september 20 – 26th
A residential retreat on the south coast of Morocco, in the beautiful Imessouane Bay
On the table, amazing ingredients: Anusara yoga, Surf & Acroyoga. Why combining these practices? Flexibility, strength and awareness, getting your body ready and opened to connect with the surrounding nature.
All level welcome, friends shall be provided, fill up your luggage with joy and come & ride!
Movements and actions within every pose are coordinated with the breath. Postural alignment and heart opening, infused with myth and philosophical inspiration
Get your waves and connect with the power of the ocean… do you need to know more? Two hours of class daily and more time to practice on your own.
Blends the wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and thai massage. These three lineages form the foundation of a practice that cultivates trust, playfulness, and community.
Imessouane is a magic place. From the 70´s, when some surfers and hippies fell in love with this place “at the end of the world”, Imessouane has welcomed travelers from all the world in search of adventure.
A small fishing port, the people in Imessouane lives in synch with the rhythm of the Ocean, speckling the Bay with their little blue boats. The environment here is propitious for disconnection. Its geographic configuration, the diversity of its ecosystem, its climate and the impressive beauty of its surroundings make it an ideal place for the practice of surf, stand up paddling, fishing, diving…
The Bay famous soft, perfect shaped and really long waves make this place a perfect spot to learn to catch your first waves if you are a beginner and to improve your style if you are an intermediate level surfer. In any case fun is a given and you will feel in love with its waves.
We will stay in a three apartment building on the cliff. This lodge, with minimalist decoration, has bedrooms that can be single, double (with a double bed) or triple (a double bed and two bank beds). Bathrooms are shared. There are several terraces in the house, all of them with amazing views over the Bay.
The building has a swimming pool and we have the possibility to practice yoga both indoors and outdoors.
Whether you’re an experienced surfer, a white water rider or have always wanted to take your first steps into the water this is the trip for you.
Each day starts with yoga followed by breakfast. Then we head out to the beach. The instructors will make sure to bring you to a place that suits your level and, most importantly, that you are getting the guidance you need to feel confident and have fun. All material (surfboards and wetsuits) are included.
Imessouane Bay is an ideal spot to learn surfing. And if conditions are small there are many other ways to enjoy the Ocean: SUP, canoeing,.. Or simply enjoying the majestic views from the top during a hiking in the mountains.
Yoga is like the air, it makes the rest of the body useful and meaningful. AcroYoga is the heart that needs to play with others and share the light we all have inside. Omshanti is a project that brought two brothers and one sister together in a spiritual and life learning path. Our yoga practice brougth our minds, hearts and hands together to open a yoga studio up in a hill outside Barcelona.
Mireia has studied as a Yoga Teacher in Witryh Yoga. Special Education Teacher, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona. Thai Yoga Massage Therapist in Sunshine Network. Yoga teacher for children EURYE, France. Perinatal Yoga Teacher by Birthlight. Practitioner of Sivananda yoga in Kerala, India. Vipassana practicitioner in Spain & India.
Susana Garcia Blanco
Anusara yoga & Acroyoga teacher
Yogini, surfer, traveler, student of life. Always amazed by the creative power of the human heart (hrdaya shakti), her mission is guiding students to that inner place of wisdom and power. Her classes are a place for transformation where she helps students to find their limits, with love and awareness, structured sequences and precise instruction. Everything infused with her passion for Philosophy, Myth and the therapeutic possibilities of yoga.
Based in Morocco, she teaches workshops, Immersions and Teacher Trainings in Spain and internationally. In love with the Ocean, she finds great connection and freedom through surfing. She founded Yoga Surf Morocco to offer retreats combining these practices of the heart. Susana feels grounded in the simplicity of her life in Africa, and for her, yoga is the adventure of life when you live to the highest. www.rasalilayoga.com
David Graham Vossen
Acroyoga, physical theater & circus teacher
Movement explorer through acrobatics, dance and traveling, Acroyoga combining them all!
