Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal

Yoga Teacher Training

5 – 27 April 2025

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Portugal

Our Tantra Yoga, Art and Shamanism Program is a 200-hour YTT held in Marvao, Portugal.

In a world spinning faster every day, we create a path that connects old wisdom with our everyday live to be the vibrant humans we are ment to be. 

The traditional roots awaken in our inherent cell memory. You don’t need a specific previous experience to come to this course. The Kaula Tantra Yoga is a practice that can be afforded from the point where you are now and it allows you to dive into yoga, becoming aware of your limits and possibilities and working with them respectfully. 
As a future teacher you learn how to bring people into awareness during the yoga practice. And during life.

Unify body, mind, and spirit and learn how to integrate yoga and tantra into your daily life.

Applied Yogic-Tantric wisdom, arts and shamanism are tools that we use to dive into the theoretical part through experiencing the  playfulness, create.

Through dancing the dualitys we allow love to flow. We spiral lightful energy into a chaotic world, to create abundant islands where we do not have to function, but where the dignity to be a human can be lived. A world held alive for future generations. 

Durga’s tiger school is a unique opportunity for personal growth, self discovery and healing.
It will be a transformative experience in a beautiful environment with an intimate group of people who are equally committed to the teachings.

You will enjoy the opportunity to make new friends, get in contact with shamanistic cosmovision and see its similarities with the spiritual Indian culture, celebrate life through ceremonies and rituals as well as mindful presence and connection.

Are you in?



In Serra Vida – Playground of Presence

We are Located in a beautiful valley with the Sever river flowing through 8 hectares of untouched, raw nature in Portugal’s lush Serra de SoÃo Mamede National Park. It is located a 2.5h drive inland from Lisbon, close to the Spanish border and the medieval castle town of Marvåo.

We are more than a retreat centre. We are an immersive experience and community hub that invites you into presence through movement & meditation, creative expression, art and nature.

We dream of a magical place where all who visit can develop a stronger heart connection to the self, to nature, and to others, as an alternative to ways of living life led by the mind. By sharing this place and intention with you, we hope to plant seeds to create more love and compassion in the world. What makes the Lost Valley a Playground of Presence are the practices we offer, which help you to come out of your mind and into the moment.

The facilities on the land to be shared and enjoyed: The River Sever, Salt water pool, view and yoga deck, natural amphitheatre, ceremonial yurt, ice baths, natural walking trails, wood fired stone oven and outside dining area.

For more information and photos of Serra Vida you can visit their web page HERE

Energetical Choreography

All of the Tantra Yoga Teacher Training courses follow a very elaborate and proven energy choeography to guide and accompany you through a beautiful and challenging process of personal exploration and experience.

Tantra Yoga

200 hour YTT in Portugal

Discover new life styles with Durga’s Tiger School and experience the power of tantra yoga.

We are celebrating a new path in your life.

Let your inner tiger roar while you learn the art of yoga in Portugal.

Teacher Training Pricing:

€1500 (early bird until December 2024) /  €1600 (normal price from January 2025)

Please note: accommodation and meals are a part. Please check the prices at the bottom of this page

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training: Main practices

This Yoga Teacher Training is an in depth examination of the wholistic yoga path, focu transformational program is based in experience.

We discover how to live together in a healthy way, forming a community who accepts not only the beautiful parts of each individual but also the anger, sadness and fear. You find that being held in a safe community, you are also able to access more freedom to be your unique self. 

You will explore the roots of Tantra and Shamanism understanding how different lineages reflect the same Cosmovision. You will leave with confidence to lead a Kaula Tantra Yoga class. A practice which channels a 5,000 year old series preparing the body for deep meditation. 

Durga’s Tiger School is where Ancient Tantric teachings meet Neo-Tantric practices; combined they lead you into a new way of relating with the world around you. You will learn concrete tools that you can easily integrate into your daily life. Through experiential learning you will subtly break open the basics of Yoga Philosophy, yamas, niyamas and the eight-limb path in such a way that you will understand where they arise in your life and practice. 


Please note that the classes present in Portugal are the following ones:

  • Kaula Tantra Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Yogic Walking Massage
  • Hatha and Partner Yoga
  • Pranayama and breath work
  • Mantras and Sacred songs
  • Shamanism
  • Applied Tantric Wisdom
  • Arts
  • Durga’s Tiger Dance
  • Psycology of chakras
  • Intuitive anatomy
  • Forum and Talking Stick (Yogui heart to heart communication)



You will receive a YA Yoga Alliance and YAI Yoga Alliance International certificate as a yoga teacher. So you can also teach other yoga techniques all over the world and are not tied to Tantra Yoga.
YA and YAI are international certificates that are recognized worldwide.

Sample schedule

6:30 morning meditation

9:00 / 9:30 – 13:00 morning classes

15:30 / 16:00 – 18:30 / 19:00: afternoon class

20:15 – 22:00 night lab (three nights per week)  

With the rising popularity of Yoga in the recent past many different styles and teachings have established themselves. So what does the Kaula Tantra Yoga practice offer you?

