Yoga Off the Mat and Onto a Magic Carpet Ride
March 24 - 31, 2018
Join Souljourn Yoga + Alma Retreats for a cinematic adventure to Morocco that re-imagines "spring break" to epic proportions. Led by Souljourn Yoga Founder, Jordan Ashley and SJY Secretary/ Lululemon Ambassador, Lisa Bermudez, this trip is a magical 7 night/8 day carpet ride from city, to beach, and lastly, mountains, all while supporting Education For All Morocco, an organization that provides secondary education and boarding houses to Berber girls from the High Atlas Mountains who we will be meeting with. Our adventure begins in Marrakech, in the stunning Riad Zamzam in the oldest part of the city before heading off to coast near Essaourira where we will be laying out on the beach, stargazing, practicing yoga, and of course riding camels along the shore at Riad Rebali. The final part of our adventure will be in the picturesque High Atlas Mountains at Kasbah Du Toubkal where we will be hiking, going to the hammam, and meeting the girls from EFA.
DAY 1: Welcome to Morocco!
Welcome to Morocco! Get picked up from the airport and dropped off at our private riad in the oldest part of Marrakech for a relaxing lunch. Take a dip in the pool /unwind before our opening circle and yoga practice. Enjoy an amazing, traditional dinner of tagine and fresh breads. Option for hammam and spa services as we get into the mood of our magical retreat together..
DAY 2: Off to the Coast
Wake up with fresh, mint tea and morning coffee before an invigorating yoga practice. Eat a big breakfast as we are off to the coast to Riad Rebali. We will have our first lunch together and will have a leisurely afternoon in our new home to unwind on the beach or by the pool. Evening yoga practice followed by dinner and stargazing.
DAY 3: Chose Your Own Adventure
Rise and shine with morning tea/ coffee. Get ready for a strong yoga practice to work up an appetite for our amazing breakfast! Today you can chose your own adventure from camel rides along the shore, windsurfing, spa services, and even cooking classes. We will all meet up for lunch, an evening yoga practice, dinner, and of course, more stargazing!
DAY 4: Essaouira
Get the morning started with tea/ coffee as we get ready for yoga. Enjoy a scrumptious, breakfast before we head off to Essaouira for guided tour of this ancient fortress and port city. Discover handmade slippers and delicate, paper lanterns as we explore and shop in the medina. We will head back to the Riad for a late lunch, yoga, and dinner.
DAY 5: Beach, Camels, + Bonfire
Our final day at the coast! Wake up with tea, yoga, and breakfast. The afternoon is for you to explore/relax and soak in all of the sun and nourishment. Get a massage or take a last spin on the camel before we close the night with a bonfire (after yoga and dinner of course).
DAY 6: Day with EFA
Pack your bags (and yoga mats) for an early breakfast as we off to the High Atlas Mountains to meet with the girls from EFA. Learn all about their lives and Berber culture while we do a group art project/yoga class together and lunch. We will make our way to the Kasbah and settle in with an evening yoga practice and dinner.
DAY 7: Hiking + Kasbah
Enjoy a full day at the Kasbah. Tea, morning yoga, breakfast, and lunch followed by a 1/2 day trek in the stunning mountains as we trek through Berber villages and windy hills. FInal yoga practice/closing circle and dinner as we conclude our epic adventure together.
DAY 8: Au Revoir
One last group breakfast before we head off to the airport onto our next adventure :)
R/T Airport Transfer
All Meals, starting with Lunch on the 24th and ending with breakfast on the 31st
1-2 yoga classes a day
$300 donation to EFA, tax-deductible donation to Education for All Morocco
1/2 day with EFA: meet the girls with EFA and enjoy a home cooked lunch
1/2 tour in Essaouria (plus time for shopping)
1/2 day trek in the High Atlas Mountains
Ad ons: hammam, spa, cooking classes, camel trekking, wind surfing, quads, horseback riding
- Shared Room: $2390
- Single Room: $3560