Bend it like Buddha is an RYS offering 200 and 300-hour training-retreats adjacent to stunning locations in Portugal, India, and Indonesia.
Yoga Teacher Training (1)
L. Farrah Furtado
L. Farrah Furtado is Canadian-Portuguese and is a Yoga Alliance E RYT 500 Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher, author of three spiritual best-selling award winning books, and director of Kaohsiung Yoga School and Bend it like Buddha Yoga in Portugal. She has lived in Asia for over 14 years, studying the healing arts in Buddhist monasteries in Taiwan, Balinese healing with energy healing masters in Ubud, and has trained in the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa system and pranayama with BNS Iyengar, the lineage of Pattabhi Jois and Krishnamacharya in India. Farrah is a third degree Usui Reiki master.
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200
Reshy has assisted and also led several 200-hour yoga teacher training programs in India and Thailand for different schools. She has registered her yoga school, Yoga Space, with Yoga Alliance and offers 200-hour yoga teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa flow yoga. Reshy trained in the discipline of yoga under two very experienced teachers, Sujata Nerurkar and Dr. Renu Mahtani at Param Yoga, in Pune, India, where she completed her foundation in Hatha yoga teacher training and medical yoga therapy in 2011. She trained further in Vinyasa yoga, prenatal yoga, science of pranayama, and Viniyoga.
Tori Mitchell is an expert in Ashtanga Vinyasa and the founder and main instructor at Vibe Yoga, Taiwan. Her most recent background training is in the advanced teacher training in anatomy and adjustments with Arielle Nash at Centered Yoga in Koh Samui, Thailand. Tori Mitchell also studied Ashtanga Vinyasa with Manuel Ferreira, an authorized teacher from KPJAYI and also completed a two-week immersion with Iain Grysak in Ubud, Bali on pranayama, philosophy, and Ashtanga Vinyasa. She's trained in asana and pranayama in Mysore, India with the last living legend of Ashtanga, Guruji BNS Iyengar.
Mafalda Rodriguez started practicing yoga about 11 years ago and soon realized how yoga is transforming, how it brings people back to their center and allows them a universal and conscious view of life. In 2008, she completed the yoga course in the Samkhya Line by FLY-Lusa Yoga Federation and in these nine years of experience teaching, learning a lot and continuing to learn through her students' needs, and with the challenges she is encountering on the way.
from Belgium, October 2018
"Bad management - far from 200hours"
The two excellent teachers for Vinyasa and Ashtanga, Danni Cullen and Mattia Michielan, where the only good thing in this TTC and the only reason me and some other students did not drive home directly.
from Portugal, October 2018
"A life-changing experience in the best conditions"
I started this training only looking to deepen my own yoga practice, and left inspired to not only to teach others how to cultivate presence, mindfulness and self-love, but also to never stop learning and opening myself to new sides of yoga. The course was extremely complete, with a strong ashtanga or vinyasa practice in the morning, a different pranayama and meditation technique every day, thought-provoking philosophy classes taught by the Italian-Indian sage that is Mattia Michielan, and a softer asana practice in the evening. With this packed schedule, we also had time to get a massage certificate - in fact those massage hours in the afternoon were a welcome relief for sore muscles! We were taken care of the whole time, with beautiful, healthy meals prepared by the Super Juice team, so we had lots of energy and focus for our practice.
from Germany, October 2018
"Not to recommend"
Danni and Mattia are incredible teachers. They Know what they are Talking about and they I learned so much from them.
The Food at the super juice Café was very good.
from Canada, June 2018
It is not just a yoga instructor course. We became family!
I will never forget it and so blessed for this experience. Was he best decision I have ever made. It changed me forever <3
Farrah, Tori and Danni are so beyond wonderful and make an amazing team! Loved every moment.
from Canada, June 2018
"Amazing YTT Experience"
I just completed the 15 day June YTT 200hr program and all I can say is WOW. Farrah has put together an amazing program. Prepare to be spiritually enlightened!
The curriculum is an excellent combination of various styles of yoga, practical understandings of anatomy and adjustments, spiritual practices such as pranayama and meditation, and a good variety of teaching techniques.
