Where does the name come from?
We were choosing a name for our retreat in Brazil and wanted people to know that since it was Brazil we would most likely [involve] enjoying nightlife or a caipirinha on the beach at some point, so [that] only people who were down with that [would] sign up [rather than those] who needed a super focused, more traditional retreat where there [are] full days of silence, green juicing, and early bedtimes.
How do the both of you define a balanced lifestyle?
It's about not overdoing anything, being disciplined. and also willing to be spontaneous. It means working hard on your projects, your work, your heart space, your physical discipline, but also letting go every now and then which may mean sleeping in or dancing late or even carving out a day to skip practice altogether. It means making space for the joy and the grief and letting life pass through us. It means laughing at yourself when you realize you are trying to control everything. It means knowing how to have a damn good time!
Why is travel important for health and wellness?
Yoga offers us a chance to see outside our blind-spots. Travel provides this, [too]. You have to adjust to a new temperature, rhythm, language, currency, and customs. You don't get the normal security of your regular daily comforts and often have to let go of some of the rigid ways we seek safety and comfort to adjust to a new place, which is very freeing. Your horizons widen, you become less fearful of “the other."
Favorite place you’ve visited on a retreat?
We are absolutely in love with Havana, Cuba! We have hosted numerous retreats there and it’s one of the most visually beautiful cities as well as so full of diversity and incredible music and art and smack dab in the middle of the Caribbean. It is absolute magic.