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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 amazing hidden waterfall pools. Envision living the peaceful practice of yoga in a tropical paradise unlike any other.
Yoga teachers Jessica Lee and Claudia Miranda 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 beautiful beaches of Buzios/Arraial do Cabo and in Lumiar, a protected nature reserve high up in the mountains of the beautiful Atlantic Rainforest.
In addition to daily yoga and meditation practice, you will enjoy guided excursions, massage, delicious vegetarian meals, live music and other cultural treats. This is truly an opportunity to see Brazil in a way few tourists do! It is also an opportunity to dive deeply into yoga practice and lifestyle in a way few practitioners ever do.
The maximum participants in the group is 10.
There are three types of accommodation for this retreat:
Shared suite (up to 3 people)
Private couples suite
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
Buzios Beach Tour
Guided excursions to the islands and beaches of Arrial do Cabo
Mountain rainforest waterfall Jeep Tour
Waterfalls of Sana Tour
All excursions are included in the package, however guests are welcome to participate in as many or few as they like.
Jessica is trained in Vinyasa, Hatha, and Ashtanga yoga. She also leads the Kirtan and sacred sound group of Surya Gita who will play live and lead Kirtans during the retreat.
You will get the best of Brazilian nature by spending half your trip on the pristine beaches and islands of Buzios/Arraial do Cabo and the other portion in Lumiar, 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.
One massage is included in your package. Additional massage, Energy healing, or Reiki available upon request
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.
"I had a great time in the retreat! Jessica hosted us with warm and good environment that propitiated a nice bond between us all. We had yoga classes in the morning and by the end of the evening everyday, which was great to start and finish our daytime. Jessica shared with us some of her knowledge and experiences and encouraged us to explore ourselves. The house is placed in a beautiful location in the mountains and has a good weather this time of year. In my case, since I love radical sports, I was thrilled to have the chance to get some adrenaline on waterfalls and repel rides."
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"I attended an 8-day yoga retreat in beautiful Buzios and Lumiar hosted by Jessica. It was one of my best experiences I have 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 appreciated the personalized touch in the organization of the retreat and it was nice and relaxing. I did not have 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 and thanks for the great organization."
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"Brazil is spectacular and it is an absolute paradise. I also felt incredibly fortunate to be able to spend time in the rainforest and on 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 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 that 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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