MOVING IN MANDALAS
MARRAKECH YOGA RETREAT
BREATHE, MOVE, DISCOVER
AN EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY TO MOROCCO
WITH MAYA PAGÁN & ZAINAB ZAKARI
AUGUST 14-20 2021
Join us for a week of heart expanding yoga, cultural connection, and life-changing adventure in magnificent Morocco!
Follow the cycle of the rising African sun and setting desert moon with daily solar & lunar yoga practices to deepen your connection to body, mind and spirit. We will use the mandala, a sacred geometric shape symbolizing balance, harmony and cosmic wholeness to synthesize each day's discoveries. Practices will include vinyasa flow, restorative yoga and meditation. All levels are welcome. We'll also offer additional workshops off the mat to explore mandalas and chakras in daily living and how to create your own water color chakra oracle deck.
Adventures will include a guided tour of the medina (the old city), a visit to a nearby organic farm for a cooking class led by a local chef, and a day trip to hike and picnic in the Atlas Mountains. There will be shopping in the markets for textiles, spices, baskets and more, visits to hidden gardens, as well as indulging in a hammam, a traditional and unforgettable Moroccan spa experience. Other optional adventures are available as add-ons. Desert camel ride? Local wine tasting? We've taken care of every detail so that you can truly relax and enjoy!
Peacock Pavilions is a lush and peaceful oasis in the Moroccan desert, located just 10 miles outside of bustling Marrakech. Our retreat will have exclusive access to this spectacular eco-friendly, artisanal boutique hotel situated in a secluded and protected olive grove with sweeping views of the Atlas mountains. Designed and built by author, blogger and designer, Maryam Montague, and her architect husband, Chris Redecke, this 8.5 acre luxury estate has been featured in dozens of international magazines, including National Geographic Traveler, Elle Décor, House & Garden, Food & Wine. Recently Forbes Magazine named Peacock Pavilions one of the 8 most beautiful hotels in the world! The entire property has been artfully decorated with Maryam's personal collection of museum quality artifacts and colorful textiles gathered on her world travels. Guest pavilions feature soaring ceilings, majestic fireplaces, and inviting corners to gather for intimate conversation. Elegant bedrooms each feature their own beautiful bathrooms with solar heated showers. Spend your free time roaming through expansive rose gardens, sipping tea on tiled terraces, exercising in the outdoor gym beneath bougainvillea, or lounging by the serene pool and fountains. Breakfast is served en plein air serenaded by a chorus of birdsong, while some dinners will be held in the Arabian dining tent, seated on piles of cushions and handwoven rugs.
Meals feature farm-to-table, authentic Moroccan cuisine, reflecting the unique flavors and spices of North Africa and made daily onsite with local ingredients, some coming directly from the Peacock Pavilion's gardens. Enjoy estate grown olive oil, fresh squeezed orange juice, handmade yogurt and freshly baked bread everyday! The chefs take pride in delighting their guests and are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions.
Peacock Pavilions supports Project Soar, a non-profit organization established by the hotel owners, to empower local Moroccan girls through art, sports, health and English language education. We are joining with Peacock Pavilion to donate a portion of this retreat's proceeds to Project Soar, to help teenage Moroccan girls understand their value and their rights, and find their voice as young female leaders.
Zainab Zakari has been teaching yoga for over decade, including specialized workshops & immersions, as well as designed curriculum and co-led 200-Hour Teacher Trainings. Her flow classes are known for offering multi-layers—from the physical and the mental to the creative and the sacred. She's known for masterfully weaving in humor, poetry, and the modern world to connect with her students wherever they are on their journey. She encourages them to listen and trust their inner guide.
Maya Pagán is currently completing her 500 RYT in Yoga Psychology and is committed to making yoga accessible for every BODY and teaches through a trauma informed lens. She is as passionate about movement as she is about stillness, and loves helping her students find their own path towards lasting transformation in body, mind and soul. Maya focuses on slow flow, restorative and yoga nidra, as well as creative expression in various mediums. She is a world traveler and the author of three published books on creativity and wellness
Luxurious, eco-Friendly accommodation (spacious bedrooms, each with private bathroom)
Exclusive access to Peacock Pavilions’ extensive grounds
Welcome Gathering and Dinner Party
Delicious daily breakfast served onsite
Most lunches and dinners*
Daily yoga and meditation classes (mats and props provided)
Chakra exploration workshops (art supplies provided)
Tour guides on various day trips including a journey into the medina (old city), tour of Marjorelle Gardens, Yves Saint Laurent Museum and hiking in the Atlas Mountains
Moroccan cooking class at an organic farm
Traditional hammam spa treatment at Le Bains de Marrakech
Henna Pool Party Farewell Celebration (with entertainment)
Transportation to/from day excursions
Airport transfers on retreat start/end days**
*special dietary restrictions can be accommodated
**airfare not included
Airfare (low prices and direct flights are easy to find- contact us for suggestions)
Select meals when traveling outside of Peacock Pavilions
Wine and cocktails outside of planned cocktail gatherings
Optional add ons, such as:
Formal wine tasting
Costs associated with personal, outside excursions
PRICING & DETAILS
7 days / 6 nights (August 14-20, 2021)
INCLUSIVE RETREAT PRICE:$2997 per person
NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT: $750
All rooms are shared (double occupancy) and spacious with separate beds and a private bathroom. If traveling alone, we will thoughtfully match you with a roommate.
Group size is sweet and intimate. Space is limited.
We can't wait to share this once in a life-time experience with you!
Secure your spot today with a $750 deposit.
CANCELLATION POLICY: We completely understand that the unexpected does occur. Our policy is based the small size and private nature of this retreat group, which cannot be held without a certain number of committed participants.
Cancellation less then 30 days before the retreat: You are responsible for the entire cost of the retreat and will be charged in full for the same. No amounts previously paid will be refunded to you.
Cancellation more than 30 days before the retreat: You will be refunded 50% of the remaining balance of the retreat price that you paid.
You will not be refunded for any portion of the retreat cost if you do not show up and do not cancel in a timely manner, thus Travel insurance is highly recommended in case something happens which prevents you from attending. Individuals are sometimes unable to participate due to injuries, bad weather, flight cancellations, airport closures, passport/visa issues, etc. and this is where Travel Insurance can be helpful.