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Besides daily yoga classes, the new Move and Manifest retreats offer a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats will have meaningful discussions and fun activities intended to help you tap into your own inner wisdom and heartfelt desires. Moreover, between the vibrancy of Marrakesh and the serenity of the desert and mountains, the atmosphere will surely ignite your being with an energy perfect for the creative process.
Located in Marrakesh on 8.5 acres of land, including five acres of olive grove, this stylish and eco-friendly abode has been featured in worldwide publications, including National Geographic Traveler. Breathtakingly beautiful and luxuriously designed, the living quarters where guests will stay during the retreat feature gorgeous fireplaces and a glamorous bathroom in each room. Each bedroom also has its own private terrace, just the right place to enjoy a mint 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 are 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. This place is not only gorgeous, but also eco-friendly. Observing ‘green’ building and gardening techniques, you will feel good about the organic bounty served on your plate, and the hot water you use heated by the solar panels. Spend some free time at the lovely, inviting pool and patio, join 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 is a freelance photographer, travel, lifestyle writer, and the author of the award-winning blog, My Marrakesh. Both make a perfect team in putting this amazing estate together.
Move and Manifest retreats will feature daily yoga classes and life workshops led by the collaborator, Michelle Lee. 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 will be lead in an Ashtanga-inspired general Vinyasa flow. The yoga lessons will begin the mornings and, in this theme of retreat, will be the assistant to help guests feel prepared and open to explore deeper in the focus of the life-coaching workshops. Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat. All levels welcome.
Not only guest will enjoy the grounds of Peacock Pavilions, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio, private terraces, and covered yoga platform, but also the retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites. A guided day in Marrakesh will lead guests through an introduction to souks and visits to sites such as Bahia Palace or Ben Youssef Madrasa. A full day will be spent exploring the nearby Atlas Mountains with a base at the Kasbah Tamadot Hotel and a traditional mule trek to the nearby village of Asni, followed by time at the beautiful grounds of this five-star location overlooking the vista and tasting lunch menu.
You will even enjoy an afternoon at Marrakesh's most famous luxury hotel, La Mamounia, where guests can indulge in the pool, spa, and garden areas of this amazing place. 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.
This fantastic yoga retreat will take place at the fabulous Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, either hosted at Peacock Pavilions or out and about in town. Some even come with a side dish of belly-dancing. Plus, there is wine-tasting, a cocktail reception, and even a meal at the night market. 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 couscous, 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. All meals are vegetarian while special dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
You will experience a spa treatment at Les Bains de Marrakesh which is included in the price.
Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Eat.Pray.Move Yoga Holiday Retreats will pick you up from the airport.
The nearest train station is Marrakesh railway station. Transfer between the train station and villa will be provided.