4 Days Paddle and Yoga Retreat in Marrakesh, Morocco

  • Riad Magellan, 62 Derb el Hammam, Mouassine, Marrakech, Morocco

4 Days Paddle and Yoga Retreat in Marrakesh, Morocco

  • Riad Magellan, 62 Derb el Hammam, Mouassine, Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco Yoga Retreat and Stand Up Paddle Boarding

KechEvents happily offers you this individual yoga and paddle boarding retreat at Riad Magellan, a peaceful venue still located right in the heart of the old town Medina of Marrakesh. You will be able to quietly paddle away from it all at almost 2000 feet altitude with a yoga session in a true haven of peace with gorgeous views of the high Atlas Mountains.


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • SUP session in the Atlas area
  • Daily brunch and vegetarian dinner
  • Juicing and tea time collation
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Welcome gift
  • 3 days with instruction
  • French, English

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Riad Magellan is a small boutique-hotel, a peaceful venue still located right in the heart of the old town (Medina) of Marrakesh, with six attractively decorated rooms with private bathroom, a plunge-pool in the courtyard, and a rooftop terrace, offers a truly tranquil and peaceful oasis. It provides escapism from your everyday lives and the setting to truly relax. There are sun loungers, a covered terrace, and several private and open areas to unwind. Free Wi-Fi connection is also available.

Classes are suitable for both, beginner to experienced practitioners, as Aicha Barzaghi, originally from New Zealand, teaches in a way that moves through the stages, layers and levels of the body so there is something for everyone to feel and look at.

Daily schedule

Day 1

  • Briefing
  • Dinner

Day 2

  • Juicing
  • Yoga session
  • Brunch
  • Tea time - Keffir with dry fruits and cake
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Vegetarian dinner

Day 3

  • Juicing
  • Paddle ride on a lake along with a yoga session in the Atlas area
  • Vegetarian lunch facing the lake
  • Yoga session
  • Vegetarian dinner

Day 4

  • Juicing
  • Yoga session
  • Brunch

A ride to the Atlas Mountains where you will have the opportunity to paddle, do one yoga session and have lunch at more than 2000 feet altitude.

  • Aicha Barzaghi

    Acha Barzaghi, originally from New Zealand, teaches in a way that moves through the stages, layers and levels of the body so there is something for everyone to feel and look at.

This retreat will take place in Marrakech, Morocco. The venue is located in the heart of the old city, walking distance from all major points of interest.

Nearby places

  • Antique market - 5 minutes
  • Jemma el Fna square - 5 minutes
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Massage nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa nearby
  • Swimming
  • Dining area
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

You will be provided with daily juices, brunch, tea time snack, and vegetarian dinner. Verveine (for tea) and water are complimentary.

Since the hotel is located right in the heart of the Medina, the old town, allow yourself some time to get lost and soak up the ancient city life. Upon request and at an extra cost, KechEvents can organize Moroccan cuisine cooking classes, wellness treatments in a close-by spa, or shopping itineraries. Also, an excursion in the Atlas area with silent walk can be organized upon request.

Massages are available at an additional cost. Please contact KechEvents for details on massages and other optional spa treatments.

  • 1 SUP session in the Atlas Mountains
  • 1 yoga class in the Atlas mountains
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4 yoga classes in the riad
  • Complimentary verveine and water
  • Daily juicing, brunch, tea-time collation, and vegetarian dinner
  • Welcome gift
  • Extra activities
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Transfers from and to Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) can be arranged on request. Please contact KechEvents to arrange for the same at an extra cost.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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  • R
    Review by Anonymous

    Great Great retreat!

    CONS Cons: There were other guests in the Riad who were not on a yoga retreat and pretty loud until late at night.

    PROS Pros: 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.

    Organizer response: Dear guest. Thanks a lot for your review: I am happy that you enjoyed this retreat and apologize if some guests were noisy in the evening... Take care! Philippe

    2017-Sep-14 19:31:56

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    Review by Kirstin Lange from Switzerland

    PROS Pros: 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.

    Organizer response: Thanks for this kind review Kirstin! We are happy that you enjoyed your retreat with us. It was a pleasure to share these few days with you. Take care. Philippe

    2017-Sep-13 13:41:04

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    Review by Rosanna Martin from Great Britain


    CONS Cons: Only tiny issue was shower curtain falling down, this was resolved very quickly.

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

    Organizer response: Hello Rosanna, thanks for your kind review! It was nice having you with us during those few days for a combination of yoga and discovery of the Red City.

