Offering Daily Yoga, Meditation, a Trip to the Atlas Mountains, Exploring the Souks, Hammam, Massages, Guided Tours, & much MORE!

During this spectacular yoga retreat in Morocco you can experience this mystical land.  With the secure and safe feeling that everything will be taken care of for you from the minute you arrive at the airport. Morocco is a North African country with a soul, a sensory experience and a world away from Europe despite its geographical proximity.

Everything That Makes A Yoga Holiday Special, The Massage, The Excursion, The Extra Classes, It is ALL Included!

Our yoga retreat will take place at the fabulous Quaryati Ecolodge. This traditional Moroccan guest house is situated in a large garden, 30 minutes from Marrakech.

It features a spa centre with hammam, and has an outdoor swimming pool with breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains.

To find out more or book your place...

Please contact Rachel at rb@revealingvajra.com if you would like to ask any questions about this retreat or how to book and pay for your place, she will be more than happy to get back to you!

You can also book and pay securely online here. Payments via Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer

What You Can Expect on this yoga retreat in Morocco

All inclusive, yoga, relaxation, wonderful surroundings, like minded people around, peace and a place to really re-treat in an oasis of tranquility. Just half an hour outside the bustling medina of Marrakech.
And, let’s not forget to bring in the weather into the mix!
March and October are generally gorgeous and many consider it the best months to be in Morocco!

Our all-inclusive price for this yoga retreat Morocco includes:

  • 7 nights in the Quaryati Ecolodge with wonderful views of the majestic Atlas Mountains
  • Airport Transfers, whatever time you arrive and depart, on the start and end date of the retreat
  • Transportation to/from day trips
  • 3 healthy meals a day, prepared with local ingredients
  • Drinks all day: water, fruit juices, tea, mint tea..
  • Day trip to the spectacular Atlas Mountains, lunch on a roof top terrace with spectacular views on the Toubkal
  • Guided tour of the souks of Marrakech
  • Lunch in Marrakech at one of the top 5 restaurants in town
  • Entrance fees for all gardens and museums we visit together
  • Strolling on the world famous Djemaa El Fnaa Square
  • Daily meditation and yoga classes featuring different yoga styles (mats and all props are provided)
  • Use of estate premises (terraces, pool, etc.)
  • 1 full length treatment 60 minute massage
  • 1 typical hamman (steam bath) and scrubbing
  • 1 workshop: How to Bring more Balance into your Daily Life
  • Welcome gift
  • Taxes
  • A wonderful group of likeminded yogis and yoginis

THIS HOLIDAY OFFERS YOU SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST YOGA.

THIS HOLIDAY WILL RECHARGE YOU FOR A LONG TIME.

Quaryati,  a hidden gem, just 35 minutes outside of Marrakech. You will never forget your yoga session with a view on the Atlas mountains.
We have an entire team on site, ready for you to assist you anyway you need.
The meals you will have are prepared with care and organic and mostly local ingredients.
Gluten Free and Vegetarian Options are available and Very tasty!
Professional guidance in all yoga and meditation classes.
We see massages and coaching as part of the experience, and thus included in your retreat price.
You will get to know different styles of yoga.
You do not open your wallet for a week.
A wonderful blend of international participants, from all over the globe.

I live in Morocco so you will get more in’s and out’s than on any other yoga holiday out there.

We know people, who know Marrakech better than anyone else 🙂

So much more than a holiday…
If what you desire is a pause to contemplate the quality of your life, then revealing vajra provides the sanctuary to do just that. Rachel’s natural and curious temperament provides a harmonious balance of physical tenacity and developing strength of mind, revealing the yogi in each of us.
Annemarie Lobo, London, UK – 2016

What You Will Enjoy

We start each day with yoga, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation.
During these morning sessions you will experience a variety of yoga styles so that you can find the ones that best suit you.
After savasana, we enjoy breakfast in the sun and you might have a nice massage at the Spa of Quaryati, one massage is part of your package already!

In the afternoon you will have some time for yourself, take a dip in the pool, enjoy a rejuvenating massage or read that book that’s been waiting for you for a while.

One day we will go an explore the Atlas Mountains, having lunch in the most typical place you can imagine.

A day tour to Marrakech is also on the program. For sure we’ll show you the famous Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh’s main square and the souks, but we’ll also take you to the less known spots of this amazing city.

There’s a silence day on the program. Let the silence dazzle you and experience its strength. Many people are hesitant about this part of the program but afterwards, our participants often tell us that it was one their favorite moments of the holiday.

Sunset is the time for the evening yoga classes. They will balance body and mind and above all, will give you a deep sense of peace and rest. After class you can enjoy, another wonderful dinner.

This is your time, your holiday, so if you want to skip a class or a workshop that is absolutely fine. Although we believe you will find the program stimulating and fun, primarily we want you to relax and enjoy yourself.

