Look in the mirror and like what you see. . .
The Body-Positive Adventure in Brazil is a self-love + confidence retreat focused on sisterhood, sensuality + sexuality.
Skip the traditional Thanksgiving + come away with us to Brazil this November 23-26 for a transformative travel adventure in Brazil.
You can also consider it the first Wet Women retreat drawing from the stories, ideas, and inspiration contained in my memoir-in-progress Wet, where the story starts out in Brazil (after I leave Silicon Valley).
Here’s what you will achieve on this women’s retreat in nature in Brazil:
- Open up and reconnect to your sexuality and sensuality in a non-judgmental space where we get to be real and share our experiences as women. Discover what “wet” means for you
- Reconnect to your radiance, sensuality + sexuality, build your confidence without losing weight or Botox, just as you are now
- Do a body-positive boudoir photo shoot in nature with Natalia . . . the photos will be memories for a lifetime of you as a dish! You will get the support of Sasha, Natalia and all the other women there
- Learn about how “anyone can be sexy with the right walk”–you’ll learn the “pussy walk”!
- Make new + supportive friendships with other adventurous women
- Get an introduction to Brazilian culture, music and dance from a Brazilian woman and Sasha, a Brazilphile!
The Body-Positive Adventure in Brazil is an investment in your health and well-being. As Christine Northrup, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and Goddesses Never Age writes, “Sustainable pleasure is the ultimate prescription for good health.” We will send you home with both greater confidence and a commitment to pleasure and joy.
On top of all the transformative adventures and the photo shoot there’s plenty nature/beach/waterfalls/tropical fruit/relaxation for you to find on your own individual wanders during the retreat.
The Body-Positive Adventure will be co-led by Sasha + Natalia, a Floripa native + photographer
I am partnering for this Body-Positive Aventure in Brazil with a very special woman: Natalia Brasil. Yes, Natalia is Brazilian and her last name is Brasil.
Natalia is a dear friend I made back in 2010 when I began my six-month adventure in Brazil with language school in Florianopolis. Natalia is actually a character in my memoir-in-progress Wet — she had enough of an impact on me to become a character — so if you come and meet her you’ll be meeting a character in the book. This adventure retreat is a bit of foreshadowing if you will.
Natalia is a family photographer who recently turned her attention to photographing women. . . she has a mission of helping women embrace their own beauty at any size. Her business is Cura Fotagrafia Feminina. She’s started to offer a new package: boudoir photography in nature to help women embrace themselves and their beauty—exactly as they are now.
Natalia says: “Today, in my life, I feel very clearly that my purpose is to show to women that it’s OK to feel great and beautiful the way you are. No matter your age, color, size, shape or any other detail that you want to add to this list. Because, believe me, when I say any other detail, I know how long this list can go I believe this kind of photo shoot can help you to understand yourself better. It’s all connected. Once you make peace with yourself and your body, you also start to fell good in your mind and soul.”
Here are photos from Natalia’s own boudoir shoots—incredible.
You will get the chance to do a boudoir photo shoot in nature with Natalia to create your own version of these images to celebrate your beauty. She and I — and everyone else who is part of the experience — will help you relax and enjoy this experience to the max.
We will be staying at the ecolodge Pousada Sitio dos Tucanos — check out all the amazing photos of this place here and here in the south part of the island, where the beaches are the most unspoiled and the vibe is most tranquil.
Natalia has a relationship with Gerta, the owner of the ecolodge. Natalia has been doing photo shoots for women here so we know this place is fantastic.
Here is how the bed and breakfast is described on Booking.com: ” Boasting wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean, this guest house is located between the green hills and the sea in Florianópolis’s Pantano do Sul district, on the Santa Catarina island.
Surrounded by charming creeks, exotic birds, and rainforest trails, the Pousada Sítio dos Tucanos makes a truly relaxing holiday base.
