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Explore the souks of Marrakesh on a luxury yoga retreat in Morocco.

Yoga Retreat in Morocco | March 2021

28 February – 7 March 2021

Marrakesh is a truly unique place – you’ll feel like you’ve landed in a completely different world, where all your senses are being stimulated!

With so many beautiful corners to explore in between yoga classes, full of colors, aromas, music, spices – our luxury yoga retreat in Morocco is a real cultural experience. We’ll show you the winding alleys of the outdoor souk markets, beautiful palaces and traditional riads. We’ll plan a camel ride and tea in the desert, a day trip to the Atlas mountains and a homemade lunch with a Berber family. With plenty of time to relax at our high-end spa and pool at our 5* hotel.

Daniela Olds will teach two yoga classes a day – an active Vinyasa flow class in the morning and an evening restorative Yin yoga class at sunset. We welcome all yoga levels, we have people joining us from all over the world, and many solo travelers – so come along even on your own. Two of us from Yoga Escapes will be there with the group, so no need to worry that you’re venturing into unfamiliar territory, we’ll show you around and take care of everything!

Morocco Yoga Retreat
Highlights

  • Yoga twice a day
  • Gorgeous 5* hotel
  • Large Junior Suites
  • Spa treatments
  • Thalassotherapy pool
  • No rules, no strict schedules
  • Delicious healthy meals
  • Shopping in the souks
  • Day trip to the Atlas mountains
  • Camel rides and tea in the desert

Morocco Yoga Retreat Highlights

  • Yoga twice a day
  • Gorgeous 5* hotel
  • Large Junior Suites
  • Spa treatments
  • Thalassotherapy pool
  • No rules, no strict schedules
  • Delicious healthy meals
  • Shopping in the souks
  • Day trip to the Atlas mountains
  • Camel rides and tea in the desert

To book our luxury yoga retreat in Morocco, contact Laura:

What to expect

Our yoga escape to Morocco is much more of a yoga holiday than a yoga retreat. Rather than retreating to somewhere secluded, we’re immersing ourselves into the life and culture of Morocco and all its beauty. And then pampering ourselves at our lovely 5* hotel and spa.

The weather in March is warm and sunny – it feels like summer, perfect for practicing yoga outdoors and dips in the pool.

Superb yoga is at the heart of this trip, and we promise you will return home having improved your yoga practice, and feeling stronger and more relaxed both physically and mentally.

But you can also expect to be pampered and taken care of, to indulge in a little me-time at the spa, to enjoy good food and a glass of wine, to meet people from all over the world with interesting stories and life experiences. It’s an easygoing warm atmosphere, and yes you can skip a yoga class if you’re tired – we won’t judge!

camel rides in the desert on a Morocco yoga retreat
visiting riads in Morocco on a yoga retreat in Marrakesh
men taking a break in the desert in Morocco
yoga retreat Morocco at Es Saadi Palace in Marrakesh

Prices

28 February – 7 March 2021

Shared room per person: UK £1780
Single-occupancy room: UK £2150

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Note: a separate tourist tax of MAD 45,10 per person per night is charged by hotels in Marrakesh directly to guests at check out.

hooded moroccan man in front of a beautiful palace in morocco

Price includes

  • Morning 1.5 hr Vinyasa classes
  • Evening 1 hr Yin yoga classes
  • 5* luxury hotel
  • 7 nights in a Junior Suite
  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • Indoor thalasso-pool circuit daily
  • Unlimited access to sauna & steamroom
  • Use of yoga mats, blocks, straps
  • Rep on site to plan trips and dinners

Price includes

  • Morning 1.5 hr Vinyasa classes
  • Evening 1 hr Yin yoga classes
  • 5* luxury hotel
  • 7 nights in a Junior Suite
  • Full buffet breakfast
  • Airport transfers
  • Indoor thalasso-pool circuit daily
  • Unlimited sauna and steamroom
  • Use of yoga mats, blocks, straps
  • Rep on site to plan trips and dinners

Luxury Accommodation

5* Es Saadi Palace Marrakesh

We’re hosting our yoga retreat in Morocco at the 5* Es Saadi Palace – a luxury hotel located in a quiet neighborhood just a few minutes from the old town.

