The one week intensive retreat will be in the beautiful Suryalila retreat centre in Spain. After years of retreating in the hills of Malaga, this year, we changed the retreat to Andalucia and we won’t be looking back !
The centre is only incredible. Really beautiful accommodation in old style yet modern comfortable houses with communal lounge area, separate kitchen, washing machines, bathrooms etc. Patios for sun bathing. Horses in the field next door with options for horse riding. Beautiful walks to nearby monastic ruins. And now in addition to the 2 Incredible fully propped yoga halls, they have build a new yoga dome (pic above). I can’t wait to teach in it ! There are also Beautiful grounds with statues scattered throughout.
The food is to die for. While Spanish food is often heavy on the fats and starch, this food is light and Sattvic, incorporating foods like quinoa, barley, different types of hummus, raw crackers, breads, olives, nuts in addition to the main meals daily. There with an abundance of options to choose from at every meal. Loads of protein for vegans and some yummy vegetarian options also. I usually go to these retreats armed with raw crackers and super-foods in case there is nothing there of real nourishment for vegan. However I am happy to share that my own foods didn’t get a look in at Suryalila!
The shop also proved to be one of the group’s favourite past times last year, so I advise bring an extra few bob…. They stock a large range of really beautiful yoga clothing, books, jewellery, mats, in addition to chocolate, raw chocolate, and even tampons etc. Of course I should also mention the swimming pool, hammocks in the olive grove, wifi and in-house massage therapists. There are also outdoor eating areas and outdoor shaded seating areas where I teach some of the theory classes. Can honestly say we didn’t want for anything last year and it was hard to leave !
Students usually talk of a greater commitment to daily practice after the weekly intensive. It is a time when we can really consolidate the work and they are fun! Students has commented before that these intensives have helped them establish a daily practice and really move deeper into yoga They provide a supported environment where students can immerse themselves deeper in their practice and are also a lot of fun!
If you are taking the intensive as a part of the 10 month trainings, fees are included in the price of the course fee of 2,600 euros. This includes tuition, food and accommodation . Students are expected to pay for their own flights and transfer which usually cost between 150 and 200 euros, depending on how soon you book.
If you are taking the intensive as a separate training workshop, fees are
800 euros, including tuition, shared accommodation and 3 meals a day. It does not include flights.
Teachers are also invited to join us on a more casual basis, taking daily morning asana classes and enjoying the Spanish country side and sun-shine during the day.
From Dublin the best flights are to Seville with Ryan Air. When students book we will try and organise the flights together so that you can share the transfer fees to keep the costs down.