october 1 - 10, 2020
$3750.00 shared room/twin bed
$4200.00 Private room/full bed
This retreat is created for women to embrace beautiful life changing experiences through adventure, creativity, holistic wellness practices, culture, spirit and ceremony. Fueling our love of adventure and culture we will journey through the history and sacred art of Indigo Dyeing on a beautiful rooftop Riad in heart of Marrakech,
In a land rich in color, creativity and history we only have to stand back and take a deep breath to be moved by the spirit of Morocco. Making space to embrace the spirit and beauty of Morocco we will deepen our journey into the magic and beauty of the art of indigo as it relates to mindfulness, self-love and the beautiful and magical unfolding of the fabric of our lives.
gathering together for sacred morning intentions we pause to breathe, to listen, To watch the birds fly above and sing, the call to prayer may be heard overhead. We pause again, connecting to the present moment, the moment between the breath, the moment where our hearts wisdom lives waiting to come forth.
you will be cared for and nourished on this retreat as well as have many opportunities to follow your bliss, to step out, explore and enjoy free time wandering the Marrakech medina with new friends taking in it's beautiful culture and magical energy.
The beautiful Maison 28 Marrakech is a magical Riad property located in the heart of the Marrakech medina where color, culture and beauty surround. Enjoy beautifully prepared meals, gorgeous accommodations and wonderful hospitality.
If you feel drawn to soulful adventure, self-discovery, authentic exploration of foreign lands and a connection with like minded women please join us on this transformative journey. Let us journey with you into the soulful living of Marrakech. Together we will experience the beauty and wisdom of the indigo plant and open our hearts and souls to unforgettable moments, new friendships, explore new lands and make space to listen to the wisdom we all hold within.
***This retreat has space for 10 women to join us in Morocco***
• 9 Days in Marrakech at Riad Maison 28
• 1 overnight trip to Essaouira including accommodations.
• Group Airport Transfer to and from Maison 28
• private transportation to Essaouira
• transportation to all group destinations throughout the week
• Daily Moroccan breakfasts at Maison 28
• 5 lunches and 5 dinners
• Guided Tours of the Marrakech Medina
• Entrance to Museum and monuments
• the Magical Jardins Majorelle
• Henna party and lunch at the henna art cafe
• Spa Day at the Beldi Country Club with Hammam/Massage
• Morning meditation and sacred intention time each day
• inspiration and creative art sessions in indigo dying
• medina shopping days
• Visit to the spice market souk
• shopping in the Essaouira medina
• sunset camel rides on the beach in Essaouira
• guided meditations and evening ceremony
• wellness practice in mindfulness and self-compassion
• Farwell Dinner at Maison 28 with live music
Accommodations and rates
Enjoy your stay at Riad Maison 28 in this beautifully decorated private room. We have 2 private rooms available. One with a queen size bed with ensuite bathroom. One with a full sized cozy day bed with ensuite bathroom. Rooms will be assigned upon registration. Enjoy Maison 28's rooftop sanctuary, beautiful gathering spaces and Moroccan decor.
Enjoy your stay at Riad Maison 28 in this beautifully decorated shared room with twin beds and private shared ensuite bathroom. Enjoy Maison 28's rooftop santuary, beautiful gathering areas and Moroccan decor.
shannon Green and Christina Brown Met in Morocco just over two years ago and became fast friends. their common interest in the arts, connecting women in authentic ways and a love of traveling with a deep connection to self and cultural experiences birthed retreats for soulful living, A new soulful traveling experience created for women.
Co-founder of Indie Craft Experience in Atlanta and Natural dye enthusiast, Shannon Green’s passion lies in the intersection of art and craft and her love of traveling the world in search of adventure and inspiration. Her deep knowledge and love of the sacred history of the indigo plant is truly wonderful and a transformative experience. her workshops weave together the beauty of art, craft and sacred intention.
christina brown, ceramic artist at Moonbird pottery and owner of Moonbird soulful living, an artisan wellness boutique in North Carolina, is a travel enthusiast, wisdom seeker and sacred circle facilitator. she feels deeply alive when gathering women in authentic circle to come home to the beauty of themselves. her years of hosting gatherings has opened her eyes and heart to the beauty of creative and inspired women seeking connection, adventure and authentic spaces to cultivate self-love. her desire is to create sacred space for women to authentically connect with themselves and one another while hearing the wisdom of their own heart. renewing their spirits through creativity, adventure, meaningful friendships and travel. she will guide us in holistic wellness practices, self-compassion and mindfulness as a part of the retreat journey.
