A very warm invitation to those that long to connect to their essential life flow and the expansive power in the universe. Sink into the rhythms of nature while exploring the culture and experiences that Morocco has to offer.
The surrounding countryside provides a backdrop for beautiful walks every day and the pool is available for those who enjoy swimming. The benches, deckchairs, umbrellas, and Moroccan ‘zellij’ tile tables offer an authentic and local character to the terraces and places of relaxation. The magic of this wonderful site is enhanced by the changing light during the day and the clarity of the starry sky at night.
You are a sublime mirroring of the elements of the world. Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether are the yogic elements that make up the Universe. Cherish your human connections! Treasure those splendid memories... that you are going to make!
We will explore yoga practice, meditation, and Ayurveda concepts. Ayurveda identifies the human body as a combination of the 5 vital elements in varying proportions, impacting the layers to our being, and thus making an individual unique.
Enjoy the opportunity to explore your inner nature - each day being dedicated to one element:
Following the current research of Gauri concerning pre-Asana moves and their organic effects we will explore:
Saturday, October 10, 2020:
Welcome to Bab Zouina
Sunday, October 11 to Wednesday 14, 2020:
Thursday, October 15
All meals are cooked with fresh local produce. You will be served 3 meals/day - the meals are prepared with local products and fresh bread is baked daily in a traditional earth oven. The Moroccan cuisine is a delight in itself.
Meals are served on low tables (Berber style). Fruits, mineral water, coffee & tea available.
Nicoletta will be guiding you through the sessions. The yoga that you will practice is an interactive, recreational and relaxing one, which includes yoga positions, breathing exercises, meditation but also a lot of joy, socialization, free expression, laughter and good mood.
Bab Zouina is an ode to nature.
The workshop will take place in Bab Zouina, a beautiful traditional Moroccan villa situated in the Ourika Valley (30 km from Marrakesh) in a magnificent property surrounded by olive trees.
Far from urban stress, Bab Zouina has kept an authentic and serene spirit, respectful of the environment.
The main house is ecologically built with cut stone and the new buildings with natural mud bricks. The material used is entirely traditional: tadellakt on the wall, zellij on the floor and cedar and acacia for the woodwork.
The estate is full of terraces and peaceful places to recharge your batteries. The botanical and aromatic gardens surrounding the property give the place a poetic charm and invite to a gentle meditation.
The amazing Swedish artist and landscape designer, Catharina von Unge, conceived and designed the ornamental garden surrounding the property. She managed to combine British aesthetic taste with rusticity and simplicity of the place.
With the Mexican corner and its incredible varieties of cactuses, Catharinadares hints at the Majorelle garden by Yves Saint Laurent and the neighboring garden by André Heller.