Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat February 2016

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat, February 20 – February 27, 2016

Nectar Yoga and Mirella Saraswati team up for a rejuvenating week of yoga, relaxation, delicious cleansing food and exotic Moroccan landscapes this winter.

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat House Exterior

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat House Exterior

MOROCCO YOGA DETOX RETREAT OVERVIEW
Submerge yourself in a peaceful detoxifying environment, deepen your yoga practice, learn about nutrition & healthy cooking, cleanse and relax in Morocco this coming autumn. After a week at this magical oasis with us you’ll feel renewed, refreshed, and rejuvenated, we promise!

A peaceful haven welcomes you in the wonderland of the Moroccan countryside. The view of awesome dessert landscape and olive groves is a perfect setting to start off your day of yoga & well-being. You’ll be led through two daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, group discussions and lectures taught by Andrea from Nectar Yoga. Whether you are new to yoga or deepening your existing practice, you’ll gain a stronger awareness of your mind, body and spirit connection after your Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat.

Mirella Saraswati will have your taste buds watering before every meal. Each day we will enjoy inspirational, delicious, and extremely healthy creations. Informative demonstrations and lessons are included during this week. You’ll go home with a new relationship to food and the desire to eat clean. For some local flavor, Mirella will be working with a Moroccan cook to include some regional inspiration in the menu.

The Moroccan property features a main villa with two suites, surrounded by 5 private detached adobe cottages, which are truly one-of-a-kind. An expansive swimming pool, framed by shady umbrellas and lounge chairs overlooks the beautiful valley of Essaouira. The natural dessert landscape is dotted with olive trees and walking paths. This exclusive yoga retreat is your perfect detox sanctuary. Join us for a yoga detox retreat you’ll always remember.

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat Pool

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat Pool

THE LOCATION
Our Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat is located in the hillside of Essaouira. The property is planted with olive and argan trees (famous for it’s oils), which will delight lovers of nature. The Main Villa features a large indoor dining area, communal seating lounge and many spaces to sit, read, relax and enjoy the Moroccan sun.

The outdoor vista includes a refreshing swimming pool with lounging spaces for sun bathing. During the warm evenings we will share dinner under the stars. The outdoor berber-style yoga tent is the perfect place for sunrise meditation and yoga.

The Main Villa houses two large beautifully decorated bedroom suites; and five private garden cottages surround this villa. Each of the private garden cottages has it’s own bathroom and patio.

The surrounding area of Essaouira is an unspoiled community that will delight your senses. It’s famous harbor area is an attraction to both tourists and local shoppers. The medina (market area) will have you feeling as though you’ve been transported to another time. Whether you are looking for a hand crafted rug, Moroccan lighting, jewelry, leather goods, furniture, food, or local artisan goods, it’s all waiting for you here.

On our last day, we will travel to the metropolis of Marrakech where we will stay one night in a beautiful Riad (city home). The day will be filled with exploring the famous Souks and eating traditional cuisine.

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat Essaouira

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat Essaouira

WHAT’S INCLUDED
Six nights comfortable accommodation in our private luxury villa
One night in Marrakech at a beautiful Riad (city home)
Three delicious detoxifying plant-based meals per day prepared by our private chef Mirella. All food is locally sourced in Morocco
Water, Tea and fruit available all day
Two yoga classes per day in the garden yoga tent, taught by Andrea
Two guided meditation sessions per day
Three lectures and group discussions on yogic topics
An introduction to gratitude journaling and daily reflections
Candle-lit yoga & meditation sessions in the evenings
Two Nutrition/cooking lessons or demonstrations
A spa day with use of sauna hammam and pool (treatments at extra cost)
A shopping day in Marrakech at the famous Souks (market)
A trip to the main city of Essaouria to explore
Daily food insights & recipes from our personal chef
Transfers to and from the airport
* If you choose not to participate in any of the included activities or excursions as listed above, no refunds will be given.

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat Yoga

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat Yoga

YOGA AND MEDITATION
As the sun rises, you will be led through a daily guided morning meditation in yoga tent overlooking the dessert landscape. Your morning yoga asana and pranayama (yogic breathing) class, will awaken and energize you. Whether you are an experienced yoga practitioner or blossoming into your practice, you will learn to move with awareness, strength and balance. Your two daily yoga asana classes will be catered to your specific body needs and will range from Hatha to Yin, to Restorative to flowing Vinyasa. As the week progresses, we will build from a foundation geared towards taking yoga home. Your knowledge will deepen during our daily yoga discussions on methodology, history and alignment.