Location

Marrakesh, an ancient city of weathered pink buildings, romantic restaurants, museums, palaces, bustling souks (markets) and upscale shops. It’s hard to believe that Quaryati is located at just half an hour drive from the Medina.  You will find yourself in a different world.

Each air-conditioned room and suite has a traditional Moroccan-style decor and furniture. Some of the rooms include a private balcony and views of the High Atlas. “Just the right place to really unwind, forget the Stress and Relax”!

Rooms are not luxurious but spacious and well equipped. Especially the suites are worthwhile the mention.

The owner of Quaryati, Françoise, has an incredible eye for detail so all that you could wish for is already there.

Guests will not only enjoy the grounds of Quaryati, the outdoor areas including a lovely pool, patio, private terraces, but this retreat includes some amazing day-trips to the surrounding sites.

A guided day in Marrakesh, an awesome tour exploring the nearby Atlas Mountains, and more!

Moroccan cuisine

Lovely food is part of the yoga retreat experience. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included during this retreat.
The cuisine in Morocco is simple but delicious. Using fresh ingredients from the on-site organic gardens or local markets. We can cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian. We have brought our own chefs in to train the local staff and can now truly say that our retreats will bring you vibrant food!

If you have an allergy to a particular ingredient, let us know, and a separate dish will be made for you.
No alcohol is served during the week at our shared lunches and dinners and we would appreciate if you do not bring your own wine to consume at the dinner table.
On Friday evening, there is the possibility to have alcohol during our closing dinner.

To find out more or book your place...

Please contact Rachel at rb@revealingvajra.com if you would like to ask any questions about this retreat or how to book and pay for your place, she will be more than happy to get back to you!

You can also book and pay securely online here. Payments via Paypal, Credit Card or Bank Transfer

Rachel Bonkink yoga retreat in morocco

Your host, Rachel Bonkink

Salam! I’m Rachel Bonkink, your personal yoga and meditation teacher and travel guide on this yoga retreat in Morocco.

You will go home after this week, with a mental back pack, filled with practical tools to help you maintain and cultivate Balance in your daily life. 

I have been teaching for several years now and I do what I do because it is who I am – it is what I love to do. Traveling the world and inspiring people in anyway I can.

THESE YOGA HOLIDAYS ARE DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER HOLIDAY OUT THERE!

That’s quite a statement … I know… But, what I bring across is so much more than bending forwards and backwards. As I have a worked both as a COO and consultant before founding Revealing Vajra, I know what stress is. I know what deadlines are, real deadlines, handling huge budgets-with a lot of zeros, pleasing your C-level customers, keeping your corporate tribe happy- our tribe had 100+ people on the payroll, … the works….

Combine this with many years as a personal life coach, my shiatsu practises and ongoing yoga teacher trainings and personal retreats….

And you get someone in front of you who is able to organise retreats that are very different.

It is this unique combination – a deep understanding of corporate life and the corporate ladder, alongside a vast experience of mind-body trainings and many personal retreats, plus the expertise of organising over 42 of my own yoga retreats – that gives my yoga holidays and retreats a very POWERFUL edge.

I will help you to focus on enjoying your practice and gaining new insights into your body, mind and the yoga philosophy.

To me, these holidays are so much more than just a getaway. These retreats can be truly life changing and empower you to become a more healthy and happy person.

Rachel’s retreat is exceptional.
She has taken time to choose the perfect location and put together a week that is restful, rejuvenating and results in a very complete and satisfying week.
Really enjoyed experiencing various yoga styles and learning from her. She is a very kind and giving soul. We had a great time and would highly recommend one of her retreats. I plan to come again!
Maria, Seattle, USA

Different Yoga Styles

I will teach different styles of yoga, and offer several guidelines /techniques for meditation during this week.

Starting slowly with Hatha, Yin, Yin/Yang and Restorative. Building it up towards a more Vinyasa inspired class. At least one class will focus on alignment and one class is Kundalini yoga.

All levels are welcome, I know how to adjust all poses.

For me, it’s important that you (learn how to) FEEL in class. That you know WHAT you are actually doing in a pose.
That you can find focus and stillness in a posture.
This means some classes will be very tough (and very inspiring 🙂  ) if you are used to fast paced Vinyasa classes.

I don’t take life all too seriously, nor do I see yoga as the most serious thing in the world. It’s very possible that I even make a joke here or there during our classes together…

Pranayama (breathing), meditation and yoga philosophy are part of all my lessons.

Asana wise, I started my own journey about 10 years ago with Ashtanga, got very inspired by Iyengar trained teachers and currently enjoy receiving guidance from and being very inspired by Sarah Powers.

I am happy to discuss your expectations and see if this holiday is right for you. I welcome any and all questions or concerns you may have and invite you to email me at: rb@revealingvajra.com or just give me a call on +32 476 204 121. Alternatively, you can use this form to contact me.

Transportation

Transfers on the start and end date of the retreat, from and to Quaryati are included in the price of the yoga retreat as we like you to fully relax and not worry about a thing anymore, after your arrival at the airport.

