‘Retreat to replenish, renew, re-align and dive deep into your own inner journey.’

Mita Shah

the whole Being  retreat

6 Nights

19 – 25 Jan 2025
Morocco

AT THE FOOT OF THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

 

 

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation with yoga, meditation, breathwork, spiritual inspiration, walking and deep rest at a peaceful and unique riad built in traditional Moroccan style, located at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Morocco while nurturing your mind, body and soul.

It is a beautiful, enchanting place surrounded by olive trees and lives with the rhythm of nature. The villa is spacious and has many spaces to simply relax.

With a lush ornamental garden designed by Swedish artist and landscaper Catherine von Unge, the environment provides an oasis for calm and peace.

The retreat centre acts according to an ethic based on integrity as well as social and ecological respect. Acting locally and sustainably is one of their main principles. Having the privilege of being in an idyllic place, it strives to preserve and improve its immediate environment.

 

What To Expect…

  • Yoga / Meditation / iRest Yoga Nidra / Breathwork
  • Silent time
  • 3 vegan/vegetarian meals – Gluten free options are available on request
  • Herbal teas & seasonal fresh/dried fruit always available
  • 6 nights characteristic comfortable authentic spacious accommodation – carpets, cushions, crafts, a comfy bed and complimentary towels
  • Plenty of hideaways to be silent, rest, reflect, relax, read and connect with others
  • Tranquil walking paths
  • Hammam & therapeutic treatments available to book
  • Yoga mats, props, blankets etc. provided
  • Lots of fun & laughter!

What’s Not Included…

  • Flights to Marrakesh (We can try and all go on the same flight)
  • Transfers to/from Marrakesh airport (30€ each way per person)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hammam & Therapeutic treatments
  • Optional 2 to 3.5 hour hike in Atlas Mountains – discover the High Atlas Mountains and admire the beautiful diversity, passing through villages with typical Moroccan dwellings and warm and welcoming people – €45/person
  • Optional cultural & historical tour of Marrakech – €35/person

Food

All the meals are prepared with love and care, using local produce as well as our own vegetable garden. Amazing vegan/vegetarian Moroccan, Berber and Middle Eastern cuisine will be offered. Each meal is prepared to be a therapy of healthy and tasty foods, emitting the pleasant scents of oriental spices. Gluten free is available on request.

The bread is baked on a daily basis in a traditional Moroccan earth oven. The kitchen staff also squeezes delicious fruit juices, so you get your shot of vitamins. On top of this, tea, coffee, fresh and dried fruits are available throughout the day. A balanced and healthy diet is at the heart of their culinary approach.

Silence

In silence we have the chance to allow our experience to be whatever it is. It helps us notice the world around us more clearly and rediscover the wonder of life. I always include a period of silence on my longer retreats. We move from silence into speaking again gently with the understanding that silent contemplation can be a powerful experience. Some people don’t want to give it up!

The Whole Being Retreats

We will explore hatha yoga, meditation, breathwork, iRest yoga nidra Meditation, spiritual inspiration, connecting with nature & silence to renew our connection to our deeper self. These are wonderful tools for inner transformation helping us to deal with life in a more enlightened, integrated and joyful way. We will also explore yoga off the mat by experiencing the natural beauty around us. Retreat is your time to dive into the depths of your being and help you experience the stillness of the now, and learn how to access it at any time. These retreats are intentionally small, a perfect setting for a more personalised experience. A space where you can fully express yourself amongst the nurturing support of an intimate group, create authentic connections and go into solitude when desired. This is your opportunity to boost your energy and calm your mind, improve flexibility and strength while having lots of fun and laughter with like minded guests. It is all about you! Come as you are, with whatever is now, with your hopes, your challenges and your trust. My aim is to meet you wherever you are and gently guide you towards your personal next steps towards ease and relaxation within yourself, bringing you closer to your true self.

Why Retreat?

The benefits of retreating from our familiar surroundings and busy schedules and ‘pulling back’ are manifold. The word “retreat” comes from the Latin root meaning to ‘draw back’.

If you’re willing to honestly challenge yourself, a retreat can be a life-changing experience. It allows you the space and time to contemplate life, reevaluate paradigms, and become better equipped to walk life’s Journey more consciously. On retreats, we have the opportunity to slow down our days and see ourselves and everything more clearly. A retreat is often a transformative experience that gives you time to restore, relax, reflect and re-awaken to health, happiness & wholeness. It’s a time to focus on you, go deeper into yourself, let go and open up to new possibilities. Retreats afford us the opportunity to see accumulated habits of distraction and begin to soften them. In removing everything we do that is not supportive of living with freshness and wakefulness, practice retreats realign us with our deepest values, helping us discover ways to upgrade how we live our lives on a daily basis. Many of our unskilful choices stem from unconscious patterns of unaware living, shielding us from the inherent simple joy in ordinary moments. Removed from our daily activities and responsibilities, we learn to interrupt the habits of our conditioned patterns through compassionate attention, freeing us to live from a larger truth, an authentic clarity of being. We are also encouraged to attend to that which is pulsing softly within us, under all the noise or numbness. Sufis call this primordial aspect our Hidden Essence, Taoists call it the tranquility at the center of all storms, the Tao, Hindus say the Self or Brahman, Buddhists refer to this as our Buddha nature, while others say inner spirit or God. A retreat opens the door for you to do something great for yourself, and in the process do something great for everyone you touch in your life. In turn, you’ll also be better able to support the people in your life – at work, at home, and at play – and contribute to their wellbeing as you contribute to your own.

The Whole Being Morocco Retreat

Price/person

  • Shared Twin / Double room, private bathroom: £995
  • Single room, shared bathroom between 2 people: £1,095
  • Single room, private bathroom: £1,275

Places are limited and rooms will be allocated on a first come basis.

A non-refundable deposit of £300 is required to secure your place and the balance is due by Sunday 8th Dec 2024.

Please contact me to book a place.

Please note that all participants are required to have a comprehensive travel insurance policy.

Terms & conditions apply.

More Details:

Mita Shah
E: yoga@mitashah.com
T: 07764 851122