Kat Farrants and Lucy McCarthy on MFML Retreat

Join our Movement For Modern Life Winter Yoga Retreat!



Let’s come together to celebrate, transform and shine at our annual retreat at the incredible Suryalila in November 2020!

Join us for another special retreat at the stunning Suryalila with our founder, Kat, and one of our incredible teachers, Lucy McCarthy. It’s a cosy event with just 20 participants and gives us the chance to prepare for the oncoming winter- it’s the highlight of Kat’s year! All levels of practice are catered for; our only requirement is that we all adopt a friendly open-heartedness so we can all shine, together.

Winter Wellness Retreat Thursday 5th to Monday 9th November 2020

About Suryalila

We will be joining together at the absolutely incredible Suryalila in Spain for a winter wellbeing gathering, to enjoy the last of the season’s sunshine! With its beautifully decorated rooms, gorgeous rolling hills and olive groves, sauna, salt water pool and nourishing meals, Suryalila offers it all.

Suryalila has a magnificent dome yoga shala. This stunning space with underfloor heating has a dome window with breathtaking views across the horizon.

This gorgeous retreat centre in the heart of the rolling hills of Andalucía, less than an hour from the historic cities of Cadiz and Seville, is also home to the permaculture project, Dandyadara. It is nestled serenely in a large river valley on the edge of a mountainous national park and it is perfectly located to visit the culturally rich towns of the region and unspoilt beaches of the Costa de Luz. A striking part of the natural beauty of the property is the breathtaking vista extending in all directions: gently undulating hills, fields of sunflowers, and lakes.

“Suryalila is a magical spot – you feel the deep peace the moment you arrive, and after one night, you never want to leave again.”

Martin D. Clark, editor OM Yoga and Lifestyle Magazine.

The Retreat

Bookings are now open for this amazing opportunity to learn with one of our very popular MFML yoga teachers Lucy McCarthy who will be teaching classes in the morning to fire your soul and get you moving and in the evening to ground and centre. Kat Farrants, Founder of MFML will join the group on this retreat and will be giving fireside chats on transformation and manifestation. Suryalila is the perfect environment in which to bask in the beauty of the natural surroundings, be fed the most incredible food and in your downtime enjoy the delights of massages and saunas! What’s not to love?

This will be a very small, personal group and there will be time to laugh, talk or to enjoy the beautiful local nature. The atmosphere will be cosy, intimate and supportive. Give yourself the gift of nourishment and invest in yourself in the best way possible.

The freshly prepared food here is so good and a very real reason that our founder Kat has kept coming back! A hearty, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, using some of the freshest, seasonal and locally-sourced organic fruit and vegetables prepared freshly in the kitchen, straight from the garden. Nutritionally balanced and well planned to sustain you with vital vitamins and minerals and leave you feeling energised. Vegan diets, food allergies and intolerances can all be catered for.

In your spare time, you can simply relax, or take part in the many activities on offer; you could wander the permaculture project, take walks among the hills, explore the scenery on horseback, relax in the sauna and soak up local culture in the nearby towns.

There will only be a maximum of 20 spaces on this retreat.

Daily Programme

On this retreat we will be using the dynamic morning session to heat, cleanse and purify the body and mind ready for the winter ahead, and the afternoon sessions will be an exploration of more restorative practices such as breath work, restorative yoga and yoga nidra. Expect to come away from this retreat revived, rejuvenated and deeply relaxed.

There will be time set aside each day to take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings; perfect for long walks, bicycle rides or massage treatments at Suryalila’s treatment rooms with local therapists. The days will flow roughly as follows:

Arrive at 3pm on Thursday November 5th

Welcome and post-flight practice: 5pm

Dinner 7pm


7am Tea/coffee/fruit

7.30 am Morning Practice

1pm – lunch

4.30 – Talking Circle and Evening Practice

7pm Dinner


7am Tea/coffee/fruit

7.30 am Morning Practice

Transfers at around 11am

What’s Included?

The cost starts at £550 per space and includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Three delicious vegetarian meals each day
  • Free tea, coffee, fruit and drinking water throughout the day
  • Daily meditation and yoga classes
  • Sauna
  • Discussions on transformation with Kat Farrants

All other trips, activities, treatments and wine with your evening meal are at an additional cost.


