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Join an inspirational journey into the heart of the Moroccan Sahara. The Sahara is timeless; it will create a space for you to think, be, laugh, rest, and come together with others to remember who you are and who you wish to be. You will enjoy daily yoga classes, meditation, Reiki, and individual life coaching sessions. This is the trip of a lifetime, an adventurous inner journey filled with laughter and the chance to experience the real Sahara Desert, with a team of welcoming Berber nomads.
During this retreat, you will be staying at a beautiful riad in Marrakech on your first night and seventh night, at an amazing hotel with a pool in Ouarzazate on the second night, at a stylish and comfortable nomadic tent, in the most stunning location in Sahara, on the third to fifth night, and at a desert lodge in Zagora.
Arrival at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer to a beautiful riad in the heart of the ancient medina. Enjoy a traditional hammam and massage. Later, you will meet the team and your group, just before dinner
After morning yoga and meditation circle, you will be met at the riad, by your drivers, with 4×4 transport to journey along the ancient caravan route towards the Sahara Desert. After passing through the stunning High Atlas Mountains to the desert gateway town of Ouarzazate, you will arrive at the hotel, which has a pool, for an afternoon to relax.
Enjoy a 30-minute consultation with Sue or Rebecca to set your goals and intentions for the retreat. Afterwards, there will be an evening circle and Reiki attunement, followed by a dinner on the terrace under the stars.
After morning meditation circle, you will start your journey into the heart of the Sahara. You will go through the town of Foum Zguid and take an exciting off-road drive towards the high dunes, where you will meet the camels that will take you for a short trek to the first night’s camp in the Sahara.
The Berber team will have set up a beautiful nomadic camp where you will stay. The camp will also have a lounge tent and rugs around the campfire to relax. After sunset yoga, you will be served a delicious Moroccan meal and listen to a traditional Berber drumming under a huge sky of falling stars.
You will wake to the stunning sunrise of the Sahara Desert for morning mediation and circle, followed by yoga to start the day. During the next two days, you will enjoy a private Reiki treatment with Rebecca, a private coaching session with Sue, and time to process your own thoughts and any individual practices that Sue might suggest to support your journey.
During the day, you can spend time walking the high dunes or taking an independent camel trek, relaxing in the lounge tent, and even sand boarding! At sunset, you will come together with others for yoga in a beautiful location in the dunes before dinner. The Berber hosts will also be giving drumming and turban tying workshops.
After morning meditation and yoga, the camel trekking team will arrive for a half-day trek through the desert and meet the 4×4 drivers. You will head out of the Sahara to the town of Zagora to stay in a desert lodge with cool, pretty gardens, where you can take a shower and relax before a celebration dinner on your last night in this region.
After breakfast, you will be driven directly back to the riad in Marrakech, stopping for lunch and arriving in time for drinks on the terrace before dinner.
Spend any free time in Marrakech before your flight home, wandering the souks, enjoying another hammam and massage, or simply relaxing before you driver arrives for the transfer to the airport.
Coaching is a discipline of exquisite attention. A coach has no agenda other than to support you as you reflect, plan, dream, consider, and move forward. This kind of skilfull attention helps you to listen to and actually hear yourself, to be in the moment with your thoughts, and to show up to yourself.
Coaching as a form of one-to-one or group processing has similarities to counselling and mentoring, yet is a very different approach. Coaching will not typically advise, suggest, or teach. The experience of coaching, of having a trained person give you a really good listening to, may be therapeutic although it is not a therapy.
Sue will walk alongside you, a witness to the one who starts the retreat and to the one who journeys. Rumi, a 12th century mystic asked: Who is it that lives here in the centre of my chest?. Many retreat journeys pose, ponder, and even answer that and other questions such as, What mark am I making on the world? or Where do I go from here?.
Whether you come with questions, concerns, hopes, dreams, to work something through, or simply to rest and rejuvenate, coaching can help you to achieve what it is you want during your retreat.
Yoga is the perfect way to develop a strong and healthy body. It also calms your mind and frees you from the stresses of every day life. Yoga can help you feel joyful again and return you to a deeper knowing of your true self. On this Sahara retreat, you will arrive in a place of great beauty to experience yoga, Reiki, and coaching with a group of like-minded people, allowing you to unwind, reconnect, and get perspective.
Yoga with Rebecca is a combination of Hatha and Ashtanga and is a dynamic practice, which embodies the true philosophy of yoga. She places an importance on the breath to help bring a balanced union to body and mind. When you are in the Sahara Desert, one of the most powerfully energetic places on earth, this practice can provide a profound experience of connection.
During this retreat, you will have the opportunity to enjoy two camel trekking trips through the Sahara.
Rebecca is an English who grew up in Africa. She has spent her life working and travelling around the world, both independently and within corporate roles. As a Reiki master who has been running retreats in Morocco for four years, she understands how the wellbeing element of any holiday can greatly enhance the experience. Rebecca's yoga is a combination of Hatha and Ashtanga and is a dynamic practice, which embodies the true philosophy of yoga. She places an importance on the breath to help bring a balanced union to body and mind.
Sue is an award winning and accredited master coach and guide, committed to supporting people to take the journeys that help them realize their potential. She brings flexibility, humor, and a passion for growth. She has guided personal journeys in the Sahara Desert and in the canyons and mountains of North America. Sue has been facilitating group and individual processes for over 30 years and is fascinated by the art of communication.
This retreat will take place in Erg Chegaga, Sahara, Morocco.
During this retreat, you will be served healthy and fresh Moroccan meals. The meals included are seven breakfasts, seven dinners, and two lunches. Water will be provided with each meal.
During this retreat, you will enjoy a Reiki treatment and attunement, a traditional hammam with gommage and rhassoul mud, and one massage session.
Reiki is a way of being, a method of re-aligning yourself with a healthy, balanced version of who you are. It has taken on many elements whilst being shared throughout the Western world, focusing mainly on the healing element of the form.
Rebecca practices and teaches Reiki as a whole form; incorporating meditation, contemplation, the healing art, and discussion. She sees it as a doorway through which you can access more of the powerful potential you have as human beings.
On this retreat, you will receive a Reiki treatment from Rebecca and also a Reiki attunement. This is the process of opening the door and can support your journey by bringing a greater awareness of self and a deeper connection to your own being.
Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Moroccan Journeys will pick you up from the airport.
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