200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course – Algarve, Portugal

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Certify as a confident & professional yoga teacher

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The Indiv Yoga™ RYT 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive Yoga Alliance course with a therapeutic focus on how to teach yoga for every individual


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Maintaining the integrity of the yoga traditions and philosophy, this integral course blends Vinyasa, Hatha & Restorative yoga, and certifies students to teach worldwide with professionalism, confidence and the methodology to safely and knowledgeably tailor classes to suit different individuals

Location: Algarve, Portugal

Algarve Portugal Yoga Retreat Caves
Yoga Retreat and teacher training Villa

Price Includes


  • Accommodation in private SEA VIEW VILLA – private/twin rooms available, en-suite bathrooms, large pool, gardens, sitting rooms & terraces
  • Pick up from Carvoeiro town or Lagoa bus station to villa
  • Meals (*see below)
  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Yoga mat and equipment for duration of course
  • Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certificate recognized worldwide
  • Continued support from Indiv Yoga and its community
  • Discounts on further courses, retreats, classes and workshops

PLUS! (included in the price)

  • Cliffs, caves & local fishing village visit
  • Nature, walks, beach (weather permitting)
  • Graduation night ‘out on the town’ dinner

Course Overview

    • Vinyasa, Hatha & Sivananda Yoga
    • Restorative Yoga
    • Chair Yoga (corporate, less able & elderly)
    • Kids yoga, pre & post-natal yoga and yoga for common injuries and problems
    • Various Mindfulness & Meditation techniques
    • Teaching methodology, sequencing & techniques
    • Yoga philosophy & traditions
    • Anatomy and physiology of yoga
    • Asana, pranayama, kriyas & bandhas
    • Yoga for Anxiety
    • The business of teaching yoga – principles, marketing & getting started.
    • Methodology & skills to teach yoga for every individual
    • Max 10 students
    • Nearest airport: Faro

Meals – vegetarian

(Once registered you will be asked to fill out a favourite foods and allergies questionnaire).

  • Breakfast: every day – to your preference
  • Lunch & Dinner: Monday – Saturday – Salads & soups & vegetarian ingredients provided
  • Full use of the kitchen to store & cook your own meals.

Typical Schedule

25 hours of the course is done before and after the course dates in the form of coursework, to make up the full 200 course hours.  More information in the Eligibility section below.

06:45 Morning tea
07:15 Yoga class & meditation
08:45 Breakfast
09:15 Introduction & basics of today’s module
12:00 Break
12:15 Theory/anatomy & physiology/practice
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Philosophy/practice/theory
16:00 Break
16:30 Practice/coursework/workshops
18:30 Dinner
20:15 Karma Yoga/module revision/homework
21:30 Meditation


05 - 19November

Teacher Training Portugal – November 2022

05/11/202219/11/2022 Carvoeiro 8400-562, Lagoa, Portugal From CHF2,800.00 Sold Out Portugal
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21 January - 04 February

Teacher Training Portugal – January 2023

21/01/202304/02/2023 Carvoeiro 8400-562, Lagoa, Portugal From CHF2,600.00 Available Portugal
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30 March - 13 April

Teacher Training Portugal – April 2023

30/03/202313/04/2023 Carvoeiro 8400-562, Lagoa, Portugal From CHF2,700.00 Available Portugal
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09 - 23September

Teacher Training Portugal – September 2023

09/09/202323/09/2023 Carvoeiro 8400-562, Lagoa, Portugal From CHF2,700.00 Available Portugal
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  • positive review  I can not say enough wonderful things about Charlie and the training in general. It is the most intense thing you'll ever do, but it's also the most rewarding. Charlie is true and consistent to the ethos of Indiv yoga. Her knowledge is unbelievable, as is her kindness and compassion. I highly recommend, the quality of teaching and content is amazing 🙏🏻

