Join us for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for healing, empowerment, and transformation! We're going to the magical North African country of Morocco!
Due to the global coronavirus pandemic we are now planning for 2021 and hope that we can safely travel at that time. For now, please take extra care to stay well, safe and healthy! We hope that from this crisis beautiful transformations will come to create a more loving world for all of us.
Dragonfly Healing Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity Organization Tax Exempt ID 84-3197387
**Consult with your tax accountant for details on writing off this retreat as a tax deduction on your U.S. taxes**
We'll be connecting with each other in a diverse environment that expands our hearts and our minds while supporting ourselves in continuing to grow, and supporting others by partnering with a women's community organization in Morocco. We will announce this partnership in February and make plans to meet members of this organization while in Morocco to volunteer our services, share wisdom with each other, and provide financial assistance towards their community initiatives.
Since we value, respect and take action on diversity and inclusion, it is aligned and fitting that our first international retreat experience be in Morocco, which is one of the most diverse and inclusive countries on the planet.
We are excited and honored to build bridges with you, focusing on all of the wonderful attributes that connect us in our shared humanity. Bringing together people of different races, ethnicity, and cultures drives our work towards improving lives individually and collectively. When we all know that we are valued and that we belong, we heal ourselves and our world.
If this work for social good in the world speaks to you, then join us on this adventure! We are also seeking monetary donations to supply partial scholarships for young women of color to join us, as well as for the financial assistance that we wish to grant to our partner women's community organization in Morocco.
We’ll begin our journey in the coastal city of Casablanca on October 9th where our group will meet that morning. Our adventures will be guided by our fabulous Dragonfly, Patricia A. Patton, who loves sharing the diverse beauty of Morocco with open minded travelers. We’ll see highlights in Casablanca then travel by land via private transport from Casablanca to Fez. Our first four days will be full though measured. We’ll stay in Fez as our home base and day travel to Chefchaouen and Volubilis.
From Fez, we head south to Marrakech where we will push pause to enjoy life in the Palmeraie. During the next two days, we’ll recover from all the movement of these first four days, refresh and relax at the luxury boutique hotel of Jnane Tamsna in the Palmeraie - http://www.jnanetamsna.com/. Set on a nine landscaped acre botanical garden, consisting of three properties within a private estate. The property is stunning. You can take a refreshing swim in one of the five swimming pools, enjoy a friendly match on the tennis courts surrounded by lush vegetation or perhaps join us for a cooking class with Chef Bahja or a camel trek in the desert. There is also the option of finding a cozy nook and just dreaming.
We'll enjoy retreat activities focused on self-care and empowerment, engage in sharing circles, wellness workshops, and yoga classes. Experience relaxing and heart opening meditations with internationally recognized mindfulness teacher, described as your down to earth Goddess Melissa Sutor. Take your health and wellbeing to a whole new level of wholeness with our super knowledgeable nutrition and health expert, Nishi Bhonsle.
From the Palmeraie we’ll relocate to the center of the Marrakech medina for our final 3 nights. We'll connect with our partner women's community organization for service, sharing, and learning.
Spiced with North African culture, the Mediterranean lifestyle, and French influences, you
will be inspired by the confluence of old-world traditions, exotic foods, music, and modern life.
Let’s make this a mindful trip of firsts --- one to surely remember. Let’s get out of our comfort zone and be transformed.
The retreat deposit as well as all retreat payments are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your participation, you can transfer your spot to another person of your choice. If we have a waiting list, we can transfer your spot for you ($75 transfer fee applies if we make the transfer for you).
There are NO REFUNDS, even when paid in full, though transfers are allowed up to one month before the start of the retreat, no later than September 9, 2021.
We strongly urge you to purchase travel insurance to protect your investment in the case
that you need to cancel or interrupt your trip. You can go to:
http://www.roamright.com/ or www.insuremytrip.com or https://www.squaremouth.com/
And find an affordable policy that suits your needs.
In the unlikely event that this retreat is canceled, we will refund your retreat payments. We will not, however, be able to refund flights or other purchases you may have made. However, with travel insurance you will be able to recover your costs.
Thank you for your understanding!
Take a tour of Jnane Tamsna with Meryanne Loum-Martin, the charismatic owner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MFtEoHmfgQ
CNN's 24 Hours Marrakech Jnane Tamsna
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A special gift is included just for you! We look forward to surprising you :-)
A $500 deposit saves your spot!
Payment of remaining balance is required by July 31, 2020.
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Accommodations are Double Occupancy:
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*If you want to be matched with a roommate, then please let us know this in the "Notes to Organizer" section once you complete registration and we'll be happy to pair you with a roomy.
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Please note that the schedule may be subject to change if and as needed.