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Are you looking for an advanced yoga retreat which dives deep into asana and meditation, benefits you additionally from special chosen workshops, whilst being immersed in the nature’s untouched forms to take advantage of its calming effect? Where else could you expect to do so than in the tranquil deserts of Morocco? NOSADE has designed a package that is providing an extensive yoga holiday of a duration of 10 days for the true yoga-aficionado.
During this retreat, you will be accommodated in three different places.
Founded in 2008 by a Swedish architect, Origin Hotels combines the flavor of local culture, food, and design with the quality and comfort of a modern hotel. Today Origin Hotels contains five riads, traditional Moroccan manor houses with courtyard and terrace. They are all located in the medina of Marrakech, the city of 1001 nights. Each riad has its own atmosphere and character – from an authentic experience and Moroccan décor to a modernized and stylish oasis. But they all provide the special Origin Hotels feeling - a combination of professionalism and being home.
You are accommodated in a traditional kasbah (hotel) on the only hill there overlooking the Sahara before you head inside the desert and once you return from the desert. The kasbah is family-run, welcoming, and has exceptionally nice rooms with terraces facing the dunes. Kasbah Panorama offers single, double, triple, and family comfortable and traditionally made rooms. Each room has private shower and bathroom. and all of them have panoramic views looking to the mighty golden dunes of Merzouga.
Traditional Berber tents equipped with comfortable beds with mattresses will serve as your housing right in the middle of the desert. The camp furthermore holds a kitchen, a restaurant, toilets, and enough space for your daily yoga practice.
Both types of students, the beginners as well as the advanced, are equally welcome to join. NOSADE's experienced yoga teachers are focusing on your individual needs and level of experience. NOSADE is mainly teaching yoga styles with a focus on bio-mechanical movement and health while practicing skillfully and well aligned. Vinyasa and classical Hatha inspired yoga is part of the spectrum being taught as well as Anusara inspired yoga and Yin yoga. You will get powerful Yang practice in the morning and calming Yin practice with the sunset.
Arrival in Marrakech. You will spend the night in the cool calm in one of the beautiful riads. You will enjoy a lovely prepared dinner and will take the time to get to know each other, and share your expectations and wishes for the upcoming days.
After enjoying your first yoga lesson on the rooftop overlooking the ancient city and after breakfast, you'll dive into the most famous of Morocco’s imperial cities for a guided tour including lunch in a famous spot with typical Moroccan food. Before you spent another night in the beautiful riad, you will enjoy another yoga session and a dinner with the group there.
After an early breakfast, you'll start your trip and head towards Morocco’s most impressive sight - the desert Erg Chebbi with its huge sand dunes. Once arrived at the Kasbah, Nosade's hotel in Merzouga, you will be served with a delicious Berber meal and a comfortable sleep in a familiar surrounding.
Starting the day with a morning yoga session facing the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi, you'll begin your adventure and head right into the desert, accompanied by experienced local guides. You will have lunch together in the camp. Afterwards, you will be able to enjoy yourself. At sunset, you will have a yoga session in the incredible calm and tranquil of the desert in between giant sand dunes and under an unforgettable sky. After dinner, accompanied by traditional live music and a camp fire, you will spend the night in a Berber tent.
The following two days are spent in the desert yoga camp. Berber cuisine accompanies exciting days of yoga practice, exploration, relaxation, and spiritual experiences. Whether exploring the desert, visiting a nomad family, learn how to cook Cous-Cous (Imanse) with a Berber woman, having romantic dinners under the unforgettable desert sky, or finding yourself in fully enjoying the tranquility and quietness, here you can let it come true. The one certainty is that it will be an unforgettable experience.
After the night back in the charming Kasbah in Merzouga, you'll take the bus to Agdz in the famous Drâa-Valley. You will enjoy a sunset yoga class and spend the night in a wonderful Eco-Lodge right in the middle of a huge palm grove. After a very special sunset yoga session you will enjoy a delicious dinner together in the group.
After an early breakfast, you will take the bus back to Marrakech, enjoying lunch at Aït Benhaddou, a fortified city or Ksar, and UNESCO world heritage along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech on your way. In Marrakech, you will spend the final night back in Nosade's amazing traditional Moroccan housing, the riad.
You will enjoy your final sunset yoga session overseeing Marrakech and a splendid farewell dinner in the group.
This retreat includes guided tours to all the must sees in Marrakech, such as the High Atlas, Aït Ben Haddou, Boumalne Dades, the Drâa Valley, and Erg Chebbi - the large sea of sand dunes, in the total cost.
Anica is the founder of NOSADE. As a yoga teacher, Anica emphasizes particularly on bio-mechanical aspects of healthy movement and its value for both, the body, and the mind. She is trained in yoga Therapeutics and is teaching Anusara yoga.
This retreat will take place in Marrakech and Merzouga, Morocco.
During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner of exquisite Berber cuisine. NOSADE is offering meat, vegetarian, as well as vegan meal options. Please inform NOSADE upfront about your preferred nutritional style and also about any food intolerance.
Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakech Menara International Airport (RAK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. NOSADE will pick you up from the airport.