Morocco is full of vibrant cities, peaceful mountains, golden-sand beaches and irresistible food. In recent years, this culture-rich country has not only become a popular tourist destination but a favoured place to go for a yoga vacation, too.
Thanks to its growing popularity, there are now many incredible yoga retreats in Morocco that combine yoga and meditation with local experiences. If you’re looking for a unique country to explore while deepening your spiritual practice simultaneously, read on to discover the best yoga retreats in Morocco right now.
Best Yoga Retreats in Morocco
This diverse list of yoga retreats in Morocco includes trekking through the desert, surfing in the coastal region of Agadir, and pampering yourself in Marrakech.
Starting from: $479
Imi Ouaddar is a sleepy village on the Agadir coast, nestled in the foothills of the Little Atlas Mountains and overlooking a UNESCO-protected Argan forest. Here you will stay in the exclusive boutique hotel, Villa Surya, where you’ll awake to the sounds of the waves which are a two-minute walk away.
This 4-day Morocco retreat includes vinyasa yoga and meditation each morning, followed by a healthy breakfast buffet, including many tasty local dishes. Next, spend the day relaxing on the beach, enjoying the hotel pool, hot tub, and sauna, or take a day trip to a nearby town. Then, return in the evening for a relaxing Yin yoga and meditation session, followed by a group dinner.
Starting from: $1,585
Where better to practice yoga than in the desert? On this 8-day adventure wellness retreat, you’ll go trekking through the desert via camel, where you will get in touch with the spiritual energy of the dunes through nature-based yoga and meditation.
If you’re looking for a luxurious yoga vacation, this one may not be for you. The program involves long treks, desert accommodation, and a day of silence on day 5. However, I cannot recommend this retreat enough if you’re looking for an exciting adventure and a profound spiritual pilgrimage. You will practice twice-daily yoga and meditation, typically Hatha in the morning and Yin in the evening.
Starting from: $1,224
The coastal region of Agadir is one of the best surf locations worldwide, so it’s only natural to find plenty of yoga and surf retreats in Morocco. Surf Star Morocco operates yoga and surf camps all year round in the peaceful and traditional village of Tamraght, a short 15-minute walk to some of the best surf breaks.
The program is suitable for all levels, with the surf classes split into beginner and intermediate, giving you the guidance and attention you need. The all-level yoga classes include Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga styles. You can participate in twice-daily yoga and surf sessions or take it at your own pace and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.
Starting from: $714
This short yoga retreat in Marrakech is an ideal way to start or end a holiday in Morocco. The 4-day wellness break will give you a chance to slow down and relax as you stay in a boutique hotel with a plunge pool. You’ll practise vinyasa yoga every morning and evening on the rooftop terrace which is a tranquil spot overlooking the old town.
The schedule is very relaxed, giving you lots of free time to explore Marrakech, roaming through the medina, or pamper yourself at the nearby spa. The package includes a hearty vegetarian brunch and dinner each day, along with afternoon snacks.
Starting from: $540
If you’re after a week of pure bliss under the Arabian sun, head to Tamraght in Agadir for one of the best beach yoga breaks in Morocco. Here, you’ll enjoy the warm sea, golden sand, and stunning mountain backdrop as you practice yoga twice a day; Hatha and vinyasa in the morning and Restorative in the evening.
You’ll be staying at the beautiful, newly built Villa Azhar, where you can opt for a shared or private room. You will get a breakfast buffet and packed lunch each day, giving you the freedom to spend your free time as you prefer. You can explore the town, go for a surf, or treat yourself to a massage.
Starting from: $2,023
This 5-day yoga escape is one of the most luxurious yoga retreats in Marrakech that will leave you feeling replenished, relaxed, and ready for action. During the five days, you’ll stay at a high-end boutique hotel in an exclusive part of the city, Palm Grove. Here you’ll feel like you’re in an oasis with beautifully landscaped gardens and a heated swimming pool.
The pampering program includes morning yoga, a massage or treatment each afternoon, and three vegetarian meals a day made with traditional Moroccan flavours to experience the local cuisine.
Starting from: $624
Suppose you prefer a more active wellness break rather than a relaxing one…in that case, the Click Surf Maroc surf camp makes for one of the most exciting surf and yoga holidays in Morocco. It is set in the traditional town of Aourir, where you will enjoy daily sunset Hatha yoga classes. In addition, you’ll get 3 hours of surf tuition each day with photo analysis and feedback on how to improve your technique.
This surf-focused holiday is ideal for beginners looking to learn the basics or intermediate surfers hoping to level up. Yoga plays a vital side role on this retreat, allowing your body to stretch and recover from the dynamic watersport.
Starting from: $1,995
Whether you’re a creative soul or an adventurer, this 8-day Morocco retreat will revitalize your body and mind through daily yoga, excursions, and artsy activities. The program features many memorable experiences, such as a camel ride in the Sahara Desert, a tour of a local village’s textile co-op, shopping in the bustling markets in Marrakech, and a spa trip.
You’ll experience staying in luxury boutique hotels as well as camping in the desert and will enjoy Hatha yoga and meditation each morning and evening. Breakfast and dinner are included each day, along with two picnic lunches.
Starting from: $1,849
This desert-based adventure trip makes for one of the most unique yoga retreats in Morocco. The 8-day trip allows you to explore much more of the country, well beyond the tourist spots. Starting in Marrakech, you’ll head out to the desert, where each day, you’ll travel to new locations. You’ll explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites, prehistoric rock carvings, and local villages, where you will learn about their unique way of life.
Your accommodation will change each night, ranging from hotels and campsites. However, you’ll start each day the same, with an energizing Vinyasa yoga flow or relaxing yin session in the heart of Morocco’s nature. Throughout the week, you’ll also have various pranayama and meditation sessions and creativity workshops.
Starting from: $1,260
Riad BE Marrakech runs all-year-round wellness retreats for yogis looking to take some time for themselves while experiencing Moroccan culture. Staying in the medina, the historic part of the city, you’ll have a private room with an ensuite bathroom and enjoy a daily brunch full of yummy local ingredients.
The program is suitable for all levels and includes morning Hatha yoga flows and restorative sessions in the evening. During the day, you can join the pre-planned daily activity, such as a city tour or a traditional Moroccan Hammam experience.
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