returntopeace yoga retreat - Brazilian Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul.

10th - 16th February, 2013

From Toucans & giant macaws to alligators, giant anteaters, jaguars & capybaras, we hope to introduce you to an incredible array of wildlife, birds & plants in the Pantanal, the Brazilian wetlands, one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet. 

We will be combining your nature adventures along the rivers & countryside of the Pantanal with an exploration into the indigenous culture of Brazil and shamanistic rituals. Stretching out your bodies with Hatha Yoga classes and centering your mind with yogic breathing techniques & guided meditation, you’ll have a Brazilian experience you’ll never forget!

The retreat will begin on the Sunday of the Brazilian Carnival weekend, enjoy Friday & Saturday at the sambadrome & then join us for an entirely different Brazilian feast for your eyes!

What the yoga retreat includes:

- 6 Nights accommodation (Yoga & activity programme runs Monday to Friday) at the Meia Lua Pantanal Ranch

- Accommodation is in double & twin AC rooms with private bathrooms or in the 6 bed dormitory

- Transfer from Campo Grande airport or nearby guesthouses at 15h on Sunday 10th February, returning 9h30 on Saturday 16th February. (All transfers out of these stated times are not included but we can help you to arrange alternative transfers.)

- Full-board vegetarian meals, water & herbal tea.

- All yoga, meditation & pranayama classes & kirtan sessions.

- All excursions & activities –Trekking, Cultura indigena tour, fazenda trip, boat trip, moon dance, bow & arrow making, body painting, fire ritual, hopy ear candles.  

We reserve the right to change anything on the schedule according to climatic conditions so we can better maximise your chances of seeing the wildlife.

PRICE:

10% Early Booking Discount if you book by December 31st!

R$1500 (£450 or US$725) for dormitory accommodation 

R$1850 (£550 or US$900) for twin/double room accommodation (based on 2 people sharing))

Your place is reserved with a deposit of R$500 (£150 or US$250) until  full payment is be made by 10th January.  Please contact us for details on how to make payment. +44 7818 054463 or returntopeace@gmail.com


 

What the yoga retreat does not include:

- International or domestic flights.

- Yoga mats (there are some spares but we would encourage you to bring your own)

- Soft drinks outside of water & herbal teas.

We do not allow smoking, drinking alcoholic drinks or eating meat during your retreat, in order to  help us preserve the purifying atmosphere of your stay.

 

SCHEDULE:

Sunday 10th February, 2013:

15h    Transfer from Campo Grande Airport (or guesthouse) Meia Lua      Pantanal   Ranch in   Miranda

19h    Gentle Yoga Asana Class

20h30   Light dinner & introductions


Monday 11th February, 2013:

7h    Breakfast

7h30    Morning trek along river

10h30   Yoga Asana class

12h     Lunch

13h     Free time

16h     Yogic breathing exercises & gentle asana class

18h       Sunset meditation

19h     Light Dinner

20h30   Moon dance


Tuesday 12th February, 2013:

6h30      Optional: Shamanic Sunrise prayer

7h15      Yogic breathing exercises

8h      Hatha Yoga class

10h      Breakfast

11h      Depart for Pantanal Ranch Mandovi

11h30     Cultura Indigena tour

13h30     Lunch

15h      Bow & Arrow, Body Painting

17h00    Hatha Yoga class

19h      Dinner

20h30    Shamanistic Fire Ritual with drum and dance


Wednesday 13th February, 2013:

7h30     Breakfast

8h     Walking meditation & nature walk

10h30   Yoga Asana class

12h30   Lunch

14h     Horseriding or bicycle tour / free time 

19h     Light dinner

20h30   Hopy ear candles & guided meditation


Thursday 14th February, 2013:

7h      Departing for boat

7-16h     Boat trip (incl. wildlife watching, breakfast & lunch, swimming)

18h      Sunset on the boat

19h30    Light dinner

20h30    Guided meditation


Friday 15th February, 2013:

6h30   Optional:  Sunrise: Shamanic Sunrise pray

7h15   Barefoot Meditation walk

8-10h  Hatha yoga asana class

10h   Breakfast

13h   Lunch

14h   Free time to enjoy the ranch, nature, swimming

17h   Departing to visit the monkeys & toucans

19h30  Light dinner

20h30  Meditation & Kirtan


Saturday 16th February, 2013:

6h30     Optional: Shamanic Sunrise prayer

7h15     Optional: Yogic breathing exercises & meditation

8-9h     Optional: Hatha Yoga Class

9h       Breakfast

9h30     Transfer to Campo Grande airport, arriving around 12h30


 

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