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Embodied Flow™ Yin Yoga | ERICEIRA, PORTUGAL

  • Sandhi House 14 Largo Santa Marta Ericeira, Lisboa, 2655-357 Portugal (map)


This immersion qualifies for 50 YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program) hours. With homework and online study it qualifies for 100 YACEP hours total.

Embodied Flow™ Yin Yoga is a gentle, integrative practice that creates a sacred space where time expands and slows down, allowing you to find your deepest sense of self. This approach combines a unique blend of yin poses, guided imagery, experiential anatomy, movement meditation, five elements of Chinese medicine, breath work, mantra and mind-body medicine practices.

Embodied Flow™ Yin Yoga recognizes that the way we care for ourselves, others, and the environment is interrelated. Through developing awareness and loving kindness on and off the mat, we gain a felt sense of this “interrelatedness” (yoga) and can become a more fully inhabited embodied being. In this tradition, becoming embodied is a process of returning to our innate sense of well-being where the richness and subtleties of life are deeply experienced. In this way, a life fully felt is a live fully lived.


With homework and online study you will qualify for 100 YACEP continuing education hours (please see requirements in Program Certification section below), and without homework 50 YACEP hours.

In this training we will explore and learn:

  • Yin poses (basic poses and variations)

  • Therapeutic applications of Embodied Flow™ Yin Yoga including: biomechanics, mind-body medicine, bodywork, energy medicine, emotional processing, and trauma informed approaches

  • Foundations of traditional Chinese medicine: meridians, the five elements

  • Learn the processes of safely touching into unprocessed energy and emotions and mobilize/ express them through the container of Embodied Flow Yin

  • Introduction to Embodied Flow™ principles and methodology

  • Facilitation skills in exploring Eastern and Western experiential anatomy

  • How to hold space for deep discovery and processing

  • Using props in a unique way to offer modifications that can help support each student's needs

  • Advanced observation and hands-on assisting skills

  • Integration of Tantric and Buddhist philosophy with yin yoga

  • How to create guided meditation that enhances the yin state of receptiveness, acceptance, compassion, intuition, and an individual’s capacity to self-heal

  • How to create sacred spaces through rituals

  • How to facilitate dynamic classes with yin yoga sequences, mantra, and movement meditations

 Daily Schedule

  • 07:30 - 10:00 Morning meditation and practice

  • 10:00 - 10:15 Break

  • 10:15 - 12:30 Lab 1

  • 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

  • 1:30 - 4:00 Lab 2

  • 4:00 - 6:30 Asana lab, practice and integration

* Please note that the daily schedule and curriculum is subject to change depending on the needs of the group.

Who is it for?

Anyone interested in deepening their personal studies and/or for starting to teach yin yoga with confidence and care in the Embodied Flow™ methodology.

Program Certification

After completing this 50 hour immersion, you can complete an additional 50 hours for the full 100 hour certification and call your classes Embodied Flow ™ Yin Elements. 

Within 1 year of completing the 50 hour Embodied Flow™ Yin Immersion:

  • Read Sensitive Chaos and Between Heaven and Earth and write a 5 page paper on your integration and embodiment of those two books in your yin yoga practice and teaching. 

  • Complete 10 class reports of a yin yoga class in the style of Embodied Flow.

  • Film and send in 1 video of a 60-90 minute Yin class demonstrating teaching core concepts of Embodied Flow™ Yin for review and approval. 

  • Submit your $150 Video Submission Fee.

Upon successful completion of the requirements:

  • Upon signing the Embodied Flow™ Yin Elements Teacher agreement and submitting a $150 admin fee, facilitators can call themselves an Embodied Flow™ Yin Elements Teacher and name their classes Embodied Flow™ Yin Elements on all printed and digital mediums.

  • Facilitators will be listed on the Embodied Flow™ website under Embodied Flow™ Yin Elements Teachers

Please submit all material at one time, upon completion. Please send reports, essay and link to your video to At that point you can also arrange payment for the $300 administrative and video submission fees.


Sandhi House

Largo de Santa Marta Ericeira 14b, Portugal


Ericeira is a fishing village 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Lisbon, 25 km (16 miles) from Sintra. and 10 km (6 miles) from Mafra. It has the Atlantic Ocean as an eternal companion. 

