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Festival Yoga Madeira

18 - 21 June, 2020

Porto da Cruz, Madeira Portugal

Yoga for Everyone!

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About the Event

The Yoga Festival on Madeira is an international gathering with a yoga program for beginners, advanced practitioners as well as kids in a stunning natural setting. The program experience will allow you to discover the island of Madeira through yoga, music, hiking, surfing, paragliding and much more!

The event will include workshops and a marketplace for goods, food & drinks.

We chose Madeiran & international teachers to present a balance between different yoga methods including Hatha, Sattya, Integral, Kundalini, Resonance, Vinyasa, and Air Yoga.

The 2019 Yoga Madeira Festival will have a focus on Ashtanga Yoga, with the exceptional participation of Bianca Oliveira from Brasil, who practices Ashtanga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, adding her own very creative style and background.

About Madeira

Madeira is a Portuguese island in the Atlantic with dramatic landscape and mild climate all over the year. How to get there?

The island has a magnificent Airport, receiving several charters and low-cost flights, from several European cities regularly. We collected flight information and arrival conditions for arrivals from all over the world for you in our Blog.

Porto da Cruz  is a village set on the northern coast of Madeira, 15 km (20 minutes’ drive) from the international airport and 35 km (45 minutes’ drive) from Funchal, Madeira’s capital. If you need a lift from or to Machico/Funchal, let us know by e-mail, phone or facebook and we will try to arrange a taxi or connect you with somebody who does the same way.

Once arrived in Porto da Cruz, sign boards will guide you through the Yoga Festival.

The Venue Locations

The Mountain

On the promenade in Porto da Cruz you’ll find Madeira’s last operational traditional sugarcane factory, Engenhos do Norte, with its 27m high tower. Right behind the factory, a 5-minute walk takes you to the top of the small mountain, exclusively prepared for the Yoga Festival.

The Beach

A second outdoor open space with ocean views is located just in front of the the beach Praia da Alagoa. This space will also host the concerts, non-yoga related workshops, activities, and a marketplace with books, various goods and food stalls.

The Small House

This small house and courtyard at Prace do Engenho Velho will host the Air Yoga classes as well as some workshops and the kids classes.

The Communal Gym

In case of unfavorable weather conditions, the yoga sessions scheduled on the Mountain will be relocated to the nearby communal gym.

The Gym at Polisportivo de Porto da Cruz

In case of unfavorable weather conditions, the yoga sessions schedule at the Church will be relocated to the gym in the communal sports center.

Festival Lineup & Schedule

Day 1: 20 June

12:00 – Surf with Madeira New Wave

14:00 – Bodyboard with Madeira New Wave

15:30 – Opening Ceremony

16:00 – Ashtanga Yoga with Bianca Oliveira (Mountain)

16:00 – Yoga for Beginners with Michele Surya (Beach)

17:00 – Workshop Crystal Healing with Natercia Luis

18:00 – Air Yoga with Cilene Lammertyn (Small House)

19:00 – Yoga for your back with Miliza Ceh

Day 2: 21 June

8:00 – Ashtanga Yoga with Bianca Oliveira (Centro Civico)

9:00 – Hatha Yoga with Michele Surya (Beach)

10:30 – 13:30 – Mindful Hiking 2h

11:00 – Surfclass with Surfcamp & School

11:30 – Pilates with Natércia Luis (Beach)

14:00 – Air Yoga with Cilene Lammertyn (Small House)

15:00 – Egyptian Yoga with Carlos Hernandez Flores

16:00 – Ashtanga Workshop with Bianca Oliveira (Centro Civico)

16:00 –  Yoga for Beginners with Michele Surya (Beach)

17:00 – Workshop Healthy shakes

18:00 – Sattva Yoga with Elio Pires (Centro Civico)

19:00 – Yoga Dance / Mantras (Beach)

20:00 – Mantras & Piano with Emilie Mangoni and Filipe Nuno

Day 3: 22 June

8:00 – Ashtanga Yoga with Bianca Oliveira (Centro Civico)

9:00 – Vinyasa Flow with Cristiano Pestana (Beach)

Weather depending – Paragliding

11:00 – Egyptian Yoga with Carlos Hernandez Flores

12:00/14:00 SUPYoga

12:00 Workshop natural cosmetics with Natacha Bras

14:00 Work Shop Healthy Shakes

15:00 – Tiro com Arco da Madeira

16:00 – Ashtanga Workshop with Bianca Oliveira (Mountain)

16:00 –  Yoga for Beginners with Michele Surya (Beach)

17:00 – Qi-Gong and Tai-Chi with Nelson Gonçalves

18:00 – Resonance Yoga with Emilie Mangoni (Centro Civico)

19:00 –  Yoga Dance with Susana Barros (Beach)

