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8 Day New Year Yoga Holiday in Morocco

  • location Erg Chegaga Desert of Morocco

8 Day New Year Yoga Holiday in Morocco

 

Morocco Yoga Holiday

Nella Yoga invites you to join them on an exciting adventure in wonderful Morocco and Erg Chegaga. This retreat is a mix of yoga, a little bit of meditation, a lot of nature, and a lot of fun. You will come home happy and fulfilled!

 

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; Arabic; English; French; German; Spanish;
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Highlights

 

  • Yin and Vinyasa Yoga classes with Daniela
  • Mindfulness art (photos and drawings) with Lea
  • Pranayama and Meditation sessions with Daniela
  • 24-hour travel support and English-speaking chauffeur
  • New Year's Eve party in the desert
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cooking experience
  • Camel trekking

 

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
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Program

 

Day 1: Marrakech

You will be picked up at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) and taken to the riad. Here, you can make initial contacts with the city of Marrakech. From 3 p.m., you can take part in a cooking experience and get to know the simple yet healthy cuisine of Morocco. You will have dinner and get to know each other in a group. You will stay overnight in a beautiful riad in the medina!

Day 2: Marrakech - Telouat - Ait Benhaddou

You will practice Vinyasa flow yoga from 8 to 9 a.m. After breakfast, you start the private desert tour from Marrakech in an off-road vehicle with a driver / guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou. You drive through the High Atlas Mountains with the highest main road pass in Morocco (2,260 meters) and enjoy the breathtaking nature and lush valleys of the traditional Berber villages.

You take the route to Telouet (to Kasbah Glaoui) and then follow the course of the beautiful Ounila Valley to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. There, you spend the first night near the kasbah. You will end the evening with mindfulness art. You will overnight at a kasbah hotel.

Day 3: Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Agdz

You will practice mindfulness art from 8 to 9 a.m. After breakfast, you visit Ait Benhaddou and let Rachid show and explain everything before the rush of tourism. Back in the riad, you will practice Vinyasa by the pool from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Afterwards if you like, you can have lunch here and then cross the gorges from there. Reach 1,700 meters, from where the panorama of the legendary Draa Valley unfolds. Once in Agdz, it is worth visiting the Black Village and the Tamnougalt Ksar. You arrive at the hotel in Agdz in the early evening. Now, it's time for mindfulness art. Afterward, you will have dinner and overnight in a kasbah hotel.

Day 4: Zagora - Tamegroute - Mhamid - Erg Chigaga

You will practice Vinyasa flow yoga from 8 to 9 a.m. After breakfast, a dusty terrain takes you to the local prehistoric rock carvings in Foum Chennai before continuing on to Zagora to discover the nearby village of Amezrou and its Jewish heritage, ancient mud-brick synagogue, and silver jewelry.

The Tamegroute ovens poured the emerald green glaze that is so easy to see on mosque tiles, dishes, and pots all over Morocco. In the nearby Nassiria library, there is, among other things, a 10-year golden Koran as well as various contracts on astronomy, medicine, and Arabic poetry.

Before you leave the asphalt behind and face the Sahara, you are recommended visiting a traditional ksour and having lunch in Mhamid. From Mhamid, you reach the dunes of Erg Chigaga over various types of deserts. You can now turn to mindfulness art. Dinner and accommodation will take place in a private tent.

Day 5: Erg Chigaga

Sunrise, mindfulness, and breakfast await you. At about 10 a.m., you will ride the camels to the sacred oasis Oum Laalag for about 2 hours. Desert flow yoga awaits you there, followed by a picnic. The driver will then take you to some of the local nomads to get to know their lifestyle and get in touch while you have a cup of tea together.

Back in the camp, you will practice mindfulness art and watch the beautiful sunset together. Dinner and accommodation are like the day before.

Day 6: Erg Chigaga - Foum Zguid - Tazenakht - Taroudant

You get up early in the morning to admire the sunrise and walk through the dunes. After breakfast, the journey continues towards Hamada (rocky desert), where you cross the dry Lake Iriki. Here, you can drink tea with the nomads, then make your way to Foum Zuguid and there, you will have a lunch break.

