Morocco Yoga Retreat
Join us for an exclusive, week-long yoga retreat and an unforgettable and magical trip to the mythical Marrakech, Morocco.
Do you want to spend a week immersing yourself in your yoga practice and at the same time enjoy the colourful and vibrant Moroccan culture? Then this retreat is a must. During the week there will be several daily yoga classes and workshops, adventurous excursions, and time for yourself to relax and unwind as you wish.
You will stay at Peacock Pavillions, a familly owned boutique hotel surrounded by a beautiful olive grove at the foot of the Atlas mountains. The yoga classes will soothe and energise your body, mind and soul and you will be dining on delicious, nourishing, and locally prepared vegan food.
We have put together a retreat which combines different kinds of yoga practices with the experiences of Morocco’s colourful and vibrant culture. You will also have plenty of time to hang out at the pool, go on sightseeing trips on your own, or find a peaceful and serene place to meditate and reflect.
Yoga and Meditation
Your teachers and hosts for the week are two experienced yoga teachers from Denmark and Sweden with more than 1000 hours of teacher training between them in different schools of yoga and who are fluent in English.
The classes will primarily be Jivamukti Yoga, which is known and loved for it’s vigourous yoga practice combined with hands-on assists. Other classes will be yin yoga, yin/yang yoga, meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) and Ayurveda. The schedule has been carefully thought-out to provide a combination of yoga classes and adventourous exploring daytrips to create balance throughout the week.
Who can participate?
This retreat is open to all levels of practitioners. The two yoga teachers will be combining their different methods and teaching experiences to provide stimulating and challenging classes for all levels. You can opt in or out as you please. It is preferable if you have practiced yoga once or twice before coming on the retreat.
If you want to share this experience with a friend or family member you are welcome to bring him or her – even if the person does not wish to participate in the yoga part of the retreat but prefers to be at the pool, or exploring Morocco on his or her own.
About Peacock Pavilions
Peacock Pavillions is a unique boutique hotel and has been featured in magazines and on television. The hotel has also been used for special occasions, such as fashion shoots and exclusive yoga retreats.
The property is nestled in its own private olive grove and we will be the only guests for the whole week. Feel free to explore the library or hang out at one of the pavillions or the pool.
You will be sharing a double occupancy bedroom in one of the pavillions: Atlas Pavillion or Medina Pavillion. Each pavillion is decorated in a unique way and has outdoor and indoor spaces where you can relax and unwind.
Peacock Pavillion runs Project Soar which contributes to education and creativity for the local girls. By participating on this retreat you are contributing to Project Soar’s work. If you would like to contribute further to Project Soar you can donate directly to Project Soar or contact Tine Kotzé if you would like to bring something special for the girls.
Day 1 – Arriving
Check in at 4pm but it is possible to arrive before that. There will be two pick up times at the airport during the day. In the afternoon there will be an Opening circle and yoga practice before dinner.
The days will have a perfect combination of yoga, adventure, peace and inspiration. Usually we will have an early yoga practice before breakfast. If we are staying at Peacock Pavilions for the day there will be a meditation, workshop and lunch as well. In the afternoon there will be another yoga practice followed by dinner and satsang which could be a guided meditation, movie night etc.
During the week there will be a guided tour of Marrakech, a day trip to the beach town of Essaouira and we will visit Yves Saint Laurent’s famous and enchanting garden Jardin Majorelle. The day before departure you will have the option of ending this magical week with a day of relaxation in Marrakech at Les Bains de Marrakech spa and hamam and cocktails/juice with henna on feet or hands in the afternoon.
Day 8 – Departure
We will meet for a final breakfast together before check out at 11am. If your flight departs later than that you are welcome to use the garden and facilities at Peacock Pavilions.
April 22-29 2017
Price per person 12.590 dkk
Please notice that this is a package trip sold through Bering Rejser.
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Included in the price:
- 7 nights at Peacock Pavillions in a double occupancy room
- 3-5 hours of daily yoga classes, workshops and satsang
- 2 Scandinavan yoga teachers and hosts (fluent in English)
- Transport to and from the airport (on scheduled times)
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner when we’re spending the day at Peacock Pavillions
- 4 hours guided tour in Marrakech including transport to and from Marrakech
- Daytrip to Essaouira
- Daytrip to Jardin Majorelle
- Movie night under the stars
- Yoga mats and props
- Please notice this is a package trip and you are covered by the Danish Rejsegarantifonden and the European Law on package trips – read more here
Not included in the price:
- Plane ticket
- Travel insurances
- Meals and beverages on daytrips
- Entry to museums etc.
