Retreat/Event Leaders' Information Pack


15 beds across 6 rooms.
All rooms can be double or twin bed except one that has a third bed on a mezzanine level, and possibility of fourth if absolutely necessary.
All rooms are en-suite except the tower bedroom, which uses a bathroom downstairs.
Please find a seperate webpage detailing the bedrooms for your clients to choose from at

Kiln Room (22m2) – Forest View

En-suite turret bathroom, double or twin bed. French window onto south facing terrace.

Mezzanine Room (22m2) – Forest View.

En-suite turret bathroom, double or twin bed, mezzanine level with further one or two single beds, or double bed. French window onto south-facing terrace.

Well Room (22m2) – Forest View.

En-suite turret bathroom, double or twin bed, French window onto south-facing terrace.

Garden Room (22m2) – Ocean View

En-suite turret bathroom, double or twin bed, French window onto west-facing terrace with shaded seated area. On account of its view, this is the nicest of the four rooms along the south side of the house. This is the one for your most valued guest.

The North Wing (32m2) – Ocean View.

En-suite bathroom, double bed + single, with ‘charpoy‘ sofa that can be used as a fourth bed if absolutely necessary. French windows onto west-facing terrace.

This room is the largest bedroom and is a little separated from the rest of the house, making it an ideal room for retreat leaders and their staff.

The Tower Library (9m2) – Ocean, Forest, Village & Galactic Views

Double or twin bed, bathroom downstairs. Lack of bathroom more than made up for by fabulous 360 degree view; this is our most simple room, but also the most cosy and romantic. There is a compost loo for night-time emergency.

Being the only upstairs room, this room is quite private and is therefore also suitable as a staff room.

The Temple

66m² (6 x 11m), heated, recycled beech wood floor, 15 x yoga mats & blocks, 15 x cushions & blankets, Bluetooth speaker with wireless microphone, Tibetan singing bowl, rain-sticks, guitar.


With fruit, seeds, nuts and vegetables all sourced from local farmers’ markets; fish directly from the beach and free range eggs our tables are always a rich mosaic of colours and flavours. There is also a Carrefour supermarket in Essaouira for any specialist items you may require.

The nearest shops are in Essaouira, 30 minutes away.

Your Chef

Our Chef

Holistic Chef

Fully equipped kitchen, large larder, fridge-freezer, gas cooker with 5 rings, fan-assisted oven, and grill. BBQ available. Our staff is also available to assist for €30 per day per staff member.

There is a daily charge of €90 for use of the kitchen with your own chef.

Our regular chef, Amin, is adept at serving up nourishing and medicinal dishes cooked and prepared from seasonal, farmer- sourced, slow food.

Amin is a trained chef with extensive experience of cooking for high end establishments throughout Morocco. His attention to detail is superb, his food a smorgasbord of colour and flavour. He says that he loves most of all to cook Asiatic food but seems to be completely engrossed in his work whatever he is concocting. 

B/fast: juices, coffee, tea, self-service muesli with fruit, honey, nuts, seeds, etc., yoghurt, home-made gluten-free or normal bread, eggs to order.

Lunch & Dinner: Whatever you want. Contact us to discuss special diets, menu ideas and ingredients.

NB: Please note that as part of our Slow Food and No Plastics commitment, wherever possible, we prepare food only from ingredients sourced from the markets and small shops in and around Essaouira.  We will not provide specialist overseas-derived and packaged ingredients or drinks. Thank you for your understanding.

We can put you in touch with holistic chef Nadine from @wildgardendelights. She is a Essaouira based passionate cook and used to working at The Serai.

She offers an on-site Chef service with an ever evolving & colorful menu, covering a wide vaiety of healthy vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Nadine`s style of cooking plays with the magic of an infinite combination of flavours, colors and textures, integrating holistic principles of the energetics of food after The 5 Elements and Ayurveda.

Her intention is to bring a natural presence to her cooking using seasonal and local ingredients. She knows how to make every dish a perfect balance of nutrients and vibrant aliments with an essence of loving attention & sweet energetic goodness.

Nadine creates an individual menu for your retreat, completely adapted to your unique program and respecting special food requiries of your participants. She will be happy to explain her creations and share her knowledge during the different meals. 

Please get in touch with her directly for further information via instagram @wildgardendelights or Email

See photos here.

Other chefs may be available if Nadine is not.


Prices 2023

10% of your money (catering excluded) goes directly to the Fertile Roots Foundation and thus to the Local Community.

House only (no catering, no temple):

  • €450 per night  Low  Season / €590 per night High Season)
  • 10% Off: 7+ nights
  • 15% Off: 14+ nights

House & Temple Only (No Catering):

  • €550 per night  Low  Season / €690 per night High Season)
  • 10% Off: 7+ nights
  • 15% Off: 14+ nights

High Season: 25 Mar – 15 Apr / 01 Jul – 30 Aug / 15 Dec – 10 Jan

Full Catering (House Chef): €35 per person per day.

