4 Days Hybrid In-person and Online Yoga Alliance Accredited RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training & Ayurvedic Massage
October 2nd-5th, October 18th-21st
& October 24th-27th
Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga training is a life changing and exciting journey!
What are you waiting for?
The time to do something positive is now.
Capacity is very limited, students inquire frequently and the spots fill up quickly during the wonderful sunny season in the Algarve.
This is the most popular training we offer due to several expert teachers participating , stunning location, varied activities and subjects and challenging-rewarding yet relaxing atmosphere.
The majority of our graduates have started teaching immediately after our program and even taught at large festivals and opened studios!
Yoga teaching is a lifelong endeavour…that is, a rewarding and infinite practice of self discovery into the mind, body and spirit!
Are you already a certified YA RYT 200Hr? If yes, we would love to facilitate your yoga journey and help you brush up your Vinyasa sequencing techniques with Daily Teaching Practice, have a mini retreat for yourself to de compress, relax by the sea, enjoy the warm sun and much more…
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
*subject to small change
06:30 – 8:00 Alternating Ashtanga-primary series & Vinyasa Flow
8:00-8:15 Tea time & snack
08:15 – 09:00 Advanced Pranayama/Profound breathing techniques
09:00 – 10:00 Yoga Alignment-Yoga as therapy
10:00 – 10:45 Breakfast
10:45 – 11:30 Yoga Philosophy
11:30 – 12:30 Meditation practice + Mindfulness practice
12:30 – 13:30 Adjustment-Modifications-Alignment practice and theory
13:30 – 14:15 Rest/Lunch
14:15-15:30 Practice Teaching, Sequencing, How to lesson plan/customize a flow for all abilities
15:30-16:30 Ayurveda Massage
16:30-17:30 Gentle asana, Yin or Usui Reiki, Sound Healing journey
17:30 – 18:30 Satsung
Students Review content with teachers office hours
18:30 Dinner / Rest
Intensive Ashtanga & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training + BONUS Ayurveda Head / Scalp Massage training
+ 4 Weeks Lifestyle Yoga Business Training post graduation: How to launch your yoga brand with online/in person yoga challenges and grow your community of dream yoga students
Treat yourself on this inspiring 4 Day Yoga retreat to southern Portugal. Be awestruck by the beauty of praia da Rocha beach in Portimao, Algarve. Be surrounded by several stunning beach coasts such as the Benagil sea cave beach and grottos declared by the Huffington Post as one of “the most beautiful beaches in the world.”
Be inspired, meditate, go deeper into the practice, gain self confidence, contemplate, take home a valuable gift of restored health, and learn in depth about the art of teaching yoga, meditation, pranayama, yogic lifestyle and self-sustainability as a global yoga teacher. Participating in YTT training and Ayurveda massage training and applied yoga anatomy will transform and inspire you.
Our teacher training program can be the first step in a life transformative journey of health and wellness. This is a one-of-a-kind, all inclusive retreat and YTTC training, which you will not find anywhere in the world! You will be learning from highly experienced, talented, and compassionate instructors.
Often our graduates students describe our program as a life changing and transformative experience.
Students have daily practice teaching their flows outdoors and indoors.
- Yoga Alliance RYT 200 Hour training and certificate
- Remaining training hours are completed online
- Daily Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow teacher training,
- Bonus Ayurveda Massage training, learn scalp/ head/face massage techniques to share with others!
- Variety of Daily Yoga 2X AM/PM Meditation, Breath Work Journeys and Pranayama ( or healing session e.g. Nada yoga)
- Receive a one-of-a-kind, all inclusive yoga retreat experience
- Walking distance to several breath taking, world class beaches
- Daily Alignment, Adjustments & Modification lessons in Ashtanga+ Vinyasa Flow
- Daily morning tea, coffee, snacks or organic juices
- Daily Vegetarian, Detoxing, Organic and Vegan Meals
- Learn from several instructors, each of them invested in your growth and share their best tips, their strengths and expertise!
