Opening Times
Mon-Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Bank Holidays 10am-4pm
Location: Taroudant

An authentic Berber market town little frequented by tourists with a backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains and complete town walls.

Accommodation:

Dar Al Hossoun

A unique property located just on the outskirts of Taroudant medina combining tradition and modern comfort in a stylish fashion. Offering a contemporary and beautiful desert garden, two swimming pools and superb views of the Atlas Mountains.

Yoga and Ayurveda Well-Being Retreat

With Sue Woolley; Karuna Yoga Teacher & British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course Tutor and Meena Sidpra; Ayurvedic Practitioner.

Retreat dates: Saturday 2 November 2019 ~ Saturday 9 November 2019. 12 spaces to fill (now only 8 available).

Yoga - a physical practice of asanas (postures) to realign and strengthen the body.

Ayurveda - the "science of life" a 5000+ year old ancient wisdom designed to help people stay vital and healthy, achieve balance to live and enjoy life.

Yoga and Ayurveda Well-Being Retreat video

For Yoga/Ayurveda enquiries/queries, please contact Meena on + 44 (0) 7624 482582 or email: m@e-manai.com

Overview

Yoga and Ayurveda Well-Being Retreat

Based in Taroudant, an ancient walled market town nestled in the fertile Souss Valley between the High Atlas and Anti Atlas Mountains. Through a wide range of activities, hammam, cooking, massage, walking, trekking and shopping in the souks to name a few, you will indulge and rejuvenate your senses, bring a calmness to mental and emotional stresses, meet new people and just enjoy the lovely sunshine and the gorgeous surroundings of Dar Al Hossoun.

The aim of this retreat is to offer the individual a chance to break away from day to day life at home and bring him/herself into a space which allows the body and the mind to rest and recuperate. You will be introduced to Ayurveda and your specific body type, partake in treatments, massage and hammam, walking/trekking in the fresh air, yoga, meditation, enjoying beautiful food and drinks and much more. At the end you will feel revitalised, energised and return home with a bounce in your step.

This retreat is designed on Ayurvedic principles, to give you an all-round experience to achieve all-round health and well-being, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. 

With Sue Woolley & Meena Sidpra

Sue Woolley: began practicing yoga in the 1970s with Anita Falconar, who trainedSue Woolley with BKS Iyengar in India. Further inspiration came from Ruth White (founder of Karuna Yoga), Zoe Knott (British Wheel of Yoga) and Geoff Powell (Antara Yoga). She is both a British Wheel of Yoga (500 hour) teacher and a Karuna Yoga teacher, and has successfully run two BWY Foundation Courses and her own Yoga Insights course. She has led regular retreats in the Isle of Man, Morocco, Spain and France.

Sue has been practising yoga herself for over 40 years and has been a yoga teacher for 20 years teaching at least 3 classes a week as well as one to one private sessions.

Sue's yoga style is Hatha yoga, "the original yoga" whose lineage stems back to Patanjali, the original teacher who compiled the theory and practice of yoga some 5000+ years ago in India.

 

Meena Sidpra: is an Ayurveda Therapist specialising in Ayurvedic Meena Sidpramassage techniques both for medical andrelaxation purposes. She grew up with Ayurveda learning from her Grandfather and Grandmother and later her mother.  Many years later, in 2007, she completed her formal training with Ray Long MD FRCSC, Orthopedic Surgeon and founder of Bandha Yoga and Dr Deepa Apte  MBBS (India), YLA, BYV, ITEC, MICHT, full qualified Indian medical doctor and founder of Ayurveda Pura.

Meena started her own practice in 2009 working with and treating clients ranging from sporting related injuries, chronic muscle pain, back related pain, treating clients during the convalescent phase following surgery to clients who simply needed to wind down and relax following a stressful time in their life and everything in between.

In 2016 Meena retired from full time practice, her practice having been taken over by a former client who later became an Ayurveda Therapist herself. 

Meena now focuses her time on more in-depth research on all aspects of Ayurveda and Yoga and its potential for achieving health and well-being of a person in today's modern and very stressful life. She continues to treat clients on one to one basis, to speak at various local yoga and well-being seminars and on retreats on the subject of Ayurveda.

