ÁGORA

We are open!

On-site and Online classes
Updated schedule on Fitogram

Mysore, Ashtanga, Meditation,
Yin, Vinyasa, Pranayama
Workshops & Retreats
Email us to join at info@agora-lisboa.com
Be happy and well

ÁGORA

We are open!

On-site and Online classes
Updated schedule on Fitogram

Mysore, Ashtanga, Meditation,
Yin, Vinyasa, Pranayama
Workshops & Retreats
Email us to join at info@agora-lisboa.com
Be happy and well

ÁGORA

We are open!

On-site and Online classes
Updated schedule on Fitogram

Mysore, Ashtanga, Meditation,
Yin, Vinyasa, Pranayama
Workshops & Retreats
Email us to join at info@agora-lisboa.com
Be happy and well

Sign up for classes!

Welcome to ÁGORA…


Ágora Lisboa was born of a dream and aims to become a collective one.

The dream to create a different space, thought as a Yoga and Meditation studio that could allow for social and cultural exchange. Our wish is to create a space where practices for the body, the mind and the heart can merge. Where physical and meditative experiences can meet creative explorations. A place where people can gather and get to know each other in a bubble of simplicity, loving kindness and acceptance. Where healing can happen and self-transformation can unfold. Where thoughts, ideas and a community can take roots.

Our Yoga and Meditation Studio is located in the heart of Lisbon at Rua Rafael de Andrade 23, near Campo Mártires da Pátria and the metro station Intendente. Second Floor!

We developed an Ashtanga Mysore program in the mornings and Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga guided classes in the evenings and weekend. The other focus of Agora are the Meditation classes and Buddhist community. We organize both Yoga and Meditation retreats, workshops, community events, and invite international guest teachers.

We also host trainings and workshops given by local teachers, from Healing Arts, Massage and Bodywork.

Diane Brito is the Osteopath who has her office at Agora, you can book treatments with him on his website HERE.

At Agora, we also have a “Therapy Room” where therapists (massage therapist, osteopathy, acupuncture, etc) can give treatments, massage. You can ask us if you are interested to get an appointment, or if you wish to rent the space.

AGORA…
is Greek for « Open space assembly »


Nearly every city of ancient Greece had an agora when the classical period of Greek civilization began to flourish. Usually located near the center of town, the agora was easily accessible to every citizen. It was the heart of the city – where ordinary citizens bought and sold goods, politics were discussed and ideas were passed among great minds like Socrates, Aristotle and Plato. Some of the world’s most important ideas were born and perfected within the confines of the Athenian agora including, most importantly, the concept of democracy.

AGORA also means Now in Portuguese

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AGHORA…
in Sanskrit, is derived from the root word ghora


which means « darkness » and « fear ». A- ghora stands for the opposite, « illumination », « peace », « calmness ». Darkness represents ignorance, whereas knowledge brings forth light. The path of Aghora, which is also a school of Tantra, aims to eliminate the veil of ignorance.

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AGENDA

 
Upcoming events and retreats at the studio this year. Check out the events Below and click on “Read More” to get the full flyer

Yoga Teacher Training 2023/24

Agora 200H Yoga Teacher Training 2023/24

We are very happy to announce that Agora Yoga Teacher Training will be launched in the Fall 2023 !

Fill out the Google form under the link below to let us know of your interest and share with us with format would suit you best as we are still finalising the calendar and syllabus for the training.

Between 6 and 8 months to immerse into the study of Yoga, deepen your personal practice, learn how to transmit your passion and join a collective exploration of consciousness.

This training will focus on the system of Ashtanga Yoga and the 8 limbs of Patanjali Yoga Sutras : including the study and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, and Ethics.

It will also look into the great tools that other philosophy and traditions can bring to our understanding of Yoga in daily life (Ayurveda, Buddhist teachings, Tantric philosophy..)

Finally, the training will strongly emphasize teaching skills (pedagogy,  the ethics of teaching Yoga, use of verbal and hands-on adjustments) and invite you to develop inquiring skills, encouraging

us to think about our Yoga practice in the broader context of life choices, relationships, environment and society.

Sonia Ama will be collaborating with several other experienced Yogis and professionals to build a collective journey into the depths of Yoga – encouraging curiosity, dedication and self-inquiry as fundamental qualities for Yoga teachers and practitioners.

