I could not be more excited to share this adventure to beautiful Marrakech with you!
Having taught retreats in France and Ibiza many times I honestly love nothing more than having a bit more time to hang out, get deeper into our yoga practice and get to know each other whilst having a laugh under the sparkling sunshine (while it's still rainy and cold back in England!)
Sometimes you just need to get away. And I'm a big believer that just a little bit of space away from the clutter of busy home life can be absolute medicine for the soul.
I have found somewhere so special for us to call home for 5 days and 4 nights, and I can't wait to have the time of our lives in this absolute oasis just 25 minutes outside the buzzing city of Marrakech.
The Riad has a pool and plenty of space for chilling out under the sun. There are gardens, a patio and roof terrace perfect for our yoga classes together, or for taking yourself off for a little quiet time in between.
The luxurious and cosy bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning, and of course have beautiful colourful Moroccan design features. You can choose to double up with a friend, be in a shared room with other yogis (perfect if you're coming alone and want to make some mates) or you can have a room to yourself for a small extra cost if you email me to arrange.
* THERE ARE SINGLE BEDS, QUEEN BEDS AND DOUBLE BEDS AT THE RHIAD. MANY OF THE ROOMS ARE SHARED. IF YOU ARE COMING WITH A FRIEND AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A ROOM THEN I WILL NEED TO KNOW IF YOU ARE HAPPY TO SHARE A QUEEN BED, OR IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO HAVE A SINGLE BED EACH. I WILL TRY MY VERY BEST TO ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE, IF YOU'RE COMING ALONE THEN SHARING WITH OTHERS IS SUCH A LOVELY WAY TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS! THERE ARE TWO LARGER DOUBLE BEDS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PRIVATE ROOM THEN THERE IS AN EXTRA CHARGE FOR THIS SO PLEASE POP ME A MESSAGE.
Being SUCH a foodie of course I'm making sure the food is healthy, nutritious and very delicious! We will be treated to authentic cuisine made by the resident chefs who are local to the area. All of the food will be organic and vegetarian, coming from the vegetable gardens and neighbouring farms. If you prefer to have fish with your meals then this can be arranged. Any let me know asap if you have special dietary requirements.
All of your food - a hearty breakfast, healthy lunch and three course dinner are all included in the price.
WHAT HAPPENS ON RETREAT?
I would love for every single one of you who joins me on this retreat to feel that you can completely switch off from the responsibilities of work and life at home, and connect back to your self. At the same time we all thrive from genuine connection to friendly, like-minded people and it's the little chats and inspiration which we draw from one another which turn little escapes into eye opening, life changing adventures.
We'll have the chance to practice yoga for a little longer, with optional morning meditations (which I really encourage!) followed by 90 minute morning classes, workshops in the afternoon and relaxing, soul soothing yin classes in the evenings. I will be there to give you extra tips and guidance on anything that you're working on in particular. Not only will you feel the physical difference after just a couple of days, you'll likely notice a shift in how you think, how you treat yourself and even how you see the world.
Practicing yoga and relaxing and exploring together outdoors in nature is important for feeding the soul, so there will be as many outdoor classes and adventures as possible. We will also of course take some trips outside of the Riad to explore the local culture (and markets!). If you'd like to explore anything in particular then you are free to roam as you please, as long as you're sure to keep safe.
Yoga honestly isn't just about postures, it's about reconnecting to what it is that makes you YOU. I have found that allowing my creative side to run wild has really helped me to reconnect to this, so there will be an optional painting workshop one afternoon. Of course no artistic skills are required and all materials will be provided, all you need is an open mind and to be willing to maybe get a little messy!
Although retreats are a great chance to cleanse and feel detoxed, there will be wine available for those who would like to drink with the evening meal. I don't however want anyone to feel any pressure to drink, but of course I understand for lots of us it's nice to let our hair down in this way on holiday. So each to their own and you are completely free to take it or leave it :)
ps. as a bit of a running fan I'll be trying to take some morning jogs... so if anyone feels energetic and wants to go on morning runs then I'd love to have some running buddies!
A typical day on retreat will look like this:
This is YOUR holiday, so everything is of course optional. If you need a little longer in bed or on the sun loungers then no one is going to judge you! And you can of course venture into town or elsewhere whenever you please, as long as you keep yourself safe!
