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12 Days 108-hour Anusara Yoga Immersion in Morocco

  • Marocsurfcamp Villa, Tamraght, 80000 Agadir, Souss-Massa, Morocco

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Overview

Morocco Yoga Retreat Immersion Module 1

Come to Morocco for an amazing experience of getting deep into the practices and teachings of yoga and reaching high into the infinite possibilities of your being. You will learn the powerful and transformative Anusara yoga practice and get lots of inspiration and resources to teach safe and powerful classes that reach to the heart of your students. Looking forward to seeing you in Morocco!

Highlights

  • 3 times daily lecture sessions
  • Anusara yoga immersion 1 and 2
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions
  • Exploration of asana, alignment, and pranayama
  • Learn anatomy and yoga philosophy
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Daily nutritious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 11 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay in a beautiful villa in the berber town of Tamraght, Marocsurfcamp Villa. Accommodation will be in shared rooms with shared bathrooms with linen and towels included. Single room option has an extra cost of 15 EUR per night.

The venue is the perfect place to take time just for yourself far away from day obligations, spend more time and energy to dive into the practice and teachings, and share fully this experience with like-minded people. You will make friends for all your life!

The yoga shala

The yoga shala is built in wood and glass and has amazing views over the ocean and over the sunset.

Anusara yoga immersion

The Anusara yoga immersion is an invitation to an in-depth experience of this yoga system. It is a journey to the essence that pulsates in your heart through the study of the life-affirming philosophy underlining the Anusara method, the practice of the universal principles of alignment, and the power of the kula, the community of like-hearted yogis.

The immersion is an opportunity to penetrate and to expand in your yoga studies on every level (asana, philosophy, pranayama, meditation) with no pressure placed on teaching or instructions on how to teach. Sharing this experience with like-minded yogis you will built strong connections to create a supportive community of the heart.

Immersion structure

The immersion consists of a total of 108 hours and it is divided into three parts or blocks of 36 hours each, immersion I, II, and III. Usually, each block is a five-day intensive training although sometimes is taught in another format.

The immersion is open to all yoga practitioners that wish to enjoy a deeper experience of Anusara yoga, whether or not they are interested in following a teacher training. Pre-requisite to start an immersion is to have taken 30 hours of Anusara classes, workshops, or retreats. If you haven’t been able to do so but you want to sign up for an immersion, please let Surf Yoga Morocco know.

Completion of immersions I, II, and III is a pre-requisite for participating in any Anusara yoga teacher training. In fact, these 108 hours are the first part of that 200-hour Anusara yoga teacher training.

The 108 Immersion hours constitute half of the credit hours for the 200-hour Anusara yoga teacher training homologated by the American Yoga Alliance. However, in the immersion, there is no emphasis in how to teach, but only in drinking fully from the empowering knowledge of the fundamental teachings of Anusara yoga.

Immersion content

Immersion content is approximately distributed in the following way:

  • Asana practice and universal principles of alignment: 50 %
  • Philosophy: 33 %
  • Pranayama, meditation, contemplation, and anatomy: 17 %

Who could be interested in this training?

  • Yoga students that want to deepen their practice and knowledge of yoga
  • Yoga students that want to become yoga teachers and are going to take their first teacher training
  • Yoga teachers that want to expand their understanding and their resources for teaching yoga
  • Beginner students that want to take an intensive to boost their practice will get what they need from module 1

Typical day

This is just a sample. Time schedule might change from module 1 to 2 with season conditions. There will be one day off (or two half days off) for people to go surfing, explore the surroundings, or simply chilling out. You will start the training in the afternoon-evening, depending on arrivals of the group. You will have an initiation circle, creating a personal and community intention, and then having your first dinner together.

  • 08:00 Yoga and meditation
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Lecture
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Free time
  • 16:00 Lecture
  • 17:00 Yoga practice
  • 19:00 Lecture
  • 20:00 Dinner

Required texts

  • Anusara Teacher Training Manual by John Friend and ASYH
  • Anusara Immersion Manual by John Friend and ASHY
  • Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
  • Light on the Yoga Sutras by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Yoga Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali by Barbara Stoller Miller
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translated by Swami Satchidananda
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. A new translation and commentary by Georg Feuerstein
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Swami Satchidananda.
  • Bhagavad Gita: the Song of God translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood
  • Bhagavad Gita translated by Juan Mascaro
  • Bhagavad Gita translated by Winthrop Sargeant
  • Bhagavad Gita. A new translation, Stephen Mitchell
  • The Bhagavad Gita by J.A.B. van Buyten
  • Poised for Grace: Annotations on the Bhagavad Gita from a Tantric view by Douglas Brooks (in Kindle)

