Stef is an Alliance certified (Prem Flow Yoga) and experienced yoga teacher. Through the years she has settled her practice in Flow Vinyasa style for its creativity and infinite rhythmic variations, while keeping precision in alignment. Stef also has a background in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Yoga dedicated to Women. She likes to fuse all her knowledge into her teaching in order to sensitize students to feel and promote the flow of natural energy throughout the body. Her classes are both dynamic and yin yoga asanas in a joyful vinyasa style.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Prem Flow Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)
from Denmark, November 2017
"Fantastic yoga retreat "
We would definitely recommend to stay at riad magellan! Philippe was very helpful - Thank you so much for your hospitality ! Yoga with stephanie was great, stephanie was so skilful and had a calm, wonderful energy. Everything was just perfect!
from Great Britain, September 2017
"A real yoga oasis"
We booked the taxi transfer and as the Riad Magellan is in the centre of the Medina as it would have been a challenge to find by ourselves. The taxi was waiting for us on arrival (even though we were delayed) and we were transferred seamlessly to another porter who took our luggage and wheeled it through the Medina.
The Riad itself is very tastefully decorated and once inside you feel right at home in a quite relaxing space in the courtyard. On arrival we were offered mint tea and given a guide by the co-owner, Philippe. There was good wifi however we were on the ground floor and were advised in it could be glitchy in some of the rooms.
The food was prepared by the kitchen staff and was Moroccan. Given one of us didn't eat meat this took a lot of stress out of finding good restaurants. The food was delicious and fresh with a variety of starters and main courses throughout our stay. We opted for fish on the last day that was Moroccan tagine. The staff were also flexible with when they offered us meals.
Stephanie is very friendly, relaxed and her yoga echoes this. Stephanie guided us through some new Asanas with breathing exercises and it was the perfect start to the day on the roof terrace. Aisha tailed her sessions to our own individual challenges and give us tips on how to advance with the more challenging asanas especially for two beginner/intermediate yogi. Thoroughly recommend both teachers as each gave us something different.
from Great Britain, September 2017
Everything about our stay was amazing, it was a perfect environment and was made to feel very comfortable and welcome. Would recommend to anyone.
from Spanish State, May 2017
"Great yoga in the heart of the Medina"
I enjoyed the yoga retreat very much. Everyone made me feel like a queen. The location of the riad is very good, really close to everything. The room is confy and clean, and the food is amazing, although I would suggest having less sugar in the breakfast (brunch) and the 4 pm snak").
Yoga with Stef was wonderful. She is so kind and attentive, and such a good teacher. She adapted the practice to my level with perfection. Not too much, not too easy.
Overall, I am very grateful for this retreat. I will definitely repeat when I have the chance.
from Belgium, January 2018
"Totaal relax "
Ideale locatie, goede verdeling tussen toga en vrije tijd om de stad te verkennen. Lessen super toegankelijk en fantastisch hoed gegeven. Stef is een fantastische gide in the wonderfull world of yoga! Totaal zen thuisgekomen.
from United States, October 2017
Zen-Atmosphäre im Haus, Hilfestellung, Ruhe
from Switzerland, June 2017
"Yoga et détente"
La qualité de l accueil de Stephanie et du personnel
Les cours de yoga sur mesure
La nourriture saine et variée
from Senegal, May 2017
Le riad est magnifique et extremement bien situé au coeur de la medina. Stéphanie enseigne un yoga qui correspond tout à fait à ce que j'aspire (flow, respiration). L'équipe du riad est très attentionnée et disponible. Possibilité nombreuses de découvertes culturelles. Le spa Bain bleu à proximité propose de très bons soins. Une retraite que je recommande vivement!
from Switzerland, May 2017
L organisation à été simple et rapide. Tout s ' est déroulé comme prévu sur place. Qualité des cours de yoga super !!! Personnel très agréable!
from Austria, February 2018
"Relaxing in the midst of the Medina "
The Riad is lovely, clean and quiet, though in the midst of the Medina, it is well managed, the owners staff are kind and helpful, including with useful tips, the food was healthy and delicious (enjoyed the cooking class), the yoga was professional and I appreciated that each was able to go at his/her own level and we were able to explore poses. It was fun to explore the Medina, and I enjoyed also all the places that were suggested to visit, including the Hammam near by.
from Great Britain, February 2018
"Tranquil, luxury retreat, felt like a princess."
Excellent home cooked food. Generous portions. Beautiful Riad with exquisite decor and tranquil ambience. Calm and relaxing yoga. Very restorative.
from Great Britain, January 2018
"Stepping into a different world"
The Riad is a beautiful place with lots of spaces to experience – the peaceful internal courtyard has a mature bougainvillea that was playing host to a flock of birds, roof terraces where the Altlas mountains can be seen and the muezzin can be heard. It is tucked away in the Medina – you may well get lost until you get your bearings 😊 – just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the markets and main Jma el Fna square. Oh and there was a great shower in my en-suite!
