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Spring Yoga Immersion

with Matt Giordano in Andalucia, Spain

From $1495 Per person

7 nights in Andalucia, Spain
Sat Mar 11 - Sat Mar 18, 2017

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Highlights

Suryalila is nestled serenely in a large open valley in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema. This majestic mountain range can be seen looming large on the horizon. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: rolling hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes. The sense of vastness and expansiveness is very uplifting.

Suryalila prides itself on offering sumptuous banquets of delicious gourmet vegetarian and vegan-friendly organic food. They grow as much of the food served as possible and  keep happy chickens who provide guests with eggs.

Suryalila has two stunning yoga halls. Ganesha Yoga Shala has a gorgeous wooden ceiling as well as a wooden floor and is filled with light from windows on both walls as well as a skylight. It also has a lovely balcony with benches for enjoying the expansive views.

The Om Dome has been dubbed the most magnificent yoga hall in Europe. The sacred geometry creates a cathedral-like space, which is awe-inspiring and unique. The Dome overlooks rolling hills, olive groves and a ruined convent. Inside, the Dome boasts underfloor heating and cooling and two long walls for practicing inversions. The walls have been beautiful decorated with colorful murals of Indian gods and Tibetan imagery. There is a state of the art sound system as well as atmospheric lighting.

 Both yoga spaces are fully outfitted with yoga props.

What's Included

Accommodations

8 days, 7 nights at Suryalila Retreat Centre Andalucia

Meals

Gourmet vegetarian and vegan-friendly organic breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Airport Transfers

Roundtrip airport transfers (Seville International Airport)

Flights

Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

Optional Activities

Cultural trips to Seville, Ronda, Cadiz and Arcos de la Frontera, Horseriding from Suryalila, Canoeing and kayaking, Hiking in the beautiful Sierra de Grazalema, Guided cycle rides, Flamenco classes in the village or on site, The Turkish baths in Jerez, Beach days, Spanish Lessons

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Seville Airport (SVQ) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

The Instructor

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Matt Giordano

Yoga Ambassador

Matt (500 ERYT) gives credit to an influential figure from his teenage years--his high school art teacher-- for sparking within him the curiosity and tenacity that eventually led him to yoga. It was Eileen Walk who told Giordano: "You are not allowed to say 'I can’t.' You must rephrase to a question: 'How?'"

That inquisitive and unrelenting spirit laid the foundation for Matt to begin a devoted yoga practice. When coupled with his passion to understand the physics and subtle alignment of the body, Matt’s dharma as a teacher came into focus.

Originally from Sea Cliff, Long Island, Giordano is primarily based in Connecticut and Manhattan, where he teaches at local studios and shows off his daring side riding motorcycles along the open road. Matt is often on the go, traveling internationally to teach yoga and perform acrobatics. Well-known for his ability to guide students deeply into postures with his refined attention to detail and precise action cues, Giordano is an adept guide for all-levels students at festivals, workshops and in his weekly studio classes. His study of biomechanics and integrative mind-body techniques informs his teaching, as he draws upon wisdom from traditions of yoga, martial arts (Aikido and Tae Kwan Do), acrobatics, AcroYoga and Thai Yoga Massage. In the end, Matt inspires a humble confidence, allowing students to find ease while expanding the edge of their comfort zones.

As Giordano helps make AcroYoga a household name, the media has taken notice; featuring him in Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Alignyo, Yoga Dork and on LIVE! With Kelly and Michael. Events the world over are allowing countless students the opportunity to practice with Matt. No one misses the action, as his growing digital content (YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) has become another platform for Matt to share delight, technique and even the occasional appearance of his dog Tito, a Papillon and heart-melting super yogi.


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Suryalila Retreat Centre Andalucia

Suryalila accommodation packages are all-inclusive, which means that whether you are sleeping in a dorm or in our most deluxe suite, you will enjoy three gourmet vegetarian buffet-style meals per day and have full access to all of our beautiful common areas and facilities.

  • Unique Furnishings & Decorations: Our furnishings and decorations have all been imported from Bali, India and Morocco. The Spanish farmhouse-style wooden ceilings with beams and the terracotta tiled floors blend harmoniously with the exotic Asian furniture and wall hangings. The designer decor is both soothing to the soul and delightful to the eye.
  • Dining Hall & Outdoor Dining Areas: There is a beautiful, spacious dining hall adjacent to the main kitchen where guests can enjoy our delicious organic meals together. We also offer many beautiful outside spaces for dining as well.
  • Cozy Living Areas & Fireplaces: There is a cozy, communal living room area with couches and a library shelf. In the few cooler winter months, a log stove keeps this area toasty. There is also an upstairs mezzanine with comfortable couches next to Ganesha Yoga Shala.
  • Saltwater Pool & Retreat Amenities: Relax around our lovely saltwater pool, hang out in a hammock in one of our pagodas, or enjoy a massage with one of our highly skilled in-house masseurs!

Amenities

  • Internet
  • Pool

Pricing Per Person

Reserve your spot with a $295 deposit!

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Deluxe Yurt

Spacious yurt features two beds and is fully furnished, with all of the comforts of our other rooms and a back-to-nature ambience. The yurt is located in the “glamping” area overlooking the ancient olive grove and has access to three hot showers, one toilet and 4 eco toilets right beside it. It has a wood burning fire stove for the colder months.

$1495

per person

2 guests

1 BED LEFT
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Twin Room

Features 2 single beds and a shared bathroom. Photo is an example of a twin room. Every room at Suryalila is uniquely designed.

$1595

per person

2 guests

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Mini Dorm

Our comfortable, spacious dormitories have four beds per room with shared bathrooms. This four-person dormitory is located on the ground floor of Casa Ganesha, the main house.

$1395

per person

4 guests

SOLD OUT
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Deluxe Private

Room features a double bed and private bathroom. Photo is an example of a deluxe double. Every room at Suryalila is uniquely designed.

$1695

per person

2 guests

SOLD OUT
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Superior Private

Features one double bed with a shared bathroom. Photo is an example of a superior double room. Every room at Suryalila is uniquely designed.

$1595

per person

2 guests

SOLD OUT
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  • Jenifer
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 09 2016

This was possibly the most relaxing experience I've ever had. The property is stunning and the rooms are beyond comfortable. While the food was definitely delicious, after 3 hours of yoga a day and activities, need a little more food in my food...eggs and more carbs would have been good. It's a little heavy on the veggies for all the calories you are burning.


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