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.
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.
This page is under construction as we decided to upgrade our Portugal venue for 2024. For the last years we always been teaching in Ericeira, a beautiful fisherman and surf town 30 minute outside Lisbon and the hometown of our founder Sofia. This year we are being called to explore in depth the Nature´s Elements through the rivers, forrest, lakes, waterfalls and incredible landscapes that the interior of Portugal has to offer, so stay tuned!
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.”