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Portugal Yoga Teacher Training and Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Course

Bend it like Buddha Yoga invites you to join in this Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga training plus a bonus 8-hour Ayurveda massage course and yoga lifestyle business training. Participating in Bend it like Buddha's program can be the first step in a life-changing journey of health and wellness. This program guarantees the best of the best teachers, 8 experts in total for this unique double certification training. 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!

Meet the instructors

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Highlights

  • 8-hour Ayurvedic massage therapy
  • Discover 45+ massage techniques to share a 60-90 minutes massage with others
  • Amazing Reiki attunement session (optional)
  • 2 daily yoga classes, meditation, and pranayama sessions
  • 200-hour yoga Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow yoga training
  • 15 nights accommodation in a newly renovated apartment-style hotel
  • Daily healthy vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Learn from eight instructors and guest healers
  • Support after completion of the program

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


15 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 16 participants
Airport transfer included: Faro Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Kitchen

This 5-star hotel in Portimão offers free Wi-Fi, and picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and golden sands of Praia da Rocha beach. It is a 5-minute walk from Portimão Marina.

Luxurious amenities include 2 outdoor pools amid lush gardens, a hot tub and massage treatments. For children, Algarve Casino Hotel features a children's playground and a games room.

Guests can keep fit at the fitness centre and, then, unwind in the sauna or Turkish bath. During the summer, water activities can be enjoyed at the beach, steps away from Hotel Algarve Casino. The elegant Amendoeiras Restaurant serves regional and international dishes made using fresh, local products.

Program

Certifications

Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Students receive a Certification in Ayurveda Massage that allows you to give an hour massage, Learn 45+ massage techniques, Bonus 8 weeks post-training in How to launch your Yoga Lifestyle Business and Implementation Labs

Students receive access to the Bend it like Buddha blueprint, Online library with the 150 pieces of content for reference such as videos, audios and pdfs, ebooks including Metamorphosis, by L. Farrah Furtado an Amazon Bestseller in 14+ categories

Online portal of the Pegasus a Business Yoga course with 12 successful Yoga Teacher entrepreneurs and experts sharing their best marketing strategies in Health and Wellness and sharing their best tips on how to launch your teachings on in-person and online courses and retreats.

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, daily practice teaching, and pranayama are the essential aspects of this training. You will find the 8 presenters and yoga instructors and the Bend it like Buddha Yoga studio uplifting and relaxing.

During the training, you will practice sunrise Vinyasa flow yoga or Ashtanga in the morning followed by gentle Vinyasa, 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 the 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, intimacy circle work, emotional releasing Breathwork, Cacau Ceremony, Live Kirtan /Mantras concert, Yoga Nidra meditation, and healing, powerful pranayama sessions, and how to customize and teach yoga to all level students. All of the yoga sessions are Shakti-inspired, empowering, and made with love to ignite your heart’s spark.

Bend it like Buddha offers 160 contact hours and the 40 remaining hours are allotted for pre-course and post-study and reviewing course material during free time, preparing for assignments, and pre-reading handouts prior to and during the program start date.

Preparing prior to the program by pre-reading the course material helps and yoga practice prepares students to better retain information and encourages everyone to get the most out of the training. They also have an online 200-hour Portal Blue Print with 150+ content pieces of video, audio, and pdfs for your teaching references and students have access to this forever, even after the training.

Together, the teachers of this retreat have 50 years combined experience and 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 known everyone for years.
  • Complete change in your lifestyle
  • Delicious Daily healthy organic, detoxing food during the entire retreat
  • Develop human interaction, intimacy, find your life purpose through discovering your superpowers and field of favor, build your inner strengths and inner intuition and confidence, and build connections and friendships 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 8 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/ teacher forum and 200 hours Online Blue Print Portal. This is 7 years of curation of the best of the best of our teacher training and a library of first-hand teacher training videos, on-site training, audios, articles collected and curated from our ten years of experience leading retreats and teacher training in Taiwan, Goa, Mysore, Bali, and Portugal. This is a transformational experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life

The official training starts at 6:30 a.m. On the last day, the training ends at 4 p.m. There will be a graduation, a buffet meal, and celebrations. Check-out and departures are the days after graduation.

Program details:

Bend it like Buddha YTT 200 Hour is a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive yoga journey that you will not find anywhere!

As soon as you land at FARO airport in Algarve, you will be greeted by our friendly, professional driver to transfer you and your fellow yogi classmates to the yoga venue. Both of your hotel-airport transfers are included.

