Luxury Bikram Yoga, Surf and Fitness Retreat – Taghazout, Morocco – Sept 17
Saturday, 23rd – Saturday, 30th September 2017
In September 2017, come join us at the ultimate getaway in beautiful Taghazout, Morocco for an 8 day / 7 night Yoga, Surf and Fitness Retreat of a lifetime.
Get toned during daily Fitness classes, improve your Yoga practice and/ or catch a wave at this world reknown surf spot. Soak in the fresh sea breezes from the balcony of your own suite and enjoy delicious and healthy Moroccan and international meals. During our excursion; swim in one of the many waterfalls and natural pools in beautiful Paradise Valley and experience a Souk (traditional market) in the buzzing town of Agadir, or simply… just relax at one of the many Spa treatments on offer. This Retreat has it all! Oh and let’s not forget – make friends from all over the world.
The Hotel with pool
Taghazout is a laid-back fishing village 19km (13 miles) north of Agadir in the North West of Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. Once famous for calamari and hippies (which of course you can still find today) it is now considered Morocco’s premier surfing destination for both learners and pros. Where there is Surfing there is traditionally lots of yoga as well and that’s also the case for Taghazout. With 340 sunny days a year and average temperatures at the end of September of around 26 C (79 F) it is very warm in Taghazout so leave the umbrella at home and pack your bathing suit and flip flops.
We have planned a fantastic week with plenty of workouts. Daily Bikram Yoga classes are combined with Fitness / Bootcamp classes. Get your body in shape during our tailored workouts – arms, legs, core or bum. Learn about Yoga postures during our workshops. You will leave this week feeling toned, healthy and rejuvenated. A typical day at the retreat will look like this:
|7.30am – 8.00am||Morning Coffee and Tea|
|8.20am – 9.30am||Fitness Class / Circuit Training / Body Sculpt with stretching|
|10.00am- 11.00am||Breakfast Buffet|
|11.00am- 2.00pm||Free time to relax at the beach, the pool, book a massage
or discover the area
|2.00pm – 4.00pm||Surf Class or 3.00pm-4.00pm Pilates Class or Fitness Class|
|5.00pm – 6.30pm||Afternoon Yoga Class|
|7.30pm – 8.30pm||Dinner|
All our classes are designed for all levels and taught by certified instructors only. Don’t worry if you haven’t been practicing yoga for a while or never went to a fitness class, exercises are adapted to match your level of fitness.
We also encourage all guests to do as much or as little as they like on our retreats. We offer a lot of classes during the week so you can choose the ones you like most. Rarely does every guest take part in all classes and that’s absolutely fine (some do however and that’s great too ?) It’s your holiday, do as much or as little as you like.
The surfing classes are geared towards beginners and intermediate surfers and include a theory lesson followed by 3 surf sessions right outside our Hotel. The water is warm in Morocco so no need to bring a wet suit. Should you wish to add additional surf classes afterwards, that is no problem as well and can be booked directly with us at the Hotel (around 35 USD a class). If you do not wish to take part in the surf classes – that’s fine too. There are still plenty of yoga and fitness sessions to do instead. We will also deduct the amount of 110 USD per person if you DO NOT take the surf package.
The Yoga Space overlooking the Ocean
The famous Paradise Plage Yoga & Surf Resort **** is our location for this awesome retreat week. Set in a 3-hectare oasis in front of the Atlantic Ocean, this Hotel has direct access to the beach and features a spa and beauty centre, an outdoor swimming pool, restaurants, juice bar and cafe. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.With large terraces or balconies overlooking the ocean, rooms at Paradis Plage have a modern décor with a Moroccan touch. They include an equipped kitchen, a bathroom, and a dining and seating area. The restaurants boast an organic and healthy cuisine with Moroccan and international specialties, that can be also enjoyed under a Berber tent on the beach.
The Spa invites you to enjoy an indoor and outdoor massage treatment to feel the soft ocean winds by using our products that are both sensuous and effective and offer a journey into this rich and ancient Moroccan region culture. There are facials, traditional body scrubs, ham man and more on offer. You can find the spa menu below (all prices in Moroccan Dirhams – use www.xe.com for exchange rates). Spa treatments can be booked upon arrival or prior to that directly with us. You can check out the Spa Menu here.
