A week-long women's retreat to help you dive deeply into the work of re-awakening the wild within.
May 10 - 15 2020
$2,400 Per Person
May 10 - 15 2020
Lauren Lee is a dedicated student on the path of yoga with a fierce desire to share the teachings as a gateway to awaken consciousness to support the collective awakening. She has been teaching for a decade and continues to courageously carve her own path, studying and sharing ways of living through practices rooted in ancient wisdom that bring greater stability and freedom for all.
Lauren is a certified E-RYT 500 and Continued Education Provider with Yoga Alliance, and an Anusara Inspired teacher with thousands of hours of diverse teaching experience and close mentorship with her two dearest teachers, Rose Baudin and Suzanne Faith Slocum-Gori. She leads international workshops, retreats, teacher trainings and personalised mentorship studies globally.
Lauren aims to create sacred opportunities for students to explore and connect to their heart through the practices and philosophies of yoga, and effortlessly guides practitioners through intelligently sequenced classes, layered with themes that explore the full spectrum of life, further attuning, awakening and alchemizing the physical and subtle bodies.
The beautiful Jnane Tamsna is located just outside of Marrakech—close enough to pop in for the day for to taste the wonder of the Medina and pop back out for the coziness of our retreat. Set within a 9 acre garden with 5 pools, surrounded by a palms, it’s the perfect oasis.
“Attracting a Boho crowd of artists and writers, Jnane Tamsna is done out in luxe ethnic style” – Elle
“Their cuisine takes you to seventh heaven” – Vogue
With its own living room, veranda and pool surrounded by lush vegetation, the pavilion offers the utmost privacy and exclusivity.
BED IN A SHARED GARDEN ROOM
These spacious rooms with separate beds have a veranda and a gorgeous view onto our gardens. Their decor echoes design traditions ranging from Northern India to West Africa.
These spacious rooms come with one Queen bed and have a veranda with a gorgeous view onto our gardens. Their decor echoes design traditions ranging from Northern India to West
BED IN A SHARED LARGE ROOM
Boasting traditional elegance with a touch of modern chic, these rooms have separate beds in a generous space with plenty of natural light, accentuating their Moroccan charm.
Boasting traditional elegance with a touch of modern chic, these rooms spacious rooms come with one King bed and natural light that accentuates their Moroccan charm.
BED IN A SHARED STANDARD ROOM
Ideal for solo travelers, these airy rooms come with separate beds, their own fireplace and full bathroom.
Ideal for solo travelers who want some privacy, these airy rooms come with a King bed, their own fireplace and full bathroom.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON A YOGASCAPES RETREAT?
Expect to explore the most incredible parts of the world with a group of supportive and inspiring new friends while you savor delicious flavors daily, and dive into incredible yoga with some of the best instructors on the planet. This is off-the-beaten-path wellness travel at its finest.
DO I NEED YOGA EXPERIENCE?
We welcome yogis of all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners. Our handcrafted experies are suitable for beginners as well as those of us yogis who can easily touch our toes. Our yoga retreats offer opportunities for growth and new experience, no matter how much time you have spent on your mat. Regardless of your level, we suggest keeping an open mind and trying out practices that might be new to you.
HOW DO I PICK WHICH YOGA RETREATS TO GO ON?
Start by exploring the Escapes page to see what strikes your interest and contact us with some questions and we can help you weigh your best options. We travel to all corners of the world, so whether you are looking to unplug at a tropical oasis, soak in hot springs just a short drive from the city, or gaze into the starry sky in the desert night, we offer it all.
CAN I GO ON A RETREAT BY MYSELF?
Yes! About half our participants come alone and often come away with lifelong friends. If you’re traveling alone, a yoga retreat is the best way to meet new people with similar interests in a safe and healthy environment. Check out our solo traveler page for more information.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ON THE RETREATS?
The group size depends on which trip you are joining, though typically our experiences average between 15-25 attendees. The intentional “intimate” size of our retreats reflect our desire to produce a connected and community-driven experience while ensuring us the right guest-to-guide (and teacher) ratio to make sure that everyone is supported and inspired during our time together.
WHAT FOOD CAN I EXPECT?
The best, of course! We work with our venues to provide the most fresh, local and organic cuisine on each of our retreats. Typically we provide all of our daily meals (less when we are on an outing or have a “free day”) and our communal meals are a great tie to decompress and connect with each other during retreat. Please let us know as soon as you sign up for the trip (or before) if you have any special dietary needs such as food allergies or any other special considerations whether dietary or medical.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
You will be provided with a suggested packing list for each retreat after you sign up. In the meantime, please see the trip description page(s) for more detail. Generally, we suggest bringing a yoga mat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, headlamp, book, journal, reusable water bottle, a little sense of adventure, an open mind and whatever typically makes you feel comfortable and at ease during travel. As always, please get in touch with us for any specific questions regarding packing and what to bring on retreat.
