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8 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Imi Ouaddar, Morocco

Villa Surya by Dfrost Almugar, Yoga & Meditation in Imi Ouaddar, Morocco

Exclusive Yoga Retreat Morocco

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Morocco.

Our Villa Surya is hidden away on the edge of a nature reserve in Imi Ouaddar on the Atlantic coast. The property consists of two connected villas that can accommodate up to 16 guests. Our focus is yoga, meditation and the well-being of our guests. Join us on our journey to find yourself. Spend a week in mindfulness, consciousness towards your body and deep relaxation.

Highlights

  • Twice daily 90 minute meditation and yoga classes
  • Breakfast, afternoon snacks, fruits and dinner provided
  • Pick up and drop off service from Agadir airport or BUS station
  • Complimentary Pool, Sauna & Jacuzzi
  • Unlimited water, tea and fresh juices
  • 30 minutes Silent walk at the beach
  • Complementary 1 hour massage
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


8 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic, French, German
The maximum participants in the group is 16
Airport transfer included: Agadir–Al Massira Airport
Airport transfer available:
Marrakesh Menara Airport (US$134 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Limited to a maximum of 16 guests each Yoga and meditation retreat and Yoga and meditation holiday is created with attention to detail. Take a short, magical journey from Agadir or Marrakesh through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Berber villages and the famous surfing village Taghazout to reach the Villa Surya.

Situated right at the famous Paradis Plage one of the longest and most taken care of beaches in the area, surrounded by the anti atlas mountains with its protected forest zone our boutique villa will transport you to another world with its exquisite handmade Arabic and Berber architecture, fragrant flowered gardens, unwinding sun-deck, sunset watch-out, charming rooms, relaxing hot tub, Swimming Pool 8x4m, Sauna and a kitchen full of Oriental delights. We have created an outstanding Yoga-Shala for you on our roof top overlooking the ocean and giving the opportunity to practice and meditate whilst enjoying the sunrise & sunset everyday.

The property ranges over 600 square meters from which 200 square meters are built and form the sleeping and living area inside on 3 different levels. The place consists of 2 villas which we connected. Villa Surya offers 9 sleeping rooms and can take up to 16 guests.

The common areas are spread across the villa. At the entry area we do have our famous swing. In the backyard we have our lovely eating area with its Zen-fountain and cactus oasis as well as the lounge area with a swimming pool 8x4 m. The 360° Sun-deck with its sunset watch out offers the perfect place to sun bath, watch the ocean or enjoy the Jacuzzi and Sauna. On the top floor you will also find our 90 square meter covered Yoga Shala.

The village is called Imi Ouaddar by the locals but more known as "Paradise Plage". A small fisher village directly at the ocean and anti atlas mountain. The perfect location for exploring a new culture in a safe and peaceful environment. Daily yoga and meditation practice, healthy vegetarian food and a beautiful surrounding make this holiday concept the perfect fit to relax, unwind and refill from your everyday life.

Yoga Shala

Shala is an ancient Sanskrit word for home, and when we created the Yoga Shala at Villa Surya this is exactly how we wanted you to feel from the moment you step inside. The tranquil space is spread across 75 square meters and comfortably fits 16 people with more than enough room to practice your flow. Situated on the rooftop of the villa, the Shala benefits from panoramic views of our surroundings, from the rugged mountains at the back to the crashing waves of the ocean to the front, so no matter what posture you find yourself in you will always be greeted with the natural beauty of our Moroccan landscape. Recently renovated, the space also ensures everything provided is new and of an extremely high quality, built to ensure you get the upmost from your time with us. You will find the space fully equipped with yoga mats and props and also air conditioned to ensure absolute comfort during your practice.

Meditation area and rooftop terrace

Just outside the Yoga Shala you will find our rooftop terrace and meditation area. With 360 degree views of the mountains and the ocean, the space is spread out across two levels and provides you with the perfect setting to spend the day getting lost in a book and soaking up the warm Moroccan sunshine on one of our sun loungers, relaxing your muscles after a long yoga session in the hot tub, or just taking some much needed time for quiet self-reflection in our secluded meditation corner. From sunrise to sunset the rooftop terrace is there to give you the space to relax and heal and get the most out of your Yoga and Meditation retreat at Villa Surya.

