Yoga and Pilates retreats in Europe and England

Luxury Pilates & Yoga Retreat in Marrakech region, Morocco

 

April 29 th to May 6th 2017 (Saturday til Saturday, including the UK Bank holiday Monday)

" I travelled from New York twice because of Bea and Liz's inspirational teaching and my wonderful experience with them and at Tigmi." Tara, Tigmi 2016

"great teachers, breathtaking setting- highly recommended!"  Alex,Tigmi 2016


"Bea and Liz combine their skills to perfectly compliment each other. I wouldn't miss it for the world!"
Sarah Clover, Childcare manager, Tigmi 2014

Amazing wondrous days full of learning, laughter, friendship- the most peaceful and really well thought out and organized retreat I've ever been on. Thank you!"
Marcia, film maker, Tigmi retreat 2013

 

Join Bea and Liz for a luxury eight days/seven nights at TIGMI a retreat hotel that will redefine your idea of relaxation. Tucked away from the hubbub of Marrakech on the outskirts of a traditional Moroccan Berber village, with the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and distant lights of Marrakech as your backdrop. You will enjoy daily Yoga and Pilates classes with plenty of time to relax and unwind with opportunities to visit the Atlas Mountains or the souks in Marrakech. 

Bea and Liz have over 15 years of teaching experience each and together they have been running retreats in various locations for over 6 years. The yoga and Pilates combination has proved incredibly successful, influencing and deepening each practice.

 "Thank you both for a wonderful experience. Everything was wonderful: the food, the setting, the weather, the company but above all, your dedicated and inspiring teaching."   Edith - 2010 retreat

The venue:

TIGMI is no ordinary hotel. Meandering corridors and courtyard paths lead to authentically-furnished, comfortable rooms. You’ll enjoy secret terraces,charming gardens and a myriad of quiet corners in which to relax, read and recharge.

During your stay, Tigmi’s grounds are yours to explore and savour. Winding paths lined with banana palms and citrus trees lead you around the beautiful gardens. Roses, hibiscus and bougainvillea bring a delicate aroma and add bursts of colour to Tigmi’s garden walls. Bask in the sun, or seek out the shade. You’ll find both in abundance.

The terrace offers stunning views of the Atlas Mountains and is home to the first of Tigmi’s two pools – perfect for cooling off with a quick dip, or stretching your legs with a relaxing swim. In a shady, secluded garden, you’ll find the second pool. Solar heated all year to 26 degrees and surrounded by comfortable divans.

The schedule

From Saturday to Saturday: Arrival day is Saturday 29.4.17

A morning meditation and Yoga practice led by Bea; we have two groups, depending on the experience of students. Late afternoon Pilates session led by Liz in beginners and intermediate groups. Our practice space, a covered roof terrace, has stunning views of Marrakesh across the plains.

Extras during the week: Stretch class on day of departure for late leavers, meditation special and Yoga Nidra! All optional but all inclusive!

Wednesday will be a day off to have ample time to explore. Please note the day off may change depending on markets and local opening hours of excursions.

For those who don't wish to go off for the whole day we offer an optional session (subject tbc) late morning.

Departure day is Saturday 7.5.16  Breakfast will be served in the morning.

Our philosophy

We feel strongly about providing individual attention to enable people to feel their practice has grown with their week of work. We believe in the power and beauty of each practice and interweaving the philosophy and principles of yoga, meditation and Pilates to inform and heighten each practice.

We normally cater to between 16 and 20 people in the retreat, but we still ensure small class sizes. For the majority of the yoga classes (except the first) and for all of the Pilates classes we divide the groups into two groups (slower paced and faster paced) . We try to do this in even numbers but sometimes one group may be slightly larger than the other but there are never more than 12 people in a Pilates session.

Extra attention is provided in the slower classes; both Bea and Liz assist each other so hands on corrections, adjustments and modifications that are needed are easily attended to by having two teachers at hand. We have always had people highlight this as one of the strengths of our retreats. 

" I challenge anyone to find a retreat with more care taken in the choice of venue, a higher standard of organisation and better quality of teaching- I will go on every retreat of Liz and Bea that I am able to attend."  Nikky Smedley, company director, 2014 retreat

The food

The retreat includes 3 meals a day:

A breakfast of delicious home-made juices, honey, yoghurts, pancakes, cheeses, locally made breads, fresh fruit and cereals will be served after class. There will be an ample and varied salad buffet lunch. The evening meals are traditionally North African dishes, with vegetarian meals also wonderfully prepared on request. Special dietary requirements can be catered for but please notify us on the booking form!

The exploring

The afternoon can be spent basking by the pools, or book a hamman or treatment in the TIGMI SPA. If you are feeling more energetic take the free shuttle to visit one of the souks in Marrakesh or go on one of the many interesting walks of varying distances that can be taken in every direction from Tigmi.
Many other excursions can be arranged for you. TIGMI has an 'excursions menu' at reception, please ask!

The prices

Single              £ 1165    ( 1300 in Euros approx )

Double  pp       £   895    (994 in Euros approx )

There is a £30 (40 Euros) discount on these prices if booked before December 31st!

Large luxury suites are also available at an extra cost £1395 for single accommodation and £1045 pp for the double room.   

Included: Accommodation, 3 meals per day, unlimited water, teas and coffees after dinner and all your Pilates, yoga and meditation tuition. TIGMI offers a free shuttle van to Marrakesh a couple of times every day.

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Not included: Flights, insurance and the airport transfer to and from the hotel which will be an added cost of around £25 each way (that is pick up for one person, if sharing a mini bus it will be around £10). We will arrange the groups to be cost effective taking into account your flights.

Contact us by email here, or phone in UK or Germany:

info@yoga-retreat.co.uk

 

Liz: 07980 158 028 (UK)  
Bea: 0049(0) 176 76486 386 (Germany)  

Travel info:

Easyjet does direct flights from Bristol on Saturdays. From London airports every day. www.easyjet.com

Also from Berlin to Marrakesh but route hasnt opened beyond Feb, usually very good rates

BA or Ryanair fly to Marrakesh also fly to Marrakesh and do some very good offers.

www.ryanair.com

www.britishairways.com

Ryan Air flies Sundays from Stanstead.  BA and Easy Jet fly everyday from Heathrow or Gatwick.

If you want to stay extra nights at TIGMI you can do so depending on their availability, or you could stay in Marrakesh where we have recommendations.

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Liz and Bea Yoga and Pilates Retreat received the Winning readers tip - best retreat and holiday, The Guardian 2009