The Dharma Shala Inn is right in the center Ecovilla Goura Vrindávana

which in turn is inside the paradise of Bocaino Mountains National Park, in the mountains of Costa Verde, and the tourist and historic city of Paraty, in the southern state of Rio de Janeiro.
The Ecovilla, founded in 1984, prioritized in principle livelihoods through handicraft production and agroecology Banana Raisin.
His simple lifestyle and goals of human betterment and uplift, has attracted over the years people around the world, which inspired the creation of a place for those friends and supporters could be accommodated in the heart of Atlantic Forest, combining comfort, structure and wellness, with simplicity, warmth and ruggedness of the forest.
In this context was born the Dharma Shala Inn, your stay to provide "an ecological and spiritual sanctuary in the heart of the Atlantic."

vastu shastra
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Vastu Shastra is an ancient tradition of India, synthesized in a scripture that is part of the Vedas. It is a mystical manual architecture that provides the building the best use of subtle energies, providing guests, wellbeing, feeling good and benefit of good channeled energies. 

The architectural design of the Dharma Shala Inn was designed around the following basic principles, and philosophical guidelines of Vastu Shastra. The entire infrastructure and the location of each facility and the Pousada sector have their specific place according to the mysticism of ancient India, to the best energy absorption. 

Because the location is in the middle of the forest, access for construction materials is delicate, requiring the development of unconventional engineering methods and use of alternative materials and prepared on site. 

Pousada Dharma Shala was also built using Permaculture techniques, prioritizing local materials like granite blocks and pieces of local wood. According to Vastu Shastra this technique is called Loka-Purusha. 

Beds, sofas, floors and stops are all made by hand on site for residents Ecovilla in raw wood. The style has an oriental touch that makes India sprout amidst the Atlantic Forest. 

All these elements combined create a unique and original style, a rustic atmosphere, comfortable, warm and harmonious where the mysticism of India and energy of nature involve everyone.
Inn at Dharma Shala, we are concerned that everything be done in the most natural and traditional way possible, DES construction and decor, to the food, to the personal energy and care in every act are felt to its fullest. 

We seek to prioritize human relationships with our guests so that they feel at home and at ease. 

We're here to welcome them and serve them.
The term Dharma Shala is a traditional concept in India, denoting hosting geared towards people in the mood to retreat, spiritual quest, insight and harmony with nature. The literal translation means "place of spirituality." 

In India, it is common for the "tirthas" or "dhamas" (holy pilgrimage sites), there are hotels and Inns, retain a transcendental spiritual atmosphere and environment. These locations are called Dharma shalas. 

It is said that what characterizes a sacred place are the "sadhus" (holy people) that reside or pass through it. Pilgrims and visitors seeking the Dharma shalas seek to escape the mundane and conventional tourism, and end up creating these sites, convergence centers of holy people, or "Sadhus", and consequently a spiritual environment. 

Pousada Dharma Shala works to their guests have the same feeling they had in the east, without losing the comfort and structure characteristic of the West. Each room has a name and decor of a "Holy Dhama" that help the guest to make the trip. 

The main goal is to express to the exuberant Atlantic Forest, this concept originated from the more spiritual and mystical place in the world: India.