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hiking & yoga

Put your current life on pause and come to nourish yourself on all levels here at Suryalila, dubbed to be “One of the most beautiful places on earth”.


2 - 7 March, 2024
16 - 21 September, 2024
11 – 16 November, 2024

We have prepared a unique Hiking and Yoga Retreat for all nature lovers. Discover the local treasures in the nearby Natural Park Sierra de Grazalema with the help of experienced guides while being in an environment where you can focus completely on yourself and be nourished and supported an all levels.

The goal of this retreat is to help you deepen your yoga and self care practice in a beautiful retreat environment while exploring the breathtaking nature of Andalusia and Spanish countryside.

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Join us

"The Perfect Holiday Cocktail"

Nourish and restore yourself deeply with this carefully crafted “Experience of a lifetime” , “Incredibly Enriching” Retreat which will leave you floating long after it ends.   Expect stunning off-the beaten track hikes and wildlife observation in one of the greenest Natural Parks in Spain, Superb Yoga and Meditation, Sound Healing Relaxations, life changing Restorative and Nidra workshops.

This retreat is an invitation to awaken to the healing power of stillness and nature in a community of like minded people.

Also at Suryalila you will be spoiled by divine massages, eco sauna and salt water swimming, unmatchable sunset views and truly delicious meals. 


You will enjoy two to three yoga workshops a day.  Accessible for beginner practitioners but also deepening and refining the practice of more experienced yoga teachers and students. 

Imagine starting your morning with meditation practices as the sun rises, followed by a superb energising yoga before a delicious breakfast buffet awaits you.  The more mellow afternoon sessions will be a perfect way to recharge and energise after the hiking activities and come back with well established self care practices.

The Yoga Classes and Workshops will be focused on Alignment, Restoring the body, Moving with Integrity, Powerful Breathing, Nidra and Sound Healing Practices. There will also be a fun and bonding Acro yoga class. Learn more about the style of yoga classes on the hiking and yoga retreat. 


The retreat will include hikes that are off the beaten track in the nearby mountains of Sierra de Grazalema which boast more than 200 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, outstanding Mediterranean flora.  It’s also home to the unique Spanish Fir.


On one of the days there will be an option to do a bird-watching tour and animal observation with special equipment and expert guidance.  All the activities are carefully curated to be both invigorating and relaxing. During some days there will be two hiking options provided – a shorter, easier route and more moderate, longer hike to suit everybody. 

  • Hike in the breathtaking Grazalema National Park with focus on Biodiversity and birdwatching

  • River walk and swim in refreshing rock pools flowing with pure mountain water

  • Hike from the beautiful whitewashed hilltop village into the mountains

  • Hike to a local village with a view over the stunning highest peak in the Natural Park

  • Permaculture tour around our 50 acres of land flourishing with organic vegetable garden, food forest, ancient olive groves and farm animals

  • Relaxing in the Eco Sauna and enjoying the Salt water swimming pool

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Retreat Leader

Lidiya is a resident teacher at the beautiful Suryalila Retreat Centre in Southern Spain where she also leads Hiking & Yoga, Adventure & Yoga and Escape Christmas Retreat. Yoga has been a central part of Lidiya’s lifestyle since discovering the practice more than ten years ago.

Her yoga classes are vigorous and energising, and at the same time balanced with more gentle and calming sequences. Lidiya puts strong focus on breath work while drawing awareness within to inspire conscious integration of the physical body and the mind. She is an attentive teacher and aims to inspire her students to bring meditation into movement. Leading the practitioners with a feeling of strength, freedom and inner calm. Her classes usually end with singing bawls sound therapy.

Apart from vinyasa flow she teaches yin yoga, pranayama, restorative and AcroYoga classes.

With her students, she loves sharing what yoga has given her – balance in life, inner wellbeing and radiant health.


Lidiya was elated to discover Frog Lotus Yoga International, a school which is influenced by Ashanga, Iyengar, and Forrest Yoga. She studied to become a vinyasa flow yoga teacher with the internationally acclaimed, Vidya Heisel. Recently she has completed a yin yoga training with Sara Powers and Thai Yoga Massage with Tripple Gem School of Thai Massage.

In addition to teaching yoga, Lidiya is a tourism management specialist, with a background in product development and organisation of wellness retreats. Her holidays are deeply nourishing, fun, adventurous and explorative.

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retreat cost

Four-bed Mini Dorm  – €880

Bell Tent (Twin) – €845
Bell Tent (Single Occupancy) – €1115

Twin Yurt – €940
Yurt Single Occupancy – €1100

Twin room – €1040

Eco Casa Twin – €960
Eco Casa Single
Occupancy – €1100

Superior Double Room (Single Occupancy, shared bathroom) – €1150

Superior Double Room (Shared) – €1040

Deluxe Double Room (Single Occupancy, private or ensuite bathroom) – €1260 
Deluxe Double (Shared) – €1120

Deluxe Suite (Single) – €1370
Deluxe Suite (Shared) – €1180 

Honey Moon Yurt (Shared, private bathroom) – €1180
Own van – €850

*You will be sharing the twin type of accommodation with other participants of the same sex. Feel free to book it even if you come on your own. 

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“Outstanding and Hiking and Yoga Retreat”

The hiking and yoga retreat at Suryalila was so incredibly relaxing and peaceful. I didn't have to worry about a single thing the whole time I was there as everything was taken care of. The staff were super attentive to any questions that arose. Lidiya, specifically, is not only an incredibly knowledgeable, creative yoga teacher, but she's also an excellent hiking and local guide. She truly cared for all of us on the retreat the whole time we were there. The meals were so delicious and unwinding with other people from the retreat with a glass of local Spanish wine some of the nights was perfect. While we had uncharacteristically rainy weather during our retreat, the hikes were still beautiful and peaceful. The yoga in the "Om Dom" was also peaceful and restorative and has re-inspired my interest in practising daily as I felt the immensely positive effects of the twice daily practice while there. I cannot wait to go back!!

Kaylee Carpenter

Harriet, UK

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