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Hotel Kasbah Tamadot in Asni - Yoga Workshop

This workshop was in November 2007, however, the hotel will run further workshops based on the amount of interest.

Awaken your body and soul at Kasbah Tamadot's ROCKET YOGA WORKSHOP - an intense and intimate session of no more than 10 guests working through a series of postures based on a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa System, which helps you achieve your goals faster!

Designed to wake up the nervous system to cleanse, purify and strengthen the body, this workshop is open to anyone with a desire to explore the body, breathe deeply, in an environment supportive of healing. Guests will learn about the different sequencing routines for strengthening lower back, opening the hips, increasing flexibility, building cardio, strength and stamina.

The Rocket Yoga Workshop not only offers holistic treatments and daily yoga sessions, but also the flexibility to enjoy Kasbah Tamadot and the mountains throughout your stay.

Your stay will include

  • Four nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner excluding beverages. A healthy menu option is available
  • Yoga mat
  • Daily Yoga classes for approximately 8 hours per day
  • A 60 minute full body massage per person
  • A traditional Moroccan hammam per person

What happens during the day?

Sunday 18th November

Guest will meet in the evening to discuss their levels of agility, areas in which they wish to concentrate on and a general approach to the workshop.

Monday 19th November

  • 8:00: Discussion of daily Yoga sessions
  • 8:30: Asana Yoga practice
  • 9:30: Light breakfast
  • 10:30: Pranayama discussion, practice
  • 11:00: Meditation, (if wished) various techniques
  • 12:00: Break for lunch
  • 17:00: Asana Yoga practice, restorative
  • 18:00 Pranayama and meditation
  • 20:00 Finish!!

How to spend your afternoons? We've got lots of activities to keep you busy, and perfect excuses for a bit of R&R. If you're looking to stay at the hotel, guests can spend their afternoon by the pools, or enjoying treatments in our Spa. Active types may even decide to have a hit of tennis or to work out in the gym! Offsite excursions such as mule and horse rides are also available. Excursions and treatments, which are not included in the package, are an additional charge.

Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st November will follow a similar format depending on the guests progress.

About the Teacher

Aisha Baraghi first came to yoga when she was introduced to the Raja Yoga Community in New Zealand where she practiced Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and vegetarian cooking. After studying various forms of bodywork in New York and California (shiatsu, reflexology, Swedish, esalen, deep tissue, hot stones) she found these modals to be complimentary and an extension of the healing qualities also found with yoga. Receiving her Teacher Training from the Ashtanga School of "Its Yoga" in San Francisco she now lives with her family in Marrakech where she continues to study, teach and practice

Yoga Glossary

Astanga vinyasa is a vigorous, flowing yoga practice that consists of a series of linked postures. Much of the teaching is done through hands-on adjustment of the body. This is an energetic form of yoga in which you will move dynamically and sweat.

Asana is defined as "posture". Originally, the Asanas served as stable postures for prolonged meditation. More than just stretching, Asanas open the energy channels, chakras and psychic centres of the body. Asanas purify and strengthen the body and control and focus the mind. Asana is one of the eight limbs of classical Yoga, which states that asana should be steady and comfortable, firm yet relaxed.

Pranayama is control of Breath. "Prana" is Breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and "ayama" means control. So Pranayama is "Control of Breath". One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind.