6 Day Food Yoga Retreat in Brazil

Join director of Food for Life and “food yogi,” Paul Rodney Turner for a 6 day food yoga retreat in the spectacular Dharma Shala Eco Retreat in Brazil. The ultimate goal of the retreat is to inspire you to live your life more consciously and to make food choices and your relationship with food more meaningful and nourishing to your body, mind and soul.


As humans, we resonate to “five”-ness, therefore, your retreat will unfold and nourish your body, mind and spirit through reconnecting with the 5 principle elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. Each day we will immerse ourselves in one of the elements – understanding how that elements expresses itself in nature, our body, food, music and activities.

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Our Food Yogi team have created a special program for helping you become fully immersed in each one of the elements, through theory and practical activities on the first day and then an excursion the following day where we will all experience the full power of each element and discuss what we’ve learnt. We will spend one whole day on each of the five main elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether) culminating in a feast where everyone will be involved in putting their food yoga skills to practice.

Arrival (23 September)

4pm: Registration begins
7pm: Meeting the teachers


DAY 1 – EARTH (24th September)

5:30am: Morning Sun gazing (optional)
7:30am: Breakfast
9:00am: Introduction to Food Yoga
9:30am: Immersion in Earth

  • Earthling exercises
  • Yoga asanas for grounding
  • Organic Gardening & Cow Protection

11:30am: Learning about Earth foods
12:00pm: Kitchen: Earth food creations

  • How to make non-leavened breads

1:00pm: Lunch
3:30pm: Workshop: Making Incense
4:30pm: Workshop: Introduction to Reiki
6:00pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Earth Music Jam
9:00pm: Stargazing (optional)


DAY 2 – WATER (25th September)

5:30am: Morning Sun gazing (optional)
7:30am: Breakfast
9:00am: Recap on Earth Immersion
9:30am: Immersion in Water (visit to waterfall)

  • Water guided Meditation
  • Water Yoga
  • Honouring Water
  • Water energetics with crystals and affirmations

11:30am: Learning about Water foods
12:00pm: Kitchen: Water food creations

  • Smoothies
  • Juices
  • Mocktails

1:00pm: Lunch
3:30pm: Workshop: Homeopathy basics
4:30pm: Kitchen: Water food creations

  • Raw Desserts

6:00pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Drum Circle
9:00pm: Stargazing (optional)


DAY 3 – FIRE (26th September)

5:30am: Morning Sun gazing (optional)
7:30am: Breakfast
9:00am: Recap on Water Immersion
9:30am: Immersion in Fire

  • Honouring Fire
  • Flame meditation
  • Chi Gong Exercises
  • Yoga for increasing fire

11:30am: Learning about Fire foods
12:00pm: Kitchen: Fire food creations

  • Salsa
  • Spicy Kale Chips

1:00pm: Lunch
4:00pm: Wedding Ceremony and fire sacrifice. Honouring the union of Paul (Priyavrata das) and Juliana (Jagannatha Priya devi dasi).
6:00pm: Dinner Vegan BBQ
7:30pm: Fire Music Circle and Fire Dancing (Bells, Cymbals)
9:00pm: Stargazing (optional)


DAY 4 – AIR (27th September)

5:30am: Morning Sun gazing (optional)
7:30am: Breakfast
9:00am: Recap on Fire Immersion
9:30am: Immersion in Air (visit mountainous area)

  • Honoring Air
  • Pranic Breathing
  • Chanting practice
  • Tai Chi

11:30am: Learning about Air foods
12:00pm: Kitchen: Air food creations

  • Banana desserts
  • Apple desserts

1:00pm: Lunch
3:30pm: Workshop: Introduction to Aromatherapy
4:30pm: Kitchen: Air food creations

  • Mango Smoothie
  • Date desserts
  • Fig snack bar

6:00pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Alchemy of Voice Singing and Dancing (Flutes and wind instruments, singing)
9:00pm: Stargazing (optional)


