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Hiking and Yoga Retreat, September 2023

with Lidiya Petkova






Hiking and Yoga

Retreat Details

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”.

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.

For more information and to book please email

Retreat Leader

Lidiya is a resident teaches 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.



23 September – 28 September 2023

25 November – 1 December 2023




The yoga classes and workshops will be focused on alignment, restoring the body, moving with integrity, powerful breathing and sound healing practices. They will be a perfect way to recharge and reenergise after the hiking activities and come back with well established self care practices.


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 (O-Live). It’s also home to the unique Spanish Fir. All the activities are carefully curated to be both invigorating and relaxing.

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

  • El Bosque river walk and swim in refreshing rock pools flowing with pure mountain water

  • Hike from the beautiful whitewashed hilltop village of Benaocaz into the mountains

  • Hike to Prado del Rey and a visit to our favourite bar

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

  • Revitalising morning Vinyasa Flow yoga classes

  • Relaxing afternoon Yin/Restorative yoga classes

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

This trip is open to all levels of yoga experience, all ages, families, couples, friends and solo travellers.

Book your place now to discover the natural wildlife of this unspoilt region in Southern Spain: