November 2-9th, 2019
ANNA BEK & RIAD BE
Sol + Tonic
Join us for a 7-night luxury retreat in the heart of Marrakech's Medina, where we will settle into the flow of Marrakchi life and get to know our way around the artisans of the Souks and traditional Moroccan Rituals. Riad Be will serve as our sanctuary for the week, a place for respite and to connect on the rooftop over mint tea and sunset yoga.
Rising with the sun and the calls to prayer, we will explore into the depths of ourselves as we practice in tandem with understanding the 7 chakras each morning and then again each night. From a balanced schedule of hatha, yin, and yoga nidra to stronger vinyasa and power yoga classes, asana will also be accompanied with a look into the various sides of the energetics of yoga with the inclusion of nada yoga and mantra yoga to help you weave the sounds through your soul.
Setting out to explore and connect with the land, we will take off for an overnight stay at the Inara Camp into the Agafay Desert to bask in the serenity of open fields, camels, Gnawa music, Berber food, and glamping under the stars. After a gentle sunrise yoga session, we will trek out to the National Park in the foothills of the Atlas mountains for hiking, meditating, and eating farm-to-table at Kasbah Bab Ourika.
Upon our return to the Medina, we will soak and scrub in the hammam, learn how to source within the Souks the various ingredients and spices of traditional Moroccan cuisine with a cooking course by Souk Cuisine.
Together we will push our edges, spark our imaginations, and open our hearts to the magic of Morocco ✨
8:00 AM - Morning Yoga Session
10:00 AM - Brunch at Riad Be
1:00 AM - Explore the Souks, Excursion or time for yourself
2:00 PM - Lunch - sometimes in a group like to La Famille, sometimes on our own
3:30 PM - Excursion, Artisan Workshop, Cooking Class or free time
6:00 PM - Evening Yoga Session
8:00 PM - Dinner on the terrace at Riad Be, Dining in Private Desert Camp, or exploring Marrakech
Where nomadic spirits unite.
As the trading center of the city, the Medina of Marrakech has for many hundreds of years, been the meeting place for those who walked through the desert with their goods-ladened camels to sell goods from their tribes. The walled city has many narrow streets where you can still wander and haggle for hand-crafted traditional goods. Escaping the chaos for mint-tea and tagine on rooftop terraces whilst the sun sets and the calls to prayer drift into the air becomes a cherished ritual of its own.
10 Reasons to Get Lost in the Marrakech Medina - Conde Nast Traveler
Camel rides, glamping, & Gnawa music.
Located thirty kilometers in the South of Marrakech, the Agafay remains one of the regions hidden gems. The white dunes are similar to the Sahara but with their own special moon-like magic. Many local Marrakshis retreat here from the hustle and bustle of the Red City for an overnight of stars and stillness.
Visit the website for the Inara Camp, here.
Gateway to the Atlas Mountains
Moving further out from the Agafay arrives the hillsides of the Atlas Mountains. Containing a number of Berber villages, Argan trees, and a set of waterfalls near the village of Ourika itself, Ourika Valley offers sweeping vistas of diverse microclimates. It is here, in the transition from desert to flowing rivers, beside mountains of 13,000ft elevation that one can revel in the vastness of Morocco.
Visit the website for Bab Ourika, here.
Anna Bek teaches yoga as a lifestyle of creating rituals of self-care that bring strength, openness, and clarity. Through sacred movement, retreats to inspiring destinations, and sonic journeys, each session with her is uniquely crafted and intended to connect like-minded souls. Anna began as a Los Angeles based Yoga Teacher, leading classes in various styles such as Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Barre, Yoga Sculpt, and is known for her creative sequencing, alignment, and advanced concepts created for the beginner. She has since been based between Bali and Ibiza too, finding joy in living nomadically. She sees yoga as a ritual where we can drop into the breath and move freely within our bodies, cleansing the mind and opening our hearts. All Vinyasa and Yin Yoga classes will be led by Anna Bek and complemented by her love of music, sound healing, and guided meditations. She teaches through the chakras to encourage her students to look within.
Riad Be Marrakech
Riad BE Marrakech is a Swiss and Moroccan owned property, where Nicole brings the modern European touch to the Riad, while Mohamed preserves the heritage and authenticity of the Moroccan culture. This cultural harmony makes your stay at our Riad an unforgettable experience. With our insider tips you will have the journey of your lifetime and you can create your perfect moments!
The Oasis is a traditional Moroccan Riad with lots of typical patterns on the floor and walls. The house has a patio with a pool and a separate lounge on the first floor. The rooms are located on the ground- and first floor. The terrace has a covered space for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as a cosy Berber tent lounge. Learn more about them here.
Erin Is the director of The Flow Yoga Studio Marrakech. She has been practicing yoga around the world for seventeen years. In 2015, she received her 200hr teaching certification and began to formally share her love and experience of Yoga with the world. As a long time resident of Morocco - coming and going for various lengths of time over the last 20 years Erin has deep knowledge of Marrakech, the medina and beyond. She speaks French and Darija, has two university degrees focused on North African culture, language, religion and gender studies. Erin will be available to support us, answer questions, offering insight and understanding related to our cultural experiences during our stay in Marrakech.
6 nights at Riad Be
1 night at a Private Desert camp in the Agafay
Dinner and Breakfast at the Desert Camp
Marrakech Souk Tour
Lunch at La Famille
Closing night dinner out
Cooking class and dinner with Souk Cuisine
2x Daily Yoga Classes
Sound Healings & Yoga Nidra Sessions
Dream Lining Workshop
1 Hammam and Massage Package
Tea, water, and snacks
Transport to/from airport
Transport for group activities
Shared Rooms start at 1500€/$1650USD per person.
Small Single Rooms are 1775€/$1975USD.
Large Private Rooms are 2100€/$2337USD and can be shared for couples.
Rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
Book your special space with us. Each room is uniquely designed 💫
Full payment is due now via Transferwise, bank transfer, or Paypal. Details will be provided for the transfer upon booking confirmation. All currencies are accepted but will ultimately need to be received in Euros. Credit Cards and Paypal are accepted with a 5% charge for their fees.
The full remaining balance is to be paid 60 days before retreat commences (4th of September). If for any reason you have to cancel your stay, you will be paid back, minus the 500€ deposit, as follows:
- less than 40 days before retreat starts – 0% refund
- more than 40 days before the retreat starts – 50% refund
- deposits are not refundable but are transferrable to future Anna Bek Retreats
If in the unlikely event that we have to cancel the retreat, all guests will be paid back in full within 14 days of being notified. We are not responsible for any additional costs that are lost outside of retreat costs. Flights are not included but transfers to and from the airport are included and will be arranged for your ease and comfort. Please ensure your passport is valid and you have the appropriate visa if required. All classes are optional and the schedule is open to change.