200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course – Algarve, Portugal

Join our 200 hr yoga teacher training in Portugal & certify as a confident & professional yoga teacher


The Indiv Yoga™ 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal is a comprehensive RYT200 (Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hr) Yoga Alliance certified course, with a therapeutic focus on how to teach yoga for every INDIVidual


Details of Our Training Course

The next course starts in:

Location: Algarve, Portugal

Yoga Retreat and teacher training Villa

Course Overview

  • Vinyasa, Hatha & Sivananda Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  •  Chair Yoga (for corporate, less able & elderly)
  •  Kids yoga & Prenatal Yoga
  • Yoga for common injuries & anxiety
  • Meditation & Mindfulness techniques
  • Teaching methodology, sequencing & techniques
  • Yoga history, philosophy & traditions
  • Anatomy and physiology of yoga
  • Asana, pranayama, kriyas & bandhas
  • Ayurveda, chakras & mantras
  • Yoga Nidra
  • The business of teaching yoga – principles, marketing & getting started.
  • How to: methodology & skills to teach yoga for every individual!
  • Max 10 students

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in a large private SEA VIEW VILLA – private/twin rooms available, en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool, gardens, sitting rooms & terraces
  • Pick up from Carvoeiro town or Lagoa bus station to villa
  • Meals
  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Yoga mat and equipment for duration of course
  • Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hour certificate recognized worldwide
  • Continued support from Indiv Yoga and its community
  • Discounts on further courses, retreats, classes and workshops
  • Cliffs, caves & local fishing village visit
  • Nature, walks, beach (weather permitting)
  • Graduation night ‘out on the town’ dinner

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 Pre-requisite section below.

06:45 Morning tea in noble silence
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 revisionfhomework
21:30 Meditation & noble silence
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How to enroll in the training course?

  1. READ our AMAZING reviews by clicking below!
  2. BOOK the BEST 200 hour yoga teacher training course in Europe!
  3. RECEIVE your Yoga Alliance RYT 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate!
If you have any questions and would like to schedule a call with Charlie, contact her by clicking HERE.

