☼ Chakra Flow Retreat: The Desert Is Your Mirror ☼

We are just back from the Desert U Chakra Flow Retreat in the Sahara Desert and it was quite an experience (as always!). Many things happened on the retreat, physically, emotionally and otherwise and the desert showed us again, what a powerful, untouched place on earth it is.


The desert is a transformative place and not everybody is prepared for it. The more often I come here, the more I get the feeling that the desert irrevocably shows us our shadows, no matter how hard we try to avoid them. There is no light without a shadow and there is no enlightenment without some thorough shadow work. I´ve had a few hard times here, but keep coming back for the good ones. And the more often I come, the more I feel I´m shedding old skin, old traumas, old shadows, old old that doesn´t serve me anymore. It took me a few rounds to see the working behind it all, but it feels like the ripples are smoothening.

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☼ How to strengthen your Root Chakra? ☼

Desert U Retreat_Anne Haack Yoga_RootCHakra_Sahara_webHow to strengthen your root chakra, Muladhara (mula = root, adhara = base / support)?

Your root chakra is located at the base of the spine and relates to your physical experience on this planet. It´s concerned with your most basic needs: survival, the feeling of safety and security, stability. On an energetic level it relates to money, conditioning, family issues, belonging to a tribe, feeling at home and recognizing the connection to mother earth.

By walking through the desert, entering the ever present embrace of the desert, you are activating your root chakra through the connection to nature in it´s purest form. Wind, sunshine, earth, space and the water that runs through the desert underneath the dunes. Reconnect to all these elements inside of your body and recognize that you are part of a greater whole.

Few places left in our ‘Chakra Flow Retreat’ from 23. April – 1. May, 2016. Maybe one spot is waiting exactly for you?


Find out more here.

Love to see all of you soon!



☼ The Desert Is Your Greatest Teacher ☼

Desert_Love_Sahara_web_LogoI once said, I don´t have a teacher in Morocco. In fact, that´s not entirely true. The desert has become my greatest teacher. Every time I´m in Morocco, I religiously take a 13 hour bus journey to the Sahara, to listen to it´s silence that bears a hundred lessons and is louder than words. To listen to the people, who tell me their ancient rituals. To look at this emptiness of a landscape, at the beauty of it, and become still. Every time I come here, I feel nothing else is needed. It´s the same feeling when I´m in the presence of a master. This feeling of everything is alright as it is, a big relief. Nothing is needed. Everything just is. And life is such beauty. Such beauty as the clouds that are being painted every day in a new way on the desert sky. Such beauty as the tremendous blue of the sky that fades into lighter blue when it touches the aura of the dunes. Such beauty as the soft curves of the dunes and the warmth of the sand under my feet. Such beauty as the names of the big dunes, big ladies like ‘Lalla Merzouga’. Such beauty of this endless nothingness in which everything is present.

One love from the desert.



If you want to experience this beauty, holla at anne@desert-u-retreat.com. Design your own individual tour or join one of the yoga & meditation retreats.

New Retreat: Stillness in Movement – Yoga & Meditation – October/November 2015 – BOOK NOW

Desert U Retreat_Camel Trek_Sahara_72Dear travellers, yogis and friends,

due to request we added a new retreat in the beginning of October to the desert. Come and join us for an unforgettable experience with “Stillness in Movement”. We´ll be working with different techniques and approaches on how to find the stillness inside, while we move our bodys and our minds. Yet, as always, the main aim will be to enter that space of silence and tranquility, that the desert so wonderfully inherits.

This trip included yoga, meditation, movement classes, camel-trek, nights in berber tents and a road trip from Marrakech to the desert and back – and a lot of fun. What are you waiting for?


EARLY BIRD Discount of 50€ till 20st of September!


The desert is not to be seen, it´s to be experienced.

Find out more about this retreat here.



It´s easy :)