Lounge area and swimming pool

Spend your time any way you please at Villa Surya. Laze by the pool or bounce around the beach. Our pool is 8x4m and offers an infinity view over the cactus oasis and the natural zone at our Villa. Chill on our sun loungers or float around the pool. After this experience you wish to extend your endless summer. The Pool area has sun loungers, a seating area, floating fat-boys and a shower.

The Villa set up:

  • Ground level: Entrance and front garden, living room, back courtyard with eating area, pool area (opening in mid october)
  • 1st Floor: Dining area and living room, shared bathroom, massage room, Bedrooms: Shems & Ayour
  • 2nd Floor: Bedrooms Amlal, Mouja, Rreh, Itri, Igna
  • 3rd Floor: Bedrooms Akal & Liil
  • Rooftop: 80m2 Yoga Shala, Sauna and Chill out area, roof terrace with sun loungers, meditation area and sunset views over the ocean
  • Ground level -1: Entry to the staff kitchen, bathroom, 2 sleeping rooms (staff area), herbal garden

Each room in Villa Surya is beautifully and uniquely decorated in traditional Moroccan style, with handcrafted beldi tiles. The handmade wooden beds have comfortable mattresses with 100% cotton linens. All rooms have different lighting options to create the right relaxing atmosphere, and storage shelves, traditional decorations and mirrors.

All rooms are equipped with:

  • AC for cooling and heating
  • In-built open shelves or wardrobes for your belongings
  • Shower & Beach towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries (shower gel & shampoo)
  • Free WiFi (best reception in the main areas)
  • EU plug ins

Room Shems (sun)

Shems is a private twin room with 2 single beds which can be put together if wanted. This room shares a bathroom with the living room. Enjoy the view over the backyard and zen-fountain.

Room Ayour (moon)

Ayour is a triple room with 3 single beds. It is s the ideal room for a single traveller or friends coming on a holiday together. It comes with a private bathroom and gives great views over the backyard and zen-fountain.

Room Itri (star)

Itri is a twin room with 2 single beds. It is the ideal room for sharing. It comes with a private bathroom and gives great views over the backyard of the villa (garden, pool area & protected natural zone).

Room Mouja (wave)

Mouja is a cozy double bed room (king size bed). It's the ideal room for a single traveler wanting to have some privacy or a couple. This room comes with a private bathroom and a balcony overlooking the garden, pool area and protected natural area.

Room Amlal (sand)

Amlal is a shared twin room with 2 single beds. The cosy room comes with a private bathroom and a balcony with sea view.

Room Reh (wind)

Rreh is a queen size double room and is ideal for a single traveller or a couple. The spacious room comes with a private bathroom and a balcony with ocean view.

Room Igna

Igna is a spacious shared twin room which can be used as a double room if needed. The room has a private bathroom, huge panoramic windows and a private balcony overlooking the village and ocean. This room is perfect for a single traveller wanting to share a room or two friends coming on a holiday.

Room Akal

Akal is a private double room with a queen size double bed. This room is perfect for a single traveller. The panoramic windows give an amazing view over the backyard, pool and protected natural area. Akal shares a bathroom with Liil.

Room Liil

Liil is a spacious shared twin room which can be used as a double room if needed. This room is perfect for a single traveller wanting to share a room or two friends coming on a holiday. The panoramic windows give an amazing view over the backyard, pool and protected natural area. Liil shared a bathroom with room Akal.

Program

Yoga is for everybody

No matter if you are a real experienced Yogi, a first timer, single traveler, couple, mum, dad we are happy to welcome you all to our Villa Surya. We are pleased to give you the opportunity to follow your passion and bring you close to the Moroccan culture in a safe and beautiful environment. We truly live our motto - Yoga is for everybody!

Leave your cares behind and enjoy the slow life during your stay in Morocco.

Happiness is not a destination it’s a way of life!

Yoga Style and Yoga Shala

During your yoga and meditation holiday we offer twice daily yoga classes. The morning classes are dynamic and powerful, inspired by Vinyasa and Ashtanga flow styles while the evening classes are more restorative based on Hatha, Yin, and Yoga Nidra.

