MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Magical, mystical Morocco. Sole Yoga Holidays is so excited for our NEW Design & Delights Lux Retreat, November 4-9, 2019. It is our fall-inspired wellness holiday in the stunning city of Marrakech with cooking, spices and cool weather sourcing for lamps, rugs and more. Our chic and lovely riad, after detailed renovations, resembles a building of the 19th century. Its nicely decorated spaces, with cool patios, clinking fountains and sunsets on the terrace make it a perfect and stunning location for our special retreat.

ACCOMMODATIONS + MEALS

Our stunning riad in Marrakech is a design dream with spacious rooms filled with tiles, colorful rugs and some with private balconies or a charming tea corner. Each room has a private bath. We can enjoy a variety of common areas from the scenic terrace to the indoor pool. There is a sunny patio and a rooftop terrace with umbrellas and sun beds. The location is just a 10-minute walk from the famous Jamaa El Fna Square. The air-conditioned/heated guest rooms are decorated with antique objects brought back from foreign countries. The baths are large (some with tubs) and have super plush towels. We will practice invigorating yoga twice per day either on the sunny terrace or in the courtyard patio. The place will be JUST us yogis, so we can practice anywhere we wish!

Each morning in we will indulge in a heavenly breakfast that we can enjoy in our private dining room or by the pool under our enclosed patio. Moroccan breakfasts are filled with fresh breads, fruits, juices, eggs, yogurt, delicious pastries and mint tea. Two special dinners will be included in Marrakech. Typical menus contain popular dishes such as tajine or couscous, soft cheese briouats, kefta with cilantro and lemon, and smooth garbanzo bean and eggplant creams. Carefully chosen spices and nuts provide the delicious final touch. On our final evening we will enjoy ourselves in the vibrant city taking in all of the wonderful sights, sounds and flavors at an exciting, trendy and delicious local restaurant. After our special cooking lesson, we will enjoy the fruits of our labors with wine. One evening we will enjoy cocktails at the famous El Fenn boutique hotel.

YOGA: Enjoy twice daily invigorating vinyasa flow from either the airy patio or on our private sunny terrace in Marrakech. You will be inspired by both locations! Your host and instructor, Shari will guide you through daily strengthening and invigorating vinyasa and core lessons in the morning and late afternoon. All of our yoga holidays are open to all-levels, but some yoga experience is recommended to fully enjoy the practice.

DESIGN + SHOPPING: We are so thrilled to bring Marlène Pauly from Coco Morocco to our retreat for our exclusive shopping tours. Our Delights Retreat will concentrate on special fall-inspired goods from spices to rugs to lamps. She will help us find exactly what we need and want for our own personal style. For those wanting their own individual shopping, our Red Carpet Experience, we will offer this as an extra option (booked in advance, if available). This is perfect for those in need of a major style change or design upgrade. With this option, Marlène will contact you prior to the retreat to discover a little more about you and your personal needs. Our shopping will take place in Marrakech as we explore everything from art to rugs, lamps to leather poufs.

COOKING LESSON: Let’s learn all about delicious Moroccan cuisine with a special lesson at a glorious riad. First, we head to the market to source spices and ingredients. After, we head to the courtyard of the riad where over mint tea we will review our special recipes and start cooking. Then, it’s time to enjoy our home-cooked meal over local wine.

OTHER EXCURSIONS/ACTIVITIES: We will explore the famous Majorelle Gardens and newly opened Yves Saint Laurent museum. Cocktails at sunset one evening on the roof of the ultra-chic, El Fenn. And we shall indulge in a hammam treatment at a local spa.

PRICING DETAILS
Here is what our annual Magical Morocco holiday includes:

• 5 nights Accommodations at a Gorgeous Riad in Marrakech
• 1-2 Daily Vinyasa Yoga Sessions (all levels welcome)
• Daily Breakfast Buffet
• Exclusive Shopping Experience (all about sensory autumn delights)
• Special Cooking Experience (market exploration, lesson & enjoying lunch with wine and tea)
• 2 Dinners in Marrakech
• Cocktails at Famous El Fenn Terrace
• Majorelle Gardens & Yves St. Laurent Museum Visit
• Hammam treatment at beautiful spa
• Transport to/from Marrakech Airport (day of/ departure days only)
• Special Gift Bag

(Not included: airfare, additional transport, airport transfers outside of retreat dates, 3 dinners, additional beverages at riad outside of breakfast, gratuities for riad staff)

SINGLE ROOM/EN SUITE BATH: 2799€
SHARED ROOM/EN SUITE BATH (Couples/Friends-SHARED BED): 2399€

Retreat Limited to 10 people
Spaces Secured with a 750€ non-refundable deposit

SCHEDULE: Typical Schedule/ Full Schedule Provided at Retreat
8.00: Tea, Coffee, Juice
8.30-9:45: Vinyasa Flow (all levels)
10.00: Gourmet Breakfast
10.30-5.00pm: Free Time (shopping, excursions, relax, massages)
5.30-7.00pm: Vinyasa Flow or Yin/Restorative
8.00pm: Dinner (2 included)

TRANSPORTATION/TRAVEL INFO:

We will provide taxi service for pick-up from Marrakech (RAK) airport on Nov 4. Please arrange arrivals on Nov 4 by 5pm (our first activity is Welcome Dinner and Orientation). Transport via taxi to Marrakech airport on Nov 9 is also included. Our riad will help arrange all transportation needs upon check-out. Please download travel & important info on Morocco here. We can happily accommodate any schedule, just ask.  Additional shuttle fees may apply. Options provided for hotels and travel assistance in Marrakech, if you wish to extend your stay. Packing lists will be sent prior. Explicit transportation details will be provided one week before your departure to ensure a smooth pick-up!