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8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Morocco for Experienced Practitioners and Yoga Teachers

Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Morocco for Experienced Practitioner

Hidden away from Marrakech and located in a traditional Moroccan Berber village right in the desert overlooking the majestic Atlas Mountains you’ll find our retreat centre that will provide a wonderful environment for your yoga practice and redefine your idea of relaxation. A multitude of corridors and courtyard paths lead to authentically-furnished, comfortable and spacious rooms. You’ll enjoy pools, secret terraces, charming gardens and a myriad of secluded corners in which to relax, restore and recharge. After sunset, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine in the restaurant or on a terrace, with the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and distant lights of Marrakech as your backdrop. This retreat is designed for experienced yogis and yoga teachers.

Retreat highlights

  • Meditation sessions
  • Morning and evening yoga classes
  • Instructions by 2 senior yoga teachers
  • Designed for experienced yogis and yoga teachers
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Solar-heated pool
  • Buffet lunch

Skill level

  • Advanced

Yoga styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

The rooms at the center are spacious and very cozy. They are built in a traditional Berber style using fortified clay(pisé) and eucalyptus tree, featuring hand-woven textiles created by our resident textile master on the premises. Most of the rooms have their own fireplace.

With two pools (one of them heated) and a wealth of beautiful aromas, the stunning gardens are yours to enjoy. Mazy paths lined with banana palms and orange trees lead you around the beautiful gardens. Roses, hibiscus and orange blossom bring an intoxicating delicate aroma and add splashes of color to the garden walls. The terrace is showered in sunlight and offers stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. It’s also home to the the first of the two pools – perfect for cooling off with a quick dip, or stretching your legs with a relaxing swim.

Program

Typical daily schedule

07.30-09.00 Morning yoga practice

09.00-10.00 Breakfast

10:00-12:00 Time for rest, nap, pool, walks in the desert, spa treatments

12:00-12:30 Guided meditation or pranayama practice

12:30-14.00 Lunch buffet

14:00-17.30 Time for rest, nap, pool, walks in the desert, spa treatments

17.30-19.00 Evening yoga and/or meditation practice

19.00-19.30 Optional non-guided meditation by the fireplace in the yoga shala

19.30-21.00 Dinner

The vibrant city of Marrakech is only a 30-minute drive from our center and on one of the days you will have an opportunity to take the complimentary shuttle minibus to the city center and spend late morning and early afternoon exploring the colorful markets and return to the retreat center before the evening class.

Later that week, we will also dedicate a day to an optional trip to the majestic Atlas Mountains with the local guide. The trip to Atlas Mountains will include a 2-hour transfer each way and a 4-4.5 hour walk up in the mountains and will incur an extra fee which will depend on the number of guests joining.

On that day, we only have the led morning yoga class and an optional evening self practice. You can also choose to skip the trip and relax at the retreat center instead.

Instructors

Lauren Stokes
Lauren is a certified and experienced yoga teacher and fascial stretch therapist. In addition to teaching over 1500 classes in the U.S. and internationally in Canada, France, and Denmark, she practices yoga daily, finding new challenges and inspiration in every session. Lauren helps her students develop by encouraging them to strengthen their ability to focus, staying in each moment with awareness. Her students learn that proficiency in yoga is not based merely on increased flexibility and strength, but in using the practice to reach beyond their individual selves to embrace community.

Retreat location

The location of the retreat is near Marrakech. It is located 30 minutes from Marrakech city and airport.

Distances

  • Marrakech City - 30 minutes by car
  • Marrakech Airport - 30 minutes by car

Unique features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Morocco’s cultural influences make for extremely diverse cuisine and we will be enjoying a rich palette of flavors in the vegetarian meals that we will be served throughout the retreat. Breakfast will be served right after yoga, lunch is a rich salad buffet by the pool and 3-course dinner will be offered at a cozy restaurant at our center.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Enjoy the view of the Atlas Mountains from the terrace

Explore the desert

Relax in the garden

Take a dip in the swimming pools

Tour the city of Marrakech

Visit the markets of Marrakech

Spa treatments

A visit to the hammam (public bathhouse) is a Moroccan tradition, and you may notice signs for the hammams within the medina of Marrakech. The hammam pool and steam bath is for guests only, giving you the space and privacy in which to relax.

The resident beauty therapist will also be on hand to provide a range of exfoliation and massage treatments using authentic Moroccan skincare products that contain indigenous herbs, fruits and oils.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • All yoga classes
  • Gift bag
  • Meditation sessions
  • Shuttle to Marrakech City
  • Use of yoga space

What's not included

  • Massage treatments
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

You will need to fly to Marrakesh Menara Airport. Transfers can be organised beforehand with the organizer.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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