Sunshine + Soulshine Retreat
7 days + 6 nights: Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, 2021 - SOLD OUT
For the adventure seeker (+ beach bum) in all of us
In need of a reset? Ready to give your body the loving kindness it deserves? Where better than in the sunshine of the beautiful beaches of Morocco on a wellness retreat where you can let your soul shine!
We are operating another retreat to Marrakech, Morocco in Dec 2021. Learn more here. Or add yourself to one of both waitlists (and you’ll also be the first to find out about future trips to Morocco!)
Enjoy a week cultivated for rest at the stunning beaches and villages of the Moroccan coastline. As you step into our private villa oasis built for wellness (in every sense of the word), you will instantly feel yourself relax and unwind.
Several opportunities to explore local Moroccan coastal villages including Taghazout (just 10 minutes away) known for a Boehmian and surfer culture plus a day trip to larger, Essaouria, with stunning markets filled with spices, pottery, lanterns and rugs.
7 days + 6 nights in a private coastal Moroccan retreat property tucked against a hillside nature reserve filled with argan trees. The two connected villas and outdoor areas (with views of the seas) are exclusively for Above Yoga guests.
This immaculate property is tucked into a quiet village neighborhood, just one block from expansive beaches and less than 10 minutes from the charming surfer and Bohemian village of Taghazout - a great place to shop for local pottery, jewelry and textiles or while away an afternoon overlooking the surf from one of the many charming cafes and restaurants.
Greet the sun and sea from our rooftop yoga shala stocked with top-of-the-line yoga mats and props and complete with panoramic views of the stunning coast of Morocco.
Enjoy the private garden oasis and pool area with sun loungers to catch some rays. Or check out the 360° views of the roof-top terrace with a hot tub, separate sauna and quiet mediation area. A perfect place to sip a mint tea and watch the sunset over the ocean.
All our meals will be vegetarian and will reflect Mediterranean and yogic influences to make you feel great from the inside out. Live a healthier and more vibrant life with a week of clean eating that combines spices and herbs that have therapeutic value and delicious traditional Moroccan flavors.
7:00 am – 7:30 am Morning wake up fresh juice
7:30 am – 8:45 am Sunrise Vinyasa Flow
9:00 am – 10:30 am Healthy breakfast buffet
11:00 am – 4:00 pm Group excursion or free time:
Group excursion (examples): Hiking in the nearby mountains or a day trip to explore the souks of the beautiful and much-loved port city of Essaouira.
Free Time: Surfing lesson, spa treatment, beach walk, take a dip or read a book by the pool, indulge in the on-site hot tub or sauna, take quiet time in the outdoor meditation area, nap, journal - the options are endless.
4:00 pm Afternoon Tea & Healthy Snacks
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Gentle Yoga, Meditation or Mindfulness
7:30 pm Hearty Vegetarian Dinner
While we hope that whole self wellness is a goal of our retreat participants - and as such every activity has been tailored to that aim - it’s also important that everyone feels welcomed to take what works for them and leave the rest. Every yoga practice, excursion or group meal is optional - so feel invited to indulge in free time all day, every day, or go into town one night for dinner - it’s your retreat to make your own. No judgement here!
We highly encourage you to explore other parts of Morocco before or after the retreat if interest and time allows. We’ve purposely timed this to fall near Labor Day (Sept. 6) so perhaps consider adding on a few days in Marrakech or Casablanca (or even Spain!). We are happy to offer accommodation and itinerary suggestions to help you maximize your time in this stunning part of the world.
Triple Occupancy Room: $1550 - SOLD OUT
Double Occupancy Room: $1850 - SOLD OUT
Single Occupancy Room: $2200 - SOLD OUT
Please note: Prices are nearly all-inclusive except your international flight. Please continue to the section that shows what is and is not included for more details. Due to configuration, the triple room is available to females only. All prices will increase $200 on March 15.
As of 2.7.20, this retreat is sold out. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist, please send us an email here.
Please also check out our other 2021 Morocco retreat opportunity to Marrakech (city vibes + inland area of Morocco) or all of our open retreats!
What's Not Included:
To the retreat center (approximately 45 minutes).
All bedrooms have A/C and heating units and are decorated in a modern bohemian Moroccan style. You will sleep in handmade wooden beds with ergonomic mattresses and Egyptian cotton sheets. All levels of rooms have either pool/garden views or ocean views and provide cozy bathrobes for your use during your stay.
Almost all rooms have private en suite bathrooms, one pair of rooms share an expansive bathroom on their private hall.
Other mindfulness and manifestation guided exercises will also be offered.
Daily fresh morning wake up juice before yoga
An extensive late morning breakfast buffet after yoga
Late afternoon tea and healthy snack
A Mediterranean + Moroccan inspired plant-based multi-course dinner.
Most additional dietary restrictions can be accommodated (gluten free, vegan, etc.)
and shop for carpets, lanterns, spices and other unique Moroccan goods
(just down the road from us!) to explore their many ocean front coffee shops, restaurants and shops. Picture hand-painted pottery on display and beautiful crafted delicate jewelry. Or watch the traditional fisherman drag their daily catches in from the sea in their painted blue boats.
The valley is known for its abundance of rock pools and small waterfalls. (Trip will occur if recent rainfall and water levels allow, otherwise we will hike in another area with beautiful vistas!)
meditation corner and lounge areas. Unlimited filtered water, coffee and famous Moroccan mint tea.
You sign up, pack up and go! Let someone else who has recently traveled to the destination and has local contacts handle all the logistics and planning for you.
For cheaper and shorter flights, consider first flying into Casablanca and then take a short, approx. $100 flight from Casablanca to Agadir.
eg. additional spa treatments, surf lessons, etc. - we can offer suggestions and are happy to help you organize any of these on-site with the retreat property staff and local vendors.
Above Yoga retreats are adults-only. All guests must be 18 or older.
All yoga classes, group meals, and tours are completely optional. You may participate in as much or as little as you would like.
Yoga classes will be accessible to all levels of practitioners. If you plan to participate in classes, you may benefit more from the retreat if you have the foundation of a basic yoga practice before travel. Above Yoga is happy to recommend local studios in your area or free online resource videos, such as our free classes. Learn more here.
You will need to leave the US by Saturday, Aug. 28 in order to arrive by Sunday, Aug. 29. You may be able to find more direct and better value flights to fly into a larger nearby airport (Madrid, Casablanca, etc) and then take a short flight to Agadir.
Once booked, we are happy to work with you to find the best flights from your home airport. If you wish to explore other parts of Morocco or Western Europe, Above Yoga would be happy to offer suggestions.
Average weather for August + September: highs in the 70s and 80s with lows in the 60s and 70s, and ample sunshine.
For our welcome dinner and our final evening, we will offer a glass of wine with dinner to celebrate. Otherwise additional alcohol will be sparse and at your own cost as traditional Muslim religion and Moroccan culture involves very little to no alcohol. We think you will find the delicious Moroccan mint tea a lovely and healthy substitute. You are welcome to go 10 minutes into town via cab should you wish to have a “night out” and we will let you know which places have a license to serve in the village
While this retreat is sold out, we have lots of other retreats for you to check out!