Retreat: Yoga & Surf, Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge

Date

23-11-2012 - 30-11-2012

Price

Yoga and Surf: €990,-

Yoga only: €790,-

 

The price is inclusive:

- 7 nights accommodation

- brunch, light lunch, dinner

- fruit and water

- all yoga classes

- all meditation sessions

- use of facilities that Atlas Kasbah offers on location

- airport pick-up from Agadir Airport

 

The surf package is inclusive:

- 4 surf lessons of 3 hours each

- a daytrip to Paradise Valley

- Transportation

- Materials: wetsuit, surfboard, leach, wax

The price is exclusive:
- your travel costs
- airport drop off
- travel insurance
- excursions
- Hamam treatments (can be booked at the Kasbah)
- transportation from Marrakech Airport (we can help you make the arrangements) 

Language

Dutch/English

Information and
registration

For more information and registration, please send an email to Suze Retera: mailto:[email protected]


To reserve a spot for you we need a down payment of €400,-. The full payment needs to be completed by 5 November 2012. The payment can be made via a bank payment to the following bank account:


Suze Retera

Rabobank

Account number: 158272528

IBAN: NL54 RABO 0158272528

BIC: RABONL2U

Yoga & Surf Retreat in Morocco
Riding the Waves of Consciousness

With José de Groot and Jalal Boumia

Let yourself be surprised and inspired by the colors and beauty of Morocco! Its amazing nature, energizing waves, unknown colors, smiling hospitality and ever present spirituality will make you forget about your daily lives and allow you to dream away in your own 1001 nights adventure.

Experience a profound transformation through daily Yin and Yang (a combination of Vinyasa and Hatha) Yoga sessions and surf lessons. Deepen your yoga practice by gaining more understanding about your body during the practical anatomy sessions. Enhance your connection with yourself through meditation and by embracing the silence that surrounds you. And play during the liberating surf lessons, allowing you to get in touch again with the natural flow of your life.

Set in a little village in the hills, only 25 minutes from the beach, Atlas Kasbah Ecolodge offers you all you need to relax and feel pampered. The amazing views combined with the impressive Kasbah with its traditional decoration and modern comfort will take you in from the moment you arrive. Besides taking walks in the hills filled with Argan trees (which produce the nuts for the Moroccan Argan oil, a main ingredient in both the kitchen as the traditional beauty products) you can relax by the saltwater pool, enjoy a treatment at the Hamam (Moroccan bath and massage house) at the Kasbah or read a book in one of the many beautiful, shaded areas on the land of the Kasbah.

Growing mostly their own organic fruits, vegetables and herbs in the gardens, the Atlas Kasbah offers a wonderful traditional and vegetarian cuisine. Enjoy the age old tastes of the Moroccan spices, fresh fruits, dates and other local delicacies.

* The retreat is open to everyone. It is not necessary to have practiced Yoga before or have any experience surfing.

José de Groot
After a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) of 200 hours Yoga Alliance (YA) in August 2006, José started teaching a mix of Hatha, Vinyasa and Vini Yoga (Yang Yoga) in Barcelona. At the end of 2006 she discovered Yin Yoga and since then this has been her primary passion and specialization. Jose offers weekly classes, several workshops, yin yoga & anatomy teacher trainings and retreats in the Netherlands, Spain, Finland and France.
José guides her classes in a warm, clear and humorous way, with compassion in adapting the practice where necessary to your specific needs. She encourages you to experience, observe and become aware of your bodily sensations, emotions, quality of breath, intuition, thoughts and habitual patterns. Her goal is to stimulate you to discover, to strengthen, to trust, to accept and to be happy with yourself the just the way you are. 

