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.
24 Day 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Maxiais, Castelo Branco (YAP accredited)
This 24-day yoga teacher training in Portugal is set in a rural, hillside location close to Castelo Branco. The course is run by senior Gitananda Yoga teachers who teach classical Hatha, Tantra, Jnana, and Raja yoga at the Yoga Satsanga Ashram. The course teaches the eight limbs of yoga, so you’ll learn both philosophy and practice, and there are modules on teaching skills and anatomy too.
The three-week program is intensive, with days starting at 6am and ending at 9pm. However, you’ll have either a half-day or full-day off each week to explore the beautiful surroundings. You’ll have your own simple wood cabin at the ashram, surrounded by lush forest and nature, and you’ll feast on three vegan or vegetarian meals a day.
15 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Algarve
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.
21 Day True North 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training in Ericeira
Starting from: $5,656
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.
16 Day 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Ayurvedic Massage in Portimão, Algarve
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.
27 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Algarve
Starting from: $4,200
Source Of Yoga offers devoted Ashtangis the perfect YTT in Portugal with this 27-day course at a beachfront location in the Algarve (talk about the dream!). This course teaches the 70 postures in the primary Ashtanga series and introduces the intermediate series for those with experience.
In addition to asana, you’ll study all aspects of yogic tradition used in Ashtanga, including the Bandhas and Ujjayi pranayama. What’s more, to prepare you to teach the series to others, the course includes comprehensive modules on teaching techniques and adjustments.
You’ll enjoy the life of luxury during these 4 weeks, as you’ll be staying at the 4-star Pestana Viking hilltop hotel with an extensive wellness area, including a heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and Turkish bath. These spa facilities will help you relieve your sore muscles from the daily Ashtanga practices, as will the restorative sessions each evening.
16 Day 200Hrs Vinyasa Hatha Teacher Training Plus 30-Hour Yin Yoga Training in Loulé, Algarve
Starting from: $2,888
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.
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.
22 Day 200-Hour Traditional Kundalini Mukta Tantra Yoga Teacher Training in Algarve
Starting from: $3,174
For an authentic Indian Tantra yoga experience, join this 200-hour Kundalini Mukta YTT at the Karuna Retreat Center in Monchique. The comprehensive program includes Kundalini, Tantric asanas, chakras, mantras, meditation, philosophy, sound vibration, and more. You’ll also learn how to practice and teach the “Tantric Breath” to detox, vitalize, and release negative emotions.
The days start at 7am and finish around 6:30pm and include twice-daily Mukta Tantra yoga asana practice. From the retreat center, you’ll enjoy a stunning view over the coast and enjoy the abundance of nature in the Serra de Monchique mountains range. Although the location is pretty off-the-beaten-track, you don’t have to worry about food as you’ll have three freshly prepared vegetarian/vegan meals each day.
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