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Indra 300 hour PortugalIndra 300 hour Portugal

300 hour Yoga and Ayurveda

Virtual & Immersion Training

Algarve, Portugal


We invite you to immerse yourself in this sacred practice, living on an abundant green sanctuary in the hillsides of Portugal, as you study the diverse and dynamic subjects of Ayurveda, Trauma Informed Yoga and the Yoga Sutras. 

Meditate and move in nature while you take in the incredibly beautiful countryside in one of Portugal’s most diverse regions. Nourish yourself with organic food grown right in the garden, swim in the bio-pool, dine by evening firelight, and star gaze to your heart’s content. Spend your days off walking cliffside along some of the most breathtaking beaches the country has to offer. 

Nestled on 175 acres of unspoiled nature, this family run, eco-sustainable retreat center will restore your body and enliven your soul. Truly unlike any place you’ve stayed before, Orada expands health and fosters purposeful, transformational experiences.

We invite you to learn more about Monte De Orada. 


 Live Immersion Training

October 23rd – November 6th, 2022

Instructors

Bonnie Norton - FounderFounder

Bonnie Norton

Bonnie’s passions led her to a role as director of the Mystical Yoga Farm in Guatemala, a sustainable permaculture...

Meet Bonnie

    Dr. Cre Dye - FacilitatorFacilitator

    Dr. Cre Dye

    Dr. Dye is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a National Certified Counselor...

    Meet Dr. Cre Dye

      Angela (Dharma) Fears - FacilitatorFacilitator

      Angela (Dharma) Fears

      Skilled Ayurvedic Wellness practitioner and Yoga Therapist working with individuals and groups to design yoga, meditation and health programs. She is grateful for the opportunity to experience and connect people, land and ritual practices.

      Meet Dharma

        Susan Tutino - FacilitatorFacilitator

        Susan Tutino

        After taking sacred pilgrimage to India, Susan immersed herself in the Spiritual path of Bhakti Yoga & Krishna Consciousness...

        Meet Susan Tutino

          Veronica (Vir) Schwegman - FacilitatorFacilitator

          Veronica (Vir) Schwegman

          Vir connects with higher realms through sound, including gong baths and intuitive singing, also through kundalini yoga, writing poetry, and sharing rituals...

          Meet Vir

            Haunani Chong Drake - FacilitatorFacilitator

            Haunani Chong Drake

            Haunani [how-naan-nee] was born to be in medicine and spread Aloha around the globe. As a Licensed Acupuncturist...

            Meet Haunani

              Sandhiya Ramaswamy - FacilitatorFacilitator

              Sandhiya Ramaswamy

              Sandhiya Ramaswamy, MBA CAS PKS, is an Ayurveda master teacher, practitioner and educator. For over a decade, she has had the privilege of helping hundreds of clients experience the transformative power of Ayurveda...

              Meet Sandhiya Ramaswamy

                Jessy Nagel - FacilitatorFacilitator

                Jessy Nagel

                Born in Germany, Jesse lived all across the globe, and finally found home as her sacred place within. Walking and sharing paths that lead towards this infinite, radiant and loving place within is her passion....

                Meet Jesse

                  Emily Richards Nogawski - FacilitatorFacilitator

                  Emily Richards Nogawski

                  Emily Richards believes music is the most powerful language on earth, and it is that belief that has propelled the diverse depth...

                  Meet Emily

                    Curriculum Focus of This Unique Training

                    Yoga Therapeutics & Trauma-Informed Training

                    Deepen your understanding of how trauma affects the brain and the nervous system. Learn how trauma lives in the body and the healing potential available through embodiment practices and breathwork.  Create and maintain inclusive environments that support your student’s emotional exploration. Increase your awareness and sensitivity when working with trauma survivors and marginalized communities. Enhance your ability to share Trauma-Informed Yoga classes through inviting cues, consistent classes, and intentional necessary hands-on adjustments. Practical Somatic Experiencing exercises will be shared as well as sequencing techniques that support the nervous system.

