Vidya is the soul and visionary of the project. As the CEO of Suryalila Retreat Centre she takes pride in loving the land and treating it with care and respect. She strives to create beautiful spaces for guests to enjoy and also wants to move towards more self-sufficiency.
As a yogui she is very aware of how our actions need to contribute to the greater good and that is the main motivation behind the creation of Danyadara.
Having stepped out of mainstream life in England at quite a young age, Jacob Evans has been on a journey of cultural exploration for many years now.
His travels led him to Spain initially, where he began to develop his bi-lingual capacity with the Spanish language. Afterwards he traveled to Latin America, where he first encountered permaculture, and since that time he has been dedicated to learning, studying and implementing permaculture techniques.
He has a well rounded experience in many climates and contexts and continues to train both in the field and in the classroom. He is driven by a passion for regenerative agriculture, which he is now implementing at Danyadara, as the Farm Manager.
His wit and humour balance his serious and dedicated approach to bringing forth a new culture in harmony with nature.