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7 Best Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal

7 Best Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal

Yoga in Portugal may not be as famous as in other parts of the world, but there is a surprising abundance of yoga schools and retreat centres in this Mediterranean paradise. You’ll find plenty of high-quality yoga teacher training in Portugal, with many located in the beautiful Algarve region. 

Portugal is full of stunning nature, from magnificent coastline to mountainous terrain to peaceful countryside. So, if you’re considering doing your yoga teacher training in Europe, check out the top YTT options in Portugal.

Top Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal

This hand-picked selection of the finest yoga teacher training in Portugal includes various styles and durations, catering to every yoga practitioner’s needs.

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21 Day 200-Hour YTTC and Dao Yin Workshop in Lagoa de Albufeira, Lisbon

Starting from: $1,984

One of the smallest groups you’ll find for yoga teacher training in Portugal, limited to 8 people, and with an exceptionally competitive price, this is one training you don’t want to pass up! What’s more important is how amazing you’ll feel spending 3 weeks just outside of Lisbon, a short walk from the Atlantic Ocean, and nestled into your accommodation at the edge of a pine forest. Nature is truly at your doorstep and this setting enables you to be at ease while you delve into the study of Integral yoga.

This is an intensive 3-week program with your days beginning at 8:30AM (which is considered sleeping in compared to many other courses) for a guided yoga class, followed up with a lecture, afternoon time for self-study, and an evening meditation or time for concentration. All meals are included, the manual is offered in both English and Portuguese, and a bonus Dao Yin (modern Qi Gong) workshop is included too!

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15 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Algarve

Starting from: $2,671

If you want to start your teacher training journey but are short on time, this 15-day YTT in Portugal may be the best choice for you. In just over 2 weeks, you’ll receive a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification and will be confidently able to teach yoga classes to all body types and abilities. 

You’ll be practicing and studying Vinyasa and Hatha yoga and will touch on restorative yoga, too. Despite the short duration, the well-planned course covers everything from meditation and mindfulness to anatomy, physiology, and teaching methodology. 

You’ll stay as a group in a large house in the stunning Algarve, where you’ll have a private room with an ensuite bathroom and sea view. The accommodation has a large pool and is a 5-minute walk from the beach, where you can go to relax during your breaks. The price includes all food for the course, consisting of freshly-prepared light meals and access to the fully-stocked kitchen to create your own.

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21 Day True North 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training in Ericeira

Starting from: $5,412

Calling all Vinyasa flow lovers, this 3-week vinyasa yoga teacher training in Lisbon (well, technically just outside the city) is for you. True North Vinyasa is just one hour from the Lisbon city centre, on a hilltop overlooking a small fisherman’s village. In this tranquil environment, you’ll learn how to bring creativity into your teaching to lead contemporary and playful flow yoga classes that are both enjoyable and transformative.

The daily schedule starts with morning asana, meditation, and pranayama practice before your first lecture or workshop of the day. After lunch, you’ll study a different topic in an in-depth 3-hour session. For this course, you’ll need to have at least two years of regular vinyasa yoga practice and a good fitness level as it’s a physically demanding course. 

You can choose a shared or private room at the charming and quirky Casa Paço D’Ilhas Guesthouse. Here, you’ll eat three wholesome plant-based meals a day and have access to two swimming pools and a lovely fire pit for evening hangouts. 

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16 Day 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Ayurvedic Massage in Portimão, Algarve

Starting from: $2,705

This jam-packed Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Ayurvedic Massage YTT course is one of BookYogaTeacherTraining’s most popular offerings in Portugal. This Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour course by Buddha Yoga takes just 16 days to complete, giving you a fast entryway into the world of teaching yoga. Aside from Ashtanga and Vinyasa, you’ll practice Yin, Restorative and Nidra styles.

A unique inclusion of this YTT is the 8-hour Ayurvedic massage therapy program. On this mini-course, you’ll discover over 45 massage techniques and learn how to give a 60-90 minute massage for others, an ideal component to yoga. 

You’ll stay at a 5-star hotel in Portimão where you can enjoy the outdoor pools and spa facilities, including a hot tub, sauna, and Turkish bath to unwind during your breaks. As a 16-day program, the schedule is intense, but you’ll have a healthy vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared fresh for you each day, so you don’t have to worry about where to eat. 

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18 Day 200-Hour Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course in Monchique

Starting from: $1,703

La Casa Shambala is a popular and well-established retreat and yoga teacher training centre in Thailand, and now they’re bringing their enlightening courses to Portugal! And in the picturesque region of the Algarve too.

If you’re after a YTT in Portugal that has a strong focus on philosophy, then look no further. All that you need to know to graduate as a well-informed structure is taught but with an emphasis on yoga philosophy which gives you a deeper understanding of yoga itself, will help with theming classes, and assist you through your own spiritual and personal development.

Vinyasa and Hatha are the styles explored in this training, following the 8-limbed path of Ashtanga yoga, with touches on Kundalini yoga, an introduction to the chakras and Nadis, and more. Don’t think it’s just yoga though! Be ready to step out of training and into your new business with the skillset of business techniques you’ll learn in this training too.

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16 Day 200Hrs Vinyasa Hatha Teacher Training Plus 30-Hour Yin Yoga Training in Loulé, Algarve

Starting from: $2,513

This incredible YTT by Yoga Conscious is excellent value for money, offering a 200 hour Yoga Alliance UK qualification in Vinyasa Hatha Yoga and a 30-hour CE certificate in Yin yoga. What’s more, you’ll receive these qualifications and feel ready to teach in just 16 days. The super intensive course covers theory, philosophy, alignment, adjustment, and much more, with the daily schedule typically running from 7am to 6:30pm. 

The YTT takes place near the peaceful town of Quateria in the Algarve, where you’ll stay in a newly renovated villa in either a shared or private room. Nourishing meals will be served here three times a day to keep your energy up and your mind sharp to absorb the vast amount of new knowledge you’ll be learning.

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23 Day 200-Hour Mystical Yoga Teacher Training in Odemira, Alentejo

Starting from: $3,800

This empowering 200-hour mystical YTT in Alentejo is ideal for experienced yoga practitioners who want to become teachers and those who wish to deepen their own practice. Combining ancient yogic practices with Peruvian Shamanism, you’ll find more clarity and empowerment towards your life’s purpose and evolve in your spiritual and yoga journey. 

Throughout these transformational 23 days, you’ll study yogic theory and healing practices alongside earth medicine, energy healing, and shamanic journeying. In addition, you’ll learn the art of teaching and the art of touch, and at the end, you’ll sequence and teach two yoga classes. You’ll also participate in cacao and fire ceremonies, kirtan bhajan chanting, and many more spiritual activities.

During your stay, you’ll share a room at the eco-sustainable, community-based Orada Retreat Center, or you can upgrade to a private room. You can enjoy the bio-pool, panoramic solarium, rooftop terrace, and natural fire amphitheater at the centre. Three vegetarian meals are included every day, with ingredients coming from the centre’s organic garden.

What’s next?

  • Get my How to Choose a YTT Mini Guide! Avoid scams, what you MUST consider & my top course recommendations
  • Need a way to deepen your practice before YTT? Try my 30-day yoga adventure – Journey Home
  • Practice yin & vinyasa classes with me on YouTube to prepare for your upcoming training

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