Today’s fast-paced society often leaves us little time for restoration, relaxation and rejuvenation. This is why taking time to un-plug and (re)connect with yourself is so important. We invite you to join us in beautiful and magical Morocco to do just that!
During this yoga & surf retreat you will discover new ways to incorporate your yoga practice in your daily life so you can live a yogic lifestyle: being more present every day and leading a healthy and happy life.
Surrounded by the sounds of the ocean you get to wake up with a strong yet playful yoga practice in the morning led by Irina. Through the asanas, breathing exercises, intentions, mantra’s, meditation and mudras, you will gain insight in your self and find more balance on and off the mat.
The classes prepare you for some fun in the water, surfing the waves of the Atlantic Ocean with Jalal Boumia, your surf instructor, who will have you surfing like a pro in no-time!
At the end of the day we will meet on our yoga mats again for a delicious restorative practice. Throughout the day you will enjoy tasty and nourishing meals and have free time to explore the area, relax by the pool or in one of the lounge areas of the retreat, take a walk on the beach or just BE.
You will be staying at a wonderful villa located in Paradis Plage is a luxury Yoga and Surf Resort right at the Moroccan seaside, located north of Agadir (50 minutes ride from the airport), just above the famous surfer’s village Taghazout. The resort offers private access to the beach, diverse lounge areas, a beautiful yoga shala with sea view, large swimming pools and much more for you to enjoy! We will be staying at their beautiful retreat apartments, just outside the resort, offering privacy but with full access to all their facilities. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds per room, a comfortable living room area, bathroom and kitchen. From you living room you are only steps away from the swimming pool and the beach!
Irina’s journey into yoga began on a grey and cloudy day in an even more grey city, more than ten years ago. As she stepped on the mat that very first time, she knew she had found her path. She fell in love with the practice and it quickly became her way of life. That’s when she knew she needed to share this love for yoga with others. She traveled the world to study with great teachers and completed several in-depth teacher trainings in Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin yoga. Very grateful for and inspired by all of her teachers, Irina created a unique style of teaching that is both intense and gentle. Her love for yoga and life is tangible in every class she teaches. Irina owns a yoga studio in the Netherlands and is blessed to not only teach at the most inspiring yoga studios in the Netherlands, but also on a mountain in Italy, in a forest in France, and while traveling through Morocco or the USA. Besides teaching ‘in real life’, Irina teaches online classes at Ekhart Yoga and writes for several yoga magazines, such as the Dutch Yoga Magazine, websites on yoga, health and food. Her first book ‘Kopstand in de Keuken’ (Headstand in the Kitchen) was born out of love for both yoga and delicious food.
Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, Jalal started surfing at the age of 16. When he was 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. Continuing his career he joined the National Team in 2002, winning the Moroccan Championship again that year and in 2003.
In 1999 Jalal took part in his first surf instructor teacher training with Fred Adams from Guadeloupe. He started teaching in 2001 at the age of 20.
Jalal 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.
The first 6 registrations with a full payment before 7 July ’14 will receive a bonus 1 hour massage at the Resort Spa.
Yoga & Surf Package – 2 pers. room: €999,- per pers.
Yoga Package – 2 person room: €829,- per pers.
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