200 hour Teacher Training  

Dynamic flow, Yin yoga, Self-Myofascial Release Therapy and Mindfulness Meditation

November 8 - December 5, 2014, Rishikesh, India

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As a warrior you take responsibility for holding the balance between light and dark within you and, by extension, the world around you, and ultimately when you go deep enough, the universe.

~ Barefoot doctor

Why is this training unique?


The Yin Spiral Yoga Teacher Training has been developed by Beta Lisboa combining over twenty years of study, practice and teaching to deliver a unique program which blends traditional Hatha yoga, Daoism, martial arts, Yin yoga, Myofascial release on the mat and Mindfulness meditation.

You will gain a deep understanding and experience of energetic and physical aspects of both yin and yang qualities, for a balanced yoga practice and lifestyle. These yin and yang sequences work to systematically activate and balance energy in the organs, major meridians and the chakra system.

Based on a foundation of traditional Hatha yoga Pradipika, the yang sequence is a combination of continuous dynamic sequences involving explorative circular and spiral movement patterns inspired by chi gong and tai chi. This practice strengthens the muscular and cardio-respiratory system.

Yin yoga is a calming, deeply restorative and meditative practice focusing on stressing and healing blockages in connective tissue such as bones, ligaments and fascia. Throughout this month-long immersion training you will experience and study the connection between the fascinating Myofascial system and Yin yoga. This will help you feel that link for yourself, develop a deeper understanding of the human body, and then put it all into practice.

You will receive a 200-hour RYT certificate of completion which can be used toward a 500 hour Yin Fascial Yoga certification and/or Yoga Alliance certification.

During this training, Beta Lisboa is supported by a team of experienced, passionate yogi’s who teach from the practice they embody.

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Training Outline

  • Daily Asana practice: Spiral and Yin Yoga
  • Daily Mindfulness meditation practice
  • Daily Pranayama practice
  • History and Philosophy of Yoga
  • Introduction to Chinese philosophy (Daoism)
  • Methodology – Sequencing, Adjusting, assisting and modifying postures for various levels Yoga – how to create an effective practice of Spiral and Yin Yoga
  • Yin Yoga- sequences for organs and meridians health
  • Balancing the Yin style with a Yang (Dynamic flow) practice to support structural strength and stability
  • How to safely assist those with injuries
  • Study and practice of Sanskrit names of yoga postures
  • Subtle body anatomy (chakras, koshas, meridians, doshas, gunas)
  • Shatkarmas – Kriyas
  • Deep understanding of food as 5 Elements
  • Chanting and kirtan
  • The business and ethics of teaching yoga
  • Self-myofascial release work throughout Yin yoga classes; restrictions in the fascia that cause common symptoms, understand them and how to release them
  • Yin yoga and Myofascial Release connection
  • Connection between emotional body (Chakras & meridians) and Myofascial system
  • Anatomy and physiology

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.

~ Lao Tzu


Who will benefit from this training?

• Experienced yoga practitioners (minimum 1 year experience) and yoga teachers

• Those specifically interested in Mindfulness teachings and meditation, a holistic understanding of physical and energetic benefits of a balanced yoga practice and lifestyle, and those who are seeking an integral health and wellness program

• Those who are intrigued by the emotional psychosomatic release experience and would like to embody this into their daily life and teaching.


  • Applicants need at least one year of experience practicing yoga
  • Must be physically fit and healthy
  • Must be a practitioner who wishes to deepen their personal practice and knowledge of yoga

Daily Schedule

6:30am – 9:30am – Meditation, Pranayama & Asana teachings

9:30am – 11am – Breakfast

11am – 1pm – Lectures

1pm – 4pm Lunch break and self practice

4pm – 7pm - Teachings

*Saturdays afternoon & all day Sundays off

*There will be 2 evening activities per week


What is Spiral Yoga?



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“Devotedly with a pure heart, who so ever comes to Rishikesh, the Brahmteertha, (the supreme pilgrimage) and stays one night, becomes Godly.” -From the Ancient Indian Epic Purana

Welcome to the world capital of Yoga: Rishikesh! A small town in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Rishikesh is scenically located where the holy Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas. It is here that the Char Dham Yatra (Four Shrines Sacred Journey) begins. Rishikesh quickly became famous when the Beatles paid a visit in the late 1960′s; and has been – along with Mysore – one of the most popular destinations for yoga in India ever since.

We will be staying at Krishna Cottage, at Swargashram, in the center of Rishikesh.

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Getting there
Delhi lies about 6 hours away from Rishikesh by car. We can help you arrange a (shared) taxi. Another option is to fly into Dehradun, which lies about 15 km away from Rishikesh.

From October to March, the weather in Rishikesh varies from pleasant to cold and woolen clothes, jackets etc.are recommended. December and January are the coldest months in Rishikesh.

Visa information
Please apply for a tourist visa at least 2 to 3 weeks before your travel date. The purpose of your visit to India should be travel or tourism; an invitation letter is not required for a tourist visa.
To avoid complications, don’t mention joining a yoga course on your application form (you can not get a study visa by registering for this training). Please contact your local Indian Embassy for further details.

Teaching Team

Andréa – Functional Gross Anatomy and Physiology

Andrea+Paige 800x532 200 hour Yin Spiral Yoga Teacher TrainingAndréa (MSc, E-RYT 500) teaches Functional Anatomy + Physiology on Yoga Teacher Trainings worldwide. After living in India many years, Andréa’s Yoga Anatomy training was the result of her studies with with Ray Long, MD (Bandha Yoga, Mat Companion Series), Orthopedic Surgeon and direct student of BKS Iyengar. Andréa has also studied with Glenn Black at Omega Institute as well as the founder of PhysioYoga in Boston. Andréa was led to Yoga after a journey of dancing in studio for 14 years. She also has experience in the healing modalities of Shiatsu and Polarity Therapy and is a lifelong student of The Alexander Technique. These, along with extensive personal study (in- and outside of academia) has led to the design of her Functional Anatomy curriculum.

