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Hidden away from Marrakech and located in a traditional Moroccan Berber village right in the desert overlooking the majestic Atlas Mountains you’ll find the retreat centre that will provide a wonderful environment for your yoga practice and redefine your idea of relaxation.

A multitude of corridors and courtyard paths lead to authentically-furnished, comfortable and spacious rooms at this stunning and authentic location. This Morocco yoga retreat invites you to enjoy pools, secret terraces, charming gardens and a myriad of secluded corners in which to relax, restore and recharge inbetween the yoga sessions. After sunset, you'll be savouring traditional Moroccan cuisine in the restaurant or on a terrace, with the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and distant lights of Marrakech as your backdrop.

If you are looking for an inspiring week of yoga in the heart of mystical Morocco, Sparkling Yoga Retreats offer you the perfect getaway to assist you to relax, restore and revitalise. The yoga classes will be led by two experienced teachers, Elena Mironov and Karina Højgaard. The program includes 2-3 classes a day, typically a morning class, a pre-lunch guided meditation or pranayama, an evening asana class followed by an optional meditation self-practice.

A visit to the hammam (spa) is a Moroccan tradition. The hammam pool and steam bath is for guests only, giving you space and privacy in which to relax. The massage and beauty therapist at the centre will also be on hand to provide a range of exfoliation and massage treatments using authentic Moroccan skincare products that contain indigenous herbs, fruits and oils.

The vibrant city of Marrakech is only a 30-minute drive from and during the retreat you have the option to spend late morning and early afternoon exploring the colourful markets and return to the retreat centre before the evening class. There is also an optional trip to the majestic Atlas Mountains with a local guide. The trip to Atlas Mountains will include a 2-hour transfer each way and a 4-4.5 hour walk up in the mountains and will incur an extra fee which will depend on the number of guests joining.

The package includes eights days of accommodation in the Berber-style retreat center, a trip to the spa with a complimentary massage, an all-day access to the center's pool and garden, a trip into the city, and a tour up the Atlas Mountains.

What is included

  • Excursion
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • All Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Facilities Access
  • Massage
  • Meditation
  • Steam Room
  • Tour
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga

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Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Yoga Practice
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Guided Meditation or Pranayama Practice
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Buffet
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Free Time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Evening Yoga or Meditation Practice
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Optional Non-Guided Meditation in the Yoga Shala
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Dinner
TIME OFF During your eight-day stay, a visit to the hammam (a Turkish bath or spa) is a Moroccan tradition. The center's pool and steam bath is for guests only, giving you the privacy to relax and enjoy yourself. The massage and beauty therapist at the center will also be on hand to provide a range of exfoliation and massage treatments using authentic Moroccan skincare products that contain indigenous herbs, fruits and oils. You may also visit the two pools (one of them heated) that will give you a wealth of beautiful aromas and the stunning gardens which are yours to enjoy.

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Venue   Sparkling Yoga Morocco

Tucked away from the hubbub of Marrakech on the outskirts of a traditional Moroccan Berber village, you’ll find this lovely retreat hotel that will redefine your idea of relaxation.  Meandering corridors and courtyard paths lead to twenty-four authentically-furnished, comfortable rooms. You’ll enjoy plunge pools, secret terraces, charming gardens and a myriad of quiet corners in which to relax, read and recharge.

After sunset, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine and a glass of wine, with the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and distant lights of Marrakech as your backdrop. Many of guests enjoy visiting the Atlas Mountains or the Souks in Marrakech. And many more enjoy the novelty of doing absolutely nothing.


You may book your flight to arrive at Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK) with Easyjet, Ryanair or Air Maroc and then take a taxi to Tigmi or you can share your taxi with other participants who arrive at the same time.

Food

Morocco’s cultural influences make for extremely diverse cuisine and you will be enjoying a rich palette of flavours in the vegetarian meals that will be served throughout the retreat. Breakfast will be served right after your morning yoga, lunch is a rich salad buffet by the pool and 3-course dinner will be offered at a cosy restaurant at the centre.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RETREAT

Spend a memorable week with dedicated and passionate yoga teachers who will help you to expand on your yoga practice and find inner peace and balance, all in the stunning surrounds of Morocco. Soak in the tranquility of the sunny quiet village of Amizmiz with breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains. Explore the region with optional day trips, soak in the traditional spa, feast on flavoursome cuisine and enjoy luxurious accommodations. Leave feeling inspired, refreshed and rejuvenated on every level.

Joyce C.

Yovada Seeker

  High Atlas, Morocco

Amizmiz is is a small town in Morocco approximately 55 kilometers south of Marrakesh. It lies at the foot of the High Atlas mountain range. The Marrakech region 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.

There are several courses in the Marrakech area some of which have been designed by the best course builders in the world. There are horse riding opportunities in the area. Some are close to Amizmiz and others further afield. These cater for all levels of rider. Lalla Takerkoust is a town with beautiful lake situated in the foothills of the high Atlas Mountains where you can enjoy a traditional Berber meal in one of the restaurants on the shore.


Over a million people live in Marrakech and Djemaa-el-Fna, the main square, is always alive with acrobats, snake charmers, dancers, and musicians. You may buy a water to quench your thirst or an ancient Berber potion to improve your relationship or if shopping is your thing, then you may go north into the souks, where a labyrinth of covered market streets is teeming with lively sellers and lost shoppers. Bartering on price over a mint tea is not uncommon. 


And if you get good at the haggle, you may grab a bargain on shoes, bags, lamps, rugs, silk, cotton, pottery, and plates. If you prefer your prices fixed and your shopping a little more boutique, then leave the charms of the old city for the new town, where you will find casinos, art galleries, and plenty of places to enjoy dinner and drinks. Alternatively, you may head back to the main square after sunset as many food stalls open, turning Djemaa el-Fna it into a massive open-air restaurant.


The Atlas Mountains offer walkers and hikers of all levels the opportunity to see the Morocco’s countryside at is wildest. Tours can be arranged by the Tigmi team for half- and full-day trips. Walking around Tagadert and nearby villages, there are many interesting walks of varying distances that can be taken in every direction from Tigmi. From a walk around and to the ancient Kasbah in Oumnass to the wide open terrain leading towards the foothills of the high Atlas Mountains.


Go to Amizmiz via Marrakech. Within Marrakech, you'll need to take a "petit taxi" to the "Bab Er-Rob" taxi station that is just outside of town. You can start asking for Amizmiz. The bus (#L45) can be picked up at the Sidi Mimoun bus stop area near Djemaa el Fna.

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