- 3 Nights in apartment style hotel, newly renovated yoga studio and restaurant a 3 minute walk from praia da Rocha. Newly renovated apartment with swimming pool
- Introduction to Kirtan, Mantras, Ayurveda Therapy massage, Reiki, Tibetan Bowl Sound Journeys and Yoga Nidra Meditation
- Yoga Philosophy: How to apply 8 Limbs of Yoga into daily life, learn more about Patanjali Yoga
- Study The Patanjali Sutras and daily application of Yoga Teaching Methods, Yoga History, How to Sequence creative, challenging and fun Vinyasa flows for any ability
- Learn about Nutrition & Vegetarianism
- Modules on applied Yoga anatomy in a practical, applied manner
- Sound Healing session with gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, crystals, angel cards and powerful Kirtan mantras and ceremony celebration.
- Intimacy circle exercises, inner confidence building
- Emotional release Breath Work and Dance
- Usui Reiki degree 1, 2 or 3 Certification (optional, please inquire)
- In-depth learning about yogic lifestyle
- Practice teaching yoga, breathing techniques, meditation everyday
- BONUS! The Online Blueprint 100+ Virtual reference video library, Vinyasa flow scripts that you may emulate when you return home to teach and share the practice with others.
- The Yoga Lifestyle Business training: The 4 week Breakthroughs Acceleration Implementation Labs to launch your own yoga brand and grow your community of dream yoga students.
- The Pegasus course a 35 hour virtual training and Handbook: Train virtually with 12 experts in yoga and wellness branding
- Hiking nearby
- Mountain walking/trekking nearby
- Swimming pool
- Several world class beaches nearby
- Relaxing Dining area
- Local markets nearby
- Tour assistance
- Stand up paddle boarding
- Self-service Kitchen
- Lounge area
- Newly renovated Yoga studio
- Free Wi-Fi
- Room cleaning, towel service
Praia da Rocha 5 star hotel option offers poolside sunsets
3 Nights accommodation: choose 5 star hotel, private apartment or shared accommodation. Please inquire for your preference to check availability, limited spots. Bend it like Buddha Yoga studio is a short 3 minute walk from the beautiful praia da rocha beach and nearby several gorgeous beaches all walking distance
Female students stay at a shared apartment-style hotel, maximum 2 students per apartment. Premium package includes daily housekeeping/towel change service, 24 hour security/concierge, self-service kitchen, strong wifi, satellite/flat screen tv, living room, newly renovated bathroom with hot shower, air conditioning, and patio.
Nearby 5 Star Hotel Massage clinic, Aqua Spa circuit, Turkish bath, Dry Sauna, massage jets and swimming. The accommodations are a 5 minute walk from the Bend it like Buddha yoga studio and near 4 beautiful beaches walking distance, including the world famous Praia da Rocha beach.
This training is a perfect balance between peaceful beachside relaxation and upbeat, lively friendly, cafes and restaurants off the beach boardwalk and 3 minutes from one of the best beaches in the world, Praia da Rocha. There are 4 gorgeous beaches all within walking distance.
The evening and morning Vinyasa and Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda massage techniques and Pranayama are the essential aspects of this training. You will find the teachers and the Bend it like Buddha Yoga studio uplifting, friendly and inspiring.
During the training, you will practice sunrise Vinyasa flow yoga in the morning, followed by gentle Flow, Restorative yoga, Yin or sessions such as a powerful sound journey healings and cacao ceremony by local Shaman healer in the evening. The sessions are usually held in a boutique yoga studio on Praia da Rocha or on the beach depending on weather, and include pranayama (breathwork), mindful meditation, and yoga Nidra meditation.
Students will have ample time with teachers 1×1 and will be practicing teaching starting on day one and receive practical, supportive feedback on their teaching daily.
This training includes Business yoga, Acro, arm balances, kids yoga, pre natal and coaching on how to brand yourself as a global yoga teacher online and in-person classes/courses will be covered.
We will be enjoying a variety of unique activities such as Reiki 1, 2, or 3 Masters certification course/Extra optional course. Please inquire in advance for the Reiki courses.
