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200-Hour Transformational Yoga Teacher Training in Brazil

Imagine relaxing on a white sand beach of a crystal clear lagoon and drinking from a fresh green coconut. Picture yourself hiking through the mountains of the lush Atlantic Rainforest and cooling off in hidden waterfall pools. Envision living the peaceful practice of yoga in a tropical paradise unlike any other.

After several years of practicing and teaching together, master yoga teachers Mimi Ray and Jessica Lee are offering a very special opportunity for yoga practitioners and teachers to deepen their practice in beautiful Brazil. Mimi and Jessica will be hosting an off-the-beaten path yoga adventure and teacher training in the northern region of Rio de Janeiro state.


  • Guided excursions
  • Intensive yoga practice
  • Daily yoga & meditation practice
  • Live music and unique cultural activities
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • 27 nights accommodation


26 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, English
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You will be spending most of the training on a private farm in Sana. The remainder of the trip will be in a pousada near the beach in Arraial do Cabo. Accommodation will be in shared rooms of up to three people, but private rooms are also available upon request at extra cost.

Living Yoga in Brazil Retreat & YTT Program

This is much more than your average yoga retreat. You'll stay on a private farm located in a beautiful nature reserve in Brazils atlantic rainforest. In addition to our daily yoga and meditation sessions we will prepare and learn about organic healing foods, chant mantras around campfires, hike through incredible mountain forest trails, and cool off in beautiful waterfalls and ocean lagoons. You will also enjoy guided excursions, massage, delicious vegetarian meals, live music, and other cultural treats.

A unique journey

You will have an opportunity to see Brazil in a way few tourists ever experience. It is also an opportunity to dive deeply into your yoga practice, and experience the yogic lifestyle in a way few practitioners ever do. You will also study the poses in practice, movement and alignment principles, anatomy, philosophy, subtle body anatomy, meditation and the history of yoga. Learn the elements of a good class; develop safe and intelligent sequencing strategies and skills.

Throughout the program, you will have plenty of opportunities to practice teaching, and discover your unique voice as a teacher. This 200-hour yoga teacher training meets and exceeds the curriculum standard of Yoga Alliance in all areas of study.

Training syllabus

  • Asana: poses in practice and fundamentals of teaching poses
  • Philosophy and history underlying yoga
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Breath, meditation and pranayama
  • Yoga sutras: Yamas and Niyamas
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and lifestyle principles
  • Subtle energy body: the chakras and nadis
  • Find your unique voice as a teacher
  • Sequencing strategies
  • Class development and the aim of a class
  • Alignment, adjustments and modifications
  • Therapeutic and healing application of yoga asana and lifestyle

Daily schedule

  • A typical day during the program will look like this:
  • 08:00: Yoga asana practice
  • 09:00: Breakfast
  • 10:00: Teacher training module
  • 14:00: Lunch followed by excursion and / or free time
  • 18:00: Meditation and pranayama
  • 19:00: Dinner
  • 20:00: Campfire and mantra
  • 21:00: Rest

Included excursions

Beaches of Arrial do Cabo

Mountain rainforests of Sana


You will get the best of Brazilian nature by spending half your trip on the pristine beaches and islands of Arraial do Cabo and the other portion in Sana, a protected nature reserve high up in the mountains of the beautiful Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil. Both locations are in the state of Rio de Janeiro.



  • Diving
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace


  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Teacher Training is vegetarian-friendly

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You will be served delicious and healthy vegetarian food.

What's included

  • Airport transfers
  • Cultural treats
  • Daily yoga and meditation practice and teacher training modules
  • Guided excursions
  • In-depth 200-hour teacher training certification
  • Live music performance
  • Massages
  • Vegetarian meals

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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