Travellers often stay on the periphery of societies they visit, but our staff take you straight to the heart of a Moroccan family home. You bring your heart to the heart of Moroccan communities and go away knowing a lot more and feeling very different. Holidays with Heart are special.
To secure your place on a holiday Book Now.
Our holistic holidays bring a real connection with local people, the landscape, the culture, the environment, the food and our community projects.
“Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don’t know and trusting them with your life.” Paul Theroux, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
Connecting with People
From the moment you arrive in Morocco, there is the chance to get to know a group of enthusiastic, genuine, interesting people: our staff and their contacts.
Their engagement with you brings a feeling of connection with the Moroccan culture and local people in this fascinating area.
You also have the chance to bond with like-minded guests.
Connecting with Our Projects
The projects we support are on a human scale so that visitors can meet and interact with the beneficiaries and feel positive energy and compassion for people, animals and the planet.
Projects include the Bee Orchard, the Orphanage, Street Children’s Project, the Busy Bee Centre, Soap-making, Embroidery and various cooperatives.
Many projects support women and children.
It’s about feeling:
- responsible, excited and connected
- aware and wanting to contribute
- good through giving and receiving support.
It’s not an ordinary holiday. It’s more than that. Responsible Tourism is a part of it; choices are another part. We make it easy for you to use resources responsibly, by providing for example:
- Tassels for towels so that you can keep track of yours when it’s hung on the terrace to air.
- Buckets to fill with surplus water in the shower. Grey water can then be used to irrigate plants etc.
- Solar panels to heat water
- Locally sourced vegetarian food or meat and fish if you choose
Nothing’s prescribed; we make it easy to go with the ethical flow.
“You are very committed to sustainable practices. So much so that guests don’t even need to think about it!” G Mark. Dec. 2015
Most of all, Holidays with Heart give you a real chance to tread carefully on the Road less Travelled, leaving an imprint only where appropriate and having opportunities to be involved – contributing ideas about products, volunteering, introducing volunteers, bringing donations for the projects…
More about Pilates Holidays
View, choose and book your holiday from the table below:
|Date||Holiday||Notes||Teacher||Details and payment schedule||Booking Form||Availability|
|February 21-28 2018||Circle Dance||Adrian Pointon & Cindy Kelly||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|February 27 - 6 March 2018||Singing||Kate Davies||Brochure||Book Now||1 place in a twin room available|
|March 6-17 2018||Women’s Ritual Circle Dance (dance tuition in English)||Includes a tour in the nearby Anti Atlas Mountains bordering the Sahara.||Laura Shannon||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|March 17-24 2018||Yoga (Hatha & Nidra)+ Walking||Includes tour to Sahara & Anti Atlas Mountains||Emma Fotherby||Brochure||Book Now||2 places due to cancellations|
|April 3-10 2018||Quirky Family Activity Holiday||Culture & puppetry, storytelling, circus skills, cooperative games, singing, yoga and mindfulness||Carol Shephard & Phill Burton||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|April 10-17 2018||Singing||Vivienne Couch||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|April 17-24 2018||Arabic Dance||Jane Wass||Brochure||Book Now||Limited availablity|
|April 24 - May 1 2018||Yoga (Scaravelli)||Rose Thorn||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|May 05-12 2018||Photography||includes tour off the beaten track||Graham Parish||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|May 12-19 2018||Yoga (Dru)||Suzanne Fillingham||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|September 11-18 2018||Yoga (Hatha & Nidra)+ Walking||includes tour into the High Atlas mountains||Emma Leaf||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|September 20-25 2018||Yoga: Hatha, Yin & Gentle||Patricia Olabre||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|September 25-Oct 2 2018||Women's Retreat||Olivia Seck||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|September 27 - Oct 4 2018||Circle Dance||Our only holiday NOT in Morocco||Vesna + Marijan Rudel||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|October 2-9 2018||Singing||Claire Anstee & Su Hart||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|October 9-16 2018||Circle Dance||Jeanette Whitford||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|October 16-23 2018||Singing||Su Lewis||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|October 27-Nov 3 2018||Anne's Friends||Likely to be some bedrooms available for other clients||Anne Maund||Book Now||Available|