I was welcomed by Adil and he and all the team are very friendly and helpful. Stef’s yoga classes exactly what I needed, and the Yoga + culture programme a great combination - I love the mix and enjoyed the cooking class and medina tour. And most of all the flexibility – it was super easy to find 3 nights that fit my schedule and I’d happily come again for some rejuvenation.
from Great Britain, November 2017
"Perfect in every way "
From the time I arrived I was treated amazingly. The yoga was great, I was a beginner but Stefanie talked through everything. The food was delicious. The room was beautiful and the staff really friendly. Thank you to the team for such an amazing few days.
from Great Britain, November 2017
"Zen in Marrakesh!"
The Riad was beautiful. A little haven amid the chaos of the Medina. The staff were so friendly and very helpful, food delicious and rooms excellent. The perfect way to chill out- even for a non yogi! I cannot reccomend it enough.
from Switzerland, September 2017
Stephanie and Phillipe went out of their way to make this retreat great. And in between yoga, the Riad is in a perfect location for exploring Marrakesh.
from United States, August 2017
Stephanie was amazing. The food was excellent! I came to get peace and relax and that is exactly what i got. I had a great time!
from United States, February 2018
"Perfect place to stay.."
It was a very beautiful Riad, with lovely & friendly staff. The food was great. And its located perfectly central. I really enjoyed my stay. Thank you.
Helena Diez Burgos
from Andorra, January 2018
"Precio calidad caro"
La profesora era buena ,pero las clases pocas por el precio.
from Germany, January 2018
"Ich komme gerne wieder"
Die familiäre Atmosphäre. Das rücksichtsvolle Personal. Das mit vieler Liebe und Authentizität renovierte Haus/ Riad.
from France, September 2017
"Great Great retreat!"
The Riad was really nice and the food amazing. The programme was a good combination of activities. The location in Marrakech was perfect for combining yoga and tourism.
Had a wonderful stay with my daughter at Riad Magellan 4 day yoga and Meditation Retreat in Marrakech. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of doing this retreat. The Riad was beautiful, great location, impeccable service and wonderful yoga. Cannot wait to return!
Dear Philippe: The yoga-retreat in Marrakech was amazing and I hope, I'll visit you again one day.
Thank you all for the comfortable stay, the excellent food and the beautiful atmosphere in your lovely riad.
Also a big thank you to Stéphanie! She's a wonderful yoga-teacher with a beautiful soul.
Say hi to all and hope to see you all soon - inshallah & namasté
I booked this retreat as a much-needed break from a crazy busy schedule in NYC. I could not have asked for a more perfect experience to that effect. Stephanie and Philippe are absolutely wonderful people, and their road is a beautiful, secluded oasis in the midst of busy Marrakech.
I've been practicing yoga for years, and Stephanie's teaching style was smooth, relaxing, and very well suited to my abilities. As a yoga teacher myself, I saw things in her practice that I absolutely loved, and will definitely borrow for my own classes in NYC! On my last day, we actually traded places and I led the practice for her. It was an amazing private yoga experience, and I was thrilled to share my practice with her as well. The whole week with her was a true joy.
Philippe was fantastically helpful in giving me hints and tips about exploring the city, and his team were all lovely people who were always willing to answer a question or help out. Everything about this experience was incredible; from the fresh juice in the mornings and the delicious tagines served for dinner each night, to the views from the roof and terrace, and the tour guide they arranged for me to see the Medina.
I cannot recommend this retreat highly enough, and I will certainly be back!
Every thing about this retreat was exceptional. The accommodation was beautiful, the staff were of an exceptional standard and the abundance of food was incredible. All in all this trip exceeded my every expectation. The yoga was wonderful and challenged me, staff even went out of their way to create private classes as we were each at varying levels of ability. Again proof of how the staff were willing to go out of their way to ensure that each guest got the most out of their visit. Would highly recommend and will hopefully be coming back again next season.
It's been a week since I've been home and I still think of the amazing time I've had at the Riad Magellan. The program they've been chosen for me was very intense but also informative. I felt welcome from the very first moment. The teachers were so inspiring and since I'm home I'm practicing every day a few special exercise they thought me. Thank you again Philippe, Adil, Ismail, and the rest of your team. I had an amazing time at the yoga retreat. Perfectly on time I've been picked up at the airport. The courses started the next day and were very intense and nourishing. And the food was always freshly prepared and so delicious (I almost collapsed because I ate way too much). The whole team - I'd really like to point that out - is so extremely friendly, attentive, and the Riad was always spit spot clean. Riad Magellan lays in the heart of the Medina and although I traveled alone I always felt safe. The staff introduced me very well to the culture and how to behave in the Souk - which I loved by the way - and they also pointed out all the highlights of Marrakesh. I had a wonderful time and I fell in love with the Medina, its people and the energy. I also enjoyed the mix of meditation and yoga compared to the lively Medina or for example "Le Jardin Majorelle". I'm sure I'm coming back again.The only thing I'd would admit is to inform the guests, that the driver cannot drive to the Riad and that a porter's gonna take you through the labyrinth. I'll keep these inspiring days always in my heart...Thank you Riad Magellan, I had an inspiring time!
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