Rooted in Wellness: A Fitness and Yoga Retreat for Women
July 28 – August 4, 2018 | Villa Mandala, Morocco
Join Doctors of Physical Therapy and women’s health experts Brianne Grogan and Casie Danenhauer for a week long women’s retreat in Morocco!
“Rooted in Wellness: A Yoga and Fitness Retreat for Women” is the hybrid of Bri’s FemFusion approach to women’s health and Casie’s passion for yoga and the pelvic floor, which she has been sharing as “Retreat to Your Root” for groups of women throughout the United States. Both women have dedicated their careers towards healing and elevating women through education, movement, and building community. Their collaboration for “Rooted In Wellness” is the culmination of years of private practice as physical therapists, as fitness and yoga instructors, and as women who truly feel called to empower themselves and others through the mind-body-soul connection.
The retreat will take place over 7 nights / 8 days at a private villa on the beautiful coast of Morocco. Bri and Casie will lead yoga and fitness classes focused on women’s health and wellness ranging from vinyasa yoga, gentle flow, and restorative yoga to belly dancing and safe core strengthening. Breath work, meditation, and journaling will be incorporated daily. In an effort to share their passion of holistic healthcare Bri and Casie will also lead educational discussions on topics including the pelvic floor, the mind/body connection, the energy body, the divine feminine, and the importance of self-care and inner-work as women in today’s world. In addition, there will be PLENTY of down time for beach lounging, reading, surfing, eating delicious food, and exploring the nearby town.
If you’ve never been to a retreat before, you’re in for a treat! Imagine getting away for a full week, being pampered with healthy home-cooked meals, surrounding yourself with like-minded women, and immersing yourself in the lessons and the theme of the experience.
“Rooted in Wellness” is open to all who identify as women and specifically to those who have special interest in women’s health. All classes will be appropriate for women of any experience level or ability. You do NOT have to be an experienced yogi or a fitness buff to attend. This magical week in an exotic land will be an opportunity to retreat and spend dedicated time to heal yourself, connect with a community of like-minded women, and explore ways in which you might benefit from taking a more holistic approach to wellness.
About the Event Organizers
Brianne Grogan is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, the author of Lady Bits: Understand Your Body, Elevate Your Health, and Reclaim Your Spark Naturally, and the founder of a popular YouTube channel focused on core and pelvic floor friendly fitness. She is passionate about women’s wellness, bio-individuality, balance, and having FUN in the process of healthy, holistic living!
Casie Danenhauer is Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of Enlighten Physical Therapy: Conscious Care for Pelvic Health in Santa Monica, CA. Her private practice specializes in treating men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction and she travels around the world teaching her “Yoga for Pelvic Health” workshops and “Retreat to Your Root” retreats. She incorporates a holistic approach to health and wellness believing that balance in the consideration of the physical, emotional, psychological, energetic, and spiritual systems is the key to living healthfully.
Based on the Moroccan coastline, just outside of Taghazout, Villa Mandala boasts a lush garden, relaxing living areas, plunge pool and yoga shala. Villa Mandala is for your private use during the week long “Rooted in Wellness” retreat.
With large terraces and a pool looking over Banana Point, Villa Mandala incorporates privacy and soulful individuality. The sea views are beautiful with great beaches within walking distance. The rooftop wooden yoga shala boasts ocean views stretching more than 180 degrees in front and the foothills of the Atlas mountains behind. It measures 6m by 11m, with wooden flooring and surround glass sliding doors it’s a naturally light and airy space. Blessed with the first magical light each sunrise and the last rays at each colorful African sunset, it is a perfect haven for a deep and unforgettable yoga and meditation practice.
Food & Excursions
Indulge in delicious, nutritious vegetarian food so you can enjoy maximum energy and vitality throughout your stay. Using only the finest and freshest local produce, Villa Mandala’s talented chefs make each day of the retreat a feast for your senses (and your belly)! They are able to cater for most dietary requirements, so please just let us know about any allergies or preferences at the time of booking.
A meal out on Thursday is part of your “Rooted in Wellness” package including a starlit feast, DJ live music, and fun (plus transport to and from the villa).
Although your retreat will have a schedule of classes and events, there will be plenty of time off to do your own thing, whether that’s relaxing by the pool or something more adventurous! Optional additional activities that can be organized during your stay:
- Surf Lessons & Surf Gear Rental
- Massage and hammam spa treatments at Amouage Spa (located in nearby Taghazout)
- Day trips to the local souk (markets), Agadir and Paradise Valley
- Horse riding
- Quad biking
- Camel riding
…And more! All activities are easily arranged during your stay upon request.
How To Get There
Morocco is served by direct flights from the UK and other major European airports, with flight times to Agadir or Marrakech between 2-4 hours. Guests traveling from the US can connect either in Casablanca or at a European airport as there are no direct flights to Agadir.
Note that your “Rooted in Wellness” retreat fee includes free transport from/to Agadir airport (this is a 40-minute drive south east along the coast road).
Road transfers from Marrakesh can be easily arranged and the new motorway has dramatically cut the journey times down to 2 -3 hours, and costs approximately 80 GBP for 4 people. Please contact email@example.com if you would like them to arrange a transfer or would like a quote.
- Non-seaview, double or twin room with shared bathroom (i.e. bathroom shared between two rooms): $870 per person (Bougeainvillea and Indian rooms)
- Non-seaview, double or twin room with en suite bathroom (i.e. private bathroom): $890 per person (Butterfly room)
- Seaview, double or twin room with en suite bathroom: $910 per person (Light room, Emerald room, Scarlet room)
- Extra spacious seaview, double or twin room with en suite bathroom: $940 per person (Red room, Garden room)
*Accommodations are shared; however, all rooms (except Red room and Garden room) can be reserved as a single/private room for an extra fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
**In the case of reaching capacity, we reserve the right to make the extra spacious seaview rooms (Red room and Garden room) triples instead of doubles.
All prices are in $USD. All meals are included, as well as airport transfers to/from Agadir airport, daily room cleaning, welcome goodies and schedule, and dedicated instruction and attention from Bri and Casie! Prices do not include airfare, gratuity to staff, or optional add-on activities for your days off. Prices do not account for friends or family. Husbands/partners who do not wish to participate in the schedule of events are welcome to share your room at a slightly reduced rate, or stay in a nearby location and you can spend your days off together! Please email email@example.com if this is your situation, and request further details.
Early bird price (Jan 16 – April 1, 2018): $1009 per person for non seaview, double room with en suite bathroom (pricing will range similar to above; rooms subject to availability)
Full price thereafter: $1199 per person for non seaview, double room with en suite bathroom (pricing will range similar to above; rooms subject to availability)
Travel insurance: It is a condition of booking at Villa Mandala (a holding of Surf Maroc) that all clients must have travel insurance to cover things such as accidents, injuries, sickness, cancellation or curtailment. Please bring your travel insurance certificate with you to the retreat.
To reserve your spot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form below. Within 24 hours you will receive a reply with the next steps! Book now to get your pick of the rooms (and the best price).
Payment is via PayPal transfer, bank transfer, or personal check ($USD only). A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Balance must be paid in-full by June 15, 2018.
Balance is fully refundable if requested by June 1, 2018… 75% refundable if requested by June 15… 50% refundable if requested by July 1, 2018… 25% refundable if requested by July 20, 2018. Non-refundable thereafter.
In the event that the retreat must be canceled due to acts of God or for any other reason as determined by event organizers, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).
See you there!