Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal

Ericeira, 17 November – 09 Decebmer 2020
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200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal

Our 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training in Portugal will deepen your yoga practice and offer plenty of inspiration in this idyllic setting. Over 23 days, you will build the strong foundations needed to safely teach yoga with confidence. On completion of the course, you will be receiving a Yoga Alliance accredited certification. Read more about our 200hr yoga teacher training course curriculum here.

Update [08/09/20]

In order to ensure personal guidance and hands-on support for each student, the Portugal yoga teacher training course is limited to 16 students only. Please note that there is now only 4 spots left.
Visit our application page to reserve your place now.

Teacher Training Investment

The 200-hour yoga course fee starts from

EUR 2,950
* Last minute offer EUR 3650

for those who sign up before
17 October 2020

    The price includes:
  • Tuition with experienced teachers in an intimate small-class setting
  • Training materials
  • Yoga Alliance recognized certificate (upon graduation)

Special Offers

– EUR 700 DISCOUNT if signing up before 15 August 2020.
– Additional EUR 150 discount if you join with a friend.

The Venue

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Olive3 Yoga Retreat Centre is located in Ericeira old village, within walking distance to beaches, restaurants, bars and shops, yet tucked away enough to ensure peace and quiet. We believe this is what makes Olive3 such a special place.

With their charming and comfortable rooms, beautiful garden with lounge chairs and hammocks and the outdoor pool, everyone can find a quiet spot to relax and recharge.

The communal kitchen, where buffet breakfast is served, is fully equipped and free for you to use.

There are two living rooms, a small one on the ground floor and a bigger one with TV on the 1st floor.

All the buildings face a beautiful, spacious garden with tables and chairs, lounge chairs and hammocks and an outdoor pool.

The Yoga Shala

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The beautiful yoga shala at Olive3 retreat centre provide a light and spacious 80 m2 space overlooking the garden, with wooden floor and high ceiling. It is the perfect place to deepen your practice, to meditate, to breathe and to learn all the necessary tools to prepare you as a yoga teacher.

Accommodation at Olive retreat center

Olive3 offers different accommodation options. There are double/twin rooms, single rooms, a studio and an apartment for 3 people and 2 shared rooms with 6 beds each.

Most of the rooms, except for the studio and the apartment, share bathrooms. There’s one mixed bathroom (male and female), one male and one female, plus an additional separate toilette in the house and one in the garden.

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Room Booking

You can book your bed in one of the shared rooms directly through us. It’s €25 per night and includes breakfast. If you prefer your private room, we recommend to reserve it directly via booking.com.

Other Accommodations

In case you want to stay somewhere else, no problem at all. There are lots of different accommodation options in walking distance. Below a list of places we recommend. You can find more on booking.com.

Selina Boavista Ericeira

This small affordable guesthouse not far from Olive3, offers different room types, has an outdoor swimming pool, bar, a shared lounge and garden. There’s a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property.

Distance to Olive3:5 minutes walk
Rooms:range from affordable shared dorms to single or double rooms
Price:From 27 euros/night
To Book:www.booking.com

Ericeira Chill Hill Hostel & Private Rooms – Peach Garden

Close to Olive3, this hostel features a shared lounge area and a garden fitted with BBQ facilities. With views of the surroundings, rooms and dormitories all come with free WiFi access and some have a balcony. Each shares a bathroom.

Distance to Olive3:14 minutes walk
Rooms:range from affordable shared dorms to single or double rooms
Price:From 22 euros/night
To Book:www.booking.com

Magic Quiver Surf Lodge

The Surf Lodge is in a renovated building from the 1950s only a few steps away from Olive 3. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property.



Distance to Olive3:2 minutes walk
Rooms:double and single rooms available
Price:From 52 euros/night
To Book:www.booking.com

Casa Branca

Boasting a shared lounge, garden and views of sea, Casa Branca is situated in walking distance to Olive3. Featuring shared rooms or single/double rooms, this property also provides guests with a large terrace facing the ocean. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property.

