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Mon, 01 Jun


International Yoga Satsang Ashram

Yoga Sadhana in Portugal

Yoga practice in nature, good food and intensive sadhana

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Yoga Sadhana in Portugal
Yoga Sadhana in Portugal

Time & Location

01 Jun 2020, 19:00 – 14 Jun 2020, 12:00

International Yoga Satsang Ashram, 6000 Benquerenças, Portugal

About the event

Yoga Sadhana retreat

with Yogacharini Anandhi and Yogachariya Deepika

1st - 14th June 2020

at International Yoga Satsanga Ashram - Portugal.

Typical Day schedule


6 – 6:30am

Quiet sitting/ meditation

6:45 – 8am

Arati followed by Hatha yoga

8 – 9am


9 – 10

Karma yoga

10 – 12pm

Pranayama and relaxation techniques

12 – 1:30pm

Activated vegan food session



2:00 – 4:00pm

Free time / study time

4 – 5pm

Chanting or Yoga Chikitsa

5 - 6

Activated vegan food

6 – 7:30


7:30 – 8:30/9pm

Bhajans and Satsanga

Close of day

Mauna (silence till morning) – free time/ bedtime

Saturdays will be a free day (following the early morning hatha Yoga class) to explore the local area or just relax or study. There is a curfew you must be back at the Ashram by 6:30pm

Sunday will be a half day program:

Sundays : Free morning till 12 midday:

12pm Karma Yoga

2pm Lunch

4:30pm Yoga chikitsa

6:30pm Supper

8pm Pranava Aum chanting session

Arrive by 25th May afternoon and please arrange with us if you need collection from Castelo Branco Bus or Train st.

Practical’s: All meals are provided here; please advise of any food allergies beforehand.

If accepted you will need to complete a health disclaimer form, and agree to the terms of Ashram living codes of conduct.

About the teachers:

Korina Kontaxaki /Yogacharini Anandhi:

Korina lives in Cyprus and teaches yoga, philosophy, meditation, activated vegan diet and theater.

She is trained in 2008 as a Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga Teacher at Ananda Ashram, India (ICYER-International Center of Yoga Education and Research).

In 2014 she returned to India, as part of her one Year advanced Yoga teachers diploma to work as an assistant Acharya to her Gurus Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, for the 46th International 6-month Yoga Teacher Training.

Since then she is a senior teacher for the International Teacher training course at ICYER.

Since 2008, she has been offering classes at YogaLife Wholistic Yoga Center, a place devoted to Yoga and Meditation, which emphasizes how Yoga can be part of our lives.

She leads yoga philosophy and yoga psychology groups through the certified course “Wholistic Spiritual training”.

She is a co-founder of Solar Kitchen Bar in Larnaca, where she promotes activated vegan diet with seminars and vegan dishes that are offered daily!

Her book on wholistic Spiritual Training "Yogic Life" published by ΔΙΟΝ publications, is available in Greek, in all bookstores in Greece and Cyprus.

She works under the advice and instruction of her Guru- teachers, Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and Dr Ananda Bhavanani who are very much respected all over the world for their knowledge and experience in Yoga. Every year she returns to India for further training and development.

Yogacharini Deepika:

Also trained at ICYER at the same time as Anandhi, Deepika now runs Yoga Satsanga Ashram with her husband Yogacharya Jnandev Giri. Together they have run Yoga teacher training programs for the last 9 years. The Ashram is accredited by both Yoga Alliance Professionals and the British Wheel of Yoga.

Deepika also returns to ICYER as senior teacher to teach on the 6-month YTT program under the great guidance of Ammaji and Dr Ananda.

Deepika and Jnandev has recently expanded to the Ashram in Portugal where this event will be held.

The Portugal ashram is off grid and you will need to be prepared for outdoor lifestyle, we have compost toilets and outdoor showers. Accommodation options are wood cabins, caravan or bell tents. All food is included!

Price varies according to accommodation option from £700 cabin or caravan £600 bell tent

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