24 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Aljezur, Portugal

Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal

Prana Casa invites a highly respected RYS certified yoga instructor from India to conduct a Yoga Teacher Training Course in a familiair villa in the natural park of Western Algarve, 2 kilometers away from the ocean. If you want to become an internationally certified yoga instructor or deepen your knowledge and practice then join us now!

Highlights

  • Studies of physiology and anatomy
  • Self study practical and theory classes
  • Traditional yoga, power yoga, and Vinyasa trainings
  • Yoga Alliance International certificate upon successful completion
  • Course syllabus and school accredited by Yoga Alliance U.S.A
  • 6 vegetarian breakfast and dinners per week
  • 23 nights shared accommodation

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24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Accommodation

You will be staying in a shared room or for a small extra fee have your private room. The peaceful property is located in an urbanization in the middle of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, on the west coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The entrance to the Rota Vicentina trail, the old fisherman's trail that follows the coastline, is in only 5-minute walking distance of the accommodation, while the closest beach is only 2,5km away.

The house features three bedrooms, of which two doubles (25-meter squares) with a shared bathroom, and one large room (35-meter squares) with an attached bathroom. The house itself has a large garden boasting shady olive trees and an extended herb and vegetable garden. A saltwater swimming pool allows guests to sunbathe and relax while talking with friends and fellow guests. On most days, yoga classes will take place on the wooden yoga deck in the garden, while bad weather sees the class head indoors.

Prana Casa 200-Hour YTT in Portugal Program

Itinerary

Certification

You will get Yoga Alliance International certificate upon successful completion.

The course will be an intensive course consisting of theory, practice, and self-study. Dr. Venky, an internationally acclaimed Indian yoga master will conduct this course. Through immersion in traditional and modern aspects of yogic practices, students are equipped with a repertoire of yoga practices that will enable them to meet the evolving needs of yoga students who seek to learn ancient as well as new forms of yoga practices such as Hatha, Power and Vinyasa yoga. This course turns avid practitioners of yoga into knowledgeable masters of this ancient science, under the guidance of experienced yoga master.

The study of Physiology and Anatomy equip aspiring yoga teachers with an awareness of the proper techniques of asana, pranayama, kriya and other yogic practices and understand the physiological response to mental activities and how yoga work as a therapy. Dr. Venkys knowledge of human physiology and yogic sciences enrich this teacher training course by sharing his holistic views on yogic practices, thus providing a plethora of exposure to the aspiring yoga instructor spanning ancient teachings and modern medical and scientific knowledge.

Course syllabus

  • Asana
  • Bandha
  • Basic mycology
  • Dos and donts of yogic practices
  • Eight limbs of yoga
  • History of yoga
  • Kriya
  • Meditation
  • Mudra
  • Pranayama
  • Science of stretching
  • Study of anatomy and physiology yogic point of view
  • Symptoms of cardiopulmonary or metabolic disease
  • Symptoms of over training
  • Teaching methodology

Instructors

Dr. Venky Shivshakti
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
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.

Location

The retreat will take place in Portugal's least developed region, the western Algarve. Algarve boasts nationally protected nature reserves, pristine beaches, wild coastlines, and dramatic jagged cliffs. The region is also home to Europes southwestern most point, Cabo de So Vicente (Cape St Vincent). All this is only 30 kilometers from the busy southern Algarve coast.

Nearby places

  • Arrifana beach - 5 minutes drive
  • Amoreira beach - 5 minutes drive
  • Monte Clerigo beach - 5 minutes drive
  • Rota Vicentina trail - 5 minutes walk

Food

Breakfasts and lunch on lecture days are included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

Free activity from your doorstep

Hiking the Rota Vicentina, the fisherman's trail .

Tracking right next to the coastline, the Rota Vicentina follows the trails used by locals to reach the beaches and hot fishing spots. It is a single track along the cliffs with plenty of sand, which can only be explored by foot. Since the accommodation is nested in the Costa Vicentina natural park, Prana Casa recommends you discover some parts of the famous Rota Vicentina.

