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|
|September 11-18 2017||Singing||Dave & Liz Stewart||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|September 19-26 2017||Singing||Optional Walking days||Abbie Lathe||Waiting List||Full|
|September 26- October 3 2107||Singing||Claire Anstee||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|October 3-10 2017||Photography||includes 3 night stay in High Atlas & Anti Atlas||Graham Parish||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|October 7-17 2017||Circle Dance||includes Yoga & 5 days in the Anti Atlas Mts & on the coast||Chrisandra||Waiting List||Full|
|October 14-21 (optional to 24) 2017||Singing||Optional 3 day extension: walking in Anti-Atlas Mountains||Teresa Verney||Brochure||Book Now||5 places left in double or twin rooms|
|October 21-31 2017||Circle Dance||includes 5 days in the Anti Atlas Mts & on the coast||Chrisandra||Waiting List||Full|
|October 28 - November 4 2017||OASIS - Whatever we do, we experience times when we need to refresh and nurture our creative selves. ||Inspired by the wonderful trips and authentic experiences, we offer a range of activities including singing, story, writing, bodywork and creative journaling.||Pauline Down & Michael Harvey||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|November 4 - 11 2017||Singing||Women only||Rowena Whitehead||Brochure||Waiting List||Full|
|November 11-20 2017||Art||Stay high in the High Atlas for last 2 nights||Louise Waugh||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|November 18-28 2017||DUP Retreat||Caravan of the Heart||Jilani + Muiz||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|November 28- Dec 5 2017||Singing||option for 8 people to extend their trip to the Anti Atlas mountains for 2 days||Celia Webb||Brochure||Book Now||2 places left in double or twin room|
|December 5-12 2017||1001 Moroccan Nights||Hear and Tell Stories. Living Traditions||Michael Harvey||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|December 12-19 2017||Yoga||Suzanne Fillingham||Brochure||Book Now||Limited Places Available|
|January 2-9 2018||Yoga||Lisa Taylor||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|January 9-16 2018||Mindfulness||Mindful Women in Morocco||Lorraine Sherman||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|January 23-30 2018||Circle Dance||Anne-Lise Kryger||Brochure||Book Now||3 rooms currently free|
|January 30 -February 6 2018||Singing||includes Taize||Jane Read||Brochure||Book Now||2 places left in double or twin room|
|February 6 -13 2018||Singing||Pauline Down||Brochure||Book Now||1 place left in single or twin room|
|February 13 - 22 2018||Circle Dance||includes 3 day/2 night tour over Tiz n Test Pass & a stay in the High Atlas Mts||Barbara Driscoll||Brochure||Book Now||Limited places available|
|February 20-27 2018||Circle Dance||Adrian Pointon & Cindy Kelly||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|February 27 - 6 March 2018||Singing||Kate Davies||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|March 3-10 2018||Group Holiday TBC|
|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 & Walking||Includes tour to Sahara & Anti Atlas Mountains||Emma Fotherby||Brochure||Book Now||1 place left in twin room|
|March 24- 31 2018||Singing from the Beginning||for all levels of experience||Celia Webb||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|April 3-10 2018||Quirky Family Activity Holiday||Culture & puppetry, storytelling, circus skills, cooperative games, singing, yoga and mindfulness||Carol Shephard & Phill Burton||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|TBC 10-17 April 2018||Book Now||Available|
|April 17-24 2018||Arabic Dance||Jane Wass||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|April 24 - May 1 2018||Yoga||Rose Thorn||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|May 05-12 2018||Photography||includes tour off the beaten track||Graham Parish||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|May 12-19 2018||Yoga||Suzanne Fillingham||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|September 18-25 2018||Singing||Dave & Liz Stewart||Book Now||Available|
|September 25-October 2 2018||Singing||Rowena Whitehead||Book Now||Available|
|October 2-9 2018||Singing||Claire Anstee||Book Now||Available|
|October 9-16 2018||Circle Dance||Jeanette Whitford||Brochure||Book Now||Available|
|October 16-23 2018||Singing||Su Lewis||Book Now||Availalbe|
|October 27-Nov 3 2018||Alison's Friends (invitees only)||May be some bedrooms available for other clients||Alison||Book Now||Limited Availability|
|November 3-10 2018||Art||Watercolour Painting & Sketching||Louise Waugh||Book Now||Available|
|November 10-17 2018||DUP||Jilani + Alan Weeks||Book Now||Available|
|January 22-29 2019||Circle Dance||Sally Maxwell||Book Now||Available|
|January 29- February 5th 2019||Singing||includes Taize songs and many others||Jane Read||Book Now||Available|
|February 5-12 2019||Circle Dance||Anne-Lise Kryger||Book Now||Available|
|February 12 -19 2019||Singing||TBC may include tour to Anti Atlas Mts||Pauline Down||Book Now||Available|
|February 19 -26 2019||Singing||Kate Davies||Book Now||Available|
|February 26- March 9 2019||Circle Dance||Includes 5-night Tour to Desert & Anti Atlas Mts||Barbara Driscoll||Book Now||Available|
|March 5-12 2019||Circle Dance||Paul Boizot||Book Now||Available|
|March 19-26 2019||Yoga||Lisa Taylor||Book Now||Available|
|Dates TBC - probably late Spring 2019||Yoga and Circle Dance||Meditative Dances||Chrisandra & Jane Houston||Book Now||Available|
|September 17-24 2019||Singing||Dave & Liz Stewart||Book Now||Available|
|September 24 -October 1st 2019||Photography||Includes trip to desert||Graham Parish||Book Now||Available|
|October 1 - 12 2019||Circle Dance||In English; need to have danced with Laura before||Laura Shannon||Book Now||Available|
|October 15-29 2019||Circle Dance||In German; must have completed 2-year training with Laura||Laura Shannon||Book Now||Available|
|October 29-Nov 5 2019||Singing||Rowena Whitehead||Book Now||Available|