PORTUGAL HYBRID 200HR YTT 🇵🇹

Celebrating 20 years of transformation!

SAME DEPTH, NOW DESIGNED TO FIT YOUR LIFE

JOIN OUR SPIRITUALLY-DRIVEN YOGA TEACHER TRAINING – now offering a hybrid program to fit your schedule and your budget without sacrificing the impact of an immersive setting.

GAIN THE TOOLS OF love, radical self-acceptance, personal growth, and deep connection, to transform your life and the lives of those around you!

Join us virtually for the first half ~ then meet us in Portugal for ten days to complete your studies!

ACCESSIBILITY: This ½ online, ½ in-person Mystical 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training brings together the accessibility of online learning with the excitement, adventure, and transformational experience of our in-person training.

SACRED LOCATION: 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. 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.

On this profound journey, you will earn your Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification.

ONLINE: November 15 – December 11, 2024 ~ Virtual Program
IN-PERSON: December 13 – 22, 2024 ~ 10 Day Immersion

ONLINE: February 28 – March 19, 2025 ~ Virtual Program
IN-PERSON: March 23 – April 1, 2025 ~ 10 Day Immersion.

see full course schedule below

Ashtanga inspired Vinyasa flow sequence & Sivananda inspired Hatha flow sequence.

All Levels.

Worldwide recognized Yoga Alliance certificate.

Orada Retreat Center, Odemira, Portugal

200 HOUR TUITION + ROOM AND BOARD

  • $ 2500 – Pay in Full (cannot be combined with scholarships or other promotions/discounts)
  • $ 2700 – Payment Plan
  • $900 – Quad Room
  • $975 – Double Room
  • $1075 – 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. Email info@schoolyogainstitute.com to learn more about scholarships and payment options

COURSE SCHEDULE

Nov – Dec 2024 Program Online Dates ~ Friday-Sunday, November 15-17 ~ Wednesday, November 20 ~ Friday-Sunday, November 29 – December 1 ~ Wednesday, December 4

~ Wednesday, December 11(optional check-in, q&a session)

Wednesday/Friday: 3-7p EST Live on Zoom / 12pm-4pm PST

Saturday/Sunday: 9a-5p EST Live on Zoom / 6am-2pm PST

In-Person Dates

IN-PERSON: December 13 – 22, 2024 ~ 10 Day Immersion

Mar – Apr 2025 Program Online Dates ~ Friday-Sunday, Feb 28 – March 1, 2 ~ Wednesday, March 5 ~ Friday-Sunday, March 7-9 ~ Wednesday, March 12

~ Wednesday, March 19 (optional check-in, q&a session)

Wednesday/Friday: 3-7p EST Live on Zoom / 12pm-4pm PST

Saturday/Sunday: 9a-5p EST Live on Zoom / 6am-2pm PST

In-Person Dates

IN-PERSON: March 23 – April 1, 2025 ~ 10 Day Immersion.

IN-PERSON SCHEDULE

Schedules may vary

  • 6:00a – 9:00a – Guided meditation / Pranayama / Asana
  • 9:00a – 10:00a – Breakfast and Self Sadhana
  • 10:00a – 11:00a – Spiritual lesson/Intention of the day
  • 11:00a – 12:00p – Yoga Sutras/Yoga Anatomy
  • 12:00p – 1:00p – Special Topics
  • 1:00p – 3:00p – Lunch
  • 3:00p – 6:00p – Art of Teaching and Art of Touch
  • 6:00p – 7:00p – Dinner and Self Sadhana
  • 7:00p – 8:00p – Satsang (Sacred Circle)

OUR PORTUGAL HYBRID YTT FACILITATORS

ONLINE: November 15 – December 13, 2024 ~ Virtual Program
IN-PERSON: December 13 – 22, 2024 ~ 10-day Immersion
with Jed & Inka

ONLINE: February 28 – March 19th ~ Virtual Program
IN-PERSON:
March 23 – April 1, 2025 ~ 10 Day Immersion

