Yoga, Creativity and Self Discovery Retreat

with Amanda
September 28th - October 5th, 2019



The Retreat

Self discovery is at the heart of the yoga tradition. It is of immeasurable value to give ourselves the time and space to ask important questions about who we are, and what our purpose is. When we align with that deep inner truth, life becomes a joy and we are filled with fresh enthusiasm and energy. 

Come to Morocco on the Self Discovery Retreat and you will be guided on a journey through the senses designed to awaken your soul to remember your own creative nature, embody your own unique expression, and savor the beauty and magic of life. 

Each day we’ll explore the flow of creation through the doorways of our senses and the five elements of ether, air, fire, water and earth. Each element provides a particular power in the art of manifestation, and together we’ll discover how to awaken our senses for deeper well-being, greater joy, and to create the life of our dreams. 

This retreat is produced by Consciously Connected Travel

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“We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting”
– Kahlil Gibran

What you will experience:

Daily Yoga

Guided meditation

Daily Journaling

Relaxing Yin Yoga

Mythic Storytelling

Ayurvedic Self Care


Retreat Offerings

Join us for 7 nights and 8 days. The Self-Discovery retreat takes you back to your childlike state, where art plays a crucial part in your discovery.

With a variety of interactive cultural and wellness experiences like crafting with local artisans, mindful cooking classes, an array of water sports, discovery workshops, deep meditations and breath-work, sound baths, yoga, sisterhood sharing circles and so much more.

What is included

Luxury accommodation based on 2 sharing for 7 nights, 8 days in Essaouira, Morocco

All daily meals prepared by our private chef

Return Airport transfers from Marrakech and Essaouira

Local ground transportation

All activities outlined in the program including the day trip to Marrakech and Dinner in the Desert

What is not included


Airport transfers from Casablanca Airport

Travel Insurance (recommended)

Personal purchases

Payment Options

You have the choice of making a FULL PAYMENT or PART PAYMENT followed by 2 instalment payments to secure your place. Please note that deposits are non-refundable.

£2,700 GBP

Deposit £700 GBP followed by x 2 Instalments of £1,000 GBP each. 1st instalment to be paid at the end of April. 2nd instalment to be paid at the end of July. *Deposits are non-refundable


Your Teachers


Chantal Russell

Chantal is an international yogini, best selling author, holistic nutritionist and ayurvedic wellness consultant. She is passionate about awakening and reclaiming the sacred feminine, creative Shakti power within us all.  Whether through yoga and meditation, simple daily ritual, moon gatherings, conscious lifestyle design, curiosity or conversation, her desire is to empower women with practical wisdom.

Chantal believes that well-being comes from aligning to nature and soul, and is ultimately about embodying who you really are. She is the founder and director of The Well, a boutique yoga studio on Bowen Island, British Columbia Canada where she resides; a faculty member at the Vancouver School of Healing Arts, and Wellness Director at The Orchard Addiction Recovery Center. 

When not teaching or writing, she can be found gardening with her husband and son, reading by the fire, or traveling the world in search of good waves, healing foods and nourishing conversation. In Essaouira, she will be leading daily yoga and meditation sessions, ayurvedic self- discovery workshops, and one-to-one ayurvedic lifestyle or holistic nutrition consultations. 

Her kind, generous spirit will support in creating a safe and sacred container for women on their journey of discovery. Together Chantal and Amanda will provide guests with beautiful and meaningful rituals that invoke an unconditional self love and awareness for guests upon arrival, during their transformation throughout the week, and upon completion of the retreat to send them back into the world feeling expanded and grounded.


Amanda Giacomini

Amanda Giacomini aka 10,000 Buddhas is an artist, yogini and gifted storyteller. Her 10,000 Buddhas project was inspired by ancient Buddhist artwork in the Ajanta caves in India. This experience sparked an awakening which led her on a mission to paint 10,000 Buddhas. Now 10,000+ later, 10,000 Buddhas has become a worldwide, highly sought after art project, including large scale murals, fine art paintings, works on paper, and apparel. She’s taught yoga everywhere from prestigious art museums & yoga conferences, to The White House and the Forbidden City in China. She’s also the co-founder of Point Reyes Yoga, a studio she and her husband, MC YOGI, started in 2001.

Amanda is a kind and compassionate teacher. She calls on her more than two decades of practice to support students in letting go of stress and opening up to their own innate peace and joy. During the retreat she will offer nourishing yin and gentle yoga woven with mythic stories from the yoga and Buddhist tradition. She will also share the wisdom she has gained on her own path as an artist and offer tools and practices to spark your own creative play.

Amanda will be leading our retreat with yin yoga, dharma talks, watercolor classes and sharing her personal journey. She will also be showing the tools and techniques in her creativity workshops that help invoke a deep sense of security and awareness to ignite the flame within our souls and lead down the road of enlightenment and personal fulfillment.


Getting There
Complementary Transfers

Marrakech Airport

An International Airport - approx 2.5 hrs Distance - Understanding that the majority of the guests will be flying in internationally, we recommend using Marrakech airport.

A truly picturesque drive, and the perfect start to your Morocco experience. Arrangements can be made to stop in Marrakech prior to arriving in Essaouira.

Essaouira Airport
The nearest airport to the Villa - 30 min Distance

Other Options

Casablanca Airport
An International Airport - approx 4 hrs Distance - Transfers can be arranged, although we advise taking a connecting flight from Casablanca to Marrakech or Essaouira.

*Our in-house Flights team can assist you with booking Flights and Visa Applications