Magical, mystical Morocco. Sole Yoga Holidays is so excited to share this incredible yoga holiday in the gorgeous town of Essaouira, Morocco. This is our 4th time returning to Dar L'Oussia, a large boutique riad nestled within close proximity to the amazing souks, beaches and ancient fishing port. And we have a new and exciting itinerary planned with a cooking lesson and special day at a villa with views of the Atlas Mountains, Argan trees and an inviting pool!
Each room and suite at Dar L'Oussia is meticulously decorated and extremely comfortable with its own elegant bathroom. Some rooms are decorated using traditional materials such as tadelakt, marble and zellige (intricate stucco resembling lace). Your host, Shari of Sole Yoga Holidays will guide you through twice daily powerful Ashtanga Flow lessons in the specially designed indoor yoga studio. Meals are served using European and classic Moroccan flavors. There are plenty of vegetarian options and special dietary requirements can be accommodated. We will explore the nearby markets, visit a nearby villa for a pool day and BBQ and take an unforgettable camel ride along the beach. We can't wait to share this yoga holiday with you!
Perfectly balancing the elegance and sobriety of African style, Moorish character and European spirit, Dar L'Oussia offers a unique blend of tradition and comfort in each guest room. Every room features heated floors, a separate dressing area, places to sit and relax, and a private bathroom. Hairdryers and plush bathrobes can be provided as requested. The lovely rooms are adorned with fresh flowers and jasmine petals are sprinkled on the pillows for a better sleep. What an adorable detail! The rooms are set up perfectly to share or we do have a single supplement should you choose extra privacy for your stay.
Each morning we will enjoy a delicious breakfast on the scenic terrace. 2 lunches are included at Dar L'Oussia and all dinners. All meals will be prepared with European and traditional Moroccan recipes. Discover amazing dishes filled with flavors such as saffron, lemons and olives. Try a fresh salad (hot or cold) with artichokes and scented with ginger and honey. And delicious and traditional tagines and cous cous dishes will fill you up and leave you satisfied.
If you have room there are heavenly desserts such as caramel custard with cardamon or biscuits served with figs!
Another lunch will be included as we learn to cook our own traditional Moroccan cuisine and enjoy the fruit of our labors! And we will also enjoy a heavenly BBQ lunch during our excursion to a nearby Villa in Essaouira.
Enjoy twice daily invigorating Ashtanga Flow and Power Yoga sessions (75-90 mins) from the indoor yet, airy yoga room with views of the corridor of Dar L'Oussia. You will be inspired by the location and open-air feel of the space. Your host and instructor, Shari Hochberg will guide you through daily strengthening and invigorating Ashtanga lessons in the morning and late afternoon. All of our yoga holidays are open to all-levels, but some yoga experience is recommended to fully enjoy the practice.
There are two wonderful excursions included in your Moroccan Yoga Holiday: We will take a camel ride along the beautiful beaches of Essaouira. It is a serene and picturesque location.
We will also head to a villa with stunning views of the Atlas Mountains for a day of relaxation by the pool and a BBQ lunch.
Dar L'Oussia is right next to the souks so you can shop during your free time. Or, explore the ancient fishing port and see what the fishermen have caught that day. For the more adventurous there is kite surfing and other local water sports.
6 nights/ 5 days at Dar L'Oussia
Linens and fresh towels
Breakfast & dinner each day (some dietary needs can be accommodated.
alcohol not included, but available at bar)
3 Lunches Included (2 at Dar L'Oussia, 1 at Poolside Villa)
1 Cooking Lesson & Moroccan Tea Preparation
Twice daily powerful Ashtanga Flow Yoga (75-90 mins each session)
One 30-Hammam treatment at hotel spa
1 hour Camel Ride Excursion along the gorgeous, scenic beach
Day Excursion to a gorgeous Villa with Pool and BBQ Lunch
Airport Transportation to/from Marrakech airport-day of and departing day only
(airfare, trains or other transport not included)
All taxes & entrance fees
1275 euro-Shared Jr. Room
1495 euro-Single Jr. Room
1395 euro-Shared Suite
1695 euro-Single Suite
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Magical, mystical Morocco. Sole Yoga Holidays is so excited to share this incredible yoga holiday in the gorgeous town of Essaouira, Morocco, March 16-22, 2015!
Shari, Owner & Lead Instructor of Sole Yoga Holidays
Shari has been leading yoga retreats and holidays for over 2 years in amazing locations from Belize to India to Morocco and all over her adopted and gorgeous country, Italy. She resides in Florence, Italy and teaches at Sole Yoga Florence.
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