Disconnect TO Reconnect
TRANSFORMATIONAL TRAVEL TO BRAZILIlha Grande & Paraty
Duration: 7 + 7 days
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What is Disconnect to Reconnect?
My travel experiences in Brazil had an indelible impact on my life and helped me to understand who I am and what is my purpose and place in this world. I created Disconnect to Reconnect to show you my Brazil and provide you with the experience of meaningful, intentional, potentially life-changing travel. It's an invitation to the inner journey of self-discovery while diving into the thrill of adventure.
Disconnect to Reconnect takes place in the breathtaking natural paradise of Ilha Grande and in the charming, bohemian city Paraty. It is a transformational travel experience to disconnect from the craziness of everyday life and reconnect to a more elemental state of being, where you're open for inner transformation and growth.
Disconnect to Reconnect is designed to be spontaneous and profoundly transformative in nature, and therefore, I prefer to work with a small group of people. Only about a dozen participants can join in 2020.
Travel HAS THE Power TO BREAK DOWN WALLS
WITHIN ourselves AND BETWEEN people AND cultures.
Grasp the real beauty of Brazil and explore two of its most spectacular settings - the UNESCO Natural and Cultural Heritage Sites Paraty and Ilha Grande. Located between the Serra da Bocaina mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, this cultural landscape includes the historic centre of Paraty, one of Brazil's best-preserved coastal towns, as well as protected natural areas of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, one of the world’s five key biodiversity hotspots. The region is home to an impressive diversity of species, some of which are threatened, such as the jaguar, and the woolly spider monkey.
7 days - Ilha Grande
Ilha Grande is a fabulous island in the state of Rio de Janeiro with beautiful tropical beaches and virgin forests. We'll stay at the idyllic retreat Paraíso Azul, which has its own private beach, surrounded by majestic Atlantic Rainforest, and close to the magical Blue Lagoon. It is the perfect place to connect with nature. The lodge is connected through jungle trails with other six beautiful beaches that can be easily reached by walk or kayak. It is the ideal location to disconnect from the outer world, shake off the demands of our daily life, and rediscover what is truly important.
7 days - Paraty
Paraty is a small coastal historical city in the state of Rio de Janeiro backed by jungled mountains of the Atlantic rainforest plunging into an island-studded bay. Its spectacular setting, exquisitely preserved colonial center, white buildings decorated with brightly colored window frames, emerald green sea, nearby waterfalls and forests attracted lots of artists, writers, and chefs who settled here. It is the best place to immerse ourselves into the local Brazilian culture, expand our awareness, and understand the diversity of this beautiful country.
Who is your travel guide?
I'm Gabriella Csanádi.
I like to think of myself as an adventurer and a free spirit. I love traveling and out of the box explorations, where you step out of the comfortable and well known into the creative and bold to experience yourself and the world in a new light.
I have an academic background in Cultural and Social Anthropology, where my primary geographic focus area has been Brazil. I have been conducting extensive research in Brazil about spiritual healers of two local religions, Spiritism and Umbanda. I gained insight into different aspects of their life: how they experienced their calling, how they learned their healing capabilities, how they connect with their spiritual guides, and how they performed their rituals. I wrote both my Master's and Ph.D. thesis about this subject. I have also been teaching about Brazil in Austria at the University of Vienna and in Denmark at the University of Aarhus.
For Disconnect to Reconnect, I'm cooperating with local traveling experts and accommodation providers.
What you'll experience...
WHAT YOU'LL EXPERIENCE
... a unique travel experience that condenses Deep Coaching practices, the wisdom of Brazilian healers, my expertise in the field of anthropology with carefully chosen activities because of their capacity to profoundly impact your own transformation.
YOUR OPTIMAL RYTHM BY A DEEPER COMMUNION WITH NATURE
Slow it all down and synch with the rhythms of your body, mind, and soul. The proximity to nature and its energies creates the tempo that serves your highest wellbeing and your transformative growth. On the island Ilha Grande, we'll not only live surrounded by nature, but we'll explore pristine beaches, the Atlantic rainforest, its wildlife and healing plants.
PUSH YOUR BOUNDARIES
We'll seek out opportunities to be challenged physically, emotionally, mentally, culturally, socially, and spiritually. Traveling thrust you into the unknown, opens your eyes to things you've never seen before and allows you to get to know yourself in ways you can't imagine. There is no better time to looking at your life from a bird's-eye view and connect to your deeper sense of self and your purpose.
