Luxury yoga retreats are an up and coming vacation trend. Why simply vacation when you can immerse yourself in a new culture, experience resort-style accommodations, and have the expertise of dedicated yoga and fitness team leading you through a week-long transformative travel experience?
If you have been looking for a way to boost your yoga practice, a yoga retreat might be just what you need for some fresh perspective. Travel and yoga have an amazing ability to open your eyes and your heart to new experiences and compassion. Combine that with the pampering of a luxury resort or retreat center and you have a recipe for a brand-new, rejuvenated you.
We’ve collected the top ten luxury yoga retreats in one of the most fascinating and brilliant yoga destinations: Morocco. Here, there is truly something for every yogi. Read on to find the luxury retreat that fits your style.
A Glimpse of Magical Morocco
Morocco might not come to first to mind when you think of an exotic yoga travel destination. However, Morocco is one of the most interesting and gorgeous locations to take on a yoga holiday.
Morocco is located in northern Africa, close to the European continent. There’s a mix of African, Spanish, and French styles and customs in this country, leading to an amazing cultural experience. In Morocco, you’ll be close to both hiking, mountains, local villages, big cities, and the brilliant ocean. This leaves plenty of inspiration for additional excursions and experiences during your yoga holiday.
Morocco has no shortage of luxury hotels and resorts, many of which offer or host yoga retreats and programs. Below are our top picks for top-end yoga retreats in beautiful Morocco.
The Top Ten Luxury Yoga Retreats in Morocco
Dfrost Almugar offers a variety of yoga retreats to fit your interest. Their luxury offerings also include surfing, meditation, and eco-friendly options. You’ll feel spoiled while on retreat in the quiet, picturesque coastal village Imi Ouaddar.
Program: We recommend spending a week at Dfrost Almugar’s Classic Yoga and Meditation Retreat at Villa Surya. You’ll begin the day with a silent morning beach walk, enjoy two yoga classes daily, receive one therapeutic massage, and practice daily guided meditation.
Do you love surfing as well and want to combine surf with your luxury yoga experience? Opt instead for the Surf Yoga & Culture retreat. You’ll take on 2 hours of group surf lessons daily, guided surfing, and a daily Surf Safari. Yoga classes occur once daily.
What We Love: Dfrost Almugar has a huge variety of European-inspired lodgings with that classic Moroccan touch. The resort offers delicious vegetarian meals and a 4-course dinner every night. You also have the option to take advantage of the local region by taking excursions to Paradise Valley, experiencing a traditional Hammam, or trying out Sandboarding.
Cost: Choose to pay per night or per week depending on the length of your stay. The Classic Yoga Retreat starts at $126/night (minimum of 4 nights) or $766/week.
Address: Route du Essaouira Taghazout centre 1, Taghazout 80000, Morocco
Head away from the hustle and bustle of the city and join in the Palmeraie Luxury Retreat with Yoga with Perumal. The retreat is very low-key, despite being fabulously stylish with a touch of luxury.
Program: Start your morning with yoga before breakfast. Then enjoy deliciously nutritious meals, philosophy discussion, breathwork, and meditation. Your second yoga class of the day occurs just before dinner. Enhance your program with healthy cooking classes, garden walks, and spa treatments.
What We Love: This retreat offers a unique taste of Morocco. Tucked away in a quiet region with your own individual home in the resort gives you plenty of peace and privacy for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating time. The on-site gardens are impeccable representations of local flora and fauna.
Cost: A week-long retreat at the Palmeraie Luxury Retreat starts at $786/week, but there is the option to stay between 3 and 8 days.
La Vida Surf is a unique blend of Moroccan style with a Scandinavian connection. Their message? “Respect the elements, cultivate adaptability, prevail. GO SURFING.”
Program: La Vida Surf offers two different programs: Yoga & Meditation or Yoga & Surf. For the Yoga & Meditation program, you’ll embark upon an 8-day yoga transformation. Included in the program are six morning flow yoga classes, six yin or restorative classes, pranayama and meditation classes, all yoga equipment, guided conscious hiking, and daily healthy meals.
The Surf & Yoga program includes five days of surf coaching, supervised free surfing five days per week, six days of sunset yoga, guided conscious hiking, all yoga and surf equipment, and daily healthy meals.
