Summer Ashtanga School

This summer… Join the Ashtanga Yoga Summer School!

From July 25 until September 17, come and join for a memorable summer yoga experience in the beautiful location of Colares, Portugal. Together we will not only share in the teachings of yoga but also in the bounty of this special place, its beaches, forest, castles, palaces and more. More importantly, we will be together live and in person!

This ‘school’ is about much more than the practise of posture, although daily practise does form the central core. We will also delve deeply into the philosophy of yoga through chanting, philosophy and mythology. Moreover, there will be opportunities to make connections with like minded people, surf, go climbing, take walks in nature etc.

The hope is that this school will provide the space for a coming together as an international community of friends old and new, sharing in that which joins us – the space of yoga both physical, philosophical and as a way of life.

If this sounds like your kind of thing please apply here.



Classes will be held at Aldeia da Praia a short distance from Praia Grande and Praia das Maçãs just outside the town of Colares. You can see the location here on Google Maps.


You will be responsible for your own accommodation and food. Accommodation is available at the Aldeia and alternative options can be found on Airbnb,, etc. Check Quinta Ecosophia for their eco housing on beautiful land. Camping spaces are also available at the not far away Quinta 7 Nomes. Access to your own transport is recommended in order to best see the sites of the area.

If you require some additional accommodation alternatives please send an email to and we’ll send you a few other options.


The prices are tiered depending on your personal circumstance and are self-chosen depending both on your financial circumstances and/or how valuable you feel your experience of being here has been. The lowest tier is suggested for people currently experiencing financial difficulties. If you are unable to pay the lowest tier I am open to making alternative arrangements with you. It has been a hard year and I believe that yoga should be available to all regardless of financial circumstance. If this is the case please send an email to outlining your situation in addition to your application.

Ashtanga Yoga Summer School pricing tiers (Euro)

1 week 125/150/200

2 weeks 185/225/275

3 weeks 210/275/325

4 weeks 235/300/350


Classes will begin at 6.30am most days although there may be days when we start earlier. There will be no classes on Saturdays or Moon Days and classes will be ‘Mysore style‘ (which is the traditional method of learning this yoga method). The minimum commitment for attendance is one one-week long session.

Three times a week following the Mysore class will be a session of chanting, Q&A and discussion. Further activities and get-togethers will also be arranged. The best way to keep up to date with School activities is via the Ashtanga Yoga Summer School Facebook group.

This year there will be a little more structure around the ‘theory’ component.

Weeks 1-2 Sanskrit and Samkhya
Weeks 3-4 The Power of Patanjali
Weeks 5-6 Vedas and Vedanta
Weeks 7-8 The Glorious Gita

Spaces are limited and are available upon application. All levels of practitioner, from beginner to advanced, are welcome to apply. Once your application is successful it will be secured with a non-refundable deposit of €50.


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