Morocco Yoga Retreat
June 17—23, 2018
Looking for the perfect yoga holiday with a touch of the exotic — this retreat is for you! Set in an authentic riad turned boutique hotel twenty minutes outside Marrakech in the red clay countryside, our Morocco Yoga Retreats blends the luxury of down-time and the healing power of yoga—with adventure and cultural exploration!
Our exotic boutique riad is the perfect blend of luxury in simplicity—set against the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, our century-old riad merges traditional Berber style and adobe architecture with modern amenities and comforts, including two swimming pools, a full-service spa, a delicious Moroccan restaurant and bar, gorgeous terraces and secret nooks to read a book, meditate or siesta. Just outside the riad walls are endless walking trails and a living and working Berber village.
"This retreat met every expectation, and more! It has opened my heart and given me great joy and strength. I am not exaggerating when I say it was simply perfect!” —Enrica, France
Flow of a Day on Retreat
Wake to a chorus of birds and a steaming cup of Moroccan mint tea, served on the terrace with a view of the surrounding countryside slowly stirring to life. Perhaps enjoy a morning swim before convening with the group for yoga class on our beautiful rooftop studio. Josie Sykes—beloved for her depth of knowledge in the yoga sutras, her beautiful harmonium music and her wise and sweet spirit—will guide morning meditation, pranayama and a Hatha-Vinyasa yoga class. Josie has a superb understanding of healthy postural alignment from her extensive background in both yoga and the Feldenkrais Method. Following an immersive yoga and meditation practice, we eat a healthy Moroccan breakfast to prepare us for a relaxing or adventurous day ahead.
Between breakfast and sunset, you’re free to unwind and bask – or go out and explore Morocco! Hike the Atlas Mountains (a group excursion we treat you to!) take a camel in the desert, lunch at a traditional Berber village. Or just lounge by one of the riad's peaceful pools, have a relaxing massage or experience a traditional hammam. Or take a complimentary shuttle into Marrakech to see artisans at work, sample traditional snacks and absorb the chaotic and colorful life within the walls of the medieval medina, a Unesco World Heritage Site. Everyday a delicious lunch of savory salads is served at the riad.
At sunset we reconvene at the riad for a powerful pranayama and hatha yoga practice. Afterward, in the balmy night air, enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal on the terrace, or in the charming dining room, sharing food and stories—family-style under the stars.
“Honestly the entire trip was a dream come true and such a special mother-daughter time. These memories that will bring a smile to our hearts and souls in the years to come. We plan to join an Exotic Yoga Retreat every year!”
— ELENA, USA
“I would like to thank you once again for a most wonderful, inspiring experience! Your hospitality and enthusiasm is radiating – looking forward to many more such wonderful Exotic Yoga Retreats together – and welcoming you in Pakistan in the near future as well!”
— DANISH ELAHI, PAKISTAN
“This retreat met every expectation, and more! It has opened my heart and given me great joy and strength. I am not exaggerating when I say it was simply perfect!”
— ENRICA, FRANCE
7-day luxury yoga retreat package
Roundtrip airport transfer
6–nights accommodation at an award-winning boutique hotel in the countryside near Marrakech
Two salt water pools to swim and lounge, gardens, walking trails
Authentically furnished en-suite rooms with daily maid service, hair dryer, bathrobes; AC in most rooms
All meals: delicious vegetarian and pescatarian dishes
Hiking trip to the Atlas Mountains
Daily shuttles to and from Marrakech
Exotic Yoga Retreats program with Josie Sykes
2 yoga classes daily (1 afternoon off for excursion)
Pranayama & meditation
Airfare to Morocco
Spa services: facials, massage and a must-try traditional Hammam
Add-on excursions: camel or horse ride, visit Berber villages, etc
$150 Special pre-retreat night with airport pick-up, food, lodging and transport to/from Marrakech
USD $1,995 - Shared Room, 2 Twin Beds + En Suite Bath (Price is per person)
USD $2,495 - Single Room, King Bed + En Suite Bath (Price is per person)
USD $3,995 - Couples Room, King Bed + En Suite Bath (Price is for 2 persons)
$150 Special Retreat Night on June 16. . . We highly recommend arriving at least one day prior to start of this retreat to help with jet lag, avoid travel delays and to enjoy a day of full relaxation before start of retreat. Pre-retreat night includes food, lodging and airport pick-up.
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To confirm you place on any retreat, we require a $1,000 deposit per person. Your balance will be due within 3 months of the retreat.