8.30am - Guided meditation (optional)
9.00am - Morning Dynamic Yoga Practice
10.30am - Brunch
THEN... chill out & sunbathing time :)
2pm - Light Lunch
On the third day we will take an excursion out to the souk in Marrakech after brunch and will have lunch together there
4.30pm - Workshop
We will have fun with some different workshops, one will focus on backbends, another will be all about inversions and another will be different kind of workshop - a PAINTING workshop to ignite your creative spirit! No artistic experience or skills necessary, I promise.
8pm - Dinner, chin wags & chill outs
PRICES & BOOKING
ALL OF THIS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
• 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS EN-SUITE ACCOMMODATION (all rooms and living spaces have wi-fi access)
• BREAKFAST, LUNCH & 3 COURSE DINNER EVERYDAY
• DRINKS, TEAS, COFFEES, FRUIT AND SNACKS ALL DAY
• TRANSFERS TO & FROM MARRAKECH (RAK) AIRPORT
• EXCURSION OUT TO MARRAKECH SOUK & LUNCH THERE
• 8 YOGA CLASSES OVER 4 DAYS
• 3 YOGA WORKSHOPS
• PAINTING WORKSHOP INCLUDING ALL MATERIALS
• POSSIBLE FURTHER EXCURSION TO NEARBY BEAUTY SPOT FOR YOGA CLASS (TBC)
FLIGHTS ARE NOT INCLUDED - BUT SEE BELOW FOR BARGAIN OPTIONS!
MASSAGES AND BEAUTY THERAPIES CAN BE ARRANGED FOR YOU AT AN EXTRA COST
£550 PER PERSON
EARLY BIRD PRICE IF BOOKED BY 31ST JANUARY 2018
(£650 per person after 1st February 2018)
TO BOOK YOU JUST NEED TO PAY A £200 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT (REMAINING BALANCE TO BE PAID NO LATER THAN 15TH APRIL 2018)
CLICK 'BOOK NOW' BELOW TO USE THE CONTACT FROM TO SEND ME AN EMAIL, AND I WILL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP WITH THE PAYMENT DETAILS
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Please pop me a message if you have any queries or questions about payment or about anything else! If you would like to come but payment is tricky right now then we can arrange a payment plan for you :)
AT THE MOMENT (20TH NOVEMBER 2017) THE FLIGHTS TO MARRAKECH FROM LONDON ARE SO CHEAP! IT IS BEST THAT YOU ARRIVE EARLY AS POSSIBLE ON SATURDAY 28TH APRIL - IF YOU'RE COMING FROM LONDON THEN I HAVE SCREEN GRABBED SOME OF THE BEST AND CHEAPEST OPTIONS, SEE BELOW.
SATURDAY 28TH APRIL, EARLY MORNING
YOUR TRANSFERS ARE INCLUDED FROM THE AIRPORT, SO A MINIBUS WILL BE ARRANGED TO PICK UP AT 10.30AM FROM MARRAKESH AIRPORT.
OF COURSE IF YOU'D LIKE TO FLY IN THE DAY BEFORE ON FRIDAY 27TH THEN YOU CAN MEET THE GROUP AT THE AIRPORT TO GET ON THE MINIBUS TO THE RIAD, OR YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN WAY THERE (BUT THIS WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE SO YOU'LL HAVE TO COVER THE COST YOURSELF)
WEDNESDAY 2ND MAY
CHECK-OUT FROM THE RIAD IS BY 11AM, HOWEVER MOST FLIGHTS LOOK CHEAPEST DEPARTING BY 10.30AM FROM MARRAKESH AIRPORT, SO THERE WILL BE A MINIBUS TO SHUTTLE YOU TO THE AIRPORT FOR THIS TIME, INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. OF COURSE IF YOU CHOOSE TO STAY ON LONGER IN MOROCCO THEN TRANSPORT CAN BE ARRANGED TO THE CITY INSTEAD.
POP ME A MESSAGE WITH ANY QUESTIONS AND I WILL HELP AS MUCH AS I CAN WITH FLIGHTS AND ARRIVALS / DEPARTURES :)
(THESE ARE JUST SCREENSHOTS! HEAD TO SKYSCANNER.NET TO BOOK SOME CHEAP FLIGHTS)