Last Updated on August 15, 2020 by Editor
Amid the madness and mystique there’s peace and serenity to be found on one of these luxurious retreats in magical Marrakech. Behind the doors of the beautiful Riad’s discover a tranquil oasis and a blissful retreat program to keep you in shape, entertained and pampered. Here’s the Soul Seed Travel Guide to Luxury & Soulful Retreats in Magical Marrakech.
Join us for our once-in-a-lifetime luxury boutique yoga retreat travel experience combined with a deeper spiritual perspective in the mystical, magical land of Marrakech.
You’ll be able to experience the exotic world of Marrakech while learning about the historically unique culture, indulging in a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, going to the spectacular Atlas Mountains, dining in stunning restaurants, rejuvenating in the famous Moroccan Spas, going on camel rides and mule treks, seeing beautiful Arabian horses and much more!!.
Plus daily yoga and meditation class, along with personal tarot readings with our leader Michelle Lee, are integrated into each day, making the week a truly soulful “retreat” experience. You will go home feeling centered, rejuvenated, and completely inspired!
Our hotel sits in the magnificent 14 hectares of the Beldi Country Club. Here you will find a charming blend of Moroccan tradition and French chic. A green oasis of charm, ancient olive trees, stylish swimming pools and restaurants with views across the rose gardens to the Atlas Mountains.
Luxury & Soulful Retreats in Magical Marrakech
On this 8 day Marrakech + Sahara Desert Yoga and Art retreat, we’ll first enjoy the bustling city, discovering its souks and artisan crafts throughout the medina and then we’ll head out to the Sahara desert for a few nights under the stars.
You will visit the ancient Kasbah village of Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as engage with our Berber women’s textile co-op community partner to learn about artisan textile traditions.
We continue into the Sahara desert to our Berber camp, complete with a camel ride, oasis excursion and music under the stars. En route back to Marrakech, we stop at Berber women’s textile co-op to learn about the important work they do in their community.
Our artisan producer partners use natural dying methods for textiles, using spices and herbs such as saffron and indigo. They also craft by hand and play an important role in their community.
Local experiences include a traditional sand-oven cooking class in the desert, as well as cultural education about traditions, artisanship and the Moroccan way of life.
We work with our local hotel partners to ensure fresh, locally sourced breakfasts and we visit locally owned restaurants that prioritise regional cuisine such as olive oil, local breads and figs.
Throughout the trip you’ll enjoy two daily yoga classes, fantastic local cuisine, and cultural education about traditions, artisanship and the Moroccan way of life. The trip ends in Marrakech, or you can choose an optional 3-night add-on to Fes and Chefchaouen.
This is the ultimate 3 night Sex and the City Escape. It offers the opportunity to go away at any time you wish and to create your very own bespoke escape with a group of ten (more can be arranged) taking the entire riad exclusively. The UK based owner, Lucia Silver, will work with you to design a program of perfectly balanced relaxing, adventurous and cultural activities that will nurture your body and romance your soul.
In Lucia’s words, this is a “Gorgeous marriage of the radical self love we owe to our hard working-selves and the style, fun and cultural sophistication of Sex and the City”.
All you need to do is tell us what you need and want and leave us to do the rest. Your only job is to get on a plane here and enjoy it.
In Lucia’s work as a red carpet and wedding dress designer in London, Brides tell her all the time that they can’t find anywhere original or distinctive to celebrate their hen with their best girlfriends. Especially if they don’t want it to involve stretch white limos, pink bunny ears and sweaty nightclubs.
Well that’s no longer true! “Sex and the City” inspired and reminded us of the fun and importance of precious girlfriend time and Lucia wanted to create something really special at Dar to allow for just this. The perfect, exotic, beautiful place to explore and adventure, shop until you drop and relax with your best gals.
Get creative with us on our yoga and art week. We’ll enjoy a sensory experience through Moroccan magic. Find ways to really look and be mindful, and discover a new way of seeing!
We are so excited about this special collaboration and enhancement to our Marrakech retreat featuring Julian Hyzler from EASEL&LENS to combine a look at creative focus with travel-journal creation classes throughout the week.
