Yoga & Hadra Sufi Dance
The practice of Yoga and Hadra are complementary because they are based on the same principle: cleansing of body and mind, Unity in its broadest sense. Hadra is the meditation in movement par excellence through the practice of turns, swaying, mind control and right breathing. For yoga, we will focus our attention on Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation with different styles of yoga so that everyone can discover the practice that best suits them. The workshops revolve around physical, technical and theoretical work with kindness towards each other.
Please note: This Retreat language is French.
This retreat is open to everyone and represents a great opportunity to immerse yourself in different yogic and Sufi practices.
It is in the noble silence that we will meet every morning until breakfast. The days begin gently with meditation and different pranayama.
We prepare the body for the practice of Hadra in Derwish style, you will also be introduced to practices from other brotherhoods.
The afternoons belong to you, the area is full of terraces and peaceful places to relax, a freshwater swimming pool is available for swimming enthusiasts.
Beautiful walks can be done in the surrounding countryside. We meet at the end of the day for the practice of the yoga style of the day, followed by a yoga Nidra or Yin Yoga.
For participants who wish, the week of the training can be followed by a beautiful hike in the Atlas mountains.
Choreographer, dancer, actress and teacher of dance and Yoga (Certified 500 Hours Hatha Yoga and 200 hours Ashtanga Yoga) - Certified laughter yoga instructor
After a career as an elite sportswoman on the Moroccan National Athletics Team (Sprinteuse), she embarked on classical, traditional and Sufi dances from the Maghreb in the Middle East. She later specialized in tribal dances in Morocco for which she gave lectures on dance, costumes and music.
In 2001, she began training as an actress at the Conservatoire de Genève and at the Cours Florent in Paris, while following courses with different teachers on improvisation, performance, mime and voice break.
Also followed for 7 years singing lessons with private teachers and at the Geneva Conservatory while also being part of a choir of classical singing for 3 years.
Saturday March 21, 2020: Arrival
Sunday 22 to Thursday 26 March 2020
Friday March 27, 2020 / Free day
Saturday March 28, 2020
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.
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.