Awaken your Spirit in Marrakech, Morocco
Awaken your spirit and take a trip back through history on a yoga retreat to Marrakesh, Morocco to experience “Land of God”. Join Chelsea Martin and Celia Ebrahimi, October 4-11th, 2015 on an exotic yoga retreat. Close to downtown Marrakesh, we will be staying at a beautiful 17th Century Riad. A 5 star boutique homestay, recently renovated with traditional Moroccan design, such as tadelakt (Moroccan wall painting), sculpted plaster and wooden ceilings are found in every room. Plus unique local lamps, furniture, mirrors, bedspreads and curtains. In the morning join us on the roof terrace to enjoy a yoga class, this is a place for relaxation and meditation, where you can watch dozens of storks nesting on the nearby walls of the Palais Badii. A 10 minute walk to downtown is an opportunity to enjoy the famous jemaa el-fnaa, the souks, merchants, local history, snake charmers, gypsy’s, food, medina and more.
Trip includes 7 night accommodation, daily yoga, complimentary Moroccan breakfast, 3 vegetarian dinners, and a special day trip. The day trip will include a visit to two valleys, the first is the Ourika valley. On the way through the country side we will stop to experience a local Berber village market, a camel ride, and an argan oil cooperative.
Argan oil is a locally produced oil found only in Morocco, and hand made by women. It is very labor intensive and produces a rich oil with amazing properties for skin and can be used for cooking. After a visit to the co-op we will take a scenic route to visit a family house for tea and lunch in a traditional Berber village. This will be a great opportunity to meet some local Berber people and kids from the villages and have the possibility to give them some sweets, old clothes, or school stationery. After lunch we will arrive in Asni valley and were we will stop to admire Toubkal Mountains (4165m Altitude) and go for a walk.
OPTIONAL OUTINGS (extra cost): include cooking classes, shopping in the souks, exploring the food, and experiencing a spa day at a hammam.
Use your free time to explore, journal, read, relax, transform, and awaken to your true self.
Escape from your typical to do list and explore a deeper aspect of yourself through daily yoga and meditation.
Transportation to and from the airport, 7 night accommodation, daily yoga, Moroccan breakfast, 3 vegetarian dinners, and a special day trip.
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A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your space. Final Balance Policy: Final payment must be received by Aug 15, 2015 in order to be eligible for the early bird pricing and is non-refundable. Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancellation your entire payment will be refunded less the $500 deposit if the cancellation is made before Aug 15, 2015. Payments are non-refundable after this date. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from but Travelex and STA are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage.