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

  • Bend it Like Buddha Yoga Bend it Like Buddha Yoga
  • Avenida Tomás Cabreira, Verandas do Sol 3, Loja 1, 8500-510 Portimão, Portugal
  • Jun 2 - 15, 2019 (14 days)

About us

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! 

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


Review by Mélodie Michel from Portugal October 11, 2018 "A life changing experience in the best conditions" Review by Jessica Sinclair from Canada June 22, 2018 It is not just a yoga instructor course. We became family! I will never forget it and so blessed for this experience. Was he best decision I have ever made. It changed me forever <3 Farrah, Tori and Danni are so beyond wonderful and make an amazing team! Loved every moment. Review by Danielle Ryan from Canada June 20, 2018 "Amazing YTT Experience" I just completed the 15 day June YTT 200hr program and all I can say is WOW. Farrah has put together an amazing program. Prepare to be spiritually enlightened! The curriculum is an excellent combination of various styles of yoga, practical understandings of anatomy and adjustments, spiritual practices such as pranayama and meditation, and a good variety of teaching techniques. Our group in particular formed an amazing bond allowing for some serious emotional breakthroughs and learning opportunities. I recommend this training for anyone looking to really learn the spiritual side of yoga! The food from Super Juice was also AMAZINGGGGGGG.

Event 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

Venue Highlights

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.

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)

Menu/Cuisine

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

Accommodations

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

Directions

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.

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