Thu, 14 Oct | International Yoga Satsang Ashram

200hrs Yoga Teacher Training Portugal

Residential intensive YTT program 200 hrs
200hrs Yoga Teacher Training Portugal

Time & Location

14 Oct, 15:00 BST – 06 Nov, 19:00 GMT
International Yoga Satsang Ashram, 6000 Benquerenças, Portugal

About The Event

Teacher Training course at the International Yoga Satsanga Ashram Portugal 300 hours

Dates: 14th October - 6th November 

This course is an intensive YTT into Sanatan Yoga a classical Hatha, Jnana and Raja yoga-based tradition, which has a strong foundation in the Gitananda paramparai.  There will be a short foundation course that should be completed before starting this course as a preparation.

The course will be lead by Yogachariya Jnandev Giri and Yogacharini Deepika Giri who are both senior Gitananda Yoga teachers.

Deepika and Jnandev have been successfully running YTT programs over the last 12 years at Yoga Satsanga Ashram which they founded in West Wales UK.  The Ashram is Portugal is new venture and expansion of the UK Ashram.  As this ashram is off grid and basic outdoor living as much as possible at the Portugal Ashram we are offering very low prices compared to the UK. This is partly due to the accommodation being very basic at Portugal and we understand this type of eco living may not be manageable for everyone, even though it is the most yogic way of living!

About the Portugal Ashram:

The international Yoga Satsanga Ashram is set at the edge of a forest, mountain region very close to the City of Castelo Branco which is towards the Spanish boarder. We are approximately 2 hours from Lisbon airport by car. Buses are available every 2 hours from Lisbon for around 14 Euro (one way) to Castelo Branco where we can arrange pick up.

The Ashram is a 21-acre hillside with many cork oak trees and pine trees. The land is bordered by a seasonal stream and to the south side of the land we have around 30 olive trees some of which are very old.  There are some stunning panoramic views form the top of the land and some nice open spaces.  

Life at the Ashram will be very much outdoor lifestyle! We will try to grow our own food, live in harmony with nature, use compost toilets, outdoor showers and we are off grid and have power via solar panels or a generator when we need to pump water from the bore hole.  We have one main building with a large yoga hall. Students will stay in a log cabin which may be shared with one other student.  We also have two caravans as single accommodation and camping option is also available.  There will be different pricing for each option from:

Euro 2000 cabin

Euro 2000 caravan

includes all food and course materials.

All vegetarian food will be provided (within reason, any special dietary products may need to be purchased by the student). 

We will run an intensive program over the 4 weeks early starts and teaching till late evenings.  We will give a few hours off every afternoon and one day off per week. 

Typical daily schedule:

6am Aarti, quiet sitting and Dharana practices

6:30am Hatha Yoga

8:30am Breakfast

9:30am Karma Yoga

10:30am break

11:30am Pranayama 

1:30pm Lunch break

Free time for rest or study

3:30pm Mantra or Bhajans

4:30pm Teaching skills and/or Yogic theory

6:30 Supper

7:30 Bhajans and Satsanga

full syllabus available on website www.yogasatsanga.org

If you’re interested, please contact us soon as we will have only 8 places available.  

• Applicants must have experience of yoga for atleast 2 years

• Applicants should complete a short foundation program with us before arrival (can be done on-line and will be included free)

• Applicants will need to complete health disclaimers and agree to adhere to Ashram codes of conduct

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