HOW MUCH FREE TIME DO WE HAVE?
Our retreats include a healthy balance between group activities and solo free time to relax, read a book, take a walk, journal etc. On the days that we have an outing planned we will go lighter on the yoga and we generally build in time for participants to go off on their own, or simply stay put to relax at our beautiful retreat center. Built in free time, and the sweet spaciousness that accompanies it, is a core element of all of our retreats.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE TRIP DETAILS?
Upon registration you will receive a welcome message with general trip information. As the date approaches you will receive trip reminders and specifics relevant to your retreat. As always, please reach out to us directly via email with any questions or considerations.
Though it varies for each experience, we typically include all lodging, most meals and all of our yoga classes together. Depending on the trip and the surrounding area, we like to include 1-2 additional included excursions & transportation and leave the other days for optional activities. Some trips will include transportation from the airport as well. Please refer to the “what’s included” section of each trip page for more details on each destination.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
We offer “early bird rates” when signing up before certain dates, so the earlier that you can sign up the better! Check the specific trip you are interested in to make sure you sign up before the next deadline, and let us know how we can help you lock-in your next epic travel experience with YOGASCAPES.
DO I NEED TO BOOK MY OWN FLIGHT?
Yes. You are responsible for booking your own flight. Each trip will have suggested arrival and departure details based on when we know you need to be in the airport and you can always send us the itinerary before booking for some help along the way, we’ve got your back!
HOW DO I GET FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE RETREAT CENTER?
For most retreats you are responsible for your own airport transfer unless stated otherwise. You can always request support booking your transfer and we are usually able to pair people up to share in the cost. As always, email us with any questions and we’ll help ‘ya out.
WHAT IS THE LOCAL CURRENCY ON MY TRIP AND WHERE DO I GET IT? HOW MUCH CASH WILL I NEED?
Typically ATM and major bank cards are able to withdraw from our destinations to get the best rates. Just simply notify your bank of your travel dates and locations before you go. We always recommend traveling with a little bit of cash in your pocket, and we always accommodate any requests to go to a bank or ATM along the way. All of the activities highlighted on the trip page are included in the price. However, we will have free time for you to explore on your own. Additionally, most meals are also included but you always have the option of venturing out on your own, and of course we leave all of the gift buying and souvenir shopping to you! Please let us know if you want our help budgeting for your next trip with us, we’d be happy to help.
CAN I ARRIVE EARLY AND STAY LATE?
Yes, after all this is your journey. However, If you choose to arrive earlier or stay later than the given start and end time/day of our retreat, you will be responsible for booking your own transportation and accommodations. If you are arriving early you will need to make sure you get to our retreat site by the start of our experience together, and if you are staying after you will need to make your own accomodations with the venue (or otherwise) to extend your stay. We always encourage you to explore the area and deepen your experience in whatever ways feel best to you, and often travelers use our retreats as a jumping-off point for further travel.
IS TRAVEL INSURANCE MANDATORY? HOW CAN I PURCHASE?
Travel insurance for all of our international yoga retreats is mandatory. Unfortunately we cannot allow participation unless proof of travel insurance is sent to us before. Above all we are here to keep you safe, and we recommend purchasing your travel insurance within a week of purchasing your plane flight to ensure smooth sailing.
We highly recommend that you add “cancelation for any reason” to your policy. Although normal trip cancellation will cover you for illness or injury, or for a travel companions illness, injury or death, it is otherwise limited. With “cancel for any reason” you will receive a percentage (usually 75%-100%) of all pre-paid costs. With this coverage if something comes up, a wedding, a new job opportunity, or if we have to cancel due to weather, injury or means outside of our control you will still be covered. We suggest this policy from Travel Guard or similar as an example: Travel Guard – Gold(Protect Assist) w/ Cancel for any reason http://www.travelguard.com/ For more information please contact the Insurance provider you are looking to purchase with or contact us
IS MY TICKET REFUNDABLE?
If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be refunded OR 100% of the trip price minus the deposit will be credited toward another trip. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.
DO YOU HAVE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE? IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN?
We offer a limited number of early-bird pricing opportunities and select students and “scholarship” rates to make our trips as accessible as possible. We also offer occasional giveaways and specials that can be seen by signing up for our email list. You can always contact our customer serivce to make sure that you’re getting the best rates possible before you purchase. We want to make our trips accessible to as many people as possible and we are open to setting up a payment plan in certain situations.