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    Stephanie Benetiere

    Reviews (60)

    Tara Bell

    from United States, December 2018

    "November Yoga Break"

    Everything- hospitality, food, yoga instructors, location ,garden trips- the perfect short getaway


    from United States, November 2018

    "Hike yoga Marrakech "

    The raid.. the food...

    Richard Cobbold

    from United Kingdom, November 2018

    "A few days at the Magellan."

    Everything was exceptional - the location in the Medina / the Riad / the staff ( helpful and courteous ) / lovely food / the organised trips and nearby facilities / the the 2 Yoga instructors ( Patricia and Atmed ) and the overall great value for money.

    Cathy Emmott

    from United Kingdom, July 2018

    "Great yoga!"

    Atmen was my cover yogi and inspirational from my first practice to my last. Thank you Atmen. Otherwise the Riad is beautiful, the accommodation excellent and the location great for pottering around the Médina.

    Maiko Nakamura

    from Spain, June 2018

    I liked Steph's teaching yoga the most during the retreat.I haven't been interested in Yin yoga but her Yin yoga class was amazing.I got to know Yin yoga is also good for my health.After Steph's class,my flexibility was improved a lot.

    Steph,Phillippe and the staff were very kind and polite.

    The accommodation was clean and good atmosphere.

    Nick Pitt

    from United Kingdom, June 2018

    "Delightful, peaceful, centrally located Riad with great Yoga"

    Steph's Yoga was great.

    Adil (Manager) looked after me brilliantly.

    The rooms are spacious and cool with simple but smart decor.

    Rooftop is lovely for morning yoga and evening hang out.

    Food generous and delightful.

    Katherina Hauss

    from Italy, May 2018

    "Perfect to finish a wonderful trip through Marocco"

    Amazing Riad with love to details, location is just perfect in the heart of the medina. Staff is extra friendly and very helpful for all questions. I loved the food but it was not very creative - veggie tajin. Yoga with Stef is just perfect. Thank you!

    Helena Diez Burgos

    from Andorra, January 2018

    "Precio calidad caro"

    La profesora era buena ,pero las clases pocas por el precio.

    Claire Desreumaux

    from United Kingdom, January 2019

    "Amazing yoga retreat in the heart of Marrakesh"

    I came with my mother for a 5 days retreat at Riad Magellan and it was a super nice experience. Everything was well thought, the food was very tasty, the riad is well located and nicely decorated, rooms are spacious and above all Stephanie is a very good yoga teacher. My mother is a yoga teacher herself so I was a little bit anxious but we learned new stuffs every day. To conclude a very relaxing and peaceful experience in the heart of Marrakesh. We enjoyed it a lot, thank you again Philippe and Stephanie.

    Pat O'connor

    from United States, January 2019

    "Fantastic location great yoga but food bland and place cold "

    Excellent location. Brilliant map and directions and helpfulness by Azis re getting around Médina. Very good yoga sessions with Stephanie. The tour of the city which was part of the package was also excellent and the massage was good.

    Christine Gower

    from United Kingdom, January 2019

    "Sunny New Year"

    The Riad was lovely with good accommodation and very friendly staff.

    Quality of yoga very good . I enjoyed spending time on the roof terrace which was well maintained and perfect to relax.

    The included massage treatment was excellent and I was able to book a pedicure the following day.

    It felt more like staying in a general Riad with other guests but having yoga classes.

    Overall I enjoyed my time here and loved going out for walks to explore.

    Phillipe gave me lots of help with places to visit and directions.

    I felt safe as a sole traveller.

    Mel Holden

    from United States, December 2018

    "Fab first yoga and culture retreat!"

    The culture, yoga instructors Patricia and Ahmet both really good despite my rusty yoga 😂The lovely staff and food! Adil, Mohammed and the lovely ladies who cooked and cleaned shukran kitir! ❤️


    from Ireland, November 2018

    "November Marrakesh yoga retreat"

    The two instructors were very different but very instructive. Staff were friendly and very hospitable. And thoroughly enjoyed the food.

