Journey through the five elements on our signature 7 day Yoga & Ayurveda retreat in Morocco. Let us take you on a soul-nourishing adventure that combines the ancient practices of the East & West from the Silk Roads and the old Caravan Routes.
Guided by certified yoga & ayurveda practitioners, we embark on a spiritual discovery of five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Space through Morocco’s five iconic locations: Marrakech, The Atlantic Ocean, the Agafay Desert, and the High Atlas Mountains. Our retreat gives you a unique opportunity to explore authentic Ayurveda and yoga while connecting to the most majestic surroundings of Morocco.
From daily yoga, guided meditation, breathwork, and Ayurveda treatments, this retreat takes you to the soul of Moroccan culture and introduces you to the ancient Amazigh traditions and ancestral practices for a truly enriching cultural experience, and discovery.
Our all-inclusive itinerary offers Ayurveda consultations & bespoke treatments, seasonal organic food, locally owned accommodation, and unique activities, from the ancient Amazigh herbalism & traditional drum ceremony to cooking your own organic meal with a local family in the remote Atlas Mountains village.
Embody the spirit of adventure with like-minded travellers & local communities, and connect with your inner healer on this transformative journey. Let the ancient practices help you regain inner balance and the mesmerizing culture & surroundings of Morocco broaden your horizons.
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∴ Our retreat starts in the ancient city of Marrakech, where we stay in a traditional locally owned Riad. Before starting the journey through the elements, our participants are offered a personal Ayurveda consultation in order to determine a bespoke Ayurveda treatment based on their dosha (body type).
∴ Our journey starts from welcoming the Earth Element through sunrise grounding yoga & breathwork. During the day we will explore the enchanting Marrakech Medina, and the hidden herbalist markets, and dive deep into the ancient healing practices of Morocco. We will fully immerse ourselves in the Earth element and Moroccan culture by visiting the women-owned cooperative and discovering the ancient way of extracting the Argan oil. Yoga Nidra (in other words yogic sleep) in the evening will help us fully ground ourselves and prepare us for the soul-nourishing journey ahead.
∴ The next part of our retreat leads us to the majestic Atlantic Ocean exploring the Water Element. We will experience the coastal magic through sunrise & sunset flow yoga on the long stretched beach. We will connect with our inner weaves through the ancient Hammam & Spa experience followed by a massage and guided dance meditation in the evening.
∴ The Agafay Desert is our sanctuary for the Fire Element. This moon-like landscape with a mountainous backdrop is the ideal place for a deep connection with the self and inner transformation. Our time in this breathtaking location will be filled with fire breath meditation and yin fire sunset yoga. To top it off, we will be staying in eco-luxury desert tents and treating ourselves to a sunset camel ride on this magical desert.
∴ From the mystical desert to the mighty mountains, our journey then takes us to the High Atlas Mountains where we step into the Air Element. Our mountainous stay will be a special cultural experience as we explore the area and connect with its local communities living deep within the majestic mountains. Since the Air Element is all about expansion, we will indulge ourselves with sunrise breathwork practice, sunset yin yoga high up in the mountains, and a drum healing ceremony with a local community.
∴ The Space Element of our retreat takes us back to Marrakech where we will relax in the beautiful Riad surroundings, and once more experience the magic of this ancient city. On our last day, we will also practice gratitude yoga and breathwork, give ourselves space to gather our thoughts and experiences, and look back at the highlights of our journey. In the late afternoon, we will explore local gems, and astonishing palaces, and dine in one of Marrakech’s most famous restaurants with live music.
Highlights places & activities:
7 days & 7 nights
Max 13 travellers & The Alternative Morocco Team
5 Days +
• Daily yoga sessions
• Yoga equipment
• Ayurveda consultations & bespoke treatments depending on your dosha
• Organic locally sourced meals (vegetarian & vegan options also available)
• Guided tours & experiences throughout the retreat
• Traditional Moroccan Hammam & Spa experience
• Cooking class with a local chef
• Accommodation (Traditional Riads & Eco-Luxury Desert tents)
• Entries & Admissions
• Activities outside the schedule
• Staff Gratitudes
• Airfare to and from Morocco
• Travel Insurance
Q1.Do I need any yoga experience?
Our retreat welcomes yoga beginners & experienced practitioners. Our daily classes & holistic treatments are deigned for everyone to discover more about yoga & Ayurveda, or expand their skills & knowledge.
Q2.Can I bring my own yoga kit?
Of course! We provide all the essential yoga session equipment and if you have your favourite yoga kit, you're welcome to take it with you.
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