Other recommended texts

  • The Yoga Tradition by Georg Feuerstein

For immersion I

  • The Shambala Guide to Yoga by Georg Feuerstein
  • The Splendor of Recognition by Swami Shantananda - an exploration of Pratyabhijna Hrdayam
  • Meditation for the Love of It by Sally Kempton

For immersion II

  • Light on pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith

Other texts

  • Vijnana Bhairava Tantra (several versions)
  • Vijnanabhairava or Divine Consciousness by Jaideva Singh
  • Vijnana Bhairava, the Practice of Centring Awareness with commentary by Swami Laksmanjoo
  • Vijnanabhairava - The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche

Kashmere Shaivism texts

  • Shiva Sutras (several translations)
  • The Shiva Sutras by Jaideva Singh
  • Shiva Sutras (The Supreme Awakening) with the commentary of Kshemaraja, revealed by Swami Laksmanjoo, edited by John Hughes

Actual texts about yoga and Tantra

  • Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition
  • Christopher D. Wallis by Ekabh Mi Ellik
  • Awakening Shakti by Sally Kempton
  • Meditation For The Love Of It by Sally Kempton
  • Anatomy texts
  • Trail Guide to the Human Body by Andrew Biel
  • The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long
  • The Key Postures of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long

Tamraght in the south of Morocco is quiet Berber village with a beautiful heart where locals live side by side with surfers in a peaceful rhythm with the ocean. All this magical in this place happens to the sounds of remembrance of the divine from the local mosque.

This immersion also can be an opportunity to know and feel this magical land of the South Morocco, be close to the ocean, enjoy nice weather, experience a new culture, and visit an exotic destination that is easy to reach.

Nearby places

  • Marrakech - 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • The surf center of Taghazout - 5 minutes
Activities
  • Surfing nearby
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Yoga shala

You will be served three daily nutritious meals adapted to your needs, so you can be at your optimum energy during the training. Please let Yoga Surf Morocco knows about any dietary restrictions.

  • Energy healing or hammam
  • Surfing
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Trip to Paradise Valley
  • 3 daily delicious and nutritious meals
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Transport from and to Agadir-Al Massira Airport (AGA)
  • Use of the yoga shala and all the yoga material
  • Water, tea, and fruits
  • Yoga training (Immersion module 1)
  • Anusara yoga manuals and required books for the immersion or the teacher training
  • Any optional activity in the free time
  • Extra fee of 15 EUR per day for single room
  • Flight tickets
  • Transport from and to Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Agadir-Al Massira Airport (AGA). Many low-cost companies fly to Morocco from most of the European cities, such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Veiling, etc. Royal Maroc and Iberia are usually more expensive options. Transfers from and to this airport are included in the price. Yoga Surf Morocco will pick you up at the airport.

You can also fly to Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK).There are different options to go to the venue from there. You can take a bus to Agadir (around 13 EUR one way), a taxi (100-120 EUR and can be shared by four people), or a minibus for a group in the case that several participants arrive there.

The trip from Marrakech is about three and a half hours. If your flight to Marrakech arrives late in the day, Yoga Surf Morocco recommends you to book your flight for the day before and to spend a night in Marrakech. This city is one of the main tourist destinations of Morocco and has a great offer of accommodation and entertainment.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Surf Yoga Morocco an inquiry.
  • Review by Jim Loan Joe

    "We stayed for 10 days at MSC with our 5 year old son. Both us, as our son, had a great and relaxed time; surfing, chilling and playing on the beach and at the surf hostel. The service was very friendly and the surf hostel provided a nice balance between having everything well arranged (need and clean rooms, every day transfers to the beach with all the surf equipment you need + lunch, great dinner and good breakfast) and leaving more then enough autonomy to make your own choices day by day. An extra plus is the beautiful yoga studio on the roof. The yoga classes after a full day of surfing were just perfect. While doing your practices, the sun sets down into the sea; couldn't be better!"

