Babymoon Bliss Yoga & Waves – Morocco
An intimate retreat for pregnant women and their partners
Dates: Saturday 18 March to Saturday 25 March 2017
This is a luxurious retreat for couples expecting their first baby.
Combining everything you need for birth preparation with a Moroccan adventure, surfing and yoga
We have created this special retreat holiday to offer you the opportunity to really relax together before you begin your parenting journey and to focus together, on the process of birth preparation away from the pressures and distractions of daily life.
- Antenatal partner yoga
- Pregnancy yoga
- Surf coaching for partners
- Meditation & hypnobirthing
- Positive birth discussions
- Pregnancy Massage
- Thai Massage
- Delicious healthy food
- Energising beach walks
- Relaxation by the pool
- Chats and film nights
- Plenty of down time to rest
Our riad is located in the small Berber fishing village of Tamraght, on a hill offering a view of the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby of Tazegzout golf course, at only 13 km north of Agadir.
Riad Les Grains de Sable
Province Agadir-Ida ou Tanane
Alexa will be co-hosting the retreat with Fi Neoh,
Yoga Teacher and Thai Massage Therapist
Originally from the UK, Fi lives in Agadir, Morocco since 2012
Fi co-runs Surface Morocco
Yoga & Workshops
Full yoga schedule including morning and eve practices
All workshops: hypnobirthing, women’s circle, postnatal care, birth preparation
During the informative and empowering birth preparation workshops you will learn:
. the power of meditation and breath;
. how to deepen your connection with yourself and your baby;
. labour positions and the stages of birth;
. to use positive affirmations in your yoga practice and during pregnancy and birth;
. energizing and relaxing routines to work through resistance, and calm the body and mind;
. restorative yoga to relax, unwind, and nurture your spirit
Whilst the programme is rich for mothers-to-be, partners are not forgotten!
We recognise that partners can often feel side-lined during pregnancy. This is an opportunity to experience the bonding process together, help partners to identify their role and understand how essential they are to the incredible experience of pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
This wonderful week is not just about mums-to-be: we have included some exceptional surf tuition for partners to hone an existing skill or discover a new passion and just have fun!
… and remember that none of the programme is mandatory for either partners or mothers – it is your holiday.
Babymoon Bliss Yoga & Waves Retreat will be nurturing, practical, down-to-earth and light-hearted.
This is a unique opportunity to help you reinforce connections with each other, bond with your unborn baby and prepare for an optimal birth experience.
You must be between 14 to 34 weeks pregnant to attend this yoga retreat.
We welcome single mothers, please contact us.
You will need a doctor’s permission letter to travel.
This retreat is hosted at the luxurious Riad les Grains des Sable.
Spacious suites (60 m²) with en-suite bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. The bedrooms have comfortable double beds (180 x 200).
Some of the bedrooms offer panoramic views of the ocean and the surrounding landscape. The remaining rooms are facing the charming patio.
The swimming pool (4 m x 8.5 m) is surrounded by a spacious terrace equipped with sun loungers.
Our week will include homecooked meals using local resources including:
Healthy nutritious breakfasts
Delicious pool-side midday meals at the Riad
Hearty healthy warming dinners
Snacks and nibbles
Accommodation for 7 nights
Three healthy meals each day
Airport transfers from and to Al Massira Agadir airport or Agadir bus station. To and from the beaches and surf breaks.
4 mornings of surf for partners, including 2 hours instruction
What’s Not Included
Flights and any additional activities are not included.
Any treatments and massage
Visit to the Souk
Hammam with Gommage
Example of a typical day:
We provide a rich schedule which you are free to select from as you choose… absolutely nothing in the programme is mandatory.
10:00 Partners depart for surf
10:30-12:30 Pregnancy yoga
12:30 Partners return from the surf
13:00-14:30 Nutritious midday meal together at the Riad
14:30-16:30 Birth preparation workshop
16:30 Dips and Snacks**
17:30-18:30 Restorative yoga
20:00 Traditional Tagine and Moroccan feast
21:00 Film & chat (optional)
* We want to encourage long lazy sleepy mornings for parents-to-be: you are on holiday and these are soon to be a distant memory! This is why we do not schedule much pre-breakfast activity.
**Grazing time is of course all day for mothers-to-be, so don’t feel restricted by this! You will never be far from a nibble – we know how vital it is to eat responsibly and moderately during pregnancy, but frequency can be key!
Passports & Documentation
A travel passport with a validity of at least 6 more months is required. It’s also required for children under the age of 12.
Morocco’s currency is the Moroccan Dirham, denoted as MAD or dhs. 1 EUR = about 11 MAD. Import and export of the national currency is permitted up to a maximum amount of 1,000.- Dirham only. We recommend you change a small amount of euros upon your arrival at the airport of Agadir.
Get information from your bank how to temporary activate the Maestro function for use of your card outside Europe and where to withdraw cash with your credit card. The banks and the airports have ATM machines. Some banks are located at a distance of only 1 km from the riad.
Riad Les Grains De Sable is located 40 minutes by car from Agadir International Airport. We organise the transport from and to the airport for you.
- 12 Km N of Agadir
- 145 Km S of Essaouira
- 300 Km W of Marrakech
Morocco is served by direct flights from the UK and other major European airports, with flight times to Agadir between 2 / 4 hours. Guests travelling from the US can connect either in Casablanca or at a European airport as there are no direct flights to Agadir.
Riad Les Grains de Sables is based in Tamraght one of the famous little surfing villages inbetween Taghazout and Aourir. From Agadir airport it’s a 45 minute drive along the coastal road. There are taxis at the airport for around 300 dirhams, but you can also arrange a pick-up from us.
Flights to Agadir
Flights leave the UK from London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN). From the UK: Easyjet / Monarch / Ryanair / Thomsonfly / Flythomascook / Royal Air Maroc.
You can also get direct flights from Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris and many German cities.
- Belgium (Brussels): Ryanair
- France (Paris): Transavia / Jet4You / EasyJet
- Germany (Several Cities): TUI / Condor / AirBerlin
- Ireland (Dublin): Aer Lingus
- Netherlands (Amsterdam): TUI / Transavia
Transfers from Marrakech usually take 3-4 hours and cost approx. £100 for 1-4 people. Or else you can take a bus; we recommend either CTM or Supratours.
Flights to Marrakech
Ryanair / Easyjet / Thomsonfly / Royal Air Maroc / BA
*Price includes yoga, talks and workshops, transport from and to the airport, accommodation and meals.
To secure your space, a non-refundable deposit of £300 needs to be paid by BACS transfer and then the remaining balance before 15 February 2017.
Please email Alexa to organise payment.