What We Love: La Vida Surf prides itself in their ecofriendly give-back project, the La Vida Surf Groundwater Fund. When you stay and play at La Vida Surf, a portion of your retreat cost will be donated to the project which buys land and preserves it, keeping the Moroccan landscape natural and beautiful.
Cost: Prices start at $603 for a shared triple-room for the 8-day experience. Similar accommodations for the Surf & Yoga retreat start at $712.
Om Yoga Marrakech takes you to the 5-star luxury hotel, Mövenpick Hotel. Here, you will embark on a 7-day, 6-night journey of luxury accommodation, inspirational yoga classes, and a variety of other wellness-inspired events and activities.
Program: During your retreat with Om Yoga, you will have access to unlimited yoga classes. Styles include Bikram, Hatha, Power, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Aerial, Yin Yang, Wall, Bungee, Akanda, and Ashtanga. This is the perfect opportunity to try a new style or deepen your foundations with your current favorites. You retreat includes your luxury accommodation, yoga classes, and daily breakfast.
What We Love: Om Yoga retreats at the Mövenpick Hotel combine the perfect blend of luxury and customization. You can choose your yoga schedule and vary it daily to fit your needs and other plans for exploring during your stay in Morocco.
Cost: For a single room, your 7-day stay at Om Yoga starts at $1,305 or opt for a double room for $976.
Yoga Escapes offers amazing luxury escapes all over the world. Get ready to experience their upcoming yoga experience in colorful Marrakech!
Program: The program with Yoga Escapes is focused on improving your yoga practice, resting mentally and physically, and enjoying the interesting culture of Morocco. You’ll stay at the five-star hotel, Es Saadi, and enjoy luxury meals and accommodation. Start the day with Vinyasa yoga and end with a restorative Yin class. In between, feel free to join in on excursions or trips, or relax by the pool or indulge in a spa treatment.
What We Love: Not only will you enjoy spending your vacation indulging in your beautiful surroundings and improving your yoga practice, but Yoga Escapes will lead you on a fully immersive Moroccan experience. Along with your yoga classes you will enjoy a desert camel ride and afternoon tea, a trip to the Atlas Mountains, shopping in the souk markets, and even a homemade lunch with a traditional Berber family. This retreat offers a deep cultural experience with a yoga focus.
Cost: Rates for the 8-day retreat start at $2,517 for a single room, or $2,110 for double occupancy.
Find yourself surrounded with peace and tranquility in the mountainside of Morocco with Just Relax Yoga Holidays. Here, you’ll find the perfect blend of yoga, relaxation, and beach time by the famous Sidi Kaouki beach.
Program: Your days will begin with a 90-minute yoga class either in the yoga shala or outside in the terrace. After yoga and a healthy breakfast, you have free time to relax, swim, or take part in one of the retreats other activities. The second yoga session of the day starts at 6pm, just before dinner at the villa. During your free time, there are plenty of activities around the retreat to tailor your stay to your interests and desires.
What We Love: Just Relax Yoga Holidays has created a wealth of interesting activities to enhance your stay. While all the yoga retreat basics are there (detoxes, massage, infrared saunas, hammam sessions, and local tours, they also offer some unique opportunities. Consider stepping into their Herbal Tea Detox Workshop to learn how to cleanse from the inside-out. Or try the Natural Cosmetics Workshop to prepare natural products for your very own facials. Last, but not least, is their amazing Revitalizing Cooking Workshop that teaches you to use fresh foods to make healthy recipes and drinks.
Cost: For a single luxury room at Just Relax Yoga’s retreat location at the Riad Les Deux Mondes, the cost is $1,197 for 7-nights accommodation and the yoga program. For a more budget-friendly alternative, consider a shared, double-bed room for $719.
If you want a good balance between sun, surf, and yoga, Easy Surf Maroc is your perfect yoga getaway. Prepare to unwind and find fun in the sun with their Surf & Yoga Holiday Package.
