MOROCCO YOGA + ART ADVENTURE
MARRACKECH AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS - OCTOBER 21-26
You are invited on a 5 night/6 day adventure to the enchanting Morocco for a short and sweet Autumn retreat with Alma Retreats and Souljourn Yoga , led by Souljourn Yoga founder, Jordan Ashley, and inspiring curator and cofounder of AORA, Jenn Ellis on this cinematic yoga and art journey where we will be supporting Education For All, an organization that provides secondary education and boarding houses to rural girls from the High Atlas Mountains.
We will begin our journey in the ancient city of Marrakech, where will be staying deep in the historic Medina at the Riad Zam Zam, and will explore the incredible art galleries, barter in the souks for traditional goods (hand woven textiles, silver jewelry, perfume oils, dried fruits, kohl, etc) and replenish in the tranquil hammam. We will finish our adventure at Kasbah du Toubkal, a rustic guesthouse with panoramic mountain views, delicious Berber dining, and a mountain hike before meeting up with the young women from Education for All Morocco (EFA). Infused on our adventure is daily yoga, meals, tours, activities*, airport pick up/drop off, and a $300 tax-deductible donation for EFA. *spa treatments/hammam and cooking class are additional.
Day 1: Welcome to Morocco!
Welcome to Marrakech! After getting picked up from the airport (plan to arrive by 2pm please), our adventure begins with a healthy, organic lunch at the Riad Zam Zam. Lounge on the rooftop, indulge in a traditional Moroccan beauty ritual (complete with mineral mud and a massage) . We will have our first delicious dinner at the riad together with offerings of tagine, couscous, and mint tea to transport your taste buds.
Day 2: Yoga, Art, and Marrakech Adventure Part 1
Wake up with morning tea and fresh fruit before beginning our day with an energizing yoga practice. Breakfast will include labneh yogurt, fresh baked breads, and organic eggs. Morning will be free for spa services/hammam or a cooking class*. After lunch we will visit 1-2 art studios/galleries as well as a traditional herb shop. We will return back to Zam Zam for free time and will reconvene for another amazing dinner.
Day 3: Yoga, Art, and Marrakech Adventure Part 2
We will begin our day with some freshly roasted coffee or tea followed by a juicy yoga practice. An incredible breakfast awaits us after practice and then we will get ready to head off on our adventure. We will start our journey by visiting 1-2 art studios/galleries followed by a visit to the souks. We will return to the Riad for a late lunch and the afternoon will be free for spa services/hammam*. Free time to relax or explore before meeting up for one last dinner in Marrakech.
Day 4: Atlas Mountains Adventure Part 1
Rise and shine for morning yoga and breakfast before driving off deep into the Atlas Mountains (1.5 hours). We then head to the Kasbah du Toubkal to get settled in. An amazing Berber lunch will be served and the afternoon will be free for hammam treatments and relaxing before we head off for a half-day hike in the mountains. Downtime and traditional Berber dinner to conclude our first night in the mountains.
Day 5: EFA visit and Atlas Mountain Adventure Part 2
Our last morning yoga practice together! Breakfast will be a spread of homemade yogurt, bread, fresh squeezed orange juice, and Moroccan pancakes will be served before we head off to meet and spend time with the girls from Education for All and learn all about their lives and studies over lunch and free time. We will return to the Kasbah for a free afternoon and very special dinner/closing circle to wrap up our journey.
Day 6: Departure Day
One final breakfast together before we get ready to head off to the airport. Safe travels home!
Price: Shared Room: $1675 | Single Room: $2085
All Meals | Lunch on Arrival to Breakfast on Departure
5 night Accomodation | 3 nights at Riad Zam Zam and 2 nights at Kasbah du Toubkal
Activities and Tours
Airport Pick Up/Drop Off
$300 Donation to EFA
Any Entry Visas | Please note that it is FREE for many countries such as Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the UK, the EU and Canada
Optional Cooking Class
**Note that your $500 deposit is a nonrefundable to hold your space. Thank you!
*** Please note that we ask you to keep and open mind and a “go with the flow” attitude as we will be in a different country and things sometimes can get delayed or adjusted due to circumstances out of our control. So, embrace the spirit of adventure and enjoy your epic journey that awaits you!
PLEASE READ & FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING FORMS TO PARTICIPATE, NOTING THAT THIS RETREAT IS A PARTNERSHIP WITH SOULJOURN YOGA