19:30 – Mantras and Kundalini Dance

Day 4: 23 June

9:00 – Hatha Yoga with Michele Surya (Beach)

10:00 – Sattva Yoga with Elio Pires (Centro Civico)

10:00 –  Yoga for families with Carmen Prema (Beach)

11:00 Surf with Salty

11:30 – Organic Show Cooking with Yves Gautier

14:00 Workshop Conscious Nutrition with Ana Spinola

14:00 Bodyboard with Salty

14:00 Games for families

15:00 –  Yoga for your back with Miliza Ceh (Beach)

16:00 –  Vinyasa Flow with Cristiano Pestana (Beach)

16:00 – Kid’s Yoga with Eli de Deus

17:00 – Qi-Gong and Tai-Chi with Nelson Gonçalves

17:00 – Ashtanga Yoga with Bianca Oliveira (Beach)

18:30 – Closing Ceremony – Meditation with Cristiano Pestana

Festival Lineup & Schedule

Day 1: 20 June, 2019

Mountain

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Small House

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15:30

OPENING CEREMONY

Praia da Alagoa

17:00   |   60 Minutes

Natercia Luis

Workshop: Crystal Healing

Book 24h in advance

12:00 Surf, Madeira New Wave

14:00 Bodyboard, Madeira New Wave

Weather depending Paragliding

19:00   |   60 Minutes

Yoga for your back

18:00   |   60 Minutes

Air Yoga

  • PT – Português
  • EN – English
  • FR – Français
  • D – Deutsch

Day 2: 21 June, 2019

Centro Civico

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Small House

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Experience

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8:00   |   90 Minutes

Ashtanga Yoga

Book 24h in advance

10:30 – 13:30 Conscious Hiking 2h

11:00 – 13:00 Surfclass Surf Camp&School

Weather depending Paragliding

9:00   |   90 Minutes

Vijnana Yoga (Hatha)

11:30   |   60 Minutes

Natércia Luis

16:00   |   90 Minutes

Ashtanga Workshop

16:00   |   90 Minutes

Yoga for Beginners

14:00   |   90 Minutes

Cilene Lammertyn

Air Yoga

15:00   |   60 Minutes

Carlos Hernandez Flores

Workshop: Egyptian Yoga

18:00   |   90 Minutes

Sattva Yoga

  • PT – Português
  • EN – English
  • ES – Español
  • FR – Français

12:00   |   60 Minutes

Workshop Healthy Shakes by Gigi Sumos

19:00   |   60 Minutes

Yoga Dance / Mantras

20:00   |   60 Minutes

 Mantras & music

Day 3: 22 June, 2019

Centro Civico

Beach

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Small House

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Experience

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8:00   |   90 Minutes

Ashtanga Yoga

Book 24h in advance

10:30 – 16:30 Conscious hiking 5h

12:00/14:00 SUPYoga

Weather depending Paragliding

9:00   |   90 Minutes

Vinyasa Flow

10:00   |   45 Minutes

12:00   |   60 Minutes

Natasha Brás

16:00   |   90 Minutes

Ashtanga Workshop

16:00   |   90 Minutes

Yoga for Beginners

14:00   |   60 Minutes

Workshop Healthy Shakes by Gigi Sumos

15:00   –  17:00

Tiro com Arco da Madeira

Archery

17:00   |   60 Minutes

Nelson Gonçalves

  • PT – Português
  • EN – English
  • FR – Français

19:30

Mantras and Kundalini Dance

Praia da Alagoa

Day 4: 23 June, 2019

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Beach

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Small House

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Experience

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9:00   |   90 Minutes

Hatha Yoga

Book 24h in advance

Weather depending Paragliding

10:00   |   90 Minutes

Sattva Yoga

10:00   |   90 Minutes

11:30   |   45 Minutes

Yves Gautier

14:00   |   60 Minutes

Ana Spinola

15:00   |   60 Minutes6

Vinyasa flow

15:00   |   60 Minutes

Yoga for your back

14:00   |   45 Minutes

14:00 – 16:00

Games for families

free activity

17:00   |   90 Minutes

Ashtanga Yoga

17:00   |   60 Minutes

Nelson Gonçalves

  • PT – Português
  • EN – English
  • FR – Français
  • D – Deutsch

18:30

CLOSING CEREMONY

Meditation with Cristiano Pestana

Free activities

Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Workshops

EUR 10.00

     Kids Yoga   5.00/kid

 Family Yoga  15.00/family

Experiences, individually priced tickets

Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Workshops

1 Day Pass for 20 June: €25
1 Day Pass for 21/22/23 June: €40
3 Days Pass Yoga for Beginners: €30
4 Days Complete Pass: €140
Mindful Hiking 21 June: €20 / 22 June: €40
Surf 21 June: €40
SUPYoga 22 June: €25
Paragliding 22 June: €60
Surf & Bodyboard 23 June: €50

4 Days Yoga & Costa Linda

Make your own Yoga Retreat with 4 Days Pass giving access to all activities of Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and Workshops + 3 nights accommodation and breakfast at hotel Costa Linda, in the heart of Porto da Cruz and in front of the Ocean. The rooms are very well maintained, comfortable and offer all modern equipment.

