Qarrya Retreats is in a league of its own. The yoga retreat to Morocco exceeded any and all expectations. From the yoga practices in beautiful surroundings, to the organization of lodging, extraordinary meals and memorable activities, Meryem ensured you were well taken care of throughout the entire journey. I returned feeling a great appreciation for the incredible culture and people of Morocco. It was truly one of the greatest adventures of my life.
The Qarrya Retreats experience is by far the best retreat I've been on, and I've been on many. We were offered a perfect blend of yoga, cultural experiences, exploration and downtime. Meryem's attention to making the experience unique extended well beyond the activities
planned. She left no detail unplanned, whether it was transportation, dietary restrictions, or just ensuring there was time in the schedule to go back for more shopping. She was incredibly attentive and thoughtful. I can't wait for my next Qarrya retreat!
What a magical land and magical experience! Every corner you turned was more mysterious and beautiful than the last. Anna Haddad and Brittany Anderson were great yoga leaders, who made us feel whole and grounded every day. And Meryem organized a wonderful and authentic experience, surrounding us with such warm and vibrant guides, we truly felt cared for on our journey. Our Moroccan retreat was such a unique way to visit a country, and only left me wanting more.
Partnering with Meryem and Qarrya Retreats was an exceptional experience. This was my first time ever handing over the logistics to a third-party retreat host and I could not imagine a more thorough and cohesive experience. Meryem was communicative, organized, and a true joy to travel with. Our students and retreat attendees loved getting to know the country from a local perspective and appreciated the times that it was helpful to have a native speaking host guide us in bargaining and touring the various locations. We loved our experience so much that we planned a second one!
My experience with Qarrya retreats was beyond expectations. The yoga, the activities, the culture, the accommodations, the people, the food (the list is long)… all were sublime. If you are intimidated about visiting Morocco, don’t be! We were always taken care of with attention and compassion. My experience was profound and life changing. I have attended many retreats but this one was incomparable and truly inspiring.
Words cannot even do justice as to how magical experiencing Morocco was with Qarrya Retreats. While I’m sure experiencing Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains in itself is incredible, doing it with the guidance and support of Meryem is surely unmatched. Traveling across the globe with a group of individuals you don’t truly know to a continent and country unlike anywhere you’ve been can be intimidating. Qarrya Retreats ensured everything was in order and ran smoothly at all times, from airport transportation to exploring every nook of the boisterous Souks. It was clear every meal and outing had heart and soul put into it, and was planned by someone who has deep roots in the area and is also well traveled. I highly recommend Qarrya Retreats, and encourage all who are even slightly interested to allow yourself to have this truly magnificent experience.
Meryem is among the best of trip curators. She has a natural ability to find the balance between activities that stimulate the mind, body, and senses and those that allow for rest and relaxation. I felt completely at ease in Morocco and enjoyed all my experiences, from the tours, cooking class, and shopping to the spa and hammam. Meryem made sure that she knew what was important to me and offered opportunities to indulge my passions. When I wasn’t able to find something I was looking for in the souk, she had a few versions brought to the hotel for me to shop! Visiting Morocco with Qarrya Retreats was an incredible experience! I am grateful to Meryem for sharing her love of her home country with me.
Thank you Qarrya Retreats for the most amazing yoga retreat in Morocco! I spent a wonderful week doing yoga with a great teacher, eating delicious food and exploring a new country with the perfect guide, Meryem, who made sure we had the perfect experience. She even arranged a dinner and visit for me the day before the retreat started. This trip was a surprise gift from my husband (who stayed at home with our toddler) and I could not have asked for a better week off! Such a treat!
Morocco with Soul & Steady and Qarrya Retreats was magical! Each day of the retreat got better and I felt more alive with the daily yoga activities and friendship that evolved in this vibrant country. Kate Kuss was a terrific leader and Meryem took care of my every concern allowing me to relax and take in every aspect of the journey. This is a trip of a lifetime!
Qarrya Retreats is a cutting edge company that provides an elevated bespoke yoga experience for those who want a calming beautiful yoga retreat and the refreshing adventure of exploring Morocco with an expert travel guide. As a teacher who has led retreats all over the world, Meryem has exquisite attention to detail and is a joy to work with.
My yoga experience in Morocco was truly amazing. Meryem, the founder, was very professional, organized, and warm hearted. She organized incredible hotels for the group and some very fun side trips that we all really enjoyed. I highly recommend visiting Morocco with Qarrya Retreats!
I think EVERYTHING about Qarrya Retreats is incredible. The attention to detail, the care each visitor is given, the programs and places to see and go to and most of all the spaces where we practiced yoga. Meryem truly “goes the distance” with everything she touches. Our list of places to visit, eat and enjoy was varied and enjoyable. The ease with which she moves and works in Morocco is simply beautiful.