April 2017 – Short Trip. Yoga & Creativity – ESSAOUIRA

Essaouira, Morocco

Marrakesh – Ouarzazate – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes – Merzouga – Marrakesh

4 days / 3 nights

AFTER EASTER: 18. April – 21. April 2017

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45€ Early Bird till 15. December 2016

Essaouira_DesertUretreat

Yoga – Meditation – Chakra Healing – Massages – Nomad Lifestyle

Snapshot

Essaouira, the arty and artisan fisher town at the West coast of Morocco – known for having been the creative hub for artists such as Jimi Hendrix – is just 3 hours from Marrakech and 3.5 hours from Agadir.  Soak up the creative flair the town has to offer with it´s myriad of handmade artisan shops of hand painted ceramics, Moroccan kilim carpets, tea sets, silver and original berber jewellery, magical herbal shops, colorful paintings and street art. Drink a mint tea in one of Essaouira´s unique interior design cafés, take a stroll along the beach, watch the sunset on one of it´s amazing roof terrasses overlooking the ocean, wile world music is playing live in the background.

To round up the creative theme of this trip, we´ll start our days with creative Surya Flow sequences on the roof top accompanied by a splendid playlist. Learn new ways to innovatively sequence your practice, while stretching and strengthening the body and opening the heart and the mind. The evenings will be devoted to pure creative output, but no worries, you don´t have to be an artists to participate. We´ll work with the creativity that is your unique form of expression. Guided movement meditation, visualization and drawing meditations will end the days in a relaxed and fulfilled way.

The days will leave plenty of free time to get lost in little souks and alleyways of Essaouira, visit local galleries, relax at the beach or try one of the typical restaurants with its various options of fresh seafood, tajine, berber soup and couscous.

You can also join us on a guided tour through the artisan shops of Essaouira, visit the historical sites of Essaouira and join a traditional Moroccan Hamam (hot steam bath with scrubbing massage and handmade olive oil soap). One evening will be spend with having dinner in a restaurant with traditional arabic life music!

*Private Healing Sessions, such as Chakra Healing, Reiki and Kinesiology, as well as Ayurveda Healing Massage with Morocco´s own famous Argan oil are available in the free time to completely relax and revitalize your body, mind and spirit!

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18.04. Shuttle Marrakech – Essaouira early morning, Meditation // 19.04. Yoga & Meditation, visit of art shops & galleries // 20.04. Yoga & Meditation, traditional Hamam, visit of historial sites in Essaouira  // 21.04. Morning Yoga, free time, shuttle back to Marrakech or optional stay in Essaouira

*The stay in Marrakech before and after the Essaouira shuttle is not included, but can be arranged for you. Alternatively you can come directly to Essaouira, it has an airport too. However, for the ones joining from the CHAKRA FLOW Retreat the stay in Marrakech the night before Essaouira is included. 

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What´s Included

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.

Enjoy:

• 2 x daily creative yoga, meditation & movement sessions

• visit of artisan shops, galleries and the Essaouira Souk

• visit of the historical sites of Essaouira

• evening dinner out with traditional Arabic music

• a package in a traditional Moroccan Hamam

• stay in a beautiful Moroccan Riad

• immersion into local berber culture

• shuttle from and to Marrakech

• healing treatments: Kinesiology, Chakra Healing, Reiki & Ayurveda Healing Massages

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Classes & Sessions

Surya Flow Yoga suited to all levels 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.

Accommodation

Shared twin accommodations in a charming Riads. Individual rooms are possible on request.

Food

Half board (breakfast / dinner). Local Berber 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.

Marrakech Shuttle

Transfer from Marrakech to Eassaouira and back is included, if you arrive on the day of arrival and leave on the day of departure.

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TO FIND OUT MORE about accommodation, food and travel sites have a look at our extensive PHOTO GALLERY.

TO FIND OUT MORE about chakra and crystal work from our teacher Anne, click here.

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*Join us for an unforgettable and transformational experience.*

BOOK NOW, places are limited to 10 per retreat.