overview

Location: Marrakech, Morocco

This journey will allow us to explore the beautiful culture of Morocco and practice yoga & meditation all while supporting important local educational & empowering programs for women & teenage girls in Marrakech.

Why women and teenage girls? Because in Morocco they are often ostracized from society and have little opportunity in life if they are from disadvantaged backgrounds (widows, divorcees, single mothers, orphans, women with little education, etc.). Our goal on this trip is to learn more and support two incredible organizations providing opportunities for these women: Project Soar and the Henna Café. Join us and spend this week nourishing your mind & body, all while giving back to local community of Marrakech and immersing into the culture!

From start to finish this trip will be an incredible getaway. We will start each morning with daily Yoga and meditation on the beautiful rooftop terrace. We will stay at Riad Star, a traditional Moroccan bed & breakfast, located right in the heart of the medina of Marrakech! This Riad is renowned for its excellent service, charming rooms and delicious, traditional Moroccan meals. During the day we will work with two incredible organizations, The Henna Café & Project Soar, dedicated to providing education & opportunity to the local community, especially women and girls.

In the afternoons there will be opportunity for some amazing excursions including: Touring the local souks (market) & medina (old town); Getting Henna done by the talented ladies at the café; A day exploring the local Agafay desert; A chance to take Arabic classes; Time to relax during a traditional Hammam spa treatment, and more!

On this journey you will become a part of a beautiful community of Changemakers, and make lifelong friends that you will cherish long after you leave this retreat! 

Please email us at info@109world.com to claim your discount code!

accommodations

We will be staying at the beautiful Riad Star. This stunning Riad was formerly home of Jazz Age superstar Josephine Baker and has been remodeled with a variety of exquisite rooms, each with its own design and charm. This Riad is renowned for its excellent service and prime location in the heart of the Medina. Equipped with a beautiful rooftop terrace where we will practice yoga, a traditional Moroccan spa (Hammam), and dipping pool located at the center of the courtyard – we will be in pure bliss throughout our stay. We can’t wait to call this little paradise home for the week!

food and dining

Riad Star is so well known for their food they host their own cooking class! They will serve unlimited mint tea and we will share all meals together as a group. They serve tons of delicious, traditional Moroccan dishes that are full of nutrients, like Tagine! They are also well-equipped for any and all dietary restrictions, so you will be very taken care of throughout your stay.

activities

Here is what you can expect throughout this 109 World retreat:

-Daily Yoga and meditation with Island Yoga’s own talented and inspiring Ambre Van de Berg -Stay at the beautiful Riad Star, a traditional Moroccan bed & breakfast -Volunteer with two incredible, local organizations dedicated to providing education & opportunity to the local community, especially women and girls. -Delicious, heathy, and traditional Moroccan meals -Opportunity for excursions touring the local souks (market) & medina (old town), get Henna done by the talented ladies at the café, a day exploring the local Agafay desert, a chance to take Arabic classes, experience a traditional Hammam spa treatment and more! -Become a part of a beautiful community of Changemakers and make lifelong friends

Travel Details

Pricing

  • $2,000 - Charming Double Room

Check In

4:00 PM

Check Out

10:00 AM

Directions

The moment you land in Marrakech we will take care of you. Your ticket price includes transportation to and from Marrakech Menara Airport (Airport code RAK) and Riad Star where we will be staying. The drive from the airport to the Riad is about 30 minutes.

Terms and Conditions

We collect a US$500 deposit to reserve your spot. This deposit is non-refundable or transferable. Participants can be refunded (minus the deposit) if participant cancels more than 30 days prior to the start date of the trip. After that, the payment cannot be refunded or transferred.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

accommodations Pricing includes 6 day, 5 nights at Riad Star
yoga Daily yoga + meditation with the one and only Ambre van de Berg (8 yoga sessions)
meals Breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day will be provided at Riad Star
transfers Transportation is provided to and from Marrakech Menara Airport on arrival and departure day
taxes Taxes on your room at the Riad are included
gift bag Every guest will be welcomed with a nice welcome gift :)
workshops All workshops with the organizations we will volunteer with & Ambre, including all materials, are included.
airfare You will fly into Marrakech Menara Airport (Airport code RAK)
alcohol Alcoholic beverages will be purchased at your own leisure
tips Tips are not required but are a part of Moroccan culture.
journal Please bring your own!
reading material If you want to lounge by the pool with a good book, feel free to bring one!
fitness classes We will have yoga + meditation sessions daily with Ambre
group excursion There are group excursions we have organized for everyone, but this are optional for you to choose if you want to join, and will be an additional cost.

Testimonials for One O Nine World

I’m not even sure how to describe my experience with these incredible, inspiring, organized, and thoughtful woman! 109 World provides me an opportunity to serve a community I would not have been able to reach on my own. They obviously care deeply for their work and were in the trenches with all the volunteers to make this experience fulfilling and life changing. I would recommend a retreat with this group to every human being!!!
Jaimie Sun-Pernice

109 World trips will make your heart and soul happy. You will meet amazing people from all over the world that want the same goals as you, and you will get to work together on an amazing service project to make the world a better place. OH and you get to do some yoga too! I went on the Puerto Rico trip where we worked with community members to build rainwater barrels for residents hit hard last year by Hurricane Maria. We got to work with local grassroots organizations that are beginning to change the way people in Puerto Rico think about their resources - how to harvest their own rainwater, use solar lights, and listen to each other, create community, and heal from this disaster. One of my favorite parts was the education aspect of learning about the issues the locals face, seeing it first hand, and then getting our hands dirty on a project to try to help. The best part is that 60% of the funds for the trip go directly to the humanitarian cause- that will continue helping them even after we left. The details and logistics of the trip were so well planned an executed- I could tell how much time and love and effort went into planning every detail. Of course, you can't see every bump in the road coming, but the 109 Team did a spectacular job of taking care of any small issue that came up during the trip and making sure everyone was taken care of. The team was so present with us the whole time. I know we all enjoyed working side by side with Leticia, Savannah, Linus, and Rebecca as well as the other community members. You will not regret a life-changing trip like this one!
Chelsea Carlson

109 World is the most amazing and special Team. Leticia/Savannah/Linus and Rebecca just awesome people. I can’t wait to volunteer and plan another trip with them. Very organize planned trip and retreat and you will have a life changing impact trip and you will also grow a passion to help people in need or even a community. Thank You so much guys for all you do and for allowing me to have this experience with all of you! You Rock 109 World.
Martha Luna