Full Catering (Holistic chef): €45-50 per person per day

Use of Kitchen with your chef: €90 per day

What’s Included

  • House Manager  – Coordination of local logistics with retreat leader (transfers, local suppliers, excursions, therapies, etc..).
  • Huge and largely deserted beach 8mins walk away
  • Forested ‘secret’ valley (5mins walk)
  • Plunge pool (unheated)
  • Free parking
  • Beach & bath towels
  • Daily cleaning of common areas, pool, Temple/shala, bedrooms & bathrooms.
  • Temple space/shala
  • Yoga equipment x15 (mats, blocks, cushions, bolsters, eye masks, Tibetan singing bowl)
  • Wi-fi internet
  • Bed linen
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathroom soap and shower gel
  • Bed linen & bath towel change on day 7 (longer stays)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Fire pit
  • Filtered drinking water.

What’s Not Included

  • Transfers & other transport
  • Guests’ personal laundry (€5 per bag)
  • Firewood & charcoal
  • Alcohol
  • Extra activities, therapies, excursions, etc.. (see below)

Payment Schedule

1st Payment: upon booking – €200 to reserve your dates – Non-Refundable.

2nd Payment: before 6-weeks prior to start of retreat: 50% of accommodation total minus €200

3rd Payment: Upon Arrival – Remaining 50% of accommodation total + 100% catering total.

Cancellation Fees

Before 6 weeks from retreat start:  €200

After 6 weeks from start of retreat: 50% of accommodation total.

How To Pay

Payment of the €200 deposit can be paid by Paypal:

The remainder must be by Bank Transfer:

Account Name: DAR GAIA s.a.r.l.

Address: Douar Chichte, Commune Moulay Bouzerktoune, 44022, Essaouira

IBAN: MA64 021 240 0000315030051581 17     RIB: 021 240 0000315030051581 17



Please contact us to discuss possible dates for your retreat, workshop or event.


Marrakech Airport: 2h 40min driving time. Taxi with 6 seats €150. Taxi with 8+ seats €220. Fast tourist bus to Essaouira €10-12.
Agadir Airport: 3h 20min driving time. Taxi with 6 seats €150. Taxi with 8+ seats €220. Fast tourist bus to Essaouira €10-12.
Essaouira Airport: Direct flights from London Stanstead & several French cities – 40 mins taxi transfer 6-seats €35 / 8+ seats €55.
We are 30 mins from Essaouira town. Taxi 6-seats €300 / 8+ seats €55


The prices shown below are GUIDE PRICES and may be subject to change.

  1. A selection of Guided Walks & Experiences with Mark or Ayelen @ €50 per hour:
    • Exploration of beach headland and caves (low-tide only): 2-3 hours
    • Forest Walks:  1-4 hours.
    • Tai Chi Conscious Walk: 2-3 hours
    • Wild & Free in the Dunes of Tissa: 2-3 hours + Transport @ €20 per 4 people
    • Conscious Night Walk: 1-2 hours
    • Sunset dinner in the Dunes: 2-3 hours – Price on request.
  2. One night, forest bivouac under the stars:
    • 4 hours walk total
    • Supper cooked over an open fire, breakfast of special porridge, and ‘billy-can’ coffee.
    • Fall asleep in a cosy swag-bag, around the fire, looking at the stars in the flickering firelight.
  3. Traditional bread-making with local women: €60 / 1-2 hours – Money goes directly to local community.
  4. Healing Sound Bath in the Dunes 3 hours (price on request) + Transport @ €20 per 4 people (Dependant upon wind.) Please ask for details.
  5. Camel Rides on the Beach: €40 per hour per camel/€80 for 3 hours + Transport 6-seats €60 / 8+ seats €90)
  6. Horse Riding on the Beach: €40 per hour per camel/€80 for 3 hours  (Transport 6-seats €60 / 8-seats + €90)
  7. Surfing in Essaouira: Board rental €5/hr; lessons €15/hr + (Transport  6-seats €60 / 8+ seats €90)
  8. Hammam: €25 per person for 3hr steam scrub and massage. (Transport  6-seats €60 / 8+ seats €90)
  9. Al Had’raa Farmers’ Market (Sundays only) – a super colourful and traditional market…the real Morocco. (Transport 6-seats €40 / 8+ seats €90)
  10. Explore Essaouira – the walled Medina is a delight; an ancient, pedestrian-only labyrinth of colourful narrow streets full of shops and restaurants and artisanal workshops. Eat freshly grilled fish straight off the boats in the harbour and watch the crashing waves from the battlements. (Transport: 6-seats €60 / 8+ seats €90)

Contact Us


Mark: Ph: 00212 (0) 623385358   Whatsapp +34 687123216

Ayelen: Ph:  00212 (0) 680454790   Whatsapp: +34 630225174

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