Yoga & Surf in Morocco

Imessouane July 18-24th 

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Some days to celebrate life through the practices of yoga and surf in a spectacular place in nature. These vacations are designed to enjoy a delicious time cultivating body and spirit, and your relationship with the Ocean and nature.

Susana will guide you deeply into the practice of yoga and will share her love for the ocean and Morocco.  Everyday will practice together, eat delicious food and we will learn how to surf under the instruction of our dedicated surf teachers– both if you are an experienced surfer or if you are planning to catch your first waves!

We welcome you to the peace and beauty of this special place while we immerse ourselves in these days of yoga and surf together.

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The setting

Imessouane is a magical place. Since the 70s, when some surfers and hippies fell in love with this place “at the end of the world”,  Imessouane has welcomed travellers from all over the world. 

A small fishing port, Imessouane locals live in rhythm with the Ocean, spotting the Bay with little blue boats. The village atmosphere is propitious to disconnect.  Its geographic configuration,  its ecosystem biodiversity, its climate and the impressive beauty of its surroundings make it an ideal place for the practice of surf, fishing, diving,… 

The famous waves at the Bay, soft, perfect in form and very, very long in  its duration make of Imessouane the perfect place to learn to catch waves if you are a beginner and to improve your style if you have an intermediate level. In any case you will fall in love with its waves… 

The teachers

Susana Garcia Blanco

Susana Garcia Blanco

Yogini, astrologer, tantrika, rasika, meditator, surfer, traveller, eternal student .

I practice yoga since 1996. Certified Anusara yoga® teacher, Acroyoga teacher y Rasa Yoga teacher. Teacher Trainer. PhD in Environmental Engineering. Astrologer. Committed to the Goddess and  the awakening of the feminine. My passions are Philosophy and the practices of Hindu Shaiva Tantra, Astrology and surfing. 

My mission is to guide students in their personal transformation towards the inner place of power and love  (hrdaya shakti), through yoga and other awareness techniques. In my classes you will find structured sequences, and precise instructions, asana, alignment, movement, Tantric Philosophy, Mythology, Therapeutic yoga, pranayama, mudra, mantra, meditation.

Based between Madrid and Morocco, I teach workshops, Immersions and Teacher Trainings in Spain and internationally. In love with the ocean, I find a great connection and freedom through surfing. Founder of   Yoga Surf Morocco to offer retreats that combine these practices of the heart.   www.rasalilayoga.com

Youssef Idrouch

Youssef Idrouch

Surf instructor

Youssef is our main instructor and guide. A very seasoned surf teacher with more than 10 yers of experience teaching surfers, both beginners and intermediate.  Outgoing and full of energy, helping clientes and make sure they are fully satisfied is very important for him. He worked for UCPA (Union Nationale des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air) for a decade and he has a profound knowledge of surfing spots in Morocco. c

Accommodation

We will stay in a three apartment building on top of the cliff. This building, with minimalist decoration, has bedrooms that can be single, double  (a big bed for couples) and triples (una cama grande y dos literas). All of them have shared bathrooms. There are several terraces in the house, all of them with breathtaking views over the Bay.  

There is a swimming pool and we can practice yoga both indoors and outdoors.  

Surf

Both if you are an experimented surfer or if you are catching your first waves, this is the trip for you. 

The day starts with yoga followed by breakfast. Then we go to the beach. Travel Surf Morocco surf instructors will guide you depending on your level so you gain confidence in the ways, learn and enjoy. All material (surf boards and wetsuits) are included.  Each day there will be around 4 hours of surf. Daily plans and schedule can change totally depending on tides and conditions.  

Imessouane Bay is an ideal place to learn how to surf. And on the days when waves are small there are other possibilities to enjoy the water:  SUP, canoeing… Or simply watching it from the top during a hike in the mountains. 

