Tuesday to Saturday…
28th February – 3rd March, 2017
18th-22nd April, 2017
25th-29th April, 2017
9th-13th May, 2017
6-10th June, 2017
A great value Yoga Retreat in Essaouira, Morocco.
£695 for two people sharing (or a single person happy to share)
£595 for 3 people sharing (if you are 3 friends)
£795 for sole occupancy of a double room
The Trip Includes:
- 4 luxury nights accommodation
- all home cooked vegan and vegetarian meals, snacks and drinks from Tuesday evening to Saturday morning
- 4 x 1.5 hour daily yoga practice
- Flights to Essaouira (direct from Luton Airport). (See Travel Section below).
- Local taxis are shared and journeys typically cost €5 each
- A 6 hour riding adventure costs €70 but rides start at €15
- 2 hours of surf lessons are €40 and an all day surf board hire is €45
- Insurance is mandatory. We recommend Insure and Go or Sportscover Direct for top up insurance for riding and surfing.
La Source holidays are about connection. Connection with nature, ourselves and each other. Saskia, the founder and facilitator is a yoga teacher, life coach, social activist, educator, entrepreneur and film maker. She runs La Source as a passion project. La Source weeks are light and fun but have a powerful transformative effect.
This trip re-energizes! It is a short but effective way to carry a deep inner smile and have the strength to tackle challenges and make positive changes in your life.
What to Expect:
This trip is fun and very flexible! There is plenty of space to be alone or to make deep connections with others in the group, to chill or to do all of the daily activities.
Our groups are always made up of lovely, warm interesting, international people and part of the joy of this retreat, whether you come alone or with friends or a partner, is the great conversations and connections.
The communal meals are often a highlight. The vegan and vegetarian food is so fresh and delicious. We encourage everyone to use the time to practice a shift in lifestyle… so we suggest no caffeine, alcohol or stimulants. (Friday night often still ends with dancing!!!). If you are vegetarian and want to try vegan, we’ll support you. If you want to try being lactose or gluten free, that is not a problem! If your partner dragged you here and you want to go into Essaouira and have a big lamb tagine and a fag and a beer.. that is cool too! It is your trip!
The yoga practice is tailored to the group and their experience and interests. The style of yoga is hatha-vinyassa and can be Yin and calm or very gymnastic! There is always a focus on expanding our awareness, self reflection and breath work.
The level of activity during the day, is completely up to you. There is our pool and garden, and a luxury spa and hamam very close by. Or you can join in with the group activities…
On Wednesday, after yoga and brunch, we go on a full day’s Cultural Immersion to feel, taste and smell where we are in the world… Rachid takes us to a local Berber Market and we eat with a Berber family, meet some beautiful Argan Trees, and come face to face with the Ocean (between €35 and €70 depending on the number of people).
On Thursday – we walk along the river bank with our dog gang looking for tortoise, chill in the beautiful gardens by the pool, and head to Essaouira in the afternoon for a local Hammam and massage (€35 for 2 hours), tour of the market and a sunset Mocktail overlooking the Ocean. In the morning, if anyone wants to surf, horse of camel ride, learn to cook, do a photography workshop, these can all be arranged with lovely local guides.
On Friday, after yoga and brunch, we go horse riding along the beach (2 hours for €25)… for competent riders, you can gallop for miles along endless sandy beaches on lovely Arab-Berber horses. For beginners, the guides will support you the whole way.
In the afternoon, there is an option to head to a sleepy beach town for a long walk.
On Saturday, after yoga and brunch, we can usually hang out at the house until 3.30pm before heading to the airport for our flight back to Luton. Some people choose to stay on in the area until the following Tuesday.
Our house is 15 minutes from down town Essaouira, Morocco, 15 minutes from Sidi Kaoki beach, and 10 minutes from the Essaouira Airport.
One of the riches of Morocco is its exquisite moorish architecture and design and this house does not disappoint! We have the exclusive use of a gorgeous luxury home with landscaped gardens and its own swimming pool. Warm colours and antique art and furniture adorn the sunken cosy living area. There is a bar, dining room and plenty of indoor and outdoor space.
The house has 6 large en suite individually styled bedrooms matching the best ’boutique hotels’. Each bedroom has a double and single bed. If we are a small group of 8, we stay in the mini-version of this house, in the same grounds. It has 4 double rooms and it’s own pool.
The 5 day retreat is fully catered from dinner on Tuesday evening to brunch on Saturday morning. The food is fresh, healthy and sourced locally. It is lovingly prepared by our local chef. All of our meals are vegetarian or vegan and dietary requirements can be catered for.
Hebal teas and still water and snacks are available all of the time.
Not many people have yet discovered Easyjet’s new direct flights to Essaouira. We used to have to fly to the frenetic Marrakesh and take a 3 hour road trip.
Most of us travelling from the UK will take the Luton flight to Essaouira on Tuesday. It returns on Saturday evening. We can recommend some great places to stay if you would like to stay on in the area.
We’ll share taxi’s from the airport which will be around £5 each. You can change money easily at the airport.
How to Book:
We have chosen these dates as the flights usually remain inexpensive these weeks (between £50-100 return). We need to have a minimum of 8 people to run the trips and we recommend that you don’t book until we confirm this. Please fill in a booking form by clicking the BOOK NOW button below. We will then send you a deposit invoice for £50 per person. The balance is due 1 month before the trip or as soon as we confirm that it is going ahead.
If you need to cancel before we confirm the trip, your deposit is returned in full. If you have to cancel up to 3 weeks in advance we withhold £50. If you cancel up to 1 week in advance, we retain £500 per person so please ensure you have travel insurance. You can read our full T&C’s here. We are a limited company and all money paid to us is held in a trust account until after the end of the trip in compliance with the travel package regulations.
If you would like to share a room, just let us know and we can put you in touch with others who would like to do the same.
I look forward to meeting you! Saskia