Magical Morocco! 6-night Yoga Retreat in Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh, Morocco

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Julie and Karen Retreats
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Sep 9 - 15, 2023
Group size: 10 - 16
Magical Morocco! 6-night Yoga Retreat in Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh, Morocco

Julie and Karen Retreats
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5 reviews

$NaN
Sep 9 - 15, 2023
Group size: 10 - 16

About this trip

*** ALMOST SOLD OUT *** PLEASE SEE SEPTEMBER 1-7 ALTERNATIVE DATES ***

See: https://www.wetravel.com/trips/make-magic-in-morocco-6-night-yoga-retreat-in-marrakesh-morocco-julie-and-karen-retreats-marrakesh-32554934 


Revitalize your spirit, in the full sensory experience of magical Morocco. 


Our yoga retreat takes place in the outskirts of Marrakech, in a luxury boutique hotel with breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains. 

Morocco ... perhaps it’s always called to you, but you didn’t know where to start—well, now’s your chance to be dazzled and delighted by Morocco’s charms, so put on your babouches (leather slippers) and join us on this transformational journey to magical Morocco!

The Retreat 🧘🏽

*** ALMOST SOLD OUT *** PLEASE SEE SEPTEMBER 1-7 ALTERNATIVE DATES ***

See: https://www.wetravel.com/trips/make-magic-in-morocco-6-night-yoga-retreat-in-marrakesh-morocco-julie-and-karen-retreats-marrakesh-32554934 


Yoga, meditation, laughter and connection. We’ve designed a holistic retreat experience for a small group, in a “tribal chic”setting. Our retreat menu includes gentle yoga, Yin yoga, breathing and relaxation techniques, Face Yoga, EFT Tapping, and Yoga Nidra meditation.


A blend of relaxation, self-care, and adventure, so that you can fully enjoy Morocco's beauty and warm hospitality.  

 

Live an Arabian fairytale dream!

Experience culturally intriguing Marrakesh, renowned for its palaces and shrines as well as its winding labyrinth of souks — a shopper’s paradise. The full sensory experience of the city has long been inspiration for designers, authors and filmmakers around the world.

 

We’ll visit famous sights such as the Yves Saint Lauren Garden. We’ll spend time in the Toubkal National Park, enjoying easy walking trails, and lunch in a scenic Berber village against the backdrop of the surrounding Atlas Mountains.


Beginners and seasoned yoga students are welcome. You’ll feel supported and encouraged as you connect body, mind and spirit through ancient yoga practices. 


Highlights

If you’ve been with us on retreat before, you’ll know we blend activity with relaxation, whether in peaceful solitude, or in the community of likeminded souls. 

Highlights:

  • Daily Yoga and Meditation
  • Mythical Marrakesh Excursion - souks, shopping, and culture
  • Exotic Marrakesh Excursion - exquisite gardens and design
  • Day trip to Atlas Mountains - trek and visit to Berber village 
  • Movie night in an olive grove under the stars
  • Arabian Celebration farewell night
  • Peaceful, artisanal private property
  • Delicious, farm-to-table, Moroccan cuisine 
  • Extensive gardens with swimming pool 

And there's more!

In addition to yoga, meditation and excursions, you’ll have unlimited access to the property’s large swimming pool, an outdoor gym, and a boules court (lawn bowling). 


There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy the spacious grounds, relax with endless cups of mint tea, or perhaps treat yourself to a massage. 


A special feature is our outdoor cinema evening, enjoying a classic film under a starry canopy (fancy a little bit of Bogart and Bergman, anyone?)

Accommodation

Our retreat takes place in a celebrated boutique hotel in an olive grove, on 8.5 acres of private estate, on the outskirts of Marrakesh.


This beautiful artisanal property has been featured in dozens of magazines and television shows and it’s a favorite location for travelers in the know. It’s famed for its beautiful grounds, luxurious Moroccan decor, and global style.


There are 3 accommodation options, all with private bathrooms, air conditioning and heating (yes, it can get chilly in the desert!) 


(1) Dawn and Dusk Luxury Tented Suites   {{ max 2 people per suite }}

Burrowed behind gorgeous olive trees, the Dawn & Dusk suites feature custom calligraphy and a myriad of layered art pieces, plus a private lounging area. There is 1 bedroom in each suite (option of king or twin beds) with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning/heating. 


(2) Medina Pavilion {{  max 2 people per room }}

A private house decorated in modern global style, with its own rose garden.  

There are 3 bedrooms (option of king or twin beds), with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning/heating. Grand salon with a domed roof and ample stylish seating. Tribal-chic indoor dining room. Private outdoor terraces.


(3) Atlas Pavilion  {{ max  2 people per room }}

Draped in colorful bougainvillea, this is a large house decorated in glamorous tribal chic style.  

There are 2 bedrooms (option of king or twin beds), with en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning/heating, a spacious living area, soaring ceilings, private rooftop terraces, and private patios with seating.

