5-Star Yoga Retreat in Brazil
6-Day Luxury Yoga Holiday, from £2250pp
Join us for a luxury yoga holiday at the 5-star Zorah Beach boutique hotel on Brazil's peaceful northern coast, home to some of the country’s best white sand beaches. Enjoy twice daily outdoor yoga classes with our highly qualified instructors, suitable for complete beginners or advanced yogis! Take part in yogic lifestyle workshops, unwind with an aromatherapy massage, try out kitesurfing in your free time, and feast on delicious, fresh dishes at the ocean-front restaurant...
- 5 nights at the Zorah Beach hotel in Flecheiras (suite room)
- All meals included (dietary requirements can be catered for, including gluten-free, dairy-free & vegan)
- All transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle with English-speaking driver
- 10 Yoga classes, run by 2 experienced instructors
- 2 Yogic lifestyle workshops (tailored to the group)
- Massage (aromatherapy or sports massage)
- One-to-one consultation (Ayurveda or nutrition/health)
- Welcome pack with luxury goodies, including a yoga mat, block & strap
- 24-hour assistance from a dedicated RealWorld Holidays representative
Saturday 9th November - Arrival in Brazil
Your luxury yoga holiday will begin today with your arrival in one of Brazil’s largest northern cities, Fortaleza, where your English-speaking driver will be waiting to pick you up at the airport. From there, you will be chauffeured 150km northwest to the outskirts of the little fishing village of Flecheiras. Your home away from home for the next few days will be the exclusive Zorah Beach Hotel. Located on its own remote stretch of white sand beach, this is the best hotel in the state and one of the best on the continent. The hotel is inspired by the Feng-sui of Asia, and you will see these influences everywhere, adding to the overall peaceful, therapeutic atmosphere.
You will be met at the hotel by your hosts for retreat, qualified instructors and wellness coaches, Rosie Tobin and Jack Harnby. Specialising in Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga, massage and nutrition, and certified by the international Yoga Alliance, they are experts in their fields and extremely knowledgeable across a broad range of yogic lifestyle topics.
You will be provided with your own yoga mat and equipment to use throughout the retreat and to take home with you. As well as a personalised welcome pack, including essentials for your stay and your yoga journey. Toiletries will be provided by Loccitaine, and include soap, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
You’ll have some free time to settle in and enjoy the beautiful facilities this afternoon, before a sunset ceremony on the beach to welcome you to this special place. This evening, join us in the beachfront restaurant for a welcome dinner - a chance to meet your fellow yogis and instructors if you haven’t done so already. We will enjoy a traditional meal, our first taste of delicious Brazilian cuisine, to celebrate our first night. (dinner included)
Sunday 10th November
Our day will begin with a sunrise ashtanga practice on the raised yoga deck, overlooking the ocean as the sun rises from the water. Followed by a hearty Brazilian breakfast, featuring locally grown fresh fruit, juices, and traditional dishes such as Pao de Queijo and Tapioca. The rest of the morning will be free for you to swim, relax in a poolside cabana, or perhaps read a book in a beach hammock. (B/L/D)
This afternoon there will be plenty of free time, as well as some one-to-one sessions, which will be discussed with you in advance and tailored to your personal needs and goals, but we recommend Ayurvedic profiling or a nutritional/fitness assessment as a basis. These sessions are designed to aid you in your yogic journey, or perhaps simply allow you to better understand your habits and body-type.
As the sun sets, we will enjoy a Vinyasa flow yoga class on the beach, focusing on moving with the breath to balance the mind and body. Followed by a group dinner in the restaurant and optional evening drinks at the pool bar. (B/L/D)
Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th November
The next few days will follow a similar routine, with morning ashtanga sessions on the deck, and late afternoon vinyasa or yin classes, as well as two afternoon workshops/talks on anything from Ayurveda to Acro Yoga! These afternoon sessions will be personalised to the group, so the exact schedule will be discussed with you in advance and confirmed upon arrival. You will also have your aromatherapy or sports massage with either Rosie or Jack, to help you totally unwind and relax. (B)
In addition, there are many optional tours and activities offered by the hotel, including kite-surfing and quad-biking, which can be booked upon arrival. The nearby fishing villages of Flecheiras and Guajiru are also within walking distance along the beach, and there you’ll find shops and restaurants which you may wish to visit. (B/L/D)
Thursday 14th November
Before breakfast this morning we will enjoy our last yoga session, a heart-opening self-care class to mark the end of our week here in beautiful Brazil. Then it’s time to check-out and transfer back to Fortaleza international airport, arriving in plenty of time for your departure flight. (B)
International flights are not included, but we can book these on your behalf. From the UK, there are direct flights to Rio, or flights to Fortaleza from all major cities with a change in Europe. From the USA, there are direct flights to Fortaleza from Miami or Orlando, as well as direct flights to Rio.
The scheduled group arrival transfer from Fortaleza (airport or city centre hotel) to Zorah Beach will depart at approximately 12-noon on the 9th November, taking 2½ hours. If your international flight arrives after 12-noon we may recommend staying the night in Fortaleza, since the route to Zorah Beach is partly off-road and must be made during daylight hours and low tide.
Similarly, the scheduled group departure transfer to Fortaleza (airport or city centre hotel) will depart at approximately 11am on the 14th November, expected to arrive at the airport between 13:30-14:00. If your departure flight departs before 4pm we recommend staying the night before in Fortaleza. We will happily organise your accommodation and private transfers in Fortaleza.
Our standard price for this luxury yoga holiday in Brazil is £2250 per person, which is based on two sharing a double or twin room at the Zorah Beach hotel.
That price includes all your accommodation, internal transport, transfers, tours, guides and entrance fees plus the specified meals.
We don't have any "local payments" or sneaky charges: everything you have read about on this itinerary is included in that price. And because everything we do is tailor-made, we don't have fixed departure dates or minimum numbers for our trips. Outside of national holidays or other special events, this price is valid for the whole of 2019.
So with the exception of a few meals, everything on your holiday is included. What we don't include as standard is your international flights, because with these you have a huge range of options depending on the date you want to travel, the route you want to fly, and your preferred departure airport in the UK.
We aren't tied to any particular airline, and we will be delighted to discuss all options with you, or you can even book the flights yourself if you prefer: it's totally up to you.
Our Holidays are rated 5 out of 5 on the Feefo Independent Review Site