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Luxury Yoga & Astrology Retreat: Marrakesh, Morocco


  • Beldi Country Club (map)

A luxury yoga retreat in Marrakesh, Morocco. This is a once-in-a-lifetime boutique travel experience 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 history, 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 ASTROLOGY classes (including a personalized 2020 forecast for each guest and private session before the retreat)* 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!

Hotel

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.

Cuisine

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, meals 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.  

Shopping

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.  

Day Trips

We have organized incredible day trips that encompass so much of what Marrakesh has to offer creating 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 traditional moroccan spa with hammam & massage, camel rides, henna party, shopping, relaxation 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.


Retreat Leaders

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Astrology Workshops by Donna Flood

Donna draws on her knowledge, education, and experience in health, psychology, and Astrology to intuitively assist her clients on their Spiritual journey towards an overall happier and healthier life. She has a Bachelor's degree in Human Kinetics, a Master's Degree in Spiritual Psychology, and has spent the last 22 years studying and practicing Astrology throughout North America. Donna currently lives in Manhattan Beach, California after moving from Vancouver, Canada with her husband and 3 daughters over 16 years ago.

The Astrology Workshops theme this retreat is CONNECTING WITH YOUR INTUITION:

  • Become familiar with the symbolic language of the Soul and how it speaks through symbolism to guide you

  • Exploring Astrology & Archetypes as tools to become more connected to your Soul and the Cosmos

  • Understand what to expect in the Stars for 2020, how it affects your chart, and how to work with the energies of the stars

Additionally, everyone will get a personalized reading from Donna and a private session prior to the retreat.*

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Yoga by Michelle Lee

This retreat will feature a daily morning 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!

After leading a successful 13-year career in the corporate world, Michelle transitioned her career into a personal & business success 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 Breakfast

  • Daily Dinner at the hotel or hand-picked special restaurants including select wine and alcoholic beverages

  • Daily lunch (with one exception)

  • Daily Morning Yoga Class

  • Daily Astrology Class plus private session prior to retreat

  • Traditional Moroccan Hammam & 60 minute Massage Treatment at the Spa

  • Tasting Menu + Wine Pairing at a luxury hotel in the Atlas Mountains

  • Mule trek to a Berber Village

  • Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class

  • Henna Party

  • Majorelle Gardens Entrance

  • Yves St. Laurent Museum Entrance

  • Shopping & Historical Tour of the Souks and Landmarks

  • Camel Rides in the desert

  • Farewell Luxury Dinner with special entertainment

  • Transportation on all day trips and to/from airport

* airfare not included

PRICING

  • 6 nights/7 days luxury room accommodations

  • Inclusive Retreat Price, Shared Room = $3,495

  • Inclusive Retreat Price, Single Room = $4,395

  • Deposit to hold space = $950

  • Final balance due 30 days before retreat start date.

  • Read full cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions

TRAVEL:

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.

SUGGESTED PACKING:

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

  • Bathing suit (on-site pool, spa)

  • Layers of clothing for weather changes

  • Comfortable walking shoes

  • Plug adaptors / converters

  • Journal