Food

Experience the best flavors of farm-to-table, authentic Moroccan cuisine with a twist. Our meals will be prepared the old-fashioned way – made from scratch, with local, fresh ingredients. Your taste buds will love it.


(The meals are so delicious that they have been featured in Food and Travel Magazine)

Other Important Info ✅

Our retreat starts on Saturday, September 9, 2023 until Friday, September 15.

Check in time is 3pm, check out time is 10am


TRAVEL  ✈️🚊🚙

There are direct flights to Marrakesh (RAK) from many European cities, as well as flights from North America which typically route through Europe. 


GROUP SHUTTLE 

We’ll provide details of pickup/drop-off times for a group shuttle from Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK), so please don’t book your flights until we share this information.


Some of you may come earlier or stay longer, to experience more of Morocco. We are happy to put you in touch with our trusted travel company who will arrange additional travel around your needs. 


TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly advise comprehensive travel insurance to include trip cancellation and interruption, baggage, accident, emergency  assistance and medical assistance. We cannot be held responsible for any cancellations, whatever the reasons or circumstances, as costs have already been committed to the venue and we have to meet our financial obligations.


PAYMENTS / CANCELLATION 


A 50% non-refundable deposit secures your spot. 

The full balance is due 2 February, 2023


In the unfortunate event that you have to cancel your trip, you are able to transfer your fully-paid spot to someone you know. There will be no refunds made at any time.

About Your Retreat Hosts

Known as the pioneer of Yin Yoga in South Florida, Karen Pagano’s instruction focuses on energy patterns; releasing and opening to one’s True Essential Spirit. 

Karen’s light-hearted delivery is grounded by multiple teaching certifications she has earned in over 30 years of practice. 

Since 2015, Karen and Julie have co-created many heartfelt and inspirational yoga retreats in fabulous destinations around the world.


Julie Murphy discovered yoga in her home country, South Africa, and enjoyed the balance it brought to her demanding business career. She has several teaching certifications from the US and India. 

Julie is recognized for her meditation teachings, particularly Yoga Nidra, enjoyed by thousands on Insight Timer, Spotify and other platforms. 

Her wish is to contribute to a kinder world, through the balance and the peace that meditation can bring; inspired by contemplative self-inquiry as a path to positive personal transformation. Website: yogaressa.com


You're welcome to read some of our testimonials (and enjoy the photos!) from previous retreats - CLICK HERE

Giving Back

When the owners of our retreat hotel make a statement like, “We believe the world would be a better place if everyone made an effort to be better neighbors”, we know we’ve found a special spot to host our retreat. 


We’re inspired by Project SOAR, the non-profit organization the hotel owners founded in 2013. The goal of Project SOAR is to educate and empower teenage girls to be the leaders of today and tomorrow. 


More info at www.projectsoar.org

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    6 nights
  • Meals
    Daily breakfast and dinner, plus 2 lunches. Enjoy delicious, elevated Moroccan cuisine with local, fresh ingredients.
  • Airport Transfer
    Group transfer from Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) - we will confirm pickup and drop-off times
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
    Our “From Stressed to Blessed” comprehensive yoga program will ease your body and put a smile on your face
  • Arabian Evening
    An evening of joyous celebration, in the true style of vibrant Moroccan hospitality!
  • Marrakesh Excursion #1
    Souks, shopping, and exploring the intriguing culture of the city
  • Marrakesh Excursion #2
    Experience the beauty of design through the famous Yves Saint Lauren Garden, Majorelle Garden, and Berber Museum.
  • Outdoor Movie Night
    A private outdoor cinema evening, enjoying a classic film under a starry canopy
  • On-site Amenities
    Unlimited access to the property’s swimming pool, an outdoor gym, and a boules court (lawn bowling).
  • Yoga Space
    Use of all yoga props
  • Internet
    (but we hope you’ll unplug as much as possible!)
  • Daily Cleaning
  • Transport
    Air fare or other modes of transport are not included, aside from our excursions and our group shuttle from/to Marrakesh Menara Airport
  • Travel Insurance
    We STRONGLY recommend comprehensive travel insurance
  • Gratuities & SOAR???
    Gratuities are shared by staff, housekeeping or other employees who help to make your stay memorable.

Available Packages

Dawn & Dusk, private bath, pp DOUBLE
Available until February 2, 2024Sold Out

Luxury Tented Suite with A/C 


1 bedroom (2 beds) per glamping suite (glamorous luxury tented bungalow)

Price is per person sharing a Double suite. .


Each suite has en-suite bathroom, private lounging area and air conditioning/heating, with the option of king or twin beds. 


Bring your roommate. Your room is only confirmed when both people have completed their registration. Please let us know your roommate's name. 

$2,895
Deposit: $1,448
Dawn & Dusk, private bath, pp SINGLE
Available until February 2, 2024Sold Out

 Luxury Tented Suite with A/C 


1 bedroom per glamping suite (glamorous luxury tented bungalow)

You will have the private suite to yourself, with the option of a king bed. 