    Sigrun Ingvadottir

    from Iceland, November 2018

    "Delightful Trip to the mountains"

    The yoga instructors were very good but their names were not the ones given above. Invigorating yoga in the morning and soft peaceful yoga in the evening. We had an excellent trip to the mountains with Vincent to see a Berber family in their home. We talked and had a lovely meal and an amazing hike. The Atlas mountains were beautiful and seeing how these people live, a simple life, in harmony with nature, hearding their animals, gathering fire wood and making tools from wood, was a real treat. The bed was very comfy and everything at the Riad was very clean and tidy.

    Kimberley Jassal

    from United Kingdom, September 2018

    "First Yoga Retreat in Marrakech, exceed all expectations!"

    As my title suggests, this was a fantastic retreat. Riad Magellan is simply wonderful, right in the heart of the medina, but still a calm mini oasis inside. Vincent, Adil and Mohameed were absolute stars, all were incredibly hospitable throughout my stay.

    I cannot recommend the yoga teachers Patricia and Atmen highly enough, by far the best yoga classes I've had. Each have their own style and characters, and adapt very well to each level of student. I have learnt a lot from their classes, and feel privileged to have met such wonderful people.

    This was my first ever solo trip, and although Marrakech seems a bit rough around the edges, I recommend anyone thinking of going alone to do so. It is a wonderful city, you are never truly alone in Marrakech as the locals are very inquisitive! It was daunting at first to walk around the medina, but after a couple days it got easier, and became a joy to walk and interact with many different people. Just to be sensible and do your activities in the day, use common sense as you would at home, respect local customs and wear clothing to blend in (long flowy sleeved tops and trouser). It was really helpful to have brunch & dinner at the riad, the food was made with love and extremely generous in portions. The riad itself is stunning, I miss the sound of birds in the mornings, and the gentle air on the roof terrace. I gained so much experience through this stay, please do not hesitate to book if you would like to visit Marrakech!

    Lea Nielsen

    from Denmark, September 2018

    "Comfortable yoga retreat in Marrakech"

    Riad Magellan is a beautiful riad with a very central location but never the less with a very peacefull atmosphere inside. I especially enjoyed the roof-top terrace, but all the facilities and the rooms are very charming. The space for yoga could be larger and with better (softer and more even) surfacing on the ground, but I loved doing yoga outdoors in the shade. The food was really nice and the staff very respectfull and attentative.

    The yoga was perfect for me, seeing as I was the only student everything could be adapted to my needs. I had two different teachers, with very different styles, but I thoroughly enjoyed them both.


    from United Kingdom, September 2018

    I was the only guest on my retreat and found both instructors, Patricia and Atmen, friendly and responsive to my skill level and needs.

    The riad staff were very friendly and I felt well looked after. I had so much fresh, home made food and enjoyed watching the kitchen staff prepare a meal (for a small fee). Delicious mint tea and cold water was available whenever I asked for it.

    The riad itself was stylish, clean, cool and comfortable.

    Lucy Stewart

    from United Kingdom, July 2018

    "Perfect Stay"

    I came away for a few days by myself, just to have a relax in the sunshine, and be looked after; this is certainly what I got!

    The Riad was serene, silent except for the sound of the birds, beautifully clean, and everyone was warm and welcoming. So much so, you feel like part of the family!

    Steph and Phillip were perfect hosts, who have a great team working with them.

    Steph is a fantastic teacher, I enjoyed the Yoga more than i ever have before!

    Buffy Malone

    from United Kingdom, June 2018

    "Magical Riad Magellan in Marrakech! "

    Wow, Riad Magellan is amazing! I was overwhelmed when I first arrived. Such a beautiful calm tranquil space. Philippe was fantastic during the lead up to getting here - very friendly and prompt with email responses! Stephanie gave us a beautiful yoga practice every day #loveandrespect. Adil and the ladies in the kitchen were very friendly and welcoming. The roof terrace was an absolute treat for the hot sunny evenings. The food was amazing too - and so much of it! I highly recommend a yoga retreat here - everything was just fabulous. I was travelling on my own and felt very safe. They arranged an airport transfer for me too. Big thanks and love to Philippe and Stephanie! Just magic ;-)

    Svetlana Smirnova

    from United States, May 2018

    "More than a yoga retreat "

    I liked everything about this yoga retreat but I have to say my favorite was the people . First of all ,Philippe and his wife Stephanie, who was yoga instructor, welcomed me very warm and kind and during my 5 day stay there , always went above and beyond to ensure my comfortable and safe stay . Stephanie has a nice calm demeanor , always smiling , and never forget to ask me about how my tour went or recommend a restaurant ... The riad is so beautiful , each room is decorated in traditional Moroccan style yet has a different vibe to it . The people who work at the riad are so genuinely kind and caring .

