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Morocco Mindful Travel + Art Retreat 2023

Morocco Mindful Travel + Art Retreat

1 spot left! Register by September 15th!

This retreat will be a special and intimate experience lead by Nicole Griffin and hosted by Maison28 Marrakech. Throughout our 11-days and 10-nights together, you will enjoy exclusive, off-the-beaten path tours to discover the creative heartbeat of Morocco.

This trip begins at Maison28, in the heart of the Marrakech medina, and then winds down south through ancient cultures and kasbahs, and culminates under the stars in the Sahara Desert.

During our trip, we will visit and learn from local artisans and stewards of Morocco’s famous craft culture. You will enjoy private tours, opportunities to learn and deeply connect with Moroccan culture, and hands-on creative workshops.

If you are a creative, curious, and adventurous traveler looking for a special and highly-curated experience, you are in the right place.

There will be daily mindfulness elements infused to nourish our bodies and minds as we connect, discover, and expand (see more details below).


Cultural Immersion & Mindful Travel

In attending this retreat you will benefit the local economy of Morocco in many meaningful ways. We are intentionally including opportunities to support local communities and artisans.  A portion of the proceeds of this retreat will be donated to support vulnerable artisans.

Nicole has a BA in Art History with a concentration in Islamic Art History as well as an International MBA. She lived in Morocco during grad school while she was studying Arabic and fell in love with the country.  Nicole is passionate about creating opportunities for Americans to experience the beauty and wonder of the Islamic world while offering intentional support throughout the journey.

On her retreats, meaningful cultural immersion and mindful travel are emphasized. Nicole is also a board-certified health and wellness coach and a trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness instructor. 

Read more here: Why Mindful Travel Matters (by Nicole)

Travel is Wellness

Nicole’s retreats are designed to infuse a sense of purpose, intention, and community. They are based on the belief that travel expands our minds and hearts, sharpens our perspective, de-conditions our prejudices, and catalyzes our growth.

According to a poll done by, 79% of travelers reported that travel helps their mental and emotional wellbeing more than other types of self-care. The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.”

Nicole believes that wellness encompasses our sense of purpose and connection as well as our values and vision. It represents an integration of mind, body, spirit, and soul. As such, travel has the potential to contribute to our wellness in ways that few other things can.

Read more here: Re-thinking Wellness Travel (by Nicole)

Daily Mindfulness + Nervous System Care

Each morning in Marrakech, we will spend about 30-minutes together before heading out for our daily adventures. This time will consist of some gentle mindful movement (example here) as well as breathwork and mindfulness practices. No experience is required! This time is meant for us to come together intentionally as a group and to support our bodies, minds, and nervous systems as we travel.

As we travel down south, I will begin to offer restorative evening practices. These are meant to help us integrate our travel experiences and soothe our bodies and minds as the pace of our retreat becomes more spacious.

All daily practices are optional!

Social Impact

$200 per booking will go to support the following charities:

The Sahara

The Sahara offers a profound experience of spaciousness, stillness, and peace. It is a place that will stay with you forever and perhaps even deeply move you. The sky is dark and clear, perfect for stargazing and watching the sunrise and sunset. You may even feel like your inner child is suddenly free and running or rolling down the magnificent sand dunes!

This Trip is Perfect For You If:


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