MARVELLOUS MOROCCO RETREAT

5th – 11th November 2017

Sarah & Silke will be your hosts for a YogaStretch week at Dar Moulouya, a beautiful private house situated in the verdant Ourika Valley with stunning views of the Atlas Mountains and only 20 minutes from Marrakech.

THE RETREAT

A gentle holistic approach to mind, body & soul which encompasses and blends new and old global concepts in yoga, movement and nutrition.

You will be taken on a journey to expand and gain flexibility in your body and mind with easy techniques which you will then be able to continue and put into practice in your life.

We will explore the importance of hormones and how to balance your system with hormone yoga and nutrition.

The classes are for all levels including complete beginners.

We are really looking forward to being with you on the Mat in Morocco! The retreat is limited to 12 guests.

THE VENUE

Dar Moulouya named after Morocco’s most beautiful river is set in a large garden with bougainvillea, olive, pomegranate and banana trees, exotic birds and butterflies are drawn to this much loved garden.

Within the fabulous open spaces is a fantastic pool.

Designed in a typically Moorish Style, with 7 bedrooms and en suite bathrooms.

Peaceful spaces to relax.

ACTIVITIES

(Included)

2 sessions of yoga/stretching per day

Hamamm & Massage in the Medina

Massage at Dar Moulouya

Revitalization Treatment
Visit to a Saffron plantation

‘Foot reflexology barefoot walk’

Visit to a working farm for lunch

Supper at a Berber homestay

Guided Medina Tour and dinner

Sunset Yoga in the desert

activities

EATING

The villa chef de cuisine and her team only use locally sourced, organic produce from the Ourika Valley.

Lavish breakfasts or rather brunches will be served each morning after a yoga or stretch session. Daily changes of typical Moroccan breakfast dishes with homemade bread, homemade jams, eggs, yoghurt, fruit, freshly squeezed juice, tea and coffee.

November is the best harvest season for apples, quinces, walnuts and pomegranates and these are reflected in the daily menus. Options from Moroccan to Mediterranean to French influences will surface in the meals. Do let us know if you have any dietary restrictions so these may be supported throughout your stay.

Smoothies and juices will keep you satiated until the next meal, there are unlimited healthy snack options of veggie sticks, olives, fruits, juices, nuts One evening we will eat in Marrakech either in a restaurant or on Jemaa el Fna for a barbeque depending on the dietary trend of the group. Another evening we will be hosted in a rural Berber village for a typical Berber dinner on another evening.

YOUR HOSTS SILKE & SARAH

During many years living around the Indian Ocean as a scuba diving instructor I travelled to India where my yoga journey began. Yoga instantly become part of my life, combining diving and yoga as a daily practice when I lived in Africa, the Maldives and the Seychelles for several years.

After becoming a Sivananda Yoga Teacher and “Inspired Anusara® Yoga Teacher” I learnt many different relaxation techniques. Working with people and their bodies I became aware of the importance of fascia and I am also a FaYo Trainer(fascial yoga).

With my varied and in depth experience I have developed a style which incorporates my knowledge to help release the body and mind from hormonal problems. I am also a Vital-Therapist, trained in Reiki, Matrix-Energy, Chakra-Balance and Spiritual Healing. Silke X

www.yoga-pforzheim.de

My unconventional career has taken me from places as varied as New York and Mombasa. As a high end fashion milliner in NYC my designs were featured in top store windows and on the pages of Woman’s Wear Daily. In Kenya I created a new brand ‘Art Coco’ utilizing the locally abundant coconut fiber, which became a leading designer name in interior decor in Kenya.

Throughout my creative professional career I have maintained a very keen interest in health and wellbeing with more than twenty years enjoying developing my yoga practice with teachers from Bali to Africa. I discovered Resistance Stretching which has given me an amazing new perspective on flexibility, strengthening and a sense of well being. I am a qualified Resistance Stretching Trainer having trained in the UK and USA and I am amongst only a handful trained in this field in the UK. I now love having the opportunity to teach this amazing practice internationally.
Sarah X

www.stretch2health.com

BOOKINGS

Included – 6 nights accommodation, all meals, all activities listed, airport transfers. Not Included – Flights, extra activities not listed.

SHARED TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM – € 1,297 pp

SINGLE ROOM – € 1,797 pp

Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve bases.

We would be delighted to chat through any questions by phone or on Skype contact@stretch2health.com or phone +44(0)7729644260

To confirm your space on this retreat we require a down payment of 50% (nonrefundable). The balance to be paid by the 15th October 2017.

SHARED TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM
50% payment €648.50

SINGLE ROOM
50% payment €898.50

We will send you a confirmation email and then you can sit back and get excited about Your Marvellous Morocco Retreat!

LOGISTICS

Marrakech-Menara Airport(RAK)is the nearest international airport. Please let us know your arrival times and we will confirm your group transfer time to the venue based upon arrival times.

The last yoga session will be on the morning of the 11th and departure after a relaxed last breakfast. A group transfer will be arranged so please let us know your departure time.

If you are already staying in Marrakech or choosing to stay longer we can arrange a taxi to pick you up/ drop you off at your other location.

VISAS: Please check the following website to confirm if you require a visa to enter Morocco http://www.moroccanconsulate.org.uk/en/Visa.html

SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES IN MORE DETAIL

Hidden Medina Tour
The medina (old town) of Marrakech is a beguiling labyrinth of alleyways, souks (markets) and workshops where little has changed since the Middle Ages. Your guide will explain this ancient lifestyle and take you to meet a family in their home and enjoy a glass of mint tea with them. We will go through the beautiful alleys of the Medina, the colourful souks and the vibrant life that exists within it’s ancient walls.

Hammam And massage:
Morocco is the land of hamamms, the steam baths & scrubs using black soap and salt will leave
you feeling invigorated and detoxified. 2 massages are included during your retreat, a dedicated
team will ensure you are kneaded from head to toe in the comfort of the villa as well as in a spa in the medina.

Paradies de Safran
The saffron farm is a real paradise for your eyes, senses, smells and peace. Experience a unique “foot reflexology barefoot walk” through the gardens. The feet are introduced to various
surfaces (even more fun with closed eyes!)

Working Farm Jnane Tihihit
An opportunity to visit this unique working and sustainable farm and have lunch here.

Revitalization Treatment
Choice of 30 minute Reiki treatment or Thai Yoga.

For additional activities or if you would like to extend your stay in Morocco contact Carla at Epic Morocco https://epicmorocco.co.uk/

Included – 6 nights accommodation, all meals, all activities listed, airport transfers. Not Included – Flights, extra activities not listed.

SHARED TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM – € 1,297 pp

SINGLE ROOM – € 1,797 pp

Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve bases.

We would be delighted to chat through any questions by phone or on Skype contact@stretch2health.com or phone +44(0)7729644260

To confirm your space on this retreat we require a down payment of 50% (nonrefundable). The balance to be paid by the 15th October 2017.

SHARED TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM
50% payment €648.50

SINGLE ROOM
50% payment €898.50