Yoga with Emily Katsuno

10 - 17 September 2024
Cost £720 per person
Book soon to get good prices on tickets

Just perfect. The surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. The eco design is welcoming and relaxing. Rooms are very well appointed and comfortable. Staff are very welcoming, nothing is too much trouble. Food amazing- delicious and healthy. I cannot praise this place enough.Anne Parry Jan 2024 

 “Just a quick note to say how much we love La Maison Anglaise. It is the tranquil and beautiful oasis we’d hoped for. The staff are brilliant. What a special place you’ve created! ” Ric Sykes Jan 2024  

This brochure provides you with lots of information about the venue, the bedrooms, the activities, how we design your holiday to meet your needs, your tutor, the likely itinerary and what is included in the cost. Please read on to the end!

The Venue  Well known for magical meaningful holidays, excellent food and exceptional staff, this award-winning set up relocated in 2020 to a stunning sustainably-run eco-lodge with a chlorine-free pool and permaculture gardens. Located on the south side of the ancient town walls of Taroudant, which enjoys the best winter climate in Morocco. Enjoy an exceptional menu of local healthy food.  

It’s just brilliant. I love it – the whole vibe in the well-designed garden, the buildings, and the sustainable aspect of it all. The staff are incredible, all caring, kind, diligent and willing to do whatever it takes to make your stay perfect. The food is truly delicious, fantastic for vegetarians and meat-eaters too, as well as offering tea/coffee at any time by helping yourself. Relaxed, with the smell of the beautifully planted garden at night, and a well-stocked library so I can read all day long by the pool. Heaven!”  Jane Duncan Rogers January 2024 

Bedrooms The comfortable, beautifully appointed rooms are cleverly designed to be cool in summer and warm in winter. All have ensuite bathrooms, their own terrace and garden and can sleep two or more. A limited number are allocated for single occupancy. More details of rooms here 

Heartful Holistic Holidays which offer a wide choice of authentic activities run by amazingly knowledgeable English-speaking guides. Explore the fascinating culture and landscapes, use our library, our small spa, swim or simply laze in the sun. 

Optional activities include cookery, walks, visits to local families and charitable projects, wildlife, massage, shopping and several other choices. Little visited by tourists, the local souks offer an exotic traditional atmosphere. 

Located within 30 minutes’ drive of the contrasting mountain landscapes of the majestic High Atlas and the extraordinary Anti-Atlas (beyond which lies the Sahara). We are also only an hour’s drive from the Atlantic coast.  

Feel safe and cared for thanks to the care of loving, experienced English-speaking staff, good medical facilities, excellent WiFi, safe drinking water and being on the edge of a small, relaxed and friendly town with few tourists.  

“La Maison Anglaise is really beautiful, impeccably kept and nurtured by you and your delightful Moroccan team there. All of the staff, without exception were wonderful – helpful, courteous and so very happy all the time. They looked after our every need, and nothing was too much trouble for them. The gardens are a real delight, the pool is gorgeous, and the meals were all delicious. The trips out and other activities that the staff took us on were a treat, and we all felt very safe with your careful drivers and guides”. L Turner, May 2023 

Why choose a Yoga holiday with us?

We have been organising group holidays since 1998. Our venue has a variety of lovely spaces for yoga including the tiled circle in the gardens, the spacious 64 sq metre activity room and a very large tiled roof terrace, lovely at sunset and sunrise. Read more about our Yoga Holidays here 

“I have organised, attended and facilitated many group events in a myriad of locations around the world over the last forty years…I found the ideal setting.  It is small enough to maintain intimacy whilst having the spaciousness to accommodate privacy. The bespoke planning and vision which created this venue, inspired by Jane’s deep knowledge of the needs and requirements of small group holidays and workshops is evident in the care paid to every detail.”  Tutor Katy van Haeften 


Cost:  £720 per person


  • Transfers from/to Agadir Airport at one designated time  
  • Accommodation in en suite twin or double bedroom; single occupancy on request 
  • Chlorine-free pool 
  • Substantial breakfasts and vegetarian evening meals (meat or fish at extra cost) 
  • Lunches on the first 6 days 
  • Tutored workshops – about 20 hours in total 


  • Flights (often under £100 return if booked early) 
  • Single occupancy supplement £20 per night 
  • Travel insurance (required)  

Payable in Morocco:

  • Tips
  • Meat or fish supplement
  • Tourist Taxes 41 MAD (approx £3.20) per person per night
  • Cultural Experiences & Excursions See details of prices and choices
  • Airport taxi transfers at times other than the designated flight

Best Holistic Ecolodge in Morocco 2023

Trip Advisor: Number 1 in the Taroudant Region 

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

Responsible Tourism Trophy for Community Project Work 2009 


Your Tutor
Photo of your tutor, Emily Katsuno

Read more about your tutor here. 

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 a small initial deposit to secure your place).

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

More Information For FAQs go to 
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We will also send detailed pre-visit information after you book.  

About the course: Explorations in Yoga

Greeting the Day: 7:45 – 8:15 am  This short before breakfast practice will include foundational embodiment practices taken from somatic experiencing such as tools for grounding and orientation, pranayama (breath awareness practices) and yoga sopana practices. Sopana means ‘staircase’ or ‘ladder’ and comprises practices that warm up and prepare the body for the practice of classical yoga asana. 

Explorations in Yoga: before or after lunch – 2,5h per session  a mindful, therapeutic and somatic approach that Emily has been developing over the course of some years now.  It aims to offer fulfilling, nourishing, freedom inducing, inclusive, self-regulating experiences via a therapeutic, mindful and somatic approach to the practice of yoga. The movement practice is built upon choice, agency, body intelligence and a reconnection to felt sense as a pathway towards embodiment. The form, structure and tradition of yoga offers the framework and a mindful somatic approach offers space to hear ourselves and listen to our bodies from within this form. This can facilitate our ability to inhabit the yoga practice in a way that is accessible to who we are as unique individuals. Space is created to both lift energy and explore a place of empowered doing and rest deeply and explore a place of simply being. Moving through different energetic states has many therapeutic benefits, can support nervous system resilience and offers the chance to explore what we need as unique individuals to cultivate balance in our system. This type of practice has a lot of depth to it but can be tapped into from any level of experience so the beginner and more advanced student can practice easily side by side.


The rest of the day will be free for your own exploration! Whether it be engaging with some of the wonderful activities hosted by the venue or enjoying the gardens, library and pool.

Evening Practices (5 nights): Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Yoga Dance Cacao Ritual After dinner on two of the nights Emily will share a restorative yoga practice. On another two nights she will share the practice of yoga nidra. Both these practices cultivate deep states of rest that are essential for rejuvenation. After dinner on one night there will be a Yoga Dance Cacao Ritual where Emily will lead a movement session to explore how we can move from a place of intuition, instinct and felt sense to express through freeform movement our own authentic creative expression. Cacao will be offered as a drink to support the process of dance, movement, embodied prayer and celebration.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME which will vary with travel arrangements, weather etc

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. Lunch or dinner, 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 (at your expense).
Day 8 Farewell. Vacate rooms after breakfast. Transfer to Agadir 3 hours before flight departs.

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