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6 - 16 April, 2024

100 hour Functional Hatha and Vinyasa Teacher Training

Teachers: Esther Ekhart and Marcel van de Vis Heil.

Join us for an extraordinary journey, in a new and unique training. This is your chance to embark on a transformative yoga teacher training that blends Esther and Marcels extensive knowledge, expertise, and years of experience into one exceptional program.

Unleash Your Full Potential

Esther Ekhart is a renowned global authority in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, with a reputation for providing exceptional guidance both online and offline. She has captivated countless students with her online classes, retreats, and training for over 20 years. Her teachings have empowered thousands to not only deepen their understanding of yoga but also discover profound insights within themselves.

Marcel van de Vis Heil, a master instructor with over two decades of teaching and training experience, focuses on a scientific and philosophical approach to yoga education. His programs provide a strong foundation in functional anatomy, allowing you to practice and teach poses safely and efficiently.

Together, Esther and Marcel present a 100-hour, Yoga Alliance Accredited, Functional Hatha-Vinyasa Teacher Training that will empower you to become the most authentic and skilled yoga teacher you can be. This comprehensive course covers yoga theory, philosophy, movement, anatomy, and self-inquiry techniques, all aimed at unleashing your full potential. Discover below how you can transform this into a comprehensive 200-hour certification.  

Immerse yourself in this life-changing training at our idyllic Portuguese home base, the D'Alijo retreat centre. This serene sanctuary is specifically designed to create an environment where students can fully focus on their studies and personal growth. Leave behind the worries of everyday life as we take care of your lodging and nourishment, and even provide access to D'Alijo's incredible therapists for rejuvenating treatments.

Here's a glimpse of what awaits you

🌟 Anatomy: Unlock the secrets of the body to understand the poses fully. Learn functional anatomy that emphasizes the uniqueness of each individual's structure, enabling you to adapt and adjust poses for yourself and your future students. This knowledge will empower you to create safe, creative, and delightful practices for all.

🌟 Mindfulness: Cultivate a present and aware state of mind, both on and off the mat. Discover the transformative power of mindfulness through meditation and learn how to integrate it into your everyday activities, making every moment a mindful experience.

🌟 Philosophy: Delve into the profound wisdom of yoga philosophy, which offers guidance, inspiration, and a deeper understanding of our existence. This exploration will touch your heart and soul, reminding you of forgotten truths and enriching your modern life.

🌟 Meditation: Experience the profound benefits of meditation as a gateway to self-realization. By regularly immersing yourself in silent introspection, you will gain insights into deep-rooted patterns of behavior and embrace your true self, leading to liberation from sorrow and suffering.

🌟 Practice: Theory comes alive through practice. Engage in a dynamic blend of anatomy study, philosophy exploration, and asana practice to deepen your understanding. Observe and learn from your own experiences to create a meaningful and authentic practice for yourself and your future students.

🌟 Authentic Movement: Discover the transformative power of movement therapy and spiritual practice. Through authentic movement, you will tap into the wisdom and insights held within your body, fostering deep self-awareness and personal growth. This practice can be integrated into your yoga classes or explored as a standalone for balance and well-being.


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About Esther Ekhart


Esther, the founder of, is a down to earth well-loved spiritual teacher and a renowned global authority on yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. Esther has a reputation for providing exceptional guidance both online and offline and has captivated countless students over 25 years. Esther's teachings incorporate diverse influences, making her online classes, “live” workshops, and trainings a fusion of wisdom. Her practice has evolved from dynamic styles like Hatha and Vinyasa flow to include slower practices such as Yin Yoga and Meditation & Mindfulness. Continually expanding her knowledge, she remains open-minded and integrates new insights into her work all the time.    

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