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  • Review by Traveler

    "We stayed in MarocSurfCamp two times. One in May and one in December. Both times we enjoyed our staying a lot! We were surprised a little that weather was even better in December as well as conditions for surfing. Maroc Surf Camp is a good equipped villa, especially for surfing fans there is everything available. The villa is on the hill, so the view is spectacular (facing the ocean). For surfing we visited different spots, depending on the weather conditions. In May when we did sessions in the evenings we walked to the nearest spots (the other times it is arranged trip). By the way there are few nice cafes in front of both spots (one left and one right side). In the evenings we had nice dinners at villa. We visited Agadir rarely, mostly for the market - there are more hotels and we liked authentic Tamraght more. Maria and Mohcine helped us to arrange few trips for us: Paradise Valley with almost everyone from villa participated. I highly recommend: it is lake in small mountains with possibilities to jump from the rocks. We also isited Legzira and Marrakesh. Very enjoyable memories!"

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  • Review by Traveler

    "Perfect location for surfing in Tamraght and Taghazout area. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Surf and yoga instructors skilled and the training personalized to each individuals level. The overall atmosphere of the hotel/villa is homelike and warm. The rooms and common areas are spacious and clean with a beautiful rooftop terrace. I definitely recommend it for people traveling solo as well as couples and groups of friends."

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  • Review by Anna T.

    "I visited this place twice, both times in December. It is a great place to relax and take a healthy, sunny break from winter. There is a great atmosphere and staff is super friendly. If you are into yoga, practicing on the rooftop is absolutely a must!"

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  • Review by Traveler

    "If you are the kind of holiday maker who needs tarmac roads leading to walled off areas of sprinkled lawns and poolside service, then this place is not for you. If, however, you are the more adventurous type who genuinely loves life and people who are warm, authentic and caring then check this place out. Maroc Surf Camp is a family run villa with helpful, smiling staff who are always there for you. Our flight was late but supper was there for us on arrival. Throughout the week we ate well and loved the communal 'al fresco' atmosphere around a large table. For the surfers, there is a large selection of boards to suit all types. The wet suits are not the latest, but do the job in sea that was a cozy 19°. Some could do with an upgrade though when I come again I will bring my own suit. The guiding and lessons were better than in the UK and the information was plentiful. I learned so much that week. For yogis, the rooftop space is incredible. Floor to ceiling glass on 3 sides reveal a vista of the coastal horizon. I witnessed amazing sunsets during restorative practice at the end of the day. Jess, our teacher was lovely, and held a calm and meditative space. Would I come again? I would love to, but the world is a big place so who knows. Thank you Maria and the team!"

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  • Review by Traveler

    "It was adorable time here. We lived in one cozy room near stairs. Every beautiful day started with yoga on the roof and the sunrise. The surf camp team is like your family, from magic Khadija to our instructors. It was our first surf time and now we want to repeat it."

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  • Review by Charles D.

    "More than a simple hotel, surf camp and yoga retreat, Morocco Surf Camp has proven to be the lodestar, the favored meeting place of a huge, yet ever growing border less family, united by a common open-mindedness, true friendship, respect and love for people - and waves and/or Yoga. The staff is just incredible, made out of priceless persons dedicated to give you the very best of their country. The guides know the country and the sea like the back of their hands, and will no doubt be able to find you a wave even when the rest of the coastline is flat. Not to speak of the owners who, in addition of rocking at surf, are the loveliest people ever!!! To conclude, Morocco Surf Camp is the place to be if you are willing to spend some quality time in Morocco, even more if you are a surfer or a passionate yoga practitioner. By the way, if you go there, send my love to everyone!"

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  • Review by Agurtzane Galarza

    "Amazing teachers, beautiful house, and the best Moroccan chef. My friend and I love it!"

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  • Review by Elin

    "Great people , good food, best yoga teacher ever, and great surf spots! Go!"

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  • Review by Daniel

    "Explicit yoga sessions! The surf was awesome and the food was great. They had an amazing crew! Highly recommended!"

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  • Review by Jane from Peterborough, UK

    "We had a great holiday. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the food was delicious. Mehdi looked after us very well with great surf lessons and trips to the souk in Agadir, Paradise Valley, and hammam with gommage. The yoga was fantastic, with flowing, dynamic classes in the morning and relaxing, restorative classes after the surfing. It was beautifully thought out over the week, with plenty of variety and the well-equipped yoga shala was magical. Many thanks to Fi, who also does a great Thai massage!"

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