Details

Yoga and Ayurveda Well-Being Retreat

Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than 5000 years ago and codified by Patanjali Its purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and wellbeing by working with the body on a structural level, helping to align the vertebrae, increase flexibility, and strengthen muscles and connective tissue. At the same time, internal organs are toned and rejuvenated; the epidermal, digestive, lymphatic, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems are purified of toxins and waste matter; the nervous and endocrine systems are balanced and toned; and brain cells are nourished and stimulated. The end result is increase in mental clarity, emotional stability, and a greater sense of overall well-being.

Balancing tree

Ayurveda means "knowledge of life or literally the “science of life,”. This knowledge is contained in one of the oldest scriptures in the world - the Vedas dating back some 5,000 years. Written records of Ayurvedic medicine date back approximately 4000 years and well before that, it was passed down through the spoken word and by observation.

Ayurvedic medicine is a healing system which includes the whole being - mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. Its main principle is based on the 3 doshas, vata, pita and kapha. When the doshas are balanced the body is healthy. When the doshas are not balanced the body is sick and all elements including delicious foods, medicinal herbs, massage, yoga, meditation, and other simple lifestyle changes are utilised to bring the sick body back to health. Ayurveda aims to treat the root cause of a disease rather than just the symptoms and it is bespoke and individually tailored.

Through its vast array of preventative and rejuvenative teachings and practices, it is able to offer a total state of health and wellbeing to the individual to live in today’s modern world.

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The retreat: Based on 2 people sharing a room, accommodation for 7 nights including tourist taxes, all breakfasts and evening meals and transfers to and from Agadir airport. Price includes an introduction to Ayurveda and Ayurveda body types, a "get your bearings" tour, an excursion to Tiout Palm Grove, a cookery lesson with spices, 1½ hour yoga sessions every day, a 40 minute session of meditation every day and a 1¾​ hours spa treatment. Yoga mats, blocks and belts will also be provided.

Prices from £927 per person (7 nights) excluding flights

Day Nights' stay Programme for the week
2 Nov 7 Transfer from Agadir airport to Taroudant, arrival at Dar Al Hossoun, settle into your rooms and run through the programme for the week. An introduction to Ayurveda, do body types and arrange spa treatment times**. Evening meal at Dar Al Hossoun.
3 Nov   Yoga before breakfast, breakfast, Medina tour, lunch in a Berber house in Taroudant medina at Sidi ou Sidi, meditation session before dinner. Evening meal at Dar Al Hossoun.
4 Nov   Yoga before breakfast, breakfast, day excursion to the Tiout Palm Grove with lunch, meditation session before dinner. Evening meal at Dar Al Hossoun.
5 Nov   Yoga before breakfast, breakfast, free time, meditation session before dinner. Evening meal at Dar Al Hossoun.
6 Nov   Yoga before breakfast, breakfast, cookery session with spices at Dar Al Hossoun, Meditation session before dinner. Evening meal at Dar Al Hossoun.
7 Nov   Yoga before breakfast, breakfast, trip to the souk to shop for spices with Meena. Meditation session before dinner. Evening meal at Dar Al Hossoun.
8 Nov   Yoga before breakfast, breakfast, free time, Meditation session before dinner. Evening meal at Dar Al Hossoun.
9 Nov   Yoga before breakfast, breakfast, prepare for departure and transfer from Taroudant to Agadir airport for return flight.

**Times of daily Yoga/Ayurveda/meditation sessions to be confirmed locally by Sue Woolley and Meena Sidpra.

**Spa treatments- one 1¾​ hours for each person. Times/dates to be arranged locally.

**The daily programme is subject to change.

Location

Taroudant

Taroudant is a “Little Marrakech” due to the backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains and its red town walls, which are more complete than those of any other Moroccan town. This ancient walled Berber market town is little frequented by tourists, providing an authentic experience of everyday life and an ideal base for a retreat.

DAR AL HOSSOUN

A 4****unique boutique Garden Lodge & spa combining tradition and modern comfort set in outstanding contemporary desert gardens, with two pools and secluded spaces to relax and unwind.

Dar Al Hossoun

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Duration
7 nights/8 days