The focus of this retreat is on the traditional foods of the close-in regions of Marrakech and Essaouira with a chance for hands-on cooking. We deeply explore the source not only of where the food comes from, but why and how. Hike or ride a mule with the local muleteers in the mountains and camels on the beach with the chameaulier. This kind of experience will allow the best of you to show up. Places of such beauty and depth have their effect. Yoga and meditation greet the day.
Mystery. Earth tones. Terracotta cookware. Textures and textiles. Our friendship with private guest house Jnane Tamsna and their ethnobotanical gardens. The genuine hospitality of our Berber hosts in the mountains and their sense of humor. Palm trees with the snow-capped Atlas in the distance. Riding camels on the beach. Living a stylish life in nature.
From Peggy's Journal
What structure could be more charming than a Riad? A 2-story square within a square with bedrooms and verandas looking onto a central open-air courtyard, usually with fruit trees, a small pool or a fountain. This architectural design is ingenious for creating space and breath, and yet gives a sense of privacy and being held. There’s an atmosphere of calm and enchantment. A possibility of endless cups of tea and inspiration. A place to daydream by day, and by candlelight at night. It invites you to get lost in thought, or no thought and have deep conversations, or do whatever you love to do. It’s a place of refuge and gives permission for your quieter voices to be heard.
Do you know the poet Rumi? Have you wondered what is a Tagine really and why they have them all over the country? Why all the hype about Marrakech? Is it safe? Is it true that you can see palm trees in front of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains? Do we go there and to the sea within a few hours?
Your Host: Peggy
Peggy is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.
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