You will be nourished each day with an inspiring yoga program. 3X 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 will be transitioning into a Yoga Teacher and compassionately guided by 8 talented yoga instructors. Each day you will be practicing how to teach ancient, powerful yogic techniques, receive insightful feedback from your teachers and gain self-confidence in your abilities.

Each day you will be acquiring valuable teaching skills which will bring out your innate gifts and inner strength and confidence. These skills you acquire are a highly valuable skill set and an asset to not only your long-term health but also helping, inspiring, and transforming others. Invest in your future!

Consistent graduates’ feedback is that after this YTT 200 Hr they come away feeling self-assured and a renewed vision and inspiration into their life purpose.

Many graduates start to teach straight away after they returned home. This training is not all theory where you sit and listen all day long. You will gain valuable skills from your daily applied 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 online and in-person after the training.

Many teachers graduating from our programs have launched their own self-sustaining Yoga Lifestyle business and started to teach online and in-person courses and retreats abroad.

For those needing more support after graduating from this YTT 200-hour, Bend it like Buddha Yoga also offer a BONUS post-training 8 weeks mentorship, business yoga consulting, and implementation lab to help get you prepared to start your own yoga business.

Collapse time and save money from our 10 years experience, have access to our marketing team expertise and other like-hearted, experienced entrepreneur yogis, and learn directly from the Bend it like Buddha team and our worldwide amazing Yogi tribe family.

Invest in your future and most importantly invest, love, and commit to yourself!

Join the Bend it like Buddha YTT 200-Hour and prepare yourself for a relaxing, yet life-changing premium yoga experience in magical Algarve that you will not find anywhere in the world!

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Ashtanga yoga or Vinyasa yoga flow
  • 08:00 Take rest and breakfast
  • 09:00 Pranayama
  • 10:00 Yoga Nidra meditation, kundalini meditation, chakra clearing meditations, mindfulness meditation, Buddhist meditation, mantras, or Reiki attunement
  • 11:00 Alignment, adjustment, and modifications
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Eight limbs, ethics, philosophy, running an online or in-person yoga studio, how to find your tribe of students, teacher branding/ social media
  • 14:00 Anatomy, physiology, and Ayurvedic therapeutic massage modules or kirtan-chanting with instruments and voice
  • 16:00 Evening meal (4 planned dinners out to recommended restaurants)
  • 17:30 Applied teaching methodology, Vinyasa flow Sequencing skills, and practice teaching, how to sequence any themed class for your student demographic
  • 18:30 Take rest

The last training held in September and October 2020 and June 2021 by Bend it like Buddha Yoga attracted students and teachers from 17 different countries.

For 2022, the training will start on the day of arrival at 6:30 a.m. The training will end officially the day before departure at 4 p.m. Students are expected to check-out from the hotel at 11 a.m.

What you will learn during this program:

  • Learn 45+ Ayurveda healing massage skills
  • Receive Sound Healing Journey, Reiki attunement (Usui Reiki Level 1, 2, 3 training available for those interested)
  • Cacau Ceremony, Kirtan Mantra concert with 3 musicians
  • Consultation with 20 years experienced Anatomy Yoga Instructor prior on-site and support after the training
  • Breath Work Journey and Sacred sound
  • Mantras with guest healers
  • Intimacy circle exercises to release blocks, to heal Anahata chakra, build inner trust/intuition
  • Explore your inner confidence and build your strength and courage
  • Practice Teaching yoga, meditation, pranayama daily to build up your self-confidence and inner faith, skills, and techniques in teaching
  • Tibetan bowl sound healing, gongs, shruti box, angel cards, mantras
  • Access to the Bend it like Buddha 200 Hour Online Blue Print Portal Library with 150+ content reference pieces of class videos, audios, pdfs, Yoga Yin, Ashtanga, Vinyasa class scripts, meditation scripts, and much more
  • Access to the Pegasus Yoga Business online course with 12 successful Yoga Teacher Entrepreneurs teaching their best practices for launching your international yoga retreats, yoga courses online, and how to launch your in-person yoga classes
  • Upon Graduation, receive the Bonus Bend it like Buddha Breakthroughs Acceleration: 8 weeks weekly group consulting of Done With You Lifestyle Yoga Business mentoring on Zoom
  • Implementation Lab Workshop: Click for click your laptops open to help with your funnels, Graphic Design, Video FB/IG LIVE Scripts
  • A chance to get your entrepreneur dream fulfilled and have your yoga online courses and in-person yoga retreats brought into life!
  • Let's get your lifestyle business going as soon as you sign up with Bend it like Buddha Yoga Algarve

Please inquire today to learn more about the Breakthroughs Acceleration 8 weeks business yoga consultation.