Premium suites comprise a large bedroom with king-size bed or 2 double beds (for sharing) and a separate living area,they are covering 72m² and all with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, swimming-pool and gardens. They offer an equipped terrace as well.
They were designed to be comfortable, warm and sophisticated with their modern equipment; at the same time, they offer a typically Moroccan decoration.
They are all equipped with the following devices:
*WIFI , Flat screen TV with satellite reception, DVD player, Minibar, Reversible air-conditioner (warm/cold), Personal Safe Box , Hairdryer, small kitchen, bathrobes, towels and toiletries
Premium Suites – King size bed
Prestige suites are perfect for friends traveling together or for guests who wish to share but at the most luxurious level. They are equipped like Premium Suites but In addition they boast 2 separate bedrooms (each with a large king size bed) and 2 bathrooms. They all offer a views of the ocean and gardens. There is also a sitting – room and a large terrace of 20m2.
Living room – Suite
We will be doing a day trip to the famous Paradise Valley, which is a section of the Tamrath river in the high Atlas mountains. Famous for its rock pools, crystal clear water and beautiful waterfalls set in a beautiful scenery we will spend a day exploring, swimming and walking through this natural paradise.
Further we will be visiting the famous Souk El Had (traditional Moroccan market) in Agadir, where you can buy spices, souvenirs, tea, coffee, clothes, jewelry and much more. With over 6000 stalls it is one of the largest markets in Northern Africa and well worth a visit.
One of the many natural pools of Paradise Valley we will discover during our day trip
How to get there:
Our Hotel is located around 45 minutes drive from Agadir Al- Massira (AGA) International Airport. Agadir is easy to reach from all main european cities, there are direct flights from London, Berlin, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, Dublin, Munich, Zurich, Frankfurt and Bruxelles to mention a few. We suggest to search for flights on www.skyscanner.com .At the time of writing flights were as cheap as 150 – 200 Euros from London or Paris for return airfares for the retreat week. Airport transfers for the week are included, just let us know your flight number and arrival / departure time and we will take it from there.
– 7 nights Luxury Accommodation of your choice, either shared or single, in the Suite of your choice
– Daily healthy buffet Breakfast including fresh pressed juices and smoothies, healthy vegetables dishes and salads, wraps, egg dishes, wholemeal bread, cheese selection, jams, coffee and tea
– 4 * delicious and healthy dinner with a choice of traditional Moroccan and international dishes
– 1* traditional Moroccan night including music and dance, traditional meals and more
– Daily Yoga and Fitness classes on 8 days of the Retreat
– 3 * Surf lessons, suited for beginners and intermediate surfers, 2 hours each
– Excursion to the El Had Souk (traditional market) in Agadir
– Day trip to the famous Paradise Valley
– Return airport transfer on the day of the start and the day of departure of the retreat
– Yoga mats and towels
– Beach towels
PRICES (all prices per person)
|Single occupancy (king size bed):||2250 USD|
|Shared occupancy (two double beds)||1780 USD|
|2 bedroom suite – shared occupancy
(own bedroom with king size bed and bathroom, living room and terrace to share):
– International/national flights are NOT included in the price
– Travel insurance is not included but highly recommended
– An initial $1000 USD deposit is required to secure your place at the retreat
– The remaining amount is due no later than 70 days prior to the retreat start date
– Payments can be made via PayPal/Credit Card – PayPal fee is included in the above price
– the Retreat is limited to 20 participants only!
Our Hotel for the week
– Any cancellation will require an administrative fee of $150 USD
– Up to 120 days prior to the retreat start date – the full amount paid will be refunded
– Up to 70 days prior to the retreat start date – 40% of the full amount paid will be refunded
– Up to 45 days prior to the retreat start date – 20% of the full amount paid will be refunded
– After 45 days prior to the retreat start date – no refund applies
– Refunds will be reimbursed within 30 days of notification to us
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