Spain 2018

SPICE UP YOUR LIFE IN SPAIN!
Suryalila Retreat Centre
Andalusia, Spain
September 29-October 6, 2018
Teachers: Melanie Caines & Robin Penney

www.suryalila.com

Join Melanie & Robin for an exciting week of delicious yoga, incredible food, and amazing adventures in the south of Spain!  Soak up the sun, spice up your practice, and embrace this incredible opportunity to find your joy and connect to your spark!

THE RETREAT CENTRE

The mission of Suryalila is to be an enduring sanctuary where staff and volunteers fully support eachother’s freedom, growth, creativity and highest potential.  To all who come here we offer an experience of profound beauty, wholesomeness, wellbeing, human warmth, respect and care.  This is expressed by our authenticity, wholehearted dedication, and careful attention to providing an environment where individual guests and group leaders feel nurtured and supported.  We are guided by integrity, openness, kindness, happiness and love.

Suryalila is a composite of two Sanskrit words. Surya refers to the ancient sun god and lila means cosmic play (of the  gods). Together the words mean “Cosmic Play of the Sun”.  Suryalila is a fabulous yoga retreat centre located on the site of an ancient olive oil factory in the heart of Andalusia, Spain. The renovated Spanish Pension and olive plantation overlook rolling hills covered in shimmering fields of wheat and golden sunflowers. We offer a wide variety of accommodations, to suit all budgets, from glamping in the olive grove, to deluxe double rooms with private bathrooms. Come experience the unparallelled magic of Suryalila!

Enjoy comfortable modern amenities and spa facilities. We provide for all your needs:

  • Natural Salt Water Pool
  • Multiple Yoga Studios
  • Massage Rooms & Massage Therapy
  • Shakti Boutique Yoga Shop
  • Wifi & Modern Office Services

At Suryalila Retreat Centre, we take relaxing to an artform. We have several lovely pagodas to hang out in, as well as a few hammocks under the olive trees and numerous artfully placed benches.

The new Moroccan Pavilion is our new favourite hangout area at Suryalila. It contains colourfully embroidered cushions from India, Guatemala and Bali as well as a Moroccan silver tray table. It is a great spot to relax, read a book, contemplate the expansive views, or watch the glorious Suryalila sunsets.

At Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre, you can relax and rejuvenate in our delicious salt water pool.  The pool is set amidst stunning and vast vistas of the beautiful Spanish countryside. There is a lovely covered terrace with dappled light which offers shade from the hottest part of the day. You can also choose to sun yourself poolside on our wooden sun-beds in the full sunshine.

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THE LOCATION

Explore Southern Spain!

Suryalila is situated on a quiet country lane, between the charming white villages of Villamartin and Prado del Rey. The two closest airports are Seville and Jerez de la Frontera, both about an hour away. We can arrange shuttle service to pick you up from either airport. We offer various trips to visit the many fascinating cultural attractions of Andalusia, as well as adventure excursions such as hiking, horse riding, kayaking, canyoning and day trips to the stunning beaches of the Costa del Luz.

 

 

 

THE FOOD

Our kitchen is a happy and bustling environment and the cooks are all very creative and talented.  The Suryalila Kitchen specializes 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. Eggs are gathered daily from our own happy chickens and when the season allows you will enjoy the freshest of fruit picked from our own orchard of apricot, peach, fig and pear trees! In between meals tea, coffee, fruit and water are available for free. There is also a goodies cupboard with organic treats which are marked on the honesty list and paid for at the end of the week. Local organic wines and beers are available.

We also believe that where you eat is almost as important as what you eat! We provide dining tables both indoors and outdoors so that you can eat in our large beautiful dining room, or enjoy your meal al fresco, watching the stunning sunsets over the Andalucian hill-towns.

The Suryalila Juice Bar is a vibrant addition to our Retreat Centre. We offer a menu of freshly pressed organic juices, scrumptious smoothies and delicious health-conscious hot drinks such as spicy Indian Chai, Vegan Bullet proof coffee and our personal favourite, Golden Milk, which contains a super-healthy blend of exotic spices.

ACCOMMODATIONS & FEES

The accommodation at Suryalila is arranged in beautiful and spacious apartments.

Unique Furnishings & Decorations: Our furnishings and decorations have all been imported from Bali, India and Morocco. The Spanish farmhouse-style wooden ceilings with beams and the terracotta tiled floors blend harmoniously with the exotic Asian furniture and wall hangings. The designer decor is both soothing to the soul and delightful to the eye.

Dining Hall & Outdoor Dining Areas:  There is a beautiful, spacious dining hall adjacent to the main kitchen where guests can enjoy our delicious organic meals together. We also offer many beautiful outside spaces for dining as well.

Cozy Living Areas & Fireplaces:  There is a cozy, communal living room area with couches and a library shelf. In the few cooler winter months, a log stove keeps this area toasty. There is also an upstairs mezzanine with comfortable couches next to Ganesha Yoga Shala.

