Frequently Asked Questions

 What are the requirements to join TTC 200 hours ?

You can be a complete beginner. Basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential. A high degree of self-motivation and discipline is required for all aspects of the course. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, kirtans, lectures, asana classes, internal yoga class and morning meditation and shatkarma classes.

What clothes do I need to bring in my suitcase ?

Decent clothing is mandatory. Please bring below the knee shorts or leggins, loose wear, comfortable and with sleeves. Weather in Aveiro can vary in fall season. You will have sunny and rainy days with temperatures varying from 14° to 23° C. Bring clothes accordingly for warm and cooler temperatures.

What else do I need to bring for this course?

This course includes all you need for your comfort. Pillows, blankets, towels, sheets, all is provided at the accomodation. For the course we will provide Yoga mats, blocks, belts, and cushions.
You will need to bring only comfortable clothes, warm thick socks, and a notebook for taking personal notes if you wish during your program.

Where will I stay?

Swara Slow Living home is a traditional family home located in Quinta Do Picado, about 7 km from the city of Aveiro in Portugal, which is near the Atlantic coast. We offer the option of requesting for a private accomodation if you wish to have your own room during this program.

How many people can join this program?

We are focused in providing a unique experience where we can hold space for inner transformation, for spiritual growth. For this reason we are offering this unique course to only an intimate group of 10 people.

Any days off during the program?

We wish to offer you the most out of this program so you can gain all the confidence you need to teach or to live your purpose, but we also wish to blend some holiday time during your stay in Aveiro. You will be off every Sunday to have a day of integration or a day for yourself to visit the beautiful surroundings that Aveiro district offers. To maximize your stay in Aveiro, we will have activities proposal for sundays where you may join at no additional cost. You are free to join or to do your own activities. We will include walks in nature and by the Atlantic ocean, lagoons and guided Aveiro city tour.

What will be on the menu?

As we only use local and seasonal ingredients. This program will be taking place during autumn, this means you can expect to find on your plate produce like sweet potatoes, squashes, grains, lentils, nuts, seeds, sprouts, beetroots, carrots, cabbages, salads and much more such as sourdough rye breads, olives…You will have a vegetarian menu for 25 days during with mainly organic produce.

What is the closest airport to reach this program?

We are located only 7km drive from the beautiful city of Aveiro. You can arrive at either Lisbon or Porto airports.

Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located about 45min metro ride to the train station of Porto Sao Bento train station. From Porto Sao Bento train station it is about 60min to Aveiro train station. You can request us a private pick up from the Porto airport, the cost is 95Euros with a driver waiting for you at the gate with a sign stating your name.

Lisboa Humberto Delgado Airport is located 10min metro ride to the train station of Oriente where you can take a 2h30 train to Aveiro. Kindly note we do not offer Lisbon private transfers from the airport at the moment.

You can find all train schedules: www.cp.pt

How to join the Course ?

To participate in this course you will have to contact Swara Slow Living Home via mail info@swaraslowliving.com, or you can call                        +351 234 942 332.

What is the cost of this Certification and experience?

Early Bird value for this certification – Ends on June 15th: 1250 Euros per person or 1450 Euros for a private room per person                              Value for this certification after June 15th: 1450 Euros per person  or 1650 Euros for a private room per person (only 2 private rooms available).

What does the cost include?

  • A 25 day accommodation starting Sept 15 to Oct 14 2023.
  • All meals and snacks for the duration of the program.
  • All material necessary for Yoga practices and all linen for the accommodation.
  • All Sunday activities’ proposal by your host including the transportation to the activities.
  • Transportation from Aveiro train Station to the accommodation.

What the cost does not include?

Your flight ticket, and the transportation from Lisbon or Porto to Aveiro.

Can I arrive before or stay a few days after the course?

Yes. You can contact Swara Slow Living Home at info@swaraslowliving.com, or you can call +351 234 942 332 to make a reservation for an earlier arrival or later stay. The cost is 50 Euros per night per room including a healthy fresh and organic breakfast. You always can request a Yoga class and a healthy meal at the accomodation which you can pay separately during your stay.

What is the cancellation policy?

To join this YTTC and experience, you will need to pay 30% of the total value of the course to garantee your place. We will not offer any refunds starting July 15. A full refund will be given back if cancelled by July 15. You can pay by paypal or by bank transfer the deposit of 30%. The remaining balance can be paid on your arrival day.

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