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8 Days Pilates, Fitness and Yoga in Morocco

  • Villa Mandala, Km 12, Aourir, N1, Morocco

Overview

Pilates, Fitness and Yoga Retreat in Aourir

Join Bamboo Fitness for a week of pure revitalisation, rejuvenate and feel amazing! This beautiful retreat is nestled 10 minutes walk from Aourir or Banana village (famous for its small sweet bananas and lush river valley) and 5 kilometers south of Taghazout - renowned for its great surf and laid back friendly atmosphere. The villa itself has its own roof top studio promises to be relaxing break with daily Pilates, fitness classes and yoga workshops overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and is a short walk to a vast open sandy beaches.

Highlights

  • 6 days yoga workshops
  • 6 days Pilates, fitness and yoga classes
  • Unlimited tea, coffee, fresh fruit and home baked treats
  • Free yoga equipment to use during the retreat
  • Return Agadir International Airport transfers
  • 7 nights beachfront accommodation
  • 3 delicious meals a day

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Villa Mandala stands out as the best accommodation in the region - bougainvillea flowers provide colourful shade for the front terrace and outside dining area, and there is plenty of space for basking in the sunshine whether curled up with your favourite book, playing backgammon or lazing by the ocean-front swimming pool.

There are 9 beautiful bedrooms (the majority en suite). All of the bedrooms are authentically designed to an individual theme using local artisanal decorative techniques, colours and artefacts. There is a cosy lounge area to chill out in - atmospheric yet spacious- with books, music and films at your disposal. At night enjoy the candlelit room for chatter and dinner, during the day lounge in dappled sunlight taking in the striking ocean views. Outside the sweeping sun terraces create a haven of tranquility and calm.

Bamboo Fitness has an inspiring set up at the beautiful Villa Mandala. Stylish and comfortable accommodation, swimming pool, sweeping garden terraces and its own roof top studio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The retreat boasts 3 classes per day including Pilates, fitness and yoga as well as a number of yoga workshops.

Looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, the Pilates, fitness and yoga classes are held in the shade of the rooftop studio with its huge windows and polished wooden floor. It is fully equipped with mats, bricks, belts, thick blankets and bolsters for all guests to use during the retreat.

After the morning exercise session with Pete or Brigitte relax over breakfast taken together on the large oak table. This is where Helen will guide you through the array of activities on offer including surfing, horse riding, hiking and excursions to the local markets. You can choose how active you want to be, do as much or as little as you want.

At sunset Brigitte will lead you through a calming and Restorative yoga session. It is a truly magical experience, the red sun easing behind the horizon, locals taking their horses across the sands and the Muezzin can be heard calling the faithful to prayer. Your exercise sessions include Pilates, core stability classes, circuit training on the rooftop terrace, running and the evening yoga session.

Pete Gibson

Over 13 years of working in the fitness industry has enabled Pete to develop and nurture a wealth of skills, knowledge and expertise. He has a passion for sports and a competitive sporting background, Pete loves teaching Pilates and the Reformer is his favourite, especially the Cardio Tramp.

Pete is the founder of Bamboo Fitness and as well as being one of the partners at the Pilates Academy he runs the PT studio in Clapham. His approach to training clients is effective, motivating and fun but also has a keen eye for detail ensuring good form and technique.

Brigitte Wrenn

Brigitte started her career in the fitness industry 20 years ago working as a Personal Trainer, Aerobics teacher and Fitness Manager. With a background in gymnastics and dance, Brigitte came to Pilates for rehabilitation purposes and found it perfectly complimented the high energy exercise she has always loved.

After fully embracing the Pilates concept, Brigitte decided to train as an instructor and was soon selected to be an Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES. As well as one of the partners at the Bamboo Fitness Pilates Academy, Brigitte heads the team at the award winning STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Centre in central London delivering courses to aspiring Pilates teachers.

This retreat will take place at the beautiful and stylish Villa Mandala in Aourir, Taghazout.

Nearby places

  • Banana village - 10 minutes walk
Activities
  • Horse riding / rental nearby
  • Massage nearby
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pilates
  • Shopping nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Spa nearby
General
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • Cafe nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Board rental nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room dining
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

Healthy breakfasts, lunches and evening meals are provided using only the finest and freshest local produce, the team of talented local chefs make each meal a taste sensation. Begin each new day at a sun filled breakfast table where you can enjoy sensational smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, cleansing teas and Moroccan coffee, hot bread from the village bakery, local honey, yogurts, eggs, crepes and a rainbow platter of seasonal fruits. The perfect way to ease into the day. Typically, lunch is served using fresh colourful salads, local flatbreads, energy-boosting treats and fresh fruits.