  • Private room             EUR 240 – 370/person/3 nights + 4 days Festival
  • Double room            EUR 200 – 250/person/3 nights + 4 days Festival
  • Junior suite, 3 pers. EUR 210/person/3 nights + 4 days Festival

All rooms with bathroom and breakfast.

Find more information here

4 Days Yoga & Jaca Hostel

Make your Yoga Retreat with 4 Days Pass giving access to all classes of Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and Workshops + 3 nights accommodation at Jaca Hostel, Porto da Cruz.

  • 170/pers. Shared room (6 beds), shared wc
  • 185/pers. Shared double room (1 bed), private wc

Find more information here

Yoga Instructors

Bianca Oliveira

Michele Surya

Cilene Lammertyn

Emilie Mangoni

Valvanera Berenguer

Susana Barros

Elio Pires

Miliza Ceh

Eli de Deus

Cristiano Pestana

Carmen Prema

Event General Information

Accommodation

There are several options for accommodation within walking distance or close driving distance to Porto Da Cruz, Madeira. Please read our blog post with more information and a list of accommodation for the Yoga Madeira Festival!

Experiences

During the Yoga Festival, there will be workshops and experiences that include kid’s workshops, hiking, meditation, surf yoga, paragliding, and more. Please read our blog post with more information and costs for the event experiences.

Yoga Styles

Air Yoga

Air Yoga or Aerial Yoga is a type of yoga which uses a hammock or yoga swing to allow students to perform postures that they may not ordinarily be able to attempt on the yoga mat. It combines traditional yoga with moves inspired by pilates, dance and acrobatics.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga is a fast-paced, intense, flowing style of yoga founded by Pattabhi Jois in the 1960s. The exact same poses are performed in the exact same order. This rigorous style of yoga is physically very demanding because of the constant movement from one pose to the next, so this style of yoga is definitely not for the beginner. In Mysore, India, people gather to practice this form of yoga together at their own pace—if you see Mysore-led Ashtanga, it’s expected you know the series.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is a generic term that refers to any type of yoga that teaches physical postures. Hatha classes are a classic approach to breathing and exercises and are a great entry point to the practice for beginners.

Integral Yoga

Integral is a hatha style of yoga based on the ideas and principals of Sri Aurobindo who sought to give followers guidelines on how to improve their lives. Integrating mind, body, and spirit, classes also include pranayama, chanting, and meditation.

Kundalini Yoga

In this style it’s all about releasing the kundalini energy in your body said to be trapped, or coiled, in the lower spine. Kundalini classes really work your core and breathing with fast-moving, invigorating postures and breath exercises, with the purpose of freeing energy in the lower body and allowing it to move upwards through all the chakras. These classes are pretty intense and can involve chanting, mantra, and meditation.

Resonance Yoga

With Resonance Yoga, you will use your voice while doing Asana (Yoga postures). You will be singing Mantras, intuitive sounds and vowels, depending on the intention of the Asana. Sound and movement are combined to get a deeper connection with the body, to allow to let go what is not needed anymore and to feel a sensation of release.

Sattva Yoga

The Sattva Yoga practice is an integration of Hatha Yoga, meditation, prānāyāma (Yogic breathing), Kriya (repetitive movements), mantra, freedom movement, and transcendental wisdom.

Vijnana Yoga

Vijnana Yoga is the combination of Sitting (meditation), Pranayama (breathing), Asanas (postures) and Relaxation (integration) in addition to the practice of the Vayus (10 winds) and the Vital principles.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa was adapted from Ashtanga yoga in the 1980s. In Vinyasa classes, the movement is coordinated with your breath and movement to flow from one pose to another. Vinyasa styles can vary depending on the teacher, and there can be many different types of poses in different sequences.

Yoga Dance

Yoga Dance is a style of yoga that combines fluid movement with music into a yoga practice. Yogis will perform asanas in rhythm with music that can be as simple as the beat of a drum or a chant, or, they can be as complex as full band music or a recording.

Yoga for beginners

The module Introduction to Yoga is specially designed for beginners of all age and horizons to make their first experience with the central methods of yoga, which are physical postures and movement, breathing techniques and meditation.

Yoga for your back

A class with yoga poses that can help address both the symptoms and root causes of back pain. Helps to find flexibility and relieve back pain. Adapted to all age.

Festival Sponsors

Volunteering & Partnerships

Sponsors, partnerships, and volunteers are most welcome for our activities, particularly if you have experience with kids. Please send us an e-mail and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

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