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6 Days Easter Yoga Holiday in Morocco

  • Marrakech, Morocco

Easter Yoga Holiday in Morocco

The twice-daily yoga and meditation classes will be suitable for all levels, from beginners through to experienced students. The small group numbers ensure scope for plenty of individual attention. The morning class will be dynamic hatha flow yoga, with different options given for different levels of experience. The evening session will be a much gentler, more meditative combination of yoga and meditation. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket for this Easter yoga and meditation holiday!

Highlights

  • Morning Hatha yoga classes
  • A half-day Marrakech medina tour
  • Restorative yoga and meditation session
  • A complimentary relaxing on-site massage
  • 5 nights charming accommodation
  • 5 vegetarian daily brunches
  • 5 vegetarian dinners
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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Our Easter holidays Riad has just six lovely, individually designed rooms, and a large room terrace (brilliant for sun-bathing, reading or snoozing). In common with the best Riads, our venue has plenty of tucked-away terraces for lounging, and with a maximum of ten guests, there is plenty of space to spread out. Service is warm, efficient and friendly, with our Riad's owners experienced at hosting groups, and also keen yoga practitioners!

We aim to strike a balance between down-time and relaxation; and the stimulation of staying in the heart of one of the world's most evocative, fascinating cities. All yoga classes and activities on this retreat outlined below are optional.

Daily morning yoga will be at about 8.30 - 10.00 a.m., after which we will enjoy a buffet brunch. Then, the whole day is your own (to explore the souks, or sunbathe on the roof terrace), until tea and cakes at 4 p.m., and the evening yoga and meditation class at 5.00 p.m. Dinner will be served at around 7.30 p.m. each evening. We have arranged for each guest to have a complimentary hour's on-site massage, and have also organized a half-day walking tour of Marrakech.

A city tour of Marrakech to explore the cultural highlights of the city is included in the price.

  • Lucia Cockcroft

    Lucia is a co-founder of Satvada retreats and sister organisation, Yoga At The Mill, a highly regarded yoga and mindfulness studio in Chelmsford, Essex. Lucia has been practicing yoga and meditation for almost 20 years, and teaching for ten. With a background in wellbeing journalism, she re-trained as a yoga teacher after seeking a less desk-bound lifestyle. Lucia has trained intensively with leading yoga and meditation teachers. She is passionate about the ability of yoga and meditation to transform how she feels physically, energetically, and emotionally.

We are taking exclusive hire of one of our favorite Marrakech centre Riads: a beautiful, friendly old townhouse, designed - as with all traditional Moroccan Riads - around a central courtyard: the setting for our twice-daily yoga classes, as well as a fabulous chill-out spot for afternoon mint tea. Our Riad is in the heart of evocative Marrakech, yet a sanctuary of peace and quiet.

Activities
  • Massage
General
  • Garden
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
  • 5 nights charming accommodation
  • Half-day guided walking tour of the famous Marrakech medina
  • Two daily 90 minutes yoga and meditation classes
  • Fruit, tea, and coffee before morning yoga
  • Five vegetarian meals in the evening
  • Daily afternoon tea and cake
  • Daily brunch
  • One massage
  • Transfers to and from Marrakech airport: 20 EUR return

Arrival by airplane

Satvada Retreats recommend Easyjet or British Airways. Ryanair is also an option. Direct flying time from London-Marrakech is 3 hours and 20 minutes.

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

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Renita Brubacher from Canada
    7.5 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    7.5 Quality of activity
    7.5 Overall impression

    Organizer response: Thanks so much for your review. We hope that you can join us on a future retreat.

    2017-May-26 07:34:36

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    "Having already been on a Marrakesh New Year trip with Satvada Retreats in January 2014, I thought I'd know what to expect on a summer retreat to Essouria in June 2016. I was not disappointed and my expectations were excelled once more. I can't quite put my finger on what is different, but I'll do my best. Satvada Retreats put alot of consideration into the retreat - their excellent choice of exquisite surroundings with amazing local food alongside providing expert yoga and mindfulness tuition is their talent. I love their nurturing plan for each day which allows you the freedom to personalize your holiday with a massage, or a trip or two out or just continue to relax. Looking forward to the next one!"

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    "I had a fab time on the Yoga retreat. Location, weather, food and classes were all excellent.The only minor thing was the fact the studio was not that big, I think they should have had a few less people to make it more comfortable. Rooms were large with a lovely balcony. Staff very friendly and wanted to please. I would recommend this holiday to friends. Thank you to Satvada for such a wonderful New Year's yoga/hiking holiday in the Atlas Mountains. I had an absolutely wonderful time on the retreat - it was a beautiful venue, I made amazing new friends and got to enjoy incredible yoga/hiking... I feel like a new person! I'm looking forward to hopefully enjoying another trip with you this year; I can't recommend you enough :-)."

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    "The mindfulness and yoga weekend far exceeded my expectations. The food and company were great, with the group (tutors and attendees alike) gelling and very relaxed in each other's company. Overall there was a great balance of relaxed atmosphere and a nicely spread schedule of practice, free time, and delicious food! It has also been great that the relaxed feelings, and mindfulness, have spilled into the beginning of the week, and being back at work. Thank you all for such a lovely weekend; I am already considering joining future retreats."

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  • Review by Gill from Cambridgeshire, UK

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  • Review by Diana Brown

    "Having looked at several yoga retreats, we took 'pot luck' when we booked with Satvada. We couldn't have been luckier - the retreat in Croatia was perfect. Yoga sessions were tailored to suit the experience and ability of all the guests, providing both challenge and relaxation. In spite of not really being 'into' meditation I found these sessions appealing. The silent walk along the coast was delightful; a totally new and enjoyable experience. The venue - a beautiful villa close to the beach - was idyllic; the view from the yoga terrace (of flowers, sea and mountains) provided a stunning backdrop. All our needs were catered for - especially at meal times: local produce, from a garden adjacent to the villa, cooked to perfection. Walks were led by friendly guides; the pool and beach, together with the company of other guests, ensured a memorable holiday. It was all over much too soon."

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  • Review by a traveller

    "Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for a lovely Wellbeing Weekend in Marrakech. I got so much out of my time there and met some wonderful people. Since returning home, I have kept up my practice and find meditation so much easier to accomplish, which was one of my aims of the weekend. The hosts at the Marrakech Riad were so welcoming and accommodating, and each meal was fresh, delicious and authentic; the experience was as if eating at someone's house; a real privilege."

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  • Review by Jan from Somerset, UK

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  • Review by Elena from London, UK

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  • Review by Maggi Reid from London, UK

    "I loved the weekend and felt very relaxed driving home. I found the yoga stimulating and, although I have been practicing for a long time, I learnt lots and liked your approach so thank you. The accommodation at Potash barns is great; food, ambiance also lovely! I also think the mindfulness meditation combined with yoga is a great combination, they really compliment each other and Shamash is a great teacher. So it's all good from me and I hope to be able to come to another retreat....abroad if possible!"

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