Traveling with a healthy mindset has always been an important mission on Jetset Times, that’s why I’m even more thrilled to announce our partnership with Sole Yoga Holidays, a yoga retreat company started by instructor/writer Shari Hochberg.
With Shari, traveling yogis can embark on journeys around the world and get their zen on in exotic settings. In addition to meditating and stretching, Shari takes her retreats to a whole new level by adding food, music, and shopping to the itinerary.
True to Jetset Times SHOP’s aim, for every tour booked via our shop, proceeds fund a cause close to our hearts. This time, we’ve chosen my friend and social entrepreneur, Ninette Murk’s Designers Against AIDS. Ninette and I first met during Paris Fashion Week years ago, and I continue to love what she’s doing with her organization.
There will be a series of yoga retreats throughout the world, but we’re kickstarting the collaboration in Morocco. Below is a detailed description, you can also find out more on our shop. Xo, Wendy
Sole Yoga Holidays is excited to take you on a magical six night/five day yoga retreat in the gorgeous town of Essaouira, Morocco. From April 4-10 only, Magical Morocco Yoga Retreat returns for the sixth time to Dar L’Oussia, a large boutique riad nestled next to amazing souks, beaches and an ancient fishing port. Each room and suite at Dar L’Oussia is meticulously decorated with traditional materials, such as tadelakt, marble and zellige, superbly comfortable, heated floors, individual dressing area, and comes with its own elegant bathroom.
Your host, Shari of Sole Yoga Holidays, will guide you through daily powerful Ashtanga Flow lessons (75-90 minutes) in the specially designed indoor open-air yoga studio. Healthy and Delicious meals are served using European and classic Moroccan flavors, with plenty of vegetarian options and special dietary requirements available.
Explore nearby markets, shop local souks, test your cooking skills with private lessons, relax and practice yoga in a beautiful private villa with pool, and take an unforgettable camel ride along the glorious nearby beach. Your amazing yoga holiday in Morocco is finally here!
Daily schedule: 8:30 a.m. – Light breakfast (coffee, herbal teas, fruit, cereal); 9:30 a.m. – Ashtanga Flow yoga session (75-90 minutes); 1-5 p.m. – Free time (beach, explore, shop, relax, spa treatments), one afternoon excursion (camel ride on beach), one day excursion (villa with pool and BBQ lunch); 5:30 p.m. – Ashtanga Flow yoga session (75-90 minutes); 8 p.m. – Dinner/dessert at Dar L’Oussia.
FYI! 2016 dates: April 4-10. Six nights/five days. Price includes daily, two 75-90 minute private yoga sessions (all experience levels welcomed), yoga equipment, one 30-minute massage treatment at hotel spa, breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian options available), private villa with pool, one-hour camel ride excursion on a beach, transportation to/from Marrakech airport, entrance fees, and taxes. *Choice of shared Jr. room (1,350 euros, MUST BOOK TOGETHER), single Jr. room (1,550 euros), single suite (1,750 euros/SOLD OUT). Not included: airfare, train tickets, and transportation/meals not listed above. *All prices are per person.
What do you think of this yoga retreat? Let us know in the comments.