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8 Day Yoga Tour and Private Coaching in the Deserts of Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Yoga Tour Morocco

Nella Yoga offers you a yoga vacation in the Sahara Desert. They invite you to an exciting adventure in beautiful Morocco. This retreat is a mixture of desert tour, yoga, recruitment coaching, a little meditation, lots of nature, camel trekking, camping, and lots of fun. You will go home happy and fulfilled!

Meet the instructors

Daniela & Hartwig
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Highlights

  • Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes with Daniela
  • Resilience coaching with Hartwig "Mutivator"
  • Pranayama and Meditation sessions with Daniela
  • 24-hour travel support and English-speaking chauffeur
  • Transport in a vehicle equipped with air-conditioning
  • Cooking experience and camel trekking
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Half board meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic, French, German
Group size: 4-12 participants
Airport transfer included: Marrakesh Menara Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
06:00
Check-out Time:
23:00

You will be staying in various accommodations along the trip. During this retreat, you will be staying at multiple types of accommodation such as riad, hotel, and tent with twin or single bed.

  • 2 night in Marrakech
  • 1 night in Ouarzazate
  • 1 night in Agdz
  • 2 nights in Erg Chegaga desert Camp
  • 1 night in Taroudannt

Program

Find your inner power! Resilience is the ability to master crises by using existing resources and to use them as an opportunity for development. Promoting resilience means strengthening yourself internally and externally in order to deal with everyday life, crises, and challenging life situations with strength, trust, and serenity.

Together with Melanie and Daniela, yoga and mindfulness training will increase your awareness so that your personal resources can develop further. Let your inner power come to light so that you can return to everyday life powerfully and optimistically from the desert.

Day 1: Marrakech

You will be picked up at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) and taken to the riad. Here, you can make initial contacts with the city of Marrakech. From 3 p.m., you can take part in a cooking experience and get to know the simple yet healthy cuisine of Morocco. You will have dinner and get to know each other in a group. You will stay overnight in a beautiful riad in the medina!

Day 2: Marrakech - Telouat - Ait Benhaddou

You will practice Vinyasa flow yoga from 8 to 9 a.m. After breakfast, you start the private desert tour from Marrakech in an off-road vehicle with a driver / guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou. You drive through the High Atlas Mountains with the highest main road pass in Morocco (2,260 meters) and enjoy the breathtaking nature and lush valleys of the traditional Berber villages.

You take the route to Telouet (to Kasbah Glaoui) and then follow the course of the beautiful Ounila Valley to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. There, you spend the first night near the kasbah. You will practice resilience coaching (self-regulation and self-care) and afterwards, have dinner together. You will spend the night in a kasbah hotel.

Day 3: Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Agdz

You will practice resilience coaching (improvisation skills and willingness to learn) from 8 to 9 a.m. After breakfast, you visit Ait Benhaddou and have everything shown and explained before the tourist rush by Rachid. Back in the riad, you will practice Vinyasa by the pool from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Afterwards if you like, you can have lunch here and then cross the gorges from there. Reach 1,700 meters, from where the panorama of the legendary Draa Valley unfolds. Once in Agdz, it is worth visiting the Black Village and the Tamnougalt Ksar. You arrive at the hotel in Agdz in the early evening. Now, there is still time for resilience coaching (relationships and networks). Afterwards, you will have dinner and overnight in a kasbah hotel.

Day 4: Zagora - Tamegroute - Mhamid - Erg Chigaga

You will practice Vinyasa flow yoga from 8 to 9 a.m. After breakfast, a dusty terrain takes you to the local prehistoric rock carvings in Foum Chenna before continuing on to Zagora to discover the nearby village of Amezrou and its Jewish heritage, ancient mud brick synagogue, and silver jewelry.

The Tamegroute ovens poured the emerald green glaze that is so easy to see on mosque tiles, dishes, and pots all over Morocco. In the nearby Nassiria library, there is, among other things, a 10-year golden Koran as well as various contracts on astronomy, medicine, and Arabic poetry.

