10 days / 9 nights
09. – 18. November 2017
EARLY BIRD ‘Tiniri’ Till 1. May 2018 = 250€ off
EARLY BIRD ‘Tanemirt’ Till 1. August 2018 = 150€ off
Marrakesh – Ouarzazate – Merzouga – Sahara Erg Chebbi Dunes – Merzouga – Marrakesh
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.
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 your overall energy and how you can specifically work with each theme 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, Chi Abdominal Massage and Kinesiology treatments are available and recommended to further increase your chakra’s 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 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, to nourish ourselves and our second chakra with the delicacies from the garden! 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 daily Chakra yoga and meditation classes we’ll have plenty of free time to spend at the pool, talking a walk in the sand, doing nothing, getting a healing treatment for chakra balancing or enjoying the time with a book. We continue our journey on day five to the desert camp into the middle of the Sahara, where we spend three nights in original nomad tents, called Biouvac. No distractions, no cars, no wifi. Just sand, space, blue sky and good weather.
Listen to your soul. Breathe. Feel your own heart beat. Watch the stars. Get up for sunrise. Mesmerise over sunset. Sing at the camp fire. Surf the sand dunes with a sand board. Encounter the life that is hidden in the sand, tiny foot prints, birds, bugs, trees, bamboo, sun, wind, space, openness, freedom. Explore the space surrounding you, and inside of you!
Disconnect to reconnect – with Urself.
After these three Sahara days, we get back to the desert hotel at day eight, visit a local village on the way back and take time to unwind. We also have the opportunity to optionally visit the local nomad museum, fossil sites, a nomad family or the local herbal shop. However, next to these activities, we also have enough time to assimilate all that which starts moving on this deep-dive Chakras journey in a power place as strong as the desert!
On the ninths day we say good-bye to the desert and travel back to Marrakech, where we end the retreat with a hearty good-bye dinner.
• 09.11. Meeting in Marrakesh (until 6pm) // 10.11. Trip to Ouarzazate // 11.11. Trip to the Desert, first night in desert hotel // 12.11. Second night in desert hotel // 13.11. Trek to desert, first night in Biouvac (berber tents) // 14.11. Second night in Biouvacs // 15.11. Third night in Biouvacs // 16.11. Back to desert hotel // 17.11. Back to Marrakech // 18.11. Departure Day •
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 body and energy work.
• 2 x daily yoga, meditation or movement sessions
• in depth study of the 7 main Chakras & the 5 elements
• healing treatments: Kinesiology, Chakra Healing / Coaching, Reiki, Ayurveda Healing & Chi Abdominal Massage (optional)
• 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
• 3 nights in nomad tents in the middle of the Sahara desert
• immersion into ancient local berber culture
• traditional music concert
• Souk visit (optional)
Shared twin accommodations in charming Riads and Kasbahs. Individual rooms are depending on the group size.
Half board (breakfast / dinner), as well as three times lunch in the desert. Local Moroccan vegetarian cuisine with fruits, vegetables, salads, soups, deserts, variety of local pancakes and sweets are a daily treat. Food intolerances such as gluten, dairy and sugar will be addressed by the best means possible, if notice has been given before the retreat. *Drinks are not included
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.
Gain in depth understanding about the 7 main psycho-spiritual energy centres in your body through yoga, meditation, art, music and movement and learn how to work with them in your daily life. Access your subconscious mind, dreams and your true potential by connecting with each emotional, mental and physical center and learn how to effectively transform old believes and behaviours into conscious actions. You will come away with new insights to balance, centre and harmonize your body, mind and spirit, connect deeply with your soul, while gaining a new understanding of life!
*In your free time book your individual Chakra Healing / Coaching, Reiki, Kinesiology, Chi Abdominal Massage or Ayurveda Healing Massage treatment to deepen the experience, balance your chakras & increase your life force energy!
About the Teacher
Anne Haack is an international yoga teacher and holistic healer, known for her in-depth work with the chakra system through workshops, healing sessions and retreats. She has been coming to Morocco since 2005 and guiding groups to the desert since 2013. Anne supports people on their spiritual journey through holistic practices such as yoga, meditation, intuitive coaching and the transformative power of the desert. She is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance USA, has a steady meditation practice since many years and continues to deepen her practice in India, in the Himalayas. She integrates further education, such as yoga therapy, bodywork (Ayurveda Massage, Chi Abdominal Massage, Kinesiology, Holistic Healing), music, dance and art into her teachings. Furthermore, Anne is a Reiki Master and initiates people into the power of healing hands.
“Life is simple. The only one making things complicated is the mind.” – Anne Haack
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 or www.skyscanner.net for direct and connecting flights through angle points such as Milan, Madrid, London, Brussels or Paris. You can book 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).
TO SEE YOUR accommodation, food and travel sites have a look at our extensive PHOTO GALLERY.
TO LEARN MORE about chakras and crystal work from our teacher Anne, click here.
TO READ REVIEWS of past retreats, click here.
BOOK NOW, places are limited to 14 per retreat!
EARLY BIRD ‘Tiniri’ Till 1. April 2018 = 250€ off (900€ twin / 1170€ single)
EARLY BIRD ‘Tanemirt’ Till 1. July 2018 = 150€ off (1000€ twin / 1270€ single)
NORMAL PRICE THEREAFTER = 1150€ twin / 1420€ single
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