“Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself” - Rumi
When I was 19, I fell in love with an indie Kate Winslet film called Hideous Kinky. It was about a young English woman who moves with her two small daughters to Morocco and gets lost in the soul of the place. I watched it over and over, taking in the colorful souks, the music, the sufi poetry, the vast desert and mountain landscapes, pink city walls shaded with orange blossoms and roses and silver pots steaming with sweet mint tea.
I saw Morocco as a place to lose yourself and find yourself and dreamed of going one day.
There is an essence in Morocco that you have to experience to understand. Yves St Laurent said that Morocco taught him color. Jimi Hendrix found inspiration for Castles in the Sand there. Bob Dylan, Kerouac and countless others have found profound inspiration in Morocco.
Since leading Ritual + Renewal retreats in Marrakech I have seen more than one guest lose themselves just enough to then find a more authentic version upon returning home.
It is as if dropping into rhythm with all of the whirling sensory excitement allows you to drop out of your analytical mind and into a place of inner awareness and truth. It is what makes Morocco the perfect place to explore ritual and to allow the quiet, meditative daily yoga practices and tea ceremonies to guide you towards your highest self, the one that is confident and calm and connected.
Join me in Marrakech February 23-29, 2020 to renew your body and spirit and to create powerful personal rituals to activate your wildest dreams and desires for the new year. Learn more here.