Turquoise ocean, sunset yoga, warm water waves, hot sand, vibrant souks, nourishing food, total relaxation and great fun in our very own private beach front private villa. Bliss!
I was so excited when I found Shine Yoga's retreat in Morocco - it seemed to have everything I was looking for - yoga, sun, the sea, a beautiful house for the week and yummy vegetarian food. And my week with Jen and the lovely group of yogis was just that and much more. I got a chance to really focus on, and improve, my yoga practice. Jen is truly an inspiring teacher and she brings joy, peacefulness and energy to every class. I also got the chance to meet new friends, explore Morocco, eat delicious food and just be. I fell in love with the house - especially my room for the week the Garden Room - and it felt like home from day one. I would recommend anyone to invest in themselves and follow Jen on her yoga adventures around the world. ~ Madelene H.
The spacious and cosy lounge areas dappled in sunlight and ocean views, beach front pool and sweeping sun terraces, create the perfect haven of indulgence and tranquillity. The beautiful bedrooms are authentically decorated, sprinkled with trinkets and individually themed. Each room is completely exquisitely unique.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the retreat, it was everything I had hoped for and more. Not only were the yoga sessions challenging, eye-opening and wonderful, but the whole experience was so memorable. The villa was stunning, and the food was delicious (and I loved the bonus of daily treats!), particularly being able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine during breakfast after two hours of lovely yoga. Meeting and chatting to a really nice bunch of new people and feeling comfortable even though I'm relatively new to yoga made me feel so relaxed. I would certainly recommend Shine Yoga's retreats, Jen is a fabulous teacher and a lovely person too. Thanks so much for helping me along on my yoga journey! ~ Emily J.
Looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, yoga classes are held in the shade of the wooden roof top yoga shala. The unforgettable and inspiring shala is an open airy space blessed with the first rays at sunrise and the last magical light at sunset.
You’ll start the day with a vibrant vinyasa flow yoga class. This fluid, dynamic and invigorating form of yoga will leave you energised and glowing! In the afternoon you’ll love the deeply calming and restorative yoga class. A mix of yin, hatha and restorative styles. You’ll float out of these classes feeling revitalised and relaxed.
Your yoga teacher, and Shine Yoga founder, Jennifer Austin passionately believes that yoga classes should feel fun, relaxed and inclusive. She loves to create exciting, flowing, original classes with careful sequencing in a joyful atmosphere. Her classes include laughter, new challenges, wisdom, music, meditation, poetry and anything else she can think of to make you feel really good.
Over the retreat there will be 10 yoga classes of 90 – 120 minutes each. You will have one day with no classes to take a longer day trip or to rest.
The setting was beautiful, in a gorgeous villa. The yoga was just great fun, it was both exhilarating and relaxing depending on the time of day and seemingly our mood. Jen is an amazing teacher, always making it an enjoyable class bringing her positivity, skills and creativity to each session which was such a treat to learn from her practice. A fantastic week which I would recommend to anyone, for those who have never stepped onto a yoga mat, those who have done many times, and for those of you who are travelling on your own or with friends/partner. A huge thank you to everyone who made that yoga retreat so special and amazing. ~ Nicola D.
Indulge in delicious, nutritious, vegetarian dishes from the finest and freshest local produce.
From your morning super smoothie to your evening dessert of avocado chocolate tart you’ll be astounded by the beautiful dishes created by the talented local chefs.
A beautiful breakfast, lunch and dinner are included every day except Thursday evening when we will head out to a local restaurant or roof top BBQ.
I was a little nervous when I signed up for the retreat as I would be travelling alone, and was a complete beginner at yoga. But from the moment I met the other guests I felt completely relaxed and at home. The week was amazing - I felt like I learned so much about yoga, never felt out of my depth but instead felt proud of the improvements I was seeing, and Jen made every single class enjoyable and positive. I loved Jen's teaching and look forward to being able to attend more sessions by her in the future as she made me feel empowered and strong and capable; even when I wasn't 'perfect' at something I always felt encouraged! The trip was the perfect balance of activity and relaxation, with lots of incredible food, fabulous hosts, amazing scenery, and really wonderful people. By the end of the week I felt like I'd been away for months I was so relaxed and refreshed, and had made some great new friends! ~ Steph K.
Shared Triple Room: £599 per person
Garden View Shared Twin Room: £699 per person
Ocean View Shared Twin/Double Room: £749 per person
Garden View Private Room: £999 per person
Ocean View Private Room: £1049 per person
The Morocco retreat was a wonderful opportunity to relax and recharge in a beautiful villa with delicious food and delightful people. Jen led some of the best yoga practices I've experienced creating a fun, nurturing environment which allowed me to challenge myself and achieve poses I'd never previously had the confidence to try. I felt truly rejuvenated by the end of the week. ~ Sam H.
For each person that books on a Shine Yoga retreat we'll make a donation to the Against Malaria Foundation to provide 5 mosquito nets to help protect people in need.See more
A beautiful experience. The yoga was both fun and challenging and also both rejuvenating and relaxing. Jen has a special ability to inspire you to just be, enjoy the yoga and push oneself just the right amount. The villa was a perfect place to unwind and recharge, amazingly yummy veggie food, with lots of opportunities to explore and soak up the local area. We had a truly wonderful week ~ Emma C.
Absolutely, lots of guests on every retreat arrive independently. There is a warm, kind and friendly atmosphere with communal activities and plenty of opportunity for you to take some quiet time for yourself too. You can chose to share a room with another independent traveller or have your own room.
Everything you need for a wonderfully revitalising and stress free week is included. That means:
Here’s an example of what one wonderful retreat day could look like to give you an idea.
One of the most rewarding and awesome things about yoga retreats is the amazing like minded people you will meet on the retreats. Everyone goes away with pages of their notebook full of books to read, films to watch, podcasts to listen to as well as new friends. The week is filled with laughter and conversation and fun and you’ll be amazed how quickly you make wonderfully supportive friendships.
Yes, we eat our meals together and people tend to group together to participate in activities, take a walk or just have a nice chat but everyone also has time to themselves to read, relax by the pool or on the roof terrace, find a beautiful spot to meditate or nap in their room.
Yes the retreat is based 10 minutes walk from Banana Village (Aourir), and 5km south of Taghazout, a colourful characteristic fishing village, famous for its great surf and laid back, friendly atmosphere.
You are welcome to arrive any time after 3pm on Saturday. The first yoga class will be on Sunday morning. Checkout from your rooms is by 9am on the Saturday of our departure day. you will still be able to use the pool, downstairs area and shower until your pick up for the airport.
The nearest airport is Agadir. With respect to flights, we always find the skyscanner webpages to be very helpful. The following airlines serve Agadir airport from the UK: Easyjet BA Thomson Royal Air Maroc. Transfers from Agadir airport are included in the retreat.
My husband and I had an amazing time at the retreat. I really loved Jen's positivity and enthusiasm during the yoga classes. The yoga while challenging always felt fun and safe. I appreciated the group size as it allowed for partner work and some personal attention. The food was delicious and plentiful, and Nargiss and the rest of the staff went above and beyond, even driving out a prepared lunch to me when I forgot it while out on a day trip. I would wholeheartedly recommend a Shine Yoga retreat to my friends and family and hope to take another one in the future! ~ Amanda A.