Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life behind and retreat to your Moroccan home from home!
5 NIGHT RETREAT: Friday 16 March to Wednesday 21 March 2018
Join Good Yoga Life for a luxury yoga adventure in Magical Morocco!
Our exclusive retreats fuse exciting cultural discovery and adventure; an empowering yoga experience with a taste of heavenly Moroccan luxury.
Feel revived with yoga classes twice a day, daily meditation, delicious home-made Moroccan vegetarian food, pool time in the sunshine, rejuvenating massages and beauty treatments under the olive tress and an amazing opportunity to fully switch off in the luxury of your new Moroccan home.
Ignite your senses during our day trip to the Marrakesh souks where we'll explore the colourful and bustling depths of the Medina before stepping into the tranquil garden restaurant of Le Jardin for lunch.
Experience the beauty and wonders of the exquisite Yves Saint Laurent Majorelle Gardens, the perfect stepping stone to zen.
A trip to Morocco wouldn't be complete without stepping onto the arid beauty of the Agafay Hills, anciently named the “Désert Marrakech”.
Here we'll practice yoga looking out onto the dramatic landscape of this vast Moroccan wilderness, before gathering for a sunset dinner under the stars at the exquisite oasis of La Pause Marrakech.
Our daily yoga classes with Good Yoga Life teachers Kelly and Emily will take place in the morning and early evening. We'll start our day with an energising vinyasa class, moving in time with the breath, and strengthening and stretching every part of the body. The perfect start to the day!
The evening sessions will be a mixture of workshops and rejuvenating restorative practices, where you'll get the opportunity to increase your understanding of yoga postures and get deeper into the practice, and more calming and grounding practices to wind down from the day. You'll float out of these sessions feeling inspired, relaxed and renewed.
Also enjoy mindfulness meditation sessions and empowerment ‘mindset’ workshops to help instil purpose, vision and balance into your life. You’ll also have the chance to get playful and push your limits in our optional progressive yoga-asana workshops.
Expect to head home at the end of the retreat with a greater understanding of yoga, meditation and breathing techniques that will help you to keep your yoga glow and zen vibe flowing.
THE MOROCCAN FOOD EXPERIENCE
Enjoy exceptional home made Moroccan meals carefully prepared by our cook with daily freshly and locally sourced seasonal produce and ingredients. Our hosts are renowned for their delicious food and hospitality, so you can rest assured you will be well fed.
The generous Moroccan breakfasts will be served straight after morning yoga, after you've worked up an appetite on your mat. It includes a feast of seasonal fruit salads, yoghurts, freshly-baked homemade Moroccan 'Msemen', crepes, eggs, omelettes and frittatas, served with freshly squeezed orange juice, Moroccan mint tea and coffee.
A light lunch of Moroccan salads, gazpacho or healthy vegetable soup will be served early afternoon, along with snacks of fruits and nuts available throughout the day.
Enjoy home-made vegetarian Tajines, Hariri soup, vegetable gratins and Moroccan salads followed by Moroccan desserts, created by our in-house chef using only the best local and seasonal ingredients.
Vegan and gluten free is catered for.
THE RETREAT TO REVIVE VILLAS
Step into another world upon arrival at our holiday villas Magtafa and Kalliste, the perfect homes for our peaceful yoga holiday, designed by acclaimed architect Charles Boccara. Explore the extensive Andalusian Alhambra-style gardens of bougainvilliers, fragrant roses, olive, palm and orange trees. Get ready for spending your days relaxing and recharging in beautiful surroundings.
The stunning villas boast a luxurious, rustic set up and are part of a small collection of a gated and secure complex of luxurious villas and lush gardens and feature a pool house, large swimming pool and tennis court.
The extensive grounds offer many spots to practice yoga, hang out and escape the sun.
Cool down in the large pool and lounge under a shaded loggia, under a palm tree or in the villa’s unique traditional Moroccan alcove-style living room known as a b’hoy that opens onto the gardens through chic French doors.
Every room has been carefully thought through to create harmonious and serene spaces with meticulous attention to balance modern touches with traditional furniture showcasing the best of Moroccan handicraft.
Both villas feature beautifully designed rooms, all unique, with their own ensuite bathroom and individually-controlled heating and air conditioning.
Teas, juices and fruit Morning 75-90mins vinyasa yoga and meditation class Plentiful Moroccan breakfast buffet Free time to swim, chill, read / Trip to the Medina / Massages and beauty treatments Light Moroccan vegetarian lunch Late afternoon 90-120mins yoga class/workshops Moroccan vegetarian dinner Group evening activities / chats
DATES & COST
5 night retreat from Friday 16 March to Wednesday 21 March 2018
What's included :
9 x yoga classes / workshops Shared accommodation in luxury Moroccan villas 24 hour concierge and daily housekeeping Home-made Moroccan breakfast, lunch and dinner in the villa prepared by in-house chef Soft drinks, teas, coffee, fruits and nuts all day Transfer to/from airport and villa Day trip to the Marrakesh souks Lunch at Le Jardin in Marrakesh Entrance to La Marjorelle Yves Saint Laurent Gardens Trip to La Pause, luxury day retreat in the Agayfay Hills for yoga in the desert followed by sunset dinner and chats under the stars Swimming pool in each villa Use of Club House facilities including swimming pool, tennis and Petanque courts Free WIFI & Satellite TV
Flights are not included. Fly from London to Marrakesh from £102 return. Optional massage and beauty treatments available by appointment at an additional cost approx 50 euros Optional Camel rides at La Pause at an additional cost of 50euros for one hour
OCTOBER OFFER: BOOK WITH A FRIEND AND BOTH RECEIVE £100 OFF EARLY BIRD PRICE (BOOK FOR £845!)
Early bird book by 1st January 2018: £945 Standard book from 1st January 2018: £1095
Prices are based on sharing a room either in a double bed (come with your partner or bestie!), or sharing a twin or triple occupancy room (make a new friend with your roomie!).
In our experience of running yoga retreats, sharing with a fellow yogi is a great way to make a new friend and feel the warmth and support of the small yoga family we will be creating :)
If you wish to have single occupancy in a double room, please contact Kelly for a price.
HOW TO BOOK
1. Click on GET TICKETS and select either 1 Person in a KINGSIZE bed (double occupancy) or 1 Person in a single bed (twin or triple occupancy). Each guest must make their own booking via Billetto so we that have your details.
2. Please email email@example.com to confirm your selection.
3. Pay 30% non-refundable deposit or the full amount within 12 hours of bookings.
4. Pay the remaining 70% balance by 1st February 2018.
We want to make our yoga retreats accessible to as many people as possible and are open to setting up a payment plan in certain situations.