Yoga Retreat Morocco: Where To Go

13th January 2022

I recently got back from a magical birthday trip to Morocco. It was fabulous — the accommodation, traditional Moroccan cuisine, hospitality, traditional culture, my local guide to the Sahara desert, the desert camp, just everything. Plus, there are many direct flights from Europe, making it an easy destination to get to. So for my next yoga retreat Morocco is definitely on the agenda. For years now, I have been scouring the best yoga retreats and teacher trainings in the world, but this selection of yoga retreats in Morocco is definitely up there with the best retreats and yoga holidays currently on offer.

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If you are thinking of going on a yoga retreat in Europe, I recommend expanding your radius and including yoga retreats in Morocco too. As Morocco is at the northern point of Africa, it’s just a stone’s throw from Spain (literally, the distance from Tangier in Morocco to Ceuta in Spain is 15 km). This also makes it a much more convenient option if you were thinking of going on a more exotic yoga holiday to India or Bali, as not only will you get your cultural fix, but many Morocco retreats are also super affordable! So without further ado, here’s my yoga retreats Morocco guide!

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Best Yoga Retreat Morocco: Where To Go


6 Day Surf and Yoga Holiday in Taghazout

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If you want to learn or improve your yoga AND surfing, this is the dream Morocco retreat! You will bookend your day with energizing vinyasa yoga in the morning sessions and wind down with yin yoga, yoga nidra, and Hatha yoga in the evening, and your daylight hours will be spent on the beach with ample time for surf lessons and surf practice. Three meals a day are provided by the local host, including a picnic lunch on the beach, and most dietary requirements can be accommodated! If you are feeling sore at the end of the day, you can soothe your body with a private hammam, and if you feel like taking a day off surfing you can take a day trip to coastal city Essaouira or inland to the bustling city of Marrakech.

If you are planning a solo trip/yoga holiday in Morocco but want to make sure you will meet great people, then this is an excellent option. This Morrocco yoga retreat center is known for its warm and attentive staff and attracting a great crowd of retreat goers. Taghazout used to be a hippy stalwart but is now known for its surfing, and has a similarish vibe to Goa in India and Canggu in Bali.

Looking for more surf holiday ideas, check out my top surf camp recommendations!

Duration: 6 days (5 nights)
Price: from €375
Closest Airport: Agadir–Al Massira Airport (37 km)
Airport pick-up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English, the organizer also speaks German
Vegan Friendly? Yes, they will happily accommodate vegans but the catering is omnivore.


4 Day Palmeraie Luxury Yoga Retreat in Marrakech

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Looking for a little bit of luxe? The Palmerie Luxury Yoga Retreats, a beautifully designed compound with lush gardens in the countryside outside of Marrakech, will leave you renewed, pampered, and refreshed after participating in their twice-daily carefully constructed program of yoga classes in the Perumal Yoga method. A nourishing breakfast and dinner with ingredients sourced from the organic garden on the estate are supplied daily. When you aren’t practicing yoga, you can relax by the swimming pool, arrange to go to a hammam or have a massage, or even schedule some horse riding, a hot air balloon, or some bike rides. Otherwise, just enjoy the tranquil surroundings of your beautiful accommodation.

Included in the price of your retreat is a month’s access to the online Yoga with Perumal platform, which includes classes and lots of supportive texts, so you can recreate a little bit of your Morocco yoga bliss back home!

Duration: 4 days (3 nights)
Price: from €1,010
Closest Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport (10 km)
Airport pick-up included? Can be arranged for €25
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English, the organizer also speaks Italian
Vegan Friendly? Get in touch with the organizers to confirm


7 Day Uplifting Yoga Retreat in Marrakech Oasis

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Another great luxury yoga retreat in Morocco. Enjoy a week of yoga, staying in gorgeous accommodation that fuses timeless Italian and Moroccan style set in stunning gardens in Marrakech. Two yoga classes a day in the Yoga with Perumal style are included to help you deep and develop your yoga practice over the week. You will also receive a month of free access to the Yoga with Perumal online video platform. Enjoy chilling in the lounge, relaxing by the pool, or a good idea is heading out to explore the souks in your free time, to a hammam, or even arrange Jiu-Jitsu classes. You can round out each day by watching the sunset over the Atlas mountains and enjoying Italian-Moroccan fusion food in a traditional Moroccan Kaidal tent followed by fresh fruit. As a vegan, I suggest doing your own research before deciding on camel rides though! You can just simply walk with them 🙂

