If you're looking for the feel good yoga retreat of the year you've found it. Brynn and Charlize have created a yoga retreat Morocco that is not only blissful and relaxing but also a powerfully ethical and heartwarming vacation. This year you can go into the Christmas season with a relaxed spirit and a joyful mindset...
Company Name: Monsoon Wellness
Dates: December 14-20, 2015
City: Essaouira Country: Morocco
Cost/Price: Starting at $1200 per person for a shared room or $1400 for single occupancy.
Early booking discounts? Book before October 31st and get 10% OFF. Also refer a friend- if you have a friend sign up you will receive 10% OFF this retreat or can be used for a future retreat with Monsoon Wellness.
Description of the Retreat: A great mix of scheduled activities and free time this retreat is the perfect vacation to press that reset button your life is needing. Most meals are included but a few you are left to explore the local cuisine on your own, with the help of your travel liasons of course. What better way to explore a culture other than through it's food. Not only is this a yoga retreat with twice daily asana classes and a daily meditation, it's also a trip you can feel really really good about. Humanitarian aspect is that you participate in seva service (or Karma yoga) through an organization Help Us Help, where you support gainful employment of at risk locals and sex trade workers. I love that these two women are putting the dollars from this retreat back into the community that needs it.
Accommodations: Maghnia Hotel- a small locally managed hotel.
How long has the your company been running retreats? One year
Instructor name and bio:
I started my yoga journey while living in Thailand. Yoga taught me how my body, mind and soul were all one thing, and how to use that combination to connect to the greater world around me. I completed my 200 hour teacher training in India in 2009. This was such a profound experience, living and breathing yoga 24 hours a day. I knew that this was going to be my life's journey at that point.
Monsoon Wellness began as an idea that grew into a reality when I returned to South Africa. I completed a Pilates instructors course in 2011 in order to add to my personal knowlege and to provide my clients with a greater variety of options.
I opened a yoga studio in Johannesburg in 2011 under Monsoon Yoga. After relocating to Durban in 2015 I decided to extend the brand to include other forms of health as Monsoon Wellness.
Teaching yoga is my greatest passion. As a teacher it is really important to me that I don't just instruct the people who come to my class, but rather that I pass on some form of knowledge and personal understanding. I have conduct continuous study of my trade through the attendence of workshops, events, trainings and self practice.
I have taught in Thailand, Singapore, India, Hungary and South Africa.
Brynn began her interest in yoga at an early age of 13 years old when she found a liking to her mother's VHS yoga videos. Since then Brynn has enjoyed learning and growing through yoga. Brynn completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2010 in India where she met Charlize.
Since then Brynn has worked at various studios across Canada, and this past year began teaching at a men's prison in Toronto.Brynn enjoys learning all aspects of yoga and feels that yoga is never really something anyone anyone can truly master; it is a constant journey of self improvement and self realization.
Brynn teaches Ashtanga Yoga and Meditation.
Type of Yoga: Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Partner Yoga
Is there childminding available? no
What's included in the cost of the retreat:
What's not included in retreat cost:
Airfare to Morocco, travel insurance,
Activities and Services available at additional cost:
- cooking classes
- Spa treatments
- camel rides
Are non-yoga partners welcome? Yes
Food whats included in the cost and what type of food is it?
Do they serve alcohol? no
Number of Participants: 3 minimum and 15 maximum
- morning yoga and breakfast
- an excursion or free time to explore, relax at the beach, shop the local markets
- evening yoga and meditation and dinner.
Instructions for getting there:
Fly into Marrakech, as this is the closest airport. or fly into Casablanca sirport and take a train or taxi to Essaoria.
Terms and Conditions:
- Reservations made before 60 prior to start date require $550 non- refundable deposit and bookings made after 60 days prior to start date require full payment.
- credit card payments require additional 3%, bank transfers are $45USD
- cancellations must be made in writing
- cancellation charges: from date of booking=deposit of $550, 40-60 days= 50% of total cost of retreat, 0-40days = 100% of retreat cost.
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