9 Day 100 Hour Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training


This 100 Hour Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training focuses on giving you a direct experience of Prana – our life force energy, and on the various approaches to the practices of Pranayama – the techniques which utilize the breath for purification, energetic balancing, health, vitalization and meditation. ​

This course is unique in that it presents yogic energy cultivation and breath work in a way that is accessible to all. It does not involve long periods of sitting and struggling in meditation posture. Much of the work is done from movement patterns called Swara Cycles, which make the work open for anyone to practice.

This 100Hr Yoga Teacher Training takes place at the charming venue in Portugal, only 15 min drive to the nearest beach. It’s a warm, sunny and clean place to get deeply immersed in yoga breath practice. 

The cost of this course includes accommodation, 2 meals per day: brunch and dinner and Prana and Pranayama manual. 


Yoga Teacher Training

Lisbon, Portugal
Yoga Alliance Accredited


  • Restorative
  • Vinyasa


  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced



Prana is the life-giving energetic force which is accessed and amplified through the breath. Classical breathwork is called Pranayama: “The Expansion of Prana”. To know prana is to know the essence of life itself. The course is designed to give you a first-hand experience of prana and help you take your yoga to the subtle energetic approaches to practice.

Learn how to use asana, breath and pranayama to affect the quality of your energy. Understand when, why and how to stimulate, expand, circulate, calm or ground your prana. You will learn accessible, take home practices which can be used to flavour and transform your energetic reality and feelings.

Understand how to create practices for yourself and others that are breath and energy focused instead of the usual focus on the physical body. The course will give you literally hundreds of different ways to explore breath, energy and physical practice. This is especially good for teachers who are looking for a deeper and more profound approach to teaching yoga.

Learn about the nature of the 4 parts of the breath, the energetic wave patterns of breath as well as the 5 vital movements of energy (Vayus) within us and how to play with them in yoga practice. Each part of the breath is a unique energetic reality and by changing the parts, we can change our life force. Learn how to create more energy, calm the prana, balance the energy or get into stillness.

Experience and in-depth practice and discussion of Antara, Bhaya & Kevala Kumbhaka, Viloma, Kapalabatti, Bastrika, Anulom Vilom, Chandra & Surya Bhedana, Nadi Shodhana, Sama & Visama Vritti and other classical techniques.

The unique system is called Swara Yoga is a type of contemporary pranayama, designed for the modern yoga student. Swara Yoga is a refined system of rhythmic movement and breath that makes yogic breathing accessible to all students, regardless of experience. This practice draws techniques from Classical Pranayama and delivers them in a way which is effortless to practice and highly effective and circumvents the need to sit for long periods to gain access to breath.

Each day will wrap up with the juicy and nurturing Yin Yoga Practice. Some evenings will also explore the practice of Yoga Nidra for deep restoration, integration and inner harmony.

The school cultivates a classical flow of practice, starting with purifications (Kriya), followed by flowing, breath based asana (Swara Yoga), followed by Bandha (Energetic Locks), Mudras and Meditation. The course builds up from the foundation practices and gradually enters into greater depth and intensity as the days go on. This flow is the most effective way to get deep into transformative yoga, for each stage builds upon the one before it.

The course gradually builds up into the powerful energetic practices of bandha (locks) and mudra (seals), which take you into the next levels of gathering, moving and stilling prana and altering the nature of our consciousness, health and emotions. Bandha and mudra are some of the most transformative of the energetic practices, but one has to build up to them gradually. You will learn how to sequence into bandhas and mudras during the course.

You will learn a series of purifications (Kriyas) that can be used every morning for cleansing, detoxing and preparing for your day or the rest of your yoga practice. This includes, Kapalabatti, Lion’s Breath, Bhastrika, and other powerful Kriya techniques. This is the first step in yoga practice (classically) and the Kriyas should be done each day at the beginning of a practice to prepare for the deeper work.

The Vayus are the 5 essential energetic flows in the body. Each one controls some aspect of our health, our energy and our awareness. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the Vayus from the perspective of Tantra, Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda , and understand how to practice and teach with these powerful energy flows as your focus.

You will explore ‘esoteric anatomy’ which deals with the subtle energy channels that move energy in our bodies and basically control all that we are and all that we experience. This includes looking at the Nadis (Rivers of energy) as well as the Chakras (Pranic Plexuses).


Students who complete a course successfully can apply for yoga teacher certification with Yoga Alliance or other international yoga organisations. This course may be added toward your existing accreditation.


Delicious organic vegetarian meals will be served for brinch and dinner which are included in the price of this course. Meals will be eclectic and colourful, packed full with flavour, superfoods and antioxidants that cleanse and enrich the body, mind and soul. Your lunch and snacks may be sourced from the nearby village or bought with you from home, and can be stored and prepared by you at the retreat center during the lunch break. Please advise the team of any food restrictions or allergies in advance.


  • Course Material
  • WiFi Internet
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Meals
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Meet The Facilitators



Private Room at The Shanti Space

Private Room

Rooms are comfortable and full of natural light, overlooking the beautiful garden. They provide you with a perfect environment to relax and focus on yourself after intensive training.

That option is suitable for solo travelers who want more privacy.



Lisbon, Portugal

Mafra is a city and a municipality in the district of Lisbon, on the west coast of Portugal, and part of the urban agglomeration of the Greater Lisbon subregion. 

It is mostly known for the sumptuous Mafra National Palace inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built in the baroque style, the Mafra National Palace also inspired Portuguese Nobel Prize laureate José Saramago to write his novel Baltasar and Blimunda (Memorial do Convento). Other points of interest around the municipality include the Tapada Nacional de Mafra, an enclosed wildlife and game reserve, and Ericeira's World Surf Reserve, the second in the world.

Venue   The Shanti Space
The Shanti Space, Venue for 9 Day 100 Hour Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training

The venue, an old Quinta set in a national park and is endowed with beautiful fruit trees, giant oak corks, grape vines, vistas and a stream at the end of the garden where you can often encounter neighbours; deer and wild boar.

Within a 15 minute drive you reach the beach, see the fierce waves of the Atlantic coast and the charming surf town, Ericeira. Only half an hour from Lisbon and the airport, this place is in an ideal location for Lisbon connections.

The farm is the perfect venue for hosting groups, it is quiet and secluded. The Garden Shala is a beautiful converted glass Victorian Greenhouse, a great workshop space.