Essaouira, Morocco, 31st August - 7th September 2019
Join me on a 7 night adventure to the mystical land of Morocco: a country rich in luxurious architecture, textiles and savoury cuisine. From medieval medinas to the call of the muezzin, Morocco has entranced travellers with its elaborate weave of cultures, captivating poets and artists for thousands of years. Explore the magic of the world that resides around us and always within us ~ when we align our beliefs and actions with the true desires of our hearts, magic begins to unfold!
Our women’s yoga retreat will take place near the enchanting coastal town of Essaouira, known for its magnificent city walls, beautiful Medina and legendary harbour. Our home for the week is a secluded Riad nestled in the heart of the beautiful Berber region, rich with fields of argan and olive trees and wide open vistas that inspire a peaceful sense of timelessness.
“Be kind to your sleeping heart. take it out into the vast fields of light...and let it breathe” Hafiz
Our beautiful Riad with the warmth and intimacy of a home, combined with the service of a boutique hotel is off the beaten track between the mountains and the sea. A place unlike any other, where the sweetness of Morocco can be savoured to the full. We will enjoy a soothing oasis of peace with space to relax, gather as a tribe to dine or find a secret place to hide and escape into a book. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool, outdoor Japanese bath, spa cabin, the hammam is a delight for the senses and the rooftop terrace is the perfect spot to gaze in awe at the sunset. A place where time seems to have stopped!
Rooms are beautifully decorated - twin rooms with queen/double beds, a bathroom, small lounge and outdoor seating area. There is plenty of space indoors and outdoors to unwind and relax, including living room, library, open plan kitchen and terraces.
Only 15 minutes by taxi, you can easily enjoy a trip to explore Essaouira or choose to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with a trip to the beach, forest or local Berber village. There is plenty on offer for those who wish to keep themselves busy, and equally it is the perfect place to completely kick back and put your feet up.
Optional extras include surfing lessons, horse riding, camel trek and additional spa treatments - all can be arranged on site.
This women’s retreat offers you a home coming ~ back to the most magical and authentic essence of the woman you are. It combines deep inner work through yoga, meditation, breath work, rituals, indulgent self care and igniting the senses. Immerse yourself in the intoxicating beauty of Morocco with the perfect nourishing space to drop deeply into the feminine magic and the creative light that is YOU!
Our days will consist of exploring the enchanting landscape, participating in daily yoga, soaking in the sun, unwinding by the pool, swinging in a hammock under the eucalyptus trees, savouring delicious fresh food, gazing at the stars, indulging in a massage, meandering through the exotic spice markets and getting lost in the souks.
“The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great that I thought I was in a dream” - Jack Kerouac
Relax your body, enjoy the serene surroundings and let your soul be nurtured and replenished.
7 nights accommodation in a beautiful twin room (shared accommodation with queen size bed) | 7 morning dynamic yoga sessions | 4 evening restorative yoga sessions | Daily sunrise or sunset meditation | Workshops/unique practices including circle gathering, card readings and inner guidance | 1 Hammam/massage treatment | A guided morning trek through the surrounding forest | Visit to the spice markets and lunch in the Medina | Cooking class to dive into the tastes of Morocco | Outdoor movie night under the stars | A mala making session | Group transfers to/from Marrakech Airport | Daily meals - breakfast and dinner
Price: £995 per person / Capacity: limited to 8 spaces
Retreat does not include:-
Flights | Taxis to and from Essaouira (except trek and cooking class trips)
Alcoholic drinks | 5 lunches (lunches will be provided on trips)
The weeks menu features fresh, authentic Moroccan cuisine. Meals included will be a daily traditional breakfast and 3 course dinner all freshly prepared by Faith, the resident chef and made from local organic ingredients. Mostly vegetarian with the option of fish. Tea, coffee and water. Lunch will be included on trips only.
"Like in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influence of the earth - Henry David Thoreau"
Full payment received by 30th January 2019 will be given a 10% discount (£895)
Deposit of £395 to be paid in full to secure your place by 30th January 2019
Full payment of £995 to be received by 30th June 2019
Payment plan option - deposit of £395 received by 30th January 2019 followed by 5 payments of £120 to be received each month on 30th. Final payment on 30th June 2019