5 rhythms morocco journey

Aviya reches

march 04-14, 2020

MOROCCO

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Highlights

  1. movement practice w/ Aviya Reches

  2. explore the ancient medina of marrakech

  3. Hike the stunning atlas mountains

  4. surf the waves of taghazout bay

  5. tour essaouira & discover its jewish history


 
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aviya reches

Aviya Reches has been studying the 5 Rhythms™ method for the past eighteen years and teaching the waves level of the map in israel, greece, germany and poland for the past eleven years.

5 Rhythms is a meditation-movement method. Its liberating approach to the exploration of improvised movement and dance that is authentic, inspired and catalytic.

The 5 Rhythms (Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness) are a map which can take you on an ecstatic journey, opening you to the inherent wisdom, creativity and energy of your body.

Aviya is also a Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis expert; an original and unique method that coordinates movement, breathing and mental concentration. Gyrokinesis stimulates the entire nervous system, strengthens the immune system, activates and oxygenates the internal organs, and awakens the senses.

Aviya  has worked with Group management and nutrition counseling for  20 years, Aromatherapy projects, bringing it all to the 5 Rhythms™ pot



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The schedule

starting in the hustle and bustle of the ancient marrakech medina, we will deepen our practice and discover the potential of our bodies as we travel through this magical country, exchange with its beautiful people, and enjoy its stunning sights.

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Day 1

  • settle in to the boutique Monriad guest house (link)

  • Unwind & Kick back at our welcome home Dinner 

  • Kick off with a grounding opening circle 

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Day 2

  • practice with a morning gyrokinesis session

  • get lost in the ancient medina of marrakech

  • relish in the serenity of jardin majorelle (access fees covered)

 
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Day 3

  • hit the road to Essaouira

  • have a savory lunch at Casa lila riad (link)

  • get lost in the charming alleys of the medina

    Driving time: 2 hrs 32 min

 
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Day 7

  • Start the day with a refreshing swim

  • deepen your 5 ryhtms practice in the hotel’s yoga pavilion

  • pamper yourself with a special spa treatment (optional)

 
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day 11

  • Say goodbye to marrakech with a yummy moroccan breakfast

  • transfers to marrakech international airport

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Day 4

  • kick-start the day with a rich breakfast

  • explore the jewsih history of essaouira (Access fees covered)

  • enjoy a delicious dinner on the rooftop of the riad

 
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Day 8

  • Surf some of the best waves of the world (optional)

  • Stretch out your body & soul with a movement-meditation practice

  • enjoy a movie night under the starry skies

 
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Day 5

  • road trip to Paradis plage resort (link) in Imi Ouaddar

  • unwind with a relaxing 5 rhythms practice 

  • sit around the fire with old & new friends

    Driving time: 2 hrs 22 min

 
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Day 9

  • hit the road back to marrakech

  • eat-up an exquisite marrakchi lunch

  • startgaze at the beautiful spring sky on the rooftop

    Driving time: 3 hrs 34 min

 
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Day 6

  • Start the day with a movement practice

  • hike the beautiful atlas mountains & have lunch at a local berber family home

  • enjoy a delicious dinner in the gorgeous hotel restaurant

 
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Day 10

  • learn how to cook a wholesome moroccan meal (optional)

  • close the trip off with a final movement practice at the riad

  • take a final stroll in jamaa el-fna square

 

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monriad

In a typical lane in the ancient medina of Marrakech, Mondriad IS A BOUTIQUE guest house that maintains the touch & feel of authentic moroccan homes .

Monriad offers an oasis of freshness and tranquility at the heart of the old town. featuring traditional riad details and a charming architectural design, monriad grants its guests a unique experience where time seems to have stopped.

 
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paradis plage

Situated on a stunning white sand beach looking up the atlantic ocean with the mesmerizing atlas mountains at the backdrop, paradis plage resort is a true piece of paradise for all those seeking relaxation, rejuvenation or a bit of pampering.

close to the charming village of taghazout, the hotel has access to some of the best waves of the world. along with water activities, paradis plage offers sensational Yoga & workout pavilions overlooking the beach and three hectares of well-designed tropical gardens where guest can kick-back and unwind under the stars.

