My 2020 Retreats
MOROCCO RETREAT 2020 NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING!!!
7 Day Moroccan Yoga & Surf Retreat
Tues 2nd - Tues 9th June 2020
Cost per person range from: £550 - £650pp sharing
Single Supplements range from £120 - £160
Please email me for room and pricing options
Confirm your booking by paying a £200 deposit. Balance due at the end of April 2020.
Payment Plans Available - Please contact me for options
Flights to the nearest Airport Agadir are available with budget airlines. For example Easyjet fly from Gatwick airport with cost starting as low as £114.
We will suggest a flight and organise a mini bus from Swindon for those wanting to travel together
7 night’s accommodation
Group Airport transfer from Agadir airport (additional transfers available from £40)
3 meals a day
Daily yoga – At least 1 Yin & 1 Yang (on the rooftop, in the studio or on the beach)
Meditation & Nidra sessions
Excursion to the local Moroccan market
Day excursion to Paradise Valley Waterfalls
2 full days surfing are included with equipment and instructors (no experience necessary)
Surf equipment for 2 full days
Free Days for shopping, relaxing by pool or visiting the local Hammam & Spa
Massage therapist on site
Reiki sessions available
Additional surf days (£25 pp)
The reinvention of Taghazout’s oldest accommodation venue L’Auberge. Upscale guest house style with a boutique vibe. Meters from the beach in the heart of the village the Auberge offers clean, simple but thoughtfully decorated and designed rooms at an amazing price. Set over four floors in the centre of Taghazout bay, with the ground floor housing Taghazout’s most popular restaurant, the L’Auberge is in the heart of the action.
In the chill out lounge the tea/coffee station offers you the chance to enjoy a cup of a hot beverage of your choice any time of the day. Daily fresh fruits delivery will allow you to refuel energy after surf or yoga. You can relax on the sofas, enjoy the swap book selection and the free wi-fi.
The Auberge is right on Taghazout beach. Perfectly poised to watch the fishing boats come in and soak up the laid-back village atmosphere, staying at the Auberge is a unique Moroccan experience. Shops, cafes, restaurants, surf shops and all Taghazout has to offer are right on your doorstep.
The rooftop terrace, sun-filled balconies and restaurant below come together to give the Auberge a real community feel. Kick back and enjoy the sunset from one of the beautiful terraces at the house. The first floor features a lounge area to relax with books and magazines.
The Location ~ Taghazout
Internationally renowned amongst travelers, surfers, and yogis for its laid back pace and world-class waves, Taghazout is a unique gem on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Located 40 min from Agadir international airport, it’s a short hop (only 2 to 3 hours) from most central European cities. It’s the closest place for any European surfer to get year round warm water, perfect waves, and a unique cultural experience.
The Yoga Space
We have two spaces to practice yoga. Both of them overlook the ocean with an amazing view of the sunset whilst enjoying the sound of the waves against the shore.
Hearty and healthy, our breakfasts include: fresh fruit, fruit juices, pancakes, freshly baked baguettes, eggs, yoghurts, cereals, cakes, omelettes, nuts, raisins, fresh coffee, tea, Moroccan delicacies and more. Served on the main terrace overlooking the surf it will keep you fuelled for a day at the beach or fill you up after a surf at dawn.
Packed lunch is taken on the beach comprising of homemade crispy baguettes, salad or pasta each accompanied with fresh fruit and sweet treats.
On the roof top overlooking Taghazout Bay you can expect to find a nightly offering of tapas and starters. Followed by meals ranging from Moroccan tagines, couscous and salads, to barbecues, vegetarian options, fresh fish and a delicious variety of international and Moroccan dishes to suit every palate
June 2018 Cotswold Escape Retreat Feedback
"I loved the weekend. I was relatively new to Yoga, but had been keen for some time to try. I am a big believer in trying new things and a supporter of the concept of lifelong learning. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and came away enthusiastic about further exploring yoga. There was just the right amount of yoga and you were very skilled at flexing your teaching so it was suitable for everybody in the group. Great venue, superb food and lovely group of participants.
Thank you for all your care, teaching and attention, especially while having to manage such a difficult time at home."
"Thank you for a most amazing retreat experience, the effects have stayed with me even 2 weeks later and I’ve started incorporating some of the ‘new’ yoga into my practice. The whole weekend was completing relaxing and restorative, it felt like a week-long holiday!
I particularly enjoyed trying the different types of yoga, especially the yin which is not something I’d have considered before. I liked the use of new props and have gone on to order a bolster and the lower blocks. I felt challenged but not overwhelmed in your classes – I had been doubtful about the number of classes and being able to keep up but that was never a concern as I got into the weekend,
you seemed to give the most perfect class for each session and no two were the same; you read the mood and energy of group very well and were adaptive to our needs. I liked that you set the scene ahead of time, letting us know that our level of participation was entirely of our choosing – knowing I had the freedom to participate or absent myself put my mind at ease.
The choice of venue was superb – it allowed us all space for privacy if we needed it and fun communal areas for other times. The cottages and gardens were very restful and helped set the scene for some of the most incredible yoga practice that I have experienced. I would have liked to try an outside session – your pictures of your poses in the garden are just lovely.
Everything was catered for absolutely perfectly, you’d considered everything down to the little details of drinks and snacks in the cottages etc. And the meals were sublime – varied, wholesome, tasty food that made every meal a delight!
I think we all enjoyed the opportunity to ease into the weekend on Friday, over drinks and snacks and adding a lecture part to that evening might have stilted the flow, so in retrospect I think your schedule was spot on. I would have liked to do a second meditation too, time permitting.
I also really liked that we were not under pressure to leave on Sunday – the previous retreat I did ended after Sunday lunch and it was a rather abrupt ejection back into the real world. By extending the booking for the Sunday night, you allowed us to fully enjoy the day (no early packing and clearing up) and to depart absolutely in our time which was a real treat.
Overall, the retreat exceeded my expectations, you created a friendly, relaxed environment in a stunning setting that complimented the yoga beautifully. Thank you again, and I will certainly be attending a future retreat!"
"You know, of course, how much I loved the weekend retreat, as I have already booked places for myself and daughter on the September one!
A few more specific points of feedback:-
1. The venue: I loved the beautifully furnished cottages with spacious, comfortable bedrooms, extensive grounds with interesting sculptures, ponds, Moorish pavilion, tennis courts, varied planting. Yoga studio, warm indoor swimming pool and hamaam were all of exceptional quality. Maybe ask them to move table at back of room into the storage room to make space for a couple of extra yoga mats?
2. The location: pretty village with easy access by road and paths to places worth visiting. ( useful information on possible excursions in folders in cottages).
3. Catering: we were very lucky to have Wenna cooking for us. She had taken great care to suit the meals to our group and individual needs and provided a succession of tasty, tempting and nutritious meals. My favourite was the tex-mex with tortilla wraps. Wenna combined a totally professional approach with a friendly presence and she was lovely company.
4. The yoga: as a regular attendee at your weekly classes, I already knew I would be in the hands of an exceptional teacher. Having the luxury of a whole weekend retreat to devote to yoga with you was a wonderful experience, enhanced by the stimulating company of the other group members. Your group management skills (and the kir royal!) enabled us to gel quickly into a supportive group. The programme had just the right balance of organised activity and free time, so that we never felt rushed but we also felt that we had been challenged to do more than we might have thought possible. We all commented on Sunday that we felt we had been on a week's holiday rather than a mere weekend away. Every session was satisfying in itself and you always ensured that we could each practise at a level appropriate to our individual needs. The variety of the sessions was stimulating, enjoyable and beneficial.
Thank you so much"