Yoga and Surfing in Morocco
I look at my watch. It’s nearly 8pm. A warm breeze whispers in the palm trees. A wide, white moon hangs low in the sky. I’m standing barefoot on a beach in Morocco in warrior pose, breathing in, breathing out. It’s a far cry from your regular Saturday night in Dublin, but a welcome relief from our routine excesses of parties, pubs and supermarket trollies.
Here in Taghazout, a small fishing village 19km north of Agadir in the southwest of Morocco, no one rushes. No one is in a hurry.
Even the dogs don’t get worked up.
This laid-back village, once famous for calamari and hippies, is now a popular destination for yoga and surfing enthusiasts alike. With funky cafes serving fresh juices and lamb tagine (stew), and hassle-free hawkers selling local Berber crafts, Taghazout attracts tourists from all over the world. And many, like me, are looking for something a little different.