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Reclaiming Joy Retreat

When was the last time you felt pure, unabashed joy flooding your body and radiating from you? 

Stop passively waiting for it to happen.

The time has come to understand that you are worthy of living in joy.

Start learning how to create that for yourself, whenever you desire. 

What kind of energy are you consistently offering yourself and your loved ones?

Is your energy rooted in the tiredness of putting on masks?

Are you holding heaviness that no longer serves you?

Joy is a choice and a practice. 

This retreat will provide you with the opportunities to find, embody, reclaim and celebrate joy through breath, bodywork, artwork, workshops and activities. We invite you to connect, learn, release, create and celebrate at The Serai, a private retreat center in Essaouira, Morocco, March 22-28, 2024.

Offer this retreat as a gift of remembrance to the little girl still inside of you.

Offer this retreat to the future you, who deserves to live every day in alignment with her genuine, joyful self.


Essaouira, Morocco - March 22 - 28, 2024

Connect, Learn, Release & Create 

Join us for 7 bliss filled days dedicated to Reclaiming Joy.

The Serai is a private oasis, nestled on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco, you will fully unplug, relax and immerse yourself in nature, visit the hammam, enjoy nourishing meals, creative workshops, bonfires, sunset horse riding, dancing and so much more. 

About Us

Catherine Brown and Sarah Mayne wanted to create an intentional space for women to self-reflect with honesty, vulnerability, and accountability. Together they will provide support, tools & resources to create a path towards living in joy.

Reserve Your Space

Is this something you would like to create more of in your life? Get all the travel and planning details here and contact the host with any questions you may have.

*Sample Itinerary

Workshops will include a wide variety of practices to develop and encourage joy and unblock things that stand in our way of it! There will be Art, Akashic Records, Hammam Spa, Meditation, Shadow Work, Sound Healing, Dance, Yoga, Group Constellations, Full Moon Bonfire, Moroccan Cooking Class, Cacao Ceremony and so much more!

Sample Day

​​7:30 - 8:30 AM - Breakfast (coffee, tea, full traditional meal)

9 - 10:15 AM - Bodywork/ Movement

10:30 - 11:45 AM - Workshop

12- 1 PM - Lunch

1 - 4:00 PM - Free Time (beach walks, journaling, quiet time, explore Morocco)

4:30 PM - Workshop or Activity

6:00 PM - Traditional Moroccan dinner 

8:00 PM - Evening activity (ex: full moon bonfire, yoga nidra, cacao ceremony)

*Sample Itinerary is only meant to give you an idea. You will have so much more fun if you leave the controlling and planning tendencies at home and open yourself up to the Magic of Morocco!


“Between the forest and a deserted beach lies the Serai, where nothing disturbs the silence and nothing troubles the eye.”


The Reclaiming Joy retreat will be held at the Serai, an Eco-Lodge in Essaouira, along Morocco's Atlantic Coast. Situated on a dramatic and tourist-free stretch of coast, 15kms north of Essaouira, the Serai is a traditionally built sanctuary from the modern world. Set amidst a tiny and very traditional fishing & farming community, this alcazaba of rock, earth and lime offers discerning travelers an immersive experience of slow living and slow food wrapped in a silence so profound that nothing interrupts your power to simply be.

All rooms are shared with a roommate. Everything during the retreat is included: dance, yoga, sessions, workshops, all meals, hammam, lodging, art supplies, rituals, ceremonies and transportation to and from Marrakesh. Meals in the market are not included.



Pricing is per person.

Reclaiming Joy Retreat is and intentional space for women ages 18 and up.

All experience and movement levels are welcome.


Your all-inclusive retreat tuition includes:

  • 3 delicious, home-cooked meals per day by a private chef. Amin is a trained chef with extensive experience of cooking for high end establishments throughout Morocco. His attention to detail is superb, his food a smorgasbord of color and flavor.

  • Dietary needs accommodated upon request.

  • 6 nights of shared lodging at The Serai

  • All Activities: yoga, dance, hammam spa, sunset horseback riding with dinner on the beach, workshops, etc.

  • Also included: Travel to and from retreat center, tips and gratuity

  • Free wifi


It does not include:

  • Airfare to and from RAK International (Marrakesh)

  • Lunch in the Souk (Market)

  • Personal purchases you make

You are encouraged to bring money for when you visit Le Souk Market as well as for

before and after the retreat activities you may wish to do on your own.

Registration opens November of 2023




A Non-Refundable 50% ($1,449.50deposit is required to secure your spot.

Space is extremely limited to 10 participants.

Your Non-Refundable Deposit will be made directly to Foxlily Farm, a 501c3 non-profit founded by Catherine Brown. Foxlily Farm is providing adult women survivors of human trafficking with a safe home, daily on-site therapies, and spiritual support.


Catherine will be donating her proceeds from this retreat directly to Foxlily Farm. To claim this tax-deductible donation, you may itemize on your personal taxes.

A receipt will be provided.

Marrakesh Market
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