The airport to fly into can be Marrakech-Menara (RAK)
From there, transfers will be arranged for you. You just show up at the airport, we do all the rest!

Depending on your country of departure, there will be different airlines available to fly into Morocco. US and Canadian participants will have to fly into Casablanca first.

In Europe; Ryanair, EasyJet, Iberia and Vueling usually offer very competitive rates, so please check on their website for fares from your country of departure.

For the departure day, we have breakfast together and no program as such is foreseen. We end our classes on Friday evening.

Good to know! It takes between 1 and 3 hours to get out of the airport on arrival. And you will need at least two hours prior to departure for passport control and security checks. Afternoon departure flights are therefor advised, for your own comfort.

You can stay at Quaryati, before and after your retreat. Just shoot me an email to find out prices and availability.

What to bring on this yoga retreat in Morocco

Part of the anticipation and enjoyment of the trip is considering what you are going to be doing and planning and packing. This includes happy anticipation and mindful preparation for the nice retreat you are going to participate in.

Main thing is not to worry, simply enjoy the preparations.
Don’t worry about wearing the same outfit more than once. This is a retreat where you do not need to dress to impress. Wear whatever feels comfortable. Don’t worry about forgetting an important item either, you’re going to Morocco, so practically anything can be bought for you, should this be necessary.
Before departure, we will send you a list of things to bring and things you can leave at home 🙂

What to do next? Booking this “yoga retreat in Morocco”

Prices include full board accommodation, transfers, all yoga lessons, workshops, excursions, guided tours, walks, one full-length treatment and hamman per person.

1350€ per person for shared accommodation for one week
1495€ per person for private accommodation for one week
1675€ per person for private accommodation in a suite for one week

If you are a single traveler, no worries, most people are, so we can set you up with a roommate to share the room.

You can book any flight that is convenient for you. 
Ideally, you arrive on Saturday evening, before dinner so before 8PM. We start our lessons on Sunday.
On the departure day, take into account a 35 minute drive to the airport and 2 hour waiting time at the airport. Therefore, very early departures are not advised, for your own comfort.

Cancellation Policy

The 500 Euro deposit is non refundable.
There are no partial refunds for late arrivals or if you need to leave the retreat early.
Balance refunds depend on the timing of your cancellation:
A 90% refund will be provided on cancellations, up to 60 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
A 50% refund will be provided on cancellations between 30-59 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.
No refunds will be provided on cancellation between 29-0 days prior to the start date of the booked retreat.

Testimonials

Everything you could want in a yoga retreat. A beautiful location, mixed with an incredible view and amazing food,and on top of that, top class yoga! You will not want to leave. But when you do, you will feel rested, calm and at peace with your mind and body. Rachel is a great teacher so it doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an advanced yogi, she will adapt the class to everyone. I will definitely go again!

Ellen Boman, Sweden - Morocco December 2016

This week has given me so much positive energy after a long and difficult period in my life.
It felt so good to get back to feeling and just being.
This yoga retreat in Morocco was a wonderful combination of yoga, insanely tasty and healthy food and lovely people, in a magic place.

Erika Coosemans, Belgium - Morocco July 2016

Revealing Vajra, amazing yoga retreats”, that’s what I read beforehand, and now, I can only agree. The program was a perfect mix of yoga, sightseeing and ‘self time’. The location is very beautiful and peaceful. The retreat was very relaxing and there was no competitiveness whatsoever. Everyone was just doing his or her thing. Rachel is a great teacher, giving clear instructions for all levels and giving very varied lesses. Every single class was a new experience! The participants were a great mix of people from different countries and backgrounds. I very much enjoyed the spirit of respect and acceptance amongst ourselves for each and every person. We also had a looooot of fun this week. As said, it was an amazing yoga retreat!

Sophie Cavallin, Sweden, December 2015

This retreat is suitable for everyone. You have space and time to take from it as you need. You feel nurtured and cared for within a safe environment. The location adds an extra element of beauty and peace and excitement of being in a different culture. I have enjoyed every moment. Thank you so much Rachel!

Lottte Barnes, UK, December 2015

This retreat was hands on the best thing I have ever done for myself. Perfect from arrival at the resort to the heart meditation and closing dinner on the last evening. Rachel has planned the perfect balance of yoga and meditation, combined with relaxation, solitude and fun activities to explore the culture of Morocco. It was fabulous to meet wonderful people from many different countries. I came home refreshed and grounded. My biggest problem now is deciding which fabulous trip to take next year! Give yourself the gift of a beautiful week on one of Rachel’s retreats!

Dani, USA, October 2015

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OUR PROMISE TO YOU

We know that too often, you go on a retreat but then have to pay for all the nice “extras”… things like massages, workshops, excursions… sound familiar?

Not with us though on this yoga retreat in Morocco!

We promise that everything will be included in the price.

We believe that the nice extras aren’t “optional”.

They help turn a good retreat into a great one.

We want you to have a great yoga retreat!

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