Yoga Retreat with Jill Blandford
24 September - 01 October 2024
Cost £710

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 pool and permaculture gardens. 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. Also enjoy an exceptional menu of local healthy food.

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

Heartful Holistic Holidays which offer a wide choice of authentic activities run by amazingly knowledgeable 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. 

The Holidays with Heart UK team provide substantial pre-visit information and support based on decades of experience of Morocco.

“Jill’s depth of knowledge, her dedication to and enthusiasm for Dru yoga is outstanding and her teaching method relaxed and enjoyable”. Clare

“Yoga is just life-enhancing. Jill has allowed me to experience the full benefits of regular yoga practice. Always enthusiastic, and with new inspiring ideas every week, I feel I have really grown to know myself and experience my body in a different way. Jill has been a key figure in my journey back to health.”   DC

“When I first came to Jill’s yoga class, I couldn’t even sit still – let alone touch my toes! I am a different person, three years on. Jill’s weekly class has really helped me.” MJ

“Jill is just fab. Come rain or shine she is there for us. The recent yoga classes in the great outdoors have been just sublime. Don’t know what I would do without her.’”  DS

Summary

Cost:  £710 per person

Includes:

  • 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, total 20 hours

Excludes:

  • Flights ( 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
  • Airport taxi transfers at times other than the designated flight.

See details of prices and choices

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 

Photo: Jill Blandford

Jill Blandford is a Dru Yoga, Yoga Dance & Dru Meditation teacher with over 12 years’ experience of working with a whole variety of groups.

Read more about your tutor here.

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 with £100 initial deposit).

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 www.cecu.co.uk/faqs
Contact us: www.cecu.co.uk/contact or visit www.holidays-with-heart.co.uk
We will also send detailed pre-visit information after you book.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

There will be twice daily yoga sessions early and late in the day, leaving days free to indulge in the options below.

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 (at your expense).
Day 8 Farewell. Depart after breakfast. 

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