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An Ode to Autumn

Agadir, Morocco

6 - 11 October 2021

"All around you, in every moment,

The world is offering a feast for your senses.

Songs are playing,

Tasty food is on the table,

Fragrances are in the air,

Colours fill the eyes with light.

 

You who long for union,

Attend this banquet with loving focus."

 

The Radiance Sutras

As we say goodbye to the lingering light of summer, the leaves begin to turn and the temperature cools, journey to a haven at the foothills of the Atlas mountains on this Ode to Autumn retreat.

 

What happens when we slow down and disconnect from the hurried pace of daily life and responsibilities? What will you have space to nurture? What might unfold under the quiet energy of the new moon?

The Space

Located on the quiet foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, the kasbah offers a breathtaking space to unwind, and connect with nature herself. 

 

Rooftop terraces with mesmerising panoramic views, a salt-water pool, calming walks, local & sustainable vegetarian meals, optional traditional spa treatments, this space offers a tranquil taste of the Berber way of life rooted in ancient values.

 

A deeply-connected and healing practise awaits you as we immerse ourselves in the beauty of the surrounding landscape. We will practise both in the shala with its views of the stunning argan forest and on the rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains.  

Feed all the senses with delicious Moroccan cuisine, nutritious meals cooked according to local tradition using locally-sourced, seasonal organic fruits and vegetables.

 

Cooked with local products such as argan oil, acacia honey, goat's cheese from women’s cooperatives, olives and freshly harvested fruits, wild almonds growing in the Atlas mountains and vegetables grown in a preserved land.

 

Atlas Kasbah is a committed member of the climate-friendly menu initiative. Providing delicious locally-sourced, seasonal & mostly plant-based cuisine, while supporting the local Berber community. 

The Food

The Guide

Colette is a northern girl from Manchester, UK. Currently living, teaching & eating lots of pastries in Copenhagen.

Drawing upon her personal struggles and eventual transformation through movement and meditation, Colette's flows embody fiery senses with calming fluid elements.

Colette has 250+ hrs training in Vinyasa & Yin (and will be completing another 200hr course this Summer) and is passionate about sharing her learnings, sharing her heart to the journey within and connecting to the self and everything that surrounds it.

A safe space to explore your true self awaits you.

The Values

From its original environmentally friendly construction by expert local craftsmen with ancestral knowledge, to the sustainable philosophy of the ecolodge, everything has been thought through to promote Moroccan value of humanity, traditions and heritage.

Everything is environmentally responsible, using natural materials that preserve nature.

 

It is committed to giving value to local culture by hiring and training people from Berber villages near Agadir. This includes employing women with no formal schooling, providing new opportunities for them and their families.​