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- Organizer: The Jewel of Yoga
- Type: Yoga TTC
- Starting From: 03-November-2019
- Duration: 14 Days
- Area: Algarve, Portugal
- Food: Vegetarian,Gluten free, Nut free, Dairy free
- Surrounding area: Close To Nature
During this training we will not only study techniques and practices to deal with the three main spheres of human life (body, mind and heart) but also develop tools to be able to express it clearly and teach it at the level in which the student might be.
Core Subject: Yoga and Meditation teacher
Igor has developed a strong sense of responsibility and self-reliance in his practice and spiritual path and he suggest you do too, for you know yourself best and you are your best friend. He believes we should inspire each other to be love and to be free.
Core Subject: Yoga and Meditation teacher
Jenny did her first meditation retreat when she was 22.Many years later she has started teachings but she is still fascinated by what, why and how to do it and what happens next. Life is an open ended proposal that just keeps expanding as her awareness grows.
Our retreats in Algarve, Portugal take place in Vale da Lama
We have chosen to work in a natural organic environment.
Vale da Lama is an Eco retreat center where nature and her needs have taken main stage, all integrated in a tasteful beautiful environment where all the food served is organic vegetarian.
Both content and delivery of our teachings, will be contextualized through a sober analysis of the profession of yoga teaching itself, its lights and shadows, challenges and highlights, which means that the element of relationship to the other will be ever present during this course, especially during the second module.
This module will focus on developing depth and sensitivity in your own meditation and asana practice.
*If you want to do the full 200 hrs. Yoga alliance diploma training, meaning both module 1 and 2 we offer a 15% discount for the two modules combined.
Within the realm of asana we will study both Yin and Yang, both movement and stillness. Longer held Yang poses will be used to sculpt the outer support of muscle and stability and the gravity bound counterpart of Yin/restorative practices to gain access to the deeper-seated corners where we habitually store tension, learn how to let go of it and balance our energy. We’ll cover a variety of posture and of ways to approach the movement practice, both for the deepening of your experience but also with a clear view on how to teach it to others.
Meditation is the cornerstone and the essence of a committed yoga practice. With its core elements of focus and awareness it has the potential to unlock and dispel the harsher layers of negativity in our heart and allow us to awaken to a clearer more unbiased view of ourselves and the world.
The heart practices reveal the innate strength we can find in openness and compassion. Solitary meditation techniques and interpersonal disciplines will be used during the course in order to develop a sense of empathy and compassion towards others and within ourselves. With Dhamma talks and discussions we’ll address the big questions, investigate the psychological and philosophical impact of both yoga and teaching yoga in our life. We’ll look at the roots of tradition, translate and apply them to our 21st century existence.
The resort consists of 9 spacious rooms, all with en suite bathroom. Ground floor, with mezzanine levels provide additional space, each room is based on kind of minimalism, with less stuff, less stress and less imact on the environment.
Our lovely cooks provide the vegetarian meals with fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden. Most food is produced on the farm, organic and seasonal. Other products are mainly from local producers.
We can accommodate your specific food preferences such as gluten free, nut free, dairy free etc. Please inform us before the retreat starts so the litchen can prepare.
Deeply understand the different building blocks of the yoga practice but have the freedom to arrange them your way, both for you and for your students.
Investigate the art of meditation in a detailed, warm and undogmatic way.
- 13 Nights’ accommodation
- 3 Daily organic vegetarian meals
- Additional snacks and teas available at all times
- All equipment including yoga mats, blankets, pillows, blocks, straps etc.
Vale Da Lama
Located in the central part of the farm, facilities are about 30 minute walk to Meia Praia beach, facing the ria and the ocean in distance.
Surrounded by gardens and small water features it has easy access to different walking and cycling paths. Its ecological concept combines with all farm life that surrounds it, where you can engage in diverse seasonal activities during your stay, experiencing a low impact way if living.