Yoga Retreat in South of Spain

Join us for a 1 week long retreat in the south of Spain. This is a retreat created for you that are longing to extend the summer with a relaxing week of great nourishing food, 2 daily yoga classes, play and time to connect with fellow folks in beautiful nature. And perhaps you sneek in some precious silence and alone time too, to recharge and land smoothly into the fall.

The Retreat

The purpose of this retreat is for you to land deeper into yourself. To reconnect and recharge. We’re planning a spacious schedule with plenty of free time to make space for your individual needs and longings. 

We’ll wake up every morning with a long, sweet and juicy yoga practice, including pranayama and meditation. After morning practice we’ll be served a lovely brunch and then there’s time during the day to enjoy nature, sunshine and each others company – or some alone time with a good book. There’s a lovely lunch served in the middle of the day and you have a chill afternoon before our afternoon yoga practice. 

We’ll constantly listen in to the group and see what you’re craving and we’ll do our best to cherish that! The days will end with a delicious dinner, maybe some social games or just talking and hanging out together before we return to our rooms and rest again. 

Yoga is on of the greatest tools (or actually the greatest if you ask us) to bring you back to yourself and a retreat like this is a beautiful gift for your wellbeing. We wish for this retreat to give you a break of everyday life, to give perspective, joy and fulfillment. We can’t wait to spend this time with you!

The Venue​

​​Our home for the retreat is named Suryalila. The retreat center is situated between the charming white villages of Villamartin and Prado del Rey. Nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema 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 breathtaking vistas extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes.   

Suryalila provides everything you need, such as:

  • Several beautiful Shalas to practice in
  • Salt water swimming pool with sunbeds & an Eco sauna
  • Deep tissue and Thai massage with their excellent therapists at your own cost
  • Relaxation areas & beautiful pagodas with hammocks
  • Animals: Suryalila has a few dogs, chickens, alpacas, goats and horses on the property.
  • Organic garden & Permaculture Project
  • Free wifi
  • Fruit, tea and coffee available all day
  • Parking

There’s also Amrita Café, that offers various types of coffee, fresh cold press juices and smoothies, snacks and drinks (kombucha, wine, beer and coconut water).

The Food

Three beautiful vegetarian meals a will be served daily, laid out buffet style in the dining room. Suryalila are renowned for the outstanding quality of their kitchen! All meals are all vegetarian and organic and some of products come from their own permaculture garden.

There is a spacious dining hall adjacent to the main kitchen where we’ll enjoy our delicious cuisine together. There are also many sweet shady outside spaces for dining.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7.30-9.30 Morning yoga practice
  • 9.30-10.30 Breakfast
  • Free time
  • 13:30-14.30 Lunch
  • Free time
  • 17.00-18.30 Afternoon yoga practice
  • 19.00-20.00 Dinner
  • Free time & Good night

Excursion & Activites

There are lots of excursions available to book. We’ll have an optional free day during the retreat where you can schedule an excursion if you’d like!

Popular excursions include – hikes in the Sierra de Grazalema; a walk along a wild river with waterfalls and bathing pools, cultural trips to Ronda, Cadiz, Seville, Arcos de la Frontera, day trip to white sandy beaches of Cadiz.

There are more options of activities too, such as: a visit to a local Bodega for wine tasting, a flamenco class, kirtan, horse riding and massages.

What’s included?

  • 7 nights accommodation (check in 15.00 on the 5th and check out 11.00 on the 12th)
  • Three vegetarian organic meals a day (on arrival day only dinner and on departure day only breakfast)
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Salt water swimming pool
  • Eco Sauna
  • Beautiful pagodas with hammocks
  • Towels
  • Fruit, tea and coffee available all day​

*Please note that flights to Spain, airport transfer and travel insurance are not included. 

Room options

Double room with ensuite bathroom
These rooms are part of the original cortijo farm house, either as stand alone rooms, or in our shared Govinda house with a cosy communal seating area. They seamlessly blend traditional Spanish features such as beamed ceilings and traditional Andalusian tiled floors, with unique textiles, furnishings and artworks from Bali, India and Morocco. They feature hand-carved wooden bedside tables and wardrobes and embroidered bedspreads and cushions adorning the queen size bed. The ensuite bathroom has a tiled shower, WC and plenty of storage for your belongings. 

