About Us

 

Our beautiful Shakti Boutique store is located in the Andalucian countryside as the on site shop of Suryalila Retreat Centre.

Suryalila Retreat Centre is a stunning renovated olive farm consisting of eight houses that form the cortijo or old farmhouse. In typical Spanish style, there are two inner courtyards, one of which blooms with orange and lemon trees.

Suryalila Retreat Centre 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 behind Suryalila. 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 property sits on 45 acres of land and is still a working olive farm with over 350 olive trees. We also grow organic fruit and vegetables and keep chickens for eggs.

In the Shakti Boutique, we sell a range of clothes, gifts, yoga props, jewellery and more. We hope you enjoy the taster of this that we provide here in our online shop. If you'd like to visit us in person (and we really hope you will!) please check out our website here for more information and booking.

Meet Vidya,

Vidya Jacqueline Heisel, E-RYT 500, SYT, is the Director of Suryalila Retreat Centre and the Director of Frog Lotus Yoga International Yoga Teacher Training Programmes.

Vidya grew up in England, and lived in India, Bali and the USA, before arriving in southern Spain in 2011. Yoga has been Vidya’s life-long passion. She started studying, practicing and teaching yoga in 1975 and since then has taught yoga extensively worldwide. After founding Frog Lotus Yoga Studio in Massachusetts in 2002, Vidya created a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training programme, which she has taught at retreat centres around the world. Vidya currently runs most of her Yoga Teacher Training Programmes, retreats and holidays at Suryalila, where she resides. Vidya’s other interests include nutrition, gourmet vegetarian cooking and interior design, all of which she joyfully expresses at Suryalila. Vidya was one of the founding partners of Suryalila. She oversees the running of Suryalila and upholds and manifests the vision. To enjoy practicing yoga with Vidya from the comfort of your own home, get involved with movement for modern life and catch Vidya and many other incredible teachers online.