Yoga and meditation classes will be held daily to prepare our bodies and minds to find the ‘calm in the chaos’ of the sensory-overload that is Morocco – and then these art projects will help us find news ways of seeing – both yoga and art working together to find focus in the many layers of smells, sites, and sounds that abound in exotic Marrakech.
All levels are welcome, and participation is voluntary. Projects and classes will be offered as a completely exploratory, unintimidating and personal experience.
Guests will not only enjoy the grounds of Peacock Pavilions, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio, private terraces, and covered yoga platform, but the retreat also includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites. A guided day in Marrakech will lead guests through an introduction to souks, the medina, and visits to sites such as luxurious palaces full of Moroccan architecture and design.
A day will be spent exploring the nearby Atlas Mountains at a 5* retreat with a mule trek to a nearby village, followed by a chef tasting lunch and wine pairing.
Join us for a special Luxury Ritual+ Renewal Yoga Retreat as we explore the power of ritual to bring us into the present moment and into the flow state.
The ceremony of tea will guide the flow of each day’s activities, which include a day trip and meal at Richard Branson’s retreat in the Atlas Mountains, a mule trek to collect wild herbs and enjoy traditional tea in a Berber tent, shopping at the souks, a spa day at a traditional hammam, a gourmet lunch at the famous historic and uber-luxurious La Mamounia. and a tea blending workshop as well as a daily yoga classes (morning vinyasa and evening yin).
Guests will leave with an understanding of tea as a plant, a lifestyle and a divine beverage as well as a personal tea ritual, a hand-blended tea and a daily practice to turn the mundane into meditation and tap into the bliss of the present moment.
This fantastic yoga retreat will take place at the fabulous Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel. Located in Marrakesh on 8.5 acres of land, including 5 acres of olive grove, this stylish and eco-friendly abode has been featured in worldwide publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Elle Decor, Travel+Leisure and more.
This July come and stay with us for a week at our yoga holiday Marrakech, Morocco. Only a 20 minute drive into the heart of the old city of Marrakech and the souks, spend a day exploring and shopping here or relax at our authentically designed and furnished berber retreat hotel.
A spacious hotel with two yoga spaces, two pools, plenty of outdoor lounging space and Moroccan courtyards with bourgainvilea romantically spilling over from private balconies, you can spend the day here unwinding from your busy day to day life, surrounded by views of the Atlas mountains.
There are plenty of other activities to do if you wish to be more active and adventurous; take a day trip to the stunning blue and white city of Essouira – where Jimi Hendrix wrote the song purple haze; or take a day trip to the Atlas Mountains and visit Berber villages or experience the dessert.
Whatever it is you decide to do, there are two hours of yoga in the morning and 1.5 hours practise in the evening in the outdoor yoga shala to re-energise and revitalise throughout the week.
Enjoy three meals a day and fabulous massage and other treatments in the spa area, with hammam and hot tub. Float back to your room or relax by the pool or in one of the many courtyards. It is your holiday so be as active or relaxed as you like.
Luxury & Soulful Retreats in Magical Marrakech
Dar Jaguar is perfectly located in the best part of the medina in central Marrakech. It offers the opportunity to go away at any time you wish and to create your very own bespoke “Escape” whether that be alone, with a friend or with a group of ten or more taking the entire riad exclusively.
The UK based owner, Lucia Silver, will work with you to design a programme of wellbeing and cultural activities that will nurture your body and romance your soul.
In Lucia’s words, this is a “Gorgeous marriage of the radical self love we owe to our hard working-selves and the style, fun and cultural sophistication of Sex and the City”. All you need to do is tell us what you need and want and leave us to do the rest. All you need to do is get on a plane here and enjoy it.
This Luxury Yoga Retreat at Peacock Pavilions offers a series of mindful workshops that will guide you in the exploration of creative self-expression in your life. Expect meaningful discussions and fun activities intended to help you tap into your own inner wisdom and heartfelt desires.
Your retreat home for the week is the fabulous Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel. This stylish and eco-friendly abode has been featured in worldwide publications, including National Geographic Traveler.
You will not only enjoy the grounds of Peacock Pavilions, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio, private terraces, and covered yoga platform, but the retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites.
