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Yoga Retreat Morocco

banana beach, aourir

Turquoise ocean, sunset yoga, warm water waves, hot sand, vibrant souks, nourishing food, total relaxation and great fun in our very own private beach front private villa.

DATE

Saturday 28th March – Saturday 4th April 2020

7 amazing days of…

  1. Inspiring yoga: Dynamic flow sequences to uplift & glow, calming yin to unwind and open, guided meditation for calm and clarity plus restorative & yoga nidra for deep rest & relaxation.
  2. Deep Relaxation: Read a book…gaze out to sea…take a refreshing dip in the OCEAN FRONT pool…repeat.
  3. Healthy Eating: We’ll have 3 fresh, delicious and nutritious meals every day full of nourishing local produce.
  4. Fun Surfing: Whether its catching your first ever wave or an epic barrel they’ll be plenty of opportunity to have fun in the water.
  5. Exploration & Adventure: Beach walks, exploring paradise valley, souk shopping, a trip to the hammam (spa) and a visit to the womens cooperative who make Argan Oil.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transfer to & from Agadir airport
  • 5 morning vinyasa flow yoga classes
  • 5 afternoon yin & restorative yoga classes
  • Daily beautiful breakfast and lunch
  • 6 healthy nourishing vegetarian dinners
  •  Unlimited tea, coffee and fresh herbal teas
  • Towels, shampoo, Moroccan hammam olive soap and rose water spritz
  • All yoga equipment including mats, mat towels, blocks, straps and big comfy bolsters
  • Complimentary WiFi
ACCOMMODATION

A Villa with a View

 Our sensational private villa is located on Banana beach in Aourir. You’ll fall in love with the sea views of Banana Point, a fantastic surf break. Bougainvillea flowers provide colourful shade for the front terrace and dining area and there is plenty of space for sunbathing and lazing by the ocean front swimming pool.

The spacious and cosy lounge areas dappled in sunlight and ocean views, beach front pool and sweeping sun terraces, create the perfect haven of indulgence and tranquillity. The beautiful bedrooms are authentically decorated, sprinkled with trinkets and individually themed. Each room is completely exquisitely unique.

YOGA

breathe flow stretch glow

You’ll start the day with a vibrant vinyasa flow yoga class. This fluid, dynamic and invigorating form of yoga will leave you energised and glowing! In the afternoon you’ll love the deeply calming and restorative yoga class. A mix of yin, hatha and restorative styles. You’ll float out of these classes feeling revitalised and relaxed.

Looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, yoga classes are held in the shade of the roof top yoga studio. This unforgettable and inspiring space gets the first rays at sunrise and the last magical light at sunset. 

Over the retreat there will be 10 yoga classes. All classes will be taught by Shine Yoga founder, Jen Austin. You can read all about Jen here.

Classes are suitable for all levels from total beginners.

FOOD

nourish your body

All week you’ll eat the most delicious, nutritious, vegetarian dishes from the finest and freshest local produce.

From your morning super smoothie to your evening dessert of avocado chocolate tart you’ll be astounded by the beautiful dishes created by the talented local chefs.

A beautiful breakfast, lunch and dinner are included every day except Thursday evening when we will head out to a local restaurant or roof top BBQ.

 

THE ROOMS
Garden Room

Garden Room

It’s the largest room in the house at 301 square ft. It’s kitted out with cool locally made furniture and has a garden style vibe. It features an ensuite shower room, comfy cushions and mattress. 
Bougainvillea Room

Bougainvillea Room

A 172 square ft room that’s named after the flowers that fill the windows and grow abundantly in the garden. The room is decked out with cool one off pieces, comfy cushions and mattress. The bathroom is shared with Indian Room.
Indian Room

Indian Room

A 172 square ft room that’s decked out with cool locally made furniture, enchanting draped lighting, trinkets & art work for a unique Indian vibe. Bathroom is shared with Bougainvillea Room.
Butterfly Room

Butterfly Room

A 172 square ft that’s decked out with cool locally made furniture, eclectic art and a butterfly vibe with an ensuite shower room.
Light Room

Light Room

A 236 square ft ocean view room that’s light and airy, decked out with cool locally made furniture, eclectic art, comfy cushions and mattress.
Emerald Room

Emerald Room

A 193 square ft ocean view room that’s decked out with cool locally made furniture, eclectic art and has an earthy vibe. It features an ensuite shower room, comfy cushions and mattress.
Scarlet Room

Scarlet Room

A 193 square ft ocean view room that’s decked out with locally made furniture and has deep red vibe. It features an ensuite shower room, comfy cushions and mattress.
Red Room

