MOROCCO Surf X SKATE X YOGA

OCTOBER, 2019

TIP TOP TAGINES, WORLD CLASS WAVES AND SUNSET YOGA & SKATE SESSIONS

DURATION: 7 days, 7 nights
LOCATION: AOUIR, MOROCCO
COST: £900
GUESTS: 18
Thank you Morocco and thank you to our MVMT retreaters for an awesome week soaking up the surf, the sunshine and the stretching. Morocco awakened our senses in every sense of the term. The colours, smells, sights and experiences made for memories we will never forget. Check out what we got up to…

THE SURF & THE SKATE

We were lucky enough to land an awesome crew in Morocco to help us find the best waves possible for this weeks retreaters. After checking the conditions daily, we all hopped into the van to scout out the best surf spot of the day. Leaving early meant we always got prime position on the beach for our guys to get the most out of the day. Heading down to the beach fully equipped with delicious Moroccan packed lunches, meant we could spend all day surfing and chilling out in paradise. The only thing better than the waves was the epic ‘donut man’ who brought us sweet snacks after each surf session.

As if they wern’t already tired enough for 4 hours a day of surfing, we took the group down to the local skate park to use up the last of their energy. As far as skate parks go, this one was pretty epic. Sat on a cliff top overlooking the sea, our retreaters could practice their skate skills in style with a beaut of a backdrop.

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

Check out the highlight snaps from our this incredible trip. We took 18 guests to beautiful Morocco and gave them an adventure to remember.

THE YOGA

Twice a week our retreaters were taken on a journey through their bodies with a restoritive flow class, specifically tailored to bring them down from a day in the waves. As the sun was setting on the rooftop of our surf house, the guests were guided through a restorative, candlelit practice to regenerate their bodies and get them ready to do it all again the next day.

We focused our yoga flow classes on improving the balance and core strength of our guests to compliment their surf sessions. Followed by relaxing and stretching to ensure they could continue with the whole week of surf tuition without their bodies getting tired and overworked. 

We often hear people say they are not flexible to practice yoga, or that they are not good enough. Through our classes we aim to teach that yoga isn’t a ‘goal’ it is a journey. It is about showing up and practicing daily to feel your body strengthen and lengthen. Expecting to be ‘good’ at something when the practice is new to you isn’t how you would think with surfing or other sports, and yoga should be no different. Our classes are inclusive and are specifically designed to build a breath focused mindset to help in other supporting activities and to strengthen the foundation of your joints and muscles to help with injury prevention and performance.

 

THE LOCATION

Set in the quiet village of Auoir, between Taghazout and Agadir, our surf house was the perfect setting for the week’s escape. With a rooftop yoga and chill out space, 3 floors of bright and airy rooms and a large communal garden and dining area, our retreaters were well nd truly spoiled. Be it post surf tea time on the roof, a sunset yoga session or table tennis in the garden, our guests were never bored. The roof top BBQ dinner was one of our most memorable nights of the trip.

The local area was safe and sleepy, with all necessary amenities nearby, a small cafe serving yummy healthy delights and a small local shop for qick fix snacks.

We did allow the guys to have one day off from the surf, where we went to the local Souk market in agadir for some shopping, followed by a traditional Moroccan bath experience at the Hammam.

We were sad to leave this beautiful place but can’t wait to come back next year. Thanks Morocco!

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