Ten Keys to a Happy Sober You!

Midlife Yoga & Creative Writing  

 Retreat

Suryalila Andalusia

For the sober & sober curious

29th March - 5th April  2025

With 

Be Yoga 

 

Yoga & Creativity, Play & Flow.

Join us at award-winning Suryalila, the Luxury Yoga Retreat Centre Nourish in Andalusia. Restore and explore yourself and your creativity in this unique  retreat offering for midlife wellbeing. 

Together we will explore the holistic toolkit of movement, hormonal health, nutrition and creativity as we carve out space to move intentionally into our through our midlife. 

Blending expertly-delivered, mindful and trauma-informed yoga classes for all levels with creative workshops, based on the Science of Happiness and Positive Psychology we carve out precious time to nurture, discover, rediscover. Combining somatics and yoga wisdom with personal tools this is a truly holistic opportunity to further or begin your creative coaching experience and yoga journey.

No previous experience needed, just this is permission to play, connect and explore!

Tools of mindful movement, connection with others and spaces of flow are power tools in the midlife  toolkit. Together we will explore, create, play and build resilience in both mind and body to nurture the joyful living. 

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Meet Your Hosts

Bryony Hamerton & Kate Baily

About Bryony 

Senior yoga instructor, yoga therapist and experienced teacher trainer Bryony is the founder of Be-Yoga Centre in Hayward's Heath, Sussex, with 13 years and 10000+ hours of teaching, she brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to her classes and training programmes. 

'Yoga for everyone' is Bryony's motto. No previous experience is needed for this yoga retreat.  Balancing dynamic practice and a regular and dedicated Yin yoga practice, Bryony passionately believes that the practice of yoga is for all of us and that there is a style of yoga to suit everybody at every stage of life.

Bryony is extremely skillful at creating a safe space to practice and explore yoga movement and is a trauma- informed practitioner. 

About Kate 

Kate Baily is an ICF Accredited¬† Sobriety, Behavioural Health and Life Coach specialising in habit change, holistic well-being for women, midlife, perimenopause transition and stress management. She was a finalist in The International Coaching Awards in 2019. A SHE RECOVERS¬ģ Coach, means that she is trained in and her work aligns with the SHE RECOVERS¬ģ Intentions & Guiding Principles.¬†

 She also is co-author of two best-selling books on holistic sober living Love Yourself Sober (Welbeck 2020) and Love Your Sober Year (Hachette 2022.)

Kate brings her coaching experience, 10 years on the sober path and her creative practices to bring you an opportunity to explore and build your own creative practices to support your sobriety. 

What's on Offer

Yoga with Bryony 

Practice yoga in the incredible Om yoga dome overlooking panoramic view of the hillside and in the Moon Shall and Ganesh Shala. Bryony has been teaching yoga for two decades to all ages and capacities and practices an intuitive yoga practice where you are guided by your body under her expert guidance and support.

No experience is needed and all sessions are completely optional.
Morning Pranayama

Before breakfast (and a cold water plunge ?)  We explore a variety of ways to start or deepen your meditation practice including breathwork, mindfulness, mantra and mala in the tranquil Moon Shala, as the sun climbs over the hillside. 

Morning Mindful Flow

Each morning we meet mid morning to do our most dynamic practice and catch that morning energy! Bryony's Mindful Flow is suitable for all levels. 

Afternoon Restorative Practice

 Each afternoon we explore restorative practices to rest and restore, including yin postures, yoga nidra and sound bath. 

Joy Meditation

Inspired by her tuition with  the pioneering yoga teacher Shiva Rae, Bryony guides us in joyful movement to bangin' tunes in the Om Dome at dark. A truly incredible experience. 

Kirtan

Together we explore singing together in Ganesh Shala by candlelight. Singing is scientifically proven to lift the spirits and reduce stress and this is an opportunity to learn and experience this with Bryony and Kate. No experience is necessary. As Bryony says 'If you can breathe you can sing' ! 

 

Creative Writing  sessions with Kate 

Kate was a national press journalist and is the author of two books. She will guide you through a range of creative practices to encourage confidence and enjoyment, play and flow in your writing.

Finding your Flow, finding your Voice on the Page. 

Just as your voice is unique to you, so too is your writing voice and your own personal lexicon. Together we explore how to find our voice in writing, move through creative blocks and  experiment with  beginners mindset as we allow ourselves to play. 

We find delicious spaces of flow to retreat from the busyness of life, process our experiences and build creative tools to thrive as we deepen and enhance our enjoyment of life.

No experience needed.

Establishing a journaling Practice 

We will look at how to identify and establish a rhythm and style of journaling that suits you and your life. From creative journaling to gratitude prompts, Kate will guide you in a variety of journaling techniques throughout the week. 

 

Sobriety Workshops 

Grey Area Dinking Explained 

Building a holistic Sober Toolkit 

Daily Sobriety Sharing Circles 

We gather at 4.30pm each day to checkin in and connect with each other. 

Menopause Doula Sessions. 

Midlife, Perimenopause and Menopause information and guidance, sobriety, holistic wellness coaching and menopause mapping with Kate. 

These need to be booked separately with here. Subject to availability. 

Other facilities 

You may wish to enjoy the salt water swimming pool and eco sauna, award winning food, wander around the olive groves and organic gardens or book a horse ride or massage. You can rest and retreat in The Garden of Stillness or enjoy some retail therapy in 3 pagodas Shakti Boutique Shop.

Take the meandering path lined with aromatic lavender and rosemary bushes through the glamping area dotted with yurts, teepees and mini domes. Carry on past the magnificent Om Dome, and our celebratory Banyan Tree encircled with brightly coloured flags, and eventually you’ll find the stunning meditation garden.

Accommodation

Your stay will be in the designer accommodations, lovingly created by Surialilyas owners, Eco Casas or Luxury Glamping yurts, sharing and solo options are available.
The beautiful private double rooms with ensuite bathrooms are part of the original cortijo farm house, either as stand alone rooms, or in our shared Govinda house with a cosy communal seating area. The ensuite bathroom has a tiled shower, WC and plenty of storage for your belongings.  

Private or shared room in Eco-building: Double or separate twin beds.
Separate and shared bathroom. Outdoor showers with open tops and eco-toilets and stunning views on Andalusian hills


The accommodation packages are all inclusive. You will enjoy three gourmet vegetarian buffet-style meals per day, yoga spaces & props and have full access to all of the beautiful common areas and facilities ‚Äď salt water swimming pool and sauna. Horse riding and massage treatments can be booked on request.

Prices start from £1100 all inclusive ( excluding flights and transfers)  based on sharing. 

Limited solo occupancy options. Book now to secure your place! 

 

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