And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.
– Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist
Brightly colored markets lining ancient winding alleyways, filled with magic carpets, brilliant lanterns and vibrant spices. Ecstatic dance, 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. These are facets of the enigmatic jewel that is Morocco.
Join Souldust on a magical week in Marrakesh, where we connect with our inner alchemist by becoming intimate with the colorful rhythm of Morocco. Your Guide, Rachel Ford, will lead you on an intuitive journey of the soul that includes creative workshops and unique cultural experiences and excursions. You will return home energized and full of confident possibility, with colorful tales of desert nights and sensory delights.
The call to Souldust Morocco…
Have you ever heard a whisper of instinct nudging you to act, but you stayed safely inside the rules, the guard rails? Do you ever feel 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, mystic tools, intuitive hunches to ignite your inner alchemist? What if you were actually a powerhouse of vibrant star stuff bursting at the seams, capable of creating the fantastic life you imagine?
The alchemist is one who transforms the mundane into the fantastic.
We are all powerhouses of vibrant energy, full of colorful light bursting at the seams, coiled and eager to get out and play. We just need to give ourselves permission to wake up to what’s around us, to call in, manifest and know our own magic.
Souldust Morocco is for the one who…
- Has a burning curiosity about and desire for new experiences and culture,
- Can feel the deep intuitive juju within, eagerly waiting to be seen,
- Wants to understand how to invite that juju out to play, using mystic tools + natural instinct,
- Is ready to call in a bigger, brighter, more magical world for themselves, and
- Loves soulful connections supported with play and laughter
Are you feeling the pull of your inner alchemist, the longing for bold expression? We see that twinkling magic wand in your back pocket, lovely.
Our mystical Moroccan adventure…
7 nights accommodations at the luscious Peacock Pavilions boutique hotel, which we will occupy exclusively for the duration of our retreat. 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.
Daily soul-expanding practices and workshops. Every morning we will rise for a delicious homemade organic breakfast, then gather for a morning workshop to prepare for our day of alchemy. Workshops focus on rituals, tools and practices for manifesting our desires out in the world, including the use of dream work, oracle cards, energy experiments, pendulums, and more.
Daily excursions and activities that engage with the soul of this culture, including a Moroccan cooking lesson at a renowned cooking school, 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.
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.
Delicious organic meals at the Pavilions, made fresh with local 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.
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.
More about Peacock Pavilions
Home base for our exploration 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 an enormous fireplace with ample seating, 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 glamorous 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 enjoy organic cuisine 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.
Peacock Pavilions will be providing many of our meals. The Pavilion’s cuisine is simple and delicious, using fresh ingredients from the hotel’s on-site organic gardens or local markets. Selection is seasonal, and you are guaranteed to love and appreciate each bite. Most meals at the Pavilions are vegetarian and dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
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 Moroccan cooking and belly dancing
- 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.
- 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
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. Because of shared rooms, this retreat has limitations on its ability to be coed. Men who wish to attend may join as part of a couple, check with us to see if other men have expressed interest, or check with us re: cost to 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.
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