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Ancient Yoga Retreat Brazil

Experience the thousand-year-old yoga techniques and integrated practices through incredible workshops such as vortex energy workshops. This yoga retreat is organized for you to explore the wonderful nature of Búzios, Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy a beach party with mantras and exciting eco-activities such as kayaking, hiking, and exploring the beautiful nature.

Retreat highlights

  • Explore ancient yoga techniques
  • Daily workshops such as ancient prayers, Kama shuddi, and more
  • Exciting excursions to Ferradura Beach, Praia do Canto Beach, and others
  • Eco-adventures including sunset kayaking, guided nature walks, boat trip, and more
  • Daily breakfast and lunch with vegetarian meals
  • 3 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction in
Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish
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You can choose from two types of accommodations. The shared room can accommodate 20 people with shared bathroom and a fan.

Yoga Ways Institute Yoga Retreat Brazil Itinerary

Join the seventh edition yoga retreat for 2016 aimed at enriching Búzios awareness, health, quality of life, and ecology through yoga and stand up paddle, kayaking, tracks, AcroYoga, music, mantras, and nature. There are incredible workshops and eco-friendly activities organized for you in the beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

The different yoga activities and meditation

  • Yoga: Ancient technique that promotes self-knowledge and a bigger dimension of yourself to use on a physical, energetic, emotional, mental, and institutional level.
  • AcroYoga: A mix of the spiritual knowledge of yoga, the dynamics of acrobatics, and a touch of Thai massage. These three lines are the basis for this new practice that cultivates confidence, well-being, and fun.
  • Kayak yoga: Enriching the yogi consciousness and the use of its techniques while kayaking. While sliding through the water, you synchronize your respiration with every stroke; relax and meditate in movement.
  • Path yoga: The perfect integration that leads the participant to connect with nature and himself while walking, breathing, relaxing, and renewing energy.
  • Stand-up paddle yoga: The strokes of the Stand-up paddle synchronize with respiration, strength, posture, and balance on the board. It also enhances coordination, wide movements, and concentration.
  • Mantra and mythology: The magic of the Hindu mythology is revealed in the verses of the mantras and connects the yoga to the power of the archetypes of this philosophy.

Daily schedule

Day 1 - Saturday, November 12, 2016

  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:45 Excursion, you will explore Ferradura Beach
  • 09:00 Class Yoga Ways, adaptation of techniques with Rosália Wayhs on Praia da Ferradura
  • 10:30 Guided hike by Rosália Wayhs, hike with Nyasa panchattatwa nyása or identification with the elements of nature, and projection of objects or sankalpa
  • 11:00 Lunch
  • 11:30 Workshop, ancient prayers with Sandro Shankara in the Vórtice Energético
  • 13:30 Workshop, chakras and bíjá mantras with Vera Edler in the Vórtice Energético
  • 15:30 Hike with Rosália Wayhs, guided walk with breathing exercises
  • 16:00 Break time, snacks
  • 16:30 Relaxation with Aline Ortega
  • 17:00 Kayaking and meditation at sunset with Andre De Rose

Day 2 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

  • 07:30 Breakfast
  • 08:45 Excursion, boat trip to Ilha Feia with Váyú niyása or identification with the air, and pranayamas on the boat with Rosália Wayhs
  • 09:30 Workshop, Kama shuddi or purification of emotions with Vera Edler on Ilha Feia
  • 11:30 Lunch
  • 12:00 Workshop, Laughter yoga with Andre De Rose on Ilha Feia
  • 14:00 Meditation on the boat with Rosália Wayhs, returning to hotel
  • 14:30 Break time, vegetarian snacks
  • 16:00 Workshop, Acroyoga with Mariana Gelfman and Estenio Lamb in the hotel
  • 18:00 Luau or beach party with mythology and mantras around the bonfire with Sandro Shankara and presentation of Yoga Ways Institute choreography group with dinner

Day 3 - Monday, November 14, 2016

  • 07:30 Breakfast at Hotel Pérola Búzios
  • 08:45 Excursion, Praia do Canto beach, hike and nada sádhana I or living the sounds with Rosália Wayhs
  • 09:30 Workshop, Stand-up paddle yoga with Rosália Wayhs followed by yoga class with Aline Ortega
  • 12:30 Return to the hotel
  • 13:00 Lunch, vegetarian meal at the hotel and rest time
  • 15:00 Workshop, Mudras with Vera Edler
  • 17:00 Path of the lagoon and náda sádhana II with Rosália Wayhs
  • 18:00 Pranayama and meditation at moon rise with Andre De Rose

Day 4 - Tuesday, November 15, 2016

  • 08:00 Breakfast and farewell
  • 09:00 Workshop, the making and practice of Japamala with Vera Edler
  • 12:00 Closing and check-out

Included excursions

  • Boat trip to Ilha Feia
  • Excursion to Ferradura Beach
  • Excursion to Praia do Canto Beach
  • Meditation at Vórtice Energético
  • Walk the path of the lagoon


Mariana Gelfman
Mariana Gelfman is a yoga instructor for four years at the Yoga Institute. She is a Pranic therapist, AcroYoga practitioner, and practices circus techniques. She shares with her students her life and teachings with love and dedication.
Rosalia Wayhs
Rosaloa Wayhs is the founder of Yoga Ways Institute. She is a yoga Tantra Sámkhya teacher for 15 years. She graduated from Uni-yoga, the first University of yoga in Brazil. After several specializations, practice and study of yoga, she created and structured her original yoga method and called it Yoga Ways, which teaches 17 group techniques.
Sandro Shankara
Sandro Shankara is a multi-instrumentalist musician, specializing in Indian music. He works with events, retreats, and workshops. He is part of important cultural projects such as the Music Museum in Rio de Janeiro, Passage to India, New Urban Hi, and more.
Andre Rose
Andre Rose is a yoga teacher for 30 years. He lives in São Paulo SP where he is the academic director of André De Rose Yoga. He participated in specialization courses in Brazil, Argentina, England, Portugal, and India. He teaches teacher training courses, extension, and specialization. He developed the methods called yoga in enterprises, Laughter yoga-friends of laughter, and Bhaski and Gama Agama Parikramah.
Vera Edler
Vera Edler is a yoga teacher for more than 30 years in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. She directs the Space Yoga Vera Edler, where she teaches regular yoga classes, vocational training, and specializations.
Aline Om
Aline Om is a professor of yoga since 2005, formed by the Study Center Yoga Nataraja. She practices the Vinyasa flow yoga and yoga for kids. She is an active participant in the Laughter yoga interventions in schools and businesses. She is also a Pilates instructor and she is a co-head of the academic training department at André De Rose Yoga.
Estênio Cordero
Estênio Cordero is a yoga instructor at the Yoga Institute Ways.

Retreat location

This yoga retreat will take place in Búzios, Brazil.



  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming


  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly


Morning meals will be served including breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Dinner during the Luau party on November 13, 2016 is included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

This yoga retreat is fully packed with activities; but there are a few more things that you can do.

  • Explore local food for dinner
  • Marvel at the sunset by the beach
  • Shop at local stores
  • Stroll and sightsee around Búzios

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals including breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Excursions and activities
  • Luau or party at the beach with dinner
  • Meditation sessions
  • Welcome kit including bag, shirt, and cappy
  • Workshops
  • Yoga classes

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers to and from hotel
  • Dinner

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Rio de Janeiro–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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