B A L E A R I C Y O G A G O E S O N T O U R
Touching down on Moroccan soil felt great, as the plane wheels screeched along the runaway with Marrakesh in view, I was excited to get to my destination of Taghzout 3 hour bus journey from Marrakesh. and start settling into teaching at the surf and yoga house of DFrost. Five weeks of surfing and yoga was sure to reset me after a long and exhausting summer passed. Trying to implement the balance back into my life. No better way then heading to a muslim country, to a tiny surfing village
where there is nothing else to do then surf, teach, practise yoga, and explore, with early mornings, and early nights.
The stunning views on the DFrost roof top, where sunrise meets sunset was a breath taking location that I was lucky enough to call my office, and with a 7am and 1730 class I was blessed to witness both the sun rising and setting during our practise.
The DFrost house was always flowing with great new energies of surfers and yogis, on short and long-haul vacation, and with Christmas and New Years on the horizon during my 5 week stay, I was excited to see my new year in with so many wonderful souls.
As happy as I was knocking around Taghzout day to day, moving with the tides, I was also intrigued to see what else was install outside of this tiny village, and with a talented photographer in hand, the adventure began.
First stop, Imsouane.
With a sense of authenticity and tradition in the air, this incredible working mans port was a bit of me, and with a well known wave that you can ride for up to 300m, I knew it was going to be hard to peel me away.
After a fun surf, we took to the shore, and ate the freshest of fish, straight from the sea and onto our plates caught by the local Imsouane folk.
This rural village maybe small with less than 10,000 people under roof but packs a great punch, full of flavor, waves, and a real feel for Moroccan life on the coast.
Next stop, Paradise Valley.
Laced in palm trees at the depth of the Tamraght River sits Paradise Valley, known for its natural rock pools and incredible heights of the Moroccan High Atlas Mountain. Unfortunately we were unable to get wet due to a recent drought, so instead Luke took to the camera and shot some epic yoga images for me. We headed into the furthest point that could be easily reached by foot, and left the crowds in the distance, to have the luxury of solitude, making space for some incredible shots. What a fun day!
With absolutely no expectations of what was to lie ahead over the 5 weeks, this trip brought me more than I could have wished for. It maybe a personal thing, and all our experiences are individual, but if you are looking for somewhere to relax, surf, practise yoga, with culture and tradition, then I highly recommend Morocco, and for a nice roof over your head in a spectacular location checkout DFrost Almagar.
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