Desert Yoga Retreat
Feb 2018


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 your very own sources of inspiration in some of the most beautiful and special locations in the world.

Enjoy 8 days of skillfulness, quietness, real retreating and inspiration on our very special, popular Desert Yoga Retreat from 23rd February – 2 March 2018!

Prices start from 849€ per person and stay, and include:

  • yoga classes & meditation
  • half board (breakfast & dinner) with meat & vegetarian / vegan options
  • shared accommodation (single / double / twin accommodation subject to surcharge)
  • airport transfers & transports throughout the country during the stay
  • Guided excursions

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Yoga in Marrakech & Yoga in the Sahara Desert

A package for both the beginner and the advanced student of yoga in search of a unique experience:
Yoga in the stunning surrounding of Morocco’s Sahara desert and within Marrakech’s enchanting magical beauty. Days filled with yoga practice in magic sceneries, desert hiking, nativeness and relaxation.
Cultural as well as spiritual experiences are awaiting you!



Yoga, Meditation, Desert & Berber Culture 


This is what you can expect 

  • 8 yoga sessions (energizing, all levels practices in the morning and a relaxing, gentle practice in the evenings) with Birgit Kunzli, as well as morning meditation
  • 7 nights in a shared room of one of our beautiful Partner Riads or Berber tent
    (single / double / twin accommodation available upon request & with subject to surcharges)
  • Lovely prepared, healthy traditional Moroccan cuisine
    (breakfast & dinner – meat as well as vegetarian or vegan options)
  • 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


Day 1: Arrival + Introduction / No Yoga
Arrival in Marrakech throughout the day & Transfer from the airport to the Riad
(Transfer will be arranged individually according to your arrival time)
19.30: Introduction & welcome dinner in the Riad

Day 2: Marrakech Tour / 2 Yoga Sessions
07.30-09.00: Morning Yoga, incl. Pranayama + Meditation
09.30: Breakfast
11.00-16.00: Guided Marrakech tour with a professional city guide
17.30: Evening Yoga
19.30: Dinner in the Riad

Day 3: Off to Merzouga (10-12 hours bus ride) / No Yoga
06:30: Early Breakfast
07:00: Departure from Marrakech to Merzouga
13.00: Lunch stop in Drâa-Valley
19:00: Arrival in Merzouga
19.30: Dinner in the Kasbah

Day 4: Off to the Desert Camp / 2 Yoga Sessions
07.30-09.00: Morning Yoga, incl. Pranayama + Meditation
09.30: Breakfast & Free Time
12:30: Family Lunch
14:30: Off to the desert with pack camels
17.30: Evening Yoga in the Desert Camp
19.30: Dinner in the Desert Camp

Day 5: Exploring the Desert / 2 Yoga Sessions
07.30-09.00: Morning Yoga, incl. Pranayama + Meditation
09.30: Breakfast & Optional desert hiking / visit a nomad family
17.30: Evening Yoga in the Desert Camp
19.30: Dinner in the Desert Camp

Day 6: Back to Merzouga / 2 Yoga Sessions
07.30-09.00: Morning Yoga, incl. Pranayama + Meditation in the camp
09.30: Breakfast
11.00: Desert hiking or camel trekking back to the Kasbah in Merzouga
13.00: Family Lunch
17.30: Evening Yoga in the Kasbah
19.30: Dinner in the Kasbah

Day 7: Transfer back to Marrakech (10-12 hours bus ride) / No Yoga
06.30: Early breakfast
07:30: Departure from Merzouga to Marrakech
13.00: Lunch stop in Aït Ben Haddou
19.30: Dinner in the Riad

Day 8: Departure / No Yoga
Breakfast & Departure
(Transfer will be arranged individually according to your departure time)

Please note: Time schedules may vary depending on weather & season


We are happy to be helpful with accommodation, extra tours and recommendations in case you want to spend some more time in Morocco before or after the trip.

Furthermore we recommend to visit the following places, if you have time to do so:
Le Jardin Secret, Jardin Majorelle (incl. Café Dar Kaowa & ConceptStore Rue33Majorelle), La Musée de la Photographie, NOMAD Restaurant,  Café de la Poste (Gueliz), Naranj Restaurant, La Famille Café, Kosybar
Hammam de la Rose, Kosyspa, Hammam Mille et une nuit

Paradis du Safran (as a daytrip): Here, at the foot of the Atlas Mountains, you can see how to grow and process Safran / get taught the relevant knowledge about the qualities of Safran and how to distinguish between real and fake Safran /  Optional Safran menu for lunch & cooking classes

Teacher & Practice


Birgit Künzli

Birgit has 20 years of own yoga and meditation as well as 10 years of teaching experience. She is a Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga teacher (500h), Yin Yoga teacher, prenatal and kids yoga teacher, health coach and author. Birgit has a passion for supporting others: she loves working especially with women to engage them finding themselves again through yoga and a slowliving lifestyle. She loves bringing people back to a natural, slow life.

“My life’s mission is to support you to re-discover your authenticity and live in it completely, I will support you to find your ultimate wellness through yoga and a healthy lifestyle.

Suffering is part of life. When I personally realized that suffering actually came from the constant looking for happiness and the perfect life, something changed in my own life. Recognizing that being unhappy comes from a wrong perspective and wrong thoughts everything changed. Now I feel that I want to live life as a whole, with all the ups and downs, and not just the happy side of it. Life is beautiful and perfect as it is, and that is happiness.“

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.



In Marrakech you are accommodated right in the middle of the Medina, Marrakech’s old part of the city, in a carefully chosen, familiar Riad. Cool and comfortable, beautiful and absolutely quiet though right in the center, Riad Chambres D’Amis provides you with the fitting environment to dust off, relax, enjoy yourself. And of course serves us comfortably for most of the daily yoga practices.



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 / twin / double 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.


Prices for this retreat start from €849,- per traveler and include:

  • Shared triple accommodation (same gender, separated beds, ensuite bathrooms, free wifi-access)*
  • Breakfast & dinner (incl. water & tea/coffee during dishes)
  • 8 yoga sessions
  • Guided tours & excursions
  • Transfer from and to the airport & transfers during the trip

*Single, twin or double bedrooms and additional activities are subject to surcharges.
Entrance fees have to be paid separately.
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 72 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 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.

Booking request

Call us any time for more information & inspiration or send us your non-binding booking request now.

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