PORTUGAL STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

CORE CURRICULUM

  • Work through the traditional Peruvian Medicine Wheel in a process of self-inquiry, discovery and personal transformation.
  • Learn to teach two Asana sequences: Sadhana Vinyasa and Sadhana Hatha flows, as well as guidance on creating your own unique sequences.
  • Live the yogic lifestyle, deepening your Sadhana, personal spiritual practice.
  • Incorporate daily Meditation, Pranayama, and Asana.
  • Explore the Art of Teaching through interactive daily workshops and learn through peer-teaching starting day one.
  • Participate in daily Satsang, evening gatherings. Learning traditional Kirtan chants from India and the rest of the world.
  • Participate in traditional ceremonies: Full-Moon Ceremony, New-Moon Ceremony, Letting-Go Ceremony, Traditional Andean Gratitude Ceremony (despacho), and/or Cacao Ceremony, and other traditional ceremonies.
  • Study Yoga Anatomy & Physiology and incorporate these principles into your own teaching and practice.
  • Study selected Yoga Sutras in depth.
  • Learn the foundation and historical background of yoga philosophy.
  • Explore Chakras, Bandhas & energetic anatomy in theory and in application to your personal practice and your teaching.
  • Study Ayurvedic Philosophy & Medicine, while studying and living the Yogic Diet.
  • Practice Advanced Pranayamas
  • Experience Kriyas, yogic cleansing techniques.
  • Focus on integrating Yoga into your life through daily Spiritual Lessons
  • Receive an introduction to Conscious Business and discuss ways to bring Yoga to the marketplace.
  • Learn and integrate holistic health modalities such as massage, energy healing, nutrition, and other forms

Upon completion of our course, participants who demonstrate our skill competency and complete 200 hours of classwork, will receive a certification for completion of the curriculum. This will enable you to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Daily Asana Practice
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • Art of Teaching
  • Art of Touch
  • In-Depth Meditation Techniques and Practice
  • Experience Different Techniques of Pranayama
  • Ayurveda
  • Native American Shamanic Medicine Wheel
  • Kriya Yogic Cleansing
  • Kirtan Bhajan Chanting
  • Energetic Healing Practices, Chakras & Energy Work
  • Cacao & Fire Ceremonies
  • Communal & Sustainable Living
  • Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Tools for developing the business of yoga
  • Life-long Friendships
  • Full spiritual Immersion

Our training programs are taught in English.

ORADA FAMILY RETREAT CENTER

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.

MORE ORADA RETREAT INFORMATION HERE

WHY CHOOSE PORTUGAL FOR YOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

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.

“Prayer is you speaking to God. Meditation is allowing the spirit to speak to you.” Deepak Chopra

The primary purpose of meditation is the opportunity to sit as a witness to your divine self. The practice of meditation allows one to recognise, calm and even influence the fluctuations of the mind. During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will establish a daily meditation practice, and explore different techniques of meditation to deepen your own connection and understanding of divine self giving you the tools to confidently guide others in meditation practices. Beyond the practical application of meditation you will also learn the physiological, mental and philosophical science that promotes a regular meditation practice.

Prana: Life Force. Yama: Observance. Pranayama Observance of Life Force – Observance of Breath. You breathe intuitively, yes? Yet becoming an observer of the breath develops a deep relationship to the root of your being. In our YTT you will maintain a consistent breath awareness practice which will offer you the opportunity to drop in with yourself and give you the tools to deepen your practice. An understanding of Pranayama is essential in deepening your yoga practice, throughout this training you will discover the philosophy of pranayama as well as be guided through different techniques, tools, and anatomical awareness that will inspire your practices and teaching moving forward.

What is commonly termed yoga actually refers to Asana. Asana, meaning posture, is the physical movement aspect of our practice. During this training you will learn 2 yoga flows 1 Hatha and 1 Vinyasa containing over 75 postures and 3 main styles of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). In our daily Asana practices and Asana Labs you will become familiar with these asanas, their variations and alignment answering any questions that have accumulated while practicing on your mat. Through the dedication of building your own experience of the physical expressions of postures and learning the foundations of movement you will learn how to guide students safely through an embodied experience of selfhood.

The depths of modern yoga are rooted in thousands of years of philosophical inquiry upon the nature of our existence, the core of our philosophical discussions will center around different interpretations of The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali and their application to modern life. These sessions weave through discussions of other philosophies including Buddhist and Zen teachings, Shamanic belief systems, as well as modern philosophical discourse in richly engaging sessions that spark deeper inquiry into your own beliefs.

During this training you will learn the history of yoga, the 4 paths of yoga Patanjali’s 8 limbs and a knowledge of the development of modern yoga to develop an understanding of your own yoga lineage.

