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Basic Teacher Training

200 hrs training in Portugal and Amsterdam 16 - 30 July 2021 & 21 - 27 August 2021

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Due to the restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the 2020 edition of this training has been postponed to:

16 - 30 July 2021 (residential retreat in Portugal) & 21 - 27 August 2021 (Amsterdam)


The full 200 hrs training consists of 2 weeks of a residential retreat in Portugal followed by 1 week in Amsterdam (non-residential). There is a period of 3 weeks between the retreat and the final week in Amsterdam, during which you can practice integrating what you have learned into your daily schedule. Exams will be part of the final week in Amsterdam. It is not possible to participate in only retreat or final week.


Portugal - Weeks 1 & 2 (16 - 30 July 2021):

D’Alijo Yoga Retreats Center is a yoga retreat in the midst of beautiful Portuguese nature. It sprawls across three hectares of land consisting of terraces, olive field and hills with large rock formations.

The accommodation consists of wooden chalet style houses, cabins or rooms which are tastefully decorated, positioned in rural parts of the grounds at walking distance from Yoga Studio, swimming pool and the main house. All rooms have outside verandas.

The main house which is rebuild with huge granite rocks from centuries ago is now the cozy “heart” of the retreat centre. Surrounded by large terraces and undisturbed views of the area and premises. It offers 5 guest rooms.

The center offers a heated swimming pool, water features, and a peaceful meditation cave and the surroundings invite to tranquil walks.

D'Alijo Retreat Centre is located 1 hour away from Porto International Airport. Transfers from/to the airport can be arranged on request.


Please bear in mind the following when booking your flights to Porto International Airport (OPO):

  • Arrival day Friday 16 July: check-in from 12:00 hrs. Lunch will be served at 13:30 hrs. Program will start at 16:00 hrs.
  • Departure day Friday 30 July: the program will end after breakfast. Rooms have to be vacated by 11:00 hrs.
  • We strongly advise not to arrive after the retreat has started or leave before it has ended, as this would mean missing important elements of the program. 
  • Unfortunately, there is no possibility to prolong the stay due to room availability.






Amsterdam - Week 3 (21 - 27 August 2021):

The training days in Amsterdam will be from 8:30 - 18:00 hrs every day. They will take place at our Prinseneiland studio in one of the oldest and most quiet parts of the city. A lunch is included. This week is non-residential, so if you're from abroad you can arrange your own accommodation in Amsterdam e.g. with the Amsterdam-based students, or rent an appartment together with other students from abroad. We will help with providing tips or getting students in touch with each other.  




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