Ethical leadership in the helping professions with Lorraine Sherman
24 April - 1 May 2024
Cost £765 per person

The Venue Well known for magical meaningful holidays, excellent food and exceptional staff, our award-winning set up relocated in 2020 to a newly-created 1 acre site beside the town walls. Featuring a chlorine-free pool and permaculture gardens, the stunning sustainably-run Ecolodge  enjoys sun all year round, having the best winter climate in Morocco due to its southerly setting in the fertile Souss Valley.

A fantastic authentic eco lodge with roof top views to the High Atlas
The new eco lodge is fantastic, with a lush garden and a swimming pool. The rooms are authentic Moroccan style with everything that you need for a comfy stay. The staff are like a welcoming family and will guide you whether you want to find certain things in the souk or go for a short walk in the High Atlas or visit Berber villages in a safe and non-invasive manner. The food served is exceptionally good.
Jacqui S – February 2023

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 supporting 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 30 years’ experience of Morocco. Read more about our team here

Optional activities include crafts, cookery, language, visits to charitable projects, walking, wildlife, massage and several other choices run by the amazingly knowledgeable guides. Read more about our activities here

“This is a lovely place to stay. Very relaxed, clean and delicious food. The gardens are amazing, with many unusual (to our UK eyes) plants and cacti. Tortoises roam freely in the garden. The staff are really friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Communication with the lodge was excellent and booking very straightforward.”
Philip B – January 2023


Cost:  £765 per person


  • Airport transfers from/to Agadir at one designated time 
  • Accommodation in en suite twin or double bedroom; single occupancy on request
  • Substantial breakfasts and vegetarian evening meals (meat or fish at extra cost)
  • Lunches every day except one, when lunch is an optional extra
  • Tutored workshops


  • Flights (often under £100 return if booked early)
  • Single occupancy supplement £20 per night
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Tips
  • Meat or fish supplement
  • Tourist Taxes 41 MAD (approx £3.20) per person per night)

Options payable in Morocco:

See details of prices and choices

  • Cultural experiences
  • Excursions
  • Supplement for meat or fish dishes 
  • Feast for the Senses
  • Taxi transfers at a fair cost for those travelling at different times or places 

Trip Advisor 
Number 1 in the Taroudant Region 2023. 

Best Holistic Ecolodge in Morocco 2023.

Voted Top 10 in the World: Lonely Planet Eco Stays 2014 & VegeNews Vegetarian Holidays 2005

Responsible Tourism Trophy for Community Project Work 2009 

The subject is ‘creative ethical leadership in the helping professions’ a light programme allowing plenty of time for those who take leadership roles to recharge their batteries. We will use creative methods to consider ethical dilemmas and consider the work of Brene Brown (Daring Greatly etc) and Margaret Wheatley (Warriors of the Human Spirit) plus Inskipp and Proctors model of ‘co-operative leadership’ 

Lorraine Sherman has been practicing Mindfulness for almost 40 years. She is a senior accredited psychotherapist, author of ‘Skills in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Young people’ (Sage 2015), she trains and supervises counsellors.  Lorraine practices Mindfulness in the tradition of Zen and her teacher is the peace activist Thich Naht Hanh. She studies poetry and breath work as a soul path with Kim Rosen.

She lives in West Wales and aims to implement mindful living in all aspects of her life. 

Lorraine Sherman MBACP Snr Accred

Lead clinical supervisor for CYP in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion
Lecturer in Counselling and Counselling CYP
MA in consultative supervision University of South Wales
Author of ‘Skills in Counselling Children and Young People”

To Book or Express an Interest: Limited places available. Request a place at  We will then send you the payment schedule (split into instalments with £100 initial deposit).

Book early to get good flight prices, but please do NOT book flights until we give the go-ahead! 

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We will also send detailed pre-visit information after you book.  


There will be daily tutored sessions and possibly spontaneously at inspiring places.

Each day you may choose one of the optional activities on offer below. Anything listed as “optional” means it is payable locally and not included in the price. Please see our price list for costs.

Day 1 Arrival Day – Our drivers meet you at Agadir airport late morning. Lunch, settle in, introductory talk and tour of the site. Optional massages. Optional tour around town walls by horse-drawn taxi. 
Day 2 Optional excursion: walking at one of 2 oases and possibly in the Anti Atlas Mountains with Said.
Day 3 Optional cultural experience: cookery lesson; massages; experience our on-site solar powered hammam.
Day 4 Optional excursion: High Atlas Berber Villages – an insight into daily lives of villagers in the mountains with Rachid.
Day 5 Exploring Taroudant. Optional cultural experiences: shopping in the souk; massages; experience our on-site solar powered hammam.
Day 6 Optional excursion: walking and wildlife in the High Atlas Mountains with Said.
Day 7 Optional cultural experiences: henna tattoos. Finish shopping. Optional lunch out at a restaurant of your choice (lunch not available at our Ecolodge on changeover day).
Day 8 Farewell. Depart after breakfast. 

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