    I enjoyed my stay so much , I am thinking about going back 🧡

    Elizabeth Reeve

    from United States, May 2018

    "Great restorative stay.. "

    The yoga with Steph was a highlight, with the early morning session on the terrace, both invigorating and life affirming, whilst the afternoon stretching sessions proved to be the perfect tonic after a day of haggling in the souks. Great food (I loved the post-yoga brunches), and Philippe and his team looked after us well, with great tips on what to do and where to go within Marrakech.

    Deslie Hamersky

    from United Kingdom, April 2018

    "You won’t regret this!! Fantastic!"

    We loved just about everything except leaving! The Riad is absolutely serene and perfect in ambiance and location. The staff is incredible. Any need you have they meet and then some. The food was incredible and had more than enough to go around and then some. Yoga was a perfect blend of relaxation with some focus on technique and deepening of movements. Seriously couldn’t have imagined a better yoga weekend. Was my first one and certainly won’t be my last!

    Ruth Pojman

    from Austria, February 2018

    "Relaxing in the midst of the Medina "

    The Riad is lovely, clean and quiet, though in the midst of the Medina, it is well managed, the owners staff are kind and helpful, including with useful tips, the food was healthy and delicious (enjoyed the cooking class), the yoga was professional and I appreciated that each was able to go at his/her own level and we were able to explore poses. It was fun to explore the Medina, and I enjoyed also all the places that were suggested to visit, including the Hammam near by.

    Clare Collins

    from United Kingdom, February 2018

    "Tranquil, luxury retreat, felt like a princess."

    Excellent home cooked food. Generous portions. Beautiful Riad with exquisite decor and tranquil ambience. Calm and relaxing yoga. Very restorative.

    Rachel Moses

    from United Kingdom, January 2018

    "Stepping into a different world"

    The Riad is a beautiful place with lots of spaces to experience – the peaceful internal courtyard has a mature bougainvillea that was playing host to a flock of birds, roof terraces where the Altlas mountains can be seen and the muezzin can be heard. It is tucked away in the Medina – you may well get lost until you get your bearings 😊 – just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the markets and main Jma el Fna square. Oh and there was a great shower in my en-suite!

    I was welcomed by Adil and he and all the team are very friendly and helpful. Stef’s yoga classes exactly what I needed, and the Yoga + culture programme a great combination - I love the mix and enjoyed the cooking class and medina tour. And most of all the flexibility – it was super easy to find 3 nights that fit my schedule and I’d happily come again for some rejuvenation.

    Amanda Sears

    from United Kingdom, November 2017

    "Perfect in every way "

    From the time I arrived I was treated amazingly. The yoga was great, I was a beginner but Stefanie talked through everything. The food was delicious. The room was beautiful and the staff really friendly. Thank you to the team for such an amazing few days.

    Alice Gill

    from United Kingdom, November 2017

    "Zen in Marrakesh!"

    The Riad was beautiful. A little haven amid the chaos of the Medina. The staff were so friendly and very helpful, food delicious and rooms excellent. The perfect way to chill out- even for a non yogi! I cannot reccomend it enough.

    Sofie Tran

    from Denmark, November 2017

    "Fantastic yoga retreat "

    We would definitely recommend to stay at riad magellan! Philippe was very helpful - Thank you so much for your hospitality ! Yoga with stephanie was great, stephanie was so skilful and had a calm, wonderful energy. Everything was just perfect!

    Sean Snow

    from United Kingdom, September 2017

    "A real yoga oasis"

    We booked the taxi transfer and as the Riad Magellan is in the centre of the Medina as it would have been a challenge to find by ourselves. The taxi was waiting for us on arrival (even though we were delayed) and we were transferred seamlessly to another porter who took our luggage and wheeled it through the Medina.

    The Riad itself is very tastefully decorated and once inside you feel right at home in a quite relaxing space in the courtyard. On arrival we were offered mint tea and given a guide by the co-owner, Philippe. There was good wifi however we were on the ground floor and were advised in it could be glitchy in some of the rooms.

