AMAZON YOGA IMMERSION – 25 FEBRUARY 2017
In partnership with Namaskara Yoga Studio, we offer the Amazon Yoga Retreat. Experience the majestic beauty of the Amazon Rainforest in this unique yoga immersion set in a house without walls. Far more than a yoga retreat, this is an opportunity to immerse yourself in your own perfect way of being while surrounded by the largest, most biodiverse rainforest on the planet. In this retreat you have the option to choose between studying the traditions of either Ashtanga or Iyengar.
During this 5 or 10-day program you’ll enjoy daily yoga and meditation sessions taught by Namaskara Yoga Studio owners and senior yoga instructors, eat local fruits and healthy vegetarian meals prepared onsite, soak in breathtaking views of lush rainforest balconies and close by white sand river beaches, and embark on a fulfilling journey of self-discovery in a paradise on Earth.
Inspired by the native communities who live abundantly from the land and without commodities, we’ve designed this immersion as opportunity to practice a simple and gratifying way of life- to truly unplug from the toxic modern grid, and rest well in genuine integration with nature.
Please read the following program options carefully!! In our efforts to make this experience more inclusive, there are various options for length of stay and two styles of yoga practice available: Ashtanga or Iyengar.
We’d love to have you join us on this adventure.
LENGTH OF STAY: (Retreaters choose between a 5 or 10 days (4 or 9 nights) immersion experience. Please choose your desired length of stay at checkout, as prices do differ.)
DATES & PRICING:
1950.00 USD per person – 5 days/4 nights (February 25- March 1, 2017) *
2250.00 USD per person – 10 days/9 nights (February 25- March 5, 2017) *
* All activities are subject to change due to weather, river and tide conditions.
TYPE OF YOGA PRACTICE:
In this retreat you have the option to choose between studying the traditions of either Ashtanga or Iyengar.
Both styles focus on breath (pranayama) and posture (asana), and both are rooted in the eight limbs of yoga of Patanjali and are derivate of Hatha Yoga.
Classes will be taught by senior teachers, our friends Renata Ventura and Mario Reinert, studio owners of the Namaskara Yoga Studio, with over 15 years of experience who will assist in both English and Portuguese. We do ask that you choose your preferred style before the start of the immersion, as it will determine the size of space needed for practice, and also to give the teacher the benefit to “learn’ each student bodies and adapt the practice accordingly. http://www.namaskara.com.br for more details
LOCATION & ACCOMMODATIONS:
In the state of Pará, in the small village Alter do Chão, in an area known as the Caribbean of the Amazon.
Sleep in hammocks in a structure without walls, which is inspired by the traditional habitats of the natives. This ancestral home will keep you safe and protected, while allowing you become fully integrated with the surrounding nature of the rainforest. Hammock sleeping is not only comfortable, but is actually very healthy and actually gives the brain optimal blood circulation for a restful night’s sleep.
MEAL PLAN: Three full vegetarian meals a day prepared with the utmost love and care to heighten the wellness of your body and mind. The daily menu includes fresh juices from local fruits and delicious plant based entrees. Additional snacks, fruits, teas and fresh locally sourced natural water will be available to you throughout the entirety of your stay. We seek to use local ingredients as much as possible to enhance your experience of the culinary culture of the Amazon, as well as to reduce our carbon footprint.
Airport transfers from the Santarém Airport (Airport Maestro Wilson Fonseca, Airport code “STM”) in the state of Para to the Retreat Center (for scheduled arrivals on 25 February, 2017), and from the retreat center to the airport, for scheduled departure dates (on 1 & 5 March, 2017)