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Bend it like Buddha Portugal Algarve

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Bend it Like Buddha YOGA Algarve Portimao, Verandas do Sol

Avenida Tomás Cabreira, Portimão, Portugal

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Part-time
spread out over time

Weekends only

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Non-residential
trainees commute to the program

Destination / retreat

Languages

English

About Bend it like Buddha Algarve Portugal

The Bend it like Buddha 200 Hour Yoga program is a life changing experience! Participating in a certified 200 Hour training and 8 Hour Ayurveda massage course will transform and inspire you. step into the teacher training journey  take that first step into a life...

The Bend it like Buddha 200 Hour Yoga program is a life changing experience!

Participating in a certified 200 Hour training and 8 Hour Ayurveda massage course will transform and inspire you.

step into the teacher training journey  take that first step into a life transformative self-discovery.

This is a  profound journey of health, wellness and yogic principles.

This program is scheduled throughout the year to guarantee the best of the best 8 teachers are available for this unique certification training.  

You will be learning from several highly experienced, talented, compassionate instructors.
 
southern Portugal has breath taking weather and vistas. the nearby EUro blue flag awarded beaches are just a short walk from the yoga studio.

Often the YTTC graduates describe the teacher training journey as a life changing, transformative and awakening experience.

check the Next start dates below

March 14th, 2023

may 2nd, 2023

september 27th, 2023

december 5th, 2023

INFO on YTTC 2023/TO apply:

First Registered January 2020

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  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Tricia Hoyt Jan 30, 2023

    A safe, loving and beautiful environment. The teachers were experts in each of their domains from ashtanga yoga to anatomy, to pranayama. The workshops were amazingly impactful.

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      A safe, loving and beautiful environment. The teachers were experts in each of their domains from ashtanga yoga to anatomy, to pranayama. The workshops were amazingly impactful.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Detlef Meckel Nov 01, 2022

    My Yoga Training was very intensive and exented my knowledge. Due to several trainers, training were diversified and showed me many possibilities for my own teaching. Food was delicious. The location in Portugal was great, however it's very touristic. I really enjoyed practicing Yoga at the beach.

    • General Comments

      My Yoga Training was very intensive and exented my knowledge. Due to several trainers, training were diversified and showed me many possibilities for my own teaching. Food was delicious. The location in Portugal was great, however it's very touristic. I really enjoyed practicing Yoga at the beach.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jayson Shaw Oct 21, 2022

    THE experience of a lifetime which I will never forget. Farrah did an incredible job of organising and facilitating the course and drafted in some excellent teachers. I would highly recommend Bend It Like Buddha, and I will definitely be returning for more. Wonderful location in the Algarve. Thank you Farrah, Charlie and all of the other teachers. x

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      THE experience of a lifetime which I will never forget. Farrah did an incredible job of organising and facilitating the course and drafted in some excellent teachers. I would highly recommend Bend It Like Buddha, and I will definitely be returning for more. Wonderful location in the Algarve. Thank you Farrah, Charlie and all of the other teachers. x
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Tiago Silva Oct 18, 2022

    Transformational, challenging, emotional, fun are some the words that best describe my whole experience at Bend it Like a Buddha teacher trainning. The whole experience is packed with value and the yoga instructors really care about your success. In this school you will really step out of your comfort zone and grow your confidence as a teacher. I highly recommend this school for anyone who is serious about becoming a yoga teacher or a teacher that wants to refresh his/her knowledge.

    • General Comments

      Transformational, challenging, emotional, fun are some the words that best describe my whole experience at Bend it Like a Buddha teacher trainning. The whole experience is packed with value and the yoga instructors really care about your success. In this school you will really step out of your comfort zone and grow your confidence as a teacher. I highly recommend this school for anyone who is serious about becoming a yoga teacher or a teacher that wants to refresh his/her knowledge.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Alasdair Speirs Aug 25, 2022

    The training provided by Bend It Like Buddha Algarve Portugal was absolutely brilliant! The teachers were all highly experienced, knowledgeable in their area and highly skilled communicators and taught to a high standard. The teaching, while focussing on Ashtanga/Vinyassa styles was well rounded and inclusive. The training in Asana was unbelievably good and I learned so much from observing and taking part in beautifully constructed flows. The training was highly practical and students were teaching and presenting from day one. I feel that I finished the training well prepared to start teaching yoga, confident to do so safely and inclusively, aware still of how much I have to learn. The whole BILB team were friendly and professional. Accommodation and food were great, and its in a beautiful place with a stunning beach. Did I mention that it was a whole lot of fun too!

