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Adventure and Yoga Retreat, October 2023

with Lidiya Petkova






Adventure and Yoga Retreat October 2023


Our handcrafted Adventure and Yoga Retreat combines daily vinyasa flow and restorative yoga classes with super exciting activities in beautiful setting of Andalusian Natural Parks.

From canyoning in the stunning Green Gorge, kayaking in a local lake, cycling the Green Road, hiking in Grazalema Natural Park, Via Ferrata in Ronda, relaxing in Suryalila’s salt water swimming pool and sauna, to experiencing relaxing sound baths and enjoying delicious organic meals every day, you will love it all.

I had an amazing week at Suryalila on Yoga and Adventure retreat hosted by Lidiya. It was extremely well put together and I couldn’t have asked for anything better! I can’t believe how relaxed I’ve come back feeling. The energising morning yoga and restorative evening sessions were beautifully created by Lidiya, held in one of three lovely spaces and complementing the adventure of the day. From abseiling down a canyon to kayaking and cycling, we tried our hand at many new activities that were filled with adrenaline and fun. The food at Suryalila is also a standout, the delicious vegetarian food from various cuisines is very nourishing after a full day of yoga and adventure. I will definitely be back for part two! Rishika Savjani, UK

The goal of this retreat is to help you deepen your yoga practice in a beautiful retreat environment while exploring the Spanish countryside through outdoor activities here in the breathtaking nature of Andalusia.


Yoga classes and workshops will be focused on alignment, moving with integrity, powerful breathing and meditation practices. The morning sessions will be vigorous and uplifting and the afternoon classes rejuvenating and relaxing.

  • Thematic Vinyasa Flow Yoga – find integrity, strength and flexibility

  • Yin Yoga and Chinese Meridians Workshops

  • Healing Sound Baths and Yoga Nidra Meditation

  • Deep Restorative Yoga Sessions – rejuvenate, connect to your inner nature find peace and equanimity

  • Workshop on the Art of Pranayama (extension of the life force energy through breath work) – find clarity, refine awareness

  • Break-down of Inversion Practices (exploring calming and energising poses)

Activities for 7 day Retreat

  • Hiking

  • Kayaking

  • Canyoning

  • Cycling

  • AcroYoga

  • Via Ferrata (climbing up metal stairs attached to a rock)

  • Flamenco dancing

Lidiya is an amazing yoga teacher and human being. She exudes warmth and caring in her practice. Having not done yoga in years, I came as a beginner and she made me feel comfortable and at ease. She takes her role seriously and she had the perfect pace and attention to both beginners and more experienced folks. She is extremely knowledgeable, her classes were easy to follow, and I enjoyed them all. I would highly recommend. – Veronica Keegan

Suryalila exudes a sense of vastness the minute you arrive: rolling hills, sunflower fields and lakes – the perfect backdrop to deepen your yoga practice.

Optional extras for the Adventure and Yoga Retreat include include Thai Massage, Deep Tissue massage.

There could not be a better way to experience all that Andalusia’s magnificent nature & culture have to offer!


All activities are optional and you can always retreat yourself to the restorative embrace of all Suryalila’s facilities and beautiful surroundings.

Suryalila’s world-class kitchen team will be treating you with organic vegetarian meals prepared with much love and will also seduce you with the most delicious desserts on earth.

With its beautifully decorated rooms, gorgeous rolling hills & olive groves, salt water pool and nourishing meals, Suryalila ensures you will be completely satisfied. This trip is open to all levels of yoga experience, all ages, families, couples, friends and solo travellers.

We also have massage therapists available on-site to take care of you after those extra long days!

At Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre, we endeavour to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We offer three of the most beautiful and spacious Yoga halls in Europe, a dedicated massage room with skilled massage therapists, and many gorgeous communal spaces like the pool, dining and living areas to just relax and hang out in. Our Yoga retreat facilities also include WiFi, office supplies and anything else you might need during your stay.

To inquire send an email to:

Retreat Leader

Lidiya is a resident teaches at the beautiful Suryalila Retreat Centre in Southern Spain where she also leads Adventure & Yoga and Escape Christmas Retreat. Yoga has been a central part of Lidiya’s lifestyle since discovering the practice fifteen 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.

Amazing week of adventure and yoga. I would highly recommend this retreat to everyone! Or at least those who are up for incredible hikes, amazing canyoning, beautiful bike rides, to just name a few activities. It is an action packed week, but includes a well earned rest day, but I felt incredibly energised from the week. The yoga twice a day was really good. Lidiya is an excellent teacher and group leader. The classes were demanding and challenging but never too much so. The food is really good.. I had read all the good reviews before I left and I wasn’t disappointed!I shared a room in the main house with 3 others, it was very spacious, very clean and had beautiful art work and a big ensuite bathroom…There is one thing for sure… I will definitely be back. If you have any opportunity to visit this amazing gem of a yoga centre I would do it.

Ethna, 2017


Adventure and Yoga Retreat Schedule

Day 1
  • Arrival and time for relaxing in the salt water swimming pool area

  • Slow Flow Yoga Practice to Unravel from your travel

  • Welcoming Circle Meeting at 8pm

Day 2
  • 90 min Vinyasa Yoga Class

  • Canyoning: Trip to The Green Gorge in Sierra de Grazalema National Park.

The Green Gorge is a spectacular canyon that has been artfully carved by the streams of Pinar River. It is located within 40 min drive from Suryalila, near the village of Zahara de la Sierra, in the Park of Sierra de Grazalema. Famous for its lush vegetation and wild life, it offers outstanding views with certain spots reaching 400 meters depth. Be prepared for an unforgettable hike, several exciting abseils and refreshing baths.

  • 90 min Restorative Yoga Session

Day 3
  • 90 min Vinyasa Flow Class in the morning

  • Via Ferrata + Trip to Ronda

In Ronda, the most famous white town of Andalusia, you will climb a gorgeous Via Ferrata route. Via Ferrata means ‘Iron Way’ and it is essentially a path on a mountain that consists of iron hooks attached to the stone. You are all equipped with safety gear.

The place overlooks the old bridge transcending over the impressive 98m Tajo gorge. In these beautiful settings, you will be stunned by amazing views, from a perspective that few have the opportunity to experience.

  • Yoga Nidra before dinner

Day 4
  • 90 min Vinyasa Flow Class in the morning

  • Cycling the Green Way in Andalusian countryside

The Green Way is a former railway, now converted into a cycling & walking path. Along the route, old train stations have been turned into restaurants, bars & places to stay. The 36km-long bike route (Puerto Serrano – Olvera) will take you through beautiful scenery and 30 tunnels that were never put into use by a railway company.

  • Restorative Yoga

Day 5
  • 90 min Vinyasa Flow Class

  • Kayaking in a lake

  • Restorative Yoga Class

Day 6
  • 90 min Vinyasa Flaw Class

  • Hiking the stunning Sierra De Grazalema national Park & lunch in Grazalema village

Sierra De Grazalema National Park and Unesco Biosphere Reserve is one of Spain’s most ecologically outstanding areas, home to indigenous pine trees, rich flora and fauna. The park is also famous for its impressively rugged limestone landscape of cliffs, gullies, caves and gorges.

  • Restorative Yoga Class

Day 7
  • 90 min Vinyasa Flaw Class

  • Time to relax & pack