Summer retreat in Morocco

Yoga and mindfulness retreat, all levels welcome

Explore your practice in a breathtaking setting in a river valley in the Atlas mountains. Let the mind settle and the peace of nature brighten your heart.

6 – 13 June 2020 at Kasbah Africa

Join me at this truly unique lodge in a breathtaking location, perched on a mountain side above the banks of the Azzaden River Valley in the High Atlas Mountains. Kasbah Africa offers a rustic, laid-back Berber experience amidst extensive landscaped terraced gardens with abundant fruit and olive trees. This is the perfect spot to unwind, relax, let things settle and enjoy your practice. Kasbah Africa can be reached in just over an hour’s drive from Marrakech.


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Yoga

Each morning will start with some breathing and a short sit before we move into an invigorating, creatively sequenced vinyasa flow practice taught with music. I’ll give modifications for all levels and we’ll include time to break down more challenging postures.

The late afternoon sessions will be slow, nurturing and calming yin and restorative sessions, closing with a longer seated meditation.

Sessions will include some philosophy or scientific background every day to inspire reflection or discussion.

Mats and props are provided.

Accommodation

The venue consists of eight stone-built suites, all with panoramic mountain and river views. Each suite has 40 square metres of living space and is furnished with hand-crafted walnut furniture with either two large singles or a super king size bed, wood burner, Berber rugs, a sofa and lounge chairs, spacious bathroom and private roof terrace offering spectacular and panoramic views – perfect for star-gazing. Two additional ensuite rooms are available as single rooms in a converted Berber Cottage.

There are shared social spaces and expansive lawn, swimming pool and a berber tent.

Food & drink

All meals are vegetarian, with plenty of choice using fresh local produce. There’s self serve breakfast (fruit) for those who need a bite to eat before practice, a yummy (and substantial) brunch, an afternoon snack and dinner every day. 

Alcohol won’t be served with the meals, as I’d like to encourage an inward focus and practice of self awareness. (However, what you do in your own time and space is of course up to you.)

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Check out some photos and feedback from people who joined me in the past


View previous retreat impressions

Thank you so much for such an interesting, enjoyable, exhilarating yet peaceful weekend. I truly loved all of it! So much to take away from one weekend.

Dan

I really like your approach and find your calming energy radiating around the room just amazing. Your calming voice is very comforting, and yet you remain clear and composed, explaining each new move or next set of instructions so incredibly clearly.

Sylvie

I couldn't think of anything I would change about the retreat, it was truly a great weekend. Studio was perfect, nice floor, lighting, views. Food was delicious and plentiful.

Jenny

Asana, breathing, history and philosophy were brilliantly themed through the lessons. It was obvious that everything had been thoroughly prepared but it all still came across with a gentle passion and enthusiasm.

Robert

Interesting topics which really made practical sense in combination with the yoga sessions. The yoga studio was really wonderful - the views, the peacefulness and the sunsets were beautiful.

Sarah M.

I've already recommended it to many friends, and would definitely be up for a longer period next time. Sad to come home at the end of it.

Kaye

I enjoyed the great yoga, lovely people and relaxed and friendly nature of it all. I felt I could really disconnect. Loved everything. Thank you for your wonderful energy - it was a great weekend.

Sarah L.

I wanted to say what a wonderful time I had and how profoundly grateful I am to you for the lessons I have learnt through your teaching of yoga.

Gemma

The people i was sharing with were wonderful and made me feel welcomed. The studio has a great view. I loved overlooking the green with animals.

Junko
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Getting there

The nearest airport to Kasbah Africa is Marrakesh, just over an hour’s drive away and served by a number of airlines from London and elsewhere.

It would be great to gather as many of us as possible for a group transfer, which I’ll organise at a separate cost. I’ll update the website with suitable flight details closer to the time.

Alternatively of course you can arrange your own transfer.

Booking and payment

A £300 deposit will hold your space with the balance due 8 weeks before the retreat. There will be a maximum of 16 participants and single options are limited, so please book early if you prefer single accommodation.


Ensuite shared twin junior suite £880 pp
Ensuite single bubble tent tbc
Ensuite single room in berber cottage £1,090 pp
Ensuite single junior suite £1,290 pp

Payments can be made by bank transfer (my preferred option) or cash. Please read the Terms & Conditions before booking.


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Activities and excursions

All who want will head off early one morning for a 5 hour guided circular walk to the Salt Mines and Berber village at Old Marigha – a great, scenic walk with beautiful views (this will be at an extra cost of £8pp for a minimum of 10 people – which I’m sure we’ll get together). We’ll then have a gently moving afternoon practice.

The Kasbah can also help arrange additional local activities including Atlas treks, nature trails, mule treks, cooking courses, and 4×4 trips to remote mountain villages.

Day trips can be organised to Marrakech, Ourika Valley, Agafay Desert, Tin Mal Mosque and the Ouirgane Valley.

What’s included

All yoga classes
Vegetarian meals
7 nights accommodation
Wifi

What’s not included

Travel to Morocco and airport transfer
Massage therapies
Excursions

Please arrange appropriate travel insurance for the retreat.

Things to bring

Water bottle for refills
Sunscreen & Sun hat
Swim suit
Adapter for electricals
Simple slip-on shoes
Walking shoes if you’d like to join for the trek
Mosquito repellent
Some cash for massages / excursions

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And just get in touch if you have any question.

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