Yoga and Sound Healing at El Fenn
Life at El Fenn is about the senses – from the taste of locally sourced food to the smell of orange blossom and spices. We’ve added a new layer to this experience: healing through movement and sound.
We’re partnering with Root Holistic Center to offer personalised yoga and sound baths during your stay. From sunrise yoga on the rooftop to meditation under the branches of an orange tree in one of our courtyards, we’ll tailor your experience to your exact needs.
Root offers six styles of yoga available as a one-to-one or two-to-one session with an instructor.
The forms of yoga that Root teaches include:
- Yin Yang
Movement and sound have been used for centuries to promote well-being and healing. Sound baths can be done against a backdrop of your choice of 24 instruments – including theta, crystal and Himalayan bowls as well as ocean drums. The experience can be both restorative and rejuvenating and can help to activate your auto-immune system, balance your chakras as well as release any body tension or stress.
Yoga has been practised for thousands of years, while everyone from the Ancient Greeks to Native Americans used sound as a way to calm the parasynthetic nervous system.
Root founder Kaltoum Irrgang was born and raised in a Marrakechi family who practised natural healing through plant medicine and food. As an adult, she studied yoga, reiki and sound healing in Thailand before returning home in 2020 with her German husband and two children to open Root.
‘I wanted to come back home and bring my knowledge to open a place to help people here in Morocco unlock their infinite potential and grow into the best version of themselves,’ says Kaltoum. ‘I’ve held safe and sacred spaces for thousands of people through cacao ceremonies, sound healing sessions, full moon and new moon circles. I’m looking forward to sharing some of that at El Fenn.’
All Root teachers are certified by the Yoga Alliance and each session will include Pranamaya breathwork and a guided meditation.
Our aim is to give you a personalized experience based on your body type, experience and what you’re looking to get out of your session. We’ll provide any equipment such as blocks, mats, straps or blankets. You can book in advance of your stay or whilst you are at El Fenn, we just need 24 hours notice for 1-2-1 sessions. Our concierge team can also book you into the spa if you’d like to compliment your classes with a hammam or massage.
Together, every sense – from sight and smell, to taste, touch and sound – can now be nurtured at El Fenn. We’re delighted to be partnering with Root to deepen your experience during your stay.