ESCAPE TO ELEVATE
Once in a while I am privileged enough to engage and participate in a stimulating and inspiring conference with a difference. Louise is a change agent. It was refreshing to listen to her valuable insight, knowledge and research as her detail-oriented workshop had a significant impact on our Women Presidents Organization members! We need more conscious individuals and companies.
-- Annemarie Mostert, CEO
Join Escape To Shape & Mowbray by Design for an authentic & memorable experience-based vacation combining cultural discovery, yoga & fitness, conscious awareness & connection in magical Marrakech, Morocco. Experience the vast wonders of this exotic city- a combination of charming & authentic accommodations in a private desert Kasbah, results driven + fun & sweaty fitness & yoga classes, rich Arabic traditions, chaotic marketplaces, hidden treasures of the souks and breathtaking natural beauty- from the desert and the garden of YSL to the majestic Atlas Mountains. Along with the cultural and natural wonders, guests will enjoy an invigorating yet relaxing hammam, meandering through the marketplace, belly-dancing lessons, a camel trek through Berber villages, a cooking class on how to prepare traditional Moroccan cuisine and daily group sessions focused on self- awareness, self-knowledge & self- mastery, led by prominent speaker, conscious leadership coach & mentor, Louise Mowbray.
What is conscious awareness/self-knowledge/self-mastery?
We all experience times when we are joyously in-tune with ourselves and the world around us. We’re fully present and we feel alive and deliciously vital. Times when we have a deep sense of purpose, meaning, connection and belonging, and our outer world aligns, almost magically, to reflect this. Things just seem to fall into place. And yet, all too often, this sense of wellbeing is fleeting, momentary. We long to find our groove, to live our lives from this effortless state of grace more often. We know too that something needs to shift, and that change starts with us. If we just knew how...
All personal growth is an ever-unfolding journey of becoming more self-aware, which leads to a deepening self-knowledge and ultimately, self-mastery. We’re able to make the right choices for ourselves from an elevated state of being, despite how we might think or feel at the time. After all, our BEing always drives our DOing. We get to live our lives, in all our roles, on purpose.
Why is it so important in today’s world?
It truly is an extraordinary time to be alive! Today’s world is unprecedented. Never before have we been pushed and pulled in a myriad of directions by a constant onslaught of stuff demanding our attention. It can be complex, noisy and stressful with little respite. And yet, amidst all of this, we need more than ever before, to find and nurture our true north. To take care of our mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Living more consciously is the ultimate compass. We learn vital tools, habits and thinking that serves us, no matter what life throws at us. It’s time to step-up and step into a full expression of who we really are. And yes, It’s definitely time to have more fun.
Who is this Escape for?
This escape is for daughters, mothers, sisters, friends and lovers of life. It’s for leaders at all levels, entrepreneurs, connectors, contributors, co-creators and collaborators. It’s for you if you are truly excited by the prospect of learning and integrating the powerful thinking, tools and habits you need to elevate your sense of wellbeing and to impact your world and mine, for the better.
Please note that this unique Escape will only take place if there are 10 registered guests by December 15, 2019. Please inquire for further details.
- 7-night’s accommodations in an exclusive Moroccan Desert Villa. Each comfortable room is spacious with an en suite bathroom, terrace, air conditioning and deluxe amenities.
- 3 delicious & healthy meals & snacks reflective of the region & the season provided daily. Meals will be enjoyed in the private villa and in some of Marrakech’s chic restaurants & cafes. Alcohol is available at an extra rate, based upon consumption.
- Group sessions focused on conscious awareness, self-knowledge and self-mastery
- Yoga & Meditation
- Fitness Training
- Guided hike and Berber picnic in the Atlas Mountains
- A guided walking historical tour of the ancient Medina
- An ‘insider access’ guided shopping tour of the Medina, souks & French Quarter
- A camel trek through a Berber village.
- A visit to the famed Majorelle Gardens (YSL Gardens)
- Cooking demonstration focusing on healthy ways to enjoy the foods of the region at home
- Group hammam experience
- Free time to relax poolside or enjoy the private villa spa
- Round trip ground transportation from the Marrakech Menara airport (RAK) to the Villa.
- Additional Cultural Surprises
$2500 non-refundable deposit per person. Please refer to the policies page of our website for our complete cancellation policy.
While in Marrakech guests will stay in an authentic Moroccan desert style home, perfectly situated between the majestic Atlas Mountains and the exotic Medina. The Kasbah-style villa is uniquely decorated with a crisp, modern twist, cleverly combining traditional Moroccan color, textures and fabrics with a modern play of light and comfort. Each suite is spacious and airy with a private en-suite bathroom, terrace, air conditioning and amenities, decorated in a traditional Moroccan meets modern style- from antique furniture carved out of solid walnut to leather club chairs and carpets from the Middle Atlas region. The expansive property is complete with a heated pool, jacuzzi, a traditional Berber tent, ideal for afternoon tea or post dinner conversation and an exquisite rose garden that splashes color throughout the property. Additionally, the property is host to a variety of unique indoor & outdoor spaces, ideal for inspiring each yoga & fitness class and each group session centered around conscious awareness.
Sample Itinerary & Menu
Sample Days At Escape To Shape: Marrakech
Please note all activities are optional
Arrivals Throughout the Day
2:00 pm – Lunch Upon Arrival
5:30 pm –Yoga & Orientation
7:30 pm- Dinner
7:00 am- Fitness Training Class
9:00 am- Group Session*
7:00-9:00 am- Breakfast
11:30 am- Depart for Medina- excursion includes a bit of shopping, lunch & private guided historical tour. Discover the history, architecture & culture.
5:00 pm- Yoga & Meditation
8:00 pm- Dinner
7:00-10:00 am – Breakfast Available
8:30 am- Power Walk & Local School Visit
10:30 am- Group Session*
12:30 pm- Lunch
2:00 pm- Camel Trek
5:00 pm- Yoga & Meditation
6:00 pm- Cooking class
8:00 pm- Dinner
*Each morning session will be centered around conscious awareness, allowing guests to explore this concept within themselves and with each other throughout the day in an “experiential context”. Each evening, often during dinner we will do a quick check-in to allow guests to share their experience with one another. This is a a great way to connect and build relationships, to learn from one another's experiences and to cultivate consciousness.
Baked eggs in a tagine
Muslei with dried fruits & home made cashew nut milk
Coffee & tea
Salad of grilled chicken, chickpea & almonds with olive oli, lemon & herbs
Fresh figs & honey
Mid-afternoon Snack - hummus with carrot & celery sticks
Trout tagine & couscous
Scambled eggs with spinach
Raw oatmeal with almond mil & mixed berries
Coffee & tea
Moroccan eggplant & tomato salad
Sliced oranges with cinnamon
Mid-afternoon Snack- Banana & cashew nut smoothie
Chicken, oilve & preserved lemon tagine
Gazelle's Horn (traditional almond pastery)