This is a once-in-a-lifetime boutique travel experience combined with a deeper spiritual perspective in the mystical, magical land of Marrakesh Morocco.
You'll be able to experience the luxurious and exotic world of Marrakesh while learning about the historically unique culture, indulging in a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, going to the spectacular Atlas Mountains, dining in stunning restaurants, rejuvenating in the famous Moroccan Spas, going on camel rides and mule treks, seeing beautiful Arabian horses and much more!! Plus daily yoga and meditation class, along with personal tarot readings with our leader Michelle Lee, are integrated into each day, making the week a true soulful "retreat" experience. You will go home feeling centered, rejuvenated, and completely inspired!
Conscious Traveler Initiative
This retreat will highlight our Conscious Traveler Initiative, where we donate 10% of profits to a local non-profit organization that directly supports the improvement of conditions for people, animals or the environment in the area we visit. Our partner in Marrakesh is PROJECT SOAR who works to empower underserved Moroccan girls through art, sports and health education. The organization hosts weekly activities for over 50 girls between the ages of 8-15. Girls must stay in school to participate in Project Soar, helping prevent them from becoming girl brides, a practice that is still prevalent in the area. Michelle has personally had a chance to spend time with the girls and it's been incredibly rewarding. They are bright, curious young women who desire to learn about new/foreign concepts and are very open to interacting and making friends!
The hotel sits in the magnificent 14 hectares of the Beldi Country Club. Here you will find a charming blend of Moroccan tradition and French chic. A green oasis of charm, ancient olive trees, stylish swimming pools and restaurants with views across the rose gardens to the Atlas Mountains. The suites, exquisitely and individually furnished in the Beldi style, have been built to resemble a Moroccan village, with its narrow alleyway’s, shady court yards and riads.
This boutique luxury hotel sits right outside the Medina of Marrakesh, making it a perfect location for access to town, restaurants, day excursions, and yet far enough away from the chaotic center. The Beldi also hosts a beautiful collection of shops selling carpets, embroidery, cushions and more, set in its own peaceful souk-like garden. Here you will also find the Beldi pottery and a bakery where bread is baked daily employing age old traditional methods and using the homegrown Beldi olive oil.
Moroccan food is some of the best in the world (and healthy) with divine eastern spices adding depth and immense flavor to everything! Most of the food being served will be Moroccan however there will be options available for people with special diets. When eating at the hotel, which proposes a Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine, will be featuring farm-to-table authentic dishes. We will be served a delicious breakfast every morning outside by the pool amongst the olive trees and rose gardens. The fruits of Morocco are truly delicious including their famous orange juice, figs, dates, and much more. Whether having breakfast, lunch or dinner at the hotel, all meals will be prepared with local, fresh ingredients, some from their own gardens. When having dinner at the hotel, we will eat outside, depending on the weather, or inside one of their beautifully adorned salons. The meals outside the hotel will be at carefully selected restaurants where you will be able to experience the aesthetic beauty of Morocco along with amazing food and even some of the famous Marrakesh nightlife! And a cuisine highlight is sure to be our wine-pairing lunch on our Atlas Mountain excursion at Richard Branson's outstanding luxury hotel, Kasbah Tamadot.
This retreat is designed towards giving you a full Moroccan shopping experience with a private boutique tour of the Souks and other stores around the area. The shopping is endless in Marrakesh and can feel overwhelming at times but we've narrowed it down to all the best stores and have special relationships with the owners to offer significant discounts. You will not leave without beautiful home decor to add to your collection, special gifts for family and friends, and even unique personal belongings.
We have organized incredible day trips that encompasses so much of what Marrakesh has to offer making a perfect week filled with diversity and a full Moroccan experience. We have one day at the Atlas Mountains with mule trek and wine-pairing lunch at Sir Richard Branson's hotel, Kasbah Tamadot. Another day we will dedicate to shopping and historical tour including the Majorelle Gardens & Yves St. Laurent's museum. And the other days are a perfect mix of shopping, relaxation, spa, cooking class, camel rides, henna party and nightlife. It's an action packed week indeed but there will be downtime to enjoy the luxury hotel and re-energize and center yourself.
This retreat will feature a daily yoga class led by certified yoga instructor, Michelle Lee. Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and will be led in an Ashtanga-inspired general vinyasa flow. The classes will be held in a beautiful, spacious room with fireplace at the hotel every morning. Yoga is always optional but a nice way to start the day!
About Your Retreat Leader
After leading a successful 13-year career in the corporate world, Michelle transitioned her career into a soul coach, retreat organizer & leader, and internationally certified yoga instructor - following her passions and sharing this with others around the globe. She holds an MBA in Finance from USC, an MA in Spiritual Psychology from University of Santa Monica, and became a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor in Florence, Italy. She lives most of the year in Florence, Italy, part in Los Angeles, and part wherever her heart takes her.
* Participation in classes and activities is optional throughout the retreat. All levels welcome!
Included in the Retreat:
6 nights at a luxury boutique hotel
Daily Dinner at the hotel or hand-picked special restaurants including select wine and alcoholic beverages
Daily Morning Yoga Class
Traditional Moroccan Hammam & 60 minute Massage Treatment at the Spa
Tasting Menu + Wine Pairing at Kasbah Tamadot in the Atlas Mountains
Mule trek to a Berber Village
Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class
Majorelle Gardens Entrance
Yves St. Laurent Museum Entrance
Shopping & Historical Tour of the Souks
Farewell Tasting Menu Dinner
Transportation on all day trips and to/from airport
* airfare not included
6 nights/7 days luxury room accommodations
Inclusive Retreat Price, Shared Room = $3,450
Inclusive Retreat Price, Single Room = $4,295
Deposit to hold space = $950
Final balance due 30 days before retreat start date.
Read full cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions
13km outside the old city (Medina) of Marrakesh Nearest airports: Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) Nearest train station: Marrakesh Transfers between airport or train station and villa will be provided. After signing up, we will guide guests on best options for flights and travel to Marrakesh.
Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.
Yoga mats and some props are provided
Smartphone or digital camera
Bathing suit (on-site pool, spa)
Layers of clothing for weather changes
Comfortable walking shoes
Plug adaptors / converters