Mon, Apr 06|
Full Moon Yoga & Ritual Retreat ( 6 Days/ 5 Nights)
Join us for a yoga filled tour to the Sahara Desert perfectly timed to bask in the light of the full moon on the sand dunes where you will be invited to participate in a fire release ceremony to celebrate and let go of all the blessings in its many disguises the full moon has brought to fruition.
Time & Location
Apr 06, 2020, 5:00 PM – Apr 11, 2020, 7:00 PM
Sahara Desert, Sahara Desert
About the event
Day 1, April 6: Arrive Marrakech
Plan to be checked into the accommodations and ready to meet for a relaxed evening yoga class at 5:30pmthen have a meet and greet dinner. You can socialize or relax before retiring for the night to start the tour in the next morning.
Day 2, April 7: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades
Your day will begin with energizing yoga at 7am before taking breakfast at 9am. We will depart from Marrakech at 10am and proceed toward Dades. Our first stop will be Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site were we will explore this beautiful Kasbah which has excellent views of the area perfect for photos and a well-timed lunch stop. Next stop will be in Ouarzazate, "The Door of the Desert" for a short exploration. At the end of the day, you will finally reach Dades, where we will gather for some relaxing yoga before enjoying a typical Moroccan dinner where we will overnight.
Day 3, April 8: Dades - Merzouga
We will gather for a morning yoga practice at 7am before taking a traditional Moroccan breakfast at 9am. Departing at 10am for Merzouga, via the beautiful Gorges. You will take lunch along the way before you reach the city of Erfoud; well-known for fossils and a perfect place to buy dates. Along the way, you'll witness many landscapes and Berber villages in the region. Once we arrive to Merzouga we will take a camel trek to our luxury camp where we will enjoy an evening session of yoga on the sand (weather permitting) followed by a delicious dinner and finally gather around a campfire to celebrate our accomplishments since the last full moon and release anything no longer serving us while taking in the moon energy of fullness and the expansiveness of the desert, followed with traditional music and the invitation to dance.
Day 4, April 9: Merzouga - Agdz
On this day at 7am we will enjoy sunrise yoga on the dunes (weather permitting) after which we will take our breakfast at 9am before departing to Agdz. Traveling through the Draa Valley, the largest valley of palms in Morocco to the small city of Agdz where we will gather for evening yoga before we take dinner and relax for the night at a Riad or Lodge.
Day 5, April 10: Agdz - Marrakech
Today will start with energizing morning yoga at 7am followed by breakfast at 9am. You'll then head back to Marrakech via the incredible Ouarzazate, and traveling through the Tizi n’Tichka pass with its panoramic views. Once arrived back to Marrakech we will gather for an evening yoga session before dinner and rest for the night at our partner Raid.
Optional Day, April 11: Marrakech Guided City Tour
Our last day together will start with energizing morning yoga at 7am this will be our last yoga together followed by breakfast at 9AM. Our official City Guide will meet us at the raid at 10am for an exploration of Marrakech.
What You May Do:
• The Koutoubia Mosque, the symbolic landmark of Marrakech
• The Royal Saadian Tombs in the Kasbah
• The beautiful Palace of the Bahia
• The old Jewish town/Quatter "Mellah"
• The labyrinth Markets/Souks
• The Tanners
• The Jardin Majorelle garden tour, here you will have the option to see the Berber Museum which is not included
• The amazing and lively Medina square Jamaa El-fna (w/snake charmers, magicians, musicians, performers ….)
The tour/ retreat will end with the last yoga gathering on Day 5 OR the optional guided city tour. Those wishing to stay another night can arrange with us for an additional night at our partner Riad.
Those departing Marrakech/Morocco will need to ensure they arrive at the airport no later then 2 hours prior to the flight.
**A minimum of 4 participants are needed for this tour to take place.**
Once the minimum participants is met you will be notified and an invoice will be sent for payment.
**RSVP will close 1 week prior to tour dates.**
Price per person is 950 Euro (Optional Guided City Tour is + 25 Euro)
- Moroccan Tourism Approved vehicle
- Professinal Driver/Guide
- Airport Transfers
- 4 nights dbl accommodations in our trusted partner hotels and riads with half board (breakfast and dinner)
- 1 night dbl accommodation in luxury desert camp with half board (breakfast and dinner)
- Camel Ride
- Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher
- Full Moon Celebration and Release Ceremony
Price does not include:
- Certified City Guide Tour
- Site Entrance Fees
- Plane ticket
Times are subject to change based on season, weather, and group needs.
Please contact us with ANY questions you may have!