Southern Brazil Yoga & Adventure Retreat March 11th-19th 2011 With Angela Kukhahn and Anthony Ippolito

Brazil retreats

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.

Our hostess with the mostess Vera at the ranch after making us breakfast

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!

  • Sailing to Bay of Dolphins and Old Fort Adventure
  • Rafting in rainforest
  • Ziplining
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hiking
  • 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


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!)

Anthony on horseback at ranch in brazil

“Heart of a Warrior” 2 Backbending Workshops With Angela Kukhahn

Angela Kukhahn in backbend

Heart of a Warrior: How to Backbend with Strength and Grace

In this workshop we will unlock the secrets of the spine so that your backbends blossom with strength and grace. We will explore the relationship between the pelvis and the ribcage to fully understand how you can achieve a deep, healthy and beautiful backbend! Come with an open heart, a willingness to sweat and the knowledge that you too can find joy in backbends! For beginners to advanced students alike, this workshop will deepen your understanding of backbends and encourage growth throughout your yoga practice!

Time: Sunday October 3rd 12:00pm-3:00pm

Price: $25 for Sunday or pay $40 and come on Sat for Andrew Wilkinson and Brian Aganad’s Arm Balancing & Inversion workshop!

This workshop will be held at Yoga Belly studio in Mountain View, CA

Location & Map Info

Don’t live in the Northern California?

Join me at The LA Sports Club (Sepulveda location) Sunday, November 14th from 2-4pm!

Everyone is welcome to come as this will be a promotional workshop which means FREE for you! Tell your friends and come for some backbending fun!

Please join me or pass the info along to someone you know by retweeting or Facebooking this info below! Thanks and Namaste! Angela