We are excited to be your guides on this soulful and creative journey. our passions and have brought us together to create a transformative experience we believe will inspire and encourage you on your own beautiful journey to soulful living.
does 'retreats for soulful living' offer PAYMENt plans?
yes! AFTER PAYING YOUR INITAL DEPOSIT WE WILL BE IN TOUCH BY EMAIL WITH A PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR YOUR RETREAT BALANCE. YOU MAY DIVIDE OUT YOUR BALANCE INTO 2 equal PAYMENTs or pay The BALANCE in full. All retreat balances must be received by may 1, 2020.
booking your flight. Where and when?
When booking your flight please fly into Marrakech, Menara Airport, Please give yourself ample time to research airlines and book ahead for the best rates available.
do you offer airport transfer to Maison 28?
two weeks before departure we will email arrival and transfer details. we will have transportation to bring our groups to Maison 28. we will explain how to exit the airport, where to find your transport and who will pick you up. We will organize pick up at the airport in groups on our retreat arrival day. Marrakech airport is easy to navigate and there is a money exchange in the airport. we recommend you exchange your money before leaving the airport. we will include details about this in our arrival email. if you choose to arrive early or leave Marrakech after our retreat is over you will need to organize your own airport transfer to and from the airport.
what kind of amazing meals will we eat in morocco?
you will expect fresh meals each day whether eating in the Riad or at local restaurants. Moroccans take pride in the beautiful food they serve and their hospitality is warm and friendly. Breakfast at Maison 28 will be fresh daily with fruits, yogurts, locally made bread with jam, juices, coffee and tea.. A typical meal will include a tangine or stew with couscous and a fresh salad. please inform us before hand if you need Vegetarian or a gluten free diet..
what is a riad?
a Riad is a traditional house in Morocco. It is characterized by having an inner courtyard or a garden as the central element of the building. As a matter of fact, the name comes from the Arab word 'ryad' garden.
our accommodations at Maison 28 are beautiful. We have rented the entire property and have access to all the community lounging areas, art studio and rooftop sanctuary. Each of the rooms are beautifully decorated with vintage furniture and moroccan details with private ensuite bathrooms with hairdryers, room safes, comfortable beds, fluffy pillows and complimentary toiletries. daily room service will be provided. note: each guest has their own twin bed in a shared room or a full/double bed in a private room depending on the package you purchase. If you sign up with a friend in a shared room please make sure to let us know so we can place you in a room together.
is WIFI available on the retreat?
wifi is accessible throughout maison 28 rooms and their common areas. although it is available throughout the property at times wifi may not be as strong as what you are used to back home. many phone companies offer international packages for purchase if you want to connect at all times as you wander the medina and seaside.
are there ATM's available in morocco?
atm's are available in Morocco and we have had easy access and success in using them in the past. you can exchange money into dirham at the airport to get the best bang for your buck while shopping. New $100 dollar bills are preferred at the airport exchange. we will send details about money exchange in your arrival packet.
will my room at Maison 28 have a safe?
each room has a safe to hold your valuables during your stay at Maison 28. retreats for soulful living and the riad are not responsible for valuables left outside the safe during your retreat stay.
what Art supplies will i need for our retreat?
We will supply all of your art supplies for indigo dying. You may bring additional items to dye. please Make sure that your materials are 100% natural, cotton, silk, linen, hemp or wool. Keep in mind that you may find additional items for the dye vat while shopping in Morocco.
WE will take time each morning to connect with a sacred intention and meditation. we will have time during the day and on our excursions for inspiration. Please bring your favorite journaling tools, pens, markers, and colored pencils and any other art supplies you regular use that bring you joy.
what Clothing should I plan to bring?
