Welcome to La Vida Surf’s relaxing yet active retreats filled with qualitative content and transformative experiences. Enjoy our unique program of yoga, surf, conscious hikes, meditations, and restorative bodywork workshops.
We offer comfortable accommodation at our luxurious villa Dar Shajara overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and anti-Atlas Mountains. Our kitchen serves 3 meals per day preparing tasty healthy organic food.
La Vida Surf was founded in the midst of wild nature for its guests and inhabitants to be able to feel and work with the powers of nature and her elements. Most of all, what we invite you to experience is what we are passionate about and have cultivated carefully within ourselves over several years of practice.
Morocco is often described as the land of mystery and fascinating culture. You will soon experience what it means to stand on the vibrating grounds of Africa surrounded by world-class surf, thousands of ancient Argan trees, magical mountains with their trails and of course the Atlantic Ocean with miles of sandy beaches right at your feet.
By visiting the famous fishing and surf village Taghazout which lies only a stone throw away you will experience true Berber hospitality and culture.
See you soon at La Vida Surf!
La Vida Surf – Villa Dar Shajara is located in one of Morocco’s most unique areas, on the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains with a stunning view over both mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Hidden on the top of a calm mountain, Dar Shajara is a traditional Moroccan Riad with a touch of contemporary comfort and luxury. Our Villa is surrounded by thousands of ancient Argan trees which provide the famous Argan oil and only a few kilometers away from the famous fishing village Taghazout with world class surf spots. Commuting from Agadir Airport is a 45 minutes swift ride which we provide.
Our Villa can accommodate up to 15 guests in 7 double / triple rooms, providing an outstanding comfort and privacy and accommodating larger organized groups up to 21 guests.
Our guests have 5 bathrooms of which one is ensuite at their disposal, a large and cozy living room with a fireplace which is perfect for reading a book from our library, big dining room and smoothie bar with windows to the garden and pool area where you can enjoy the warm Moroccan sun. Our rooftop terrace turns into a yoga shala with white sails protecting you from the sun, allowing a light breeze caresses the yoga session.
Our retreat is created for everyone regardless of previous experience. All we ask from you is an interest towards self-reflection, transformation and good times.
We have chosen this beautiful location for its unique nature, therefore it is natural for us to incorporate it into our daily practice. Our system requires a balance of the elements in order to function well throughout the day.
We are not here to tell what you will feel but provide a platform for transformation, peace of mind and body to take place. By coordinating our practice, harmonizing between activity and relaxation we become the alchemists of our own bodies.
Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Hatha yoga are taught each morning and evening during 6 days of the retreat. As a guest of our retreat, you will enjoy yoga classes both in our open shala and out in nature embraced by the elements.
Our daily conscious and meditative hikes are designed for our guests to open up the senses and integrate with the natural forces. We also offer 4 restorative bodywork classes where you will learn how to treat and give an immediate release of tensions to yourself and a friend through simple hands-on techniques.
You will also be able to dive into the world of Pranayama and breath holding work as an additional feature of the retreat. Yoga and bodywork classes last 75 minutes, meditations and breathing / pranayama classes last 45 minutes. You can choose additional surf lessons taught by our skilled instructors and wellness treatments at the local Hammam and massage.
With La Vida Surf you will enjoy both a relaxing wellness retreat and an active vacation. Take a look at our program and pictures and dive into what you are about to experience in mystical Morocco with La Vida Surf!
We begin our mornings with a dynamic Vinyasa or Ashtanga Flow yoga class. Each class lasts 75 minutes and takes place on our open shala with stunning views over both the mountain and the ocean. You will also have a chance to join La Vida founders personal practice during certain mornings as an additional class.
The classes follow a classical yoga protocol including pranayama (breathing), asana (seating or dynamic posture) and savasana (relaxation). Through the conscious coordination of the elements around and within yourself, you will find the balance for beginning a harmonious day.
The evening classes are designed to calm down and restore our body and mind after an active and vibrating day. We engage in a calm Hatha, Yin or Restorative yoga practice including relaxation and meditation. Donating a moment to full relaxation during each day is as important as the active lifestyle. We invite you to release and rejuvenate during our evening classes.
We will offer you the tools necessary for continuing your practice on your own once you return from the retreat. Practicing yoga and meditation comes with several benefits such as increased awareness and focus, release and letting go of toxicity and tensions, harmonizing, strengthening and softening both body and mind.
La Vida Surf – Villa Dar Shajara is located in the Taghazout region in Morocco, resting on the foothills of the Anti-Atlas MouIntegrate with nature during our guided conscious hikes through hills and mountains covered with Argan trees and wild plants. Did you know that we are surrounded by numerous natural remedies? Our founder and doctor of TCM & Acupuncture will take you through an invigorating journey into the wild during which you can open the senses and allow the elements to forge you. Learn the basics of natural navigation, the local healing plants and connect.ntains with a spectacular view over the Atlantic Ocean only 4.5 kilometers from the village and famous surf spots. The nearest airport is Agadir–Al Massira Airport (AGA) and is 45 minutes from our Villa.
At La Vida Surf we know that what we eat plays a big role in who and what we are. Therefore, we eat healthy, fresh and organic food handpicked from the nearby region. Our chefs prepare 3 healthy and nutritious meals a day taking into consideration allergies and diets.
Our retreats mainly consist of delicious vegetarian meals, with an exception of fish when the ocean provides. We serve you 7 breakfasts, 6 tasty lunches either at the villa or on the go and 6 healthy dinners.
At La Vida Surf we run our own surf school and guiding service and you will be able to integrate with nature also through surfing with our qualified experienced team of instructors and guides of which one is the Moroccan female champion. The beaches are right here at our feet and it takes only 5 minutes by car to have a dip in the ocean.
Through our partners, you can visit the beaches and mountains on the back of beautiful well-trained horses.
Many of our guests like to combine their wellness holiday with a relaxing experience at the local Hammam and massage house. Allow yourself to be taken care of, washed, soaked with Argan oil followed by a relaxing or tonifying massage. Enjoy an evening in the beautiful berber village of Taghazout.
We love to explore this country of mysteries and therefore also enjoy bringing our guests along on an adventure. Morocco is huge and holds several natural sights worth mentioning.
Paradise Valley natural pools, Sous Massa National Park famous for bird watching, the arch at Mirleft, the valleys of the Anti-Atlas mountains or a cultural trip to the ancient city of Essaouira. We can cater for several of these and more. Join the adventure!
These are available when our founder and doctor is present in the Villa and can be inquired per email or upon arrival. You can book a one on one session with Aleksi and receive a treatment of acupuncture and TCM. The treatments cost 70 EUR per session and last usually 2 hours.
Hammam stands for a local spa where you can enjoy the luxury of being cleaned in a traditional Moroccan way, where we are regular visitors. Allow yourself to be treated by the skillful personnel of beautiful mountain hammam.
Here you can choose between several massages all from restorative relaxing to tonyfying and energizing massages. It is a custom in Morocco to enjoy tee in-between the massage and the hammam and our hosts will make sure you enjoy this local hammam experience to its fullest. Prices vary between 25 EUR and 50 EUR.