Morocco Sahara Desert Yoga Retreats_Source NOSADE

Imagine yoga overlooking the magical, ancient city of Marrakech. Imagine yoga in the tranquility and vastness of the desert. Imagine finding relaxation and a path to yourself in some of the most beautiful and inspiring locations in the world.

NOSADE is offering this exciting, spiritual desert yoga holiday as a 10-days-trip from
11th November 2016 – 20th November 2016. The prices are per person and stay, and include:

  • accommodation & transportation
  • food & drinks
  • guided tours
  • yoga classes & meditation

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Yoga Holidays in Marrakech & Yoga in the desert of Morocco

A package for both the beginner and the advanced student of yoga wanting to experience something very unique:
Yoga in the stunning surrounding of Morocco’s Sahara desert.

 

Yoga in Marrakech & Yoga in the Sahara Desert

Days filled with yoga practice in magic sceneries, desert hiking, nativeness, relaxation and cultural as well as spiritual experiences are awaiting you.

 

Yoga, Meditation, Desert & Berber Culture 

 

This is what you can expect 

  • 12 yoga sessions (energizing, all levels practices in the morning and a relaxing, gentle practice in the evenings) with Gaia Ceccarelli
  • 9 nights in a shared room of one of our beautiful Partner Riads or Berber tent
    (single accommodation is subject to surcharges)
  • 9 extended, lovely prepared and traditional meals
    (breakfast, lunch & dinner – meat as well as vegetarian or vegan options)
  • Fresh fruits, tea and water available all day
  • Meditation, exploration & guided relaxation
  • Unforgettable nights under the stars of the Sahara sky, giant sand dunes,
    desert hiking, traditional live music, Berber culture & nomad life
  • Guided tours to all the must sees in Marrakech and stops on the way through
    the High Atlas, Aït Ben Haddou, Boumalne Dades, Draa Valley and Erg Chebbi –
    the large sea of sand dunes

 

Further Details

Schedule

Day 1
Arrival in Marrakech. Spend the night in the cool calm in one of our beautiful Partner Riads. We will enjoy a lovely prepared dinner and will take the time to get to know each other, share our expectations and wishes for the upcoming days.

Day 2
After enjoying your first yoga lesson on the rooftop overlooking the ancient city and after breakfast, we dive into the most famous of Morocco’s imperial cities for a guided tour including lunch in a famous spot with typical Moroccan food. Before you spent another night in the beautiful Riad, you will enjoy another yoga session and a dinner with the group there.

Day 3
After an early breakfast, we travel by bus through the High Atlas mountains to Merzouga, a town & oasis right on the edge of Erg Chebbi, one of South Morocco’s two famous sand deserts. We will have certain stops on the way; the landscape is highly enjoyable all way long. Once arrived in Merzouga we will enjoy a traditional dinner and spend the night in a charming, family ran Kasbah overseeing the dunes.

Day 4
Starting the day with a morning yoga session facing the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi, we begin our adventure and head right into the desert, accompanied by experienced local guides. We will have lunch together in the camp. After you will be able to enjoy yourself. At sunset we have a yoga session in the incredible calm and tranquil of the desert in between giant sand dunes and under an unforgettable sky. After dinner, accompanied by traditional live music and a camp fire, you will spend the night in a Berber tent.

Days 5 – 7

The following days are spent in our desert yoga camp. Berber cuisine accompanies exciting days of yoga practice, exploration, relaxation, and spiritual experiences. Whether exploring the desert, visiting a nomad family, learn how to cook Cous-Cous (“Imanse”) with a Berber woman, having romantic dinners under the unforgettable desert sky or finding yourself in fully enjoying the tranquility and quietness– here you can let it come true. The one certainty is: It will be an unforgettable experience.

Day 8
After the night back in the charming Kasbah in Merzouga we take the bus back to Marrakech, enjoying lunch at Aït Benhaddou, a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech on our way. In Marrakech we will spend the final two nights again in one of our amazing traditional Moroccan housings.

Day 9
On the penultimate day of our trip you are free to enjoy diving into the souks of the medina – or any other preferred activity – for a last goodbye. We will enjoy our final sunset yoga session overseeing Marrakech and a splendid farewell dinner together.

Day 10

Departure

Teacher & Practice

Team Yoga teacher Gaia Ceccarelli_Source NOSADE

Gaia Ceccarelli

 

Movement and body as an instrument to create harmony have always been an integral part of her life. Gaia studied classical, modern and contemporary dance for 16 years. Inspired by Vinyasa Yoga her teaching style emphasizes body awareness and alignment, focussing the attention on cultivating sensibilty, honesty and concentration on the mat and in life. When teaching, Gaia’s focus is to guide students towards  having the confidence and understanding to develop a self-practice and to personally experience the transformative power of yoga.

Gaia is living in Italy and teaching Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Power Yoga & Restorative Yin Yoga. Follow her on yogatrail.

What does Retreat mean on a trip with NOSADE

Accept what is. Escape daily routines, find inner peace, inner balance and inner tranquility. Morocco will challenge you to do so! Renounce a permanent consumption in all imaginable areas and come back to what grounds and stabilizes you.
Two daily Yoga practices and meditation sessions in the magical, mystical surrounding of Morocco will be accompanying and supporting this experience.

Accommodation

Marrakech: 

You are accommodated right in the middle of the Medina, Marrakech’s old part of the city, in a carefully chosen, familar Riad. Cool and comfortable, beautiful and absolutely quiet though right in the center, the chosen Partner Riad provides you with the fitting environment to dust off, relax, enjoy the sun and a glas of Moroccan tea any time of the day. And of course serves us comfortably for our daily yoga practice.


Merzouga
:

You are accommodated in a traditional Kasbah (Hotel) on the only hill there overlooking the Sahara before we are heading inside the desert and once we returned from the desert. The Kasbah is family-run, welcoming and has exceptionally nice but practical rooms, some of them facing the great dunes.


Desert camp:

Traditional Berber tents equipped with comfortable beds with mattresses will serve as our housing right in the middle of the desert. The camp furthermore holds a kitchen, a restaurant and a toilet. And for sure enough space for serving us comfortably for our daily yoga practice.

Please note: Single bedrooms are subject to surcharges.

Getting to Marrakech

Marrakech holds an international Airport Marrakech Menara. Transportation from and to the airport is arranged by NOSADE once you submitted your flight details.

Please note: Flights are not included in the quoted price.

Getting around

Any transportation within the country is arranged and included in the stated price.

Frequently asked questions

The most common questions we tried to answer for you in our FAQ.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us personally if your specific question is not listed yet.

Pricing

The price for this retreat is amounting €1199,- per traveler and include accommodation,
full meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) of exquisite Berber cuisine & transportation.
Single bedrooms and additional activities are subject to surcharges.
Your journey to and home from Marrakesh is not included.

Booking process

To make a booking request, select the dates you require, and fill in the form as prompted.

Once received your booking request, NOSADE will contact you within 24 hours and together we create your very individual trip.
Should you have questions upfront, don’t hesitate to call +49 30 68075494, send us an Email via info@nosade.com or just use our contact form.

By sending the booking request you agree on our Terms & Conditions.

Payment process

Once we have created your individual trip package together, we will send you an official booking confirmation. By then a contract comes into force. In addition to the booking confirmation you’ll get a travel insurance certificate submitted.
With the arrival of these two documents a deposit payment of 20% of the tour price will be due immediately. 28 days before the beginning of the trip, the remaining 80% of the tour price will be due.

Payment by installments is possible as well. Please talk to us, if necessary.

Please note that just as any other package offered by NOSADE, our Desert Yoga Retreat package is customizable.

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