Welcome to Iris Retreat, 5 days of relaxation, self-care and mindfulness in a small city on the Moroccan coast. The retreat will be held in natural surroundings, allowing you to totally escape from your daily stress and mental workload. As the week is all-inclusive, you won’t have to worry about anything. Once you land on Moroccan soil, everything will be taken care of so you can completely disconnect and just go with the flow. Your only concern over these few days will be focusing on yourself. Don’t worry, we’ll do the rest.
We offer five days of yoga in order for you to discover or improve this life changing practice and state of mind. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included and 100% vegan. Three main activities are planned: A Moroccan spa (Hammam, scrub and massage), a surf course for beginners and a Moroccan cooking class. These activities are of course not mandatory, so if you just need some free time to relax, please do. Above all, the main goal of this retreat is to listen to yourself.
10:00 Welcome home
14:30 Free time
18:00 Opening ceremony
10:00 Cooking class
14:30 Free time
10:00 Surf initiation
14:30 Free time
10:00 Free time
14:00 Moroccan Spa
18:00 Closing ceremony
10:00 Free time
The bedrooms are spacious and stylish with a wonderful view of the natural surroundings, the dunes and the ocean.
Each bedroom has its own private bathroom. You will be sharing the accommodation with other like-minded guests.
We also offer the option of a private room if you come as a duo.
The bedrooms all have a private terrace and air-conditioning.
950€ for a single bed
850€ for a sharing king size bed
This price includes :
5 days / 4 nights in a luxury villa
Private airport transfer
3 meals a day
2 yoga sessions a day
1 hammam, scrub & massage
1 beginners surf course
1 Moroccan cooking class
Access to the heated pool
Quality yoga material
Access to bikes
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are 100% plant-based, inspired by the famous AHIMSA mantra which means "Non-violence towards yourself and all living beings".Whether or not you are used to eating vegan, you will certainly be amazed by Najia's talent for cooking veggies, and if this is new for you, get ready to be pleasantly surprised by how eating only plant-based meals can fill you up and make you feel good.
Essaouira has a small airport with various connections to
Brussels, Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux and London.
The villa is only a 12 minute drive from the airport, making it very convenient. A private driver will be waiting for you at the airport.
Marrakech Ménara Airport is the biggest in Morocco so you can find a connection from almost anywhere. Marrakech is 2h30 away from the villa and the route is very nice. A private driver will be waiting for you at the airport.
March 31 - April 4
July 10 - 14
May 12 - 16
August 31 - Sept 4
More details will be sent after booking.
To book your spot at the retreat, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your accommodation preference.
A deposit of 30% of the price will be required.
June 23 - 27
July 3 - 7
Oct 28 - Nov 1
Dec 29 - Jan 2
This was hands down the best retreat I've been to. It was an exceptionally great and relaxing week. Everything was perfect and seamlessly organized. The food provided by Naija is amazing, the villa is beautiful and the yoga was great. And the organization was so good that there was really nothing to worry about, all the way from the airport transfer to the different daily program points. All in all Iris Retreat is a perfect choice if you want to spend a week recharging, meeting interesting people and doing yoga.
I spent a week at Iris retreat and it was one of the best week of my life. It was a whole full week of self-care, healthy delicious vegan foods, yoga practice and wonderful encounters! The community was amazing and I've met the sweetest people! I highly recommend Iris retreat to anyone who needs a week to relax and take care of themselves while deepening their yoga practice.
From the beginning, our host Celine took care of everything. From the pick up at my hotel in Marrakesh to the drop off at the airport at the end of the retreat, I never had to worry about anything. The villa was incredible, decorated with local paintings on the walls, big bedrooms, swimming pool and an amazing view on the ocean. I could get an insight and discover with surprise the delicious plant-based food prepared by Nadja. All the activities gave us the opportunity to discover Essaouira. The yoga practice was adapted to beginners and the teacher would make sure that everybody understand the moves. Just one word, AMAZING!
What is the main language spoken at the retreat?
Our guests are from all over the world so the main language is English, although we also speak French and Spanish.
Is a good level of yoga required to participate?
No. Most of our guests are beginners/intermediate level. The yoga session will be adapted to all levels.
What if I am gluten intolerant?
We definitely can prepare gluten-free options or adapt the menu to any other food intolerance.
Is it okay to come by myself?
Don't worry, almost everyone comes by themselves, and ends up leaving with great friends from the retreat. We only have one private room so there is only one duo per retreat.
Are guys welcome?
Yes, the retreats are for everyone. The majority of the retreats are filled up with mostly women, but we always have one or two guys in the group.
Can I stay an extra night at the beginning or the end of the retreat?
Yes. We have this option for 75€/night, so you can stay at the villa for 1 or 2 days before or after the retreat. The 75€ includes all meals and the accommodation.
What is not included in the price?
Your flight and travel insurance are not included.