8 Days of Tranquility: Yoga, Meditation and Breathing Retreat with La Vida Surf in Mystical Morocco

  • La Vida Surf La Vida Surf
  • Taghazout, Morocco
  • Ongoing package (8 days / 7 nights)

About This Event

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 breathing workshops. La Vida Surf offers comfortable accommodation at our luxurious villa Dar Shajara overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Atlas Mountains. Our kitchen serves two meals per day preparing tasty healthy organic food. 

Mia, Netherlands - This retreat provided us an idyllic environment for exploration and revitalizing of our bodies and minds. Julia, Hungary - The program of this retreat made me dive really deep into an outstanding atmosphere of harmony and awareness, and in general was quite a transformative experience, with a perfect balance of relaxation an activity. Konsta, Portugal - It’s hard to put it into words how inspirational this magical spot was. Hanna, Finland - Aleksi's warm presence and wisdom makes you feel at home instantly, and Ella's kind and affirming yoga lessons on the roof top take you deep in the practice, both physically and mentally.

Event Highlights

  • Daily guided meditation
  • Sunrise and sunset yoga classes
  • Pranayama and breath holding workshops
  • Boutique accommodation in traditional Moroccan Riad
  • Smoothie and juice bar, homemade healthy snacks
  • Guided conscious hiking in the Atlas Mountains
  • Daily nutritious and healthy meals

Schedule

Program
La Vida Surf's retreats are created for everyone regardless of previous experience, all we ask from you is an interest in self-reflection, transformation and good times. 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, harmonising between activity and relaxation we become the alchemists of our own bodies.
La Vida Surf's founders have chosen this beautiful location for its unique nature, therefore it is natural for us to incorporate it into your daily practice. Our system requires a balance of the elements in order to function well throughout the day.
With La Vida Surf, you will enjoy both a relaxing wellness retreat and an active vacation, and we will provide you the tools necessary for continuing your practice on your own once you return from the retreat. Take a closer look at our program and pictures, and dive into what you are about to experience in mystical Morocco.

Yoga classes
You will begin your mornings with a dynamic Vinyasa, Ashtanga flow or internal martial arts class. Each class lasts 60-75 minutes and takes place at the open yoga shala with stunning views over both the mountain and the ocean, or out in nature embraced by the elements. You will also have a chance to join La Vida Surf's 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.
Your evening classes are designed to calm down and restore our body and mind after an active and vibrating day. You will engage in a calm Hatha, Yin or Restorative yoga practice including relaxation and meditation. We also offer 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. Donating a moment to full relaxation during each day is as important as the active lifestyle. We invite you to release and rejuvenate during the evening classes.

Pranayama and breath holding classes
You will be also able to dive into the world of pranayama and breath holding work as an additional feature of the retreat, allowing yourself to discover a conscious way of breathing, become aware of its nature and explore its expansive capacities of focusing and healing. We will guide you through the whole journey with the air going in and out of your body and mind.

Conscious hikes
Integrate with nature during La Vida Surf's guided conscious hikes through the hills and mountains covered with Argan trees and wild plants. Did you know that we are surrounded by numerous natural remedies? Let us bring you to the mountains and our guides 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. Whether you are a mountaineer, boulderer, or a Sunday hiker, the Atlas Mountains will deliver a magical experience.

Sample day schedule
09:00 Dynamic flow yoga and movement practice
10:30 Healthy nutritious brunch
12:00 Pranayama and breath holding workshop
14:00 Free time for exploration, conscious hikes and meditations, surf classes, and other activities
17:30 Restorative yoga and movement practice
19:00 Organic tasty dinner

What's Included

  • 7 nights boutique accommodation in traditional Moroccan Riad
  • 6 morning dynamic flow classes
  • 6 evening restorative classes
  • Yoga equipment
  • Daily guided meditation
  • Pranayama and breathing holding workshop
  • Guided conscious hiking
  • 7 healthy nutritious brunches
  • 6 organic tasty dinners
  • Free access to all Villa's facilities
  • Daily cleaning service and towels
  • Agadir Al Massira Airport transfers
  • Agadir bus stop transfers

What's Not Included

Afternoon healthy smoothies and fresh juices
Surf coaching and guiding
Hammam and massage treatments
Horseback and camel riding
Excursion to Paradise Valley
Acupuncture and TCM treatments

Venue Highlights

Retreat location
La Vida Surf was founded in the midst of wild nature, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, 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!

Accommodations

Hidden on the top of a calm mountain, Villa Dar Shajara is a traditional Moroccan Riad with a touch of contemporary comfort and luxury. The area is surrounded by thousands of ancient Argan trees from which the tranquil villa got it’s name - Dar Shajara, where Dar stands for a house and Shajara for a tree. Have a look inside of Villa Dar Shajara.
Providing an outstanding comfort and privacy, the villa can accommodate up to 17 guests in 7 twin, double and triple rooms with 5 bathrooms of which one is ensuite. The rooftop terrace with a stunning view over the Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean turns into a yoga shala for sunrise and sunset practice with white sails protecting you from the sun and allowing a light breeze caresses the yoga session.
Our living room brings you in a cozy ambiance around the fireplace and allows to share a still silent moment during morning and evening meditations. Our spacious dining room and smoothie bar with windows facing the garden and pool invites you to share delighting meals and tales from around the world.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Directions

Arrival by airplane
La Vida Surf is located 45 minutes drive from our nearest local Agadir Al Massira Airport (AGA) which is served by international airlines operating direct flights from major European cities. We provide free transfers from and to the Airport and offer transportation from other locations upon request.
If you arrive in Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) we will arrange private taxi transportation for an affordable additional cost. La Vida Surf drivers will meet you at the airport and bring you directly to the villa.

Arrival by bus
Commuting from other locations to Agadir by bus is also very easy and safe, and we will help you along the way to find the right place. Transfers from and to Agadir bus station are included. Book you ticket with local bus companies CTM or Supratours, and our driver will meet you at the bus station according to your arrival time.

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To reconnect with my inner self, found ground through the movement of my body and breath. Awake. Jane
 

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