Welcome to our Moroccan soul surf & yoga magic workshop. We are so excited to be returning to this soulful coastal town. The villa, the waves, the people and the culture are like nowhere else. Ride a camel, eat Tagine, surf world class point breaks and soak up relaxation in the amazing Villa which looks out over beautiful right hand sand point of Imsouane. The Magic bay!
For centuries, Morocco has inspired travelers with its colors, history, and cultural combination of Arab, European, and African influence. From the city’s bustling medinas to the uncrowded long, golden beaches along the coast, Morocco packs a remarkable variety of adventure, culture, and relaxation into its corner of Northern Africa. Kasbahs and mosques offer a glimpse of a more mystical time, while hip cafés and high-design riads reflect Moroccans’ modern, cosmopolitan side. It is no wonder why this country is on the Lonely Planet’s “Best Travel in 2015” and Travel + Leisure’s “Best Places to Travel” list. National Geographic claims Tagazhout to be on of the “Best Surf Towns in the World.” We agree!
We traveled from the northern beaches near Casablanca all the way to the southern famous point breaks of Taghazout. We can tell you that we have chosen our favorite surf spot and seaside town along the way to spend our week together. Imsouanne is a unique gem of a spot on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. It’s the perfect place to get fun waves and a unique cultural experience. Oh yes, this vacation is one not to miss.
In a serene seaside setting, our villa is located a stone’s throw from the ocean. We are blessed with breathtaking panoramic sea views from our front yard yoga space to watch Morocco’s unforgettable sunrise and sunset practice. Seconds from the surf, near to traditional villages, yet ideally tucked away from the hustle and bustle, we have found the perfect place to base our Morocco Surf and Yoga Escape. We believe that the villa is unquestionably the very best accommodation in the region.
The beautiful wooden rooftop yoga studio offers incredible views out over the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. With wooden floorboards and surrounding glass sliding doors, the shala is an open airy space blessed with the first rays of sunrise and the last magical light of sunset. An inspiring and unforgettable healing space; perfect for yoga and meditation. Kori Hahn will be there to support you both in the mornings with a mindful meditation followed by a gentle vinyasa flow and in the evenings with a relaxing and healing yin/ restorative class that is sure to leave you going to bed rejuvenated and relaxed. Our focus is to reset your body and mind to a state of peace and zen. All Levels are welcome and we are happy to cater to your needs.
The thing about our retreats, if you are coming for yoga, then come and join in the yoga, but if you are coming to surf and are not inclined to join, thats fine too. We believe in living your dreams. So we want everyone to feel that they have the freedom and flexibility to just do whatever it is they want to do. Surf, yoga, adventure, lay by the pool, eat. This is a week all about treating yourself. So do exactly what your heart is telling you it needs. We are here to support you.
By joining this retreat you are supporting a beautiful karma yoga project. From the proceeds of this retreat, we will donate one high-quality modular prosthetic limb kit for a child with a limb disability living in the developing world. Find our more about our karma yoga project by (clicking here).
If Morocco isn’t on your list of surf destinations. It should be. Morocco has a coastline with countless waves to froth on. These are the waves that have made Morocco famous, known for world class surf and leg achingly long rides. Whether you are looking for reeling point breaks, endless mellow longboard walls, or the perfect wave to learn on, Morocco has it all. National Geographic describes the area as “a surfing oasis in the middle of a long, rugged coastline that is inundated with waves.” The Tagahzout region is blessed with a multi-aspect coastline which means on any given day a wide range of waves can be found to suit the whole spectrum of abilities, likewise there are spots to suit an array of swell, tide, and wind variations. Local guides will be available to tell you where will be best on the day.
We also have legendary surf photographer, Stuart Smythe, on hand to capture our greatest moments in the water and on land, take home beautiful photos from the trip along with all the memories for life.
Note: Surf lessons and board rentals are at your own expense.
Using only the finest and freshest local produce, our team of talented local chefs, make each meal a taste sensation. With 3 delicious, nutritious vegetarian meals a day and a wide array of healthy snacks, your taste buds are certain to be satisfied. After morning yoga, enjoy smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, fresh local breads, amlou, yoghurts, eggs, crepes, dried fruits, nuts and a rainbow platter of seasonal fruit. Perhaps a picnic on the beach for lunch with freshly filled baguettes, varied mixed salads, homemade falafel, sweet treats and fresh fruit will satisfy your hunger between surfs. At sunset, feast on gourmet Moroccan and International dishes; meals range from Moroccan tagines, kebabs, couscous and salads, to barbecues, vegetarian options, fresh fish and a delicious variety of international and Moroccan dishes to suit every palate. The famous dips and tapas, spiced chick peas, aubergines, toasted almond and apricot rice and divine chocolate avocado tartare are delectable. It is a culinary dream.
We can adapt meal times and all cuisine to suit your dietary requirements, allergies and preferences.
From our base in Banana Village, there are so many amazing places nearby to explore and adventures to be had. Venture to Paradise Valley graced with beautiful streams, waterfalls and pools or head to Agadir to shop the bustling town’s main souq (a Moroccan market). On every travelers itinerary, Essaouira is a lively artist’s town ideal for shopping, eating and experiencing the culture of magical Morocco. Ride a camel, sweat it up in a hammam (Moroccan steam bath), or relax and read by the pool soaking up the sun from the beachfront villa. You will have a local “adventure packet” waiting for you on your arrival.
Beautiful experience. I am so glad and thankful to have been able to particilate in this amazing week with you all. I will do my best to keep the serenity and peacefulness that I gained here. I loved the morning meditations as well as the restorative and yin yoga after surfing. It really helped to release all the soreness. I loved everything actually. Thank you Kori for your classes and your nice calm way to guide us.”
“How to put it in words… I feel centered, I take peace and harmony with me. I barely ever have felt so welcome. This bunch of travelers full of awesomeness made me feel so good. As far as the yoga, OMG that was the best I have ever had. Going through different styles is just great. It was so good for me. I learned a lot and I take home so many new things. Perfect!”