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!

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The Caraivas Project encompasses three areas:


1. Caraivas Education Center  


*Created and founded in 2004, by architect-educator, environmentalist and writer


Jeanne Marie White

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,


Tabebuia Ochrácea 


"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!