8 Days Green Yoga Retreat Morocco

  • NOSADE, Chambres D’Amis, Marrakech - La ferme Berbère, Marrakech

Overview

Morocco Yoga Retreat

  • 8 days with instruction
  • Enjoy yoga overlooking the magical, ancient city of Marrakech. Experience its famous beauty and colorful calming gardens while taking advantage of the healing effects of yoga and meditation. Immerse into Morocco’s captivating culture, enjoy traditional, delicious, and healthy Moroccan food, and spend your nights within the true beauty of Morocco’s famous residences.

    Highlights

    • 10 yoga and meditation sessions
    • Excursions to various places in the city
    • Guided tours to all the cultural must-see spots
    • 1 cooking class and a food shopping tour to the souks
    • 7 traditionally prepared vegetarian breakfasts and dinners
    • Fresh fruits, tea, and water available all day
    • Convenient airport transfers and transports
    • 7 nights accommodation

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    Chambres D’Amis, six nights

    The accommodation options at Chambres D’Amis are on single, double, and triple room basis. Chambres D’Amis is located right in the middle of Medina, Marrakech’s old part of the city. The rooms are cool and comfortable, beautiful, and absolutely quiet. Chambres D’Amis provides you with the fitting environment to dust off, relax, and enjoy yourself.

    La ferme Berbère, one night

    The accommodation options at La ferme Berbère are on double and quadruple room basis. La ferme Berbère is an ancient olive tree farm that holds a restaurant and a spa.

    This retreat is for both beginners and more advanced students of yoga wanting to experience a unique, inspiring, colorful, and calming trip to one of the most magical places in the world, Marrakech, the pearl of the south.

    Day 1

    Arrive in Marrakech. Transfer from the airport to Chambres D’Amis will be organized individually according to your arrival time. Enjoy a lovely prepared welcome dinner for the group, get to know each other, and share your expectations and wishes for the upcoming days before spending the night in the cool and calming riad.

    Day 2

    Start your day with a morning meditation followed by a powerful yoga session that will prepare you for the day. After breakfast, you will have a guided Marrakech tour to get to know the city and the most worth seeing sights. The day will close with a more calming yoga session and a delicious dinner on the riad’s rooftop.

    Day 3

    After meditation, yoga, and breakfast, take the bus and drive a bit outwards of the city to Paradis du Safran, where you can see how to grow and process saffron, and enjoy the captivating surrounding at the foot of the Atlas mountains. Paradis du Safran also holds a garden with a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as herbs from all over the world. You will learn the relevant knowledge about the qualities of saffron and how to distinguish real and fake saffrons.

    Before lunch time, you will head further from Paradis dus Safran to the beautiful La Ferme Berbère to spend the rest of the day and night here. Enjoy the sunset yoga session facing the High Atlas and a dinner in the stunning space, away from the bustle of the souks. This ancient olive tree farm welcomes travelers looking for tranquility and friendliness. La Ferme Berbère allows guests to escape Marrakech for a day and to stay in a peaceful setting.

    Day 4

    You will spend the morning yoga session facing the Atlas Mountains before enjoying breakfast within the peace and solitude of the olive grove. You can enjoy a spa treatment or spend the day in silence before you are taken back to Marrakech by bus in the late afternoon. Back in Chambres D’Amis, you will enjoy a lovely prepared dinner before sleeping in the cozy and calm house.

    Day 5

    Start your day by visiting the famous Majorelle Gardens. You will take a Pikala bike and ride it to Majorelle. After a tour through the garden, you will be taken to Kaowa for a healthy juice breakfast and back to Medina, where you can either spend the rest of the day relaxing in the riad or dive into the souks of Medina. After the sunset yoga session on the riad’s rooftop, enjoy your freshly prepared dinner with the group.

    Day 6

    After the morning session and breakfast, you will explore the souks with the chef de cuisine to buy food for dinner. The chef will explain to you her choices, the rules for bargaining, and much more. Back in the Riad, you can join a cooking class to learn how the Marrakchis cook. Learn about the usage and healing power of Morocco’s famous spices and how to cook tajine, couscous, and other dishes. Help prepare the dinner for the night and enjoy the meal at the riad’s rooftop.

    Day 7

    Between the two-day framing yoga sessions, you will be able to enjoy this free day for yourself. Explore the city on your own to fulfill any personal desires. Relax in a traditional Moroccan hammam or Turkish bath and spa. Enjoy a massage or spend time in any site, museum, or exhibition not yet visited. You will have the sunset yoga session and dinner at Le Jardin Secret, an artful and atmospheric surrounding.

