- Luxury camping in the Sahara!
About This Event
If you have always wanted to see Morocco, and would love a holiday adventure that is both a culture and arts pilgrimage and a yoga retreat, this trip is for you!
Travel through Morocco to ancient cities, to the desert, and to the sea. Trishna will guide mini yoga retreats in each elegant Riad we stay in.
Sixteen days, arriving in Rabat and departing from Marrakech. We visit these amazing locations and their surrounding sites: Rabat, Fez, Merzouga, Ouerzazate, Essaouira, and Marrakech.
While soaking in the unique and varied beauty of this North African land, our yoga practice will provide a pathway for the inner adventure. Trishna shares a Hatha Flow practice with emphasis on breath and awareness. There is a dynamic vinyasa built around the classical Sun Salutations, Asana (held poses) offered with gradations of challenge, and Pranayama (breath technique). Mantra, meditation, and philosophy are woven into this practice.
Mohamed and Misty Aoualou are our guides through Morocco. Mohamed is a native of Morocco and a talented musician who also speaks five languages (all of which are useful in travel through Morocco)! Misty is a dancer who teaches Moroccan styles as well as other Middle Eastern and North African forms. They have been holding annual tours for a number of years, and generously open up an authentic experience of place, history, culture, music, and dance.
Trishna (Inner Adventure Travel) is thrilled to be working with Misty and Mohamed (MyMorocco Tours)!
My trip to Morocco was one of the best surprises of my life. Never did I imagine how interesting and beautiful that country was going to be. It couldn’t have been put together any better thanks to Misty, Mohamed, and his family! –Bev Tallarico
We offer a pilgrimage to many beautiful parts of Morocco.
In general on travel days there will not be a yoga class, and on non-travel days we will have a two hour yoga practice. Each location will have something different to offer and our schedule will work around that. For instance after a long day of shopping and sight seeing in Marrakech, an early evening practice will be in order, and on days in the desert with wild music under the full moon, morning will be our time for meditative yoga practice.
Contact us for full itinerary.
Highlights of this trip start right at the beginning and continue all the way thru!
Mini yoga retreats in each location along this journey.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fez has the world’s largest car free urban area and being in the old city is like stepping back into medieval times.
From our base in Marzouga we will ride camels through the desert, drink tea in the Sahara :), and meditate at sunrise.
In the town of Ouarzazate we have the honor of spending time with the family of our guides Mohamed and Misty Aoualou.
Music, dance, art , history, and great beauty at every turn!
We arrive in Rabat to the comfort of a plush Riad right in the center of the Medina.
Throughout our journey we stay in very comfortable Riads and luxurious desert tents, practicing yoga in the cool inner courtyards or in the peace of the desert.
We will stay in 4 star Riad accommodation (traditional dwellings ranging from house to palace with an interior gardened courtyard) on this journey. While in Merzouga we will stay in deluxe versions of the traditonal tents of the region.
Base cost provides a shared room. Single rooms can be arranged while available for an extra cost.
Tour includes: Hotel accommodations, breakfast, dinner, land transportation in a deluxe bus throughout our travels, and
guide services, 4×4 to the desert with camel ride and overnight stay in the dunes.
It does not include airfare, travel insurance, beverages, lunches or tipping.
AccommodationsWe will reside in a well curated variety of accommodation in the six different locations in Morocco that we will stay in over sixteen days. Beautiful five star roads, family guest houses, and desert tents.
- A/C in Rooms
- Tour Assistance
- House Keeping
DirectionsThe retreat will offer pick up at the airport in Rabat on March 29 and drop off at the airport in Marrakech on April 13.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Amelia Straton October 17, 2019
I love how Trishna turns reclaiming my yoga practice into a discovery of not only of myself and my edges, But also I discovery of a way of life and a living culture. There were just the right amount of tours in which we never felt like tourists: herb walk with lunch from a working farm, olive oil tasting at another working farm, greek dance lessons, hiking, swimming in the buoyant costal waters. Beautiful lodging. I can not over state the sense of rarity the opportunity held. Both my daughter and I want to do it again.
Paula Day October 17, 2019
Trishna offered vast insight to a yoga practitioner of any level. Trishna's knowledge and grasp of yoga is deep and profound. The culmination of years of inquiry. If Trishna was my daughter I would be very proud of her. It's was an honor to revel in all the jewels that she has integrated. Trishna shares her extensive and ecclectic teachings with Grace and skill.
kim bender January 08, 2018
I love Trishna's approach to yoga. It's an immersive experience. She starts out the first hour with very gentle meditation and movement, working up to an active Vinyasa that really warms up the body. The second hour is dedicated to deep Asana practice, which develops inner strength. She often ends the two-hour session with a meaningful Sanskrit chant. Trishna's voice is soothing and encouraging. Her guidance helps me get stronger - while never feeling the need to push myself into places of discomfort. The pace of each class is just right. Trishna clearly thinks about muscle groups that she will focus on in any given session and makes absolutely sure that we warm up properly before doing the deep stretches. It's a pleasure to participate in yoga practice with Trishna.
Amelia Straton January 08, 2018
As a dedicated practitioner of the Dharma of eastern language and method, Trishna brings a wealth of experience into her teaching that makes access available to the immediate fruits of practice. She has the wisdom to allow for the limitations of the body while encouraging that her students explore their own thresholds and tendencies. Practicing with Trishna is always a whole body, speech, and mind reflection that reveals the inner yoga and source of strength and wisdom in the body. She is highly qualified to teach to a beginner and an advanced student with the humility to reveal how yoga belongs to the participant and is not about competition or endurance - but ones inner relationship with who and how they are in life. I always highly recommend her and would not trust the depth of my practice with anyone who lacked her uncommon dedication to her students.
Michelle Schwartz December 30, 2017
Trishna was a wonderful teacher for our family yoga class on Thanksgiving morning. We have a tradition of doing yoga together despite our wide range of ages (25-77) and yoga experience (novice to experienced) and Trishna was able to teach and cue us so that everyone had a meaningful experience. She is a very thoughtful and experienced yogi !
Annonymous September 21, 2017
I have worked with Trishna for many years. Attending her retreats in California as often as possible. I love her dedication to my individual success and spiritual and physical growth. I will continue to attend her retreats whenever I am able to do so. Hopefully I will be in California for her annual winter retreat. It is the best way to start a new year and the location and hot springs are magical. ~ Amelia Straton
Annonymous September 21, 2017
Trishna has been my yoga teacher for over a decade, and the impact she has made on my life is profound. She is the most studied teacher I know: her classes are fluid and concentrate on an oscillation between inner and outer strength, and her guided meditations and mantras immediately place you in the perfect state for her yogic flow. She is careful about her students' bodies, encouraging an approach that allows risk but prevents injury. Her smile and laugh is contagious, and her classes are filled with joy as well as a quiet respect for this sacred tradition. Her technique follows me into every yoga studio, and her spirit stays in my heart. ~Molly Maguire
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