Enjoy  from right now watching this video from  Travel Surf Morocco

Schedule

July 18th is arrival day. Group will meet in Marrakech airport to get the minibus to Imessouane (let us know please if your intention is flying to Agadir). That evening we will meet at our opening circle to create an intention for the week and we will have our first dinner together.  Holidays end on July 24th after breakfast.  

Plans can change depending on flights schedules of the participants. 
If your flight arrive to Marrakech very late, please get your ticket for the day before  and spend a night in  Marrakech

An example of how it could be a day with us in Imessouane…

7.30                     Meditation

8.00 – 9.30 h      Yoga

9.30 h                 Breakfast

10.30 h                To the beach… surf classes 

13.00 h                Lunch

15.00 h                more surf!!!

6.30 -7.30 h        Yoga

8h                         Dinner

It could be an optional trip to Essaouira.

Schedule can change depending on tides, weather conditions and trips. To get the best of the week we like to flow with the rhythms of nature.  

Registration & payment 

To maker your reservation click on  “REGISTER HERE” and complete the registration form. You will receive  an email in a maximum of seven days with the payment information.

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

There are three accommodation options: single, double and triple room. Double room have a big bed. 

Early-Bird  price until  April 15th. Make your reservation now!!!

Deposit and final payment are definitive and non refundable. 

For further information contact us at  yogasurfmorocco108@gmail.com

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 Price include:

  • Accommodation in room with shared bathroom.
  • 3 delicious meals per day 
  • 2 daily yoga classes  (excepto travelling days) 
  • Meditation
  • 4 hours of surf per day and all the surf material 

What is not included:

  • Your flight ticket
  • Transport from airport to  Imessouane (Normally the group arrive to Marrakech and from there, they travel together in a minibus. Price for both ways is around 35-40 euros subject to the number of travellers in the minibus.  We can also organize your individual transport from/to Agadir)  
  • Optional trips like going to Essaouira

Logística

Accommodation

 single

double

triple

 

WITH Surf

799 € (899 €)

 690 € (790 €)

 670 € (770 €)

 before April 15th (after)

WITHOUT surf

  675 € (775 €)

  570 € (670 €)

 550 € (650 €)

before April 15th (after)

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What we need from you 

Please, send an email to yogasurfmorocco108@gmail.com confirming payment or deposit to reserve your spot with CHOSEN OPTION and WITH SURF or WITHOUT SURF  

Please send us the following information:

  • Phone number
  • Number of persons in your group 
  • Yoga experience and if you have any injury or limitation. Open to all levels.
  • Surf experience (you don´t need any but we want to know if we have any “pro” in the group)  
  • Food restrictions

What you need to bring

  • The weather in this area is usually very nice: warm or hot during the day, and cool during the night due to the Atlantic breeze. I Morocco temperature can change a lot between day and night due to the wind, even during summer. Do not forget to bring warm clothes for the night or for the cloudy mornings at the beach. 
  • Wetsuits are included but you can bring yours. Normally a 3/2 mm is more than enough. In the summer sometimes we surf with a swimming suit and a lycra. In the winter  you might want to use a 4/3.
  • Sun is always strong here. It is essential to bring a hat, sun glasses and sun screen. Really . Sun here is much stronger than in Europe.  
  • And do not forget the most important to fully enjoy Morocco… an open heart, no hurry and a big smile.  

Flights & travel arrangements

You can fly to the airports of Marrakech or Agadir. Most low-cost companies fly to Marrakech or Agadir from most European cities: Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling…  Royal Air Maroc and Iberia are normally  a bit more expensive options and fly both to Marrakech and Agadir  opciones algo más caras y vuelan tanto a Marrakech como a Agadir.

Imessouane is about 5 hours away from Marrakech by car and 2 hours away from Agadir. Transport from those airports is not included in the price but we can organise it both individually or in a group. 

If your flight arrive to Marrakech late on the arrival day we ask you to get a flight for the day before and spend a night in Marrakech if you want to travel in the group minibus. Marrakech is one of the main touristic destinations in Morocco and has a wide offer of accommodation and entertainment.  

Looking forward to see you in Morocco!!!!

 

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