Through daily Asana practice you will notice how subtle cueing, alignment and adjustments can alter the experience of each posture in your own body. In our Art of Teaching and Art of Touch sessions you will find your voice as a yoga teacher and build confidence to guide students through practices. You will start teaching mini sequences from day 1 so that you feel comfortable in the role of a yoga teacher by the end of your training.

In the Art of Teaching you will practice alignment cues, sequencing instruction, voice projection and pacing. In the Art of Touch you will explore the benefit of physical adjustments and how to offer hands on assists confidently and safely. During the training you will teach 1 Hatha class and 1 Vinyasa class to your fellow cohort.

Knowledge of life – science of life. Recognised as the sister science of yoga, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to wellness that is dedicated to recognising the person as a whole being and supporting them to live in full alignment with their own true nature. In our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training you will be introduced to the ancient beliefs, practices and routines that form the backbone of modern day Ayurveda. In our trainings you will be given the tools to embody a lifestyle that nourishes and supports you.

In our approach to Yoga Anatomy we not only take into account an understanding of the human body on a physical level, also on an energetic level. During our training we will cover an anatomical understanding of the human body, you will learn the foundations of how the human body is made up, its functions, systems and connections. We will also delve into a more subtle understanding of the body on an energetic level. This is a fascinating aspect of anatomy that will elevate your teaching. We will focus on understandings of the Charka systems, Nadi’s, Prana, Vayu’s, Badhas, Koshas and more.

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training was built with a strong intention for personal growth, empowerment, and expansion. We provide our students with tools to share the wisdom of yoga with others, but also to look at their own lives from a spiritual perspective. To assist with this journey of deep self reflection, our 21-Day Mystical 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training draw on the ancient wisdom of the Peruvian Medicine Wheel.

Kriya yoga is an applied yoga system designed to purify the body and mind for better practice. Throughout our 200hr program you will be introduced to various methods that will allow you to drop that bit deeper into stronger mind and spirit connection.

Chanting is one of the most traditional and first Yoga practices. It helps to open the throat, heart and energies of the body. Kirtan or Bhajan is a beautiful means of connection to self and community. As well as a great way to learn some Sanskrit and Hindu Philosophy.

To sit in ceremony is to hold and honor sacred moments, at School Yoga Institute we acknowledge the rituals of the lineages, cultures and traditions that have inspired us. During our training you will be invited to hold witness in ceremony and you will learn the tools to hold ceremonial space for your community. Within our training we hold cacao and fire ceremonies, some facilitators may also introduce journey ceremonies, lunar ceremonies, among others.

MYSTICAL YOGA 200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Each training holds unique energy, created from like-minded souls who join from all over the world. To guide the process of personal transformation we draw on the ancient wisdom of the East as well as on the Shamanic Medicine Wheel of Peru.

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training courses are arranged in four cycles, following the four cardinal directions, asking the guardian spirits to guide a cycle of release, understanding, growth, and empowerment. Together we create a space that reveals our wisdom within and accelerates the realization of our life purpose.

Mystical Yoga, or yoga of spiritual practice, reaches deep into the roots of an ancient way of life. The study of this knowledge calls us to reveal the yoga, the union, between ourselves and everything around us.

Our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training embodies this approach, opening us up to the wisdom of the teacher that is already within each of us. In 21 days, we immerse ourselves in experience — we dance, we chant, we sing. We find community with like-minded people and embrace the stillness within ourselves. We call on our intuition for the answers and we speak from spirit to spirit. We delve deep into the experience, free from the skins of our past, from unnecessary distractions to allow the authentic connection with ourselves to emerge.

Through the journey of the 200-Hour YTT, students have the opportunity to step into their power as yoga teachers, to rediscover facets of their being, and share a deeper knowledge of the mystical dimensions from where we all came and to which we will all return. Through the study of ancient wisdom and practice of daily mystical yoga, we begin to reveal a greater sense of beauty, love, and freedom. We discover yoga as a toolkit which we can apply to bring us into present awareness of the true, pure essence of life.

Choosing to endeavor on the path of a yoga teacher is a noble pursuit of committing to oneself, to embodying a more aligned way of life. This journey will ask for self-reflection, honesty, acceptance, growth, and discipline. It is a full immersion into the world of yoga which has the power to bring life-altering alignments.

WHAT MAKES SYI UNIQUE?

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 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 The Peruvian 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 20 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 our yoga 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.

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 300-hour YTT and offers a plethora of experience and wisdom. We wouldn’t be who we are without them!

hat 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.

Need more information about our courses? Have questions about which location is best for you?