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Summer Refresh Retreat, August 2023

with Emma and team Suryalila






Summer Refresh

Emma your host on this Summer Sanctuary is a Yoga teacher, Suryalila guest services manager, retreat host, international traveller, lover of life and water enthusiast.

Emma, came upon yoga after spending some months volunteering at Suryalila Yoga Retreat, where she began to discover the true gifts that yoga could bring to her life and to the lives of others. After undertaking her 200 hrs YTT with Frog Lotus Yoga (FLY), she then went on to do 150 hrs advanced TT and a 50 hrs Yin Yoga training and is now one of Suryalila’s resident yoga teachers. She teaches all levels Vinyasa flow and Yin yoga. She is also an important member of the guest services team.

Emma is a life enthusiast and has a positive attitude and vibrant energy that permeates across all areas of her life and is contagious to all whom come into contact with her. She spent 20 years travelling the world, meeting and mingling with people from different cultures and all walks of life. 

Prior to working at Suryalila, Emma spent 12 years working in international media and public relations, which took her to places as far and as wide as Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and the Middle East. She fully embraced all aspects of the places she visited, trying to learn the language of the country, engaging with the local people and learning about the different cultures and traditions. These skills have transferred to her day to day life as she loves welcoming and entertaining guests from all over the world, making them feel at home and sharing her passion and zest for life. 

Emma is a water enthusiast and loves nothing more than to have a morning swim in the sea, river, lake or pool. She is excited to share this passion with you all. Emma also speaks fluent English, Spanish and French and dabbles in Italian and Arabic.

You will most definitely be well taken care of in her good hands. 

A Typical day on you retreat consists of:

8 am – rise and shine with a nourishing yoga flow to wake up the body and mind. 

9:30 am – Enjoy a healthy variety of tasty options at our buffet breakfast including homemade porridge, chia, homemade breads, marmalades from our homegrown fruits, local fruits and more.

10:45 am – Ready for the day’s excursion which could be a trip down to the Costa de la Luz, with a walk through the pine forest and time at the beach bathing in the Atlantic Ocean, a river walk in a breathtaking natural setting of a pretty white village, Kayak or paddleboard on a nearby lake or visit one of the beautiful surrounding white Andalusian Villages.

13:30 pm Healthy Vegetarian Lunch at Suryalila or either a packed lunch on the beach or eat out at a local restaurant and try some tasty specialty Spanish Tapas.

17:30 pm Yin or Restorative Yoga class to completely relax and restore.

19:00 pm Healthy Vegetarian Dinner cooked with vegetables from the garden and much love.

20:00 pm onwards, enjoy the evening relaxing in our gardens and watching the sunset. 


August 5. - August 12. 2023

Summer Refresh Retreat                           

05 - 12 August  2023


Arrival Day.

20:15 pm Welcome meeting (Ganesha Shala)


Unwind with a day at Suryalila, relax by the pool, chill in the hammock

8 am Vinyasa Yoga 

13:30 pm  Lunch Suryalila

19:00 pm Dinner

20:15 pm Permaculture Tour


8 am Vinyasa Yoga 

10:30 am Visit the white town of Arcos De La Frontera and Arcos beach with the option to go kayaking/Padel Boarding (packed lunch) 

17:30 pm Restorative/ Yin Yoga 

19:00 pm Dinner


8 am Vinyasa Yoga 

10:30 am Cueva del Gato (Ronda) – walk along the river, visit and swim in the cave. (packed lunch)

19:00 pm Dinner

20:00 pm Sauna Night


8 am Vinyasa Yoga 

13:30pm Lunch Suryalila

17:30 pm Restorative/ Yin Yoga 

19:00 pm Dinner

20:15 pm Suryalila Movie 


8 am Vinyasa Yoga 

10:30 am Costa de la Luz day trip; hike through the coastal pine forest and chill at the beach (Packed Lunch)

19:00 pm Dinner


8 am Vinyasa Yoga 

10:45 am Benamahoma River Walk and bathe in the fresh crystal waters

14:00 pm Lunch Suryalila

17:30 pm Restorative/ Yin Yoga 

19:00 pm Dinner


8 am Vinyasa Yoga 


*For excursion days, meals are not included in the price.