The goal: let go of the past, be present in the Now and, most of all, to BE HAPPY!

Amrita’s teaching style is an infusion of mindful alignment and intentional breath. Teaching from the foundation of Hatha yoga, she also incorporates Ashtanga and Iyengar methods into her classes. You’ll learn new techniques while connecting movement to breath.

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat Meals

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat Meals

FOOD AND NUTRITION
Health chef Mirella will pamper you with a delicious and cleansing cuisine, offering you 3 home-made meals a day. This entirely plant-based menu is designed to detoxify your body, nourish your cells and increase your energy levels. All Ingredients are hand-picked with the intention to optimally support your health, ensuring a full spectrum of nutrition, which will include all your necessary vitamins, minerals, protein, good carbs and fats. You will absolutely love it and go home with plenty of inspiration to continue to eat clean and make choices in your diet that serve your well-being.

During this yoga and detox retreat you will get the chance to learn how to make your own plant-based food by taking part in cooking workshops. Mirella will personally introduce you to methods on how to create delicious smoothies, veggie burgers, soups, starters and main dishes, both cooked and raw. You will receive a booklet with recipes to take home.

THE ITINERARY
General Itinerary (times may vary, you will be given a weekly schedule upon arrival)
7:00 – 7:30 Morning Meditation
7:45 – 9:00 Morning Yoga
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 11:30 Rest & Explore
11:30 – 1:00 Spa Massage/treatment, Pool Time, Local Excursion
1:00 – 2:15 Lunch
2:15 – 4:00 Rest & Explore, Spa Massage/treatment, Pool Time, Local Excursion
4:15 – 5:45 Afternoon Yoga
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 Karma Yoga
8:30 – 9:00 Evening Meditation
10:00 Lights Out

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat Room 2

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat Room 2

ROOMS, RATES & REGISTRATION
This is a small and exclusive retreat that accommodates 12 guests in beautifully decorated and inviting double occupancy private cottages & rooms. Note: All rates are listed in Euros. To convert to your local currency click here: Currency Converter

ROOM OPTIONS:
See pictures of all rooms in the gallery below.

Private Cottages:
Room 1 – The Azure Garden Cottage:
One Double Bed, One Single Bed, AC, Private Cottage, Private Bathroom
€1500 Queen Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€1400 Single Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€2100 Private Queen Bed (Based on Single Private Room Occupancy)

Room 2 – The Tangelo Garden Cottage:
One Double Bed, AC, Private Cottage, Private Bathroom
€1500 Queen Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€1400 Single Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€2100 Private Queen Bed (Based on Single Private Room Occupancy)

Room 3 – The Crimson Garden Cottage:
One Double Bed, One Single Bed, AC, Private Cottage, Private Bathroom
€1500 Queen Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€1400 Single Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€2100 Private Queen Bed (Based on Single Private Room Occupancy)

Room 4 – The Magnolia Garden Cottage:
One Double Bed, One Single Bed, Private Cottage, Private Bathroom
€1400 Queen Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€1300 Single Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€2000 Private Queen Bed (Based on Single Private Room Occupancy)

Room 5 – The Dune Garden Cottage:
One Double Bed, One Single Bed, Fireplace, Private Cottage, Private Bathroom
€1400 Queen Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€1300 Single Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€2000 Private Queen Bed (Based on Single Private Room Occupancy)

Main House:
Room 6 – The Garnet Suite:
One Double Bed, One Single Bed, AC, Main House, Private Bathroom
€1500 Queen Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€1400 Single Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€2100 Private Queen Bed (Based on Single Private Room Occupancy)

Room 7 – The Pearl Suite:
One Double Bed, AC, Main House, Private Bathroom
€1500 Queen Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€1400 Single Bed (Based on Double Occupancy)
€2100 Private Queen Bed (Based on Single Private Room Occupancy)

GALLERY

PAYMENT
All rooms are reserved with a €700 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. The balance is due 2 months before the retreat start date, December 20th, 2016. Payments can be made through direct bank transfer or by Credit Card through PayPal and you are responsible for all bank and PayPal fees and charges. All rates include tax. Contact info@nectaryoga.ca for payment details.

Not Included
Flight to Morocco. Laundry, gratuities and items of personal nature.

Cancellation Policy
All deposits and payments are final and 100% non-refundable. Transfers can be made to another name (if you can fill the spot), but not to another retreat or date.
* If you choose not to participate in any of the included activities or excursions as listed in the schedule outlined, no refunds will be given.

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