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Yoga Retreat in Bab-Zouina, Morocco – October, 19-25, 2023

October 19, 2023 @ 7:00 am October 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

We continue with what has now become a tradition of yoga retreats in Bab-Zouina (near the city of Marrakesh, Morocco)! After the success of the May retreats of last and this year (See some impressions from the 2022 retreat), I am happy to post information about October 2023 retreat. 

Bab-Zouina is a little heaven in which the birds are continuously singing among the trees and the blooming flowers. It has a swimming pool, Hamam (traditional Turkish bath), and a tennis court.

The yoga hall in Bab-Zouina is equipped with all the necessary props (chairs, wall-ropes, and so on). Karim, the owner, is a wonderful host and also an Iyengar Yoga practitioner.

The program includes asana practice, Pranayama, morning and afternoon meditation, and chanting (of Bija mantras). There will also be optional excursions in the surroundings of Bab-Zouina and a 4-day trek after the retreat.

Atar Rabina (a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher) will assist Eyal and teach two of the afternoon sessions (see schedule below).

The hall is limited to 28 participants, at the moment the retreat is fully booked but you can ask to be added to the waiting list or register for the May 2024 retreat (being added to the waiting list does not involve any deposit payment).

Dates & Schedule

  • Arrival: Oct-18th evening
  • Retreat Days: Oct, 19 to 25. On the 25th we’ll finish around 5 pm
  • Departure: Oct, 25, Evening (or Oct, 26)

The daily schedule in Bab-Zouina is as follows:

  • 07:00 – 08:00 – Meditation (20 min) & Pranayama (40 min)
  • 08:00 – Tea & local dried fruits
  • 08:30 – 11:00 – Asanas
  • 11:00 – Brunch
  • 11:00 – 16:15 – Excursion or free time (pool, Hamam, etc.)
  • 16:20 – 17:00 – chanting of Bija mantras that are connected to the Chakras – by Sonali Sibal
  • 17:00 – 19:30 – Asanas and a short (10-15 min) meditation, 5 times during the week*
  • 20:00 – Dinner

Notes

* On the 3rd (21st) and the 6th days (24th), there won’t be afternoon sessions, instead, there will be (optional) excursions to Marrakesh and to nearby sites (Anima Gardens, Berber Market, camel rides, and so on), or a leisure time at the pool, Hamam or massage.

* On the 4th and the 7th days (22nd & 25th), Atar will teach and Eyal will be there as an assistant.

Prices

Price per participant (in euros)
Triple room1031
Double room, shared bathroom1274
Double room, private bathroom1396
Single room, shared bathroom1517
Single room, private bathroom1639

The above price includes accommodation (7 or 8 nights), meals in Bab Zouina, yoga classes as well as transfers from and to the airport. Karim will organize the excursions and the Hamam, and massage (these are not included in the price, but are very affordable).

Important Notes

  1. The price doesn’t include flights, travel insurance, and a visa to Morocco (in case you need it).
  2. We will try as much as possible to keep prices as announced, but in case of severe inflation, we may have to revise them.
  3. Participants who will depart on the 26th due to their flight schedule can have an extra night in Bab Zouina, (included in the package).

Registration is done by paying 200 € to Karim[email protected]. Balance is due by mid-September.

Cancelation

60 € are registration fees, so in case you cancel your participation before the 15th of September 2023, we’ll refund 140 €. After that, we won’t be able to refund the down payment.

Trek (Optional)

The price of the (optional) 4-day (Oct, 26-29) trek in the Atlas Mountains will range between 400 € and 450 € depending on the number of participants. The full amount is due by mid-September. More details about the trek will be sent to the registrants at a later time.


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