24th – 28th 2023
9th – 13th 2024
Inspire & Revitalise
November 24th – 28th 2023
Yoga, Meditation & 5 Elements Creative Wellness Retreats
Price from: 895 euros triple / 1193 twin sharing / 1995 single occupancy
“The Serai Retreat Sanctuary is so magical. It looks and feels part of the landscape, like it’s been here, connecting souls for ever and ever.”
Join Larah of Avatara Life, retreat facilitator, clinically trained yoga therapist, somatic coach, quantum medicine practitoner and founder of Ibiza Retreats, together with Viridiana Calvo, yoga teacher and professional dancer, Ayelen & Mark, retreat hosts and co-Creators of the Serai, a dramatic kasbah on the Atlantic coast.
Together with their beautiful team of Guest Musicians, Private Chef Nadine of Wild Garden Delights and Serai angel-hosts we welcome you to…
REVITALISE & INSPIRE your Creativity in a full-moon journey through the 5 Elements
With plenty of time & space to reflect, rest, explore… and “be”
- Somatic Flow Yoga, Restorative, Yin & Therapeutic Yoga in the stunning Serai temple (each day we vitalise a different element)
- Natural adventures in the wide-open beaches, forest, Dunes and into the Souk
- Silent morning mindfulness walk & wild partner yoga by the Ocean
- Ecstatic full moon dance & fire-ceremony
- Authentic Moroccan Hammam to revitalise every cell of your being
- Musical journeys to enchant and empower your heart’s creativity
Optimise your total wellbeing
how to nourish your “self”, your nervous system and your needs with personalised care from our wellness team
your energy levels through somatic flow, restorative and yoga nidra, breath-work, guided visualisations and mindfulness meditation practises
to your unique talents, your wilder side, your creativity and your passion-for-life with ecstatic dancing and therapeutic art journey
stress, tensions and the fast-paced modern life of the Western World as we rest into the slower Moroccan pace of living
your focus and clarity with personalised support to develop rituals and practices to optimise your wellbeing: personally and professionally
Your retreat includes
- 4 nights & 5 days @ The Serai Castle-in-the-sand
- Full board purifying & clean vegetarian cuisine, with optional fresh fish supper
- Holistic Wellness Coaching / Check-in
- Daily morning:
- Breathwork & Guided Visualisations
- Somatic Flow Elemental Yoga & Self-Enquiry
- Co-Active Coaching Circles for Self-Reflection & Co-Creation
- Welcome Ceremony
- Sound Healing Frequency Bath
- Creative Art & Movement Journey
- Full Moon Alchemy fire celebration with Ecstatic Dance
- Hammam with full body scrub ritual & Hammam massage plus trip into the MEDINA of Essaouira
- Trip to the DUNES
- Inbound Transfer from Marrakech airport **
- 1 extra night Can be booked @ B and B ( night of 8th – 9th April ) to enjoy shopping and supper in the Medina of Essouaira!
- Single 1795 euros pp
- Twin 1195 euros pp
- Master Twin 1395 euros ppTriple 895 euros pp
All rooms subject to availability.
Mission & Vision
Designed by Larah, founder of Ibiza Retreats, over 15 years, to offer the most nourishing and transformative journey, activating your creativity and reigniting your passions for life with co-teacher Viridiana Calvo and Serai Host Ayelen
Tuning you in to Morocco’s magic… as you reconnect with your wilder-freer sides…
Welcoming one, welcoming all levels of experience and wellbeing in a journey through the 5 elements to revitalise and restore our sense of balance, alignment and harmony in body, heart and mind.
Supporting you to embrace and empower your potential to be your authentic, most creative and joyful self: with practical tools and inspiring techniques to navigate modern life.
In….Spire your life
So what is the 5 Elements @ Essaouira Full Moon Retreat journey like
This Retreat is ALL about Inspiring your Freedom of expression and creativity…. To be, sense, feel, dance, breathe, go with our flow and Gaze on the never-ending horizon. Awaken to the sound of the Ocean waves and take a deep breath: and open to 5 elements ß earth: air : water : wind and fire !
Arise and infuse fresh Moroccan mint tea, before Elemental meditations, empowering yoga and guided visualisations in the Temple overlooking the Atlantic Ocean infusing you with fresh inspiration and vitality.
* THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Feel your inner smile expand with gentle laughter from the kitchen as our hosts prepare to Nourish your soul with fresh, clean, vegan and vegetarian cuisine… inspired by the 5 Elements and Ayurvedic Principles.
