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The retreat in Essaouira is about being close to nature in a quiet luxurious place with time to explore daily yoga practices combined with healthy eating through juicing and nourishing cooking classes, swimming, and massages to give you peace, serenity, and a feeling of rejuvenation.
You will be staying in Residence Essaouira Lodge. The main villa features a large indoor dining area, communal seating lounge and many spaces to sit, read, relax, and enjoy the Moroccan sun. It houses 4 large beautifully decorated bedroom suites with a lounge and kitchen. Each villa has its own private gardens and swimming pool. The outdoor vista includes a refreshing swimming pool with lounging spaces for sun bathing. During the warm evenings we will share dinner under the stars. The hotel's accommodation is a large gardened estate in the countryside made up of villas with their own gardens and terraces. They are traditionally built and furnished in the local style but to a high specification.
With a mix of traditional features and contemporary design, rooms are tastefully furnished throughout with all that you could need to be comfortable, unpack, and make yourself at home. The rooms come complete with 100% cotton sheets and mosquito netting as well as 100% cotton towels and pool towels. The accommodation is based on single occupancy; solo travellers will be accommodated in a double room with their own bathroom. If group sizes reach 4 persons then the group will have their own swimming pool.
Youll be led through two daily yoga classes within the gardens during warm weather with one of our resident yoga teachers, including meditation sessions and breathing techniques.. The morning yoga asana and pranayama (yogic breathing) classes will be catered to your specific body needs and will range from Hatha to Ashtanga that will surely awaken and energize you. Whether you are new to yoga, experienced yoga practitioner, or deepening your existing practice, you will learn to move with a stronger awareness of your mind, body and spirit connection, as well as strength and balance after the retreat.
Submerge yourself in a peaceful detoxifying environment away from wifi and indulge in Hammams, healthy eating and daily yoga sessions. Cleanse and relax in Morocco on a yoga holiday with a weeks emphasis on detoxing from the stresses and strains of life back home. Each day you can enjoy inspirational, delicious, and extremely healthy food from the abundance of locally produced fruit and vegetables of which Morocco is famous for. After 7 days at this magical oasis, youll feel renewed, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Youll have limited access to wifi during the week so you can keep in touch but you wont be distracted. The week also focuses on skin exfoliation through the Gommage body scrub facilities available at the lodge. Exfoliation is only now being discovered to have great benefits for the body.
During this yoga and detox holiday you will get the chance to learn how to make your own healthy Moroccan dishes by taking part in cooking workshops. You will be personally introduced to methods on how to create delicious versions of dishes that may sound familiar but have never tasted so good such as prawn and parsley soup, couscous salad, and lentil dal or you can also make some of the Moroccan classic dishes with fish. Youll go home with a new relationship to food and the desire to eat healthily.
A guided shopping tour in Essaouira in the relaxing souks (market) and walk orientation of the Medina (walled town) is included in the price.
A peaceful haven welcomes you in the wonderland of the Moroccan countryside. The view of the surrounding gardens, pine forests, and olive trees is a perfect setting to start off your day of yoga and well-being. The Moroccan retreat is in the hillside of Essaouira 15 minutes from the medina.
The property is landscaped with many lawns and gardens which will delight lovers of nature. The surrounding area of Essaouira is an unspoiled community that will delight your senses. Its famous port area is an attraction to both tourists and local shoppers. The medina (market area) will have you feeling as though youve been transported to another time. Whether you are looking for a hand crafted rug, Moroccan lighting, jewelry, leather goods, furniture, food, or local artisan goods, its all waiting for you here.
There are several shuttle buses running each day in to Essaouiras medina if you want a little more hustle and bustle. One of the most enchanting and relaxed towns in Morocco. Essaouira is a vibrant coastal town rich with history and culture and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The mix of whitewashed fishing ports, bright North African technicolor and picture-postcard ramparts has been the inspiration for artists all over the world.
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The retreat is focused around healthy eating, so you can choose to have no bread or diary, instead plenty of fruits and vegetables. You will be pampered with a delicious and cleansing cuisine, including a mixture of different juices of your choosing, All Ingredients are hand-picked with the intention to optimally support your health, ensuring a full spectrum of nutrition. You will absolutely love it and go home with plenty of inspiration to continue to eat clean and make choices in your diet that serve your well-being.
All the food is freshly prepared, vegetarian and seasonally grown in Morocco. For your cooking classes you'll have the chance to produce some Moroccan based healthy dishes alongside traditional Moroccan cooking for when you want to entertain back at home.
There are treatments available daily at the retreat such as body scrub or oil massage at an additional rate although you have two body scrubs included for the week.
Flights should be arranged for Marrakesh (daily from many European cities) and for Essaouira (flights from London, Paris and Brussels). Flights into Marrakesh should be organized for midafternoon to early evening for the included transfer to Essaouira (2 hours).