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Asana Love Portugal Yoga Teacher Training

Improve your skills at the yoga creative teaching retreat 2016 in Carcavelos, Portugal. Deep yoga practice and teaching brings balance and big changes to you and into your students life. These may be changes in terms of how you relate to the world. This retreat is designed for yoga teachers that recently started teaching, or regular practitioners that want to become a teacher in the near future. This course works across all styles of yoga, is modern, therapeutic, challenging, supportive, and stepped into tradition!


  • 2 healthy cooking courses
  • 6 weekly yoga master classes
  • 2 massages for individual needs
  • Certificate upon completion
  • All manuals and teachings
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Daily veggie breakfast


10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Carcavelos Surf House is divided into two spacious floors with plenty of sunshine and natural light. Downstairs, there are two large rooms, a living and dining, with a nice view to the garden and pool. Upstairs, there are four magnificent rooms with access to two bathrooms. For those who want a little more privacy, there is also a studio, independent of the main house, all equipped with access to the garden and pool. The common areas are composed by two large rooms (TV and meals), internet room and chill out, equipped kitchen, garden with barbecue, and relax area with hammocks, outdoor heated pool, gym, free wireless, and self service bar. The peaceful garden and the heated outdoor swimming pool give very special and inviting surroundings for an unforgettable stay.

Stand up Paddle & Yoga Teacher Training Portugal Program

This is a very important course and very needed for all the young teachers that still have to find their way into the details of seeing the bodies, using their voice and language, and creating a sensitivity in the adjustments. It is for teachers of any yoga style.

Come and learn how to teach in a friendly, warm, and loving environment without feeling any pressure. Improve your skills regarding the creativity of teaching and adjusting poses and how to use the language in your classes. This will be a special time to enjoy, cultivate, and deepen a full potential of your own practice and teachings away from the distractions of your every day habits.

Come and help to develop a healthy mind and body for you, all your students, and everybody who wants to know about it. The teachers training retreat will be 64 hours of intensive self- and teaching practice, it is an accompanying training that should be taken after the teachers training course or during a teachers training period.

This training is to deepen the understanding of postures and yoga practice but as well to grow the creativity and how using language and voice and especially to become more sensitive in the adjustments and understand that body types are different, so there is never the "perfect" posture for everyone.


Silvia Stojanovic
Silvia is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching and for her ability to encourage physical and spiritual self-growing. She is also a very compassionate surfer and is the first yogi in Portugal that brought yoga from the mat and on the top of a stand up paddleboard.



12 kilometers away from Lisboa, Carcavelos is known not only for the great waves of recognized world quality, but also for its famous fortified wine of international renown and secular tradition. Carcavelos is the first beach in Cascais you found when you move towards Cascais and it has on the east side, at the entrance to the river bar, the largest sea fortress in Portugal, S. Julio da Barra, that in the past was the protective shield of the portuguese crown. Had the function of controlling the entry and exit of vessels on the Tejo river bar and access to the port of Lisbon.

It has a wide expanse of sandy beach,1.25 kilometers, being much appreciated by surfers, windsurfers, and bodyboarders due to strong waves. Thats why that there are several national and international competitions. It was recently been established as the capital of surfing. There is a pedestrian area surrounding the beach, where you can find many restaurants, bars, and terraces. It has good accesses and parking. It is a lifeguard and flagged beach.

Carcavelos Surf House

Situated in Lisboa, close to the center of Carcavelos village, Carcavelos Surf House is in a very pleasant residential area, located into a refined and welcoming atmosphere. It combines rustic with some modern details that offer originality, comfort, and make it very nice for those who want to feel home. The Carcavelos Surf House is very close to one of the best beaches for surf in Portugal, Carcavelos beach, which is also considered the birthplace of national surf.

Nearby places

  • Carcavelos beach - 5 minutes' walk
  • Supermarket - 5 minutes' walk



  • Gym
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping nearby
  • Surfing


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar nearby
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Caf nearby
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby


  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance


Daily healthy loving veggie breakfast plus two healthy cooking courses in the evening are included in the price.


  • Dinners
  • Lunches

Things to do (optional)

  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayak tours
  • Lisboa, Cascais, and Sintra tours
  • Music workshops
  • Outdoor yoga lessons
  • Stand up paddle tours and lessons
  • Surf and body board lessons
  • Surfing in Carcavelos
  • Windsurf lessons

Spa treatments

Two massages for individual needs are included in the price of the retreat. Additionally, other treatments can be purchased for an extra fee upon request.

What's included

  • 2 healthy cooking courses in the evening
  • 2 massages for individual needs
  • 6 weekly daily yoga master classes in Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga tradition
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • All manuals and teachings
  • Certificate from asana love and from the Portugese Yoga Association
  • Daily healthy loving veggie breakfast

What's not included

  • Dinners
  • Lunches

How to get there

Driving directions from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

  • Take the A5 Highway Cascais direction and exit to the "Avenida Marginal" in the same direction.
  • Go straight ahead until you reach Avenida Marginal and then you will go pass through numerous speed control traffic lights.
  • Always along the river, pass by the beaches of Caxias, Pao dArcos, Santo Amaro de Oeiras, Oeiras, until reach the big fortress (left), which is where starts Carcavelos beach.
  • Continuing forward, and nearly at the end of the beach, in the roundabout, take the first right and go forward until you reach another roundabout.
  • You must exit at the second and the train line will appear on the right.
  • Continue straight and after about 700 meters, take the second left into a cul de sac. Stop in number 72, a white house with yellow contours.
  • You are welcome to Carcavelos Surf House!

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

Arrival by train

From Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) or from Lisbon city center take the metro to the train station to "Cais do Sodr." In the same station take the train to Cascais but pay attention and choose the one that says "Todas" because it is the train that stops at all stations. Exit in "Carcavelos" station and you should go to south, as if to Carcavelos beach. You should immediately follow the train line and follow the sidewalk next to it. After about 700 meters turn on first left and you will find Rua Almirante Matos Moreira, number 72, you are in Carcavelos Surf House.


Latitude: 38.6867505

Longitude: -9.3459952


  • Cascais and Lisboa (Belm, Cais do Sodr, Bairro Alto) - 15 minutes' drive
  • Train station - 5 minutes' walk
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