Qarrya Retreats was built to be a yoga and wellness retreats platform that transports yogis outside of their studios to further develop their practice while discovering the colorful and enchanting landscape that is Morocco.
Born and raised in Rabat, Morocco, Qarrya Retreats' founder, Meryem Chouirf-McClintock, left home as a young adult to pursue her college education abroad. She lived in different countries in Europe and Asia before settling in New York City. Being fascinated by yoga, she traveled around the world exploring different lineages and sharing her practice with friends and family ever since she started her yoga practice over 15 years ago, and upon her move to NYC, became a certified yoga teacher to share her passion with an even wider audience.
Although passionate about travel, Meryem maintains a deep connection with her motherland, Morocco. She is also the founder of Qarrya Home, an initiative that brings curated Moroccan handcraft to the international market while supporting the exceptional Moroccan Berber women behind it.