Become a certified Yoga Teacher

1st - 31st August 2018


Yoga. Tantra. Yin. Myofascial Release Therapy. 5 elements Qigong.


This unique Yoga Teacher Training will equip you with tools and techniques to make you stand out from the ever expanding ocean of yoga teachers. For a month you will live every day integrating the sacredness of life through the teachings of yoga and tantra, so that you can authentically share from the heart, your truth with your students, helping them heal, grow and transform.

This 200 hours registered International Yoga alliance teacher training combines Hatha Yoga with Tantra and a focus on Yin Fascial Yoga and Mindfulness. All those who want a certificate as tantric yoga teachers are invited to join us at this August 2018 retreat in Portugal for our certified Awake yoga teacher training program.


People from Europe and all over the world are invited to the gorgeous land of Portugal for an in-depth training on the path of Yoga, Tantra and Mindfulness in a teacher training course certified by the International Yoga Alliance, taking place at Awakeland Portugal - a beautiful retreat place in the midst of nature in between the Monchique mountains and the Atlantic at the sun-drenched Algarve coast.

Our certified 200 hours teacher training offers a thorough foundation combining traditional Hatha yoga and Tantric teachings, while incorporating a specific focus on Yin Fascial Yoga and Mindfulness. We have created a unique program which will provide you with the proper tools for your ever deepening practice and teaching. If you would like to learn how to become a skilled and professional yoga teacher, this training program is for you.


The training is about an in-depth study of Yang Hatha asana sequences combined with Yin Fascial Yoga for a more balanced practice and teaching. We'll teach you the way to to bring the two complementary qualities together in perfect harmony. Yin Fascial Yoga comprises the teachings of traditional Yin Yoga, which focuses on releasing emotional and physical tensions in the Myofascial tissue. Slow and mindful movements are powerful techniques which allow for Myofascial Release and make Yin yoga, Daoism and Mindfulness an invitation to come back to what it is to be truly in the body!


​We will experience Tantric initiation rituals and a intensive study of Tantric yoga philosophy for a contemporary and holistic approach to the understanding and practice of “Tantric Yoga”. The training will also concentrate on the subject of empowerment to prepare new teachers to develop their potential as strong, compassionate and knowledgeable leaders. We'll work with full body awareness and exploration of the tantric chakra system, moving to connect the practice of hatha yoga with the inner healing powers we all have. Specific techniques of tantra and its three levels will be introduced in order to experience authentic teachings in sacred sexuality.

The body will be purified and readied through specific tapas (spiritual practices) we take together for the duration of the course. The direct experience of the slow, fascial yin practices will align us more with grounding energies of nature and we will bear witness and reveal our true self.


With this new certification training you'll have the chance to step into the role of a coach, educator or mentor upon completion of the course. The International Yoga alliance certification is professionally recognised in Europe as well as everywhere else in the world.


The training includes plenty of free time to enjoy the marvelous Algarve nature, either hiking in the Monchique mountains, relaxing at one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, enjoying the sights and cultural life of the ancient cities of the Algarve or surfing in fabulous conditions on Portugal’s famed west coast a mere 15 min drive away.

What you will learn during the training:

* Methodology – the way to produce an efficient practice of Yang Hatha yoga combined with Yin Fascial Yoga for balance and harmony

* The art of teaching – the way to teach confidently and hold a safe space in the yoga room

* Mindfulness meditation practice to assist in holding a mindful space within the practice

* Adjustments and alignment for Hatha Yoga

* The art of teaching and methodology of Yin Fascial Yoga

* Myofascial Anatomy and adjustments

* Applied Anatomy and physiology for Yoga and Tantra

* History, Lineage and Evolution of Tantra and Yoga

* Yamas & Niyamas, Ethics in Action

* Pranayamas

* Patanjali’s eight limbs

* Practice of Sanskrit names of yoga postures

* Energy anatomical structure and how to move within the flow of energy

* Introduction to Osho meditations

* Tantra & Tantric Practice

* Breathwork and connection with body sensations

* Synchronization with your own body and the others

* Body emotional awareness

* Body trauma release

* Sacred Rituals

* Selling and Promoting Yourself as a Yoga Teacher

* Opportunity to teach a class at the end of the training as a part of evaluation

Certified Course Highlights:


- 31 Days (200hrs) of instruction

- International Yoga alliance certification (IYA)

- Unique program of training combining yoga and alignment training with Tantra

- Healthy vegetarian food included (2 meals a day – brunch and dinner) and tea time