We have two talented and dedicated yoga teachers on hand to ensure you get a great diversity of styles during your stay. Our yoga classes are created for everybody. No matter if you are an absolute beginner, advanced yogi or even a teacher, our in-house teachers will make sure to fit everyone's needs and give you the challenge you want during your stay. Every morning and evening class is accompanied with a guided meditation. We want you to come away from your stay with us confident in a deepened and more expressive personal practice.

Our outstanding rooftop yoga shala is the perfect place for your practice, with 75m2 to give you plenty of space to really stretch and open up. The tranquil space comfortably fits 16 people with more than enough room to practice your flow. Situated on the rooftop of the villa, the Shala benefits from panoramic views of our surroundings, from the rugged mountains at the back to the crashing waves of the ocean to the front, so no matter what posture you find yourself in you will always be greeted with the natural beauty of our Moroccan landscape. Recently renovated, the space also ensures everything provided is new and of an extremely high quality, built to ensure you get the upmost from your time with us. You will find the space fully equipped with yoga mats and props and also air conditioned to ensure absolute comfort during your practice.

You can salute the sun rising over the ocean and surrounding protected argan forests during your morning dynamic class and relax during your evening restorative class lit by the setting sun and candle light.

Remember that yoga is not about being able to do handstands, it's about finding your inner peace.

How a typical day looks like

Our yoga villa is open all year long and can be booked on any day. Sometimes we may be full or booked by other yoga teachers but then we will communicate accordingly.

  • 07.00 - 07.30 | Morning wake up juice
  • 07.30 - 09.00 | Yoga and meditation
  • 09.00 - 11.00 | Healthy breakfast buffet style
  • 11.00 - 16.00 | Day activity, maybe SUP Yoga
  • 16.00 - 17.45 | Afternoon tea & healthy snacks / chill out time
  • 17.45 - 19.15 | Yoga and meditation
  • 19.30 - 20.30 | Vegetarian / vegan or raw dinner

In between massages and other private treatments can be booked individually.

Retreat location

Our exclusive boutique Villa Surya is located in the laid back village of Imi Ouaddar which is situated right at the atlantic ocean with the famous paradise beach.

Nestled in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas mountains, overlooking a UNESCO protected Argan tree area with the beach a 2 minute walk away, you can enjoy the sound of the waves from the Villa as you relax and deepen your yoga and meditation practice. Fueled by a delicious yogic menu you’ll find Villa Surya the perfect place to relax, unwind and forget about everyday life for while.

Nearby places:

  • Agadir Al Massira Airport (AGA) - 1 hour
  • Marrakech - 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Taghazout village - 10 minutes

Unique features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing

General

  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served a daily delicious breakfast and dinner along with a light and healthy afternoon snack. All our meals are inspired by Oriental and Mediterranean cuisine and are freshly prepared on site daily by our talented chef.

We serve a yogic vegetarian/vegan seasonal menu with emphasis on local and organic produce. Our dishes are designed to give you all the carbohydrates, proteins and healthy fats that a yogi needs to get the most out of their practice and fuel them for a beautiful day under the Moroccan sun. The Moroccan kitchen is rich in vegetables and legumes with little diary so most of our dishes are vegan. Once a week there is the option to enjoy a fish tagine, but only if the whole group has no objections to fish being served.

If you have special dietary requirements/allergies, please do let us know ahead of your arrival so we can take care of you. Our amazing chef is well used to adapting recipes according to our guests needs.

Herbal garden

Our beautiful herbal garden at the yoga Villa allows us to serve you fresh tea and dishes with home grown organic herbs. All our vegetables are provided by a local eco-agricultural farm near Sidi-Ifni to ensure the best healthy nutrition for our guests, and our fruit comes from the local souk in Agadir. We use their own flowers to make our food look delicious. The food served is healthy and will ensure you the right energy for all your activities.

