Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal

Ericeira, 30 Aug – 22 Sep 2022
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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 * Last minute offer * Early bird offer * Early bird offer * Early bird offer EUR 3650

for those who sign up 2 months before start date. before 31 May 2021 before 31 July 2021 before 30 September 2021 before 31 December 2021

    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 2 months before start date. before 31 May 2021 before 31 July 2021 before 30 September 2021 before 31 December 2021
– 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.

Jasna Perin

LEAD TRAINER E-RYT 500

Jasna is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and a certified prenatal yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, E- RYT500, RPYT), dancer, choreographer and traveller. She started dancing at the age of 7 and has been exploring body and movement ever since.

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Victor

LEAD TRAINER / PHILOSOPHY TEACHER

“I first came in contact with Yoga around twelve years ago and it did not take me very long to realize the many benefits that the practice brought to my life, not only to the body but also to the mind.”

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Maria João Cruz

ANATOMY TEACHER

Maria is a teacher of anatomy, physiology, and massage therapy for the Portuguese Career Institute. Being a climber and movement explorer all her life, she first started yoga to heal from long-term injuries.

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A Day as a Yoga Teacher Trainee

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

TIME ACTIVITY
6:30am7:10am Wake up to the gentle sound of ocean waves
7:10am7:30am Get your tea or coffee in our quiet garden and enjoy the warm morning light and peace before the village wakes up
7:30am9:00am The day begins with our morning routine of pranayama, kriya and meditation to prepare the body and mind
9:00am10:30am Calm 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
10:30am12:30pm Fully energized and awake, we head back down to our dorms for a shower before meeting at our favourite restaurant for healthy organic lunch
12:30pm14:30pm Back 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
14:30pm15:00pm We enjoy a short break and chance to catch up with classmates over lemon tea and fresh local fruits
15:00pm17:00pm Back 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
17:00pm18:00pm The 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
18:00pm20:00pm After freshening up back at our hotels, we walk to the village to recharge in one of the local Portuguese restaurants
20:00pm We 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 Grande You 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 Grande At 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 taxi A taxi from Lisbon airport directly to Ericeira, depending on the day and time of day, can be around 60 to 65 EUR.
Arrive by Uber An 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.

Course Testimonials

Lena, France
April 2022 Graduate

Thank you so much to my amazing teachers Kim and David who teached me so much in only 3 weeks. I learn so many things about yoga, history, philosophy, asanas... But it was also an amazing experience to learn more about myself.
I am a new person after this journey. Even after days of practice, the tired and sore muscles I found the energy to stay focused and motivated all the way.
Thank you again teachers for your everyday crazy good mood , advice, help.. I will never forget this life changing experience.
I am now a yoga teacher i can't believe it. I feel confident for my next step in life: Teaching! I would love to have more philosophy classes. Maybe go deeper and have a more detailed book about it. A bit the same with anatomy.

Jessica, HK
April 2022 Graduate

Thank you so much for the valuable teaching training and transforming us all into yoga teachers in such a short period of time. It has deepened my knowledge and understanding of yoga while the meditation practice improves my calmness off the mat.
Thank you!

Shanlee, Canada
February 2022 Graduate

As a 45 years old woman, I didn’t know if I could do the training. I challenged myself to sign up, and I am so happy I did. This has been a life changing experience. The instructors were amazing! The environment in Portugal was incredible! I felt very comfortable and supported the whole time. Not only was I physically challenged daily, I was challenged emotionally and mentally. By the end of the course, I believe I became a whole person.

Ruchi, USA
February 2022 Graduate

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.

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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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Maria João Cruz

Maria is a teacher of anatomy, physiology, and massage therapy for the Portuguese Career Institute. Being a climber and movement explorer all her life, she first started yoga to heal from long-term injuries. Soon, she discovered that yoga was a beautiful practice that brought her focus, self- consciousness and knowledge, becoming a primary emotional pillar to her.


She decided to take up Yoga studies to discover new, meaningful ways to explore movement, body awareness and apply her anatomy and therapy knowledge. She studied yoga in the Brazilian Ayurvedic Association, and later at the Lusofona University in Lisbon. She is passionate about studying yoga processes and workings and to match millenary yoga practices with the latest scientific knowledge. She has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology in yoga teacher trainings for several years and is passionate about sharing her knowledge on human biomechanics in a meaningful and very practical manner. She also teaches Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Vinyasa Flow classes In Lisbon.

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Victor

“I first came in contact with Yoga around twelve years ago and it did not take me very long to realize the many benefits that the practice brought to my life, not only to the body but also to the mind.”

International teacher Victor Hernandez has been sharing his love and passion for Yoga for the last decade. He has been sharing his classes in studios and retreats across Europe and Asia and for the past three years, he has specialized in helping and training new yoga teacher aspirants.

Victor has pursued his education in a variety of Yoga styles such as Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yoga Therapy and Yin yoga, completing a total of 1000hrs of Teacher Training in India. As well as his Indian education, he has studied with top class teachers in London, developing an understanding and creating a style that binds the best of both, the traditional ancient eastern lineage and the modern scientific western approach.

His Yoga classes are inclusive, explorative and with a focus on the mind/body connection, proper alignment and safe adjustments as a way of helping students to deepen their practice. He firmly believes that Yoga goes beyond the practice on the mat and naturally develops into a lifestyle and a path that includes the way we breathe, think and act. Victor considers that everyone’s yoga journey is unique and personal and he prides himself in helping his students to explore and develop their own experience of Yoga.

“My Yoga classes aim to increase vitality and promote and maintain health by targeting the improvement of overall strength, flexibility and posture as well as regaining and attaining self consciousness. A safe space to reunite with one self, explore and allow the body and mind to catch up with each other in a world that is always buzzing, fast moving and fast changing.”

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Jasna Perin

Jasna is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and a certified prenatal yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, E- RYT500, RPYT), dancer, choreographer and traveller. She started dancing at the age of 7 and has been exploring body and movement ever since. Her yoga journey started 10 years ago in Zagreb, Croatia, where she was teaching regular classes, masterclasses and workshops. She worked as a yoga teacher all around the world (Spain, Norway, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Thailand, Sri Lanka) and from 2018 she becomes a teacher trainer in Yoga Alliance Certified School (YTTC200/300) and works on educating future yoga teachers in Croatia, Sri Lanka, Italy and Portugal.

The method of yoga she teaches is Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Restorative, Beginners and Senior Yoga. It includes different yoga tools like asana, pranayama, meditation, mudra, mantra, connecting vinyasa and unites them into a meaningful and safe practice. The main intention is a healing practice that respects the individuality of body and mind, supports our well-being and takes in consideration our personal state, mood, health and energy levels. Her style is largely influenced by her dancing background and her classes are creative, fluid, respecting the body, keeping the structure of a yoga class but also stepping out of it and exploring, all in a safe way, nourishing the body and the mind, keeping it strong and flexible.

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