The key to dressing in Morocco is to keep it light but modest. Bring layers as the temperature can change quickly. Think Loose and Flowy: All things lightweight and full coverage are ideal, loose trousers or maxi skirts are perfect. A tunic shirt with leggings or a full kaftan. Not only does full coverage allow you to dress conservatively in Morocco, it will also protect you from the sun.
Whatever you wear, have a lightweight scarf with you. You can use it to cover up before going into the souks or just keep the sun off your skin. Closed-toe and comfortable shoes are must-haves for long days of exploring. It’s also handy to have flip-flops or sandals for the riad.
we will be spending an amazing day at beldi spa relaxing and enjoying a wonderful hamman/Massage. please bring a bathing suite and a coverup for that experience..
How much physical activity should I expect to be participating in on this retreat?
we will be doing a lot of walking on this retreat and restaurants and our Riad are both full of multiple staircases. you should be able to walk on uneven streets and be able to go up and downstairs on a daily basis. you should be in good physical health and have no mobility issues to attend this retreat.
what Toiletries should i bring?
maison 28 will have a few toiletries in your room. we recommend you bring anything you will need to ready yourself to greet the day plus sun screen and after sun lotion to nourish and take care of your skin.
DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
with all the thought and care that goes into planning a global retreat we can not offer refunds on our retreats. If you need to cancel more than 90 days prior to our retreat start date and we are able to fill your spot we will refund your retreat payment minus your deposit. If we are not able to fill your spot we will not be able to refund your retreat costs. If cancellation takes place less than 90 days prior to our retreat start date then 100% of your trip price will be forfeited. for your own peace of mind we strongly encourage that you purchase a 'cancel for any reason' travel insurance policy.
In the rare case of a natural disaster or if there were any unforeseen reason to cancel or make changes to the retreat we will offer you the option to transfer your retreat payments to another retreat or offer you a full refund. In the rare case that this would happen we are not responsible for your airfare and any changes or fees occurred. purchasing “cancel for any reason” trip insurance is highly recommended if any cancellations or changes would arrive. There are also many other benefits to trip insurance such as medical, travel and flight change protection..
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DO I NEED IMMUNIZATIONS?
Please see the CDC recommendations for travel to Morocco here.
Prepare for your retreat
passport, Airline Tickets, Credit & Debit Card, Cash. You can exchange US dollars to moroccan dirhams at the airport.
Electronics/outlets and converters
outlets in Morocco are a different type and wattage than us/canada. you will have no problem plugging in your electronics, phone chargers and blow dryers just look into purchasing an adapter before you travel. They are easily found online and at luggage and travel stores.
Please see the electrical plug recommendations here.
it is not recommended to drink the tap water in Morocco. Maison 28 will have fresh bottle water available in your rooms daily. remedies for upset stomach are good to have on hand. Sun Screen and after sun lotions to keep your skin protected and hydrated.
we highly recommend purchasing cancel for any reason travel insurance.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
• Your Airfare to Morocco
• 3 lunches (budget $10-20 per meal)
• 4 dinners (budget $20-30 per meal)
• alcohol purchases at maison 28
• if during the retreat your service at Maison 28 merits gratuity to the staff in gratitude for the service you received you are welcome to leave at checkout. It is greatly appreciated.
• optional cancel for any reason trip insurance policy
By placing your deposit with us you are reserving a space on our retreat and agreeing to our terms and policies. Deposits are non-refundable.
with all the thought and care that goes into planning a global retreat we cannot offer refunds on our retreats. If you need to cancel more than 90 days prior to our retreat start date and we are able to fill your spot we will refund your retreat payment minus your deposit. If we are not able to fill your spot we will not be able to refund your retreat costs.
If cancellation takes place less than 90 days prior to our retreat start date then 100% of your trip price will be forfeited.
To cancel your retreat you must notify retreats for soulful living in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org
All retreat prices are per person, and all deposits are non-refundable. Final payments are due May 1, 2020 and can be paid by check or charged to a credit card.
for piece of mind We highly encourage all of our guests to purchase cancel for any reason trip insurance to fully protect them from any cancelations or changes.
Retreats for soulful living reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to our retreats. In the rare case of cancellation on part of Retreats for soulful living, we will offer you a transfer to another retreat or a full refund.
For full booking terms and conditions please click here.