Join us for a week of yoga, delicious food and sightseeing in magical Morocco! Practice in our rooftop yoga shala overlooking the Atlantic ocean right on the beach, just seconds away from some incredible surf spots.
With optional trips to Paradise Valley, a traditional hammam, surf lessons and a 2-day add-on to the beautiful medina city of Essaouira, this retreat has it all!
- 5 October
the Soul Tribe Morocco vibe
Welcome to stunning 9-bedroom Villa Mandala in Taghazout, situated right on the beach and just 10 minutes walk to Aourir (Banana Village). With a spectacular rooftop shala, spacious pool and individually decorated bedouin-style rooms designed by an interior designer, you'll be feeling the Moroccan vibes from the moment you arrive!
Our retreats are designed for you to dive deep into the yoga practice as well as immerse yourself in local culture so expect lots of opportunities to get out and about. We're even adding on a 2-night extension to the stunning port city of Essaouira for shopping, tagines and even more culture.
So much more than your average yoga retreat ...following many years teaching internationally in studios and retreats all over the world, 'Soul Tribe Retreats' was born in 2015. Our wealth of experience means we know our stuff. Amazing locations, inspiring yoga to suit all levels, nourishing food, the right balance of activity and relaxation ... it's the details that make the difference, and with more than 70 international retreats under our belts and hundreds of happy students, we've been busy perfecting them! If you want hand picked venues, yoga & meditation delivered by a passionate and experienced teacher, incredible food and time to relax, explore and enjoy the local culture, you're in the right place.
Each Soul Tribe Retreat combines the very best of meditation, vinyasa flow and restorative yoga to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. You'll also enjoy specialized workshops from back-bending to inversions, philosophy to Thai yoga massage and much more with plenty of time to kick back, relax, and make lifelong friends.
Our Retreat Centre
Located just 40 minutes drive from the international airport of Agadir, Villa Mandala is perfectly situated directly on the beach yet only 10 minutes walk into a traditional village giving us the best of both worlds.
The hardwood roof top yoga shala features a full wall of sliding doors that look on onto the ocean. It is fully equipped with yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters and lavender eye pillows - bliss!
Accommodation is in 9 individually designed rooms loving furnished with Moroccan textiles and lighting. Choose from either ocean or mountain views.
Communal areas include a gorgeous lounge, expansive pool area and roof top sun terrace.
Meals will be served on the huge dining tables outside (for breakfast) and inside the dining room (evenings).
The venue has in-house massage therapists and can arrange a trip to a local hammam (Moroccon spa) for a really authentic scrub down! Highly recommended
Jenn Russell is an experienced 500 hour certified yoga teacher, teacher trainer and retreat leader with a true passion for her art. Her inspiring vinyasa flow classes take students on a creative journey through their practice, linking asanas with creative transitions and uplifting music, delivered with humor and a sense of playfulness. To compliment our morning dynamic practices, Jenn offers restorative, yin inspired sessions each evening, supported by the healing touch of Thai yoga massage and always set to a beautiful soundtrack.
Following the completion of two intensive yoga trainings, Jenn has spent the past ten years teaching extensively in India, Bali, Greece, Morocco, UK, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Croatia, Goa, Thailand, Ibiza, Mexico and Portugal leading her own sell out yoga retreats. In 2020 Jenn founded her online yoga school SoulTribe Academy and a yoga app SoulTribe TV to bring her teachings to hundreds of students during COVID. Throughout all of these offerings, Jenn encourages her students to have fun exploring their infinite capabilities … after all what your body is allowing you to do is truly amazing!
What You'll Get
6 nights accommodation in either a private or shared room
Return airport transfers from Agadir airport
Daily morning guided meditation
Two 90 minute yoga sessions per day
Specialist yoga workshop
Daily evening yin/restorative yoga sessions
Three delicious plant-based meals per day
Lots of time to enjoy the pool, hit the beach and explore the gorgeous local area
Optional day trip to Paradise Valley and the Souk
Optional 2 day add-on to Essaouira
Good vibes guaranteed!
Arrive into Agadir
Group transfers from Agadir airport are included
3.00pm: Check-in, relax and unwind
5.00pm: Opening circle and gentle stretch in the rooftop shala
7.00pm: Welcome dinner and rest
Monday - Friday
8.00am: Guided meditation
8.30am: Tea and gratitude journalling
9.00am: 90 minute all-levels vinyasa flow practice
11.00am: Big healthy brunch
12.00pm: Free time to relax, unwind & explore
(optional midweek trip to Paradise Valley - no evening session)
4.30pm: 90 minute yin yoga & restorative yoga practice
7.00pm: Group dinner
8.00am: Guided meditation
8.30am: Tea and gratitude journalling
9.00am: 60 minute grounding slow flow yoga practice
10.00am: Breakfast and farewells
11.00am: Check out
**Depart for Essoueira (2 hours minibus) for those joining for the 2-day add on
Group transfers to Agadir International Airport are included for those leaving the retreat here
A stunning medina port city located just 2 hours costal drive north from Agadir (you'll see the phenomenon of 'goats in trees' on our drive up!).
Choose to end your retreat with a 2 night trip to Essoueira and you'll meander through the spice-scented lanes and palm-lined avenues of the fortified medina, browse the many art galleries and boutiques, relax in a beautiful riad hotel and watch fishing nets being mended and traditional boats being constructed in the hugely atmospheric port.
Add on price approx £300 per person including transport to and from Agadir depending on whether you're sharing and how many would like to go! Please note that for this second week, Jenn will not be joining you in Essouira but is happy to arrange hotels and transport!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
A beautiful week shared with wonderful warrior women and Jenn our amazing and inspiring teacher who really brought the magic to yoga ...creative vinyasa flows all themed on devotion, gratitude and letting go ... mixed together with beautiful poetry and philosophy and a kicking sound track ! I have a heart full of gratitude for Jenn for teaching me that everything experienced on my mat will strengthen me in life.She really did 'blow the doors off' !
I met Jenn some years ago and fell in love with her teaching on the first class. What a joyful, caring, brilliant teacher she is!!! I went to one of her retreats in Ibiza and it was the most magical, energizing yoga week. She plans everything with so much love and competence. The way she passes on her knowledge and brings her heart into the daily yoga practice and happy heathy lifestyle is inspiring. Thank you for sharing the good vibes
I was so impressed with the different ways Jenn used flow & warm up (by different I mean compared to other classes I’ve attended). I’ve had multiple back injuries and I work as a physiotherapist, so I suppose I have slightly better body awareness and anatomical knowledge than your average man on the street. I really appreciated the structure of the classes, it's beneficial to anyone, including people who are recovering or have suffered injuries. Jenn's classes were so much fun and all of this just combined into a very happy relaxed feeling after the class