Marrakech is one of my favourite cities on the entire planet. If you’ve ever wanted to get away from it all, you couldn’t ask for a more perfect setting. That’s why it’s the most magical space in which to practice radical self love, get reconnected to yourself, and have the trip of a lifetime.
In March 2017, I’m inviting you to join me — and the enchanting Veronica Varlow — at our Radical Self Love Temple in Marrakech.
Our first retreat (Thursday March 23rd to Tuesday March 28th) SOLD OUT in three days, but you are welcome to attend our second retreat from Thursday March 30th to Tuesday April 4th.
6 day, 5 night stay at the sublime Dar Jaguar (all rooms double occupancy)
Transfers to and from Marrakech airport
Breakfast every day
Daily radical self love classes with Gala Darling
Nighttime sensuality rituals with Veronica Varlow
A delicious full-body treatment at a luxurious hammam
Making new best friends with the other wonderful guests
A New Moon ritual on the rooftop
Shopping in the markets (get ready for endless treasure-hunting!)
1001 Nights banquet dinner on our final night together
…And many other delicious little surprises!
Retreat cost: $1,749 USD
The retreat price includes everything above. Installment payment plans are available!
For your airfare, you will fly into Marrakech Menara airport (RAK). Return flights from NYC are around $700 US, and return flights from London are about $100 US.
Optional excursions to Yves Saint-Laurent’s beautiful Jardin Majorelle, camel riding, and taxi trips are not included in the price. However, these experiences are not expensive, and we can organise them easily. You can also book nighttime massages at our hotel for an extra charge. (Tempting, I know!)
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WHAT TO EXPECT
For 5 nights and 6 days, you will be taken on the adventure of a lifetime. You will be welcomed into the Radical Self Love Temple, and guided through essential self-love practices and sensuality rituals by me and Veronica Varlow.
The retreat has been designed so that you will learn, explore yourself, and grow, while also enjoying plenty of vacation and relaxation time. Every morning after breakfast, we’ll meet for 2-3 hours of radical self love classes, which are interactive and allow time for questions and discussion. The afternoons are yours to wander the markets, ride camels, visit gardens, or simply hang out and chat with your new friends. (There is so much to see in Marrakech!) After reconvening for dinner, Veronica Varlow will lead us through sensuality and magic rituals to enhance what you learned in the morning.
We also have lots of other activities, such as our New Moon ritual, late-night walks, and excursions to explore the vibrancy and excitement of Marrakech!
You will be staying at the glorious Dar Jaguar in the heart of Marrakesh. I stayed there in August 2016 and was completely smitten. (You can read about my adventures here.) Dar Jaguar is owned by Lucia Silver, a couture fashion designer from the United Kingdom. She bought the riad when it was crumbling, and has spent years lovingly restoring it.
Dar Jaguar is perfectly located: in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the medina, but tucked away down a serene alleyway, so it is deliciously private and quiet. There are four professional members of staff, including a talented cook and night security. They all speak English and are at your exclusive disposal to personalise your stay and take care of you.
All the rooms are double occupancy, so we will set up with a roommate. If you’re coming with your BFF, be sure to let us know so we can put you together! Additionally, many of the rooms only have one double bed — so if you’d prefer not to share and would like a room to yourself, email Audrey and she can let you know about pricing.
Dar Jaguar has been unanimously awarded 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor by its many guests. I travel all the time (#internationalplaygirl) and have very high standards. Dar Jaguar meets — and exceeds — all of them. And don’t worry: I will be staying there too!
NOTE: Accommodation is first come, first served. At this point, Dar Jaguar is almost fully occupied by Radical Self Love Temple guests! If Dar Jaguar fills up, you will stay at a neighbouring riad, just 10 steps from Dar Jaguar’s door. It is slightly more modern but just as wonderful. You will still join us every morning for breakfast at Dar Jaguar, and stay with us throughout the day!
You should plan to arrive by 4pm on Thursday, March 30th, so that you can join us for our welcome dinner! You will leave in the afternoon of Tuesday, April 4th.
Return flights from New York City at this time of year are approximately $700 USD, while return flights from London are less than $100 USD! I love to use Kayak for finding the best prices.
Upon your arrival in Marrakech, you will be picked up from the airport by Dar Jaguar’s chaffeur. He will collect your suitcase and transport you directly to the door of the riad. You will be picked up from the hotel on Tuesday the 28th and taken back to the airport. This is all included in the price of the retreat.
“Marrakech taught me colour.” — Yves Saint-Laurent
Marrakesh is one of the most incredible cities on the planet. It’s known as The Rose City, because so many of the buildings are tinted pink. With a million inhabitants, it is an action-packed, exciting and bustling city, unlike anywhere you have ever been.
The market square is full of stalls selling food, herbs, and spices, while snake charmers and musicians perform surrounded by crowds. The winding streets that lead to Dar Jaguar are full of shops selling antique jewellery, the most mind-blowing rugs you’ve ever seen, fabulous kaftans, cosmetics, dyed leather bags, and everything else you can think of.
In the 60s and 70s, Marrakech became the essential jet-set destination for hippies, rock stars, artists, actors, and fashion designers. Yves Saint-Laurent, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jean-Paul Getty all spent a lot of time in the city, with Yves Saint-Laurent even purchasing Le Jardin Majorelle and completely restoring it. (His ashes were scattered in Marrakech!)
When you visit, you will understand exactly why so many interesting people were drawn here. You will be inspired, invigorated, and go home with a whole new perspective of the world.
WHAT TO PACK
It can be hard to know what to wear in a conservative country, but I’ve found that t-shirts and maxi-skirts are perfect. (Short skirts, shorts, and cleavage-baring shirts may attract more attention than you would like!) And of course, you’re welcome to dress any way you like when we are in the hotel: we have it entirely to ourselves.
This is a Radical Self Love Temple, it’s all about worshipping ourselves. So bring items that make you feel incredible: flower crowns, elaborate jewellery, sunglasses covered in gems, delicious perfumes… Whatever you like.
You will also need to bring:
Journal and pen
A white dress!
Refillable water bottle
…And potentially a second suitcase, because I promise you, you’ll come home with treasures!
You’re welcome to pay all at once, or split your payment into two or three pieces. Payment plans incur a small ($10) convenience fee. Please note that there are no refunds on partial payments.
This retreat is first come, first served, and it will fill up quickly! Email Audrey to secure your spot, or to ask any questions you might have!
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