An 8 days/7 nights yoga and surf retreat burrowed in the majestic forest of Garoba, Brazil
Nestled in the forest at the Enchanted Mountain Retreat Center, this 8-day/7-night retreat is a luxurious setting for those ready to open up your self, body and heart more fully. Amongst the healing lands of Garoba, we will help you contact the place of peace that rest eternally within. Allow the quiet nature of the mountains to keep you in the present moment and the soothing waters of the sea to gently wake you every morning. This retreat is for those who truly want to immerse themselves in the magic of Brazil, while connecting and rejuvenating your mind and body.
Our intention with our retreats is to help people step out of the day to day hustle and reconnect with nature and their own, true self. When you fully indulge in the opulence of Garopaba, Brazil you have no choice but to slow down, look within and reclaim forgotten parts of yourself. With daily guided meditations, mindfulness yoga practices and surfing, your mind and body will engage in the present moment leaving you revitalized when you return home.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Meals | For breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will be served well-balanced gourmet vegetarian meals that are meant to nourish you for your day’s activities. You will also have the option for fresh fish at dinner and if the group is open to it, we can immerse ourselves in the Brazilian culture and eat at a local restaurant in town.
Yoga | Every day there are two yoga classes offered for you to take. Start each morning with an active Hatha flow class to strengthen your body and get you energized for your day. End of each day with an extremely gentle restorative class that is guaranteed to bring you restful sleep. Our yoga classes are taught in a beautiful octagonal studio and are equipped with state of the art props such as mats, blankets, straps, blocks and bolsters – you don’t even need to pack your mat!
Activities | There are daily excursions to gorgeous, sandy beaches that are a great place to take in the enchanting scenery, read a book and just relax. If you’re looking for a little more adventure one day, there are daily outings to nearby waterfalls or white water rafting to rekindle your connection with nature while staying active. Brazil is full of culture, so you can also take a trip to local shopping areas to explore more places rich in tradition.
Surf | For beginners and experienced surfers alike, there is no better place to get on a board than the warm water of Brazil. For beginners, our expert instructors are supportive and skillful in guiding you to learning to surf. Surfing, like yoga, is for “any body” and the very gentle and slow rolling swell in Brazil is the best place to get out of your comfort zone and step into your adventurous self. For experienced surfers, there are 8 amazing surf beaches within miles of the retreat center where the retreat owner will guide you to the best break depending on the swell, tide and wind conditions of the day.
This retreat is for those who want to play at the white sand beaches in the salty sea, read a book in full relaxation, experience the nature of Brazil and practice daily mindfulness yoga – while not having to worry about what to make for dinner.
7-8:30am: Mindfulness meditation & vinyasa yoga
10am-2pm: Surf lessons / whitewater rafting / Ziplining / waterfall hike / massage / visit town
3-5pm: Surf lessons / whitewater rafting / Ziplining / waterfall hike / massage / visit town
5pm-6pm: Active Yoga
6-7pm: Mindfulness-Based Gentle/Restorative Yoga
“What a treat it was to learn and practice with you last weekend! Thanks again.”
– AMax Cohen, Anthropologist, Princeton University almuni