Ashtanga Retreat Brazil

Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style

2 x 1 week of Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style, Meditation & Yin Yoga

1st week from 16th – 23rd of November, 2019

2nd week from 23rd – 30th of November, 2019


Ashtanga_TrancosoWe invite you to join us for an Ashtanga Yoga retreat in Trancoso in Bahia, Brazil.

Bahia, perhaps Brazil’s most laidback state, is home to the “Discovery Coast”, where the village of Trancoso sits on Unesco-protected shores. Backed by thick jungle on three sides, ocean on the fourth, Trancoso has developed separately from the rest of the world.

We are staying at Vila Pitanga Trancoso, an exclusive pousada hotel located in the best part of Trancoso – only 800 mts from the famous Quadrado, a short walk to the stunning beaches of Trancoso. The chalets and the main house are set within a tropical garden for your utmost relaxation. Breakfast is served open air on the terrasse next to the swimming pool. The place and its surrounding offers tranquility and the simple luxury of life.

The shala in the main house is our daily practice spot for the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style morning classes and afternoon Yin Yoga classes or silent meditation practice.

The Retreat Package

Saturday 16th Nov // 23rd Nov – arrival day2dd0f4_d94746faf46d4b9888be34d994f7f135~mv2_d_3264_2448_s_4_2

17:30 – 18:45h     Yin Yoga


Sunday 17th Nov // 24th Nov

07:00 – 07:30h     Silent Meditation

07:30 – 09:30h     Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style

09:30 – 11:00h     breakfast

18:00 – 19:15h     Yin Yoga



Monday 18th Nov // 25th Nov

07:00 – 07:30 h    Meditation

07:30 – 09:30h     Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style

09:30 – 11:00h     breakfast

18:00 – 19:15h      Ashtanga Workshop*


Tuesday 19th Nov // 26th Nov

07:00 – 07:30h     Meditation2dd0f4_43155530b326450d86664c049cbf9b0a~mv2_d_4193_3145_s_4_2

07:30 – 09:30h     Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style

09:30 – 11:00h     breakfast

18:00 – 19:15h     Yin Yoga


Wednesday 20th Nov // 27th Nov

07:00 – 07:30 h    Meditation

07:30 – 09:30h     Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style

09:30 – 11:00h     breakfast



Thursday 21st Nov // 28th Nov

07:00 – 07:30 h    Meditation

07:30 – 09:30h     Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style

09:30 – 11:00h     breakfast

18:00 – 19:15h      Ashtanga Workshop**


Friday 22nd Nov // 29th Nov

07:00 – 07:30h     Meditation

07:30 – 09:30h     Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style2dd0f4_174a4385c67a4ed98855c78ee93f337b~mv2

09:30 – 10:30h     Circle (time for questions, sharing stories …)


Saturday 23rd Nov // 30th Nov

08:00 – 10:00       Breakfast


*with a focus on alignment, Ujjayi, Bandhas and Drishti depending on the groups’ demand
**depending on level of students e. g. introduction to 2nd series, focus on breath, bandha and drishti in Ashtanga Yoga practice


The retreat is suitable for all levels of practitioners.

All Ashtanga Yoga classes will be taught Mysore style from 07:30 to 09:30 am. We start together at 07:30 h with the chant of the Mangalam mantra. Every morning before the Ashtanga Yoga class, there will be 30 minutes of silent meditation. Everybody is invited to come and participate but it is up to you if and at what time you join for meditation.

If you are new to Ashtanga Yoga and / or Mysore style, we teach you step-by-step to the fundamentals of Ashtanga Yoga and you start learning the Primary series. We introduce you to the concept of Mysore style teachings. By the end of the retreat you will have build your Ashtanga Yoga practice according to your levels and abilities. You will leave with a daily Yoga routine to keep practicing back at home if you wish.

Depending on the amount of students, the beginners and introduction class to Ashtanga Yoga can be taught within the morning Mysore class setting or directly after.

Please bring your own yoga mat and a towel for adjustments.


The retreat is hosted by Melanie Schwier and Rebeca Rivera. Melanie teaches all yoga classes & workshops. Rebeca together with her husband Hérnan is the owner of Vila Pitanga and besides being a Kundalini teacher, she is a dedicated practicioner of Ashtanga Yoga.

Melanie is an Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and the Founder of Ashtanga Yoga Revolution. She believes that Yoga is more than just a physical practice, but a path practiced on and off the mat.

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One week Ashtanga Yoga Trancoso Brazil includes all Meditaiton, Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style classes & workshops and Yin Yoga classes as per retreat programm, accommodation in a shared triple room, in a double room or in an individual room. Vila Pitanga vegetarian breakfast with local fruits and regional specialities from Bahia.

 Vila Pitanga offers an outdoor kitchen area with cooking facilities where each individual can prepapre their lunch and / or diner or where we can organize ourselves to prepare family diners together.

starting from US$ 600.- * incl. all Yoga I Meditation I accommodation with breakfast **

*Please note that flights and transfers are not included. Airport pick up and drop off can be arranged on request. Please enquire for rates.
**depending on the accommodation type

for bookings and enquiries pleas email:


See you on the mat!



Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Martha Graham (1894 – 1991) modern dancer and choreographer




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