Before you leave the asphalt behind and face the Sahara, you are recommended to visit a traditional ksoir and to have lunch in Mhamid. From Mhamid, you reach the dunes of Erg Chigaga over various types of desert. Before sunset, practice resilience coaching (personal responsibility and self-efficacy). Dinner and accommodation will take place in a private tent.

Day 5: Erg Chigaga

Sunrise, resilience coaching (solution orientation and creativity), and breakfast await you. At about 10 a.m., you will ride the camels to the sacred oasis Oum Laalag for about 2 hours. Desert flow yoga awaits you there, followed by a picnic. The driver will then take you to some of the local nomads to get to know their lifestyle and get in touch while you have a cup of tea together.

Back in the camp, you will practice resilience coaching (acceptance and relevance to reality) and watch the beautiful sunset together. Dinner and accommodation are like the day before.

Day 6: Erg Chigaga - Foum Zguid - Tazenakht - Taroudant

You get up early in the morning to admire the sunrise and walk through the dunes. After breakfast, the journey continues towards Hamada (rocky desert), where you cross the dry Lake Iriki. Here, you can drink tea with the nomads, then make your way to Foum Zuguid and there, you will have a lunch break.

You take the route west to the village of Tazenakht which is famous for the huge selection of Berber carpets. In the late afternoon, you reach Taroudant. There, you will practice resilience coaching (optimism and self-assessment), have dinner, and overnight in the hotel.

Day 7: Taroudant - Agadir - Marrakesh

You will practice Vinyasa flow yoga from 8 to 9 a.m. After breakfast, the tour goes through the city walls and rummages for the best argan oil or honey in Morocco. A guide will take you through Taroudant, bringing you closer to the city, herbs, and culture. You will drive towards Marrakech and make a stop in the Bach city of Agadir. Then, you continue on the highway, arriving in Marrakech in the late afternoon for resilience coaching (shaping the future and developing visions). There, you will spend the last night in a riad in the medina including dinner.

Day 8: Marrakech

If there is still time today after breakfast, try to catch up on things you may have missed in Marrakech earlier. The driver will take you to the airport two hours before departure. Your yoga trip ends here.

Included excursions

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou
  • Stop at the Black Village and the Tamnougalt Ksar
  • See the local prehistoric rock carvings in Foum Chenna
  • Discover the nearby village of Amezrou and its Jewish heritage, ancient mud brick synagogue, and silver jewelry
  • Meet with the local nomads

Instructors

Daniela Holzer

Hartwig

Retreat location

This trip will take you to the best of the Sahara deserts in Morocco. The journey will start and end in Marrakech.

Food

The package includes half board meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Sandboarding

Morocca has a big potential to develop this sport. You will feel the adrenalin of descending the big dune in the most beautiful scenery, the Sahara Desert!

Quad biking

Quad biking is the best adventure for those who seek adrenalin. For an unforgettable experience in the desert.

Spa treatments

Services available with extra charge

  • Hamham
  • Massages

What's included

  • Yin soft yoga flow, Vinyasa, pranayama, and meditation
  • Resilience coaching with Hartwig "Mutivator"
  • Camel trekking
  • Cooking experience
  • 24-hour travel support
  • English-speaking chauffeur
  • Modern 4×4 Toyota equipped with air-conditioning
  • Organization and tour guide
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Half board
  • Airport transfer from and to the airport
  • Refreshments in the vehicle along the entire route
  • Transport insurance
  • Petrol and highway fees
  • VAT and tourist tax
  • 10% benefit children in Africa, India, and South America

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Beverages
  • Tips

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer from this airport is included in the price.

Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport Airport transfer included: Marrakesh Menara Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 4 participants

Availability

Arrival: Sunday November 21, 2021
Departure: Sunday November 28, 2021

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