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12 Days Round Trip Yoga Retreat in Morocco

  • NOSADE, Merzouga, Sahara Desert, Marrakech, Morocco


Surfing and Yoga Retreat Morocco

Join this wonderful retreat specially designed for those who want to discover Morocco all over. This magnificent retreat will be accompanied by wonderful yoga sessions and mindful meditation practices in beautiful, fascinating, lonesome, and lively scenarios. Join for this special adventure no matter if you are a new or and experienced yogi, surfer, or traveler and experience Morocco’s most captivating sights!


  • 14 yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practices
  • 1 day guided surfing in Tamraght
  • 1 guided tour around Marrakech
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 11 traditional meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Advanced

  • 10 days with instruction
  • English
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During this retreat, you will stay in shared accommodations. Private accommodation is available on request for an additional cost.


You will be accommodated right in the middle of the Medina, Marrakech’s old part of the city, in a carefully chosen, familiar Riad. Cool and comfortable, beautiful and absolutely quiet though right in the center, the chosen partner Riad provides you with the fitting environment to dust off, relax, enjoy the sun, and a glass of Moroccan tea any time of the day.


You will spend the night in the beautiful Riad Baladin situated in the heart of the Médina of Essaouira, close to the beach. The beautiful Riad offers you a splendid view over the old town till to the sea.


You will spend the night in the beautiful and calm Dar Banana. The house is a real oasis with a stunning view of the mountains and the Argan forest.


You will be accommodated in a traditional hotel on the only hill there overlooking the Sahara. The hotel is family-run, welcoming, and has exceptionally nice rooms with terraces facing the dunes.

Day 1

Arrival in Marrakesh. Spend the night in the cool calm of a beautiful Riad (Moroccan villa). You will enjoy a lovely prepared dinner and will take the time to get to know each other, share your expectations, and wishes for the upcoming days.

Day 2

After enjoying your first yoga lesson on the rooftop overlooking the ancient city and after breakfast, you will dive into the most famous of Moroccos 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.

Day 3

After an early yoga session and breakfast, you will be taken along the famous Argan-ligned roads towards Essaouira. Once arrived there, you will have some time to eat lunch and join a guided city tour through Essaouira. The dinner will be in a famous restaurant with a beautiful terrace facing the sea.

Day 4

You will start the day with a morning yoga session and a delicious Moroccan breakfast and then you will be taken to Aourir along the coastal road. Arrived in another beautiful accommodation, you will have time to enjoy the sunset on the house’s rooftop, have a glass of wine and a delicious Moroccan dinner.

Day 5

You will begin the day with a morning meditation session and an awakening yoga session. After breakfast, you will have the option to be taken to the beach to enjoy the day with a guided surfing class out on the water. Once returned, a calming Yin yoga practice will help you to prevent sore muscles the next day.

Day 6

After an early breakfast, you will take a 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.

Day 7

This day you will enjoy Morocco’s most impressive sight; the desert Erg Chebbi with its huge sand dunes. Once arrived, you will enjoy an unforgettable sunset yoga session at the rooftop of the Kasbah overseeing the whole desert. After the session, you will be served a delicious Berber meal and enjoy a comfortable sleep in the family-ran Kasbah.

Day 8

After the morning yoga session facing the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi and a fortifying breakfast, you will begin the adventure and head right into the desert accompanied by experienced local guides and packed camels. After lunch in the camp, you will be able to enjoy some leisure time for yourself to enjoy the sunset on top of the dune in the incredible calm and tranquil of the desert.

After dinner, accompanied by traditional live music, a camp fire, and under an unforgettable sky, you will spend the night in a traditional, well equipped Berber tent with nothing but silence.

Day 9

After the sunrise yoga session, you can decide whether to spend the day relaxing in the camp or exploring the desert visiting a nomad family. With the beginning sunset, you will meet with the group for a yoga practice.