Distance to Olive3:10 minutes walk
Rooms:4-bed dorms, single, double or family rooms
Price:From 25 euros/night
To Book:www.booking.com

Healthy Food

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Ericeira is a multicultural town with much to offer in terms of food and culture. The area offers plenty of local and international restaurant choices with vegetarian and vegan options – all within a walking distance from Olive3. At the retreat centre itself, there’s a communal kitchen, which is well equipped with everything you need to prepare a meal, or make a smoothie, tea of coffee.

Please note that food is not included in the training price.

Our Yoga Teacher Trainers in Portugal

Meet our international yoga instructors who are here to expertly guide you through your 200hr Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training in Portugal. Their combined years of experience and intuitive teaching approach provide an in-depth understanding of the ancient wisdom of yoga as well as practical teaching techniques.

David Adame

LEAD TRAINER, E-RYT 500

With a background in contemporary dance, David’s style of teaching focuses on awareness of movement and the connection between the body and mind. Originally from Spain, David followed his yoga journey overseas where he settled his roots in Thailand. He was first introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa in Asia and instantly took to the practice. Drawn to yoga’s power to create harmonic balance and still the mind, David has a passion for passing on what inspires him to others.

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Charlie

TRAINER, E-RYT 200

Charlotte was born in Scotland, but knew from a young age that she wanted to travel the world and experience as much of life as possible. This led her to train as an actor, which gave her a strong foundation in breathwork, movement, and mindfulness, but eventually she decided that her passion for the environment was stronger, so she set out on an academic path – first studying International Development and languages in Brighton, then Environmental Governance in Amsterdam, and finally to a PhD in Green Political Theory back in England.

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Christian

TRAINER / PHILOSOPHY TEACHER

Humble, genuine and warm, Christian is inspired by his experience in a variety of styles of yoga. Born and raised in Brazil and initially trained in Ashtanga & Rocket Vinyasa Yoga, Christian found inspiration in the slower and intuitive style of Forrest Yoga.

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Zoe

E-RYT / ANATOMY TEACHER

Zoë is a freelance Dance & Yoga teacher based in the UK. trained in Contemporary Dance, she has always worked with her body and movement practices. After training at The Royal Academy of Dance in London and qualifying as a Dance Teacher, Zoë taught Dance to children and adults in a range of contexts. Yoga has always been an integral part to Zoë’s movement practice, helping with balancing her dance training, teaching and freelance work. Since graduating from All Yoga in 2018, Zoë now works as part of the All Yoga Team and has opened her own studio, ‘Flow Dance & Yoga’ offering Yoga and Dance classes in Cornwall in the UK.

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David Lertsin

MEDITATION TEACHER

Born from a Thai father and a French mother, David grew up with a cross-cultural understanding that combined the best from both East and West. He was able to manifest in himself a bridge between Asian spirituality with the rationality and freedom of thoughts from European philosophy.

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A Day as a Yoga Teacher Trainee

Read about a typical day at our yoga teacher training course:

TIMEACTIVITY
6:30am7:10amWake up to the gentle sound of ocean waves
7:10am7:30amGet your tea or coffee in our quiet garden and enjoy the warm morning light and peace before the village wakes up
7:30am9:00amThe day begins with our morning routine of pranayama, kriya and meditation to prepare the body and mind
9:00am10:30amCalm and focused, we begin our first yoga practice of the day – a dynamic Ashtanga-inspired flow with plenty of movement to get the circulation going
10:30am12:30pmFully energized and awake, we head back down to our dorms for a shower before meeting at our favourite restaurant for healthy organic lunch
12:30pm14:30pmBack in the shala, we settle in for everyone’s favorite – Yoga Philosophy. The class begins with a short meditation to refocus the mind before diving into the rich history of the Ashtanga lineage and ancient yoga texts
14:30pm15:00pmWe enjoy a short break and chance to catch up with classmates over lemon tea and fresh local fruits
15:00pm17:00pmBack for our last lesson of the day, a practical Asana Clinic where we walk through alignment, safe modifications and adjustments. In this interactive class we pair up with classmates for on-the-spot teaching
17:00pm18:00pmThe day ends with a self-led Mysore class. The sun is just beginning to set as we close the class with ohm, casting beautiful red and orange colors over the ocean
18:00pm20:00pmAfter freshening up back at our hotels, we walk to the village to recharge in one of the local Portuguese restaurants
20:00pmWe finish our homework and revision of asana alignment and Sanskrit terms before heading to bed. Ready for another day of learning ahead!