|November 3-10 2018||Art||Watercolour Painting & Sketching||Louise Waugh||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|November 10-20 2018||"Roots of Happiness": Natural Happiness and Sufi Wisdom||Includes 4 night tour to the desert||Jilani + Alan Heeks||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|November 17-24 2018||Singing||for all levels of experience||Celia Webb||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|November 27-December 4 2018||Singing for Women||Option for partners to join an add-on tour||Rowena Whitehead||Brochure||Book Now||Limited places Available|
|January 6-13 2019||Circle Dance||Flights from Manchester||Sally Maxwell||Book Now||Available|
|January 15-22 2019||Basket Making||Our staff & local craftsmen||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|January 29- February 5th 2019||Singing||includes Taize songs and many others||Jane Read||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|February 5-12 2019||Circle Dance||Anne-Lise Kryger||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|February 12 -19 2019||Singing||Pauline Down||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|February 19-26 2019||Singing||Kate Davies||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|February 26- 9 March 2019 TBC||Circle Dance||includes tour to desert and Anti Atlas Mts.||Barbara Driscoll||Book Now||Available|
|March 5-12 2019||Circle Dance||Paul Boizot||Book Now||Available|
|March 12-19 2019||Mindfully Morocco||Mindfulness||Lorraine Sherman||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|March 19-26 2019||Singing||Anti-Atlas week in Tafraoute||Teresa Verney||Book Now||Available|
|March 19-26 2019||Yoga (Iyengar, British Wheel and Scaravelli)||Lisa Taylor||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|March 26 - April 2 2019||Yoga (Hatha & Nidra)||Emma Leaf||Book Now||Available|
|April 2-9 2019||Singing||Vivienne Couch||Book Now||Available|
|April 30 - May 7 2019||Beekeeping||Lynne Ingram||Book Now||Available|
|September 17-24 2019||Singing||Dave & Liz Stewart||Book Now||Available|
|September 24 -October 1st 2019||Photography||Includes trip over the famous High Atlas Pass, the Tiz n Test||Graham Parish||Book Now||Available|
|October 1 - 12 2019||Circle Dance||In English; need to have danced with Laura before||Laura Shannon||Waiting List||Full|
|October 15-29 2019||Circle Dance||In German; must have completed 2-year training with Laura||Laura Shannon||Book Now||Limited Places Available|
|October 29-Nov 5 2019||Singing||Abbie Lathe||Book Now||Available|
|November 5-12 2019||Singing||Rowena Whitehead||Book Now||Available|
|November 12-19 2019||Singing||Celia Webb||Book Now||Available|
|November 19- 28 2019||Circle Dance and optional Yoga||Includes stay in High Atlas Mountains||Chrisandra & Jane Houston||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|December 1-10 2019||Circle Dance and optional Yoga||Includes stay in High Atlas Mountains||Chrisandra & Jane Houston||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|December 8-15 2019||Dances of Universal Peace||includes 3-day tour to desert & a chance to shop for Xmas!||Glen & Bettina||Book Now||Available|
|January 14 - 21 2020||Herbal Medicine||Book Now||Available|
|January 21 - 28 2020||Basket Making||Book Now||Available|
|February 4-11 2020||Singing||Jane Read||Book Now||Available|
|February 11 - 18 2020||Circle Dance||Anne-Lise Kryger||Book Now||Available|
|February 18 - 29 Feb 2020||Circle Dance||Includes 5-night Tour to Desert & Anti Atlas Mts||Barbara Driscoll||Book Now||Available|
|February 29 - 10 March 2020||Singing||Includes 4-night Tour to Desert & Anti Atlas Mts||Pauline Down||Book Now||Available|
|March 10 - 17 2020||Singing||Kate Davies||Book Now||Available|
|March 17 - 24 2020||Yoga||Lisa Taylor||Book Now||Available|
|March 31 - April 7 2020||Singing||Vivienne Couch||Book Now||Available|
|April 7 - 14 2020||Singing||Su Hart||Book Now||Available|
|April 18 - 24 2020||Circle Dance||1 group English; 1 German. Includes 3 night tour to desert and Anti-Atlas||Laura Shannon||Book Now||Available|
|April 28 - May 9 2020||Circle Dance||1 group English; 1 German. Includes 4 night tour to desert and Anti-Atlas||Laura Shannon||Book Now||Available|
|October 13 - 20 2020||Photography||Includes 3 night tour||Graham Parish||Book Now||Available|
|November 3 - 10 2020||Singing||Celia Webb||Book Now||Available|
|November 17 - 24 2020||Art||Louise Waugh||Book Now||Available|