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Yoga Medicine Retreat & Cocoon Experience in Brazil

  • Cavalcanti Brazil (map)

An amazing opportunity for self-introspection and transformation on an eight-night yoga, meditation, and sacred medicine retreat in Cavalcanti, Brazil.

Join us for a transformative experience in Cavalcante, a hidden corner of the majestic Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park with breathtaking waterfalls! This special retreat is designed to help you reconnect to the sacred within. The activities will be hosted at Espaço Coração de Luz (Heart of Light Space) retreat center, a dedicated space for those seeking truth through the self-knowledge.

This retreat includes 8-night accommodations in a shared home; two sacred medicine ceremonies and individual cocoon experiences with the technique’s creator Márcio Porto-Jalal; daily meditation and yoga classes; waterfall and hiking excursions; and homemade vegetarian meals and snacks.

Márcio Porto-Jalal has been developing the Cocoon experience over the past twenty years to create a transformative experience to help participants rediscover their true nature. Using herbs, aromatherapy, and sound, the Cocoon will take you into a meditative state which will open space for alignment and transformation.

A breath of life, a breath of joy, an encounter with yourself! The Cocoon is a loving, sweet, warm hug. It is to see! An inner-insight, an alignment...
— Márcio Porto-Jalal

About the instructors:

Márcio Porto-Jalal considers himself a facilitator for those who seek to encounter their true selves. He dedicates his life to the exploration, study, development, and sharing techniques and tools for self knowledge. His focus is on the creation of an environment for interior investigation – Espaço Coração de Luz, where the retreat will be held is a manifestation of this intention. Everything he does holds his special touch, inspired by the tools he has acquired and experienced during his journey of more than 30 years which includes planting, harvesting and cooking ayahuasca, the 20 years of developing the Cocoon technique and most recently building the space “Coração de Luz” where he offers silent and active meditation sessions, the medicine from the Jungle and the Cocoon Experience. He travels around Brazil taking his work and offering an opportunity to those who desire to experience with him all that he has encountered walking his path.

Nichole Patxot will lead yoga and meditation classes with a focus on breathwork and internal alignment. Nichole has been practicing yoga and meditation for over a decade, continuously exploring the different styles of asana and meditative practices that have become an anchoring point in her life. She teaches alignment-based flow classes that reflect her yogic journey - a mind, body, and soul experience that beginning and advanced practitioners alike can connect to. She continues to investigate the many wonderful techniques that can lead us down the road of transformation.

Agustín Oroná is co-hosting and co-facilitating this retreat experience. He has been a student of the sacred medicines of Brazil for several years and now serves as an apprentice to Márcio, learning how to plant, cultivate, cook, protect and share the medicine in a good way. He speaks fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese and has traveled across five continents sharing his music.

Retreat cost of $750 per participant. Initial $250 deposit required by September 15 as space is limited! 

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