 Andréa’s Functional Gross Anatomy and Physiology course is designed for maximum understanding and thus concept retention. Her specialized curriculum developed after hearing too many dry anatomy lectures with far too much technical detail… unhelpful to budding yogasana teachers! Inspired through her experience teaching many yoga teacher trainings worldwide, Andréa felt called to bring about a new way of understanding anatomy: embodied, logical and simple. She has also led her own Yoga Teacher Trainings in Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia and Nicaragua, and Andréa is now the resident Detox + Colonics Director at The Yoga Barn in Bali, Indonesia.

Sarah – Yogic Philosophy, Yin yoga, Ayurveda and Pranayama

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Yoga is a journey into the infinite.  Sarah began this journey almost ten years ago and her discovery of its depths is one that grows continuously.  Drawing upon a variety of incredible teachers from different lineages she maintains the connection of of yoga asana with it’s roots in vedic philosophy. Sarah’s major influences are Yin Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Vedantic Philosophy and a passion for the connection between mind, body and spirit.  She loves to share her passion for yoga with any and all who are interested and has something to offer for anyone, no matter where they are on their own yogic journey.  With a deep connection the the sacredness of life on the planet and the earth that sustains it, her classes incorporate not only attention to breath and alignment but also to the purpose behind each practice, each action, each choice.
For this training Sarah will be sharing her studies of Yogic Philosophy, Yin yoga, and Pranayama.  The philosophy portion will include investigation of a few texts such as the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras as well as looking into Ayurveda and the many ways we can incorporate our yoga practice into the moments beyond the yoga mat.
Zoe Nash – Traditional Chinese Medicine; Daoism, 5 Elements theory
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Zoe (BS. Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) (2006)) first discovered movement, meditation and energy work through yoga and tai chi in 2000, which continue to inspire, nourish, support and lead her to the path she is on today. During her studies in Traditional Chinese medicine she gained a special interest in the philosophies of Taoism and Buddhism. Zoe completed her thesis on the connection of Chinese medicine with Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.

Zoe offers her knowledge of the universal laws of life (the Tao) the complex yet simple systems of the body and the universe – including the meridians, yin and yang, the 5 elements, and the 3 treasures (Qi, Shen and Jing). These systems bring a new understanding to our bodies, linking this ancient wisdom to our present lives, and our yoga practice.

Having completed 300 hours of training in Vinyasa yoga, 200 hours of Yin Spiral Yoga with Beta Lisboa, and studies with a private teacher in Mysore, India, Zoe’s knowledge and experience with yoga are a great complement to this training.


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Beta is well known for her expertise in guiding people through body and mind integration processes and emotional release therapy. Passionate about unlocking your Full Potential, she provides an unique blend of Myofascial Release Therapy, Yin and Spiral Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation and Breathwork.  Her approach is personal, thorough, deep, individualised, life-changing and suited for people who are curious about and ready for change in their lives. Beta offers Yin/Spiral and Kids yoga teacher trainings, immersions and classes, retreats and workshops, and Myofascial release therapy at personally picked, eco-friendly, retreat centers and yoga studios around the world and at her home base in Ubud, Bali.

Read more about Beta.

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The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is.
The more he gives to others, the wealthier he is.” 

~ Lao Tzu



All students who successfully complete the course will receive an internationally recognized 200 hour Teacher Training certificate from Beta Lisboa Yoga & Bodywork and can register with the Yoga Alliance for the 200 hour certification.


“I truly believe the training Beta provided us is unlike any other that exists.

She is extremely knowledgeable about traditional yoga practice and teachings and has spent years of her life not only learning about this ancient tradition, but also exploring her own Self on a deeper level. Her training was very thorough, and she is able to easily intuit the needs and concerns of her students in order to help them get the most out of the trainings.

As teacher, Beta is humble, fun, and open-mind.  She pushed me to understand and appreciate the history and traditional teachings of yoga, while offering meditation and other techniques she embodied on her own journey, to help us become more attuned to ourselves and others.

I don’t feel this training was designed to mold me into a specific ‘type’ of yoga teacher.  Instead, Beta’s training offered tools that empower me to teach with authenticity and from the heart.

The addition of (self-)myofascial release was a revelation; I’d never done any sort of massage before, and was happily surprised to receive such a thorough introduction to the fascial and meridian systems. It not only enriched my yin yoga practice, but has changed the way I look at the human body completely.

I can’t thank Beta and her Faculty enough for this training!

- Elaine Hall, Certified Yin Spiral Yoga Teacher (2014)


Early-Bird Discount: US$2880,- (if paid in full by September 7, 2014)

The regular price is $ 3200; tuition includes shared accommodation, three healthy meals per day, an extensive course manual, surprise evenings and – of course – lessons that will touch and shape you for the rest of your life.

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Payment can be made via bank transfer, or Paypal.

We will send you payment information as soon as we receive your registration confirmation.

Fees do not include

• All transfer fees from banks or PayPal (Please note that there may be an initial transfer fee of about $15-$45 from banks; sometimes there’s an intermediary bank that charges for the transfer.

• Flights and transportation

The art of teaching is clarity and the art of learning is to listen.

~ Vanda Scaravelli

    * Beta welcomes Graduates to assist during future trainings.

* If you have any questions about the training and wonder if this is a good fit for you, Beta is happy to connect with you on Skype. There is also the option to talk to graduates of her trainings, to get an ‘inside-look’ on the experience.