Yoga Off the Mat and Onto a Magic Carpet Ride
February 16 - 23, 2019
Join Souljourn Yoga and Alma Retreats on a cinematic adventure to Morocco that re-imagines "winter break" to epic proportions. Join Alison Riazi and Jeanette Doherty for a magical 7 night/8 day carpet ride from beach, to city, and lastly, mountains, all while supporting Education For All Morocco, an NGO 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
WArrive in Marrakech where you will meet up with the group and whisked off on a scenic drive (3.5 hours) to our beachside villa in Essouria. Enjoy a fresh and coastal lunch together and will have a leisurely afternoon in our new home for the next 3 nights to unwind on the beach or by the pool. Evening yoga practice followed by dinner and stargazing
Day 2: Chose Your Own Adventure
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 catch some waves on a surf board. Evening yoga practice and dinner.
Day 3: Beach, Camels + Bonfire
Rise and shine with morning tea/ coffee. Get ready for a strong yoga practice to work up an appetite for our amazing breakfast! 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 a bonfire on our last night by the sea.
Day 4: Marrakech
Early morning yoga and breakfast before hitting the road to Marrakech where the next part of our adventure unfolds. Arrive in our beautiful riad and enjoy a delicious and healthy lunch. Take a dip in the pool, option for hammam and spa services. Evening yoga practice and followed by an amazing, traditional dinner of tagine and fresh breads.
Day 5: Medina Tour + Shopping
Our first full day in Marrakech! Wake up with delicious mint tea and strong yoga class. Enjoy a delicious and traditional Moroccan breakfast followed by a guided tour of the Medina to explore, shop, and taste! Return back to the riad for lunch and have the afternoon to relax or get spa treatments. Yoga and dinner to follow.
Day 6: Day with EFA
Pack your bags (and yoga mats) after yoga and 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 :)
*** Please note that we ask you to keep and open mind and a “go with the flow” attitude as we will be in a different country and things sometimes can get delayed or adjusted due to circumstances out of our control. So, embrace the spirit of adventure and enjoy your epic journey that awaits you!
MEET YOUR GUIDES
Price: Shared: $2500/£1964.50 | Single: $3560/£2797.45
Travel Insurance (mandatory)
R/T Airport Transfer
1-2 yoga classes a day
$300 Tax-deductible donation to Education for All Morocco