8 days Eco-Adventure, Spiritual immersion with Surf & Yoga in Brazilian Coastal Rainforest

  • Terra Brasilis Retreats Terra Brasilis Retreats
  • Picinguaba, Ubatuba - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Jun 8 - 15, 2018 (8 days)
  • $3195 - $4695

About us

Terra Brasilis Retreats offers unique immersions of yoga, surf, healing therapies, and local excursions in Brazil.

Each retreat experience takes place in different regions in Brazil and are carefully crafted according to the abundant forests and its surroundings, offering a unique itinerary of yoga, local excursions, alternative healing therapies, and surf (when the retreat is coastal).

We bring you to the “Lungs of the Planet”: The “Heart of the Amazonas” and its rivers in the North, and the Coastal Lush Rainforest, nestled between Mountains on the West and the Emerald Green warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean on the east. If you’re seeking a deep rooted connection to the natural world, health that has longevity, increased mental clarity, or just an opportunity to recalibrate the mind-body connection, Terra Brasilis offers something for you

Terra Brasilis retreats is a truly unique retreat experience! Traversing trails in the depths of the Amazon and Atlantic Rainforest, meeting local & indigenous communities focused on preserving the rainforest as well as the culture and histories of their ancestors, submerging myself into creek pools made by waterfalls, bathing in the Amazonian sun on tiny, secluded islands accessible only by canoe,  and surfing sweet little waves in the salty Atlantic waters all after mornings of meditation and yoga practice made my senses vibrate! This retreat woke me up, soothed my soul, made me feel alive! With forest colors so vibrant, daily native fruits to enjoy, and endless adventures through lush forests this retreat provided a visceral experience at every level. We ate not just healthy foods but gorgeously vibrant flower salads "non

Event Highlights

  • Join us in this Eco-Spiritual immersion in the Brazilian Rainforest with Terra Brasilis Retreats, featuring Forest Bathing, Yoga, Surf, Ayahuasca Healing circles, guided boat adventures to local islands, secluded beaches, indigenous communities of the Land, and historical sites.
  • Terra Brasilis Retreats and the “Rainforest Healing Cass” caters to those seeking to:
  • -Practice yoga and surf
  • -Participate in unique and transformational healing practices and ceremonies
  • -Heal from physical or emotional pain
  • -Counteract the symptoms of stress and burnout and
  • -Get to know themselves more deeply
  • -Connect with the natural world.
  • Healing in Brazilian Waters starring the “New Moon & “Forest Bathing”
  • Residential: Options of single and share rooms, starting on Friday June 8th:
  • 8 day/7 nights’ package (June 8th –June 15th - Friday to Friday)
  • In this spiritual intensive we’ll have the opportunity to work (one or two of the days) with the plant medicines from the Amazon in its purest form and, in group shamanic practices (Not associated with any religion).
  • Highlights:
  • -Shamanic Purification and Healing Rituals with Sacred Plant Medicine hosted by Amazonian Shaman Chey Okawa, and Music therapist Mercedes India;
  • - New Moon ceremony;
  • -Meditation Drum Circles with Sacred Chants;
  • -Trekking to waterfalls and secluded beaches;
  • -Gastronomic meals from the land by “High Tide Project” team, with fresh seafood options;
  • -Steps to the Picinguaba beach;
  • -Boat trips to a secluded beach, river crossing, and much more.
  • Residential options in private ocean front situated slightly elevated in relation to the village
  • Beginners are welcome!

Venue Highlights

Retreat location
Picinguaba is a small village located inside Ubatuba (North Shore of São Paulo state). It is also an internationally recognized UNESCO heritage site.
During the 8 days, you will reside in a stunning property located in a hill top overlooking the sea, with panoramic views of the ocean, Picinguaba bay and Ubatuba’s islands, in addition to the magnificent Studio specially designed for Yoga and Sacred ceremonies, (all made from glass and hard wood floors), deeply encrusted in the Forest surrounded by tropical gardens, river, mountains, just steps away from the sand, where you can experiment the sounds of the jungle the waves, and the exotic birds!