Stroll down to the never-ending sands…. Kiss the Camels as they come to visit…Dip into the Emerald pool in the heart of the Riadh, Book a massage, relax, play the guitar, journal… rest, write… read
Join us to explore the DUNES and the HAMAM (included), book a horse or camel ride…
With candle-light and the sound of the waves in our own TEMPLE space: opoen and release with Yin and restorative yoga, Guided relaxations, Ceremonial Cacao & music circle…. And an Ecstatic dance around the FULL MOON FIRE
“This Magical place is a gift = reconnecting me with my creativity”
- Integration post-retreat Holistic Mentoring
- Full-body Massages & further on-site treatments
- Private transfer at preferred time (group transfer leaves from Marrakech airport at approx 12:30 / 1pm on day of arrivals
- Return transfer (we organise for as many of the group as possible to return together)
- Horse rides
- Camel rides
- Surfing & Wind-surfing
A typical day
(times change slightly according to the season)
Moroccan Teas, juice elixir & light bites
Morning Meditation of the day
Yoga @ the Temple
Super food smoothie
1 is for 1:1 Holistic Coaching and Massages
Then you go with your flow: rest, siesta, dream, read, explore the wide open beach, book Camel rides, play the guitar… one day we take a trip the HAMMAM & SOUK another to the SAND DUNES
Moroccoan Tea & healthy snack
Evening yoga, dance, music and creative sessions – including full moon Caco-Ritual, Fire Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance
Supper & Star-gazing
About the Serai
Over 17 years Mark & Ayelen co-created this inspiring retreat sanctuary with the local community, on a piece of land that had, powerfully, chosen them both. Bringing the first materials to the site by camel, they taught themselves and their fishermen neighbours to build with ancient techniques, learnt Arabic and formed a bond with all that surrounded them. The dream was the journey, to build and grow and laugh at adversity.
The whole feeling here is of rugged Peace and Harmony. Just 5 minutes walk down to vast Atlantic beaches with secret caves, flanked by forest and hills that give you the feeling of coming home.
A MAGICAL OCEAN FACING VILLAGE
Arrive early or stay for a 5th, 6th or 7th night to explore beautiful Essaouira.
Colourful, Friendly, hospitable, with an open-minded international community, Essaouira has a calm, welcoming energy and is renowned as a hub of artisanal creativity.
Explore the ancient, walled Medina. A labyrinth of colourful, narrow streets; Cannons jutting out over the Atlantic waves, a busy fishing harbour and sunset-facing beach. Tiny artisanal workshops, restaurants and cafés to suit every taste.
“If you find yourself here it has been divined by a higher energy.”
About the yoga, pranayama (breathwork) & meditation
The yoga, meditation and breath-work practices take you on a journey through the 5 elements, inviting you to explore these qualities within yourself:
EARTH to ground and feel the strength and stability through your physical body “Stirham” with a focus on alignment and modifications to feel confident to honour your “Sukham” comfort and ease.
AIR to explore breath – prana – as a vehicle to purify the body and mind, and to empower your whole system, Vinyasa flow = breath-synergised movement
WATER invites us to “listen” and honour your emotions and feelings in your yoga practice, balancing more dynamic sequencing with restorative and yin receptivity
FIRE welcomes you to embrace and express your inner-power, connecting to your AGNI and your Shakti Energy to expand and grow through Viridiana’s dancing flow
ETHER enables us to use our intentions “Sankalpas” to refine a self-practice that will also support our daily life
Nourish and purify with our plant-based, consciously created cuisine.
Nutritionally designed to offer a very gentle detox whilst nourishing body, mind and soul.
Dairy, gluten and stimulant (refined sugar) free, our talented private chefs Remko & Blanca source the finest, freshest produce. As much as possible being local and regeneratively grown. They love to create taste sensations that will satisfy even the most tender of taste-buds – in this haute-vegan-cuisine journey, at the heart of your retreat.
Your daily nourishment includes:
- Pre-yoga herbal teas
- Post-yoga super-food-smoothies
- Abundant brunch buffet
- Afternoon snack
- 3 coure plated supper beneath the stars
- Rehydration (water) stations, tea-self-service and fruit bowls throughout the day
About the evening immersions
- Welcome Ceremony – from a gentle yin-restorative flow we welcome you to “land” gently into your retreat journey with Altar co-creation and setting of intentions.
- Sound Healing – rest, relax and receive the harmonising effects of pure sound frequency, calming the mind, nourishing the nervous system in this gentle yet deep release.