    • General Comments

      The training provided by Bend It Like Buddha Algarve Portugal was absolutely brilliant! The teachers were all highly experienced, knowledgeable in their area and highly skilled communicators and taught to a high standard. The teaching, while focussing on Ashtanga/Vinyassa styles was well rounded and inclusive. The training in Asana was unbelievably good and I learned so much from observing and taking part in beautifully constructed flows. The training was highly practical and students were teaching and presenting from day one. I feel that I finished the training well prepared to start teaching yoga, confident to do so safely and inclusively, aware still of how much I have to learn. The whole BILB team were friendly and professional. Accommodation and food were great, and its in a beautiful place with a stunning beach. Did I mention that it was a whole lot of fun too!
  • 3.5 out of 5
    By: Erin van Waveren Aug 21, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Anne Hiller Jun 10, 2022

    A really wonderful experience with alot of great teachers and a great spiritual journey.

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      A really wonderful experience with alot of great teachers and a great spiritual journey.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Abbie Robinson May 13, 2022

    I would highly recommend this school for training to be a yoga teacher! The course gave me the knowledge, experience and confidence I needed to start teaching immediately as soon as I returned home. The course schedule is well planned and content heavy, in a good way! The days are well planned out with a good mixture of educational content, teaching experience, personal development and growth, and asana practice. My only minor constructive feedback would be for the schedule to include more movement during the day (e.g. a mini 30 minute asana practice before lunch). But the course gives really excellent value for money and the teachers inspire the students to perform to their best ability - a very supportive environment! Amazing 2 weeks experience with Bend it Like Buddha and an experience I will never forget. I am eternally grateful to Farrah and the BILB team for providing such a great yoga teacher training course :)

    • General Comments

      I would highly recommend this school for training to be a yoga teacher! The course gave me the knowledge, experience and confidence I needed to start teaching immediately as soon as I returned home. The course schedule is well planned and content heavy, in a good way! The days are well planned out with a good mixture of educational content, teaching experience, personal development and growth, and asana practice. My only minor constructive feedback would be for the schedule to include more movement during the day (e.g. a mini 30 minute asana practice before lunch). But the course gives really excellent value for money and the teachers inspire the students to perform to their best ability - a very supportive environment! Amazing 2 weeks experience with Bend it Like Buddha and an experience I will never forget. I am eternally grateful to Farrah and the BILB team for providing such a great yoga teacher training course :)
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jesse Jones Feb 07, 2022

    The two week intensive made for an absolutely immersive experience that was so incredible! For two weeks, we lived and breathed yoga. We had 5 teachers throughout the training, each with their own styles and specialties. Additional experiences, such as cacao ceremony, sound bath meditation, Reiki workshop and a private talk with a Buddhist monk added so much to the training. Months later, I still look back on and draw inspiration from those experiences, both in my teaching and my personal practices. A highlight for me was the several hours dedicated to an arm balance and inversion workshop in the second week of the course. It really helped to transform my personal practice and was so much fun! The teacher training took me beyond my comfort zone to a place where I was really able to grow and learn. Daily teaching practice gave me the confidence and ability to start teaching yoga right away. Immediately after training, I came home and began offering donation based classes in my local community. It's now been almost 4 months since I finished teacher training with Bend It Like Buddha and I'm now teaching yoga classes for a resort and at a local fitness center. Beyond being an incredible teacher training experience, the location by the beach in Portugal is amazing!

    • General Comments

      The two week intensive made for an absolutely immersive experience that was so incredible! For two weeks, we lived and breathed yoga. We had 5 teachers throughout the training, each with their own styles and specialties. Additional experiences, such as cacao ceremony, sound bath meditation, Reiki workshop and a private talk with a Buddhist monk added so much to the training. Months later, I still look back on and draw inspiration from those experiences, both in my teaching and my personal practices. A highlight for me was the several hours dedicated to an arm balance and inversion workshop in the second week of the course. It really helped to transform my personal practice and was so much fun! The teacher training took me beyond my comfort zone to a place where I was really able to grow and learn. Daily teaching practice gave me the confidence and ability to start teaching yoga right away. Immediately after training, I came home and began offering donation based classes in my local community. It's now been almost 4 months since I finished teacher training with Bend It Like Buddha and I'm now teaching yoga classes for a resort and at a local fitness center. Beyond being an incredible teacher training experience, the location by the beach in Portugal is amazing!
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Koen Smit Dec 21, 2021

    Great experience! Had a wonderful time and learned heaps during this YTT.

    • General Comments

      Great experience! Had a wonderful time and learned heaps during this YTT.
First Registered January 2020

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 45

By Tricia Hoyt RYT® 200

Jan 30, 2023

A safe, loving and beautiful environment. The teachers were experts in each of their domains from ashtanga yoga to anatomy, to pranayama. The workshops were amazingly impactful. Full Review

By Detlef Meckel RYT® 200

Nov 01, 2022

My Yoga Training was very intensive and exented my knowledge. Due to several trainers, training were diversified and showed me many possibilities for my own teaching. Food was delicious. The location in Portugal was great, however it's very touristic. I really enjoyed practicing Yoga at the beach. Full Review

All Reviews (45)

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