Portugal Travel & General Information

How to get to Ericeira

From Lisboa airport to Campo GrandeYou can take a bus to Campo Grande (10 minutes), or take the metro; red line to Alameda Station, change to the green line direction Telheiras and get off at Campo Grande. ( around 1.90 EUR each metro).
Arrival by bus from Campo GrandeAt Campo Grande take the bus from Mafrense company to Ericeira bus terminal. ( about 6 to 7 EUR). From Ericeira bus terminal Olive3 is reachable in walking distance.
Arrival by taxiA taxi from Lisbon airport directly to Ericeira, depending on the day and time of day, can be around 60 to 65 EUR.
Arrive by UberAn Uber is around the same price as the taxi and depends on time of day and time of year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Portugal?

Portugal is ranked as the 3rd safest country in the world by the Global Peace Index. That means that Portugal is a safe place to visit—although, like in many destinations, there remains a risk of petty crime (like pickpocketing). In terms of Covid-19, we are following the guidelines from the Portuguese government to make sure our students are safe.

I am a first-time solo traveler, what should I be aware of in Portugal?

Generally, solo male and female travellers are going to be safe in Portugal. It's an amazingly fun place to travel around, but as long as you remember that in some parts it's not as liberal as you might like it to be and that weirdos exist everywhere in the world – you will be fine. It's all about travelling smart.

I am vegan/vegetarian, what can I eat in Portugal?

Portuguese cuisine is heavily based on meat and fish, so at a smashing majority of typical Portuguese restaurants the menu is comprised of non-vegan dishes. In most touristic places such as Ericeira though you'll find restaurants offering a vegan and vegetarian friendly option.

Is food/accommodation expensive in Portugal?

Budget accommodation is cheap and plentiful in most of the country's most appealing destinations and eating and drinking is also great value by the standards of Western Europe.

Do I need a visa to enter Portugal?

Visas are required by all for stays of up to 90 days, except for:

  • The European Union nationals listed above.
  • Nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, Israel, Korea (Rep. of), Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, and Venezuela.

Please check the Portuguese Immigration website for more detailed information.

How much money should I bring?

How much money you should bring depends on your spending habits. In general, most people can live basically in Portugal for under EUR 40/day . However, expect to spend more if you intend on doing some shopping, massages, and indulging in food and drinks.

How is the internet connection in Portugal?

Portugal is well connected with reliable Wi-Fi in most hotels, hostels and cafes. There's free wifi at our Olive3 centre in Ericeira.

What about travel insurance?

Travel insurance from a trusted company that covers theft, loss and medical is highly advised. Make sure to check that your package also covers sport related injuries. If you are travelling on, many insurance providers offer longer backpacker packages at cheaper rates.

What should I make sure to bring with me?

You will be practicing yoga six days a week, so make sure to bring enough comfortable options. But no need to over pack, there are laundry services where you can get your clothes washed.

It is advised to pack light, breathable clothing, but as we are in a coastal town it can get windy and chilly in the evening. So bring some warm clothes as well.

There are convenience stores and pharmacies that sell toiletries, sunscreen, insect repellent and over the counter medicines. But it is recommended to come prepared, especially if you have particular requirements.

Can my partner/family join me if he/she is not attending the course?

Yes, friends, family and partners are welcome. There is plenty of accommodation in Ericeira suitable for couples and larger groups. On course days, friends and/or family can enjoy the activities and explore the area.

