Sand. Sea. Sunsets. Souks. Shopping and Yoga…BLISS!
27 Sept – 3 Oct 2013
Join Meenal and Naz on a Yoga Adventure around Morocco’s sweetest spots! We invite you to dive deeper into your yoga journey whilst sampling the incredible cultural and scenic diversity that Morocco has to offer. We are blessed to have the wonderful Ali as our entertaining tour guide, who has developed very close relationships with the Riads, restaurant owners, drivers and many locals from her years spent exploring this wonderful country! Expect a very personal, intimate experience, creating the foundation for a magical and memorable time for your body, mind and soul!
This retreat has that exact purpose – to allow an opportunity to retreat from the everyday rhythm of life in order to nourish, relax, have fun and meet yourself more deeply on all levels. We will cultivate a spacious mind, an expanisive heart and inspire creativity through self expression and self reflection. Peace, love and harmony are at the essence of your ‘Self’ and to unveil this inner beauty that we all have within us, we simply need to give our ‘self’ some breathing space and time out. Then out of nowhere the heart is ignited, you have vision, optimism and enthusiasm that can fill your life with renewed beauty, purpose and meaning.
The foundation of the retreat, is to encourage and inspire you beyond your perceived limitations to experience a higher vibration and greater bliss and joy within your everyday life.
The 6 night adventure includes a 2 night stay in the following locations: Marrakech – Sidi Kaouki – Essaouira. For full itinerary visit see below.
Yoga will take place every morning and afternoon at 5pm in the yoga space provided at the Riad. We will begin each morning as the sun rises with meditation/pranayama followed by an energising hatha yoga practice. After class, you will be served a delicious breakfast before the afternoon adventures/relaxation begins! From then on, you have plenty of time to explore, shop, check out the local eateries, museums, gardens or simply chill by the pool/have a massage! Throughout the tour Meenal will be on hand to offer a selection of treatments including reflexology and reiki. We will then come back together for a beautiful afternoon practice, which will vary each day, including all aspects of yoga such as a restorative, gentle yoga/ a slow meditative class/ playing with inversions/ fun partner work/ yoga nidra/ meditation and chanting! Then its time to catch that sunset before a delicious local dinner!
MARRAKECH: In the last few years Marrakech has become the hotspot destination particularly for city breaks where trend-setting tourists, including celebrities, come to soak up the bustling atmosphere of the souks whilst staying in chic riads decorated in a sumptuous Moroccan style. Meet the locals, we will be welcomed by old friends Sobha, Hassan and Abdul Latief. Dine out in the vibrant Djemma el Fna with Ayesha and her family while we are entertained by the snake charmers, jugglers and story tellers. Sip cocktails in the souk or enjoy a traditional hammam (bath house and massage).
SIDI KAOUKI: Named for Sufi saint Sufi Kaouki who was renowned for his healing abilities. The wild and windy beach make it an attractive place for windsurfers. There is something quite haunting and magical about this place! In addition to our scheduled yoga there is plenty of time to
relax around the swimming pool and enjoy walking, horseriding and windsurfing.
ESSAOUIRA: Situated on the northern coast of Morocco, Essaouira is a picturesque port most popular with independent travellers. With good winds all year, it is known as an ideal spot for windsurfing. The friendly traffic free medina is the perfect place for shopping, listening to the famous Gnoua music whilst sipping coffee and eating fabulous Moroccan pastries.
To see pictures of each location, join us over at the Facebook Event.
COSTS: £495 per person if booked before July 31st.
£550 after that.
A non-refundable deposit of £150 will be taken to secure your place. Final payment due by 31st August.
Places are limited to 12 people.
Please get in touch with Naz or Meenal (email@example.com
All prices are subject to availability and taxes are subject to change.
o All transfers
o Twin share accommodation
o Morning and afternoon yoga sessions
o Services of tour leader (The wonderful Ali!)
o Personal travel insurance
o Items of a personal nature
o Visas, not necessary for UK passport holders.
o International flights
FLIGHTS: For flights from Europe check Easy Jet, British Airways, Thomson’s or Ryanair. Flights from the UK to Marrakech will take just under 3.5 hours.
Treat yourself to a fabulous adventure!
Fri 27 Oct
Arrive Marrakech (3.5 hour flight) You will be met on arrival atMarrakechMenaraAirportand transferred to Riad Daria – 15 minutes. 5pm yoga/meditation. Dinner at Riad
Sat 28 Sep
Early morning yoga. Visit to souk, Ben Youssef, musee de Marrakech. 5pm yoga. Cocktails at Café Arabe. Dinner in Djemma el Fna,
Sun 29 Sep
Morning yoga. Transfer to Sidi Kaouki approx 3 hours Visit argan cooperative en route. Afternoon yoga.
Mon 30 Sep
Morning yoga. Optional activities. Surfing, horseriding or relax by the pool. Time for one to one yoga session with Naz and treatments with Meenal. Afternoon yoga.
Tues 01 Oct
Morning yoga. After breakfast transfer to Essaouira – 1 hour. Orientation tour of souk. Afternoon at leisure. Optional activities shopping, windsurfing etc. Afternoon yoga
Wed 02 Oct
Morning yoga. Full day to enjoy the medina and beach. Evening yoga. Group Farewell dinner
Thurs 03 Oct
Early morning transfer to Marrakech Menara. Option to stay on in Marrakech or Essaouira, please ask for details.
Customs: Morocco is a Muslim country and tourists should be sensitive to local traditions and customs. Swimsuits and shorts should only be worn at private pools at hotels and beaches. It is considered offensive to wear clothes that reveal a lot of bare skin.
Language: Arabic is the official language. French and Spanish are also widely spoken and many Moroccans working in tourism will be able to speak some English.
Dialling Code: 00212
Electricity: 220 volts, 50Hz. Two pin round plugs are used.