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casa lila

dating from the 18th century, Casa lila is a charming riad offering a traquil haven at the heart of the medina in essaouira.

once owned by a famed spice merchant, this ancient residence has been transformed into a serene and intimate guesthouse. Around a bright patio gently tinged with lilac articulate ten individually designed rooms and suites with terraces installed on three levels and a very cozy reading lounge with fireplace and dining room on the ground floor.

Casa Lila & Spa has been published in magazines of art and decoration, for the beauty and the originality of its interiors.


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what’s included

      culture

  • Marrakech old medina tour a-la-sunnysideup

  • guided tour of jardin majorelle

  • atlas mountain hike

  • lunch with a local berber family

  • jewish history tour of essaouira

  • welcome home dinner

 

      WELLNESS

  • movement Sessions w/Aviya reches

  • lululemon 3 mm yoga mats

  • yoga room in paradis plage

  • yoga room in monriad

 

Basics

  • 4 nights at monriad guest house

  • 4 nights at paradis plage resort

  • 2 nights at casa lila

  • group transfers marrakech - essaouira - taghazout

  • airport transfers (Marrakech  airport)

 

      FOOD & drinks

  • all breakfasts

  • all lunches inc. water, coffee & tea

  • all dinners inc. Water, coffee & Tea

 

What’s not included:

  • International Airfare to Morocco

  • Private travel insurance (Mandatory)

  • teacher’s fee (non-israeli guests): €240 up until December 1st 2019, and €270 after that date. for payment processes please contact aviya directly on: aviyareches@gmail.com

  • Optional activities: cooking class in monriad (€35 fee), spa treatment & surf classes at Paradis Plage (see with hotel)

  • anything not listed above


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book now

PAY €350 Deposit and select accommodation to book your place! 

PRICING // 

  • €2,167 per person - Private Standard (Single Occupancy)

  • €1,964 per person - Shared Standard - Prestige

  • €1,864 per person - Shared Standard

 

Good to know

  • if you need help with finding the best flight options, shoot us an email or whatsapp and we will gladly help!

  • reserve your spot with a small deposit. This is fully refundable within 7 days.

  • If you wish to make a direct booking, please email us on: hello@sunnysideup.travel

  • For best value price, select 2 px occupancy and we will match you with a same-sex roommate.

  • guests can choose to pay in 3 installments.

  • all paid installments are refundable up until 8 weeks before the trip.

  • Guests can transfer their places to other guests without any cancellation fees.


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Testimonials

 

FAQ

  1. WHAT TIME DOES THE RETREAT BEGIN AND END?

    The retreat will begin at 5 pm on March 4th and end at noon on March 14th.

  2. WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO/FLY OUT OF?

    You should plan to fly into and from Marrakech International Airport.

    You will receive an email 3 weeks before the trip with tailored packing details.

  3. DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

    All guests are required to have their own individual comprehensive travel insurance.

  4. I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS, ARE YOU ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE FOR THOSE?

    Absolutely, all of our retreats offer vegetarian or vegan options. For other restrictions, we will have to check with our partner venues but we are more than happy to accommodate.

  5. DO I NEED A PASSPORT / VISA?

    All international travellers to Morocco need a valid passport. American, Canadian, and EU citizens don’t need a visa for tourist travel to Morocco. For all other inquiries, please check online or with your local Moroccan embassy. Here is a link for a quick internet search.

  6. ARE TRANSFERS INCLUDED?

    Yes, all scheduled transfers are included.

  7. HOW LONG WILL THE TRAVEL TIME BE?

    Day 4 - Two hours and a half drive from Marrakech to Essaouira

    Day 6 - Two hours and a half drive from Essaouira to Imi Ouaddar

    Day 10 - Three hours and a half drive from Imi Ouaddar to Marrakech.