Mesmerized in Morocco -
March 9 - 16, 2019
7 nights in a massive seaside Castle turned Riad
Traditional breakfast daily on the rooftop with seaviews
Three delicious dinners at our Riad including local wines from Mogador*
Yoga classes and workshops as per the Itinerary
Grounding circle with mint tea & cookies
Henna designs on hands and feet
Painting workshop with a local artist at a local cheese farm (incredible lunch included)
Countryside Spa day with traditional hamman body scrub, one hour massage with local argan oil and lunch
Guided group adventure into Marrakech to explore the pulse of the country; includes trip to the famous Marjorelle Gardens of Yves Saint Laurent, a visit to the famous Ben Yousself Koran School, and free time for shopping
Cooking class of traditional dishes with a guided adventure to the spice market for shopping; lunch included
A free day to explore as you wish
Camel ride along the secluded coastline with Mogador island as our backdrop; lunch of freshly grilled fish, black olives, and traditional Moroccan breads included at the ranch
All local taxes
Gratuities for services NOT INCLUDED. We will suggest an amount for the amazing staff that you can offer on retreat.
* Please note that not all meals are included in our package.
** Please note : Neither airfare nor airport transfers are included in this package. Options to arrive into Essaouira-Mogador airport (ESU), Marrakech Menara (RAK) airport or Casablanca’s Mohammed V International (CMN) are all available to you. We can arrange transfers and potentially pair those arriving at similar times. Please forward along your flights once you have them to see about the possibilities.
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Shared Triple Rooms: Shared triple rooms have three twin beds $2,315usd per person
Shared Double Suites: Shared double suites have two twin beds. $2,435usd per person
Private Superior Room: 1 Queen bed, sitting area, ensuite bath $2,980usd private; $2,365usd per person
Private Economy Room: 1 Queen bed, ensuite bath $2,630usd private; $2,210usd per person*
* You must provide your bedmate for these options.
We will pair single travelers together looking to share a room. Roommates should book their accommodations together. There will be plenty of space for alone time around the riad during the retreat. It is a larger property with several different sitting areas both indoors and out.
A deposit of $500 is due to secure your space in the retreat. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability of accommodations. To make your deposit and/or payments you may use PayPal or MindBody online or in person at Anew Life studio. This deposit is non-refundable. If an unforeseen event arises, we will try our best to refund your deposit if we are able to fill your space.
The remainder of your payment is due January 14th, 2018.
- Morning yoga class
- Free time for massage, beach, pool, hammock, etc
- Lunch on your own
- Free time
- Afternoon yoga class
- Dinner (included in pricing 3 nights)
Cancellations made within 30 days or less of arrival are 100% non-refundable. Any prior cancellations are refundable minus deposit. If you need to leave the retreat early for unforeseen circumstances, there are no refunds or pro-rates.
In case of an emergency, we will do our best to apply your payment towards a future retreat or training. In case of cancellation due to a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, all payments will be applied to a future retreat, to be scheduled within one year of cancelled retreat. There are no refunds for natural disasters—credit only. In the late winter / early spring, hurricanes are unlikely to happen; the weather tends to be the best with clear skies, calm waters and temperatures in the low 80s.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this part of Mexico safe? On this island, crime is very low. However, petty thievery does exist, so keep your valuables locked up, to be safe.
Is there wifi? Yes, there is wifi throughout the hotel. However, remember we are on an island, so the signal may not be as strong as you are used to. However, we encourage you to take this time to disconnect!
Do I need to speak Spanish? Of course it doesn’t hurt, but for the most part, the people in Holbox are used to English-speaking tourists.
How much money should I bring? It is important to know that most places are going to be cash only. Those restaurants or shops that do accept credit cards will likely have an associated service charge. There are a couple of ATMs on the island, but they are not reliable. We would recommend trying to exchange dollars to pesos before leaving the U.S. However, there are also opportunities to exchange or withdraw at the airport. In terms of spending money, all lunches are on your own as well as two dinners, so that you can enjoy the local restaurants—which are delicious! You will be able to find some meals as cheap as US$5 but also some as expensive as US$30. To be safe, we’d recommend allotting $50 a day, or perhaps a bit more if you plan to shop.
Are the rooms air-conditioned? Yes, all of the rooms have air-conditioners as well as fans.
Is clean drinking water available? Yes, there will be drinking water available. You should not drink the tap water. However, no need to worry about avoiding ice in restaurants, as it is standard at all places to use clean water to make ice.
How are the mosquitos? The mosquitos can be quite annoying around sunrise and sunset. It is highly recommended to bring insect repellent with you.
About the teacher
Victor Varana ERYT500
If you value learning from a seasoned and skilled teacher with a background in a diversity of yoga, meditation, martial art styles and a strong personal practice, then this is the trip for you! Victor has been a practitioner since his early childhood, and he has thousands of hours of teaching experience in Tulum, one of the most important yoga destinations in the world. Victor will bring to this retreat his experience of teaching to yogis from all ages, body conditions and practice levels in the same classroom, while still being able to give everyone the challenge they need. Come learn from him!
Learn and be inspired by an internationally reknown yoga teacher and creator of his own unique and acclaimed style of practice named Kalam-Balam.
Testimonial : “This is one of the most energizing, centering, blissful, strong, empowering classes I have ever taken, I’m serious, ever [...] You’ve got to take this class. If you can ever see or take anything with him, I highly, highly recommend it”
Sadie Nardini. Tulum, Mexico, Sept 2012.
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