A guided day trip in Marrakech will lead you through an introduction to souks and visits to sites such as Ben Youssef Medrasa. A full day will be spent exploring the nearby Atlas Mountains with a base at the Kasbah Tamadot Hotel with a traditional mule trek to the nearby village of Asni followed by time at the beautiful grounds of this 5-star location overlooking the vista and tasting menu lunch.
The final full day entails a trip to the famous Bains de Marrakech, a luxurious spa facility, where guests can be pampered to their heart’s content with a full program of various treatments. What better way to wrap up a week of yoga than a day of pure relaxation.
Luxury Spa and Wellness Hotels in Magical Marrakech
Perfectly situated between the city’s ancient medina and the cosmopolitan neighbourhoods of the Ville Nouvelle, the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech welcomes you with a blissful retreat – 16 hectares (40 acres) filled with Moorish gardens and refreshing pools.
Here, traditional values and contemporary comforts unite. Experience true relaxation at our Moroccan spa and lose yourself in the magic of Marrakech with deep relaxation. The Spa features steamy hammams, plunge pools, indoor-outdoor treatment rooms and traditional Moroccan spa rituals. Try out individual yoga and group classes in vinyasa yoga, meditation and stretching.
Calm your body and mind in the traditional, mosaic-walled hammam and extend your relaxation experience with a post-treatment dip in the adults-only quiet pool. Read reviews.
Since opening in 1946, La Maison Arabe has achieved a legendary status in Marrakech. Ideally situated in the medina, the hotel includes 32 rooms and suites, most with private terraces and fireplaces, 3 restaurants, a piano bar, a world-famous cooking school (open to guests staying at the hotel or elsewhere in town) as well as a new spa.
Guests at La Maison Arabe have a choice of swimming pools. One can relax at either the heated pool in the hotel’s garden patio, or at the pool located at our spectacular Country Club, 15 minutes away by complimentary shuttle.
The brand new wellness centre includes 2 hammams and 5 massage rooms (4 single and 1 double). Here one can relax and experience a traditional Moroccan massage using natural products specially made for La Maison Arabe. Facials, manicures and pedicures are also available to complement the relaxing effect of the hammam.
La Maison Arabe offers one hour yoga sessions either on the rooftop of the riad or by the pool. After the yoga session, enjoy a detox apéritif followed by dinner. At dinner time, local musicians alternate between soft traditional Moroccan music and luth dolos, providing a lovely accompaniment to meals. Rooms are carefully appointed with high-end amenities and stunning Moroccan design details. Read reviews.
Your Own Private Villa in Magical Marrakech
Located just ten minutes from Marrakech’s most popular attraction, “The Square” Jemaa El-Fnaa, this secluded property is decorated with palm trees, expertly manicured gardens, and designer outdoor furniture.
Inside there are four uniquely-themed master bedroom suites and elegantly adorned shared spaces. Providing guests with the perfect home base for an unforgettable Moroccan vacation.
Architects and interior decorators have made sure your Moroccan getaway starts with an authentic step in the right direction. From the outside, a sleek and stylish color scheme, with matching furniture, accessories, and a swimming pool gives this villa a thoughtful, cohesive look.
Inside, things get a little more exciting. The living room, lounge, and dining area continue the elegant feel of the exterior, with the addition of eclectic local works of art. The living area also features a beautiful wood burning fireplace and state of the art electronics.
At dinner, the fully equipped kitchen is sure to inspire culinary creativity. The formal dining area features seating for eight. Wi-Fi, air conditioning, television, and daily housekeeping are also included.
On the terrace, you’ll love cooling off in the pool, relaxing in a sun lounger, and strolling through the beautiful gardens.
Jemaa El-Fnaa, just ten minutes from home, is the perfect place to start your Moroccan exploration. There, you’ll find a bustling atmosphere rich with street performers, musicians, shops, cuisine, and special events.
Also nearby, Morocco’s main shopping and trading market The Souks, where bartering is encouraged, and you’ll find some of the most interesting souvenirs.
If you need a break from the city, Majorelle Gardens is the place to go. Housing the Islamic Art Museum, Berber Museum, and Musee Yves Saint Laurent within its lush property, Majorelle Gardens is a gorgeous place to spend an afternoon.
For healthy eats and recommendations on spa’s have a read of Hip & Healthy’s guide to 72 hours in Marrakech.
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