Zuzu first stepped onto the mat in 2009, and immediately fell in love with the practice. Her goal as an instructor is to lead her students through a fun and creative class as a guide to self-healing and ultimate happiness.
More than a retreat, this yogi adventure camp brings you the best of Moroccan while broadening your horizons with a new experience everyday.
Rise and shine with a dynamic sunrise vinyasa flow, followed by a traditional Moroccan breakfast served on the terrace with a view of the Atlantic.
We move into the afternoon with variety of daily activities ranging from guided surf lessons (provided by pro surf teachers), trekking into Paradise Valley for a glimpse into the region's beautiful landscape and natural swimming pools, and luxurious massage and hammam treatments that will leave the body feeling pampered and restored. Awaken the senses on our trip to the souk (Moroccan market) as we shop for spices, carpets, leather goods, and other Moroccan textiles - sharpening your Arabic skills along the way.
Each evening we'll reconvene at the hotel for an unwinding and restorative yoga & meditation session - complete with personal assistance from the instructors, guaranteeing you to deepen your practice. Following yoga, enjoy a variety of traditional Moroccan food and evening fun - ranging from beachside campfires to live music to traditional Moroccan clothing dress-up parties (photo booth included).
7 days/7 nights double occupancy accommodation (5 star)14 yoga classes
3 guided surf lessons
All day trips & group activities
5 dinners (two nights will be "on-your-own" nights for dining out)
All transport to/from airport (in Morocco) and all activites
All yoga equipment
All surf equipment (also available for independent surfing during free time)
2 dinners (we can recommend restaurants for group outings)
No visa is necessary to enter Morocco from the USA or Europe for 3 months. You will be asked to present your passport at Immigration upon entering Morocco and will be given a stamp valid for 3 months of tourism in Morocco.
You should bring a little cash for shopping or items purchased along the way. You can change USD or EUR at the airport for the local currency, Moroccan Dirhams. Please make sure to carry the local currency, as local shops and vendors will not accept foreign money.
Morocco is a modern Muslim country and while it is not necessary to cover your head, it is a wise choice to dress in conservative clothing during public outings. Consider covering the shoulders and legs when outside the hotel. At this time of year, Marrakech can be hot during the day, so dressing in loose and light fabrics will leave you feeling much more comfortable than in tight and restrictive clothing.
Make sure to pack plenty of yoga clothes! Bring casual stuff for the day trips and outings. We won't go anywhere that requires formal clothes. Pack a bathing suit and some things for the beach, a good pair of sneakers for walking, and a light jacket.
We'll teach you some simple Arabic phrases at the welcome dinner, such as how to say "thank you" and "please" and other useful things. Come prepared to enjoy the best of Morocco!