THE MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT 2020
A 7-DAY YOGA RETREAT WITH LEAH ZACCARIA
This Morocco Yoga Retreat will be led by renown yoga teacher, book author and yoga studio owner: Leah Zaccaria. The Morocco Yoga Retreat will take place in beautiful Marrakech in a private mansion at the outskirt of town. This will be an all-inclusive luxurious retreat during which we will take care of every detail from the time you land in Marrakech until you get back on the plane so you can fully focus on yourself and on your yoga practice.
YOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE MOROCCO YOGA RETREAT WILL INCLUDE:
Do you have questions about this yoga retreat?
Well, here are the answers to the most most commonly asked questions.
There are direct flights to Marrakech from many of the largest cities in Europe. Our recommendation is to look for flights with a connection via a European city such as Paris, Amsterdam or London.
Round trip flights from Seattle as an example that time of the year can be found for around $1,000-$1,300.
You may be able to find lower rates when planning a stay in Europe and booking separate flights from the US to Europe and from Europe to Morocco giving you the opportunity to spend a day or two in a city in Europe.
Alternatively, there are direct flights to Casablanca in Morocco from New York, Washington DC, Miami and Montreal. You may also want to consider this route and book a flight with a stop in Casablanca or land in Casablanca to catch the 3-4h train to Marrakech.
We expect attendees to fly in on Saturday in order to arrive on Sunday and attend the opening ceremony which takes place on Sunday evening. Departure should be planned any time during the last day (Sunday).
Once your flight lands, you will need to fill out an immigration form, get your passport stamped, pick up your luggage, clear customs and we will have a driver waiting for you outside of the arrival gate to meet you and drive you the mansion we will call home during the retreat.
If you plan to arrive earlier or stay longer in Morocco. We are happy to coordinate with you to pick you up or drop you off somewhere convenient for you in Marrakech on those days so you can join us during the retreat.
If you need recommendations on how to get to Marrakech from other cities, we are happy to help. Typically, the best option for travel between cities in Morocco is either to take the train (ONCF) or with one of the express bus companies CTM or Supratour.
No visa is required for trips up to 90 days so all you will need to attend this yoga retreat is your US passport with a validity of at least 6 months.
No vaccination is required to enter the country.
The weather in Marrakech in September averages 85 F. The mansion has AC but expect the weather to be hot and dry, which will be a great opportunity to work on your tan and a great reason to jump in the pool as often as you’d like.
We will be staying in a luxurious mansion right outside of Marrakech. The mansion has 8 bedrooms, each with its own private bathroom. The mansion also has multiple living rooms, a large rooftop and a spacious garden with a beautiful pool that will be accessible 24h a day.
All your meals during the retreat are included: breakfast, lunch and dinner – which will feature both Moroccan and other International cuisines. Throughout the retreat, you will get the chance to taste a variety of typical dishes and explore the richness of Moroccan cuisine.
If you have any food preferences or food allergies we should know about, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your specific needs.
We will typically have a yoga session either in the morning or at sunset or sometimes both. Each day will consist of either activities and sight-seeing around Marrakech mixed with some relaxing time by the pool or full day excursions.
The Morocco Yoga Retreat is designed to be small to really get the chance to connect with the teacher and your fellow retreat attendees. We expect a group of 8-12 people.
The retreat is designed for all levels. No yoga experience is needed. We will work with you to build you practice, and a yoga retreat is a great way to do that.
You should be able to use your phone for calls while in Morocco but additional fees may apply – Some cell phone providers provide special plans for international travel which you may want to look into but note that there will be wifi access in the mansion we will staying at as well as in most restaurants we will be visiting so you should have access to the internet with the ability to make calls over wifi everyday of the trip.
This retreat is all inclusive which means the cost of accommodations, activities, and transportation are all included in the price you pay for the retreat.
You are responsible for the cost of your own flight, travel insurance you may want to have as well as any gifts or alcoholic drinks you would like to purchase during the retreat. You are also responsible of your own lunch since we will only be having two meals per day.
You will likely not need much cash while there except for purchasing gifts or for other discretionary purchases such as alcohol purchases. You may be able to use your credit card in certain restaurants and establishment but our team will be available to help with currency exchange as needed.
Since this is an all-inclusive retreat, you shouldn’t need money for transport, accommodation, breakfast and dinner. In case you want to purchase lunch, the average price is $10 per meal. We recommend budgeting $500 for local purchases, additional activities, gratuities and alcohol.
Our team will be on site and available 24 hours a day to assist you in case of an emergency.
It is best not to drink tap water. Our team will arrange for drinking water to be available at all time in the mansion as well as during local excursions.
Morocco is considered a safe country to travel to and it receives over 12 Million tourists per year with Marrakech being one of the most popular destinations in the country.
A 1 hour massage as well as a Moroccan hammam treatment are included as part of the retreat. You will have the opportunity to schedule additional massages or other spa treatments during your stay as needed.
Yes you can. Once you pay for the $500 nonrefundable deposit, we will get in touch with you to find out how you would like to pay for the rest of the balance. You will have the option to either for the remaining balance right away or break it down into 2 or 3 payments over time. Note that the retreat must be fully paid for by 8/30/20.
Please reach out to the organizing teacher or email email@example.com and someone from our organizing team will get in touch with you to answer all your questions.