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Algarve, Portugal 300 hour

Yoga and Ayurveda

Immersion 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 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.

25 – Day Immersion 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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          Haunani - FacilitatorFacilitator


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

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            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...

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              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...

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                Emily - FacilitatorFacilitator


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

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                  Jyothi - FacilitatorFacilitator


                  Jyothi Chalam is a scholar and teacher of Advaita Vedanta philosophy (and Manoj’s teacher) as well as an accomplished ...

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                    Dr. Manoj Chalam - FacilitatorFacilitator

                    Dr. Manoj Chalam

                    Manoj uses an entertaining storytelling style using Hindu/Buddhist deities in his workshops to illuminate deep Vedanta philosophy...

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                      Curriculum Focus of This Unique Training


                      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.

                      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

                       Take a deep dive into what it means to teach an “all levels” decolonized asana class with curiosity, exploring different techniques and variations for all bodies and skill levels. The intention is to empower 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 how to effectively and mindfully teach more challenging variations in a skillful and informed way; a balance of Sukha and Sthira. We will practice intentional hands-on adjustments and explore the “why” behind our assists. Advanced students will peer teach and assimilate virtual workshops throughout the course to not only elevate their teaching approach but their own practice as well.

                      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.


                      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.

                      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.


                      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.

                      Unique Daily Schedule

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

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

                      Yoga Teacher Training Portugal

                      Shared Suite 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

                      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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