Visiting Aljezur and surroundings by car or even local bus

The closest town from the accommodation is Aljezur, a beautiful representation of the untouched Algarve. Enjoy beautiful natural landscapes, where donkeys work the land, cowbells tinkle on the plains and some of the best beaches in Portugal await you.

Situated in the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, the large natural park that extends along the western coast of the Algarve, Aljezur is a small agricultural town lying on the fertile plains that border the Aljezur river. The hilltop ruins of a 10th Century Moorish castle dominate the historic town centre and afford beautiful panoramic views of cork oak and pine woods, fields sprinkled with wild flowers and the sea in the distance.

The old town spreading down the hillside is a charming mix of cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, with the characteristic colourful trimmings around the windows. The newer part of town was established in the 18th century to relocate the population after the destruction caused by the 1755 earthquake, and lies at a short distance from the hill on the other side of the river. Heading out of town, it is hard to decide what is more appealing, the countryside or the coastline. Other beautiful nearby villages are Carrepateira, Bordeira, Odeceixe or the mountains on Monchique. Let the team of Prana Casa advice you.

Massage

Treat yourself with a massage at Prana Casa, share your wishes and we will find you the right offer.

EFT (emotional freedom tapping) therapy offered by our resident therapist Janice

Working with CEO Healing Orion Therapy (CEO Healing) and The Tapping Therapy, Janice considers herself as a channel through which the Ascended Masters and The Angel Team work, so the human being can evolve through love.

Raw cooking workshops at Prana Casa (min two persons)

Be smart and book your workshop around lunch time, learn, enjoy, and taste.

Horse carriage riding (max five persons):

There really is just one word to describe a carriage ride: relaxing! The calm horse pulling the elegant wooden carriage through our beautiful village. See individual villas with international decor, several garden designs and colourful flowers. It is such a different perspective to glide over two meters above the ground - soundless, if not for the rhythmic and smooth clopping of a horses hooves. Nice to share with your fellow guests!

Surf classes

The classes include transfer, material, three hours instruction from a local surf school who thinks quality is more important than quantity! Everyone gets to stand up on the board!

The Algarve was the last major European surf region to be explored, and is getting very popular. Prana Casa is close to Monte Clerigo and Arrifana beach (three kilometers) bot suitable for all levels.

Horse back riding

Set your spirit free and learn to trust the beautiful nature of a horse.

MTB rental

The southwest has a wide network of mainly unmapped dirt tracks that are great fun to explore on a (mountain) bike, with trips customised for all levels of ability. You can meander through colourful drifts of spring flowers and forests or see the ripening grapes and wheat fields in the autumn. Visit archaeological sites, fantastic beaches, and unspoiled villages as you pedal along some of the quietest roads in Europe. The more adventurous choose to ride a mountain bike as in this part of Portugal, most roads are still unpaved, so you can go on forever and just follow your nose.

Dolphin watching tour

Enjoy a dolphin seeing tour in Lagos. To get there, you will need to use the public transport or rental car

What's included

  • Lectures
  • 6 vegetarian breakfast and 5 lunches per week and accommodation
  • Afternoon coffee/tea with biscuits and fruits
  • Course syllabus and school accredited by Yoga Alliance U.S.A
  • Self-study, practical and theory classes
  • Studies of Physiology and Anatomy Subject materials
  • Traditional yoga, power yoga, and Vinyasa trainings
  • Yoga Alliance International certificate

What's not included

  • Airport transfer
  • Extra snacks or dietary needs
  • Lunch
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tour

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

There are various airports to fly into, the closest one being Faro Airport. From here, an hour and 15 minute trip by car takes you to the west coast. Please email directly to Prana Casa for further information.

There are also cheap flights flying to Lisbon (three hours drive) and Seville (Spain) and there is good public transportation from there to Lagos which takes around four hours.

Arrival by train or bus

You may also take a train or bus to Lagos, and then a taxi to the location. Prana Casa can happily arrange either a taxi and rental car for you.

Distances

Faro Airport - one hour and 15 minutes

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