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Travel Well with Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up is First Travel Outfitter Focused on Wellness Retreats in Morocco.

As wellness travel continues to surge in popularity, the focus of conventional wellness trips is going beyond the traditional and exploring new boundaries and horizons. Travel company Sunny Side Up is the first outfitter focused on wellness retreats in Morocco and offers spiritual, physical and mental journeys that go beyond the ordinary and bring out the extraordinary. By bringing together world-class yoga teachers with transformative cultural experiences, Sunny Side Up caters to a growing audience of wellness travelers that seek more than just yoga in their retreats and look for discovery and exploration.

Launched in February of 2018, Sunny Side Up crafts their wellness retreats based on a curated immersion into Moroccan culture. Whether it’s a boutique jazz festival in Tangiers or an artist-led graffiti workshop in Marrakech, the trips unveil the vibrant life and cultural fabric of Morocco through a different lens, while also allowing travelers to deepen and strengthen their yoga practice and disciplines.

The team behind Sunny Side Up has been deeply involved with travel in Morocco since 2007 and has since developed a genuine friendship and understanding of the local community, fostering relationships with them on the ground creative forces that offer unique access to many hidden and lesser-known experiences.  Based in London, co-founders Nisma Benani and Charaf El Mansouri created Sunny Side Up to offer an authentic and purely wholesome way to experience Morocco. Nisma is a wellness warrior and certified yoga teacher and Charaf is passionate about culture which lends to a harmonious synergy of wellness and culture in all their trips.

Supported by some of the most revered wellness teachers in London, from Michael James Wong to Mona Lisa Godfrey and others, Sunny Side Up has just announced their lineup of wellness retreats starting in September of 2018 through May of 2019.

Jazz x Yoga w/ Christian Coelho (September 19th – 23rd, 2018, Tangiers)

Joining from Rio de Janeiro, Christian Coelho will be leading this music-themed yoga adventure to the mystical town of Tangiers, its intimate jazz festival, and its historic medina. Prepare for an unforgettable experience where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Pricing: £1320 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1720 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room)
  • Includes 4 nights at Le Mirage hotel, all on-site transport, airport transfers from Tangiers Int’l Airport, daily yoga sessions (all levels), guided meditations, Taniazz Festival (Friday night), immersive medina tour in Old-Town, night out in the Casbah, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners (includes ½ bottle wine per person), 3 lunches. International flights are not included.

Sufi Gnawa x Yoga with Christian Coelho (September 25th – 29th,2018, Essaouira)

Brazil-based Christian Coelho will be leading this music-themed yoga adventure to the stunning Riad Baoussala on the outskirts of Essaouira, an ancient port town and home of the spiritual Sufi Gnawa music.

  • Pricing: £1020 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room; shared twin room); £1210 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room; shared suite); £1490 private room
  • Includes 4 nights at Riad Baoussala, all on-site transport, airport transfers from Essaouira Airport, daily yoga sessions (all levels), guided meditations, hike down to a desert beach on the Atlantic Ocean, Tour of Historic Essaouira, Intro to Sufi-based Gnawa Music, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners (includes ½ bottle wine per person), 3 lunches. International flights are not included.

Art x Yoga with Mona Lisa Godfrey (November 17th – 21st, 2018, Marrakech)

Deepen your practice with Mona Lisa Godfrey in the magical city of Marrakech, one of Africa’s most creative cultural hubs. Meet some of the most creative local minds, practice yoga in beautiful settings, and unwind in the beautiful setting of our boutique hotel, The Source.

  • Pricing: Standard Room – £1120 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1420 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room); Suite – £1270 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1620 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room); Extra Large Suite – £1420 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1820 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room)
  • Includes 4 nights at La Source Hotel, all on-site transport, airport transfers from Marrakech Airport, daily yoga sessions (all levels), guided meditations, meet the creatives leading the Marrakech art scene, Pottery Workshop with Bouchra Boudoua, exclusive immersion into a private artist residence, 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners (includes ½ bottle wine per person), Sunday dinner not included, 3 lunches. International flights are not included.

Hiking x Yoga with Mona Lisa Godfrey (November 21st – 25th, 2018, Atlas Mountains)

From the breathtaking heights and sights of the Kasbah Bab Ourika, join Sunny Side Up for this very special yoga adventure led by Mona Lisa Godfrey to the heart of Morocco’s ancient Berber culture for an inspiring 4 nights of yoga, hiking, and meditation.

  • Pricing: Standard Room – £1260 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1710 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room); Suite – £1340 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1850 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room); Extra Large Suite – £1410 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £2010 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room)
  • Includes 4 nights at Kasbah Bab Ourika, all on-site transport, airport transfers from Marrakech Airport, daily yoga sessions (all levels), guided meditations, 2 hikes through the Atlas Mountains, Hammam and massage, camel ride, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners (includes ½ bottle wine per person), 3 lunches. International flights are not included.

Meditation & Yoga with Michael James Wong (May 26th – June 2nd, 2019, Marrakech & Atlas Mountains)

Join Michael James Wong in the magic of Morocco for a cultural adventure and an escape into the unknown. Start the journey with an immersion into the vibrant sights and sounds of the ancient city of Marrakech. With daily yoga classes & meditation, dive deep into the experience and have a great time doing it.

  • Pricing: £1490 per person, double occupancy (2 persons per room); £1949 per person, single occupancy (1 person per room)
  • Includes 5 nights at Kasbah Bab Ourika, 2 nights in a Marrakech Riad, all on-site transport, airport transfers from Marrakech Airport, daily yoga sessions (all levels), guided meditations, Atlas Mountain hike, Marrakech Medina hustle challenge, wholesome Moroccan cooking class, 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners, 6 lunches, water and tea for all meals. International flights are not included.

In addition to offering set group wellness retreats, Sunny Side Up also can organize private trips and retreats for travelers. If a family getaway on the Atlantic Coast is of interest or a bachelorette party in Marrakech or a road trip to the Sahara Desert, Sunny Side Up can curate a custom-tailored trip showcasing the incredible experiences Morocco has to offer with their network including eco-lodges to the unsung heroes of Moroccan Cuisine and more. Sunny Side Up also handcrafts inspiring, hassle-free yoga retreats in Morocco. From coordinating transport and logistics, or booking activities, Sunny Side Up can handle all trip details and organize the perfect yoga retreats. From beautiful boutique hotels, off-the-beaten-path experiences, authentic human interactions, and transformative experiences, Sunny Side Up can create the perfect yoga wellness retreat for yoga enthusiasts worldwide.

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