When
Mar 11-18, 2018
Where
Peacock Pavilions
Marrakesh
Morocco
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The call to Souldust Morocco…

Wandering a foreign destination with Souldust is a field trip to sensory freedom, with an close-knit community of humans you never knew you needed in your life. Outside of the hum of daily life, you have permission to wake up, be fully yourself, and open up to new experiences. Deep connection to a new place, new people, yourself seeps into your very being. You see yourself mirrored in others, feel the strange familiarity of a land or cityscape. And you return home different. Refreshed. Energized. A bigger, brighter version of yourself.

Join Souldust on an incredible week in Morocco, where we awaken our inner alchemists by moving with the colorful rhythms of this North African culture. Brightly colored markets lining ancient winding alleyways, filled with magic carpets, brilliant lanterns and vibrant spices. Palm readers, snake charmers, henna-painted hands, mysterious music drifting across a desert landscape. Rich, exotic food to delight and satisfy the senses, served in courtyards hidden behind brightly colored doorways.

Your guide will lead you on a playful, intuitive journey of the soul that includes creative activities and unique cultural experiences and excursions. Land of the mischievous djinn, Morocco will transform you, gifting you colorful tales of desert nights and sensory delights. She will whisper to you at every corner you turn, inviting you to wake up, wake up, wake up.

Morocco was a colorful and glorious rush of sights and sounds. As I arrived there I was greeted by a Souldust guide, given a primer on magic and then we dove into the heart-first adventures. The hikes, drives, tours and experiences gave me a snapshot of a rich, ancient culture while I learned about my intimate band of like-minded travel mates.  The week was filled with laughter, fascination, and joy.  I came back refreshed and better connected to my sense of wonder and I was ready to take on my life with a fresh perspective and a sprinkle of magic. ~ Maureen J., 2016 Morocco retreat guest

Souldust Morocco is for the one who…

  • Has a burning curiosity about and desire for new experiences and culture,
  • Can feel the intuitive depths within, possibly even a restless energy waiting to be released,
  • Wants to better understand how to play in those depths, and integrate them into daily living,
  • Is ready to call in a bigger, brighter, magic-filled world for themselves, and
  • Craves soulful community filled with laughter + deep connections.

It’s for the alchemist in you. The alchemist is one who transforms the mundane into the fantastic. Water into wine. Lead into gold. The grind of life into a wonderland of gratitude and potential.

This is not about manifestation, trying to call in that new relationship, dream job or new house. This is also not about ignoring the more difficult aspects of life, or pretending that if we only think good thoughts, good things will happen. This is about waking up the part of you that hears the call of the world around you. The world that is waiting for you to come out and play, to shine. We are ALL full of colorful light bursting at the seams. Imagine it coiled inside, eager to be released. We just need to give ourselves permission to wake up to what’s around us and in us. To invite, acknowledge and integrate our own magic. That’s when the fun really begins.

Are you feeling the longing for transformation from within?  Can you sense the opportunity for co-creation, but it feels blocked or uncertain? If this sounds like you, then Morocco is going to be your jam. We see that twinkling magic wand hidden in your back pocket, lovely.

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Our mystical Moroccan experience…

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7 nights accommodations at the luscious Peacock Pavilions, which we will occupy exclusively for the duration of our retreat. We love intimate locations that are beautiful while still being comfortable, operated by heart-centered people who welcome you with open arms.

Nestled in 5 acres of olive grove just outside of Marrakesh, Peacock saturates the senses with its curated decor and cozy spaces for gathering and relaxing. Every room is amazing. The food is amazing. The hosts are amazing. Rooftop deck at sunset?  Yes, please. You will love it.

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Daily soul-expanding practices. You know you’ve heard it. That whisper of instinct nudging you to act, but you stayed safely inside the rules, the guard rails. You have felt the possibility in the world, the itchy edges of a giant technicolor awakening, but you don’t know how to tap into it…

What if… you could call on signs, dreams, synchronicity, and intuitive hunches?
What if… you were capable of co-creating a life of integrity and purpose?
What if… you could transform everyday experience into whole-hearted intentional living?

Every morning, after a delicious breakfast, we prepare for our day of alchemy, gathering our energetic practices and tools for playing with the bright energy of Morocco, learning how to elevate everyday experience into the extraordinary.

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Daily excursions and activities that engage with the soul of this culture. We believe travel retreats are meant to be experienced through curiosity and exploration, not socked away all day looking at the walls of a hotel meeting space. That’s why all Souldust retreats are packed full of gorgeous experiences that engage all the senses.

This Morocco retreat includes a Moroccan cooking lesson, a guided tour of the historic sites and lively souks (markets) of Marrakesh, a relaxing spa day at a renowned hammam, an all-day trip to the charming coastal town of Essaouira with an optional camel ride on the beach, and an outing to the Atlas Mountains for a hike or mule ride… and more. Goats in trees? Check. Gorgeous Moroccan textiles and tile work? Check. Endless invitations to share Moroccan tea? Check.

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In the evening, we will gather for delicious meals either at the Pavilions or in a Moroccan town. At least one night, we will wander the exotic, mystical market square of Marrakesh – home to snake charmers, fortune tellers, dancers, storytellers and more. At the Pavilions, our evening activities include henna tattoos and an outdoor movie night under the stars.

