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Self-Healing Retreat with Mama Medicine


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Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco

Consciously Connected Travel is heading to Morocco to unveil the launch of their women only retreats! Set in the serene coastal town of Essaouira, each retreat will be in collaboration with a leading health and wellness expert from across the globe.

We are kicking off with “fashion’s favourite healer” Mama Medicine, as coined by Vogue, to offer a carefully curated space for the modern woman to completely immerse herself in healing, awakening and reconnecting her entire body, mind, and inner goddess spirit.


Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco
Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco
Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco
Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco
Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco

For 5 nights and 6 days, you can expect to discover the captivating sleepy surfer charm of Essaouira while rediscovering yourself. With a variety of interactive cultural and wellness experiences like crafting with local artisans, mindful cooking classes, an array of water sports, healing workshops, deep meditations and breathwork, sound baths, yoga and so much more.

This retreat is limited to 14 guests and exclusively intended to reconnect you back to your inner divine female, to recalibrate your energetic vibrations and empower you to find purpose and passion in all aspects of life. Teaching you how to unlock the tools that already reside within you and equipping you with the techniques to make peace with your pain, find wisdom within your wounds and begin to steer towards the emotional freedom and desired space in which you want to be.


Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco

Meet the team

Mama Medicine

Deborah Hanekamp is NYC’s distinguished Mama Medicine. As a self-proclaimed seeress, she possesses a gift which allows her to see people’s auras. With this ability, she is able to provide unique support to her clients in an unconventional way. In Essaouira, she will be leading daily group sound baths and meditation sessions, self- healing workshops, one-to-one medicine readings and ritual baths. Her unshakeable focus to empower women to unlock their inner healer teamed with her gift in being able to create a safe space to catalyst change, is what has made Deborah so highly sought after.

Maxine Levy

Maxine Levy has been leading yoga, pranayama, meditation and intuitive healing workshops and private sessions in her London studio and abroad for the past 15 years. She is passionate about the power of yoga to connect with our true selves, for healing and self growth.

Maxine loves to view yoga as our ‘personal  DIY kit’ . Learn to use your body - mind body, breath body, intuitive body - in fresh ways.  The intention is of you to leave each session with  practices you can can use outside the session. Maxine is passionate about using yoga as a tool for connection, for being present, for creating a state of being that allows the mind to be clear and relaxed. 

In her previous life Maxine was a curator of contemporary art and a maker of arts documentaries.. She feels she had come ‘full circle’ with yoga. She sees it a conduit for self expression, as an embodiment of self - so much more than just exercise.  A chance to tap in to our individual uniqueness,  and also to our shared consciousness. 

She is fortunate to have practiced with great highly respected teachers from around the world, in particular her main teacher of 18 years, Yoga and Pranayama Master Sri O.P Tiwari of the prestigious Kaivalyahdama Institute in India). She is a qualified pranayama teacher Maxine feels very privileged to have studied for over 18 years with her teacher, pranayama master Sri O. P Tiwari.  she we will teach us how to use yoga  for creating a state of being that allows for clarity and release. 

Chef Summer Thomas

Trained at the NYC ICE culinary institute and working globally as a Private Chef, Summer teams her Iraqi heritage, her western upbringing and being well travelled as the inspiration behind her culinary creations. With a well-crafted menu that enhances the self-healing experience, guests can expect to have an incredible culinary experience throughout their stay.


Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco
Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco
Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco
Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco
Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco

Location:

The sumptuous Villa Anouk will play host to our monthly retreats. Set on 2 hectares, this Beldi farmhouse with its sumptuous rugs to intricate carvings and an ambience that permeates and ensures a luxurious sense of relaxation, with a customary old-world undertone, will support in creating the most harmonious space for maximum healing.


Airports:

Understanding that the majority of the guests will be flying in internationally, we recommend using Marrakech airport. This houses many International and European flights daily. Alternatively Casablanca Airport also serves International flights and transfers can be arranged upon request. Essaouira Airport, although the closest airport to Villa Anouk is a local airport with a limited number of flights coming into it weekly.

  • Essaouira Airport is the nearest airport to Villa Anouk - 20/30 min Distance - Complementary transfers will be offered.

  • Marrakech Airport is an International Airport - approx 2.5 hrs Distance - Complementary transfers will be offered. A truly picturesque drive, and the perfect start to your Morocco experience. Arrangements can be made to stop in Marrakech prior to arriving in Essaouira.

  • Casablanca Airport is an International Airport - approx 2.5 hrs Distance - Transfers can be arranged


Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco

Daily Activities:

Workshops

To understand yourself first is the greatest tool to begin self-healing. Then to understand how to navigate yourself within your world is the greatest gift you can give to yourself. Our daily workshops each headed by our practitioners will support in addressing a key areas and topics surrounding healing and provide you with the tools and techniques to successfully begin your self-healing journey. We encourage journaling throughout our workshops to allow you to monitor your growth.