Included excursions

  • Go on 4 planned dinners out to experience the local culture
  • Meditation Mindful walks and journaling on the beach
  • Pranayama and breathwork on the beach
  • Yoga at sunrise on the beach
  • Yoga at sunset on the beach

Instructors

L. Farrah Furtado

Reshma Datar

Mafalda Rodriguez

Danni Cullen

Kirsten Wilkinson

Ricardo Louro

Daniela Luz

Retreat location

This inspirational program is held at the gorgeous Praia da Rocha beach in Portimao. The program will take place minutes away from Praia da Rocha beach, Portimao-Algarve at the Bend it like Buddha Yoga school. There are three world-class beaches nearby walking distance, several good restaurants, shops, and cafes with a variety of other activities nearby.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will enjoy the 3x daily high vibe, organic vegetarian breakfasts, lunches, dinners, green detox smoothies, snacks, and four dinners out at recommended restaurants, around Praia da Rocha Beach.

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 smoothies, juice or sweet, colorful herbal tea.

Everything is freshly harvested and lovingly prepared with attention to detail in our catered on-site vegetarian restaurant. 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.

Our guests enjoy fresh tropical fruit, organic yogurt, a wide selection of vegetarian dishes (delicious even for those not used to vegetarian food), curry dhal, rice, salads, smoothie bowls, vegan burgers and quinoa wraps, herbal teas, and detoxing smoothies and juice, teas.

Students will also enjoy 4 dinners out experiencing the local Portuguese food and culture.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time and rest days on Sundays, you are welcome to explore and try what you would like. In the Algarve, the things to do list is endless. This is your holiday yoga retreat and Bend it like Buddha Yoga believes you should choose what's best for you as everyone is unique. They can help you design an itinerary of unique activities and excursions, for an extra cost such as:

  • A walk to the Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
  • Boat tour or kayaking through beach grottos and caves
  • Chilling out at the beach strip café
  • Enjoying one of the healing treatments offered: Bend it like Buddha Ayurveda yoga massage certificate or/and Usui Reiki Level 1, 2, 3 certification
  • Enjoying the beautiful beach cliff surroundings
  • Kiteboarding
  • Meditation walk to the stunning beaches, caves, and grottos
  • Optional kayaking trip to a private beach, lunch will be included
  • Reading or writing in your journal
  • Spiritual hiking trip with a guided yoga Nidra meditation at the peak
  • Horse Riding Lessons
  • Swimming at the stunning nearby beaches
  • Taking surf lessons, rent boards/wetsuits or paddleboard lesson
  • Candle Light Spa services at a 5-star hotel with hot/cold pools, aqua circuit, a variety of jets for muscle massage, and healing massages.
  • Enjoy nightlife in Lagos
  • Visit nearby Sagres, Ferragudo, Monchique, Lagos

Spa treatments

Ayurvedic yoga massage training is included in the price. Additionally, you can also book the following massages for an additional fee:

  • Acupuncture
  • Hydro aqua candlelight spa with cold massage jets (for Friday nights)
  • Indian scalp massage
  • Reiki attunement, Usui Reiki Level 1, 2 and 3rd degree certificate please inquire
  • Reiki chakra balancing and Tibetan bowl sound healing
  • Swedish massage

There are a variety of 5-star hotel spas and services not listed here.

What's included

  • 15 nights accommodation choose 3 or 5 stars beach hotel
  • 2x airport transfers from FARO airport in Algarve, Portugal
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon graduation
  • 8-hour Ayurveda therapy massage course, Business Yoga course
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved training in Vinyasa & Ashtanga yoga training
  • 3x Daily organic, detoxing meals catered by a highly recommended vegetarian restaurant
  • Enjoy organic vegetarian and vegan breakfast, lunch, and light evening meals
  • Daily morning tea or organic juices, green and berry smoothies, and breakfast smoothie bowls
  • Daily teaching yoga practice and 2x yoga, meditation, and pranayama sessions
  • All training materials and yoga teacher training book

What's not included

  • Additional exursions
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Bend It Like Buddha Yoga will arrange for a driver to pick you up at the airport which is 40 minutes from the airport. Please reserve 7 days prior

Arrival by private transfer

There is also Portimao All Transfers service 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

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.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer included: Faro Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 27% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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