Evelyn has created a little piece of paradise in the heart of Bahia, Brazil. It’s a quiet and peaceful retreat center, beautifully located in a natural surrounding. I felt at home immediately in my charming eco-lodge and Evelyn’s warming and welcoming energy made that I didn't want to leave anymore.
The patio is amazing for yoga and meditation, with the soothing sounds of nature in the background.
And the dogs... I’ve always loved dogs. But this family of 12 incredibly loving dogs makes me want to take all of them with me. Their personalities and the incredible amount of love they have to share truly gives this place its soul.
A must visit if you want to just be and come to senses.
I really loved my stay at Bela Natureza. The place is beautiful; a lot of nature with big old trees. The patio is such a great place to meditate and do yoga with the dogs. This is a nice place to take a step back, take it slow or focus on reconnecting with nature, yourself and enjoy the love of the dogs. The dogs are just amazing; Who doesn't want to be welcomed by 12 happy and lovely dogs every morning? All of them have their own character and that makes it very fun and interesting. Everyone connects with different dogs. I loved Alberto, Bambina, Paje, Putju and the three fluffy pirates. Well actually all of them are special.
It was nice spending time with Evelyn having many different converstations. She was always open to answer any of my questions about the dogs and spirituality. Overall an unique experience you don't find easy somewhere else. Also the towns and beach around are nice to visit.
In my time at Bela Natureza I really reconnect with the nature and myself. I loved my meditation with the dogs around me. It felt like it just goes easier and deeper there than at home. Also the dogs love to meditate or join the yoga. Furthermore, the breakfast was great with a lot of fresh fruit. The lunch was big and with different vegatables.
Evelyn thank you for having me! I still miss the family of dogs :)
I live in London, a big city, and my life is very busy with work and socializing so I was in need of revitalization and to be reconnected with nature, Retreat Bela Natureza Holística provided the perfect place for me to do that.
First thing to talk about is the resident family of 13 dogs. They greeted me with such enthusiasm and love I instantly felt accepted in their home. I was surprised how much they understood how I was feeling and reacted accordingly. Their peaceful energy and behaviors rubbed off on me and allowed me to fully relax and reflect. I learned so much about dog behavior from this unique family, they made me smile every day.
The retreat is not only a heaven for the dogs but also us humans. The eco-lodges provide a perfect balance of sleeping among the nature whilst still having all the luxuries of home. I loved waking up to the sounds of the fresh mangos falling from the trees onto the crunchy leaves, kick starting my appetite for the nutritious, delicious breakfast Evelyn serves each morning. The grounds of the retreat are beautiful and perfect for contemplation. I personally enjoyed visiting the local towns, Coquiero, Arembepe and Praia do Forte, all of which were so charming and beautiful, and the local people were great fun to interact with.
I really wish I had more time at retreat Bela Natureza Holística with the nature, dogs and Evelyn, and if I ever have the chance to return I would come back in a heart beat. After 7 days here I am refreshed and ready to go back to real life.
I had an amazing time at this yoga retreat and wish I could have stayed for longer!
Evelyn and her wonderful dogs were fantastic and so welcoming. The yoga sessions with the dogs were such a unique experience and very relaxing, I would definitely recommend it!
Time here stands still.This is a place to thoroughly relax. The affection from the 13 dogs and the calming pavilion space were highlights next to time with Evelyn and her wonderful food. Definitely relax with her crystal bowl meditation. We will miss this lovely nature retreat!
Retreat Bela Natureza is a great place to find peace and rediscover your sense of wholeness and well-being. The 15 dogs are something very special and unique to observe and coexist with, bringing a whole new different experience to the concept of nature retreat. The cabins are very cosy with a colorful brazilian design. The place has everything you would need for spending a quiet and relaxed time, access to an outdoor kitchen, internet a pool, and the whole grounds full of trees and plants from typical atlantic forest native to Brazil. The retreat is walking distance to the village of Arembepe and the beach. Great experience!
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It was such a nice experience to stay at Retreat Bela Natureza. I was there for 1 month and really enjoyed it. To be close with nature and the dogs has really bring me some peace, it's such a peaceful and enjoyable place.
The dogs all have their own personality and it's so interesting to observe them, and so enjoyable to play with them (they're really well educated).
The place is beautiful, a lot of nice plants and trees, shade, and comfortable rooms.
Really recommend it!! Plus, Evelyn is adorable.