Day 10

After a night back in the camp, you will head back to the charming Kasbah in Merzouga where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoy the last desert yoga session with the sunset of the golden dunes.

Day 11

After an early breakfast, you will take a bus back to Marrakech enjoying lunch at Aït Benhaddou; a fortified city or ksar an UNESCO world heritage site along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech on your way. In Marrakech, you will enjoy dinner and spend the night again in one of the amazing traditional Moroccan partner Riads.

Day 12

You will enjoy a nice extended farewell breakfast followed by departure.

One guided tour around Marrakech and one guided tour through Essaouira are included in this retreat.

  • Anica Herrmann

    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 be held at four different places in Marrakech, Morocco. On the way to Sahara desert, you will transit for Essaouira, Aourir, and Merzouga village before heading to desert. Just a few minutes from Aourir will take you to the famous Taghazout; the surfers’ village. The region is a fascinating place for foodies, with the Argan oil, honey, and other local specialties. The air is full of colors and flavors to be remembered for a lifetime.

  • Hi Camel riding/rental
  • Cooking classes
  • Shopping nearby
  • Stargazing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Balcony
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga deck
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

During this retreat, you will be served 11 lovely prepared, traditional breakfast and dinners plus fresh fruits, tea, and water available all day. The food is vegetarian with vegan options upon request.

  • Be amazed at the large seas of dunes formed by wind-blown sand at Erg Chebbi
  • Diving into the souks of medina
  • Explore Sahara desert with a guide
  • Gazing at the beautiful traditional mud brick city at At Benhaddou
  • Learn to cook couscous with a Berber woman
  • Visit a nomad family
  • 1 daily morning meditation practice
  • 1 day guided surfing in Tamraght
  • 1 guided tour through Essaouira
  • 1 guided tour to all the must sees in Marrakech
  • 11 breakfasts and dinners
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 14 yoga sessions
  • Airport transfers to and from Marrakech Menara airport (RAK)
  • Fresh fruits, tea, and water available all day
  • Local transportation to the places mentioned in the itinerary
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Daily lunch

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakech Menara (RAK) airport.The organizer will pick you up in the airport. The pick up is included in the retreat.

For information about the booking conditions, please send NOSADE an inquiry.
  • Review by Simon from Antwerp, Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "Skillfully moving! Leaving comfort zones, being open towards changing to keep things the same. That’s what I have been taught on NOSADE’s yoga retreat. I left grounded and focused from an unique travel experience."

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  • Review by Rita from Beirut, Lebanon
    10 out of 10

    "The Sahara and Morocco in it’s purest shape! Endless seas of sand dunes, authentic cultural insights and experiences, and perfect organizational work from NOSADE made this trip not just recommendable, but unforgettable."

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  • Review by Christian and Pero from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "We toured all over Morocco with NOSADE and have seen the greatest, loneliest sights while learning so much about the rich culture, about arts, and music. We enjoyed every moment and loved it!"

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  • Review by Melissa from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "Anica, I can't thank you enough for ensuring that we all had a wonderful yoga trip. We all really appreciated everything that you did behind the scenes to ensure the trip was effortless for us. Happy Easter! Cheers, Mel."

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  • Review by Josua from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "We’ve spent a super brilliant time, though way too short! Even better than the desert were the guys working with you, and the camels. We enjoyed it very much! Warm greetings again to Youssef and the rest of the crew."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "A friend and I just got back from a 5 day yoga retreat in Marrakech with Nosade. From start to finish, it was everything I had hoped for and more. The trip was very well organised and tailored to suit our preferences.The yoga sessions with our talented instructor Gaia were both energising and relaxing. We had time in between sessions for a guided tour of the old city, to explore and shop in the souks and even to experience a traditional hammam. The food was invariably delicious & fresh with some excellent lunch recommendations from Anica. We had really good company and left feeling like we'd made friends for life. Thank you very much to Anica and Yidir for a great experience. Can't wait to get back and try the Desert tour."

