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- Organizer: Anna Bek
- Type: Yoga Retreat
- Starting From: 02-November-2019
- Duration: 8 Days
- Area: Marrakech, Morocco
- Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Gluten Free,Pescetarian,Dairy Free,Nut Free
- Surrounding area: Desert,Mountain,Close To Nature
Join Anna Bek for 8 imaginative days set in the thriving hub of Marrakech's Medina with 7 nights accommodation in the sanctuary of stylish Riad BE. Stay rooted with daily yoga, sound healings, meditation, hammam treatments, and the ritual of sipping fresh mint tea on rooftop terraces. Gather new inspiration by meeting artisans, getting lost in the souks, and sourcing ingredients to learn traditional cuisine. Retreat from it all by glamping in a private desert camp in the Agafay Desert before immersing in the foothills of the majestic Atlas Mountains.
Core Subject: Yoga Instructor
Anna Bek is a yogi, DJ, and storyteller with a nomadic spirit. She helps bring people back into their natural rhythms through sacred movement, ancient philosophies, self-care, and sound. By cultivating positive habits, she is empowering others to turn routine into ritual, finding creativity in the mundane. She enjoys crafting soundscapes to help motivate the movement and realign specific chakra points with live and prerecorded sounds. Each yoga session with her is tuned to a unique rhythm and intended to connect like-minded beings to elevate consciousness and inspire change.
Core Subject: Yoga Instructor
Erin Is the director of The Flow Yoga Studio Marrakech. She has been practicing yoga around the world for seventeen years. In 2015, she received her 200hr teaching certification and began to formally share her love and experience of Yoga with the world. As a long time resident of Morocco - coming and going for various lengths of time over the last 20 years Erin has deep knowledge of Marrakech, the medina and beyond. She speaks French and Darija, has two university degrees focused on North African culture, language, religion and gender studies. Erin will be available to support us, answer questions, offering insight and understanding related to our cultural experiences during our stay in Marrakech.
As the trading center of the city, the Medina of Marrakech has for many hundreds of years, been the meeting place for those who walked through the desert with their goods-ladened camels to sell goods from their tribes. The walled city has many narrow streets where you can still wander and haggle for hand-crafted traditional goods. Escaping the chaos for mint-tea and tagine on rooftop terraces whilst the sun sets and the calls to prayer drift into the air becomes a cherished ritual of its own.
Nestled between city and mountains, just 30 kilometers to the south of Marrakech, lies the Agafay Desert, a wild and barren landscape of light-hued rocks – their color apparently lends the desert’s name, which resembles the local Berber word for ‘milk’. Located thirty kilometers in the South of Marrakech, the Agafay remains one of the regions hidden gems. The white dunes are similar to the Sahara but with their own special moon-like magic. Many local Marrakesh retreat here from the hustle and bustle of the Red City for an overnight of stars and stillness.
Moving further out from the Agafay arrives the hillsides of the Atlas Mountains. Containing a number of Berber villages, Argan trees, and a set of waterfalls near the village of Ourika itself, Ourika Valley offers sweeping vistas of diverse microclimates. It is here, in the transition from desert to flowing rivers, beside mountains of 13,000ft elevation that one can revel in the vastness of Morocco.
Join us for a 7-night luxury retreat in the heart of Marrakech's Medina, where we will settle into the flow of Marrakchi life and get to know our way around the artisans of the Souks and traditional Moroccan Rituals. Riad Be will serve as our sanctuary for the week, a place for respite and to connect on the rooftop over mint tea and sunset yoga.
Rising with the sun and the calls to prayer, we will explore into the depths of ourselves as we practice in tandem with understanding the 7 chakras each morning and then again each night. From a balanced schedule of hatha, yin, and yoga nidra to stronger vinyasa and power yoga classes, asana will also be accompanied with a look into the various sides of the energetics of yoga with the inclusion of nada yoga and mantra yoga to help you weave the sounds through your soul.
Setting out to explore and connect with the land, we will take off for an overnight stay into the Agafay Desert to bask in the serenity of open fields, camels, Gnawa music, Berber food, and glamping under the stars. After a gentle sunrise yoga session, we will trek out to the National Park in the foothills of the Atlas mountains for hiking, meditating, and eating farm-to-table at Kasbah Bab Ourika.
Upon our return to the Medina, we will soak and scrub in the hammam, learn how to source within the Souks the various ingredients and spices of traditional Moroccan cuisine with a cooking course by Souk Cuisine.
Together we will push our edges, spark our imaginations, and open our hearts to the magic of Morocco.
Get to know your retreat schedule and take your curosity to next level:
- With the rising sun respite your self with daily various yoga classes.
- Fill your heart and palate with vegetarian breakfast.
- Excursion to Near by places.
- Lunch at La Famille .
- Trekking and hikking will help you to connect with the Moroccan land.
- Soak yourself in hammam to rejuvenate.
- Delicious freshly prepared food will be served for dinner.
The retreat will be based in the stylish Riad Be within the walls of the Medina in Marrakech. We venture out for an overnight to the Agafay Desert for our own private glamping experience in the comfortable Inara Camp where we practive by sunset and sunrise, dine under the stars, and appreciate the serenity of being still under moonlight.
Plant-based vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian dishes will be served with gluten-free options available at all meals. If you have special dietary restrictions you are also welcome to let us know how we can support you. We hope to share with you the magic of Moroccan cuisine that will open our senses and nourish our bodies.
Most mornings we will dine on the rooftop with best breakfast spread at the Riad Be after our yoga workshops. Meals shared in restaurants, excursions, and in the cooking course will be included and have been selected to share the best of cuisine offered in the Medina of Marrakech with the aim to share as much high-quality, organic, local and farm-fresh produce as possible.
Be an explorer to discover what your medicine looks like!
Feel nourished and vibrant through living amongst the trees, streams, and mountains and by eating freshly harvested organic fruits and veggies from local farmers. Feel inspired by how your daily routines can become conscious self-care rituals that build a greater sense of self and creativity. Retreat in sacred spaces with like-minded spirits to experience precious moments of connection, to soak in time, and to return back to your true nature feeling rejuvenated.
- 6 Nights at Riad Be
- 1 Night at the Agafay Desert's Inara Camp
- Dinner and Breakfast at the Inara Camp
- Marrakech Souk Tour
- Lunch at La Famille
- Closing night dinner out
- Cooking class and dinner with Souk Cuisine
- 2x Daily Yoga Classes
- Breakfast daily
- 1 Hammam and Massage Package
- Tea, water, and snacks
- Transport to/from airport
- Transport for group activities
Riad Be Marrakech
Riad Be Marrakech is a Swiss and Moroccan owned property, where Nicole brings the modern European touch to the Riad, while Mohamed preserves the heritage and authenticity of the Moroccan culture.
This cultural harmony makes your stay at our Riad an unforgettable experience. With our insider tips you will have the journey of your lifetime and you can create your perfect moments!
The Oasis is a traditional Moroccan Riad with lots of typical patterns on the floor and walls. The house has a patio with a pool and a separate lounge on the first floor. The rooms are located on the ground- and first floor. The terrace has a covered space for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a cosy Berber tent lounge.