You take the route west to the village of Tazenakht which is famous for the huge selection of Berber carpets. In the late afternoon, you reach Taroudant. There, you will practice mindfulness art, have dinner, and overnight in the hotel.

Day 7: Taroudant - Agadir - Marrakesh

You will practice Vinyasa flow yoga in the morning. After breakfast, the tour goes through the city walls and rummages for the best argan oil or honey in Morocco. A guide will take you through Taroudant, bringing you closer to the city, herbs, and culture. You will drive towards Marrakech and make a stop in the Bach city of Agadir.

Then, you continue on the highway, arriving in Marrakech in the late afternoon for mindfulness art. There, you will spend the last night in a riad in the medina including dinner.

Day 8: Marrakech

If there is still time today after breakfast, try to catch up on things you may have missed in Marrakech earlier. The driver will take you to the airport two hours before departure. Your yoga trip ends here.

 

What is included

 

  • New Year's Eve party in the desert with champagne, candlelight, starry sky, Moroccan drums, and dancing
  • Yin soft yoga flow, Vinyasa, pranayama, and meditation
  • Mindfulness art with Lea
  • Camel trekking
  • Cooking experience
  • 24-hour travel support
  • English-speaking chauffeur
  • Modern 4×4 Toyota equipped with air-conditioning
  • Organization and tour guide
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Half board meals
  • Airport transfer from and to the airport, soft drinks in the vehicle along the entire route
  • Transport insurance
  • Petrol and highway fees
  • VAT and tourist tax
  • 10% benefit children in Africa, India, and South America

 

What is not included

  • Flights
  • Beverages
  • Tips

Additional Details

 

Accommodation

  • Check-in Time: 06:00
  • Check-out Time: 23:00

You will be staying in various accommodations along the trip. During this retreat, you will be staying at multiple types of accommodation such as riad, hotel, and tent with twin or single beds.

  • 2 nights in Marrakech
  • 1 night in Ouarzazate
  • 1 night in Agdz
  • 2 nights in Erg Chegaga desert Camp
  • 1 night in Taroudannt

 

Included excursions

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Benhaddou
  • Stop at the Black Village and the Tamnougalt Ksar
  • See the local prehistoric rock carvings in Foum Chennai
  • Discover the nearby village of Amezrou and its Jewish heritage, ancient mud-brick synagogue, and silver jewelry
  • Camel trekking
  • Meet with the local nomads

 

Retreat location

This trip will take you to the best of the Sahara deserts in Morocco. The journey will start and end in Marrakech.

 

Things to Do

Sandboarding

Morocca has a big potential to develop this sport. You will fell the adrenalin of descending the big dune in the most beautiful scenery, the Sahara Desert!

Quad biking

Quad biking is the best adventure for those who seek adrenalin. For an unforgettable experience in the desert.

Food

You will be served half-board meals (breakfast and dinner) during this trip. Nella-Yoga also offers refreshing beverages in the vehicle at all times so you don't have to worry as much but at extra cost. They prefer not to include lunch as some people like a constant lunch and others just like a snack.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian (Upon Request)
The following drinks are included:
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Water

Spa Treatment

 

Services available with extra charge

  • Hamham
  • Massages

 

Meet The Instructors

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Daniela Holzer

 

Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher specializing in training in India. Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Restorative, Meditation, Pranayama, Healing Bowls "When nothing goes right, go left!" Daniela creates a warm, supportive, and natural atmosphere. In the dynamic flow, it offers a balance between the strength and softness of the body. Through the healing sounds of the singing bowls, the soul softens the heart and lets you carry it.

 

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Lea Pembe

 

Lea is a trained primary teacher and artist. Her motto is 'the best thing you can do for your family, your children, society and the world around you is to enhance yourself' by Sadhguru.

 

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Location Erg Chegaga Desert of Morocco

 

Recommended Airports

  • (RAK) Marrakesh Menara Airport: 5 km Transfer included

 

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer from this airport is included in the price. Nella-Yoga will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport Airport transfer included: Marrakesh Menara AirportNo additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

 

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

 

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

 

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