The hotel is a mix of a modern contemporary style and traditional Moroccan architecture, with all the amenities you can expect from a luxury hotel. We’ll be staying in large Junior Suites with terraces and views out to the garden and pool area.

The hotel has one of the largest swimming pools in Marrakesh, a hydrotherapy indoor pool, and a fantastic spa with a Moroccan hammam. It offers all sorts of treatments from traditional body scrubs to a variety of massages (time to spoil yourself!).

There are several restaurants offering typical Moroccan cuisine, French options, as well as an organic restaurant.

delicious moroccan tagines and slow cooked dishes on a luxury yoga retreat in Marrakesh

Local Cuisine

Tasty tagines, vegetable casseroles, slow-cooked fish and meat dishes, cous cous – Morocco’s cuisine is full of flavors!

We’ll have a buffet breakfast after yoga with all sorts of options – eggs and omelets, pancakes, toasts, fruit juices, veggies, cheeses, yoghurts. Some people have a light lunch or afternoon snack, and we’ll plan group dinners at typical Moroccan restaurants. Marrakesh has a strong French influence so we’ll also try some French brasseries for dinner.

Eat and drink what you like

You can eat and drink what you like on our yoga retreats, we don’t have any restrictions, and we’re very mindful of people’s dietary needs (vegetarian, gluten-free etc.). We often have a glass of wine with dinner, you can eat meat and fish without anyone judging, and we encourage you to try out the local Moroccan dishes – it’s all part of the cultural experience!

The buffet breakfast / brunch is included in the price. We purposefully didn’t include snacks and dinners so everyone can decide what they like to eat and spend accordingly, rather than have pre-set dinners at the hotel which would be more expensive. You only pay for what you eat and drink, there are many nice restaurants and they’re very reasonably priced.

Where we are going

Where is the yoga retreat located?

Our yoga retreat in Morocco is located in Marrakesh – a vibrant city full of history and color (see Marrakesh on a map).

Our 5* hotel is in the modern upscale part of the city, just five minutes from the bustling town center. So you can easily explore the souks and all the cultural sites, and just as easily return to the peace and calm of our luxury hotel and spend time by the pool or spa.

There’s also plenty to explore near Marrakesh – day trip to the desert, the Atlas mountains, hiking, Essaouira town on the beach. We’ll offer up ideas.

Marrakesh is easy to get to with direct flights from London and from several other European cities.

About Marrakesh

Marrakesh is an enchanting place with lots of energy and culture.

The Medina – the famous walled Medieval town – is lined with picturesque squares, mosques and gardens, and definitely worth a visit.

Also worth exploring are the renovated riads – traditional Moroccan houses and palaces with an interior courtyard. Followed by a stroll in the maze-like alleys where bustling souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, jewelry and colorful pottery. We’ll take you!

There is also a modern side to Marrakech, with luxury hotels and lovely restaurants, as well as several residential neighborhoods nearby.

What yoga means to us

Yoga is at the heart of our retreats, and we offer the real deal. You’ll definitely get a good workout, but the goal of the physical practice is to challenge you physically so you can begin to let go and quiet the mind. That’s what yoga is all about – calming the mind. And that’s what we teach on our yoga retreats. You will feel re-energized and restored both physically and mentally.

Vinyasa Yoga and Yin Yoga

We offer two yoga classes a day on our yoga retreat in Morocco: a morning Vinyasa flow class to get your heart going, and a slower Yin class in the afternoons. Both classes are suitable for all levels.

What is Vinyasa? What is Yin Yoga?

Your yoga teacher and host

Daniela Olds and Laura Bianchini

Daniela Olds is the teacher on our yoga retreat in Morocco. She’ll modify classes for all levels so you can practice at your own pace, and will also offer more challenging poses for the more advanced.