Sound Baths

Surround yourself with fluid energy and positivity to reach a state of deep relaxation by levelling your personal frequencies. Leading you to self-discovery and a deeper level of internal understanding.

Healing Meditation & Breathwork

Connect your mind and spirit to develop a better understanding of yourself and your surroundings. Alleviate stress by connecting to your breath, allowing yourself to find what you need from within your own body.

Sunrise Walks

Start your morning with a spectacular sunrise as you walk on the beach and soak in the first light stretching over an endless sea. Essaouira has some of the best beaches in Morocco and there’s no better way to reconnect to yourself than by connecting with nature.

Yoga

Whether it’s a morning flow to get the blood going and mind calm or a yin practice to wind down the evening, yoga is one of the most effective and nurturing ways we can show love to ourselves. By reconnecting with our breath and aligning the body, mind, and spirit as one we become more aware and more open to new opportunities.

World renowned cuisine

Our biggest source of energy comes from the foods we fuel our body with, which is why we have carefully called upon our private chef Summer who we know, love and trust to ensure you get all the benefits your body needs throughout your journey.

Stand Up Paddle Board

Soak in some vitamin D while giving your core the workout of a lifetime. We provide SUP boards and lessons for any first timers wanting to get out on the glassy water and enjoy an afternoon of exploration.

Discover Essaouira

There’s no better way to relax than strolling through the sleepy streets of Essaouira. This laid-back beach getaway feels like you’re walking through the set of a romantic movie. Take your time shopping around the medina where you can meet with local artisans and craftsmen. Here you won’t find any hassling or heckling, just friendly people who enjoy doing what they love.

Mindful cooking classes

Completely immerse your senses in a mindful cooking class. Get a taste for the flavours of Morocco while learning about the richness of this country’s culture, diversity, and magic.

Art and play

Detox your mind and cleanse your soul with an array of immersive cultural and wellness activities. From creating and crafting with local artisans, to discovering the wellness cuisine with cooking classes, to water sports such as stand up paddle boarding and more. All activities we offer are curated meticulously with love to support in feeding the mind, body, and soul and creating a true catalyst for self-healing.

Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco

Optional Activities:

Surfing

Essaouira is arguably one of the top surfing spots in Morocco. Not to mention one of the most ideal places in the world to learn how, if you’re just getting started. The neighboring islands of Mogador make for the best swell sifter while graciously giving us the greatest waves. Live like a local and fulfill your endless summer dream in this surfers’ paradise.

Horseback Riding

Camels not your thing? Live out your own Hollywood ending by riding off into the sunset on horseback. Or at least we can let you try and we’ll snap amazing photos of you and your inner Moroccan goddess.

Camel Riding

There are few fleeting moments in life where our expectations collide with reality. It’s one of those times where you look around and keep telling yourself, “Someone pinch me, this isn’t real.” Well call us your personal pinchers because we are bringing you the opportunity to live out your Moroccan fantasy humps and all!

Quad Biking

If you’re the adventure seeking type, rip and rev around exploring endless rolling sand dunes.

Hammam & Massage

It would be a sin to come to Morocco and not experience a traditional Hammam. A truly self-love and self-heal ritual that deeply cleans and cleanses the body. While an array of massage treatments, some of which use the purest Moroccan Argan oil, will leave you feeling rejuvenated and could act as the perfect start to an incredible journey.


Consciously Connected Travel - Villa Anouk - Mama Medicine - Deborah Hanekamp - Self-healing Retreat - Essaouira, Morocco

What is included:

  • Luxury accommodation based on 2 sharing for 5 nights, 6 days.

  • All meals prepared by private chef

  • All activities outlined in the daily activities

  • Airport transfers & local ground transportation

What is NOT included:

  • Flights & Travel Insurance

  • All optional activities


Payment Options:

You have the choice of making a full payment or paying a deposit to secure your place. Please note that deposits are non-refundable.


Airports:

Understanding that the majority of the guests will be flying in internationally, we recommend using Marrakech airport. This houses many International and European flights daily. Alternatively Casablanca Airport also serves International flights and transfers can be arranged upon request. Essaouira Airport, although the closest airport to Villa Anouk is a local airport with a limited number of flights coming into it weekly.

  • Essaouira Airport is the nearest airport to Villa Anouk - 20/30 min Distance - Complementary transfers will be offered.

  • Marrakech Airport is an International Airport - approx 2.5 hrs Distance - Complementary transfers will be offered. A truly picturesque drive, and the perfect start to your Morocco experience. Arrangements can be made to stop in Marrakech prior to arriving in Essaouira.

  • Casablanca Airport is an International Airport - approx 2.5 hrs Distance - Transfers can be arranged