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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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