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New Year Adventure Yoga Holiday in Essaouira

New Year Essaouira Adventure Yoga Holiday

Spend your New Year on our brand new adventure yoga holiday in the beautiful city of Essaouira, Morocco. Enjoy culture and history on a city tour, hike along the coast and surf in the perfect conditions. All whilst being based at a serene and sustainable hotel in your very own 'Ecodome'. 

28th December 2024

New for 2024, join us on our New Year escape to Essaouira, Morocco. Spend 5 nights, 6 days over the new year taking time out for you to restore after a busy year. Yoga, hikes, water-sports, stunning scenery and delicious food will leave you feeling energised and ready for 2025.

This December, escape the longer darker days in the northern hemisphere and come and explore Essaouira, Morocco. The average temperature is 18 degrees celsius with highs of 20, relax and explore with this combination yoga holiday of adventure, culture and relaxation.

Your 5 night stay in Essaouira will include yoga twice a day, a hike that shows off the beautiful coastal landscape, three delicious veggie/plant food dishes a day, Essaouira city tour, as well as optional water-sports, water-fall hike and more. You will return home feeling refreshed and ready for 2025.

As it is a new year yoga holiday with us, we share with you a setting intentions workshop, to get clear on your goals for 2025. You will also have a New Year’s Eve Gala Party held at the sister Riad hotel in central Essaouira and a ceremony to bring in the New Year with positivity, peace and community.

What makes this holiday so special is the stunning venue. Nestled in the Swiri countryside amongst the Argan and Tuaya trees, our boutique venue is a peaceful haven a mere 10 km from central Essaouira. There is a swimming pool to cool off and shaded areas to relax with a good book. Yoga will be in a newly designed wooden yoga shala with a glass front looking out to the argan farm. The bedrooms are in ‘Ecodomes’ and have been built with the utmost respect for sustainability, they are built from local materials found in Essaouira. Alongside this, all the food is locally sourced, they use renewable energy and the venue’s staff are from the local community.

Compared to the bustling cities of Marrakech and Casablanca, Essaouira offers a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. The architecture reflects a mix of Moroccan and European influence, with charming whitewashed buildings with blue accents. The medina of Essaouira is a world heritage site, making the city rich in culture and history, which you will learn more about on our city tour. Essaouira locals are extremely warm and friendly and it is a city of natural beauty, boasting sandy beaches.

Our Essaouira retreat will be full of adventure and blend the best activities that the city has to offer whilst still leaving you time to relax and reflect on 2024 in our serene venue. Begin 2025 with exhilaration and rejuvenation on our New Year yoga holiday in Essaouira.

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DATES:
28th December 2024 – 2nd January 2025

Twin rooms – On all of our retreats, a twin or double room means two people sharing.

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Itinerary

Once you have landed in Marrakech, you will meet for our transfer at the airport at 14:00 and enjoy the scenic drive to Essaouira.

Your first evening starts with a short yoga class and then dinner.

On the last day enjoy breakfast before your transfer leaves at 8:00am for Marrakech airport.

A Typical Day

7:30am - 9am
Energising morning yoga

9:30am
Wholesome breakfast by the pool

11am - 5pm
Guided hike, city tour, optional water-sports or sea swim

1:30pm
Lunch when at venue

3pm - 5pm
Relaxation time

5pm - 7pm
Restorative evening yoga

7:00pm
Delicious Moroccan style vegetarian evening meal

Beautiful Essaouira

Essaouira, a coastal city in western Morocco, is a vibrant blend of historical significance and modern charm. It offers a diverse array of activities making it an ideal destination for travelers seeking both adventure and relaxation. The city was designed by a french engineer, giving it a unique blend of Moroccan and European architectural influences. Its medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a labyrinth of narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses, bustling markets, vibrant souks and artisan workshops, exuding a timeless ambiance.

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The high walls surrounding Essaouira offer stunning views of the ocean where you can partake in surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Due to the coastline being windy and the sea having excellent waves it creates ideal conditions for both beginners and experienced surfers. Amongst the water-sports, the beaches are long, white and sandy, offering a serene environment and perfect for leisurely walks or sea-swims.

In essence, Essaouira provides a rich tapestry of activities that blend adventure, culture, and relaxation, ensuring that everyone finds something to enjoy.

Our Yoga Teachers

Over the 17 years that AY has been organising our bespoke retreats, we have always made sure that we work with exceptional yoga teachers who are dedicated to their practice and live and breathe yoga, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that you will be inspired, relaxed and tensions dissolved by the end of your retreat with us.

About the yoga

The yoga classes on our yoga holiday in Essaouira will be suitable for all levels and abilities. We love introducing total beginners to yoga.

Our morning yoga classes will be a blend of grounding Hatha, strong flows and creative movements to energise you for the day ahead. Evening sessions will be a blissful end to the day with restorative, yin and meditation.

There are yoga mats, blocks & bolsters at the venue. For restorative yoga, we recommend bringing a light shawl or blanket and pillows can be used as support in postures.

Highlights

  • Stay in a stunning environment-conscious venue

  • Daily yoga to energise the body and mind

  • Experience local culture on a city tour

  • Guided hike

  • Three delicious meals a day

  • Optional water-sports in the best conditions

  • Be as active or relaxed as you like

About the food

There are three meals a day included in the price of our Essaouira holiday and it is catered for by their own local Moroccan chefs.

The day starts with a hearty Moroccan breakfast, served with a selection of baked Moroccan delicacies, homemade jams and other tasty morsels.

Lunch is a relaxed mediterranean affair, consisting of a wide array of seasonal salads and roasted vegetables.

For dinner, a Moroccan feast is made, highlighting the diversity of Moroccan cuisine and the menu changes according to seasonality.

On AdventureYogi holidays we make sure our food is vegetarian/vegan, however there will be meat and fish options available on this holiday.

It is possible to cater for dairy, gluten and other intolerance free diets – please inform us prior to departure.

Lunches are not provided whilst out on day trips.

Suitability

This New Year yoga holiday in Essaouira, Morocco is suitable for anyone who'd like a week away with wellness, cultural and active excursions, healthy food and Yoga. Beginners are welcome as well as all ages.

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