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4 Weeks Authentic Yoga Immersion Training in Ribamar, Ericeira
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This four-weeks authentic residential training follows the paramparāṃ system, a traditional succession of knowledge from teacher to students. You will live, study, practice in your teacher’s home and you can help out the family with everyday duties during your stay.

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  • 2 yoga practices daily
  • Daily insightful workshops
  • 2 t-shirts are included in the course fee
  • 1 main lecture daily and 1 Satsang per week
  • Daily workshops and theory classes
  • Yoga mat, blocks, bolsters, covers
  • Daily vegetarian or vegan meals
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

29 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian, Portuguese
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$52 per person)
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Lalitā House Yoga Camp is a simple and cozy family guest house where Monica and Adriano Mesquita, with their baby Lalita Sara, welcome everybody who wishes to relax, find good energies, reconnect with the self. Here the guests turn into friends and sometimes part of the family. They organize all year-long courses, retreats, training, and workshops based on the old yoga manuals and following the path of the Vedanta values.

They received the Clean and Safe Certification issued by the National Tourist Authority (on 29.04.2021) and they follow all the required sanitation measures to make the place as safe as possible for you. You will find available disinfectant sprays, alcohol gel, disinfectant soap.

The house is composed of a peaceful four bunch beds dorm with access to the front terrace, two private double rooms with a garden view, a fully equipped kitchen, three bathrooms with big showers or bathtub, a backyard garden with chill-out area, and a quiet yoga shala.



Upon successful completion of the two parts of the course composed of 500-hour (first level 200 hours and second level 300 hours), the students receive a certificate confirming that they have sufficient knowledge and experience to teach Hatha yoga (asanas, pranayama, and relaxation). The participants receive a certification of attendance in each level of the course.


This is traditional training for yoginis and yogis and you will be introduced to the classical yoga curriculum which opens opportunities for deep personal transformation. You will learn the spiritual essence of yoga thanks to the in-depth lessons; this will awaken your self-awareness and guide you to cultivate health and vitality. The course will prepare you to transmit the knowledge of yoga to others.

Subjects of the Four Weeks Immersion In Yoga Life 200-hour level 1:

  • Asana - Everyday study and practice sun salutation, 125 yoga postures, inversion postures
  • Pranayama - Breathing exercises for the health of body and mind
  • Kriyas - Yogic cleansing exercises to remove waste products from your bodies
  • Nutrition - Proper diet and vegetarianism
  • Meditation and mantra - Practical and spiritual steps of meditation and mantra repetition in Sanskrit
  • Anatomy and physiology - The effects of asanas and pranayama on the bodies
  • Yoga Philosophy - The study of classical yoga texts and the Bhagavad Gita
  • The four paths of yoga - Yoga manifests itself as four major paths, namely Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Rāja yoga, and Jñāna yoga

The daily schedule from Monday to Saturday

  • 06:00 Wake Up
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Meditation, Mantra, silent walk
  • 07:30 - 08:00 Tea and fruits
  • 08:00 - 9:30 Asanas and Pranayama
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Study of techniques / How to teach / Adjustments
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • Free time and Karma yoga
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Study of the scriptures
  • 17:15 - 18:45 Asanas and Pranayama
  • 21:00 - 21:45 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Satsanga (1x week)
  • 21:30 Lights off and good night

Lalitā House Yoga Camp recommends you to follow all the activities and join the Saturday’s exam; at the end of the course, there will be the final presentation of a yoga class. You would be offered special cultural programs by guest teachers. Sundays are off for the family, you can use this time to enjoy your stay, explore the area, and try the many bakeries and restaurants of Ericeira.


Adriano Mesquita

Retreat location

Lalita House Yoga Camp is located in the calm residential area of Ribamar surrounded by a peaceful local environment to allow you to relax, enjoy nature and concentrate on your studies. In the village of Ribamar, at about five minutes walking distance from the house, you can find many advantageous comforts: two small well-stocked supermarkets run by locals, a pharmacy, some cafés, a bakery, ATM, and much more.

You will live at just 1.5 kilometers to the beach of Ribeira da Ilhas, a well-known surfing destination of the unique European World Surf Reserve. The Village of Ericeira is at two kilometers only and reachable through a 20-minute walk on the wonderful oceanic cliff with a stunning view to the Atlantic, or by bike through a safe bicycle path, or at three minutes by car. During your stay, you will have numerous outdoor activities to do such as surfing, hiking, biking, swimming, or sightseeing.

Unique features


  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio


  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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At the Lalita House Yoga Camp, you can enjoy vegetarian fresh meals made with love. Balanced breakfast, lunch, and dinner, simple and naturally prepared. The food is vegetarian with many vegan options. On your table, you will always find fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farms and possibly organic, same for legumes, whole grains, local cheeses, and yogurt. In case of special dietary requirements, Lalitā House Yoga Camp can easily make the necessary arrangements for you.

  • Wake up: Herbal tea and fruit
  • Breakfast: Fresh and homemade ingredients after the morning practice
  • Lunch: Vegetarian brunch, naturally prepared and nutritionally complete
  • Snacks: Unlimited herbal tea and fruits available
  • Dinner: Freshly cooked vegan or vegetarian dishes (2 courses meal)

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

You will have plenty of free time for the numerous outdoor activities that the sunny weather and the rich nature offer you, such as surfing, hiking, biking, swimming, or sightseeing the village of Ericeira or the other neighboring towns, for example, Sintra (20 kilometers), Santa Cruz (19 kilometers), Peniche (50 kilometers), Lisboa (48 kilometers), and Nazaré (100 kilometers).

Extra activities

  • Surf (classes on Sundays on-demand with an extra cost)
  • Massage (Oriental massage on-demand with an extra cost)
  • Hiking
  • Cliff silent walking
  • Swimming
  • Sunbathing
  • Sightseeing

What's included

  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian or vegan meals, natural and fresh (Monday to Saturday)
  • 2 yoga practices a day (Monday to Saturday)
  • 1 main lecture daily (Monday to Saturday)
  • Workshops and Theory (Monday to Saturday)
  • 1 Satsang per week
  • All the didactic materials
  • 2 t-shirts are included in the course fee and provided at the beginning
  • Yoga mat, blocks, bolsters, covers
  • Unlimited access to tea and fruits
  • Unlimited access to all the house facilities

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra activities
  • “Bhagavad Gita“ with a commentary by Swami Sivananda
  • “Yoga Your Home Practice Companion : A Complete Practice and Lifestyle Guide“
  • Notebook and pen
  • Kriya set (including Neti Pot and tongue cleaner
  • Japamala

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Airport transfer services are available at an additional cost of 45 EUR one way (1 person) 60 EUR (2 persons). Please contact Lalitā House Yoga Camp for more info.

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$52 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

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