    Jayney Steer Avatar Jayney Steer

    positive review  Choosing this training was the best choice of my life, money spent in the best way ever. it was so difficult to go away I can't describe what could happen in just two weeks, Charlie is an incredible woman and teacher, she has an infinite resource of knowledge and she will be able to leads you and transform you into a confident teacher who will be able to offer this gift to others in safety for the customers and confidently for you as future yoga teacher. the villa where is located the training is beautiful and very comfortable, the food is healthy, genuine and tasty and the training, even if it is intense, is very well done, you will have time to study, learn, rest, and prepare yourself for the final exams. the best choice ever, an experience that I will carry in my heart for my whole life. A big hug again to all the wonderful human beings I was able to stay with, a friendship that will last forever 😌🤍🙏🏼📿

    Eleonora Pocchiari Avatar Eleonora Pocchiari
  • positive review  Charlie is a great teacher- compassionate, patient and funny- will cherish this experience for the rest of my life and it made me learn so much about me and human nature -namaste!

    Aneta Vt Avatar Aneta Vt

    positive review  It is just amazing how much we were allowed to learn in such an intense time🧘‍♀️: about how much more Yoga actually is than just asanas, about teaching Yoga to others - beginners, intermediate, elderly, future moms and more -, about the therapeutical view on Yoga, about Mindfulness, Mediation & Spirituality - and most of all about ourselves! Charlie is such an incredible teacher and beautiful soul! Thank you 🙏 for this experience, the great energy and for being our guide on this first step into this magical 🌈 world of Yoga and teaching! So everybody thinking about doing the Indiv Yoga™ RYT 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training with Charlie ➡️ Go for it! Highly recommended! <3

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  • Minimum 1 year of regular yoga classes & practice
  • Good command of the English language
  • Good health – At least 4 hours of asana practice is done a day (please check with your doctor if you are in any doubt regarding your fitness to complete the course)
  • Short evaluations of 7 yoga classes, taken between the day you book the course and the course start date. Classes must be a minimum of 60 mins, live or online, and of at least 3 different yoga styles ie. hatha, vinyasa, yin, ashtanga etc. The evaluation should include the name of the teacher and style of yoga, and the aspects of the class that you liked and didn’t like ie. sequence, pace, ambiance, teacher etc, for you to begin considering the kind of classes you’d like to give and teacher you’d like to be.
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  • Pre-course reading – BKS Iyengar ‘Light on Yoga’
  • Have a strong desire to train hard to certify as the best professional and confident yoga teacher you can be!


  • Attend EVERY day of the course
  • Adhere to course rules and karma yoga
  • Practical Exam: Successfully lead a 75 minutes yoga class, safely assisting inversions
  • Written exam: pass mark 80%
  • Post-course work: to be submitted up to 3 months after the last day of the course

Payment Process

The course fee can be made in full or in 3 payments:  Once the 1st payment, the deposit, is received your place on the course is reserved.  The 2nd installment of 50% of the remaining course fee, must be made up to 2 months before the course start date, and confirms your place on the course.  The 3rd payment of the remaining 50% must be paid up to 2 weeks before the course start date.  You will not be sent a reminder so please mark these dates in your calendar or you risk losing your place to someone on the waiting list.
Please refer to the full Terms and Conditions for further information.

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Charlie is very skilled and experienced

I did the 200 hours yoga teacher training with Charlie in Portugal and it was a fabulous experience. She offers a 2 week course that is easier to do than a 3 or 4 week course when you work full time. Obviously it is very intensive and implies pre and post course study but it … Read more

Nadine Grasdepot Blanc

I did the 200 hours yoga teacher training with Charlie in Portugal and it was a fabulous experience. She offers a 2 week course that is easier to do than a 3 or 4 week course when you work full time. Obviously it is very intensive and implies pre and post course study but it … Read more

Nadine Grasdepot Blanc

Marina Montemor

I couldn’t have picked a better Instructor, program, mentor and friend, than Charlie and Indiv Yoga Switzerland. Charlie is so genuinely caring and passionate about her students and yoga. The two week program was intense and comprehensive.

