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

Mita Shah

the whole Being

Yoga, meditation & walking retreat

5 nights/6 days   3 – 8 May 2020 

Morocco

 

You are invited to join us for a 5 night rejuvenating retreat with yoga, meditation, walking, spiritual inspiration and more at a stunning home-from-home away from it all Berber castle, Kasbah Angour, perched on a hill-top in the Atlas Mountains near Marrakech, with superb panoramic views. This eco-friendly boutique hotel will appeal to nature lovers and walkers, or anyone just wishing to escape and unwind in the simple tranquillity of the Moroccan countryside.

From the outset, it was designed and built with the environment at the forefront, and is surrounded by 10 acres of gardens containing a wonderful mix of plants and trees, including native mountain species. There are many different areas to enjoy and explore. The southern gardens are planted with flower beds, trees & lawn to stroll across and appreciate the delightful vistas. There are also extensive terraces where you can enjoy the sunshine. The northern side of the Kasbah has formal gardens, with rose and other flower beds, low hedges and fruit trees. There is a wonderful courtyard bordered by a pergola for al fresco dining. There is also a kitchen garden to the north-east of the Kasbah where many of the herbs & vegetables featuring in their menus are grown. 

Accommodation is comfortable and spacious, with a rustic feel, befitting the setting. Rooms (all en-suite) are designed with traditional Moroccan materials: cedar and eucalyptus wood, red sandstone, hand-made clay tiles, locally-made furniture with Berber motifs.

Kasbah Angour supports the local community in a massive way. Not only does the hotel provide jobs but it also purchases everything locally supporting local farmers and businesses. Freelance guides and other professionals are also employed locally as they possess local knowledge and provide a unique awareness of the surroundings.

 

What To Expect…

    • Yoga / Meditation / iRest Yoga Nidra / Spiritual Inspiration
    • Breakfast, buffet lunch and a 3 course dinner – vegetarian with vegan options
    • Bottled water with meals & a help yourself tea table
    • 2 moderate guided walks 2 – 4 hours each (flexible depending on group ability)
    • Use of large unheated swimming pool
    • Yoga mats & cushions provided
    • Small group – maximum 14 participants
    • Plenty of time to relax, restore, unwind, swim, walk, read, reflect, silence, explore and take in the stunning beauty of the surroundings..
    • Free wi-fi

What’s Not Included…

  • Flights to Marrakech – British Airways around £150 incl. checkin baggage (as at 21 May 2019). You could plan to extend your trip if you would like to holiday in Marrakech 🙂
  • Transfers to/from Marrakech Airport (I can help organise a group minibus)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Excursions

The Whole Being Retreats

We will explore hatha yoga, meditation, spiritual inspiration, connecting with nature and more 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. We choose comfortable accommodation in beautiful locations to give you a retreat that will truly inspire and uplift creating a happier healthier you! 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. No matter what your experience, level of yoga, meditation or fitness is, this retreat is open to everyone including non-yogis 🙂 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.

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….More

Restaurant

During your stay at Kasbah Angour, you will be served vegetarian/vegan breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner. Our kitchen uses fresh, seasonal produce sourced from our own gardens and local suppliers. The chef offers a variety of Moroccan and Mediterranean themed specialities with the accent firmly on wonderfully flavoured, healthy and colourful dishes.

Moroccan food is not “hot” to taste but is subtly spiced with ginger, cumin, saffron, paprika, cinnamon, garlic, coriander & parsley.

Moroccan dishes include: tajines (slow-cooked vegetables named after the conical earthenware pot in which the dish is cooked); couscous (thrice-steamed, fine semolina served with vegetables, soups and delicious salads (using tasty & colourful fresh vegetables).

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 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 Accommodation – Assif Standard Rooms

The Assif Standard rooms are en-suite and face west and south-west overlooking the river Sidi Fares valley. The word “assif” is Berber for “river”. All Assif Standard rooms have terraces to enjoy the views of the valley and the mountain foot-hills beyond.

The beds can be made up as two singles or one king size double. The rooms curve around the crest of the hillside and vary slightly in size; the average room size is 28m² with a terrace adding a further 12m².

A comfortable stay is further assured by under-floor heating, air conditioning & no smoking inside.

Investing in Yourself

Investing in your inner wellbeing and enhancement is the most important investment you’ll make in your life. There’s no other financial investment that will ever match because if you develop more competence, more skill, more ability, more capacity to take 100% responsibility for your life and become a joyful human being, the way you experience and express yourself and the world will change. Your activity will rise to a completely different level and you will become a catalyst for a more joyful, loving and inclusive world. Take some time to invest in yourself – retreat to replenish, renew, re-align and dive deep into your own inner journey. You’ll be glad you did!

FULLY BOOKED!

Price (Excl. flights & travel insurance)

Exclusive EARLY BIRD price for the first 7 places

– Twin Room Sharing: £759pp / Single Occupancy + £200pp

Normal price: + £40pp

A non-refundable deposit of £300 is required to secure your place and the balance is due by 31st Jan 2020.

Places are limited and rooms will be allocated on a first come basis. All rooms are en-suite.

 

More Details:

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

 

 

what others say…

The whole experience was amazing. Mita really took us to new levels. The venue & teaching was second to none. Mita radiates energy & enthusiasm for yoga which is highly contagious. Definitely recommend her retreat!

A & S

Fantastic balance between yoga and exploring a new region. I would definitely recommend Mita as a teacher, as it has been effortless from the booking process until we returned. Everything was taken care of! I really enjoyed space to myself as well as the intimate connections with others. I feel amazing after the last 5 days.

HS

The whole experience addressed my purpose to have some space and learn more about yoga. It met more than my expectations. With Mita, it’s not just about yoga, its about the whole spiritual journey and experience and living more consciously. Mita as a teacher is absolutely amazing, she really connects with everybody individually, she recognizes their strengths and challenges and guides them accordingly.

LS

‘The experience left me with no adequate words to describe this feeling of rejuvenation of the whole of my being. Mita is so dedicated to imparting her knowledge of yoga – of the physical practice, the spiritual guidance and nurturing and healing the body with nutritious food and natural remedies. Her loving grace is so vibrant and evident to all who come in contact with her. I am truly blessed and feel so grateful for this opportunity of being part of this retreat. It has left me feeling more limber, more reflective and trying to accept the inevitability of this moment. Thank you Mita from the bottom of my heart.’

HS

video testimonials from past retreats