Atlas Mountains Yoga Retreat May 2019

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Get lost within the oriental flair of Marrakech. Enjoy Marrakech’s famous, beauty- and colorful, lively Medina and Marrakech’s green surrounding area. And loose yourself in the vast and breathtaking, peacefully quiet High Atlas Mountains. Explore the remote mountain villages of the Berbers of the High Atlas. And find your balance in daily yoga & meditation, movement & relaxation.

Enjoy 8 days of skillfulness, tranquility and inspiration on our brand new retreat format Yoga & Hiking in Marrakech & the High Atlas Mountains from 26th April 2019 – 3rd May 2019.

Prices starting from EUR 1,199 per person and stay, and include:

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

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Join us for this special yoga retreat in Marrakech, Marrakech’s Green Surrounding & the High Atlas Mountains! 

A package for both the beginner and the more advanced student of yoga as well as experienced and less experienced hikers in search of exploring the real magic of Morocco’s beautiful – both cultural & natural – sights.

Yoga & Hiking in Morocco

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This is what you can expect 

  • 3 nights in one of our beautiful Partner Riads in Marrakech right in the middle of the Medina,
    4 nights in a familial, charming and welcoming guest house in the High Atlas Mountains
  • Delicious, healthy and traditional Moroccan cuisine (breakfast & dinner)
  • Daily Yoga sessions (powerful practice in the morning, restorative Yin practice with the sunset) & meditation
    with Gaia Ceccarelli
  • 1 guided tour to all the cultural must sees in Marrakech
  • Guided hiking in the High Atlas Mountain

 

Further Details

Schedule

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: PIKALA City Tour on bicycles / 2 Yoga Session
07.30-09.99: Morning Yoga, incl. Pranayama + Meditation
09.30: Breakfast
11.00: PIKALA bike tour to all the must sees of Marrakech
15.00-17.30: Free time
17.30: Sunset Yoga
19.30: Dinner in the Riad

Day 3: Off to the High Atlas Mountains + short explorative hiking tour / 1 Yoga Session
07.30-09.00: Morning Yoga, incl. Pranayama + Meditation
09.30: Breakfast
11.00: Transfer to Tahannout
13.00-18.00: short explorative hiking tour
19.30: Dinner in Riad Tigmi Nomade

Day 4: 2-Day-hiking-tour / 1 Yoga Session
07.30-09.00: Morning Yoga, incl. Pranayama + Meditation
09.30: Breakfast
10.00: Start for the overnight hiking tour up towards around 1600m altitude with lunch in an incredible surrounding
19.30: Basic, local dinner as well as a night in the (very basic) mountain hut

Day 5:  Yoga & Hiking / 1 Yoga Session
08.00: Breakfast
09.00: Continue the hike up to about 2200m altitude with strengthening lunch with a breathtaking view
17.30: Arrival back at Riad Tigmi Nomade
18.30: Restorative evening Yoga
19.30: Dinner in the Riad

Day 6: Yoga & Day hiking tour / 2 Yoga Session
07.30-09.00: Morning Yoga, incl. Pranayama + Meditation
09.30: Breakfast
10.30: Daytour hiking into the Atlas mountains
17.00: Arrival back at the Riad
18.00: Evening Yoga
19.30: Dinner in Tigmi Nomad

Day 7: Back to Marrakech / 2 Yoga Sessions
07.30-09.00: Morning Yoga, incl. Pranayama + Meditation
09.30: Breakfast & departure back to Marrakech
11.30-17.30: Free time
17.30: Evening Yoga during sunset
19.30: Dinner in the Riad

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

*Yoga lessons are usually taught in English but translated into German where and if necessary.

Please note: Time schedules may vary depending on weather & season. As well as, all entrance fees have to paid separately. You are welcome to book additional private yoga sessions with the teacher upon request, availability & with subject to surcharges.

Teacher & Practice

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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 or join her on one of her teacher trainings with TRIBE Yoga.

