We host our Portugal YTT's at Orada, a family run, eco-sustainable retreat center, located in the woods of Odemira, Alentejo, South West Portugal, bordering Algarve. The center focuses on organic farming and conscious nutrition, meditation, and nature contemplation spaces.
This mystical teacher training in portugal curriculum is influenced around Peruvian Shamanism, providing students with a unique and spiritually driven course that goes beyond just a certification.
Called by the energy of the Portugal ocean, mountains, spirits, and each other, we invite you to come to evolve on your spiritual and yogic path. You will gain knowledge in yoga alignment, anatomy, adjustments, philosophy, and Ayurveda.
On this profound journey, you will earn your Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification.
Ashtanga inspired Vinyasa flow sequence & Sivananda inspired Hatha flow sequence.
3 high vibrational plant based meals per day
200 Hour world-wide recognized Yoga Alliance certificate.
Jul 22 - Aug 11, 2023 - Orada Retreat Center
Nov 1 - 21, 2023 - Orada Retreat Center
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~ $ 2400 - Pay in Full (cannot be combined with scholarships or other promotions/discounts)
~ $ 2600 - Payment Plan
~ $ 1600 - Quad Room
~ $ 1750 - Double Room
~ $ 1950 - Private Room
+ All inclusive 20 nights lodging and 3 delicious Gourmet meals per day. All prices are in USD.
Note: Prices above do not include travel, additional reading materials or extras.
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Schedules may vary
Jul 22 - Aug 11, 2023 - Jananī & April
Nov 1 - 21, 2023 - Krystalyn & Nichole
Orada is a family run, eco-sustainable, community based soul retreat center, nestled on 71 hectares of nature and privacy, created with the aim of expanding health and fostering purposeful transformational experiences.
Orada is an educational community promoting and facilitating spiritual, ecological, and transformative experiences. It is located in the heart of a nature sanctuary in the woods of Odemira, Alentejo, South West Portugal, bordering Algarve.
The center focuses on organic farming and conscious nutrition, meditation, and nature contemplation spaces. Orada is a space holding community and a force for innovative possibilities and new mindsets.
Orada is located 1.5 hours from Faro Airport and 2.5 hours from Lisbon.
Portugal is the oldest country in Europe. Home to a variety of landscapes and bordered by the sea, this European country is friendly and welcoming. Is sunny, interesting, has delicious food, and a strong cultural identity. Visiting Portugal is a unique and wonderful experience.
Portugal has emerged as a popular destination for tourists seeking a unique blend of cultural experiences, picturesque landscapes, and yoga practice. From the stunning beaches to the rolling hills of the interior, Portugal offers the perfect backdrop for yoga enthusiasts to deepen their practice while immersing themselves in the local culture and natural beauty.
Portugal is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. The country boasts over 850 km of sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters that are perfect for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. The Algarve region is a popular destination for tourists and yogis alike, with its crystal-clear waters, dramatic cliffs, and secluded coves.
In addition to its natural beauty, Portugal is also renowned for its rich cultural heritage. Its architecture, art, and cuisine reflect the influence of the many civilizations that have shaped its identity over the centuries. From the Gothic cathedrals of Lisbon to the Moorish palaces of the Alhambra, Portugal is a treasure trove of cultural landmarks and historical sites.
Alentejo, the place where our Yoga Teacher Training is held, is located in the southern part of Portugal, and it's known for its beautiful landscapes and quiet, peaceful environment. The region is full of rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards, and cork trees, and it's bordered by a stunning coastline with miles of beaches.
What a potent time in the world to feel the call to become a yoga teacher! The journey begins right here and right now - searching the internet for a unique experience that sparks your destiny’s curiosity. The call to break free from the mundane and step into transformation! You are here for a reason.
There’s no question that we offer experiences that gift students with so much more than just a certification. We receive this question all of the time: “What makes your yoga school unique?” We’ve broken it down into 8 Reasons Why School Yoga Institute is Unique.
Our school is deeply influenced by Peruvian Shamanism and the Native American Medicine Wheel. This is a significant reason why many say that SYI is much more than just a yoga teacher training. We provide students with a spiritually driven course that goes far beyond Asana (the physical postures of yoga). Through shamanic medicine wheel and ceremonies, we connect to the shadows of our past to understand how our patterns shape and feed our current state and perspective. We develop powerful inner tools and rewrite the personal narratives that keep us stuck, giving way to a new perspective and lasting change in our lives.
School Yoga Institute started over 18 years ago and has contributed to hundreds of lives being transformed along the way! As a spiritually focused organization, we are built upon a foundation of love, radical self-acceptance, personal growth, and deep connection. Our Alumni family is vast and continues to blossom throughout the world. Once you complete an SYI course, you’re family for life! We feel honored to do this work and continue to be inspired by each student and the uniqueness of their story.
We recognize that yoga should be accessible to every body! Wherever there is inequality, there is work to do. We offer yoga scholarships for all of our yog a teacher training programs and SYI is committed to amplifying and empowering the voices of people of color and folks who identify as BIPOC, LBGTQIA+, and members of marginalized communities.
“We want your voices in our community. We want your radiance in our soul family. We are ready to welcome you just as you are.” - Brooke, Visionary Team
As an organization, we are very selective about the sacred locations we choose to host our YTTs. We are grateful and humbled to hold these courses around the world on many different continents. We want the people who have grown up in these communities to have a chance to experience our programs at a discounted rate, so we offer 50% off for anyone who is from each location. For example, if you are from Central America, you have access to our programs in Guatemala and Costa Rica at a 50% tuition discount!
We truly can’t say enough about our incredible yoga facilitators. Like our course offerings, our facilitators are located all around the globe! Each one of our diverse world-class facilitators has completed a 300hr YTT and offers a plethora of experience and wisdom. We wouldn’t be who we are without them!
We offer continuing education courses both in-person and online! Our programs include Yin Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga. We offer these courses in Portugal, Panama, Spain, and more! We are all students at heart and it’s important that we continue to learn and grow with one another!
What can we say! We love our team and we love what we do! If you have ever sent us an e-mail, requested a phone call, or reached out with questions, chances are you’ve heard back from our co-owner and operator, Keri Pennell!
Keri, and Co-Owner and facilitator Jed Pennell, pour their hearts and souls into this community and deeply care for each student’s journey and experiences. We call Keri our Mystical Mama! A vegan chef, wife, and mother of four, Keri’s leadership is contagious and welcoming! She’s joined by an incredibly supportive team of SYI visionaries!
At School Yoga Institute we are grateful to work with numerous international locations as passionate about sustainability as us. In our travels we make an effort to off-set emissions, during our yoga teacher training we provide students with the knowledge, means and opportunity to delve into self inquiry of the impact of their current lifestyle and an introduction to living more sustainably. Click here and read more about Sustainable Living.
With the world's largest rainforest ecosystem, the Amazon Rainforest spans 9 countries and is home to iconic species like the Jaguar, Macaw, Amazon River Dolphin, Black Spider Monkey, and Poison Dart Frog. By holding an estimated 90-140 billion metric tons of carbon, its forests play a critical role in the fight against climate change. Unfortunately, due to logging, unsustainable agriculture, and forest fires, it's also a high risk zone for deforestation and degradation.
School Yoga Institute commits to donating one tree for every YTT graduate!
Learn more here about ONE TREE PLANTED
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