09 Jan Embrace calm in the Kasbah with new wellness retreats
Following the success of its inaugural events in 2019, Marrakech Riad will be playing host to two White Owl Retreats wellness weekends in 2020, focusing on mindfulness in the heart of Marrakech’s vibrant medina.
The events will take place at Riad Star in Marrakech, Morocco from 1-5 June and 4-8 December 2020. Both retreats will include daily rooftop yoga, mindfulness meditation and yoga-dance classes as well as journaling, visualisations, nutritional cooking workshops and delicious vegetarian meals, plus the chance to soothe and pamper with an Argan oil massage or luxurious hammam.
What sets the retreats apart is founder, Lucie Andersen-Wood, a chartered psychologist and one of the UK’s only practising yoga-dance teachers; who will lead the events alongside partners Paula Ellis-Hill, nutrition specialist and Maddy Ellis-Hill professional dancer and body conditioning specialist.
They will be encouraging guests to re-discover their health and wellbeing using empowering and healing visualisations, as well as immerse themselves in their surroundings – the cacophony of the old town and souks. Functional food expert and former chef, Paula will escort the group on an exploration of the markets to source local fruit and veg as well as spices and herbs, before showing them how to prepare simple and delicious food back at the riad.
The four-night break costs from £499 per person sharing (private rooms are available at a supplement) including airport transfers, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, morning yoga classes, nutritional food demos, mindfulness meditation sessions and traditional Moroccan hammam or luxurious massage. (Price excludes flights.) For further information and to book visit https://www.marrakech-riad.co.uk/2018/12/white-owl-retreat/