- 31 Days of accommodation and food

Yoga Alliance Registered teacher training School Portugal


Yin Yoga teacher training Portugal

Beta Lisboa

Beta felt drawn to spirituality from a very young age and yearned to learn more. She was inspired by her natural surroundings in Brazil, including African Brazilian rituals; their form of worship and the importance placed on nature. She connected to Osho’s work and Yoga and meditation soon became very significant in her spiritual evolution. As an avid athlete and capoeira practitioner, Beta studied Sports, Leisure and Physical Education at University in Brazil where she also started studying Ashtanga Yoga and Sports Massage. Beta later dedicated several years to practice Ashtanga and power yoga. She studied Myofascial Release Therapy and got initiated Reiki, Ayurvedic yoga massage and an intensive course in the chakra healing Barbara Brennan approach. Beta went on to live in India for 14 years studying and practicing and connecting to her spiritual path. In Rishikesh, she learned the power of living in devotion and became deeply in touch with Bhakti yoga practices. Her Mindfulness approach comes from Zen Buddhism and Vipasana meditation and she developed a new perspective on her asana practice as an integral blend of yin yoga, myofascial release, mindfulness and Dynamic Spiral movements. Beta is also a trauma release Breathwork therapist and currently studies Somatic Experience. Beta regularly travels the world offering trainings and workshops on Dynamic Spiral & Yin Fascial Yoga Education program, and Self-transformation Retreats for Women.

Tantra teacher training Portugal

Deva Ashik

Ashik is on the path of the unity in service of Sacred Sexuality. 
His meditation practice focuses on the body, it reveals the holiness of everything. 
He has worked from Primal to Shamanism, Holistic Massage to Emotional Expression, Bioenergetics to Sufism. 
He is a Sannyasin deeply touched by Osho’s Active Meditations and Tantra practice.
He has two Masters degrees and a Phd in Sexology. 
He is a certified therapist in Tantra, Yoga, Learning Love and Breathwork. 
He is the founder and lives at Awakeland Portugal.
Ashik loves to learn and to teach, and above all to experience.
He leads Tantra trainings and seminars around the world.
He believes that the great shift is to stop trying to change and accept what is, in sync with Mother Earth and Heart acceptance. 

Ashik’s joy is expressed through gratitude and celebration of life.

Minfulness and myofascial teacher training Portugal

Simon (Sai) Calder

Sai has been involved in Eastern practices since the age of 5 where he was introduced to Judo and the elements of mindful practice in relation to body awareness and compassionate respect for others. At 13 he was introduced to a Benedictine monk who introduced him to western spiritual sciences of ‘teilhard de chardin’, and other western esoteric enlightenment systems.At 17 he came to study with Master Choy a Daoist master from China. Who taught the Taoist perspective to life, mindfulness, Qigong and internal cultivation.From there going to art Collage and studying as a painter and Graphic Designer, running Art studios. Deciding to leave the UK and be full time in Asia, Simon has been travelling and studying in India, Thailand, Nepal, Malaysia and Bali. Practicing with Shamans and Yogis in Nepal, Chinese Masters in Malaysia and Bali and Divine Yogis and Tantra teachers in India and Bali, for the last 13 years. The culmination of these travels and practices has given a deeper understanding to the qualities and relationships to the connection between Mindfulness and the myofascial matrix, which is a profound passion to cultivate and share this incredible understanding through Yin Yoga, Qigong and Mindfulness. To produce a mind body understanding towards freedom through compassion

Yoga teacher training Europe

Brooke Deva

Brooke was born into a family of philosophically minded yogis in Woodstock, New York. Since a young age she has been traveling to India and has had a strong connection to the yogic and philosophical traditions of India’s ancient Non-Dual Philosophy (Advaita Vedanta). She studied philosophy and Hindi at Pondicherry University and completed her degree in Philosophy at the City University of New York where she compared western and eastern schools of thought. She did her teacher training in Canada and her advanced training in India with Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram. After living and teaching at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram as a volunteer for many years, she moved to India. She is a co-editor of Gita Sadhana Sopana (The Steps to Self-Realization According to the Bhagavad Gita). She has been living in India for the last 6 years teaching yoga, studying Sanskrit and Indian Philosophy, and absorbing Indian culture.


6:30 | 7:30


7:45 | 10:15 

Yoga Practice

10:15 |11:45

Brunch break

11:45| 2:15


5:00 | 7:00


7:00 | 8:00



Karma yoga from 9am to 12pm

Days off

 2 hours of self - practice


Days off :  

August - 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th

​There will be ample opportunity to spend time at the beach, visit Algarve sights and cultural events, weekends are free time.

The training begins on Wednesday, August 1st in the morning (9 am) and ends on the afternoon of Friday August, 31st (6 pm).

Because it begins on early Wednesday morning, we invite you to arrive on Tuesday for dinner at 7 pm (already included on accommodation price).


  • Ticket Price:
The prices above are per person and includes 2 meals a day, brunch and dinner & camping spot.
The prices are for the whole training days and fully inclusive of 2 vegetarian meals a day, plus potable water. All prices shown are per person and for 31 nights: check-in on 31st July and start with dinner and check-out 31st August and finish with lunch.
If you prefer being more comfortable we have a glamping option as well:


more 775€/pax

TIPI with double bed
Perfect for a couple or a friends that want to share a bed!

Become a Yoga Teacher

Aug 1st - 31st , 2018  |  Awakeland Portugal