Morocco Countryside And City Retreat
10th - 17th September 2022
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Venue in the Moroccan countryside
Part one of our Moroccan adventure is set in view of the magical Atlas mountains. The retreat is 30 km south of Marrakesh in the beautiful Ourika Valley. Many cultures including Berber, Arab, Spanish, and French have left their mark on Morocco throughout the centuries, however Islam is the central tenant of Moroccan culture, and permeates all aspects of everyday life in the country. Set in a luxurious private residence the venue is nestled within a 20 acre estate olive grove and walled gardens with spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains. Our home is beyond 5 star and extremely homely. It is designed by international architect Imaad Rahmouni in a style which combines exceptional space with the simplicity of Berber architecture. The grounds and gardens are designed by renowned French landscape designers Eric Ossart and Arnaud Maurières who blend subtle plantations of fragrant flowers and sculptural cacti with local crops. The interiors are a combination of vintage and contemporary with Moroccan flavour all furnished and decorated by Themes & Variations.
Venue in Marrakech Old City Walls
Part two of our Moroccan adventure will see us staying in the centre of Marrakech.
For those wishing to discover the vibrancy of old Marrakech walls, transfers will be arranged to take you to the traditional and authentic area of Sidi ben Sliman, inside the Medina walls. Our venue in Marrakesh is a high-end, hipster hideaway that oozes ‘cool’ in the most genuine of ways and is considered one of the top hotel riads in central Marrakech. Known for attentive staff, personalised service and opulent surroundings, this riad is made with love.
The riad embodies the spirit of traditional Moroccan decoration, architecture, mosaic and fabrics with cutting-edge, contemporary design. Every last detail is placed with passion, history captured and celebrated in art, for a truly beautiful and authentic Moroccan experience.
So whether you‘re soaking up the story-telling street performers of the famous Jemaa El Fna square or browsing the brightly coloured markets near the riad, you couldn’t find more conveniently located accommodation in Marrakech. The yoga practice will take place underneath the shade of a terrace canopy on the rooftop of the riad. Yoga from the rooftop is a great way to take in Marrakech’s sweet, spicy aromas in the air and the Atlas Mountains as your backdrop, complete with sunshine and a view of the town.
Our time spent on retreat in this magnificent country will be an enquiry to practice and explore what it means to live with a sense of wonder and beauty. As we invite ourselves to step onto the yoga mat, embodying a beginners mind in our vast and exotic surroundings, we look to our yoga practice to uncover how cultivating the right conditions with like-minded people can give us joy, freedom, and a sense of being your true self.