Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre

Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre in Southern Spain hosts large yoga retreats and welcomes small informal groups and individual travelers.

Instructors 2

Vidya Jacqueline Heisel

Vidya Jacqueline Heisel, an E-RYT 500 and SYT, is the director of Suryalila Retreat Centre and the director of Frog Lotus Yoga International yoga teacher training programs. Vidya grew up in England and lived in India, Bali, and the USA, before arriving in southern Spain in 2011. Yoga has been Vidya’s life-long passion. She started studying, practicing, and teaching yoga in 1975 and since then, she has taught yoga extensively worldwide.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Conny Muennemann

Conny Muennemann, who keeps her eight beautiful horses on the Suryalila Retreat Centre property, has been riding and leading treks through Andalucía for over ten years. By riding with Conny you will see the real Andalucía, which most tourists miss.

Reviews 18

Maïté Chemin

from Great Britain, May 2018

An amazing place, with beautiful views, delicious food, fantastic yoga and horse riding, and warm, welcoming people!

Couldn’t recommend it enough, I hope to go back!

Kaja Curry

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Yoga, learning Spanish and Nightingales"

Suryalilia is an amazing place - oozing love, compassion and harmony - the perfect retreat centre. Having broken my leg 3 months ago, I needed somewhere to heal my damaged mind , body and spirit and to explore more movement again.

Suryalilia delivered this in buckets. The teachers were all very patient- always cueing alternatives to the poses for me and the place would soothe the most troubled soul, including mine.

I chose the yoga and Spanish language week because I thought I would need something else to keep me occupied due to my limited mobility (no long distance hikes for me). It was a great choice. We had 3 hours of lessons Mon - Fri before lunch. Who knew learning Spanish could be so much fun! We spent a lot of time laughing. And now I’ve come away well on my way to my Level A1 Spanish certificate thanks to our incredible language teacher brought in from the local language school.

And finally there were the nightingales - in late April the place is surrounded by nightingales singing their rich, clear bubbling song that lifts the heart like no other songbird.

I’m already wondering when I can return.

Katarzyna Smolich

from Ireland, January 2018

"Christmas Yoga Retreat"

Beautiful place, fantastic food.

I had a great time on the Christmas Yoga retreat in Suryalila.

Having Yoga classes in the Dome is a fantastic experience . I will definitely be back

Millamaria Edén

from Finland, December 2017

Karolina Peszko

from Great Britain, October 2017

"I was so happy there"

I have done adventure week and I have to say it was great!!!! Everything was super organized :))

Jana Klutznik

from Germany, May 2018

"inspiring and joyful yoga experience in beautiful nature"

great combination of yoga (chance to experience different styles) and outdoor activities, wonderful people, delicious home-made food, laid back atmosphere, beautiful nature

Malin Schröder

from Germany, December 2017

"Escape Christmas"

A wonderful retreat and lovely people everywhere

Testimonials 5

Chloe Hay, United Kingdom

Suryalila Yoga retreat Centre Website

Thanks again for hosting such an incredible retreat for us. I came with high expectations because of all the fantastic reviews but the actual experience still completely exceeded them! I'm hoping to come on one of your adventure and yoga retreats with my boyfriend next year, so will hopefully see you then! Yoga's definitely going to be a huge part of 2018 for me.

Thanks again for such an incredible experience.

I couldn't recommend this retreat enough! Everybody who works here is so lovely and helpful, the accommodation is great (beds are super comfy!) and the food is incredible. Doing yoga in the dome as the sun rises and sets each day is a real treat and has made coming back to my tiny four-walled yoga studio in London quite difficult!

My yoga teacher for the retreat was Lidiya who is an absolutely brilliant teacher and so incredibly strong!!

I gained so much from my stay at Suryalila and hope to go back very soon

Amanda Glover, United Kingdom

Suryalila Yoga retreat Centre Website

Thank you so much for a really great week!

Lidiya, you are such an amazing teacher, you have such a great style of teaching, I loved it and really needed it. Suryalila is fabulous and I thought the itinerary was just the right balance.

Clare M

Suryalila Yoga retreat Centre Website

The Escape Christmas Yoga Retreat at Suryalila was a wonderful break. This was the second time I’ve been to this retreat and I am looking forward to the next one already!

It’s good to meet so many like-minded people in such an inspiring setting.

The yoga classes (2 a day) allow people who’ve already done some yoga to develop their practice further.

The (vegetarian) food is exceptional: nourishing, beautifully presented and tasty. And special diets are all catered for.

Plenty of activities were put on over Christmas - short hikes, musical evenings, a trip to Ronda.

It was also great just to relax on site, or visit the sauna and swimming pool.

It was a very refreshing break - highly recommended.

Pippa W

Suryalila Yoga retreat Centre Website

I had the most wonderful time on the Christmas retreat; I cannot recommend this center highly enough. It is a special, magical and peaceful place full of like-minded, kind-hearted people and I felt completely relaxed, taken care of and also able to find peace when I needed it. I will definitely be back

Alli Canada


Spring Yoga retreart

The retreat was everything I could have hoped for. Being guided each day by our loving and kind yoga instructor, Lidiya was revitalizing. Over the course of a week, a crew of strangers became close friends and we have Lidiya to thank for that. Each morning and evening we practiced in the dome, a beautiful structure with a breathtaking view of rolling hills and blue sky. When practicing in the dome, you felt wrapped up in nature as the warm sun and sounds of the outdoors poured in. I strongly recommend this retreat to anyone seeking self care, reflection and a supportive community.

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