In addition to offering weekly Hatha Classes, the Centro de Yoga de Braga offers weekly Hidden Language of Hatha and weekly Mantra chanting. In addition, we have a monthly session of Kundalini Yoga or Dream Yoga followed by Satsang.

We like to offer our students and yoga friends the opportunity to meet visiting teachers at our yoga centre or in our annual retreat each April as a way to expand their views and go deeper in their reflections. Visiting teachers from Yasodhara Ashram, and Yasodhara Yoga teachers from other European centres offer a variety of workshops that, from time to time, include Kundalini Yoga, Lifeseals, Dream Yoga and Music and Consciousness.






Classes, Mantra and Satsangs

Hatha Yoga Hidden Language Classes

Hidden Language Hatha Yoga takes the practice of Hatha Yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises. It is a gentle, meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor, symbolism, imagery and visualization, ‘hidden’ messages are revealed. Open to all levels.

When: 1st Thursdays of each month, 18h30 – 19h45

Where:  Centro de Yoga de Braga

Contact: Jovita


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Mantra Chanting for our Prayer List 

Chanting produces a series of psychological and spiritual effects while the concentration brings a deep sense of peace and joy. Through repetition of the mantra you can become like a magnet, attracting spiritual power and you may offer a prayer or chant mantra for healing others, as an expression of your sincere concern. Learn how to let the power of the mantra itself work as the healing force flows through you.

When: every Wednesdays, 18h15 – 18h30

Where:  Centro de Yoga de Braga

Contact:  Jovita +351938423986


Workshop Series – March to June 2024

Kundalini Yoga, approached with the method developed by Swami Radha, is a well-structured practice that leads to the expansion of consciousness and the development of the potential that resides untapped within each of us.

By reflecting on the images of the chakras and exploring the symbolism, elements, senses and mantras associated with them, we can clarify the mind and access intuition and inner wisdom, to understand and guide our lives.

When: 29th June (5th and 6th Chakras)

Times: 10:30 to 3:30, one hour break for lunch

Where:  Centro de Yoga de Braga

Cost: 30€. per session
Contact: visit   Or Jovita:  +351938423986



Jovita is the director of the Centro de Yoga de Braga, and has been teaching yoga since 1991. In 2010, Jovita took the Yoga Development Course and Hatha Yoga teacher certification at Yasodhara Ashram. She returned to Canada in 2013 to take the teacher certifications in Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Dream Yoga.  She has been returning to Yasodhara Ashram regularly since then to take recertification courses.

She now offers these classes at her studio in Braga and in nearby towns.

For class information visit   Or contact Jovita:  +351938423986


James has been a Yasodhara Yoga teacher since 2008, He leads a regular group, covering Swami Radha’s Kundalini Yoga for the West and Swami Radhananda’s Living the Practice.  He organises Yasodhara Yoga European Network online retreats which take place several times a year.
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Swami Sukhananda
is a resident and senior teacher at Yasodhara Ashram in BC, Canada, who was previously director of several Yoga Centres in England. Her connection with the Centro de Yoga de Braga, goes back many years – almost to the first opening of the centre. And she is a regular visitor to Braga whenever she returns to Europe on a teaching tour.

Speaking recently she commented on “the growth of students in Braga with a desire for the Light, and a willingness to reflect and speak courageously about their challenges and their victories. They open themselves up to self-enquiry and to possibilities for change.” Working with Swami Sukhananda is an opportunity to go deeper into your practices, to emerge shining with fresh insights and inspiration.


Recent Events and Workshops

James offered a beautiful Retreat Day at our Yoga Centre June 2024

We started with a HL class in the morning followed by a Reflection session in the afternoon that was followed by Satsang.
We experienced a very peaceful energy through the day, which helped each of us to  explore  its own Promise of the Heart.


Spring Retreat 2024


Still Mind, Peaceful Heart – with JaneCatherine Aldiss and Jovita Olivera – October 2023

“Nourishing ourselves on the inside of our very being helps us cope with the complexities and uncertainties of life. How can you make the best of your life…, especially in uncertain times?” Swami Sivananda Radha.


Spring Retreat 2023

Satsang – June 2018






Yoga Centre Anniversary Celebration – December 2017

Celebrating the anniversary of the opening of the Yoga Centre in 2004 with a review of what has been happening, joyful songs (Bhajans and Mantras), followed by a party with anniversary cake.





The Powers of the Chakras – Weekend Workshops with Swami Sukhananda – December 2017

We welcomed the return of Swami Sukhananda for a weekend of Yoga, exploration, intuition and Light.  Through our practices we explored ways we can awaken to inner wisdom, increase awareness and learn to live our lives more joyously and fully.








September 2017 Workshop with Elizabeth Taylor – Finding Balance in Daily Life

Life has many parts and many responsibilities – work, relationships, family, and information input – and taking care of yourself can be challenging. How do we keep ourselves balanced and centred when faced with life’s challenges?


Swami Sukhananda’s Visit – February 2017






  • Dreams Workshop
  • Conscious Living in Times of Change
  • Transitions


Dream Yoga – November 2016




Some experienced students and some new students explored Swami Radha’s Method of dreams analysis.



Swami Sukhananda’s Visit – December 2015

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