Amy is another of our incredible yoga teachers at Villa Surya. We chatted with her about her travels and conquering her fears.
Hi Amy, where are you from?
Hello! I am originally from Yorkshire in the north of England – however for the last 8 years I have been traveling and working. I usually migrate to the snow and mountains for skiing; Canada, New Zealand and Japan have been my favourites so far.
Why did you decide to move to Taghazout?
After spending so much time in the cold, I decided it was time for some sunshine. I wanted to continue with teaching yoga, however also wanted an activity to go along side. I had been recommended Morocco by some friends who had been surfing here. Once I saw the job for a yoga teacher at Dfrost, I thought this was an opportunity I could not pass up on.
What do you love about what you do?
I love that I get to share my passion with so many other people. I have been practising yoga for around 11 years and it has helped me with so many aspects of my life, not just the physical but also the psychological and emotional. It is a never ending learning experience and the more people I teach the more they teach me.
How do you follow your bliss?
I start my morning every day with meditation, which sets me up for whatever life gives me. I do some form of my practise of yoga, whether gentle or powerful, which keeps me grounded and enables me to do all the activities I enjoy, skiing, hiking and (now) surfing. Being able to walk along the beach, listening to podcasts and reading books keeps my mind in check and helps to further my teachings of yoga. I love being surrounded by like-minded, interesting and positive people.
What is the most rewarding thing about working at Dfrost?
The staff at Dfrost are amazing and instantly made me feel like part of the family. Being able to do yoga and surf with your work colleagues makes every working day different and always keeps the work environment fresh and exciting.
What have you learned about yourself since moving to Taghazout?
Before coming to Taghazout I had a fear of being out of my depth in the water. I had tried surfing before, however would not go past being waist deep. Since being here in Taghazout and getting out surfing whenever I get the chance, I have been able to overcome my fear of water, something I never thought I would do. Now I am more than comfortable paddling out in to the green waves and even happy jumping into the water (or falling in as is often the case).
Where is your favourite ‘secret’ hang out?
I love to walk along the beach in Imi Ouaddar all the way to the wonderfully painted village of Agroud. If the tide is low, you get to wander along the beach, if not you get the adventure of climbing over the rocks on the journey. It’s not so secret, but it’s definitely my favourite spot to walk to.