Dr. Venky is an internationally acclaimed Indian yoga master. His teachings take a scientific approach to the understanding of yogic practices. Students are made aware of the scientific explanations for practices like kriyas, bandha, asana, pranayama, and meditation, and are thus better equipped to teach these practices in the secular setting of modern yoga centers and gyms. His scientific approach to yogic practices explains the benefits (which were once taught only through religious terms) in the context of yogic science.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
from Great Britain, April 2018
"We found a gem in Vale da Telha..."
I travelled to Prana Casa to experience a simple yoga retreat...yoga, meditation, healthy food with the added bonus of the beach and all that but what I actually found was so much more than! I found Friendship, a sense of belonging, a stillness of mind, a courage to explore myself, inner peace, and a strength I never knew I had...and I don’t just mean physically.
The house is homely and Evelyn goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. The food is prepared with much thought, love and passion, so dining becomes an all-encompassing activity in itself...learning to love what goes inside the body was definitely something I didn’t expect and you most certainly don’t go hungry!
Throughout the week, the various Yoga classes, the mediation, the yoga nidra and the mindful walk were all delivered with such passion and knowledge, it left you wanting more...my body craved it when I returned! My favourite activity was our yoga session on the beach...awesome experience!
We travelled with no car but it didn’t stop us from exploring during our free time – the local cafes, bar, the rugged coastline, the beaches, the dog shelter, the woodland etc and as our flight home was a late one, we took advantage of the various modes of public transport and stopped off en route in Lagos...a must see town with its cobbled, narrow streets, boats in the harbour and the quaint shops.
I will definitely be revisiting...especially as Evelyn has just completed a renovation! I can’t wait to see it!
May Liss Skjølås
from Norway, September 2017
We loved our 8 days stay in casa Prana! Lots of love from Norway
from Great Britain, July 2017
"An oasis of calm"
Great small group size. Great energy. Great teacher (Katia), amazing food, awesome massage (Evelyn), peace and tranquility. Lovely beaches. Great to have a dog rescue centre nearby to go and help walk the dogs.
from Great Britain, June 2017
from Ireland, June 2017
"Excellent Yoga Retreat"
The accomodation is beautiful and Eve is a dedicated and very knowledgeable teacher.
from Great Britain, May 2017
"Not what expected, but LOVED IT"
Evelin is amazing!
from Great Britain, May 2017
"Wonderful experience "
The yoga classes were excellent, the instructor was amazing. She was so knowledgeable in the area of yoga,which made it easier to learn so much. The location was beautiful,just the right environment for a yoga retreat.
from Portugal, April 2017
"Had a perfect time"
I liked everything.. It was very relaxed and chilled out. Perfect location, and loved the morning yoga. Eveline is a very good teacher.. Perfect host.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to be taught by Dr. Venky at Casa Prana in Vale da Telha, Portugal. With an ongoing spine problem myself, I knew I needed someone who specialised in the anatomical side of yoga. Someone with the skill and knowledge to teach me how to handle students with similar problems as mine.
I didn't just want to learn how to practise yoga postures, I wanted to develop an in-depth knowledge of how yoga can improve people's lives.
During our 30 day TTC, Dr. Venky was such a pleasure to be around. Although serious when he needed to be, his sense of humour and depth of character was certainly an added bonus. I really feel like I learned a massive amount (I'm still digesting it all!) and don't know anyone else who could have taught the way he did.
I received a very warm welcome into Casa Prana on my arrival and felt like I was home away from home the whole month during the course. Not only is it located in the perfect spot for utter peace, it's also not far from some of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. I would definitely recommend it!
I Had an amazing time! Eveline is a great teacher and cook! I went on a retreat that didn't include surfing lessons but ended up paying for my own with another girl on retreat. It was lot of fun and I felt like I had loads of free time to read and enjoy the surroundings. Eveline was always trying to help us understand our own bodies and grow! I highly recommend renting a car or being sure to buddy up with someone else who is. Overall an amazing retreat and that I will definitely do again soon!
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Thank you so much Evelyn, Louise and Magi! I had an amazing time at Prana Casa last month and highly recommend anyone to stay with you. The yoga was really good, the food so delicious and you are great people to be around, inspiring and fun :) A big thank you, keep going and see you soon!
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Liege Eveline, thank you so much for providing a home away from home and for making us feel welcome in Prana Casa. I gained so much from this week and truly hope that the “Prana Casa Spirit” stays with me. Also the food, with its cooks Yvonne and Lena was amazing. Somebody must have sent them your way!
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Dear Eveline, you tought us a new way of living…what now?!? How are we supposed to go back to the old way…to our busy life?! I will try to hold on to my dream…make little steps towards it everyday and may be one day it will home true. Thanks for the great week, so many people, different ages, different backgrounds…one family!