A yoga retreat in Morocco is on many people’s list.
If you’re considering joining a yoga retreat in Morocco, read on!
Is it safe for a female solo traveller to visit a Muslim country like Morocco?
A question I get quite often and a very good one to ask.
When joining my yoga retreat in Morocco, I can confidently say that it is absolutely safe during the retreat week. Many retreat peeps are solo travellers. During the week, we will do several excursions which are all guided and in group.
If you’re the adventurous type and would like to explore Morocco a bit more on your own, safety will depend on a couple of factors.
First and foremost is where you want to go. I do not recommend strolling around for example, on your own, in big cities like Casablanca or Tanger. These cities have areas that are generally considered as unsafe and when it’s your first time, you might walk right into one of these places.
On the other hand, if you’re interested in checking out Essaouira for example. A charming little beach town, about three hours from Marrakech, I can only recommend going. Solo or not, that doesn’t really matter. If you dress a bit modest, there’s no reason to expect any kind of harassment or hassle. I’ve listed my favourite restaurants here.
I must say that I’m biased when it comes to Essaouira as I have lived there for four years and still absolutely adore it.
What I usually advise is to take a driver if you would like to make a tour on your own. Someone you can trust, someone that has been recommended to you. The driver will know where to take you and it’s a wonderful opportunity to go to funky places where you wouldn’t go on your own.
If you have any doubts about a place to visit, or need a driver, just ask, happy to answer your emails.
Meditation and/or yoga are fairly new to me, can I join this yoga retreat in Morocco?
Yes, you can and I warmly invite you to join this yoga retreat in Morocco.
If you’re new to yoga, and/or meditation this retreat is probably one of the best things you can do to immerge yourself.
During my yoga retreats, I teach different styles of yoga and I offer different meditation techniques. This way, you can figure out which styles and techniques you like best.
The idea behind the different styles is that we are all unique and that we all have unique bodies. It would be very strange to assume that we would all benefit from the same kind of yoga and meditation.
What are the coffee and alcohol rules?
The main objective during the yoga holidays is that everyone has an incredible vacation. If this means skipping a lesson or sleeping in or taking some time away from the group, that is perfectly fine.
On all retreats, coffee is offered. Alcohol is not served during meal times, except for the last day. This doesn’t mean that you can not have alcohol. It just means that it is not included in your retreat price and the invitation is there to drink less, just as a try out as many people drink a lot more than they realize.
On the Detox retreats, we do not serve alcohol in the morning as part of the morning meal. To us, there’s little sense in having your green juice and pouring coffee in at the same time. But also here, if you want your coffee, you can have it, no problem at all!
How about catering for vegetarians and vegans?
The menu during the yoga retreats in Morocco is different from other Revealing Vajra retreats. All other retreats will be either vegan or at least vegetarian.
In Morocco, where the produce is less (when sticking to local and as organic as possible), we add a meat and fish option on several days of the retreat.
I have brought in chefs like Hayley North and Beth Al Rikabi to show the local staff how to prepare healthy vegetarian and vegan menus and every year, the meals become even better.
They can also cater for gluten free and most allergies.
What if I’m not exactly a yoga bunny and I want to see something while I’m there?
When you come to Morocco, you would like to see something of the country, I totally get it! That’s why I have included two excursion days in this yoga retreat in Morocco. One day, there is the opportunity to explore Marrakech and on another day, we set out for the High Atlas Mountains.
During the Marrakech day, we explore the souks with a qualified and local guide , we visit the new town, Gueliz, for lunch at a really cool restaurant and we stop at the Majorelle garden. All the entrance fees, meals and transfers are included in your retreat price, of course, as I would like you to just relax and go with the flow.
Our excursion to the High Atlas Mountains involves an incredible walk, exploring a typical Berber village and having lunch with a view on North Africa’s highest mountain top, Toubkal. For many retreat participants, this day is one of the many highlights of the trip as the environment is so pure and different.
If you would like to explore the country a bit more, I can set you up with professional travel agencies and drivers. Having lived in Morocco for all this time, I know who is reliable and professional, preventing you from ending up in any kind of tourist trap.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate asking. My pleasure to connect and help out where I can.
Our next yoga retreat in Morocco is from March 21-28, in Marrakech. For more Revealing Vajra Retreats, just check the calendar!