Welcome to the Caraivas Project in Brazil!
Committed to the awakening of a new consciousness through a respectful and loving education, in close contact to nature!
The Caraivas Project encompasses three areas:
1. Caraivas Education Center
*Created and founded in 2004, by architect-educator, environmentalist and writer
to contribute to the awakening of a Conscious Humanity.
*Its mission is based on Deep Ecology,
a respectful way of relating to oneself, to each other and to the environment.
*A heart oriented conscious re-education,
calling for a more loving, harmonious, caring and respectful humanity.
For over 18 years, The Caraivas Center has organized and host retreats, workshops, courses
and talks about education, ecology, holistic health, healing, spirituality, art,
meditation, yoga, and transpersonal psychology.
2. Caraivas Ecological Reserve
The headquarters for this project is in the Caraivas Ecological Reserve,
a 100-acre property of beautiful Cerrado – a unique bioma in the heart of Brazil.
For 35 years this area has been recovered and preserved with care and dedication.
This Ecological Reserve is located in the Pireneus Sierra APA (Area of Environmental Preservation), 12 km from the a historical world heritage town of Pirenopolis,
150 km from Brasilia., the capital of Brazil.
The Pireneus Range is a continental watershed and cradle for many springs.
Caraivas natural reserve is a sanctuary for a rich biodiversity
and Dhyana, a majestic waterfall.
3. EcoVilla Caraivas
Built 100 meters from the Barriguda creek, with simplicity, love, care and creativity, to host people and events, the compound with eight accommodations, a community hall, a community kitchen, and plus: pool, sauna and massage area, and hiking trails.
It hosts events, individual retreats, artist retreats, groups, and families.
We also rent the facility to other groups that identify with our purpose.
** We can accommodate up to 30 people.
Caraívas comes from a popular given name for the Cerrado Yellow Ipe,
"By the end of the dry season in the Cerrado,
when everything seams hopeless...
the golden shining yellow Caraivas flowers blossom and flourish...
... as Points of Light...
announcing the arrival of the water season
... a time for abundance..."(jeanne marie)
Discover your true essence, new ways of being, living and caring
Rest / Create / Contemplate / Surprise yourself
Come to experience your true self in an intimate encounter
with the Brazilian exuberant nature!