Marrakesh – Ouarzazate – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Merzouga – Marrakesh
11 days / 10 nights
EASTER: 08. April – 18. April 2017
Yoga – Meditation – Chakra Healing – Massages – Nomad Lifestyle
The annual Chakra Flow Retreat is a transformational, spiritual, holistic road trip through the South of Morocco and it´s rich local culture, all the way to the Sahara desert. It is an opportunity to activate your chakras and all of your senses. While Morocco with it´s vibrant colors (including those of the chakras), taste and design awakens you externally, the energy and silence of the desert awakens you from within.
Gain in depth understanding about the 7 main psycho-spiritual energy centres in your body through yoga, meditation, colors, sound, crystals and movement and learn how to work with them in your daily life. Access your subconsciousness, hidden dreams, desires and your true potential through the information each chakra holds on an emotional, mental and physical level and learn how to affectively transform outdated believes and behaviours into conscious actions. You will come away with new insights to balance, centre and harmonize your body, mind and spirit, a new understanding of yourself and most probably with a new outlook on life!
Find out where your priorities lie. What you love. What is most important to you. What you can let go of. What is bound to stay. What it means to be U. Whilst immersing yourself into an ancient local culture that is rich in magic, rituals and serenity.
Each day we´ll be covering one chakra. You´ll learn how money, family, food, pleasure, relationships, self-empowerment, the ability to speak up, intuition, wisdom, clarity and higher guidance are all related to the chakras and how you can specifically work with them on a mental, physical and energetic level to personally grow, expand and express yourself.
*Private Healing Sessions, such as Chakra Healing/ Coaching, Reiki, Ayurveda Healing Massage and Kinesiology treatments are available and recommended to further enhance your chakra energy and personal transformation during the week.
We start our journey from Marrakech, the red city, where we meet up on the arrival day in a beautiful traditional Riad. The next day takes us to Ouarzazate, the door to the desert, which is half way to the Sahara on the way through the Atlas Mountains. We spend a night in an ancient Kasbah with a big organic garden and homemade food from the same! The third day sees us crossing palm valleys and plateaus to reach the tiny Sahara village at the footsteps of the dunes. Here we spend two days in a beautiful traditional berber castle hotel run by a smiling and always helpful family.
Next to the two Chakra classes each day there´ll be free time to spend at the pool, talking a walk in the sand or simply enjoying the time with a book or chatting to the welcoming hosts. We continue our journey to the desert into the middle of the Sahara, where we spend two nights in original nomad tents. No distractions, no cars, no wifi. Just sand, space, blue sky and good weather. Disconnect to reconnect – to Urself. Listen to mother earth breathe. Listen to your own heart beat. Watch the stars. Get up for sunrise. Mesmerise over sunset. Sing at the camp fire. Encounter the life that is hiding in the sand, tiny foot prints, birds, bugs, trees, bamboo, sun, wind, space, openness, freedom.
After these two Sahara days we´ll get back to the desert hotel, visit another local village on the way and then take time to unwind. There´ll be the opportunity to visit a local museum, nomads, fossil sites or the local herbal shop. And of course enough time to assimilate all that starts moving once we start working with the Chakras in the power place of the desert.
On the ninths day we´ll make our way back to Ouarzazate, stay another night in the Kasbah to take a walk in the garden and nourish ourselves and our second chakra with the delicacies from the garden, before we finish our round trip in Marrakech on the tenth night with a a visit to the local Souk and hearty goodbye dinner.
All of the Chakras (energy centers) are round, and so is our trip through the South of Morocco.
• 08.04. Meeting in Marrakesh (until 7pm) // 09.04. Trip to Ouarzazate // 10.04. Trip to the Desert, first night in desert hotel // 11.04. Second night in desert hotel // 12.04. Trek to desert, first night in Biouvac (berber tents) // 13.04. Second night in Biouvacs // 14.04. Back to desert hotel // 15.04. Last night in desert hotel // 16.04. Back to Ouarzazate // 17.04. Back to Marrakech // 18.04. Departure day •
+ Optional extra 3 nights / 4 days in Essaouira, the arty Jimi Hendrix coastal town, from 18.04. – 21.04. (DETAILS HERE)
Our retreats are an unconventional and local experience of travel, excursions, ancient culture, staying in traditional nomad tents in the middle of the desert and holistic bodywork.
• 2 x daily yoga, meditation & movement sessions
• in depth study of the 7 main Chakras & the 5 elements
• healing treatments: Kinesiology, Chakra Healing, Reiki & Ayurveda Healing Massages
• visit of local villages, like Valley de Roses, Valley de Dades and Sahara villages
• stay in Ouarzazate, the door to the desert
• staying in beautiful Kasbah´s and traditional Moroccan Riads
• 2 nights in nomad tents in the middle of the Sahara desert
• immersion into ancient local berber culture
• Souk visit in Marrakech
Classes & Sessions
Chakra Flow Yoga suited to each Chakra incl. Pranayama, Meditations (active and guided) and Movement. Experience in yoga is welcome, but not necessary. To learn more about the different workshops and classes, click here.
*In your free time book your individual Chakra Healing, Reiki, Kinesiology or Ayurveda Healing Massage treatment to release, refresh and revitalize yourself.
Shared twin accommodations in charming Riads and Kasbahs. Individual rooms are possible on request.
Half board (breakfast / dinner), as well as two times lunch in the desert. Local Moroccan vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine, with fruits, vegetables, salads, soups, deserts, variety of local pancakes and the like. Food intolerances such as gluten, dairy and sugar will be addressed by the best means possible. *Drinks are not included in the retreat
From Marrakech airport to the Riad is included, if you arrive on the day of arrival and leave on the day of departure.
Booking Your Flights
There is several European low cost airlines directly flying to Marrakech airport, such as Ryanair. If you don´t find a direct connection from your city, please check www.kayak.co.uk for direct and connecting flights through angle points such as Milan, London, Brussels or Paris. You can book via kayak directly or check which airlines they recommend and book on the respective airlines website, which might save you a few Euros.
Google flights is another option. It shows you a map on the right hand side (after typing in your flight). In this map you can see which cities are the cheapest to fly from or too.
Oneway tickets will work better than Go-and-Return, as you can fly with the best offer on each trip. Also see which days around your preferred flight date might be less costly.
Other cities to fly to are Casablanca and Agadir. Casablanca is connected with a very good train to Marrakech (3.5h), Agadir is connected with modern buses to Marrakech (2.5h).
Please keep in mind that for Easter prices for flights rise fast, so make sure to reserve yours on time.
TO SEE YOUR accommodation, food and travel sites have a look at our extensive PHOTO GALLERY.
TO LEARN MORE about chakra and crystal work from our teacher Anne, click here.
TO READ REVIEWS of past retreats, click here.
*Join us for an unforgettable and transformational experience.*
BOOK NOW, places are limited to 10 per retreat.