An Invitation to The Marrakech Retreat

Hi! We are excited to let you know that White Owl retreats have teamed up with Samsara Yoga and are holding a joint retreat together in the heart of the World Heritage city of Marrakech from 25-29th September 2022.

Together we have created what promises to be an awesome 4 nights in Marrakech where the emphasis is on fun, healthy eating, yoga and connecting deeply with our true selves as well as with like-minded souls.

You will be staying at one of our luxury riads in the very heart of the Marrakech Medina which will provide a great introduction to Marrakech. 

Although we have a full program, there will also be plenty of time for exploring the city, relaxing and sipping mint tea with new friends.

Look at the details below which encapsulates what is on offer for our 4 night retreat in more detail and then, if that piques your interest then contact us for more info or send a deposit (details below) to secure your place.

Your hosts will be: 

Sophie Morris: Our welcoming and knowledgeable Yoga teacher who leads yoga sessions on the roof terrace and yoga nidra under the stars. All levels are welcome including complete beginners.

Paula Ellis Hill: A Functional Food Advisor, specialising in Fermenting food to nourish the body & mind who will show us how to eat healthily, economically and mindfully through tastings and demos with delicious food.

Maddie Hill: A passionate body movement facilitator as well as a soul coach and singing bowls practitioner.

Lucie Andersen-Wood: Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, IFS informed Psychotherapist, journey-dance practitioner and Jack Canfield Certified trainer.

And see where we will be staying:

Riad Star – Boutique hotel in Marrakech

More information on Marrakech, the historical ‘red city’ can be found at:

www.marrakech-riad.co.uk

More information about your hosts can be found at:

https://samsarayogastudio.co.uk/   and http://www.lucieandersenwood.com

The Marrakech Retreat

The package includes:

  • 4 nights ensuite accommodation at Riad Star in the heart of Marrakech
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation in air conditioned taxi
  • Delicious breakfasts & evening meals at the Riad
  • Unlimited mint and herbal teas
  • *One evening meal out in the city (additional charge)

Retreat Activites are all optional but include:

  • Welcoming ceremony and Closing circle
  • Daily morning yoga practise on the roof terrace
  • Gentle self discovery workshops
  • Reconnecting and befriending yourself workshops
  • Healthy eating demos
  • Relaxing evening yoga nidra & relaxation sessions
  • Singing bowl session in the open air
  • Rooftop journey dancing
  • Visit to the World Heritage site Jamaa el Fna Square

We have some great value extras available including the following:

  • 30/60 minute Argan oil and aromatherapy massages
  • 30/60 minute hammam
  • Atlas Mountain trek and day trip
  • Trip to Anima Gardens Experience
  • Visit to Majorelle Gardens and YSL Museum
  • Visit to ‘Le Jardin Secret’ and viewing tower
  • One hour 1:1 Psychotherapy session with IFS or hypnotherapy
  • One hour 1:1 Coaching session.
  • One hour 1:1 Nutrition consultation.
  • Volunteering opportunity at Henna Cafe’s community education project

Accommodation: 

You can pick your own room on this retreat as each one is so beautiful and unique and priced according to occupancy.

All our rooms can be made up with single or double beds which leaves us with lots of choice if you have a favourite.

  • Our single rooms are ideal for an individual wanting the space to themselves. 
  • Our twin rooms are perfect for friends sharing twin beds or couples in a double. 
  • Our four/five person rooms are wonderful for (same sex) friends sharing or solos wanting to get to know each other.

What’s not included:

Flights

You can arrive a day or two before or leave a day or two after (at additional charge – ask Andrew) and we are happy to help organise that with the Riad.

Lunch

Pre Yoga teas and fruit, a hearty vegetarian Bruch and a delicious vegetarian evening meal are all provided. Should you wish to purchase lunch or snacks from the Riad or cafes nearby we are happy to point you in the right direction. Most rooms have a small minibar where you can also keep small snacks. 

Extras

Massages, hammams, visit to gardens and palaces can all be arranged with us or the Riad. We will plan to visit the mountains for a trek one day for those who would like to join us there will be a small additional cost for the driver and guide.

Travel Insurance

Check to see if your bank or credit card includes travel insurance. If not It is always a good idea to purchase good travel insurance and this is the responsibility of each guest. Carbon offsetting is usually available on the airline’s website.

Secure your place:

A £150 (non-refundable-but transferable) deposit secures your space and is payable via bank transfer to:
Sophie Morris

Halifax Bank

Account number: 10039767

Sort code 11-70-15

Payment reference: Marrakech (your name)

If you prefer to pay by credit card then you can pay Andrew either the deposit or the full amount.

The remaining amount is due 3 weeks before departure.

Extras can be paid for in Marrakech or in advance by credit card (with Andrew) or by bank transfer.

Or for more details email Andrew Kiraly on: 

Andrew@ marrakech-riad.com 

or email Sophie Morris on: 

sophie.samsarayoga@hotmail.com. 

Anyone who has budgetary problems should drop us a line as we have a few scholarship places available where the charges can be slightly reduced.

Hope to share the sunshine with you in Marrakech this September!

Lucie, Paula, Maddie & Sophie xxxx