Laura will also be there to make sure everything runs smoothly, to organize day trips and group dinners.

Find out more about our teachers: Meet the Team

A Typical Day

We’ll practice yoga twice a day, with plenty of time to relax by the pool, visit the old Medina town, and indulge at the spa:

8:30–10am:
Vinyasa yoga class
10–11am:
Breakfast
11am–5pm:
Free time, spa, town
5–6pm:
Yin yoga class
Evening:
Dinner in the Medina or modern Marrakesh

Activities & Excursions

There’s plenty to do in between yoga classes:

relaxing in the desert on a day trip with yoga escapes

Desert excursion

Ride on a camel across the red sand dunes of the desert and enjoy a sunset dinner in a spectacular setting.

riads and palaces on a luxury yoga retreat in Marrakesh

The old town ‘Medina’ of Marrakesh.

Wander the street of the Medina, visit the historic riads, palaces and gardens, and have lunch at a rooftop café.

visiting the impressive atlas mountains in morocco

Atlas Mountains

Take a day trip to the majestic Atlas Mountains and discover a different side of Morocco – a world apart from the bustling energy of the city.

spa in between yoga classes on a luxury yoga retreat in morocco

Spa

Melt into a spa treatment in between yoga classes and relax at the hammam with a daily thalasso circuit on us.

shopping the souks and outdoor markets in marrakesh on a yoga retreat

Shopping the colouful souks

Explore the winding narrow alleyways of the outdoor markets – the famous souks of Marrakesh’s old town.

pool at the es saadi palace 5* hotel on a yoga retreat in marrakesh morocco

Pooltime

Spend the afternoon at our hotel’s pool – one of the largest in Morocco, the perfect place to relax in the warm sunshine.

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What people are saying

I never imagined what an incredible and transformational week this would be for me. It exceeded my imagination and expectations… I loved every minute of this adventure.

Michel, New York

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Our week in Mykonos with Yoga Escapes exceeded all expectations. To practise yoga in front of a beautiful Greek church with a full 180 view of the sea and soft breeze in your face is one of the most idyllic things in the world. Tania was an incredible patient teacher who added to the whole 5* luxury experience, if you want to transport yourself to a relaxed yoga heaven for a week this is the place!

Sian, London

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Yoga Escapes designs exceptional holiday experiences centred around yoga. Laura, the multi lingual founder, researches every last detail from the best corner of each 5 star hotel to practice each day to amazing eateries each evening and anything in between. Essentially you are able to completely switch off on arrival and entrust your well being is her top priority so you can just lean in….. The absence of stressful decision making is removed and replaced with carefully considered, nuanced options for you to point at and say yes please or no thank you. It is rare to find such a warm, discreet professional at the top of her game. Bravo and thank you.

Rebecca, London

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What an amazing holiday! Well done Laura for planning such a fabulous week and thank you Sarah for being such a super teacher! I haven’t enjoyed a holiday so much in so long.

Kay, Wales

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Thank you for making the holiday so easy for us all, we really didn’t have to do anything but turn up at the right times – a real treat! I would love to do another yoga retreat with you later in the year.

Sally, Stockbridge

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It was wonderful to get to spend last week with all of you. Great company, gorgeous weather, fab yoga…what a great way to remind myself of how brilliant holidays are. I’ve really been missing out!

Lisa, London

What people are saying

Laura you have created an experience where bonds can be formed among yogis from around the world in a peaceful, friendly, and non-judgemental environment. Your honestly and passion for your business as well as your professionalism is outstanding. But you can let your guard down, too. People come back again and again for a reason, and I know you are a large part of that. 

Patty, Washington, DC

What people are saying

An amazing week in which I realised my goal of letting go of the old and embracing the new. It’s been an emotional but fabulous journey. And I made some amazing new friends along the way. I look forward to our reunion soon! Thank you all.

Penny, London

What people are saying

This was exactly what we were looking for in a vacation – all the benefits of yoga but not having to give up eating what we liked or anything else. A great way to include yoga into a relaxing vacation.