December Events

Urban Retreat (second edition) : Living Yoga, tools for your daily life

🍁Bring Yoga with you outside the mat as we greet automn🌟
On Saturday 10th December, Ada and Marion invite you to the second edition of their Urban Retreat. Join again or discover this full-day format, a unique opportunity to dig into the richness of Yoga, looking at how it can support our everyday life.
We will explore different Yoga practices, to move beyond postural Yoga // Open to all level.
Schedule :
⏰Morning 10h-13h :

✨opening circle, pranayama (breathing technics) and meditation.
✨introduction to the Mysore style practice : students will be encouraged to develop autonomy in their own practice, allowing for it to become part of the life, and support it.
🧘‍♂️Afternoon 14h-18h : discussion on how to create bridges between yoga practice and daily life, supported by yoga ethics and philosophy.
🤸A short asana Lab, to explore the link between the shape of the posture and the intention/ action of the pose.
To finish the day, a Yin practice and a guided yoga nidra will help us deeply relax and integrate the teaching of the workshop, until 18h.

🔥We look forward to share this journey with you !

The Price is 70€ for Agora members and 80€ for non members.
👉Book your spot on fitogram (click below)  or email info@agora-lisboa.com

Organic Dance

Friday 11th /18th Nov + 09th / 16th Dec

WHAT IS ORGANIC DANCE?

A guided dance session based on improvisation and natural movement.

It is intended to be a safe space with an open energy that allows and celebrates you to be you, no matter what.

We will gather for 4 sessions until the end of 2022: Nov 11 and 18 – Dec 9 and 16.

These 4 sessions are conceived as a journey where participants will explore different aspects and tools of human development through movement and expression.

Sense-Awareness Mind Awareness – Interconnectedness – Closing 2022 Dance 

Each session will represent a seed of exploration to be nurtured through art and creativity; each will be planted and watered in different ways – dance, vocalization, creative writing, dialogues…

Gong Bath and Sound Evening

December 17 18h-19h30

Our last Yin Yoga and Gong Bath Evening of 2022 will be on Saturday December 17  from 18h to 19h30

Join us for a yin yoga, sound and body experience with Gong and Tibetan Bowls.

This workshop will represent a journey of sound, vibration and deep&slow body movements, perfect for the end of your week.

We will be a team of 3 to accompany you on this journey into yourself.

The perfect opportunity to connect to yourself through vibrations, opening a new cycle on a musical note and setting your intentions in deep consciousness.

You can sign up on Fitogram – Click on the Button below

Price is 15 euros for Agora Members and 20 euros for non members

December Events

Soul Moves : Intuitive and Free Dance workshop

with Anna-Lena on Friday 2/12

SOUL MOVES is a practice to explore intuitive movement and free dance. You will receive impulses to explore different movement styles and the effect of different rhythms in your body, mind and soul. Sense how different movements affect you and how energies start to flow.

SOUL MOVES supports you to connect to deeper layers of body wisdom. Our body becomes a portal for self-expression, self-recognition and transformation.

Workshop price: 15€
Sign-up on Fitogram or write us at
info@agora-lisboa.com

Art & meditation workshop

With Utku and Luis - December 3rd

THE DHARMA THROUGH ART

In this 2.5 hour workshop we will introduce & study the metta bhavana (loving-kindness) meditation and explore its emotional dimensionS with different art materials.

Art will allow us to better understand our emotions (pleasant, unpleasant & Neutral) and to find ways of working with them creatively.

No special art skills are required, just the will to use colours, papers and other materials in a playful manner with the other participants.

Workshop led by Luis (meditation teacher) and utku (professional artist)

Click on the picture to download the flyer and ro read more

Christmas Break Planning

Special Yoga Classes Schedule between Dec 27 and January 4

with Tati Borga

Tati Borga will be giving some Yoga classes during the Christmas /New Year break for those of you staying in Lisbon during that time!

There will be Hatha Vinyasa, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and Guided Ashtanga 1-2 – Either at 18h or 19h30.

So the Shala won’t close for long this year, except between December 22 and 26 and then again December 30,31 and January 1st

Check Fitogram and sign up as you normally do for the classes during this period.

2023 Events

Chuck Miller 5-Day Intensive 2023

April 19-23

Chuck Miller will be back to Agora in April 2023 for the second time after his amazing intensive of 2022.

This time we asked him to stay for an extra day so we will have a 5-day intensive exploration into the practice of Ashtanga Yoga with him

Chuck is one of the most experienced Ashtanga teachers, and his approach will shift your views on Yoga practice, and not only…

Read the flyer to know more about the course and details by clicking on the button below

Google form link to sign up : https://forms.gle/4BwSAdEpbjpsE2Wj7

Early bird price available until January 31st 2023

2023 Retreats

Agora Annual Retreat - Colombia, Indigenous land near Parque Tayrona

December 9-16

Agora Annual Yoga and Meditation Retreat…December 9-16 2023 – Parque Tayrona – North of Colombia

Sonia Ama and Luis Salamanca are pleased to invite you for the second edition of the Agora Annual Yoga and Meditation Retreat.

