12 Days Round Trip Morocco Yoga Retreat with Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga in the desert

12 Days Round Trip Morocco Yoga Retreat with Meditation, Pranayama and Yoga in the desert

  • 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!

Highlights

  • 14 yoga classes
  • Daily meditation practices
  • 1 day guided surfing in Tamraght
  • 1 guided tour around Marrakech
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 11 traditional meals
  • 10 days with instruction
  • German, English
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During this retreat, you will stay in shared accommodations. Private accommodation is available on request for an additional cost.

Marrakech

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.

Essaouira

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.

Aourir

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.

Merzouga

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.

  • Victor Thiele

    As founder of yogafürdich in Berlin in 2008 Victor looks back on decades of own yoga and meditation practice. Next to completed trainings and workshops in yoga and gym, he is practicing constantly and regularly yoga and meditation as his life and health elixir. This knowledge he is sharing with his students and fellows. For him it is important to always to face the people who come to him in the classroom, with an open heart, without wanting to moralize them, especially in terms of their lifestyle.

  • Henriette Lorenz

    “In my practice and my teaching, I emphasize on biomechanical orientation, which brings change through introspective that allows us to master our daily life dynamically but yet calmly. Physical and mental well-being. This is yoga. On the mat and off the mat! Trained in yoga therapy, I also teach students with limitations and find individual paths in the yoga practice and for everyday life.” Henriette teaches Anusara orientated yoga at all levels, with the goal of building a bridge between mat and everyday life together with her students.

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.

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 day guided surfing in Tamraght
  • 14 yoga sessions with daily morning meditation & Pranayama
  • 1 guided tour to all the must sees in Marrakech & 1 guided tour through Essaouira
  • 11 breakfast and dinner meals with vegetarian and vegan options upon request
  • 11 nights in a shared room or Berber tent in the desert camp
  • Airport transfers to and from Marrakech Menara airport (RAK)
  • Fresh fruits, tea, and water available all day
  • 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.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Marrakech, Merzouga, and Taghazoute, Morocco

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12 days / 11 nights

Availability

Arrival: Friday February 2, 2018
Departure: Tuesday February 13, 2018

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