Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
May 3 – 9, 2020

In this yoga retreat & adventure, experience the lush beauty of Brazil’s jungle and coastline with seasoned guides and a community of old and new friends. Practice yoga in a gorgeous studio overlooking a private beach, and commune with nature in a peaceful setting.  

All food at the Lodge will be carefully prepared to be local, healthy, fresh, tropical., and with vegetarian options.

An optional add-on tour of Rio will be offered April 30-May 2 by longtime friend and colleague Daniel Almeida. Please inquire with Alice about details.

**Please inquire about more single rooms or triplets if you don’t see what you are looking for*

What’s included

  • Transport From/To Rio: You will be accompanied by one of our trustworthy and knowledgeable guides
  • 1-2 Yoga Classes Per Day
  • 5 Excursions: Experience a Forest Forager Tour with a Famous Brazilian Chef, Explore Beaches by Boat & SUP, Hike and Explore the Old Town, Kayak Jungle Inlets, and Experience the Green Coast Beaches
  • 3 Meals Per Day: Exception is two meals out which are not included
  • 6 Nights Accomodation: Rooms are at a private beachside Lodge near Paraty

Day 1: Welcome, Orientation, and Opening Circle

After your trip from Rio, enjoy some snacks at the Lodge, and get settled in paradise!  We will have a yoga class with an opening circle and then a beautiful first dinner

Day 2: Boat Trip from Lodge

Coffee and tea

Morning Yoga

Breakfast

Boats pick us up at Lodge to explore the tropical islands and beautiful sandy beaches in the bay of Paraty.  For those who are interested we will also have Stand Up Paddle Boards and snorkels to use.  Option to SUP 

Lunch at Vermehla Beach

Free time at Lodge for Massages  and rest

Evening Yoga 

Dinner at Lodge

Day 3: Gold Trail with Old Town

Tea and coffee

Morning Yoga

Breakfast

Excursion to Gold Trail with a Tour of the Old Town of Paraty (a UNESCO nominated World Heritage Site). We will walk the paved rainforest road (and maybe stop for a swim at a waterfall) built by African slaves in the 18th Century to bring gold and precious stones out of the Brazilian interior and onto ships to Portugal.  We will also tour the Old Town of Paraty. 

Free time and Lunch in Old Town Paraty

Free time for Massages and rest at Lodge

Evening Yoga

Dinner at the Lodge

Day 4: Kayaking the Green Coast

Coffee and Tea

Morning Yoga

Breakfast 

Kayak departure from Lodge. We will experience the beaches and islands of the Green Coast by sea kayak.  There will be plenty of island exploring and swim time too!.

Lunch at Beach

Free time for Massages and rest at Lodge

Evening Yoga

Dinner at the Lodge

Day 5: Forest Forager – Wild Food Walk

Coffee and tea

Morning Yoga 

Breakfast

Wild Food Walk – We will learn about the medicinal and nutritional value of local wild rainforest plants with Brazilian forager Jorge (from Netflix’s Chef’s Table).  He will then cook what we gather! 

Lunch at Lodge – lunch partly prepared specially by Jorge and partially by the Lodge. 

Free time for massages and rest

Free night in Paraty (dinner not included)

Day 6: Green Coast Beaches

Coffee and tea

Morning Yoga

Hike the secluded and most magical Green Coast Beaches and explore local culture. 

Lunch at the beach

Possible yoga at the beach

Free time for massages and rest at the lodge

Dinner at the Lodge

Day 7: Goodbyes and Farewells

Coffee and tea

Morning Yoga and Closing Circle

BIG breakfast

Departure to Rio

Arrive Rio around 5PM