This year, our destination will be a ancestral indigenous site located on the edge of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park where we had the chance to go for the first time in March 2020.

Envision this retreat as a self-exploration journey . Spots are limited. Click Below to access the full presentation of this retreat.

Retraite Yoga en France - Avec Sonia Ama

26-29 Mai 2023

Sonia Ama retourne au Dojo du Plessis, près d’Angoulême, pour enseigner une retraite de Yoga en français.

4 jours du 26 au 29 mai 2023 (possibilité d’arriver le jeudi 25).

Notez que le Lundi 29 sera férié pour la Pentecôte.

Les inscriptions sont ouvertes (soniaamayoga@gmail.com) – 15 places maximum – Cliquez ci-dessous pour voir le flyer

Every month

Women's Circles at Agora

Once a month - December 1st at 19h30

We are very happy to be resuming our Women’s circles at Agora ⭕️

Our next circle will be On Thursday December 1st at 19h30!

The circles are free and open to all, although we suggest that you can make a small donation to support Agora community and events, which will be used to support the next circles and community events we organize.

You can also bring some sweets or snacks/ tea to share with other women during our circle.

To join the WhatsApp group and get the link to register, email us at info@agora-lisboa.com

2022 Class schedule

Click below to access our updated schedule of classes and events and to sign up!

About Mysore Practice in the mornings (and one in the evening!)

If you have never practiced “Mysore-style” before, please contact us before your first visit : info@agora-lisboa.com

As a beginner in Ashtanga self-practice,  you can now join the our new Mysore style class on Thursdays 19h30-21h ! Best would be to attend a few guided Ashtanga classes for beginners beforehand (Tuesdays 18h-19h).

There are no Mysore practice in the mornings on moon days (Full moon and New Moon). If you wish to know about Ashtanga Yoga and Mysore-style classes, please go to the section of our site “About Practices”.

Classes & Cards Prices – Preços Pacotes de Aulas

Valid from December 1st 2022. If our prices do not match your financial situation, please come to a class to meet us and talk to us about it.

*Agora Generous Supporter: Price difference to support and develop Agora’s community, activities and special subsidized prices

Sign up for classes

All classes happening at the studio are updated on our online schedule Fitogram. Kindly book online all your class directly on Fitogram. Creating an account is very easy and you will have access to the schedule updated : click here. You can pay directly for your class or class pass at the studio, in cash. We do not accept credit card.

Sign up for Osteopathy Treatments with Diane Brito

Sessions are 50€ for Agora Members / 65 € for non members. You can check her availability and book an appointment with her on her website by clicking HERE.

Or contact Diane by phone or email to make an appointment  : 937 798 053 / dianebrito.osteopathe@gmail.com.

Rent our Yoga Space…

We rent our beautiful Yoga & Meditation Room for teachers and events organizers. It is very bright with wooden floors and filled with a peaceful energy.

You can rent it for a special event, workshop, training – for a few hours (minimum 2hours) or for few days during the time of the day when there are no Yoga or Meditation classes taking place in the space. We do not rent the room for regular classes.

We provide all the Yoga and Meditation material (yoga mats, blankets, bolsters, blocks, belts, cushions, zafus etc).

The Shala (Yoga Room) can host up to 17 yoga mats or 25 people if seated on meditation mats and cushions. The rental price is 25 euros per hour, with an additional 30 min charge (12,50€) for setting up and tidying up (minimum rental duration is 2 hours). Rental for the whole day is 150€ (including use of material, changing room, kitchen)

The Dojo (Meditation Room) can host up to 14 seated participants (or 6 yoga mats). Rental price 20 euros per hour, with an additional 30 min charge (10€) for setting up and tidying up (minimum rental duration is 2 hours).  A full day rental is 120€.

We also have full week-end options : 1)All day Saturday + Sunday for 400 euros (Shala) or 300 euros (Dojo) or 2) Half-day Saturday + Sunday (from 2pm) for 300 euros (Shala) or 200 euros (Dojo)

Please note that heating is not included and is available at an extra cost in the winter.

Send us a message

We are located in the heart of Lisbon at Rua Rafael de Andrade, 23 , 2nd floor, near the metro station Intendente.

If you did not find the answer you were looking for in our FAQ, you can write us at info@agora-lisboa.com or use the contact form below. For urgent issues, you can send us a WhatsApp : +351 937 798 055 (Luis) and +351 937 798 057 (Sonia).

We check your mails and messages during our working hours, and will reply to you as soon as possible. Please note that we do not have a secretariat. 

Note: for booking your class, please directly book online (and not via email) on the plateform Fitogram (read above).

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