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: Mondays, 18h30 – 19h45

Where:  Centro de Yoga de Braga

Contact: Jovita: +351938423986


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, 19h45 – 20h15

Where:  Centro de Yoga de Braga

Contact: Jovita:  +351938423986


Swami Sukhananda’s Visit to Braga – 22-23 February 2020
We extend a warm welcome to Swami Sukhananda who, for many years, has been returning to Braga from her home in the west of Canada to share her experience and insights.

Her holistic approach involves no blocks or ropes, just a mat and a journal. It is gentle yet profound and so complete it will help you gain flexibility, relax, increase awareness and focus and find increased peace of mind as you grow towards the Light of self-discovery.

Sign up for one or both workshops to deepen your practice, nourish your heart, and refine your goals.

A discount is available if you sign up for both.


Visita de Swami Sukhananda a Braga – 22-23 Fevereiro 2020

Vamos acolher de novo e calorosamente a Swami Sukhananda que, há muitos anos, tem retornado a Braga desde a sua casa no oeste do Canadá para compartilhar as suas experiência e visões.

A sua abordagem holística não envolve blocos ou cordas, apenas um tapete e um diário. O Yoga que ela propõe é suave, mas profundo e tão completo que irá ajudá-lo a ganhar flexibilidade, relaxar, aumentar a consciência e o foco e encontrar maior paz de espírito à medida que for crescendo para a Luz da autodescoberta.

Inscreva-se em um ou em ambos os workshops para aprofundar a sua prática, nutrir o seu coração e refinar os seus objetivos.

Haverá um desconto se se inscrever nos dois workshops.


My Body as a Temple – Saturday 22 February 2020
Connect with your body as a sacred space and listen to its messages. You will create a map of your body, discover the power of Yoga asanas, and absorb the healing benefits of deep relaxation. Learn to honour and respect your body as a temple.
This nourishing day of self-inquiry is a safe place for exploring and translating your insights into practical clear directions. Experience your body as the vehicle for your spiritual growth, well-being and ease of body and mind.
Bring a journal and a pen.


When: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm, Saturday, 22 February 2020

Cost:  55€ for one day (25€ deposit)

Where: Centro de Yoga de Braga

Contact: Jovita: +351938423986

O meu Corpo como um Templo – Sábado, 22 Fevereiro 2020

Conecte-se com o seu corpo como um espaço sagrado e ouça as suas mensagens. Você irá criar um mapa do seu corpo, descobrir o poder das posturas de Yoga, e absorver os benefícios curadores do relaxamento profundo. Aprender a honrar e respeitar o seu corpo como um templo.

Este dia enriquecedor e de autoquestionamento é um espaço seguro para explorar e traduzir os seus flashes de inspiração em direções práticas e claras. Tome consciência do seu corpo como um veículo para o seu crescimento espiritual, bem-estar e tranquilidade do corpo e da mente.

Quando: 10.00 – 16.00, Domingo, 22 Fevereiro

Custo:  55€ para um dia (25€ de inscrição) com almoço e chás incluídos.

Onde: Centro de Yoga de Braga

Contacto: Jovita: +351938423986


Exploring and Integrating our Opposites – Sunday 23 February 2020

We bring balance into our bodies by stretching to the right and to the left in Hatha Yoga poses. In Kundalini Yoga we speak of Siva and Sakti – the two underlying energies that pervade the universe. In this workshop you will explore the opposites within yourself through asanas, mantra, reflection and meditation. Increasing awareness of the interplay of these polarities can help you refine choices in your daily life.

Bring you journal and a pen

When: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, Sunday, 23 February

Cost:  55€ for one day (25€ deposit)

Where: Centro de Yoga de Braga

Contact: Jovita: +351938423986

Explorando e Integrando os nossos Opostos – Domingo, 23 Fevereiro 2020

Nós trazemos equilíbrio aos nossos corpos com alongamentos à direita e à esquerda nas posturas de HathaYoga.  No Kundalini Yoga falamos de Siva e Shakti – as duas energias subjacentes que permeiam todo o universo. Neste workshop você irá explorar os opostos dentro de si mesmo por meio de posturas, mantra, reflexão e meditação.  Ao aumentar a consciência da interação destas polaridades, será ajudado a refinar as escolhas a fazer na vida do seu dia a dia.

Traga um caderno de notas e uma caneta.

Quando: 10.00 – 16.00, Domingo, 23 Fevereiro

Custo:  55€ para um dia (25€ de inscrição) com almoço e chás incluídos.

Onde: Centro de Yoga de Braga

Contacto: Jovita: +351938423986


Preço especial se fizer os dois workshops: 90€ para os dois dias (40€ de inscrição). 

Discount for both workshops: 90€ for the two days (40€ deposit). 


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Spring Yoga Retreat and Festival – 30 April – 3 May 2020

The Braga Annual Spring Retreat and Yoga Festival includes a programme of teachers from the Braga Yoga Centre and some from England collaborating. This is a highly successful and popular event in our diary.

Click here for more details.

Where: Convento de Avessadas  (Marco de Canavezes)

Contact: Jovita: +351938423986


Centro de Yoga de Braga – Celebrating its 16th Anniversary – Tuesday, 1 December 2020

This picture shows Swamis Radhananda and Sukhananda who joined us from Yasodhara Ashram for the anniversary celebration, way back in December 2009.

This winter we celebrate sixteen years of Yoga in central Braga. Join us for Yoga, Light and refreshments.

Contact: Jovita: +351938423986


The practice of Yoga means to transform yourself from a sleepwalker to a person who is wide awake and responsive to the needs of others.                                 (Swami Radha, Kundalini Yoga for the West)


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


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

15th Anniversary of the Centre and a Workshop, Deselvolver Awareness through Yoga with Jovita – 1 December 2019






Yoga of Healing with Devani, July 2020







The Chakras and the Senses, June 2019

“An amazing experience last Saturday.” Jovita

A Yoga Day: During the morning, Lídia (Hatha, Yoga Nidra and Meditation) and Antonio (Yamas and Nyamas) took care of the sessions. AI guided tour with 12 people exploring the 5 senses and corresponding chakras.



Kundalini Yoga and Satsang, March 2019

Kundalini Yoga can help you to draw on your inner wisdom draw and move forward, whatever the situation. Class followed by satsang, an uplifting and joyful time of mantra, meditation and song.

Yoga na Primavera, April 2019








A Weekend with Swami Sukhananda – February 2019 

Kundalini Yoga is the path to freedom and quite often misunderstood in the west. The 7 chakras or energy wheels. These respond to our experiences and allow us to direct our energy to create our life. How do you want to direct this energy? What is possible?

Stilling the Mind Workshop






Symbolism, the Mind’s Powers and the Mantras of the Cakras







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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