    2017-Sep-15 09:40:19

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    Review by Maggie Pawelek from United States

    PROS Pros: 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!

    Organizer response: Hi Maggie, Thanks a lot for your nice review! Take care. Philipe

    2017-Aug-28 14:23:00

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    Review by Sven Jacquemettaz from Switzerland

    Yoga et détente

    CONS Cons: L emplacement en plein cœur de la médina un peu compliqué à atteindre

    PROS Pros: La qualité de l accueil de Stephanie et du personnel Les cours de yoga sur mesure La nourriture saine et variée

    2017-Jun-21 19:06:33

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    Review by Aina Cartagena from Spanish State

    Great yoga in the heart of the Medina

    CONS Cons: Everything was perfect. If I had to say something, there were a couple of lightbulbs that didn't work in the room and it was a little difficult to adjust the water temperature in the shower, but if it had really been a problem, I would have said it, so it's really of zero importance. Also, as I mentioned, the food was amazing but the brunch and the snak were too sugary for my taste (but delicious!).

    PROS Pros: 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!

    2017-May-22 14:37:19

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    Review by Angelique Appeyroux from Senegal

    CONS Cons: Rien

    PROS Pros: 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!

    2017-May-02 10:41:36

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    Review by Jessica Meyer from Switzerland


    CONS Cons: Pas de safe dans les chambres du Riad et pas de possibilité de fermer à clefs les portes. Peut poser soucis dans des cas particuliers ou pour les angoissés.

    PROS Pros: 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!

    2017-May-01 10:31:21

  • Review by Isabelle from Paris
    10 out of 10

    "I spent 3 nights in Riad Magellan to follow a yoga course - provided by Stephanie, the owner. I loved the staff fussing, you can order tea at any time. The different areas of the Riad possible to sunbathe, to isolate themselves and are tastefully decorated in typical Moroccan style. You are quiet while being in the heart of the Medina (2 min from Jemaa). Additional bonus is that the food is delicious, healthy and refined. I highly recommend a stay in this riad, especially the yoga course."

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  • Review by Lucy Chamberlain from United Kingdom
    8 out of 10

    "On arrival my sister and I received a warm welcome which lasted for the duration of our stay. The hotel is traditional, tranquil and ideally situated close to the main square."

    "The food was delicious and plentiful (you must sample the apricot jam and aubergine starter!). Without exception, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. We had a wonderful massage on arrival. The yoga was challenging but our teacher was very knowledgeable and encouraging. Our only criticism for the whole trip was our shower which you could only describe as a trickle. We would thoroughly recommend this trip but just avoid July/August - it’s just FAR too hot."

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  • Review by Siodhna

    "Thank you for being wonderful hosts. I really enjoyed the stay! The yoga retreat was great-a perfect way to balance with the bustling markets of Marrakech. The courtyard setting was beautiful for the practice and the classes and sequences were a perfect mix between challenging and relaxing. I learnt a lot in particular about breathing and self-awareness through movement. The evening meals were absolutely delicious and I will definitely be coming back for cookery classes! Loved the juicing too. All the staff are more than helpful and the general atmosphere was very condusive to a relaxing break. "

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  • Review by Isabelle from France
    9 out of 10


    "J'ai passé 3 nuits dans le Riad Magellan pour y suivre un stage de yoga - assuré par Stéphanie, la propriétaire des lieux. J'ai adoré :"

    "- le personnel est au petit soin, ex : on peut commander du thé à tout moment."

    "- les différents espaces du Riad permettent de prendre le soleil, de s'isoler et sont aménagés avec goût dans un style typiquement marocain."

    "- vous êtes au calme tout en étant au coeur de la Médina (2 min de la Place Jemaa)."

    "Je recommande vivement un séjour dans ce riad, et en particulier le stage de yoga."

    "Bonus : la cuisine y est délicieuse, saine et raffinée."

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  • Review by Véronique from France
    9 out of 10

    "Le stage était très complet, une bonne approche de Stéphanie très agréable. "

    "Dans un endroit très joli et confortable. Le Riad est très bien situé dans la Medina , situation très centrale. "

    "Merci à Philippe, Stéphanie et toute l’équipe du Riad Magellan pour leur accueil très sympathique et attentionné."

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  • Review by Gemma
    10 out of 10

    "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!"

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  • Review by Gianna

    "Dear Philippe: The yoga-retreat in Marrakech was amazing and I hope, I'll visit you again one day."

