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Yoga holidays and retreats in Morocco

We have two locations in Morocco for your adventurous spirit; one is the High Atlas Mountains for the hiker in you and the other is the more cultural and relaxing (well staying at the venue is relaxing!) area of Marrakech. Read more below to find out more about both destinations.

Marrakech

The joy of the Marrakech region lies in its diversity. You’ll revel in the colourful rush of the city souks, be inspired by the breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains, and be moved by the gentle and warm hospitality of the Berber people.

Here is an area influenced by east and west, by Africa and Europe. Marrakech is two pulsating cities in one – where modern culture sits just the other side of 11th Century walls. And all this endearing commotion is surrounded by quiet Berber villages.

If you exhaust the city’s fountains, palaces, and mosques, head south to the Atlas Mountains. Here, snow-capped summits perch high above wild river bases, protecting Marrakech from the searing climatic extremities of the Sahara Desert.

Atlas Mountains

In the Atlas Mountains, you will head to our venue, the Kasbah. It is based in the Toubkal National Park and set dramatically below the towering flanks of Jbel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa standing at 4167 metres. Imlil, and its surrounding valleys, are a world apart from the bustle of the city and a place of peace and seclusion. The Kasbah is situated at 1820m and is just 60 km from Marrakech.

Morocco Yoga Holiday Locations

Marrakech

  • Situated just outside Marrakech in a Berber village about 15 minutes drive into the centre
  • A beautiful venue with two swimming pools, one heated
  • A hammam and spa with experienced and fabulous massage therapists
  • Stunning views from the yoga shala and accommodation of the Atlas Mountains in the distance
  • An outdoor and an indoor yoga shala.
  • Day trips to the Atlas Mountains, Essaouira and more

Atlas Mountains

  • Situated 2-hour drive from Marrakech at the foothills of Mount Toubkal the highest mountain in Africa
  • Berber style accommodation and run by the local Berber community
  • Cosy rooms with bath to relax after a hike
  • Daily hikes lead by local Berber mountain guides. Explore the mountains and visit Berber villages and enjoy mint tea and local cuisine
  • Heated floor yoga shala to get extra cosy at night
  • Delicious Moroccan and Berber style meals cooked by local Berber chefs

 

FAQ's for Morocco

Ho do I get to the yoga holiday in Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains

Marrakech: Fly into Marrakech airport and the venue will have arranged taxis to pick you up and then it is a 20-minute taxi ride away. This transfer cost is included in your holiday cost.

Atlas Mountains: Fly to Marrakech airport. We have a recommended flight times so that we can arrange 1 transfer to and from the venue. If you book your flight outside of the recommended arrival and departure times you can either wait at the airport for the transfer or if you book later you will have to pay for a separate transfer.

Please look at our 'how to get there' sections on both holiday pages - scroll down to the bottom of the page to find it.

Whats the difference between the two holidays?

The Atlas Mountains is a short break of 4 nights 5 days and it is right in the Atlas mountains staying at a hiking lodge and there are hikes every day that are included in the price. It is more active.

The Marrakech yoga holiday is a week and it is more relaxing as you deserve to take time out for yourself! You can choose to be busier and enjoy a guided hike to the Atlas mountains or a day trip to Essaouira. Or you can relax around the pool and enjoy the spa centre with a traditional hammam and massage. A guided tour around Marrakech is included and then you can choose to go back to Marrakech city to explore as it is only 20 minutes away.

All meals are included in both these holidays.

Do they provide hairdryers?

We suggest bringing your own if you think you will need one.

Are yoga mats provided?

They are not on both these holidays - we recommend you bring your own.