Our group in particular formed an amazing bond allowing for some serious emotional breakthroughs and learning opportunities.
I recommend this training for anyone looking to really learn the spiritual side of yoga!
The food from Super Juice was also AMAZINGGGGGGG.
from Belgium, June 2018
We really got deeper into our own soul through meditation; pranayama; soundhealing...
from United States, June 2018
"Amazing, transformational experience"
It's hard to believe that two weeks would be so amazing, inspirational, and transformational. It started with 17 people I didn't know, and ended with 17 people who became family. Everything from the food, lessons, and excursions were organized very effectively and efficiently. I left with all the knowledge I need to begin teaching.
from Ireland, June 2018
"AN MAGICAL JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION"
Amazing group of people and amazing and helpful teachers. These 2 weeks were a journey of sharing...knowledge, and yoga.
I learned so much during my time at Bend it like Buddha, was definitely a journey of self-transformation... and now, I'm extremely confident with my Yoga teacher abilities.
looking forward to my next adventures as yoga teacher.
I meet amazing people, that touch my heart deeply! Sending Love <3
from United States, October 2017
"Awesome Setting for learning"
My group represented near 20 countries so I have many new friends and yoga contacts.
from United States, November 2018
We had the best combination of a yoga teacher training, self-healing and the most wonderful was to see how each teacher brings their strengths in the class giving us the optimal experience. I just loved it!
from United States, June 2018
"Great yoga experience "
I liked the most the teaching and all the amazing experiences we’ve gone through pranamaya, meditation, mantras and asanas. Every thing was great and all the team we learned very much :)) so much generosity :)) Special thanks to Danny Cullen and Rachel Berryman as instructors as they are not in the list for the flow’s and teaching amazing :))
from United States, April 2019
"Amazing, intense & well structured."
The way the course was structured meant there was less anxiety around teaching the demo at the end.
from Australia, March 2019
Varied teachers and alternative views. Lots of hands on training opportunities to ensure you learn concepts.
from Isle of Man, October 2018
Everyone was made to feel extremely welcome and included. The instructors all showed great patience, never ending knowledge and gave time for each and every one of the students (whom have all become friends for life!)
An amazing experience ❤️
from Germany, February 2018
"Fantastic experience "
Very much information was passed along within the given time. Tight schedule, but worth it. Breaks were more than enough. We was very well fed and looked after. Everything you need is within walking distance from Venue.
from Sweden, February 2018
Teachers were great and the people at Simrose were excellent in taking care of us yogis every day.
from Germany, April 2019
"Amazing experience with a great team of teachers "
The combination of health orientated, spiritual, cueing expert, tradition oriented teachers helped me to develop a great bride knowledge and were an amazing introduction. I met so many beautiful human beings and feel thankful for being empowered to give this great gift to others. One of the most rewarding things I did for myself so far!!
Amy United Kingdom
Goa training - January 2019
The atmosphere is amazing and helping us to develop and enjoy ourselves. The structures of the days and lessons are good and the food is delicious. The teachers are very knowledgeable and have opened me up to new ideas and methods
Taylor United States
Bali training - March 2019
I enjoyed Meditation, Pranayama, Philosophy and Vinyasa. The teachers, all of them were amazing.
Camille United Kingdom
Goa training 2019
I enjoyed all content from Asana, Pranayama, Philosophy, Meditation, Anatomy and Alignment. Most of it could have been learned online or reading books only. It has been an honour learning from two Masters as Farrah and Reshy and I hope to transfer these learnings truthfully. The setting was magical and the schedule well thought of. The food was excellent. The group was empowering and this was the most transformational experience of my life.
Amelia United Kingdom
Goa training - January 2019
The morning asana practises are amazing. I am loving the classes and teachers. I am really loving the alignment classes and pranayama too. They are really educational and easy to f
ollow. Also loving how much teaching practise we get.
Portugal training - October 2018
Peaceful space to share knowledge with like minded beings coming from different backgrounds. This space helped me realise things about myself and life in general and will definitely be using this experience to empower others. This training also helped me connect with myself on a much higher level and connect with amazing beings on a spiritual level.