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Yoga and foodie break to the Atlantic Coast of Morocco

30th July 2013 Print

Healthy holiday specialist Satvada Retreats has announced a new, 5-night, small group (max. 11 people) Yoga and Foodie break to the Atlantic coast of Morocco from 22-27 September 2013.

The holiday – which is suitable for people of all levels of experience including complete beginners – will include the perfect combination of relaxation, yoga and sightseeing, with classes led by Lucia Cockcroft, one of the co-founders of Satvada, who has been practising yoga for 15 years and teaching for five.

Accommodation is at a complex of modern, boutique, riads with facilities including swimming pools, a private hammam and a tennis court, and which is located in a fishing village 25 minutes south of Essaouira.

The riads have beautifully-maintained, pretty tropical gardens, and overlook the ocean and one of the widest beaches on the entire Atlantic coast of Morocco (a 100m walk away).

Each day there will be two 90-minute hatha yoga classes on the roof terrace, one each morning before breakfast (dynamic hatha flow) and the second before dinner (a quiet mix of Restorative/gentle yoga and mindfulness meditation - mats provided).

The holiday also includes an hour's hammam (traditional Moroccan Spa and bathing experience) and a trip to the souks in Essaouira, with the group accompanying the venue’s chef to source and buy ingredients before returning to the venue for a cookery demonstration (and then eating the results for lunch!).

Other optional activities available at a supplement include wind/board/kite surfing (with instruction if required), horse riding, and camel safaris.

The holiday costs from £645 pp (two sharing in a standard room) which includes airport transfers from Marrakech (depending on flight – see online for details), daily brunch, four evening meals, hour’s hammam treatment and the cookery demonstration. Flights not included but both Ryanair and Easyjet service Marrakech.

Room upgrades and additional nights available at a supplement.

For more information, visit

*Lucia Cockcroft has completed teacher training intensives with renowned practitioners including Sarah Powers, Catherine Annis, Fiona Agombar and the Sovananda School of Yoga. Lucia's flowing but alignment/safety-aware teaching style is especially influenced by the Iyengar, Viniyoga, Ashtanga and Scaravelli schools of yoga. She has also studied mindfulness meditation extensively, and is especially passionate about encouraging newcomers to yoga or/and meditation.

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