Surf and Yoga in Marrakech and South Morocco - Balance of Life

5 to 19 November 2020 • When we set off on a journey with our full awareness, we can get to the source of spiritual energy that lifts up the soul and heals by using the meditation techniques.

An exquisite journey. A combination of two masters of two yoga worlds - Ashtanga (Jaro Pavek) and Vinyasa (Veronika Sevcikova). Surfing on one of the three best surfing spots in Morocco. Many days of calming, centering and strengthening of yoga with freedom and amazing skill of ocean surfing. A journey with the best version of yourself, trained masters and like-minded travellers. Great accommodation, many trips and local experiences, organic wholesome food and a place on Earth that will give you memories for life.

ASHTANGA YOGA — Indefinite technique grinding the consciousness and knowing to the best brilliance, a method of perfect meditation, work with the flow of prana in the body, and physical practice that has incredible benefits for our bodies. A method that brings the balance of the body, mind, and soul.

VINYASA YOGA — Harmoniously synchronizes the breath with progressive series of postures. It brings our awareness to every single posture. We are HERE and NOW. The practice helps produce internal heat and a profuse purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light, strong body, and a calm mind.

SURF — We are surfing on one of the three best surfing spots in Morocco. Waves, the Atlantic ocean, 340 sunny days a year, magnificent beaches, plus unforgettable sunrises and sunsets.

SOUTH MOROCCO — Meandering streets, old towns with their markets, snake charmers, oriental shopping, magi, belly dancers, mint tea. Bath rituals in the hammam, where time and space seem to collide in a different dimension. Shadows of the palm trees on white houses, seagulls, and tagines with seafood. Mystic Berber villages, medieval fortifications covered in crystals of salt. A fairytale Berber culture, liquid gold- argan oil; waterfalls, and caves, magnificent beaches with golden sand. The places where our senses are intensified, and therefore our stunning experiences will last a lifetime.

MARRAKECH — Red city, Ochre city, the Daughter of the desert, the Gate to the mountains, the Pearl of the south and the Baghdad of the west. This is Marrakech. The city that pulses, where your scents are intensified thanks to its colors, perfumes, tastes, and experiences. The city of miracles.

Jaro Pávek

A student of Nancy Gilgoff, Manju Pattabhi Jois, David Williamsa. He teaches Ashtanga yoga in its original form, the way Sri K.Pattabhi Jois (Guruji) used to teach it. A significant teacher of these teachings is David Swenson, who Jaro spent a lot of time with in different places around the world. He has met other well-known people from the world of Ashtanga. Jaro`s teachings are not limited only to physical activities. They are the real essence and original healing spirit of the tradition.

Veronika Ševčíková

Yoga has been Veronika`s lifestyle for 12 years. She studied it in London, in Bali, in Vašek Krejčík`s Power Yoga Academy, and she has participated in numerous workshops at home and abroad. She specializes in Vinyasa yoga, Ashtanga yoga, yoga for sports people, and surf yoga, which attracts people with a passion for the ocean, surf, and travelling. Veronika`s life has been significantly enriched by yoga and thus she has been spreading the teachings and the joy by means of her lessons.

An unforgettable combination of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, surfing in the Atlantic, azure beaches, and Morocco under the guidance of excellent instructors. Your exclusive itinerary:

Inflight into the country of beauty and contrasts

November 5 ~ Marhaba, be warmly welcome in Morocco

Direct flight in early morning hours with a direct flight Vienna - Marrakech. Inflight, transfer to Taghazout to our hotel. Welcome ritual will be waiting for us - true Morroccan mint tea. Slowly begin your spiritual journey by slowing down, resting in your gorgeous room and enjoying home-made Morrocan dinner.

Days of intense yoga and surf practice, rest and adventures

November 6 to 14 ~ Yoga, surf, sun, beaches, ocean, rest

An unforgettable combination of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, surfing in the Atlantic, azure beaches, and Morocco under the guidance of excellent instructors in Yoga Shala on the beach. We will stay in a beautiful 4-star hotel, the first eco-resort in Morocco, declared the best YOGA RESORT in Morocco for four years in a row. Brilliant cuisine, organic food from local production in BIO quality from the hotel garden. Eco-spa and wellness with best-quality local cosmetics.  