Ericeira has a very cozy city center; the harmony of the "old village" with its narrow cobblestone streets, characteristic housing, singular monuments, the sea, the fishing, the cuisine -with seafood at number 1- the bold Atlantic views and the multiplicity of cultural programming interlace here in a grand way to welcome its visitors.  Ericeira offers a diverse variety of restaurants and terraces, both in the center as at the beach side, which makes it an ideal place to sit down for a coffee and enjoy the local pastries, or to go out for a lunch or dinner in one of the local restaurants. Beside of this, our Sandhi House offers free healthy breakfasts for her guests and delicious lunches and dinners on request!

Within walking distance from Ericeira center, you will find bigger supermarkets like Intermarché, Aldi, Lidl and Continente. 

Ericeira, located where the high cliffs of the rocky coast meet the Atlantic Ocean, it is Europe’s first World Surfing Reserve and is famous for its beautiful beaches. You can come along on one of the stunning cliff walks, starting just around the corner and of course we highly recommend you to take (some) surf class(es) once you are here.

Lodging & Meals

*Rooms in the area are limited, so we highly suggested staying on site.     

50 Euro per person, per night

Prices Include:

  • Lodging in double rooms

  • Breakfast

  • Cleaning of rooms, twice a week

  • Towel change & linens

Meals by Request:

Lunch - 15 euro per person

Dinner - 20 euro per person



  • Yogurt

  • Variety of fruits

  • Nuts

  • Homemade granola

  • Juices

  • Coffee

  • Tea

Lunch (with generous portions)

  • Vegetable soups

  • Salads

  • Bread

  • Hummus

  • Eggs


  • 3 Courses: starter, main course and dessert

    Lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables

    Special menus include fish and meat on request

*Deposit of 10% to be payed within 14 days from booking date (non-refundable).

*Full payment must be made at least 14 days before arrival.


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Dr. Scott Lyons is dedicated to teaching embodiment as a way of exploring human development, healing, growth and transformation. His deep passion is to integrate somatic practices, transpersonal inquiry and scholarly research into the creative and healing arts.

Scott is a Clinical Psychologist and Mind-Body Medicine practitioner who specializes in therapies for infants, youth and adults. He is a Certified Body-Mind Centering™ Teacher and Practitioner, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, Visceral Manipulation Therapist, Neuro-Developmental Therapist, Infant Developmental Movement Educator, Registered Movement Therapist and Educator, Trauma Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Thai Massage Practitioner, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based Executive Coach, Experiential Anatomy/ Developmental Movement and Yoga Practitioner, and a 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Additionally he holds a BFA in Theater/Psychology,  MFA in Dance/Choreography,  MS in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Mind-Body Medicine.

Scott is the co-creator of Embodied Flow™ and has had the privilege of teaching Embodied Flow™ and Body-Mind Centering™ workshops and trainings throughout the United States, Europe, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He was an adjunct professor at New York University from 2007-2010 where he co-taught the Viewpoints Studio with Mary Overlie. As an artist, Scott’s work has been performed at BAM, Symphony Space, Dance New Amsterdam as well as theaters throughout the United States and Europe.

Foundational to Scott’s teaching is the principle that we can, through intention, expand our capacity to meet and be met.  In this way, we can offer the profound gift to our self, others and the environment of being heard, seen, and feeling felt at a cellular level.

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Satu Tuomela (ERYT500, Reiki master, Embodied Flow™ and Yin yoga facilitator) is one of the most influential and respected teachers in Scandinavia and has a big and loving Kula around the world.

Satu has been teaching for over 15 years and is known for her unique and authentic transmission. She charms with her intuitive instructions, goddess vibe, humor, loving adjustments, Reiki and clear understanding of human body and how every body is unique.

Satu has a background in dancing (ballet) and basketball. She fell in love with yoga in her teens and started teaching almost immediately. 

Satu has studied two different 200 hr trainings in vinyasa flow and Hatha, she is immersed in Anusara yoga, continued also with two advanced trainings (300 hr), the latest with her main teachers Scott Lyons and Tara Judelle, and has studied and taught yin yoga since 2007.

Satu has been facilitating trainings since 2010 and has had the privilege to teach and offer workshops, retreats, trainings and classes around the world from Hawaii to Bali. She mainly teaches in Europe and is based in Stockholm.

Satu is currently studying devotional contemplative tantra with Sally Kempton, as well as shamanism. She will also become a movement therapist in 2018. Satu is a Kali devotee and honors her daily sadhana with passion. 


Early Bird (if paid in full by Aug 15, 2019): 1100 €

Early Bird (if paid in two segments of 500 € deposit + balance by Aug 15, 2019): 1225 €

Full Price: 1400 €

*Please follow the registration link below to apply for this training. Instructions for how to submit your course payment will follow.