2013 BRAZIL Yoga, Music & Eco-Adventure Retreat
with Micheline Berry & Brazilian Master Artists
August 19th – 30th, 2013
Rio de Janeiro & Bahia (Itacare & Salvador)
Join us for a journey into the rhythm arts, stunning tropical nature and rich culture of Brazil with daily Liquid Asana™ Yoga + Meditation, Musical, Art + Culture Adventures, Samba + Afro-Brazilian Rhythms, Capoeira, Sun, Surf + SUP on Crystalline Ocean Waters, Tropical Beaches & Waterfall Ecstasy, Rain Forest Eco-Adventures, Brazilian Gastronomy, Scandalously Beautiful Nature, Ayruvedic Bodywork & Radical Rejuvenation Brazilian Style!
RETREAT INFO: 310.625.8182 | email@example.com | michelineberry.com
ONLINE REGISTRATION: http://www.zendancing.com/cgi-bin/miva?Order%2Forder.mv+
An unforgettable journey into the sensuous nature, healing waters and sacred rhythms of Brazil. The journey begins with 2 days in Rio de Janeiro at the famous Copacabana Beach next door to the world renowned Copacabana Palace where we will enjoy sunrise meditations, Liquid Asana practice overlooking the ocean from our roof-top shala followed by art and nature adventures by day, music & samba by night, and of course, there is the food. We’ll be dining in one of Rio’s oldest restaurants famous for their traditional Brazilian Gastronomy.
Next we journey to the magical Afro-Brazilian capital, Bahia, marked by the indelible traces of many dancing healers and a wild tropical environment, still untouched and so replete with prana, that every cell will vibrate within you to certain green passion that is Brazil. The New York Botanical Society recently did a study there and counted some 300+ different species of trees per hectar (2.3 acres).
We will stay where the rain forest literally meets the ocean in eco-chic bungalows overlooking the sea with daily room service allowing you creature comforts aligned with a deep respect for the environment. Our ocean-front Eco-Resort is located on an ecologically protected region, recently identified by UNESCO as one of the top 25 hot spots on the planet known for it’s biodiversity and untouched original rain forest.
In addition to our daily Liquid Asana™ Yoga & Meditation Practice with Micheline Berry, you will study with master Brazilian artists including: Samba with Lucia Cordeiro; Afro-Brazilian Batucada, Percussion Ritual & Capoeira with Cabello Rolim; Eco-adventures including SUP on pristine rain forest beaches, canoeing to wild waterfalls and optional warm water river-rafting. At our retreat center shala you may enjoy massages and ayurvedic bodywork. Our last night in Brazil will end in Salvador with a MIND-BLOWING performance by Brazil’s famous Balé Folclorico.
To maintain the authentic Brazilian experience, registration will be closed at 24 people.
If you feel the healing call of the Brazil Muse, come join Micheline for this transformational journey. You will return creatively inspired, renewed and forever moved by the warmth, color, rhythm, dance, and beauty of Brazil… its dances, its nature, its beautiful people.
An Unforgettable 8night/9day journey to Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro (August 21 – 23)
-Daily Oceanside Walking Meditation with Micheline Berry
-Frolicking on famous Copacabana Beach
-Full Moon Samba with Lucia Cordeira
-Dancing the night away Lapa, (Rio’s Artist District)
-Museum & Art Tour to Santa Teresa
-Jungle Hike up to top of Pedra Bonita (with optional hang gliding off of Pedra Bonita)
-Optional Rio Sight-seeing
Itacare, Bahia (August 23 – 28)
Where you will enjoy a powerful communion with the healing waters and sensuous prana of Bahia’s Rain Forests, Waterfalls & Crystalline Beaches
-Daily Liquid Asana™ Yoga & Meditation with Micheline Berry
-Afro-Brazilian batucada, percussion ritual & capoeira angola with Cabello Rolim
-Waterfall Excursions & Authentic River Farm to Table Feasting
-Sunrise Beach Walks, Jungle Hike, Eco-adventures
-Haute eco-chic Balinese Bungalows with Daily Room Service
-Gastronomy: Feasting on Gourmet Bahian Cuisine
-More ridiculous laughter & healing bodywork
Salvador, Bahia (August 28 – 29)
-Our retreat will conclude with a final night of celebration, music and dance with a BREATHLESS performance of the Bale Folclorico
-Closing traditional Bahian dinner in Pelourinho, the Afro-Brazilian Historic District of Salvador.
AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION
You will be responsible for booking your own air travel. Upon registration, you will be given an itinerary to match and contact information for our dedicated travel agent who will negotiate a special group rate for you.
Basic Travel itinerary:
Depart: (your departure city) Aug 19th >> Arrive: Rio de Janeiro (GIG) Aug 20th morning
Depart: Rio de Janeiro Aug 22nd >> Arrive: Bahia (airport tbd) Aug 22nd
Depart: Bahia (airport tbd) Aug 29th >> Arrive: (your arrival city) Aug 30th
Tourist Visa to Brazil: A tourist visa is required for US citizens and is easily obtainable by the Brazilian Consulate in Los Angeles. Once you register, we will give you application link.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE: JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING!
We have structured this retreat so that you will experience a lot with great ease. One fee covers your room/board for 8night/9days of your retreat activities* including breakfasts in Rio and Salvador, all meals in Itacare, all yoga classes, retreat performances & workshops, art & eco excursions w/ground transportation. Once you register, you will be given our agent’s information to make your reservation and purchase airfare separately. You will also be given information on how to obtain your Brazilian visa (at least 1 month prior suggested).
(ALL per person depending on accommodation)
$1650* GROUP Early Discount by May 20th > $1850* GROUP Regular Rate by July 20th
$1850* TRIPLE Early Discount by May 20th > $2050* TRIPLE Regular Rate by July 20th
$1950* DOUBLE Early Discount by May 20th > $2150* DOUBLE Regular Rate by July 20th
$2550* SINGLE Early Discount by May 20th > $2750* SINGLE Regular Rate by July 20th
An additional 10% discount for 2nd time Brazil Retreat participants
*WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR FEE. YOU WILL BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR:
• Airfare (we have arranged a group airfare discount 1st come/1st serve)
• Ground Transportation to/from Airports
• Tips & Gratuities
• Alcohol, Room Service, Pool Service Tabs & Room Service/Telephone charges
• 2 lunches/2 dinners in Rio; 1 lunch in Salvador
• Additional eco-adventures or sight-seeing outside of what is aleady included on retreat itinerary including Asa Delta / Para Hang gliding in Rio and River Rafting in Bahia.
• Massage/Bodywork fees
REGISTRATION & PAYMENT METHOD
BY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send the following registration information for each participant in your reservation via email to:email@example.com
• preferred accommodation
• email address
• mailing address
• telephone number
• describe yoga &/or movement experience, if any
• any health issues, medications or injuries we should know about
• emergency contact number for family member in the States
PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD:
• Your full name as it appears on the credit card
• Credit card #
• Expiration date
• Billing address
• Code on back/front of card
ONLINE BY CREDIT CARD (fastest and easiest method):
PHONE BY CREDIT CARD: 310.625.8182
PAYMENT BY CHECK:
Send in or drop of in person your check made out to “Micheline Berry”:
c/o Exhale Venice
245 Main Street
Venice, CA 90291
DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS
Deposits are non-refundable.
• If you cancel at least 1 month prior to the retreat start date (by July 10th), your $500/person deposit may be applied towards future retreats produced by Micheline Berry (this does not include Esalen Retreats) and the remaining balance will be returned to you.
• If you cancel less than one month up to 2 weeks prior to the retreat start date (by August 6th), your entire amount can transferred to another retreat.
• Cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the retreat start date (after August 6th) are non-refundable and non-transferable unless you replace yourself on the retreat with someone not already registered.
