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TRUE NORTH VINYASA offers yoga teacher trainings and teacher immersions set in beautiful surroundings. Based out of hand-picked boutique venues in Europe, our world-class trainings consist of small groups and stay true to the essence of vinyasa: creative, contemporary and playful.


Rua Salvador Carvalho dos Santos 7-9, Columbeira PT 2540-608

Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Nov 5 to
Nov 30
13:00 pmto12:00 pm

The training starts at 1pm on the day of arrival and ends at noon the day of departure the 30 april. The last week of this training is held in Ericeira.


5,100 €

Full Description

TRUE NORTH VINYASA is a teacher training true to the essence of vinyasa with a fresh and open minded perspective. This is an immersion into a transformational personal physical practice. It's a hands-on catapult into skilful vinyasa teaching and the business of being a teacher. It's a tool kit that will help you find your voice and your calling as a yoga teacher.

WE STAY TRUE TO THE CORE of modern vinyasa. This means we don't provide answers and we never ask you to memorise a sequence or a script. In fact we won't even give you a sequence. Instead we will focus on the foundational knowledge you need in order to create your own sequences and scripts with confidence. You will learn THE CRAFT OF TEACHING vinyasa.

OUR TRAINING FOLLOWS and greatly exceeds the outline of Yoga Alliance and will earn you a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Certificate. But above all, it will mark the beginning of your new life as a skilled, articulate, creative and inspirational Vinyasa Teacher. From day one we will guide you in

DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE and fine tuning the skills you'll need to be an empowered and empowering yoga teacher. Your own personal practice and choices, on and off the mat, make up the foundation of your offerings as a teacher. Exploring the refinement of body, movement, breath, energy flow and clarity of mind is the base of our training. Be prepared to push your mental and physical boundaries throughout these intensive three weeks. Be prepared for major shifts, changes and transitions – again, some of the key components of vinyasa flow yoga.


How to observe and respond to people, their bodies and their potential

How to deepen your own practice and apply the wisdom from your journey to guiding others

Logic in asana structure and alignment, working from the base and up, from the inside and out

How to assist physical poses with confidence and encouragement

How to communicate from the core of your being and your heart, with an articulate and powerful voice

The art of intelligently designing, theming and sequencing classes that are fun, graceful, inspirational and boosting for all levels

How to relate and apply ancient yogic philosophy to a contemporary dynamic yoga practice

How to build your yoga business and brand as a yoga teacher


INTENSIVE TRAINING We offer this course as a 21 day all inclusive intensive with additional preparation time and follow up assignments before and after. The intensive format allows you to fully dedicate yourself to a transformational practice and journey. We believe the personal immersion is a key component in becoming a yoga teacher.

BEAUTIFUL SETTING We believe in the power of beautiful surroundings and good nourishing food. For this training we have carefully picked an amazing venue in central west coast Portugal. You will be staying in an aesthetically stimulating small retreat center with a great boutique style and attention to detail.

Prices are based on comfortable shared accommodation, either in a double or triple room with private or sometimes shared bathroom. Our venue is close to Lisbon and its international airport.

TWO MAIN TEACHERS True North Vinyasa is a strong team of two main teachers. Together we have 17 years of combined teaching experience and over 30 years of combined practice. We are ready to share our knowledge of owning a successful studio, organising fully booked retreats, sequencing memorable classes and designing unique, sold-out workshops. But we are also ready to share our mistakes, insights from embarrassing teaching moments and less than inspiring trainings.

SMALL GROUPS Group size for this training is limited to 20 students, making the student-teacher ratio 10:1. This is unusual and guarantees individual attention and a high quality teacher training.

WE DON'T LEAVE YOU HANGING We have a solid worldwide network and will continue to offer insight and mentorship for an unlimited time after the teacher training has ended.

EXCELLENT GUEST FACULTY We believe in a strong, diverse team and will invite inspiring and experienced guest faculty for an added perspective.

BEYOND TEACHING WELL Being a yoga teacher is competitive. While we give you a strong skillset to become an amazing teacher, we are also dedicated to sending you off with solid knowledge of how to build your brand, run your business and succeed financially. We dedicate much more time to this than most teacher trainings.


You love the freedom and creativity of modern vinyasa flow

You would like to be a confident and skilful yoga teacher, true to yourself

You are ready to dedicate three super intensive weeks to developing yourself, your practice and your knowledge base

You are inspired by beautiful surroundings and attention to detail

You like the idea of spending three weeks in Portugal in the spring

You would like to set up a successful yoga business – not just be a teacher


7–9.30 am | Morning Practice (including meditation, pranayama, asana)

9.30 am | Breakfast and self-study

11 am–1.30 pm | Session 1

1.30 pm | Lunch and self-study

3–7 pm | Session 2

​​7 pm | Dinner and self-study


200 hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification

True North Vinyasa exclusive teacher's manual

21 nights of shared accommodations in 2 stunning locations

Three vegetarian meals daily

Transportation when we move locations

Access to mentorship and support after the training

Access to world-wide network of True North Vinyasa teachers


Required reading material (around €100)

​Airfare and airport transfer


At least two years of regular yoga practice, any style

Familiarity with Vinyasa Yoga

Familiarity with Ashtanga Yoga

Ability to communicate in English*

Required reading and some preparatory work before training begins

* Clear verbal communication and a varied, inspirational way with words are essential parts of your success as a yoga teacher. While our training is in English, we are aware that you may not teach in English. We will encourage you to work in your language whenever possible but we can only offer effective support in English, Swedish and Spanish.