Jalal Boumia
Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, Jalal started surfing at the age of 16. At the age of 18 he started his professional career, he became Moroccan Champion Junior for the first time in 1991 and won the Surf Open Moroccan Championship in 2001, becoming Moroccan Champion. Continuing his career he joined the National Team in 2002, winning the Moroccan Championship again that year and in 2003. In 1999 he took part in his first surf instructor teacher training with Fred Adams from Guadeloupe. He started teaching in 2001 at the age of 20. He loves sharing his experience and knowledge, giving his students a chance to experience the pleasure that surfing brings. He aspires to be the kind of teacher that makes you fall in love with surfing and the power of the ocean. Besides his focus on safety (Jalal is a licensed lifeguard) and technique, his goal when teaching is to help his students get the best out of the time they have in the ocean. Whether it is one day or two weeks.

Retreat Program: 
The yoga classes can be given in Dutch and English , the surf classes will be taught in English.

FRIDAY (23-11 2012)
20.00-21.00  Arrival (early arrival possible, rooms available for check in at 14:00 hrs)
21.00-22.00  Dinner + Start retreat: Welcome/introduction/houserules 
22.00-22.30  Sitting meditation (optional)


SATURDAY (24-11 2012)

07.00            Waking up
07.30-08.00   Sitting meditation
08.00-09.00   Yang Yoga to energize and to loosen up the body
09.30-10.30   Breakfast
11.00-15.00   Surfing (lunch on the beach)
15.00-18.00   Free time
18.00-20.00   Yin Yoga session 
20.30            Dinner 
22.30-23.00   Sitting meditation (optional)

SUNDAY (25-11 2012)
07.00            Waking up
07.30-08.00   Sitting meditation
08.00-09.00   Yang Yoga to energize and to loosen up the body
09.30-10.30   Breakfast
11.00-15.00   Surfing (lunch on the beach)
15.00-17.30   Free time
17.30-18.30   Anatomy
18.30-20.00   Yoga session (focussed on anatomy)
20.30            Dinner 
22.30-23.00   Sitting meditation (optional)

MONDAY (26-11 2012)
07.00            Waking up
07.30-08.00   Sitting meditation
08.00-09.30   Yang Yoga to energize and to loosen up the body
09.30-10.30   Breakfast
11.00-15.00   Surfing (lunch on the beach)
15.00-18.00   Free time
18.00-20.00   Yin Yoga session 
20.30            Dinner 
22.30-23.00   Sitting meditation (optional)

TUESDAY (27-11 2012)
07.00            Waking up
07.30-08.00   Sitting meditation
08.00-09.30   Yang Yoga to energize and to loosen up the body
09.30-10.30   Breakfast
11.00- 19.00   Free time or Daytrip: Paradise Valley (traditional lunch)
20.30            Dinner
22.30-23.00   Sitting meditation (optional)

WEDNESDAY (28-11 2012)
07.00            Waking up
07.30-08.00   Sitting meditation
08.00-09.00   Yang Yoga to energize and to loosen up the body
09.30-10.30   Breakfast
11.00-15.00   Surfing (lunch on the beach)
15.00-17.30   Free time
17.30-18.30   Anatomy
18.30-20.00   Yoga session (focussed on anatomy)
20.30            Dinner 
22.30-23.00   Sitting meditation (optional)

THURSDAY (29-11 2012)
07.00            Waking up
07.30-08.00   Sitting meditation
08.00-09.30   Yang Yoga to energize and to loosen up the body
09.30-10.30   Breakfast
11.00-15.00   Surfing (lunch on the beach)
15.00-18.00   Free time
18.00-20.00   Yin Yoga session 
20.30            Dinner 
22.30-23.00   Sitting meditation (optional)

FRIDAY (30-11 2012)
07.00            Waking up 
07.30-08.00   Sitting meditation
08.00-09.00   Yoga session  
09.30-10.30   Breakfast
11.00-12.00   Walking meditation in silence
12.00-14.00    Packing + check out rooms
14.00-15.00   Wrapping up, end retreat


# All the activities are optional, though we advise you to take advantage of all that we offer.

# It is not necessary to have any previous Yoga or Surf experience.

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