“Micheline’s Brazil Journey is one a lone tourist will never find. A network of remarkable Brazilians that Micheline has culled over years of living in and visiting the country, generously share their wisdom, music, dance, healing arts, culture and stunning eco-system. She is an amazing guide, where each day is another reminder that yoga extends far from the edges of your mat.”
- Margot Dougherty, Editor Los Angeles Magazine
“A trip to Brazil with Micheline is a life changer for sure. I witnessed this happen to several participants on my trip. There are many facets to the journey aside from healing yoga including: afro-brazilian spirituality, dancing, beaches, jungle walks, SURFING, drumming and swimming. Of course, you will have laughter, warmth, movement, adventure and amazing music accompaniment everywhere you go. Waterfalls, pristine beaches, artisan shopping, fine art, architecture and ballet experiences are all part of the journey. The highlight, however is the powerful, transformative energy pulsing through this part of the world and how this guide, Micheline Berry, has learned to channel that force.”
- Fitzjohn Finn, Entrepreneur and Tri-Athlete
“Great yoga, feeding monkeys in the yoga room window, transformative dancing, rain forest treehouses and the surf sound to lull you to sleep, a beach that goes on for miles (with no other people), time to star gaze and reboot. Best retreat of my life.”
- Ken Heitz, Attorney & Founding Partner of Sacred Movement (Now Exhale Venice)
Look out Backroads…Micheline Berry takes you on the trip of a lifetime! If cultural immersion and global consciousness is your thing then this retreat is for you! Not only does she speak the language, she has found a community of gifted and conscious artists who have a deep love of and respect for the land and it’s culture. In fact they embody it. On a Micheline Berry retreat, you do not merely watch as patrons. On our trip we participated with the Brazilian people in dance, rituals, and eco-adventures and in turn became part of the fabric of the land. This is true immersion. This is the Yoga that is life.”
- Lily Dulan, Psychologist & Mother
“Seeing Brazil with Micheline is stepping into the heart and soul of this country. It is feeling Rhythm, the heartbeat of the people, merging with the land and the waters. Micheline leads us through an exquisite experience with laughter and love. I would follow her anywhere in the world.”
- Estelle Fisher, Psychologist
Yoga is not just a path of asana and alignment; it is a path of living life as a vibrant, breathing, ever-evolving art. As both a yoga teacher, dancer and multi-media artist, Micheline Berry’s work is renowned for catalyzing healing, creativity and transformation through Yoga+Art Retreats, cohesive fusions of vinyasa flow yoga, world beat music, somatic dance, local gastronomia, ritual and the Arts, in urban shala and exotic nature alike. She has a profound gift for helping you connect to yourself as a source of creativity. Micheline has taken groups on international immersion ‘yoga meets culture’ boutique retreats since 1999, including 15 journeys to her 2nd home Brazil. Micheline speaks Portuguese fluently.
Micheline is known for her passionate ability to evoke and empower the art within others through her collaborative work—whether on the yoga mat, the dance floor, or on one of her ‘Yoga+Art’ retreats. A pioneer in the art of integrating live world music, DJ sets and dance with traditional yoga sadhana, her Liquid Asana™ yoga journeys integrate fluidity with asana structure, flow with dynamic stillness, strength with deep release, and spontaneous creativity with intellectual tapas. Micheline’s popular “Yoga+Art” boutique retreats take you on unforgettable life-changing journeys to exotic nature, healing waters and cultural destinations, with a focus of integrating a daily yoga & meditation practice with an authentic cultural immersion into local cuisine, music, art, and gastronomy.
You will come away from these retreats and practices feeling empowered, deeply rejuvenated and creatively inspired on and off the mat.
Micheline is the Founder of Liquid Asana™ Vinyasa Yoga and Zen Dancing®, and the Creative Director/Co-Founder of the underground world music staples Shaman’s Dream & Red Musette. Based at Exhale in Venice, CA Micheline leads Yoga+Art Retreats, Liquid Asana™ teacher trainings & workshops, and world music/multi-media events internationally.