Suryalila offers comfortable accommodation in little houses each with their own kitchen and living room area, all artfully and tastefully furnished and decorated with careful attention to detail. Every room is uniquely beautiful with impeccable Feng Shui.

There are different levels of accommodation to suit every budget, and we can offer twin beds in most rooms, so please state on your booking form if you would like a twin bed. All prices are for four nights.

Kali House (Double bed with private bathroom)

Price per person for single occupancy – £799

Price per person for double occupancy – £699.

Padma House & Tara House (Double bed with private bathroom)

Price per person for single occupancy – £799

Price per person for double occupancy – £699

Price per person for single occupancy (shared bathroom) – £750

Price per person for double occupancy (shared bathroom, twin bed option) – £650

Govinda (Double bed with en-suite bathroom)

Price per person for single occupancy – £799

Price per person for double occupancy – £699

Price per person for twin bed option with private bathroom downstairs – £650

Ananda Shanti (Double bed with en-suite bathroom)

Price per person for single occupancy – £799

Price per person for double occupancy – £699

Eco Casa Soma (Double bed with outdoor bathroom facilities)

Price per person single occupancy – £620

Want to know more?

Put the dates Thursday 5th November – Monday 9th November 2020 in your diary. Rally a friend, your mum, your sister, a partner and complete the form below to book!


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Travel Arrangements


Several airlines fly to Seville or Malaga. Suryalila can be reached in just one hour from the airport in Seville. Malaga airport is two and a half hours away. Both Easyjet and Ryanair fly from London to Seville and offer low cost airfares, particularly if you book early. Also try Skyscanner and BA.

Recommended Flights

Outbound: London Gatwick – Seville EASYJET EZY8175. Departs at 07:55

Return: Seville – London Gatwick EASYJET EZY8176. Departs at 13:55

If all retreaters aim to get to Seville Airport at around 1pm then transfers to Suryalila can be shared.

Late arrivals

Please be aware for flight booking Suryalila now has a late arrivals policy: ‘We are now implementing a policy that stipulates that guests need to arrive at Suryalila by 21:15 at the latest. That still allows 15 additional minutes before our reception closes in case they are a little bit late. But if guests cannot make that time they must be advised to stay overnight in Seville or Malaga or wherever they are coming from and then make their way to Suryalila the following the morning.

This means that that latest time guests should be arriving into Seville airport is 20:00, Jerez at 20:30 and Malaga at 18:45’.


Transfers cost €70 one way for a taxi from Jerez de la Frontera or €90 from Seville for up to 4 persons. These will be arranged for you and people will be grouped together where possible to share the cost.

Terms and conditions

A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required with this booking form to secure your place. Full payment is due by September 24, 2020. If booking within six weeks of start date payment in full will be required upon booking.

Payment can be made by bank transfer. We will send bank transfer information when we receive your booking request. ROOMS AVAILABLE ON FIRST COME BASIS. PLEASE INDICATE PREFERENCE FOR ROOM, AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO MEET YOUR REQUEST.

Please let us know as soon as possible if something comes up and you cannot attend the retreat. We always endeavour to treat cancellations fairly and sympathetically, but as spaces are limited the following applies: The full amount you’ve paid minus the deposit (£100) will be refunded if you cancel 30 days BEFORE the start of the retreat. If you cancel WITHIN 30 days of the retreat, no refund will be issued unless we find a replacement for the vacancy created by your cancellation. If we do find a replacement, we will refunded everything you’ve paid minus the deposit to you within 15 days.

We do NOT accept any liability for:
• Cancellations, delays or changes caused by war, threat of war, terrorist actions or threats, closure of airports, civil strife, industrial action, natural disaster, technical problems to transport, staff cancellations, weather or other events beyond our control.
• Participants’ medical or psychiatric conditions which may develop during or subsequent to the holiday.
• Loss of, or damage to, personal property of participants.

If you have had any major physical or emotional illness within the past 5 years, or are under medical or psychiatric supervision, you must notify us of the details at the time of booking and, where appropriate, enclose a doctor’s certificate of fitness to travel. Non-disclosure of relevant information can invalidate your insurance and cancel our contractual obligation to you.


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