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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Please inquire today to learn more about the Breakthroughs Acceleration 8 weeks business yoga consultation.
L. Farrah Furtado (E-RYT 500) began her yoga journey by studying one-on-one meditation in Taiwan at Fo Guan Shan Buddhist monastery for 5 years with monks. Soon, she was invited to collaborate with the Venerable to design and direct silent retreats and Buddhist courses at the monastery for English-speaking students. Furtado, a Canadian-Portuguese, completed her advanced course of 500-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training in Goa, India, and studied Pranayama, Philosophy, and Ashtanga Vinyasa in Mysore, India, with Ashtanga master BNS Iyengar consecutively for 4 years.
Reshy has assisted and also led several 200-hour yoga teacher training programs in India and Thailand for different schools. She has registered her yoga school, Yoga Space, with Yoga Alliance and offers 200-hour yoga teacher training in Hatha and Vinyasa flow yoga. Reshy trained in the discipline of yoga under two very experienced teachers, Sujata Nerurkar and Dr. Renu Mahtani at Param Yoga, in Pune, India, where she completed her foundation in Hatha yoga teacher training and medical yoga therapy in 2011. She trained further in Vinyasa yoga, prenatal yoga, science of pranayama, and Viniyoga.
Mafalda Rodriguez started practicing yoga about 11 years ago and soon realized how yoga is transforming, how it brings people back to their center and allows them a universal and conscious view of life. Mafalda is a Shaman, gifted healer, breath work facilitator, and a highly experienced sound healer and traditional Kirtan Mantra musician.
Danni loves to teach and share. She is passionate about what she does as yoga had such a special effect on her life. It is rare to be in one of her classes and to not burst out in laughter, child-like giggles, or even laughing so hard your crying with stomach pains! Her classes are strong, creative, and super fun. Most importantly, she teaches from the heart. At Bend it like Buddha, Danni teaches Vinyasa, how to theme and sequence classes, kids yoga, Acro yoga, and adjustment-modification classes. She has taught in classes & TTCs in India, Bali, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, and Morocco.
MA, E-RYT, TCTSY facilitator, certified mind/body therapy practitioner. She holds a Master's Degree in dance and research from American University in Washington, DC, and a BA in dance and kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Kirsten is the founder and executive director of Legacy Motion. Her professional dance career spans over 10 years during which she performed with such companies as The San Francisco Ballet, David Dorfman, and Heidelberg Ballet. She is also the Director of International Programs at BodyWise Foundation.
Ricardo Louro is an Ashtanga yoga practitioner since 2015. His studies took him to Mysore, India where he studied at KPJAYI with Saraswathi and Sharmila Jois, the direct lineage to Pattabhi Jois and Krishnamacharya. It was there also where he began studying Advaita Vedanta with Arvind Pare. Since then, he studied with many national and international teachers.
Daniela teaches Vinyasa, Yin, pre-natal yoga, and kids yoga at Bend it like Buddha school in Praia da Rocha, Algarve Portugal. Daniela is an International certified mindfulness coach, a healer practitioner, and an experienced meditation and yoga teacher, based in Portugal. From social education and social activism to yoga and meditation, Daniela traveled the world and lived abroad sharing her life mission to empower different communities and unprivileged groups, co-founding and managing social projects in Mozambique, Italy, and Australia.
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.
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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.
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:
Ayurvedic yoga massage training is included in the price. Additionally, you can also book the following massages for an additional fee:
There are a variety of 5-star hotel spas and services not listed here.
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
There is also Portimao All Transfers service from Faro Airport (FAO) that can take you directly to Praia Da Rocha.
You can reach the Algarve through the many ports and marinas spread all along the south Portugal coast.
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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