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10 Days Beaches and Rainforests Yoga Retreat in Brazil

  • Sana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Yoga Retreat in Brazil

Master yoga teachers Mimi Ray and Jessica Lee will be hosting an off-the-beaten path yoga adventure in the northern region of Rio de Janeiro. You will get the best of Brazilian nature by spending your trip on the pristine beaches and islands of Arraial do Cabo and in Sana, a protected nature reserve high up in the mountains of the beautiful Atlantic rainforest.

Yoga and more

In addition to daily yoga and meditation practice, during this retreat you will get to enjoy guided excursions, massage, delicious vegetarian meals, live music, and other cultural treats. You will have an opportunity to see Brazil in a way few tourists ever experience. It is also an opportunity to dive deeply into your yoga practice, and experience the yogic lifestyle in a way few practitioners ever do.


  • Yoga asana practice
  • Meditation and pranayama
  • Live music & unique cultural activities
  • Relaxing massages and guided excursions
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • 9 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 10 days with instruction
  • English, Portuguese
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There are three types of accommodation for this retreat:

Shared suite (up to 3 people)

Private suite

Private couples suite

Imagine relaxing on a white sand beach of a crystal clear lagoon and drinking from a fresh green coconut. Picture yourself hiking through the mountains of the lush Atlantic Rainforest and cooling off in hidden waterfall pools. Envision living the peaceful practice of yoga in a tropical paradise unlike any other.

Daily schedule

  • A typical day during the retreat will look like this:
  • 08:00 - 09:00: Yoga asana practice
  • 09:00 - 10:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 14:00: Excursion
  • 14:00 - 18:00: Lunch and free time
  • 18:00 - 19:00: Meditation and pranayama
  • 19:00 - 20:00: Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00: Campfire and mantra

Guided excursions to the beaches of Arrial do Cabo and the mountain rainforests of Sana are included in the package. However, you are welcome to participate in as many of our excursions as you like.

Our retreat will be guided by Jessica Lee and Mimi Ray. Together, they have over 30 years of yoga teaching experience and practice.

Jessica Lee

Jessica is an American who has been living in this area of Brazil for 8 years. This is a huge benefit of this retreat because Jessica not only speaks Brazilian Portuguese fluently but also knows the land, cultures and where to go (and not to go!) Jessica is trained in Vinyasa Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. She also leads the kirtan and sacred sound group Surya Gita who will play live and lead kirtans during the retreat.

Mimi Ray

Mimi is long time practitioner since the 80s. Yoga for Mimi is a "practice of coming home to the self again and again". She has studied in many traditions most formally with Anusara (and certified in that method). A dedicated teacher and student of life, Mimi continues her study of yoga, therapeutics and Ayurveda. On top of that, she is also a Feng Shui practitioner and consultant.

You will get the best of Brazilian nature by spending half your trip on the pristine beaches and islands of Arraial do Cabo and the other portion in Sana, a protected nature reserve high up in the mountains of the beautiful Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil.

You will be served delicious and healthy vegetarian food.

You will have the chance to enjoy a massage, live music and other cultural treats.

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • All yoga practices
  • Airport transfers
  • Cultural activities
  • Guided excursions
  • Live music performance
  • Massages
  • Vegetarian meals

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Rio de Janeiro, Galeo International Airport (GIG) at 8 a.m. on Sunday. You will be picked up from the airport and the pickup is included in the price.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Living Yoga In Brazil - Retreats and Teacher Trainings an inquiry.
  • Review by Andrea, from Munich, Germany

    "I attended a 8 days Yoga retreat in beautiful Buzios and Lumiar hosted by Jessica.It was one of my best experiences I've ever had. Jessica organized everything and her ashtanga Yoga introduction was really great. I met lovely people in gorgeous settings and lived in their nice pousadas. I very much appreciate the personalized Touch in the organization of the retreat and it was nice and relaxing not having to worry about anything and letting my Yoga teacher take care of me.I am definitely planning to come back and do another retreat with Jessica in the future!All the best & thanks for the great organization" website, edited

  • Review by Laura, USA

    "Brazil is spectacular and an absolute paradise. I also felt incredibly fortunate to be able to spend time in the rainforest and the beach. You get the best of both worlds. I felt like I really experienced Brazil the way few tourists get to, it was really helpful to have a Portuguese speaker with us the whole time and a lot of attention was spent making this a truly memorable experience.If you would like to wake up to an amazing sunrise and sounds of nature and birds, hike in the rainforest and swim in spectacular waterfalls, enjoy healthy home-cooked meals, take a tour to the stunning beaches of Buzios, see rainbows and feel the gentle breeze coming through the studios windows during your yoga practice, then this is the retreat is for you! I feel totally transformed, everyone deserves to give themselves this amazing gift. Brazil will have a piece of my heart and I hope to return to do another retreat soon!"

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  • Review by Lisa, USA

    "I was granted the opportunity to participate in a yoga retreat in beautiful Brazil. Sounds like a dream right? Well it was that and so much more. Not only did I get to explore this beautiful country, I was able to expand my yoga practice with people I truly adore and respect. I was challenged physically and mentally.I jumped down a waterfall and hiked to the top of a mountain things I never thought I could achieve but I was given a chance thanks to Jess and her wonderful team, I was blessed with those experiences and so much more. We ate great food, we laughed, we danced, we prayed, we loved. My retreat was life-changing. Namaste."

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  • Review by Andrea Firszt
    10 out of 10

    "Simplemente, perfecto! Lumiar es increíble. Pero quiero destacar a Jessica, que no solo es una excelente profesora, sino como ser humano es maravillosa."

    "También Claudia, la profesora en Buzios, es muy, muy buena."

    "Todo fue impecable: el alojamiento, la comida, el servicio, las excursiones. No tengo nada para decir en contra. Mi calificación es 10."

    "Tengo planeado repetir la experiencia."

    "Muchas gracias por todo!"

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Arraial do Cabo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Yoga Retreats and Teacher Trainings with master teachers Jessica Lee and Mimi Ray on Brazil´s beautiful beaches and in the mountains of the Atlantic Rainforest.

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