IGNITE YOUR SPIRIT RETREAT
Take a journey to explore the senses through this magical Moroccan adventure this September with Natasha Moutran and Emma Heald
With it's unique character and heavenly charm Morocco provides the perfect yoga & meditation retreat to connect to the body, enrich the senses and inspire the mind.
On your 7 day retreat you will go on a beautiful journey of unwinding and igniting your senses with Natasha & Emma's morning yoga, created to leave you feeling re-energized and balanced and evening yoga & meditation sessions to help you relax, calm and feel utterly blissful. The yoga and meditation, combined with creative and thought provoking workshops, sound baths and many more magical practices, are all designed to explore the senses as a gateway into connection with the self, nature and the world around you.
This week will be a journey to ignite your spirit, shake up your soul and leave you feeling more rooted in your authentic truth.
The incredible venue of Peacock Pavilions is a handmade, artisanal boutique hotel in an olive grove on the outskirts of Marrakesh. Nestled in an old olive grove with a breathtaking view of the Atlas Mountains, Peacock Pavilions is an 8.5 acre private estate. Part of the M.Montague offerings, Peacock Pavilions was designed and built by American blogger and designer, Maryam Montague, and her American husband, Chris Redecke. This stylish and eco-friendly residence has been featured in worldwide publications such as Elle Decoration, National Geographic Traveler
Relax your body, enjoy the serene surroundings, and let your soul be nurtured & replenished...
6 Nights accommodation in the beautiful Pavillions
5 Morning yoga sessions with Natasha & Emma
5 Evening yoga/ meditation sessions with Natasha & Emma
Daily Unique practices / workshops including sound baths, sound ceremonies, optional self discovery workshops and more.
An incredible opportunity to volunteer with Project Soar
1 Hammam & Massage Treatment (1 hour)
A Guided hike of the stunning Atlas Mountains
Lunch at Kasabah du Toubkal (Featured in National Geographic)
Outdoor Movie Night Under The Stars
Cooking Class to dive into the tastes of Morocco
Daily meals - breakfast, lunch & dinner
Teas, coffees and nibbles at any time
Group Transfers to/from the Airport(Marrakech-Menara Airport- RAK)
RETREAT DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Taxis to & from the town centre/ day trips/ excursions (excluding the hammam trip), but this can be arranged on request with at least 24hrs notice.
PRICES & AVAILABILITY:
SHARED / TWIN ROOM- £1650
SINGLE ROOM- £2375
Please Note: All prices are per person and include all yoga sessions, food & accommodation.
Rooms are allocated on a first come first serve bases.
The estate is comprised of three pavilions, each with a beautiful chic design: the Main Pavilion, the Atlas Pavilion and the Medina Pavilion, as well as outdoor areas.
With 5 rooms in total the venue is exclusive, keeping the group to a small intimate number. There are plenty of areas both indoors and outdoors for you to relax and unwind, including a pool, a small library and the roof terrace.
Only 20-30 mins from the city centre you can easily enjoy a day in Marrakech, or choose to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with a day trip to the Atlas Mountains. There is plenty on offer for those who wish to keep themselves busy, and equally it is the perfect place to completely sit back, put your feet up and relax.
The weeks delicious menu features farm-to-table, authentic Moroccan cuisine with a twist.
Breakfasts - daily made bread from the village’s communal bread oven (rebuilt as part of our charity, Project Soar), homemade jams, eggs or muffins, yoghurt, fruit, just squeezed juice, coffee and tea
Lunches – light and fresh (soups, salads, quiches, etc.) served with cookies or fruit for dessert
Dinners – three delicious courses, served by candle light, ending in an herbal infusion from the garden to help you sleep
There is no use of processed foods and all meals are prepared the old fashion way – from scratch. All meals are made with fresh and organic ingredients.
As a part of our retreat we will be contributing to Project Soar, the incredible initiative associated with Peacock Pavilions. The goal of Project Soar is simple: to help aspiring communities soar a little higher through art education, renovation projects, as well as through sports and health education.
In 2013, Maryam and Chris established Project Soar, a non-profit organization that seeks to uplift underprivileged girls and women in the area where Peacock Pavilions is located.
