YTT 200H/500H 2023

Algarve, Portugal:

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Treat yourself, on a life transformational holiday experience at the Bend it like Buddha Yoga Algarve school /Yoga Alliance RYS 200/500

Decompress in stillness, silence and serenity at a stunning sea coastline location in Algarve, Praia da Rocha beach. Learn, be supported and inspired by 8 yoga experts and presenters. 

Yoga Alliance RYT 200HR HYBRID

Yoga Alliance RYT 500HR HYBRID 4 DAYS


Limited Spots!

Treat yourself on this inspiring 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, learn, 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.

All ages and abilities are warmly welcome. From the entrepreneur yoga teacher who wants to launch their own international courses and retreats. To those who have not practiced regularly and want to dive deeper. This 2 week yoga journey is suitable for all levels and spiritual backgrounds. For those that are seasoned yogis who want to advance their knowledge. Also suited for those that are new to their yoga practice and just started their awakened spiritual path.

Participating in a certified YTT, Ayurveda massage course and applied yoga anatomy will transform and inspire you. Be inspired, grow and receive guidance from a total of 8 supportive yoga instructors and presenters.

Why this Yoga Journey is for you?

Bend it like Buddha YTT is a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive yoga journey that you will not find anywhere in the world! As soon as you land into FARO airport in Algarve, you will be greeted by our friendly, professional driver to transfer you and your fellow classmates to your hotel.

You will be nourished each day with an inspiring yoga program, 3 daily organic and detoxing meals which are catered by a highly recommended vegetarian restaurant on site.  Everything is included and you will not need to budget extra money for expensive transfers or touristy restaurants.

Starting on Day 1 you are embodying into a Yoga Teacher and compassionately guided by 10 talented yoga instructors.  You will be practicing how to teach, receive insightful feedback and gain self confidence in your abilities. Each day you will be acquiring valuable teaching skills which will bring out your innate gifts. Consistently graduates’ have said that after the YTT 200 Hr they come away feeling confident to share meditation, pranayama and yoga to others with a renewed vision and inspiration into their soul purpose.

Many graduates start to teach straight away after they returned home. This training is not all theory where you sit and listen to an instructor all day long. You will gain valuable applied skills of daily applied and practical teaching practice of meditation, breathwork, pranayama and yoga. Consistently our graduates’ feedback is that they feel confident to start teaching to the public and they are completely equipped to teach after our training.

life changing and transformative

Many graduating from this program have launched their own yoga lifestyle business and teach online and in person courses and facilitate retreats around the world.

For those needing more support after graduating we also offer a BONUS post training business yoga consulting and implementation lab to help get you prepared, grow your community of like hearted, dream students and get started on your own yoga micro niche, dial into your unique field of favor and launch your own self sustaining yoga lifestyle business. Collapse time and save money from our 12 years’ experience, our marketing team expertise and other like-hearted entrepreneur yogis and learn the ropes about hosting both in person yoga retreats abroad and online.

Invest in your future and most importantly invest and love yourself!  Join the Bend it like Buddha YTT 200Hr and prepare yourself for a relaxing, yet life-changing premium yoga experience in magical Algarve that you will not find anywhere in the world!

YTT Highlights  

  • Yoga Alliance certificate in Ashtanga + Vinyasa training
  • Variety of daily Meditation and Pranayama ( powerful breathing techniques)
  • Receive a one-of-a-kind training +certificate upon completion
  • Alignment & Modification lessons in Ashtanga+ Vinyasa Flow
  • Instruction and presentations with 10 INCREDIBLY passionate, knowledgeable and inspiring instructors!
  • Daily morning tea, coffee or organic juices
  • Daily 3x Vegetarian Meals
  • Premium beach location accommodations
  • Massage 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
  • Learn about Nutrition & Vegetarianism
  • Modules on applied anatomy in a practical, applied manner with Yoga anatomy expert of 25 years teaching.
  • Sound Healing session with gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, crystals, angel cards and powerful Kirtan and cacao ceremony celebration.
  • Reiki Attunement Session (Option for Usui Reiki 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree certification please ask us for Info.)
  • In-depth learning about yogic lifestyle
  • Practice teaching Vinyasa, yoga everyday in a supporting and inspiring environment.
  • 4 weeks virtual Business Yoga Training through weekly Implementation Labs/Action Steps to launch your yoga business post graduation
  • 8 Hours Ayurveda Massage training, learn 45+ techniques to share 60-90 minute massage session for clients, friends..


