Why Portugal is the Perfect Destination for Your 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

If you’re considering embarking on a 200-hour yoga teacher training journey, we’ve got just the place for you. Portugal, with its perfect blend of weather, rich culture, delicious cuisine, and idyllic venues, it provides the perfect backdrop for your transformative journey of becoming a certified Yoga Teacher. 

In this blog post, we delve into the reasons why Portugal stands out as an ideal destination for your 200-hour yoga teacher training.

1. Sunny Vibes and Perfect Weather:

Picture yourself practicing your asanas under the golden Portuguese sun. Portugal enjoys a mild climate throughout the year, making it the perfect destination for yoga practice. The weather allows for outdoor sessions and exploration, encouraging yogis to connect with nature, and fostering a deeper connection to their practice.

2 Yoga-Friendly Culture:

Portugal has a rich cultural heritage and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. From historic cities to charming villages, Portugal is a treasure of architectural wonders, fado music, and colourful festivals. The locals embrace a laid-back lifestyle, aligning seamlessly with the philosophy of yoga. The warmth and openness of the Portuguese people create an environment where yogis can feel at home and fully immerse themselves in their training without distractions.

3. Closer to Home, Yet Far Enough:

For our European friends seeking a yoga teacher training destination closer to home, Portugal is a gem nestled in the heart of Europe. Say goodbye to long-haul flights and jet lag, and say hello to a short and sweet journey to your yoga teacher training journey. This accessibility makes a Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal an attractive choice for yogis looking to balance convenience with a deep dive into their yoga practice.

4. Affordability:

Compared to other European destinations, Portugal is relatively affordable, making it an attractive option for yogis seeking high-quality training without breaking the bank. The cost-effective nature of the country allows students to invest in their yoga journey to become a certified yoga teacher without compromising on the quality of instruction or the overall experience.

5. Culinary Delights:

Prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey like no other. Known for its emphasis on fresh, high-quality ingredients, Portuguese dishes cater to both traditional and modern palates. Fuel your body with wholesome, delicious meals that not only nourish your soul but also complement your yoga practice, providing the fuel you need for a fulfilling training experience.

6. Casa Paço D’Ilhas: Your Yoga Sanctuary (Our chosen Yoga Venue!)

Nestled in the heart of Portugal, Casa Paço D’Ilhas stands as a haven for yogis. Imagine a serene space surrounded by nature, where you can deepen your practice and connect with like-minded individuals. As soon as you walk through the gate, you will understand the unique and intimate setting, so different from any other place. This venue is carefully curated to enhance your yoga experience, offering comfortable accommodations and tranquil settings.

7. Beaches and Surfing:

Portugal’s coastline is a haven for beach lovers and surf enthusiasts. After an intense day of yoga teacher training, unwind on the sandy shores or ride the Atlantic waves. The beaches here offer the perfect blend of relaxation and excitement, providing a holistic retreat for your mind, body, and spirit.

8. Yogi and Health Hub:

Portugal is emerging as a hub for yogis and health enthusiasts alike. Join the growing community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about well-being and conscious living. From wellness retreats to holistic health practices, Portugal is at the forefront of fostering a culture that embraces mindfulness and holistic living.

9. Conscious Communities:

Connect with conscious communities that share your values and aspirations. Portugal is home to various intentional communities and eco-friendly initiatives that align with the yogic principles of harmony with nature. Connect with fellow practitioners, forge lasting friendships, and leave with a sense of belonging to a global community dedicated to well-being, mindfulness and yoga. 

As you embark on your 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Portugal promises a transformative experience amidst its sunlit landscapes, rich culture, and inviting communities. So, pack your yoga mat, open your heart, and let Portugal be the backdrop to your yogic journey. Obrigado for choosing the path of mindfulness in the land of serenity! For more information and to join our upcoming 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Portugal, click here.


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Graduates Testimonials 2022 In-Person Yoga Teacher Training


Leticia Debas

United States & Brazil
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
January 2020

“It has been a journey that I will be forever grateful for!”

It forced me dive into myself & is helping me to begin to establish a relationship between my physical body, my mind and my soul.

Some days I thought were “rock bottom” … but it only made me realize that was part of the journey, the journey of trusting myself of becoming my own “hero” the person who I’ve always been but have never really trusted! All these “things” I see as signs from the universe telling myself to trust ME to believe in ME and to hear ME … to L O V E me as I am and accept all the little “flaws” that comes with being a human and all.

But I couldn’t have done it without all these beautiful souls, these magical humans who were always there to listen to just “one more story” of why “I’m crying right now” or to give me some ibuprofen when my muscles ached or to pay for a cab ride back to the hotel when I didn’t have any more cash on me and didn’t sweat it cause “it happens to all of us” or that person who believed in me more than I did when I finally landed that “tri-pod headstand” and says “I told you, you could do it!” Or that person who held my hand while I got stitches for the first time & for that I’m so thankful to you all ♥︎ .

if that weren’t enough the universe blessed me with some great teachers. So knowledgeable while being so understanding when we were faced with feeling frustrated. Teachers Who would stay 15 (or more) minutes after a two hour lecture or practice making sure they answered all our questions … & to our yoga philosophy teachers who knew some subjects were hard & uncomfortable and gave us time to absorve it all and were understanding if we (me) shed a tear and needed a moment to ourselves. Thank you @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga for this journey I couldn’t be more grateful!

Leticia Debas


Claire Falconer

Australian living in Dubai
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
August 2019

“…most incredible group of students”

To put the last month into words is impossible, to put into feelings is impossible and to put into emotions is even more impossible.

When I signed up for my yoga teaching course I genuinely didn’t expect so learn so much about myself, I didn’t expect to open my heart and open my mind as much and sure as hell didn’t expect to open my tear ducts as much.

I think I’m still trying to process, or even being to process the learnings and new ways of thinking. So from here, the learnings & new practices have only began. From here, I’m nervous for a new future and from here all I can say is fuk yes.

Thank you  @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga for this journey. Thank you to the most incredible group of students I got to share this with, and thank you to all my incredible teachers legit you’ve changed my life. 😭
Analu, Sean, Jono, Maria, Bente, Magdalena & Rachel Fearnley.

From Instragram @clairefalconer__

Claire Falconer


Ryan Lyons

Unites States
200HR Yoga Teacher Training
August 2019

“…thank you for sharing this journey with me”

It’s official, completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with  @thepeacefulwarriorsyoga. Without sounding cliché, this journey was life changing. When we think of yoga we often only think of the physical practice, poses, turning oneself into a pretzel! It’s the western way of thinking, and we forget about the connection to the mind and soul. We forget that yoga is also about the breath, meditation, energy systems and the power of what this connection can bring to our lives. I am full of gratitude! I have found a deeper purpose from this journey and I look forward to what lies ahead to help others live a more healthy, and meaningful life.

To all my teachers Bente, Maria, Sean, Rachel, Analu, Magdalena thank you for inspiring me, I have a light inside that is shining brighter then ever!
And to my fellow classmates, thank you for sharing this journey with me, for being vulnerable, and for being courageous! I do not believe we came together by chance, but more so to each learn and grow from one another.

From Instragram @ryflips

Ryan Lyons

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