Rise Up!

Explore exotic Brazil with Luciana Freire—and flow into a lifetime of beauty, joy and healing.


Immerse in play, exploration and restoration during this transformative mind, body & spirit adventure.


Choose one or both experiences!


Rio and Ipanema :

October 4 – 10, 2017


John of God :

October 10 – 14, 2017




In Brazil, we believe that beauty is within you. Around you.  Above and below you. Awaken to the magic that is uniquely yours.


Learn to live your life as a “carnaval". A dance. An evolution that bring us more deeply into ourselves. 


Join Brazilian yogini, Luciana Freire, as she leads this retreat deep into beautiful, colorful and unforgettable seaside Brazilian communities. Explore your way into bliss with daily yoga and meditation classes. Laugh, play, explore and indulge in sumptuous cuisine and become in touch

with the exuberant lifestyle of the Brazilian culture. 


Rio de Janerio

October 2-8th 2018

The Samba capital of Brazil, this one-of-a-kind city will surprise, seduce and scintillate. 


Package includes:

• 6 nights with breakfast included at Grand Hyatt


• Private chauffeur for trip transfer from and to the airport

• City tour:

  . Sugar Loaf and Tijuca forest with ticket included

  . Christ the Redeemer with ticket included

  . City Center and Lapa

 All tours are with English Guide.

• A welcome goodie bag 

• Portuguese language and cultural coaching  

• 2 daily Yoga classes ( sunrise and sunset )

. Cooking Lesson

. Cocktail Lesson

. And many more surprises to make your experience in Rio- UNFORGETTABLE! 


  Single Room: $2,400.00 after August 1st: U$ 2,600.00

  Double Room: U$1,700.00 after August 1st: U$1,900,00

Cancellations received after August 1, 2018 will not be eligible for a refund.



Modern and hip, Ipanema is a favorite among artists, intellectuals, high society and  tanned carioca youth, looking for the best in fashion, culture and gastronomy. Ipanema is most famous for its beach and boutiques, so most days are spent soaking up the sun and seeking out bargains at the many eclectic shops. Be sure to hit the beach early to secure a good spot for swimming and people watching. Throughout the day, you’ll find plenty of vendors offering coconut water, soft drinks, beer, and snacks. Once you’ve had your fill of sun, sand and surf, browse the shops along Visconde de Piraja and then cap off your day with dinner at a vibrant restaurant and drinks at one of the many lively bars. 

Tentative Rio and Ipanema Itinerary:  


1st day

Arrival: A private driver will be waiting for you upon arrival at your gate

Hotel:  Relax, unpack and get settled  

Sunset: Yoga at the beach; receive your goodie bag and complete itinerary

Dinner: Local restaurant


2nd day

8:00am: Sunrise Meditation and Yoga at the Beach

9:30am: Breakfast
11:00am: Christ Redeemer Tour

5:30pm: Sunset Yoga

8:00pm: Dinner at Santa Teresa with Roda de Samba


3rd day

8:00am: Sunrise Meditation and Yoga

9:30am: Breakfast

11:00am: Hike Pedra da Gavea (Optional)

5:30pm: Sunset Yoga - Restorative

 8:00pm: Dinner in Ipanema


4th day

8:00am: Sunrise Meditation and Yoga

9:30am: Breakfast

11:00am: Leisure Day

5:30pm: Sunset Arpoador; Meditation/Yoga

8:00pm: Dinner Leblon


5th day

8:00am: Sunrise Meditation and Yoga

9:30am: Breakfast

11:00am: Sugar Loaf

5:30pm: Sunset Yoga

8:00pm: Lapa nightlife:

Lapa is the historic home of samba music, the center of Rio’s nightlife, and one of the city’s most visited areas. 


6th day

8:00am: Sunrise Meditation and Yoga

9:30am: Breakfast

11:00am: Free Day 

5:30pm: Sunset Yoga With Closing Ceremony Samba and Roda de Music

John of God

Abadiania- October 10th to 14th

If you are seeking deeper healing, this optional package to Abadia-Goiania, brings to you to one of the world’s most acclaimed and famous healers—John of God and his retreat center.


Beloved by all of Brazil and a pilgrimage site for thousands throughout the world, John of God has been a destination and source of healing for luminaries that include Oprah and Dr. Wayne Dyer, as well journalists, scientists and physicians who often visit to learn more and report on this unassuming man who many believe is a catalyst for seemingly miraculous healings.

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Single Room: $800

Double Room: $575


Prices includes hotel and transfer from and to airport.


Cancellations received after August 1, 2017 will not be eligible for a refund.

Sample John of God Itinerary:

10/10 to 10/14


1st day

Arrive at the hotel, get settled and go to dinner. Early bed.


2nd, 3rd and 4th day

7:00am: Breakfast

7:30am: Walk to the center “ Casa Ignacio de Loyola” to get our ticket to get in line. 

8:00am: Ceremony Starts

11:00am: Community Meal at the Center and Head to Hotel For Rest

2:00pm: Go Back to the Center

5:30pm: Dinner and Early Bed.

* It is suggested to wear only white clothes at the center. Please plan accordingly.

Things That You Need To Have For Your Trip To Brazil

  • A valid passport

  • A tourist visa. You can NOT enter Brazil without a tourist visa. For more info: Click Here

  • A plane ticket to Brazil and Brasilia if you are planning on going to John of God. 

  • For your international flight. You have to buy your ticket to Rio - Galeao International Airport. Please share with me your flight information so I can have the driver ready to pick you up.

  • For the John of God airfare you can contact the traveling agency that I use in Brazil. They are safe, efficient and they speak english. Email them: pedro@pierturismo.tur.br

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