21 Day 200Hr Transformational Yoga Teacher Training


This transformational yoga teacher training curriculum is influenced around Peruvian Shamanism, providing students with a unique and spiritually driven course that goes beyond just a certification. 

Called by the energy of the Portugal ocean, mountains, spirits, and each other, you are invited to come evolve on your spiritual and yogic path.

This unique training holds a strong intention for personal transformation. In this way, the courses are designed not only to provide students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, yet also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective. Each training holds unique energy, created from like-minded souls who join from all over the world. 

This yoga teacher training course is arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions, asking the guardian spirits to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth and empowerment.

During this training, you will be asked to embrace all aspects of the yogic lifestyle, such as observing a vegetarian diet, living free from the distractions of other substances, and moving away from technology and unnecessary communication with the external world.

You will begin each morning with a sunrise meditation, followed by a 90-minute asana practice and nourishing yogic breakfast. The days will be spent on learning yogic theory and healing practices through workshops, classes and group discussions. During this time you will cover the fundamentals of yogic living, including yogic diet, anatomy, meditation, cleansing practices, pranayama, Ayurveda and the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutras. 

By the end of an SYI training 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will have broken down two yoga sequences. These sequences will prepare you to step into the light as a teacher or as a foundation to deepen your own practice. You will learn an Ashtanga inspired Vinyasa flow sequence and a Sivananda inspired Hatha flow sequence. 

The 200-Hour Training is inclusive of 20 nights accommodation, the course fee and manual, and daily vegetarian meals.


Yoga Teacher Training

Alentejo, Portugal
Yoga Alliance Accredited


  • Hatha
  • Vinyasa


  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate



Work through the traditional Peruvian Shamanic Medicine Wheel in a process of self-inquiry and personal transformation.

Learn to teach two sequences: Sadhana Vinyasa and Sadhana Hatha flows, as well as guidance on creating your own unique sequences. Explore the Art of Teaching through interactive daily workshops and learn through regular peer-teaching starting day one.

Live the yogic lifestyle, improve your personal practice and develop your Sadhana, your own spiritual practice.

Learn how to incorporate Meditation and Pranayama into your daily life and share with others. You will understand the benefits and healing qualities of the two combined.

Participate in daily Satsang, evening gathering, and learn traditional Kirtan chants from India and the rest of the world. Participate in traditional ceremony, including Full- and New-Moon Ceremonies, Letting-Go Ceremony, traditional Andean gratitude ceremony (despacho), Cacao ceremony.

Study Yoga Anatomy & Physiology and incorporate these principals into your own teaching and practice. Study select Yoga Sutras in depth and learn the foundation and historical background of yoga philosophy.

Explore Chakras, Bandhas & energetic anatomy in your personal practice and your teaching. Experience Kriyas - yogic cleansing techniques.

Receive introduction to Conscious Business and discuss ways to bring your Yoga to the marketplace.

Learn and integrate holistic health modalities such as massage, energy healing, nutrition and other forms.

Learn the foundation and historical background of yoga philosophy. Study select Yoga Sutras in depth. Study Ayurvedic Philosophy & Medicine, and study and live the Yogic Diet.


Upon completion of the course, participants who demonstrate the skill competency and 200 hours’ coursework, will receive a certification for completion of the curriculum. This will enable you to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).


6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Guided Meditation/Pranayama/Asana
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Breakfast and Self Sadhana
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Spiritual Lesson
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Yoga Sutras/Yoga Anatomy
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Snack and Self Sadhana
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Special Topics
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Art of Teaching and Art of Touch
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dinner and Self Sadhana
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Satsang (Sacred Circle)

Free Time

With astounding natural beauty, you can engage in optional activities on your day off. Explore the Rota Vicentina hiking trails, take a surf lesson, explore the area in a kayak, take your friend on a horse riding adventure or on a Jeep Safari through the countryside.


Delight in three delicious vegetarian meals per day in a tranquil atmosphere in open-air settings along the poolside.. Boasting with flavor and color, the breakfast offers fruits, natural juices, yogurt with granola and eggs.


  • Accommodation
  • WiFi Internet
  • All Meals
  • Course Material
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Pool

Meet The Facilitators



Dormitory at Monte Orada Retreat Center


Build lasting friendships with like-minded souls in this stunning and budget-friendly accommodation option. Though you will be sharing this room with other people, you’ll surely have enough space to still enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. 

