Experience Morocco's stunning coastline, where golden mountains create a backdrop that reaches into the sea. Nestled between is a truly special place with a vibrant, friendly culture and exquisite, dazzling textiles.
Guided daily by two of ISHTA Yoga’s senior teachers and world travelers, Rebecca Soule and Rebecca Gray, you can dive deeply into your yoga practice. After a sumptuous breakfast, head out to soak up the sun & surf with Morocco’s premiere surf and ocean guides; experience the pulse of Morocco’s exquisite coast. Price includes accommodation in our private, oceanfront Villa Mandala, with all the furnishings and amenities for a worry-free holiday. Also included are all delicious meals, surfing lessons, and much more.
*This year we are adding a PRE-Retreat Adventure Morocco Tour add-on with Ali of Adventure Morocco from April 2-7, 2018. If interested in adding this on, contact email@example.com!
Morocco's magical beauty, loving culture, delicious cuisine and intricate textiles will make for a truly heartfelt and unique experience.
Transport to & from Agadir Airport
Morning & Evening yoga sessions with ISHTA Senior Teachers Rebecca Soule and Rebecca Gray
Daily 2-hour surfing, guides and lessons (for all levels and abilities)
Surfboard and wetsuit
Moroccan inspired, locally grown vegetarian meals (all food needs can be met)
...and much, much more!
Following our SURF + YOGA Adventure 2017, I had the great privilege of exploring Morocco with Ali Bourki of Adventure Morocco Tours. It was one of the greatest adventures of my life, and I knew I had to share it with the next group in 2018. To that end, Ali and I have planned a tour, prior to the SURF + YOGA trip, from Marrakech, into the High Atlas Mountains, down into the great sand dunes of the Erg Chegaga desert, ending in Aourir for the start of our time with SurfMaroc.
The trip begins on the 3rd of April and finishes on arrival to Villa Mandala on the 7th. This trip is limited to 6 people, and costs 750 Euro with nearly everything included (small incidentals, inexpensive lunches, tips, not included). If you are interested in joining us, please contact me directly for information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Villa Mandala is our oceanfront Yoga Retreat Centre that is dedicated to yogic values and practice. It’s the perfect place to escape and connect with your inner calm.
Villa Mandala operates slightly differently to our other locations where we run a schedule of Saturday-to-Saturday Yoga Surf Retreats. The retreat entails a comprehensive program of yoga alongside daily surfing excursions; it’s the place to go to for those of you who want to be immersed in a diverse and inspirational yoga practice whilst having the chance to catch some waves. Our renowned Yoga Surf Retreat at Villa Mandala has been featured in The Guardian and The Telegraph Travel, amongst many more publications.
Residing on the rugged Moroccan coastline, just outside of Taghazout, Villa Mandala boasts a lush garden, relaxing living areas, plunge pool, and yoga shala. Above all, the space has a caring and family-like environment created by our in-house yoga teachers, hosts, and team.
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Flights round trip from New York City on Royal Air Maroc are around $800 round trip. If you are adding on the pre-adventure Morocco tour, plan to fly into Marakkech and depart from Agadir. Otherwise, plan on flying round trip in and out of Agadir. Note: All connections in Morocco go through Casablanca.
"To get straight to the point: I cannot wait to go back to Morocco! The trip was absolutely wonderful. The Rebeccas were amazing hosts; we woke up with a refreshing practice and meditation overlooking the beautiful waters, and then would round out our day with restorative practice over the sunset. The beaches were peaceful, the food was delectable and the people were wonderful. I really cannot wait to return, soon!"
"Both Rebeccas are dear friends and fantastic teachers! I have been fortunate enough to have traveled with them before and will continue to do so every chance I get! I trust both Rebeccas implicitly. Surf + Yoga Morocco with the Rebeccas was a wonderful yoga retreat and an exciting adventure. The Villa was so comfortable if felt like home in no time and the entire staff felt like family. We were well taken care of from start to finish! I will go back!"
"Pure bliss! Trip was above expectations. Hotel was really cozy and food was delicious. Also, loved the teachings of The Rebeccas. They are amazing yoga teachers and amazing human beings! Plus, I had a blast surfing. And LOVED Morocco!"
"Meals and activities are all taken care of. You get to enjoy yoga, massages, hiking, surfing, morocco and meet great people. Yoga teachers will guide you through a balance, strong, and restorative practice that is good for all levels of practitioners. Surfing part of the trip is a great bonus. The surfing instructors are funny and good. I felt safe and learned a lot. It was a fun, restful and active."
Spacious, light-filled room with Garden and partial Ocean Views; large, en suite bath. "Garden Room"
Large room with sweeping Ocean views and en suite bathroom,. "Red Room"
Ocean view room with en suite bath, double occupancy (shared bed or twins)- "Emerald Room"
Ocean view room with en suite bath, double occupancy (shared bed or twins)- "Scarlet Room"
Ocean view room with en suite bath, double occupancy (shared bed or twins)- "Light Room"
Spacious, quiet room with views of Mountain and Bougainvillas; en suite bath. Double Occupancy- shared bed or twins. "Butterfly Room"
Spacious, ground floor room with en suite bath. Double occupancy, shared or twin beds.
These double occupancy rooms are very pleasant and ideal for the budget traveller. The large hall bathroom is dedicated to be shared between the "Indian" and Bougainvilla" rooms which receive loads of morning light. Beds can be shared as a couple or set as twins.