Música do Círculo’s Retreat

6-13, JULY 2024
Retiro Música do Círculo

The Música do Círculo’s Retreat is an experience to live rhythm and music in a new way, immersive and in contact with nature!

The idea is to gather for a week, away from the city, to experience a way of living that prioritizes affection, creativity, cooperation, and a sense of community.

Through vocal and body percussion practices based on games and improvisation, physical activities, dialogue, play, and healthy eating, the retreat creates a space of listening, trust, and playfulness that contributes to individuals developing their musicality, sensitivity, self-confidence, and sense of belonging.


The first edition of this gathering took place in 2015, and the Music of the Circle movement has since grown into an international musical community.

Since then, we have welcomed hundreds of people from dozens of countries, including experienced artists, curious educators, and individuals not professionally connected to music. Renowned masters such as Fernando Barba, Keith Terry, and Christiane Karam have also been part of our community.

Activities encompass musical and human development practices, including vocal music, body percussion, improvisation, cooperative musical games, Circle Music flows, physical activities, and listening practices.

This retreat will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the practice and worldview supported by the Music of the Circle.

Retiro Música do Círculo
Retiro Música do Círculo
Retiro Música do Círculo

July 6 – Saturday

  • Afternoon arrival (check-in starts at 2 PM)
  • Dinner
  • Opening activity

July 7 to 12 – Sunday to Friday

  • Activities scheduled in the morning, afternoon, and evening, always taking care of meal times and providing free time for rest, socializing, and enjoying the space.
  • The closing activity will be on Friday.

July 13 – Saturday

  • Departure after breakfast or after lunch
    (check-out at 10 AM).


Musician and artist-educator dedicated particularly to vocal music, has been exploring alternative paths in collective music-making for almost 20 years.

He is an educator at the Sesc Vila Mariana Music Center and part of the faculty of Bobby McFerrin’s Circlesongs Workshop at the Omega Institute in New York.


Zuza Goncalves Musica do Circulo

Artist-educator and songwriter, has been professionally dedicated to body percussion since 2007.

He was part of Fernando Barba’s study groups, the Barbatuques, and for 7 years, co-led the Fritos body music group. He holds a degree in Cooperative Pedagogy and from the Gaia Education program in regenerative culture.


Ronaldo Crispim

Artist-educator with a hybrid background (music and dance), he was part of the STOMP group for 2 years, is a member of the teaching team at the International Body Music Festival, and increasingly dedicates himself to learning and human development processes.


Pedro Consorte

Musician, actress, educator, play enthusiast, and cultural producer, with 24 years of diverse experiences in the realms of music, arts, culture, and education. She was part of Fernando Barba’s study group where she met Ronaldo, Zuza, and Pedro. Creating alternative educational spaces through play, she produces, among other projects, Música do Círculo’s Retreat and Immersions, TaKeTiNa in Latin America, and the Immersions and Retreats of Badi Assad. She supports the Fantastic Sound Factory Cultural Productions and Casa Lila.


Pati Passoni
Acomodação Piracanga

In all accommodations: hot water, bed linens, bath towels, mosquito net, 100% biodegradable personal hygiene kit, and balconies with hammocks.

Designed with large windows, well-ventilated, balconies, and prioritizing the use of locally sourced, environmentally low-impact materials.

In the most privileged location in Piracanga: facing the river and the sea, surrounded by lush nature.

We offer different categories of accommodations, ranging from private suites to beds in dormitories.


So you don’t have to worry about anything else, all your meals are included in the package of this retreat.

You will have delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, served at the Unah restaurant.

Our cuisine is 100% plant-based. In other words, no ingredients of animal origin are used in the preparation of dishes.

This is an invitation for you to notice the change in your body through balanced and healthy nutrition.

Even those who have never experienced this type of diet are surprised by the quality, nutrition, and flavors that we offer in our restaurant.

Restaurante Vegano Piracanga
Ecovila Piracanga Bahia

We have the privilege of being in a cradle of the Atlantic Forest.

Our respect for nature goes far beyond theory. Here, we live sustainability in practice in our day-to-day lives.

In our surroundings, you can enjoy a wild mangrove, a deserted beach, a preserved forest, and at the meeting point of the Piracanga River with the sea, witness the dawn accompanied by the singing of birds.

The connection with nature is healing; it calms us down. When you are here, practice the exercise of feeling and listening to its messages.


It is essential that you follow our coexistence agreements:

  • We only use 100% biodegradable products: this care is crucial to maintain our source of pure water. We have various options available in our stores.
  • No mind-altering substances: it is not allowed to use alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, and others within Piracanga.
  • Produced waste: should be cleaned, separated, and sent to the recycling center.
  • Pets: are not allowed, as they hunt and scare the local wildlife that already inhabits the area.
Banheiro Seco Piracanga


To ensure you make the most of your experience at Unah Piracanga, our packages for this retreat already include:

  • Accommodation: throughout the retreat, in the type of lodging that best suits your needs.
  • 7 nights
  • Check-in: on July 6, 2024, from 2 PM
  • Check-out: on July 13, 2024, by 10 AM
    You can add extra nights if you wish to extend your stay.
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the entire period.
  • Start: dinner on July 6
  • End: lunch on July 13
  • Activities: all Música do Círculo’s Retreat activities and class hours.
  • Personal Hygiene Kit: 100% biodegradable, including shampoo, soap, and toothpaste.


Your reservation must be made in 2 steps:



Accommodation and full board for the entire retreat (6 days): from R$ 1,337 (or 6x R$ 223)

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(1st lot price valid until December 27th)
The price to reserve your spot at the retreat is: $ 356
Price for former participants: $ 325

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