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

FRIDAY
07:00 Shuttle pick up at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH)
• 13:00 Arrival at Picinguaba Village - free time to relax, or explore beach and surroundings
• 17:00 Opening gathering followed by dinner

SATURDAY

• 07:00-08:30 Yoga
• 08:45-09:30 Breakfast
• 10:00-16:00 Expedition to Fazenda Beach and guided trekking in a hike to secluded beach from there
• 13:00 Lunch on the go (picnic group excursion)
• 18:00-00:00 Shamanic healing circle with the medicines of the forest, participants will have a light late dinner after the shamanic ritual is finished
• 20:30 Dinner for non-participants of group shamanic healing circle

SUNDAY
• 08:30-09:30 Breakfast
• 10:00-14:00 Free time to explore, surf, rest, enjoy the beach, gardens (or choose another a la carte activity that is not included in package)
• 15:00 Lunch
• 17:30-19:00 Yoga
• 20:00 Dinner

MONDAY
07:00-08:30 Surf expedition for early risers (or choose another a la carte activity such as SUP, not included in package)
• 08:45-09:30 Breakfast
• 10:00 Free time to explore, surf, rest, enjoy the beach, or choose another a la carte activity such as SUP or schooner to island, Paraty city: A visit to historic center and afternoon free for shopping (minimum of 5 people)
• 13:00 Lunch
• 17:00 Estimated return if group activity is organized to Paraty or local islands.
• 18:00-19:15 Yoga
• 20:00 Dinner

TUESDAY
07:00-08:30 Yoga
• 08:45-09:30 Breakfast
• 10:00-14:00 Expedition to Atlantic Forest and guided group trekking to a spectacular waterfall (3 kilometers' moderate hike). Group transfers by van to Ubatumirim river to an open trail inside thick forest, streams, and creek pools where you can swim.
• 14:00 Picnic on the go
• 15:00 Transfers to Casa da Farinha, a historic flour mill in hinterland village
• 16:00 Sociocultural visit to a community descendant of African slaves at the same site
• 17:00 Return to the village for sunset
• 19:30 Dinner
WEDNESDAY
07:00-08:30 Surf expedition for early risers
• 08:45-09:30 Breakfast
• 10:00-13:45 Free time to explore, surf, rest, enjoy the beach, or choose another a la carte activity
• 14:00 Lunch
• 14:30-17:30 Free time for optional surf classes, individual healing therapies, or a la carte activities
• 18:00-00:00 Shamanic healing circle with the medicines of the forest, participants will have a light dinner after the shamanic ritual is finished
• 20:30 Dinner for non-participants of group shamanic healing circle

THURSDAY
07:00-08:30 07:00-08:30 Surf expedition for early risers
• 08:45-09:30 Breakfast
• 10:00-14:00 Free time for optional activities such as SUP, kayak, surf classes, or a la carte activities
• 14:00 Lunch
• 14:30-18:30 Free time to rest, have optional surf classes, individual massages, healing therapies, or a la carte activities
• 20:00 Dinner

FRIDAY
07:00-08:30 Surf expedition for early risers
08:45-09:30 Breakfast
• 10:00 Check out and final gathering. It's the closing of the retreat.
• 11:00 Departure to São Paulo (ETA: 6 hours with stop for lunch). Shuttle drop off to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH) for scheduled departures or guests who signed up in advance for an additional fee at registration. Limited availability!
NOTES
Optional add-on activities will be offered to guests. Free time to explore local islands, Paraty city excursions, surf, or another a la carte activity. Book in advance or choose another a la carte activity (not included in the package).
All special activities are subject to change due to weather and river and tide conditions. Dates for excursions and tours can change anytime and will be announced during the retreat according to the number of participants. Please bring additional cash equivalent in Brazilian Reals or US Dollars if interested in purchasing additional therapies and group therapy options or shopping locally. (Currency exchange is available in the São Paulo airports).
All ocean and outdoor activities are subject to change due to weather, ocean conditions and/or natural disasters. Conditions need to be suitable and favorable to the practice of water sports, expeditions and hiking. Dates for group excursions and tours can change anytime and will be announced during the retreat according to the minimum number of 5 participants.
Dates and schedule for Group Shamanic healing therapies, and excursions will be announced during the retreat according to the weather conditions. Shamanic ceremonies can be lengthy due to the nature, depth, and length of the treatments we will keep a limit to the number of participants to maintain the quality of the experience. All activities are optional. Ceremonies and special activities require a minimum of 5 people. Please reserve your space when returning the registration form
* Other a ala carte activities subject to availability from our local hosts

