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Portugal 300 Hour Advanced Training

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 Advanced 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.

Class Details

October 16 – November 10, 2021


Bonnie - FounderFounder


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

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    Anita - FacilitatorFacilitator


    Anita’s journey in the sacred healing arts began more than thirty years ago. She is a teacher, healer, yogini...

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      Raquel - FacilitatorFacilitator


      Raquel began practicing in a studio (she was initially introduced to yoga as a young child) over 20 years ago...

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        Jeanine - FacilitatorFacilitator


        Jeanine is a New York native currently living in Oceanside, California. Jeanine was introduced to the healing benefits of Yoga in 2006...

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          Curriculum Focus of This Unique Training


          Ayurveda is called the mother of all healing and is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. 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.

          Wisdom Traditions

          To guide the process of personal transformation we explore ancient texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Buddhist Scriptures, Hindu Deities, Peruvian Shamanism, and Native American writings. These ancient discoveries live as wisdom to help inform our actions in this world. Using these paths as guides, we tap into our own source of creation and expression; understanding enough to confidently share these teachings with others is a sacred gift.


          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.

          Hatha Asana and Anatomy

          Explore new variations and more challenging asana. Designed to help teachers understand the art of sequencing and assisting, to practice and teach intermediate and advanced asana for different levels, and to consider the needs of students with special needs and injuries. Additional anatomy and physiology review courses will ensure a safer, more comprehensive practice.

          Spiritual Practice

          Trainings are arranged in four cycles following the cardinal directions of the Native American Medicine Wheel. We ask the guardian spirits to guide us through cycles of release, of expanded understanding, new growth, and personal and community empowerment. Using mantras and chanting we call upon the Hindu Trimurti forms, Ganesha, Vishnu, Devi and Shiva, to support us through each cycle. Together we create a space that reveals our inner wisdom and accelerates the realization of our life’s purpose.

          Personal Empowerment

          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.

          Community Leadership

          Confident, skilled and knowledgeable leaders are needed to inspire, guide and foster dynamic organizations and communities. While we may be willing to give our time and talents to serve others, we must first cultivate the connections, skills and confidence to take on leadership roles. Together we will practice powerful non-violent communication skills, and further develop our personal visions for careers as wellness entrepreneurs.

          Environmental and Social Responsibility

          Our goal at Indra Yoga Institute is to increase our awareness on all levels. To 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.

          Unique Daily Schedule

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

          Yoga Teacher Training Portugal

          Magical Tipi shared and 3 Vegetarian meals daily

          Yoga Teacher Training Portugal

          Private Room and 3 Vegetarian meals daily

          Yoga Teacher Training Portugal

          Bungalow Shared and 3 Vegetarian meals daily

          Yoga Teacher Training Portugal

          Shared Suite and 3 Vegetarian meals daily

          Orada has a wide variety of accommodation to suit every taste and budget. There are 6 suites with bathroom and kitchenette opening onto the beautifully maintained permaculture garden. There are 2 large forest bungalows which are surrounded by nature with outdoor bath and shower. There is a delightful Treehouse for 2 people and a Yurt for 4. If you are on a lower budget we have a stunning shared loft space with futons or a spacious dorm room with single bunk beds. Let us know what you would like and we can tailor your accommodation to suit your needs.

          Local Portugal Activities

          Top Rated Dining in Nearby Towns

          Natural Bio Swimming Pool

          Pristine Beaches and Cliff Walks

          Spa Treatments & Massage

          Rota Vicentina Hiking Trails

          Live Music and Fireside Meals

          Trail Biking on Lush Green Trails

          Surf Lessons & Kayaking

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