Yoga & Surf in New Year

Morocco  december 29th – january 4th

 

magical sunsets

yoga

surf

breathtaking landscapes

Como to spend a different New Year holidays, getting away from the winter cold in a relaxed environment. Some days to celebrate life through the practice of yoga and learning to surf in very beautiful spots in nature. These vacations are especially designed to enjoy a delicious time while you cultivate body and spirit and your relationship with the Ocean and nature.

Susana will lead you deeper into the practice of Anusara yoga, pranayama, meditation, mantras and chanting. Also she will share with you her deep love for the Ocean. Each day we’ll practice yoga together, eat beautiful food and take trips to the best surfing beaches with dedicated surf instructors – whether you’re an accomplished surfer or just taking your first waves.  We’ll be staying in a riad, a charming and nice space in the village of Tamraght, with views over the Ocean and spaces to be in great company.

We welcome you to the peace and majesty of this special as we dive into these days of yoga and surf together.

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The setting

 

Tamraght, in the south of Morocco is quiet bereber village with a beautiful heart where locals live side by side with surfers in a peaceful rhythm with the Ocean. We are 5 minutes from the famous surf center of Taghazout.

In words of my friend Clare Beagley, “… each evening  there is a special moment where the serenity of the ocean and the glowing sunset gives way to twilight, the sea begins to roar her melodious chant and one by one the stars begin to cover the sky. It’s truly magical”. All this happens to the sounds of remembrance of the Divine from the local mosque.

The teachers

 

Susana Garcia Blanco

Susana Garcia Blanco

Anusara yoga & Acroyoga Certified 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

Youssef Idrouch

Youssef Idrouch

Surf Instructor

Youssef is our main surf instructor and guide. A real water man. He is 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.

The lodge

We will be staying in a “riad”, a typical Moroccan building, with all the rooms around an inner yard.

You can choose between single or double rooms. Most doubles have a double bed and two of them have single beds.  All rooms have private bathrooms. There is a big terrace from which you can see the beaches of Imourane and Crocros, and enjoy this country magical sunsets.

The surf

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.

Usually, 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. There will be around 4 horas of surf per day (2 horas of guided class). All material (surfboards and wetsuits) are included. Daily plan and schedules can totally change depending on tides, weather and Ocean conditions. And you are always free to spend your time reading a book, walking at the beach or relaxing at the riad.

If conditions allow it, we will travel one of the days to Imessouane. The Bay is an ideal spot to learn surfing and one of the most breathtaking landscapes along the coast.

Schedule

December 29th 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 January 4th after breakfast.

Plans could change depending flight schedules of the majority of the participants. If your flight to Marrakech arrive in the evening or late afternoon, and you want to travel together with the group, please plan to get a flight for the day before and spend a night in Marrakech,
 

This is how a retreat day could look like…

 

8 – 9.30 h            Yoga

9.30 h                   Breakfast

10.30 h                 To the beach… surfing lessons

13.00 h                Lunch at the beach)

15.oo h                 More surf !

18.30 – 19.30h     Yoga

20h                          Dinner

 
 
Schedule might change depending on tides, conditions and trips. Depending on the tide schedule the day of the trip to Imessouane yoga sessions could be cancelled or shorter. 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 click on  “REGISTER”  and fill up the registration form. In a maximum of 7 days you will receive an email with all the payment information.

There are two options: with and without surf. We highly recommend the surf experience !!!

There are two types of room:  single and double. Most rooms have a double bed and there are two rooms with single beds.  All options have private bathrooms.

Early bird price is until december 10th.  Make your reservation now!

Payment is final and not reimbursable.  

For more información contact us at yogasurfmorocco108@gmail.com 

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Price includes

  • Chosen accommodation
  • 3 delicious meals per day (lunch might be at the beach)
  • 2 yoga classes per day: (schedule might change with trips or ocean conditions)
  • 4 hours of Surf per day (2 hours are a guided class) and all the surf material
  • A trip to Imessouane (if weather and conditions allow)
  • A dinner in the village of Taghazout
  • New Years Eve dinner

 

 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. Price for the minibus from / to Marrakech depends on the number of people)
  • Optional activities:  hammam (Moroccan bath), massage, visit to Agadiz zouk, horse riding,..

Accomodation

 

single

double

 

WITH Surf

 

699 € (799€)

  620€ (720 €)

 before december 10th (after)

 

WITHOUT surf

 

579 € (679 €)

 500 € (600 €)

before december 10th (after)

 

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 Logistics

 

 

What do we need to know from you?

Please send an email confirming that you made payment or deposit to yogasurfmorocco108@gmail.com  and with your ACCOMMODATION choice and the options of WITH or WITHOUT SURF. 

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.

Tamraght is about 3 and a half hours away from Marrakech airport by road and about 50 minutes from Agadir airport.  Transport from the airports is not included in the price but it can be organized 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.

Please don´t get a plane ticket until the group is confirmed. Thanks!

 

Looking forward to welcome you in Morocco !!!

 

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