Are you ready to make a difference in the world, sustained through feminine yogic practices, leadership and spirituality?

Event Details

Ericeira, Portugal           1st – 10th June 2019

Would you like to heal your body with ancient yogic wisdom grounded in contemporary feminine spirituality?
Are you interested in deepening your yoga practice and teaching yoga which honours the womanly body, rhythms and cycles?
Are you ready to lead from your heart-womb with an authentic feminine leadership approach?
Or you’re simply ready to prioritise your personal growth in 10 days of nourishing self-care practices, supported by a nurturing community of women and set in the beautiful west coast of Portugal?
If you’re answered yes, then this unique and specialised Yoga Alliance Women’s Yoga Training is for YOU!
Based on the ancient practices of Yoga, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Taoism, Tantra and Shamanism, this training provides a solid foundation in women´s anatomy & physiology, hormonal health, daily and seasonal Ayurvedic practices, holistic nutrition for the woman’s body, energetic Tantric and Taoist practices and feminine leadership for both your personal and professional development.
Our yoga training inspires a grounded and embodied model for you to reconnect with your innate wisdom as a woman, regain sovereignty of the sensual body, develop self-mastery in your thoughts, emotions and habits, as well as creating your own personal and/or social change project based on the core values of feminine empowerment, leadership and holistic business.
“Participating in the Women´s Health Yoga & Leadership Training was a breakthrough for me….I wanted to start my own business in personal development but I felt a bit lost during the process. This training helped me focus on where I wanted to go, who I am and how to stay centred on my path through yoga, good food and meditation.”
– Stacey Blume, Entrepreneur & Life Coach, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 The Curriculum

The curriculum bellow shows the topics that we will explore in the lectures during the course in 3 modules. Complementary to the lectures, your daily yoga practice will weave these themes into your own body and will awake the subtle wisdom and internal dialogue within you.
Module 1:

Awaken your Womanly Body

    • Women’s anatomy, physiology and menstrual cyclical wisdom.
    • Ayurvedic living for women.
    • TCM & 5 Element philosophy
    • Hormonal & reproductive health for vitality and aliveness.
    • Nutrition & nourishment for self-care.
    • Asana, Tantric & Taoist philosophy, pranayama, mudras & meditation.
    • Healing reproductive health issues.
Module 2

The Heart-Mind Journey

    • Classical Yoga philosophy applied to Leadership and Social Change
    • Energetics of tantric Yoga and the feminine
    • What is social change and how to implement in your work
    • Exploring fear, blockages & limitation
    • Somatic Therapy practices & Art therapy,
    • Understanding the Mind & Ego
    • Aligning heart, mind & inner authority
Module 3

The Art of Integrated Action

    • Develop your own social change yoga project
    • Building confidence in communication
    • Leadership & expression
    • Breaking stereotypes and social labelling
    • Claiming your own inner sovereignty
    • Holistic Business for Women
    • Creating circular sacred spaces for women
    • Integration of the holistic approach to health, business and leadership


7am – 9am
Yoga Practice
9am – 10am
Breakfast Break
12pm – 3pm
Lunch Break
3pm – 5pm
Lectures and Group Sessions
5pm – 5.30pm
Tea Break
5.30pm – 7pm
Yoga Practice & Meditation
7.30pm – 9pm

Andalucia is Spain’s southernmost region, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea in the east to the Portuguese border in the west. The main attraction of the landscape of Andalusia centers on its impressive contrasts: mountains and beaches, deserts and salt flats, plains and countryside where Mediterranean crops alternate with pastureland.

The training is held in a beautiful Andalusian style Eco-Farm. The property is situated on the edge of the Sierra Nevada National Park and where you can enjoy a variety of local fauna and flora. At 1250 meters above sea level, this Centre offers the best of fresh clean mountain air and the southern Spanish summer sun.

This Eco-Farm has been adapted as a retreat center with traditional Spanish accommodation, a natural mineral water swimming pool and two Yoga Shala’s; one indoor and one outdoor. The main Yoga Room is spacious and has a broad view of the surrounding mountains. The accommodation rooms are simple, clean and comfortable, appointed in the same manner found in Ashram style living, and there are single and shared rooms available.

In our training, diet plays a fundamental role. All our meals are vegan/vegetarian and 80% of the ingredients are organic. Most of the vegetables are coming directly from the eco-farm we are staying and all the meals are prepared by a qualified macrobiotic chef. We have a module on nutrition in the course and you´ll learn the principles behind our food preparation.

Our Social Change Model

“Paying It Forward”

We believe that every girl and woman deserves to determine her future.

As part of our feminine social change model, this teacher training “pays it forward” to assist women and girls from Nepal who have experienced sex slavery and exploitation to also receive valuable therapeutic support and education.

$150 from your fee in this teacher training will sponsor ONE woman in Nepal to attend the Women’s Life Transformational Program, providing the chance for these girls to live a life free from slavery with our charity partner Art to Healing.
Learn more about Art to Healing

All inclusive costs:

13 Nights Shared Twin Accommodation, 3 Meals a day + Course Fees


13 Nights Single Accommodation, 2 Meals a day + Course Fees


Registration Deposit: € 500

This includes all tuition fees, your manual and contribution to our “Pay it Forward” social change initiative of supporting 1 woman who has experienced sex slavery in Nepal to also receive valuable women’s health education too.

Payment plans are available. Email to discuss payment options.

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Your Teachers

Sofia Araujo
Sofia AraujoSwara Yoga & Spiral Growth Founder
Sofia is a yoga teacher, therapist, macrobiotic chef and holistic health educator that shares a passion for healthy movement and living. She is trained in the alchemy of the 5 Elements through Yoga, Ayurveda, Macrobiotic Nutrition and Counseling, Ayurvedic Yoga Massage and Chi Nei Tsang (Visceral Massage). She has been practicing yoga for the last 15 years and teaching internationally since 2006. Educated and certified in the styles of Sivananada, Asthanga, Anusara, Advanced Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa, she combines all her knowledge from yoga, bodywork, holistic health and coaching to deliver an integral yoga education in all her trainings and courses.
Read more about Sofia
Atira Tan
Atira TanArt to Healing & Yoga for Freedom Founder
Atira has been teaching yoga, meditation and art therapy internationally for a decade. Amongst other things, she is the Founder and Executive Director of Art to Healing, a charity organization assisting sex trafficked women and children globally. Over 13 years, Atira has set up numerous yoga, art therapy, women’s health and trauma-informed programs: from the refugee camps in Burma, to the slums of Nepal. Atira is an international speaker, teacher, author, somatic experiencing therapist & facilitator. She is deeply passionate in empowering others to be leaders in social change, serving and loving the world wholeheartedly, courageously & sustainably.
Read more about Atira

And we are super passionate about social change!

Learn more about our yoga and social change projects.

Interview with Sofia Araujo:

Yoga in Prisons

Atira Tan’s TED X Talk:

Inspired Action from the Heart

We would love for you to join us!

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