Moroccan Yoga Retreat
With Nicola Peters & Jenny Clark
We are very excited to be hosting our first yoga retreat together this September, just outside sunny, Marrakech in Morocco. A magical, luxurious retreat to fully relax, reset the senses, connect back to nature and also explore vibrant Moroccan culture. Marrakech is a favourite destination of ours and has all the tropical vibes, yet it is only a 3 hour flight from London! Our yoga retreat is designed to bring ancient yogic wisdom with a fun modern twist. We welcome yogis of all levels, promising something for everyone no matter the stage of your yoga journey.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Yoga twice a day - a variety of energetic Vinyasa Flow, Elemental Mandala and calming, rejuvenating Yin yoga
A gorgeous Moroccan villa with a private pool and Atlas Mountain views from the grounds
Delicious healthy meals, juices and snacks
Shopping trips to the souks in Marrakech
Mantra and intention circles
Day trip to the Atlas mountains
Camel rides and mint tea in the desert
Sunset desert dinner
Hammam and Spa treatments
Monday 23rd September - Saturday 28th September 2019
£675 Early bird price
To qualify book by May 30th 2019 (£300 deposit required, remaining payable before 12th August. Payment plans available upon request)
£725 booking thereafter
Price based on 2 people sharing a room. Please contact for single occupancy option.
6 days/5 nights accommodation in a gorgeous Moroccan villa with private pool. Only 20 minutes outside Marrakech
2 yoga classes a day (1.5 hr Vinyasa or Mandala in the morning and 1 hr Yin and/or meditation in the evenings)\
Your yoga equipment for the duration of the retreat
Evening Kirtan (group chanting), optional morning meditations, rituals and workshops
Healthy and delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner every day
Tea, coffee, juice and snacks throughout the day
A day trip to the beautiful Atlas mountains, including a traditional lunch in a Berber village and yoga/meditation with a view!
A VERY special desert sunset dinner
Transfers to and from the airport
The estate has a traditional hammam and spa bookable on request
There is a twice daily shuttle bus into Marrakech if you'd like to go and explore the souks and/ or have dinner in town
Camel ride and mint tea in the desert
ABOUT NICOLA PETERS
Nicola is a vinyasa and mandala yoga teacher based in London. A creative thinker and lover of food, art and travel. Her classes are often taught outside incorporating the elements to bring about balance and inner peace. Nicola's practice works with postures, breath and meditation techniques to make a deep and real connection to our natural state of being.
ABOUT JENNY CLARK
Jenny is a vinyasa & yin yoga teacher, currently travelling and practicing yoga around the world. Her goal is to make yoga accessible for everyone, with a relaxed, fun teaching style and a strong emphasis on doing whatever feels good in your body - as no one knows your body better than you do. Jenny encourages students to move with the breath, enjoy themselves and move however feels best for them.
A TYPICAL DAY
We’ll practice yoga twice a day, with plenty of free time to relax or read by the pool or visit the old Medina town or indulge at the spa.
Vinyasa or Mandala yoga class
(optional 15/30 min meditation before)
Free time, spa, town, activities
1:30 - Lunch
Yin yoga class
Dinner at villa
Schedule subject to change depending on our day and evening excursions.
FOOD AND DRINK
Typical Moroccan cuisine made with fresh local ingredients. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepare by our local Moroccan chef.
Tea, coffee, juices and snacks will be available throughout.
Please email and let us know if you have any dietary needs.
WHAT TO BRING
A warm cover up and trousers for the evenings
Lots of space in your luggage to take home all the lanterns, cushions and everything else you’ll probably buy in the souk!
The weather in September is warm and sunny in the day, with colder clear nights (perfect for star gazing).
ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
There’s plenty to do in between yoga classes:
Group day trip to Atlas Mountains (included in retreat cost)
Camel ride across the red sand dunes and enjoy a sunset dinner in a spectacular setting (desert dinner included in retreat cost, camels optional!)
Trip to the old town ‘Medina’ of Marrakech (free shuttle bus)
Wander the streets of the Medina, visit the historic riads, palaces and gardens, stopping for lunch at a rooftop café
Shop the colourful souks
Melt into a spa treatment in between yoga classes or relax at the hammam
Pool time, chill time and a spot of sunbathing (included in retreat cost)
You may want to add time on to see more of beautiful Marrakech pre or post retreat, if you are considering this drop us an email regarding arrival and departure along with trips and hotel suggestions.
DESERT SUNSET DINNER
CLUB HOUSE HAMMAM
(Bookable on request, email for details)
Our villa is located in a private estate of 9 hectares with olive groves, Andalusian gardens, a Club House and Pool and a tennis court. It is situated just 20 minutes from Marrakech and 30 minutes from the airport.
The Estate and villa are a mix of modern contemporary style and traditional Moroccan architecture, designed by internationally renowned architect Charles Boccara. The villa has a private pool and large gardens and 5 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, sleeping 10 people. The whole estate and our retreat villa with TV room, dining room, breakfast terrace and kitchen are there for you to enjoy as you wish.
GETTING TO MARRAKECH
Arrive any time Monday 28th September, we’ll have a group dinner that evening for those who can make it, and yoga classes will start the next morning. The last class will be the morning of 28th September, and people will depart throughout the day. If you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer, please let us know, we can help with accommodation suggestions and restaurants.
Marrakech can be reached by airplane from several European cities, including London, Paris and Madrid. Alternatively you can fly to Casablanca and take an internal flight to Marrakech. Please let us know your flight details and your complimentary transfer will be waiting to meet you at Marrakech airport. Any questions we are here to help.
Terms & conditions
A £300 non refundable deposit is payable upon application and goes towards your overall total payable for the retreat.
Full payment is due six weeks prior to departure (12th August 2019) and participants agree to pay any outstanding balance no later than this date.
If the deposit is paid via credit card, it will automatically be charged the balance on the due date.
If the retreat is full, we can add your name to our waitlist upon request in writing, or advise of other available dates.
If we’re able to confirm your place on retreat, we will contact you and full payment will be due immediately.
If the participant withdraws or transfers from the retreat, the following refund policy applies:
If the balance of the retreat fee is not received by the notified due date (4 weeks prior to retreat commencement), a participant’s place may be transferred or offered to someone on the waiting list. The participants will forfeit the deposit paid.
a) If the participant withdraws 60 days or more prior to retreat commencement the participant will receive a full refund of any monies paid in addition to the deposit.
b) If the participant withdraws 59-45 days prior to the retreat commencement the participant will receive 50% of the full monies paid.
c) If the participant withdraws 44 or less days prior to participant commencement or withdraws after the retreat commences, the full retreat fee is non-refundable.
d) If the participant books and pays for any additional treatments or program options (e.g. massage, camel trip etc), cancellation by the participant within 7 days of program commencement will receive a full refund of the added option. Cancellation of added options by the participant within 6 days of program commencement are not eligible for a refund. Any activity (e.g. massage/camel trip) cancelled by the operator is fully refundable
We do not provide insurance cover for this trip, please arrange your own travel insurance before departing should you require it.
If circumstances arise that require a transfer from the retreat on which you have a confirmed booking you will need to supply us with a request in writing.
If another participant can fill the space then you may be able to transfer your place to them. If there are no waitlisted participants to fill the space the regular refund policy applies to your transfer.