- Music & Vocal Activations – depending on the time of year we welcome different musical inspiration from local Musicians based in Essaaouira
- Ceremonial Cacao FULL MOON FIRE ritual – with Heart Coherence guided meditation journey and Ecstatic dance
I arrived to the retreat when my marriage was ending: in need of nourishment, holding and renewal. I felt immediately welcome and safe to let go: I felt seen, supported and cared for by Larah and her incredible team, coming back into my body through the Somatic Yoga, learning to care for my heart with Stephanie’s meditation and self-enquiry – purifying my mind with the breath-work, and with every treatment and therapy offering the personalised journey that has empowered me to embrace the passionate, joyful woman that I truly am.
I feel ready and excited to rise and thrive…. This time, equipped with magical and practical tools and self-care rituals to stay connected to my truth, clear in my mind and grounded in the earth as I navigate my new life chapter…
“There is a feeling of great generosity here, as if our journey happens at precisely the right place, at the right time. We are, eight women and one man, united in how wonderful it feels… and happy to have found this place.”
The team members for Revitalize
Combining over 100 years of experience in yoga, holistic wellness and energy work. We are here to support you in every step of your journey with us. We hold the space and gently encourage you to open and unwind consciously, awakening yourself and coming back to your essence. Supporting you to find your flow, with laughter, playfulness and spontaneity in the mix, on the always exciting group journeys.
Larah Davis: Retreat Leader & Co-host
Holistic Life Coach, Yoga Teacher, Clinically trained Yoga Therapist, Integrative Quantum Medicine™ (IQM) Specialist, Wellness Guide
Larah is an international renowned Retreat Facilitator, Clinically Trained Yoga Therapist, Somatic Yoga Teacher, Holistic Life Coach and Leadership Mentor, Integrative Quantum Medicine and NLP Master Practitioner.
Yoga and holistic medicine empowered her to self-heal the chronic back-pain of a severe car crash: Inspiring her to travel and study with tteachers and Gurus around the world from India to New York, UK, Australia and Ibiza.
Larah founded Ibiza Retreats in 2007, created 2 retreat centres in Ibiza and has led 100’s of retreats and 1000’s of personalised transformational wellness journeys in Ibiza and internationally.
Larah offers retreats as community journeys: as “medicine” for healing, transformation, alignment and evolutionary leadership. Weaving 20 years of wisdom and experience, yogic, shamanic and quantum healing philosophies and practices : Larah is passionate about empowerment: welcoming all who come to reconnect with their purpose, pleasures and curiosity for the magic of life.
Viridiana Calvo: Retreat Co-host
Viridiana is a Yoga, Dance and Meditation Teacher
Viridiana began practicing yoga as part of her training as a professional dancer in cartagena, Colombia when she was 8 years old in 1995. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Studies of Dance and left her professional dance career to start a family and focus on her yogic practice. Hatha Vinyasa and Tantra Yoga.
She sees herself as a student of yoga for life and regards her teaching as a deepening of her own practice.
Viridiana’s dance background provides a dynamic and fluid focus for her classes. She uses precise transitions and observes the spaces that carry us from one place to another. Her emphasis on posture alignment allows a safer practice and invites us to arrive at stillness and meditation offering a path inwards to self discovery and cultivation – or her in her guided Elemental Ecstatic Dance – full self-expression and liberation.
Conscious Chef & Kitchen Fairy with Sahara nourishment assistant & house host-angel
Our holistic chef Nadine takes loving care care of our culinary well-being during the retreat. Her style of cooking plays with the magic of an infinite combination of flavours and textures, weaving delicious Vegan plant-based cuisine, with vegetarian options and always integrating her knowledge of Ayurveda & The Five Elements so that our nourishment compliments the retreat journey.
Nadine sources vibrant local ingredients and blends with spices and vital-nutritents to create delicious nourishment inspired by her nternational travels. Nadine will explain her creations and share her knowledge during our meals.
Vanessa: Massage Therapist and Multi-level Bodyworker
Ayelen & Mark: Co-Creators of The Serai Eco-Riadh
Prices and options
All rooms have their own entrances – the Triple, Twin and Single Occupancy double have entrances into the central courtyard and side patio. The Master Twin has its own Ocean Facing terrace with french windows, the Family & FriendsTwin or Triple has Ocean Facing doors and terrace too.
All rooms have a beautiful spiral, turreted shower, finished by hand in classic Moroccan plaster, every detail in each room is made by hand and created from locally sourced and artisanal materials. Full of unique and graceful Moroccan charm.