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8 Days Yoga Holidays in Morocco

  • Kasbah du Toubkal, Marrakech, Morocco


8 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat Morocco

Go on an unforgettable yoga retreat, where the Zen spirit and nature prevail. The area of Imlil and the Kasbah transmit a feeling of Tibet while in Morocco.Enjoy a yoga retreat deep within the high Atlas Mountains within a restored mountain retreat set dramatically beneath the towering Jbel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.


  • All yoga and meditation classes
  • Daily pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Postures and asanas grouped in core series, leg series, and arm and shoulder series
  • Evening prayer sessions and sun salutations
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals included

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 8 days with instruction
  • English, Italian
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The Kasbah offers guests’ unparalleled views of the surrounding scenery from seventeen comfortable bedrooms nestled among gardens and terraces. Attentive service is provided by the local Berber team. The Kasbah’s secluded location makes it an ideal place to escape from a world of technology into time long gone. It is a place of peace where one may reflect upon life or choose to find to empty the mind and meditate.

Numerous terraces for yoga as well as a spacious conference room provide ideal settings for in-depth practices. Two Hammams as well as a massage table and a private massage area are available on request.

This boutique hotel offers 14 comfortable en-suite rooms, three family rooms including a self-contained house. The delightful garden and large terraces offer unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains. The friendly and knowledgeable local Berber team will make every effort to ensure a stay that is enjoyable and memorable. The Kasbah du Toubkal offers trekking packages as well as day excursions to Marrakech.

The Kasbah du Toubkal is a charter member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. It is situated 90 minutes from Marrakech, where Zen spirit and nature prevails, in the area of Imlil and it transmits a feeling of Tibet while in Morocco.

The Kasbah, is so reminiscent of the Tibetan monasteries that it was chosen by Martin Scorsese as a location for his film Kundun, a movie about the Dalai Lama’s early years, as the Kasbah and the surrounding scenery reflects the Tibetan monastery Dungkar with the serenity of Tibet.

Nearby palces

  • Marrakech - 90 minutes
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • All yoga and meditation classes
  • Daily pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Evening prayer sessions and sun salutations
  • Postures and asanas grouped in core series, leg series, and arm and shoulder series

The two daily yoga sessions include:

  • Meditation / Relaxation
  • Pranayama
  • Preparation
  • Salutation
  • Strength
  • Stretching

The morning starts with tea before 90 minutes of yoga. A hearty and healthy breakfast follows the class. Then there is time to rest, enjoy a Hammam or a massage, explore Marrakech or the Kasbah’s surrounding areas. You may book one to one sessions, other activities and excursions.

In the evening, after a 90 minutes sunset class, refreshments are served followed by dinner. Relaxed evenings, chatting while overlooking the majestic valley view’s echoing the evening prayers, makes unique and cherished memories. Lessons are adjusted to the group between invigorating and rejuvenating sessions.

On the arrival day afternoon classes are scheduled as the first lesson. On the departure day morning classe is the last session. Scheduling depends on arrival and departure times.

The depth of progression into a sequence depends on the individual or group. The yoga lessons will focus on specifics areas. This enables progression without over training. Additional sessions include pranayama and meditation and combining sessions with Vinyasa flow.

Core series

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

Leg series

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

Arm and shoulder series

This 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.

Arrival by airplane

You have to book flights to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK).

Yoga with Perumal can arrange a pick up from Marrakech Menara Airport at a cost of 85 EUR. Between three and four passengers at a time may be arranged per vehicle.

Seasonal information

Along the Mediterranean, Morocco has a subtropical climate, tempered by oceanic influences that give the coastal cities moderate temperatures. Toward the interior, winters are colder and summers warmer. At high altitudes temperatures of less than -17.8 degrees C are not uncommon and mountain peaks are covered with snow during most of the year. Marrakech is beautiful all year round but temperatures in the summer months, and particularly August, can be very high. %Perhaps the most magical time to visit is in the late spring. If you are visiting Morocco in the winter, do carry warm clothes as although the climate in Marrakesh is normally very mild it can also get very cold and Moroccan architecture is better suited to protect from the heat than the cold.

Accessibility information

On arrival the last leg of the journey winds its way up the mountain for 15 minutes with the help of porters and mules.

