8 Days Yoga & Flamenco Retreat in Ourika with Rosario Peinado

Ourika, Maroc

Karim Zein
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Oct 24 - 31, 2020
Group size: 6 - 14
8 Days Yoga & Flamenco Retreat in Ourika with Rosario Peinado
Ourika, Maroc

Karim Zein
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Deposit: €450
Oct 24 - 31, 2020
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip


This  retreat is open to all and represents a great opportunity to immerse  yourself in different yogic practices and authentic expressions of  sincere joy and deep sadness through Flamenco.

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As an authentic expression of sincere joy and  profound sadness, Flamenco was born after the Middle Ages in Andalusia,  the rich crossroads of Islamic, Christian and Jewish cultures.

Thanks to the nomadic gypsies, Flamenco has forged strong links with  the traditions of the Balkans as well as India, the cradle of various  civilizations.

Flamenco combines dancing, singing, and percussion in a classic style  that has continuously evolved over the centuries. It is the pure  expression of an organic folk rhythm.

The steps of the dancers echo the clapping of the hands and the  percussion; the movements of the body in circles respond to the singer’s  voice and the plucking of the guitar.

You do not dance Flamenco; you live it with your whole soul and your entire body.



  • 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 


This introductory course is designed for beginners as well as for those who already have training in Flamenco. This course will take place according to the following schedule:

Saturday 24 October 2020 (arrival)

  • According to scheduled arrival Welcome in Marrakesh airport
  • Transfer to Bab Zouina in Ourika
  • 20:30 Dinner

Sunday 25 to 30 Octobre 2020

  • 8:30 – 9:30 Morning yoga session (breathing and postures)
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 – 14:00 Flamenco workshop (dance)
  • 14:30 – 15:30 Lunch
  • 15:30 – 17:30 Free time
  • 17:30 – 20:30 Flamenco course (percussion, vocals, and improvisation)
  • 21:00 Dinner

Note: a 1-day tour in Marrakesh will be organized during the week

Saturday 31 Octobre 2020 (departure)

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • According to schedules Departure to Marrakesh airport


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.

What's Included in This Package


  • 8 days, 7 nigh accommodation in a beautiful farmhouse
  • All meals on-site in Bab Zouina
  • A visit of the city of Marrakech
  • Fruits and Moroccan tea at any time
  • Teaching during the retreat
  • Transfer to and from Marrakech airport 


Rosario Peinado

Since  childhood, Rosario Peinadohas studied Andalusian Flamenco dancing with  renowned masters such as Mario Maya, Manolo Marín, Fernanda Romero, Pepe  Ríos, Juana Amaya, Concha Vargas, and Andrés Marín.

She has also studied classical ballet at the School of María Luisa  Rivas in Seville and theatrical interpretation with Carlos Gandolfo and  Jan Lauwers.

With over 30 years of diligent practice, she masters classical and  contemporary Flamenco that she teaches in her studio in Seville.

With her band Luna Flamenca, Rosario has given numerous concerts in  Spain, Europe, and America. At the last edition of the Flamenco Biennial  in Seville, she presented a show of her own creation entitled “Dialogue  with the Wind”.

She also participated in the production of Blood Wedding with the  Northern Stage in Newcastle and with the Need Company of Jan Lauwers she  performed in the play En Invictosin the major capitals of Europe. 

What's Not Included in This Package


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



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.

Available Packages

Twin Shared Room
Deposit: €450
Simple Private Room
Deposit: €450
Deposit: €450

Twin 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.