10 Days Desert Yoga Holiday in Morocco

Sahara Desert and Marrakech Yoga Holiday

Imagine yoga overlooking the magical, ancient city of Marrakech. Imagine yoga in the tranquility and vastness of the desert. Imagine finding relaxation and a path to yourself at one of the most beautiful and inspiring locations in the world. Join NOSADE for a yoga holidays guided by specially selected yoga teachers in absolutely beautiful and very special locations. This package is suitable for both the beginner and the advanced student of yoga wanting to experience something very unique: yoga in Marrakech and in the stunning surrounding of Moroccos Sahara desert.

Retreat highlights

  • Meditation sessions
  • 12 yoga style sessions
  • Guided tours in Marrakech and Sahara Desert
  • 9 nights accommodation in Riad or Berber tent
  • Full board Berber and Morroccan cuisine
  • Fresh fruits, tea and water
  • Ground transportation
  • Airport transfers

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English

Airport transfer included: Menara Airport

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Accommodation

In Marrakech, Agdz and Merzouga you will be accommodated in beautiful, unique and yet still traditional accommodations with a Western standard. In the Desert Camp, you will be accommodated in Berber tents with normal, comfortable beds, equipped with sheets, blankets & pillows.

The camp has a toilet and a spring with clean water. There are no "showers" in the sense of how we are used to showering being Western civil, but there is the chance to get some buckets of water to take a "very original kind of style" shower privately in one of the tents. Please take a small travel towel with you to the desert.

You do not need adapters. Most of the Riads / hotels do have free Wifi-access.

NOSADE Yoga Holiday Schedule

Day 1: Arrival + Introduction / no yoga

Arrival in Marrakech throughout the day and transfer from the airport to the Riad. The transfer will be arranged individually according to your arrival time.

  • 19:30 Introduction and welcome dinner in the Riad

Day 2: Pikala City Tour on bicycles / 2 yoga session

  • 07:30 Morning yoga, include pranayama and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Pikala bike tour to all the must-sees of Marrakech
  • 15:00 Free time
  • 17:30 Sunset yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner in the Riad

Day 3: Off to Drâa-Valley / 1 yoga session

  • 06:30 Early breakfast
  • 07:30 Departure from Marrakech to Agdz
  • 16:30 Arrival in Agdz
  • 17:30 Evening yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner in the Ecolodge

Day 4: Off to Merzouga / 1 yoga session

  • 07:30 Morning yoga, including pranayama and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast and chill out at the pool
  • 12:00 Departure from Agdz to Merzouga (departure depends on the season)
  • 17:00 Arrival in Merzouga
  • 17:30 Off to the desert with pack camels during the sunset
  • 19:30 Dinner in the desert-camp

Day 5 and 6: Exploring the desert / 2 yoga sessions

  • 07:30 Morning yoga, including pranayama and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast and optional desert hiking/visit a nomad family
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 17:30 Evening yoga in the desert camp
  • 19:30 Dinner in the desert camp

Day 7: Back to Merzouga / 2 yoga sessions

  • 07:30 Morning Yoga, incl. Pranayama + Meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Transport back to Merzouga with the Jeep
  • 13:00 Optional family lunch
  • 17:30 Evening yoga in the Kasbah
  • 19:30 Dinner in the Kasbah

Day 8: Transfer back to Marrakech / no yoga

  • 06:30 Early breakfast
  • 07:30 Departure from Merzouga to Marrakech
  • 13:00 Lunch stop in Aït Ben Haddou
  • 19:00 Arrival in Marrakech
  • 19:30 Dinner in the Ria

Day 9: Free time to explore Marrakech / 2 yoga sessions

  • 07:30 Morning yoga, including pranayama and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast and free time
  • 17:30 Sunset yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner outside in a nice restaurant

Day 10: Departure / no yoga

  • Breakfast and departure

Transfer will be arranged individually according to your departure time.

Included excursions

  • Pass the High Atlas
  • See the traditional mud brick city at At Benhaddou
  • Stay in Merzouga village
  • Visit Erg Chebbi - large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand.
  • Visit Marrakech's greatest sights: Jemaa el-Fnaa, Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Garden, Menara Gardens, Bahia Palace, the souks, all the narrow streets hiding all kinds of treasures and handicrafts

Instructors

Gaia Ceccarelli
Movement and body as an instrument to create harmony have always been an integral part of her life. Gaia studied classical, modern and contemporary dance for 16 years. Inspired by Vinyasa Yoga her teaching style emphasizes body awareness and alignment, focussing the attention on cultivating sensibilty, honesty and concentration on the mat and in life. When teaching, Gaia’s focus is to guide students towards having the confidence and understanding to develop a self-practice and to personally experience the transformative power of yoga.
Katrin Witt
For over 10 years you can find nomad heart Katrin regularly on the mat. In the yoga practice, she found peace and strength from the very beginning – serenity and gratitude followed. The desire being able to pass that to others has initiated her doing a yoga teacher training in 2013 in India at the Ashiyana Yoga Centre and aroused her interest in yoga and holistic life approaches. Additionally it is Katrin’s heartfelt concern to integrate yoga into a normal life, to practice with fun and joy and to submit no overlying strict dogmas.
Felicitas Brozio
As a traveling yoga teacher, Feli’s mission is to inspire and motivate as many people as possible in their own yoga practice. “Yoga is my basis for a happy, healthy and self-determined life in the here and now – that’s what I call YOGALICITY :)” The roots of her yoga education lie in classical hatha yoga. This was followed by further education in the areas of yoga therapy, Yin Yoga and Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga. In addition to dynamic yoga, she is passionate about teaching Yin Yoga because she is fascinated by the healing and transforming power of this yoga style.

Retreat location

This holiday adventure starts at Marrakech. On the way to Sahara desert, you will have a stop in the beautiful Drâa-Valley in Agdz. There we will sleep one night in an ecolodge.On the next day we will heading off to Merzouga. You get to experience living in traditional Berber tents for 3 nights and the vastness of the desert during the day. After that, you will transit at Merzouga for a night before heading back to Marrakech.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served full board Berber and Morrocan inspired meals. Vegan or vegetarian meals are upon request. Please email NOSADE on your preferred nutritional styles and also about any food intolerances.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

  • Drinking a Berber Whiskey
  • Gazing at the beautiful traditional mud brick city at At Benhaddou
  • Diving into the souks of medina
  • Explore Sahara Desert with a guide
  • Visit a nomad family
  • Learn to cook couscous with a Berber woman
  • Romantic candlelight dinner under the unforgettable desert sky
  • Be amazed at the large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand at Erg Chebbi

Optional tours

Additional tour can be arrangement upon request, on your own expense. Please email NOSADE for further information.

What's included

  • 12 yoga sessions
  • 9 nights accommodation in Riad or Berber tent
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner including tea, coffee, and water during meals)
  • Airport transfers
  • Moroccan tea all day and upon request
  • Guided tour in Marrakech and Sahara Desert
  • Ground transportation
  • Meditation, exploration and relaxation session

What's not included

  • Additional tours
  • Flight ticket
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Transfer from and to Marrakech Menara (RAK) airport is included in your package.

NOSADE will arrange for your airport transfer once you submitted your flight details via email.

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