8 Day Yoga Hadra Sufi Dance with Ahlam Tsouli in Ourika, Morocco

Ourika, Maroc

Karim Zein
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Mar 21 - 28, 2020
Group size: 6 - 15
8 Day Yoga Hadra Sufi Dance with Ahlam Tsouli in Ourika, Morocco
Ourika, Maroc

Karim Zein
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Mar 21 - 28, 2020
Group size: 6 - 15

About this trip

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.

Full description

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. 



  • Rediscover yourself after too long of feeling disconnected
  • Peace and quiet for the mind, refreshing energy for the body
  • The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature
  • Drop out of “normal life” for a period


Ahlam Tsouli 


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.

Daily schedule


Saturday March 21, 2020: Arrival

  • According to timetable Transfer from Marrakech airport to Bab Zouina -Installation
  • 8:00 p.m. Supper
  • 9:30 p.m. Welcome evening

Sunday 22 to Thursday 26 March 2020

  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pranayama, sitting and then moving meditation, whirling, swinging
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am Light breakfast
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Meditation and sharing
  • 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break, Lunch, free time
  • 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga)
  • 7:30 p.m. Dinner

Friday March 27, 2020 / Free day

Saturday March 28, 2020

  • 8h00-10h00 Pranayama, last practice of Hadra
  • 10.00-10.30 am Light breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Yoga Nidra
  • 12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • Depending on your schedule Departure to Marrakech airport in the  afternoon (or extended stay according to your aspirations). Allow 3.5  hours of beat between the departure of Bab Zouina and your flight  schedule.

What’s Included in This Package


  • All meals on the spot in Bab Zouina
  • Fruits and Moroccan tea at will
  • 7 nights accommodation in a beautiful farmhouse
  • Teaching during the internship 
  • Transfer to and from Marrakech airport

What’s Not Included in This Package


  • The meals outside Bab Zouina
  • Non-program transport
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance 



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.

Available Packages

Triple Shared Room
1090 CHF
Deposit: 500 CHF
Double Shared Room
1335 CHF
Deposit: 500 CHF
Single Room
1545 CHF
Deposit: 500 CHF

Your Organizer

Karim Zein
As a kid I was born in Beirut, I then studied in Lebanon and Switzerland. After 20 years working in the environment protection and development field (travelling to most Arab countries and some African countries), I have chosen, in 2012, to launch an eco-tourism project in the Ourika valley (30 km away from Marrakesh, Morocco), Bab Zouina (yoga, nature & retreat). I love hiking in the mountains, playing tennis and enjoy travelling & discovering new places and new cultures.