Easter Yoga Holiday, Marrakech, Morocco

March 24 - March 29, 2016 

If you fancy doing something special this Easter, we would love you to join us for our popular annual yoga holiday to Marrakech. Spring-time in Marrakech is a delight, with average day-time temperatures of 25 degrees celcius, and around ten hours' average sunshine. We have designed a schedule that strikes a balance between down-time, wellbeing and sight-seeing.
Easter 2016 yoga holiday, Marrakech

Our Easter yoga holiday in short

Our Easter Retreat Riad - Marrakech
We are taking exclusive hire of one of our favourite Marrakech Riads: a beautiful old mansion, designed around a central courtyard: one of the settings for our twice-daily yoga classes, and a fabulous spot for afternoon mint tea!

Our Riad is in the heart of the evocative Marrakech medina, yet a sanctuary of peace. It has five beautifully appointed bedrooms, a large roof terrace (another great yoga spot!) and a roof-top plunge pool.  

The venue's location next to the Royal Palace gardens means there is a total absence of road noise. Your are likely to awaken to the sound of bird song, or the evocative call to prayer. 

yoga meditation holiday easter 2016 morocco
From this tranquil base, you are free to explore Marrakech (the main square is a ten minute walk away) in your own time, or stay at the Riad sunbathing, resting or reading. 

Our daily schedule has been designed to allow for plenty of down-time, and plenty of opportunity to explore, if you wish to. A guided cultural tour of Marrakech is included in the cost of the break. However, this is your own time, and nothing is compulsory. 

As ever, food is a large part of the holiday; the Riad's chefs produce outstanding, home-cooked, vegetarian food, which is delicious and plentiful. Special diets can be catered for with advance notice. 

As and when the main Riad becomes full, we will look to house additional guests in a beautifully finished luxury Riad opposite (see picture, below), with large roof terrace and courtyard swimming pool. 

Yoga and meditation sessions

Yoga in the riad
The twice-daily yoga and meditation classes will be suitable for all levels, from beginners through to experienced students.

We will enjoy two classes a day: the morning session will be energising hatha flow yoga, with options given for different levels of experience.

The evening session will be a much gentler combination of yoga, relaxation and mindfulness meditation. 

Our handpicked venue

Rooms at our Riad
It is no exaggeration to say that this is the most tranquil of all the Marrakech-centre Riads we have come across, with plants lining the courtyard, and a symphony of birdsong heralding a new day! 

Despite this, the famous main square, Jamaa el Fna, is a ten minute walk away, through the city's bustling souks and alleyways. 

In common with the best Riads, service is warm, efficient and friendly, with the owners experienced at hosting groups and many of our past yoga retreats. Bedrooms are all ensuite, beautifully designed and very comfortably furnished.

Why Marrakech?

Marrakech Easter 2016 yoga retreat holiday
We have been returning to Marrakech for yoga holidays for five years, and are often asked: why Marrakech?

There are so many reasons: we love the exoticism, colour and vibrancy of the city. London is only just over three hours away by plane, yet a world away. 

We love the sublime gardens; the surrounding snow-topped Atlas mountains; the colour and life of the ancient medina; the city's seductive mix of old and new; the climate, and dazzling Spring light and sun; the wonderful food, rich with spices and flavour. 

We also love the endless hospitality and warmth of the Moroccan people. There is likely to be some banter and good-humoured attempts to engage you in conversation, whilst you wander around the souks - but in our experience, this is rarely a problem, and, in general, visitors find this city friendly and safe. 

A word about our teacher

Lucia, Satvada's co-founder, will be the teacher on this break. Lucia has a long-standing yoga and meditation practice. 

After a career as journalist specialising in health and wellbeing, she changed track eight years ago, enrolling on a Sivananda Teacher Training course in northern California. 

Since then, she has been privileged to study under Sarah Powers, Bo Forbes, Jason Crandell, Tara Fraswer and others. She is currently studying for an MSc in Mindfulness Based Approaches at the University of Bangor. 

Lucia believes passionately that yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, religion or background. She aims to teach in an inclusive, sensitive, nurturing way. 

easter yoga retreat holiday 2016 marrakech morocco


Early bird (deposits placed before midnight, January 10, 2016).
Double/twin occupancy £797 per person
Single occupancy £897 per person

Standard rates (bookings placed after January 10, 2016)
Double/twin occupancy £897 per person
Single occupancy £997 per person

Cost includes

-  All meals, which are home made and generous
- Daily afternoon tea and cake
- Fruit, tea and coffee before morning yoga
-  A restoring massage at the Riad
-  2 x 90 minute yoga classes per day
-  Lovely ensuite accommodation
-  A guided walking tour of Marrakech medina

Cost excludes

- Flights 
- Transfers 
- Addition food / beverages. 
- Additional massages / treatments
- Insurance


After 12 noon on Thursday March 24.


After brunch on Tuesday March 29. 

Extra nights

Additional nights can be reserved with the venue. Please contact us for further details of cost. 

Getting there:

Transfers to and from Marrakech airport: 15 euros return.

Flights. We recommend Easyjet or BA. Ryanair is also an option. Flying time from London-Marrakech is 3 hours, 20 minutes. 

Suitable for?

Anyone - from complete yoga beginners, to more experienced students. Classes are tailored for individual needs, and the small group numbers ensure plenty of personal attention.

How your days will look...

Our schedule may vary a little in timing, but will typically look as follows:

Day one:
4:00pm: Afternoon tea
6:00pm: Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation
8:00pm: Welcome dinner

Days two-to-five:
8:00am: Tea / Coffee / Fruit
8:30am: Yoga
10:30am: Brunch
----- Free time ------
4:30pm: Afternoon tea
6:00pm: Yoga / Meditation
8:00pm: Dinner

Day six:
8:00am: Tea / Coffee / Fruit
8:30am: Yoga
10:30am: Brunch

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