Light of Morocco 

Creating the Foundation for a Life of light

November 9, 2018 to November 17, 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco and Essaouira, Morocco

Sattva is the quality of living a life of balance, harmony, peace, and light. On this nine day Yoga and Ayurvedic retreat you will have the opportunity to see, smell, and experience something new. You will strengthen your asana practice and leave with effective tools to create real and lasting transformation in your life. 

Mysore Ashtanga is the art of meeting your practice, body, and life as it meets you on your mat, without fuss, drama, or story. Ayurveda is the art of daily living, finding balance in all that we feel, say, and do. But how often do you consider the life you are living a work of art? It is so easy to get caught up in the cycles of our daily lives. Holding onto and accumulating stress, frustration, fear, and other thoughts and emotions that drag us down as opposed to LIGHT us up! By combining the Mysore Ashtanga Practice with Ayurvedic sessions that give you real tools, this retreat will help you CREATE a foundation for a life of light. Give yourself the gift of time and space to create the foundation for a life of light! 

The Baron Baptiste Journey Into Power sequence that is practiced and loved at Anjali Power Yoga, is inspired by the Ashtanga primary and secondary series. Even if you have never practiced Ashtanga before, this style of yoga offers impactful tools to help you build a home practice and strengthen your existing practice of whatever style that lights you up! All levels are welcome! 

Marrakech, Morocco is a mystical city filled with strong traditions, a warm and welcoming culture, and opportunities to see, hear, and smell something new. Essaouira, Morocco is an UNESCO world heritage site that is often referred to as the Marrakech by the sea. Painted in whites and blues with the sound of the sea always present, Essaouira is a great place to relax while still experiencing the magical sites and sounds Morocco has to offer. 

If you have always wanted to go to Morocco, but organizing your transportation, picking the right riad, finding the perfect tours all seemed too much, this is a perfect opportunity for you experience this amazing country while creating a foundation for Sattvic life! 


Retreat leaders

 Johnna Smith, one of Anjali's beloved guests teachers, will lead the Mysore Ashtanga yoga and meditative component of the retreat. Johnna is an Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Teacher and a Certified Baptiste Teacher. Johnna’s classes are both intense and fun, she invites all her students to wake up from the dull comfort zone and into the sweetness of new possibilities. She uses teaching stories and humor to bring a powerful lightness to both the body and spirit. 

Johnna Smith, one of Anjali's beloved guests teachers, will lead the Mysore Ashtanga yoga and meditative component of the retreat. Johnna is an Authorized Level 2 Ashtanga Teacher and a Certified Baptiste Teacher. Johnna’s classes are both intense and fun, she invites all her students to wake up from the dull comfort zone and into the sweetness of new possibilities. She uses teaching stories and humor to bring a powerful lightness to both the body and spirit. 

 Lucia Cucinotta is the Director of Anjali Power Yoga and the retreat cultural curator and Ayurvedic specialists. Lucia spent two years in Morocco as a US Peace Corps volunteer, so her cultural insights and language know how will allow you to gain greater access and understandinf all the unique and fascinating aspects of life in Morocco. She can also help get you a good deal on whatever you are looking for in the medina ;)

Lucia Cucinotta is the Director of Anjali Power Yoga and the retreat cultural curator and Ayurvedic specialists. Lucia spent two years in Morocco as a US Peace Corps volunteer, so her cultural insights and language know how will allow you to gain greater access and understandinf all the unique and fascinating aspects of life in Morocco. She can also help get you a good deal on whatever you are looking for in the medina ;)



Itinerary

Day One Friday November 9, 2018: Arrival in Marrakech and Welcome Dinner

Day Two Saturday November 10, 2018: Meditation and Yoga Conference, Guided tour of the Marrakech Medina with Lunch, Free Time or Optional visit to Jardin Marjorelli and Yves Saint Laurent Museum, and Dinner in the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa

Day Three Sunday November 11, 2018: Departure for Essaouira and Hotel Villa Maroc, Guided tour of Essaouira, Lunch and Dinner on own, Evening Yoga Conference

Day Four Monday November 12, 2018: Morning Mysore Ashtanga, Ayurveda Session, Free Time in Essaouira, Lunch and Dinner on own, Evening Yoga Conference

Day Five Tuesday November 13, 2018: Morning Mysore Ashtanga, Ayurveda Session, Free Time in Essaouira, Lunch and Dinner on own, Evening Yoga Conference

Day Six Wednesday November 14, 2018: Morning Mysore Ashtanga, Ayurveda Session, Berber Market and Lunch at Le Jardin de Villa Maroc, Dinner on own, and Evening Yoga Conference, 

Day Seven Thursday November 15, 2018: Morning Mysore Ashtanga, Ayurveda Session, Free Time in Essaouira, Lunch and Dinner on own, Evening Yoga Conference