Passport / visa

In order to enter Morocco, you must own a valid passport with at least six months remaining. All British citizens, no matter how young, must have their own passport. A Visa is a stamp in your passport, or a separate piece of paper, officially stamped, indicating how long you are permitted to stay in the country for a permitted length of time. Most visitors to Morocco do not need them and are allowed to remain for up to 90 days on entry.

The exceptions are nationals of Israel, South Africa and Zimbabwe.


Morocco is a safe country and vaccinations are not legally required for entry and most visitors especially those intending to make a short stay do not need to obtain specific immunization.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Yoga with Perumal, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

  • 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.

  • Alcohol
  • Flights to Marrakech Airport (RAK)
  • Travel insurance

During this yoga retreat all meals are provided. The Kasbah offers healthy and fresh local cuisine with vegetarian options and may accommodate special diets when requested.

During your stay at the Kasbah you may book a massage or use the Hammam bath, at an additional cost.

Book one on one yoga sessions and massages

You can rest, relax, and enjoy a Hammam or a massage and you may slso book one to one sessions of yoga and meditation.

Visit the local market in Asni

Asni is a large Berber village, particularly popular on the day when it plays a beautiful and authentic Saturday market where all the inhabitants of the surrounding villages gather to trade wares of all types.

Visit Marrakech

A day excursions to Marrakech is included with lunch and a guided walk through the Medina. Enjoy Marrakech and go for mint tea at the famous Place Jemaa el-Fna and sightseeing fabulous historical sites in the city.

Not to miss are the Palais de la Bahia, the Medersa Ben Youssef, the moorish style 12 kilometers long town wall’s ancient ports build in 1126 (Bab ed-Debbarh and Bab Aguenaou), the Minaret of Koutoubia (Mosque build in 1158), the Ménara Park or the Majorelle Gardens. Visiting Marrakech's new art galleries and explore the Medina, enjoying Moroccan handicraft.

  • Massage
  • Mountain walking / trekking
  • Shopping nearby
  • Yoga studio
For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga with Perumal an inquiry.
  • Review by Rebecca from Bedford, UK
    9 out of 10

    "I had a great time on this retreat. It wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be - I ended up going alone, and there was no one else in the hotel to chat to - but in terms of yoga, I felt I progressed so much and Ines and Perumal were incredibly kind and generous in ensuring I had a good time! I would definitely do something like this again - it did exactly what I needed it do, chilled me out so I was ready to go back into the office with new eyes. Thank you so much for my lovely couple of days in paradise :) ", edited

  • Review by Vanessa Ursell
    10 out of 10

    "From start to finish my experience of the yoga retreat was exactly as I would wish. I was picked up, as arranged, in Marrakech for transfer to Jnane Allia where I was greeted warmly, made to feel both welcome, and comfortable. My room was large, comfortable, had a door which opened onto a patio, and out onto the terrace with pool. Yoga classes twice daily at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. were tailored specifically to the experience level of the group. The teacher was patient, informative, but most importantly, extremely proficient in yoga. His dedication, knowledge, and understanding of yoga made my experience educational, encouraged me to learn, and practice more. Food at Jnane Allia was superb: delicious Moroccan cuisine, plentiful, and each day delivered by polite and friendly staff who could not do enough for us. Indeed everyone I met was gracious, sensitive to the needs of their guests, and keen to ensure the whole experience was the peaceful, relaxing, and yoga enriching retreat that it should be." website, edited

  • Review by David and Jennifer WIlliams
    10 out of 10

    "My wife and I had an absolutely incredible experience on our recent week long retreat. We have been to multiple yoga retreats and yours is the most memorable, refined and educational one we have been to yet! We came into the retreat with 3 months of yoga experience and left feeling that we not only advanced our health, but also our flexibility, diets, spirits, and built the confidence to be able to even practice on our own.The resort was beautiful and we loved the garden property, swimming pools, tennis court, staff, and incredibly healthy meals prepared to perfection.Perumal helped build our discipline and understanding of yoga traditions and practices that we can carry into our day to day lives. Every time we practice now, we draw from the guidance of Perumal and his practices. We loved his life stories and the underlying messages to us, in addition to his hospitality and professionalism at all times.We plan to be back soon and sincerely thank you for everything! Namaste!!!"

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  • Review by Alexis Verpaele and Helga Van de Velde
    10 out of 10

    "We spent only 4 days at Jnane Allia but the combination of the charming accommodation, Sarah's warm hospitality, and Perumal's yoga teachings were a truly healing experience. Yoga with Perumal is a very individualized experience, focused on gradual progression with avoidance of any trauma or straining. Perumal has a wholistic approach to yoga involving breathing techniques, stretching/relaxation, and strength development. We felt like completely renewed when we reluctantly headed home. Thank you!!!"