Breakfast menu

Find here some samples of what you may find on your table each morning

  • Daily fresh made juices or smoothies
  • Tea, coffee, and milk
  • Homemade muesli and porridge
  • Home-made yogurt (raib)
  • Fresh fruit
  • Home-baked whole grain bread
  • Fresh-made marmalade
  • Organic butter
  • Msmen (delicious Moroccan pancakes)
  • Amlou (the famous Moroccan nut butter made with almonds, argan oil and honey)
  • Locally sourced honey, dates, and almonds
  • Grilled vegetables
  • A variety of homemade pestos, hummus, and couscous with nuts and honey

Afternoon menu

  • Fresh tea, dates and nuts, energy balls, and banana breads

Dinner

Find here some examples of our dinners

  • Moroccan style lentil soup followed by vegetarian tagine (with the option for fish tagine)
  • Indian curry with lemon, yogurt-mint cream, and fresh baked bread served with a mixed salad
  • Classic Oriental vegetable soup with oven baked falafel in a salad wrap with cashew cream and hot sauce served with an amazing courgette salad
  • Whole grain couscous with vegetables and a delicious Moroccan style soup
  • Raw Italian lasagna with cauliflower tabbouleh and lentil soup
  • Couscous filled bell peppers with glazed carrots and mango-walnut salad
  • Beetroot and goat cheese towers served with a lovely salad and roasted chickpea tomato soup
  • Sunday barbecue with grilled vegetable skewers, mixed salads, vegetarian burgers, and dips

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Stand up paddle yoga lessons (SUP yoga)

SUP yoga is an amazing and blissful experience combining traditional Hatha yoga postures on a stand-up paddle board floating on the water. While increasing focus and breath control, it also develops balance and refines technique by activating new muscles.

This special yoga class is for everyone looking for something new, fun but relaxing and meditating at the same time. The 60-minute initiation class is fun and challenging for beginners and experts alike. These classes are available on request. The class can take up to four guests at a cost of 40 EUR per person. You will be provided with the SUP board. Please bring bathing suit, sun protection, and water.

Other activities

  • Silent walk in the anti Atlas mountains
  • Silent walk along the beach over 6 km sandy beach
  • Horse riding
  • Day visit to the local Souk (Aourir or Agadir)
  • Treat at the mountain Hammam
  • Visit the famous surfer village Taghazout
  • Day trips (Paradise Valley/ Essaouira/ Marrakesh)
  • Experience surfing
  • Learn how to cook your own Tajine
  • Get a traditional Henna Tattoo
  • SUP (Stand up Paddle Board) Yoga classes
  • Visit a local commune to experience the traditions

Spa treatments

During this retreat, you will enjoy one 60-minute relaxing massage. Additional massages are available on request for an additional cost. You can also enjoy our hot tub and sauna, which are open for use all day.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 2 x daily meditation/yoga classes @90 minutes
  • 1 x morning silent walk at the beach
  • Morning pre-Yoga juice & Tea
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Daily afternoon tea and healthy snacks
  • Unlimited water, tea and coffee
  • 1x 60-minute massage
  • Free use of 9x4 meters pool with a lounge area around
  • Free access to all amenities in the venue including the hot tub, sauna
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Towels and bed linen & toiletries (shampoo and shower gel)
  • Transfers from and to Agadir bus station
  • Transfers from and to Agadir-Al Massira Airport (AGA)

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional massages
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Private yoga classes

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Our nearest airport is Agadir-Al Massira Airport (AGA), we will pick you up from Agadir Airport for free.

Alternatively, book your flight to arrive at Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK). From mid-May/June/July & August, Dfrost Almugar Surf House & Yoga Morocco is offering free pick ups for our guests at no extra cost. This service is a collective pick up and available on every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday. The car will leave Marrakech airport at 20:00 in the evening. Every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday, Dfrost Almugar Surf House & Yoga Morocco will also drive up to Marrakech airport between 7-8:00 am in the morning.

Arrival by bus

If you travel by bus to Agadir, it is recommended to take a taxi from the Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK) to the bus station with CTM or Supratours. Buy your ticket and inform our Hosts of your expected arrival time in Agadir bus station. We will then schedule the pick up from the bus station for you. Once you arrive in Agadir, the driver will be waiting for you next to the bus. You can recognize him by a "Dfrost" sign in his hands. Taking the bus with CTM or Supratours is perfectly safe for female/solo travellers.

Airport: Agadir–Al Massira Airport Airport transfer included: Agadir–Al Massira Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport Airport transfer available: Marrakesh Menara Airport (US$134 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Free airport pick-ups

Arrive in mid-May, June, July, or August and get free airport pick-ups from Marrakesh Menara Airport! For more information, check “How to get there” section or send an inquiry!

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