Luxury Ritual+Renewal Yoga Retreat, Marrakech 3rd – 9th March

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Luxury Ritual+Renewal Yoga Retreat, Marrakech

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, and a tea blending workshop as well as a daily yoga classes (morning vinyasa and evening yin).

Plus, on this luxury retreat there is even a meal at Sir Richard Branson’s luxury retreat in the Atlas Mountains Plus, enjoy a proper gourmet lunch at the famous historic and uber-luxurious La Mamounia in Marrakesh.

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.

Accommodation

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.

Breathtakingly beautiful and luxuriously designed, the living quarters where guests will stay during the retreat features gorgeous fireplaces and a glamorous bathrooms in each room. Each bedroom also has its own private terrace – “just the right place to enjoy a minty tea or a zingy cocktail”!

Peacock Pavilions is owned by Maryam and her husband Chris, both recently featured on HGTV’s House Hunters International.

Chris is an architect, and Maryam a freelance photographer, travel and lifestyle writer, and the author of the award winning blog, My Marrakesh and book, Marrakesh By Design. Both make a perfect team in putting this amazing estate together.

Yoga

This retreat is led by Sarah Scarborough of Tea Huntress. Sarah has devoted the last twenty years of her life to discovering the culture and agriculture of tea and sourcing the finest varieties.

As a registered yoga teacher, she offers vinyasa classes rooted in the Ashtanga tradition as well as Yin yoga to compliment the power of tea ceremony to connect and change us.

Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice.

Yin yoga, like tea ceremony, facilitates deep emotional release and heart opening and so accentuates our exploration of mindfulness, connection and slow, soulful living!

Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and can range from gentle, restorative, and more vigorous vinyasa flow and ashtanga styles.

Retreat Highlights

Experience Moroccan Tea Ceremony
Gather wild herbs on a mule trek into the Atlas Mountains
Sip traditional mint tea in a Berber tent
Spa day at a Hammam
Create your own tea ritual
Learn about traditional tea ware and preparation
Learn about the 6 types of tea
Blend your own Moroccan Mint tea
High tea at a luxury hotel

Retreat schedule

Guided Shopping Tour of the souks of Marrakesh
Visit to Atlas Mountains and Kasbah Tamadot Retreat (mule trek, cooking demo, chef’s tasting menu + wine pairing)
Le Bains de Marrakesh Spa Day
Visits to sites in Marrakesh Medina (Ben Yossef, walking tour)

Teachers

Sarah Scarborough has devoted the last twenty years of her life to discovering the history, culture and soul of tea.

As a tea buyer for her company, Firepot Nomadic Teas, she has traveled the world to source the finest, ethically and organically grown varieties.

As a yoga teacher, she uses the ritual of daily tea practice to bring us into the present moment and prepare us for meditation and asana.

Sarah lives in Nashville with her husband and two boys and shares the power of tea to connect and change us via Tea Huntress.

Cuisine

Healthful, vegetarian food is part of the retreat experience, including daily breakfast at the hotel, plus most lunches and dinners either hosted at Peacock Pavilions or out and about in town.

The cuisine is simple, delicious and Moroccan-inspired, using fresh ingredients from the on-site organic gardens or local markets.

Selection may include tempting dishes and libations like stuffed dates, almond couscous, vegetable terrine, avocado dip, leek tarts, mint tea, fresh fruit dishes, and of course some special sweet treats.

Retreat price

Prices are in Euros

$3,095 (shared room*), +$650 (single room supplement, only 2 available)

Includes

* Villa accommodation (spacious bedrooms each with private bathrooms, linens)
* Daily Breakfast at Peacock Pavilions
* Selected Dinners at Peacock Pavilions or in town
* Selected Lunches at Peacock Pavilions or on day trips
* Cooking Demo, Tasting Menu + Wine Pairing at Sir Richard Branson’s Atlas Mountains retreat, Kasbah Tamadot
* Airport Transfers from RAK
* Transportation to/from day trips
* Daily meditation and yoga classes (mats provided)
* Use of estate premises (terraces, pool, etc.)
* Tour guide on various day trips
* Welcome Reception
* Henna Party
* Farewell Dinner Party
*Mule trek in Atlas Mountains
* Spa Treatment at Le Bains de Marrakesh
* Entrance fees to sites in Marrakesh
* Taxes

Does not include

* airfare and staff tips not included

What past guests have said

This is not your uncle’s travel guide tour
“My wife and I have participated in four of these retreats. Each time we have been completely captivated by the experience. The locations are absolutely spectacular. The food and wine is local, healthy, fresh and delicious. The daily trips are personal, structured (but not overly so), enthralling, adventurous and chic.

Erin offers an intimate and deeply restorative experience. It is invitation to form lifetime friendships with people who are curious, joyful and fun.

Many times we feel like we are not only getting a sense for a place but being invited to peer behind the veil and see what is invisible to many travelers, all informed by Erin’s appreciative eye for beauty, story and style.

Finally the yoga is inclusive and healing. I love the music, the settings, the flow and Erin’s ability to meet you where you are at in your practice. We highly recommend the experience!”. Rene – California, USA

The Marrakesh retreat was like a dream
“Every detail from the warm welcome to the departure lunch was fabulous and so thoughtful. Erin’s wonderful personality along with all the women in our group created a beautiful energy full of fun, adventure and inspiration.

Everyday there were new activities, treasures to see at Peacock Pavillions, yoga postures and beautiful table settings in the stunning dinning tent. Along with Erin, Maryam and Chris were so welcoming and made us feel so comfortable.

Peacock Pavilions was an amazing and perfect setting. Thanks so much Erin – my mom and I had a fantastic week and we look forward to another one…maybe Italy next.” Michele – Vancouver, Canada

I signed up for the September trip to Marrakech and it was one of the finest travel experiences of my life.
“I have always had a love of travel and a spirit of adventure, but as an almost 69-year old single woman, I believed my opportunities were limited and tame.

The accommodations were beautiful. The service. wonderful, The feeling of family and good friends surrounded us. Instead of being in a hotel, with the usual hotel culture, I was able to experience a true Moroccan lifestyle, including delicious food served on a delightful porch near the beautiful pool during the day and in a picturesque tent in the evening.

The activities were fabulous: walking around in the walled old city with shopping galore, going on a day trip to a beach town, including riding a camel, (I fantasized being Lawrence of Arabia) and dining in exceptional Marrakech restaurants. We received henna treatments and spent an afternoon at a spa. Of course, there was yoga and meditation every day, too. It was a wonderful, exciting and affordable trip. I can’t wait to see next year’s schedule!.” Bonnie – Pennsylvania, USA

What to pack

*YOGA MATS PROVIDED*
Bathing suit (pool, spa, beach)
Yoga clothes
Comfortable walking/hiking shoes
Bug spray
Hat
Plug adaptors / converters
Journal

Location and how to get there

13km outside the old city (Medina) of Marrakesh Nearest airports: Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) Nearest train station: Marrakesh Transfers between airport or train station and villa will be provided. After signing up, we will guide guests on best options for flights and travel to Marrakesh. We recommend Skyscanner to search for the best airfare.

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Booking

To book this Luxury Ritual+Renewal Yoga Retreat in Marrakech, send your enquiry to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.