Double room with shared or private bathroom
Relax and unwind in a beautiful double or twin room with shared or private bathroom. These rooms are situated in our renovated ‘cortijo’ building located in and around our orange tree courtyard. From the outside, the white and blue facade looks like a traditional Spanish farmhouse, but the moment you step inside, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to exotic climes. Walls are painted in rich colours such as orange and blue while the intricate hand-carved wooden furniture looks like it could have come from a place or riad in India or Morocco.These rooms share amazing communal facilities such as a kitchen, open plan living space, sun terrace or mezzanine seating area with beautiful views over the countryside depending on which room you choose, and availability. The spacious bathrooms, has a tiled shower, WC and shelf space for your personal belongings.

Minidome Double room
Our twin minidomes are beautiful and unique spaces and have all the comforts of our rooms including AC. Spend your nights close to the Spanish nature and enjoy the beautiful view! The minidomes use the bathroom facilities in the glamping area.

Your Teachers

Josephin Westerlund

Josephin is one of the founders of Yoga Folks. She is an experienced educator and teachers teacher with more than 10 years of dedicated training experience, conducted both in her residence town of Stockholm and in London. Her introduction to yoga at an early age, guided by her mother, has evolved into a comprehensive expertise, culminating in over 2000 hours of teacher training across disciplines such as Bhakti yoga, Vinyasa Krama, pre/post-natal yoga, restorative, yin, and Yoga Nidra. In 2024 Josephin has started her first own 300 hour advanced training, as well as her 5th Foundational 250 hour training. 

Josephin is committed to fostering a community of individuals deeply engaged in their practice, and the key to coming home to our bodies, according to her, is by feeling welcomed. Her asana-philosophy centers around the notion that every action requires a return, any movement is asking for a respons – and the more we become aware of this play between effort and position, the better we get to read not just our own bodies but the bodies of our students as well.

Isabell Johansson

Isabell is one of the owners of Yoga Folks, a financial creatrix and yoga teacher.
Her journey is a continuous exploration of energy and her heart deeply resonates with the idea of infusing yoga into every nook and cranny of life, teaching us how to dance through the chaos of today’s society with mindfulness and grace.

Isabell has trained in Vinyasa Krama, Ashtanga yoga, Ayurveda, subtle body energy, Tantra, Yoga therapy for women and meditation.

Isabell invites you to join her on the mat for an authentic exploration of yoga, where the focus is not on selling a practice but on embracing the transformative power of this ancient art.

Investment

Early Bird – Available until June 15th

  • Minidome – double occupancy 12.000 SEK p/p (queen bed or single beds)
  • Double room with shared bathroom – 13.000 SEK p/p (queen bed or single beds)
  • Double room with private bathroom – 14.500 SEK p/p (queen bed or single beds)
  • Double room with ensuite bathroom – 14.500 SEK p/p (queen bed)
  • Big room with ensuite bathroom  16.000 SEK (single occupancy)

Regular Price – From June 15th

  • Minidome – double occupancy 14.000 SEK p/p (queen bed or single beds)
  • Double room with shared bathroom – 15.000 SEK p/p (queen bed or single beds)
  • Double room with private bathroom – 16.500 SEK p/p (queen bed or single beds)
  • Double room with ensuite bathroom – 16.500 SEK p/p (queen bed)
  • Big room with ensuite bathroom  18.000 SEK (single occupancy)

If you want to share a room but you’re coming alone, let us know and we will pair you up with a new retreat buddy.

Scholarship
We will be offering one partial scholarship in our community. This will be at a 40% reduction of the regular price. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please get in touch and we will send over more information. 


Photography Scholarship
We will be offering one scholarship space for a yoga teacher that is also a photographer. This will be at a 50% reduction of the regular price in exchange for documentation of the training for marketing purposes. If you are interested in applying for this, please get in touch and we will send over more information.

Best way to travel

By train to Malaga or Sevilla

By flight to:
Seville Airport – 1 hour away
Jerez de la Frontera Airport – 1 hour away
Malaga Airport – 2 hours away

Airport transfer can be organized together with the retreat center closer to departure.

Prices are listed per person. A 5.000 SEK non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Payment plans are available, let’s chat about it.

For any questions please contact us directly at hello@yogafolks.se

Suryalila Retreat Centre, Cádiz, Spain
5th – 12th October 2024