praia da rocha beach

This inspirational program is held in gorgeous Praia da Rocha beach in Portimao. There’s also beach coast hiking with a woodland forest a short walk away to gorgeous Praia do Alemao. This area is beautifully natural, peaceful and a refreshing place to restore your mind, body and soul.

The program takes place 1 minute away from one of Portugal’s most 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.


Students can choose private 5 star hotel, or shared newly renovated apartment. Option for private apartment-style hotel. All Apartments are spacious and include housekeeping/towel change service, security/concierge, self-service kitchen, free wifi, satellite /flat screen tv, living room, newly renovated bathroom with hot shower, Air Conditioning, patio and outdoor swimming pool and cafe. 5 minute walk from the Bend it like Buddha yoga studio and near 3 beautiful and coveted EU Blue Flag awarded beaches, all walking distance, including the famous and vast praia da rocha beach. On the western edge of praia da rocha stands the Fort of Santa Catarina, a 17th century fortress and you will see dramatic, large limestone rock formations that stand all along the coastline to Praia Vau, another magnificent beach which is a short walking distance from the accommodation and yoga venue.

Accommodations include:

  • Concierge/reception
  • Cutlery
  • Housekeeping, cleaning service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Patio
  • Swimming Pool
  • Glass ware
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Stove top oven
  • 5 star hotel offers SPA

Your Investment

There is a high demand for hotels in Praia da Rocha, spots limited!

Tuition subject to increase within 48 hours


During the program, you will enjoy being professionally catered to, be served with 3x daily, delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch and evening meals. The food concept is detoxing, organic, 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 detox teas.

Everything is freshly harvested and lovingly prepared with attention to detail in the on-site 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 snacks, vitamin, health-booster juices, smoothies, homemade bakery treats, coffee and fresh local fruit.

Our students also enjoy occasional dinners out by visiting some of the delicious local restaurants nearby.

There are a variety of restaurants that serve excellent Brazilian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Russian, Indian, Turkish, Italian, or English food.

You aim to obtain Yoga Alliance Accreditation to be able to genuinely help others while supporting your yoga business dream– but you keep spinning your wheels.

Do any of these sound familiar? 

✔ Not a big enough following or list to quit your corporate job

✔ It’s painful trading your precious time for dollars at someone else’s company because you want soul purpose & your own lifestyle business

✔ Low Self-Confidence, Stressed Out, Exhausted and Imposter Syndrome

✔ Overwhelmed, Burned Out and do not know where to start

✔Not making time out for Self-Care and Play because of family responsibilities and a never ending to do list

✔Do not know how to leave behind what’s not serving you

✔Multi Talented but do not know what yoga micro niche and unique field of favor to focus on for your Yoga Lifestyle business

Imagine what it would feel like if you knew exactly where to start and be able to market yourself in order to grow your Yoga or wellness business.

What if I told you that you could…

✔ Grow your yoga student list by 200% through the time- tested method of Yoga online, In Person Journeys, Yoga Challenges and implementing current tech trends
✔ Exercises to pinpoint your soul mission to remove confusion and overwhelm
✔  Learn the most effective yoga events to launch and meet your goals in 30 day blocks
✔  Create impactful services and a yoga retreat product suite so that you can own a lifestyle business and plan for PROFIT!
✔ Gain self confidence by practising teaching LIVE daily and improve your skills through constructive, loving feedback from our supportive and compassionate team of 10 instructors, presenters and highly motivated, inspirational Buddha Yoga community. 

It’s possible and it is easier than you think!

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