After the days exertions and sunset yoga its time to sample the delectable display of tapas and aperitifs in the lounge area, followed by an irresistible array of traditional and contemporary Moroccan and international dishes. From aromatic tagines, subtly spiced couscous to fresh local fish, vegetarian delights and divine desserts. Each evening a mouth-watering feast is presented. The cuisine can be adapted to accommodate individual requirements, allergies and preferences.

Surfing

Surfing lessons are available with fully qualified and experienced instructors. All levels catered for and include board and wetsuit hire, transport to and from the beaches. Packed lunches are provided and non-participating spectators are welcome to come along to enjoy the beach and take photos!

Horse riding

The retreat can arrange for you to take in this dramatic coastal and hillside region on horseback. Beautiful horses and friendly English speaking local guides are available to suit all abilities, from one-hour taster rides for the beginner to day long treks for the more experienced rider, the excellent local stables can cater for all at very good rates. Packed lunches are provided for the day rides. Camel rides are also available.

Day trip to Essouaria

This lively and artistic town makes for a popular mid-week break. An ideal place for shopping, eating and experiencing a bit more of magical Morocco.

A Hammam can be arranged locally and has proved very popular amongst the guests, both male and female. This is a perfect rejuvenating treatment to loosen and relax muscles, deep cleanse the skin and leave you feeling deliciously smooth and fragrant. It traditionally includes an exfoliating all-over massage scrub, a clay body mask followed by an hour-long body massage using renowned Argan oil. This heavenly afternoon treat allows you to fully unwind. Transport to and from the local Hammam is included in the price.

  • 3 delicious meals per day prepared by the innovative private chefs
  • 6 days Pilates, yoga, core stability classes, running sessions, roof top fitness, postural analysis and nutritional advice
  • 7 nights accommodation in the enchanting Villa Mandala
  • Daily cleaning services
  • Exclusive use of the roof top yoga studio, swimming pool, lounge areas and sun terraces
  • Free Wi-fi access
  • Free yoga equipment to use during the retreat
  • Return transfers to Agadir International Airport (AGA)
  • Unlimited fresh fruit, local sweet snacks, teas, coffee and mineral water throughout the day
  • Additional activities and day trip
  • Spa treatments

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Agadir International Airport (AGA) where Bamboo Fitness team can collect you in their spacious people carrier. The transfer is not included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Bamboo Fitness an inquiry.
  • Review by Sophie Wong
    8 out of 10

    "I'm the type of person who gets bored very easily and never been able to stick to the gym. But I've been going to Bamboo Fitness for nearly 2 years now, the variety of classes and great teachers make it challenging and interesting. Especially Brig - she's converted me to actually enjoying yoga!"

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  • Review by Imogen
    8 out of 10

    "Having not done loads of yoga or pilates previously, Bamboo Fitness has totally inspired me to devote more time to practice. I was lucky enough to grab a spot on the workshop this weekend, and it has given me some essential advice to take forward and apply everyday, as well as leading me to set some grander aims for the more advanced moves! The focused yet friendly atmosphere allowed me to feel comfortable, mindful, engaged, and able to enjoy the entire experience - mentally and physically. Kelly and Brig are both wonderful instructors; hugely knowledgeable and perfect examples of the practices they preach! Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Max Bower

    "'The whole experience was a great balance between fun and fitness, down to Pete and Brigitte's relaxed, friendly, but professional approach. As a student Pilates teacher, I particularly enjoyed Brigitte's Pilates and Yoga sessions - I picked up a huge number of tips for more effective teaching, and was inspired by her superb delivery style. Thumbs up all round!'"

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  • Review by Thien Tran

    "This place is amazing, the most beautiful studio I've ever been in. Fantastic food, top teaching, great atmosphere - can't wait to go back! "

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  • Review by Christine Davidson

    "'Before the trip, I was a bit worried that I might not be 'fit' enough to blend in with the group, but Pete and Brigitte soon put my mind at rest, as their inclusive teaching style allowed everyone to get involved at a level that was appropriate for them. I particularly enjoyed Pete's outdoor sessions, which were really creative and fun.'"

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  • Review by Victoria O'Brien

    "'The Retreat was the perfect location for relaxation and exercise. A great winter tonic and great fun too. There were so many activities on offer from massages to surfing but also no pressure to do everything. I loved the horse riding on the beach and the day trip to Essaouria. The villa is beautiful and the food was delicious and varied. I left feeling really revived and everyone seemed to comment on how well I looked on my return. Overall this is a very highly recommended trip!'"

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Aourir, Taghazout, Morocco

Bamboo Fitness offers training sessions that will be tailored to individual needs, motivating, achievable and fun!

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

Arrival: Saturday May 20, 2017
Departure: Saturday May 27, 2017

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