The Magic of Marrakech Retreat - From £850 pp
3 Night Retreat - Friday 12th - Monday 15th April 2024 - £850pp (based on sharing an ensuite twin) or £1,150 (private suite).
Date and Location
12 Apr 2024, 14:00 BST – 15 Apr 2024, 14:00 BST
Marrakesh, Marrakesh, Morocco
The Magic of Marrakech Retreat
Firstly, my thoughts are with the people and their families who are trying to rebuild their lives after the devasting earthquake, on behalf of Gin & Yin I have contributed to the fundraising efforts, which is going where it is needed most.
This will now be my 4th retreat to this magical destination, I have enjoyed exploring new properties and new locations over the last few years and this new find also fills me with excitement. Next year’s property is located only a short 20-minute drive from the centre of Marrakech. Set in an oasis of tranquillity and calm in beautifully landscaped gardens with ample shady terraces for you to escape from the world for just a few days and listen to the birds and peacocks. It also has a heated pool along with a mini spa and hammam on offer throughout this retreat. Each ensuite room has its own character, but they all have one thing in common – a seductive mix of soft colours and rich Moroccan textiles which have been described as ‘lusciousness and luxury combined” - my concern is that it’s going to be a challenge getting everyone out of them!
Whilst I have outlined an itinerary below, please keep in mind that everything is optional, there may also be some minor final adjustments to this itinerary depending on what I book for us in the Medina, however, this will give you a flavour of what to expect.
Friday 12th April 2024
Complimentary transfers to meet flights landing between 11 a.m. and 12 noon
Check-in and enjoy a welcome tipple and lunch
Unpack, take a deep breath, let your shoulders drop and take a stroll around the beautiful gardens, enjoy a dip in the pool, to help you ease into things, or why not treat yourself to a traditional hammam, to exfoliate your skin and increase blood flow giving your skin a healthy glow a wonderful way to start the retreat.
Early evening we'll enjoy our first yoga class, incorporating a series of restorative sequences and postures to help us release and stretch aching muscles and bring us to a place of inner stillness
Post-yoga G&T followed by supper
Saturday 13th April 2024
Rejuvenating morning yoga session with the intention of focusing on what you need right now
Slow breakfast – journaling to engage all our senses
Afternoon at your leisure to swim; write; read; paint/sketch; explore the grounds or simply stretch out on the sunbed and sleep
Late afternoon - Transfers to the Medina to explore the souks and enjoy supper out, to get a taste of local life. (Dinner out at own cost)
Sunday 14th April
Uplifting yoga session incorporating breathwork and meditation
Slow Breakfast followed by a welling session on the ‘power of letting go’
Time to roll up our sleeves and don our aprons for a traditional Moroccan cooking workshop, always a fun shared experience.
Afternoon at your leisure
Enjoy a magical Cacao ceremony followed by a relaxing Yoga Nidra practice
Supper in the Villa
Monday 15th April
Final reflective yoga session followed by a slow relaxed breakfast/brunch
Enjoy a last dip in the pool, finish that last chapter and think about some adjustments you can potentially make to life as you know it back home, hopefully returning feeling a little more relaxed, nourished and re-energised!
Check-out and complimentary transfers back to the airport at 12 noon and 2 p.m
What’s the Cost?
3 nights at £850 pp based on 2 ladies sharing an ensuite twin room and £1,150 for single occupancy en-suite room in a double bed. Please note, sorry to state the obvious, but if you book a ‘sharing room’ you will need to find someone to share with you.
Airport transfers to match flights detailed below. Accommodation in either a private or twin ensuite room; welcome drinks and gin tasting; 3 breakfasts, 3 light lunches and 2 evening meals; 3 yoga classes; water and soft drinks; mid-morning and afternoon snacks; cooking workshop; transfers in and out of the Medina.
What’s Not Included:
Your flights, along with any extra drinks and treatments taken at the Villa.
Marrakech is a popular tourist destination, so flights are frequent from many UK airports. I am flying on the BA2810 on Friday 12th April departing @ 07.15 from Gatwick and landing in Marrakech @ 10.50. Returning on the BA2813 on Monday 15th April @ 18.25 from Marrakech - Landing into Gatwick @ 22.00. Some ladies are also on the Wizz Air Flight from Gatwick - departing at 11.30 on Friday 12th April from Gatwick and returning at 18.30 on Monday night. Complimentary transfers have been scheduled around flights landing between 10.50 and 11.30 on Friday and I will coordinate 2 complimentary transfers back, one around 12 noon and one around 15.30 on Monday 15th April 2024.
How Can I Secure My Place and Payment Terms & Conditions:
A deposit of £300 non-refundable, is required to secure your booking, with the full balance to be paid by 15th March 2024.
Cancellations: Whilst we wish to treat cancellations sympathetically, spaces are limited and the following charge must apply. Cancellation of your trip for whatever reason, should be notified to us directly in writing. Full Payments: For places paid in full and then cancelled the following applies: - More than twelve weeks before the start of the retreat: 100% refund minus the deposit; eight-twelve weeks before the start of the retreat: 50% refund minus the deposit.- Less than eight weeks before the start of the retreat no refund can be given.
Travel Insurance: Please ensure you have your own travel insurance which would cover you financially not only for unforeseen events that may occur whilst on the retreat, but also in the event of your needing to cancel.
Instalments: If you’d like to send payments in instalments to keep this retreat viable for you, that’s absolutely fine, a number of ladies also do this so just drop me a line at email@example.com and we'll work on a plan.
Sustainable Travel & Carbon Offsetting:
I love taking ladies away on adventures (sometimes of a lifetime) – to reach these special spaces and places, it is sometimes necessary to fly. It is not uncommon for ladies to say it feels like they have been away longer than they have – I truly believe this is because we’ve properly stepped away from life which enables us to connect with the world around us; ourselves and each other on a deeper level. I also love our planet and pledge to be a conscious retreat organiser by supporting sustainable tourism in different ways, from working with local guides; supporting artisan craftsmen and women; eating locally; learning about the local culture etc. I also offset my flights using a ‘carbon offsetting calculator’ thanks to Sustainable Travel International – if you’d like to do the same check it out here: https://sustainabletravel.org/our-work/carbon-offsets/calculate-footprint/
And if you’d like to learn how to ‘travel better’ see here: https://sustainabletravel.org/travel-better/
If this doesn’t sound quite right, or you’d like to host something like this for a group of friends or maybe for your family, feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss some ideas and work on something together.
Reserve your spot
Thank you for booking this magical 'Gin & Yin Retreat' to Marrakech, so lovely to have this in our diaries to look forward to. I will drop you a line to confirm the final details shortly, along with sending the balance invoice in due course. Ruth x£300.00