15 Days Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Ayurvedic Massage in Algarve, Portugal
Yoga Teacher Training and Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Course
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!
Included / Not 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
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
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.
Accommodation and meals
- Swimming pool
- Shared bedrooms
- Single room
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.
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.
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
FOR JUNE TRAINING ONLY - FREE GIFT - KAYAKING TRIP THROUGH GROTTOES WITH VEG BBQ LUNCH ON PRIVATE BEACH ON SUNDAY DAY OFF FROM TRAINING
Subject to change
06:30 Mantras, pranayama, Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and asana flow
08:00 Take rest and breakfast
10:00 Yoga Nidra meditation, Osho meditation, mindfulness meditation, Buddhist meditation, or Reiki
11:00 Alignment, adjustment, and modifications
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)
Please note: -
2nd June - Orientation (optional)
3rd June - Training starts at 5.30am
15th June - Check out
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.
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.
Price increases by 100 euro 3 months prior to starting date.
- Algarve, Portugal
- From: 3 June, 2019 5:30
- To: 14 June, 2019 16:00
- 15 days
- Shared Double Room 2399 euro & Private 3399 euro