Surf & Yoga Retreat

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About 'Surf & Yoga Retreat'

What’s more cool and in vogue than a yoga retreat?

A surf and yoga retreat, that’s what. As it turns out, yoga is the best kept secret to success on the surfboard. And on this 8-day retreat you’ll certainly boost your serotonin, raise your pulse and get thoroughly refreshed under the warm Moroccan sun. Practise your mountain pose on the beach at Taghazout and learn to surf with a cool bunch of professional instructors who’ll get you flexing those muscles in no time.

Not only will you relax your mind and hone your strength, balance and flexibility, but you’ll learn to put it all to great use in the ocean too.

Dude, you’ll be catching the curl before you know it.

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While the British climate might not make for the greatest swells you certainly don’t have to go all the way to Australia to learn to surf in the sun. You needn’t head as far as India to learn how to perfect your posture while you “ohm” in a tree pose either. In fact, a four-hour flight is all it takes to get to one of the best places to surf and do yoga on this side of the world.

And where is that flight taking you? To Morocco, that’s where. They call it the land of the right-hand point break, you know. The Atlantic churns out its most powerful swells on Morocco’s curvy coastline from October to March, and with a coastline facing both South West and North West? You’re pretty much guaranteed great surf and sun. Exercising outdoors has been known to increase relaxation, and doing so will help you reconnect with mother nature too.

As you can probably imagine, there’s nothing quite like practising yoga in an idyllic setting, with the ocean before you and the sun on your back. And when you unroll your yoga mat to downward dog on the beach, you maximise the health benefits of breathing in the sea air at the same time. But that’s not all a spot of yoga will do for you. Oh no, not at all. When you know how to complete the perfect flow, you really will hone your strength, balance and flexibility, which are three important factors for success on the surfboard. How else can you expect to paddle, pop up and stay standing on the toughest of waves?!

So if you’ve been looking for a fabulously fun surf adventure with a twist, this is most definitely it.

The Surf & Yoga Retreat Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Immersing ourselves in Marrakech

    The moment you arrive in Marrakech, you will be intoxicated by the heady atmosphere of the city. Here, cultural influences from Africa, Europe and the Middle East mix in one of the world’s most diverse, vibrant cities.

    We will arrive in Marrakech and check into our hotel, before heading into the Medina for a delicious evening meal as the sun sets over the horizon.

  • Day 2

    Drive to Taghazout

    Today we will drive along a scenic route through the Atlas Mountains to the quaint fishing village of Taghazout.

    Whereas the village was once well-known for its delicious fresh seafood, now Taghazout is considered Morocco’s prime surfing location. 

    Once we arrive, we will spend the evening exploring the relaxed streets and eating a fresh catch in one of the local restaurants.

  • Day 3

    Sunrise or Sunset Yoga & Surf Lesson

    We’ll start this morning off in serene fashion this morning with a sunrise yoga session overlooking the waves. Learn all of the basic yoga moves and sequences from an expert tutor in an invigorating morning workshop.

    Next, it’s time to hit the waves. We’ll start on the beach as we learn the fundamentals of surfing, before heading out into the sea to try out our newfound skills. This is an amazing day of surfing in the sun, with a break for lunch on the sand.

    Alternatively, you can go straight to surfing after breakfast, and then enjoy a yoga session during sunset to unwind.

  • Day 4

    Yoga & Surf Lesson, visit Agadir

    This morning begins just as yesterday did, with an early-morning yoga workshop. Get into the zone as you develop your moves from yesterday and relax into the flow of the session. 

    After breakfast, we head out again to the sea. Today, you should be feeling a little more confident and ready to catch some waves! Of course, your instructors are always on hand to help you fine-tune your technique, where it’s getting a grasp on the basics or learning a more advanced skill.

    In the afternoon, we will head back to the hotel for a quick wash and change before heading to the nearby city of Agadir to explore! Enjoy the relaxed beachfront promenade with a beer, shop for a bargain in Souk El Had, or relax in a hammam.

  • Day 5

    Day Trip to explore Essaouira 

    After our daily morning yoga session, we will have a cultural experience with an interactive cooking class. Learn about the unique spice blends of Moroccan cuisine, and try cooking a few recipes before sampling your dishes for lunch.