Marina Montemor

Maria Waag

Charlie’s long experience as a teacher with a variety of clients shines through in everything she does, and her background with an education in physiology was invaluable when it comes to how to adapt classes to people with a variety of challenges.

Maria Waag

Lauren C.

I was extremely impressed with Charlie’s professionalism, knowledge and commitment to yoga as well as to her students. The course itself was very comprehensive and it was impressive that myself as well as 10 of my other peers were able to gain so much knowledge in 2 weeks

Lauren C.

Lise Pedersen

This was one of my greatest choices so far. Charlie is a lovely and knowledgeable yoga teacher. The course is intensive but well planned, and you learn a lot about the basic yoga philosophy, traditions, history, teaching principals, anatomy and poses.

Lise Pedersen

Melanie Delonca

I have been following the 200hrs Teacher Training in Portugal with Charlie and I only can say that this was the best choice ever. Charlie organized the course in a way that you manage to learn that incredible amount of information in this short amount of time.

Melanie Delonca

Authenticity and Sincerity

Charlie’s teacher training course is really well structured and she is a wonderful human being. Sharing her knowledge with authenticity and sincerity, and caring for her students. A great experience!


I would definitely recommend the teacher training course

I had the opportunity to meet Charlie for a Yoga teacher training in April 2017. This was an intensive training with a lot to learn from both a theoretical and practical standpoints as the objective is to be fully capable of teaching a Yoga class safely once you have completed and passed all exams. It … Read more

Sabrina Fialho 2017

Charlie is rigorous but fair

I have been following the 200hrs Teacher Training in Portugal with Charlie and I only can say that this was the best choice ever. The course is hold in a wonderful house near Lagoa with an incredible swimming pool, a kitchen where it is good to eat and prepare meal and very nice bedrooms. This … Read more

Melanie Delonca 2017

Something I would recommend everyone!

I was Lucky to meet Charlie and attend her RYT 200HR Teacher Training in Portugal April 2017, this was one of my greatest choices so far. Charlie is a lovely and knowledgeable yoga teacher. The course is intensive but well planned, and you learn a lot about the basic yoga philosophy, traditions, history, teaching principals, … Read more

Lise Pedersen 2017

A sense of confident progress and achievement

I was totally new to yoga, and not really sure what to expect. Charlie assessed my condition accurately, and took time to understand my other activities and interests. As a result as well as enjoying the practice for its own sake – it has also opened significant improvements in my other sports and activities. Work … Read more

Duncan Armstrong-Prior 2016

Well planned out and designed to ensure our success

When decided to come to Portugal for a Yoga teacher training I was sceptical about the fact that, would I feel confident enough after the course to teach? How much in detail am I going to learn about yoga? I had so much more questions.
The course completely exceeded my expectations. It was so … Read more

Naomi Veltkamp 2016

Charlie was very knowledgeable about all facets of yoga

I attended one of Indiv Yoga’s yoga teacher training courses. Charlie was very knowledgeable about all facets of yoga – from asana and pranayama to yoga philosophy. I learned a lot in the course, and look forward to continuing to learn from Charlie and her experience as a yoga teacher.

Dawn Winalski 2016

Well balanced between practical teaching, theory and group work

I attended Charlie’s RYT 200 hour course in September 2016, and was incredibly impressed and inspired by her centered, knowledgeable and tailored approach to training new yoga teachers. The group of 9 women she was training had different needs, backgrounds and first languages but Charlie’s professionalism and natural talent for teaching really brought the entire … Read more

Gemma Doherty 2016

A personal touch to all the attendees

I have attended multiple hot yoga classes Charlie gave in Lisbon. She is highly knowledgeable and really made us work out hard even if we all had a different level of experience. Even in a class of 10, she managed to bring a personal touch to all the attendees and I personally felt she managed … Read more

Jonathan Berrar 2009

Charlie is an excellent yoga teacher

Charlie is an excellent yoga teacher, she has strong skills and the ability to share and advice.
She gives individualized attention.
Her lessons are made according to your personal goals and health concern.
I strongly recommend her.

