Morocco Yoga Adventure

JL
2 reviews
Apr 27 - May 4, 2019
Group size: 7 - 13
Morocco Yoga Adventure
Morocco

2 reviews

$2975
Deposit: $500
Apr 27 - May 4, 2019
Group size: 7 - 13

About this trip

We return to Morocco!  Invigorate your mind and body with a journey to the gems of the astoundingly diverse Morocco.

Join Jahmelia Lindsay, a feminist and social justice oriented yoga teacher, for an adventure that will restore and rejuvenate you.  

Spring is a vibrant time to visit Morocco!  On our journey we will explore an urban metropolis, the Sahara Desert and the High Atlas mountains.  We will begin with an overnight stay in the energetic and vibrant city of Marrakesh.  After our inaugural sunset yoga class,  relax on the rooftop of our riad with a cup of locally sourced Moroccan mint tea.  Or opt to explore the juxtaposition of the traditional medinas and marketplaces with the modernity of one of the city's renowned contemporary art galleries.

Every morning, we will practice yoga before moving on to our next destination.  Optimally, all of our evening yoga practices will coincide with the sunset.

On our second day, after our morning yoga class and breakfast, our fully escorted, private transport will arrive at our hotel to begin the stunning journey into the heart of the Sahara Desert. Over the next 4 days, our group will pass through some of the most stunning and sacred sites in Morocco like the UNESCO World Heritage Berber town of Ait Ben Haddou, Erg Chigaga dunes and Draa Valley.  Each night you will have luxurious accommodation.  Envision yourself under a blanket of stars while sitting around a campfire listening to Berber musicians.

After our time in the desert, we will nestle into the world renowned Kasbah Toubkal for the final four days of our journey.  In addition to yoga, there will be the opportunity for guided hikes amongst some of the tallest mountains in North Africa.  Our timing is perfect to experience a literal Arab Spring.

This journey is for you if you are seeking immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience of Morocco and to find sanctuary in your physical body through daily asana practice.  Additionally, it is an opportunity to deepen your practice by learning more about traditional yoga philosophy and how we can make it relevant to our contemporary worlds.  

Before You Go

Passports and Visas: You must have a valid passport with at least one blank page.  Visas are not required for visits lasting less than 90 days.

Cancellation Policy

Please note: a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $500 is needed to secure your spot. 

Once registered, in the unfortunate event you need to cancel, we will refund your funds (less your deposit) within 30 days if you are cancelling BEFORE January 8th, 2018.  Anything AFTER January 8th, 2018 we can only refund your funds if we fill that spot.

What’s included

  • Accomodations
    7 nights
  • Meals
    all breakfast, lunches and dinners
  • Transportation
    all transportation and airport transfers in Morocco
  • Excursions
    1/2 day trek with guide each day at Kasbah Toubkal
  • Yoga
    1-2 yoga classes daily
  • EFA donation
    donation to Education for All
  • Airfare
  • Alcohol
  • Gratuity
  • Travel Insurance
    required

Available Packages

Shared Room (Standard)
Available until Oct 12th4 left
$2065
Deposit: $500
Single Room (Standard)
Available until Oct 12thonly 2 left
$2400
Shared Room (Deluxe)
Available until Oct 12th4 left
$2225
Deposit: $500
Single Room (Deluxe)
$2975
Deposit: $500
$2975
Deposit: $500

Single Room (Deluxe)

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Marrakesh aka "The Red City"

Arrival and pick up at Marrakesh Menara Airport . We drive straight to our authentic riad in the heart of Marrakesh's medina.  There will be time to rest from the journey, go for a walk or venture into a hammam for a spa treatment.  After dinner there will be an introduction to Morocco Yoga Journey and a brief meditation.

Your Organizer


JL
Jahmelia Lindsay
2 reviews
Joined in October 2017
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Reviews

NC
This was definitely the trip of a lifetime. Doing yoga twice daily, traveling through Morocco and eating some of the most amazing food, with unbeatable company was the theme of this journey. Jahmelia curated a very thoughtful set of experiences for us, beginning with our first yoga session in Marrakesh's old city where we experienced both the hustle of the market and the calm quiet of our Riad. We moved on to our journey into the desert, stopping by Ait ben Haddou and the Draa Valley, lush with it's date palm trees. Our caravan (of nicely-equipped Land Cruisers) eventually led us deep into the Sahara Desert where we found a fully-equipped campsite, complete with a drum circle and a troupe of camels. This camp was something to behold: fully-furnished private tents (think 4 star hotel status), attached bathrooms with flushing toilets and running water, with gourmet meals three times per day. Our Berber guides (Mohammed and Yusuf) were absolutely amazing, so knowledgeable and truly kind. Sunset yoga on the sand dunes was something I won't soon forget. After a few days of relaxing in the surprisingly calm and peaceful desert (even the sandstorm had a meditative quality to it!), we began a day-long journey high into the Atlas mountains where we eventually landed at the Kasbah Toubkal, a magical resort high atop the mountain. In fact, no passable roads exist to the Kasbah and all supplies (and some people!) are transported upward via mules. The night we got to the Kasbah we could hear the magic of waterfalls surrounding us but it wasn't until the morning when we were greeted by flowing water all around and magnificently sharp mountain peaks resembling those which you might expect of the Himalayas (in fact, this site was used to film Kundun, about the young Dalai Lama in Tibet). Needless to say, yoga and meditation came naturally to us here, and the radiant-heated yoga room with floor-to-ceiling windows certainly did not hurt! I came back home feeling relaxed and centered in a way that I had never before experienced. After this trip, I would not hesitate to follow Jahmelia anywhere she might lead me. If you have the opportunity, this journey will certainly not disappoint, and it might just change your life in the process!
By Neil Chawla for Morocco Yoga Journey on Aug. 30, 2018
This was a super magical and adventurous trip! Jahmelia was a great lead leader throughout all the travels. She is professional, sensitive, fun and always accessible. Morocco is stunning and compares to nowhere else I've been, definitely a must see. This itinerary nailed it with all the beautiful landscapes the country has to share. If you have extra time I would recommend staying a day or two extra on the front or back end of the trip. Do not miss out on this Moroccan adventure with Jahmelia!
By Ronica S for Morocco Yoga Journey on May. 27, 2018