The Theme ~ Spring Equinox
Join me for five nights and six days of Moroccan magic on a yoga retreat that will see us span from earth to sky, using twice daily yoga practices to journey through the elements and celebrate the Spring Equinox.
The first equinox of the year is all about planting seeds of intention, shedding the dark and stepping into the light as we “spring clean the soul,” clear out the clutter and put our feet on our truest paths for 2019…
We’ll do this by setting intentions for the retreat – and the year ahead, daily yang and yin yoga practices (all levels welcome as I will give options and modifications throughout the sequences), a optional manifestation workshop, guided meditation, amazing fresh food, sun, sea, surfing and plenty of support from me.
There will also be down time during the day for surfing, swimming in the sea, holistic treatments, shopping the souks, exploring the town, journaling, chilling and playing.
I’ve been asked a few times about coming on a retreat on your own, and if you are I promise you will be absolutely fine!
In my experience (from going on retreats and leading them), most people actually retreat solo and by the end have made new strong, friendships. – It’s very empowering to take yourself off on your own to travel and to give yourself the time and space you need to get what you want from this experience.
All practices and workshops are 90-minutes long.
Saturday 16th March ~ Opening and Hellos
- 4pm Opening Circle
- 5pm Yin/Yang Grounding full body practice
We open the retreat with a full body flow, balanced with some grounding yin poses to help us arrive in the space. Slowly we will wake up the energy lines in the body, connect to the breath and the space around us.
Sunday 17th ~ Earth Day
- 8am Dynamic Vinyasa Flow Practice into the element Earth
- 5pm Ground down with restorative lower body Yin
The practices on day one will be about opening up the back body, working into the hamstrings, and the element earth. Expect strong, steady flows with focuses on forward folds and balances ~ with a few twists added in to create heat, space and a more dynamic element to the practice.
Monday 18th ~ Water Day
- 8am Dynamic Vinyasa Flow Practice into the element Water
- 5pm Dive deep with lower body Yin
On our second day we move up through the elements to our hips, where we will connect to the element Water. Fluid free moving creatively sequenced flows with options for arm balances and inversions as we work deep with the strength yet softness of water. F
Tuesday 19th ~ Fire Day
- 8am Dynamic Vinyasa Flow Practice into the element Fire
- 3pm (optional) Abundance + Manifestation Workshop
- 5pm Spiral through the centre of the body with a Yin practice focused on twists
Day three sees us fire up our the centre of our being as we honour the element fire. Expect twists, side body opening and activating the core with inspiring and transformational practices as we spiral round the mat and move with strength. Expect twists, side body opening and activating the core with inspiring and transformational practices as we spiral round the mat and move with strength.
Fire is connected to our drive and willpower so there will be an optional manifestation workshop in the afternoon so that we can build on some of the tools needed to make our ambitions happen – and set our feet on the right path. .
Wednesday 20th ~ Air Day
- 8am Dynamic Vinyasa Flow Practice into the element Air
- 4pm Closing Circle
- 5pm Open the heart with a back bend focused Yin practice
The last full day of the practice carries the lightness of the element air, heart opening and back bends. We move with light and love around the mat, to open up the front body and enjoy the exhilaration and courage it takes to move through a spectrum of backbends.
Thursday 21st ~ Closing and Goodbyes
- 8am Yin/Yang full body practice
We close the retreat with a full body flow, balanced with some grounding yin poses to help prepare us stay connected on our journeys home; ensuring we take what we’ve learned with us so that the work we’ve done begins, rather than stop, when the retreat ends…
TAMAZIRT BY AMAYOUR is a place to practice yoga and meditate, but also to unwind on the rooftop terrace while watching life in the local Amazigh village of Agouni unfold, to laze by the pool during warm afternoons, to indulge in locally sourced menus, and gaze at the stars as night falls.
Spread over three floors and with capacity for up to 15 guests, co-owners Shiraz Ksaiba and and M’hand Naciri mix Amazigh knowledge and a London eye for style to create a stylish yoga retreat centre tucked away in the hills near Taghazout, Morocco.
Daily meals are shared on the rooftop terrace with uninterrupted views of the sunset and the sound of the call to the prayer from the nearby mosque. Most guests sleep on the main level where there’s a snug sitting area for unwinding with a cup of tea or a bit of journaling and reflection. Nearby the heated pool with lounge chairs and parasols provide the perfect spot for a swim or poolside lounging with a good read under the warm African sun.
The yoga studio:Start the day with a yoga practice on the top terrace with panoramic views over the rolling countryside and end with an evening restorative class while enjoying the silence that reigns over the village. A shala protects yogis from the elements while the fresh air and gentle breezes are refreshing and rejuvenating. Yogamatters mats, bolsters, eye pillows and blocks are provided.
The food : Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and tea station with fresh fruit are provided throughout the retreat.
Chefs reside on-site during our retreats and are carefully selected to ensure menus are of the highest quality. Meals are served communal style and vegan and gluten-free meals can be arranged.
The village:From our doorstep, guests can set off on guided hikes through the countryside where life the kindness and generosity of the local people cannot be beat. In the distance, shepherds graze their herds, the muezzin calls the prayer from the tiny mosque sat on the hill opposite Tamazirt by Amayour, and a local hammam nearby is perfect for a scrub.
- Five nights / six days of Moroccan magic at Tamazirt by Amayour Amayour’s new dedicated yoga space
- Twice daily 90-minute yoga practices (dynamic in the morning and restorative in the evening
- Yogic events such as a guided practice to meditation, mindful walks
- Use of the swimming pool
- Fresh and wild modern Moroccan meals with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks included. Contact me for vegan and gluten-free options
- Guided tour of Agadir souk mid stay
- One-way airport transfer from Agadir Airport or Bus Station To Tamazirt by a.m.ayour
- Extra excursions such as surfing and a trip to Paradise Valley can be added
- Yoga.matters mats, bolsters, eye pillows & blocks
- Retreat runs from Saturday – Thursday. If you wish to extend your stay in Taghazout, extra nights can be added at our sister property, Amayour Surf Hostel
From €400 for the five-night retreat in a six-bed share room
€425 single bed in a triple (shared room)
Small double €700 (single occupancy) €900 (shared occupancy)
Master Double €800 (single occupancy) €960 (shared occupancy)
Ensuite Double €825 (single occupancy) €1100 (shared occupancy)
Spaces are limited. To reserve your place please email
Shiraz at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A 455-hour, Yoga Alliance certified, international yoga teacher with qualifications in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Dynamic Vinyasa Flow, Mandala Flow & Yin.
Bianca offers a creative, intuitive & energetically-guided practice, carefully sequenced to inspire all levels of students to flow fluidly as they move mindfully into stillness, reaching their potential to grow in unexpected places.
Both Bianca’s personality and approach to the practice is graceful, approachable, compassionate and fun. She is a friendly and empowering teacher, passionate about the practice and how it can inspire a happier, healthier and more abundant life.
More information here: http://biancacapstick.com/about/