The Rosemary Project

The Rosemary Project is based on the question “How can we live life most optimally?”

We create experiences to bring meaning and vitality into people’s lives in a lasting way.

We wanted to explore what an optimal life looked like for all aspects of life; whether it was nutrition, exercise, socialising, whatever. It began as a fun game to see what made us feel alive, fulfilled and joyful. We would dance like crazy without drinking at parties, we would wake up early and practice capoeira, we ate to be energised and interacted with people in the most connected and vulnerable way knew how. What happened from there was unbelievable; we broke our limits, expressed ourselves more fully, felt bursting with energy and had a community of people who were seeking the same thing pushing us to do more and supporting each other in our exploration.

We said to ourselves “We need to create a place where we can share this way of life with people”. That’s how Rosemary started.

Retreats & Programs



The Rosemary Way of Life

“Rosemary’s way of life is living healthy, aligned with your values, connected with Nature, with full expression, loving and caring for other people and continuously striving for personal growth.”

Our Way of Life

An optimal lifestyle includes everything that makes you feel inspired, energised and fulfilled, and has minimal negative impact on our environment and others.

The Method

We believe the optimal way to live is with a conscious balance. There are no rules about what you must do to live happily and healthily, that’s what we’re here to explore.

From what we’ve experienced and learnt from others, we’ve pieced together three main human attributes, which you can discover and balance in your own unique way…

The Monkey represents your natural, instinctive and wild sides – our connection to nature and the environment, self-expression and biological factors.

The Monk represents our mental, spiritual and emotional sides – our emotional stability, self-connectedness, mindfulness, and growth mindset.

The Modern Human represents the social, functional and ambitious sides – our connection with others on a local and global scale, efficiency, effectiveness and actualising big dreams.

Our Community

We’re simply a group of people who are seeking the same thing – testing our limits, living with joy and full expression. Pushing each other to do more to create a better personal and global culture, whilst supporting each other in our exploration of life.

Together we can do more, together is more fun!

Duke University Student
21 years old

I can not think of a better place to pursue college experience than Rosemary. Because although everyone is coming from and heading to a different place, the people who gather there have one thing in common: they are crazily motivated to grow, to become a better version of themselves and to create a better version of this world.

ETH Zurich student
28 years old

After having spent one beautiful and exciting month in Rosemary with adorable people and a social environment which is unique I believe spending a semester of studying in Rosemary with Riseglobe is definitely of integrative character in many ways.

“You won’t find anything like this anywhere else, where you can challenge yourself and grow and in the same time feel completely at home”

Sophie S –18 February 2017

“Must visit for any person that wants to work on personal development, connect with people, celebrate and explore the best area of Brazil” 

Narkis A – May 4 2018

“Be careful because if you come here you are going to end up staying longer than you planned. The location is an actual dream, the food is incredible and the people you meet here will change your life” 

Jack  – 9 april 2018

“Rosemary it’s pure nature, pure magic, pure Love! Special. I’m really happy to know this place” 

Maria M – 24 February 2017

“Wow! Such an incredible, inspiring experience. Rosemary Dream is brimming with contagious positivity” 

Alex P – 5 June 2017

“A place I can’t describe in a few words. One of the best human experiences I’ve ever had. Thanks to each and everyone who crossed my life there”

Arina A – 8 March 2018

Também Falamos Português

Venha e conhecer o Rosemary Project, na Barra da Lagoa. Somos um comunidade internacional, bilingue e social!

Temos eventos, jantares e retiros em Português e Inglês, e diversas atividades acontecendo semanalmente.

Inscreva-se na nossa lista de emails em português para receber nosso calendário mensal de atividades!

Will you dare to live your dreams?

Here in Rosemary we are constantly thriving for personal growth and to find our optimal way of life.


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