EAST MEETS WEST

200hr Yoga Teacher Training

Ericeira, Portugal

1- 21 December 2023

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What to expect from this teacher training?

This retreat was a co-creation between Karol De Souza and Emilie Sabbe both passionate teachers and soulful yogis looking to share their knowledge on Yoga & Personal Development through this Yoga Immersion. This experience was created for intermediate and advanced yoga practitioners looking into getting deeper into their yoga practice and dive within themselves to reconnect with their inner peace. We will be exploring through classes and workshops themes like alignment, pranayama, meditation, mindful eating, journalling, and other tools to develop your yoga practice. This experience will bring deep transformation not only in your asana practice but all areas of your yogic life.

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Meet your teachers Karol & Satya

 

Karol and Satya met in India in 2019 through a common friend, since then they have been following and praising each other's journey on Yoga practice and teaching. In 2022 they decided to join forces to create a 200hr Teacher Training in Portugal that would combine their approaches. On one side Satya, from India living and directing his own Yoga school in Rishikesh (the world capital of Yoga). Satya teaches traditional Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Yoga Alignment. He's also an harmonica player and an enthusiastic Kirtan singer.

 

On the other side, Karol originally from Brazil but since five years residing in Portugal, teaching yoga, running and directing her own Yoga & Personal Development retreats in Europe and around the world since 2017. Karol teaches the art of creative and intuitive Vinyasa Flow, Pranyama and Yoga Alignment. Karol also has a Bachelor in International Business at Griffith University of Australia, a Diploma in Neurolinguistics (NLP) studies and is continuously studying and researching about the human subconscious mind. She's also an enthusiastic vegan food chef, a passionate surfer, world traveller and nature lover.

The theme of this YTTC (Yoga Teacher Training Course) is exactly what it says, the ancient knowledge and traditional approach of the East meets the science and modern knowledge of the West. The perfect union of East and West, bringing on a varied knowledge and a balanced approach to teaching.

"Not too much logic nor too much heart, not too much passiveness nor too much action, not too much spirituality nor too much materialism, not too heaven nor earth, not too much east nor west, just a perfect balance and integration of every aspect of the human nature."

Main Teacher

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Karol De Souza
Vinyasa Flow & Pranayama

Karol’s journey in holistic therapies started very early in life, from more or less the age of eight her father taught her different breathing and meditation techniques, spoke about things like dealing with negative emotions, awareness and being in the present; all in a very fun and relatable way for a child.

 

At the age of sixteen (2004) Karol started her Yoga practice in her hometown. Later on Karol has moved to Australia to get her Bachelor University Degree in International Business and a few years later she decided to quit her work and follow her passion for Yoga. Karol has visited India twice for long seasons to study Hatha, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Meditation. But she didn't stop threre, her curiosity for all things related to spirituality and the human subconscious mind took her to study Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP) and more recently she's been dedicating herself to studying other tools for self awareness and personal development.

 

After years travelling and teaching around the world Karol has settled in a small coastal town in Portugal where the teacher training will take place. Besides being a dedicated Yoga teacher she loves spending time in nature and surfing. 

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Main Teacher

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Satyanarayan Jha
Hatha Yoga & Pranayama

Satyanarayan Jha is the founder of Satya Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India and an enthusiastic teacher of traditional Hatha Yoga.

At an early age, Satya moved to Rishikesh to pursue his life of Yoga. He discovered many opportunities to learn and grow into this vast field of knowledge. Satya came to know many of yoga disciplines such as ashtanga, vinyasa and hatha, but deep inside he had always been searching for the reality of life and its mysteries.

Apart from having a natural flair for  science of life and its mysteries, Satya has completed his YTTC 200 in Rishikesh to document his credentials in Yoga Teaching. has additionally, he has completed a Diploma in Yoga at Maharsi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University, M.P, India.

Furthermore as he grew into his knowledge and experience, he taught Yoga at many Yoga schools in Rishikesh. He still teaches in Rishikesh and his classes are loved by people from all age groups. In the year 2018, he got  to chance visit Europe where he conducted several Yoga Teaching workshops which brought to him international experience, acclaim and excellence. He is naturally gifted in Hatha Yoga and his experience is grwoing deeper in other branches of Yoga for his well- being as an individual and as a Yoga Teacher of decent strata.

