Tigmi Morocco

Yoga and pilates break with two of the UK’s best teachers in a haven of peace just 15 miles from Marrakech!

31st May -7th June 2014                                                            Order Now                       

Tucked away from the hubbub of Marrakech on the outskirts of a traditional Moroccan Berber village, we take you to Tigmi, a retreat destination that will redefine your idea of relaxation. You’ll enjoy plunge pools, secret terraces, charming gardens and a myriad of quiet corners in which to relax, read and recharge, as well as yoga and pilates to nourish and rejuvenate the body and mind, leaving you relaxed energised and restored!

What you can expect from your yoga and pilates holiday...

Outstanding stylish accommodation...Named one of the Top 12  Ethical Hideaways, Harper's Bazaar describes Tigmi as a blissed-out haven that mixes style with substance. With its view of an ancient kasbah and its backdrop of snow-capped peaks you would never know this haven of peace is just 15 miles from the buzz of Marrakech.

Meandering corridors and courtyard paths lead to individually and authentically designed bedrooms. All comfortably furnished with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and specially made bath, shower and body products.

After sunset, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine and a glass of wine. Delicious breakfasts, lunches and three course dinners are freshly prepared daily by our resident chefs.

Yoga and pilates... With one yoga and one pilates session daily, you will feel and clearly understand the benefits of each. Both practices encourage good balance, strong posture, coordination and flexibility to help realign and strengthen the body. Together, they work wonders! And in between sessions...

Spend your days...

Relaxing... When not lounging by one of the pools, exploring the beautifully scented gardens of citrus trees, roses, hibiscus and bougainvillea, to find one of the many peaceful spots to read and relax, why not experience a true taste of Morocco with a mint tea on the terrace.

Being pampered... Tigmi features a fabulous spa and hammam (traditional bath house), both of which use natural, chemical-free ingredients sourced nearby. Download our spa pricelist

Walking... Beautiful and facinating walks of varying distances can be taken in every direction from Tigmi. From a walk around the local village or to and around the ancient Kasbah in Oumnass, to the wide open terrain leading towards the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains.

Exploring Natural Morocco... The nearby Atlas mountains offer an opportunity to experience Morocco's countryside at it's wildest. Tours can be arranged by the Tigmi team for half- and full-day trips.

There is a beautiful lake (Lake Talla Tak) situated in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains about 10-15 minutes drive from Tigmi where you can enjoy a traditional Berber meal in one of the restaurants on the shore. We are happy to make reservations and arrange taxis for you.

Visiting the must see UNESCO world heritage site of the Medina (old city) of Marrakech... Take the free shuttle from Tigmi to the Ochre city of Marrakesh and experience the magic of the Medina. Snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and story-tellers await you in the main square, Djemaa el Fna, while narrow streets lead into the labyrinth of souks, alive with colour and sound.

£795/ US$1350/ €995 (Plus flight)

Price is based on 2 people sharing a twin/double and includes: 7 nights accommodation at Hotel Tigmi, morning tea/coffee, breakfast, lunch and 3 course dinner and water all day. Price also includes all yoga and pilates tuition.

Single supplements are available at a cost of £250 per person in a standard room.

A limited number of suites are available at an additional £195 per person shared, or £390 single supplement.

Each day, except arrival and departure days and one day mid-week which will be left free for you to explore further afield, we will have one 1.5hr pilates class and one 2hr yoga class. These will alternate between mornings and evenings.

Your teachers - Jim Tarran (Yoga) 

Jim Tarran

Yoga alliance Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) Jim Tarran has been practicing yoga since 1990; graduating from the Patanjali yoga school in Kathmandu in 1992, and the Iyengar school in 1996.

He founded the Vajrasati school www.vajrasatiyoga.co.uk and teacher training program in 2000. Vajrasati is a well-established and growing school of yoga, with 25 teachers in the UK.

Jim uses the tools of yoga to fund a deeper connection to life. His popular classes across London and Sussex are known for their honesty, humanity and depth.

Jim's 20 years experience as a yoga teacher enables him to help students of all levels develop a deeper understanding of yogic techniques and the principles and philosophies that underpin them.

and Paul McLinden (Pilates)

Paul McLinden

With 30 years in the industry, Paul McLinden (PDTC, Royal Academy of Dance) has helped to shape Pilates into one of the world’s fastest growing exercise methods.

While training at London’s Central Ballet School in 1982, Paul became an apprentice to Alan Herdman, the man credited with bringing Pilates to Europe.  Paul set up some of the UK’s first Pilates mat classes, an exercise method then only familiar to dance professionals.

After a 10-year dance career, sharing stages with ballet’s biggest stars, including Rudolph Nureyev and the Bolshoi’s prima ballerina, Nina Ananiashvili, Paul returned to London to become the first Head of Teacher Training for the Body Control Pilates Association, a world leader in pilates education, and finally to open his current studio Ocean Wave Pilates.

Remaining one of the most recognisable names in the pilates industry, Paul has trained some of most familiar names in the entertainment industry (including Uma Thurman & Hugh Grant) but he is just as skillful and dedicated whoever he is teaching.   

Flights and transfers

The international Menara airport in Marrakech (RAK) is easily accessible via non-stop flights from dozens of European cities. We are happy to advise on flights from the UK. Transfers from Marrakech Menara airport take about 20 mins in a taxi. We can arrange these for you.

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