The organization hosts arts education and fitness activities weekly for over 50 girls between the ages of 5-14. Girls must stay in school to participate in Project Soar, helping to break the cycle of girl brides that is still prevalent in the area.
As a part of this project we will be facilitating a yoga & coaching workshop with the girls on the Sunday morning and ask that all retreat guests join us in this offering. It will be a beautiful contribution to the project and we are very much looking forward to offering this with you.
Maryam is a designer and the curator of the Souk by M.Montague located at Peacock Pavilions.
Guests have the exclusive opportunity to shop Maryam’s hand-picked, tribal chic pieces at Peacock Pavilions. In the M.Montague Souk, you’ll find a selection of items perfect for the modern nomad -- jewellery, textiles, carpets, and soft furnishings. Most pieces are handmade – hand loomed, hand knotted or hand dyed, and many are embellished with hand sequinning or hand embroidery. Maryam is passionate about symbols and meanings and each item in the Souk has its own story. Why buy from a big box store when you can buy one of a kind?
Cash set aside from purchases at the M.Montague Souk benefit, Project Soar, the charity that Maryam established with her husband, Chris. Project Soar seeks to uplift underprivileged girls through art, fitness and educational opportunities. Buy good and do good. It’s that simple.
Treatments can be arranged during your stay. Please contact us for more details on this & to make a booking.
Excursions can be organised during your stay. We ask that you give us 24 hours notice in order to arrange a taxi/driver for you. Excursions may include:
The excursions already included are:
- Day Trip in Marrakech
- Day trip to Atlas Mountains
On other days you may wish to enjoy:
- Day trip to Essaouira
- Trip to the Souk (shopping)
Our Co-Founder Natasha and inspiring yoga teacher Emma are highly qualified and experienced teachers ready to share their wealth of knowledge and passion with you. Natasha and Emma will guide you through a beautiful journey of yoga asana, vinyasa flow, yin yoga, restorative, meditations and movement practices, all carefully weaved together to make sure you have get the most from your retreat experience. Every practice is suitable for any level, with both absolute beginners and advanced yogis all welcome. These practices are aimed to take you deeper into your own transformation, through practices of body, mind and soul, you will leave feeling more balanced, invigorated, calm and connected.
HAMMAM & MASSAGE:
As part of your week of relaxation we would love to offer you a complimentary traditional hammam & massage treatment to be enjoyed at a hammam in Marrakech. This is a very traditional Moroccan experience and one that is not to be missed.
LOGISTICS & GETTING THERE:
Guests are welcome to arrive from 4pm on Saturday and leave by 11am on Friday.
Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK) is the nearest international airport to the venue. Please let us know your arrival times and we will confirm your group transfer time to the venue based upon arrival times.
The last yoga session will be on the morning of Day 7, with check out times at 11am, just after breakfast.
There will be a group transfer arranged both ways, however if your flight times do not correlate well with the times given then we can arrange a private taxi for you at an extra cost.
If you are already staying in Marrakech or choosing to stay longer we can arrange a taxi to pick you up/ drop you off at your other location. The location of the venue is not very well known and a little 'off the beaten track', so do let us know if you wish to do this and let us organise it for you as not every taxi will know where to go.
Please check the following website to confirm if you require a visa to enter Morocco- http://www.moroccanconsulate.org.uk/en/Visa.html
For more information or to book please email us or click on the "BOOK NOW" button to the right.
To confirm your space on this retreat we require a non-refundable deposit of £350.
TO BOOK NOW simply click the button below and you will be taken to a safe & secure booking page to pay your £350 non refundable deposit.
Once this has been recieved we will send you a Confirmation Email and then you can sit back and get excited about your retreat!
Pure Retreat Bliss is just one click away!!
All payments can also be made through bank transfer or paypal. Please email us and request this information if this is your prefered payment method.
Terms & Conditions:
In the event of cancellation:
60 days or more prior to the retreat: Your entire payment will be refunded, less £350 which is your deposit.
59-30 days prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less £350 deposit) to a future retreat.
29 days or less prior to the retreat: Payments are not refundable.
This retreat is hosted by The Retreat Collection & gift certificates are accepted towards this retreat.