Enjoy Tibetan bowl sound healing, Chakra &Kundalini meditations, Cacao Ceremony, Kirtan mantra concert and powerful Pranayama and Breath Work sessions. There will be classes on lesson planning, Sequencing Vinyasa Flows and Ashtanga inspired sequencing and how to teach students each of these techniques.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
- 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, Detoxing, organic, Vegetarian and Vegan meals
- Surrounding beaches and the beautiful nature, sound of 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
- Meeting people from all over the world who share the same passion for the yogic lifestyle
- Transformational experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life!
- Excursions that you can enjoy during this retreat include:
- Boat tour or kayaking through beach grottos and caves
- Hiking through the woodland forests of Monchique to visit waterfalls, meditate
- Hydro aqua candle light spa with cold pools, hot pools, Turkish baths (steam rooms), sauna, and various relaxing aqua massage jets
This inspirational program is held in gorgeous Praia da Rocha beach in Portimao there’s also Monchique mountain with a woodland forest nearby.
The program takes place 3 minutes away from one of Portugal’s famous and beautiful beach-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.
The accommodations offered by Bend it like Buddha have a shower, toilet, patio, living room and a kitchen. Swimming pool, lounge chairs, cafe, 24 hr security/concierge, satellite television, wifi and new SPA.
On request and at additional cost a premium private room at praia da Rocha Algarve Solverde 5 Star Hotel can be arranged for you, just a short stroll from the yoga school and Praia da Rocha beach.
The private option offers private bedroom, bathroom, own kitchen and patio accommodations. All bedrooms have their own bath and shower.
All Accommodations include:
- 24-hour reception
- Daily cleaning service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Swimming Pool
- Glass ware
- Stove top oven
- New SPA
During the program, you will be served with daily breakfast, lunch and light dinners. The food concept is healthy, detoxing, vegetarian, and organic. Savor juicy local fruit, crunchy organic vegetables, crisp salads, and fragrant herbs while sipping on an energizing juice, smoothie or sweet, colorful herbal detox teas. The meals are catered for our group, specifically for vegan and vegetarians at a recommended vegetarian restaurant.
Everything is freshly harvested and lovingly prepared with attention to detail in the on-site, expanded and newly renovated kitchen. 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.
Throughout the day you can order for an extra fee small snacks, vitamin, health-booster juices, coffee and fresh local fruit. There are a variety of restaurants that serve excellent Brazilian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Russian, Indian, Turkish, Italian, or English food.
3x daily organic, detoxing vegetarian meals
TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY, PLEASE FILL IN THE APPLICATION BELOW. SPOTS FILL UP QUICKLY!
Please fill the Initial Online Application form above. Once it gets read and approved for registration we will send you notification. Then you can send deposit to secure your spot into the course. After that you will get another more detailed forms to fill about your Health and Contacts.
MAKE A LIFE CHANGING POSITIVE INVESTMENT TO YOU!
Bend it like Buddha wants to keep our students highly motivated and inspired to teach straight away. Receive tips from experienced teachers on flow sequences which students can emulate for upcoming classes of their own in studios and to teach family, friends and their community.
There are also alignment-based classes, lectures on anatomy, biomechanics, discussions on yoga history, philosophy and tradition.
Bend it like Buddha also holds space for graduates for support and networking after graduation with 2 Private forums and zoom yoga business training:
1) Bend it like Buddha Blueprint for YTT online students
2) Yoga Business launch training/Breakthroughs Acceleration for newly graduated Yoga Teachers who are ready to launch their online and in person yoga business.
Both of these private forums are for registered students support and networking and to ask their teachers questions even after the course is completed. This is a high value service and space for networking and support post YTTC graduation.
Students enjoy sunset and sunrise yoga classes outdoors on beautiful, peaceful beaches
Meet eclectic, like-minded yogis from all over the world and make life-long lasting friends with students and teachers.
Meet like-hearted, lifelong friends!
If you feel inspired to register into the program please do not hesitate and contact us as soon as possible. Please do not miss out on this incredible life time journey of wellness, health and mind, body, spirit rejuvenation.
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