    Day 8

    Enjoy your farewell yoga session in the sunrise and farewell breakfast with the group. The transfers from Chambres D’Amis to the airport are organized individually according to your departure time.

    • Le Jardin Secret
    • Jardin Majorelle
    • Paradis du Safran
    • The High Atlas
    • 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.

    The retreat will be held in Marrakech, Morocco, the pearl of the south. In Marrakech, you will be discovering local treasures like spices, perfumes, handicrafts, carpets, and jewelry. Between the small shops, you will find tiny fruit and vegetable stalls where farmers offer their freshly harvested products, old carriages serving as counters for fresh and delicious bread.

    Everything is surrounded by a bewitching smell. The whole city seems to be enchanted by drumming, singing, snake charmers, and storytellers. Calm and coolness can only be found once entering the very narrow streets. You will fin it easy to feel comfortable and at home in Marrakech despite its strangeness and you will be fascinated in the sea of seething life, bustling action, loud shouts, and the feverish, everlasting, and never ending circle of boiling life.

    Seven traditionally prepared vegetarian breakfasts and dinners are included in the package. NOSADE offers meat, vegetarian, as well as vegan meal options. Please inform NOSADE upfront about your preferred nutritional style and any food intolerance. Fresh fruits, tea, and water are available all day. You will also have one healthy juice breakfast at Kaowa and a cooking session and dinner with a chef.

    Relax in a traditional Moroccan hammam or turkish bath and spa at an additional cost. You may also visit various museums, exhibitions, and sights. NOSADE will be happy to organize any additional activity.

    You can have a traditional Moroccan hammam or Turkish bath and spa treatments at additional costs.

    • 1 cooking class
    • 1 guided tour
    • 7 vegetarian breakfasts and dinners
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • 10 yoga sessions
    • Airport transfers
    • Excursions
    • Fresh fruits, tea, and water
    • Morning meditations daily
    • Additional activities
    • Airfare
    • Lunches
    • Personal expenses

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. NOSADE will pick you up from the airport.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send NOSADE an inquiry.

    Testimonials

    • Review by Sabine

      "I went to a 5-day Yoga retreat in Marrakech in December and enjoyed every second. The organization through Nosade was perfect and so a feeling of security developed during the entire journey up to the (wistful) departure. Already during the booking process organized by Anica, the individual wishes and needs are queried and you get suggestions for activities, which you can also book at the same time. Also during the stay Anica and Yidir are always accessible and can give another good (insider) tips for great places in Marrakesh. I was accommodated in the Chambre d'Amis. A very great, cute riad with a super friendly and helpful team. The roof terrace is simply a dream and at the latest at the breakfast on the same at the pleasant 20 degrees in December the sun is in the heart. The yoga praxis takes place twice a day. The morning session we did mostly on the roof terrace, the exercise in the evening in the fireplace in front of the open fire. The yoga praxis was simply super! Katrin asked for special wishes / goals before each hour, and then adapted the hour individually. She has a very pleasant way and you can follow her through the exercises. It also teaches to take borders and "take the drama out". After each end relaxation you felt equal 2 cm larger. "

      "Absolutely recommendable is the trip to the "Paradis du Safran", which I had booked immediately. Here, in front of the gates of Marrakesh is actually a small paradise emerged, which is definitely worth a visit. Just the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains in the background is breathtaking. It is also worthwhile to take part in the offered cookery course. I did this in the riad where I stayed, with the cooks of the riad. One could then gain an insight, we the two kitchen fairies the sensationally delicious dinner, which we usually took in the riad. A special highlight was the previous purchase of the ingredients in the souk. This I did with Maria, the director of the Riad, who showed me during this shopping trip so many great people and corners of the Souk."

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    • Review by Mixi from Switzerland

      "5 days of yoga and culture in the middle of Marrakesh. In addition to 2 times daily yoga, one day visit of the main sights was planned. The city is really beautiful and Gaia taught her yoga with a lot of passion and calm. The breakfast and the dinner we ate together. The rest of the day could be customized, eg with a visit to Hamam. After these five days of Marrakesh, I was reluctant to leave and would like to go to the desert. Nosade, above all Ydir, who took care of us, did so very committed and reliable. He could be contacted at any time and also ask for tips. I'll be back!"

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    • Review by Simon from Antwerp, Belgium

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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

      "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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    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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