Following last years Retreat, everyone arrives on Tuesday 12th January from different locations, during the day. At the airport the 4*Hotel will be there to greet you and take you the 15 minute drive to the Kasbah Souk, included in the course fee.The Kasbah is the real Marrakech, nowhere near the corporate 4* Hotels outside the Medina that most tourists reside.
We are in the heart of Marrakech.
On arrival complimentary Mint Tea and Moroccan pastries are served in the lounge while the porters take luggage to your rooms. Welcome to Les Borjs De La Kasbah
SPEAK TO US ( not the Hotel ) all we ask for CONFIRMATION is to BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS FIRST! – really CHEAP right now. We will tell you what easy jet flights we are on from Bristol & London. For information and payment options.
London : David Parker 020 7388 3109 /Robert Beck (+44) 7913862492 / firstname.lastname@example.org Glastonbury : Meleeshka 01458 833381
Some Spiritual Retreats focus on Sacrifice, and that works for many, but our Maroc Retreats focus on Nourishment, Nurture and Abundance . . . and it’s not expensive either. Like last years experience, URBAN LIFECLASS has been offered again – a great deal by the Hotel : 7 Nights for the price of 5.
LET’S GET CLEAR ON THE YEAR – is the theme of our 5 Day Breathwork Course within the 7 day break.
START 2016 with a REVIEW : The 5 Day Breathwork/ Personal Development Course for 10 participants costs £350 and includes Hammam in the Spa, Daily Group Breathwork, Written and Verbal Exercises, and the opportunity to work with 2 experienced trainers, of over 25 years each. A one day excursion into the Mountains is included ( a different destination this year ) and another visit to Yves St Laurent’s Majorelle Garden ( also a longer period planned ) PLUS a Moroccan Musical Evening to finish off the week.
The Course fee can be paid in instalments before or after we return to the UK.This gives you room to save up, budget or stretch the paying period. Just let us know a plan that will work for you.
Accommodation is extra to the Course in sumptuous surroundings, but at reasonable prices, around £60 a day with Breakfast & Dinner. Some rooms will cost more but we have some Single Rooms & Single Occupancy for Double rooms, plus twin beds in a room for 2 people. Similar price to a Single Room but with much more space.
URBAN LIFECLASS pays the Deposit to secure your rooms, so you don’t pay anything upfront with Hotel until you leave it. But we do need COMMITMENT. More details in future blogs.
All we ask is for you to talk to us first then BOOK YOUR FLIGHT. BOOK EARLY for cheaper flights ( about £100 / £120 return with 20 kilos ). Once it’s done YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY.
The 18 sound-proofed, well insulated rooms, dispersed between four separate patios, are each well appointed with bath or shower (some have both), heating and air conditioning, personal room safe, hairdryer, minibar Morrocan, telephone, free Wi-Fi connection and widescreen TV with satellite channels. Five rooms on ground floor level (one of them a single) offer easy access while the remainder, on first floor, are reached, respectively, via five separate stairways. Though very similar in terms of decor and facilities, no two bedrooms are identical.
Room prices (see Rates) are based mainly on room size although, in addition to their spaciousness, Premium rooms have space for a comfortable sitting area as well.
Twin bedded rooms, of which there are five in all, two in Standard and three in Premium rooms, can be configured as doubles where required. The breakdown of rooms by type is as follows with Half board and 5 nights for 7 included. We have worked these prices out under current currency exchange rates.
Your HOTEL BILL will be in MADS ( Moroccan Dirhams ) and PAID on LEAVING with DEBIT, CREDIT CARDS. You can also bring GB pounds and exchange into MADS at the Bank. Cashpoints are plenty.
The £350 Course Fee is paid in Sterling before, during or after January 2016 by arrangement.