    The food was prepared by the kitchen staff and was Moroccan. Given one of us didn't eat meat this took a lot of stress out of finding good restaurants. The food was delicious and fresh with a variety of starters and main courses throughout our stay. We opted for fish on the last day that was Moroccan tagine. The staff were also flexible with when they offered us meals.

    Stephanie is very friendly, relaxed and her yoga echoes this. Stephanie guided us through some new Asanas with breathing exercises and it was the perfect start to the day on the roof terrace. Aisha tailed her sessions to our own individual challenges and give us tips on how to advance with the more challenging asanas especially for two beginner/intermediate yogi. Thoroughly recommend both teachers as each gave us something different.

    Rosanna Martin

    from United Kingdom, September 2017

    "Perfect "

    Everything about our stay was amazing, it was a perfect environment and was made to feel very comfortable and welcome. Would recommend to anyone.

    Kirstin Lange

    from Switzerland, September 2017

    Stephanie and Phillipe went out of their way to make this retreat great. And in between yoga, the Riad is in a perfect location for exploring Marrakesh.

    Maggie Pawelek

    from United States, August 2017

    Stephanie was amazing. The food was excellent! I came to get peace and relax and that is exactly what i got. I had a great time!

    Aina Cartagena

    from Spain, May 2017

    "Great yoga in the heart of the Medina"

    I enjoyed the yoga retreat very much. Everyone made me feel like a queen. The location of the riad is very good, really close to everything. The room is confy and clean, and the food is amazing, although I would suggest having less sugar in the breakfast (brunch) and the 4 pm snak").

    Yoga with Stef was wonderful. She is so kind and attentive, and such a good teacher. She adapted the practice to my level with perfection. Not too much, not too easy.

    Overall, I am very grateful for this retreat. I will definitely repeat when I have the chance.

    Thanks, guys!

    Catherine Leroy

    from United States, January 2019

    "Supers moments Yogis"

    Un stage de Yoga au coeur de la Medina, dans un très beau Riad très calme, avec de merveilleux hôtes Stéphanie et Philippe, et tout le reste de l'équipe.

    Du temps libre pour flâner et se perdre dans les souks de Marrakech, des moments partagés de Yoga dans une très belle énergie et la joie.

    Et des cours accessible aux débutants comme aux plus expérimentés.

    De plus on est amené à notre Riad depuis l'aéroport sans avoir aucun souci pour trouver le point de chute.

    Juste se laisser porter par tous ses instants.


    Ana F

    from Andorra, December 2018

    "Amazing experience"

    Riad Magellan was the perfect place to relax for a few days. The staff was kind and profesional and the food was excellent.

    It was my first time practising yoga and Stephanie made me feel at ease. Overall, an amazing experience in a great place that I would recommend.

    Isabel Pardo Garcia

    from Spain, July 2018

    "Atmen and the staff were the jewel of the Riad"

    C’était vraiment un séjour pour l’amener dans le cœur. Le personnel du Riad fait son travail avec amour et dévotion.

    Atmen c’est un prof très spécial, très sage dans son métier , prêt à partager , à apprendre et entendre, très touchant, émouvant ..on pouvait sentir la compassion et l’humilité .. just beautiful

    Et la fille des matinées c’était ravissant, énergétique. Elle savait bien comme réveiller nos corps avec douceur en les remplissant d’énergie.

    Merci bien .

    it was a beautiful stay. Indeed, Atmen and the staff were the jewel of the Riad.

    Bettina Gerber

    from Switzerland, May 2018

    "Rundum gelungener Yogaretreat ohne jegliche Abstriche!"

    Das Riad Majala ist ein Traum, sauber, in zentraler, aber ruhiger Lage in Marrakesch. Das Essen jedes Mal überraschend, frisch und serviert mit einem Lächeln, was will man mehr?, Die Yogalektionen mit Stefanie waren abwechslungsreich, fordernd und in bester Lage auf der Dachterrasse ein Genuss. Wir kehren sehr erholt mit wunderbaren Eindrücken bereichert zurück. Merci pour tout!

    Marina Hintze

    from United States, May 2018

    It began when friendly driver picked us up at the airport and driving us into the Median; old town of Marrakesh. The Riad Majala is the cutest, cleanest, nieces place I've ever seen and the people there were SOOOO friendly, warm and amazingly nice!