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  • Review by Edward
    10 out of 10

    "Nosade Tours promises to help find a path to yourself in Moroccos most beautiful & inspiring sights. Nosade delivers. I spent two of the best weeks of my life on a Nosade desert retreat. My fellow travelers were experienced yogis who could stand on their heads and put their feet in their mouths. I was a beginner. Nevertheless, the classes and accommodated us all. My Yoga improved exponentially and I loved also the camel rides there and back to the Berber Camp and the treks in the desert. All the travel arrangements were exceptionally well managed and the food excellent."

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  • Review by Donavon from Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "This was really the experience of a lifetime. Nosade really provides a personalized one on one cultural experience that you don't get with a lot of tours. Hard for me to pick a stand out moment. Between Yoga in the desert, climbing sand dunes, hand drumming by the fire, riding camels, or seeing shooting stars in the night sky above the sand it's really impossible to pick. In addition to the guides teaching us a lot about Moroccan culture the yoga sessions really taught me a lot about my body, and gave me tools to improve my practice even further here at home."

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  • Review by Charlie from Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "A friend and I recently traveled to Morocco, and decided to venture to Merzouga to experience the NOSADE desert tour. Incredibly glad we did! The journey there was scenic and adventurous. The guides and staff at NOSADE greeted us as part of their family and took very good care of us. Riding camels into the desert was a surreal, unforgettable way to get to the campsite. By far, climbing the incredibly high sand dunes was my favorite part... breathtaking. Especially at sunset! We felt that we got a true Moroccan experience, and I wouldn't have changed a thing. Definitely recommend to anyone!"

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  • Review by Terri from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I was expecting a big group of hippy vegan women so you can imagine my pleasure when I realized you are all quite normal with a love for yoga food and the environment! Amanda is an amazing yoga teacher and you compliment her perfectly the experience has left me wanting more and I'm already looking for my next yoga retreat. It was a great experience for me and I'm so glad to have met you, I will cherish the memories for many years to come. I hope you're enjoying the serenity and beauty of the desert, and I've thought a lot about the desert retreat and the more I think about it the more I want to do it. Thank you so much for everything and please pass on my thanks to Yidir and if you're ever in London come and stay with me and don't worry I wouldn't expect you to provide yoga classes. Take very good care of yourself hope to hear from you soon. In the meantime I'm on the hunt for an Anusara yoga teacher here in London!"

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  • Review by Laura from Berlin, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "We toured with NOSADE 3 days through Erg Chebbi, starting in Merzouga. Everything went super smooth, was well organized, safe and we had a caring team of guides. We truly enjoyed the trip through this remarkable country! Special thanks to our tour guide Yidir, who made our trip very special with all his stories about the Berber culture and his great talent for playing the drums for us at the camp fires at night. I can only recommend you guys to book a trip with NOSADE and would for sure do it again."

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  • Review by Simon R from Berlin, Germany
    9 out of 10

    "NOSADE is a holistic experience for body and soul, a breathtaking journey through the spectacular country. The yoga retreat is energetic and well balanced. The treatment was custom made and always genuine. I left grounded and focused from a unique and unforgettable trip."

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  • Review by Nadine M from Berlin, Germany
    8 out of 10

    "Great country, warm people, great yoga in a fabulous surroundings! Unlimited recommendable! We'll definitely be back."

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  • Review by Gaby G from Nuremberg, Germany
    9 out of 10

    "My girlfriend and I have made this beautiful journey together and enjoyed it to the fullest. Yoga in the desert was an unforgettable experience. And also in Marrakech, we had a great time. The team of NOSADE was there to help us in every way."

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Marrakech, Merzouga, and Taghazoute, Morocco

NOSADE specializes in Morocco yoga retreats, such as desert yoga holidays in the stunning surrounding of Sahara Desert, Marrakech yoga short breaks, and surf yoga retreats.

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Saturday November 19, 2016
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