Retreats

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams” – Oprah Winfrey

I would love to invite you to join me at my next retreat in the alluring Marrakech from the 15th –  18th May 2018.

What

A mini-break for the mind body and soul! This empowering wellness retreat is designed to give you full permission to step into your power and be your very best self.

Why & Where

Self worth and self care are vital ingredients for self-preservation.

We live in a culture that celebrates being busy and it puts pressure on us to be all-things-to-all-people, often at the expense of our own wellbeing putting ourselves at the very bottom of the to-do-list.

Self worth is powerful and essential to personal growth and success, yet so many of us have low self worth. Fear of failure, fear of being judged, or not feeling good enough, all hold us back from achieving our goals, thriving and living our true purpose.

Prioritise your self care and put yourself at the top of your to do list in this three night retreat, where you will intimately explore your self worth and self care, discover and overcome what holds you back, reignite your creativity and learn to live and consistently operate from a place where you are truly thriving. Work on self-development is not for the faint-hearted and you will be treated to everything from restorative yoga and massage, to delightful Hammam rituals for your hard work.

Taking place at Dar Jaguar, this 4* stunning riad hotel brings an Oasis of calm, against the bustling backdrop of Marrakech’s medina, the perfect metaphor for learning to live with more freedom and peace against the demands of modern day life. You’ll leave the retreat feeling grounded, awakened and rejuvenated whilst building friendships and community with like-minded people who all share one common goal – to live more fulfilling lives.

Hosts

Hosted by insightful NLP Life and Wellbeing Coach Nova Reid with leading Arts Therapist Julianne Mullen.

Nova Reid

Often described as inspirational. Nova is a popular public speaker, a real advocate for equality and helping people discover their purpose.

Nova is frequently invited to mentor at the Women of the World (WOW) Festival, London helping women from all over the world step into their potential. She is a certified NLP Life Coach (accredited by the Professional Guild of NLP), specialising in mental wellbeing and studied as a mindfulness teacher with Stanton Psychology. She has over 9 years extensive experience and training in mental wellbeing and has worked alongside charities including MIND in a number of sectors including creative, education and service industries. Nova works with great humility and seeks to help people find strength in their vulnerability and is passionate about working with clients holistically to inspire positive and long-lasting change.

Loves singing, Teriyaki chicken and sunshine. Loathes marmite.

 

Julianne Mullen, B.Soc. Sci M.A.

Julianne is a leading Arts Therapist and has a PhD from Anglian Ruskin University. She works in private practice in Harley Street, education and with tinnitus patients. She lectures in Dramatherapy and has designed and facilitated mental health awareness training for the Metropolitan Police and other frontline service staff.

Julianne is a qualified secondary school teacher and taught drama for over ten years in secondary and further education. Julianne is a theatre practitioner and interested in the therapeutic benefit of autobiographical theatre.

Julianne enjoys yoga and walking her dog.

What’s included

With only an exclusive 10 places, this truly liberating and intimate retreat includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation at the stunning Dar Jaguar in central Marrakech
  • Return transfers to and from Marrakech airport
  • Daily Personal Development and Creative Workshops that will include creative activities, shared experience and master-classes to help you explore, better understand and build self development with a focus on self care and self worth
  • Access to subsidised private 1-2-1 Life Coaching and Mentoring sessions
  • Free time to relax and explore your own creativity and local colourful souks (a photographers dream!)
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Learning something new and fun
  • An exclusive private tour of the finest cultural sites of Marrakech
  • A full hour’s relaxing body Massage
  • An indulgent Hammam Ritual
  • Delicious meals
  • A “1001 Night’s Banquet” on your final evening with magical entertainments and wine
  • Specific support following the retreat
  • And much more!

Please note: flights are not included.  Competitive rates from the UK to Marrakech currently start from £70 return –  see below for further guidance on travel)

Cost

£795  Based on two people sharing. (A supplement of £65 p/n is applicable for single occupancy)

Instalment plans also available for your convenience. Final few spaces left

Reserve Your Place

Book Online

To see the beautiful Dar Jaguar riad hotel please visit: http://darjaguar.com/

Further Information

For more information, or to find out if the retreat is right for you, please contact: retreats@novareid.com to arrange a 15-minute discovery call.

About Marrakech 

Bright and beautiful Marrakech is the fourth largest city in Morocco, North Africa. Marrakech has always been popular with creatives and artists and continues to be a popular destination for many. Known as the red city because of the colour of many of it’s buildings, constructed in red sandstone, it’s a truly majestic, colourful and eclectic city steeped in exotic culture, architecture, great food, shopping and history, juxtaposed against its synonymous bustling medina, luxurious spas, tranquil riads and palm tree lined resorts.

The weather in Marrakech is balmy and sun soaked pretty much all year round and the average temperature in May is around 21 degrees – with highs of 27 degrees Delicious!

Accommodation

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You’ll be staying at beautiful riad hotel Dar Jaguar, 5 star rated on Trip Advisor. Dar Jaguar is just 15 minutes away from the airport and a stone’s throw away from the colourful souks, restaurants and winding medina, yet perfectly nestled in a tranquil courtyard for ultimate exclusivity and privacy.

