15 Days Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Ayurvedic Massage in Algarve, Portugal

Portugal Yoga Teacher Training and Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Course

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Participating in Bend it like Buddha's certified Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow yoga teacher training program can be the first step in a life-changing journey of health and wellness. This program guarantees the best of the best teachers for this unique double certification training with a bonus of an eight hour Ayurveda massage therapy certification. Be inspired, meditate, learn, contemplate, take home a valuable gift of restored health, and learn in depth about the art of teaching yoga, meditation, pranayama, yogic lifestyle, and more!

Highlights

  • Reiki attunement session (optional)
  • 8-hour Ayurvedic massage therapy certification
  • 2 daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama sessions
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification in Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow yoga
  • Support after completion of the program
  • Daily healthy vegetarian breakfast and lunch
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


12 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Accommodation

The accommodations offered by Bend it like Buddha are simple and apartment style with comfortable rooms and have a shower, toilet, and a kitchen. On request and at additional cost, a premium private room at a villa can be arranged for you, a comfortable, cozy, private room accommodation located in a lovely chill out area. All bedrooms have their own bath and shower.

All shared rooms have a self-service kitchen, dining area, patio, and a 24-hour concierge or security.

Note

Only same sex students will be sharing a room.

Amenities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Cutlery
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Glass ware
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Plates
  • Stove-top oven

Program

Certification

This program is certified by Yoga Alliance. Upon successful completion, you will receive Ayurvedic massage therapy training and Yoga Alliance RYT 200-hour training and certificates.

Program

This yoga teacher training is a perfect balance between peaceful countryside relaxation and upbeat, lively, and friendly cafes and restaurants of the beach strip of Praia da Rocha beach. The evening and morning yoga, meditation, and pranayama are the essential aspects of this training. You will find the teacher and the Bend it like Buddha Yoga studio uplifting and relaxing.

During the training, you will practice sunrise Vinyasa flow yoga in the morning followed by Yin or Restorative yoga session in the evening. The sessions are usually held in a stunning yoga studio on Praia da Rocha or on the beach depending on weather, and include pranayama (breathwork), mindful meditation, and yoga Nidra meditation.

You will be enjoying a variety of unique healing activities such as Reiki, Tibetan bowl sound healing, yoga Nidra meditation, and healing, powerful pranayama sessions and how to teach students. All of the yoga sessions are Shakti inspired, empowering, and made with love to ignite your heart’s spark.

Bend it like Buddha is a 200-hour Registered Yoga School which follows Yoga Alliance's guidelines by offering 140 contact hours and the 60 remaining hours are allotted for study and reviewing course material during free time, preparing for assignments, and pre-reading handouts prior to the program start date. Preparing prior to the program by pre-reading the course material helps students retain information and encourages everyone to get the most out of the training.

All the teachers of this retreat have their own yoga studios and are teaching yoga worldwide and have valuable wisdom to share regarding yoga business, branding, and social media. You will be inspired by the talented, passionate team, and learn from their wealth of information and decades of experience.

What to expect

  • Ancient teachings brought into a contemporary context
  • Becoming a part of the family and feeling like you've know everyone for years.
  • Complete change in your lifestyle
  • Delicious healthy organic food during the entire retreat
  • Develop human interaction and connections that will last a lifetime
  • Surrounding beaches and the beautiful nature, sound of owls, singing starlings, and of course the amazing sunsets, sunrises, and millions of stars and moonlight
  • Lessons from a variety of experienced teachers (each one has different strengths) who will help you grow in many different ways
  • Meet like-minded people from all over the world and build your international yoga contacts
  • Post-training support available on the private students or teacher forum
  • Transformational experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Mantras, pranayama, Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and asana flow
  • 08:00 Take rest and breakfast
  • 09:00 Pranayama
  • 10:00 Yoga Nidra meditation, Osho meditation, mindfulness meditation, Buddhist meditation, or Reiki
  • 11:00 Alignment, adjustment, and modifications
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Eight limbs, ethics, philosophy, running a yoga studio, and social media
  • 14:00 Anatomy, physiology, and Ayurvedic yoga massage modules or kirtan-chanting with instruments and voice
  • 16:00 Light dinner
  • 17:30 Applied teaching methodology and practice teaching
  • 18:30 Take rest and dinner (two planned dinners out to recommended Portuguese restaurants)

The last training held by Bend it like Buddha Yoga attracted students and teachers from 17 different countries.

