This detox retreat is a curated transformational luxurious experience hosted in an expansive private residence on the white sand beaches of Northern Brazil. You will feast and fast on local power plants and functional foods from neighbouring organic farms, the beach on our doorstep and the Brazilian Amazon. You will enjoy endless beach-spa treatments made from bioactive ingredients, rare and precious Ayurvedic oils and local marine algae. The protocol is rounded out with rooftop and poolside Kundalini and restorative yoga, medicine making workshops, dune hiking, sunrise ceremonies, a trip to a very special local jungle farm, art, stars and bonfires. Time to shine.
Maracajaú is a little fishing and beach community located in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, about 50 km from the state capital, Natal. The retreat will take place on a beautiful and exclusive private residence on the white sand beaches of Maracajaú. The Amaveda retreat will occupy several private villas located on a converted coconut plantation just outside the village. During free time, guests can stroll along miles of virgin beaches, play in the clear turquoise sea, lounge poolside or just swing in a hammock and chill out.
Acai is an Amazonian fruit with one of the world’s highest levels of antioxidants. I have combined my own personal experience of fasting on Acai in the Amazon with the findings from the clinical fasting supervisor of the Health Science Institute in Kyoto, Japan and created an effective 3-day Acai fasting protocol. As we will be so close to the source, this incredible medicinal fruit will play an active role in our SHINE PLAN as it boosts fat metabolism, plumps up the skin and gives the complexion a natural glow.
This is the only retreat in the world where you can experience an Acai Fasting Protocol.
The Marine-algae found on this coast is coveted by international cosmetic companies (who have been spotted harvesting there). There will be bioactive and microbiome-friendly organic spa products for purification, exfoliating and deep hydration on offer daily. The marine-algae based products will be used for pampering and be beautifying ourselves while we play the wild beach and therapeutic waters, supporting our largest detox organ, the SKIN.
Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantra and relaxation, the combination of which activates the glandular system strengthens the nervous system, expands the lung capacity and purifies the bloodstream. Early morning yoga, sunset yoga and meditation classes happen every day.
All levels are welcome and supported.
Our friends in Brazil have recommended a visit to the truly unique and absolutely beautiful day spa experience at Tao Paradise. We will break our fast here on a specially prepared meal, enjoy restorative body treatments and take in the healing powers of simply passing the day in this spectacular setting.
You will dine on delicious and simple food that is made from fresh organic and locally grown ingredients. The menu is designed to offer a gentle digestive-system reset so the food experience focuses on natural and wild foods from our neighbouring organic farm, the beach and the Brazilian Amazon. Hand-blended herbal infusions, as well as fresh, coconut water isotonics, are served daily to keep the body hydrated and juicy. In this detox, there is no starving or suffering involved.
The Amazonian botanicals incorporated in the protocol have collectively been used to alleviate tired mind and body, increase blood flow and stamina, relieve pain, encourage emotional strength and to fortify the libido. We will also be taking high quality imported supplements to round out the detox protocol.
During the retreat, we will uncover tools for improved dream recollection, demystify the pleasure zone of liminal dreaming and use practical and fun exercises for lucid dream activation. Walking up to the power of your dreams is a life-enriching auto-shamanic practice creating access to healing messages as well as sources of guidance and transformation. The adjacent rolling dessert dunes provide us with the perfect dreamscape to dive into dream activation.
Dreams will show you where you are and where you are going. They reveal your destiny- Carl Jung
Maracajaú faces due east so the sun rises directly in front of the beach, creating a daily celebration of light and renewal. Playful sunrise rituals harness the power of the infrared rays present at day-break benefiting the hypothalamus and penal glad, melatonin production and our theta brainwaves.
We will also be offering several workshops throughout the week on the topics of conscious eating practices according to Ayurveda and functional food recipes and preparation.
Maracajaú is a fishing and beach community located in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte about 50 km from the state capital, Natal. Natal is an international airport. Guests will be picked up from Natal airport.
Coming from the US and Canada
The best route is via Rio or Sau Paulo, then on to Natal. AVIANCA flys direct from Miami to Natal.
Coming from the UK or Europe
The best route is via Lisbon; it is only a 6-hour direct flight to Natal. Best flights are found through TAP, LATAM, AIR PORTUGAL and MERIDIANA in Italy.
Coming from South America
The best route is via Rio or Sau Paulo, then on to Natal.
Coming from within Brazil
There are direct flights from both Sau Paulo and Rio with TAM, GOL, BLUE and AVIANCA. Connecting flights can cost considerably less and may fly to Natal via Salvador da Bahia, Recife, Fortaleza, Brazilia, and Joao Pessoa among others.
The price is all-inclusive, per person and in US currency.
The Amaveda retreat will occupy rooms in several private villas located on a converted coconut plantation. All the rooms are beautiful and stylish, have top quality mattresses and bedding and are en-suite private bathrooms.
All rooms have self-controlled air conditioning.
Payments can be made in quotas.
To secure your place on the retreat along with your room choice, you will need to make a minimum deposit of $1000 per person.
Deposits are fully refundable upon written request until March 1, 2018
All deposits and payments are 100% non-refundable after March 1, 2018
Remaining balances will be due in full on March 15, 2018
If you prefer to make a one-time payment for the full amount due, the same refund conditions apply.
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T. Urrea- Lima 2013