 

CASA KALI

Casa Kali is one of the lovely houses on the Plaza de las Naranjas, our charming main courtyard. There is a comfortable sitting room, dining area and outside patio, which serve all three rooms.  Amenities include a kitchen fitted with modern appliances – gas cooking stove and oven, sinks, fridge, microwave oven, clothes washing machine, gas central heating and air-conditioning.

KALI DELUXE DOUBLE (1 double bed/private bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1475
Double Occupancy €1275 per person

The Kali Deluxe Double is a double room with its own private bathroom opposite. The room is located on the ground floor of Casa Kali, one of our spacious deluxe houses with an en suite living room and kitchen.

***SOLD OUT!***

 

KALI SUPERIOR DOUBLE (1 double bed/shared bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1325
Double Occupancy €1125 per person

The Kali Superior Double bedroom is beautifully decorated with an embroidered bed cover fit for a queen!  This room is located right next to the bathroom which it shares with a twin room. Its window overlooks the charming courtyard of the Plaza de las Naranjas.

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KALI TWIN (2 single beds/shared bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1325
Double Occupancy €1175 per person

The Casa Kali Twin Room has two single beds.  It shares a bathroom with Casa Kali’s superior double room. It has access to the lovely and comfortable sitting room on the ground floor as well as the kitchen, washing machine and outside patio.

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CASA PADMA

A comfortable sitting room, dining area and outside patio, serve all three rooms.  Amenities include a kitchen fitted with modern appliances – gas cooking stove and oven, sinks, fridge, microwave oven, clothes washing machine, gas central heating and air-conditioning.

PADMA DELUXE DOUBLE (1 double bed/private bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1475
Double Occupancy €1275 per person

The Deluxe Double Room is on the ground floor of Casa Padma and has a private bathroom. Its window overlooks onto the charming Plaza de las Naranjas.

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PADMA SUPERIOR DOUBLE (1 double bed/shared bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1325
Double Occupancy €1125 per person

The Padma Superior Double Room is located in Casa Padma.  This cozy double room is upstairs and shares a bathroom with the twin room.

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PADMA TWIN (2 single beds/shared bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1325
Double Occupancy €1175 per person

The Casa Padma Twin Room has two single beds.  It shares a bathroom with Casa Padma’s superior double room. It has access to the lovely and comfortable sitting room on the ground floor as well as the kitchen, washing machine and outside patio.

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CASA ANANDA

Casa Ananda is the beautiful tower house at Suryalila Retreat Centre, in Andalucia, Spain.  There are three bedrooms in Casa Ananda.   There is also a lovely private sitting room, with an open fireplace, reserved for these rooms, located on the ground floor of Casa Ananda.

ANANDA SUPERIOR DOUBLE (1 double bed/shared bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1325
Double Occupancy €1125 per person

This superior double room shares a large bathroom, with a bathtub, with two twin double rooms on the same floor. There is an additional half bathroom downstairs shared by these rooms.

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ANANDA TWIN (2 single beds/shared bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1325
Double Occupancy €1175 per person

This twin room with two single beds is located upstairs in Casa Ananda.  There is an additional half bathroom downstairs shared by the three rooms in this house.

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CASA GOVINDA

Casa Govinda includes a lovely communal living area and a kitchen.

GOVINDA TWIN (2 single beds/shared bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1275
Double Occupancy €1125 per person

Govinda Twin Room is located upstairs in Casa Govinda at the Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre. This room shares a large bathroom with the four person dorm.

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CASA GANESHA

Casa Ganesha is the main house at Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre.  All rooms are connected to the main dining area and lounge areas.

GANESHA SUPERIOR DOUBLE (1 double bed/shared bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1325
Double Occupancy €1125 per person

The Ganesha Superior Double room is located in Casa Ganesha, the main house at Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre.  This room shares a bathroom with the Ganesha twin room.

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GANESHA TWIN (2 single beds/shared bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1325
Double Occupancy €1175 per person

The Ganesha Twin room offers two single beds and shares a bathroom with the Ganesha Superior Double Room.

BOOK THIS ROOM!

 

 


YURT

The yurts are beautiful spaces with lots of light and all the comforts of our inside rooms. They have electricity and log fires for cooler months. Relax and enjoy the views from your doorstep! The yurts have hot showers and toilets right next to them; for the tents/yurts there are 3 showers, 4 outdoor showers, 1 “normal” toilet and 4 compost toilets. Guests can also use the facilities that are in the main dining room area.

TWIN YURT (2 single beds/shared bathroom)
Single Occupancy €1125
Double Occupancy €950 per person

Yurts are large enough to stand up in and are fully furnished with a chest of drawers, bedside table, hanging rail and two real beds. There are beautiful rugs on the floor. Keep the door and side flaps open to enjoy the air-flow. The built-in mosquito netting will keep the bugs out. The tents have an electrical socket to charge your computers and phones and also have bedside lights.