    We got a fresh lemon water every morning followed by energizing, very professional yoga classes afterwards. Brunch at 10 was a variety of food full of greatness! So yummy!!

    In the afternoon we had a second class, which allowed us to visit the city in between and/ or had massages/ spa treatments, etc.

    After Yoga we were treated with Kefir, fruits and nuts so that is wasn't an issue to wait until dinner time. The 3 course dinner was vegetarian and we are amazed by the quality and the way they served it - SO romantic.

    All in all; it was the perfect weekend getaway and we both would recommend it 100%.

    Aline Comby

    from Switzerland, March 2018

    Cours personnalisé


    from France, March 2018

    "Que du bon, que du bon "

    On se sent comme chez soi. Philippe et Stéphanie ont su créer une ambiance dans ce Riad très agréable. L'emplacement est aussi parfait au centre mais très préservé du bruit.

    Kimberley Van Der Linde

    from Netherlands, February 2018

    "Heerlijke get-a-way"

    Ik vond hier rust in het Riad midden in de gezellige chaos van hartje Marrakesh. Fantastische yoga begeleiding 2x per dag, fijne plekjes om je even terug te trekken en de zeer hulpvaardige staf waardoor je je nooit alleen voelt en de stad durft te verkennen ook zonder guide.

    Meggy Massop

    from United States, February 2018

    "Perfect place to stay.."

    It was a very beautiful Riad, with lovely & friendly staff. The food was great. And its located perfectly central. I really enjoyed my stay. Thank you.

    Caroline Milants

    from Belgium, January 2018

    "Totaal relax "

    Ideale locatie, goede verdeling tussen toga en vrije tijd om de stad te verkennen. Lessen super toegankelijk en fantastisch hoed gegeven. Stef is een fantastische gide in the wonderfull world of yoga! Totaal zen thuisgekomen.

    Julie Lipinsky

    from Germany, January 2018

    "Ich komme gerne wieder"

    Die familiäre Atmosphäre. Das rücksichtsvolle Personal. Das mit vieler Liebe und Authentizität renovierte Haus/ Riad.


    from United States, October 2017

    Zen-Atmosphäre im Haus, Hilfestellung, Ruhe

    Jederzeit wieder!


    from France, September 2017

    "Great Great retreat!"

    The Riad was really nice and the food amazing. The programme was a good combination of activities. The location in Marrakech was perfect for combining yoga and tourism.

    Sven Jacquemettaz

    from Switzerland, June 2017

    "Yoga et détente"

    La qualité de l accueil de Stephanie et du personnel

    Les cours de yoga sur mesure

    La nourriture saine et variée

    Angelique Appeyroux

    from Senegal, May 2017

    Le riad est magnifique et extremement bien situé au coeur de la medina. Stéphanie enseigne un yoga qui correspond tout à fait à ce que j'aspire (flow, respiration). L'équipe du riad est très attentionnée et disponible. Possibilité nombreuses de découvertes culturelles. Le spa Bain bleu à proximité propose de très bons soins. Une retraite que je recommande vivement!

    Jessica Meyer

    from Switzerland, May 2017


    Bonjour ,

    L organisation à été simple et rapide. Tout s ' est déroulé comme prévu sur place. Qualité des cours de yoga super !!! Personnel très agréable!

    Testimonials (2)



    I thoroughly enjoyed my few days staying at the beautiful Riad Magellan in Marrakech. Stef’s yoga sessions were intuitive and were pitched at just the right level for us. We started each day with a glass of hot water and lemon before our yoga session. This was followed by a tasty brunch which included pancakes, local honey, olives, eggs and freshly squeezed juice among other things. We then had the rest of the day to explore Marrakech before returning for a 5.00pm yoga session. The vegetarian dinners were a three-course feast of deliciousness and the staff were attentive and polite. Whilst life outside the riad is hectic and full on in every way, inside is an oasis of calm. We had relaxing, meditative sound bath on our last day up on the roof terrace. Philippe arranged for transfers to and from the airport for us and everything was well organised. I can highly recommend this yoga retreat.



    Had a wonderful stay with my daughter at Riad Magellan 4 day yoga and Meditation Retreat in Marrakech. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of doing this retreat. The Riad was beautiful, great location, impeccable service and wonderful yoga. Cannot wait to return!