Hi, i'm writing this blog page to share information with all you wanderlust souls out there. Living in Morocco comes with lots of bizarre and unexpected events, which i thought you may enjoy reading about and sharing in the laughter.

My family and I moved to Marrakech 11 years ago from London. The beginning of a huge adventure for us. Choosing which country was right for us to live in had been an extremely long and tiring process. Having made a choice to move to Marrakesh, was in itself a big box ticked. We had two criteria lists, one for our business (opening and running a guesthouse) and one for personal.

Phase two of our journey then began. Setting up home in Morocco, also a non English speaking country with a very different culture to ours. Marrakech is a real melting pot of; languages, tribes, rich, poor, city slickers, country peasants. It sometimes reminds me of that place Luke Skywalker went to, to buy that space ship, with all those different intergalactic aliens. (Any one know what it was called?) After months of beauroctratic paperwork, rendez vous with people who don't turn up and renting from an unpleasant woman for a large amount of money, we bought ourselves a villa. This was not in the plan as we didn't want to tie up our capital in a home. I now realise it is one of the best things we could have done. When you've had a really difficult day here to be able to close the door and relax in your own place really balances you.

Zamzam Riad & Spa was eventually created out of love and we hope you will come and stay and be pampered in our luxury boutique riad.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Kundalini Morocco - Release your fears and trauma and liberate - Luxury Sahara Reteat - Transformative Retreat

“We invite you to share this process with us through deep meditation. You will be able to rebuild from the bottom up your family relationships, you will become aware of painful memories from your childhood and release yourselves from unnecessary burdens of the past. We heal what prevents us from moving forward and prospering in life… It’s time for us to be happy, to leave our fears, our traumas and our feelings of panic behind…”Jai Hari Singh

Rebirthing, Liberation, Resurrection is a therapeutic workshop which is based on yoga and “meditation/medication” which will take us through our personal histories (ancestors, conception, pregnancy, childhood, teenage years) thanks to practising deep meditation, according to Yogi Bhajan’s teachings.

This therapeutic workshop contributes to the deep transformation of the Self, thanks to the internal work through the technology that Yogi Bhajan taught us, building a link at that very moment, with the heart and the internal self. And above all, this process will take us, at a subconscious level, to the mental, physical and spiritual space of “cleaning the house” from any sensation of pain, traumas, weakening of emotions which have not been adequately assimilated, frustrations, fear that dwells in us, anger that result from all these undigested feelings, depressions and “heart´s illnesses” which hinder literally the awareness of the present moment, because of the anxieties we experience all the time and which separate us from the sensation of “the divine presence of our Self”

We will explore together our liberation through a process of rebirthing and personal resurrection thanks to this ancient technology of healing our “Self”. We will do that in the best possible environment for contemplation and silence: the Sahara desert in the heart of the South of Morocco.

Who may be interested?
  • Everybody who has a desire to work internally and spiritually through yoga and meditation (you do not need any previous experience)
  • Everybody who already practise any technique of yoga and meditation and wants to broaden and understand better his meditative experience and the self
  • Anybody who is a yoga teacher
  •  Anyone decided to explore the paths of the soul

    Whats included:
  • Airport transfers to the Hotel and back
  • 3 nights in luxury at Zamzam Riad, Medina Marrakech (1st, 2d and last night)
  • 1 night in Ait Ben Haddou with views of the kasbah
  • 3 nights in the Sahara at Luxury Eco Camp Adounia
  • Jai Hari Singh – Workshop- Yoga- Meditation programme “Rebirthing, Liberation, Resurrection”
  • Yoga mats and cushions
  • All vegetarian meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner + Tea all day/Water)
  • Non alcoholic drinks
  • Landcruiser transport with AC to the desert with professional drivers 
  • Injury Wafa Insurance; covers injury to clients at Camp Adounia and Zamzam – it is recommended all guests take out their own travel insurance and to travel with a credit card in case of emergencies.  Guests need to tell their bank they are traveling to Morocco so that the bank allows them to use their card here.
  • Total life transformation!
For more information and reservation email - or call 
00212 661215062

Creating the Guest House

We had decided to buy land and build a country guesthouse as per our business plan, about 10 double rooms and suites. The dream was to create a holistic retreat and build our house on the same plot. We were going to have an organic vegetable garden and provide a Moroccan Spa.

Land in Marrakech at that time, went mad. Prices going up daily, lots of people fishing but not really wanting to sell. There is also a problem here of title. ie not much land is titled and to buy land without a title is very difficult, unless you have a lot of time on your hands and like a gamble. We looked at more land than you can shake a stick at, drank more mint tea than you can imagine and got totally no where. It can take weeks to even get a price. You may be being shown a piece of land that isn't for sale or has already been sold. After a year of this we said 'that is it!, we are buying a riad!'

I had a total nervous breakdown and couldn't talk to anyone for three days. He then said this doesn't have to be the end....... It wasn't I have now built an Ecological Camp Adounia in the Sahara Desert!