Hey guys, I want to take my badass Yogis on a journey that goes beyond a Yoga retreat”, that was my intention when I returned from Marrakech in April this year.
So I teamed up with a group of creative artists and Yogis to put together an adventure that promises to make you smile so much, you’ll be doing ab workouts without even rolling your mat out!
Born from their desire to combine all the lovely things the team has learned from attending retreats around the world; our vision is to immerse you in an environment of blissfulness, light, good vibes & tan lines.
What: Wellness Retreat: "Love, Light & F***ing Bright"
When: 21st – 28th Oct 2018
Where: Sanctuary Salimane Artist residency, volunteering, safe haven, agriculture, permaculture, animal sanctuary, Marrakech, Morocco
Why: Good Vibes & Tan Lines - It’s grand yet low key - Uber stylish yet down to earth - Tranquil yet not boring
The grounds themselves are beautifully situated against the backdrop of the mighty peaks of Morocco's High Atlas Mountains and just a few kilometers from the vibrant and extraordinary souks of Marrakech.
Dar Salimane sits on 10 hectares of farmland - home to an olive grove, orange trees, swimming pool, tennis court, Yoga room, outhouses, secret garden, and some extraordinary residents, including a host of farm animals and Lola the horse that all become part of the experience. The wide range of facilities and services as well as beautifully landscaped gardens, and private chill-out corners is inviting for indulgence and yoga.
The rooms are spread out between the principal residence and the outhouses which share a lovely pavilion, secret garden and communal kitchen. The swimming pool and outdoor seating areas are a magical place to lounge, sun tan or read a book.
And shall we go on about the food? Everything is grown on the farm and what is not available is sourced from local organic farms.
Vegan dishes are or prepared and served beautifully, their rich and exotic flavours still on my tongue. It’s very easy to have a cultural experience in Marakech, a day in the souks or visiting the seaside town of Eassouira will immerse you fully in this beautiful culture. What’s unique is having the luxury to reconnect with nature in such a beautiful and serene setting.
Add to all that the magical musical evenings organised by Aziz and gathering Marakech’s most talented artists, we cannot think of anywhere else to gather with like-minded people for a week…
We believe that food can be yummy, decadent and healthy at the same time. There is no need to deprive ourself from the joyful celebrations of food just because we are Yogis embracing a healthy lifestyle.
On this retreat, we will feed you vegetarian and dairy free dishes that are delightful, nutrient-dense, and life-giving. Everything is grown on the land and prepared by a team of local cooks that are so amazing you would want them to come back home with you. I’ll say no more, you just wait to be blown away by an explosion of flavours!
This retreat allows you to be You, do You and even return with a new you. With its relaxed freedom policy, it provides you the space, time and the environment to just chill. Go with the flow, do what makes you light up and merely pass on what doesn’t, simple.
Escape the hustle and bustle of life and take a breath. You will be placed in an environment where deep mental rest is effortless. As well as plenty of enjoyment, adventure, training, life tools and inspiration to handle your return to the real world.
Whether you're new to yoga or a badass Yogi, this retreat is for you. Deemoi has vast experience with accommodating both sides of the ability scale. When you are in a state of Yoga, all misconceptions (vrittis) that can exist in us (chitta) disappear.
Providing you with practical life skills that you can apply when you return home. If you wish to create and live a life you love, this could be a workshop that you’ll never forget. Becoming aware of, and motivated towards creating and living your happiest most fulfilling lives.
You can rest assured that the organizers who assist you throughout the course of the retreat are individuals with a big heart. Their mission is to make sure your experience is off the charts. You'll experience the artists, farmers, and chefs up close.
This retreat accommodates every level of participant, from first timers to the retreat warriors. Everyone’s experience is their own, and every experience is unique. Maintaining an accessible and friendly vibe is very important to us.
We have mindfully designed the activities, workshops, atmosphere and schedule around you, giving you the freedom to do what the F***ck you like.
Our sound baths will enable you to release old patterns that no longer serve you, create new ones and re-tune your energetic field. Lowers blood pressure, slows the heart rate, relieves pain, promotes sound sleep and physical benefits related to deep relaxation.