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David Adame

With a background in contemporary dance, David’s style of teaching focuses on awareness of movement and the connection between the body and mind. Originally from Spain, David followed his yoga journey overseas where he settled his roots in Thailand. He was first introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa in Asia and instantly took to the practice. Drawn to yoga’s power to create harmonic balance and still the mind, David has a passion for passing on what inspires him to others.

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Seline

Teaching has always been a calling for Seline. Her background was initially in physical group fitness classes, but she fell in love with yoga after looking for a practice that could help improve flexibility as well as strength. Her deep knowledge and interests in nutrition, anatomy and fitness are all woven into her teaching. Known for her bubbly and lively energy, Seilne’s classes are refreshing, energetic and fun.

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Wendy

Founder of Yoga Seeds, one of Singapore’s most popular yoga studios, Wendy has been passing on her knowledge of yoga since 2010. Holistic balance, therapeutic practices and spiritual development are at the core of her approach to wellness. Her background covers Eastern and Western philosophy, anatomy, meditation and therapy. She brings her Yoga Anatomy classes to life through exploring the inner workings of the mind, body and universe.

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Dr. Ganesh

A true yoga master, Dr Ganesh Rao has dedicated has life to passing on his knowledge of the ancient practice. With an impressive depth of knowledge and academic qualifications under his belt, Dr Ganesh has taught over 18,000 educational sessions on yoga to date. His classes cover the physical, mental, psychological and intellectual aspects of yoga. Students leave classes with their minds open, inspired and enlightened to the many facets of yoga.

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Kholis

Indonesian born and bred, Kholis found her passion for teaching physical movement when she was just 19. She began as a fitness instructor, focusing on dynamic group classes before discovering yoga. Following yoga’s spiritual path, she looks to the practice and it’s teachings as guide for growth and healing in her daily life. Never boring, Kholis channels her fun-loving energy, open heart and sense of humor into her classes.

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Marcela

Marcela is originally from Brazil but spends most of her time in Thailand, Bali and Europe teaching Yoga Teacher Trainings, Immersions and Retreats. In her 10 years of experience, she has taught more than 15 Teacher Trainings and certified over 300 Yoga Teachers from all over the world.


Marcela is a 500-hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance, trained in 5 Elements Yoga Therapy, Ashtanga, Rocket Vinyasa and Yin Yoga and co-Founder of the 5 Elements Wisdom Academy.

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Tobias

Tobias is a licensed practitioner of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, bodyworker and therapist with over 15 years of experience and have treated more than 15.000 clients.


Dedicated to learn as much as he could about the different practises and healing arts. At the age of 26 (2004), he went back to Denmark and worked in a busy clinic in the heart of Copenhagen offering his services of bodywork, healing and meditations, while studying Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology,Hypnosis Therapy, Neurolinguistic Programming, 5 Element Yoga Therapy and Chinese Face Reading, that could all be weaved together and compliment each other to form Tobias´s unique approach.

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Annie Au

Annie has certified over 200 yoga teachers worldwide. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Annie is trained in Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) developed by Dr.Andreo Spina. Specializes in yoga anatomy, Annie’s approachable teaching method helps students to better understand the human body and therefore practice more intelligently. Annie can lead a dynamic class filled with inversions with a duality of restorative and healing yin sequences. Annie’s integrative Yin Yoga and Chinese Meridians training infuses the ancient wisdom of Daoism, traditional Chinese medicine, and Yoga/Buddhist philosophy. In her soulful Yin yoga training, you’ll explore intimately how the physical body is linked to our emotional obstacles. By understanding this key connection between our body and mind, we can transcend to our highest potential.

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Christian

Humble, genuine and warm, Christian is inspired by his experience in a variety of styles of yoga. Born and raised in Brazil and initially trained in Ashtanga & Rocket Vinyasa Yoga, Christian found inspiration in the slower and intuitive style of Forrest Yoga. Christian is inspired to nurture an environment where students feel safe to go deeper, journey inwards and have fun! To him, teacher trainings are a golden opportunity to empower students to let go of what limits them and connect with their best selves.

