Luxury two destination yoga and Atlas Mountain walking holiday, Morocco
A Jivamukti & Yin Yoga Retreat
with Amy McDonald
06 - 13 JUNE 2020
7 Nights, 8 days
Prices from £495 with ensuite bathroom. All on a sharing basis.
(£50 off early bird discount if booked before 1 Jan 2020)
About Kasbah du Toubkal
Kasbah du Toubkal is perched on a great rock outcrop above the village of Imlil in the High Atlas mountains. Just 90 minutes from Marrakech, the Kasbah is set within the Toubkal National Park below the towering flanks of Jbel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. It is a place of outstanding natural beauty, peace and seclusion.
The Kasbah has panoramic views of the mountains, valleys and waterfalls and is reached by a short walk (15 min) or mule ride from the village of Imlil. There are daily guided walks and the Kasbah has its own traditional hammam. The hamman is free to be enjoyed after yoga or a walk and is DIY in contrast to the hammam at Tigmi where you are bathed and scrubbed by a therapist.
Testimonial from one of our retreats
"I had the most amazing experience at my first ever yoga retreat in Marrakesh. Amy and Sunita picked a beautiful venue, the Moroccan villa was stunning and was tucked away from the busy tourist areas which was perfect to completely let go, renew, rejuvenate and relax. During the four days there were a variety of different classes and the choice to do as little or many classes as you wanted. They both accommodated to everyone's level of experience and provided modifications for beginners and more challenging poses for advanced yogis. The size of the group was just right for everyone to get to know each other and I have made some new yogi friends. I would love to join Amy and Sunita for another retreat and would highly recommend their yoga retreats." - Kitty Man
How do I book?
Where will the retreat be held?
Tucked away in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, the West Lexham Estate is an eco-friendly paradise, run on over 90% renewable energy and full of wildlife just waiting to be explored (tree hugging is always encouraged).
It is the perfect venue to unplug and give yourselves the gift of time together away from the bustle of day to day life.
Come and escape with us to this home away from home, wake up to bird song, spend lazy days by the lake and warm evenings by the fire, relax, unwind and enjoy time recharging and unwinding.
How much is the cost of the retreat?
Prices start at £445 (early bird £395 until 17th August)
What's included in the cost?
6 yoga classes (2 classes per day morning and evening)
3 nights accommodation shared twin/double or single
3 delicious vegetarian meals per day (including breakfast, lunch, drinks, snacks and dinner)
Daily meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises)
What's not included in the cost?
The cost does not include transfers.
Arrive at West Lexham any time after 4pm. On arrival there will be an afternoon snack. You can explore the beautiful surroundings and start to unwind.
18.00 Evening Yoga Class
20.00 Welcome Dinner
7.30 - 9.00 Jivamukti Yoga Class
9.15 - 10.30 Breakfast
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
17.00 - 18.30 Yin & Meditation
19.30 - Dinner
7.30 - 9.00 Jivamukti Yoga Class
9.15 -10.30 Breakfast
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
17.00 - 18.30 Candelit Yoga
19.30 - Dinner
7.30 - 8.30 Spiritual Warrior Yoga Class
8.30 - 9.15 Breakfast
Who will be teaching the yoga classes?
Classes will be led by Amy McDonald and Sunita Devi
Amy is a born and bred Kiwi making London her home in 2002. Her yoga journey began 11 years ago and has led to an ever-evolving path through the practice. Previously working in Interior Architecture, she saw the benefits of her yoga practice on her incredibly fast paced lifestyle which led Amy to pursue teaching to be able to share this with others.
With over 1000 hours of training under her belt training with Yogahaven London and has since trained under the guidance of Sharron Gannon and David Life at the Jivamukti Yoga School, New York/London. Amy also has trained with teachers such as Shiva Rea (vinyasa flow) and Norman Blair (yin yoga). Amy teaches weekly at Sangye Yoga School London.
Amy's teaching focuses on alignment, breath and finding depth physically, mentally and emotionally through the practise. Attuning the classes in such a way that the students are in a space to find balance physically and energetically, whilst becoming holistically stronger and increasing flexibility. She aims to create a place where students feel uplifted and empowered and are able to take the practices off the mat with them to improve and inspire their everyday lives.
Sunita fell in love with yoga asana practice as soon as she stepped on the mat and has never looked back...well, unless she was doing a back bend!!
Years of practising led Sunita to embark on her journey as a teacher with Yogahaven. Her aim as a teacher is to continue to deepen her own understanding of the practice and to share her knowledge with others. In her classes she encourages students to focus on their breath, alignment to being open to whatever is in your heart and mind when you arrive on the mat.
What type of yoga classes can I expect on the retreat?
Our morning yoga practices will be energising and dynamic Jivamukti style which is a flowy vinyasa based practice, whilst our evening practices will be a magical blend of gentle flowing Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, candle lit meditation and some blissful yoga nidra. All classes will be tailored to the students so all levels are welcome.
Do I have to be of a particular level with my yoga practise for the retreat?
No, all the classes will be geared for all levels...from modifications for beginners to challenging sequences for advanced students.
Do I have to attend all the yoga classes?
All classes are optional, so you can do as little or as much as you like. All classes will be accessible to all levels.
What will I be eating?
You will be eating delicious and healthy vegetarian meals that are made from only the freshest and natural local ingredients. With advance notice, special dietary requirements can be accommodated so please do let us know.
What should I bring?
We have found these items to be useful on most retreats:
All yoga equipment will be provided although if you like to use your own yoga mat please do bring this.
Refillable water bottle.
A few changes of yoga wear we will practice more than once a day
Walking shoes or Wellys
Is a deposit required?
A 50% deposit is to be paid to reserve your place. Full payment needs to be made by 14th September 2018.
How far is the venue from London?
West Lexham is located in Norfolk and is a two and a half hour drive from London.
For public transport details or taxis please go to this link
Will I be sharing a room?
Rooms are shared occupancy and price is per person. If you are bringing along a friend or partner please let us know and we make sure you share a room. If you plan to come on your own but would like to share and have any preferences on your ideal roomie. Let us know and we will match you with a suitable room mate.
Will I incur a cancellation cost if I have to cancel last minute?
Cancellations costs as follows:
- Prior to 8 weeks before retreat date: full refund
- 4 to 8 weeks before retreat date: 50% refund of the full amount
- Less than 5 weeks before retreat date: no refund possible
Any Other Questions?
If you have further questions please get in touch we are happy to help.
Please contact Amy on email
We cannot wait to spend a beautiful weekend with you in this cozy home away from home.
Love & Light
Amy & Sunita.