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Come away to the exotic land of Morocco for one of Eat.Pray.Moves most popular 7 day yoga retreats in Marrakesh, filled with trips to the souks, a day in the Atlas Mountains, exquisite meals, spa treatments, and more. While you practice yoga, meet new friends, explore, relax, sweat, experience and of course eat amazing Moroccan cuisine, pray in mindful contemplation, and move through powerful poses. From daily yoga classes and shopping at souks, to henna parties and a day in the Atlas Mountains, the Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Retreat at Peacock Pavilions is the perfect combination of restoration and exploration for body and soul.
The most popular retreat now has a luxury itinerary. If you've not experienced the Morocco retreat or if you've been a past guest, this twist is sure to tempt! There will be yoga classes, trip to Atlas Mountains, champagne brunch, full day spa, cooking demo, guided shopping day and much more. All levels are welcome in this yoga retreat. Eat.Pray.Move offers restorative and challenging experiences for both body and mind. Guests enjoy daily yoga classes, smaller retreat sizes, exciting day-trips, healthy vegetarian fare, plenty of space to relax, and a lot of wonderful memories to take back home.
This fantastic yoga retreat will take place at the fabulous Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel. Located in Marrakesh on 8.5 acres of land, including 5 acres of olive grove, this stylish and eco-friendly abode has been featured in worldwide publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Elle Decor, Travel+Leisure and more.
Breathtakingly beautiful and luxuriously designed, the living quarters where guests will stay during the retreat features gorgeous fireplaces and a glamorous bathroom in each room. Each bedroom also has its own private terrace - "just the right place to enjoy a minty tea or a zingy cocktail"!
The entire pavilion property has been decorated with care and "loaded with art, special fabrics, and exotic good stuff from all around the world. A swanky place to relax, the salon/great room has a stunning lacy plasterwork that took weeks to complete. There is also seating and dining areas for intimate discussions and cozy meals. A spiral staircase leads to a catwalk high in the air, where you can sit on vintage embroideries and admire the view." Not only is this place gorgeous, but it's also eco-friendly. Observing "green" building and gardening techniques, you'll feel good about the organic bounty served to your plate, and the hot water you use heated by the solar panels! Spend some free time at the lovely, inviting pool and patio, or join us for a henna and cocktail party in the painted tent, or perhaps an outdoor cinema night on the lawn.
Peacock Pavilions is owned by Maryam and her husband Chris, both recently featured on HGTV's House Hunters International. Chris is an architect, and Maryam a freelance photographer, travel and lifestyle writer, and the author of the award winning blog, My Marrakesh and book, Marrakesh By Design. Both make a perfect team in putting this amazing estate together. Each guest will receive of Maryam Montague's Marrakesh by Design book.
This retreat is part of our GIVE BACK initiative, where EPM will donate at least 10% of profits to a humanitarian partner in the community where each retreat is held. Our partner in Marrakesh is PROJECT SOAR who works with underprivileged communities and young women to empower with design, clean-up projects, and creative venture.
Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, restorative, and more vigorous vinyasa flow and ashtanga styles. Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat. All levels welcome!
Style and class levels will be determined and moulded to fit participating students' needs, and with a small intimate retreat class size, students will be able to get personalized attention and comfortability to deeply explore their practice. Depending on each retreat location, classes will be held in a dedicated indoor yoga space and some also offer outdoor options as well for us to use if the weather is agreeable. During Mindful Movement retreats, there will be an emphasis on deepening the meditation practice throughout the week with various techniques being introduced. Before our farewell dinner, we'll enjoy an interesting wine tasting party to learn about Moroccan wines!
Guests will not only enjoy the grounds of Peacock Pavilions, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio, private terraces, and covered yoga platform, but the retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites. A guided shopping day in Marrakesh will lead guests through an introduction to Souks as well as the newer city of Guilez with some of Maryam's favorite boutiques.
A full day will be spent exploring the nearby Atlas Mountains with a base at the Kasbah Tamadot Hotel with a traditional mule trek to the nearby village of Asni followed by time at the beautiful grounds of this 5-star location overlooking the vistas with a cooking demo and tasting menu dinner. An afternoon will be spent at the luxurious La Mamounia Hotel in Marrakesh enjoying the pools and an afternoon tea. One day we'll visit Yves St. Laurent's famous Jardin Majorelle and berber museum. The final full day entails a trip to the famous Bains de Marrakesh, a luxurious spa facility, where guests can be pampered to their heart's content with a full program of various treatments. What better way to wrap up a week of yoga than a day of pure relaxation.
Marrakesh, or Marrakech is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Casablanca, Fes and Rabat, and is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz. It is located to the north of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Like many Moroccan cities, Marrakesh comprises an old fortified city packed with vendors and their stalls (the medina), bordered by modern neighborhoods. Marrakesh has the largest traditional Berber market in Morocco and the image of the city is closely associated with its souks.
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Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily either hosted at Peackcock Pavilions or out and about in town. The cuisine is simple, delicious and Moroccan, using fresh ingredients from the on-site organic gardens or local markets. Selection may include tempting dishes and libations like stuffed dates, almond cous-cous, vegetable terrine, avocado dip, leek tarts, mint tea, pomegranate martini, rose water, and more. Selection is seasonal, and you can guarantee to love and appreciate each bite.
Plus, on this luxury retreat there is a wine-tasting, a cocktail reception, and even a meal at Sir Richard Branson's luxury retreat in the Atlas Mountains complete with a cooking demo, chef's tasting menu, and wine pairing. Plus, enjoy a proper afternoon tea at the famous historic and uber-luxurious La Mamounia in Marrakesh. Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Included in your package is a pampering spa treatment at Le Bains de Marrakesh. At Les Bains de Marrakech, the spa and massage treatments are combined with ancient tradition. Give your self a break and enjoy the magical touch of expert hands of highly qualified masseurs and masseuses. All treatments use 100% natural products.
Nearest airport is Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Transfers from and to the airport are included in the package.
Nearest train station: Marrakesh.