TRAVELER TESTIMONY :: Thoughtful Adventurer (Rebecca - Massachusetts, USA)
We love catching up with our past guests and hearing about their experiences on our retreats, and this month we were lucky enough to talk to Rebecca! She hails from Massachusetts, and has joined us for retreats in Marrakesh and Tuscany. We love her enthusiasm and adventurous nature!
Rebecca on a mule trek in the Atlas Mountains
What drew you to EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats?
I love the idea of combining travel and yoga...they are 2 of my favorite things in life! I came across EAT.PRAY.MOVE on a blog, and after exploring the website and seeing what was in store for the retreat, I knew I had to attend one. Marrakech was my second retreat with Erin, and my first was in Tuscany. I loved everything about the Tuscany retreat, so making a decision to go on another was a piece of cake. I chose the Marrakech retreat because it's somewhere I wanted to visit, but not necessarily on my own. I knew I'd be in good hands and would get the opportunity to practice yoga, and see and do a variety of things.
How did your trip compare to your expectations?
After the wonderful Tuscany retreat I had high expectations because it was THAT awesome! Marrakech not only held up, but exceeded my expectations. Erin does a wonderful job of scouting out the best places to visit and things to do. It was a diverse itinerary and a great balance of yoga and exploring.
What did you learn on your trip? Did anything surprise you?
I learned a lot about Morocco in general that I was not aware of before. It opened me eyes to the culture and history.
yoga fun on the rooftop in Marrakesh
What was it like to have Erin Lewis as a guide?
Erin is an amazing guide and person...she's outstanding at what she does. She always had our best interest in mind and makes sure things run smoothly, but with an easy going attitude. She also has a great sense of humor, which I think is so important when you're a guide and having to deal with others and situations that might not always go as planned.
What was the best part of your trip?
It's really tough to choose one part. One of my favorites was the spa day at Les Bains de Marrakesh. Ahhh, I was in total bliss. Another favorite part of the trip for me was the food. Everyday was different...so fresh and delicious!
What lasting impressions did you have?
This retreat definitely made an impression on me and I know I will attend another retreat in the future. We watched a short film about Project Soar, which is an organization founded by the owners of Peacock Pavilions. It's goal is to "help under-served communities to soar a little higher through art, design and renovation projects, as well as through sports and health education." Learning about this project and about the people it serves definitely put my perspective in check. It's something that stayed with me.
The amazing set of travelers on Rebecca's Marrakesh adventure
Thank you, Rebecca for sharing your memories with us! Even more, thank you for continuing to share your travels and time with EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga Retreats. We are grateful to include you as a part of the incredible extended community we have here, and we can't wait to see you on another retreat!