A Luxury New Year yoga retreat at Tigmi, near Marrakesh, Morocco

A Luxury New Year yoga retreat at Tigmi, near Marrakesh, Morocco

Thu, 27 December, 2018

27 December 2018 - 2 January 2019

(Can't make this date? We'll also be in Morocco for Christmas)

About Tigmi

Tigmi, situated 24km south of Marrakesh is set within a magical desert landscape. On the brow of the Berber hamlet of Tagadert, its labyrinth of narrow alleyways and flat-roofed village houses has a timeless, biblical feel to it.

'Tigmi', meaning 'my house' in the local Berber dialect, was built in 1840 for the local judge. As with many North African dwellings, the interior is all: a step inside, and the peaceful beauty of Tigmi is revealed. The first impression is of a lovely garden laid to lawns and paths, with banana palms, citrus and olive trees and a swimming pool with soft, jade-coloured water. The scents and colours of orange blossom and roses assail the senses. Fifteen tortoises live in this garden, adding to the unhurried feel of this tranquil oasis.

There are two swimming pools, one of which is heated to 26 degrees throughout the year. There are sun-loungers around the pool and shaded areas in the gardens, furnished with comfortable divans for those of you who prefer to laze around out of the sun.


Daily programme

There will be two yoga classes daily with one yoga-free day. Each day will begin with a morning yoga class of of pranayama, meditation and asanas, opening the body and attuning the mind to the breath. The evening class will be more gentle and restorative. For New Year there will also be a special craft session where you will make something which represents what you desire to let go of, so you can make space for new intentions in 2019. Crafts will be thrown into the fire just before the clock strikes midnight, letting go of the old and creating space to welcome new intentions into our lives. All classes will be suitable for all levels.

A breakfast of delicious home-made juices, honey, yogurts, pancakes, cheeses, locally made breads, fresh fruit and cereals will be served after class. There will be a salad buffet lunch. All evening meals are traditionally North African dishes, with vegetarian meals also wonderfully prepared on request.

For New Year's eve there will be a banquet with Moroccan champagne. Smoked salmon, oysters and many varieties of salads will be followed by Tanjia Marrakchia, a traditional lamb dish cooked in a special pot with various spices for one full night in the ash of a traditional hamam. For dessert there will be New Year cake and cheese. Vegetarian alternatives will be available on request. It promises to be an evening of fun and celebration with live entertainment from a local three 'Gnaoua' band, similar to the bands that play in the Jemaa el Fna Square with a very rhythmic and ethnic African vibe.

Non-yoga partners are welcome to join the retreat and celebrations. Please get in touch for rates.

For complete details and to book visit www.yogaonashoestring.co.uk