( left ) 3 double Suites (28 – 30 sq m) SUITE: £470 (£67 per night )
5 ‘Standard’ double rooms (16 – 19 sq m), incl. 2 twins STANDARD:£425 (SINGLE OC.) ( £61 per night )
2 Small double rooms (10 – 12 sq m), one with double bed, the other 2 singles : SMALL (DOUBLE): £295 (SINGLE OC.) H/B 7 NIGHTS) ( £42 per night )
3 Single rooms (9 – 10 sq m) :
SINGLE: £ 280 ( £40 per night H/B 7 nights )
5 ‘Premium’ double rooms (20 – 22 sq m), incl. 3 twins : SMALL TWIN: £200 EACH ( £28 per night )
SPEAK TO US ( not the Hotel ) all we ask for CONFIRMATION is to BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS FIRST! We will tell you what easy jet flights we are on from Bristol & London. For information and payment options. London : David Parker 020 7388 3109 / Robert Beck email@example.com (+44) 7913862492 Glastonbury : Meleeshka 01458 833381
Well….I got there which was a start! That’s me, Sara, in the black poncho feeling the Maroc vibe.
I had been so stressed with work prior to the trip I truly didn’t think I was going to make it, so when the alarm went off on Tuesday 13th January at 2.30am that was it, I was off and the relief once I finally sat on that plane was indescribable. David came over on the flight saying we’d have to fill in an immigration form and produced a bunch of green pens in case we hadn’t brought any with us. What I didn’t realise was, this was to set the tone for the rest of the week. Being cared for, nurtured, considered, prioritised…..
Once we’d arrived at the airport, transport had been arranged and off we went to Les Borjs de la Kasbah right in the Medina, where we had beautiful pastries and mint tea whilst the hotel staff took our luggage to our rooms. On the arrival day some participants had treatments booked whilst others, including me had the Hammam arranged for the following day. I was quite happy to rest and get ready to meet everyone for dinner later on.
My room was absolutely beautiful, rose petals greeting me on the bed and in the bathroom! We were booked in for half board, a three course meal every evening with 2 choices and a breakfast fit for a queen, everything from fresh fruit, pancakes, pastries to home-made yoghurt.
The course was perfectly paced for me, the balance of group work, discussion, individual work and breath work allowed for processing. I had been along to a couple of sessions prior to the retreat, so had met a few members of the group and felt very comfortable with these sessions so the decision to go to Morocco was an easy one for me. I felt happy to surrender myself to the process, trusting and knowing I would be supported and accepted by the trainers and assistants. Although I believe myself to be an open person I thought I would not feel secure opening up in a group, especially with people I don’t know very well. However, the trainers, assistants and group participants were all very supportive and there was no pressure to share or to be anyone other than ourselves. I embraced it all quickly.
I have to say, the nurturing in the course extended to the staff at the hotel and spa. I have never had a Hammam and found the care and attention given to me by the staff to be very moving. It reminded me of being washed by my mother when I was younger.
After HAMMAM the Rebirthing breathwork experience was both powerful and gentle. I experienced a significant emotional shift and physical sensations new to me. The assistants supported me, and seemed to know exactly when to encourage me to breathe deeper and gave reassurance.
The excursions, personal and group leisure time and the course was balanced perfectly, I never felt once that I didn’t have enough time for me, the course or getting out to see Marrakesh. We visited a Berber village, Yves St Laurent’s garden and enjoyed a Moroccan evening with belly dancer, traditional music and food. I don’t know how we fitted it all in but as I mentioned, it felt perfectly balanced. I met some beautiful genuinely caring people during my week, people I feel I’ve shared a significant experience with which has stayed with me.
Since returning I have already made some essential changes for my well-being, leaving my job being one, but more importantly, putting myself first which is a new phenomenon for me, and one I’m embracing and not feeling guilty about.
Postcard by Sara Turner : A participant of the January Marrakech Spiritual Retreat 2015.
COSTINGS : Average cost of a Single Room or Twin Room ( 2 peeps, similar price each but more space ) is this , Rob our Group PA says : My entire bill came to 5440 MAD which was £366 and included my half board SINGLE room ( breakfast & dinner ) and all the extras that I had including snacks, drinks etc.
-For the room alone I paid 574 MAD which was £38 per night – I only paid for the first 5 days and got the last 2 for free ( hotel Deal for Urban LIFECLASS )
– Plus 200 MAD for half board £13 per day – Plus 26 MAD for tax £1.75 TOTAL 7 Days = £366
The 5 day Course Fee 2016 ( within the 7 day Retreat ) is £350 payable by arrangement. My easy jet flight in 2014 was £110 return from London with 20 K luggage, booked earlier in October I could have got it cheaper. START SAVING and get on our LIST NOW! First Booked get SINGLE ROOMS. http://www.lesborjsdelakasbah.com