Morocco Yoga Retreat
February 20-27, 2016
Nectar Yoga and Mirella Saraswati team up for a rejuvenating yoga retreat in Morocco full of relaxation, delicious cleansing food and exotic landscapes this winter.
MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT OVERVIEW
Submerge yourself in a peaceful detoxifying environment, deepen your yoga practice, learn about nutrition & healthy cooking, cleanse and relax during this yoga retreat in Morocco this coming autumn. After a week at this magical oasis with us you’ll feel renewed, refreshed, and rejuvenated, we promise!
A peaceful haven welcomes you in the wonderland of the Moroccan countryside. The view of awesome dessert landscape and olive groves is a perfect setting for this Morocco yoga retreat. You’ll be led through two daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, group discussions and lectures taught by Andrea from Nectar Yoga. Whether you are new to yoga or deepening your existing practice, you’ll gain a stronger awareness of your mind, body and spirit connection after your Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat.
Mirella Saraswati will have your taste buds watering before every meal. Each day we will enjoy inspirational, delicious, and healthy creations. Informative demonstrations and lessons are included during this week. You’ll go home with a new relationship to food and the desire to eat clean. For some local flavor, Mirella will be working with a Moroccan cook to include some regional inspiration in the menu.
The property features a main villa with two suites, surrounded by 5 private detached adobe cottages, which are truly one-of-a-kind. An expansive swimming pool, framed by shady umbrellas and lounge chairs overlooks the beautiful valley of Essaouira. The natural dessert landscape is dotted with olive trees and walking paths. This exclusive yoga retreat in Morocco is your perfect detox sanctuary. Join us for a yoga detox retreat you’ll always remember.
Following a truly inspirational week expertly guided by Andrea and Mirella I returned home feeling rested, fit and well with abundant positive energy. It has kick-started a new and healthy approach to life supporting my body with balanced clean nutrition, yoga exercises and relaxing meditation. I cannot recommend Andrea and Mirella highly enough and thank them for a wonderful experience in MoroccoSarah
Come with an open heart and a willingness to share, grow and be inspired on your yoga path. Whether you’re a yoga novice or have a regular daily practice there is something for everyone. Find your stillness, your fire or discover something new about yourself.Emma
YOGA & MEDITATION
As the sun rises, you will be led through a daily guided morning meditation in yoga tent overlooking the dessert landscape. Your morning yoga asana and pranayama (yogic breathing) class, will awaken and energize you. Whether you are an experienced yoga practitioner or blossoming into your practice, you will learn to move with awareness, strength and balance. During this yoga retreat in Morocco your two daily yoga asana classes will be catered to your specific body needs and will range from Hatha to Yin, to Restorative to flowing Vinyasa. As the week progresses, we will build from a foundation geared towards taking yoga home. Your knowledge will deepen during our daily yoga discussions on methodology, history and alignment.
Reconnect to your health through Yoga, Food and Lightness and learn to embrace your own inner healer.
Health chef Mirella will pamper you with a delicious and cleansing cuisine during this yoga retreat in Morocco, offering you 3 home-made meals a day. This entirely plant-based menu is designed to detoxify your body, nourish your cells and increase your energy levels. All Ingredients are hand-picked with the intention to optimally support your health, ensuring a full spectrum of nutrition, which will include all your necessary vitamins, minerals, protein, good carbs and fats. You will absolutely love it and go home with plenty of inspiration to continue to eat clean and make choices in your diet that serve your well-being.
During this yoga retreat in Morocco you will get the chance to learn how to make your own plant-based food by taking part in cooking workshops. Mirella will personally introduce you to methods on how to create delicious smoothies, veggie burgers, soups, starters and main dishes, both cooked and raw. You will receive a booklet with recipes to take home.
This yoga retreat in Morocco is for you if…
You’re a yoga beginner or yoga fanatic
You’re interested in learning about health & detoxing
You need a little body & mind re-booth
You want some fresh air, sunshine, fun & time to yourself
The yoga retreat location
Our Morocco Yoga Retreat venue is located in the hillside of Essaouira. The property is planted with olive and argan trees (famous for it’s oils), which will delight lovers of nature. The Main Villa features a large indoor dining area, communal seating lounge and many spaces to sit, read, relax and enjoy the Moroccan sun.
Enjoy the beautiful premises in between your yoga classes. The outdoor vista includes a refreshing swimming pool with lounging spaces for sun bathing. During the warm evenings we will share dinner under the stars. The outdoor berber-style yoga tent is the perfect place for sunrise meditation and yoga.
The Main Villa houses two large beautifully decorated bedroom suites; and five private garden cottages surround this villa. Each of the private garden cottages has it’s own bathroom and patio.
The surrounding area of Essaouira is an unspoiled community that will delight your senses and is the perfect setting for your yoga retreat in Morocco. It’s famous harbor area is an attraction to both tourists and local shoppers. The medina (market area) will have you feeling as though you’ve been transported to another time. Whether you are looking for a hand crafted rug, Moroccan lighting, jewelry, leather goods, furniture, food, or local artisan goods, it’s all waiting for you here.
On our last day, we will travel to the metropolis of Marrakech where we will stay one night in a beautiful Riad (city home). The day will be filled with exploring the famous Souks and eating traditional cuisine.
One couple or friends
One queen size bed
€1400 per person
Sleeps 2 singles or one couple
One double and one single bed
Bottom floor with pool access
€1200 p/p based on double occupancy
Sleeps 1 single or one couple
One Queen size bed
€1200 p/p double or €1300 single
After this yoga retreat in Morocco you will leave feeling lighter, clearer and more energetic
WHAT TO BRING
Alarm clock / Ear plugs (if needed) / Layered clothing / day pack / bug repellent / Slippers / socks / wrap or blanket / Water bottle / thermos if needed / Sunglasses / Hat / sunscreen / bathing suit / beach towel / Comfortable clothing / Rain Gear / Journal / Book / pens
6 nights accommodation in a private villa
Daily breakfast. lunch and dinner
10 yoga classes incl mats
Sunrise and evening meditation
Daily workshop and talks
Special last night dinner out
Visit to old town Essaouira
Herbal teas, fruit and water available all day
Free time to explore or relax