Join Jennifer Moore and Stephanie Gulledge for a truly off the beaten path, active adventure in beautiful and wild Brazil! Together we have searched the northern coast to find our favourite, hidden locations to bring you the perfect mix of unspoilt beaches, food, activities, adventure, culture, relaxation and fun!  Our action-packed, diverse itinerary will leave no two days ever the same!

 

We have wrapped up the very best activities, food and experiences to share with you on the trip of a lifetime.  During your adventure, you will do yoga, learn to surf and stand up paddle board, try capoeira, hike to hidden waterfalls and beaches, learn to make chocolate, caipirinhas and cook our favourite Brazilian dish together.  Along the way, we will introduce you to our local friends who will help you discover the true beauty of this destination.  We have made sure to include all of the amazing local flavours this area has to offer.  You will be spoiled with regional specialties, including many Brazilian superfoods such as acai, cacao, honey & coconut oil.  Of course, we have left some time for you.  Be lazy in a hammock, relax by the pool, browse the local shops or have a spa treatment on us!

 

Come see paradise from our eyes: surf, sup, eat, drink, cook, hike, move, dance, yoga, learn, laugh and connect. Be part of this dream. Paradise can be your reality too!!!


WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 8 nights accommodation in a charming pousada (Single & Double rooms available)
  • Airport Transfer to/from Ilheus
  • All transport during adventure
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners with drinks included (wine, beer, caipirinhas, fresh juice, water)
  • 5 Yoga classes
  • 3 Surf lessons including instruction and equipment rental, as well as video and photos
  • 2 Stand up paddle board lessons
  • Guided hikes

  • Stand up paddle board waterfall excursion
  • 1 Massage or Facial
  • Brazilian cooking class with private chef
  • Capoeira show
  • Private capoeira class
  • Excursion to Cacao Farm – chocolate making class included
  • Tasting local snacks and super foods
  • Cachaca tasting
  • Sunset surprises
  • Daily coconuts
  • All gratuities 

JOIN MY 10 DAY BRAZIL BEACH RETREAT!

Please note, spaces are limited on Brazil Beach ReTreat. If you are interested in coming along, please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

A SAMPLE DAY

7:30AM

Rise and Shine

 

7:45-9:00AM

Morning Yoga

 

9:00AM

Brazilian Breakfast Buffet: coffee, fresh tropical fruit, juices, eggs, local treats!

 

10:00AM

Morning Adventure. Some possibilities include: 

Short hike through the Atlantic rainforest to our hidden beach location for surf lessons with our local Brazilian expert. We will obviously reward ourselves with a delicious treat after surf school for all our hard work!

Head inland to explore a local cacao estate, where you can see first hand the chocolate making process unfold and then taste the final product. We will spend time exploring all that this stunning property has to offer.

Enjoy a hidden rainforest trek through lush jungle that will take us by waterfalls, turtle sightings, epic ocean views, that will lead us to one of the best beaches in the world. Bring your bikini and a book, coconuts are included! You might just get lost in the serenity of this paradise, where the only thing to disturb you will be the sound of the waves. 

 

1:00PM

Lunch: Perhaps a picnic on the beach during our outing of the day, or popping into one of the cute cafes in town!

2:00PM

Hammock, pool, beach or massage time.

 

4:00-6:00PM

Afternoon Activity: 

Stand Up Paddle: Let’s play in the bay! Maybe we will even test out some of our yoga moves on the boards! Falling in is fun, the water is warm!

Capoeira Class! You will be so inspired by the local performance, you’re going to want to try this yourself. Head to the cultural centre for your capoeira class. Warning: this Brazilian martial art will make you laugh and sweat more than you knew was possible!

 

6:00PM

Sunset: Reflect on all you’ve done today with a sunset treat by the sea!

 

7:30PM

Dinner: We will have the opportunity to enjoy so many different surprises:

Take home a taste of Brazil. Learn to make some local specialties in our private cooking class with our favourite female chef. Her food will tantalise your tastebuds!

Hit the town for dinner at one of our favourite hot spots as you enjoy the sea breeze on your sun-kissed skin while the notes of bossa nova fill the air!

 

9:00PM

Get your groove on and shake your hips to forro, samba or reggae. Or maybe a glass of wine, your book and hammock is calling?!

INFORMATION

DATES

2017 DATES COMING SOON! 

 

TO BOOK

If you are interested in Brazil, please email me at jenn@jmoorehealth.com Please note, spaces are limited on Brazil Beach. If you are interested in coming along, please contact me as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

 

ACCOMMODATION

Our “home” for our adventure is in the heart of Itacare, and is surrounded by luscious green vegetation, including mango and papaya trees. It is close to the centre of town and also walking distance to many of the magical city beaches.  There is plenty of communal space for us to spend time together, including in a beautiful yoga shala where we can move, stretch and connect. The rooms are simple and charming, all complete with fans, air-con and terraces with hammocks. No TV’s here, as we want you to truly escape from unwanted distractions. We understand that life goes on, so don’t worry – there is WIFI! There is a pool on the property for lazy lounging and we often find ourselves with visiting monkeys poolside!  A daily delicious breakfast is served that includes many homemade treats and tasty tropical fruits.  We will have the opportunity to really feel at home here when we invite our favourite chef to come create a beautiful dinner for us.  Accommodation options include twin sharing or single rooms.

