There are a couple of reasons that I chose to be here. I was well ready to leave Zimbabwe, but wasn’t sure where to go. I also didn’t really want to leave Africa just yet. I only had lightweight clothes with me, and didn’t want to buy anything heavy. I did want to go to some sort of retreat, where I could get a little exercise and live healthfully for a bit.
I was asked if I simply looked at various global temps, and in truth, that’s exactly what I did. As I had said in a previous post, I had read the blogs of other solo women saying they would never again go to Morocco alone. But what they had in common was where they went- up north. Casablanca, Tangier, Fes, Rabat. All places with lots of tourists, and big cities.
I started looking down coast, and finding better stories, especially about Taghazout- well known in the surfing community as a good place to spend some laid back beach time, and hassle free. So, I googled yoga + Morocco, looking at the area, and came across Dfrost yoga and surfing. They have 2 locations, one in the town of Taghazout, which is more geared to surfers, and one up at Paridis Plage, which is more geared to yogis. I didn’t make any request, I just took what they had available. I might have wanted to be at the one closer to the town, just for more options for restaurants and cafes. A French visitor had found a little cafe near us, so we managed a nice lunch, and the peace and quiet of the location was part of the charm. The group at the house were from all over, all spoke at least some English, and classes were conducted in English.
We woke to mint tea at around 7am, went up for yoga from 7:30-9:00, then a wonderful breakfast with breads, grains, jams, argan butter, sometimes eggs or an omelette, juice, smoothies (avocado and date doesn’t sound good, but it it amazing), tea and strong coffee. Every day was different, but always excellent quality and flavor.
Here are a couple of pics of Paridis Plage