Yoga Morocco desert : all about our courses
17 May 2019
Yoga Morocco desert: why the desert to do a yoga and meditation workshop? 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. One of them is the Sahara desert.
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 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 ourselves, 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 guaranteed well-being.
The programs of a yoga retreat in the Morocco desert in detail
This year, we offer four periods of yoga courses in the Sahara. These courses are open to beginners and those who practice yoga on a regular basis. These are the 7-day Sahara yoga holidays. 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,
- Awakening of the senses, emotions,
- General well-being.
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 El Ghizlane is the last village before the desert. This is the last oasis in the Drâa Valley. 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.
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: enjoy 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.