Red Room

It’s the second largest room in the house at 280 square ft. An enchanting room with a handcrafted 4 poster bed, ocean view, ensuite shower room and rich red Moroccan touches.
INVESTMENT
  • Garden Room

    Shared triple room. Book now

    £699
  • Bougainvillea Room

    Fully booked
  • Indian Room

    Fully booked
  • Butterfly Room

    Book now

    £799
  • Light Room

    Fully booked
  • Emerald Room

    Book now

    £849
  • Scarlet Room

    Book now

    Fully booked
  • Red Room

    Book now

    £849

Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing in a twin/double room or 3 people sharing in the triple Garden Room. If you’re a solo traveller we can place you in a shared twin room with one other guest, in the Garden Room sharing with two other guests or you can have your own room. All rooms apart from the Red & Garden rooms are available to book as private rooms, just  add £250 to the investment above. For example to book the Butterfly Room as a private room for yourself would cost £1049 (£799 + £250). 

HOW TO BOOK

1. Email us now! You can include any questions you have about the retreat and if you know, tell us which room you’d like. Do this as soon as possible to make sure you get your favourite room!

2. We’ll email you back answering all your questions and giving you even more exciting information about the retreat.

3. When you’re ready, and you know the retreat is perfect for you, you’ll reserve your place with a £250 deposit (balance is due on 1st February 2020).

4. Now it’s time to get really excited about the retreat! Look out for further updates with packing lists, activity ideas and lots more as the retreat gets closer.

ACTIVITIES

surf, souk or spa

This is your retreat week and you can do as much or as little as you like. Our retreat villa is the perfect place to relax. Set your lounger up beside the pool and read all day. Sit on the roof top terrace and gaze out to sea whilst sipping fresh mint tea.

Or if you’re feeling active there’s so much to see and do too…

Spa at the Amouage

A hammam (Moroccan steam bath), a rejuvenating indulgence to deeply relax, traditionally followed by a gommage, an exfoliating massage-scrub, a body mask and then a full body massage. Then sit around or swim in the oceanside infinity pool for the ultimate afternoon treat.

Paradise Valley

Local guides can drive you inland into beautiful Paradise Valley. Explore its’ streams, waterfalls and pools, take a picnic, walk, swim and relax.

Day Trip to Agadir

Visit the Agadir Souq (main market); perfect for gift shopping. Agadir beach is a huge sandy bay, great for swimming, walking, sunbathing and lots of tourist activities, restaurants, cafés etc.

Surf

Fully qualified and experienced instructors are ready to teach you all week or on any days you choose.

You could do a full one week surfing course which fits in with our yoga classes and includes: comprehensive and fun daily surf lessons with fully qualified and experienced instructors, all board and wetsuit hire, transport to and from the beaches and surf guiding.

Or you can book lessons on a day-to-day basis or a 3 day course. Stand up paddle board, surfboard and wetsuit hire are also available. We’ll help you with everything. It’s going to be so much fun!

