Marrakech is vibrant, full of history, tradition, culture and art, where past meets the present. A world of wanderlust, colourful sights and textiles, with a beating pulse and rhythm to inspire you to be truly present. Your senses will ignite with the smell of herbal shops and spice towers beside carpet-covered walls of the pastel pink medina. The Medina is the beating heart of the city, surrounded by walls, forming several gateways, known as ‘the red city’.
You will be staying just outside of the Medina in a luxury Riad, a tropical oasis, with colourful tiles, traditional textiles and an abundance of plantation, providing a home away from home. A true sanctuary to relax and unwind from a day of exploring. There are connecting Riads at the venue, with open courtyards and a plunge pool in the middle to cool off in between classes. The connecting rooftop terrace has cabanas and day beds to relax with a book or fresh mint tea. Our personal favourite is the onsite hammam spa offering a range of massages and treatments.
Just like our yoga practice, the venue embraces history and tradition, right down to the yoga! The yoga spaces captivate the essence and vibrancy of Morocco. There are two yoga shalas we will be practicing in throughout the week. An indoor yoga space embracing Moroccan styling, textiles and detailing. To mix things up, outdoor practices will be on the rooftop terrace! You will be immersed in sound and captivated by the blush sunsets. Mornings will begin with breathwork into a vinyasa practice or yoga workshop and evenings we will wind down with yin, restorative yoga or sound healing.
We believe a retreat is only as good as the food! Meals will be served at large communal tables on the rooftop terrace. We have worked closely with the venue to create meals rich in nutrients, vegetarian and will leave you feeling nourished and refreshed. Meals will include local flavours and locally-sourced ingredients. The venue will cater for all dietaries. Please let us know upon booking your dietary requirements.
We have planned some very special experiences to be immersed in everything this area has to offer. We will explore the Atlas Mountains. On our final afternoon together, we will adventure to the Agafay Desert to a magical hideaway camp in the middle of the vast stone desert.
Together, we will embrace our adventurous spirit, and “retreat” ourselves. We love yoga, we love to travel, and creating magic that happens only on a retreat!