October 26 – November 1, 2014: 2 Spaces Remain
Join Nectar Yoga this fall for a truly unique and exotic yoga retreat adventure in Morocco.
Breathtaking natural surroundings as well as a treasure trove of antiques, artifacts and art work, makes this gem a perfect yoga retreat destination. Your body will feel toned, stretched, relaxed and lighter after your week with Andrea, owner of Nectar Yoga.
Enjoy the beautifully manicured grounds, a private olive grove, stunning interior spaces, dip in the outdoor infinity pool, meditate in the open air yoga studio, walk through the countryside, a guided tour of Marrakesh, a henna party, outdoor cinema, reading, and relaxing are just a few of the activities you will partake in during your Nectar Yoga Morocco Retreat.
This small exclusive retreat is your perfect exotic getaway. Feel the warmth of the Moroccan sun this Fall with Nectar Yoga.
A row of fountains in a garden of roses leads you to the front door of your Nectar Yoga Morocco Retreat. Everything you see has a story to tell, with treasures gathered the world over. With 99% positive feedback of Trip Advisor and articles in Elle Decor, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveller and over 20 more, this location is sure to leave you in awe.
The 800 square-foot Pool is the centrepiece of the property, inviting you to cool off during the warm days. Loungers & umbrellas offer the perfect spot to sunbathe or read.
Hidden away in the olive grove, is the Outdoor Cinema. This exclusive theatre has a huge screen, amazing surround sound, deckchair seating and a fire pit to warm up during the evenings. It’s a memorable spot to watch Casablanca under the stars.
Another magical feature is the exotic Arabian Dining Tent. Lush carpets create a cozy atmosphere and the one-of-a-kind linens will provide the perfect backdrop to the delicious evening meals that you will be served here.
Six nights full board.
Two yoga classes per day. Open air.
Two guided meditation classes per day.
Three delicious vegetarian meals per day. All food is either grown in on site or locally sourced.
Transfer to and from the property from the airport (details provided upon receipt of deposit)
Guided tour of Marrakesh
Movie at the outdoor cinema
Shopping in the Souks (Moroccan marketplace)
Trip to the famous La Mamounia Spa
Daily organized excursions.
All yoga equipment and accessories.
And of course, your own private Moroccan villa.
YOGA AND MEDITATION
Wake up to the morning sun while practicing your daily guided morning meditation. Breathe in the fresh air during your morning yoga asana and pranayama (yogic breathing) class in the tented yoga pavilion. 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. 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!
FOOD AND NUTRITION
The cuisine is simple, delicious and Moroccan, using fresh ingredients from the on-site organic gardens or local markets. Selection may include tempting dishes and libations like stuffed dates, almond cous-cous, vegetable terrine, avocado dip, leek tarts, mint tea, pomegranate martini, rose water, and more. Selection is seasonal, and you can guarantee to love and appreciate each bite.
The meals on this retreat are completely vegetarian and vegan adaptable (upon request).
General Itinerary (times vary, exact itinerary sent upon receipt of deposit)
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 Pool Time, Local Excursion
1:00 – 2:15 Lunch
2:15 – 4:00 Rest & Explore, Local Excursion
4:15 – 5:45 Afternoon Yoga
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 Rest
8:30 – 9:00 Evening Meditation
10:00 Lights Out
In the main pavilion and reception space, an eight-sided domed ceiling floats over the airy salon sending down a cascade of lanterns designed by Peacock Pavilion’s hostess, Maryam. An enormous fireplace with ample seating provides a cozy place to spend time. Next door, a quirky library offers books for borrowing during your stay (including a selection of books on Morocco). An indoor dining room houses a photography collection along with unusual artifacts. Outside an arcaded terrace with its black tiled tables offers a chic place to have breakfast and lunch on sunny days poolside.
The Atlas Pavilion faces the snow capped High Atlas Mountains and you can admire the view from your private rooftop terrace or from the catwalk. The pavilion is 1,300 square feet (135 square meters) and includes a private salon with a soaring 18 foot ceiling and pyramid shaped dome. A walk up the spiral staircase takes you to the cat walk with its vintage hand embroidered seating – an ideal location to curl up with a book. There are two gorgeous bedrooms that have been featured in many magazine photo shoots, each with its own romantic fireplace and glamorous bathroom. Hand painted walls and ceilings are sure to delight the senses. Each bedroom also has 400 square feet of private rooftop terrace with seating as well as small patios.
Down the path from the Atlas Pavilion is The Medina Pavilion. The Pavilion is a 2,400 square foot (225 square meters) house with 1,225 square feet (114 square meters) of terraces. In the domed salon, admire the many original French illustrations of the Moroccan colonial period, a beaded chair from the Yoruba tribe, curtains made from antique Yemeni red and silver saris, Persian carpets, Kashmiri embroideries and much more. The Pavilion boasts three splendid bedrooms, each with a king size bed or twin beds. Two of the three bedrooms have their own fireplaces and each private bathroom has tiled floors and vessel sinks. The upstairs bedroom leads out onto a private terrace with its own seating. A more spacious rooftop terrace offers glorious views for all to enjoy.
Nectar Yoga Retreat is closest to Marrakech Menara Airport, which is about 30 minutes taxi to the retreat. Alternatively, you can fly to Casablanca Airport, which is a 2.5 hour taxi ride to the retreat.
All taxi arrangements from the Marrakech Menara Airport and payments to/from the airport will be made by Nectar Yoga.
ROOMS, RATES & REGISTRATION
This is a small and exclusive retreat that accommodates 10 guests in beautifully decorated and inviting double occupancy rooms with ensuite bathrooms. All rooms are based on double occupancy.
If you are a single, you will have a single bed and share with another guest. If you are double occupancy, you will have a king size bed.
This all inclusive retreat costs $2500 CAD, based on double occupancy.
A $900 CAD non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your room. The remaining non-refundable, non-transferable balance is due 1 month prior to the retreat start date (Sep 26, 2014)
Payments can be mailed in the form of a certified bank draft in Canadian Dollars. Credit Card may be used through PayPal and you are responsible for all PayPal fees and charges. All rates include tax.
Note: All rates are listed in Canadian Dollars (CAD$).
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To register for this amazing retreat, contact Nectar Yoga via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond within 24 hours.
Flight to Morocco.
Laundry, gratuities and items of personal nature.
“My experience at the Nectar Yoga Retreat on Maui felt very complete. The accommodation was first class as was the food and the program.
Two yoga and two meditation practices were available each day. There was always free time for reading and exploring.
As an extra bonus, trips to a local farmer’s market and an unforgettable sunrise on a volcano were made available without extra charge.
I hope I am able to join up with the next one wherever it may be”
– Lexa, Maui Retreat
“Amrita is the best yoga teacher I have ever had. She is wise beyond her years and her students feel in very safe hands – her teachings are both philosophical and physical – her approach very holistic. She is crystal clear in class and encourages people to ask questions and really explore postures and yoga teachings – and she is the only person who has manage to teach me how to meditate – there were many lightbulb moments. Dont miss an opportunity to do her amazing retreat – or other workshops. I’m looking forward to booking my next one!”
– Elizabeth, Greece Retreat 2013
“One of the best experiences I have had in my life. The knowledge Amrita shared has broadened my perspective, it has given me the power to believe in my own strength for changes in my life. Thank you so much for every minute with you.”
– Subei, Greece Retreat 2013
“Andrea, we had an absolutely amazing time on this retreat. Thank you for planning all the activities for the week, we definitely enjoyed them. It was a pleasure practicing our yoga and meditation with you and we look forward to incorporating it into our yoga routines.”
– Harpreet, Maui Retreat 2014