MEANINGFUL INTERACTIONS WITH LOCALS & PLACES
We'll cultivate beginner's mind and seek to learn respectfully from locals and their way of life. We'll explore how the local indigenous community of Tupi-Guarani engages with modernity; how Brazilian maroon communities produced an exciting history of freedom and how they live today. We'll experiment with local spiritual practices, learn about spiritual healing and Brazilian Orixás.
We'll access our creativity and discover how it can give us a deeper sense of acceptance and appreciation for ourselves. Travel reveals the searing beauty of the world, and we feel the inner desire to express it in some way. Paraty is the host of many traditional craftsmen and modern artist, who will spark your creativity.
We'll eat well, mostly plant-based if available local organic foods. You will also have the possibility to enrich your meals with local fishes. We'll try fruits native to Brazil like goiaba, açaí, maracujá, drink fresh coconut water, and have a mango ice-cream in Paraty.
FEELING HOME, WHEREVER YOU'RE
Sometimes we tend to pack too much into a trip, and we almost need a vacation after the vacation. We'll not make that mistake. We'll take time for rest and reflection, and we'll share our insights, inspirations, and perceptions through group coaching. To feel grounded in aligned with our core, we'll practice Stråla Yoga and other grounding exercises.
Disconnect to Reconnect is for you if ...
YOU'RE A SoulHome SEEKER
You know life has more meaning and purpose that you can currently access. You're longing for adventure, for discoveries, for new insights, and for arriving in the right place within you. You're yearning to reconnect to your SoulHome in the freedom of travel.
YOU'RE READY TO LET GO
At home, our identity is primarily defined by our occupation, by our cultural circumstances, learned beliefs, attitudes, and opinions that each of us holds to be true. When we travel, these self-constructed labels of our everyday life fade away. Our authentic self is given a chance to come out. Our identity becomes fluid, and we simply become a traveler. Leave behind anything you do not truly need, travel light, and be open to rediscovering what is essential.
YOU'RE WILLING TO BECOME AN EXPLORER
Explorers are traveling to create real change in their lives and in the world around them. You don't just want to enjoy your journey, but to use it to learn, grow, and create meaningful experiences.
YOU'RE WILLING TO SURRENDER TO THE EXPERIENCE
Despite perfect planning, travel offers unplanned challenges. There might be logistical problems and unexpected weather conditions. You might simply feel overwhelmed by all the new impressions, or you might be concerned about your safety. I get it! Last winter we traveled with our two sons at the age of 2 and 4 to Brazil. Not everything went as planned, but here is what works for me: You can accept the experience as it is and choose to view challenges as opportunities for growth.
How it works
1. JOIN THE LIST
If my transformational travel experience sparks your imagination and you'd like to join me in March 2020, please sign up for the list.
2. INITIAL DISCOVERY GROUP CALL
Once registration for Disconnect to Reconnect opens, I will arrange a group call for all interested and inform you by email about the date of the group call. I will tell in detail about the program, talk about the practicalities, and answer your questions. I'll record the call and share it with you.
3. TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
Participants will join from different corners of the world, so you will have to make your travel arrangements and buy your flight ticket yourself. You might want to arrive earlier or stay longer to discover other regions of Brazil before or after Disconnect to Reconnect. I can assist you with on-the-ground transportation from the airport in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo or eventually from other locations in Brazil.
4. PRE-DEPARTURE GROUP COACHING SESSION
Before departure, I'll arrange a group coaching session, so we get to know each other and start our experience by considering the individual purpose of our journey. What calls you to this adventure? What is the purpose of your inner and outer journey? What will allow you to pursue that purpose?
We'll set intentions for how we want to approach, engage, and react to the experiences we will find along the way.
5. DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT
We'll dive into the adventure. Your accommodation, meals, on-the-ground transportation on Ilha Grande and in Paraty, and group activities are included in the travel package.
6. POST-TRIP GROUP COACHING
To add another level of support to your inner and outer transformational journey, after Disconnect to Reconnect I will offer a 90-min group coaching session for catching up, sharing experiences and learnings, and for merely helping you integrating the travel experience.
What's the investment?
The investment for DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT is being calculated now..