Alex, Paris

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I wouldn’t change a thing… it was perfect in every way!! I cannot wait to enjoy another! SEE YOU SOON xx

Rachel, Los Angeles

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I’ve been on yoga holidays before but this was the first one to strike the right balance of uplifting and restorative yoga mixed with fun evenings and plenty of time to relax. Thanks Laura and Holly for a fantastic week in Mykonos, I’ll certainly be back.

Jules, London

What people are saying

I am still raving about our beautiful week in Mykonos. Fab hotel, great views, loved the rooms and sea view. The yoga was excellent and Lizi was a real inspiration. Really felt like a week of therapy and was really what I needed – would even go as far as saying quite life changing! Laura your organisation of the week was exceptional and you took us to some wonderful restaurants with amazing food. Will definitely book again for next year! Susie

Susie, London

What people are saying

What a wonderful week we had. Laura you are the consummate professional, combining excellence and personability so effortlessly. It does not go unnoticed how much you do behind the scenes to deliver a first class experience. I feel so rested and still in touch with my inner stillness. Thank you for ‘Yoga Escapes’ and your immaculate taste. Please put me on the list for the Lanzarote yoga retreat with Tania next year! With gratitude, Rebecca x

Rebecca, London

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Thank you very much Laura for the great holiday, we really enjoyed it and Sarah is a brilliant teacher. There’s nothing we’d change about the yoga retreat. We particularly enjoyed all the classes, swimming in the pool and sea, and the staff in hotel were very welcoming. Eating out as per last year was to a high standard and we enjoyed the chats and the gelato after! Again thank you and Sarah for the lovely holiday and inspiration.

Trish & Seamus, Dublin

What people are saying

Sarah you are a caring and passionate yoga teacher with a great sense of humor, sharp mind and loving heart. Laura you a real director of unforgettable experiences. It was a great time also thanks to the group. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Renia, The Hague

What people are saying

I had a very stressful year and I came here for one week and it was way more than I expected, I’m now going back home totally relaxed, thank you for an amazing yoga retreat.

Eitan, Tel Aviv

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I had an amazing yoga holiday with all of you and feel relaxed and refreshed! The hotel was beautiful, the beaches gorgeous, the food was delicious. The yoga was great – I can’t believe all the poses you got me to do!

Alison, London

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What a truly fantastic holiday, so great meeting all of you, huge thanks to Laura for your great organization and your kindness, and to Holly for your amazing yoga and beach fun. I’ll definitely keep doing yoga to be ready for next year’s trip! xoxo

Anna, Munich

What people are saying

I had to enter the plane horizontal, I was so laid back I couldn’t stand! I have many great memories. Laura, your work in conceiving and planning the trip was outstanding, as was your continuous presence and availability. I always felt in safe hands.

Susan, London

What people are saying

What a wonderful week! As a yoga newbie I thoroughly enjoyed Lizi’s classes, the setting was stunning and the group was such good company. The day trip was so worth it, and having the benefit of your knowledge Laura and your organisation was priceless. The restaurants every night were amazing and the food was stunning. I loved the setup with yoga in the mornings and afternoons with time to chill during the day – I wouldn’t change anything. Thank you again.

Charlotte, London

Getting to Marrakesh

Plan to arrive at any point on Sunday 28 February, we’ll have a group dinner that evening for those who can make it, and yoga classes will start the next morning. The last class will be the afternoon of Saturday 6 March, and people will depart throughout the day on the 7 March. You can stay as long as you like after check-out and use the pool, spa, and hotel facilities. If you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer, please let us know, we can help arrange that with the hotel.

Marrakesh can be reached by airplane from several European cities, including London, Paris and Madrid. Alternatively you can fly to Casablanca and take an internal flight to Marrakesh – there are several flights a day on Royal Air Maroc.

Your complimentary transfer will be waiting to meet you at Marrakesh airport to take you to the Es Saadi Palace hotel.

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