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10 Days Island Discovery Yoga Retreat in Brazil

Wellness Adventure and Yoga Retreat Brazil

Cruise along the Costa Verde, the green coast for an amazing yoga adventure tour in luscious yoga adventure style, and enjoy spectacular views and some coastal wonders on the island discovery tour. Authentic locations will provide the tranquility to enjoy Brazils natural and cultural splendor. Experience and explore the stunning and breathtaking paradise of Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande, and Paraty in this amazing adventure retreat.


  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Full day schooner boat trip
  • Visit the world famous city of Rio de Janeiro
  • Experience the cultural oasis unique ocean view of Paraty region
  • Explore the tropical island paradise of Ilha Grande
  • Daily breakfasts and dinners
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Local transportation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


9 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodations are in comfortable, locally operated guesthouses 'pousadas', which are selected for their quality, originality, and compatibility with the philosophy of ecological and sustainable travel of Green Stone Journeys. The locations include an exclusive beach property on Ilha Grande with a forest backdrop and beach view and the location near Paraty is a unique guesthouse with gorgeous simplicity and natural elegance, in a small fishing town with ocean views.

Accommodation is on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone, you will be paired with another traveler in the group of the same sex. Depending on the number of people on the tour, you may have a single room in which case we do not charge a single supplement. A single supplement tour option is available.


Enjoy a wellness adventure while you visit two hotspots of Ilha Grande and Paraty to calm your senses and inspire any ocean lover with daily yoga classes for all levels.

Yoga classes

There will be two daily yoga classes, a morning and evening class, based on the schedule and arrangements of the daily itinerary. The yoga classes are a mixture of Hatha, Vinyasa flow, and Iyengar combining relaxation, physical postures, and some meditation. The classes vary and are adjusted to the level of each student in the group. Beginners are welcome.

During the classes, you are encouraged to not go beyond your own comfort level. As a yoga practitioner, it is your responsibility to take control of your own wellness and flexibility during each yoga class. You should remember that it is not the stamina or flexibility that creates the experience of yoga, but your own personal experience of it.


Day 1 - Rio de Janeiro

Arrive at any time in Rio de Janeiro to enjoy the world famous sites of the ‘cidade maravilhosa.’ Explore the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches or take in the breathtaking views of the “Christ the Redeemer” statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Connect with everyone on the first evening of the arrival day to enjoy your first dinner together of the shared journey ahead.

Day 2 to 4 - Ilha Grande

From the hotel in Rio, drive a few hours by bus and take a boat to arrive at a pristine island location. This exquisite tropical island will relax the senses and thrill your days with rainforest hiking, boat cruises, and yoga classes structured for all levels for rest and rejuvenation. Visit one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Lopes Mendes.

Prepare to be amazed by the blissful scenery of a tropical paradise and make it your home for the next few days on this car-less tropical island. Tune into the rhythms of the forest and fresh ocean air and as you enjoy morning and evening yoga classes. Your accommodation represent a balance and harmony with the natural environment and is constructed with ecological concepts for rustic luxury and authentic nature experiences.

Day 5 to 8 - Paraty

From Ilha Grande, the journey continues to the gorgeous coastal colonial town of Paraty famous for its Portuguese colonial architecture and natural beauty. You will stay a 30-minute drive from the cobblestone town center of Paraty in a natural oasis filled with lush mountains, tropical forests, and pristine ocean beaches with stunning views.

Bring your senses into ecstasy with a schooner boat cruise, two daily yoga classes and delicious meals, all included and full of vibrancy from the local organic garden.

Enjoy sophisticated yet simple luxury in a uniquely-inspired pousada (guest house) that offers a combination of comfort, charming hospitality, and genuine exclusivity for four nights of wellness as you explore this region surrounding Paraty.

Day 9 - Rio de Janeiro

Return to Rio de Janeiro for the last evening together.

Day 10 - Departure day

After days of stunning views and breathtaking paradise, you will now have to depart home.


Rio de Janeiro

The tour begins and ends in Rio de Janeiro and is home to some of the worlds most famous sites. Take time to explore the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches or just simply take in the breathtaking views of the Christ the Redeemer statue and the Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Ilha Grande

Ilha Grande is a tropical island paradise with gorgeous views in all directions. Enjoy your time here and allow your senses to relax and tune into the rhythms of the forest, fresh ocean air, and your own bodies on this tropical island getaway.


Paraty is a coastal town with colorful Portuguese architecture and its surrounding area is famous for its natural beauty. It is an ecological and cultural oasis filled with lush mountains, tropical forests, and pristine ocean beaches that will be sure to bring your senses into ecstasy.


Breakfasts and dinners are included on Ilha Grande and Paraty with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. The healthy meals encourage wellness for a healthy body and mind on the tour. The meals include fresh fruits, vegetables, and locally sourced fish and are created to be flavorful and often adventurous like the yoga tour.

Expect to have some thrills and delights from the menu including fresh juices, delicious entrees, and desserts for full enjoyment of your dining experience!

Green Stone Journeys creates a detox menu upon special request only or for custom-tours with a detox focus. The yoga adventure tours include healthy eating options with local food to enhance the travel experience and to explore the culinary culture of Brazil.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • 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)

Green Stone Journeys offers a variety of optional activities including:

  • City tours, waterfall visits and nature hikes in Paraty
  • Rainforest hiking, kayak tours, boat cruises, and visiting one of the most beautiful Brazilian beaches, Lopes Mendes
  • Rio de Janeiro city tour highlights
  • Spa therapies and massage treatments in some locations

What's included

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • All meals on Ilha Grande and Paraty
  • Breakfasts in Rio de Janeiro
  • Local transportation
  • Morning and evening yoga classes
  • Schooner boat day tour in Ubatuba
  • Tour leader and yoga teacher

What's not included

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • International airfare
  • Lunches and evening meals in Rio de Janeiro
  • Optional activities and spa therapies
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees (if required, depending on your nationality)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão International Airport (GIG). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request when you book the tour. Otherwise, taxi service upon arrival is a common way to arrive at the start point of the tour.

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