Prana Casa offers a variety of yoga retreats, yoga teacher training courses, and yoga and surf retreat programs for groups and individuals in Portugal.
Yoga Retreats (11)
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Shivshakti Yoga Institute)
Eve has done several studies: a Teacher Training Course with the emphasis on anatomy and physiology, a Back Pain Management course at SHIVSHAKTI YOGA INSTITUTE (www.drvenkysyoga.com) and a traditional Indian Hatha TTC at Yog Vidya Gurukul in India. Her ambition is not only to teach but mainly to inspire people to integrate yoga in their daily life.
Dr. Venky Shivshakti
Yoga Alliance RYT 200
Dr. Venky is an internationally acclaimed Indian yoga master. His teachings take a scientific approach to the understanding of yogic practices. Students are made aware of the scientific explanations for practices like kriyas, bandha, asana, pranayama, and meditation, and are thus better equipped to teach these practices in the secular setting of modern yoga centers and gyms. His scientific approach to yogic practices explains the benefits (which were once taught only through religious terms) in the context of yogic science.
from Great Britain, May 2017
"Wonderful experience "
The yoga classes were excellent, the instructor was amazing. She was so knowledgeable in the area of yoga,which made it easier to learn so much. The location was beautiful,just the right environment for a yoga retreat.
from United States, December 2018
"Amazing teacher training with Dr. Venky"
The yearly teacher training at Prana Casa is perfect for those who really want to learn how to teach. Venky is a great teacher with a unique approach to yoga teacher training. You will gain in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology very few yoga teachers possess. You also get plenty of practice actually teaching yoga, which is rare for a teacher training. Needless to say, this course completely changed my practice and the way I view yoga. Highly recommended!
from Great Britain, April 2018
"We found a gem in Vale da Telha..."
I travelled to Prana Casa to experience a simple yoga retreat...yoga, meditation, healthy food with the added bonus of the beach and all that but what I actually found was so much more than! I found Friendship, a sense of belonging, a stillness of mind, a courage to explore myself, inner peace, and a strength I never knew I had...and I don’t just mean physically.
The house is homely and Evelyn goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. The food is prepared with much thought, love and passion, so dining becomes an all-encompassing activity in itself...learning to love what goes inside the body was definitely something I didn’t expect and you most certainly don’t go hungry!
Throughout the week, the various Yoga classes, the mediation, the yoga nidra and the mindful walk were all delivered with such passion and knowledge, it left you wanting more...my body craved it when I returned! My favourite activity was our yoga session on the beach...awesome experience!
We travelled with no car but it didn’t stop us from exploring during our free time – the local cafes, bar, the rugged coastline, the beaches, the dog shelter, the woodland etc and as our flight home was a late one, we took advantage of the various modes of public transport and stopped off en route in Lagos...a must see town with its cobbled, narrow streets, boats in the harbour and the quaint shops.
I will definitely be revisiting...especially as Evelyn has just completed a renovation! I can’t wait to see it!
May Liss Skjølås
from Norway, September 2017
We loved our 8 days stay in casa Prana! Lots of love from Norway
from Great Britain, July 2017
"An oasis of calm"
Great small group size. Great energy. Great teacher (Katia), amazing food, awesome massage (Evelyn), peace and tranquility. Lovely beaches. Great to have a dog rescue centre nearby to go and help walk the dogs.
from Great Britain, June 2017
from Ireland, June 2017
"Excellent Yoga Retreat"
The accomodation is beautiful and Eve is a dedicated and very knowledgeable teacher.
from Great Britain, May 2017
"Not what expected, but LOVED IT"
Evelin is amazing!
from Portugal, April 2017
"Had a perfect time"
I liked everything.. It was very relaxed and chilled out. Perfect location, and loved the morning yoga. Eveline is a very good teacher.. Perfect host.
Corrie de Beer
from Netherlands, October 2018
"prima yoga ervaring in portugal"
Eveline is een ervaren yogadocent met een duidelijke visie die mij en mijn vriendin erg aansprak. Duidelijke uitleg en persoonlijke aandacht. Echt fijn!
from Germany, October 2018
"Relaxing yoga retreat"
The yoga lessons by Eve were amazing, she is a great yoga teacher who really cares about precision and about going as far as it is comfortable for you. The classes give a great inside into different yoga styles and Eve was very open to teach things that would interest us in particular.
The atmosphere at Prana Casa was very family like and relaxed. The cat is very cute and cuddly.
The nature in that area is very stunning and the beaches are amazing.
from Switzerland, June 2018
"Absolute entspannung für körper und seele"
Das haus und die location waren sehr ruhig und gemütlich. Genau das richtige für einen yogaretreat. Auch hat mir die abwächslung sehr gut gefallen. Wir hatten yoga im freien, am strand und im Haus, es kam immer ganz aufs Wetter darauf an. Evelin ist eine sehr kompetente, ausgeglichene und positive lehrin. Anfangs war ich unsicher mit dem yoga, weil es mein erster retreat war und ich nicht so viel erfahrung im yoga hatte, ob sie mich richtig bei meinem niveau abholen konnte. Und sie konnte es!! Ich habe gemerkt wie ich von tag zu tag besser und selbsicherer wurde. Mich und mein leben hat es sehr berreichert, so stark das, der retreat jetzt 10 tage her ist und ich seit dem jeden tag yoga gemacht habe!! :) vielen dank für diese tolle erfahrung und hoffentlich auf bald!! Xxx marina aus der schweiz