- Pocket money
- Tipping to Peacock Pavillions
Extras – can be added to your stay:
- Henna og cocktail/juiceparty
- Hammam and spa at Les Bains de Marrakech
If you wish to participate in one or both of the above please contact Tine Kotzé/From Yoga With Love when you book the retreat at Bering Rejser or at least one month in advance. Sign-up is binding and will be paid to Peacock Pavilions and Les Bains de Marrakech in Morocco.
The price is per person staying in a double occupancy room. We will do our very best to make sure that you will stay with someone your gender. If you are travelling with someone please let us know when booking the trip.
Food and drinks
Peacock Pavillion’s chef’s will spoil you with nourishing, healthy and vegan food served outside on the terrace or the african inspired dining tent. Every meal is made from scratch with fresh and local ingredients. There will be filtered water at all meals and freshly pressed juice, coffee and tea at breakfast. If you would like anything else to drink, it can be purchased separately from Peacock Pavilions.
The price of this retreat does not cover airfare to and from Morocco and it is your own responsibility that your flight ticket corresponds to the retreat dates.
Pleace notice: This is a group trip for at least 10 people. You should therefore wait to book your flight ticket until Bering rejser has confirmed the trip. This will be two months before departure at the latest.
If your flight does not match the airport pick up and drop off we have arranged, you can pay for a taxi yourself to take you to Peacock Pavilions. Please let us know when you will be arriving so that we can arrange for the pick up and drop off to accommodate as many people as possible.
Your yoga teachers
In 2012 Tine took her first teacher training in vinyasa yoga and at the same time she discovered Jivamukti Yoga. Something about Jivamukti Yoga made her curious and made her investigate the deeper layers of yoga. In 2016 Tine did a 300 hours Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training in New York under the guidance of the founders of Jivamukti Yoga, Sharon Gannon and David Life. Tine is the owner of From Yoga With Love and teaches weekly classes, workshops and retreats as well as online yoga.
On a Jivamukti Yoga class with Tine you will experience a dynamic and vigorous yoga practice with creative and playfull sequencing. Tine will guide you safely deeper into the asanas using her voice and hands-on assists. You will move through a thoughtfully sequenced practice with standing asanas, stretching and a long and luxurious shavasana. The physical practice is combined with sanskrit chanting, uplifting music, intention setting and meditation.
Tine has a deep commitment to social and political subjects such as human rights, environmentalism and veganism and she weaves these subjects into the physical practice providing you with guidance to explore the deeper layers and inter-connectedness of yoga. She hopes to leave you feeling inspired, uplifted and empowered to take yoga off the mat and into the world.
In 2013 Andrea took her first yoga teacher training and ever since she has been travelling between Europe and Asia to share yoga. In 2016 she did her 300 hour Jivamukti Yoga Teacher Training in New York under the guidance of the founders of Jivamukti Yoga, Sharon Gannon and David Life. Andrea has always been inspired by Jivamukti Yoga both on and off the matt and she believes that yoga is the way to the happiness and freedom for all living beings.
Andrea has many different yoga teacher trainings and to her it is the combination of the different methods that works to provide well being for both body and mind. She combined pranayama (breathing techniques) with world music, flow sequences and philosophy, integrating yin yoga and meditation into her classes. In a class with Andrea you will experience movement of the body while at the same time finding inner peace and focus.
- Yoga clothes
- Bathing suit/bikini
- Flip flops/sandals
- Walking shoes
- A warm sweater
- Sun creme
- Sun glasses
- Canvas bag (for shopping)
- Eye pillow
- Water bottle
We will provide you with yoga mats and props but feel free to bring your own if you wish.
Danish citizens do not need a visa to travel to and stay in Morocco as long as the passport is valid up to three months longer than the duration of your stay. Please contact your own country’s Foreign Ministry for advice.
We advise you to have a travel insurance covering illness, accidents, home transport, loss of holiday days and baggage. You are responsible for having appropriate and up to date insurance covering yourself.
Please check with your own doctor.
In April the temperature will be around 25 degrees celcius during the day and 15 degrees celcius during the night.