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David Lertsin

Born from a Thai father and a French mother, David grew up with a cross-cultural understanding that combined the best from both East and West. He was able to manifest in himself a bridge between Asian spirituality with the rationality and freedom of thoughts from European philosophy.

Since childhood, David’s interest in the Orient has been reflected in his dedication to martial arts. His expressive power was balanced through early initiation to Zen meditation under Zen masters, and later into silent meditation of the Vipassana practice. He earned his black belts in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu by the age of 20, and began teaching these disciplines soon after as his teacher’s assistant.

The following step from martial arts to Yoga was very natural. He was introduced to Yoga at the age of 21 and immediately knew this practice would be the perfect complement to his Spiritual journey.

Trained by the late renowned Yoga teacher Larry Schultz, he soon gained recognition and become Larry’s partner for his entry into Asia.

David not only practice yoga for the healing aspect but also as a moving meditation reaching higher stage of Inner Silence and insight. His Vinyasa Rocket classes are dynamic and grounded in a natural flow, helping students to grow in their practice and building in them more confidence, strength, and mindfulness on and off the mat.

David is a very inspiring teacher and his personalized style based on his background is the perfect way to let go of tensions and go deeper into a practice that will bring joy, happiness, compassion and a deeper understanding of the True Self.

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Charlie

Charlotte was born in Scotland, but knew from a young age that she wanted to travel the world and experience as much of life as possible. This led her to train as an actor, which gave her a strong foundation in breathwork, movement, and mindfulness, but eventually she decided that her passion for the environment was stronger, so she set out on an academic path – first studying International Development and languages in Brighton, then Environmental Governance in Amsterdam, and finally to a PhD in Green Political Theory back in England.

Having been interested in Eastern philosophy (especially Buddhism) from a very young age, during the PhD she committed to a daily meditation practice as a way of coping with the stress she was under. Similarly, having dabbled with yoga on and off since her teenage years, it was only during the PhD, and finding 2 amazing classes at her university gym, that she was finally hooked. While the stresses of the PhD took her into a very dark place in her life, Charlotte was also, at that time, discovering a passion for health and wellness, particularly nutrition, movement and self-development.

Realizing that her true calling was to help people be the healthiest version of themselves through yoga and other lifestyle changes, she finished the PhD and immediately undertook her first YTT with All Yoga in Bali, in 2017. She spent the following year-and-a-bit travelling the world teaching yoga, as well as receiving her certification to teach yoga in Spanish, and training in Yin Yoga and Chinese Meridians with Annie Au in Mexico. Having arrived back to Scotland in 2019, Charlotte now teaches yoga in Glasgow, and has also trained in Thai Yoga Massage.

She loves a good sweaty power flow, and brings plenty of fun and playfulness to her classes, emphasizing inclusivity and body-love. Especially teaching yin, she loves dropping little ‘love bombs’ on her students by encouraging self-love, compassion, and gratitude.

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Zoe

Zoë is a freelance Dance & Yoga teacher based in the UK. trained in Contemporary Dance, she has always worked with her body and movement practices. After training at The Royal Academy of Dance in London and qualifying as a Dance Teacher, Zoë taught Dance to children and adults in a range of contexts. Yoga has always been an integral part to Zoë’s movement practice, helping with balancing her dance training, teaching and freelance work. Since graduating from All Yoga in 2018, Zoë now works as part of the All Yoga Team and has opened her own studio, ‘Flow Dance & Yoga’ offering Yoga and Dance classes in Cornwall in the UK.


Zoë’s classes are open to all, with a focus on making Yoga accessible to everyone. Working and striving to encourage an ‘intelligent practice’ ensuring yogis who attend her classes work to their body’s limits safely…but also having lots of fun along the way.

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