Arrival + Introduction / No yoga Arrival in Marrakech throughout the day & Transfer from the airport to the Riad (Transfer will be arranged individually according to your arrival time) Anytime → pre-book a Hammam 19.30 →Introduction & welcome dinner in the Riad
8:30 - 9:15 → Pranayama (respiratory gymnastics), meditation and Yin Yoga class 9:30 – 10:30 → Breakfast 11:30 – 1:15 → YMD, Yoga Movement Diversity. A vinyasa style Yoga class with Dee 11:30 – 1:15 → Transformational coaching workshops with life coach Ghramae 11:30 – 1:15 → Hammam, healing session, tarot card reading or pool time 1:30 – 2:30 → Lunch 3:30 – 5:00 → Workshops: arm balancing, inversions, backbends 3:30 – 5:45 → Mala making: jewelry with intention 3:30 – Onwards → trip to the Median souks, pool time 6:00 – 7:30 → Sound Bath: Sonic sound enchantment meditation with Fabio Garces 7:45 → Dinner 9:45 - Onwards → Gnawa musical jam
8:00 - 9:00 → Breakfast 9:15 - onwards → Free day: pool time, sleep time, or shopping time (A designated driver is available for trips to the Medina, tea houses or riads)
8:00 - 9:00 → Breakfast 9:15 → Day trip to Essaouira by the seaside 1:00 → Lunch at the marina, freshly caught fish (vegetarian option available)
8:30 - 9:15 → Pranayama (respiratory gymnastics), meditation and Yin Yoga class 9:30 – 10:30 → Breakfast 11:30 – 1:15 → YMD, Yoga Movement Diversity. A vinyasa style Yoga class with Dee 11:30 – 1:15 → Transformational coaching workshops with life coach Ghramae Johnson 11:30 – 1:15 → Hammam, healing session, tarot card reading or pool time 1:30 – 2:30 → Lunch 3:30 – 5:00 → Workshops: arm balancing, inversions, backbends 3:30 – 5:45 → Mala making: jewelry with intention 3:30 – Onwards → trip to the Median souks, pool time 6:00 – 7:30 → Sound Bath: Sonic sound enchantment meditation with Fabio Garces 7:45 → Dinner 9:45 - Onwards → Gnawa musical jam
Departure / No Yoga Starting 7am → Breakfast
Dee is a London-based Yoga Instructor and a wellness coach. Dee teaches at exclusive health clubs such as KX, KXU, BXR and TOP and works with a portfolio of private clients offering a 12 months program that helps her clients find the motivation and tools to meet their physical and emotional health goals.
Dee created her own method called YMD, Yoga Movement Diversity, which draws on the classical asanas and strong elements of calisthenics, animal flow and dance movements while teaching the Yoga tradition with integrity to its roots.
Her Yoga practice is playful with a strong focus on body mechanics; she believes that proper alignment can (and will) get her students into the most challenging and gravity-defying poses.
Ghramae is a charismatic Life mastery coach and the author of the Growth Mindset Secrets book.
He skilfully combines spirituality, neuroscience, and mindset training to equip, inspire and help participants live a life they love.
For two decades he has helped clients go from average to awesome, assisting them in accessing their own profound wisdom, inner guidance and adopting life strategies that work.
Fabio is a passionate and talented musician and producer who has the vision to transform the ways we experience sound. Sonic Enchantment is truly powerful, and his session sets are a gift that promises to be unforgettable healing experiences, the perfect way to maintain balance during your time at the retreat.
Merging a background in music production and sound engineering, Fabio has spent the last 7 years researching the field of cymatics, acoustic therapies, solfeggio frequencies and ancient south-central American shamanic sound healing practices, to develop an approach that combines modern music technology with ancient sound healing along with meditation.
The resulting effect serves to create personal experiences that span a wide range of transformative benefits such as restoration and the re-emergence of balance and inner calm.
Wellness Retreat Love Light & F***cking Bright copyright 2018