MAGIC OF MOROCCO
A WEEK OF VIBRANT EXPLORATION - YOGA, MEDITATION AND BHAKTI SOUND MAGIC WITH JESSICA BASKEN & ERDINC RAIM
Special guests Lucidia Omamori and Rafael Angulo bringing sacred sounds, bhakti and beautiful soul music to the retreat.
SEPT 24 – OCT 1 2016
Come play in this week long yoga retreat in the heart of Marrakech, Morocco – the red city. We will wake up to the sunrise with pranayama, meditation and yoga, and delight each of our senses with fresh foods, exotic field trips down secret alleys, exploration of the colorful universe of Moroccan design, and so much more. Our special guests from London will bring their beautiful medicine music to soothe our souls and open our hearts as we dance, sing and celebrate life together. This holiday can be anything from super relaxing, to a full on adventure – it’s up to you. Life is a blank canvas for you to paint!
07.00 – 9.00 – Sunrise invigorating yoga and meditation
09.00 – 10.30 – Breakfast in the riad
10.30 – 18.30 – Explore the medina, Visit a museum, Relax in the riad, Visit a local hamam ect.
18.30 – 20.00 – Sunset calming yoga and meditation
20.00 – 21.30 – Dinner in the riad
– Daily yoga practise (12 sessions)
– 10 delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast and dinner or lunch)
– 7 nights accommodation in very central, yet cosy and private riad in the heart of the Medina
– Optional tours to the souks with Erdinc and local guide.
– Airport transfers to and from Menara airport
The program starts with an opening circle on the first day (24 sept) at 18.00, which gives you time to settle in your room, arrive, have lunch, maybe explore a little.
The last day we have an early start at 6.30 and a morning practise at 6.30-7.15 for a closing circle and breakfast after. Departure for airport for Copenhagen goes around 8.45. For guests taking it easy there will be more time to hang around and explore and check out around 10.00.
Our riad is located in Hart Es Soura, the oldest quarter of the medina. It is close to the Medersa Ben Youssef, the Musée de Marrakech and the colorful spice and apothecary market of Rahba Kedima. The legendary ‘square’ of Place Jemaa el Fna can be reached by a 10-minute stroll through the bustling souk. The riad also has good vehicular access, a rarity for properties in Marrakech Medina. We are only a heartbeat away from adventures in Marrakech!
The riad offers six en suite bedrooms, each tastefully and individually furnished to a high standard. For your comfort, all rooms are equipped with controllable air conditioning/heating as well as crisp Egyptian cotton sheets, complimentary toiletries and even an iPod dock! Oh and of course – Wi-Fi! As we will have the entire riad to ourself, we can relax fully in the lounge areas, by the pool, in your room or on the sunny roof terrace.
Airlines like Norwegian now have saturday flights every week for LowFare prices. Its also easy to fly in from other countries to Menara Airport.
When you arrive to Menara Airport we will have arranged drivers to take you directly to our private Riad in the heart of the Medina.
Shrinari are a leading duo in the spiritual music scene and tour internationally playing at events such as sound healing, meditation and yoga retreats, festivals and classes for master teachers such as Sianna Sherman, Jean Hall and Leila Sadeghee. When I first met them in Spain this spring I immediately fell in love with their sound healing and spirits, and had to bring them to this retreat! It is a great honor to be sharing this experience together.
Their music transports the listener to a realm where senses are soothed and joy is reawakened. Their lyrical and melodic style is infused with passion and delivered with the grace of a celestial lullaby
Lucidia Omamori is a vocalist and a songwriter and accompanies herself on the celtic harp. She grew up in a musical home singing backing vocals for her father's band. She started writing poetry at age 5 and has been writing ever since. She has played at Glastonbury festival and Sunrise festival among others. She is a vocalist for the kashi collective, produced by world music composer Stephen Bellm. She released an electro-acoustic album "Awake to Wonder" in 2012 and a co-written acoustic EP "Beauty of the Night" with Rafael Marchante Angulo, her guitarist and duo artist in her project Shrinari. She is currently producing her acoustic album "Soul Calling" and is playing Europe wide at yoga festivals, retreats and sound healing events whilst simultaneously raising two gorgeous children.
Rafael is a guitarist, singer/songwriter, composer and music teacher from Valencia (Spain). His musical journey began informally in Spain 23 years ago and he has been living and working in the UK since 2004 performing solo and in various ensembles in venues such as The Roundhouse, the Royal Festival Hall, the 12 BAR and countless other places. Since meeting Lucidia Omamori, Shrinari has been his main focus and it has become the truest expression of his musical and spiritual self. He developed some of the arrangements that appear in their debut album "Awake to Wonder" and played guitar on most tracks as well as co-writing the EP "Beauty of the Night". In this period he has also done some session work icluding being main guitarist of the "Mantra Lounge" project and the second half of a latin guitar duo led by Andrea Terrano. He constantly studies and teaches music and he graduated in 2015 from a music BA in Jazz at Middlesex University.
Jessica has had the privilege to be leading yoga classes, workshops and retreats for over 6 years. Her teaching encompasses alignment-based asana combined with contemplative themes to evoke a conscious connection between body, mind and heart. For Jessica, the yogic path is one of unraveling the ties that have held us back from embodying our highest. Practice has taught her that when we let go of our limited ways of being, we discover that there is a deep hunger within to free our purpose as beings on this planet. Jessica teaches with the intention that this practice will expand our vision to see the beauty that is infused in everyday life and inspire us to walk towards our most powerful and magical selves.
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The sunrise invigorating yoga sessions will be more explorative and playful, playing the edge of our possibilities, building the fire and dancing in the lick of the flames. Expect play between flowing sequences, trying inversions and backbends for all levels and some level of sweatiness and igniting fire in the heart!
The afternoon/evening practise will be more calming and soothing. Nectar to calm the chaos of the mind and deepen ourselves into the stilness of the heart, with slow, grounding, meditative asana and meditation.
The meditation will be present every day, in one form or another. I believe that meditation can be reached in many forms and through many gateways. We will play with sacred sound journeys, visualisations, mindfulness practises and various meditation practises.
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Spacious Shared Triple Room: 850 EU / 6350 KR
Spacious Shared Double Room: 935 EU / 7000 KR
Lavish Double Shared Room (2 people): 2000 EU/15000 KR
Lavish Single Room With King Sz Bed: 1100 EU / 8200 KR
- Massage by appointment (Lucidia is a great massage therapist too, and there are many great hammams in the area).
- Excursions by appointment to the desert, atlas mountains, guided tour to souks, hammams, ect.
If you want to secure a spot and you do not have the full amount, you can pay a deposit of 400 euros. This is a non refundable amount.
- The full course fee has to be paid at least two months after registration. 400 euro serves as a deposit.
- If you have to make a cancellation in any case, please note the following process:
- a) Cancellation before Aug 24 2016: Full course fee minus deposit will be refunded.
- b) Cancellation after Aug 24 2016: No refund unless you can find another person who will attend, then you get the whole refund.
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