Yoga holidays Lençóis Maranheses, Brasil - August 2018

  • Convento Arcádia Convento Arcádia
  • Rua Esperança, 3, Atins, Barreirinhas, Maranhão, CEP 65590-000, Brazil
  • Ongoing package (7 days / 6 nights)
  • B$ 2.575,00 - R$ 3.550,00

About us

These Yoga holidays provide a unique space for you to fully unplug, kick back and relax. Far removed from the hurried world of civilisation, in Atins you will enjoy pure tranquility and simple life bliss. Immerse yourself fully into this magical parallel world of the truly mesmerizing Lençóis Maranhenses. Its archetypical phenomenon of blue, green and black lagoons set in the middle of an otherwise desert-like landscape of white sand dunes let your inner self reconnect with nature’s basic elements, represented by the high energy presence of wind, water, sun and the sands of the Lençóis. 

The Convento Arcádia provides a tranquil, peaceful refugium with a Zen atmosphere for you to relax, contemplate and be with yourself. The open air Yoga shala is embedded in a church like grove of cashew trees and invites Yogis and Yoginis to go after their practice. 

Our Yoga holiday allows you to extend your practice tailored around your personal needs and objectives. Thais Joy has a depth of know-how and experience across Hatha, Vinyasa and Acro Yoga as well as Thai Yoga Massage to draw from and create an individualised programme for you. 

And by the way, Atins is also one of the best Kiteboarding spots in the world. For pros and beginners, Atins offers ocean waves, a variety of flat water lagoons, and wide, empty beach fronts at steady cross/onshore winds of 15-30 knots.


Event Highlights

  • 2 Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • 6 Nights accommodation
  • Breakfast & dinner (vegetarian option) included
  • River boat trip along the estuary
  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Complimentary transfer from/to São Luís
  • Tours to the Lençóis Maranhenses
  • Activities such as Kitesurfing, SUP, Treatments

Venue Highlights

You’ll be staying at the Convento Arcádia, a peaceful boutique bed & breakfast in the tranquil village of Atins on the edge of the mesmerising Lençóis Maranhenses - only 100m from the beach.

Set in half a hectare full of coconut palms, a grove of cashew trees and tastefully decorated the Convento Arcádia invites you to relax and kick back. In less than 100m you will find yourselves at the beach or in the nearest restaurant. For Kiters the Convento offers purpose-built facilities. Your Yoga practice will set place on an open air wooden deck nestled into a grove of Cashew trees. Our equipment (mats, blocks and belts) is at your full disposal.

Amenities

  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

Day 1
Arrival in São Luís (airport code: SLZ)
Taxi* to Hotel in São Luís Historic Old Town
Free time in São Luís Historic Old Town (dinner* indications provided)

Day 2
06:00 Minibus pick-up at the Hotel in São Luís, 4 hrs drive to Barreirinhas
11:00 Guided river boat tour & transfer from Barreirinhas - Atins. Stopp-overs in Vassouras, Mandacarú, Caburé (lunch*).
14:30 Arrival in Atins, Check-in at Convento Arcádia
17:00 - 18:30 Introduction & Yoga
19:00 Dinner

Days 3 - 6
07:00 - 08:00 Yoga
08:30 Breakfast
Free time (tours, activities and relax)
17:00 - 18:00 Yoga
19:00 Dinner

Day 7
07:00 River boat transfer Atins - Barreirinhas
06:30 - 11:00 Minibus transfer Barreirinhas - São Luís Airport (SLZ)

* not included in package

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic

Menu/Cuisine

The signature dish of Atins is a variation of prawns and fish. Vegetarian food being generally hard to come by in Brazil we partnered with Sandra Ruas for our retreats who is preparing a small selection of three daily changing, healthy dishes with fresh ingredients from our very own organic garden - always with one vegetarian option. Sandra will be experimenting with a range of Ayurvedic recipes for us!

Accommodations

We carefully developed the architecture of the Convento Arcádia in harmony with its surroundings to provide for a unique and cosy atmosphere. Its outdoors kitchen is designed for dinner parties to the sound of the sea and the wind, large verandas provide ample shaded space to relax and kick back with a good read in one of the many hammocks.

The main house offers three rooms, two doubles and one large suite with a double and two single beds. In addition, we offer four chalets each with its large private veranda. The chalets come with a large double and two to four additional single beds.

All rooms come with ensuite baths and are tastefully arranged and decorated. Breakfast will be served on the veranda of the main house and rooms are cleaned on a daily basis.

We wish you will enjoy the tranquility and peace of a unique home away from home!

Directions

The nearest major domestic airport to Atins and the Lençóis Maranhenses is São Luís (SLZ). The closest international airports are in Fortaleza (FRO), Belem (BEL) or Natal (NAT), from where you can fly on to São Luís. Many domestic or international flights might also be routed via the capital Brasília (BSB), or the two metropolis of São Paulo (GRU) and Rio de Janeiro (GIG), which also have direct flights to SLZ.

SLZ is serviced by the following airlines: Azul, GOL, LATAM

For your convenience we organise the entire transfer from São Luís to Atins for you. You will have to arrive in São Luís on the first day, see to catch a flight that will get you there between midday and 16:00. There, you will acclimatise one night and explore the Historic Centre of São Luís (Unesco World Heritage Listed). You will stay in a historic old townhouse with pool right in the centre of the Old Town. A Minivan will pick you up early the following morning.

For guests arriving from outside Brazil we’d recommend to combine this retreat with another one to two weeks of exploring this marvellous country. We’ll happily give some pointers, however notwithstanding personal preferences stopovers in Rio de Janeiro and Bahia would seem a good fit.

Your return flight from SLZ should not depart before 12AM on day 6!

Tags: atins brazil kite kiteboarding kitesurf lenis maranhenses meditation yoga

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