8-Daagse Magische Kerst Yoga Retreat in Essaouira, Marokko

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Morocco

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Join your retreat partners to unwind from the busy year and recharge yourself for a wonderful Christmas escape under the Moroccan sun. The retreat includes yoga and meditation sessions to transition through the winter solstice in a peaceful and grounded way. Hosted in the beautiful location of Essaouira, you will have ample opportunities to rejuvenate, discover the local markets, enjoy holistic treatments, savor delicious meals, and make most out of your time in the charming town!

Waarom deze reis?

  • Yoga and Qi gong practice
  • Peaceful meditation sessions
  • 1 hammam session and tailored massage by Massimo
  • Serene and beautiful location near the beach
  • Use of yoga equipment and mats
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious meals


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De organisator spreekt: Engels
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You will be staying at Essaouira Lodge. The venue offers a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere with plenty of Moroccan charm. Essaouira Lodge is located in the much warmer and milder climate of the countryside, in the middle of the forest, and with all the comfort and tranquillity perfect for your yoga retreat. There, you will find the balance between being close to nature and the sea.

The free shuttle service at the venue takes you to the beach and the Medina in just 15 minutes. The property pool is heated so you can swim even during winter. There is a spa and hammam, restaurant, beautiful gardens, plenty of places to hang out during the day with a book, and an absolutely stunning yoga shala with wooden floor, overlooking the gardens for the practice. You have an option of choosing between a private room and shared a twin or double room.

Yoga Laila Morocco Yoga Retreat Schedule

Day 1

  • 12:00 Arrival from mid-day onwards
  • 19:30 Dinner

Days 2 - 7

  • 08:00 Morning yoga and Qi gong
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Free time to relax, explore, or attend personalized sessions (massages/bodywork) with Massimo
  • 16:00 Evening yoga and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner

Please note that you will be served lunch on alternate days. On three nights, the evenings will be free for dinner in town, and on those days, lunch will be served at the venue instead. Also, there will be no yoga class or meals on Wednesday afternoon (day 5).

Day 8

You will depart and check out after breakfast.


Laila Sell
Laila likes to help students to listen more to their bodies and share tools that can help them feeling freer on all levels. She also likes to put emphasis on rejuvenating practices to recharge the inner batteries. Her classes are process-oriented, looking for a quality of movement that enhances awareness. It is an invitation to explore new ways of moving, breathing, and being. She developed her teaching skills during four years in the Iyengar yoga tradition. Laila continued her studies in Yin, Restorative, Scaravelli-inspired yoga, yoga synergy, Calligraphy yoga, and Vipassana meditation.


This retreat will take place at Essaouira, a beautiful ancient sea side town, located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. The place is easy going and well known for its very relaxing and charming atmosphere that will seduce you immediately.

Full of culture and history, the Medina can be reached in 15 minutes by driving, and is a buzzing alive place with plenty of cafés, restaurants, and colorful markets. You can go for long walks on the beach, do some amazing shopping in the souks, have fun surfing, or simply relax by the pool and bask in the sunshine.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 15 minutes
  • Essaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU) - 25 minutes
  • Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) - 2.15 hours
  • Medina - 15 minutes



  • Kooklessen
  • Massage
  • Shoppen
  • Spa
  • Surfen
  • Zwemmen
  • Buitenzwembad


  • Strand
  • Tuin
  • Bagageopslag
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga shala


  • Autoverhuur
  • Kinderopvang
  • Gratis parkeren
  • Gratis Wi-Fi
  • Wasserij
  • Schoonmaakdienst
  • Tourbegeleiding


During the retreat, you will be served daily buffet breakfasts, three lunches, and four dinners.

De volgende maaltijden zijn inclusief:

  • Ontbijt
  • Lunch
  • Avondeten

De volgende dieetwensen worden geserveerd/zijn mogelijk:

  • Regulier (gewoonlijk inclusief vlees en vis)
Als je speciale dieetwensen hebt, is het een goed idee om dit alvast door te geven aan de organisator bij het maken van een reservering

Wat er te doen is

  • Enjoy relaxing by the poolside
  • Explore the magic of the Medina
  • Go for surfing
  • Indulge shopping in the souks
  • Relax in the hammam and spa
  • Take a Moroccan cooking course
  • Try horse and camel riding
  • Walk on the unspoiled beaches

Spa behandelingen

A 30-minute hammam session and a tailored massage by Massimo are included in your retreat package.

In de prijs inbegrepen

  • 1 hammam session of 30 minutes
  • 1 tailored massage by Massimo
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • 7 night accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Morning and evening yoga and meditation sessions
  • Use of yoga mats and equipment

Niet in de prijs inbegrepen

  • Additional food from the restaurant
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Drinks
  • Extra massages
  • Travel insurance


Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Essaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU). Alternatively, you may also book flights to arrive at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Pick up from Essaouira-Mogador Airport (ESU) is available for a cost of 150 MAD for one to three people and 250 MAD for four to eight people, while the cost of pick up from Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) is 600 MAD for one to three people and 1000 MAD for four to eight people, both the transfers are one way only. Please contact Yoga Laila for assistance.

Arrival by bus

You can take a bus from Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) to arrive at Essaouira.

Arrival by taxi

You can book a taxi from Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) to arrive at Essaouira.


  • De betaling wordt niet gerestitueerd als de boeking wordt geannuleerd.
  • De rest van de betaling moet 15 dagen voor aankomst worden voldaan.
8 dagen / 7 nachten
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Aankomst: zaterdag 22 december, 2018
Vertrek: zaterdag 29 december, 2018

Pricing information

The rate per person for shared twin or double room is based on two people coming together, or a possibility of matching up with a guest of the same gender upon request and only if available, otherwise a single supplement will apply. Please contact Yoga Laila for details.

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