The training was one of the best and most intense experiences of my adult life. Initially I wanted to take the training last year in February, just after I finished my PhD in legal philosophy. I was interested especially in the philosophy part back then, learning about Eastern philosophy since so far I had only been studying Western philosophy and I feel that there was an important part missing. But the training got cancelled due to the pandemic. Luckily, the training could take place this year. By now I had a pretty regular Ashtanga practice and my focus had shifted. I was hoping to improve my practice and to learn more difficult poses. But then, just before the training was about to start, I injured my rip and this injury threw me back in my practice.
So at the beginning of the training I was not able to go fully into all the poses as I was used to, and that was mentally really challenging. For the first time, I was not able to do everything with my body the way I was used to. But then, after an initial struggle, I learned to accept and this acceptance opened a door to a full new experience of yoga. Instead of focusing on what I could not do, I started to focus on things I could do and had some real breakthroughs with some asanas.
I learned so much more than I expected: about myself about how to interact with others and about letting go. I met truly wonderful people and found a whole new connection to yoga, which I really look forward to deepen. As our amazing teachers always told us: “Yoga will not give you what you want, but what you need.” Oh, and in the end my rib injury had healed and I was able to do all the poses I was used to, to increase my practice and to even learn some more difficult asanas – but at that point I did not even care about that anymore. Thank you!
This course is great! Great teachers who are passionate about yoga, experienced and knowledgeable. It is a real journey of self-discovery both mentally and physically. The group quickly becomes your family. Everyone is very supportable and respectful of each other. Being one of 3 males in a predominantly female environment was absolutely fine, too! Great to be introduced to different forms of meditation, too, to be able to pick one that suits you, also to enjoy the different forms of yoga apart from Ashtanga. Wholeheartedly recommend this experience.
When initially researching Yoga TTCs All Yoga was the one which stood out to me the most and I am so glad I chose to do my training through them! The teachers are incredible, a great combination of teaching styles and experience. All Yoga have provided me with what feels like a solid foundation to begin my journey onwards as both a yoga teacher and a yogi!
The common factor between every human is fear… fear of failure, I had to take some time to build trust for myself and know that everything was going to be ok in my life. I’ve been doing yoga for a few years but was I truly “doing” yoga? I’ve been following All Yoga for a while and after a few hard months in my life, I decided to book the training in Bali. That all changed with the pandemic and I found myself in Portugal. I found myself among people from all walks of life, looking for the same thing. I saw it in my peers and I saw it in my teachers. The course allowed me to really look deep within myself, within such a loving, supportive community. I am walking away from the training holding hands with my fear, ready for the next endeavor. The challenges I faced were met with compassion from Jana, Victor and Marcela. For that, I am forever grateful.
I embarked on this journey as I have touched on Yoga in various parts of India over the past 25 years. The website looked so good and the course looked very interesting and being in Europe (Portugal) was more doable! Day 1, I was extremely anxious but my Yoga teachers Marcela, Victor and Jana were simply amazing. All the knowledge and practices were so inspiring. The other students were warm and willing to share their insights.
I am extremely happy that I have been able to take onboard so many new concepts, practices, from all the aspects of yoga. The knowledge that I have aquired is mindblowing. The standard of the training is exceptional, the venue cozy and even if you don’t want to become a yoga teacher the journey is an excellent start on your yoga adventure. The dedication of all the people involved in this is exceptional, their professionalism and thoughtfulness is amazing. I would thoroughly recommend this journey. It has truly opened my mind and I have met friends for life. The practice is amazing and so varied!
I loved being part of the YTT and learned a lot about myself, others and yoga. It was a life-changing experience that I don’t want to miss. Meeting other students and the teachers was beautiful. If you want to enter the yoga world in any kind of way, this is the perfect start.
I am so thankful that I chose All Yoga for the teacher training. The teachers were amazing and also the group. Very inspiring, thoughtful weeks with amazing people from all over the world. I just want to say thank you for a wonderful journey.
Although Ashtanga isn’t my favorite practice, I will say the structure of the training truly prepares you on how to teach yoga to beginner students. I’m naturally a shy and introverted person, but after this training, I have the knowledge and confidence to actually teach my own class… which I have! Barely one week after the training!
I loved this training! The instruction and guidance from both David and Charlotte was impeccable. The level of teaching is excellent and the course material is very thorough. I am so thrilled to have had the opportunity to learn with these two. Time definitely not wasted. The timetable was at times challenging, but that is part of the journey.
Very difficult to find the words to describe this incredible experience. For me it was enriching from every point of view; on all individual, psychological, relational and physical levels.
David and Sonia had thought about every detail, always accompanying us through this journey with a smile, with their positive energy, with affection, with empathy, with discipline, with the right hardness, with sensitivity but above all with passion. The physical practice together with the philosophy, anatomy, asana clinic lessons marked every special day which program was always unexpected and never the same in a very balanced way. We truly lived the day trusting the teachers without ever asking what would come next. Thanks to David, Sonia, Victor and Maria Joao for having transmitted their knowledge to us in such a spontaneous way, going well beyond the didactic notions, giving us the opportunity to reflect, to always question ourselves and above all to share constantly our emotions always with respect. They have given us the chance to make ours and personal all the tools and notions they shared.
Simplicity is a word with which I would describe this training, very earthly and human from the meditation to the physical practice. In this simplicity each of us found his space without being afraid of being judged and above all with the idea of being able to take this experience as a starting point to bring it back consistently in our daily path on and off our mat. As David always says, “nothing is mandatory but just an invitation to experience something new and enriching in the good and in the bad”. David and Sonia always understood our state of mind, our physical and mental fatigue, giving us the opportunity to regain our energies without ever stopping to stimulate us to go beyond our limits, connect with our strength of will staying connected to the needs or our body and mind. I must say that together with the teachers what made this experience so special was the group, all so different but with an incredible positive energy, in any moment of difficulty if we were all together this vital, shared and compact energy seemed to pull us all on. Everyone had an incredible desire to share their thoughts, to listen carefully to transmit their love. I really don’t know how I would done this, without all of them and without our incredible group hugs.
Thanks also to Olive3 who made us feel always at home! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!
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