Program: Wake up to sunrise yoga in the rooftop yoga shala, followed by a delicious, traditional Moroccan breakfast. Then, you’ll head to surfing lessons and open, supervised surfing. Break for lunch, then head back out for more surfing or free time. The afternoon wraps up with a relaxing massage or hammam treatment, then rooftop yoga and a delicious Moroccan dinner. If you’re still up for some fun, enjoy the night entertainment such as movie nights, a night out in town, game nights, and socializing in the garden.
What We Love: Easy Surf Maroc is the perfect blend of surfing and yoga with an extra fun vibe. If you are looking for a more interactive way to spend your yoga holiday, this retreat offers more than just yoga and relaxation, but also give you the flexibility to join in on the fun at your own pace.
Cost: The Surf and Yoga Holiday package starts at $513/week and is all-inclusive.
The decadent Peacock Pavilions is a luxury hotel with a focus on retreats. Their amazing location is home to a variety of different yoga retreats. Check back regularly to see what kinds of indulgent offerings they have in store year-round.
Program: Currently, Peacock Pavilions is gearing up for the Magical Luxury Yoga Retreat offered by Eat Pray Move Retreats. Between your twice daily yoga classes, enjoy the amazing grounds of the hotel including the pool, terraces, and yoga shalas. Embark on an Atlas Mountain trek, sunset camel rides, and day trips to Bains de Marrakesh, souks, Bahia Palace, Ben Youssef Madrasa, and more.
What We Love: Peacock Pavilion is high-end glamour with a taste of traditional Moroccan flare. This is a true taste of luxury! Along with the yoga program and extra tours, this retreat is part of a give-back initiative by Eat Pray Move. 10% of proceeds are donated to Project Soar, an organization that works to empower young women and underprivileged communities with design, clean-up projects, and creative endeavors.
Cost: The retreat costs $3,395 for a shared room accommodation during your 7-night stay at Peacock Pavilion. A single room is available for an added $750.
What better way to travel and deepen your yoga practice than by transporting yourself into a traditional Moroccan Berber village overlooking the Atlas Mountains? Sparkling Yoga Retreats offers just this level of serenity, along with a crafted yoga and activity schedule to make the most of your retreat.
Program: The Move: Morocco Yoga and Meditation Retreat is led by Sparkling Yoga founder, Elena Mironov. You’ll start each day with morning yoga, followed by breakfast, then free time for walks, swimming, meditation, or spa treatments. Then you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch and guided meditation class. End the day with another yoga class and meditation by the fireplace.
What We Love: This is a truly authentic experience. You’ll stay in traditional Berber homes with a touch of luxury. The retreat center is tranquil and focused on inner development and wellbeing. We also love that this retreat has a special focus on yoga nidra for absolute relaxation.
Cost: Registration is opening soon for the Sparkling Yoga Move Retreat. Get in touch with Elena here for more information on pricing and accommodation options.
If you’re looking to enjoy a boutique yoga retreat experience in a gorgeous region of Morocco, In:Spa has it covered. This hotel provides high-quality wellness retreats in their picturesque Medina hideaway.
Program: An 8-day retreat at In:Spa involves a complete nutrition, wellness, fitness, and yoga experience. Your unique retreat will be tailored to help you meet your personal health needs or goals. Each day you’ll enjoy 3 gourmet cleansing meals and daily snacks and juices. You’ll also take on 2 daily yoga classes, 2 daily fitness classes, 2 weekly hikes in the Atlas Mountains, nutritional consultation and plan, 2 deep tissue sports massages, a personal training session, and a cooking demonstration.
What We Love: In:Spa Retreats not only offers amazing accommodation, view, and delicious food, but a holistic wellness program for your entire stay. Expect to look and feel better after leaving this transformational retreat.
Cost: For your 8-day retreat, a deluxe room at the retreat center, Le Palais Paysan, costs $2,512, or splurge for a superior single room for $3,709.
Revitalize Your Mind and Body in Morocco
A luxury yoga retreat is a dream vacation for many. Why not take it the extra step and venture to a magical land? Morocco is full of excitement and charm, traditional culture, amazing food, and breathtaking sights.
Finding luxury in Morocco is not difficult. These retreat centers offer a wide range of luxury accommodations for any budget, with amazing yoga (and surf!) itineraries. Embrace the wild unknown and take on a yoga voyage to exotic Morocco!