Instructors

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.
Tori Mitchell
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.
Fabrizio Schmidt
Fabrizio is a qualified and registered Ashtanga and Vinyasa Teacher with Yoga Alliance and he continues his journey by learning and sharing with other fellow yogis and everyone who wishes to explore Yoga. Fabrizio is Italian-German, an ardent traveler and surfer who also has a great passion for cooking! Fabrizio is very passionate about yoga philosophy, meditation, and pranayama practices as well as the health aspects of this discipline. His self-practice, classes, and lifestyle reflect his passion and dedication.
Mafalda Rodriguez
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.

Location

This inspirational RYT 200 program is held at the gorgeous Praia da Rocha beach in Portimao. This area has inspired and has been chosen by several imminent yogis and well-known gurus to build ashrams and eco-communities in this region. As it is beautifully natural, peaceful and a refreshing place to restore your mind, body, and soul.

The program will take place a minute away from Praia da Rocha beach, Portimao-Algarve at the Bend it like Buddha Yoga school. There are several good restaurants, shops, and cafes with a variety of other activities nearby.

Food

During the program, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and light dinner. The food concept is healthy, tasty, vegetarian, and organic. Savor juicy local fruit, crunchy organic vegetables, crisp salads, and fragrant herbs while sipping on an energizing juice or sweet, colorful herbal tea.

Everything is freshly harvested and lovingly prepared with attention to detail in the on-site kitchen where you can cook your own meals if you prefer. There are diverse fusion recipes in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Bend it like Buddha Yoga believes that pleasing your palate is fundamental to your experience.

If you are vegan, raw foodie, or gluten-free, it’s no problem. The resident chef can make something delicious for you. You can choose from fresh tropical fruit, homemade organic yogurt, a wide selection of vegetarian dishes (delicious even for those not used to vegetarian food), curry dhal, rice, salads, herbal teas, and chai. Throughout the day, you can order small snacks, vitamin, health-booster juices, and fresh local fruit for a small extra fee.

You can also enjoy trying dinner out by visiting some of the delicious local restaurants nearby. There is a variety of restaurants that serve excellent Brazilian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Russian, Indian, Turkish, Italian, or English food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time and rest days on Sundays, you are welcome to explore and try what you would like. In the Algarve, the things to do list is endless. This is your holiday retreat and Bend it like Buddha Yoga believes you should choose what's best for you. They can help you design an itinerary of unique activities and excursions, for an extra cost such as:

  • A walk to the Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
  • Boat tour or kayaking through beach grottos and caves
  • Chilling out at the beach strip café
  • Enjoying one of the healing treatments offered: Ayurvedic yoga massage, Reiki, and sound therapy
  • Enjoying the beautiful beach cliff surroundings
  • Kiteboarding
  • Meditation walk to the stunning beaches, caves, and grottos
  • Optional kayaking trip to a private beach, lunch will be included
  • Reading or writing
  • Spiritual hiking trip with a guided yoga Nidra meditation at the peak
  • Swimming at the stunning nearby beaches
  • Taking a surf or paddleboard lesson

Spa treatments

An Ayurvedic yoga massage is included in the price. Additionally, you can also book the following massages for an additional fee:

  • Acupuncture
  • Hydro aqua candlelight spa with cold massage jets (for Friday nights)
  • Indian scalp massage
  • Reiki attunement
  • Reiki chakra balancing
  • Swedish massage

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga, meditation, and pranayama sessions
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance accredited certificate
  • Access to self-serve kitchen and dining area
  • Ayurvedic yoga massage therapy sessions
  • Balinese healing massage or Reiki massage
  • Boating
  • Consultation, health assessment, and support after the training
  • Daily morning tea or organic juices
  • Daily organic vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Sacred sound mantra concert
  • Tibetan sound bowl healing

What's not included

  • Additional exursions
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Bend It Like Buddha Yoga will help you anytime with the direction.

Arrival by bus

There is a green bus transfer from Faro Airport (FAO) that can take you directly to Praia Da Rocha.

Arrival by ferry/boat

You can reach the Algarve through the many ports and marinas spread all along the south Portugal coast.

Arrival by train

Bend It Like Buddha Yoga recommends you to arrive at Algarve by using a train. It is because Portugal is part of the European rail network and can easily be reached from most of the European capitals.

Getting to the Algarve is part of what makes it one of Europe’s most fascinating holiday destinations. Whether you choose to arrive by plane, car, train or bus, you are bound to be received with a warming and welcoming spirit.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 45 days before arrival.

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14 days / 13 nights
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Official Training starts the day after Checking in at 6:30 AM
Training ends one day before the Check out at 4:00 PM
Following graduation celebration buffet dinner
 
Friday October 5, 2018
(14 days / 13 nights)

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