Included excursions
You will have a half day or full day guided hiking in the rainforest and trekking to waterfall. This is a walking excursion led by a local guide who will drive you to the hinterlands and then lead you to a hike in the forest and a stop at a spectacular waterfall. After a picnic, you visit a Casa da Farinha, a heritage manioc flour factory, and historical site, and then return to Picinguaba before sunset. 
You will also have a half day or full day excursion to secluded beaches by boat to a close by island, or 15 walks to the nearby Sea Sierra Park's, secluded beach, or depending on the weather, follow on a trail hike to

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic

Menu/Cuisine

Gastronomic vegetarian meals from the land by “High Tide Project” team, with fresh seafood options.

In an effort to honor women owned initiatives, boost the local economy and support the minorities that survive from the land, Terra Brasilis allied with the lovely ladies at Project High Tide or “Projeto Maré Alta” to offer an Organic gastronomy splurge to our guests, sponsoring their project to use the Local Food platforms for transformation of life projects, improve traditional “caiçara” food habits, and being protagonists in generating income for the community.

THE FOLLOWING MEALS ARE INCLUDED:
• Breakfast : i.e. fruit, natural fruit juices, green banana (bio-dough) breads, fresh jams, tapioca, coffee, sugar cane brew, fresh baked cakes, cheese ( optional)
• Lunch Vegetarian and "caiçara", organic sourced from the land i.e. manioc glazed with sugar cane sauce, potato ragoo, spaghetti with squash, fresh seafood options, fruit, natural fruit juices, desert. Picnic on expedition days.
• Dinner vegetarian and "caiçara", organic sourced from the land i.e. manioc glazed with sugar cane sauce, potato ragoo, spaghetti with squash, fresh seafood options, fruit, natural fruit juices, desert. Light dinner after ceremonies.

THE FOLLOWING DIETARY REQUIREMENT(S) ARE SERVED AND/OR CATERED FOR:
Vegetarian friendly
Pescatarian & protein from the sea
Mostly organic when in season
Local sourced

Accommodations

The NEW residential program at the “Rainforest Healing Casa”, is designed exclusively for the ones interested in an intimate and private setting, which will allow for a closer interaction with our healers, more time to enjoy our Shaman’s vast Spiritual knowledge, fun storytelling skills, and spontaneous healing sessions that could happen “on the spot” other than in a planned scheduled setting.
The rooms are also intended for single or double occupancy but some can be equipped with an extra bed if desired. We offer three residences steps away from the Yoga and sacred ceremony room, availability is based on a first come first serve basis for the shared rooms.
The guests will benefit from all the services offered including housecleaning and room cleaning, healing ceremonies, guided tours and all meals.
Residential format: 8 days/ 7 night packages:
Shared Double suite room: US$ 3195.00 per person
Single Private suite room US$ 3995.00 per person
Special Suite room US$ 4695.00 per person (1 mater suite with incomparable view, bathroom, extra space and)

Directions

Retreat location
Picinguaba is a small village located inside Ubatuba (North Shore of São Paulo state). It is also an internationally recognized UNESCO heritage site.
ARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE
São Paulo international and city airports - about 5 hours drive
Rio de Janeiro airports - about 5 hours drive
ARRIVAL BY TAXI- Cost can vary depending where you board from, it could start at R$800 one way from Rio and rise above from São Paulo; the Costa Verde bus company provides a service at a fraction of the price, terminating in Paraty, which is 30 mins by taxi to Picinguaba.

If interested in transfers with our Terra Brasilis team:
Please book your flight to arrive at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH) preferable one day before the start of the retreat and stay at a hotel nearby that airport.
Transfers could be arranged at an additional fee, with the staff group, on the retreat event's start and departure days for guests scheduling at the time of registration only. There is limited space for the scheduled transfers, a number of guests per shuttle are limited and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please contact Terra Brasilis Retreats at registration (email info@terrabrasilisretreats.com) if you are interested in this option.
Group pick-up for scheduled arrivals is at 07:00 at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH) on the event's start date and return drop off at the same airport on the retreat event’s last day (ETA in São Paulo could vary from 5-7 hours’ drive from departure time in Ubatuba, due to traffic or unseen circumstances. Any participant needing a different arrangement may inform Terra Brasilis Retreats at the time of registration and Terra Brasilis Retreats will try their best to assist.

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