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 200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course

11th - 31st August 2017 in Portugal

June 2013 with certificates

 Our Approach -

The goal of the 200hr Mindful Hatha Yoga Teacher training course is to give you an in-depth understanding of Mindful Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation to empower individuals (including yourself) towards health and well-being.

The course is a 22 night Intensive in Portugal taught by the Being Academy, a Mindful Yoga Academy affiliate school. Group sizes are small (maximum 10 - 12 students) ensuring lots of personal attention, coaching and feedback to help you gain confidence through your development and learning. Places are filling up fast so you need to book your space as soon as possibleby contacting Diana and Paulo at Being Academy email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The skills introduced are based on the traditional elements of Hatha Yoga including the study of the 5 Koshas and Pantajalis 8 limbs of yoga (yamas, niyamas, asanas, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to help our understanding of which of the many Yoga and MBSR practices are most appropriate for bringing balance to the mind, body and spirit.

These skills are then complemented with a broad understanding of the health and healing process both from a Yoga and Mindfulness perspective and also within the modern mind-body health movement.  This enables you to develop and teach both Mindful Hatha Yoga classes for the general public, and special focus Mindfulness based Mindful Yoga Stress Reduction MYSR Workshops.

Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance USA demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title 'Registered Yoga Teacher' RYT as a sign of quality training. The USA Yoga Alliance the largest and most widely recognised Yoga Alliance in the world. As well as professional training, we offer ongoing support and mentoring both before you arrive on your course, and on graduation.

Testimonial from Diana T. Clinical Psychologist Spain and USA - Summer 2013 - 

"Mindful Yoga Academy offers a great training experience. I recommend the program highly to prospective students. Personally, the experience has given me an enormous amount of information about yoga practice, teaching, modifications and mindful techniques.It has given me the tools I need to teach a variety of students at different levels of physical fitness and wellness. Not only do I feel more confident in my teaching skills, professionally this course has helped me to find a niche in terms of my teaching and practice.
Kathy is highly intelligent, skillful and an excellent teacher. She is current on yoga and mindful meditation research and best practice guidelines. And she is also a pleasure to be around. Keep up the great work!

For more testimonials click What graduates are saying about our courses

Who is the programme for?

This course is intended for participants who:

  •     Have a well-established personal Hatha Yoga practice of at least 2 years
  •     A desire to teach Mindful Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation to everyday people of all ages and levels of health and wellbeing
  •     An existing or interest in developing a meditation practice (not necessarily Mindful Meditation)
  •     An interest in modern mind-body techniques and therapies

Yoga practitioners of all ages and walks of life have choosen our approach because it gives them the flexibility to teach in a wide variety of settings including general Hatha Yoga classes in a Yoga Studio. The course also gives you the tools and confidence to take your classes beyond the studio into the community with Yoga and Mindfulness based Stress Reduction health and wellness classes, workshops and private sessions.

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We have also found that Teachers, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Psychotherapists, Mindfulness Meditation Teachers, Doctors and other professionals with a mind-body focus have chosen our programme in order to incorporate mindfulness and yoga based wellness and into their professions.

Since the school was opened in 2010 we have welcomed students from the UK, USA, Canada, all over Europe and even Australia, Greenland and Japan! Our age group has been from 22 to very fit 60 somethings.

The most important criteria is that your vision of teaching yoga includes empowering individuals (including yourself) towards health and wellbeing.

We know that the decision to take any course is a big step, so please contact Diana or Paulo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions you have and to request the application form.