The sequence taught at our school comes straight from an ancient lineage and is based on the teachings of Bhagavan Shanmuka Anantha Natha. We work with asanas, bandhas, pranayama, mudras and mantras. Different to other practices this series is practiced in a slow and flowing manner to build patience and awareness. Each asana is held gently for a period of time to allow students to relax into the posture. This way, each individual finds their own unique way of expressing the asanas without pressure of competing or ‘performing perfectly’.

Tantra Yoga facilitators approach students as whole human beings and discourage ‘isolating’ or forcing muscles. Their priority is to hold a space of acceptance and love, with only little guidance where necessary.

Over time students learn to meditate in the postures to connect with the Divine. This yoga specifically cultures the diaphragms and thus balances every area of life, including sexuality.

Please note that classes do not involve nudity or sexual contact. In the advanced stages, deeper Pranayama practice, Bandhas, and Mantra practices are incorporated to culture Kundalini Energy.

Yoga Teachers in this training


Daniela de Girolamo

Daniela is part of the core team of Durga’s Tiger School. She started co-creating the school, with Iris Disse, in 2014 and now continues being part of this project and dream as a teacher and in many other ways.

Daniela was born and raised in Italy. After some years traveling as a tour guide, she decided in 2005 to change her life and dive into the arts of well being and ancestral knowledge.

Read more in the core team page


Bettina Steinle -Vossbeck

Bettina is part of the core-team of Durga’s Tiger School – working with us from a few years now.

  Bettina spent her childhood between the city and countryside, close to nature and the heartbeat of Mother Earth.

Read more in the core team page

Daniel Wistuba

I´m Daniel – nature philosoph – with a great passion for riding my bike everywhere I can, playing classical Guitar and jumping into cold waters. 🙂
I was on my spiritual path doing Yoga every day, doint Volunteer projects and studying philosophy of the east and west before I stepped into contact with DurgasTigerSchool 2021 … it hit me like a rock!

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Shona Lisa Pratt

My name is Shona Lisa, I am a firm believer that we are all artists of this canvas called life, creating the contribution we alone can make. 

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Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal

Dates and pricing

5th April – 27th April 2025

Price of 200 hours YTT: 

  • 1500 (early bird price before the 31st of December)
  • 1600 (normal price after the 31st of December)

Discount of 110 euros per person for 2 or more people who reserve together.

Cost for lodge and meals for 22 nights/days:

  • shared 4 people room and 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day: 1496 Euros (with VAT included)
  • single room with shared bathroom and 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day: 2611 OR 3076 Euros (depending on the room size – with VAT included)
  • single room with private bathroom and 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day: 3546 Euros (with VAT included)
  • double room (with big double bed), shared bathroom and 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day: 1669 Euros OR 1901 Euros (depending on the size of the room – with VAT included)
  • double room (with big double bed), private bathroom and 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day: 2136 Euros

Daniel Wistuba

I´m Daniel – nature philosoph – with a great passion for riding my bike everywhere I can, playing classical Guitar and jumping into cold waters. 🙂
I was on my spiritual path doing Yoga every day, doint Volunteer projects and studying philosophy of the east and west before I stepped into contact with DurgasTigerSchool 2021 … it hit me like a rock!
What an energy, what a creative dance of elements, emotions and transformative spirit!
I attended three 200h KTY Trainings, one in Germany/ZEGG, one in Italy and one in Ecuador/Casa Kiliku completing RYT 500 status. With this I got a great insight of the rythm of energy as well as how deep the training can touch your deepest, uncounsious core.
Since then I give regulary KaulaTantraYoga classes in my home town Nuermberg/Germany.
Being part of the trainer team gives me the oppurtunity to ride on the wave of combining two worlds. To connect, no separation: having a “normal” job as a base on one side and on the other side co-creating a space where everbody can express their real self and starting from this point to grow inner strength to release all possible potatial which is waiting for awakening.
The best way to calm my nervous system down and clear my mind is cold exposure. The cold water teaches me again and again how I can adapt to stress, that my focus in life should be my breath, that I´m the creator of life … the cold talks to me, it washes away all the fear, all the self-douts, all the pain. This is why I practice the WimHof Breathing and cold exposures daily.

Shona Lisa Pratt

I facilitate conscious dances, meditation, tantric yoga as well as creative expression workshops and conscious dining experiences. These practices are not only my personal medicine, they bring me closer to the life-artist within myself. And sharing this perspective with others is my passion in life. 

My professional foundation was set during a 10 year career in the creative side of the fashion industry. I specialised in developing sprouts of inspiration into physical manifestations during my job as global production and collection manager for multinational fashion brands. The love for nurturing ideas into reality has its roots here and still fuels me with passion and life force. 

Together with my partner I am bringing a ‘playground of presence’ to life, a retreat centre called ‘Serra Vida’ in Portugal. Where the realms of movement, meditation and creative expression come together in celebration of life, love and nature.