Accommodation

Marrakech:

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, our partner accommodation 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 – if the weather allows, on the Riad’s rooftop.
Regular accommodation happens to be in shared, spacious triple rooms (same gender) with separated beds, ensuite bathrooms & free wifi access. Single or double/twin accommodation is bookable upon request / availability and with subject to surcharges.


Tahannout, Riad Tigmi Nomade:

Mohamed welcomes his guests in his traditional guest house and shares the hospitality of the Berbers in his quite basic but absolutely charming, traditional place – in the middle of the nature of the beautiful High Atlas Mountains.

 


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 – individually according to your personal flight times.

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

About Marrakech & The High Atlas Mountains

Marrakech:

While drifting through the Medina, you admit yourself discovering treasures everywhere in any shape: Spices, perfumes, handicrafts, carpets, jewelry. Between all the small shops you will find tiny fruit and vegetable stalls where farmers offer their freshly harvested products; old carriages serving as counters for fresh delicious bread. Everything is surrounded by a bewitching smell. The whole city seems to be enchanted by the drumming and singing, by snake charmers and storytellers. Calm and coolness can only be found once entering the very narrow streets.
In Marrakech, it is easy though to feel comfortable and at home despite its strangeness and fascination – in this sea of seething life, bustling action, loud shouts and the feverish, everlasting and never ending circle of boiling life.
Indeed no other city in the world deserves the name “Pearl of the South” more than Marrakech.

The High Atlas Mountains Morocco:

High Atlas, also called the Grand Atlas Mountains (Arabic: الاطلس الكبير‎; French: Haut Atlas; Berber: ⴰⴷⵔⴰⵔ ⵏ ⴷⵔⵏ) is a mountain range in central Morocco in Northern Africa.

The High Atlas rises in the west at the Atlantic Ocean and stretches in an eastern direction to the Moroccan-Algerian border. At the Atlantic and to the southwest the range drops abruptly and makes an impressive transition to the coast and the Anti-Atlas range. To the north, in the direction of Marrakech, the range descends less abruptly.

The range includes Jbel Toubkal, which at 4,167 m is the highest in the range and lies in Toubkal National Park. The range serves as a weather system barrier in Morocco running east-west and separating the Sahara from the Mediterranean and continental zones to the north and west. In the higher elevations of the massif, snow falls regularly, allowing winter sports. Snow lasts well into late spring in the High Atlas, mostly on the northern faces of the range. On the Western High Atlas, there is Oukaïmeden, one of three main ski stations in Morocco.

The High Atlas forms the basins for a multiplicity of river systems. The majority of the year-round rivers flow to the north, providing the basis for the settlements there. A number of wadis and seasonal rivers terminate in the deserts to the south and plateaux to the east of the mountains.

The High-Atlas Mountains are inhabited by Berbers, who live from agriculture and pastoralism in the valleys. In the steppe zone of the High-Atlas, where precipitations are low, the locals created a smart technique in managing the low precipitations and the weak soil. They turn the rather semi-arid lands into fertile valleys called locally by Agdal (garden in Berber). This technique has intrigued many Western agriculturalists, in which they were impressed by the high efficiency of this agricultural system. Many scientists, particularly French scientists, make yearly expeditions to observe the community and their living system. (Source: Wikipedia)

What does Retreat stand for 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 – with all its sounds, smells & (for us Westerners) sometimes unusual manners. We encourage you to open up for all those impressions.

Two daily Yoga and meditation sessions in Morocco’s mystical surroundings will be accompanying and supporting this experience.

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

Prices for this retreat start from EUR 1,199 per traveler and include:

  • Shared triple accommodation (same gender, separated beds, ensuite bathroom, free wifi access)*
  • Half board (breakfast & dinner, incl. tea/coffee & water during dishes)
  • Moroccan tea all day & upon request
  • 8-10 yoga sessions à 90 min / meditation
  • Guided tours, hikes & excursions
  • Transfer from and to the airport & transfers during the trip

*Single, twin or double 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 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 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 that is the official invoice at the same time. By then a binding 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 Green Marrakech Yoga Retreat package is customizable in parts. Talk to us!

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