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Awaken your senses with an immersive cultural experience infusing the exotic sights and sounds of Morocco with Yoga and Music. Join Jeremy Arndt and Nancy Grzeszak on this journey deep into the stillness of the Sahara Desert. This journey through the senses will have you exploring all of the wonders that Morocco has to offer. The journey begins in the bustling city of Marrakesh, an ancient city famous for its cultural heritage, thriving souks (traditional markets), exquisite cuisine, and more. From there, you will proceed high into the Atlas mountains and onward to the Sahara Desert, stopping at famous sites like the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou, the Todra Gorge, Ourzazate, and Merzouga. From Merzouga, you will trek into the desert by camel, stopping at the Sahara Yoga desert oasis, for a retreat in the calm tranquility of the Sahara, featuring Yoga, live music, meditation, nature walks, and more. Throughout the journey, you will be nourished by healthy vegetarian meals infused with Moroccan spices and local culinary delights. You are sure to fall in love with this exotic destination, it’s heartwarming people, and all the sights, sounds, and flavors that make Morocco one of the world’s top travel destinations.

Pricing

Reserve your space with a 50% non-refundable deposit. Full payment due January 7, 2019

All pricing based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is available only on a very limited basis and at extra cost. Single occupancy availability is not guaranteed. We can assist in pairing solo travelers.

Full Tour

(Includes Sahara Desert Yoga Retreat)

$2,199

Sahara Desert

Yoga Retreat Only

$1,950

Cancellation Policy: Your deposit and subsequent payments are a commitment. Payments are non-refundable from the moment they are received. By registering for the Mystical Morocco Retreat with your deposit, you are agreeing to the cancellation policy. Travel insurance is highly recommended and not included in the retreat price.

  • Included:
    • Accommodation
    • All Yoga, meditation, and live music sessions with Jeremy and Nancy
    • Full moon ceremony under the Saharan Desert night sky
    • Closing ceremony
    • 3 vegetarian meals per day at Sahara Yoga Retreat – vegan options available. (full tour: breakfast in Marrakesh. All tours: half board in Merzouga and Ourzazate).
    • Transfers to and from the airport (Full Tour: Marrakesh, Desert Only: Errachidia)
    • All transportation while on the retreat
    • Retreat excursions and activities
    • Camel trekking in Merzouga
    • Lunch at Oussidi House (meal in traditional Moroccan home)
    • Traditional Gnawa musical performance
    • Henna/Mehendi party
    • Visit and donation to Children’s Project, non-profit organization in Merzouga
    • New friendships and cultural experiences
    • Memories to last a lifetime

  • Not Included:
    • Airfare
    • Travel insurance (recommended)
    • Drinks (water provided during Sahara Desert Yoga Retreat)
    • Extra food
    • Shopping, souvenir’s, extra activities
    • Tips/Gratuity

Accomodation

We do our best to find clean and comfortable accommodation that reflects local culture, architecture, and heritage. Morocco is famous for it’s boutique Riads, which we will stay in during parts of the tour. We’re confident that you will love the accommodations on the Mystical Morocco Tour! These photos are from the actual accommodations from the following places where we will stay on this retreat:

Marrakesh –Riad Ifoulki or Riad Slitine (Depending on availability)

Ourzazate –Riad Dar Chamaa

Merzouga –Hotel Kanz Erremal

Desert Yoga Retreat -Glamping under the expansive Saharan skys at the Sahara Yoga Desert Camp. The desert camp is a permanent camp that was built by Ayla and Barak. Simple, clean, and comfortable.

Itinerary

On the Mystical Morocco Retreat, you have two options to choose from to suit your schedule. You may join us on the full tour, beginning and ending in Marrakesh, or choose to take only the Sahara Desert Yoga Retreat. If you choose to take the retreat only, you will fly into Errachidia and meet with the rest of the group before heading to the desert retreat together. For the full tour, it will be best to fly into Marrakesh.

  • February 16 – Arrival in Marrakesh
  • February 17 – Transfer to Ouarzazate. Visit Ait Ben Haddou. Accommodation in Ouarzazate (Riad Dar Chamaa)
  • February 18 – transfer to Merzouga. Visit of the Todra gorge. Accommodation in Merzouga (Hotel Kanz Erremal)
  • February 19 – walk to the garden of Merzouga. Visit the Children’s Project and a Berber cooperative. Lunch at the Oussidi house (home of Barak). Camel trek to the desert camp.
  • February 20 – Desert Camp Yoga Retreat
  • February 21 -Desert Camp Yoga Retreat
  • February 22 – Desert Camp Yoga Retreat
  • February 23 – Desert Camp Yoga Retreat
  • February 24 – Camel trekking back from the desert camp to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
  • February 25 – Transfer to Ouarzazate
  • February 26 – Transfer to Marrakesh. Visit the Jardin du Majorelle. 
  • February 27 – Marrakesh Tour
  • February 28 – Departure 

  • February 17 – Arrival in Errachidia, transfer to Hotel (Kanz Erremal)
  • February 18 – Hotel. Meet the other group in the afternoon. Dinner Together
  • February 19 – Walk to the Garden of Merzouga. Visit the Children’s Project and a Berber cooperative, lunch at the Oussidi house (home of Barak), camel trekking to the camp
  • February 20 – Desert Camp Yoga Retreat
  • February 21 -Desert Camp Yoga Retreat
  • February 22 – Desert Camp Yoga Retreat
  • February 23 – Desert Camp Yoga Retreat
  • February 24 – Camel trekking back from the desert camp to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
  • February 25 – Early transfer to Errachidia. Departure.

