Desert U RetreatDesert U Retreats leads retreats in the desert of Morocco and South of Morocco. See more events in this venue
Yoga – Movement – Meditation – Reiki – Massages – Camel-Trek
Have you ever wondered why you tap into the same behaviour patterns and yet can´t find out how to change them? Do you start every year with a few New Year´s resolutions, but somehow don´t follow up throughout the year? Or did you ever wonder, if there was another path waiting for you, another way to live your life? Creative Visualization, Affirmations, Yoga and Meditation can help you to change that for good.
This new retreat will especially work with Creative Visualization techniques and Affirmations, to go deeper into the subconscious mind, discover your hidden potential and understand situations, people and circumstances from a different perspective. Each day you´ll be working with Affirmations to replace outdated behaviour patterns and modes of thinking, with fresh new ways to see our your Self and the world around you. In a mix of creative techniques and approaches you´ll nourish yourself with the silence of the desert, but also explore how movement and visualization can calm not only the body, but also the mind. Furthermore, these techniques will give you a broader view of your Self and bring you to a space, where words sometimes don´t reach.
A deep feeling of relieve and connection can surge spontaneously, when you immerse yourself into actions or movements that you love, so that you completely forget everything around you and feel one with all. In this retreat we want to tap into this space of Oneness. In the desert silence is constant, in its most natural state. Just as your silence within. The tiny movements on the surface have no impact on the underlying peace that is unchanging. Recalibrate, realign, return home. To U-rself.
Our retreats are always a beautiful combination of travel, Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Meditations (active and guided) and Movement, with an extra option of Reiki, Ayurveda Healing Massagetreatments and personal Yoga Therapy Coachings. Half board and shared accommodations, bus trips, camel-trek and staying in desert tents in the middle of the desert is also included.
After meeting up in Marrakesh in the evening, you´ll visit the medina, have a typical Moroccan dinner together and set your intention for the week. The next morning after yoga and breakfast you will set out to move – to cross the Southern Atlas Mountains, passing through berber villages and spacious landscapes with breaks for photos of the impressive panorama. The first stop of the trip will be close to Ouarzazate, where you´ll have a movement session for the night.
The following morning starts with yoga before breakfast. Then the journey continues through the multi-colored mountains to reach the desert. After taking a cup of the famous Moroccan mint tea and taking time to relax, you´ll have your first meditation session and dinner.
The following day is your day to the desert! You´ll leave after breakfast by camel trek, to enjoy the beautiful sand landscape and finally enter complete silence, without outside distractions. No internet, no cell-phones, no car noise! You’ll stay two nights in berber nomad tents, deepen your practice in diverse Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga classes and movement workshops and meditation, take time for yourself to walk on the dunes, contemplate the beautiful soft landscape and clear sky, or just chill in the sun. Relaxing Reiki, Ayurvedic Healing Massage or Individual Yoga Therapy Coachings are available in the spare time in between (as extra option).
Yoga, meditation, energy work, as well as the desert itself will connect you deeper with your own inner wisdom and show you that underlying all movement, be it of the mind or the body, there is always something still and at peace.
After these two nights, you’ll spend another relaxing day with workshops or just lounging at the pool at the desert hotel. After breakfast the next morning you’ll take your trip back to the Kasbah close to Ouarzazate. The last night will be spend in the Riad in Marrakesh (September 20), saying goodbye to everyone, re-assessing all that has been experienced during the week, contemplating what has been opened and transformed, before taking your flight back home.
Join in the movement. Join in the meditation.
The desert is not to be seen. It´s to be experienced.
Whatever needs to open up inside of you, will unfold here.
• 12.09. Meeting in Marrakesh (until appr. 7pm) // 13.09. Trip to Ouarzazate // 14.09. Trip to the Desert, first night in desert hotel // 15.09. Camel-Trek to desert, first night in Biouvac (berber tents) // 16.09. Second night in Biouvacs // 17.09. Back to desert hotel, last night in desert hotel // 18.09. Back to Ouarzazate // 19.09. Back to Marrakesh // 20.09. Departure day
This trip includes appr. 14 clases combining yoga, meditation and movement, half board (breakfast/dinner), accommodation and the bus transfer from Marrakesh to the desert and back. The time table of classes might vary according to the trip.
Practice yoga, meditation and healing arts with a focus on Creative Visualization and Affirmations in the supreme desert of Morocco. Settle, breathe, relax.
Desert U Retreat
Desert U as in the desert is U. You carry the silence of the desert within, you just have to shake the dust off first.
U as in Universe. The Universe provides you with everything you ask for, but ultimately you carry that universe already inside of you.
In the desert, by being disconnected from the hectic always and everywhere connected modern technological world, you re-connect to the Universe, hence you reconnect to your own innate power.
U as the central vowel of the word OM (A-U-M).
U as in Union, the meaning of Yoga.
Tune into yourself, tune into the desert and listen to the U, your own inner voice. Settle. Breath. Relax.
How we work:
We work with several creative approaches to open yourself to your own powerful energy, drawing insight from years of practical learning of multi-disciplinary approaches such as Yoga (Therapy), Holistic Healing, Bodywork, Meditation techniques from India to Latin America, guided and active meditations, Reiki and Massage Treatment. Our retreats will always combine several techniques to bridge the subtle (female) energies with the active (male) energies that we all inherit.
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