7 Days Uplifting Yoga Retreat in Marrakech Oasis, Morocco

7 Days Uplifting Yoga Retreat in Marrakech Oasis, Morocco

  • Marrakech, Morocco

Unforgettable Morocco Yoga Retreat

Experience a magical and relaxing yoga retreat in the breathtaking city of Marrakech in Morocco. A simple yet elegant atmosphere suspends itself in a fusion of Moroccan and Italian architecture. Marrakech Oasis, an indulgence into timelessness, keeps an eye on traditional styles. Earthy organic touches engulf the senses within the reach of modern comforts. Clean lines and large openings to the outdoors preserve a connection to nature. Enjoy your yoga retreat here with Yoga with Perumal.

Highlights

  • Morning or afternoon yoga class (1 sole participant)
  • Morning and afternoon yoga classes (minimum 2 participants)
  • 1 month free access to 30 Yoga with Perumal online video courses
  • 1 month free access to 700 pages of supportive text to all video routines and sequences
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • 6 days with instruction
  • Italian, English
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The venue offers eight exclusive suites, all overlooking the pool and facing south-southwest, for unforgettable views of dazzling sunsets silhouetting the Atlas Mountain peaks. Suites feature living rooms with fireplaces and romantic terraces. Interiors interpret Moroccan tradition with flair for those who appreciate the Sahara.

Yoga with Perumal incorporates:

1. Pranayama

2. Preparation

3. Salutation

4. Strength

5. Stretching

6. Meditation and or relaxation

Each part following in the order listed acts as a synergist to the other.

The tutoring is tailor made for the personal needs and condition of the individual practitioner. Even within a large group.

A progressive approach will allow to achieve the right state of flow in order to improve mobility, breathing and circulation while strengthening muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Yoga with Perumal lessons progress from the least challenging/ simple to the most challenging/dynamic postures during a lesson. The same theme runs through the retreat as a whole. The level we go to is determined by the group that is attending. The idea is to peak in the last days of the retreat.

All lessons are designed to lead into the next lesson. The goal is also not to practice too strong otherwise the nervous system will react to tighten the body, injuries could easily inflamed and the body would not open itself up. The key is to make the body open itself up.

Perumal's method adapts to the moment with a strong attention kept on the ones who have specific problems or injuries. The first lesson usually avoids all things that may lead to pain. Please know that the same posture which will heal also can inflame a problem if approached without consciousness.

A result is felt immediately after the first lesson which creates motivation. Usually after the third night, participants experience a breakthrough in the practice and physical wellness that is measurable and often expressed. Some practitioners finally stop feeling an old shoulder or back pain that bothered them for years. Others accomplish postures for the first time that they always had trouble doing back home. This has to do with not only the method of yoga we are practicing but also the program as a whole.

The program does emphasize an easy and light form of intermittent fasting to help detox and alkalize the body. Mornings are a time for cleansing by drinking plenty of sugar free and caffeine free fluids to enhance the detoxification of the body. This first hours of the morning are paramount to cleansing the body. No solid food shall be eaten until after the morning practice.

Core series

A detoxifying practice session. Remove the head and limbs of the body and what remains are much of the core muscles. On this session we focus on the back and abdominal muscles in order to stabilize / activate our core. This series sets the foundation to limb based postures. The uses of deep abdominal breathing exercises along with joint preparations sets are also emphasized.

Leg series

Hips, gluteus, hamstrings, quads and calves are well used. Postures range from lightning / chair, double warrior, Warrior 1-3, heel raises and various balancing sequences. Most with lower back issues will benefit greatly while others will feel a fluid yet challenging series.

Arm and shoulder series

Focuses on upper body postures in order to train the shoulders, chest and arms. These postures will range from plank, side plank, single leg plank and crow to chaturanga along with their variations. There is a strong emphasis on preparation for joints followed by isometric and then isotonic movements synchronized with breath.

Depth of progression into a sequence depends on the individual or group. Above sample sessions divide lessons to focus on specifics areas. This enables progression without overtraining. Additional sessions include pranayama and meditation and combining sessions with Vinyasa flow.

Please be advised that 2 yoga classes daily will be offered only if there are at least 2 people enroll the same date. If there is only 1 person enrolls, there will be only 1 yoga class per day.

  • Perumal Koshy

    Mr. Koshy born in New Delhi of South Indian parents began teaching under his Kung-Fu master. After over 10 years of martial arts he began exploring yoga by returning to his roots in Kerala, India. From here a yoga teaching experience grew through London (2001 - 2004), Milan (2006 - 2010) and Marrakech (2010 - Present). His yoga method, recognized by various international yoga journals, lead to him authoring articles for Italian, French and Dutch yoga magazines.

This yoga retreat will take place in Marrakech, Morocco.

A large Kaidal tent nourishes guests with a mix of traditional Moroccan delights and authentic Italian cuisines. A hearty meal will be provided after the morning and evening yoga sessions. Vegetarian options are available.

  • Book a deeply relaxing massage
  • Discover traditional cultures
  • Enjoy outdoor activities such as Tennis and hot air ballooning
  • Hiking and bike riding while enjoying the view
  • Learn a lot during cooking classes
  • Self defence and Jiu-Jitsu classes for adults and children
  • Visit the Hammam for cleansing and relaxation

You may book at an additional cost the following treatments and therapies: a lymphatic drainage (Vodder method), shiatsu, food reflexology, Moroccan hammam indulgence, essential oil massage, or harmony massage. Angela Forest is the massage therapist available on demand. She is an Italian graduated shiatsu therapist with 26 years of expertise in energetic techniques for the psychological and physical well-being such as shiatsu, manual lymphodrainage (method Vodder) as well as harmony massage.

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • All yoga classes (Two yoga classes per day if there are at least 2 people enroll the same date. One yoga class per day if there is only 1 person enrolls)
  • 1 month free access to 30 Yoga with Perumal online video courses, over 15 hours of yoga video routines and sequences
  • 1 month free access to 700 pages of supportive text to all video routines and sequences
  • Half board meals
  • Transfers from and to airport
  • Additional activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Flights (your destination is Marrakech)
  • Health insurance and repatriation
  • New Years evening dinner
  • Relaxing body massage
  • Travel insurance
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Marrakech, Morocco

It's grand yet low-key, uber-stylish yet down-to-earth and tranquil without ever being boring.

  • Availability: The Yoga Retreats of this organizer are available 93% of the time.
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7 days / 6 nights

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High season
  • December 15 - January 6

 

Low season
  • January 7 - December 14
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