Finding Balance & Joy Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat

 

This is going to be so much fun again!

Thursday 5th – Tuesday 10th November 2020
Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreats
Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Surf Tuition, Meditation, Reiki Healing, 
Spa/Hammam, Exploring Day Trips, 
Delicious Homecooked Moroccan Inspired Cooking
Azul Guesthouse, Tamraght, Agadir 80750, Morocco

Following the incredible success of our November 2019 Morocco Retreat we are delighted to announce a date for 2020!

Join Saira Francis and Sally Kirby for a blissful 5 night Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat at the beautiful Azul Guesthouse. We invite you to share with us as we enjoy offering you the opportunity to retreat in the sunshine. We have wonderful plans to help you relax, have fun, eat well, laugh much and learn some yoga and surf, maybe for the first time!

Non-surfing yogis welcome! Join us and chill on the beach and watch the surfers and sunbathe if you prefer!

Watch this amazing video from our November 2019 Retreat!

 

 

Contact us to discuss your booking now

Hold your space TODAY for just £100! 
£150 deposits due 1st April 2020

Paypal option below or payment can be also be made by
BACS Mellulah, 82611963 51-81-01

 

Mellulah has won Gold three years running at the Dorset Tourism Awards in the Spa & Wellbeing Category and in the South West Tourism Awards Mellulah won Silver in 2018 and Bronze in 2019 & 2020! Read more…. 

What you get on this Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat:

Beautiful Accommodation at the Magical Retreat of Azul Guesthouse
Free Transfers from Agadir Airport
7 Yoga Sessions with Saira or SallyMorocco Yoga & Surf Retreat
Surf Tuition and Equipment
3  meals a day, including picnics and outdoor grills on some days (all meals Vegetarian/Fish)
Spa time at local Hammam
Meditation
Tibetan Bowl sound healing
Reiki Healing – Drumming
Sand Boarding
Day Trips to local lovely spots
All refreshments, smoothies, juices and fruit

NO alcohol on this retreat and NO phones or gadgets in the spaces so we can connect and create!

Schedule for this Yoga & Surf Retreat:

Thursday 5 November 
Arrival at Agadir Airport, free  transfer to Azul Guesthouse.Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat
Hellos! Enjoy Moroccan mint tea on the roof terrace
18.15 Sunset Yoga on the beach
20.00 Delicious 3 course Moroccan inspired dinner at Azul’s roof top restaurant

Friday 6 November
07.15 Super Smoothie and Fruit
07.45 Sunrise Yoga and Meditation
09.00 Breakfast
10.00 Surf session at nearby beach break, perfect for beginners and improvers
12.00 Picnic lunch and beach play
13.00 Supervised surf session to practice what you learned in the morning class
16.00 Return to Azul for afternoon tea, showers and chill time
18.15 Sunset Yoga
20.00 Delicious 3 course Moroccan inspired dinner at Azul’s roof top restaurant
21.30 Drumming Circle

Saturday 7 NovemberMorocco Yoga & Surf Retreat
07.15 Super Smoothie and Fruit
07.45 Sunrise Yoga and Meditation
09.00 Breakfast
10.00 Surf session at nearby beach break, perfect for beginners and improvers
12.00 Picnic lunch and beach play
13.00 Supervised surf session to practice what you learned in the morning class
16.00 Return to Azul for afternoon tea, showers and chill time
18.15 Sunset Yoga
20.00 Delicious 3 course Moroccan inspired dinner at Azul’s roof top restaurant
21.30 Reiki Healing Meditation Circle on the roof terrace

Sunday 8 NovemberMorocco Yoga & Surf Retreat
07.15 Super Smoothie and Fruit
07.45 Sunrise Yoga and Meditation
09.00 Breakfast
10.00 Spa time at local hammam. Massage and hammam included
14.00 Paradise Valley for hiking and swimming in the oasis
20.00 Delicious 3 course Moroccan inspired dinner at Azul’s roof top restaurant

Monday 9 November
7.15 Super Smoothie and Fruit
7.45 Sunrise Yoga and Meditation
09.00 Breakfast
10.00 Depart for coastal drive to Imsouane, a bohemian village which is a mecca for surfers, seeking to ride the longest wave in Morocco in this magical setting. En route we will stop at the ‘Petit Desert’ for sand boarding.Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat
20.00 Delicious 3 course Moroccan inspired dinner at Azul’s roof top restaurant

Tuesday 10 November
7.15 Super Smoothie & Fruit
7.45 Sunrise Yoga & Meditation
09.00 Breakfast
10.00 Goodbyes!

This schedule is just a guideline and may change due to weather and waves!

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Accommodation Options on this Super Special Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat:

  • Royal Suite King Size Double Room – £899 single occupancy or £849pp to share as a couple
  • Royal Suite Twin Room – £849pp
  • Double Room – £799 single occupancy or £749 to share as a couple -Fully booked
  • Shared Twin Room – £699pp – 1 bed left
  • Shared Triple Room – Fully booked

Contact us to discuss your booking now

 

Hold your space TODAY for just £100! 
£150 deposits due 1st April 2020

Paypal booking option below or payment can be also be made by
BACS Mellulah, 82611963 51-81-01


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There are a total of 11 bedrooms in the house, separated into 5 spacious 2-bedroom apartments. Each apartment shares a bathroom and salon/seating area. Our largest 2-bed apartment is the Royal Suite, which has a private south facing roof terrace.