Dar Jaguar is owned, nurtured and lovingly restored by owner and couture London fashion and bridal designer Lucia Silver. Each room is individually decorated marrying exquisite Moorish architecture and craftsmanship with a sprinkling of European Romanticism. Luxury travel and interior press refer to Dar Jaguar as your “dream home away from home…”

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There is authentic detailing and hidden treasures throughout the riad – everything intended for your perfect relaxation, reflection and creative inspiration, including a plunge pool, a delightful roof terrace to bask in the sunshine and a rose-filled fountain courtyard. The perfect backdrop for the variety of workshops, respite and memory-making we have to look forward to…

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There will be professional members of staff on hand throughout your stay including a talented cook and night security for your convenience. Management all speak English and are at your disposal to accommodate any additional requests and help make your stay even more special.

TO NOTE: All rooms are based on double occupancy (3 doubles and 2 twins), so if you are coming on your own and would prefer single occupancy, please state this when you email us directly to book at: retreats@novareid.com . Please note there is a £65pp/per night supplement on single room occupancy.

Accommodation is based on a first-come, first-served basis and we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment as Dar Jaguar is only available for a maximum of 10 guests. The retreat can accommodate up to 15 guests, if Dar Jaguar accommodation fills up, you will stay at a neighbouring riad (subject to availability). Just a few steps from Dar Jaguar’s front door, you will lay your head here but join us at Dar Jaguar for all breakfasts, meals and activities throughout the retreat.

Travel

Flights to Marrakech from the UK fly direct and take approximately 3.5 hours and start from approx £70 return. You can fly direct to Marrakech from London Luton, Stansted, Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol and Liverpool airports.

Please aim to arrive into Marrakech on the 15th May by 12pm.  The retreat will conclude with a farewell breakfast on the 18th May and checkout is at 11am –  group airport transfers are included. (If you would like to extend your stay beyond the retreat, please let us know)

You can search for flights from your nearest airport here and we would recommend booking early to take advantage of current low airfares.  Please note not all airports fly to Marrakech daily.

FAQ’s

What time shall I arrive?
We ask all attendees to arrive into Dar Jaguar on the morning of the 15th May and no later than 12pm.

Flights can be found via Sky Scanner: https://www.skyscanner.net/

If you would like to arrive the night before your stay and require additional nights accommodation, please contact us: retreats@novareid.com

What about check out?

Check out is at 11am on the 18th May.

You are welcome to join us for a farewell breakfast before departing – if your return flight is early in the morning that is no problem – please let us know so we can arrange your transfer.

How far is Dar Jaguar from Marrakech airport?

A short 15-minute drive

What is the local currency?

Local Moroccan dirhams

How much money shall I bring?

As little or as much as you like!

If you want to go shopping in the souks, it is recommended you carry at least 1000 – 1500 dirhams in cash on you (Approx.£100) as it’s the fastest way to get a good deal. There are lots of cash dispensers over the main square you can take out more money if you need it.

What about food?

Main meals are included during your stay, except for lunch on Day 2 – where we will be visiting the medina and will stop at a delicious local café and grab a bite there (you won’t need more than 100 Moroccan dirhams for this (approx. £8)

Refreshments such as tea, coffee and water are unlimited throughout your stay. (Soft drinks and alcohol are not included).

If you would like any additional snacks, drinks or meals during your stay this can be provided at the hotel for you and you will be billed on checkout

Can you cater to special dietary requirements?

Yes. Please let us know if you have any allergies or special dietary requests and we will be happy to accommodate.

Can I book extra excursions, massage or 1-2-1 classes etc?

Of course!

We are here during the retreat to serve you.

Whilst the agenda is extensive with compulsory workshops, we have purposefully embedded some free time into the agenda so you have time to relax, further explore and focus on what you need to get the most out of your stay. You can pay for extra massage or excursions in local dirham and hotel staff are happy to assist you with any extra treatments or excursions you would like to book. If you would like private coaching sessions with Nova or Julianne, these are at a subsided rate of £50 per session and can also be paid for in GBP sterling. As above, you will be billed for any additional drinks, meals, or extras before checkout.

When will I receive a copy of the agenda?

You will receive a copy of your agenda on arrival (if not before!)

What type of yoga is provided?

Vinyasa flow yoga appropriate for all levels – from beginners to those who are more experienced.

What about amenities?
Towels and basic toiletries will be provided

Hotel Staff?

There will be professional members of staff on hand throughout your stay including a talented cook and night security for your convenience. Management all speak English and are at your disposal to accommodate any additional requests and help make your stay even more special

Dar Jaguar has a welcoming home-from-home feel to it, so the bedrooms do not have locks on the door. There are facilities within the bedroom where you can secure personal items.

Do I have to share a room?

If you would prefer to have a room of your own this if of course possible, subject to availability. Please note: Rates for the retreat are based on two people sharing via a twin room or a double bed. Single occupancy carries a supplement of £65pp/pn.

Please contact us if you would like single occupancy.

Can I extend my stay?

Yes.

If you would like to extend your stay and have a long weekend following the retreat, special rates are available for retreat guests subject to availability.

Weather

The weather in Marrakech in May is glorious with lows of 21 degrees and highs of 30 degrees, so bring plenty of items to shade you from the sun and something to keep you warm, as evenings can get a little chilly.