Portugal has been one of the best kept secrets of Europe for decades. The most southern country of Europe and the doorway to the Atlantic make this small big country unique for their cultural heritage, stunning cliff beaches and delicious culinary flavors.
The mood is laid back and the people are super friendly and welcoming to everyone that comes from abroad to visit.
The easiest way to get to our training and retreat facility is to fly to Lisbon.
From Lisbon you can either take a taxi to Ericeira or take a bus from Campo Grande, which you can access by taking the Underground (Metro) from the airport.
Diet is a fundamental part of our training and retreat philosophy and ties in deeply with our holistic curriculum.
All of our meals are vegan/vegetarian and 80% of the ingredients are organic. All vegetables are coming from a farmers market only 5 minutes away from the city center and we re-source local and seasonal ingredients.
Our venue for the Portugal Teacher Trainings is the Almashala Yoga Studio, situated 10 minutes south of Ericeira with hikes to the beach of São Julião. This location is a very peaceful place, ideal for the work that will do on the training and you have also surfing and hiking just at your door step. The studio and accommodation are in the same building, with a very comfortable and spacious dorm plus 2 double rooms. Additional to this we also use a private house for single rooms, accessible by a 5 minutes walk from the studio.
For these courses we have a limited amount of rooms available and because Ericeira is a place full of accommodation options, you can also arrange your own accommodation and pay the course fee+food only. Our venue is a home way home with a team ready to welcome you!
We will be staying at the Surf Yoga Guesthouse in Ericeira. Only a 10 minute walk from the beach, this beautiful place has 5 double bedrooms, a dormitory and an on-site yoga shall where we will do our group practices.
"The environment, mat work, lectures, meals, all supported the exploration of the inner core and the deep, peaceful, feminine aspects of Yin. The course was an amazing experience and highly recommend it."
“An incredible and surprisingly powerful course on how to develop ourselves into our spiritual awakening and also help others connect with their minds-bodies-hearts through the practice of breath and movement."
"I have arrived and I´m home. That´s what Sofia´s approach to Yin Yoga feels like when you immerse in it.”
“I came away from this course feeling like I truly embodied yin yoga. Sofia´s knowledge blew me away, she structured the course so thoughtfully and with great attention to detail it’s all very accessible and easy to follow."
"The 2 week 100 hour Holistic Yin Yoga Teacher Training has left me with a sense of inspiration and excitement, to both teach and practice and also dive even deeper into the fascinating subject of the 5 Elements of Ayurveda and TCM. Has been a blessing. Thank you!”
“This was more than a yoga teacher training, I came to in learn and heal myself and I leave here with my cup full, a great respect for my teachers and having made beautiful connections."
“This course has really inspired me to continue on my own yoga journey, it has ignited the passion to learn and develop myself and my practice further. The 5 Elements are a great method to teach and really embody a positive lifestyle.”