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  • 50 hours – Portugal – November 7 – November 14, 2019

    Functional Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

This course is meant for those who want to immerge themselves in the art of teaching functional yoga. The core of this course is anatomy, knowing how the body is built and how it moves: skeletal segments, muscle groups, skeletal-anatomical variations and their importance in teaching yoga, the spine and its structures.

What you will learn

We dive into the 7 archetypal poses, and how to apply them to the needs of each individual student. We analyse the poses and their functions, learn modifications for injuries, adjustments and alternatives which can be applied to beginners, intermediate and advanced classes.

This training is meant to give you a thorough understanding of the human anatomy, which we believe will be immensely valuable in your teachings, getting to know the target areas of the body, the function of a pose and what it can do for your body, instead of looking at a pose in an aesthetical way.

We will also look into the vocabulary of Yoga postures and their variations and learn how to teach and sequence them.

Our Functional Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is based on the philosophical and anatomical principles as taught by our teachers Paul and Suzee Grilley, combined with over 40 years of experience of Anat and Marcel together.


Daily Schedule:
07.30 meditation
08.00 breakfast
9.30 lecture
11.00 break
11.15 practice
12.30 lunch

16.30 lecture
18.00 break
18.15 practice
19.00 dinner


The price of the Functional Vinyasa Yoga teacher Training 50 hours Portugal is:
4 pers room € 1.585,00
2 pers room € 1.695,00
1 pers room € 1.905,00

Including 6 months The Fat Yogis membership.
Excluding plane ticket and transfer from/to retreat.

Where will we stay:

D’alijo Yoga Retreat Centre has a beautiful fully equipped yoga studio overlooking the gardens and valley, a dining/living area, and a beautiful pool, a large pond, Lush gardens, a biological vegetable garden. We have our own free range chickens and a couple of bee hives on the property.
There are a couple of rooms in the main house and several wooden chalet style houses under the old eucalypthis trees, facing a natural creek.
The estate is remote, surrounded by nature and has a couple of great hiking trails, which can lead you to rivers and waterfalls. The closest town, Cabeceiras de Basto, is about 12 minutes by car. Guimaraes a Unesco listed beautiful city to visit and just 25 minutes away. Porto and Braga are within the hour as well as an other unesco site: the Duoro Port and wine region, the oldest still producing wine region in the world.


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Both Anat Geiger and Marcel van de Vis Heil have studied intensively with Paul and Suzee Grilley, Anat being one of the main assistants during their Teacher Trainings and completed her 1000 hour study with Paul and Suzee Grilley.

Anat Geiger
Other than having become a landmark of Yin Yoga, Anat is the soul of the YogaGarden. Her classes are not only seasoned with Yin and Yang but carried by wisdom, humor and strength. Anat’s yogic knowledge reaches deep and far and she holds every key to every teaching she has ever had and will use them to unlock whatever is needed at any given moment.

Marcel van de Vis Heil
Father to the YogaGarden, Marcel is a man of many yogic skills. He teaches his classes in a serene manner, observant and dedicated with a gentle eye for detail. His love for Anusara Yoga taught him to follow his heart, which inevitably brought him to Yin Yoga and Paul and Suzee Grilley. Following their teachings has widely broadened Marcel’s horizon and added to the foundation of the YogaGarden and their Teacher Training.

For yogis, the altar of worship is the spine.

Paul Grilley