Soothe mind, body and soul whilst being kissed by the Andalusian sun on this deeply relaxing retreat. Destress with nourishing yoga classes, meditation, sound healing, breath work, yoga Nidra and BE surrounded by the stunning countryside.
Daily meditation practice
Morning flow yoga classes
Yin, restorative, and gentle afternoon sessions
River walk, and a day trip to a gorgeous Hammam in Jerez
Sound healing and breathwork sessions
Use of Suryalila's saltwater swimming pool and facilities
7 nights accommodation
This retreat is suitable for all yoga levels including beginners and anyone needing a nurturing getaway in nature. Stay in Suryalila's beautiful retreat centre nestled in the Spanish mountains on the edge of the awe-inspiring Sierra de Grazalema National Park. Enjoy lovingly prepared vegetarian food, unique sound healing and breathwork sessions and afternoon siestas in one of the softly swaying hammocks.
One of the wellness activities you’ll enjoy is a walk in the Suryalila team's favourite spot – along the banks of the flowing Majaceite river in El Bosque. Follow the beautiful river trail under a canopy of trees before stopping off in one of the inviting natural rock pools filled with pure mountain water for a revitalizing cold dip. Afterward, make your way back to Suryalila for a home-cooked organic meal prepared using local, seasonal ingredients and a warming herbal tea made with fresh herbs grown in its permaculture gardens.
*An easy flow yoga class every morning
*Daily guided short meditation
*A gentle yoga class every afternoon including Yin, restorative, and gentle flow
*One evening of Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
*Two sound healing sessions (one including a yin practise)
*A breathwork session
*Riverwalk with cold water bathing pools
*Day trip to a gorgeous Hammam in Jerez
*Delicious organic breakfast, lunch, and dinner
When you are not enjoying these experiences, allow the sun to kiss you at Suryalila's beautiful salt water pool, lazily read a book in a hammock, take a meandering horse ride, book a massage, or wander around the beautiful grounds and surroundings of Suryalila.
Additional activities such as horse riding and massage are available at an extra cost (subject to availability).
Charmaine began her yoga journey almost 20 years ago In search of a deeper meaning in life and to find tools and practices to help calm her anxiety. What began as a strong physical asana practice has developed and blossomed over the years into a beautiful, loving, heartfelt offering, a sacred and safe space for inner work and healing.
Charmaine is a RYT 200hr with Frog Lotus Yoga and she worked as a Senior Assistant on the Frog Lotus teacher trainings for a number of years in Spain and Bali. After falling in love with Yin yoga and practicing at home for a few years on her own; in 2014 she traveled to Bali and graduated RYT 200 hr in Yin yoga under Jo Phee and Joe Barnett.
After 6 years of continued study and mentor ship under Jo Phee , In 2021 Charmaine completed her RYT 300hrs with Yinspiration school giving her the title of RYT 500 in yin yoga.
She has studied with a wide variety of teachers and in various styles over the years but her true love of yoga and teaching lies within the quiet, healing, contemplative and meditative practices.
Charmaine holds a safe, nurturing and healing space for her students to dive deeper into the inner sea of self. She teaches yoga from a functional approach using the Grillies method as taught to her by her teachers. She also loves incorporating meditation, yoga Nidra , breathwork, sound healing, devotional chanting, and energetic practices.
Originally from Canada, She is based on the South East Coast of Ireland. Outside of being a yoga teacher Charmaine holds a diploma in sound healing, she is a trained Thai massage practitioner and a facilitator of rebirthing breathwork. She works at Suryalila retreat Center in Southern Spain hosting retreats, offering yin yoga workshops, sound journeys and Rebirthing breathwork circles.
When she is not traveling She lives a very quiet life in Ireland enjoying time in nature and continuing her studies, personal growth and development as a student and teacher.