Calm your mind, free your body and lift your spirit in this Moroccan yoga & surf adventure with Ieva & Leigh! Wake up to the sound of the ocean and go to bed under the desert stars. The beauty of this remote coastline will surely soothe your soul, the vibrant culture will enliven your senses and the warmth of Moroccan hospitality will fill your heart.
Enjoy 1 to 2 daily yoga classes with Ieva & Leigh. The yoga will incorporate Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga, Meditation & Philosophy. Lounge by the pool, explore nearby ruins and spectacular views on a hike, take a surf lesson or charge some epic waves if you are a seasoned surfer. Watch the skateboarders and soak up the soul of the Magic Bay set in a tranquil fishing village on Morocco's west coast. Daily surf lessons, coaching and safari's will be available to meet the needs of all abilities. These two ocean souls share a passion for yoga, travel, surfing and people. They are so excited to share their stoke and this treasure of a place with you!
• 6 Nights Accommodation
Our Villa boasts four suites in the main house and four bungalows. A pool overlooks the ocean & mountain views. The stylish details and luxurious comforts will have you relaxed in no time.
• 3 meals daily
Have you ever had Mesmen or a Tagine? Moroccan mint tea? Get ready to have your senses enlivened and your hunger satiated with healthy and delicious Moroccan cuisine made from scratch daily.
• 1 to 2 Daily Yoga Classes
Ieva & Leigh will teach a combination of Meditation, Vinyasa & Restorative Yoga. The schedule & style will be adjusted to accommodate the best tides for surfing & guests physical needs.
• Day Trip to Essaouira
Shop in the old town Medina. Bring home a rug! Ride a camel. Relax in a Hamam. Explore the Fort (a World Unesco Heritage site) and all of Essaouira's beauty .
• Airport transfers
November 3rd pick up and November 9th drop off at Agadir airport.
Guests are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. We recommend flying into Agadir, which is the closest airport.
There are little markets you can buy snacks at in Immsouane, but if you want something specific like protein bars or nutritional suplements, we recommend you bring them with you.
• Alcoholic Drinks
There is not a lot of alcohol available where we are staying, but should you want to buy some provisions in Agadir, we can arrange a stop at a package store upon your transfer from the airport.
• Surfboard Rental*
Our host has the best quiver Ieva has seen in Morocco! From sexy single fin long boards, fish to foamies, they have a board for you. Prices range from 8-35 Euros/day
• Wetsuit Rental*
The Atlantic is a little chilly in November. We recommend a 3/2 wetsuit. If you aren't packing one, they are available to rent for 7 Euros/day
• Surf Lessons & Coaching*
Wether you are just learning or wanting to improve your surf style, hire an instructor to up your game. The magic bay boasts one of the longest waves in Africa. It reforms and reforms and reforms, giving you ample time to work on your moves, or just glide and enjoy the scenery! 27 Euros/ lesson
• Surf Guiding*
While the magic Bay boasts two of the best waves around, exploring the coast and nearby breaks is always fun. Discover the wild side of Morocco and find empty spots and waves to share exclusively with your friends.
4X wheel drive Surfaris 60 Euro per person
Boat trips 50 Euro per person
*Prices are set by our host Olo, payable direct to them and subject to change.
Imsouane is a remote fishing village nestled in the Moroccan coastline just North of Taghazout. When I lived and worked in Morocco this is where I would spend my free time. The staff at Olo are so warm and inviting, the vibe is so chill and the surf is so good! Dar Zitoun (our villa) is their luxury property and boy does it shine. There is a beautiful swimming pool with a spacious deck to do yoga on and watch the sunrise. From the patio you also get a gorgeous view of the surf below and the mountains above. Nearby are terraced Berber farm plots, crumbling ruins and the most spectacular views I have ever seen. You may spy goats in the trees eating Argan nuts, a wild herd of camels, or a sole camel heading to work with their human. The food at Olo is healthy, delicious and made from scratch. Every time I have shared a meal with them I secretly wish the Chef were my mother.
When I met Leigh, her surf stoke was so high and infectious it was love at first sight. To heighten my girl crush, it turned out this surf goddess is a yoga teacher too and a really good one! This retreat is a culmination of so many things we love. Join us frolicking in the waves and moving our bodies under the moroccan sun. I sincerely hope you fall as in love with this magical place as I have.
A few notes on the local surf spots . . .
Famous worldwide, it is a wave ideal for everyone, whether you are a beginner or an expert. when the right tide and swell meet the wave can break 500 meters, from the harbor’s jetty to the beach. When the swell is too big, the bay offers a more quiet and easy wave. Protected by the harbor’s jetty, the bay benefits from a special environment, creating smaller and eventually less windy waves.
The Reef is a left-hander wave breaking just in front of the central place of Imsouane. It breaks on a rocky bottom with two sections. With small swells, this wave is accessible to all surfers, from beginners to advanced. When the swell is well orientated, it becomes very shallow and barrels form. It can withstand waves up to 2 meters. This wave can get really fun with a medium swell (1 to 2m), where advanced surfers perform radical maneuvers in the shallow sections.
The cathedral is an amazing right-hander wave that can withstand swells up to 3 meters. More technical than the bay, this wave is shallow and powerful. It is however accessible to all levels when the wave is small. With big swells, the cathedral reveals its potential, and only intermediate to advanced surfers can take on its power.
Double Occupancy. This is a private garden bungalow with its own bathroom. If you would like to share this with a particular person note the name of your companion when booking. If you prefer to book this room as a single occupancy please add on the "single occupancy bungalow" fee below in Available Options.
Triple Occupancy, private bathroom. Cozy up in one of two bunk beds in this spacious suite in the heart of our villa. You will have two roommates. If you would like to share this room with friends, please provide their names when booking.
Triple Occupancy. Enjoy the a double bed to yourself in this spacious suite with a private bathroom in the heart of our villa. You will have two roommates. If you would like to share this room with friends, please provide their names when booking. If you would like to book this room for a family of four, please contact the host.
Double Occupancy with two single beds. In the main villa, private bathroom, balcony and a view of the surrounding mountains. If you would like to share this with a particular person note the name of your companion when booking.
Double Occupancy with a double bed and a private bathroom. This is a comfortable stylish accommodation for you and your companion (not provided) in the main Villa. Please note the name of your companion when booking. If you prefer to book this room as a single occupancy please add on the "single occupancy suite" fee below in Available Options.
Double Occupancy with a double bed and a private bathroom. Wake up to a view of the magic bay! Enjoy stylish Moroccan decor, spacious accommodations for you and your companion (not provided). Please note the name of your companion when booking. If you prefer to book this room as a single occupancy please add on the "single occupancy suite" fee below in Available Options.