Marrakech Wellbeing Weekends

This retreat in short

We have crafted our popular three-night Marrakech Wellbeing Weekends to pamper, beguile and soothe. A golden opportunity to restore body & soul, where everything (apart from flights) is arranged for you: easy 20-minute airport transfers, a lovely onsite massage, outstanding home-cooked Moroccan food (including afternoon tea!), twice-daily mindful yoga and meditation in the flower-bedecked courtyard or on the roof terrace. Complete yoga beginners always very welcome. London-Marrakech flying time is just over three hours; extra nights at the venue can be booked. 

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November - good availability. 

Key information

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Getting there

Arrivals

Unless you have booked to stay extra nights, arrivals by 3pm on November 9, 2018 is recommended.

The retreat will officially start on this evening, with our first evening yoga class.

However, there is considerable flexibility in the arrival times.

Departures

We recommend leaving after 11am on November 12, 2018.

Option to stay extra nights at The Riad - arranged directly with the venue.

There are a wide range of airline that fly to marrkech ( RAK ) airport. We recommend BA, EasyJet and RyanAir. We recommend using a consolidator such as http://www.skyscanner.net/ to obtain the best priced flight.

Transfer are normally arranged on your behalf. The cost of the transfers are 15 Euros per car per way. This is paid directly to the venue upon checkout.

Why this retreat?

In a nutshell


This long weekend yoga retreat in the heart of our favourite city, Marrakech, has been designed to appeal to your senses, restore your equilibrium and invite a fresh perspective. 

Throughout the course of this three-night break, we'll be providing a total of six mindful yoga and meditation classes, on the roof terrace or in the beautiful central courtyard. These classes, combined with an amazingly tranquil setting, fabulous vegetarian cuisine and a 45-minute massage, will help re-balance mind and body. Beginners to yoga/meditation are very welcome

Our host accommodation

The bedrooms in our Marrakech Riad
Our setting for this Wellbeing Weekend is one of our favourite Marrakech-centre Riads, chosen for its amazingly central yet peaceful, location and ambience.

We'll take our yoga and meditation sessions on the lovely roof terrace or in the evocative central courtyard. 

Our venue is a true retreat. It has just five lovely, individually designed rooms, in addition to the atmospheric central courtyard and large roof terrace, surrounded by palm trees and plants. The sound of birdsong is ever-present. 

In common with the best Riads, food is super-fresh and delicious, and the service is unfailingly warm, efficient and friendly, with the owners experienced at hosting groups, and also keen yoga practitioners!

With no jet-lag, no time difference and a direct flying time from London to Morocco (with Easyjet, BA or Ryanair) of just over three hours, getting there for a long weekend is easy and provides an easy start for this wellbeing weekend.

We always remain astonished at how a short flight transports us to an entirely different world - one bursting with colour, atmosphere, and a warm welcome.

Yoga and meditation

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

The small group numbers ensure scope for plenty of individual attention.

The morning class will be accessible hatha flow yoga, with different options given for different levels of experience. 

The evening session will be a soft combination of very gentle yoga, meditation and relaxation.

Foodie treats: what to expect


Dinner at the Riad.
The food is always a highlight of these retreats: lovingly prepared by the in-house cook, authentic, fresh and delicious. 

Moroccan eating is all about slow food and the quality of local seasonal ingredients: guests often remark on tantalising smells emanating from the kitchen from early afternoon - the evening meal being prepared with flair and love. 

You will start the morning by serving a light snack of fruit, tea and coffee before commencing with the morning practice. 

After class, you'll enjoy a colourful and hearty brunch consisting of local delicacies, salads, eggs, fruits, breads and pastries. 

Afternoon tea is served daily - cakes are a delicious indulgence, made to local recipes and served with teas and coffee. We also serve fruit and nuts for guests wishing to save themselves for the evening meal!

A three course meal is served on each evening of the retreat. The food a varied, plentiful and completely vegetarian - a great way to end the day. 


Our teachers

Our teachers are chosen for their love of yoga and their fun, accessible and mindful style of teaching. Whilst each teacher is individual and their style of teaching reflects this, they teach with mindfulness, precision and compassion. All classes are suitable for both beginners and more advance practitioners alike. 

We are delighted that Samantha Rose will be hosting and teaching the April long weekend for us. Vikki will be leading our November retreat. More about Sam and Vikki below!

Sam Rose

Sam Rose
Samantha is a Yoga Alliance Teacher having completed her 200 hour teacher training with internationally renowned Yoga and Pilates Teacher, Elena Voyce PhD of Teach Yoga. Sam's teaching style is friendly, inclusive and naturally mindful (she has completed an introduction course on mindfulness, in addition to taking the eight-week mindfulness course, MBSR, early in 2018). 

Sam says: "I initially came to yoga looking for relief from lower back pain. Before long I was attending several regular weekly classes and I had found the relief I was looking for, plus so much more. Coming to the mat, my local studio fast became my haven, and I soon became completely immersed and on my path of self-discovery in the practice of yoga.

I enjoy a mindful practice, linking movement of the body with the breath, whilst honouring where the body and mind is at that given moment. I like to create a warm, safe and supportive environment for everyone to come and practice."

Vikki Stevenson


Vikki Stevenson.
Vikki Stevenson has been practising yoga for the past 20 years. She takes inspiration from a variety of styles, with a focus on mindful, breath-led movement and on working with our own individual bodies to find a way of moving that suits us all. 

She teaches yoga full time and has a special interest in the deeply therapeutic aspects of yoga, including yoga nidra - a deep form of guided relaxation, which she is qualified to teach. 

She co-teaches our Guardian-recommended Mindfulness for Wellbeing weekends in Norfolk, and teaches specialist courses on yoga for better sleep.

Fast facts

Prices


Shared occupancy: Twin room

  • Early-bird: £499 per person
  • Standard: £549 per person

Shared occupancy: Double room

  • Earlybird: room £499 per person
  • Standard: room £549 per person

Single occupancy: double room

  • Earlybird: £649 per person
  • Standard: £699 per person



Please note:


April 2018 Retreat

The earlybird discount is available until January 30th, 2018.



November 2018 Retreat

The earlybird discount is available until August 30th, 2018.



Suitable for:


Marrakech Wellbeing Weekends are 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.


The beautiful Riad.

What's included?


  • Early morning fruit / coffee / tea.

  • Brunch

  • Afternoon tea

  • 3-course dinner

  • 2 x 75 minute yoga classes

  • Accommodation

  • A massage

What's not included?


  • Flights *

  • Additional treatments

  • Transfers

  • Additional food / drink / alchohol

* Please see details above in the 'getting there' section.

A typical day


On this trip, your days will look something like this:


  • 8.30am: Coffee, tea, light breakfast
  • 9.00-10.30am: Hatha yoga
  • 11:00: Brunch
  • 12:30pm: Free time
  • 4:00pm: Afternoon tea
  • 5.30-6.30pm: Gentle yoga and meditation
  • 7.30pm: Three-course evening dinner

All meals are vegetarian by default

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The terrace

What our customers say


Retreat: Marrakech Wellbeing Weekend
Rated: 5 stars out of 5.
Customer: Sandra Mason
When: October 31st 2015
Review:

Far exceeded my expectations
Our Marrakech Wellbeing Weekend exceeded all expectations. The Riad was perfect - a wonderful atmosphere for yoga. We have been so well looked after - the meals were healthy, varied and out of this world. In the space of a few days, I have achieved so much with my yoga practice and felt so relaxed. Marrakech is beautiful. Thank you for hosting an amazing weekend.