• Light of Morocco

     

    CREATING THE FOUNDATION FOR A LIFE OF LIGHT

     

    NOVEMBER 9, 2018 TO NOVEMBER 17, 2018 IN MARRAKECH, MOROCCO AND ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO

     

    Sattva is the quality of living a life of balance, harmony, peace, and light. On this nine day Yoga and Ayurvedic retreat you will have the opportunity to see, smell, and experience something new. You will strengthen your asana practice and leave with effective tools to create real and lasting transformation in your life. 

    Mysore Ashtanga is the art of meeting your practice, body, and life as it meets you on your mat, without fuss, drama, or story. Ayurveda is the art of daily living, finding balance in all that we feel, say, and do. But how often do you consider the life you are living a work of art? It is so easy to get caught up in the cycles of our daily lives. Holding onto and accumulating stress, frustration, fear, and other thoughts and emotions that drag us down as opposed to LIGHT us up! By combining the Mysore Ashtanga Practice with Ayurvedic sessions that give you real tools, this retreat will help you CREATE a foundation for a life of light. Give yourself the gift of time and space to create the foundation for a life of light! 

    The Baron Baptiste Journey Into Power sequence that is practiced and loved at Anjali Power Yoga, is inspired by the Ashtanga primary and secondary series. Even if you have never practiced Ashtanga before, this style of yoga offers impactful tools to help you build a home practice and strengthen your existing practice of whatever style that lights you up! All levels are welcome! 

    Marrakech, Morocco is a mystical city filled with strong traditions, a warm and welcoming culture, and opportunities to see, hear, and smell something new. Essaouira, Morocco is an UNESCO world heritage site that is often referred to as the Marrakech by the sea. Painted in whites and blues with the sound of the sea always present, Essaouira is a great place to relax while still experiencing the magical sites and sounds Morocco has to offer. 

    If you have always wanted to go to Morocco, but organizing your transportation, picking the right riad, finding the perfect tours all seemed too much, this is a perfect opportunity for you experience this amazing country while creating a foundation for Sattvic life! 

     

     
     
  • ITINERARY

    Day One Friday November 9, 2018: Arrival in Marrakech and Welcome Dinner

    Day Two Saturday November 10, 2018: Meditation and Yoga Conference, Guided tour of the Marrakech Medina with Lunch, Free Time or Optional visit to Jardin Marjorelli and Yves Saint Laurent Museum, and Dinner in the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa

    Day Three Sunday November 11, 2018: Departure for Essaouira and Hotel Villa Maroc, Guided tour of Essaouira, Lunch and Dinner on own, Evening Yoga Conference

    Day Four Monday November 12, 2018: Morning Mysore Ashtanga, Ayurveda Session, Free Time in Essaouira, Lunch and Dinner on own, Evening Yoga Conference

    Day Five Tuesday November 13, 2018: Morning Mysore Ashtanga, Ayurveda Session, Free Time in Essaouira, Lunch and Dinner on own, Evening Yoga Conference

    Day Six Wednesday November 14, 2018: Morning Mysore Ashtanga, Ayurveda Session, Berber Market and Lunch at Le Jardin de Villa Maroc, Dinner on own, and Evening Yoga Conference, 

    Day Seven Thursday November 15, 2018: Morning Mysore Ashtanga, Ayurveda Session, Free Time in Essaouira, Lunch and Dinner on own, Evening Yoga Conference

    Day Eight Friday November 16, 2018: Morning Mysore Ashtanga with Conference, Free Time in Essaouira or Optional camel ride with lunch, and Farewell Dinner

    Day Nine Saturday November 17, 2018: Departure from Essaouira 

    **subject to change because this is an adventure!**

  • Join Johnna and her good friend and colleague Lucia Cucinotta. Lucia is the Director of Anjali Power Yoga and the retreat cultural curator and Ayurvedic specialists. Lucia spent two years in Morocco as a US Peace Corps volunteer, so her cultural insights and language know how will allow you to gain greater access and understandinf all the unique and fascinating aspects of life in Morocco. She can also help get you a good deal on whatever you are looking for in the medina ;)

  • WHAT IS INCLUDED

    • Mysore Ashtanga Yoga program while in Essaouira
    • Ayurvedic Workshops while in Essaouira
    • One on One Yoga or Ayurvedic Consultations with Johnna or Lucia
    • Double-occupancy room
    • All in country transportation as part of the scheduled activities
    • Guided tour of the Marrakech Medina and Essaouira Old City
    • Visit to a Berber Market and Lunch at Le Jardin de Villa Maroc
    • Breakfast
    • Some lunches and dinners where specified
    • Airport transfers from Marrakech Menara Airport to Riad Yasmine and Hotel Villa Maroc to the Marrakech Menara Airport

    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

    • Flight (please note that the flight to Marrakech is overnight)
    • Transportation outside of scheduled activities
    • Most lunches and dinners 
    • Optional visit to Le Jardin Marjorelli and Yves Saint Laurent Museum
    • Optional Activities provided by Hotel Villa Maroc (though Anjali will assist in organizing a group Camel ride)
    • Yoga mat, block, and strap.
  • OPTIONAL ACTIVITY ORGANIZED BY ANJALI

    • Camel ride with lunch $45 per person

    OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES ORGANIZED BY HOTEL VILLA MAROC

    • Villa Maroc cooking class with visit to the market $50 per person
    • Hammam and Beauty Treatment $65 per person
    • Massage $40 per person
    • Picnic excursion to a beach 1 hour south of Essaouira $80 per person

    *optional activity prices subject to change based on exchange rate*

     

     

     


    FOR MORE INFORMATION,

    PLEASE EMAIL LUCIA CUCINOTTA AT LUCIA.ANJALIPOWERYOGA@GMAIL.COM

  • Breakfast at Riad Yasmine, Marrakech Morocco

    Riad Yasmine, Marrakech Morocco

    Riad Yasmine, Marrakech Morocco

    Bedroom Riad Yasmine, Marrakech Morocco

    Design Details Marrakech, Morocco

    Riad Yasmine, Marrakech Morocco

    Design Details Marrakech, Morocco

    Hotel Villa Marac, Essaouira Morocco

    View of Essaouira from Hotel Villa Marac

    Hotel Villa Marac

    Breakfast at Hotel Villa Marac

    Room at Hotel Villa Marac

    Design details from Essaouira Morocco, Desert Roses

    Essaouira, Morocco

    Essaouira Morocco

    Essaouira Morocco