After helping yourself to a freshly prepared breakfast buffet, explore the island’s beautiful beaches, or simply relax in the Pousada’s garden and outdoor pool.
Here’s what a UK traveler who left this review on booking.com said about where we will stay:
“Pretty much everything 🙂 the place is very special. Tucked away in a southern corner of the island (Florianopolis), this pousada (bed and breakfast) is set on the tenderly looked after large plot of land where the tropical forest meets a semi-wild garden 🙂 … in other words, if you stay there you will get not only calmer and cleaner beaches than most of the island but also an experience of it’s nature first hand. It’s like moving to Kew Gardens with birds paradise. If you stay there, you will be dependant on the local buses but will get so much more in return. Staff are very friendly and knowledgable, and the atmosphere is excellent.”
Why I created the Body-Positive Adventure in Brazil
Brazil has THE most body-positive (and sensuality-positive) culture I’ve ever encountered. It has a special vibe that will rub off on you and help you relax into your body and pleasure. I have spent 9 months in Brazil and a third of my upcoming memoir Wet takes place in Brazil. Brazil saved my soul and brought me back to life in many ways after I got burned out working in Silicon Valley. Brazil was the first place where I wore a bikini on the beach.
Simply being in Brazil, I believe, can have a powerful effect on you too.
You could spend this Thanksgiving doing the same-old, same old. . .
- Surviving uncomfortable political conversations at the dinner table
- Watching the media coverage of Black Friday Sales
- Stuffing yourself and then feeling blah . . .
- Paying too much for domestic airplane tickets
Or you could . .
Come away with us for the American Thanksgiving holiday . . .November 23-26
We start on Thursday afternoon, November 23 and we conclude Sunday afternoon, November 26.
This means you can plan to fly in Thursday morning or come the day or two days before if you can.
Note: This is the perfect time to go to Florianopolis, because it’s still low season with fewer people and lower prices, but it’s still warm, on the edge of summer. Daily highs increase by 3°F, from 76°F to 80°F over the course of the month, rarely exceeding 86°F or dropping below 70°F.
This is the beta price because it’s the first time we are doing the Body-Positive Adventure in Brazil . . . the price will never be this low again.
— Four days of experiential-in-nature transformative activities and workshops planned for you to reconnect you to your sensuality and sexuality, and build your confidence as a woman in a supportive atmosphere learning, and personal growth (value: $500)
— Body-positive boudoir photo shoot in nature (on the beach, in the jungle, or by a waterfall) with Natalia to celebrate your sexiness, and you, in the body you are in now (value: $250)
— 1-hour one-on-one session with Sasha during the retreat before photo session to focus on whatever is most important for you to own your sensuality and sexuality and to build your confidence as a woman. Before the retreat you’ll answer a quick questionnaire from Sasha to reflect on what’s most important for you. You can have the option to continue coaching after the retreat. (value: $250)
— Three dinners
— Two trips to the beach
— One dance and music workshop to learn about Brazilian rhythms
Retreat/Workshop + 1-on-1 coaching + boudoir photo shoot total price: $599
We let you reserve your accommodation at the ecolodge separately so you can choose whether you want single occupancy or to share a room with a friend. Accommodation includes with luscious breakfast. Double accommodation will cost a little over $100 per person for three nights.
Other costs to consider: airfaire, transfer from the airport, three lunches, and caipirinhas and fresh coconut on the beach!
We suggest you to stay longer if you can – there’s much to explore on the island and in the rest of Brazil (or Argentina + Uruguay)
You will want to fly to Florianopolis. International airfares can be cheaper on the Thanksgiving holiday while they go up domestically . . . so we are giving you permission to do something different this year and give thanks with us by the beach!
LIMITED SPACES! This is a very special intimate experience.
(Note: Americans and Canadians need a visa to enter Brazil. Europeans do not. Most Mercosur countries do not. If you’re American, your visa will be good for five years so get it now so you can go back again and again as I have 😉
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