Morocco is a land of light and a feast of the senses, and the destination of our first international Vertical Growth Retreat.
As Mercedes Era, Founder & President of BETC Group so eloquently puts it,
“Morocco is much more than a tourist experience. Morocco is an encounter with the essential: The beauty of the landscapes, the palette of smells and flavors, the vibrations of light, the intensity of the culture both rooted in the past and so open to the future and above all the immense heart of the people of Morocco”.
This retreat offers a unique combination of transformative coaching, meditation, yoga, and Essentrics, a full-body workout that will leave you feeling energized and invigorated. Throughout the retreat, you'll have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, immerse yourself in the local culture, and explore the stunning Moroccan landscapes.
During the retreat, you’ll stay in beautiful accommodations with authentic Moroccan decor, enjoy healthy and delicious meals, and receive personalized attention from our experienced team of instructors and coaches. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and empowered to take on whatever challenges life may bring.
Each day will begin with a guided rejuvenating movement practice to awaken your body and calm your mind. The morning session will also be the introduction of the foundational theme for the day. After this, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast at the riad, made with ingredients sourced from the local organic garden.
This immersive retreat will be a skillful integration of theory, formal practice and experiential learning based on curated themes that will significantly deepen the understanding of who you are and how you experience life.
Our days will begin with clear intention, followed by carefully curated activities, each reinforcing the other to support self-exploration and experiential learning. There will be group and individual sessions with our expert coaches, who will guide you through transformative practices that will help you explore your true nature, as well as identify obstacles that may be getting in the way, whether limiting beliefs, negative thought patterns, or emotional blockages.
The retreat will feature several group excursions specifically chosen to practice and embody the foundational theme of the day. These include exploring the captivating region of Marrakech, with its colorful souks, tranquil gardens, and stunning architecture. You’ll indulge in the rich flavors of Moroccan cuisine, immerse yourself in the local culture, and discover the magic and beauty of this remarkable destination. We will be visiting remote Berber communities, trekking, experiencing local folklore and so much more! There will also be plenty of opportunities to relax by the pool, enjoy massage or hammam experiences to support your integration process.
As the day draws to a close, we will wind down with restorative and meditative practices, allowing you to reflect on the day, connect with your inner self and tap into what is awaiting to be seen.
Join us on this empowering journey of self-discovery, where you’ll learn to embrace your inner strength, unlock hidden potential, and transform your life in unimaginable ways. It’s time to embark on a journey of self-love, growth, and transformation in the captivating Marrakech region. It is time for your hero’s journey.
The hero’s journey, which is our perennial intimate and collective story, describes the journey from an ordinary world to a special world where one faces challenges, receives help, forms allies, experiences transformation, and returns to the ordinary world with a gift. This is the bold intention of our very first Mindsmatter international retreat.
“The hero’s journey always begins with the call. One way or another, a guide must come to say, ‘Look, you’re in Sleepy Land. Wake. Come on a trip. There is a whole aspect of your consciousness, your being, that’s not being touched. So you’re at home here? Well, there’s not enough of you there’. And so it starts.”
— Joseph Campbell
You can reserve your spot by paying a $600, non-refundable deposit, and pay the remainder of the ticket price later in 3 installments. The deposit will count towards your ticket payment, and can be made for ANY available ticket:
EARLY BIRD: Single Occupancy (1 person per room) – $3350
EARLY BIRD: Double Occupancy (2 – 4 people per room) – $2800
Regular Price: Single Occupancy (1 person per room) – $3650 – price effective May 16, 2023
Regular Price: Double Occupancy (2 – 4 people per room) – $3100 – price effective May 16, 2023
Carl Lemieux is a sought-out speaker and workshop facilitator. He is also a psychotherapist, an executive coach and seasoned consultant with over 35 years of expertise in strategy, cultural transformation and leadership development.
Carl’s strengths lie in developing the potential of humans as they face increasingly complex lives, by (1) enhancing personal mastery and leadership of others, (2) using neuroscience and well-researched practices to increase focus, (3) deepening levels of connection. He helps people become wiser in their decision-making while they reach greater levels of authenticity and inner peace.
Carl is a registered psychologist (OPQ), EMBA and a qualified mindfulness teacher (MBSR). In 2022, he published Vertical Growth.
Carl speaks both English and French, and lives in Montreal.
Learn more: LinkedIn
Bhaskar Goswami is an acclaimed speaker and a senior yoga and meditation teacher from Assam, India. He is an embodiment specialist dedicated to helping people access the wisdom of their bodies through mindfulness practices.
Bhaskar is the founder of BODHI, an organization offering genuine wellbeing to people in homes, businesses, schools and special care centers. Bhaskar has published two international albums, Open Yoga and Wisdom Stories and is the author of Wisdom Stories – Book 1.
Bhaskar has a Masters Honors in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham (England) and a 10-year international engineering career. He lives in Montreal (Canada) with his family of three children.
Learn more: bhaskargoswami.com
Karima Tidjani is a certified Essentrics Instructor, an event planner and a real estate professional from Rabat, Morocco. She is a world traveler and has lived and worked in France, USA, Switzerland, Morocco and Canada.
Karima has a MBA from the College of Insurance, NY, USA and a degree in higher education pedagogy from UQAM, Montreal, Canada.
Karima has extensive experience as a Business advisor with SME, especially in HR management & event planning. Passionate about dance and self development through the arts, she has organized several cultural & artistic events in Montreal with local and international artists.
Today, her focus is on organizing and offering wellness & transformational holistic retreats in different parts of the world.
Karima lives in Montreal with her family. She speaks English, French and Arabic.