Are you a new teacher and want to explore teaching with greater depth?
Are you an experienced teacher finding yourself teaching the same thing over and over again?
This 50 hour teacher training is for already qualified yoga teachers looking to add some intrigue to their teachings: to dive into creativity and integrate the four archetypal forces of creation to your own classes. This process of learning includes asana, meditation, mudra, pranayam & how to set the scene bowing down to EARTH, WATER, FIRE and AIR.
How can we create a full bodied experience when teaching, far beyond asana?
Learn to harness simple tools and create masterpieces: a full spectrum of movement, sounds, devotion and intention. Two weekends to awaken subtle dynamics of energy, how to move and see beyond form.
We are here to train confident, magical, poetic and knowledgable teachers in the yoga community: empowered voices spreading the light of yoga around the world. What you bring to the table is the most important tool, the greatest teacher is you and we want you to bring your individuality and ideas whilst developing your own personal teaching style and voice. In our beautiful Sangha, community, we experience the extraordinary sense of connection and trust the process of practice and dedication, together.
This is just the beginning,
A film from one of our teacher trainings at the same venue
Spend 7 nights in our secluded forest home in Southwest Portugal, 40 minutes from Lisbon.
Nourish yourself with food grown on-site and from local producers
Two yoga shalas to meditate and practice on in a converted victorian greenhouse and a hill-side yoga deck surrounded by pine trees.
An (optional) half day trip to beautiful Lisbon.
Drink chai post-dinner whilst we discuss matters of the heart and of ancient wisdom in evening gatherings.
Learn medicine songs and learn mantras with instruments to take home for your future teachings.
Drink ceremonial cacao and join in an ecstatic dance under an ancient willow tree.
Integrate the four pillar wisdom of the world into your teachings through classical Earth, Water, Fire & Air.
Deepen your connection of spiritual practice to hold deeper space as a way to embody the flow of being.
Add creative depth to the source of vinyasa: movement medicine through elemental salutations
Combine elemental meditation, mudras and pranayama to create an invigorating experience.
Confidence in holding space, exploring ceremony, altars and sound.
New ways of hosting exciting and heart-felt workshops and events on the elements.
Learn how to become the story-teller and the sequence weaver of being a yoga teacher.
Solid, dense, cradles, holds form.
That which gives us structure and stability.
Fertile, moist, nurturing; stabilising; grounding. Gravity is a manifestation of this element.
The conductor, carrying vital substances.
All that is liquid, that which flows.
Nourishment, cohesion, growth
Flowing, purifying, healing, soothing, loving
Heat and transformation
that which changes and morphs
Purifying, destructive, cleansing, energetic, sexual, forceful. Heat is a manifestation of this element
The flow of consciousness
that which moves in free form.
Flying, moving, fresh, intelligent, suspending. Sound is a manifestation of this element.
This schedule below is just a sample, each day my slightly vary and on alternating evenings we have gatherings such as satsang (conversations of spirit) or some surprises in store.
07.00 - 07.30 Sunrise, The Practice: Elemental meditation, pranayama & mantra
07.30 - 09.30 The Practice: Elemental Āsana practice - Vinyasa
09.30 - 11.00 Breakfast
11.00 - 13.00 Depth: Elemental theory & āsana clinics
13.00 - 15.00 Lunch Break
15.00 - 17.00 Depth: Workshops - technical, practical & methodology / Empowerment & ceremony
17.00 - 19.00 Free time
19.00 - 20.00 Dinner
20.00 + Evening gatherings / Free time
A quiet and secluded venue, our home is an old Quinta set in a national park and is endowed with beautiful fruit trees, giant oak corks, grape vines, vistas and a stream at the end of the garden where we often encounter our neighbours; deer and wild boar. At night we hear the howl of the wolves from the Iberian Wolf Sanctuary next door and the hoots of wise owls who keep close.
We have the luxury of chosing from two shalas for our practices and lectures. First we have the Garden Shala, a converted Victorian greenhouse with light pouring in from the glass roof and walls.
