What to pack

Namaste yoginis and yogis!

Getting organized for Teacher Training in and wondering what to pack?

If you are wishing to pack light or you
can only bring carry on due to expensive check in baggage charges
the best reference is David Swenson’s Ashtanga Vinyasa manual, available on Amazon. 

There are yoga mats at the shala

It can be hot during the day but sometimes at night it can get chilly. So, it might be nice to have a small blanket/sarong

SIM cards may be purchased inside the airport and MEO

There is free Wifi at the student accommodations however on some days it’s a weak signal

Important Documents- Passport, Visitor Visa (or printed E Tourist Visa+passport picture for customs if needed), Air Tickets, travel insurance, our yoga shala contact address/phone#

Our mobile# and shala/apartment address for emergencies/customs, Money in € for additional expenses ( $350 € is probably enough for 15 days)

credit cards/ international ATM cards( Remember to call your bank to tell them you are traveling or account may be blocked), photo copies of passport/flight info

€ for your private driver  or shared between car pooling students.

It will more than likely be hot. Pack light… bring light travel clothing, flip flops, sneakers, yoga clothes, rain jacket, sun glasses, hat, bandana, light cover up/scarf to cover up skin 

Processed with VSCO with dog3 presetFor the afternoon Ayurveda Massage Classes it is highly recommended to bring a medium-large sarong or/& towel to cover up and / or to lie down on. There are also places to purchase sarongs nearby. For massage class please wear your 2-piece swim suit or shorts and bikini top and/or yoga bra top under your clothes before each massage class. Please be changed and be ready for the massage lessons during the lunch hour break to be on time for class. We have a lot to learn…45+ massage techniques to cover in only 8 days and time is of essence. Thank you 🙂

For yoga asana practice the usual yoga wear is fine such as tank tops, leggings or sports shorts.

Bring a small water bottle or travel mug. The water is delicious here and you can drink from the tap. 

Towel or sarong

Toiletries: sun screen, face wash, vinegar and / or baking soda (makes for excellent dry shampoo, cleans clothing,  

Misc:  key&lock for suitcase and valuable items, moneybelt, needed medicines. Not many pharmaceutical products here

Good writing supplies, lots of pens, notebooks, a big folder to put handouts in, have enough memory and charged battery for your devices to record audio and video.

Bring smart phone to take pictures, laptop, camera, phone charger, international adaptor, extension cord

Ear plugs,  eye mask

Bring a few initial travel snacks and needed dietary nourishment for the first couple of days before you can get to the grocery store

Bring your sense of fun, adventure, a smile and humor- for everything from soreness from too many asanas or battling jet lag, to discovering true Portuguese friendliness and genuine hospitality.



Getting very excited…how about you!?

Lots of Love,
Bend it like Buddha family


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