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These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for two people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. – See more at: http://www.bluespiritcostarica.com/blue-spirit-accommodations#sthash.O7MlFsFe.dpuf
These double rooms have step-out balconies and beautiful ocean views. The rooms are tastefully furnished and provide the perfect space for two people. Each room has a king-sized bed or two twins, with a private bathroom with solar hot water and air conditioning. – See more at: http://www.bluespiritcostarica.com/blue-spirit-accommodations#sthash.O7MlFsFe.dpuf

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Daily Meditation + Pranayama
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • 7 night accommodations
  • 3 freshly prepared meals daily
  • Internet

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Round trip airfare
  • Airport-Retreat transfer
  • Alcohol

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

*Spa services
*Cultural trips to Seville, Ronda, Cadiz and Arcos de la Frontera
*Horseback riding from Suryalila
*Canoeing and kayaking
*Hiking in the beautiful Sierra de Grazalema
*Guided cycle rides
*Flamenco classes in the village or on site
*The Turkish baths in Jerez
*Beach days
*Spanish Lessons

CLICK HERE for more information on day trips and excursions.

DAILY ITINERARY

-Morning Yoga + Meditation
-Breakfast
-Free Time/Relaxation/Optional Excursions
-Lunch
-Free Time/Relaxation/Optional Excursions
-Optional Yoga Workshop: 3 afternoons during the week
-Late Afternoon Yoga
-Dinner

TRAVEL

One you have reserved your room you can shop for your flight!  Suryalila can arrange transfers to meet you on your arrival at the airport and bring you directly to the retreat centre.

The costs per car are:
60€ for a pick up form Jerez Airport
70€ from Seville Airport
130€ from Malaga Airport

Where possible we will collect guests together so they can split the cost.

Please note that check in time is 3pm on the arrival day: Saturday, September 29 and check out time is 11am on the departure day: Saturday, October 6.

For more information on travel, location, and directions please CLICK HERE.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

-A €400 non-refundable deposit (PER PERSON) is required to reserve your spot (ie, a double room requires 2 deposits).

-50% of balance is due April 29, 2018
-Remaining balance is due June 29, 2018

-All payments after deposit must be made in € (euros) via cheque or cash.

-If you with to pay with credit card via PayPal there will be a 3% surcharge applied.

-Travel insurance is recommended for this trip.

-Deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE: no exceptions.

-Payments after the deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made by May 29, 2018.

-Participants must have a regular yoga practice and should be comfortable with a level 2 class.  Participants should be confident modifying when they need to and be open to exploring and adventuring on the mat.

RETREAT LEADERS

ROBIN PENNEY
First and foremost, I am a dedicated yoga practitioner and student myself! Among the styles I have studied and practiced are Anusara, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin, Kula Flow, Moksha, and Ashtanga. My teachers include Christina Sell, Giocanda Parker, Schuyler Grant, Samantha Shakti Brown, Kenny Graham, Darren Rhoades, Cate Stillman, Neesha Zollinger, Meaghan Currie, and many others. An enthusiastic teacher since 2011, I am currently working on my 500-hour RYT certification via the Alchemy of Form and Flow program with Christina Sell and Giocanda Parker.

I relocated in 2015 from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, where I taught at Nova Yoga studio, and I now live in the Santa Cruz, California area with my husband and two children. My goal is to help every student feel empowered, strong, and connected!  Check out www.robinpenney.yoga for more information.

 

MELANIE CAINES

Melanie Caines is a Certified Yoga Teacher and the owner/operator of Nova Yoga. She has a strong passion for movement and teaches multi-level Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga classes infused with spirit, laughter, sweat, and creativity.  She completed her 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training in Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga at Sonic Yoga in New York City in 2008 and has studied Prana Flow with Vinyasa/Flow goddess Shiva Rea; Melanie’s love of learning, exploration, and travel leads her to various places in search of workshops, training, adventures, and inspiration.

Melanie is the host of three seasons of The Nova Yoga Show on Rogers TV. She has also released a yoga DVD called Nova Yoga Flow, filmed in beautiful Newfoundland and Labrador.  Her online yoga series, called The Go Flow Sessions, is available on Vimeo. Her latest project, Move with Melanie, is a online subscription based video series to get you movin’ and groovin’ wherever you are!  Melanie loves to travel and leads delicious and exciting international yoga retreats in Costa Rica, Mexico, Hawaii, France, Greece, and Italy.

Melanie has been nominated for the 2017 YWCA Women of Influence Awards.  She was named a finalist for the 2016 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2015 Awards. Melanie was the recipient of the 2012 Start Up Business of the Year Award from NLOWE (Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs).  Visit www.melaniecaines.com.

QUESTIONS

Email novayogaretreats@gmail.com or call 709-743-8303.

 

FAQ

1. Do I need a passport?

Yes you are required to have a passport.  Please ensure that your password is valid for 6 months after your expected return date.


2. I don’t have anyone to go with and I don’t want to pay for single occupancy – can you find me a roommate?

Yes I can try to match you up with another solo traveller.  You can pay your deposit and if a match cannot be made your deposit will be refunded.


3. I have dietary restrictions – is this retreat able to accommodate me?

Yes certainly; once you have reserved your spot please pass on any allergies, restrictions, or requests.


4. Do I need to be an advanced yogi to join this retreat?

Participants should have a regular yoga practice and be comfortable with a level 2 class; participants should be confident modifying when they need to and be open to exploring and adventuring on the mat.


5. Can I bring my kids?

This retreat will be an adult-only vacation.