence in yoga and meditation, we build up our capacity to enjoy life to its fullest

The Venue

Suryalila

Suryalila is a little piece of heaven on earth. Nestled in a large open valley at the foothills of the Sierra de Grazalema, about an hour from Seville, 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.

The retreat sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with over 350 olive trees. Suryalila is a beautiful old renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo. In typical Spanish style, there are two inner courtyards, one of which blooms with orange and lemon trees. 

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It is home to Danyadara, a permaculture farm with serves the Suryalila kitchen with loads of organic vegetables and fruits. 

Suryalila has three Yoga halls.

The Om Dome is the most impressive yoga hall in Europe

The beautiful Ganesha Yoga Shala 

The Eco building Moon Shala

Suryalila also has a beautiful saltwater pool and an eco-sauna.

With breathtaking views of the countryside and a Yoga dome that overlooks the rolling hills, this is the ultimate place to enjoy some peace, tranquility, and fully recharge!

Meet Your Host

I completed two different 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and the advanced 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training. I'm fully registered and certified by Yoga Alliance as RYT-500.  ​On top of that, I'm a retreat addict! Understanding the importance of looking after my mental health and general well-being, over the past years, I have been attending retreats at least twice a year. There is something very special about sharing an experience with like-minded strangers and finding back your inner strength and balance.
 

A key factor I have learned is that a smaller group makes for a better experience, so spots are limited! My mission in this retreat is to create the kind of retreats that I am myself looking for. A sanctuary where, for a few days, you will be cherished as I share the magic toolbox of yoga and mindfulness with you!

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Almost two decades ago, I took my first yoga class tired and stiff from the corporate 9 to 5, I was hooked on the way I felt -more grounded, happier, stronger, and healthier.​ A journalism major in college and former oriental art PR & publicist, my inquisitive nature gave way to a strong desire for an alternative lifestyle and self-inquiry which turned into a lifelong passion. In past years, I am trained and certified in different disciplines like Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Meridian Yin Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Traditional Chinese Massage, and Chair/Senior Yoga.

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RETREAT HOST

Pricing and accomodation

In the hotel
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Deluxe Room

Deluxe room (private bathroom)
Price single use €1,495

Price shared €1.295

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Single Superior Room

Superior room (shared bathroom with one other room)

Price single use €1,295

Price shared €1.195

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Twin Room

Twin room (shared bathroom with one other room)

Price single use €1,295

Price shared €1.195

In the garden
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Twin Yurt

Shared with one other person (shared bathroom)
Price per person €995 - SOLD OUT

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Dorm 4 pax

Shared with others (shared bathroom)
Price per person €995

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Twin Mini Dome 

Shared with one other person (shared bathroom)

Price single use €1,195

Price shared €995

Optional extras:
Horse riding, massages & treatments, additional excursions

Terms & Conditions:
To confirm the booking we require a non-refundable 50% deposit of the total cost. This will be considered as a down payment on your reservation.  The remaining payment must be done by the 1st of March. 

If you join the retreat after March 1st, full payment will be required at the time of your booking. 

Cancelation Policy: If we receive a cancellation of your booking 1 month prior to the retreat date you will be refunded 50% of the total cost if you've already paid in full.

*At Suryalila there is a dedicated massage room with skilled massage therapists, and many gorgeous communal spaces like the pool, dining, and living areas to just relax and hang out in.

*The yoga retreat facilities also include WiFi, office supplies, and anything else you might need during your stay.

 *Suryalila caters to vegans, non-dairy, non-gluten, and nut free.

*Transfers will be arranged by the transfer company partnering with Suryalila

Words of love

An overall amazing experience! Suryalila is a magical place! I loved that we also learnt how to use balls for self massage and myofascial release.

So much gratitude and love to Sakshi for her knowledge and beautiful energy that she has shared with us during these past days! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

I. Luna

So many thanks to Sakshi and to all the beautiful souls that joined this retreat. I signed up and expected and do some yoga and just relax...but what I was not anticipating was how beautiful this bond would be with all these amazing STRONG women.

Thank you for sharing your stories and journeys. For me, it has been incredibly empowering to be around you! 

E. Hirschberg

Oh what a great revelation! I could not even imagine the territory that the practice of Yin Yoga has opened up in me! It is the first time in my life that I have achieved such a deep level of connection with my tissues and especially with my internal organs. The work of Sakshi is impeccable!

A. Ripoll

I fully enjoyed these days and all the classes and workshops. Through all the practices we could develop an open and welcoming group dynamic so it felt like a super safe space to share our thoughts and emotions. It completely exceeded my expectations!

Thanks so much! I´ll be back!

A. Mirzak

The perfect mix of active and chill moments to fully relax and reconnect with myself. The high-quality yoga classes especially the Yin ones which are the best Yin classes I have ever attended. And also the opportunity to learn new things like acupressure was amazing. Keep shining and sharing! It was a very enriching and inspiring time for me! Thank you so much!!

A. Guiot

Sakshi, thank you so much for this beautiful retreat. I met so many amazing and inspiring people and got to work on myself at the same time.

The yoga was spot on. You challenged me mentally and physically which I loved.

I will cherish these days with me in my heart forever.

W. Potter

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