Yoga in Madeira, Portugal

Ananda Marga Yoga Center started its activities in Madeira island on September 2004 and since then more than a thousand people have participated and benefited from it’s main activity offered to the public: a Yoga Course where the purpose is to inspire people into learning and adopting Yoga practices such as Meditation and Ásanas in their lifestyle. This Course is structured in Modules with 8 classes each, where the students learn not only the most widely known Yoga exercise – ásanas – but also basic techniques of meditation that are life changing, as well as some Yoga practices unique to Ananda Marga like Kaoshikii and Self-massage. Prof. David Aveiro, in parallel to his academic career in the local University, has been coordinating this project since its inception, now accompanied by Prof. Marina Fonseca, from Brazil, with almost 20 years of experience in teaching Yoga. The testimonies found in their website ( testify that the benefits of a Yogic lifestyle like concentration, peace of mind, serenity, etc. are systematically obtained with practice, just like many scientific studies point to also.