MEET YOUR GUIDES

Jenn is a health coach, health foods chef, yoga and SUP yoga instructor. A lover of travel, yoga, being active outdoors and anything food related, Brazil’s vibrant energy has stolen a piece of her heart and she can’t wait to show you why!!

Steph was born is the great white north, but is really a free-spirit of the globe.  A professional travel guide, lover of language, yoga teacher, fanatic foodie and curious explorer of the world. She has a true passion to create and share real life experiences, so come join her and open your heart & mind, find human connection and fully live this adventure.

We first met in France while working as cycling guides. We have been lucky enough to work together for the number one travel company in the world and have guided trips in Myanmar together.  We quickly realized that we shared a strong passion for many of the same things and the idea to continue sharing our love for the world began.   As avid travellers, lovers of adventure, culture, food and fun, we can’t wait to share what we have in store for you. When we travel, we like to get inside a culture, to scratch below the surface, and have real experiences that go beyond the norm. We have taken our best of Brazil and rolled it into this adventure for you.


THIS RETREAT IS NOT FOR YOU IF
YOU ARE DEATHLY AFRAID OF BUGS

We will be living in the jungle, you will see bugs. 

 

YOU JUST WANT TO LAY BY THE POOL AND WORK ON YOUR TAN

This adventure is for squeezing the most out of each day and making the most of your time away. If you love to be active, try new things, see and do exciting stuff- this is perfect for you.

 

YOU NEED TO BLOW DRY YOUR HAIR, WEAR TONS OF MAKEUP AND HIGH HEELS EVERYDAY, ALL DAY

It’s going to be hot. You will have beachy hair, your makeup will melt off and you will break your neck on the cobblestones trying to walk in heels. The daily get up is super casual, that being said we will go out for some nice dinners where you can do your hair and paint your face.

YOU DON’T LIKE TO BE WITH GROUPS OF PEOPLE

We will be spending A LOT of time together, you need to want to make new friends and soak up this time with other amazing like-minded people.

 

YOU ARE AFRAID TO TRY NEW FOODS, AREN’T INTERESTED IN NEW CULTURES, PEOPLE AND EXPERIENCES

Everything will be new to you. It can be overwhelming at first when you show up to a new place, but our hope is that you will embrace the food, culture and people. If you do, you will leave full of the contagious Brazilian energy and happiness!

 

YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A DETOX, CLEANSE, JUICING OR WEIGHT LOSS RETREAT

Nope, this isn’t it. We are going to eat, we are going to have a beer or cocktail if we feel like it and we will definitely not be going hungry.

FAQs

You are welcome to take part in all the activities on offer, but everything is optional. If you’d prefer to lounge at the pool, shop, get a massage, do more yoga or go read your book at a cafe with a coffee, you are free to make this retreat YOUR OWN. This is your time to ReTreat Yourself!

Is this only for women?

Nope, guys are welcome too!

What if I am coming on my own?

Amazing and well done you for having a sense of adventure to come on your own! There are single room options available or we can try to pair you up with another single traveller to share a room.

What if I haven´t done yoga before, will I be ok?

I think you will enjoy the retreat more if you do some yoga before coming. Start doing it now- go to class, do videos at home between now and the retreat. We do not recommend showing up to the retreat never having done yoga. And, remember, everything is optional, so if yoga isn’t your thing and you’d rather sleep in- it’s up to you!

I’ve never surfed or done Stand Up Paddle

No, problem! This will be the perfect place to learn both! And don’t worry, everyone else will probably be in the same boat as you- new to surf and SUP.

Do I have to participate in all the activities?

Nope, it’s totally up to you! You do whatever will make your experience the best for you. You are welcome to take part in all the activities on offer, but everything is optional. If you’d prefer to lounge at the pool, shop, get a massage, do more yoga or go read your book at a cafe with a coffee, you are free to make this adventure YOUR OWN. This is your time to ReTreat Yourself!

Is this a detox or cleanse retreat?

No, it isn’t. You can eat and drink as much as you like on this adventure. Breakfast is included everyday and lunch and dinner are also included most days and will consist of a healthy option. You will have some lunches and dinners on your own, where you can try the great culinary delights, so it will be up to you what you want to eat. Maybe you will be trying out the health food scene, or maybe you will be looking for the best cocktail in town!