Escape to Shape

This item appears on page 87 of the April 2009 issue.

Escape to Shape (New York, NY; 601/818-8137, is offering a week-long fitness vacation in Marrakech, Morocco, May 2-9 and May 9-16, 2009. The trip includes a 7-night stay in a luxurious private desert home and a variety of fitness classes and excursions.

Highlights include Vinyasa yoga sessions taught by world-renowned trainers; cooking classes focusing on healthy ways to enjoy the foods of the region at home; hikes to a variety of locations, including along the Atlas Mountains; a guided historical tour of the medina; belly dancing lessons and henna sessions; one included massage, and regional healthy meals each day.

Each departure is limited to 15 people. The land-only cost is $3,000 per person, based on double occupancy (roommates can be arranged).