We are pleased to announce a very special Kaiut Yoga Carnaval Retreat to be held at the beautiful Sitio Gloria Retreat Centre (www.sitiogloria.com) in the Brazilian countryside from March 1-9, 2019. This is an intimate experience with Francisco and only 20 attendees.
SCHEDULE: We will have dinner together upon arrival on Mar 1st as well as a farewell brunch on the morning of the March 9th. On the 7 days in between our schedule will be as follows:
We will begin our day with meditation that combines respiratory and visceral stimulation through lying down and sitting positions that will be different daily. The self visceral manipulation and breathing exercises together create the proper mindset for the day.
For this work we will need to have an empty stomach. Only a sip of water should be drunk when you wake up, as necessary from the night’s sleep.
Personal practice guided by Francisco that will be mostly hips and standing poses.
Lunch & Leisure Time for reflection, reading, journaling, swimming or walking the many trails.
We will begin our afternoon with a guided meditation through a group inversion practice. Inversions will be both active and passive, in all different variations and combinations.
This will then be followed again by personal practice with Francisco's guidance on what to do, how to do it and how to combine different types of practice. From this you will return home with better skills for your personal practice.
We will gather for tea and conversation in the main house.
We will have dinner together followed by discussion around the fire about the work of the day, the logic behind it and the purpose of it. The intent here is to ensure full understanding in order to support your personal practice ongoing. The discussion will be a combination of questions from the day and one subject per night that Francisco will discuss specifically.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE RETREAT: Shuttle bus transport will be available for all students from the Sao Paolo airport (GRU) to Sitio Glorio on March 1st. We will gather at the Rascal restaurant in Terminal 3 with the shuttle bus departing at 2pm. Rascal is a great place to each lunch as well.
TRANSPORTATION FROM THE RETREAT: There are 2 options post the retreat.
Francisco would like to invite all attendees to visit his Kaiut Yoga School in Curitiba after the retreat as his guests. There will be a shuttle bus that goes from the retreat to Curitiba (a 5-6 hour drive pending number of restroom and refreshment spots en rouse). Accommodation in Curitiba as well as the short flight from Curitiba back to Sao Paolo airport will be your responsibility. There is a great hotel (Hotel Ibis) within walking distance of the studio. If you choose to stay at an Air B'nB in Curitiba let us know at email@example.com and someone at the Curitiba school will go and check out the Air B'nB for you before you book. The address of the School to find an Air B'nB nearby is R. Saldanha Marinho, 1632 - Praça da Espanha, Curitiba - PR, 80430-160, Brazil.
Please note that if you with to visit the Kaiut Yoga School in Curitiba PRIOR to the Carnaval Retreat you may do so but Francisco himself may not be there. There are English speaking teachers however, at the School and they would be happy to host your visit.
Alternatively, attendees can take the shuttle back to the Sao Paolo airport (GRU). It will depart at approximately noon on March 9th and thus flights need to be booked from 5pm onwards. If this is an issue with your available flight times please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org before booking your flights.
FLIGHTS: Book your flight to arrive at the Sao Paolo airport (GRU) on March 1st by 12pm at the latest. If you need to fly in the day before there are many hotels near the airport or we recommend Salviero Executive Jardins on Alameda Campinas 1435 which is in a great Sao Paolo neighbourhood to explore. Book your flight to depart from the Sao Paolo airport (GRU) on March 9pm earliest 5pm, if you are not visiting the Kaiut Yoga School after the retreat.
ACCOMMODATION: All accommodation is shared at Sitio Gloria (2 twin beds per room with a private bathroom) so please indicate upon registration if you have a preferred roommate.
MEALS: Meals at Sitio Gloria are simply amazing. They serve only clean food; organic, vegetarian and delicious. Please advise of any dietary restrictions or allergies upon registration. No alcohol is served.
ENVIRONMENT: Sitio Gloria is a place of solitude, peace and reflection. There are beautiful meandering trails to explore and many hidden alcoves to discover all over the property.
The weather in Brazil is beautiful and can change dramatically very quickly. Layers of clothing are highly recommended. As is rain gear/umbrella.
There is no opportunity for shopping once at the retreat centre nor in the surrounding area. Please bring everything you may need with you including layers of clothing, sun screen, bug repellant, an umbrella, anti-allergy and other medication. All yoga props will be provided.
Insect protection is recommended - either repellent or light coloured, long sleeved clothing. Yellow Fever is present in this area of Brazil but a case had never occurred at the Retreat Centre. If you decide on vaccination please note there is a 30 day incubation period, so plan accordingly.
REGISTRATION: $4000 CAD per person all inclusive (which is about $3000 USD depending on the daily exchange rate). The registration fee includes shuttle bus transportation to/from the Sao Paolo airport, accommodation, all meals and refreshment, and the retreat meditation and practice. Payment options include 100% upon registration or a 3 instalment plan. The non-refundable deposit of $1600 CAD is due upon registration, the 2nd instalment of $1200 CAD is due Dec 1st 2018 and the final instalment of $1200 CAD is due February 1st 2019. To register, CLICK HERE (you will be taken to MindBody, a secure external online processing site, and will be required to create a free account with them - click on the Events Tab and scroll down).
REFUNDS BEFORE THE PROGRAM OF STUDY BEGINS:
1. If written notice of withdrawal is received within 60 days or more of the commencement of the event, Kaiut Yoga will refund 100% of the total tuition less a $200 USD non-refundable deposit.
2. If written notice of withdrawal is received by Kaiut Yoga within 30 days or more of the commencement of the event, Kaiut Yoga will refund 50% of total tuition.
REFUNDS AFTER THE PROGRAM OF STUDY STARTS:
1. If written notice of withdrawal is received by Kaiut Yoga before 30% of the period of instruction has elapsed, Kaiut Yoga may retain 75% of the total tuition.
2.If a student withdraws after 30% of the period of instruction has elapsed, no refund is applicable.