And, no worries, there will also be free time to unwind by the swimming pool or head back into town to haggle in the markets for gorgeous Moroccan pottery, rugs and spices.

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Delicious organic meals at the Pavilions, made fresh with local, seasonal farm-to-table resources and served either outdoors on the terrace or in the gorgeous Moroccan dining tent. Several evenings at the Pavilion will include cocktails & canapés before dinner is served.

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More about Peacock Pavilions

Home base for our time together will be Peacock Pavilions. Located in Marrakesh on 8.5 acres of land, including 5 acres of olive grove, this stylish and eco-friendly abode has been featured in worldwide publications, including National Geographic Traveler, Elle Decor, Travel+Leisure and more.

A row of fountains in a garden of roses leads you to the front door. Everything you see has a story to tell, with treasures gathered the world over. We have exclusive use of the property that includes rooftop decks, a quirky library, seating and dining areas for intimate discussions and cozy meals, and a spiral staircase leading to a catwalk high in the air, where you can sit on vintage embroideries and admire the view.

The breathtaking beauty continues in the guest rooms. Luxuriously designed, the spacious shared bedrooms each feature a gorgeous fireplace and en suite bathroom. All rooms are double occupancy (twin beds) so, if you are traveling alone, we will do our best to ensure you are matched with a suitable roommate. Of course, all of our Souldust guests are pretty amazing.

Outside, an arcaded terrace offers a magical place to relax near the inviting pool. Loungers & umbrellas offer the perfect spot to sunbathe or read. And the dining tent with its rich Moroccan rugs and textiles makes every dining experience a special occasion.

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All the included goodies

  • 8 days, 7 nights luxury shared accommodations
  • Exclusive use of estate premises (terraces, pool, grounds)
  • Daily homemade, organic breakfast
  • 2 hosted lunches + 5 hosted dinners @ the Pavilion
  • Daily workshops on waking up your inner alchemist
  • Cultural experiences such as a Moroccan cooking lesson
  • Henna party with cocktails & canapés
  • Visit to traditional hammam spa
  • Movie night in an olive grove under the stars
  • Final night dinner party in the exotic dining tent
  • Day trips to Marrakesh, Essaouira, and the Atlas Mountains
  • Transportation, guides, and entrance fees for day trips
  • Group airport transfers to & from the Pavilions (within designated time frames)
  • Daily gratuity for services at the Pavilion
  • Mystic toolkit for enhancing your experience + intuition
  • One private session with Rachel to focus in on your personal style of magic-making

Note:  Itinerary and activities are subject to change due to availability or other circumstances.

Not included

  • Airfare or other transportation to/from Morocco
  • Transportation outside of retreat activities
  • 3 lunches + 2 dinners, on excursion / free days ($20 or less per meal)
  • Alcoholic beverages outside of hosted cocktail parties
  • Optional activities on excursions, such as camel rides
  • Trip insurance, which is strongly recommended

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Your guide for the week

Rachel Ford
Founder, Souldust

Rachel is a nerd for intuition + alchemy, she loves witnessing people waking up to the messages AND waking up to ~ remembering ~ who they are and all of their magical superpowers.  She shares practices she has used daily in both personal and professional settings, including leveraging mindfulness, clarity-seeking and intuition in her decades as a software executive AND as a full-on solo mom. Following the signs has led her to amazing experiences, opportunities and relationships, as well as clearing space for growth and healing.

As the founder of Souldust, she is obsessed with building a community of people willing to see and be seen, listen and be heard, a community that welcomes in all walks of life with open arms and hearts. In travel retreats, Rachel delights in exploring and experiencing new cultures with wide-eyed, friendly curiosity, open to absorbing it all through conversation + connection.

From the minute I signed up, I knew I had found a new tribe. When we drove up to our residence for the week, I was blown away. It was stunning.  The room was luxurious and welcoming. Rachel, Jennifer and the other attendees felt like instant friends. And the week only got better. I loved every outing and appreciated the impromptu moments of reflection and companionship. The new friendships made each new memory more sweet. We laughed, we adventured, we learned, we reflected, we supported.  It was more than I could have dreamed of.  The guides were flexible and attentive to our varying needs, checking in to make sure we were feeling connected and energized each day.  I left with zero complaints and a heart full of warmth. To have all of this within an amazing country was unreal.  I can’t wait to attend another Souldust retreat.  ~ Juliana M., 2016 Morocco retreat guest

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Ready to wander with us?

Hooray!  Space is limited to 10 alchemists who are ready to make magic happen, so we encourage you to claim your spot early. This retreat is open to all genders but tends to be attract individuals who identify as female. Because of the shared room setup, other genders who wish to attend may register as part of a couple or with a friend, otherwise check in with us. There may be female guests who are comfortable with a mixed room, others who have expressed interest, or we can price an upgrade to a private room.

$2695 to register for this event, which is all-inclusive except for 5 off-site meals. Reserve your spot by paying in full now, or optionally choose a payment plan, with the balance due before retreat arrival. All payments are in United States Dollars (USD).  Payment plans begin on the month following registration – contact us if you would like to make alternate arrangements.

Also, due to venue and energetic commitments, registrations are non-refundable.  You can read the full cancellation policy in our Products & Services Terms of Use.

 

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