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 tailor yoga, pranayama and meditation for every INDIVidual


Details of Our Training Course

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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
  • Different types of meditation
  • Teaching methodology, sequencing & techniques
  • Adjusting and modifying safely
  • 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 confidently and tailor classes 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.

06:45Morning tea in noble silence
07:15Yoga class & meditation
09:15Introduction & basics of today’s module
12:15Theory/anatomy & physiology/practice
21:30Noble silence/mauna

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 70 reviews
Brigitte Lawler
Brigitte Lawler
I just attended the Yoga & Buddhist Meditation Retreat in Schwarzee (Switzerland). What an amazing experience! I was hoping for a few days to disconnect and recharge, but I got so much more out of it. Charlie is an amazing teacher and guide. She takes you through the practices of yoga, mindfulness, meditation and buddhist teachings in a way that is educational, serene and with a bit of cheeky humour. The facilities are amazing, awesome location. Such interesting people in our group. It was the perfect balance of learning, recharging, relaxing, socialising, solo-time. Ready to sign up for the next one. Thank you Charlie ????
Ellen O'Connell
Ellen O'Connell
I have recently completed Charlie's 200hr RYT training course in a beautiful homely villa in Portugal. I initially signed up for the course with the sole aim of learning more to benefit my own practice and honestly never really planned on teaching. However, the learning and growing I experienced in our magical bubble over the two weeks, has sparked a new found confidence and desire to share and teach. This course is jam packed with learnings, you will be tired, BUT you will be so excited waking up every morning wondering what you will learn that day! This course was an experience of a lifetime thanks to Charlie and the incredible ladies I was lucky enough to share it with. If you're considering this course, do it!!
Pame Mto
Pame Mto
I attended Charlie’s retreat at Schwarzsee and I am very happy I did. It was very well organized, with sessions of meditation, yoga (all levels), walks in nature and delicious vegetarian meals. All of this while enjoying great conversations with Charlie and the other participants. I would definitely recommend this retreat and Charlie as a great yoga/ meditation teacher. It was such a lovely weekend. I am very grateful for this experience.
Laura Boehner
Laura Boehner
I participated in Charlie’s yoga retreat at the Schwarzsee and had a wonderful time. The retreat was very well organized with a nice mix of mediation, yoga, relaxation, activities, and social time. The yoga sessions were accommodating and inclusive for all levels. As a beginner to meditation, I felt well supported to learn, explore, and apply the practices that Charlie shared. The retreat was a super opportunity to unplug from the day-to-day.
Tijana Balac Nilsen
Tijana Balac Nilsen
Charlie has managed to turn a sceptic like me into a devoted yogi after three and a half days full of yoga and meditation. Small and intimate group, a teacher that sees you and shares her wisdom in a funny and accessible way. Wonderful surroundings and great company. Highly recommended for anyone who needs a recharge of body and the mind.
Raika Kroontjes
Raika Kroontjes
I had a wonderful time at Charlie’s YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) in Portugal! I can not think of a better teacher to have taught me and a more joyful experience she created for us. The location, accommodation, teachings, practices but especially Charlie was truly wonderful! I can highly recommend to anyone looking to learn more about yoga and becoming a teacher themselves to do it with Charlie 🙂
Csilla Janó
Csilla Janó
I participated in the Meditation and Yoga Weekend Retreat with Charlie. She organized a wonderful weekend with very nice people on this retreat in a beautiful setting at Schwarzsee. The yoga classes to move our bodies, the calming meditation and breathwork sessions, and also the mindfulness walk around the lake to the waterfall were very well composed with a nice balance for the whole weekend. The food was very tasty and nourishing with carefully taking into consideration all the allergies of the participants. I highly recommend the Indiv Yoga retreats to anyone - either advanced Yogi or a beginner - because Charlie is a wonderful and experienced teacher who looks out for all her students with great care.
Marina Smilova
Marina Smilova
Enjoyed every moment with INDIV YOGA ????❤️ Thank you Charlie
Julie Zufferey
Julie Zufferey
I took part in the yoga retreat in Zermatt and I strongly recommend it to everyone ! The location, the organisation, the people around - everything was so lovely. And the most important : Charlie is a wonderful teacher, giving explanations about what yoga truely is. I am feeling like a "new me", I love yoga even more now ☺️
Mariana Loleva
Mariana Loleva
I am so fortunate to have joint Charlie’s IndivYoga retreat in Jun’21 and be my first yoga retreat to attend. Thanks to Charlie’s high standards, exemplary knowledge and experience, immense passion and well-being qualities, I had an amazing eye opening, energetic and mindful yogic experience during the three days together. The program is structured with balanced yoga practices, meditations and mindfulness learnings and flawlessly carried out in a top noch location and facilities. If I could I would give 10 out of 5 stars and without a doubt I will do it again.
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

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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ryt 200 hourse indiv yoga teacher training certificate

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.

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.

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