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We are pleased to announce a very special Kaiut Yoga Carnaval Retreat to be held at the beautiful Sitio Gloria Retreat Centre ( in the Brazilian countryside from February 9-17 2018.


SCHEDULE: We will have dinner together upon arrival on Feb 9th as well as a farewell brunch on the morning of the 17th. Our days from Feb 10th to the 16th will be as follows:


We will begin our day with a combined respiratory and visceral stimulation through a combination of 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 enough water should be drunk when you wake up and before we start so as to moisturize your mouth, if necessary, from the night’s sleep.

Afterwards we will have tea together to kick start the system.




A regular guided practice that will be mostly hips and standing poses.




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 practice will be guided by a different team each day.

We will then have a short tea break.


This time will be for a guided personal practice. Francisco will guide each of you through a personal practice, each doing something different with my 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.


This will be personal time for reflection, reading, journaling or walking the trails.

7pm onwards

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: Shuttle bus transport will be available from all student from the Sao Paolo to Sitio Glorio on Feb  9th, exact time and pick up location pending confirmation of guest flight information. We would ideally like the shuttle to leave the Sao Paolo airport mid-afternoon to allow for dinner at the retreat centre so if you have flight options, please book to allow for this if possible. On Feb 17th, students will have the option to take the shuttle bus back to the Sao Paolo airport or to Curitiba if they wish to visit the Kaiut Yoga School. Transportation from Curitiba back to the airport will be the responsibility of students.

Please note that if you with to visit the Kaiut Yoga School in Curitiba PRIOR to the Carnival Retreat you may do so but Francisco himself will not be there. He will be in Curitiba only after the Carnival Retreat, at which time he would love to host you at the School.

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. There is no alcholol on the property.

ENVIRONMENT: This is a place of solitude, peace and reflection deep in the Brazilian rainforest. There are beautiful trails to explore on the property.

Please be aware 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, anti-allergy and other medication. Yoga props will be provided.

REGISTRATION: $4000 Cdn (approx. $3000 USD) per person, all inclusive. The registration fee includes shuttle bus transportation, accommodation, all meals, and the retreat. Payment options include 100% upon registration or a 3 instalment plan: upon registration, Sept 30th and Jan 30th. 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- the event is listed at the bottom of the Events tab). 

INQUIRIES: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at