Hello yoga enthusiasts and adventure lovers this retreat is for you
Our week in Southern Brazil will be a wonderful experience of culture, natural beauty, and adventure. In addition to practicing yoga in energy filled, breath taking locations, we will spend some time exploring the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and the dune ecosystems that surround them on Santa Catarina Island.
We’ll sail through the coastal islands to the Baia dos Golfinos (Bay of Dolphins) and have lunch on a distant beach. The bay is appropriately named as dolphin sightings are frequent in this area. At night we’ll slip away to dance to traditional forró music. Whether you want to dance or not, it will be extremely difficult to keep your body from moving and getting involved with the local crowd, gyrating and effortlessly gliding around the dance floor.
We’ll travel up the chiseled mountains of the Serra Gaucho to our home base the Pousada Morro Grande, a 5th generation working ranch. On horseback, we’ll ride through fields of native wildflowers, majestic Brazilian Pine forests and breathtaking canyons.
You will see the striking difference of the vegetation inside of the canyon and pass many beautiful little waterfalls and swimming holes to cool off on our hikes out.
Rare and endemic giant tree ferns are numerous in the canyon and take on surreal shapes and growth forms like trees out of a Dr. Suess book.
Each night, the stars of the Southern sky will begin to poke through the impending dark canopy. New constellations only visible in the Southern hemisphere will present themselves.
Our finale will be the barn party. We’ll feast on the famous Brazilian barbecue, dance the traditional Gaucho dances to live accordion music and be swept away in the warm atmosphere of the traditional Gaucho lifestyle.
Short Itinerary for our fabulous week in Brazil!!!!!
March 11th – Friday – Depart the U.S for over night flight to São Paulo, Brazil
March 12th – Saturday – Connection to Florianopolis; beach, praia Mole, yoga
March 13th – Sunday – Morning yoga, sailing to fort and Bay of Dolphins, evening yoga
March 14th – Monday – Morning yoga, rafting in rainforest, Tabuleiro State Park; cachaçaria tour, evening yoga
March 15th – Tuesday – Morning yoga, horseback riding to Pelotas Falls, evening yoga
March 16th – Wednesday – Morning yoga, horseback ride to Uncle’s ranch and Canyon Bicudo
March 17th – Thursday – Horseback ride back to Morro Grande, evening yoga, barn party
March 18th – Friday – Morning yoga, Avencal Canyon, Sete Quedas (7 Falls) Park, yoga
March 19th – Saturday – Morning yoga, beach or market, catch flight back to U.S.
Yoga Retreat in Brazil Early Bird Price (Paid in Full by January 11th 2011) $2, 300.00 After that $2, 500.00
$600 to hold your spot, Another $600 due by December 1st 2010, The remaining $1, 300.00 due by Febuary 1st, 2011. (For early birds $1, 100.00 is due by January 11th 2011)
All deposits non-refundable and non-transferrable. No Exceptions!
INCLUDED IN PRICE
- Sailing to Bay of Dolphins and Old Fort Adventure
- Rafting in rainforest
- Horseback Riding
- Explore Avencal Canyon and Canyon Bicudo
- Cachaçaria tour
- 1 night stay in Florianopolis
- Overnight stay at Uncles Ranch
- Brazilian BBQ and Barn Party
- 12 yoga classes (3 outdoor and amazing locations 9 indoor)
- Connecting flights to and from Florianopolius
- Breakfast, Lunches and Dinners
Airport transfers to accommodations, all accommodations, ground transportation, all meals, all activities, tours and the services of extremely fun and knowledgeable guides and instructors
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
International and domestic are not included in the above prices. International airfare varies from US$550-700 and the domestic airfare to the South is around US$150. Also, Brazil requires a tourist visa to enter the country at US$120. All drinks and souvenirs are not included.
(These are all actual photos from my trip to the ranch in ’08, and I will be posting more soon!)