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  • 50 hours – Portugal – October 30 – November 6, 2019

    Yoga Philosophy

We have all heard about texts like the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita; some of us have even read it, and all teachers tell us about the importance of these works. But can we truly understand thebe books, or their relevance to our lives today?

In this course we will read and discuss these texts and explore their relationship with meditation and the chakras.

What you will learn

This course will dive into one of the most beloved and revered texts in yoga: the Bhagavad Gita and the bigger work around it, the Mahabharata.
There is much inspiration and wisdom in those ancient texts, wisdom that is surprisingly relevant for our modern and complex lives. We follow the interpretation of Paramahansa Yogananda and his gurus, who saw in these texts an allegory for the battles we wage inside of us everyday.
Fundamental to these teachings are the theories of the chakras and their role in our spiritual development and growth. And because those ideas are meant to be experienced and not only intellectually understood, we will practice asanas and meditations daily as well.


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 and meditation
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