If you wish to share an apartment with friends please let us know when booking so we can keep you together if we have availability.

Azul Guesthouse is part of a friendly, lively, busy, bustley surfing village with roads and some building work in areas approaching the guesthouse.

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FLIGHTS

Flights  from Gatwick to Agadir with Easyjet – these tend to come out about March/ April and in previous years they have  been approx £100-120 return. If you book early we will inform you as soon as flights come out so you can get them straight away at the best price.
FREE transfers from Agadir airport to Azul Guesthouse approx 45 mins
Transfers from Marrakesh airport 120€.

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We invite you to join us for our Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat ‘Finding Balance & Joy’. Whatever level of surfer you are, days spent playing in the waves, connecting with the ocean and bonding with your co-surfers over take offs and pop ups is a wonderful way to bring out the surfer sparkle in your eyes. We believe the combination of surfing and yoga is a great way to connect with yourself, others and nature. Both encourage us to slow down and let life flow naturally. The ocean serves to teach us many lessons, which will be translated to you by our experienced coaches. Listen to their tips, simple words of wisdom that can be transferred from surfing – and yoga mats – into everyday life. Often highlighting your habits and self-defeating patterns, through the practice of surf and yoga people often comment on how it has helped overcome fears, increased confidence and many other benefits. When you’re focused on surfing, moving through a yoga sequence, you are in the flow, and when you find balance on your board and mat, you will notice a more balanced feeling in other areas of your life too.

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The Venue at Azul Guesthouse on this Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat:

Azul Guesthouse was built by owner, Bohcine Zammor, a fisherman/carpenter, his hand-carved furnishings showcase traditional Berber woodwork throughout. Growing up in a family of seven brothers, the guesthouse is run like a large family home. Here you will experience the joy that comes from community living, a focus on family values and generous Berber hospitality. The ocean-facing roof terrace is where we come together for afternoon tea, sunrise and sunset yoga, ping-pong, drumming, music, and meditation under the star-filled African sky.

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Yoga on this Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat:

Yoga on the rooftop terrace is heaven!  Sally Kirby is in-house yoga teacher at the Azul Guesthouse and Saira Francis has been running Mellulah Yoga Retreats since 2011 in the UK. Saira has a rich experience in teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga and in sharing meditation.

Sally is originally from the UK, having worked in the travel industry for 10 years, organising and trialling holidays all over the world, Sally chose Azul as her spiritual home in 2018. A qualified Yogaworks teacher, her classes range from energising morning flows to gentle restorative sunset sessions.

Saira and Sally met in the UK in 2017 when Sally came to one of Saira’s retreats in Dorset, brought together by divine fate the two are delighted to be working together again to create this blissful retreat stay for you.

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Surfing on this Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat:

Our head surf coach, Hucine Zammor, is the youngest of the family’s seven brothers, he seemingly fell into the ocean before he could walk.  Growing up in Tamraght, at the heart of Morocco’s surfing coast, his ‘savoir-vivre’ and enthusiasm for a simple life is contagious. Hucine and his experienced coaching surfing team, will take you and your guests from beginner to intermediate, or for those with prior surfing experience, improver and advanced surf guiding options are also available. Our retreat surf package includes surf tuition and equipment hire. We have a newly stocked surf shop with an extensive selection of wetsuits, soft and hard boards, as well as surf and yoga related products for sale including ponchos, hoodies, sun cream and yoga clothing.

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Food on this Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat:

We believe in a healthy, balanced diet, that includes colourful salads, delicious tagines, and…if your retreat permits, Berber pancakes and desserts with your 3 course evening meal! Home-made, nourishing, locally produced, seasonal dishes are inspired by well-loved Moroccan specialities, with an occasional international twist, imparted by visiting chefs. Prepared daily by our chefs, our sample menus can be seen here:  Given the families’ fishing history and our location in a fishing village, there’s a focus on freshly caught fish, alongside colourful salads, and delicious tagines. Dietary requirements can be accommodated and we welcome your suggestions and specific retreat menu requests.

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Creativity on this Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat:

Aside from board games and beach play, we also like to make space for the joy that comes from creativity and the therapeutic benefits of art. As part of a retreat with us you will have access to a cupboard of art materials for self-play, or we can create tailored workshops to help you and your guests tap into their creative flow.

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Exploring on this Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat:

Your host family are born and bred in the village, they love to introduce people to their native Berber land and it’s traditions. From village walks, grotto BBQs, souk shopping, hiking in Paradise Valley, wild swimming in the oasis’, dune boarding in the desert and other day trips in the area. We can also assist with pre and post retreat trips if you and your guests would like to combine your retreat with a visit to Marrakech, Essaouira, the Sahara Desert, the Atlas Mountains, and other places.

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The Spa on this Morocco Yoga & Surf Retreat:

Many people come to this area and comment on its transformative energy and the sparkle in the locals’ eyes. As part of your retreat we suggest you include a visit to our local spa for a relaxing massage and a traditional hammam, we prebook a slot for this retreat. The hammam can accommodate 4 people at once, and the massage salon up to 4 people at once. The hammam experience combines invigorating scrubbing, cleansing clay masks and nourishing oils, all whilst relaxing in a beautiful mosaic tiled chamber. Back at the house we also offer reiki, Thai Massage and other energy work.
A spa morning and massage is included in the price of your retreat stay.

 

 

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