                    Art of Asana as Philosophy 

                    An exploration into the Art of Asana through the practices the roots of Yoga and lineage practices through Kemetic Yoga, weaving in Hatha, Jivamukti, Yin, Kundalini and Bhakti influences and practices. Take a deep dive into what it means to teach an “all levels” asana class with curiosity, exploring different techniques and variations for all bodies and skill levels. The intention is to empower you as a teacher to allow students to find their “way” into and out of postures through the guidance of breath, discernment (Viveka), and intuition (Vichara). We will question and examine the essence and purpose of more advanced methods and effectively and mindfully teach more purposeful variations in a skillful and informed way.

                    Social Justice Responsibility

                    Yoga is Social Justice and we learn more about how to decolonize yoga, make yoga for ALL bodies, dismantle racism, identify cultural appropriation and support each other through the necessary work we have a responsibility to do as a community.

                    Ayurveda

                    Ayurveda is called the mother of all healing. It is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science and sister science to Yoga. Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance. Over the course of the training, you will gain a deep understanding of Ayurveda as a lifestyle as well as techniques to take home with you to cultivate and share in your personal and professional practice.

                    Community Leadership

                    Our ability to thrive creatively depends on the generosity we offer each other through sharing of knowledge and skills, resources and strategies. Immersion into the creative process is woven throughout the training. Within this safe and uplifting community we will explore how to deepen and share your personal creative voice through art, writing, music, dance, poetry and other forms of free expression.

                    Environmental Responsibility

                    Our goal at Indra Yoga Institute is to increase our awareness on all levels. At Indra, we dedicate time and resources to finding solutions to the environmental challenges facing us now and in the future. More science and more technology cannot get us out of our present ecologic crisis. A global awakening must take place to shift the current conscience. Through literature, poetry, dialogue, and practice, we uncover the power of yoga to connect all beings and bring about global change.

                    Pranayama and Meditation

                    When the breath achieves the qualities of prolonged, deep, even and subtle, it is the state of Pranayama. Gain an in-depth understanding of the theory, practice, and teaching of pranayama and various forms of meditation. Through intermediate and advanced instruction, participants learn how to create a variety of pranayama sequences for specific needs. Accompanying the regular practice of pranayama are daily meditation practices exploring a variety of mindfulness techniques.

                    Chinese Medicine & Meridians

                    This is where we weave the philosophy together with anatomy and the practices to create a sense of awakened understanding as a wellness practitioner. Apply the natural rhythms and subtle energies of the five elements to your life on and off the mat.  Begin to learn about the nadis and main meridians, as a pathway for the five elements.  Learn general movements that access the meridians, how the matrix of the 12 meridians of Chinese Medicine and five elements create and influence the “energetic effects” of your practices.  Learn and apply safe acupressure points along the meridians in your practice and daily life as part of your self-care routine.

                    Unique Daily Schedule

                    Tuition Cost: $3750 USD Tuition
                    + For information about all-inclusive room and meal package at Monte de Orada,  please contact us

                    (Limited Grants and Tuition Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply here.)

                    Double Shared Suite – All Inclusive

                    Yoga Teacher Training Portugal

                    Private Suite – All Inclusive

                    Bungalow Triple/ Quad Shared -All Inclusive

                    Budget Mezzanine Shared All Inclusive- SOLD OUT

                    Orada has a wide variety of accommodations. We will spend the bulk of our time in one of the large, open air shared spaces (the sacred 3 tiered temple space, the Nave indoor glass Shala, the upstairs outdoor Shala, the nature Shala, the restaurant classroom, etc).  There are 6 suites with bathrooms opening onto the beautifully maintained permaculture garden, 2 large forest bungalows surrounded by nature with an outdoor bath and shower and other unique spaces. Orada also has a shared loft space and spacious dorm room offered as budget accommodations. Let us know what you are looking for and we can customize accommodations to meet your needs. 

                    Local Portugal Activities


                    Top Rated Dining in Nearby Towns


                    Natural Bio Swimming Pool


                    Pristine Beaches and Cliff Walks


                    Sauna and Spa Treatments


                    Rota Vicentina Hiking Trails


                    Live Music and Fireside Meals


                    Trail Biking on Lush Green Trails


                    Surf Lessons & Kayaking


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