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Yoga in a breathtaking location. Surf in perfect warm water waves (for all levels). Sleep in an enchanting villa. Eat incredibly well. Restore. Revive and feel amazing.
YOGASCAPES believes in nourishing and balancing the body and mind through a daily diet of vitalising yoga, serene surf and wholesome food within a tranquil environment. Our friendly, highly experienced team will help you develop your own yoga practice, take you surfing in perfect waves – and create the perfect retreat.
As we invite you to enjoy this amazing week in Morocco we also encourage you to use this retreat as a launching point or an ending point for exploring this unbelievable part of the world.
DATES: June 1-8, 2013
TEACHERS: Mary Clare Sweet and Dan Wilf
- Stunning ocean front accommodation at Villa Mandala (in a twin or double bedroom share)
- Wholesome breakfast, nutritious lunch and gourmet vegetarian dinner
- Unlimited mineral water, fruits, tea and coffeeDaily yoga classes.
- Full week’s surf course of coaching and guiding. All surf equipment and transport to the beach.
Mary Clare Sweet
My mission is to connect people through joyful yoga. Energetic vibrations of fun run deep in my veins. When we come together on the mat and experience this bliss, the manifestation of my intention to teach has arrived. I own Lotus House of Yoga, a vinyasa studio in Omaha, Nebraska. The classes I lead are fun, challenging and filled with love. I enjoy playing at the edge of the asana practice and watching the spirit soar to new heights. Music is integral to the asana classes I lead. My playlists are funky and always fresh, incorporating soul, hip hop, folk, and pop. My class will connect you to your true self and ignite your passion for life.
Drawing from a vast amount of teachings and life experiences, Dan aims to present the ancient lessons of yoga with a fun, accessible, and modern day approach so that all may enjoy.
Dan first stepped on the mat to find some balance in his “Rock & Roll” lifestyle and became instantly hooked. In addition to perusing an advanced certification with his primary teacher Shiva Rea, he has traveled the world studying many different styles of yoga with celebrated teachers such as Joan White, Dharma Mittra, and Richard Freeman. He has traveled with and assisted Simon Park, and is a full fledge member of Brock & Krista Cahill’s Flight Club. When you walk into one of Dan’s classes you can expect creative and intelligent sequencing, great music, plenty of time going upside down, a solid dose of comic relief, and an overall great vibe.
Situated right in front of Banana beach, tucked away from the market’s hustle and bustle and standing out as the best villa in the area, Mandala is the perfect surf and yoga escape. The large, private ocean front terrace has plenty of space for basking in the sun by Mandala’s pool or lazy afternoons in shady spots. Seconds from fantastic surf of Banana Point, Onze and Douze, Mandala incorporates privacy and a soulful individuality.
The area immediately surrounding Villa Mandala is not a tropical paradise but the sea views are beautiful and great beaches are in walking distance. It is a distinctly North African beach-side location that is susceptible to the constant natural and man made changes that rapidly occur in the developing world. Its part of the experience and its what makes Villa Mandala a true gem hidden off the beaten track and Banana Village’s best kept secret!
“Stunning, friendly, relaxed and such lovely staff. Surf and Yoga Paradise.” – Margarito Fullilove
Villa Mandala has a private hamam (Moroccan sauna) for two so you can unwind and rejuvenate after a long day in the surf. The roof top terrace has a stunning wooden yoga shala and is the perfect place to sunbathe, chill out or have a drink at sunset. Downstairs there is a big living area with large sofas, TV, satellite, lots of films, wireless internet, books to read and games to play. Like our original surf camp the atmosphere is laid back, fun and friendly. The terrace and pool area are the perfect place to have breakfast in front of the surf, or enjoy a few drinks in the evening. Villa Mandala is a special place for a unique and unforgettable holiday.
Wake to the aroma of freshly brewed Moroccan coffee and hot fresh bread from the village bakery. Enjoy local honey, jams, yoghurts, eggs, crepes and a rainbow platter of seasonal fruits. Sit back, relax & take time over a sun-filled breakfast banquet beside the glistening waters of the ocean front swimming pool. The perfect way to ease into each day!
Lunch is a picnic on the beach between surfs. Freshly filled baguettes with tasty veggie pates, chicken, meat & cheese salads, sweet energy boosting treats and fresh fruit helping you make the most of your time in the surf.
At sunset, Chouaib, Hassan and Khadija our fantastic team of local chefs, create an irresistible array of traditional and contemporary Moroccan dishes, using only the finest and freshest local produce. From a colourful display of delicious tapas by the pool, to aromatic tagines, subtly spiced cous cous, sensational fish from the morning’s catch, ’salade royale’, chicken pastilla, western and Moroccan meat dishes and an amazing repertoire of vegetarian cuisine. A star lit mouth watering feast delighting every palette and satisfying the hungriest of surfers and yogis is guaranteed each evening.
YOGASCAPES offers a super early bird discount to make this trip affordable to a wider range of people. We also offer an early bird discount to reward people for signing up early. Please be aware of our deadlines below when purchasing.
Please review our trip agreement policy before purchasing to view our travel insurance policy, cancellation policy and other important info! Participation Agreement.
Reserve your spot – Deposit: To Reserve your spot please make a non-refundable deposit of $500
Deposit Payment Method – Check (no processing fee) – Paypal/Credit Card (3% processing fee)
FINAL PAYMENTS DUE MARCH 1, 2013:
Final payment methods: 1. Check, no processing fee – 2. Paypal/Credit Card ~ 3% Processing fee
Super Early Bird: Only 5 spaces available at this rate. Purchase by February 1.
Shared – $1495, Single – Please inquire
Early Bird: Purchase by March 15th.
Shared – $1595, Single – Please inquire
Normal Costs: Purchase after March 15th
Shared – $1795, Single – Please inquire
One part travel, one part adventure, YOGASCAPES spice up the age-old “yoga retreat” by combining today’s most vibrant and energetic yoga and wellness teachers with in-tune adventure guides, local culture, some tasty food, and a crew of similar minded fun-loving people from across the globe. Best of all, the party always goes down at one of our hand picked, off-the-beaten path destinations amidst breathtaking natural beauty. These ain’t your mama’s escapes, they’re YOGASCAPES. Check ‘em out HERE!