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Kirtan & Yoga Retreat with Dave Stringer & Emma Warmington

Join global kirtan leader Dave Stringer and Jivani Yoga founder Emma Warmington for a 7 night magical adventure to North Africa with Souks, Singing and Savasana!



Paradise Plage Resort & Spa7558565
Taghazout, Agadir MA
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Type of Event

  • Retreat


Jun 11 to
Jun 18
16:00 pmto11:00 am



Full Description

2 nights in the bustling city of Marrakech in an authentic Moroccan Riad. Delicious local food, mint tea and the colors, sights and sounds of Medina souks.

5 nights of luxury accommodation, chanting in the morning, yoga by day in the stunning beachfront yoga shala and kirtan by night on the beach. We’ll have plenty of freetime for visits to the spa, surfing, stand up paddle boarding or relaxing by the pool in the sun on a four poster lounger.

What is Kirtan?

The call and response form of mantra chanting known as Kirtan is a consciousness-transforming practice, directing the singers to vanish into the song as drops merge into the ocean. Participants in kirtans often experience a profound sense of unity, well-being and timelessness. The form is simple: a lead group calls out the melodies. The crowd responds, clapping and dancing as the rhythm builds and accelerates. The mantras quiet the mind, and the music frees the heart. Ecstasy is both the process and the product.

Immerse yourself in the rapture of music. You know what you love. Go there.”
~ The Radiance Sutras

What will the yoga be like?

Breath initiated, spacious, flowing practice of Asana, Pranayama & Meditation in the Heart of Yoga lineage of Mark Whitwell, Desikachar & Krishnamacharya. Everyone is welcome from beginners to seasoned practictioners and individual attention will be given as needed.

Yoga is your direct intimacy with the nurturing power of Life. It is the practical means adapted to personal needs, age, health and all cultures.” ~ Mark Whitwell

Our Schedule for the Week

Day One
Arrival Day in Marrakech. Check into a typically gorgeous Riad in the true heartland of the Moroccan capital, Medina. We will all be arriving throughout the day and the hotel will be our meeting point. Gather for dinner in the evening (not included), explore the local area together, have our first chant and spend the night in the hotel.

Day Two
Breakfast together at the Riad, then transfer to our beachfront home for the next 5 days, the stunning Paradise Plage Resort & Spa. Spend the afternoon exploring this fabulous 3 hectare property, be pampered in the luxury spa, surfing, paddle boarding or rest by the pool. Yoga will be at 4.30pm today then chanting on the beach from 6pm until the sun goes down, group dinner and relaxing under the stars.

Day Three to Six
8.00 – 9.30 Breakfast (included)
9.30 – 10.30 Chanting
10.30 – 12.30 Yoga
12.30 – 6.00 Freetime! Lounge by the pool, read, visit the spa for a range of luxurious treatments, experience a traditional hammam, wander the beach, try paddle boarding, hover boarding, canoeing or enjoy the waves. Surfing lessons and watersports equipment are readily available to hire at the resort.
Lunch is of your own choosing and there are several restaurants at the hotel. Additionally, all rooms have kitchens and there is a small local shop selling fresh produce if you would like to prepare food in your room.
6.00 – 8.00 Chanting as the sun goes down
8.30 Dinner (included)

Day Seven
Breakfast (included)
9.30 – 10.30 Chanting
10.30 – 12.30 Yoga
Transfer to Marrakech and check into our Riad
Explore the magic of the local souk together
Group dinner (not included)
Enjoy our last kirtan together

Day Eight
Breakfast at our Riad, departures.

Included – 2 nights in Medina Riad, Marrakech, 5 nights in Paradise Plage Resort & Spa, 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners at Paradise Plage, 6 yoga sessions, 12 kirtan sessions, round trip transfers from Marrakech to Paradise Plage.

Not included – flights, airport transfers, travel insurance, meals other than specified above, spa treatments & other activities, drinks & snacks.