DAY 5 – ETHER (28 September)

5:30am: Morning Sun gazing (optional)
7:30am: Breakfast
9:00am: Recap on Air Immersion
9:30am: Immersion in Ether

  • Intuitive cooking
  • Affirmations (The 5 Noble Truths)
  • Mantra Meditation (Japa)
  • Food Offering meditation

11:30pm: Reiki and Aromatherapy Sessions
1:00pm: Lunch
3:30pm: Depart by bus



In India, every “Holy Dhama” (sacred site) has its Dharma Shala (for hosting retreats). Vrindavan, the birthplace of Lord Krishna is one of the holiest places in India and inspired that tradition, the project Goura Vrindavan was born nearly 20 years ago. The crown jewel of the Goura Vrindavan project is the new Dharma Shala eco retreat. The founders of the project wanted that each guests could make their inner journey of spirituality, while also living in comfort and surrounded by the most sublime pleasures of nature.

The Dharma Shala has 18 accommodations in 3 blocks:


Holy Places Suites

8 Standard suites (30 square metres) includes:

  • Private bathroom with central water heater
  • Spring water source
  • Veranda with hammock
  • Panoramic view of forest
  • Orchard and gardens
  • Ceiling Fan
  • handcrafted beds (one double and one bunk bed in each suite)

Asta sakhis Suites with Sea View

3 Deluxe Suites (36 square metres) includes:

  • 5 Lofts Master duplex (70 m2)
  • Beautiful View of the Sea (Bahia Big Island), forest, and orchard and gardens
  • Doors and all furniture handcrafted
  • Ensuite bathroom with water heater
  • Private bathroom with central water heater
  • Spring Water source
  • Veranda with hammock
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Mezzanine wood (lofts)
  • Mini kitchen (lofts)

Standard Suites

2 Suites (20 square metres) without balcony includes:

  • 3 Private bathroom with electric shower
  • Spring Water source
  • Veranda
  • Ceiling Fan

Therapies and Relaxations

The retreat has a team of partners to serve you in this very special moment. Services include:

  • Ayurvedic Massage with essential oil
  • Massage Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Massage with Bamboo

*You must call in advance to make sure of availability

Ecological Walks

The Dharma Shala Eco villa has a territory of 850 hectares, being largely comprised of virgin Atlantic forest, in a valley with many waterfalls, springs, and beautiful trails. Visitors can experience the full depth of the natural life of the mountains and more than likely experience a powerful connection with the energy of the forest.



Food Yoga 5 Day Retreat

Price includes all education materials, three meals per day (Buffet), accommodation and all workshops
After July 31, the price increases $150

Accommodation & All Meals

Standard Suites – 320 ft2 with Private Bathroom, Private Varanda with hammock, and Forest View.
· Double Suíte – USD 1090,00 (per person)
· Single Suíte – USD 1390,00 (per person)

Deluxe Suites – 430 ft2 with Private Bathroom, Private Varanda with hammock, Ocean and Forest View.
· Double Suíte – USD 1190,00 (per person)
· Single Suíte – USD 1490,00 (per person)

Duplex Lofts – 650 ft2 with Private Bathroom, 2nd floor mezzanine, Bay Window with hammock, Ocean and Forest Panoramic View.
· Double Suíte – USD 1290,00 (per person)
· Single Suíte – USD 1590,00 (per person)

Register NOW to secure your spot!

Choose your Accommodation (per person)
Standard DOUBLE $1,090.00 USD
Standard SINGLE $1,390.00 USD
Deluxe DOUBLE $1,190.00 USD
Deluxe SINGLE $1,490.00 USD
Duplex Lofts DOUBLE $1,290.00 USD
Duplex Lofts SINGLE $1,590.00 USD

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Contact for more information

Dharma Shala Web site: http://www.dharmashala.com.br/index.html
Contact: Acyutananda dasa
Pousada Dharma Shala
(24) 99962-5262 (Vivo)

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