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Yoga Retreats in Morocco? Yes, please!

by | Aug 28, 2018 | Trips

Sunny Side Up Yoga Retreats

I don’t know about your summer, but mine involved a lot of sunshine, a lot of fun and quite a lot of wine! Now that the kids are nearly back at school, I’ve been thinking that I need to up my healthy living quota. As luck would have it, I’ve just discovered Sunny Side Up, wellness retreats based in Morocco.

Launched in February 2018, Sunny Side Up creates wellness retreats that offer visitors cultural immersion in Morocco with the chance to deepen and strengthen their yoga practice. Whether it’s a boutique jazz festival in Tangiers or an artist-led graffiti workshop in Marrakech, the trips unveil the vibrant life and cultural fabric of Morocco through a different lens.

The team behind Sunny Side Up has been deeply involved with travel in Morocco since 2007 and has since developed a genuine friendship and understanding of the local community, fostering relationships with the on the ground creative forces that offer unique access to many hidden and lesser-known experiences.

Below are the details of the next five yoga retreats they have happening in Morocco.

Jazz x Yoga w/ Christian Coelho, Tangiers (September 19th – 23rd)

Joining from Rio de Janeiro, Christian Coelho will be leading this music-themed yoga adventure to the mystical town of Tangiers, its intimate jazz festival and its historic medina. Prepare for an unforgettable experience where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Pricing: £1320 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1720 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room)
  • Includes 4 nights at Le Mirage hotel, all on-site transport, airport transfers from Tangiers Int’l Airport, daily yoga sessions (all levels), guided meditations, Taniazz Festival (Friday night), immersive medina tour in Old-Town, night out in the Casbah, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners (includes ½ bottle wine per person), 3 lunches. International flights are not included.
  • For specific itinerary details, visit https://sunnysideup.travel/ofjazzandjoy/

Sufi Gnawa and Yoga, Essaouira (September 25th – 29th, 2018)

Brazil-based Christian Coelho will be leading this music-themed yoga adventure to the stunning Riad Baoussala on the outskirts of Essaouira, an ancient port town and home of the spiritual sufi Gnawa music.

  • Pricing: £1,020 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room; shared twin room); £1,210 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room; shared suite); £1,490 private room
  • Includes 4 nights at Riad Baoussala, all on-site transport, airport transfers from Essaouira Airport, daily yoga sessions (all levels), guided meditations, hike down to a desert beach on the Atlantic Ocean, Tour of Historic Essaouira, Intro to Sufi-based Gnawa Music, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners (includes ½ bottle wine per person), 3 lunches. International flights are not included.
  • For specific itinerary details, visit https://sunnysideup.travel/essaouira/

Art and Yoga, Marrakech (November 17th – 21st, 2018)

Deepen your practice with Mona Lisa Godfrey in the magical city of Marrakech, one of Africa’s most creative cultural hubs. Meet some of the most creative local minds, practice yoga in beautiful settings, and unwind in the beautiful setting of our boutique hotel, The Source.

  • Pricing: Standard Room – £1,120 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1,420 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room); Suite – £1,270 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1620 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room); Extra Large Suite – £1,420 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1,820 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room)
  • Includes 4 nights at La Source Hotel, all on-site transport, airport transfers from Marrakech Airport, daily yoga sessions (all levels), guided meditations, meet the creatives leading the Marrakech art scene, Pottery Workshop with Bouchra Boudoua, exclusive immersion into a private artist residence, 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners (includes ½ bottle wine per person), Sunday dinner not included, 3 lunches. International flights are not included.
  • For specific itinerary details, visit https://sunnysideup.travel/monamarrakech/

Hiking and Yoga, Atlas Mountains (November 21st – 25th, 2018)

From the breathtaking heights and sights of the Kasbah Bab Ourika, join Sunny Side Up for this very special yoga adventure led by Mona Lisa Godfrey to the heart of Morocco’s ancient Berber culture for an inspiring 4 nights of yoga, hiking, and meditation.

  • Pricing: Standard Room – £1,260 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1,710 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room); Suite – £1,340 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1,850 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room); Extra Large Suite – £1,410 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £2,010 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room)
  • Includes 4 nights at Kasbah Bab Ourika, all on-site transport, airport transfers from Marrakech Airport, daily yoga sessions (all levels), guided meditations, 2 hikes through the Atlas Mountains, Hammam and massage, camel ride, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners (includes ½ bottle wine per person), 3 lunches. International flights are not included.
  • For specific itinerary details, visit https://sunnysideup.travel/monaatlas/

Meditation & Yoga, Marrakech & Atlas Mountains (May 26th – June 2nd 2019)

Join Michael James Wong in the magic of Morocco for a cultural adventure and an escape into the unknown. Start the journey with an immersion into the vibrant sights and sounds in the ancient city of Marrakech. With daily yoga classes & meditation, dive deep into the experience and have a great time doing it.

  • Pricing: £1,490 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1,949 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room)
  • Includes 5 nights at Kasbah Bab Ourika, 2 nights in a Marrakech Riad, all on-site transport, airport transfers from Marrakech Airport, daily yoga sessions (all levels), guided meditations, Atlas Mountain hike, Marrakech Medina hustle challenge, wholesome Moroccan cooking class, 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 6 lunches, water and tea for all meals. International flights are not included.
  • For specific itinerary details, visit https://sunnysideup.travel/michaeljameswong/
Andrea Fellman

Andrea Fellman

Founder, Wanderlust Living

Andrea Fellman is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Twist Travel Magazine. She is a stylish nomad and expat mom living in Barcelona with her husband, two kids and a dog! She blogs about family travel, expat life, and her online business adventures at Wanderlust Living.

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