Join us for a weekend of adventure, restoration and fun in Morocco. Escape to the beautiful village of Imlil, in the stunning Toubkal national park (home to the highest peak in North Africa at 4167m)!
Mountain trails straight from your front door take us through local berber villages with spectacular views of the high atlas mountains. All abilities welcome.
Daily yoga & meditation on the beautiful rooftop terrace with mountain views. Clear alignment based instructions that will get your body ready to run and your mind calm, clear & focused.
Delicious plant based meals lovingly prepared by our hosts. There are also lots of local walnuts, almonds, dates and fresh & dried fruits available that make great trail snacks! !
Time for rest
You and your fellow guests (up to a maximum of 10) have exclusive use of a beautiful high altitude Riad for your stay with gorgeous mountain vistas.
All accommodation is luxury double or twin bedding with private ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, mountain views & beautiful Moroccan decor. There is also a wonderful roof terrace for relaxing, socialising and of course for our yoga classes.
Please note that there will be some changes to this schedule as we will adapt each retreat to the specific needs of each group for maximum enjoyment, fun and relaxation. The runs are social pace and we find that the altitude is a good way to level out peoples abilities but we make it our interest to keep everyone happy, empowered and on the right side of challenged. In general the evenings are free as we sit down together and share the meal with plenty of good conversation and lovely food. Bed time tends to beckon early in the mountains after a long day.
12noon arrive to Imlil. Welcome - settle in and lunch.
3pm. 90 minute easy run to aclimatise and shake the legs out.
6pm. Gentle yoga
7am. Morning yoga
10am Long run (usually around 5 hours including plenty of stops for mint tea and snacks)
6pm. Optional yoga
8am. Lazy morning yoga (*mint tea and fruit will be available beforehand)
11am. Run of 2 - 3 hours
2pm. Late lunch
Free afternoon. optional shopping in local craft shops etc.
6pm. Optional yoga flow
6am early breakfast
7am depart for marakesh airport.
Escape with us.
We are now taking books for the following 2019 retreats:
May 10 -13
May 17 - 20
October 11 - 14
Each retreat is priced at £300 per person and includes full board accommodation in a deluxe double or twin room with air conditioning, ensuite bathroom and mountain views (between Friday lunchtime and Monday morning), daily yoga classes and guided runs with expert advice & coaching from Tom and Rach. You will only need to pay for your flights and transfers.
Recommended flights & transfer costs
Below we have suggested the flights we would recommend booking to make the most of your retreat time and value for money. At the time of wrining these flights were all approximately £150 return from London. We understand that not everyone may be able to make these flights or be travelling from london. However it is also useful to use these times as a guide because transfer cost is much cheaper when all guests travel together. In the case of all guests arriving to Marrakesh airport together and leaving together the transfer cost is only £10 per person each way for the 90 minute journey. However a single person would pay closer to £35 each way. If you let us know your arrival and departure time we will do our best to group you with others making the same journey - a great way to keep the cost down and make a friend on the way! :-)
Outbound flights on Fridays:
RyanAir Flight Number FR3556 departs London Stanstead 0610 -> arriving Marrakesh 0945
Return flights on Mondays:
RyanAir Flight Number FR3557 departs Marrakesh 1010 -> arriving London Stanstead 1350
What will you need:
A good pair of trail shoes. The terrain is mostly non - technical, runnable hard packed donkey trail with some loose rocks and scree.. The weather is usually very warm so bring sun protection. However as with any high altitude region the weather may also turn at a moments notice to make waterproof jacket and some warm layers necessary. The evenings are usually quite cool so bring warm clothes for then and in case you need some layers during yoga. You won’t need any special yoga equipment or clothing. We will have mats etc and you can practice in running clothes or similar! Any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
running backpack with water reserve and trail snacks
warm clothes for the evening
The retreat is for runners of all abilities. However, please do be aware that you will be spending a considerable amount of time at high altitude (above 2000m) and running on sometimes rocky or uneven ground. You should have medical clearance from your doctor to exercise. Please talk to us if you have any concerns about your ability.It is essential that you have your own travel insurance that covers you for being in the mountains up to 3000m altitude.
Booking & CANCELLATION POLICY:
To secure your place on the retreat you will need to pay a deposit of £100, the remaining £200 is due 2 weeks before the start of the retreat.. This deposit is non refundable. However, we do understand that sometimes life can get a little messy - so if you need to cancel - let us know as soon as possible and we may be able to hold your deposit for a future retreat or coaching engagement.