'Myth, Movement, Mindfulness' - Yoga Retreat Morocco
Morocco reminds us of the magic of stories, of 1001 Nights, and of tales told around a desert campfire under the vastness of the stars. Our yoga practice too is informed by stories - both ancient epics and the narratives of our own cultures. In this retreat we'll draw on the power of storytelling to help us understand elements of the yoga practice and the country visit.
Making sure you get to experience the amazing variety Morocco has to offer you during this once of a lifetime retreat, you will spend four nights in a beautiful beach resort close to Essaouira, an area famous for its Argan trees. Here you will dive deep into your yoga practice while enjoying the sun, beach and beauty that surrounds you.
From Essaouira we travel to Marrakech where we sill explore the city and spend one night in a Riad. The old city of Marrakech is both beautiful and impressive. We will visit the soukh and the famous El Fna square and there will be plenty of opportunity to get some authentic gifts and take in the city culture.
Our journey will continue through the Atlas Mountains into the desert where we will spend two nights in a beautiful camp with white nomadic tents. Here you will learn about the nomadic culture, listen to drum music and story telling by the campfire, gaze at the stars and practice yoga with an incredible view.
Each day includes a led meditation and two asana practices. Liz and Roland will lead varied classes, skilfully guiding you towards both physical challenges and deep relaxation. An optional day of silence may help you to delve deeper into self-reflection and quietude. Through myth, movement and stillness, this retreat offers a space in which we may consider the magic of our own lives.
Stay 4 nights right at the beach in a beautiful resort
Stay 1 night in Marrakech and explore the city
Stay 2 nights in he desert in comfortable nomadic tents sleeping under the stars
Travel through the Atlas Mountains
Experience Morocco and the hospitality of the Moroccan people while learning about their beautiful culture
Practice with two senior teachers
Deepen your practice on all levels
Relax deeply enjoying the sun, beach and desert
Delicious vegetarian meals
DATES: 28 Oct - 4 Nov 2017
TEACHERS: Liz Huntly & Roland Jensch
LOCATION: Essaouira & Ouarzazate Desert, Morocco
4 Nights’ accommodation at La Tasgua Yan Beach Resort (Essaouira)
1 Night in Marrakech
2 Nights at Camp Adounia (Ouarzazate Desert)
Tasty and nourishing brunch and dinner (vegetarian)
Transport from Essaouira to Ouarzazate
Transport from Ouarzazate to Marrakech
Morning and afternoon snacks
Unlimited water and tea
6 Morning Workshop-style asana classes
6 Afternoon yoga sessions
Daily meditation sessions
Double Room: €1349
Single Room: €1699 (no single room available at the desert camp)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT:
Early bird discount of €100,- is available for the first 8 registrations with a full payment before 1 July 2017 only. To make use of the early bird discount please enter EARLYBIRD as the discount code.
LIZ HUNTLY & ROLAND JENSCH
Liz and Roland’s rich teaching is rooted in their own intensive practices. Fundamental knowledge of anatomy and detailed technical instruction forms the basis for leading students towards difficult asanas. The focus is not so much on success within the pose, as on creating a space for students to experiment and unfold. The journey is the destination—and the journey takes us to our deepest selves.
Liz and Roland’s style is profoundly spiritual, and at the same time playful. They skilfully guide students in discovering and understanding the physical body, creating a potential for mental and energetic transformation. Their teaching is infused with fierce love, joy, and laughter.
Alongside regular classes in Cologne, Germany, Liz and Roland teach workshops, retreats and teacher trainings internationally in both English and German. They contribute to various magazines and blogs, including the German-language Yoga Journal and Yoga Aktuell.
The first 4 nights of the retreat you will stay in Tafedna, a small fishing and farming village, south of Essaouira and north of Agadir. Stretching over two miles, the Bay of Tafedna offers a soft, sandy and quiet beach tucked among the Argan cliffs. The retreat centre is overlooking the sea, its architecture crafted from local stone and timber. It is a place renowned for its restful tranquility, its organic produce and its traditional Moroccan cuisine. All rooms are equipped with their own ensuite bathrooms.
Next we will spend one night in Marrakech where we will stay at a traditional Riad in the city from where we can easily explore the traditional and modern city life Marrakech has to offer.
From Marrakech we travel to Ouarzazate where we enter the Sahara desert and will stay at a beautiful and comfortable camp of white tents. Each tent is decorated with beautiful Moroccan carpets, lights and comfortable beds. Even though we are in the desert, there are warm and cold water bucket showers in special tents, offering you all the comfort you need.
The spectacular sunrises and sunsets, starlit skies and stunning views over the sand dunes, make this retreat location unique and unforgettable!