The buildings and retreat facilities were reconstructed using traditional and organic materials giving this beautiful property not only an authentic Portuguese feel, but also providing a healthy and comfortable environment in all weather. This room includes four bunk beds which sleeps up to 8 people.

Twin-Share at Monte Orada Retreat Center


Vibrantly colorful, with a stunning ambiance, this room is simply stunning. Spacious and intricately designed, this room can be shared by up to two people joining this retreat. The buildings and retreat facilities were reconstructed using traditional and organic materials giving this beautiful property not only an authentic Portuguese feel, but also providing a healthy and comfortable environment in all weather. This room includes two huge beds, perfect for friends or families joining this retreat.

Private Room at Monte Orada Retreat Center

Private Room

Think relaxation, serenity, tranquility, and harmony - these are all combined within the four walls of this stunning private room. With clean white walls and wooden accents, this accommodation option is the perfect room for someone looking for a chance to enjoy peace and solace, in the best way possible.

The buildings and retreat facilities were reconstructed using traditional and organic materials giving this beautiful property not only an authentic Portuguese feel, but also providing a healthy and comfortable environment in all weather. This room has a huge and cosy bed which you can enjoy all to yourself!



Alentejo, Portugal

Odemira is a town located in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. It is famous for its wild beaches and for being home to a significant Dutch and German community. The whole of this southern strip of the Portuguese coast, running from the town of Sines to Cape St Vincent in the Algarve, forms part of the Nature Park of Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina, a region that contains rare species of flora and fauna and the only place in the world where the white swan can be found nesting on sea cliffs.

The region has taken great care to preserve its handicrafts and various craftsmen can be found here making baskets, furniture, pottery and hand-woven fabrics. Odemira's charm lies in its location on top of a small hill, forming a kind of amphitheatre with its brilliant white houses facing towards the river Mira. The source of the river is in the Serra do Caldeirão, but from this point on it is navigable as far as its mouth at Vila Nova de Milfontes, over a stretch of roughly 30 kilometres, a most beautiful setting for sailing, rowing or canoeing.

Almost all major airlines fly to Portugal. From the United States, American Airlines offers flights to Lisbon via Philadelphia SATA International/Azores Airlines from Boston, Oakland and Providence to the Azores continuing on the the mainland, TAP Portugal from Newark, Miami, New York and Boston, and United from Newark and Washington.

Venue   Monte Orada Retreat Center
Monte Orada Retreat Center, Venue for 21 Day 200Hr Transformational Yoga Teacher Training

Monte da Orada is an authentic Portuguese countryside home. It has all the essential commodities for you to be comfortable, but it’s still a home surrounded by nature, by the elements, lots of sunlight, lots of green vibrant life, overwhelming silence, and an amazing night sky.

Nestled in the heart of a nature sanctuary in the woods of Odemira, Alentejo, South West Portugal, bordering Algarve, Orada is a family run, eco-sustainable, community based soul retreat centre. This is a unique spot, offering wild canopy and creek vistas and abundant wilderness silence, with easy access to a host of amazing beaches just 15-minute drive from the site. Orada prides itself on being a space holder community, a force for innovative possibilities, new mindsets, not a standard guesthouse nor a restaurant.

Besides the stunning accommodation, all guests have access to all shared spaces: the biopool, canteen, meditation temple, chill­out panoramic solarium, terrace, stone oven, natural amphitheater lounge and all 71 hectares of the ranch, hiking trails, creeks.

The biopool is a fully self sustainable pool - it has an eco-system which keeps the water oxygenated and chemical-free, perfect for swimming and relaxation. It does not harm the environment, neither does it cause the problems that chlorine causes in humans and nature's health. The temple is the perfect place to contemplate stillness and practice mindfulness. It has 2 stages and holds up to 40 people. They provide mats, blocks, belts and bolsters.

Live in this natural sanctuary and enjoy being surrounded by nature, healthy and orginacally grown food. Be in a place of peace, tranquility, and soul nourishment. Monte Orada is 1.5 hours away from Faro Airport and 2.5 hours away from Lisbon. From Lisbon, you can travel by train and ride a cab or rent a car from there.