Yoga retreat to Morocco • Annual retreat
24/10 - 31/10 2020
PRICE - TBA in April
Important: Price includes yoga and meditation under the guidance of Mette Ørum-Nielsen. Accommodation, food and flight are not included and have to be booked separetly through the sign up link on the right.
FOR EXPERIENCED STUDENTS ONLY
I welcome you all to a wonderful week of yoga, meditation, and prayers in the beautiful and silent desert hills of Morocco in my annual yoga retreat to Morocco. This retreat is for experienced students of Hatha Iyengar yoga. It is not for beginners. It is advisable that you are familiar with my teaching or from any other certified Iyengar yoga teacher. Nature is fantastic in the autumn with blue skies and bright light. The temperature is probably like a perfect hot Danish summer with hot days and cool mornings and evenings. Your day starts at sunrise with meditation and silent prayers followed by yoga practice. In the afternoon there will be relaxing yoga as well, with one afternoon off.
TEACHER ON THE TRIP: METTE ØRUM-NIELSEN
Mette is a certified senior intermediate Iyengar Yoga teacher and well known in Scandinavia for her therapeutic yoga for people with concussion, whiplash, depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome. Mette has more than 25 years of experience of seeing people live in a way that hurts them. Yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises are an effective way to maintain your physical and mental health. But the yoga techniques go deeper than that. If you have experienced sleeplessness with stress or have gone through constant pain either physically or mentally, then you know that well-being cannot be overstated. We humans have a fundamental desire to live life as a whole human being. On this trip, you will be taught the traditional techniques of yoga, where it is possible for you to achieve states where discomfort melts away and where you rest in yourself in a way that feels both extraordinary and infinitely straightforward. This level of yoga is hard to explain, without sounding very mysterious and unreal, but the insights and states are both very real and important.
We will be staying at the serene and peaceful Atlas Kasbah (Berber Castle) where the wonderful, kind owners - Hélene and Hassan - are running the Kasbah based on the principles of ecotourism. The Kasbah is located in the middle of the large eco-sanctuary l'Arangerai which is part of Unesco World Heritage. Kasbah has received the world nominee 1st Price as the most remarkable and sustainable tourist place in the world!
FROM PREVIOUS TRIPS
“The yoga retreat to Morroco with Copenhagen yoga was such a beautiful experience. The setting, accommodation and food were perfect, and the yoga practice truly helped me to deepen my understanding of yoga and of my own yoga practice. The venue, an old kasbah, is situated at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and is just ideal for a retreat, allowing you to focus on your inner journey, a true retreat from the world. Mette, the yoga teacher, takes you through an unforgettable yoga experience that, altogether with the setting, will leave a beautiful imprint on your soul. I would highly recommend this retreat to those seeking to deepen their knowledge and experience of yoga.”