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 spacious and well equipped.
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!
Lovely food is part of the yoga retreat experience. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included during this retreat.
The cuisine in Morocco is absolutely delicious. Using fresh ingredients from the on-site organic gardens or local markets. We can cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian. There’s also the option to eat meat/fish on some days. 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!
During this week, you can taste every single dish that Morocco is famous for. From the typical tajines to pastilla and harera soup to delicious desserts. All freshly made, with care and attention.
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 email@example.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
Your host and yoga teacher, Rachel Bonkink
I will be your personal yoga and meditation teacher and, travel guide on this yoga retreat in Morocco. Excited to show you why I decided to live in this magical country for four years!
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.
As the owner of Revealing Vajra, I teach on about 12 yoga retreats per year. All carefully designed by myself to have you feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated afterwards. I am 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 70 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 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 teachers like Paul Grilley. Every year, I follow several (silent) retreats and teacher trainings to recharge, to learn and to make sure my lessons and style keep being different, every single time.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or just give me a call on +32 476 204 121. Alternatively, you can use this form to contact me.
Transfers on the start and end date of the retreat, from and to the airport and 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; EasyJet, Iberia, Transavia 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. The all inclusive program ends after breakfast. We end our classes on Friday evening.
Good to know! It takes between 1 and 2 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.
There are no refunds or reductions if you decide to join later or leave the retreat earlier.
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 🙂
Booking this Yoga Retreat Morocco: What to do next?
Prices include full board accommodation, transfers, all yoga lessons, workshops, excursions, guided tours, walks, one full-length treatment and hamman per person.
1450€ per person for shared accommodation for one week
1650€ per person for private accommodation for one week
1850€ per person for private accommodation in a suite
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.
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.
What an amazing week I had in Morocco! I thoroughly enjoyed everything about it: the beautiful location, great food, the excursions, the wonderful people I met, and yoga with a view of the Atlas mountains (an unforgettable experience).
Rachel is a truly inspiring person and a great teacher, adapting her classes to every level. I left feeling relaxed and recharged. This was my second Revealing Vajra retreat, and it will certainly not be my last!
Morocco, April 2019
Nancy Van den Eynden, Belgium
Rachel creates a space a space for people to discover yoga, inspire their practise and reconnect. To try out new styles of yoga, to relax and have me time was wonderful. This venue in Morocco is very idyllic at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The gardens are full of scent and birdsong. It is one of the most peaceful places I have ever visited!
Morocco, March 2019
Ann Mason, UK
This was my first experience of a yoga holiday and I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I have learned. Experiencing various yoga types which I was unaware of. Learned about the deeper meanings of yoga. And, above all, learned about myself in a non-judgemental way with the most incredible yoga teacher in Rachel. She is blessed with wisdom and insight and a vision beyond belief. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
Morocco, March 2018
Simone Alder, UK
It was the perfect break form a hectic/stressful life where 'down time' is luxury. Exactly the right way to unplug from obligations, get in touch with what matters (perspective) and celebrate me! Rachel is thoughtful, caring, fun and her guidance and energy created a special space to explore ourselves.
Be careful fellow yogis and yoginis out there when choosing Rachel’s retreat...
These Revealing Vajra retreats are very addictive!
Rachel has made a Magic Mix of yoga (for every level), amazing venues, yummy food and fun/relaxed and active excursions.
Add to this mix her own warmth, sense of humor and rich coaching experience and you have an unbeatable offer. Topping it all off with like minded people from all over the world. I am hooked!!!
Morocco, May 2018 (and Morocco, March 2017 and March 2019)
Mirella Molenschot, the Netherlands
First time in my life going on holidays by myself (without the family). I was looking for a combination of yoga and holidays when I came upon Revealing Vajra.
It was exactly that: a lovely combination of me-time, yoga, culture and meeting other people. A great experience, I will be back next year!
Morocco, September 2018
Dominique B., Belgium
Being really new to yoga, this was a great experience! I learned about different types of yoga and the reasons why we do yoga, the philosophy behind it. I leave with some great take aways for being even more happy, healthy and grateful in my daily life. On top of all this, this journey took place in a little paradise with great people from different countries. This week was simply perfect! Thank you Rachel and all the people that I have met!
Morocco, March 2018
Katia De Vos, Belgium
This was my first yoga retreat as well as my first trip to Morocco. Perfect in every sense.
Meeting people from all over the world, yoga every day, fantastic food, fabulous venue: simply everything you could ask for. Rachel, from the first day till the end was an amazing teacher and inspires and enhances your passion for yoga. Thank you for everything. I arrived with no expectations but left by exceeding my expectation.
Morocco, October 2017
Sanjay Parmar, UK
I arrived as a burnt out shell of a woman and am leaving with a new seed planted. A better, more centred life can grow and develop through yoga. I have Rachel to thank for that. she created a peaceful and nurturing environment for us all to thrive during our week in Morocco.
Morocco, October 2017
This yoga retreat was perfection from beginning to end. Rachel is the best yoga teacher who is patient, engaging and with a great sense of humour. She gave me total confidence as a beginner. The mixture of yoga in all forms was a fantastic idea and gave me a real flavour of what type of yoga to continue when at home. Veggie food on a vacation throughout was a first-delicious and nutritious. I met an amazing group of people. I enjoyed the day trips to introduce me to Morocco. Simply the best holiday I have had for a long time. I arrived stressed and burnt out and leave feeling clear of mind. Thanks Rachel for a life changing week!
Morocco, September 2017 and May 2018
Sarah Morteo, UK
This was my second retreat with Rachel and I wouldn't hesitate to book a third. Each experience was unique in offering different paths to arrive at a happier, more peaceful mind. However both provided new relationships and a greater awareness of what makes life so wonderful. I always walk in feeling a bit empty and I leave feeling clear, free and full. Thank you, Rachel!
Morocco, September 2017 (and Italy, 2014)
Carly Pisarri, New York, USA
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!
Morocco, December 2016
Ellen Boman, Sweden - Morocco December 2016
I needed to pull the plug due to much stress at work and in my personal life. My sister suggested me a yoga retreat and the choice fell on Revealing Vajra. Honestly, I did not really know what I signed up for but it has far surpassed all of my expectations! The course was well planned and the other activities made it very accessible so it wasn't all about yoga. I really got the time to relax and have a different and more positive view on my life. My entire mind set has changed! I am more aware now of myself and my surroundings.
I highly recommend this retreat! Thank you Rachel, for the person you are and for the tools you have given me to develop.
Morocco, March 2017
Salim Shumar, Denmark
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
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!
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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 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.
All Levels of Yoga are Welcome!
We want you to have a great yoga retreat!