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.

Food Yogi on the Healthy You TV show

[youtube]http://youtu.be/xA1eVs4nW1Y[/youtube] 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
6pm: Dinner
7pm: Meeting the teachers

EARTH200DAY 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)

WATER200DAY 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)

FIRE200DAY 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 & Fire Dancing (Bells, Cymbals)
9:00pm: Stargazing (optional)

AIR200DAY 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 & Dancing (Flutes and wind instruments, singing)
9:00pm: Stargazing (optional)

ETHER200DAY 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 & Aromatherapy Sessions
1:00pm: Lunch
3:30-5pm: 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.



paulhead-yogi-190Paul Rodney Turner, the “Food Yogi” is the international director of Food for Life and the co-founder of Food for Life Global (www.ffl.org), the world headquarters for the charity. Food for Life is the largest plant-based food relief in the world with projects in over 50 countries that serves up to 3 million meals daily. He is the author of 5 books, including FOOD YOGA – Nourishing Body, Mind & Soul and The 5 Noble Truths. Paul is an accomplished vegan and raw gourmet chef, numerologist, yogi, and spiritual guide.

JaggyLalita190Juliana Castaneda Prana (www.julianaprana.com) is the first certified food yogini who directs the only vegan animal shelter in South America, Paramatma Farm (www.julianasanimalsanctuary.org). She is also an accomplished vegan chef, reiki healer, aromotherapist and spiritual intuitive. She is currently working on several cookbooks and a range of protective jewellery using the sacred tulasi wood.


Secure your spot before August 15 and save $150. Limited spaces available. Price includes accommodation for 6 days/5 nights, all meals, education and workshops. 



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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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