Each suite has en-suite bathroom, private lounging area and air conditioning/heating. 

$4,295
Deposit: $2,148
Medina Pavilion, private bath, pp DOUBLE
Available until February 2, 2023Sold Out

A private house decorated in modern global style, with its own rose garden, and 3 rooms in total. 

 

Price is per person sharing a Double room. 


All 3 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning/heating, and the option of king or twin beds.


Bring your roommate. Pricing is per person, sharing one room and one bathroom.


Your room is only confirmed when both people have completed their registration. Please let us know your roommate's name. 

$3,410
Deposit: $1,705
Medina Pavilion, private bath, pp SINGLE
Available until February 2, 2023Sold Out

A private house decorated in modern global style, with its own rose garden, and 3 rooms in total. 


You will be in a Single room. 

 

All 3 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning/heating, and the option of king or twin beds.

$4,810
Deposit: $2,405
Atlas Pavilion, private bath, pp DOUBLE
Available until February 2, 2023Sold Out

Draped in colorful bougainvillea, this is a large house decorated in glamorous tribal chic style, with 2 rooms in total. 


Price is per person sharing a Double room. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning/heating, and the option of king or twin beds.


Only one space left!

$3,520
Deposit: $1,760
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Ja
Julie and Karen Retreats
5 reviews
Julie: originally from South Africa and in a former life I was a business exec. Yoga Nidra meditation is ‟my thing” - I am thrilled at how my recordings are enjoyed by thousands around the world, such as on the Insight Timer app (search "Yogaressa") In my spare time, you may find me cuddling dogs, sipping fermented grape juice, and watching Dancing With The Stars (true confession) It's exciting, fun, and hugely fulfilling when my dear friend, Karen Pagano, and I get together to create yoga retreats in fabulous destinations. Join us!

Reviews

I am still basking in the sienna afterglow of the Umbrian hillside!! This trip was incredible!! Julie and Karen were amazing and our practice in the peaceful setting of Locanda de Gallo was spectacular. We grazed on fabulous farm to table meals with fresh ingredients from Fabrizio’s garden, saw the most breathtaking sights in neighboring Gubbio and Assisi and most of all met the fabulous women to share the experience with! Can’t wait for our next journey together!! Namaste🧘‍♀️❤️❤️
By Paula M for 💚🤍❤️La Bella Vita: Life is Good! Idyllic Yoga Retreat, Umbria, Italy on 13 Sep, 2022
Namaste Paula, we were so thrilled to meet you and to share this little slice of Italy with you! Thank you for not only joining us, but also for adding such a joy for life. We are SUPER excited to be seeing you again soon on our next retreat together! 💜 💜 🧘🏽
By Julie and Karen Retreats on 13 Sep, 2022
Ja
Fantastic experience in every way! Accommodations, food, yoga and the group exceeded expectations. Highly recommend!
By Joanne G for La Bella Vita💚🤍❤️Life is Good! 7 nights Yoga retreat Umbria, Italy on 07 Sep, 2022
Thank you, Joanne, we’re so happy you enjoyed our retreat so much! Thank you for adding your special energy to our group, we loved our time together.
By Julie and Karen Retreats on 09 Sep, 2022
Ja
This experience was more than I could have ever hoped for. The B&B was perfect! Location, accommodations, property, staff!! I Immediately felt comfortable and like home. The meals were farm to table and staff was wonderful. The excursions were fun and amazing experiences. Yoga space was beautiful and the yoga practice and meditations were wonderful. I met women that will be life long friends. It is clear the time that Karen & Julie put into planning this perfect retreat!
By Lisa R for La Bella Vita💚🤍❤️Life is Good! 7 nights Yoga retreat Umbria, Italy on 05 Sep, 2022
Lisa, the best phrase in your beautiful review of our incredible Italy retreat, was, “I met women that will be life long friends”. Karen and I are inspired and grateful for how our retreats initiate true connections and friendships for life. Thank you for contributing your joy-filled spirit to our retreat. For one hour, why not :)
By Julie and Karen Retreats on 06 Sep, 2022
Ja
Julie and Karen created a fabulous trip for us. Every detail had been meticulously planned and executed. Lake Atitlan was truly magical and beautiful. The yoga classes in the gorgeous room looking at the lake were unbelievably spiritual and moving. The food, accommodations and the special bond with a great group of people made for a very special trip. Thank you Karen and Julie for a wonderful time
By Judy B for * SOLD OUT * GUATEMALA YOGA RETREAT - Celebrate Life! on 08 Jan, 2019
It was a wonderful experience and the place was fantastic. The view was amazing and the accommodations were perfect. A perfect experience
By Martha H for * SOLD OUT * GUATEMALA - Ignite Your Spark! on 11 May, 2018