This week I’ve stepped out of the studio and sat oceanside with Shiraz Ksaiba, a London girl and creative I met while working together on the launch of her yoga retreat centre Tamazirt by Amayour near Taghazout in Morocco. Shiraz and I share a similar journey in how we ended up in Morocco. We both came out on solo holidays before eventually returning and setting up our own businesses.
As a former photographer and director of photographer in London, Shiraz has a real knack for designing beautiful spaces and attracting a cool clientele. Her first project, Amayour Surf is a top hostel in Taghazout and she’s known for the octopus tajine she serves guests on their picture-perfect rooftop terrace. Then last year she created one of my absolute favourite spaces in Morocco – Tamazirt by Amayour, a dedicated yoga retreat centre in the rolling Anti-Atlas Mountains with views of the Atlantic Ocean. I attended in as many yoga retreats my schedule would allow for and loved wandering through the argan forest that surround the house and meeting other creatives in between yoga classes in the rooftop shala.
Listen in as Shiraz talks about leaving her London life behind to live her dream in Taghazout, near Agadir.
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