A week of yoga and surfing (optional) on the Atlantic coast, Morocco
17 - 24 November 2018
Cost from £600
Teacher Amelia HodgeHoliday Expired
About Villa Mandala
An energising week of yoga with the option of surfing the waves in the warm Moroccan ocean. Stay in the tranquil environment of Villa Mandala and explore the endless sandy beaches of the Atlantic coastline.
Villa Mandala is set on the coast, close to Banana Village in the Agadir region of Southern Morocco. Hidden beneath a blanket of bougainvillea, the villa has fabulous Atlantic ocean views. The beautiful yoga shala is perched on the rooftop so you can Surya Namaskar (salute to the sun) looking across the surf and the endless horizon.
Take a short walk to Banana Point and stop off at the Beach Cafe for a dip, lounge and a drink. Continue along the coast or spectacular cliff top for 15 minutes and you will come to the first of many beautiful swimming and surf beaches. Pick up and drop-offs in the surf minibus are an option too.
Make this stunning private villa your very own home for the week. You will find plenty of chill-out areas with comfy sofas, cosy lighting and Moroccan trinkets. It’s the perfect place to share time with others or enjoy your own space.
The ocean-front swimming pool at the villa is ideal for a dip to cool off from the midday sun.
The daily programme
There will be two yoga classes a day. The morning class (pranayama and asana) will gently open the body and attune the breath and mind, leading into flowing and dynamic sequences - always cultivating awareness, physical alignment and breath. The classes will be suitable for all levels and yoga experience.
There will be time set aside in the day to go to the beach or explore the area. Surfing lessons with experienced teachers are also an option and if pre-booked rates are from £53 per day, £135 for 3 days, £168 for 4 days or £195 for 5 days and include professional and fun tuition, transportation to and from the beach, wet-suit and board hire.
You will meet again in the late afternoon for a more relaxing and restorative yoga class. There will be one yoga free day.
Things to do
Surf lessons can be easily arranged with the very experienced team. You can explore the miles of empty golden sandy beaches just to sunbathe with a good book or relax by the pool in the privacy of the villa.
Other activities are available such as massage treatments, a visit to the local hammam (a traditional Moroccan steam bath), day trips to Essaouira, Agadir and the local souks, horse or camel riding and quad biking. You can also take a trip through the mountains to the breathtaking Paradise Valley.
Throughout each day you will be offered delicious bespoke vegetarian meals, using only the finest and freshest local produce.
Accommodation at Villa Mandala
There is a selection of uniquely designed rooms at the villa. Each has a real feeling of quality; sprinkled with trinkets and designed to a theme. There are ocean-facing rooms (all en-suite) and others with mountain or garden views (some en-suite). There are plenty of shared bathroom facilities for the remaining bedrooms.
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A week of yoga and surfing (optional) on the Atlantic coast, Morocco, 17 - 24 November 2018
Mountain or garden view room
Shared triple room £590 pp
Shared twin or double room £600 pp
Single occupancy room £750 pp
Sea-view room (all en-suite)
Shared twin or double room £650 pp
Single occupancy room £800 pp
Three vegetarian meals each day (apart from one evening)
Unlimited tea, coffee and fresh fruit
Daily meditation and yoga classes (apart from one yoga-free day)
Airport transfers from Agadir
Surfing lessons with experienced teachers, if pre-booked rates are from £53 per day, £135 for 3 days, £168 for 4 days or £195 for 5 days and include professional and fun tuition, transportation to and from the beach, wet-suit and board hire.
Other trips, excursions and activities.
The closest airport is Agadir and this is well served by direct flights from the UK and other European cities.
The Villa is just 45 minutes drive from Agadir airport and free transfers are provided. Arrival at the villa is from 4.30pm. If you arrive earlier in the day a transfer can be arranged from Agadir airport to a local cafe for a lazy lunch or a walk on the beach. At around 4pm you will be picked up from the cafe to go to Villa Mandala, for the start of your retreat.
Airlines that fly to Agadir include: