An Arabic proverb says: „The Desert cleanses the Soul.“
Our group will meet in Merzouga, on the border of the Sahara desert in the southeast of Morocco.
The next morning, we will trek by camel through the dunes to the Sahara Yoga Camp where the Oussidi family will take care of our group during our stay.
We will start the days with the sound of the gong and a warm cup of tea. At sunrise and sunset we will practice yoga asana, meditation and pranayama with Michael Thurnherr – either on a platform under the open sky or in a comfortable and large tent. In between the yoga and meditation sessions we rest, read, go for a walk or horse ride in the dunes and soak in the beauties and silence of this vast and calming surrounding.
One morning we will climb a high sand dune to watch the sunrise – it will be one of the many unforgettable experiences of this week!
The days will end in community around the campfire under the stars, listening to the drums and songs of our local hosts.
If you like you can camp with your mattress and blankets under the open sky.
Basic yoga experience is required to participate in the yoga program.
Michael will teach in German.
This yoga retreat at Merzouga and the desert camp of Sahara Yoga in the South East of Morocco will be offered from October 27, through November 4, 2023.
Booking / Further Terms and Notes
Please book your space online via the Sahara Yoga Website.
If you wish a single room add this option to your registration.
If you want to book the extra night please e-mail Sahara Yoga.
For questions regarding the booking process please contact Sahara Yoga, for all other questions please contact Valérie, Yoga-to-go.
It is the responsibility of each participant to book their flights and to inform themselves about flight changes and immigration regulations for Morocco. These are the actual requirement to enter Morocco.
Once the retreat is confirmed, the participants will receive detailed information on what to bring and what to consider for their stay in the desert camp. See useful information here…
The retreat requires a minimum of 8 participants to take place.
EU- and Swiss citizens need no tourist visa for Morocco, however, a return ticket has to be presented on request. Your passport must be valid until six months after your travel date.
Insurance is your own responsibility. We strongly recommend a travel insurance (including coverage of cancellation costs and travel incidents), as well as a health and accident insurance with sufficient coverage.
The facilitators/the teacher shall not be held liable for any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to persons. The participant waives any claim against the facilitators/the teacher for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.
We support the voluntary compensation of CO2 emissions caused by airplane flights. With your payment to e.g. the Swiss NPO Myclimate you can compensate the carbon footprint of your flights. Your offset payment will support national and international, high-quality climate protection projects.