Yoga Morocco desert : all about our courses

yoga morocco desert

Yoga Morocco desert : why the desert to do a yoga and meditation workshop ? This is certainly the first question we must answer ! There are no specific places to practice yoga, however, we will agree that the natural sites are particularly suitable for yoga and meditation. There is nothing better than to devote yourself to the harmony of your body and your mind in front of landscapes inspiring calm and immensity … in front of the beauty of what nature has created. There are destinations that, because of their natural sites, their cultural or historical particularities inspire us to practice yoga.

The desert of Morocco : a dream place for yoga courses

If India is the birthplace of yoga, several other destinations offer breathtaking scenery for this practice. The Morocco desert is one of those destinations with idyllic panoramic views that make us dream. The Sahara, its sand dunes as far as the eye can see, its hamadas, its stars, its nomads …

The Morocco desert is characterized by the impression of immensity to which it refers, it is a place where silence and calm reign. The cleared horizon presents us with one of the most beautiful spectacles of the nature : a sunset with the unique colors, almost like a mirage … which plays with the color of the surrounding dunes. At night, it is the stars that make the Sahara magic. The yoga Morocco  desert allows you to completely disconnect from everyday life and equipment, to take time for yourself, to meditate, to make a spiritual journey, to regain physical and mental well-being.

This original and unique experience allows us to meet the Self, our truth, our answers, to see more clearly our way and to meditate. Yoga exercises, meditation and relaxation, walking in the desert mingle perfectly for a guaranteed well-being.

The programs of yoga courses in the Moroccan desert in detail

This year, we offer four periods of yoga courses in the Sahara :

19th to 25 th of October 2019 (Lucie MALAPEL & J.-F. DESCAMPS),
20th to  26th of October 2019 (Dominique SCHMIT),
16th to 22th of November 2019 (Lucie MALAPEL & J.-F. DESCAMPS),
23th to 29th of December 2019 (Solange DELAHAYE) ;

These courses are open to beginners and those who practice yoga on a regular basis. These are 7-day yoga courses. All proposed Morocco desert yoga courses focus on :

  • Physical and mental fitness through proper exercises and postures,
  • Muscle toning and flexibility,
  • Control of breathing,
  • Stress eradication and relaxation,
  • Resourcing,
  • Relaxation,
  • Awakening of the senses, emotions,
  • Introspection
  • General well-being.

Yoga workshop “From the singing of stars to the chorus of the Self” – Solange DELAHAYE, 23th to 29th of  December 2019

Day 1 : Transfer from the arrival city.

Day 2 to 5 : practice yoga Morocco desert

One hour and half in the morning before breakfast and a session of one hour and half in the afternoon.

Half an hour at the end of each session is reserved for meditation. Between sessions possibility to go for a hike in the desert (with picnic) or free activities. Sunset on the dunes, dinner around the fire.

Day 6 : Free activities

This last day of your Morocco desert yoga training is devoted to free activities. In the afternoon, camel ride  in the desert for 1h30 – 2h. Evening with traditional music at the desert camp and dinner.

Day 7 : Departure to Marrakech or Ouarzazate.

 

Yoga training “A path to self” – Lucie Malapel and Jean-François Descamps, Oct. 19-25, 2019 & Nov. 16 to 22, 2019

Day 1 : Transfer from the arrival city.

Day 2 to 5 : practice yoga Morocco desert

Awakening session of 1h30 in the morning before breakfast. In the afternoon, a deepening session of a 1h30 yoga technique. Between sessions possibility to go for a hike in the desert (with picnic) or free activities. In the evening, an hour of meditation. Sunset on the dunes, dinner around the fire. Two massages per participant during the course. As well as a session of osteopathy in preventive and a coaching hygiene of life.

Day 6 : Free activities

This last day of your Morocco desert yoga training is devoted to free activities. In the afternoon, ride camels in the desert for 1h30 – 2h. Evening with traditional music at the bivouac and dinner.

Day 7 : Departure to Marrakech or Ouarzazate.

 

Yoga Workshop “Saharan Immensity, Precious Consciousness” – Dominique SCHMIT, Oct. 20-26, 2019

Day 1 : Transfer from the arrival city.

Day 2 to 5 : practice yoga Morocco desert

  • simple postural work, and deeper on demand,
  • guided sessions,
  • centering,
  • Pranayama,
  • educational sessions,
  • relaxations,
  • silent meditations, silent walks or singing,
  • meals in full awareness ;

After the sessions, you can go hiking in the desert (with picnic) or free activities. Sunset on the dunes, dinner around the fire.

Day 6 : Free activities

This last day of your Morocco desert yoga training is devoted to free activities. In the afternoon, ride camels in the desert for 1h30 – 2h. Evening with traditional music at the bivouac and dinner.

Day 7 : Departure to Marrakech or Ouarzazate.

*What is included in the price of the yoga course:
  • overnight stays at the bivouac full board (only the lunch of the day of arrival and the lunch / dinner of the day of departure are excluded),
  • camel ride, 
  • outings in the desert, supervised by a local guide,
  • animation of the yoga course,
  • transfer back and forth to the bivouac (bus or private minibus).

The price does not include the plane ticket.

Practical arrangements : transfer to the Morocco desert

Depending on the city of arrival Marrakech or Ouarzazate, the transfer to the desert is provided (by bus or private minibus).

The stay in the Sahara

 The yoga class in the Morocco desert takes place in our desert camp, 5 km from the village of M’hamid.

M’hamid is the last village before the desert. This is the last oasis in the Drâa Valley.

Why did you choose this place?

Our desert camp is ideally located. A few kilometers from the village, no light or sound pollution disturbs the silence and brilliance of the stars during the night. At the same time, given the distance, the village remains very accessible throughout the period of the yoga course.

Temperatures in the desert during the months of October, November and December

For the month of October, it is necessary to count on minimum temperatures between 17 ° and 19 ° and for the maximum between 30 ° -33 °. In November, the temperatures are very pleasant between 25 ° to 28 ° during the day. In December, the maximum temperatures are between 22 ° and 23 °, 24 °. Beware of the difference between the daily temperature and the temperature at night in December.

Who are your hosts on site?

On site, you will be accompanied by Sahrawi nomads from M’hamid or the region.

Mohamed, Saïd, Younass and other Saharawis on site will reserve the best welcome and ensure that you miss nothing. They will tell you about the traditions and their culture around the fire or during your trips in the desert.

What comfort should you expect during the yoga class in the desert ?

In our desert camp, where the courses take place, the accommodation is in nomadic tents that host several participants in the course. It is also possible to benefit from a private tent on demand. The tents are equipped with comfortable bedding, blankets, sheets and towels. The desert camp is equipped with toilets and walk-in showers with hot water.

On the menu, you will have : salads, tajines, couscous, seasonal fruits … We respect the particular diets (vegetarian, …). We provide equipment for picnics in the desert.

Is there any specific equipment to provide for your Morocco desert yoga training ?

You will need to provide a pharmacy kit, sandals and walking shoes, loose and long clothes, a fleece, anorak (if winter period), a headlamp, sunglasses, sunscreen, books ( if you want to read during your stay), camera, small backpack to put your stuff if you go walking in the desert.

You want to ask questions to the yoga practitioners ? Or for your stay in the desert ?

CONTACT US !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *