The Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat is now postponed to April 2018.
Seminars will be held in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Paraty is a historic town on the Coast of the Rio De Janeiro State in Brazil.
The Eco-Village and the Hotel Dharma Shala are in mountainous jungle.

The Eco-Village has:
Many waterfalls in the mountains, near gorgeous preserved beaches; vegetable gardens, cows,
exotic tropical birds, wild bananas, tropical fruit trees, fresh ‘ahimsa milk’ and a beautiful temple.

The Retreat offers:
Vegetarian and Vegan organic meals
Daily hikes to different waterfalls
Bhakti & Asana Yoga classes
Ayurvedic teachings
Shamanic experiences & Guided meditation
Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking classes
Kirtan (spiritual music sessions)
Herbal/Botanical Medicine/Natural healing
‘Cinema and the Psyche’ workshop
Murals and basic painting workshop

We will also have music and other performances during a bonfire on the last night.

Massages, one to one therapy with the Ayurveda, Natural Medicine Doctors and Counselors, day or half-day visits to the historic town and preserved beaches nearby can be arranged but are not included.


Seven Days and Six Nights
Sept 15th until the 22nd in English ~ Sept 24th until Oct 1st in Portuguese/Spanish

Prices, Packages and the booking form are here
To secure your place please fill out the form.

Seminars/workshops descriptions are here

The Seminars & Workshops Schedule here

Package prices include all seminars and workshops, its certificates and all meals.
Not included: Flights and pickup /drop off at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport.
Pick ups with our Van (12 persons) cost $60 each way.


GURUDAS ~ The ‘Vedic Care’ Founder, Author, Photographer, Counselor, Yogi and Devotee of Krishna
The ‘New York Times’ article here
ARADHANA DEVI DASI ~ Bhakti Yogini, Film Actor & Producer and Co-Founder of The ‘Vedic Care’
CHAITANYA SWARUP DAS ~ Ayurveda Expert and Meditation Therapy
Dr. CAROLLE CHAPMAN (Caitania Priya devi dasi) ~ ND, MD (Cuba)
Holistic Family Medicine, Energetic Medicine, Holistic Mental Health & Addictions Medicine
MATTHEW JOSEPH MORREALE  ~ Film Writer/Director and Blogger
~ Teacher, Art Director, Mural Designer and Project Director,
Artist-in-Residence Costa Rica Schools and Businesses
JODY VAN BRUNT ~ Certified Adult/Children Asana Yoga Teacher and Pranayama
VEGETARIAN & VEGAN COOKS to be confirmed
KIRTANS (spiritual music) bhajan eaders from Brazil

In September the climate is drier and goes from 20 to 28 Celsius (68 to 82 F)
Please click on the pictures below to increase its size.

See the amazing location in this video below.

The ‘Vedic Care Charity’ ~ An Oasis of Love

All ‘VCC’ events are to assist the fundraising of our global endeavors and model facility. Please see our short promo-video here. Further details on our Model facility here.

The VCC is a global organization [501(c)3 Charity] for providing ecumenical care through a network of member Eco-villages, temples and farms; giving all those who seek enlightenment and a healthy life style, spiritual, medical and educational services; a world-wide oasis of love.

We welcome all spiritual seekers, in need or not, to come, associate, live and be treated in an enlivening and nourishing atmosphere; and when the time comes, receive God conscious hospice care for a glorious transition from this life.

Please watch our Mission and Model Facility promo-video below