    "Thank you all for the comfortable stay, the excellent food and the beautiful atmosphere in your lovely riad."

    "Also a big thank you to Stéphanie! She's a wonderful yoga-teacher with a beautiful soul."

    "Say hi to all and hope to see you all soon - inshallah & namasté"

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  • Review by Melanie

    "I booked this retreat as a much-needed break from a crazy busy schedule in NYC. I could not have asked for a more perfect experience to that effect. Stephanie and Philippe are absolutely wonderful people, and their road is a beautiful, secluded oasis in the midst of busy Marrakech."

    "I've been practicing yoga for years, and Stephanie's teaching style was smooth, relaxing, and very well suited to my abilities. As a yoga teacher myself, I saw things in her practice that I absolutely loved, and will definitely borrow for my own classes in NYC! On my last day, we actually traded places and I led the practice for her. It was an amazing private yoga experience, and I was thrilled to share my practice with her as well. The whole week with her was a true joy."

    "Philippe was fantastically helpful in giving me hints and tips about exploring the city, and his team were all lovely people who were always willing to answer a question or help out. Everything about this experience was incredible; from the fresh juice in the mornings and the delicious tagines served for dinner each night, to the views from the roof and terrace, and the tour guide they arranged for me to see the Medina."

    "I cannot recommend this retreat highly enough, and I will certainly be back!"

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  • Review by Rachel from England

    "Every thing about this retreat was exceptional. The accommodation was beautiful, the staff were of an exceptional standard and the abundance of food was incredible. All in all this trip exceeded my every expectation. The yoga was wonderful and challenged me, staff even went out of their way to create private classes as we were each at varying levels of ability. Again proof of how the staff were willing to go out of their way to ensure that each guest got the most out of their visit. Would highly recommend and will hopefully be coming back again next season."

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  • Review by Sandra from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "It's been a week since I've been home and I still think of the amazing time I've had at the Riad Magellan. The program they've been chosen for me was very intense but also informative. I felt welcome from the very first moment. The teachers were so inspiring and since I'm home I'm practicing every day a few special exercise they thought me. Thank you again Philippe, Adil, Ismail, and the rest of your team. I had an amazing time at the yoga retreat. Perfectly on time I've been picked up at the airport. The courses started the next day and were very intense and nourishing. And the food was always freshly prepared and so delicious (I almost collapsed because I ate way too much). The whole team - I'd really like to point that out - is so extremely friendly, attentive, and the Riad was always spit spot clean. Riad Magellan lays in the heart of the Medina and although I traveled alone I always felt safe. The staff introduced me very well to the culture and how to behave in the Souk - which I loved by the way - and they also pointed out all the highlights of Marrakesh. I had a wonderful time and I fell in love with the Medina, its people and the energy. I also enjoyed the mix of meditation and yoga compared to the lively Medina or for example "Le Jardin Majorelle". I'm sure I'm coming back again.The only thing I'd would admit is to inform the guests, that the driver cannot drive to the Riad and that a porter's gonna take you through the labyrinth. I'll keep these inspiring days always in my heart...Thank you Riad Magellan, I had an inspiring time!"

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  • Review by Antonia from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "I appreciated the yoga retreat at Riad Magellan a lot. Everything was well organized from the pick-up a the airport at the first day until my last day. This made my first stay in Marrekech a lot easier because I went there on my own, and didn't know the country and culture well. I easily got in contact with other guests, some of them also travelling alone. The staff in the Riad was very helpful and friendly and they were always willing to give good advice. The food was so delicious and couldn't have enough from the great Marroccan salads, the Tajines. Philippe and his team provided us with good tips for day trips, where we were able find out more about the country and its people. Also liked the yoga sessions with Aisha and Steph a lot. I'm always curious to find out about different yoga styles and lessons apart from the ones I know and practice in Austria. Overall a very good stay in a special place in the heart of the Medina! "

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  • Review by Becky from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "Philippe and his team provided the most welcome break from reality. The hospitality, food, and timetabling of my stay was impeccable. The yoga was super with two different styles on offer. I had been concerned that travelling alone to Morocco and staying in the heart of Marrakech as a tall, blonde women. However all of my worries were allayed by the fabulous team at Riad Magellan. They arranged transport to and from the airport and the porters to the Riad - I didn't have to worry about a thing! I required a total break from the crazy London world and I found it at this lovely place. I would highly recommend and look forward to returning."

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