About Jeremy and Nancy

Jeremy and Nancy are world-traveling adventurers from the United States. They met in 2011 and began a journey around the world together. Shortly after, they founded Live Love Travel Dream. They share their passions of yoga and sacred music through their unique Sound Journey events and believe in the healing power of deep relaxation accompanied by sacred sound. Their journey has taken them together to 4 continents and 10 countries, including Thailand, Myanmar, India, Bali, Australia, Greece, Turkey and more! Jeremy and Nancy are both dedicated yoga students and teachers and live in service of inspiring others to live from their hearts and follow their dreams. Together, they lead their Conscious Living Retreats worldwide. Past retreats include Bali, Indonesia in 2016 and 2018, Lesvos, Greece in 2017, as well as local retreats in their home state of Michigan.

Jeremy Arndt is a world-traveling musician from Michigan. For the last 8 years, he has traveled the world studying different musical traditions and sharing his own music. His journeys have taken him to unique performance stages and yoga studios around the world. He has shared his music in 25 different countries on 5 continents. He shares the stories of his journey through the music of the Handpan (aka Hang Drum), Didgeridoo, and other instruments from around the world.

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Yoga has been an inseparable part of Nancy’s life since she first discovered the practice in 2004. Since then, her love of Yoga and traveling has taken her across the world to 12 different countries. Her passions within yoga include the practices of Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra. She received her 200 hour teacher certification with Prairie Yoga, based in Lisle (Chicago), Illinois in 2014 and Relax and Renew® Level 1 with Judith Hanson Lasater in 2017.

Restorative Yoga is an integral part of Nancy’s life, and this has sparked her passion for sharing this gift of yoga with others. It is her hope to create and facilitate a soothing and nurturing space which promotes healing on all levels.

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About Our Conscious Living Retreats

We pull upon our experience of over a decade of world travel, as well as 25 countries and 5 continents (10 countries/4 continents traveling together) to bring you adventures that will make memories that last a lifetime. Every location is chosen from the heart in order to curate a journey that will introduce you to the most genuine aspects of each country and culture you come into contact with. These Conscious Living Retreats combine elements of the subtle energy practices of Yoga Nidra, Restorative Yoga, and more. In addition, our retreats utilize sound as a powerful tool of transformation, using instruments such as the handpan, didgeridoo, gong, crystal singing bowls, various world instruments, and more. A journey with us will take you deeply inward, all while exploring the wonders of the senses in exotic locations around the globe. Travel is a powerful tool for growth and expanding one’s perspective of the world. We will use our experience to guide you on your journey. It is our goal to leave a positive impact in each destination, leave as little of a footprint as possible, and build a bridge between cultures that will last through future generations.

About Our Yoga Practice

We believe that yoga is for everyBODY and do our best to incorporate a mindful practice that is accessible to anyone, at any level of experience. Attendees to our past retreats have ranged from complete beginners to seasoned yoga practitioners. We share subtle energy practices that incorporate mindful movement, stillness, deep relaxation, and take into account that everyone’s body and practice is different. The practice is about YOU and where you are at in your life when you step on the mat. We also believe that the most important part of Yoga is when you take your practice off the mat and into your day to day life.

Why Morocco?

In 2010 and 2011, Jeremy spent a cumulative 14 months living and traveling throughout West Africa and North Africa. During this time, he spent several months in Morocco traveling, and living with a musician family playing and learning some of the local music. During this time, the mountains, coast, and desert of Morocco captured Jeremy’s heart and it has been a dream to share the beauty of Morocco with others ever since. Music has always had a way of connecting Jeremy and Nancy with the true essence of each destination as they travel, allowing them to get off the beaten path and into the core of each country’s people and culture. They wish to share a more intimate side of Morocco with the Mystical Morocco Retreat.

About Sahara Yoga

~”Die Wüste Reinigt die Seele”~         ~”The Desert Cleanses the Soul”~

Sahara Yoga was founded by Ayla Karen and Barak Oussidi. With Sahara Yoga, you travel as a family member and not as a tourist. Sahara Yoga’s roots are in Germany (Ayla) and Morocco (Barak). Sahara Yoga offers an authentic journey through Morocco and shows you the best the country has to offer. Experience the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, the high mountains of the Atlas, and the all-encompassing silence of the Sahara Desert. Join Sahara Yoga in the desert and get to know the nomads and their culture firsthand in their own desert camp. At Sahara Yoga, you will be welcomed into the lap of the dunes and the heart of the Berbers. You will experience a yoga practice that is intensified by the silence and tranquility of the desert. Meditate on the dunes and listen deep into yourself.

About the Children's Project

Merzouga was founded by Barak’s father in 1949. It is Barak’s mission to keep this village alive and work for a sustainable and healthy future for the people, the village, and the oasis. He founded the Children’s Project in 2011 and last year built a new school house. The children from the village come to learn (math, writing, nature, health, brushing teeth, sustainability, being kind, etc.). They range from 3 to 6 years old and attend the Children’s Project before beginning normal school. There are three classes in different parts of the village and more than 100 children benefit from the project.

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