Youssef is our main surf instructor and guide. A very experimented surf coach, with over 10 years of experience teaching beginners and intermediate surfers. Very outgoing and full of energy, for him is truly important to help the clients and make sure they are fully satisfied. He has worked for UCPA (Union Nationale des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air) for about a decade. Youssef has a very wide knowledge of the surf spots in Morocco, and his students are always delighted discovering amazing places for surfing.
September 20th is arrival day. In the evening will have our retreat initiation circle, create our intention for the week and enjoy our first dinner together. Retreat will end on September 26th after breakfast.Plans could change depending flight schedules of the majority of the participants
This is how a retreat day could look like…
8 – 9.30 h Yoga/Acroyoga/Dance to be scheduled
9.30 h Breakfast
10.30 h To the beach… surfing lessons (lunch is at the beach)
5.30 – 7.00h Yoga/Acroyoga/Dance to be scheduled
It could be an optional trip to Essaouira or to some of the surrounding places.Schedule might change depending on tides, conditions and trips. To get the maximum from the week, and specially from the surf, we like to work in flow with nature.
Registration & payment
To make your reservation REGISTER HERE and fill up the registration form. Within 7 days you will receive an email with all the information to make the payment.
There are two options: with and without surf. We highly recommend you the surf experience!!
There are three types of room: single, double (with a double bed) and triple (with a double bed and two bunk beds). All options have shared bathrooms.
Early bird price is until august 1st. Make your reservation now!
Payment is final and not reimbursable.
For more información contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chosen accommodation
- 3 delicious meals per day (lunch might be at the beach)
- 2 classes per day: Acroyoga, Anusara yoga or dance (schedule might change with trips or ocean conditions)
- 2 hours of Surf class per day and all the surf material
- Use of the yoga shala
What is not included:
- Flight to Morocco
- Transport from/to Marrrakech or Agadir airport (this is left open to the individual or group needs but it can be arranged by us as an extra with individual taxis or with a group minibus)
- Optional trip to Essaouira
775 € (875 €)
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before August 1st (after)
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before August 1st (after)
What do we need to know from you?
Please send an email confirming that you made payment or deposit to email@example.com and with your options of surf or no surf and accommodation type
Once you have made your travel arrangements, send another email with al the following information:
- All your travel information: air company, flight number, arrival and departure time, how many people is in your party. Specially if you arrive to Marrakech, make sure your that you book a flight that allows you to travel to the retreat center with the group. See Travel Arrangements below
- Your telephone number
- Yoga experience and if you have any injury or limitation
- Surf experience (you don´t need any but we want to know if we have with us some “pros”)
- Any dietary restriction
What do you need to bring in this time of the year?
- Climate in this area is usually nice: warm/hot during the day and cool during the night with the Atlantic breeze. In Morocco temperature can change a lot during the day (and even in the same hour because of the wind). So don´t forget a thick hoody or sweater or jacket or the nights or the cloudy days at the beach. Nights in Imessouane are usually pretty chilly
- Wetsuits are included in the surfing material but feel free to bring your own wetsuit. A 3/2 mm is usually OK, but if you get easily cold you can use a 4/3.
- Sun is always strong here. A hat, sun glasses and a high factor sunscreen are essential here. Really, sun here is stronger than in Europe.
And don´t forget an open heart and something totally necessary to fully enjoy Morocco: no hurry and a big smile.
Flights & travel arrangements
You can fly to the airports of Agadir or Marrakech. Agadir is closer but usually flights are cheaper to Marrakech. It will depend on where you come from. Most cheap airlines fly to Marrakech from many European cities. Some are: Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling. Air Maroc is normally a little bit more expensive option.
Imessouane is about 5 hours away from Marrakech by road and about 2 hours away from Agadir airport. (The trip is really worth it once you arrive to the Bay!!!) Transport from the airports is not included in the price but it ca be organize individually or in groups.
If your flight gets very late we ask you to reserve a flight the day before the retreat starts and spend a night in Marrakech or in the Agadir surroundings, so you can start the retreat with all the group. Marrakech is one of Morocco´s most popular destinations and there is a big offer of accommodation and things to do. Agadir is a chilled out city with really beautiful places around.