TESTIMONIALS
The Morocco retreat was a wonderful opportunity to relax and recharge in a beautiful villa with delicious food and delightful people. Jen led some of the best yoga practices I've experienced creating a fun, nurturing environment which allowed me to challenge myself and achieve poses I'd never previously had the confidence to try. I felt truly rejuvenated by the end of the week. ~ Sam H.
I was so excited when I found Shine Yoga's retreat in Morocco - it seemed to have everything I was looking for - yoga, sun, the sea, a beautiful house for the week and yummy vegetarian food. And my week with Jen and the lovely group of yogis was just that and much more. I got a chance to really focus on, and improve, my yoga practice. Jen is truly an inspiring teacher and she brings joy, peacefulness and energy to every class. I also got the chance to meet new friends, explore Morocco, eat delicious food and just be. I fell in love with the house - especially my room for the week the Garden Room - and it felt like home from day one. I would recommend anyone to invest in themselves and follow Jen on her yoga adventures around the world. ~ Madelene H.
The setting was beautiful, in a gorgeous villa. The yoga was just great fun, it was both exhilarating and relaxing depending on the time of day and seemingly our mood. Jen is an amazing teacher, always making it an enjoyable class bringing her positivity, skills and creativity to each session which was such a treat to learn from her practice. A fantastic week which I would recommend to anyone, for those who have never stepped onto a yoga mat, those who have done many times, and for those of you who are travelling on your own or with friends/partner. A huge thank you to everyone who made that yoga retreat so special and amazing. ~ Nicola D.
I was a little nervous when I signed up for the retreat as I would be travelling alone, and was a complete beginner at yoga. But from the moment I met the other guests I felt completely relaxed and at home. The week was amazing - I felt like I learned so much about yoga, never felt out of my depth but instead felt proud of the improvements I was seeing, and Jen made every single class enjoyable and positive. I loved Jen's teaching and look forward to being able to attend more sessions by her in the future as she made me feel empowered and strong and capable; even when I wasn't 'perfect' at something I always felt encouraged! The trip was the perfect balance of activity and relaxation, with lots of incredible food, fabulous hosts, amazing scenery, and really wonderful people. By the end of the week I felt like I'd been away for months I was so relaxed and refreshed, and had made some great new friends! ~ Steph K.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the retreat, it was everything I had hoped for and more. Not only were the yoga sessions challenging, eye-opening and wonderful, but the whole experience was so memorable. The villa was stunning, and the food was delicious (and I loved the bonus of daily treats!), particularly being able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine during breakfast after two hours of lovely yoga. Meeting and chatting to a really nice bunch of new people and feeling comfortable even though I'm relatively new to yoga made me feel so relaxed. I would certainly recommend Shine Yoga's retreats, Jen is a fabulous teacher and a lovely person too. Thanks so much for helping me along on my yoga journey! ~ Emily J.
A beautiful experience. The yoga was both fun and challenging and also both rejuvenating and relaxing. Jen has a special ability to inspire you to just be, enjoy the yoga and push oneself just the right amount. The villa was a perfect place to unwind and recharge, amazingly yummy veggie food, with lots of opportunities to explore and soak up the local area. We had a truly wonderful week ~ Emma C.
My husband and I had an amazing time at the retreat. I really loved Jen's positivity and enthusiasm during the yoga classes. The yoga while challenging always felt fun and safe. I appreciated the group size as it allowed for partner work and some personal attention. The food was delicious and plentiful, and Nargiss and the rest of the staff went above and beyond, even driving out a prepared lunch to me when I forgot it while out on a day trip. I would wholeheartedly recommend a Shine Yoga retreat to my friends and family and hope to take another one in the future! ~ Amanda A.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Your Questions

Can I come on my own?

Absolutely, lots of guests on every retreat arrive independently. There is a warm, kind and friendly atmosphere with communal activities and plenty of opportunity for you to take some quiet time for yourself too. You can chose to share a room with another independent traveller or have your own room.

What's included?

Everything you need for a wonderfully revitalising and stress free week is included. That means:

  • 7 nights accommodation in the enchanting retreat villa
  • 10 uplifting, energising and relaxing yoga classes
  • A yoga mat, bricks, straps, bolsters, blankets and even lavender eye bags.
  • 3 delicious wholesome meals a day provided by private chefs (except Thursday)
  • Daily home-baked treats & unlimited fresh fruit, teas and coffee
  • Exclusive use of the villa, roof top yoga shala & swimming pool
  • Daily cleaner service
  • Return Agadir airport transfers (transfers from Marrakech incur an extra cost)
What's not included?
  • Your flights
  • Additional activities like surfing and surf equipment.
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinner on Thursday evening
What will the schedule be like?

Here’s an example of what one wonderful retreat day could look like to give you an idea.

  • 0800 – 0930    Dynamic, invigorating morning yoga class
  • 1000 – 1100  Big nourishing breakfast
  • 1130 – 1600    Surfing, beach time & other activities
  • 1700 – 1830    Sunset, restorative, relaxing & meditative yoga class
  • 1900 – 2030    Delicious vegetarian dinner
Will I meet people like me?

One of the most rewarding and awesome things about yoga retreats is the amazing like minded people you will meet on the retreats. Everyone goes away with pages of their notebook full of books to read, films to watch, podcasts to listen to as well as new friends. The week is filled with laughter and conversation and fun and you’ll be amazed how quickly you make wonderfully supportive friendships.

Will I have time to relax and take some quiet me time?

Yes, we eat our meals together and people tend to group together to participate in activities, take a walk or just have a nice chat but everyone also has time to themselves to read, relax by the pool or on the roof terrace, find a beautiful spot to meditate or nap in their room.

Can I walk to the local village and shops?

Yes the retreat is based 10 minutes walk from Banana Village (Aourir), and 5km south of Taghazout, a colourful characteristic fishing village, famous for its great surf and laid back, friendly atmosphere.

Your Journey

You are welcome to arrive any time after 3pm on Saturday.  The first yoga class will be on Sunday morning. Checkout from your rooms is by 9am on the Saturday of our departure day. you will still be able to use the pool, downstairs area and shower until your pick up for the airport.

The nearest airport is Agadir. With respect to flights, we always find the skyscanner webpages to be very helpful. The following airlines serve Agadir airport from the UK: Easyjet BA Thomson Royal Air Maroc. Transfers from Agadir airport are included in the retreat.

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