This retreat took place from 14 - 21 March 2020 - On the beach of Morocco
Finding time to do nothing and become still gets more and more challenging each day. But stillness helps to calm and tame the weary mind. This retreat, set in Moroccan nature, south of Essaouira, guides you towards rebalancing your chakras and to (re-)discover your passion and purpose-in-life. Integrating moments of stillness into each day.
The rolling sand dunes and long, undulating beaches will surround you with immense emptiness. No-one as far as the eye can see except the retreat attendees, camels and perhaps a local villager passing by on a donkey. Nature immediately brings you into harmony and gives you a deeper sense of place, peace and purpose. You’ll be invited to be silent for several hours daily to rest and digest, and for reflection. Join the deep dive into silence for 24-hours. You’ll enjoy zen-walks and swim in the waves of the Atlantic ocean. During the daily yoga and meditation practices you will unlock the healing power of your chakras and find inner-stillness and peace.
Get a taste of different yoga styles and meditation techniques
During this retreat you’ll get a taste of different yoga styles and meditation techniques. This way you can discover which style and technique best suits your needs. You will profit from the experience and expertise your host, Ingrid, brings as a mindful yin and energizing vinyasa teacher. Ingrid holds specializations in the art of relaxation (nidra and breathing), meditation (in movement) and back/ neck/shoulder issues.
Unlock the healing power of your chakras
In 7 steps you can find your inner stillness through rebalancing the seven energy centers in your physical body. Each center, called chakra, can be seen as a meeting-point. With your emotional body, your mental body, your energy body. With your soul or heart; your true self. And with the source.
At each chakra you receive, digest and transfer energy. When the chakras are balanced you experience harmony, health, peace. You can tap into your intuition, your creativity. You will feel fit, confident, resilient, compassionate. You can be a good listener and are open minded. When the chakras are not balanced you experience disharmony and illness. You most probably live from your head, are inflexible, have a low self-esteem. You can feel lonely and shy. You might have poor concentration and focus.
You can stimulate your chakras by practicing yoga poses, through meditation, breathing exercises, spending time in nature and a healthy diet.
In seven steps to stillness
All you have to be here is yourself. You’re not a parent, a leader, a student, a colleague, a friend, a sister or brother. You don’t need to be intelligent, earn respect or socialize. You can leave all your roles behind you and just be yourself. Maybe even re-discover yourself. Ingrid will guide you in seven steps to the stillness within. By tuning into your breathing or withdrawing from your five senses, the mind can instantly return you to the silence and peace. Your journey will re-balance your seven chakras and go beyond your physical body, your emotional body, your energy body and your mental body. Behind all these layers you will discover your soul, your heart. So you can start living from your heart and (re-)discover your passion and purpose-in-life.
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Keywords to describe your retreat location are nature, simplicity and healthy food. The retreat center itself is a gem. Simple but elegant. All the large rooms have a fireplace and a terrace with a sea view. The stunning beach and rolling sand dunes are just a short stroll away. The swimming pool is a welcome treat on hot days, or a lovely place to just take a siesta. The kitchen is renowned for being healthy and pure. A flavor explosion. The produce used is locally sourced from the land around the retreat center and the local souks.
All-inclusive retreat package, sharing a room, € 1.575,- per person. There’s a € 225,- supplement if you want to book your own single room.
This price includes airport transfers on the first and last day of the retreat, 7x overnight, all meals and snacks except for your lunch in Essaouria, unlimited bottled water, two daily yoga practices, one daily meditation, use of yoga props, transfer to/from Essaouira including hammam visit or foot massage, unlimited use of the swimmingpool. Not included: lunch on the day in Essaouira, flights and insurances.
To book your place in the retreat in nature is very easy; select your date, room and payment. Fill out your name and contact details. Agree with terms and conditions and pay online. If you never make time, you never have time!