Location: COLUMBEIRA, Portugal

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 skillful 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.

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.


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.

food and dining

During our training at Buddha Retreats we provide 3 meals daily - delicious and healthy, made from local produce. We serve an abundance of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, often coming straight from our the garden or the local markets. The menu is based on the philosophy of whole foods, so we avoid processed foods and preservatives.

In the morning we will serve you a healthy and energising breakfast which includes fresh fruit, homemade granola, freshly baked bread and banana bread, among other things.

Lunch and dinner are based on locally grown produce and what’s in season.


We offer this course as a 21 day all inclusive intensive with additional preparation time before training begins. 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. You will need to be prepared to work hard in this training.


  • 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


WEEK 1 Find Your Flow-Garden Retreat Our private retreat center is located in a small village with lots of garden space and a pool. We close the door to the outside world and immerse fully into a physical practice. You’ll start practicing the art of teaching, shifting from being a student to becoming aware of the teacher’s perspective.

WEEK 2 Find Your Voice- Garden Retreat Still at the retreat center, we focus increasingly on the teacher’s skillset and toolbox. You are introduced to sequencing, alignment, adjusting and assisting, class themes, anatomy. You’ll start to connect the dotted lines between ancient teachings and modern yoga. You are invited to explore finding your own voice and offering, as well as the technicalities of designing and successfully executing classes for different types of students and needs.

WEEK 3 Find Your True North We invite you to fully step into the role of a yoga teacher. We continue our daily practice, adding a more thorough analysis of each class and incorporating an increasing amount of hands on teaching and adjusting. You are introduced to the skills needed to build a business in yoga as well as marketing, branding and PR.

Travel Details


  • $5,080 - All Inclusive 21 True North Vinyasa Teacher Training EARLY BIRD RATE
  • $5,655 - All Inclusive 21 True North Vinyasa Teacher Training FULL PRICE IN SHARED ROOM
  • $5,890 - All Inclusive 21 True North Vinyasa Teacher Training FULL PRICE IN SINGLE ROOM

Check In

4:00 PM

Check Out

11:00 AM


Buddha Retreats is located 60 min drive from Lisbon international airport. The easiest way to get here is by taxi straight from the airport, or you can also take a train to the nearest village Bombarral and we can arrange to pick you up there.

Terms and Conditions

After your application has been reviewed, we require a non-refundable deposit of €500 to secure your spot. Payment plans are available upon request.


accommodations 20 nights of shared accommodations at Buddha Retreat Center
meals Three vegetarian meals daily
reading material True North Vinyasa exclusive teacher's manual
taxes All taxes are included.
workshops Full 21 DAY COURSE

Testimonials for Lisa Andersson Rhodiner

Lisa introduced me to yoga on one of her retreats in Portugal. As a beginner, in a group of more experienced people, she still helped everyone reach their fullest potential. She is nontheless also a fantastic person to know with a beautifull mind and caring personality.
Ellen Nobs-Lindau