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8 Days Ecological and Cultural Immersion Surf and Yoga Retreat in Ubatuba, Brazil

Adventure and Spiritual Yoga Retreat Brazil

Join this surf and yoga retreat with Terra Brasilis Retreats in Brazil! This ecological immersion's theme will be "healing in the Brazilian waters", which will take place in a magical and rare ecological sanctuary in the "green belt". This is a well-kept secret that Terra Brasilis will share with few of you. It is a perfect place to discover real Brazil and to be immersed in its bountiful nature and local culture.

Highlights

  • 5 yoga classes
  • Surfing sessions
  • 2 ayahuasca ceremonies
  • 2 guided adventures
  • 7 nights' lodging
  • 3 daily meals

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7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace

Pousada Picinguaba is keeping things calm by having only 9 rooms and 1 master suite with bathtub and an incomparable view. The rooms do not come with televisions, telephones or internet service, but instead, have a private veranda for guests to connect to the ocean and forest from the gentle swing of a hammock. The rooms are also intended for single or double occupancy but some can be equipped with an extra bed if desired.

The windows are facing the garden and the immensity of the sea, flowers, and tropical plants compose natural paintings in each room. Birds also make unexpected visits. It is a place to reconnect with nature, with people, and with the beauty of tranquil life.

The Casa Verde or Green House, not far from the Pousada, is a tucked away space perfect for couples or families that would like more privacy. The house accommodates 2 to 6 people in 3 separate rooms, and one of them is a suite. The guests will benefit from all the services of the Pousada Picinguaba, including its pool, sauna, and all meals.

Terra Brasilis Retreats Yoga Retreat in Brazil Itinerary

Friday, December 1, 2017

  • 07:00 Shuttle pick up at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH)
  • 13:00 Arrival at the inn - free time to tour the inn, relax in the pool, or explore beach and surroundings
  • 19:00 Opening gathering followed by dinner

Saturday, December 2, 2017

  • 07:00-08:30 Yoga / surf
  • 08:45-09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00-14:00 Expedition to Fazenda Beach and guided trekking in a hike to secluded beach from there
  • 14:00 Lunch (picnic group excursion)
  • 18:00-00:00 Shamanic healing circle with the medicine 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

Sunday, December 3, 2017

  • 08:30-09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00-14:00 Free time to explore, surf, rest, enjoy the beach, or choose another a la carte activity (not included in package)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 17:45-19:15 Yoga
  • 20:30 Dinner

Monday, December 4, 2017

  • 07:00-08:30 Surf (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 (not included in package)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Paraty city visit (optional, available a la carte, arrival estimated at 15:00). A visit to historic center and afternoon free for shopping, etc.
  • 17:00 Return to the inn
  • 18:00-19:15 Yoga
  • 20:30 Dinner

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

  • 07:00-08:30 Yoga
  • 08:30-09:30 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
  • 15:00 Transfers to Casa da Farinha, a historic flour mill in hinterland village, and a quick stop to a local agro plantation to see the "hearts of palm" cutting where you will eat for dinner.
  • 16:00 Sociocultural visit to a community descendant of African slaves at the same site
  • 17:00 Return to the lodge for sunset
  • 18:30 Dinner

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

  • 07:00-08:30 Surf
  • 08:45-09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00-14:00 Free time to explore, surf, rest, enjoy the beach, or choose another a la carte activity such as SUP or schooner to island (not included in package)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30-17:30 Free time for optional surf classes, individual healing therapies, or a la carte activities
  • 18:00-19:15 Yoga
  • 18:00-00:00 Shamanic healing circle with the medicine 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, December 7, 2017

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

Friday, December 8, 2017

  • 07:00-08:30 Surf
  • 08:45-09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Check out and final gathering. It's the closing of the retreat.
  • 18:00 Departure to São Paulo. 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).

Notes

Optional add-on activities will be offered to guests. Free time to explore local islands, Paraty 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).

Included excursions

You will have a half day or full day guided trekking into the forest to waterfall; 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 in Sea Sierra Park's kayak or 15 walks to the nearby beach, then follow on a trail hike to another paradisiac beach from there.

Instructors

Kátea Miranda
Atma (Kátea Miranda) is a doula and yoga teacher, a massage therapist (Ayurvedic yoga massage and Thai yoga massage), Reiki master, a writer and poet, and an author of the book entitled "Entrelinhas". She develops presentations with art-performance through music, dance, poetry, nature-recycling, and yoga choreography. Her yoga teaching is based on an integral vision of the various aspects of Hatha yoga such as Integral yoga, Pre-classic yoga, Swasthya yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Iyengar yoga, Anusara yoga, and Kundalini yoga.

Location

Picinguaba is a small village located inside Ubatuba. It is also an internationally recognized UNESCO heritage site.

Features

Activities

  • Sauna
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Food

Seu Cirilo, a Picinguaba resident, keeps the farm overflowing with bananas, cacao, manioc root, cambuci, hearts of palm, and whatever else pops up in the backyard. Fresh organic vegetables and fruits are brought from Fazenda Catuçaba. Neighborhood fishermen, who are friends of the Pousada, will bring the Picinguaba’s famous fresh scallops, and sometimes even stick around to open them for guests.

The foods are from the nets of the local fishermen to your table. The fish which is still salty from the sea is only a short walk away from Tati’s kitchen. Every year, the offerings are changing by the season, such as; anchovies, baquara, carapeva, sororoca (in the winter), mas pargo, vermelho, robalo (snook), and garopa (year-round). They are grilled, baked, and boiled.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Birdwatching
  • Forest hikes
  • Kayaking in Picinguaba bay
  • Native fishing
  • Schooner
  • Stand up paddle
  • Traditional canoeing in the mangrove

What's included

  • 5 yoga classes
  • Surfing sessions
  • 2 shamanic group healing circles
  • 2 guided adventures
  • 3 daily gourmet meals
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from São Paulo airports
  • Transfers to the beach "inn" from São Paulo-Congonhas airport (CGH) (available on a first-come-first-serve basis with limited space in the staff van)
  • Add-on activities
  • Board and equipment rentals
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Hikes inside the Sea Sierra forest, beaches, and state park
  • Cultural and historical guided tours

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport (CGH).

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 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 estimated at 22:00 on the retreat event’s last day. 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.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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The prices below include a special 10% discount per person.

Friday August 3, 2018
(8 days / 7 nights)

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