8 Days Joy and Mindfulness Yoga Retreat on an Island in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Yoga Retreat Brazil

This is a 8-day retreat on a tropical island near Rio de Janeiro. You will enjoy morning yoga, afternoon Qi Gong, guided open heart meditations, transformative workshops, opportunities for restoration and reflection, and healthy meals. Healing treatments will be available. Airport transfers and boat excursions (optional) are not included.


  • 7 yoga sessions
  • 7 Qigong practices
  • One-on-one coaching call
  • Use of kayak or SUP on the island
  • Free shuttle from the mainland to the island
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily workshops


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 13

Airport transfer available: Rio Galeí£o – Tom Jobim International Airport

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There are 4 different bungalows: The Main House and three guesthouses. We have rooms with 4 twin beds, 2 twin beds, 1 twin bed and 3 king sized rooms. Most rooms have their own bathroom and some are shared. Perfect for all budgets.


An example of a retreat day

  • Morning yoga with Cris
  • Morning meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Morning circle (talk about the chakra of the day)
  • Activity
  • Free time for lunch, swimming, writing, meditating or healing treatment
  • Afternoon Qigong with Laura
  • Snack
  • Circle (guided visualization, coaching, activity, and affirmation)
  • Dinner

Included excursions

Gorgeous boat trip to Ilha Grande, with snorkeling, beautiful beaches, and a local restaurant.


Laura Kate McHugh
Coaches Training Institute (Life Coach)
Level 3 (Reiki Master)
Life coach, astrologer, Reiki master, massage therapist and Qigong master. Laura Kate has been in the healing and self-development field since 1996. She lives in Santa Barbara, Ca. currently and lived in Brazil for 6 years. She speaks Portuguese, Italian, French, Spanish and English. She loves bringing people to Brazil and sharing her joy and healing in this beautiful country. Her calm presence allows a space of going within, freedom to share authentically and she provides non-judgmental acceptance. She is also a talented medium and brings her intuitive gifts to everything she does.


Ilha das Palmeiras is an island between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. It is close to Ilha Grande, a popular tourist destination. Our slice of paradise is on a private bay with a small beach. The perfect place to get away and connect within.


Simple, fresh, whole food meal plan. Brazilian cuisine is delicious and fresh, and not particularly spicy. Our meals will be nutritious and simple with lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and nothing too heavy. We will have gluten free and vegetarian options.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Whole food
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)

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Meditating
  • Reading
  • Journaling
  • Massage
  • Boat trip
  • Relaxing in a hammock
  • Connecting with like-minded people
  • Go within

Spa treatments

Everyone signing up before August 1 will receive a free spa treatment. Each additional treatment is only $75.

We offer:





Foot Reflexology

What's included

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Daily Qigong practices
  • Daily workshops (chakra, Shiatsu, affirmations, joy + mindfulness)
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • One-on-one coaching call prior to departure
  • 1 healing treatment included if signing up before Augus 1 (Reiki, Shiatsu, acupuncture, massage or reflexology)
  • Use of kayak or SUP on the island
  • Free shuttle from the mainland to the island
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transport from and to the airport
  • Additional spa treatments (75 USD each)
  • Reiki attunement (125 - 200 USD)
  • Boat trips (an excursion to Ilha Grande by boat for a day trip will be optional)
  • Astrological chart by Laura if you request prior to the retreat (150 USD)

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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Arrival: Monday November 5, 2018
Departure: Monday November 12, 2018

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