Elodie Lyons 2014

Charlie is one of the best instructors I have ever met in my life

I had an unforgettable chance to participate in Charlie’s hot yoga classes in Lisbon. She is one of the best instructors I have ever met in my life. She can combine all those indescribable qualities that you can feel when a great yogi walks into the room — her presence commands attention.Her energy can pick … Read more

Katarzyna Mrozowska 2011

The highlight of my week

I have started attending Charlie’s prenatal yoga classes since the Indivyoga studio in Nyon has opened, and it’s been a highlight of my week. The classes take place in a cozy, modern studio filled with daylight and with a view over a water stream (very zen!). Charlie is not only very professional but she also … Read more

Alyona Piard 2014

Customizes yoga to suit individual needs like no one else

Being Indian I have experienced learning yoga from various instructors growing up – the reason I find Charlie a lot more effective is that not only is she very professional but customizes yoga to suit individual needs like no one else. In group classes and in my private yoga sessions, she’s also very patient and … Read more

Nitin Puri 2010

My amazing yoga angel

With Charlie you will feel it – you live to enjoy and be happy and her yoga sessions are wonderful reminders of it! I highly recommend her!!! Charlie is a wonderful person and an excellent yoga expert! She plans and delivers yoga sessions with true attention and passion. Charlie’s approach is carefully tailored to each … Read more

Ilze Kalnina 2016

Charlie’s competences in her Yoga teaching and approach are fantastic

Charlie’s competences in her Yoga teaching and approach are fantastic. Down to earth, welcoming, warm, and a very soothing voice – all assets that make going to her classes a real delight.
Also, her class schedule and class specifications are suited for various needs, like Power Yoga which is a good class if you … Read more

Béatrice Fichot 2015

Charlie is really knowledgeable in what the body needs

It is a real pleasure to attend Charlie’s yoga classes. Charlie is an absolute master yoga practitioner, highly professional and a wonderful teacher. Her ability to combine patience, careful instruction and individual attention means that each class is both suited to your individual needs as well as the right amount of physical challenge; all the … Read more

Brigitte Lawler 2014

A deeper understanding of meditation and mindfulness

To become a certified yoga teacher, I attended an intensive and most beneficial teacher training with Indiv Yoga, Charlie Brown. Apart from teaching us, a group of nine, all the skills and knowledge, we had to know for the diploma, Charlie was always helpful, joyful and so kind. I learnt a lot apart from the … Read more

Gabriela Kunz 2016

Yoga is an environment of trust and mental discipline which Charlie balances incredibly well

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Charlie for many years, yet it’s only more recently that I’ve come to appreciate her contribution to Yoga! I enjoy all sports and like many, turned to Yoga to complement the fast pace physical activities I’ve been involved with for many years. Charlie is not only meticulous in the … Read more

Frédéric Dormeuil 2009

Based on our personal experience, we highly recommend her private classes!

Charlie has a natural ability to connect with children and build rapport with them at their level. Her yoga therapies are individually tailored to each child’s need whether its confidence building, concentration improvement or simple meditation to relief anxiety. Her each class is designed as building blocks on individual child’s development and interests. Our child … Read more

Mohira Kurbanova 2014

Charlie was very reliable with the schedule we set up

Charlie is an expert in many areas of yoga, which allows her to tailor individual classes according to every student’s needs. At the same time she is able to conduct group classes and pay special attention to each student. I started having private yoga lessons with Charlie in 2009 and was very pleased with her … Read more

Marta A R Stilwell 2010

I couldn’t have wished for a better instructor

I have known Charlie´s family for sometime and I kept hearing from people around how brilliant she was but was too scared to try yoga. Having had some medical problems last year I decided to take the plunge and try it and I couldn’t have wished for a better instructor to introduce me to the … Read more

Lara Haylee Costa 2011

Charlie is professional but approachable and really friendly.

