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8 Days Marrakech & Essaouira Yoga Retreat

Atlantic Coast Body & Mind Yoga Retreat in Morocco

One week of yoga, meditation & bodywork at the seaside not far from artful Essaouira. Days filled with intense yoga practice & meditation in a magic scenery and relaxation amid pure nature! Culinary, cultural as well as spiritual experiences are awaiting you. Well experienced yoga teacher and body therapist, invite you to this special retreat in solitude of a beautiful villa amidst fields and nature. Retreating at Morocco’s beautiful Atlantic Coast, far away from everything. This retreat will provide you with solitude, tranquility, extensive yoga practice and relaxation amid nature and only a short walk away from the beach.

Highlights

  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Magic scenery and relaxation amid pure nature
  • 12 yoga sessions (energizing practices in the morning and a relaxing, gentle practice in the evenings)
  • 7 nights in shared accommodation at the beautiful Villa Le Douar des Arganiers
  • 7 lovely and healthy traditional meals
  • Airport transfers to and from Marrakech

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English

Airport transfer included: Al Massira Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Wireless internet

In Marrakech you are accommodated right in the middle of the Medina, Marrakech’s old part of the city, in one of our carefully chosen, familiar Partner Riads. Cool and comfortable, beautiful and absolutely quiet though right in the center, the chosen Riad provides you with the fitting environment to dust off, relax, enjoy the sun and a glass of Moroccan tea any time of the day.

And of course serves us comfortably for our daily yoga practice – if the weather allows, on the Riad’s rooftop.

Regular accommodation happens to be in shared, spacious triple rooms (same gender) with separated beds, ensuite bathrooms, and free wifi access. Single or double/twin accommodation is bookable upon request / availability and with subject to surcharges.

Le Douar des Arganiers in Sidi Kaouki, not far from Essaouira, is decorated modernly with little touches of Moroccan design. Designed by Moha Agouni, a young Moroccan architect, the house was entirely built with natural stones, local materials, and traditional techniques. In full harmony with the landscape, le Douar des Arganiers is a mix of modern and Moroccan architecture.

In the garden, you will find long chairs and space to relax or take a sunbath. In a cool and relaxing environment, the house offers spacious common areas and terraces, as well as in total 4 large suites (30 meter square for the smallest). Located in the countryside, in a peaceful area, le Douar des Arganiers is only at a 10 minutes stroll to the village and beach or a couple of minutes by car.

NOSADE Morocco Yoga Retreat and Surf Program

Day 1: Arrival and Introduction / no yoga

Arrival in Marrakech throughout the day and transfer from the airport to the Riad. The transfer will be arranged individually according to your arrival time.

  • 19:30 Introduction and welcome dinner in the Riad

Day 2: Pikala City Tour on bicycles / 2 yoga session

  • 07:30 Morning yoga, including pranayama and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 PIKALA bike tour to all the must-sees of Marrakech
  • 15:00 Free time
  • 17:30 Sunset yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner in the Riad

Day 3: Free time to explore Marrakech / 2 yoga sessions

  • 07:30 Morning yoga, including pranayama and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Explore Marrakech on your own
  • 17:30 Evening yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner in the Riad

Day 4: Off to Sidi Kaouki / 2 yoga sessions

  • 07:30 Morning yoga, including pranayama and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Transfer to Essaouira or Sidi Kaouki, check in, and free time
  • 17:30 Evening yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner in the Riad

Day 5 and 7: Free time / 2 yoga sessions

  • 07:30 Morning yoga, including pranayama and meditation
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Free time to explore the surroundings / 1 day guided tour in Essaouira

Additional bookable options, such as surf lessons/excursions into the surrounding area / spa-treatments.

  • 17:30 Evening yoga
  • 19:30 Dinner outside in nice restaurants

Day 8: Departure / no yoga

  • Breakfast and departure to the airport in Marrakech

Instructors

Anica Alla
Anica is the founder of NOSADE. As a yoga teacher, Anica emphasizes particularly on bio-mechanical aspects of healthy movement and its value for both, the body, and the mind. She is trained in yoga Therapeutics and is teaching Anusara inspired Hatha yoga.
Katrin Antonov
Katrin is particularly fascinated by the healing power of yoga, which is created by the combination of breath, mind and movement and, besides physical relaxation, leads to inner peace and serenity. In her clearly structured and partly demanding classes, Katrin attaches great importance to giving each student sufficient space for his or her individual needs and to discover the many facets of yoga for themselves. Katrin teaches a powerful Vinyasa Yoga at various studios in Berlin.

Location

Tafedna is a small fishing and farming village, South of Essaouira and North of Agadir. Stretching over two miles, the Bay of Tafedna boasts a soft, sandy beach tucked among the Argan cliffs that make any encounter with the waves of the Atlantic uniquely memorable, a far cry from the overcrowded shores of elsewhere. Only the seasoned traveler is familiar with the beauty and tranquility of this region, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. And few people dwell in this vast expanse where the vegetation and argan trees hold sway.

Food

NOSADE is offering 7 healthy, lovely prepared and traditional breakfast and dinner meals with meat, vegetarian as well as vegan meal options. Please inform us upfront about your preferred nutritional style and also about any food intolerance.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

Surf lessons and participation in the yoga classes are always optional for sure. Alternatively, individual yoga sessions, surf lessons, individual trips or hiking in the surrounding areas, Hammam, spa treatments, body massage/therapy, and cooking classes can be arranged subject to additional fees. Please contact NOSADE for more information.

What's included

  • 1 day excursion to Essaouira
  • 12 yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner including tea, coffee, and water during meals)
  • Moroccan tea all day and upon request
  • 7 nights in shared accommodation in a beautiful Villa
  • Airport transfers to and from Marrakech

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Single supplements
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer from and to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) is included in your package. NOSADE will arrange for your airport transfer once you submitted your flight details via email.

Airport: Al Massira Airport Airport transfer included: Al Massira Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 28 days before arrival.
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