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  • Review by Camilla Fossen
    10 out of 10

    "I was lucky enough to be introduced to Perumal in Marrakech during a one-week stay at Jnane Tamsna. I had a one hour session with him every day for a week, and it really got me back into yoga. I have done yoga for years, but due to small children and too much work I handt practiced for a few years. The trip to Marrakech was supposed to be the start of a new life; with more yoga, less stress, and more love and greatfullness. High goals! But it worked! Perumals soft being and spiritual presence was just what I needed. During that one week we built up a good basic program for me to continue working on when I got back home, so it is really something that you easily can add into your everyday life very easily. I am extremely thankful to Perumal for the gift he gave me."

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  • Review by Rachelle Vingerhoeds
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga retreat with Perumal inspired me to really start practicing yoga in my daily life. I practiced some yoga before, but was never inspired to also wanting to learn more about yoga, nor to improve. Some people just know how to trigger you with their personality and the way they teach. Perumal is one of them. I was lucky to have had one to one attention in a beautiful environment, which also contributes to be inspired. Before and during the retreat I subconsciously knew I had to fit in yoga in my daily life, but it was after I had left I realized I was missing my daily practice with Perumal. While at home I am still practicing with the online course! This is how I feel. When I was a teenager I used to play tennis on sub national level. I have had several trainers, and I still remember clearly the one who got me back on my feet after some years of not having any fun at all. It was his personality and his way. I am sensitive to that. I compared the retreat and Perumal with that time. I needed the retreat. I hadnt have a proper holiday for some time and also had a rough time in my personal (lost 3 people I loved dearly within 3 years, the last one was my mother almost 2 years ago) as well as in my professional life (many changes because of one of the 2 other losses). When I booked the retreat life was starting to get better, but I was exhausted. Still I enjoyed the yoga practice, was even looking forward to it (I know myself as lazy) and I managed to speak English at one moment and French the other. I was not used to that and I just loved it all. I believe that everything has its right time (even the losses). For me the retreat with Perumal was right timing and it gave me a boost. After 2 years of pause I found the play button again and I am grateful for that. "

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  • Review by Karin Roemdonck
    10 out of 10

    "For the second time I had the privilege to follow a yoga retreat with Perumal at Jnane Allia. And again it was a wonderful experience! The combination of the constructive lessons with Perumal and the peaceful rest in a beautiful environment are an ideal way to escape some time from the daily grind and to charge the batteries. Perumals yoga style fits me because it brings my body to a higher level without forcing anything. You notice your body is changing and evolving with the day and at the end of the week you feel so much better. It is really a boost for body, mind & soul ! Thats why Ill come back. I consider this retreat as a precious gift to myself!"

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  • Review by Annemiek and Pieter
    10 out of 10

    "After spending a relaxed and sunny day in the medina of Marrakech we flew back to The Netherlands and came home last night. Both Annemiek and I have enjoyed your lessons tremendously. You are an all-round teacher and you have passed on an impressive amount of knowledge and insights. We are pleased with your guidance on dealing with our physical constraints, especially Annemieks back is not a hurdle anymore. Thanks again for making our holiday unforgettable!"

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  • Review by Karla C. McSanders from Knoxville, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Great hospitality and awesome accomodations! I truly enjoyed my stay at this nice secluded accommodation. I stayed here for four days for yoga retreat with Perumal. The food was wonderful, hammam was great and secluded location was the best to get away from the city. The staff was extremely attentive. The place was nice and clean. Would definitely stay here again!!!Highly recommended! I think the yoga retreat went very well. The yoga lessons were great!"

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  • Review by Stefania Saladanna from Milano, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "What can I say a true oasis of peace. Allia, Marco and Sarah make you feel at home, the place is lovely, excellent reception, accurate in every detail! I always return with so much happiness, because this is simply SUPER!!! For the yoga lovers, there is no better than to practice it with Perumal, my teacher. Try it and you come back regenerated!"

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  • Review by Rikke Dalsgaard from Hallerup, Denamark
    10 out of 10

    "It was a pleasure meeting you and Perumal, and we will be looking forward to meet again - and to enjoy some more yoga training with Perumal."

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Marrakech, Morocco

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