8 Days Sports and Wellness Retreat with Majda Scharl in Morocco

Ourika, Maroc

Karim Zein
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Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2020
Group size: 6 - 20
8 Days Sports and Wellness Retreat with Majda Scharl in Morocco
Ourika, Maroc

Karim Zein
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1475 CHF
Deposit: 500 CHF
Jan 25 - Feb 1, 2020
Group size: 6 - 20

About this trip

During this course, participants will be able to "let go" and  discover simple techniques to preserve their health and improve their  well-being.

Please note: This Retreat language is French.

Full description


  • Discover and practice different forms of meditation
  • Learn simple exercises to integrate daily (3 minutes of  mobilization in the morning, stretching in front of the computer, a  small ritual before going to bed, etc.)
  • Make a mobility assessment and joint flexibility and set up a personalized exercise program (individual session)
  • Learn how to properly do the strengthening and stretching exercises performed in group fitness classes or in the weight room
  • Use the Chinese technique of guasha (massage with a cow horn  spatula) as an aesthetic technique of the face (skin, wrinkles, scars,  musculature, blood circulation, etc.)
  • Enjoy a daily massage to allow the body to regenerate and recover
  • Manage and plan your wellbeing capital on a daily basis (physical activity, nutrition, stress, ergonomics at work, sleep, etc.)

Please note: This Retreat language is French.



  • The ideal location to unplug and enjoy the beauty of nature
  • Drop out of “normal life” for a period
  • A chance to get away and step aside from all the hustle and bustle of city life
  • The ideal place to unplug, slow down that fast pace, and get back in touch with nature 


Majda  Scharl

After graduating as a medical laboratory  technician in microbiology, Majda continues her elite sport as the first  woman in French-speaking Switzerland to obtain the Elite Swiss Olympic  Sport Coach diploma in 2001.

In collaboration with her husband Jean-Sébastien, she is in charge of  the physical preparation of professional sports teams and elites  (Lausanne Hockey Club, football and basketball teams as well as long and  beautiful experience with the Swiss rugby team).

Then for 5 years she has been part of the preparation and coaching  team of Stéphane Lambiel and travels the world with this double-world  champion in figure skating and runner-up.

Subsequently, she actively collaborates with Fanny Smith, a world champion ski-cross and bronze medalist at the Olympic Games.

Majda is very involved in sport-health. For almost 30 years, she has  been conducting weekly music fitness sessions for students at the  University of Lausanne and the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

She regularly gives health seminars at work (cities of Lausanne and  Pully, companies Losinger Marrazi, Implenia) and intervenes in different  training courses and international conferences (International Olympic  Committee, Université Libre de Bruxelles, continuing education of  physiotherapists and chiropractors , etc.).

For 5 years she published in the magazine L'illustré, weekly articles  of practical exercises and advice related to health in everyday life.

After an injury of one of her athletes cured by acupuncture, Majda  decides to embark on a formation of traditional Chinese medicine to  complete her career.

Daily schedule


Each day begins with a morning session  in muscle and energetic awakening group (postures, specific muscle  strengthening, therapeutic muscle stretching, etc.).

Day 1:

  • Reception at Marrakech airport
  • Transfer and installation
  • Information session on the organization of the internship

Day 2 to 6:

  • Group 'sport and health' sessions
  • Aesthetic sessions
  • Individual massage sessions (toning and relaxing)
  • Traditional hammam session in the village

Day 7

  • Day excursion (included in the price) (the souks and cultural sites of Marrakech or hike in the Atlas)

Day 8

  • Transfer to Marrakech airport

What’s Included in This Package


  • 8 days, 7 nights accommodation
  • Delicious on-site meals during 7 days
  • Moroccan tea and fruits at any time
  • Teaching during the whole retreat
  • Transfer to and from Marrakesh 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

Double Shared Room
1475 CHF
Deposit: 500 CHF
Single Room
1775 CHF
Deposit: 500 CHF
1475 CHF
Deposit: 500 CHF

Double Shared Room
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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.