Pro Surf Camp is now offering yoga and surf lessons.
The main pillars of this old Indian tradition comprise body control, breathing techniques, and concentration – all things that are essential for surfing.
The weekly yoga sessions at the Pro Surf Camp in Morocco are specially tuned to what the surfer needs and are held either on our sea-view terrace before taking to the surf or after, or at sundown at the Camp with this beautiful view.
For beginners level who wants to learn for the first time, yoga improves their sense of balance, mobility, and simply the ability to wind down after a strenuous day’s surfing. An extra plus is the strengthening of muscles specifically needed for surfing and after a full day of adventure.
For Intermediate-advanced surfers, yoga helps develop better body awareness and concentration while surfing. This target of holistic harmony through sheer relaxation becomes a physical and mental source of energy which can only improve your surfing.
At the latest after your fourth soaking or on a tube ride, you’re sure to realize it was a good idea to learn the right breathing techniques with yoga!
Next to surfing, we also offer yoga classes in our camp. From Hatha Yoga to Yin Yoga and from Dynamic Vinyasa to Pranayama: our instructor Daphne can teach you about all the different aspects of Yoga. We will give you a head start and tell you a bit more about the kinds of yoga we practice at our surf camp in morocco.
Yin Yoga is a softer version of the physical movement that we know as yoga. It’s based on postures that are relaxing for the nervous system and the mind. Instead of aiming to raise your energy level as in Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga focusses on opening the body slowly through long-held poses, deep breathing, and stretching.
Pranayama is control of breath. Prana is breath or vital energy in the body. With Pranayama yoga you do breathing exercises that clear the physical and emotional obstacles in your body to free your breath and flow your energy. This kind of yoga has the effect of energizing, relaxing, and healing the body, letting everything fall into place. Literally it is an increase and balance of life energy in your system.
Hatha yoga is about balancing the body and mind. This is probably the branch of yoga that typically comes to mind when you think about yoga in general. A Hatha class will involve a set of physical postures and breathing techniques, practiced a bit more slowly, and with more static posture holds than for example Vinyasa. Hatha Yoga can be good for stress management, emotional health and anxiety, and depression.
Slow Flow yoga classes help you to find space between poses while still retaining the gentle rhythm of a flow yoga class. This kind of yoga is actually a combination of Vinyasa and Hatha. Slow flow is, this probably doesn’t come as a surprise, a bit slower and calmer. This kind of yoga is nice for beginners as the tempo is quite relaxed.
With Inversion Yoga, you take poses where the heart is higher from the ground than the head. Think off poses like Supported Shoulder Stand a Downward Facing Dog. This kind of yoga can sound a bit scary but believe us, there’s an inversion for every level in yoga. This kind of yoga gives your heart a rest, stimulates your lymphatic system, and improves circulation.
In Dynamic Vinyasa all the poses run together in a smooth way. This means you go into one pose to another without taking a break in between which gives you a good workout. You can call this style kind of umbrella for many other kinds of yoga.
Besides this, we have meditation classes, a special stretching for surfers lesson, arm balance, and a deepen your practice exercise.
So not only you’ll become a great surfer while staying in our guests House, but you will also learn all the ins and outs about yoga. Find your zen with us in one of our Pro surf camps. .