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Spring Happiness Boosting Retreat

with Vidya Heisel and Lidiya Petkova






Spring Happiness Boosting Retreat


Celebrate the coming spring in the sunniest part of Spain, Andalusia with our Spring Happiness Yoga Retreat in the gorgeous settings of Suryalila’s yoga spaces. Join Vidya Heisel, Master Yoga Teacher and Suryalila’s Director and Lidiya Petkova for a delightful Summer Happiness Boosting Retreat in paradise. Surrounded by sweeping vistas of rolling hills and lakes, nurtured with organic vegetarian cuisine and various styles of yoga, Suryalila Retreat Centre is the perfect location to revitalise yourself.

At this Spring Yoga Retreat we will combine a host of wonderful happiness boosting activities with mindful Vinyasa Flow Yoga in the morning, followed by deep Restorative Yoga, Sound bath, Yin Yoga, Breathing and Meditation sessions.

Our intention with this retreat is to:

  • Offer nurturing yoga practices that allow deep self-exploration and happiness boosting tools for you to continue practicing at home

  • Give you the tools to skilfully and safely advance your yoga practice

  • Holding a space where you can restore, rejuvenate and energise your body and mind

  • Grow or develop your self practice

  • Explore the local area and immerse in nature

Apart from three gorgeous yoga halls, Suryalila Retreat Centre boasts a salt water swimming pool, eco sauna/sweat lodge and views to the most magnificent and vibrant sunsets. You will be nurtured with outstanding organic vegetarian, vegan-friendly cuisine, with fresh organic fruits and vegetables, homegrown cured olives, freshly-pressed organic juices, spicy Indian Chai, vegan coffee, raw-food desserts.

Yoga Teachers and Hosts

Vidya is Suryalila’s and Frog Lotus Yoga International Director. Read more about her bio here.

Lidiya is a resident teacher at the beautiful Suryalila Retreat Centre in Southern Spain where she also leads Adventure & Yoga. 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 bowls 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.

Our local town Prado del Rey at Sunset



8-15 April 2023


  • Daily Meditation

  • Daily Energising Vinyasa Class

  • Daily evening Restorative/ Sound Healing/ Nidra /Yin Practices with a particular focus each day

  • Daily happiness sharing circle.

  • Two dharma talks with Vidya

  • Sauna

  • El Bosque river hike with bathing pools

  • Las Lomas Walk and visit to Prado del Rey

  • Full day trip to one of the most pristine beaches on the Cádiz coast, Canos de Meca. You will enjoy a with a hike through the pine forest on top of cliffs overlooking the turquoise blue ocean with views of Africa, picnic and evening visit to Vejer de la Frontera

  • Flamenco class in the Om Dome

  • Accommodation

  • Three Organic Vegetarian Meals a day

  • Use of the retreat center’s facilities

  • Full Board Cost (per person)