Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our insider’s “yoga meets culture” adventure begins with 4 nights in Rio de Janeiro where we will stay overlooking legendary Ipanema Beach. Samba “blocos” (street parties) and epic eco-adventures by day — gastronomy adventures, carnaval festivities, and samba dancing by night. Our samba teacher and cultural guide is one of Brazil’s beloved dance teachers, Lucia Cordeiro. Following our Rio adventure, we retreat into to the healing waters and Afro-Brazilian rhythms of Bahia beginning with a Capoeira/Percussion Immersion with Mestre Cabello Rolim and an epic frolic in one of my favorite waterfalls. A hidden gem where the original Atlantic Rainforest still touches the ocean, our home in Maraú Bahia is a stunning boutique collection of seaside Brazilian-Moroccan eco-chic bungalows. We’ll frolic in crystalline ocean waters and waterfalls alike, enjoy healing bodywork, and feast on Bahian farm-to-table gastronomia. You’ll experience refined creature comforts aligned with a deep respect for the ecology around us.


We’ll be staying four nights in Rio De Janeiro overlooking Ipanema Beach and then travel to Bahia by the seaside for the rest of our trip.


Daily Liquid Asana™ Yoga & Meditations with Micheline Berry Rio’s World-Renowned Samba-School Carnaval Parade at Sambodromo Rio Samba Classes & Cultural Tour with Lucia Cordeiro Rio Samba Blocos ~ Rio’s dancing street samba percussion parties Rio Eco-adventures ~ Trek up Rio’s Pedra Bonita (with optional hang gliding descent) Bahia Eco-adventures ~ waterfall & boating excursions Bahia Capoeira + Afro-Brazilian Percussion with Mestre Cabello Rolim Bahia Sun + Surf + SUP in crystalline ocean waters on pristine beaches Live Experiences with Master Artists Brazilian Gastronomy Adventures Bodywork & Radical Rejuvenation Brazilian Style

Travel Details


  • $2,775 - Standard Triple
  • $2,975 - Deluxe Triple
  • $3,275 - Standard Double
  • $3,420 - Deluxe Double
  • $4,275 - Standard Private
  • $4,550 - Deluxe Private

Check In

2:00 PM

Check Out

11:00 AM

Terms and Conditions

DEPOSITS & CANCELLATIONS: Deposits are non-refundable. If you cancel at least 2 months prior to the retreat start date (by December 10th 2017), your $1000/person deposit will be applied towards any future retreats produced by Micheline Berry (this does not include Esalen Retreats) and the remaining balance will be refunded to you. If you cancel at least 1 month prior to the retreat start date (by November 10th 2017), your entire amount will be transferred to another retreat. Cancellations less than 1 month prior to the retreat start date (after November) are non-refundable and non-transferable unless you replace yourself on the retreat with someone not already registered.


accommodations All accommodations for 8nights/9days
meals All breakfasts, 2 dinners in Rio and all meals in Bahia
transfers All ground transportation (except for your taxi in from Rio Airport to hotel)
group excursion All yoga, capoeira and samba classes; ticket to Rio Samba School Parade in Sambodromo; all eco-adventures and Rio cultural tour