Moroccan Mountain Experience: Yoga in the Atlas with Jesse Barlow

Imlil, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

Yalah Yoga
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Mar 1 - 8, 2017
Group size: 10-25
Moroccan Mountain Experience: Yoga in the Atlas with Jesse Barlow
Imlil, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

Yalah Yoga
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Deposit: $500
Mar 1 - 8, 2017
Group size: 10-25

About this trip

Marhaba, yogis! We welcome you to join Yalah Yoga for a full week's escape into the Atlas Mountains.  Experience culture, adventure, and a deep dive into your daily yoga practice. More than a retreat, this yogi adventure camp brings you the best of Morocco while broadening your horizons with a new experience everyday.

We're excited to have Jesse Barlow on board as our yoga instructor, Thai massage master, and travel companion.  All the way from Toronto, Jesse has spent the last 10 years traveling the world to learn, teach, and share the practice of yoga with students from 5 continents.  Each day will present a new opportunity to grow your practice and connect with yourself and others in this unforgettable setting.

We'll flow through the week with an energizing AM practice each morning and calming and restoring PM practice every night before dinner.  Additionally, Jesse will lead us through sessions that focus on hip openers, inversions, arm balances, and more!

The High Atlas Mountains is the picturesque setting for our week.  Our beautiful guesthouse offers panoramic views of Toubkal and the valley of Ait Mizan, while situated only minutes from the sleepy Berber village of Imlil and a short 1 hour drive to Marrakech, Morocco's famous Red City.  Enjoy a variety of added activities at no extra cost, including guided trekking, Moroccan cooking classes, a visit to a traditional Moroccan hammam, and a day trip to Marrakech.

Join us for 7 days and 7 nights of unbeatable nature, peace and yoga infused with the best of Moroccan culture and mystique!  See you in the Atlas!

What’s included

7 days/7 nights double occupancy accommodation
14 yoga classes
3 yoga workshops
All day trips & group activities & trekking
1 hammam
7 breakfasts
7 lunches
6 dinners (one dinner will be "on your own" in Marrakech)
All transport to/from airport (in Morocco) and all activites
All yoga equipment
All other necessary equipment or supplies 

Not included

Extras (snacks, alcoholic beverages, anything purchased on shopping trips)
1 dinner in Marrakech

Before You Go

No visa is necessary to enter Morocco from the USA or Europe for 3 months. You will be asked to present your passport at Immigration upon entering Morocco and will be given a stamp valid for 3 months of tourism in Morocco.

You should bring a little cash for shopping or items purchased along the way. You can change USD or EUR at the airport for the local currency, Moroccan Dirhams. Please make sure to carry the local currency, as local shops and vendors will not accept foreign money.

Morocco is a modern Muslim country and while it is not necessary to cover your head, it is a wise choice to dress in conservative clothing during public outings. Consider covering the shoulders and legs when outside the hotel. At this time of year, Marrakech can be hot during the day, so dressing in loose and light fabrics will leave you feeling much more comfortable than in tight and restrictive clothing. 

Make sure to pack plenty of yoga clothes! Bring casual stuff for the day trips and outings. We won't go anywhere that requires formal clothes. Pack a good pair of sneakers for walking/trekking, and a jacket/rain jacket. 

We'll teach you some simple Arabic phrases at the welcome dinner, such as how to say "thank you" and "please" and other useful things. Come prepared to enjoy the best of Morocco!


Day 1: Arrivals and Settling In
Upon your arrival in Marrakech, our team will be on the ground and ready to meet you and start our trip to Imlil, where we will settle in at the guesthouse. Enjoy hot Moroccan mint tea, cookies, and a complimentary foot/shoulder massage upon arrival and take in your first taste of the breathtaking views. We'll enjoy a lovely Moroccan dinner together and discuss plans for the week, learn some simple Arabic phrases, and meet Jesse - our yoga instructor for the retreat.


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Yalah Yoga
Yalah Yoga, in partnership with Experience Morocco, presents experiential travel and yoga retreats set in luxurious Moroccan locations. We thrive on showcasing the best of Moroccan culture, cuisine, accommodations, and adventures while working with talented yoga instructors to help our guests deepen their practice in a place that is truly inspiring unlike any other. Meet people from around the world for an unforgettable journey. Join us and discover Morocco as a yogi!