I took astanga flow classes with Charlie twice a week in Lisbon for about a year and a half (until she moved to Geneva). Classes were taught at my workplace, at lunchtime, which was extremely practical. Although I’ve practiced yoga on and off for over ten years, there were about 6 of us attending these … Read more

Andreia Tavares 2009

I really like yoga with Charlie

I really like yoga with Charlie because it is healthy for the body and I am good at it. Yoga is fun and so is my teacher! 🙂

Tomas Ellis 2009

I feel great after a yoga class!

I really enjoy my yoga classes with Charlie as she blends the perfect combination I am seeking in a yoga instructor:
A good guide – she shows us the process and lets us complete it at our pace;
While simultaneously: A meticulous teacher – she makes sure that we are using the correct … Read more

Cristina 2012

Charlie is a very warm and enthusiastic yoga teacher

Charlie is a very warm and enthusiastic yoga teacher. My daughter Anish and I both like her personality and her inspiring yoga teaching. It is relaxed meditation and at the same time you train your body and feel healthier without realising it!

Marie & Anish 2012

Aconselho a todos Indiv Yoga!

Conheci a Charlie através de um anúncio numa revista e liguei para marcar um encontro. Desde o primeiro momento que houve uma grande empatia, as nossas energias convergiram logo e encontramos um equilíbrio fantástico nas nossas sessões semanais. Desde há mais de um ano que duas vezes por semana a Charlie vem a minha casa … Read more

Maria 2012

Calm and relaxed atmosphere

As a beginner I must say Hot Yoga with Charlie has been a true blessing. Calm and relaxed atmosphere in which she gives us close attention in helping us with the positions, correcting us whenever needed, and giving us a true understanding of what yoga is all about.

Afonso Coruche 2013

Lead Trainer: Charlie Stewart-Brown ERYT500, RPYT, RCYT, YCEP

Yoga for Every Individual

Charlie Stewart Brown

Charlie began practicing yoga over 25 years ago as a recommendation for her severe anxiety, and has been teaching for over 14 years to people of all ages and abilities. With over 1300 hrs of training and 22,500 hrs of teaching, she is also the lead trainer on the Indiv Yoga 200 hrs YTT & RCYT Kids Yoga Teacher Training Courses, having certified over 400 students worldwide.  She is the voice of the 'Yoga and Mindfulness Program' on British Airways long-haul flights and has give a presentation at the Annual SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) Conference on the 'Importance of Implementing Mindfulness in the Education System'.  She also runs an exclusive yoga retreat every year which teaches people to apply simple principles of yoga and mindfulness in their everyday lives.


Originally from London and having worked in New York and Lisbon after her Psychology degree, she has since settled with her husband in Switzerland, and dedicated her life to expanding her knowledge of the science of yoga, mindful meditation and better physical and mental health.


Over the years Charlie has worked with some of the most renowned yoga teachers around the world (David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Anne-Marie Newland, Leslie Kaminoff, Sadie Nardini, Sonia Sumar etc) certifying in Hatha, Sivanada, Ashtanga, Childrens and Family Yoga, Yoga for the Special Child, & Inner Engineering with Sadhguru. She has become highly respected for her successful work in yoga therapy, especially for Autism, ADHD and other behavioural and developmental syndromes. She has also talked at some of the biggest corporations in Switzerland and the annual SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools) Conference on implementing Mindfulness in the work place and the education system.


Charlie holds the highest yoga qualifications as an ERYT500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), RCYT (Registered Children´s Yoga Teacher), RPYT (Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher) and YCEP (Yoga Continued Education Provider) with the Yoga Alliance, and has developed Indiv Yoga™ to bring a more physiological, therapeutic and individual approach to yoga and meditation. Indiv Yoga™ Switzerland is a RYS (registered yoga school) and RCYS (registered children’s yoga school) providing Yoga Alliance teacher training certifications of the highest professional standards.

Read her online testimonials and qualifications for a feel of her knowledgeable and friendly professionalism.

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