    In the afternoon, we will travel to the windy city of Essaouira. This city is full of palm-fringed streets with the aromas of spices wafting from the markets. We will wander around the city before enjoying another afternoon yoga session and rounding off the day with a delicious dinner.

  • Day 6

    More surfing!

    Following our morning yoga session, we will head to the sea for our final day of surfing.

    Now is your chance to really soak up the moment and enjoy flaunting your new-found skills on the surf.

    Alternatively, you can spend the day relaxing in the sun with or exploring the village. 

    In the evening, enjoy a meal together before enjoying a film beneath the stars at the hotel’s open-air cinema.

  • Day 7

    Sunrise yoga, Stand Up Paddle Board lesson and return to Marrakech

    Today we’ll be switching it up a little bit, and after our final morning yoga session, we’ll wander down to the beach. But this time, it’s all about stand-up paddleboarding!

    We’ll learn how to paddleboard in the shallows, and enjoy this relaxing activity in the balmy sun.

    Later on, we return to Marrakech for an evening of tagine and relaxation.

  • Day 8

    Heading home

    Today it’s time to head home to the UK – unless you’re planning to enjoy our hot air balloon ride add-on excursion! Check out our add-ons section to find out more about this breathtaking experience.

Food and Accomodation for Surf & Yoga Retreat

  • Day 1

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 2

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7

    Twin room
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    Flight
    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Reviews about the Surf & Yoga Retreat trip

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What I love about this company is that it does exactly what it says on the tin! No hidden charges, an easy website, very professional, quick response to queries and very reliable. I am a single female traveler so it is very important that I feel safe and confident with the countries and challenges I take on.

I would highly recommend this company to everyone, but especially to female travellers! Want to do something out of your comfort zone that is challenging and rewarding? The Bucket List Company will certainly not disappoint! My advice is ‘go for it’ and get ticking off your bucket list!”

Nichola Williamson Sahara Desert trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

I had the pleasure of travelling to Nepal with The Bucket List Company. From attending a training weekend in February right through to our final landing at Heathrow after our trip to base camp in October, everything was thought out and carried out in a non pressurised professional way. I would highly recommend this company to anybody.

Michael Everest Base Camp trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

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“Great experience with great people. Easy payment method. Trip was well organised. Knowledgeable guides and beautiful surroundings.”

Kelly Thompson The Bucket List Company Reviews

“I just got back from Peru after doing the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu (and Rainbow Mountain) and have had the greatest experience. From the chaos of landing and being woken up by an earthquake in Lima to meeting awesome kids in schools and on the trek, there was a grin stuck to my face at every turn. A camera simply does not do justice to the sights you will see during the excellently varied itinerary.

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If you’re not already a surfer, don’t make the mistake of underestimating the challenge involved. In an environment where no single wave is ever the same as the next and your playground’s constantly changing, it can be hard to know where to start and which skills to work on first. Throw the British climate into the mix and you’ve almost got yourself a recipe for disaster. That’s why we’ve set this beach adventure in Tagzahout; one of the best places to surf in the northern hemisphere. And with professional yoga lessons to boot, you’ll set yourself up with the perfect skillset to catch a wave and learn to barrel in the quickest time possible. But you won’t be pinned to the beach for the entire duration of the trip. Sure, you’ll get many chances to surf and savasana every day, but you’ll get to wander through the spice-scented lanes and palm-lined avenues of the fortified medina of Essaouria too. The traditional port city makes for the perfect break from the beach, where you can watch fishermen mending their nets and building traditional boats as well as eat the finest catch for lunch.

This adventure just keeps on giving.

So if you want to salute the Moroccan sun from a sandy yoga mat and connect with mother nature with the Atlantic before you… If you want seven nights’ comfy accommodation with private bathrooms and healthy, delicious meals prepared by your own professional Moroccan chef… And if you want learn to surf with (seriously cool) certified instructors who’ll provide your wetsuit and board and show you how to barrel… It’s time to catch a wave in Morocco.

Check out the itinerary, chuck any questions you have in our direction, book your spot and get ready to tick an incredible experience off your Bucket List. If you don’t do it now, will you ever?

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  • 06/03/2023 13 Spaces available
    £1100
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    £157.14 x 7

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

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  • 11/03/2024 16 Spaces available
    £1200
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    £63.16 x 19

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