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The Soulswell yoga and surf retreat in Morocco is perfect to deepen your yoga through strength, flexibility and balance while experiencing inner peace, deep relaxation and the healing effect of the ocean. Every journey touches your soul on a conscious or unconscious way. The turbulent waves of everyday life smooth and the soul gains room to breathe.
Villa Mandala has the following rooms available:
You will enjoy the first morning tea peacefully on the roof terrace of Villa Mandala and you will look ahead into the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. We will start the day in the wonderful Yoga Shala with a powerful, dynamic Dharma Yoga class. There will be a mixture of quiet and dynamic challenging asanas in which we will respond individually to the needs of our participants. Behind us in the mountains, the sun rises slowly.
The smell of breakfast will wake you from the Savasana and you will serve yourself to strengthen for the surf session on an extensive breakfast with fruit, fresh juices, smoothies and many other balanced delicacies.
The experienced surf guides take you to the best surf spots, to the beach breaks for beginners and to the reef breaks for the advanced surfers. There is something for everyone. Some surf spots are even within walking distance of the villa.
Experience the magical fascination of surfing. You will realize quickly how wonderful it is to share this experience with like-minded people. It happens a lot and it happens all by itself.
Surfboards, Standup boards, wetsuits and surf lessons if needed can easily be booked through the Villa Mandala.
After surfing the luxurious villa offers the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon. The pool invites you to cool off, there are always fresh fruit and delicious teas available. A highlight is the daily freshly baked cake, which is worth a sin in any case. The rooms are individually, traditionally and very comfortably furnished. Once a week there is a traditional Moroccan market within a 5min walk from the villa. Local specialties, spices, fabrics, medicine men and the hustle and bustle of the local market visitors invite you to linger.
Inspired by the wonderful impressions, you dive in deep relaxation in the evening. The sun sinks in front of your eyes in the Atlantic Ocean, while you let go completely and feel the healing benefits for body, mind and soul. This will give you the ability to process these wonderful experiences.
Again, it's the smell of the local dishes, which wakes you gently from the relaxation. The richly laid table on the terrace is full of extraordinary selections of Moroccan specialties. The peaceful surroundings of the Villa and the peace of your mind will bring you a memorable, restful night.
A journey into yourself, to come home!
A good intent brought Nico to his first yoga class in January 2008 and after 90 minutes, he was completely thrilled. After 20 months of intensive training, he completed the teacher training as a Hot yoga teacher in the summer of 2009 and immediately began to teach full-time. Further developments followed. Finally, he completed the 800-hour Master training with his guru Sri Dharma Mittra in New York this year.
Inspired by experiences in the Amazon jungle, Nico started a 3-year shamanic training with Dancing Thunder, a medicine man from the tribe of Susquehannock Indians. In his Dharma yoga classes, he wants to encourage you to go deeper into your practice, to recognize your limits and open the body and mind to finally experience the practice in a meditative and spiritual way.
Mascha’s life brought her to the wonderful world of yoga eleven years ago. Her teaching styles reach from Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, low flow and Yin yoga to detox. She is happy to teach special target groups, such as climbers, office-seater and surfers.
Based on the Chinese medicine, Mascha has focused in recent years on the practice of Yin yoga. Yin means to develop a less active practice, regeneration and a sense of the slow changes of the body. The Yin yoga asana practice is a way to find peace in silence. Yin and Yang: the one cannot exist without the other.
With her Yin yoga hours, Mascha wants to show how we recognize the natural needs of our body and learn to accept the anatomical limitations, to create more mindfulness.
The Villa Mandala is a real gem and still a secret. It is located right on the beach of Banana Village (Aourir). Approximately 5 kilometers south of Taghazout, a colorful, traditional fishing village. Taghazout is famous for its great surf spots and its laid-back, friendly atmosphere. Agadir is located about 20 kilometers south of the villa, which is also the nearest airport.
Three quality vegetarian / vegan meals a day are included in the price. If desired by the group, one fish and seafood is possible. Daily homemade cakes and unlimited fresh fruit, tea and coffee are also available throughout the days.
The nearest airport is Agadir - Al Massira Airport (AGA).
Soulswell will pick you up from the airport if you arrive on Saturday. The pick-up is included in the price.