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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.
After several years of practicing and teaching together, master yoga teachers Mimi Ray and Jessica Lee are offering a very special opportunity for yoga practitioners and teachers to deepen their practice in beautiful Brazil. Mimi and Jessica will be hosting an off-the-beaten path yoga adventure and teacher training in the northern region of Rio de Janeiro state.
You will be spending most of the training on a private farm in Sana. The remainder of the trip will be in a pousada near the beach in Arraial do Cabo. Accommodation will be in shared rooms of up to three people, but private rooms are also available upon request at extra cost.
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. Both locations are in the state of Rio de Janeiro.
This is much more than your average yoga retreat. You'll stay on a private farm located in a beautiful nature reserve in Brazils atlantic rainforest. In addition to our daily yoga and meditation sessions we will prepare and learn about organic healing foods, chant mantras around campfires, hike through incredible mountain forest trails, and cool off in beautiful waterfalls and ocean lagoons. You will also 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. You will also study the poses in practice, movement and alignment principles, anatomy, philosophy, subtle body anatomy, meditation and the history of yoga. Learn the elements of a good class; develop safe and intelligent sequencing strategies and skills.
Throughout the program, you will have plenty of opportunities to practice teaching, and discover your unique voice as a teacher. This 200-hour yoga teacher training meets and exceeds the curriculum standard of Yoga Alliance in all areas of study.
Rio de Janeiro, Galeo International Airport (GIG).
The teacher training packages are available to individuals, couples and groups. 1 year yoga experience is recommended for the teacher training program. No yoga experience is necessary for the retreats.
For more information ask your questions directly to Living Yoga in Brazil - Retreats and Teacher Trainings who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.
Beaches of Arrial do Cabo
Mountain rainforests of Sana
The retreat is guided by Jessica Lee and Mimi Ray. Together, they have over 30 years of yoga teaching experience and practice.
Jessica is an American who has been living in this area of Brazil for 8 years; which 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 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 be served delicious and healthy vegetarian food.
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"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"
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"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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"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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"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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