Hiking and Yoga Retreat in the Atlas Mountains
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Hiking and Yoga Retreat in the Atlas Mountains
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Ever wondered what it’s like to stay in a Moroccan Castle in the Atlas Mountains? Now’s your chance! Located only 90 minutes away from Marrakech, stay at a 1820m altitude with spectacular views of the valleys and in the distance Jbel Toubkl which stands at 4167m – the largest mountain in Northern Africa.
With day temperatures around 23 degrees at this time of year, allow your body to relax again in the warmth of the sun and let summer last a little bit longer. Enjoy breathing in the fresh mountain air at our luxury kasbah accommodation in the Atlas Mountains.
On our spring hiking and yoga holiday in the Atlas Mountains, everything is included once you arrive so switch off, enjoy the scenery, the food, the culture, the hammams, hikes and of course, the yoga!
Start your yoga holiday mornings with 1.5 hours of a dynamic yoga class with asana, pranayama and meditation practices in the morning followed by a delicious breakfast.
A guided hike each day with qualified mountain guides will show you around the surrounding mountains and explore local berber culture at nearby villages.
After lunch relax with a mint tea and a good book whilst enjoying the stunning mountain views, enjoy one of the two hammams or relax with an in-house massage. Follow this with another two hour restorative yoga practice and then a delicious vegan/ vegetarian dinner in the cosy and beautifully styled Moroccan dining room.
All dietary requirements can be met just let us know beforehand. An intimate group of 10 guests, meet like-minded people looking to relax and revive in the stunning Atlas mountains.
This boutique hotel has 14 en-suite rooms and we are using the deluxe and superior rooms which are large and spacious and have spectacular views.
The rooms are rustic yet comfortable, with simple berber adornments such as hand-woven carpets, blankets, intricate carved woodwork and oleander branch panelled ceilings.
Below is a description of the difference between the rooms:
Standard ensuite: Two single beds or a double bed. A smaller room than superior or deluxe rooms. The bathroom has a wet room shower, toilet and sink.
Deluxe En-suite: Two single beds or a double bed. Spacious room with balcony and outdoor space. The en-suite has a bath, shower, toilet and sink
Superior en-suite: The same as a deluxe only bigger balcony, room and bathroom
standard room double bed-window-door-wardrobe
Amy’s yoga journey began when she least expected it. For years believing the yoga was just for the calm and naturally bendy, she found a teacher that made asana gentle, nurturing and healing; fate was sealed. After becoming a yoga apprentice Amy soon realised that this was what her heart was calling her to do.
After completing her 200hr YTT in Costa Rica, Amy knew she wanted to teach in a way that made yoga accessible to everyone. With a background in working as a massage therapist in both holistic and clinical settings, Amy uses her knowledge of the body and its ranges of movement to ensure that no matter what age or ability arrived on their mat, they could feel confident to practise and her regular classes reflect that with people as young as 20 practising along side people in their 80’s.
Amy has completed trainings in Yin, yoga therapy, chair yoga, sequencing, mindfulness and advanced yoga anatomy over the years, each bringing a different dynamic to the practise. As a massage therapist she is trained in traditional Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release and reflexology. She also works as an Ayurvedic therapist being able to do various treatments, consultations and has a real passion for yoga’s sister practise. After completing her training in trauma sensitive yoga, she began using yoga and bodywork in women’s centres and refuges and now stands as a support worker for the Cornwall charity WRSAC.
Amy has worked as massage therapist and yoga teacher in some of Cornwall’s finest hotels, hosted retreats in Cornwall and throughout Europe as well assisted in yoga teacher trainings in Costa Rica. Each experience has taught her something new and she loves that here is sill so much to come.
Amy’s style of teaching comes from a place of nurturing. She wants you to feel free to explore the capabilities of your own body, respect your boundaries and learn how to heal and protect it. By blending strong, grounded hatha practises with the freedom found in Scaravelli and vinyasa she believes that each practise can help create the perfect balance between flexibility and stability in both body and mind.
When Amy is not her mat or around a massage couch she is at home walking the beautiful coastline of Cornwall with her two dogs, planning her next adventure and pretending she is a great surfer.
‘Yoga is called a practice for a good reason. No matter how long you have practising there is always something new to learn and discover – every time you come to your mat you will have a different experience. That, is the beauty of the practice’
We believe that our retreats should be nurturing in every way. So our Vitality Chefs will create tasty, healthy, vegetarian meals for you from local, seasonal produce. All of our food is gently detoxing and we cater to various dietary preferences.
Our guests are always impressed by our creative, flavoursome dishes — that’s because the food is just as important to us as the yoga.
Standard Twin en-suite: £799pp
Superior Twin En-suite: £867pp
Deluxe Twin en-suite: £927pp
Standard Single En-suite: £999
- Luxury deluxe twin en-suite accommodation at the Kasbah
- All wholesome breakfasts all options available
- All wholesome vegetarian / vegan lunches that can cater for all dietary needs
- All wholesome vegetarian and vegan dinners
- 2 daily yoga classes with one of our exceptional teachers
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Daily guided hikes and qualified local guides
- The use of two hammams
- All yoga equipment
Does not include
- Massage Treatments
Location and how to get there
Fly: To Marrakech with easyjet, ryanair, Royal Air Maroc. Search for flights.
We offer 1 return group transfer that is included in the price.
Arrival transfer: Day time flights are preferred from 10.30am until 4pm. Very early morning and very late flights incur an extra charge. the transfer pick up time will vary depending on the latest flight time.
Departure Transfer: When booking your return flight please allow the transfer time of 1.5hrs and then a further 3 hrs as Marrakech airport has very tight security. Flights returning after 2pm are preferred. Any flight departing early a private transfer can be arranged and if more than 1 person sharing can be a shared cost also.
You can choose to arrive a day before and the transfer will be either be able to pick you up from your hotel in Marrakech or at a meeting point if it is not able to reach your hotel.
Please ask us for a list of recommended hotels in Marrakech. The transfer time from the airport to the venue is 90 minutes
To make an enquiry or book this Autumn Hiking and Yoga Retreat in the Atlas Mountains, send your request to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.