All about yoga in Morocco: studios, classes, training and yogi culture.
With established studios operating in the major Moroccan cities of Marrakesh and Rabat, the scene is still in its infancy. Casablanca is considered to be the epicentre of yoga in Morocco and it is perhaps no coincidence that the residents of Morocco’s hectic, commercial hub have discovered the benefits of yoga as a panacea for the stresses of modern life.
Venturing outside the urban centers your yoga quest in Morocco will take you to some of the country’s most coveted spots, with the Atlantic coastal destinations giving enthusiasts the chance to surf and do yoga, combining their asanas and board skills to their heart’s content.
Popular Yoga Destinations in Morocco
The gateway to Africa, people have been visiting and trading in Morocco for thousands of years. Its intoxicating mix of colors, spices, beaches, desert, mountain ranges and ancient cities leave a mark on everyone who spends time here, with many compelled to return again and again.
The commercial hub of Morocco, Casablanca is a bustling port city with a thriving food and arts scene. With an established urban yoga scene, Casablanca offers a great chance to mix it up with a yoga retreat in Morocco and an authentic taste of the Maghreb. In our Yoga Guide you can find out more about yoga in Casablanca.
Marrakesh is often first on the itinerary for visitors to Morocco, and for good reason: the ancient walled medina, the labyrinth of souks and chic boutiques and cafes make it a must-see in Morocco. What’s more, a range of yoga retreats and experiences are available and offer some welcome respite from a traveller’s hectic schedule. Read more about yoga in Marrakesh in our Yoga Guide.
The southern city of Agadir has been gradually rebuilt over the years after the devastating earthquake of 1960. The result may lack the ancient intrigue of its northern counterparts, but its beach and promenade easily make up for it. Ideal for a yoga retreat in Southern Morocco who want to relax on the sand after class and then head into town for a drink and dinner. Check our Agadir Yoga Guide for more information.
Over the years, Taghazout has been through various incarnations. From sleepy fishing village to hippy haven and, more recently, surfing mecca. All of which make it the ideal setting for a yoga retreat in Morocco or a holiday that combines the thrill of catching waves with the enriching benefits of yoga.
Another stop on the surfer trail, the coastal village of Tamraght offers conditions that will keep both seasoned surfers and those new to the sport happy. This draws people from a range of backgrounds who come from far and wide to play in the waves. For this reason, yoga holidays and surf trips have become a mainstay of visitors to the area.