Day Eight Friday November 16, 2018: Morning Mysore Ashtanga with Conference, Free Time in Essaouira or Optional camel ride with lunch, and Farewell Dinner

Day Nine Saturday November 17, 2018: Departure from Essaouira 

**subject to change because this is an adventure!**


Cost

Early Bird Special by August 1: $2,899

After August 1: $3,199

$500 non-refundable deposit needed to save your spot. Payment plans available upon request


What is Included

  • Mysore Ashtanga Yoga program while in Essaouira
  • Ayurvedic Workshops while in Essaouira
  • One on One Yoga or Ayurvedic Consultations with Johnna or Lucia
  • Double-occupancy room
  • All in country transportation as part of the scheduled activities
  • Guided tour of the Marrakech Medina and Essaouira Old City
  • Visit to a Berber Market and Lunch at Le Jardin de Villa Maroc
  • Breakfast
  • Some lunches and dinners where specified
  • Airport transfers from Marrakech Menara Airport to Riad Yasmine and Hotel Villa Maroc to the Marrakech Menara Airport

What is not Included

  • Flight (please note that the flight to Marrakech is overnight)
  • Transportation outside of scheduled activities
  • Most lunches and dinners 
  • Optional visit to Le Jardin Marjorelli and Yves Saint Laurent Museum
  • Optional Activities provided by Hotel Villa Maroc (though Anjali will assist in organizing a group Camel ride)
  • Yoga mat, block, and strap.

Optional Activity Organized by Anjali

  • Camel ride with lunch $45 per person

Optional Activities Organized by Hotel Villa Maroc

  • Villa Maroc cooking class with visit to the market $50 per person
  • Hammam and Beauty Treatment $65 per person
  • Massage $40 per person
  • Picnic excursion to a beach 1 hour south of Essaouira $80 per person

*optional activity prices subject to change based on exchange rate*


For more information, please email Lucia Cucinotta at lucia.anjalipoweryoga@gmail.com


Mystical Marrakech 

open your heart to what is possible

November 17, 2019 to November 23, 2019

Anjali Power Yoga is hosting a holistic yogic and cultural experience to give you a new perspective on your body, your practice, your life, and your world! You will participate in daily yoga and meditation, with an opportunity to practice both Ashtanga Yoga and Baptiste Style Power Vinyasa yoga. Combined with thoughtful daily cultural excursions, your experience will truly be holistic. The retreat will take place at the beautiful and exclusive Peacock Pavilions.

Marrakech, Morocco is a mystical city filled with strong traditions, a warm and welcoming culture, and opportunities to see, hear, and smell something new. If you have always wanted to go to Morocco, but organizing your transportation, picking the right riad, finding the perfect tours all seemed too much, this is a perfect opportunity for you to relax, do yoga, and experience this amazing city! This retreat in a celebration of life and an exploration into what we do not know. Your eyes will be opened to a new way of being through yoga and cultural exploration. 


Itinerary

Day One: Arrival, welcome dinner, and time for meditation and reflection

Day Two: Yoga and meditation, guided tour of the Marrakech Medina, and dinner in the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa

Day Three: Yoga and meditation, free time at the pavilion pool and grounds, and time for reflection

Day Four: Day trip to the historic beach town of Essaouira (option camel ride)

Day Five: Yoga and meditation, tour of Le Jardin Marjorelli (Yves Saint Laurent’s historic home and garden), time for shopping, sitting at a cafe, or optional tour of the Yves Saint Laurent Museum, and time for reflection

Day Six: Yoga and meditation, free time at the pavilion pool and grounds (time for optional hammam visit or village walk), henna and cocktail party, and a special surprise!

Day Seven: Time for reflection and departure

*Subject to some change because this is an adventure!*


Cost

Early Bird Special by August 1: $2,699

After August 1: $2,899

$500 non-refundable deposit needed to save your spot. Payment plans available upon request


What is included

  • Double-occupancy room
  • All in country transportation as part of the scheduled activities
  • Guided tour of the Marrakech Medina
  • Museum entry fees
  • Henna and cocktails party
  • Cultural activities
  • All meals (except during scheduled free time)
  • Two scheduled airport transfers from Marrakech Menara Airport to Peacock Pavilions and one schedule airport transfer from Peacock Pavilions to the Marrakech Menara Airport

What is not included

  • Flight (please note that the flight to Marrakech is overnight)
  • Transportation outside of scheduled activities
  • Lunch and dinner during scheduled free time on the day trip to Essaouira (estimated $50)
  • Wine and cocktails outside of planned cocktail hours
  • Optional hammam visit
  • Optional camel ride

 

For more information, please email Lucia Cucinotta at lucia.anjalipoweryoga@gmail.com