Duration: 7 days (6 nights)
Price: from €1,390
Closest Airport: Marrakesh Menara Airport (21 km)
Airport pick-up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English, the organizer also speaks Italian
Vegan Friendly? Get in touch with the organizers to confirm


14 Day Yoga and Surfing Holidays in Morocco

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This two-week surf and yoga holiday is the perfect Morocco retreat to learn or advance your surf skills at your own pace with daily lessons tailored towards your surfing experience and abilities. You start the day with rooftop daily yoga, and after breakfast, head out for morning surf lessons at some of the best surf locations on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. After a picnic lunch at the beach, you can either practice your surf skills, or explore some of the nearby cities and villages from Marrakech to Taghazout, or even head out to the Atlas mountains. If you need something more chilled out, you can always go to the nearby Hammam or spa treatment for a massage. Wind down from your day with sunset yoga and delicious authentic tagines for supper… and then head to bed ready to repeat the whole thing again the next day! This two week holiday does it all: it gives you ample time to explore Morocco, learn how to surf in a perfect location, and is the perfect way to get a taste of yoga in Morocco. Combining surf with the practice of yoga if always a good idea!

Duration: 14 days (13 nights)
Price: from €1,020
Closest Airport: Agadir–Al Massira Airport (34 km)
Airport pick-up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English, the organizer also speaks Arabic and French
Vegan Friendly? Yes, they will happily accommodate vegans, but the catering is omnivore.


3 Day Yoga Holiday in the Heart of Marrakech

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I adored my stay at a riad in the old city, and if I had been able to combine it with a yoga retreat in Marrakech, that would have been the DREAM holiday. Expect gorgeous Moroccan interior design (the tiles! The textiles! The plants!), two yoga classes a day (from restorative yoga to more fiery vinyasa) either on the rooftop or in the amazingly decorated yoga shala, and delicious gourmet brunches. You can either spend the rest of the day exploring the very best of Marrakech from bartering and getting lost in the medina or Bazaars or heading to the magnificent Majorelle Gardens to explore the fantastic grounds, botanical garden, Yves Saint Laurent Museum, and Berber Museum. Looking for something a little more chilled? Then relax in the riad’s pool, private hammam, arrange a massage, or even take advantage of the in-house cooking lessons! Literally the perfect Morocco yoga holiday.

Duration: 3 days (2 nights)
Price: from €1,020
Closest Airport: Marrakech Menara Airport (4 km)
Airport pick-up included? No, but can be arranged for an extra €40
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English, the organizer also speaks Arabic and French
Vegan Friendly? Yes, they will happily accommodate vegans, but the catering is omnivore.


8 Day Villa Surya – Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Imi Ouaddar

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The cities of Morocco are known to be just a tad hectic… You try navigating those passages and lanes with someone trying to lure you into their shop with mint tea at every turn. But if you are looking for some serious calm and bliss for in between your yoga sessions, this is the perfect Morocco yoga retreat. This beautiful airy villa nestled in the village of Imi Ouaddar between the Atlantic coast and on the edge of a nature reserve is literally a slice of paradise. With two 90-minute yoga and meditation sessions a day in a gorgeous yoga shall by a renown yoga teacher with years of experience, a pool, sauna, and jacuzzi to unwind in, a complimentary massage, and silent meditation walks on the beach, you are in for a week of pure heaven. Also included are delicious daily nourishing vegan and vegetarian breakfasts and dinners, with a raw vegan option too! When you’ve had enough of relaxing (ha!), you can wander along one of Morocco’s most pristine beaches, have a surf lesson, take a SUP yoga class, or a day trip to Paradise Valley in the Atlas mountains, Taghazout, Essaouira, or Marrakech.

There are a lot of spectacular meditation retreats in the world, but this yoga and meditation in Morocco is definitely up there with the best!

Duration: 8 days (7 nights)
Price: from €699
Closest Airport: Agadir–Al Massira Airport (43 km)
Airport pick-up included? Yes
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Languages: English, the organizer also speaks Arabic, French, and German
Vegan Friendly? Yes


So that is a breakdown of the best Morocco yoga retreats! If travel isn’t an option for you right now, check out the best online yoga courses and online yoga teacher trainings right now!

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