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Based on 91 reviews
Philippa Kyprianou Nicolaidou
Philippa Kyprianou Nicolaidou
I completed the 95 hours Kids Yoga training with Charlie (2 weeks ago in Cyprus). The training was amazing!! I was waiting for so long to have it in person and I feel so lucky and blessed that I had it with THE BEST! Charlie is very kind, with beautiful soul and shining from inside to outside but at the same time she is an unforgetable teacher with discipline , so much knowlegde and experience traveling around the world and doing what she loves!! I cannot wait to join her at a Yoga reatreat somewhere anywhere in the world soon
Karina Zakirova
Karina Zakirova
I have 95 hours of lessons “Yoga kids” and I couldn’t have any better teacher than Charlie! She is not just a professional, she loves what she is doing, she loves children,she loves teaching and gives all that she can! I really happy to be her student 🙏🏻🫶🏻
Alexandra Paal
Alexandra Paal
I just finished my 200h teacher training with wonderful Charlie. I can’t believe the amount of knowledge, connection and friendships I take out of this time. Thank you for making this path special. 🌞
Gesche Heidorn
Gesche Heidorn
SO HAPPY to have completed my 200h teacher training course with Charlie this January. I can’t remember the last time I learned so much in such a short amount of time. It was a very intense experience and definitely worth it. Be ready for lots of yoga practice, yoga history / philosophy and most importantly learning how to teach others (which you will, even it seems very difficult at the beginning). The villa ist just beautiful and don’t get me started on the ocean / beach / cliffs. I was a bit concerned about doing the course in January, but it was nice and warm in the villa and the sun didn’t stop shining throughout the two weeks. Strongly recommended ❤️!
Isabel Guerreiro
Isabel Guerreiro
The course is very well structured and organized in order to get the most out of the 2 weeks. In the end we have the knowledge and confidence to start spreading the seed of Yoga!
Life Flow Hypnotherapy
Life Flow Hypnotherapy
Amazing… I highly recommended this course to anyone thinking about becoming a yoga teacher or even to those wishing to just immerse themselves in yoga. Prepare to be challenged, you will finish a different person than when you started. Charlie is professiona, passionate and knowledgeable and she will guide you through this journey.
Rebeka Burton
Rebeka Burton
I had a wonderful experience on the teacher training course! Charlie is an amazing teacher, and everything that was taught was very applicable. At the end of the short course I felt confident as a yoga teacher. Absolutely amazing!
The Curation Space
The Curation Space
A really fantastic experience, delivered with professionalism in a wonderful setting!
Sandra Hoger
Sandra Hoger
What a journey… I did it 🧘‍♀️💪with wonderful supporting yogis and the beautiful teacher woman- CHARLIE. From the very begin it was absolutely well organized. Charlie gave us always the feeling of trust in ourselves and in that what she is doing. She was always there as a very very professional teacher but additionaly as a human which saw in everybody the very own light of yoga… so personal, so close… yes it was sometimes very intense and close to the own boarders… but the spirit and flow and energy and love I felt around was the key to final pass it. I really recommend it to everybody who has this intension to become a yoga teacher to send this healing and connective energy in the world. Thank you for who you are 🙏❤️🧘‍♀️💃
Theo Haack
Theo Haack
Just completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Charlie. 2 weeks seems like a month, learned so much in this time and such a lovely support. Charlie really puts all her energy in it to teach you everything what is needed to become a great teacher. ❤️🙏
Based on 104 reviews
Theo Haack
Theo Haack
Just completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Charlie. 2 weeks seems like a month, learned so much in this time and such a lovely support. Charlie really puts all her energy in it to teach you everything what is needed to become a great teacher. ❤️🙏
Janina L
Janina L
I did. the YTT in Portugal in November. What can I say? Just wonderful location, yummy food, lovely people and amazing moments. I was really looking forward that training and was so excited about it. Definitely don’t think about it, just do it! I promise no one will regret it. Charlie is the best teacher, huge input on knowledge and yes, it is challenging in the beginning, but after two weeks you just feel another way. It was an experience which I don’t want to miss, best gift I could give to myself and the journey just started being a yoga teacher. Thank you for everything Charlie, every second you took for us, every moment you made with us, all the knowledge you shared with us ♥️
Aurelie Lainet
Aurelie Lainet
I attended the 200hrs yoga teacher training. This is an incredible experience! Such a deep self improvement ! It’s intensive but you can definitely trust Charlie, she is so dedicated to bring you on the yoga path! If you are looking for a serious training you can definitely contact Charlie! Thanks again to put so much love and power on what you do!
Nathalie Khaw
Nathalie Khaw
I just attended a long weekend retreat in Schwarzsee with Charlie and enjoyed every single moment of it, the beautiful surroundings, the structure of the course which was for me a perfect blend between yoga classes and meditation, and delicious food. Charlie is a fantastic teacher, and her voice is also very soothing. She shared some beautiful poems and quotes during the retreat and we were also given a lovely box with yoga philosophy cards, with 108 inspirational quotes. I can only recommend Charlie as a yoga instructor and look forward to attending other retreats in the future.
Laura Zech
Laura Zech
I just completed my 200 hour teaching training with Charlie in Portugal! What an experience, from the amount that I learned in just 2 weeks, the connections I made with people I now call friends from all over the world, the detailed and helpful tools Charlie provided us to be prepared to become authentic yoga teachers. Charlie is a truly caring individual and makes every effort to ensure you are comfortable and confident! This is not the stereotypical yoga teacher training, it is so much more! I loved the intimate group of just 10 of us and Charlie, the beautiful accommodations (and a short walk to some scenic cliffs), and the opportunities we had to really teach and fine tune our first yoga class. I will always cherish this experience and highly recommed! Thank you Charlie! 💗
Nika Bitič
Nika Bitič
I highly recommend!! I am so happy I chose this course for my training. The experience was incredible. Charlie is so thoughtful, caring, funny, and professional... I also met great people I can now call my friends. - A true honest support system helps on a yoga tourney and makes it more fun 🙂 The course is structured well, so trust in the process! (And believe in yourself). Charlie prepared us to go and teach - with knowledge and the confidence. I am even more excited to go and teach!
Emily W
Emily W
Charlie is the absolute best teacher I have ever come across. I feel so grateful to have been able to attend her 200 YTT course. It was the most rewarding, tough, humbling, inspiring experience I've had to date! Charlie truly cares about her student's succeeding and this is what makes her such a great teacher. The Indiv Yoga coursework is incredible. You learn so much more than what you're signing up for! This is the most positive experience I have ever had with any yoga teacher and I am so blessed for the opportunity. Charlie strips away all of the things that have gotten in the way of what yoga truly is and she is a true leader and pioneer for preparing great yoga teachers to come. The location of the course is absolutely stunning. Sonia and Irina prepare the most delicious meals and are so sweet as they greet you with daily smiles! My fellow classmates and teacher are now friends for life. I couldn't have asked for a more amazing experience. 5+ Stars!!!
Cali Ru
Cali Ru
The 200hYTT is the best experience ever! Charlie is an inspiring, caring and very professional teacher. The course has wonderful people in a beautiful place, very professional coursework and tons of life changing experiences. I am really grateful for that time.

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Meals – vegetarian

(we can cater to vegan, gluten & dairy-free diets)

  • Before the course you will fill out a diet & preferences questionnaire for the housekeepers.
  • Breakfast: to your preference
    Lunch & Dinner: Salad, soups & hot dish
    Use of the kitchen ingredients to cook your own meals
  • Additional items can be requested & paid in cash to the housekeepers
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Requirements / Eligibility

to attend the Indiv Yoga™ 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Course

  • Minimum 1 year of regular yoga classes & practice
  • Good command of the English language
  • Good health – Approx 3.5 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.
  • Pre-course reading – BKS Iyengar ‘Light on Yoga’
  • Have a strong desire to deepen your knowledge of yoga, and work hard to certify as the best professional and confident yoga teacher you can be!


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Requirements for Receiving Your Diploma

  • 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 70%
  • Post-course work: to be submitted up to 3 months after the last day of the course

Payment Process

  • The course fee can be paid in full or in 3 payments:
    Once the 1st payment (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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Lead Trainer: Charlie Stewart-Brown ERYT500, RPYT, RCYT, YCEP Founder of Indiv Yoga 2009

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Charlie began practicing yoga over 27 years ago as a recommendation for her severe anxiety, and has been teaching for over 15 years to people of all ages and abilities. With over 1300 hrs of training and 22,700 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, has spoken at many seminars and corporate workshops, and runs exclusive yoga and meditation retreats during the year.

Originally from London and having worked in New York and Lisbon after her Psychology degree, she has since settled  in Switzerland with her husband, 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 trained 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. 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.

The focus of Indiv Yoga™ is to provide the benefits of yoga to every type of individual, using its teachings to achieve physical and mental balance, and diminish the anxieties of modern life for adults and children.

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