The Power of Connection with Katy Van Haeften
28 September - 5 October 2021
The Venue Well known for magical meaningful holidays, excellent food and exceptional staff, the award-winning set up relocated in 2020 to a stunning sustainably-run Ecolodge beside the town walls with a pool and permaculture gardens. Enjoy the sun all year round as well as exceptional menu of local healthy food. Located on the south side of the ancient town walls of Taroudant, it enjoys the best winter climate in Morocco due to its southerly setting in the fertile Souss Valley.
Places to Visit Taroudant is little visited by tourists, has shopper-friendly souks with an exotic traditional atmosphere. It lies between contrasting mountain landscapes: the majestic High Atlas and the extraordinary Anti-Atlas (beyond which lies the Sahara). And it is only an hour’s drive from the sandy, rocky and marshy habitats of the Atlantic coast.
Feel safe thanks to the care of loving English-speaking staff, good medical facilities, excellent WiFi, safe water as well as the town being small, relaxed and friendly with few tourists.
Heartful Holistic Holidays with a wide choice of other authentic activities including option to support charitable projects. Explore the fascinating culture with the help of delightful guides; option to explore, use our library or small spa, swim or laze in the sun or shade.
The People Enjoy the support of 11 charming experienced mainly English-speaking Moroccan staff and the resident tutor for your chosen week. The Holidays with Heart UK team provide substantial pre-visit information and support based on 25 years’ experience of Morocco.
Optional activities include crafts, cookery, language, visits to charitable projects, walking, wildlife, massage and several other choices run by the amazingly knowledgeable guides.
“A wonderful holiday. Its reputation is well-established, but it is now based at an amazing new sustainable, purpose-built ecolodge. .. exceeded our expectations (plus we are not normally fans of organised/group holidays!). Fabulous team, delicious food (including vegan), amazing accommodation, wonderful activities! Taroudant was a brilliant location to get a feel of authentic Morocco.” J Elmes, January 2020.
Cost: £445 per person PLUS 1250 MAD (aprox £100) payable on arrival
- Airport transfers from/to Agadir at one designated time
- Accommodation in en suite twin or double bedroom
- Substantial breakfasts and vegetarian evening meals (meat or fish at extra cost)
- Lunches every day except one, when lunch is optional
- Tutored workshops
- Flights (should be booked early for fair prices)
- Single occupancy supplement £20 per night
- Travel insurance (required)
- Meat or fish supplement
- Tourist Taxes (roughly £2 per person per night)
Options payable in Morocco:
See details of prices and choices
- Cultural experiences
- Supplement for meat or fish dishes
- Feast for the Senses
- Taxi transfers (at different times or places) at fair costs
Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice 2020
Voted Top 10 in the World: Lonely Planet Eco Stays 2014 & VegeNews Vegetarian Holidays 2005
Responsible Tourism Trophy for Community Project Work 2009
Green Key Certified from 2012
Read more about your tutor Katy here
“As participants we quickly realised that we all had very different expectations and needs, some personal and some professional. Still, that didn’t matter at all as Katy provided the guidance for us to learn from each other in a very professional and friendly way. Also colourful and humorous examples and inputs from the facilitator’s personal experiences really helped to illustrate some of the concepts involved.”
To Book or Express an Interest: Limited places available. Request a place at www.cecu.co.uk/book
We will then send you the payment schedule (split into instalments. £100 initial deposit).
Book early to get good flight prices, but please do NOT book flights until we give the go-ahead!
The Power of Connection which is a CPD registered course teaches you to:
Learn from experiences of the past
Stop repeating patterns that don’t work
Find your real wants and express them
Speak so you get heard and listen so others know they have been heard
Transform differences into possibilities
Step through inhibitions and fears and help others do the same
Discover new levels of satisfaction, fulfilment and intimacy in your life
A life worth living
Our experience of relating to others is often associated with difficult feelings, from blame and resentment to jealousy and guilt. It’s not surprising that emotional distance and separation are seen as a normal, even an inevitable part of a relationship.
By the end of the course you will know how to release and let go of these separating feelings. And the more you do this, the more you will get in touch with all the connecting feelings that make life worth living, from passion to compassion, from gratitude to satisfaction and joy.
“I definitely felt the shift while taking Katy’s Power of Connection course. All of the exercises and nurturing environment
created the opportunity to explore and share. We learned many communication tools”
“I took the opportunity to explore my self, my mind and the way in which I interact with others. The connections we
have with others is one of the most wonderful things about being a human being and I feel so blessed to have been
given insights and tools that I shall be able to call upon again and again, that will help enrich my interactions and
strengthen the relationships I choose to build ”
On alternating days you will have a free day during which you may choose to swim, relax, have an organic argan oil massage or choose one of the many cultural experiences and activities on offer www.cecu.co.uk/activities
On the 3 training days sessions will take place from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm & 7 pm – 10 pm, leaving time to rest, swim and/or
pop into town
Day 1 Arrival Day – welcome & settle in. Briefing.
Day 2 Day 1 of the course.
Day 3 Optional excursion: High Atlas Berber Villages: an insight into daily lives of villagers.
Day4 Day 2 of the course.
Day 5 Optional excursion: High Atlas Mountains trekking with Said.
Day 6 Day 3 of the course.
Day 7 Optional trek: oasis & Anti Atlas Mountains with Said.
Day 8 Travel home.