Our hillside yoga deck has a phenomenal view of our magical valley to complement an outdoor yoga practice and immersive activities in nature. The dappled light from the surrounding pines, creates ample shade and a sense of being held by the surrounding natural environment.
Inspired by self-reliance; we wish to live more sustainably, eating from garden to plate and using natural energy resources. Here is a place to feel balanced in a nourishing environment supportive for freedom and growth.
The food we eat every day can be a medicine with the power to transform, nourish, strengthen and heal imbalances. We have a plant based approach providing nutrient dense dishes; mostly organic, locally sourced or from our garden and delicious!
We like our food to be eclectic and colourful, packed full with flavour, superfoods and antioxidants that cleanse and enrich the body, mind and soul. When we design our recipes, we look at the seasons, the environment and food energetics to maintain and support harmony in the body.
Key things we feel are important to remember: its got to taste good, enjoy what you eat, avoid overeating, use local and seasonal produce, have fun in the kitchen and eat an inclusive, broad diet.
Within a 15 minute drive we reach the beach, see the fierce waves of the Atlantic coast and the charming surf town, Ericeira. Only half an hour from Lisbon and the airport, we are in an ideal location for Lisbon connections.
The Venue's values
The space was created in 2012 as a space to facilitate
transformation, healing & well-being:
A U T H E N T I C I T Y
Being truthful & natural is important to us, we do our best to align with the Nature & hold a safe space for transparency & healing. Every month we contribute to the reforestation of our planet by making donations to TreeSisters.
K I N D N E S S
We assume the best, respect & support healthy boundaries
with a sincere care & understanding for life & the challenges we all face.
S I M P L I C I T Y
It is not always easy in our world today but we seek to live an uncomplicated life, not holding on too tightly as we honour the resources of our planet.
C U R I O U S I T Y
An active interest & genuine curiosity supports self-discovery, deeper thinking & creativity. We appreciate an inquisitive nature & wonder!
D I V E R S I T Y
We recognise how essential diversity is essential to thriving life. Our community is at the heart of all we do, we encourage self-responsibility & support the essential growth & learning needed to live, work & play harmoniously
Faye (Wildest Yoga) is currently based in Copenhagen teaching in her studio Iluma Yoga. Half Singaporean, a large portion of her time each year is spent traveling around the world, exploring new places on small budgets and diving in to the local cultures.
Expect laughs & bliss in her light-hearted yoga classes, where she will help you to find the internal and external balance of sweetness and intensity. Here we expand together and illuminate as one. Her offerings weaves together her various trainings in Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Rocket, Mandala vinyasa, Ceremony holding and Embodied Yin.
She is most passionate about blending creative vinyasa teamed with delicious music, and sharing knowledge of ceremony, sound and mantra - as well as blending in ancient wisdom of ceremony from Northern Europe and further afield. Finding yoga first through meditation at the age of 16, Faye is dedicated to offering work on both the inner as well as the outer Self.
You will be required:
To have a 200 hour teacher training in any style, but this training is aimed at teachings of vinyasa.
If taken in Denmark, a 100 hour basic teacher training can also accepted.
The physical practices will be strong, make sure to have a regular vinyasa practice or at least the month before we start.
Bring an open-minded, positive attitude! Our community is created through authenticity and individuality to make us whole. Take what you need from this course, and be ready to learn.
Open mind open heart
Open mind, open heart. Be ready for dynamic asana practices together, for vivid meditation and chants full of grace. To step out of comfort zones, to learn and grow, and work with strangers but leave as dear friends. Step in, take a seat and allow modern and ancient teachings to weave inwards.
What you get
7 nights of accommodation
Three meals a day plus snacks, water, tea and coffee
Tuition for 50 hours training
In-depth training manual
One-on-one sessions with facilitator
Special surprises along the way!
Single bed in a shared dorm
Single bed in a shared twin
PRIVATE TIPI TENT
Double bed in a private tipi tent
Double bed in a private room
3.500 non-refundable deposit required to secure place
Payment plans available in the booking system