yoga & surf

katarina rayburn

may 09-16, 2020

MOROCCO

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Highlights

  1. daily yoga w/ katarina rayburn

  2. Hike the stunning atlas mountains

  3. explore the ancient medina of marrakech

  4. surf the waves of taghazout bay


 
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katarina rayburn

after discovering a strong yang style of yoga in London, and then traveling to India to explore the lighter practice of Sivananda yoga, physics graduate and trained actress Katarina realised what an integral part of her physical and mental wellbeing it had become.

with 500hrs of advanced Teacher Training in Ashtanga, Rocket, Yin & Mandala Vinyasa, Katarina continues to build her advanced teacher training hours as expanding her knowledge to pass on to her students.

Katarina's public teaching schedule consists of a mixture of Rocket yoga and the Mandala model in her Vinyasa classes, working closely with chakra and elemental theories.



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The schedule

starting at the dazzling kasbah bab ourika, enjoy a luscious fest of natural decorum on the crest of the ourika valley. deepen your practice overlooking the gracious snow-capped atlas moutains and head to taghazout bay village for a second round of relaxation, adventure & beauty.

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Day 1

  • settle in to the stunning kasbah bab ourika (link)

  • Unwind & Kick back at our welcome home Dinner 

  • Kick off with a grounding opening circle 

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Day 2

  • energize with a morning flow

  • hike the beautiful atlas mountains

  • have lunch at a local berber family home

 
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Day 3

  • wake up to a refreshing practice

  • head downtown to marrakech

  • get lost in the many charms of the medina

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Day 4

  • kick-start the day with a rich breakfast

  • hit the road to Taghazout village

  • arrive & unwind at the unique hostel the yogi surfer (link)

Driving time: 4 hrs 30 min

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Day 5

  • flow to the rising sun at the amazing hotel’s shala

  • learn how to ride waves like a pro 

  • enjoy a delicious dinner with old & new friends

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Day 6

  • Start the day strong with a revitalizing vinyassa

  • pick up some new surfing skills

  • discover the charming village of taghazout

 
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Day 7

  • deepen your practice in the hotel’s yoga shala overlooking the ocean

  • Surf some of the best waves of the world

  • close off the trip with a final rooftop dinner

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day 8

  • Stretch out your body & soul with a final flow

  • load up on a rich breakfast

  • airport transfer

 
 
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kasbah bab ourika

HIGH UP IN THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS, THE ENCHANTING KASBAH BAB OURIKA OVERLOOKS A BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPE. 360 DEGREE PANORAMIC VIEWS? CHECK!

FROM YOUR HILLTOP LOOKOUT AT THE APEX OF THE OURIKA VALLEY A FEAST OF NATURAL BEAUTY WAITS TO MELT YOUR HEART. GAZE DOWN TO THE RIVER AND LET THE OLIVE GROVES, ORANGES AND LEMONS LEAD YOUR EYES ON A COLOURFUL DANCE BETWEEN THE GREEN FIELDS ALL THE WAY UP TO SNOWY MOUNTAIN PEAKS DAZZLING IN THE SUNLIGHT.

THE AUTHENTIC CHARM OF THE KASBAH BAB OURIKA MAKES RELAXATION EASY. WHETHER YOU’RE CHILLING IN YOUR INDIVIDUALLY DECORATED ROOM, OR UNWINDING BY THE SECLUDED SWIMMING POOL, GET READY TO BE WARMED BY THE YUMMY MOROCCAN SUN FROM DAWN TILL DUSK.



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the yogi surfer

The Yogi Surfer is located on the peak of a small hill, in the bay of Taghazout with stunning views of the ocean. this Surf & Yoga Boutique Hotel offers a warm welcome and true Moroccan promise of authenticity.

a surf camp dedicated to healthy mind and body through the practice of surf and yoga, The Yogi Surfer is first and foremost the coming together of different characters and personalities from across the globe with one thing in common: an unconditional love for nature, waves and yoga.

Stretching out below are the banana plantations of Banana Village, and beyond are the long stretches of sandy beach offering a truly magnificent outlook.


 
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what’s included

      culture

  • atlas mountain hike

  • Lunch with a local berber family

  • Marrakech old medina tour a-la-sunnysideup

  • 3 surf lessons w/ a professional coatch

 

      WELLNESS

  • Daily yoga w/katarina rayburn

  • lululemon 3 mm yoga mats

  • yoga shala at the yogi surfer

 

Basics

  • 3 nights at kasbah bab ourika

  • 4 nights at the yogi surfer

  • group transfers marrakech - taghazout

  • airport transfers

 

      FOOD & drinks

  • all breakfasts

  • all lunches inc. water, coffee & tea

  • all dinners inc. Water, coffee & Tea

 

What’s not included:

  • International Airfare in & out of Morocco

  • Private travel insurance (Mandatory)

  • anything not listed above


 
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book now

PAY £350 Deposit and select accommodation to book your place! 

PRICING // 

  • £1,800 per person - Triple/Quadruple Room

  • £1,875 per person - Twin Room

  • £2,150 per person - Single Room

 

Good to know

  • if you need help with finding the best flight options, shoot us an email or whatsapp and we will gladly help!

  • reserve your spot with a small deposit. This is fully refundable within 7 days.

  • If you wish to make a direct booking, please email us on: hello@sunnysideup.travel

  • For best value price, select 2 px occupancy and we will match you with a same-sex roommate.

  • guests can choose to pay in 3 installments.

  • all paid installments are refundable up until 8 weeks before the trip.

  • Guests can transfer their places to other guests without any cancellation fees.


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Testimonials

 

FAQ

  1. WHAT TIME DOES THE RETREAT BEGIN AND END?

    The retreat will begin at 5 pm on May 9th and end at noon on May 16th.

  2. WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO/FLY OUT OF?

    You should plan to fly into Marrakech International Airport and from Agadir Airport.

    You will receive an email 3 weeks before the trip with tailored packing details.

  3. DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

    All guests are required to have their own individual comprehensive travel insurance.

  4. I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS, ARE YOU ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE FOR THOSE?

    Absolutely, all of our retreats offer vegetarian or vegan options. For other restrictions, we will have to check with our partner venues but we are more than happy to accommodate.

  5. DO I NEED A PASSPORT / VISA?

    All international travellers to Morocco need a valid passport. American, Canadian, and EU citizens don’t need a visa for tourist travel to Morocco. For all other inquiries, please check online or with your local Moroccan embassy. Here is a link for a quick internet search.

  6. ARE TRANSFERS INCLUDED?

    Yes, all scheduled transfers are included.

  7. HOW LONG WILL THE TRAVEL TIME BE?

    Day 4 - Four hours and a half drive from Kasbah Bab Ourika to The Yogi Surfer.