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Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat Morocco

Nella Yoga and Morocco Shiny Days invite you to join them on an exciting adventure in wonderful Morocco / Erg Chegaga. This retreat is a mix of yoga, Ayurveda Massage a little bit of meditation, a lot of nature, and a lot of fun. You will come home happy and fulfilled!

Meet the instructors

Daniela, Simone, & Larissa
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Highlights

  • Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Sessions with Daniela
  • Ayurveda Massages and Coaching with Simone
  • Pranayama and Meditation Sessions with Daniela
  • Opportunity to watch beautiful sunrise and sunset
  • Camping adventure at the desert
  • Savor tasty Moroccan cuisines
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cooking experience

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic, French, German
Group size: 4-8 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 beds.

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

Program

In harmony with nature, in middle of the Sahara!

Ayurveda practitioner Simone provides help to raise awareness in your body . You can find your inner center better and thus strengthen yourself through type-appropriate nutrition, herbal medicine and Ayurvedic body work. Daniela immerses you in the world of meditation, daily various yoga sessions and breathing exercises. Simone has been studying this 3000-year-old teaching for several years, and is fascinated by its lightness and impact. She is happy to pass on her knowledge and give you an insight into the world of Ayurveda.

Day 1: Marrakech

  • Pick up at the airport in Marrakech and drop off at the private riad
  • Freshen up and rest
  • Sit and eat together to learn more about the group
  • 15:00 Explanation and cook together Moroccan traditional food
  • Dinner and accommodation a beautiful riad in the Medina

Day 2: Marrakech - Telouat - Ait Ben Haddou (4 hours' drive)

08:00 - 09:00 Vinyasa Flow yoga

After breakfast, start your private desert tour from Marrakech by 4×4 vehicle with driver-guide to the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou. Drive the High Atlas Mountains with the highest main road pass in Morocco (at 2260m), offering some breathtaking driving via lush valleys and traditional Berber villages. Take the route to Telouet (for the Kasbah Glaoui) and then follow the course of the beautiful Ounila Valley to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, there you gonna have your first night close to the heritage Kasbah. Yin Yoga Session, dinner and accommodation at a charming house.

Day 3: Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Agdz

08:00 - 09:00 Vinyasa Flow yoga

After breakfast, you will be driven to Ouarzazate, you will visit there an Kasbha and then cross the gorges and reach 1,700 meters high, from where the panorama of the legendary Draa Valley unfolds. Arrive at Agdz, from there, it is worth visiting the Black people village and the ksar of Tamnougalt.

Arrive at the hotel in the early evening. Now it's time for meditation, we will do it before or after dinner. Dinner and accommodation at a Kasbah/Hotel.

Day 4: Zagora - Tamegroute - Mhamid - Erg Chigaga (4-hour drive)

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Vinyasa Flow yoga

After breakfast, a dusty off-road will take you to local prehistoric rock engravings in Foum Chenna before you continue your way to Zagora to discover the nearby village of Amezrou and its Jewish heritage, the old adobe synagogue and the silver jewelry craft.

Further on, the stoves of Tamegroute cast the emerald glaze so easily identified on mosque tiles, dishes, and pots across Morocco. The nearby Nassiria library holds a 10-century old gold- engraved Koran and various treaties on astronomy, medicine, and Arab poetry among other gems. Before leaving the tarmac behind and take on the Sahara, we recommend visiting a traditional ksour and having lunch in Mhamid.

From Mhamid, across various types of desert, you will reach the dunes of Erg Chigaga, the last bit by camel. You can join your first desert yoga flow! The dinner and accommodation will be in a double private boutique tent with ensuite shower and toilets.

Day 5: Erg Chigaga

You will be going on a camel trekking for the entire day, Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Breakfast. Your driver will take you to visit some of the local nomads in order to see their style of life and get to interact with them while drinking a cup of tea that they will be happy to share with you.

Moreover, visit the sacred oasis of Oum Laalag then including a picnic lunch.

Go back to have Yin Yoga and watch a marvelous sunset. The dinner and accommodation are as per the previous night.

Day 6: Erg Chigaga - Foum Zguid - Tazenakht - Taroudant (5-hour drive)

Wake up to admire the sunrise and stroll around the dunes. Later on, you will take on the hamada (rocky desert) and cross the dry lake Iriki. Have tea with the nomads, pry out fossils, and later join the tarmac again at Foum Zguid. Enjoy a tasty lunch by the pool at Bab Rimal or opt for the more formal choice of a kefta in the village.

Take the route west and soon reach the village of Tazenakht, very famous for it a huge selection of Berber rugs and it is the destinations of different merchants who sell rugs in different other Moroccan cities. Arrive Taroudant at the end of the afternoon, Yin Yoga session is waiting for you. The dinner and accommodation will be in a beautiful hotel at the Medina or the Palme groove nearby.

Day 7: Taroudant - Agadir - Marrakech

  • 08:00 - 09:00 Vinyasa Flow yoga

After breakfast, enjoy a caleche ride around the city walls and/or browse the souks for the best argan oil or honey in Morocco. Make a stop in the Bach town of Agadir and continue along the highway to arrive Marrakech at the end of the afternoon. Dinner, and accommodation in Riad

Day 8: Marrakech airport

After breakfast, try to catch up with things you may have missed earlier in Marrakech. Your driver will be there to take you to the airport two hours before your flight. End of the tour

Included excursions

The private guided tour of the palm grove or the ksour in Mhamid with a local guide:

The prices include everything outlined with no hidden fees. Nella-Yoga prefers to include all entrance fees to sites and monuments so that you don't have to bargain or make sure that you paid the same rate as a local.

Nella-Yoga also include refreshing drinks inside the vehicle at any time so you have one less worry on your mind. They prefer to

not include lunch as some people like to have a consistent lunch and some just prefer snacks.

Instructors

Daniela Holzer

Simone Peer

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

You will be served with Moroccan food during this retreat.

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 fell 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 payment

  • Hamham
  • Massages

What's included

  • Yoga and meditation sessions
  • Private (sole) use of the modern air-conditioned Toyota 4x4
  • English speaking driver
  • Ayurveda massage and Pranayama
  • 3 nights of boutique accommodations
  • 3 nights boutique en-suite tents with Sahara camel trek
  • 6 three-course meal dinners and six breakfasts
  • Refreshing drinks inside the vehicle all along the itinerary
  • Private guided tour of the palm grove or the ksour in Mhamid with a local guide
  • Admission fees to all local sites and attractions
  • Pick up and drop off from/to the airport
  • 24-hour travel assistance
  • Transport insurance, gasoline and highway tolls
  • VAT and visitors tax

What's not included

  • Flights (Nella-Yoga would love to assist you to find the right flight for you)
  • Drinks
  • Tip

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Menara Airport (RAK).

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

Sunday October 31, 2021
(8 days / 7 nights)

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