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  • 100 hours – Portugal – October 13-27, 2019

    Yin Yoga and Chakra Studies

We are very happy to announce that in the autumn of 2019 (October 13-27) we will lead our 100 hours YGTT3 abroad, this time in North Portugal! We’ll stay at D’alijo Yoga Retreat Centre in Cabeceiras de Basto, about 50 min. north east of the city of Porto.

What you will learn

Our Yin Yoga Teachertraining is based on the philosophical and anatomical principles as taught by our teachers Paul and Suzee Grilley.

The curriculum for this program includes:

  • The underlying principles of Yin Yoga
  • 14 Skeletal Segments and their movements
  • Skeletal variations and their importance in teaching yoga
  • Target areas and functional analysis of the postures
  • Yin Yoga postures, their variations and how to teach them
  • Daily yin and yang asana practice
  • Chakra theory and meditation
  • The concepts of karma, samskaras, vrittis and vasanas, and how they relate to our daily life
  • Assisted Yin

In addition, the Chakra studies are based on the teachings of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama and Paramahansa Yogananda.

This training is meant to give you a thorough understanding of the human anatomy, which we believe will be immensely valuable in your teachings; we will look into the vocabulary of Yin Yoga postures and their variations and learn how to teach them. We will also explore the theory of the chakras and different chakra meditations.

 Who is it for

The training is meant for anybody who has been practicing yoga for at least a year, and has done Yin Yoga before.

Dates for this programme are October 13 – 27, 2019

This is a 100-hour program, recognized by Yoga Alliance.
In order to receive a certificate, students are required to attend all sessions, and to conclude all homework assignments. No examination is required.


Day 1: Arrival day
18.00-19.00 group gathering
19.00 Dinner

Day 2-13
7.30-8.00 Meditation
8.00-9.30 breakfast
9.30-12.30 Lecture & practice
12.30-16.00 Lunch and time off
16.00-19.00 Lecture & asana practice
19.00 Dinner

Day 14 Departure day
7.30-8.00 Meditation
8.00-9.30 breakfast and checking out

All three meals are included (except from arrival day: only dinner, and departure day: only breakfast). All meals will be vegan/vegetarian.
There will be an afternoon off during the training; this will be scheduled according to the progressions of the course.
There may also be extra sessions for reviewing the material when needed. Those sessions are optional.

Checking in and out

On arraving day you can check in from 14.00 on, note that there is no food or lunch in the centre yet, check out is before class on the last day and leaving is around 12.00.


The price of the Yin Yoga teacher Training 100 hours Portugal is:
Shared room 4 ppl. € 2.651,00
Shared room 2 ppl. € 2.871,00
Single room € 3.291,00
Including full tuition, manual, room and board and six 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 luxurious but cosy dining/living area, 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 eucalyptus trees, facing a natural creek. For your convenience there is  Rituals shampoo and shower gel to use. house keeping twice a week, and pool towels available.

The estate is remote, surrounded by nature and has a couple of great hiking trails, which can lead you to rivers and waterfalls and natural pools. The closest town, Cabeceiras de Basto, is about 12 minutes by car. Guimarães 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.

Book this training

or book the YGTT3 and YGTT1 combined

You’ll be directed to an entry form first.

For more information please send an email to: info@yogagarden.nl

It’s in the mind rather than the world that karma’s seeds are planted.

Eknath Eswaran