Journey to Marrakech, the city of miracles

November 15 ~ Marrakech, adventure begins at Djemaa El Fna

Moring Yoga practice, breakfast and transfer to Marrakech. You will experience your first taste of this exotic city as you revel in the vivid colors, tastes, and scents. You will remember them long after you have returned home. After lunch and rest, we will visit the square of Djemaa el Fna – an experience that is hard to be forgotten. This place has not changed significantly for the past 1000 years. Snake charmers, astrologers, magi, belly dancers and delicious street food. In the evening, we will return to the hotel for dinner.

Exploring the beauty of Marrakech

November 16 ~ Berber markets and Palace Bahia

The city of miracles. Time for local markets, as everything we see exceeds our expectations. All you can think of is found here - beautiful Berber jewels, fragrant spices, hand-made clothes reminiscent of the stories of ‘One thousand and one nights’, typical Moroccan shoes or babouche, leather handbags, hand-made baskets, embossed oil lamps, alabaster sculptures, precious stones, and crystals, traditional Berber carpets. In the afternoon we visit Palace Bahia (BEAUTIFUL) with a beautifully decorated harem of more than 8 hectares. It used to be home of the 4 wives and 24 concubines of the Grand Vizier. A gem of Moroccan architecture, built by the most skilled Moroccan architects over the course of 14 years. Ceiling zellige mosaics painted in gold, stucco decoration softer than French needlework, spectacular gardens. Beauty that awakens the soul. In the evening, return to the hotel.

Marrakech, the fascination continues

November 17 ~ Jardin Majorelle and the bath ritual hammam

We will wake up to the muezzin`s chant calling to prayer above the square of Djemaa el Fna and the whole city. We will visit the iconic Jardin Majorelle in Gueliz. After the square, Jemaa El Fna, the second most visited place in Marrakesh. A gift by Yves Saint Laurent to the city where he was welcomed with open arms, 300 plant species from 5 continents. In the afternoon, we will rejuvenate our body and soul with HAMMAM – an ancient bath ritual, where space and time become intangible. In the evening, relaxing and/or assisted shopping - we will help you find the best gifts or we can do the shopping for you. There is an opportunity to visit the most frequented night club in the city. We are in a Muslim country, yet we know where we can meet our expectations.

Marrakech, the city of flavours and colors

November 18 ~ The Art of Cooking Workshop

Saffron from Telouine, mint and olives from Meknes, oranges and lemons from Fes. The country, and Moroccan cuisine, is a place of contrasts where the past and the future blend. All tastes are intensified and scents of spices follow us everywhere. The cuisine mixes Berbers, Jews, and Arabs. Dive into its secrets and learn to cook with an unforgettable explosion of tastes, scents, and colours. 

Saying farewell

November 19 ~ Beslama, breakfast and departure from Marrakech

After the breakfast we will set off to the airport and take a direct flight from Marrakesh with our heart filled with freedom, having sand in our hair. Happy, rejoice, loved and ready for new beginnings. Because this is how strong Morocco is. The country of beauty , contrasts and alchemy.

Included in the price:

International return flight ticket Vienna - Marrakesh and airport fees.

20 kg luggage and 3 kg cabin luggage.

All private transfers during the stay.

Accommodation in 4* hotels in 2 or 3-bed rooms.

Breakfasts and dinners during the stay.

Morning yoga classes in Taghazout with Jaro Pavek and Veronika Sevcikova.

Surf lesson with Veronika.

Aromatheraphy workshop – blend your own afrodiziakal parfum.

Bakhoor essence workshop – mix your own private yoga practice mediation essence.

Marrakech – a tour around the city with a tour guide according to the program.

Marrakech – a medina tour quide.

Marrakech – a souk tour guide.

Cooking class experience – cook like a Marrakchi.

 

Not included in the price:

Travel Insurance (mandatory). Local tax fee, approx. 2,50 Eur/person/night.

Lunches, tours taken during your “free” time, all your shopping and cost of shipping if applicable, alcohol outside of planned dinners, staff gratuities.

Entrance to Bahia Palace – 7 Eur, entrance to Jardin Majorelle – 10 Eur.
 

Price for yourney is from 2499 Eur for 15 days. The price may vary depending on the price of the flight ticket. A deposit of 1500 Eur is required to reserve your space. The remaining balance will be due 2 months before departure. We will e-mail you all required details. Shared occupancy – 2499 Eur and single occupancy – per request. Final payment due September 5, 2020.

To reserve your place please call Adina at +421 902 918 832 or send an e-mail to adina@aromitravel.com. Number of participants is limited so reserve your place and date as soon as possible.

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