Private evening Gnawa musical performance hosted in our Riad
With desert dwellings, mountain peaks, ancient cities, and rich culture, Morocco is a destination like no other. Situated between Europe and the Middle East, this spectacular African country is a mystifying mix of old world and new age culture. The fusion of rich colors, remarkable landscapes, and once-in-a-lifetime adventures, woven together by Ann's yoga and meditation practices, will transform your yoga mat into a magic carpet. We begin our journey in the spectacular Atlas Mountains, North Africa’s highest mountain range. Here, we stay in an exquisite Kasbah surrounded by green fields, groves of olive, lemon, and orange trees, and picturesque views of the nearby purple mountain peaks glittered with snow. Day trips take us to provincial mountain villages. From there, we're driven to Marrakech, where we will wander through the labyrinth of medinas as we sip fresh-pressed mint tea. Behind every city wall is an adventure in art, architecture, and cuisine. Our final destination is the Stone Desert, where we will slumber beneath the stars in gorgeously designed upscale tents. Our days begin with a yoga practice overlooking the vast desert sand dunes and end with dinner beneath the starry night sky. All of our accommodations are carefully chosen for their location, high-end services, and luxurious design. Every detail of our trip has been carefully thought out to provide you with expert guides and unforgettable experiences.
Bed configuration: 2 Twins
OR 1 single bed + 1 canapÃ© extra bed
OR 1 double bed + 1 canapÃ© extra bed
**Note the above only applies to Marrakesh Hotel -- all other hotels will be 2 twins**
All rooming assignments made on a first come first serve basis
Please see FAQ section below for further details about our payment, refund, and cancellation policy.expand
18 + years
Vinyasa, Iyengar, chanting, and meditation
You, yoga, art, and life
Given the complexity and extremely limited number of spaces at our handpicked luxury accommodations, we strongly suggest placing your deposit as soon as possible.
You will book your international ticket into and out of Marrakesh (airport code: RAK).
If you wish to arrive a day early to settle in and get acclimated we can request additional nights at our group hotel. Please contact us directly for rates
Yes, all levels are welcome. You will find that wherever you are in your practice you will get just what you need out of the yoga classes on this retreat. International Yoga works only with experienced and extremely qualified teachers, which ensures that everyone's yoga needs will be met.
Yes. As all payments to International Yoga are non-refundable, the purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental, health or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels. Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, note that you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption.
There are a broad variety of policies and providers for you to choose from. Be sure to understand the fine print of the policy you select to ensure you know exactly what is and isn't covered, especially if you are concerned you may need to cancel for COVID-19 / pandemic-related reasons which most carriers would cover only under a "Cancel for Any Reason" tier of coverage. IMPORTANT: in order to guarantee maximum coverage, most travel insurance providers require that you obtain a policy within 5-10 days of placing your initial deposit. Although International Yoga cannot advise on specific policies or providers, you may find this guide helpful.
Yes, please bring your own mat in addition to blocks and a strap if you use props during your practice.
There are no group airfares, as we will have people joining us from all over the US, with some arriving early, some arriving late, some using miles, etc. We are happy to provide guidance and review any itineraries you find. Please contact us before purchasing flights, and as always, travel insurance is strongly recommended
We get hundreds of travelers each year who go on retreat alone. If you are traveling without a friend or partner, but prefer to share your room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If for some reason, we are not able to match you with a roommate, a single supplement will apply.
If you prefer to have your own private room, a single supplement will apply.
American citizen visitors to Morocco do not need a visa if they are traveling as a tourist with a valid U.S. passport. You will be issued a visa upon arrival, which is valid for up to 90 days.
Important: Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond your date of entry into Morocco.
Yes, private airport transfers are included in the price of your trip. Note if you arrive early and decide to stay at an alternate location other than our group hotel, you will be responsible for coordinating and paying for your own transportation directly with the hotel where you will be staying.
We will be staying at gorgeous 5-star hotels chosen for their location and quality of service throughout Morocco. We've used them all for groups in the past. Please contact us at [email protected] for details on where you will be staying for your specific itinerary.
There are no required vaccinations to travel to Morocco. There are, however, some recommended vaccines for travel to Morocco given by the CDC. To see the complete list of what is recommended, please visit the CDC Website and consult with your primary care physician to make these arrangements in advance.
Attendance varies from trip to trip, but 12-25 attendees is a general average.