“Yoga is a key which opens up the inner door, once the door is open you receive unlimited knowledge lying within you.”

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Guest Teacher

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Rohit Kumar 
Yoga Philosophy & Meditation Teacher

Rohit comes from Bihar, India and holds an M.A. (Master in English Language and Literature) and LL.B. (Bachelor in Law) from Indian Universities. Literature, Metaphysics, Tantra and Yoga have been matters of interest in his life since young age. In the professional standard of Yoga education, he is an ERYT 500 Hours.

Several complicated health issues, some tangible experiences of life and many questions about life as a growing youth, brought Rohit into Yoga. Rohit says, “I received great help through Yoga in many ways and even now I live because of Yoga”. Continuous practice of Yoga and academic studies – both went hand in hand. With a lot of inner conflicts regarding which way to follow, eventually he went ahead with Yoga. Having started Yoga classes at Yoga Sansthan (a Yoga Ashram) in his hometown, BegusaraiBihar, on invitation he visited several places to disseminate the principles of Yoga along with its practices. 

In 2016 he journeyed to Europe where being resident in Sweden he travelled for classes to many countries of European Union such as NetherlandsGermany etc. of which Germany was one of the most successful of all his tours as his classes there, on Kriya Yoga were held in higher esteems. Rohit admits about himself – “I am but a Yogabhyasi (Yoga practitioner) only and never a teacher. I serve without reserve my experiences of the practices up to my level.”

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Guest Teacher

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Emilie Sabbe
Yoga Anatomy & Critical Alignment

This is going to be a two hour workshop to teach you a full course healthy menu: starter, main and dessert. Karol's cooking is very functional and easy for everyone to follow. She will be teaching some "base" recipes that will serve you of inspiration to empower yourself to create your own recipes as well. Even if you're not an experienced cook you will find this workshop fun, useful and very accessible to all levels.

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Where?

The retreat will take place at Casa Paço Dilhas, in the outskirts of this beautiful fisherman village called Ericeira in Portugal. It is located just 35 minutes away from Lisbon airport, and its surrounded by lush green landscapes one foot away from the wild Atlantic Ocean.

 

This heritage 19th century Bed & Breakfast sits on a hilltop a few steps away from one the most famous and beautiful surfing beaches in Europe and only 5 minutes away from the village centre. Everyday you get to discover a charming little corner in their 2500sqm garden, enjoy the sunshine by two beautiful vintage style pools, relax and eat our dinner in front of the cosy main house in the warmth of the fire pit. This place is an absolute gem and one of the best stays in the whole of Portugal!

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FAQ (frequently asked questions)...

What's included?

The training fee covers 20 nights accommodation all the meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner), all the daily classes, workshops and material

 

What's not included?

Optional massages and drinks you buy from the hotel. Transfer from and to the airport is not included but can be arranged for you when you let us know your flight details. Visa fees and travel insurance is also your responsibility.

 

What's the nearest airport?

Lisbon the nearest airport. If you wish to stay any extra days before or after the retreat this can be arranged as well.

What's the level of yoga?

This is an intermediate/advanced level training. We expect you to have a minimum 2 year yoga practice and be familiar with names of simple postures. If you are complete beginner check out our other retreat offers here.

What's the food like?

The food provided is mostly vegetarian, sometimes vegan. We have two professional chefs looking after our group to deliver high standard delicious meals prepared with love. Please let us know if you have any food allergies or restrictions at the time of booking (vegan, gluten free, etc)

How do I confirm my booking?

Your spot will be confirmed upon €550 deposit (click below). Second payment of €800 is to be done by July 31st. Third payment of €800 is to be done by October 31st. The rest is to be settled at the time of arrival.

We do not grant refunds but if you cancel within 30 days notice you can use your deposit for any future retreats or training you take with us.

Prices

Early Bird (book until June 31st)

Shared Room + Shared Bathroom €2,995

Private Room + Shared Bathroom €3,395

Private Room + Private Bathroom (whole apartment) €3,795

Regular (after June 31st)

Shared Room + Shared Bathroom €3,495

Private Room + Shared Bathroom €3,895

Private Room + Private Bathroom (whole apartment) €4,295

*you can check all room amenities and pictures on Casa Paço D'Ilhas website here.

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