Marrakech is an enchanted city with one-of-a-kind experiences waiting around every corner. We will take you beyond the surface to discover its heartbeat and the people who make up the soul of the city. Yogamaya is collaborating with Qarrya Retreats, a Moroccan woman owned retreat planning business, who will manage the details of the retreat.
Our Retreat, planned down to the finest details, will be led by Bryn Chrisman and INCLUDES:
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
We do our best to give you the best Marrakech has to offer and to make your retreat as hassle-free and relaxing as possible, but please note that the following is not included:
Airfare to and from Morocco
Mandatory private travel insurance (must cover COVID-19 costs)
Passport and/or visa fees
Covid-19 test, if applicable
Discretionary tips (plan around $30 total)
Beverages other than bottled water
Optional meals and activities not listed in the final itinerary
HOW DO I BOOK MY SPOT?
Participants can pay in full at the time of booking or enroll in one of our payment plans
Coming by yourself and want to share a room? Select “Shared Twin – 2 Single Beds” room option and we will match you with a roommate
Sharing a Double or Twin room with another participant? Shoot us an email with both names so we can make you roommates
If you would like to make a direct booking with us, email us at email@example.com
HOW DOES A PAYMENT PLAN WORK?
Partial.ly is a flexible payment plan that makes it possible for you to book your retreat today and pay for it, selecting your own payment terms to better fit your finances:
Select your room type and the number of participants
Pay the US$500 down payment
You choose the frequency of your payments and the amount of each payment changes accordingly
Your final payment will occur 4 weeks before the retreat start date.
CAN I CANCEL MY BOOKING?
The first US$500 of any payment is the participant’s deposit and is not refundable
Refunds are available until 28 days before the first day of the retreat (See Terms & Conditions HERE)
To arrive in Morocco on the first day of the retreat, you should fly out on Sept 7th. There is a daily overnight flight from JFK to CMN (Casablanca) with Royal Air Maroc in partnership with American Airlines. The flight departs at 8:40pm and lands at 8:30am the next day.
You may decide to either be picked up directly from Casablanca (around 3 hours drive to Marrakech), or get a connecting flight from Casablanca to Marrakech (RAK).
Most guests prefer landing in Marrakech to shorten the drive but it’s ultimately up to you. Our driver can pick you up from both airports.
Saturday we meet 2-8pm
Sunday we meet 1-6pm
Flexibility: Principles, Practices, and Purpose
Flexibility is one of the most popular, and sometimes controversial, topics of the last decade. While it is arguably overrated, it is not as dangerous or detrimental as is often claimed. Moreover, stretching and yoga appear synonymous in the mainstream media and the reaction within the community tends to either glorify or deny the entire notion. Enter Jules Mitchell, author of Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined, to help you explore both perspectives while empowering you with education to make informed decisions about why to stretch and when it matters.
This weekend course is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of what stretching is and how to do it effectively. By the end of this workshop, participants will:
– Distinguish between the 6 different stretching modalities.
– Incorporate a variety of stretching techniques into yoga sequences.
– Learn how to increase range of motion safely and effectively.
– Understand eccentric contractions and the latest research.
– Master muscle physiology and how load fits into the stretching narrative.
– Explore connective tissue mechanics in multiple contexts such as pain, injury, and ROM.
– Question the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of stretching practices.
– Recognize common stretching myths and misconceptions.
– Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently talk about how stretching works.
Jules has spent the last decade teaching yoga teachers about the science, biomechanics, and physiology of stretching. Join her for her comprehensive stretching course that will take your education to the next level. Suitable for yoga teachers of all levels, as well as any individual interested in learning more about stretching practices, this course is about stretching your minds as much as your bodies.
This weekend’s workshop will sell out!
50% refund if you cancel by Sept 10th.
We will not be able to offer refunds or credit transfers for this workshop after Sept 10th.
Early Pricing is $350 by Sept 15th and $450 after.