JOIN LUNA ANDERSON AND THE VILLA MAGTAFA TEAM FOR A SOUL SERVING TRIP, RETURNING TO THE WILD AND WONDERFUL, TRUE ESSENCE OF YOU!
TWICE DAILY OFFERINGS OF YOGA - ONE DYNAMIC PRACTICE, ONE YIN/ RESTORATIVE - PLANNED TRIPS TO EXPLORE THE BEAUTY OF MOROCCO, AS WELL AS AN EVENING CAMPING UNDER THE STARS. TIME TO RECONNECT, MEDITATE, CHILL BY THE VILLA POOL AND ENJOY GORGEOUS NUTRITIOUS MEALS DAILY.
When planning this retreat I kept coming back to Morocco's rich history, it's vibrant colours and of course the amazing scenery. The wild and rugged landscapes of the Atlas mountains that surround the bustling city of Marrakesh, as well as the unpredictable nature of the fiery Sahara desert are a draw for many visitors. Nature is abundant here in all forms. It's hard to escape the magical pull that it holds.
Give yourself permission here to strip back, and succumb to the magical rituals and tails of old morocco. To connect to source that lies within you, within me and the nature surrounding you.
It is the abundant nature and raw authenticity surrounding us that has encouraged me to theme this retreat around the four elements that reside within and all around us.
Each morning will begin with a 30 minute optional meditation, followed by a 90 minute dynamic Vinyasa flow. The practice will be inspired by one of the four elements Earth, Water, Fire, Air and their specific characteristics.
The evening practice will fall in line with the morning's theme, but will be a much softer Yin style practice, to set us up for a calming evening ahead.
Each practice will be open level, however I do advise that you have some experience in the physical side of Yoga before you arrive to make you feel more comfortable.
Two workshops will be held during our time at Villa Magtafa. One workshop will be physical, allowing you to deepen your practice through the breakdown of certain postures as well as effective drills to build strength in particular areas of the body.
The second workshop will be theoretical, where we delve deep in to Chakra theory related to the elements.
Located twenty minutes outside of the Marrakesh Medina, lies the beautiful Villa Magtafa. Set as part of a small collection of luxury villas, the Domaine de l'Akhdar. The space is the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful holiday to recharge, and to roam around the grounds as if it were your own home. Arnaud and his team have paid particular attention to creating a beautiful space that honour Morocco's colourful heritage whilst keeping the space modern and light. Onsite chef and staff allow for a very easy and relaxing stay.
We will be housed between Villa Magtafa and Villa Kalliste, a short walk away on the same grounds, with thirteen spaces available on our Return to source retreat. You may choose to share a triple room, or share one of the other five double rooms. (Please note two of these rooms are single bed and three are double beds)
All rooms have their own en suite bathroom. They are spacious and light with beautiful views of the gardens and surrounding space.
We understand that while socialising and making new friends on retreat is important, so too is your own space and downtime. Villa Magtafa has plenty of room for you to find you own quiet space to nestle in whenever you need.
Set in the beautiful backdrop of the Agafay desert, a short 45 minute drive from the medina. La Pause is a magical space to unwind under the stars and fully connect to the beauty of Morocco's rustic surroundings. The simple yet stylish nature of L pause brings with it a very authentic feel. I cannot wait for us to share our final evening here nestled amongst the stars, for an evening yoga session, followed by dinner, drinks and story time by the open fire. We will also be staying in their fully serviced, luxury tents for the night.
In the morning we will have our final yoga and closing ceremony under the morning sun, with time to wander the outskirts of the desert, before saying our goodbyes and transferring either to the airport or back to villa Magtafa depending on flight times.
WHAT' S INCLUDED?
Four nights and five days accommodation at the beautiful Villa Magtafa
Transfer to and from the airport
Transfers and excursions to the Medina and La Marjorelle Yves Saint Lauren Garden
All Yoga classes, workshops opening and closing ceremonies
(There will be one evening class on arrival day and one morning session at La Pause on the last day)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner (including a delicious lunch during our outing to the Medina)
soft drinks, teas, coffee and water, nuts and fruits available throughout the day
Transfer to and from La Pause (straight to the airport or back to Villa Magtafa depending on flight time)
Sunset yoga session and ceremony at La Pause site
Dinner and luxury camping experience under the stars at La Pause
Use of the Villa pool, and complex pool, tennis courts and grounds
Please note that flights are not included in the cost of the retreat.
There is also the opportunity to enjoy a massage or treatment at the onsite spa.
Private Yoga sessions can also be booked on request
La Pause also offers the opportunity for camel rides and an added cost
For those yet to experience the full delights of Moroccan cuisine, Villa Magtafa will not disappoint with their delicious offerings for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. We will be treated to beautifully served buffet style of local dishes. If you have any dietary requirements please specify on your confirmation email so we can attend to your needs fully.
PRICING AND PAYMENTS
EARLY BIRD OFFER : £100 OFF FULL PRICE FROM DECEMBER UNTIL MID FEBRUARY 2018!
EARLY BIRD OFFER:
To confirm your space on the retreat, select which room you would prefer through the ticket choices. Luna will be notified via email as to your inquiry and will contact you shortly after regarding the next steps to confirm your booking. To hold your space, a 40% deposit is required, paid through paypal or bank transfer. Details of which will be given via email.
The final 60% payment will be due 1st April 2018.On our arrival day we will be doing one late afternoon / evening yoga session and one morning session on the departure date. I would recommend travelling the morning of 18th so you have plenty time to settle in before opening ceremony and yoga. An evening flight on the way back will allow for us to make the most of our time at La Pause and for Villa Magtafa to take us back to the airport.
Yoga is all inclusive and so too should this retreat be, which is why I have offered different price ranges to suit and different availability for rooms. It is my wish to create a nurturing space with an open and friendly environment. If you are coming alone and wish to be placed in the triple room or sharing with another, this is a great way to make a companion for your trip. If you have planned to come with a friend(s) please let me know via your confirmation email so that I can place you together.
This is your home away from home for 6 days, so anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable, please do not hesitate to ask!I look forward to meeting you in Marrakesh!