Yoga Surf Morocco
april 11 -17 2017
Come to spend a different vacation. Some days to celebrate life through the practice of yoga and learning to surf in an amazing place in nature. These holidays are specially designed to enjoy a delicious time cultivating body and spirit and your relationship with the Ocean and nature in general.
Susana will guide you deeply into the practice of Anusara yoga, pranayama, meditation, mantra. And she will share with you her love for the Ocean. Everyday we will practice together, we will eat delicious food and we will travel to the best spots to surf under the instruction of our dedicated surf instructors – both if you are an experienced surfer or if you are catching your first waves. We will stay in the villas of a complex located on the top of Imi Ouadar, with beautiful ocean and mountain views, and spaces to share in good company.
We welcome you to the peace and majesty of this special place as we immerse together into these days of yoga and surf.
Imi Ouadar, in the south of Morocco, has developed around the Ocean. It is close to the beréber villages of Tamraght and Taghazout, peaceful places with a beautiful heart, where their inhabitants live together with surfers from all over the world in a peaceful rhythm with the Ocean.
We are 5 minutes away from the famous surfer town of Taghazout. In my friend Clare Beagley´s words, “… 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.
Susana Garcia Blanco
Profesora Certificada de Anusara yoga y Acroyoga
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 is our main surf instructor and guide. A real waterman. 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.
We will stay in 2 bedroom villas, with its salon, kitchen and bathroom. They also have a porche where you can enjoy to be outside.
You can choose between single or double room. Double rooms can have one big bed or two individual beds. All of them have shared bathroom just with another room.
There are several common spaces and a wonderful swimming pool.
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.
We are located in a bay with loads of great waves to ride. A couple of right handed points, some long and mellow, some powerful and hollow. Loads of punchy beach breaks along the bay make it a perfect beginners spot. The best part is though…no crowds. You can surf the best swells for days and it´s just you and your best buddies. Depending on conditions we might travel some of the days to some amazing spots around.
April 11th is arrival day. Usually the group meets in Marrakech to get the minibus to Imessouane (cplease let us know if your intention is to flight to Agadir). 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 April 17th after breakfast.Plans could change depending flight schedules of the majority of the participants. If your flight arrives in the late afternoon or evening please, plan to get a ticket for the day before and spend a night in Marrakech
This is how a retreat day could look like…
8.00 – 9.30 h Yoga
9.30 h Breakfast
10.30 h To the beach… surf lessons
13.00 h Lunch
15.00 h more surf!!!
18.30 -19.30 h Yoga
Schedule might change depending on the tides, weather conditions and trips, so we can make the best of the week.
Registration & payment
To make your reservation click on “REGISTER” and complete the registration form. In a maximum of 7 days you will receive an email with all the information to make the payment.
There are two options: with and without surf. We strongly recommend the surf experience!!!
There are two possibilities for accommodation: single or double room. Double rooms can have one big bed or two single beds.
Early bird price until February 20th Make your reservation now !!!
Payment is final and not reimbursable.
For more information contact us in firstname.lastname@example.org
- Accommodation in room with shared bathroom
- 3 delicious meals per day
- 2 daily yoga classes (except days with travelling)
- 4 hours of surf per day (2 hours of class) and all the surf material
- trips to the beach
- a dinner in Taghazout
What is not included:
- Your flight ticket
Transport between the airport and Imi Ouadar (Usually the group arrives to Marrakech and from there they travel together in a minibus. Two way minibus trip price depends on the number of people travelling. We can also organise your individual transport from Marrakech or Agadir.
- Optional activities: hammam, massage, a visit to Agadir zouk, horse riding,..
675 € (775 €)
595 € (695 €)
before february 20th (after)
550 € (650 €)
470 € (570 €)
before february 20th (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 CHOSEN ACCOMMODATION
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, Norwegian Airlines, Easyjet, Vueling. Air Maroc is normally a little bit more expensive option.
Imi Ouadar is about 3 hoursand a half away from Marrakech by road and about 1 hour away from Agadir airport. 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.
Please do not get your flight tickets until group is confirmed. Thanks!
We are looking forward to see you in Morocco!