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100-Hour Yin Yoga Intensive

Anatomy, Chakras, Meridians, and Mindfulness

Yoga Alliance Accredited | April 10 - 20, 2025 | Portugal
With Esther Ekhart & Marcel van de Vis Heil


Join us for a deeply nourishing experience for the body, heart, and soul. Nestled high in the mountains of Portugal, we will immerse ourselves in the world of Yin Yoga. This course delves into the variations in human anatomy and their impact on our practice. You will learn the intended benefits of each pose and how to achieve them, regardless of your age, experience, or flexibility.


In addition to the physical practice, we will explore chakras, meridians, and mindfulness, and their significance in our daily lives. Various meditation techniques will also be introduced.


Whether you aim to become a Yin Yoga instructor or simply wish to deepen your personal practice, this course provides a comprehensive foundation. Above all, these ten days offer a time for gentle self-development and self-care.

What will you learn:

Here's a glimpse of what awaits you

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A nurturing journey of self-discovery and self-care, offering a sanctuary for gentle growth and rejuvenation.

Yoga Alliance Accreditation Options

At our Portuguese home base, The D'alijo Centre, we offer two distinct programs on an alternating yearly basis. The next program is  our Yin yoga, mindfulness, chakras, and meridians (2025), spanning 100 hours.  We offered our 100-hour functional Hatha-Vinyasa yoga teacher training, in 2024. These training sessions take place in Portugal every April.

The best part is that you have the flexibility to choose either program individually, each comprising 100 hours, or combine them for a comprehensive 200-hour training.

To learn more about the 200-hour training click here. 

You are very welcome to join us on this journey of self-discovery and professional growth. Our teacher training programs provide a solid foundation for your yoga teaching career, empowering you to inspire and guide others with confidence and authenticity.

Functional Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

What You'll Learn

In this training, you will learn:

  • Anatomy: Explore skeletal segments, muscle groups, target areas, functional yoga concepts, skeletal variations, tension versus compression, and more.

  • Yin Yoga Poses: Detailed analysis of Yin Yoga poses, including modifications, alternatives, and teaching techniques.

  • Assisted Yin Routine: Learn and practice assisted Yin Yoga routines.

  • Pranayama: introduction into pranayama and breathwork excercises. 

  • Chakra Theory: Understand the theory and significance of chakras.

  • Introduction to Meridian Theory: Gain insights into the meridian system and its relevance.

  • Mindfulness: Develop mindfulness practices and techniques.

  • Chakra and Mindfulness Meditation: Engage in meditation practices focusing on chakras and mindfulness.

  • Philosophical Concepts: Study the concepts of karma, samskaras, vrittis, and vasanas.


April 10: Day 1

  • 18:30: Gathering in restaurant

  • 19:00: Dinner

  • 20:00-21:00: Introduction

April 11 - 19 : Day 2-9

  • 7:30-8:00: Meditation

  • 8:00-9:30: Breakfast

  • 9:30-11:00: Lecture

  • 11:15 - 12:30: Practice

  • 12:30-16:30: Lunch & Free Time

  • 16:30-18:00: Lecture

  • 18:15 - 18:45: Meditation

  • 19:00: Dinner

  • 20:00-21:00: Lecture

April 20: Day 10

  • 7:30-8:00: Meditation

  • 8:00-9:30: Breakfast and check out

Check-in and Check-out

On arrival day you are welcome at D’Alijo retreat center from 15.00 onwards, note that there is no food or lunch in the centre yet until dinner. On Check out day, the rooms must be empty at 10am.

Functional Hatha-Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Requirements, Pricing & Registration



To participate in this training, it is necessary to meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 year of steady yoga practice with a teacher.

  • Regular and consistent self-practice of yoga, at least 3 times a week.

  • Proficiency in any hatha-based style of yoga.


These requirements ensure that you have a solid foundation and dedication to the practice, enabling you to fully benefit from and contribute to the training experience.


  1. Twin Share: Immerse yourself in a supportive and communal environment with our Twin Share option, priced at EUR 2860. Share your experience with a fellow student.

  2. Single Occupancy (Shared Facilities): Enjoy the tranquillity of your own space while still benefiting from shared facilities. The shared facilities, including the living room and bathroom, are shared among a maximum of three people in one of the mountain lodges. Indulge in privacy and convenience for just EUR 3150.

  3. Single Room (En-suite Facilities): Treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation with our Single Room option, complete with en-suite facilities. Unwind and recharge in your own private haven in one of the main house rooms or in a river cabin for EUR 3345.

  4. Garden Suites: Elevate your training experience with our luxurious Garden Suites, designed to provide a serene environment. Bask in comfort and elegance for only EUR 3574.

NOTE: We require a €500 non-refundable deposit to secure your space. Read our full Teacher Training Terms & Conditions and Booking & Payment Policies here.

About The Location

D'Alijo Yoga Retreat Center is a peaceful retreat located amidst stunning Portuguese nature. Spread across three hectares of land with terraces, olive fields, and hills adorned with large rock formations.


Accommodation options include cozy wooden chalet-style houses, cabins, and rooms tastefully decorated. They are situated in the serene rural areas of the retreat grounds, within walking distance from the Yoga Studio, swimming pool, and main house. All rooms come with lovely outside verandas.


Transportation options from the airport to the retreat center:

  • Transfer service offered by D'Alijo: Provide your flight information for the transport list (this will be asked a week before the training starts). There may be a short wait for other flights, but we minimize the waiting time. If you're already in Portugal or Porto, we can meet you at the airport.

  • Transfer price: Approximately €40-€60 shared. Unless you need a private car which will be EUR110 per car. This is one way.


Other options include:

  • Renting a car: This can be cost-effective, but local companies may require a substantial deposit.

  • Public transportation: Take the metro and train to Guimaraes, then a taxi (uber) to the retreat location. Also it can possibly be cheaper to organise your own taxi from Porto airport.

  • For the address and location of D'Alijo, please visit Google Maps


We Are Proud Tree Sisters

By booking an in-person training with us, you are actively contributing to the global tree-planting efforts led by Tree Sisters. For every individual attending our retreats and trainings, we make a donation on your behalf.


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