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.

2022 Class schedule

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

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

10% off all passes for students and unemployed.

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

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.

AGENDA 2023

Upcoming events, workshops and retreats at the studio are listed here by month. You can find detailed information by clicking on the Read More button under each event.

You can also download Agora programmation 2023 for Yoga and Meditation Retreats, Special Guests Workshops and Trainings by clicking on the button below. 

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 ! The full brochure is now available, click on the button below to read more !

The course will extend over 6 to 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’s Yoga Sutras, and include study of 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, Yoga 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, encouragingus 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.

Interested ? Want to know more ? Please fill up the form : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QEB_DelEPKxNETpPovJOekq1Ufx43clS9z-rcqXocsQ/edit

January Events

Saturdays 2h Power Vinyasa Labs

Jan 21,28, Feb 4 and 11

Power Vinyasa Labs 4-week series with Sonia and Ada on Saturdays from 11h30 to 13h30 (21,28 January and 4,11 February)

A series of 4x 2h Vinyasa Practices built for intermediate and experienced Yoga practitioners

Explore deeper body strength and flexibility, build up advanced Yoga poses in a safe and step-by-step approach

You can sign up on Fitogram

Price is 20 euros for Agora Members or 2 credit on your 10 class pass / 25 eu for non-members

February Events

Organic Dance Series - On Metta

February 10 and March 17

With Carolina Carloto

Inspired in the ancient buddhist meditation: METTA – ‘loving kindness’. these sessions constitute an artistic practice of kindness and connection with the self to then be expanded and shared with others. we move towards exploring compassion through intuitive dancing, looking deeper at our bodies, feelings, perceptions and mental formations

Investment : 11 euros per session or 1 credit on your 10-credit pass

You can sign up on Fitogram clicking on the links below

February 10 session: https://share.fitogram.pro/agora-lisboa?w=/event/0e6dbc1a-6507-4528-b8a6-897c34f2f892

March 17 : https://share.fitogram.pro/agora-lisboa?w=/event/db6f9d91-29ce-40a1-afb9-bd9a62958feb

March Events

Week-end Meditation Retreat - The Taste of Freedom. Alentejo, Portugal

March 2-5

Thursday 02nd March until Sunday 05th March. With Luis Salamanca and Sugarbha (member of Triratna)

Although we long for a wholehearted and genuine life, entangled in habits, we often act from the surface of appearances. For those practicing the Buddhist Path the point is to free oneself from whatever keeps one trapped in a mundane cycle. But how do we do that, and what does real freedom mean?

In this retreat we will identify the fetters that restrain us and the ways of enjoying a deeper sense of freedom in our lives. 

“The Ocean has the taste of salt, just as the Dharma has the taste of Freedom”

Spots are limited. Click Below to access the full presentation of this retreat and follow this link to register : https://forms.gle/Rj2XjrM3JUnVVfQW6

April Events

Sound Therapy - A Path for Growth

April 2 from 15h to 19h with David Minguillón

Sound Therapy and Sound Bath Event with special guest David Minguillón.

In this afternoon session we will explore the 5 Buddhist Principles (kindness, generosity, contentment, truthfulness and awareness) to develop our potential as human beings. We will do this through meditation, mouvement and sound, using a variety of instruments such as Tibetan bowls, the gong, bansuri, guitar, voices, etc…

The session will be an opportunity to release energy and emotional blockages and to reflect on human development as a path to be unveiled with our daily actions and attitudes.

We will finish with a full and interactive sound bath to assimilate all the elements introduced during the afternoon.

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

May Events

4-Day Meditation Retreat in Alentejo

The Wheel of Life

A 4-day retreat led by Luis Salamanca, in Fonte das Perdizes, Alentejo

The Wheel of Life is a Tibetan visual description of how we go through life with a reactive type of mind.

We are imprisoned within a castle of habitual reactions and ways of thinking.

They seem apparently interesting and full of treasures to find. Yet, we are trapped.

During this retreat we will explore the different chambers of our mental castle and – most importantly – we will reflect on ways to find the door that leads us out of the castle, to freedom.

booking: https://forms.gle/e7kmjNNqVMTiGjra7

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. Encore 4 places disponibles!

Cliquez ci-dessous pour voir le flyer

December Events

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.

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

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 ( weekdays: between 10am and 5:30pm (and 10pm on Fridays) and from 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays, until 10pm). We also have a option with no time limit in the week-end. We do not rent the room for regular classes. Kindly check the prices below :

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

The Shala (Yoga Room). It can host up to 17 yoga mats or 25 people if seated on meditation mats and cushions. Prices are below:
– Per hour : 25€ / hour +30mins for set up/tidying-up
– Per day :Option 1) 8 hours rental max, outside of classes hours: 150€   |  Option 2) Boooking all day with no time limit and privatisation of room on Saturday and Sundayy:  220€
– Full Week-end booking: 400€

The Dojo (Meditation Room). It can host up to 14 seated participants (or 6 yoga mats). Prices are below:

– Per hour : 20€ / hour +30mins for set up/tidying-up
– Per day : Option 1) 8 hours rental max, outside of classes hours: 120€   |  Option 2) Boooking all day with no time limit and privatisation of room on Saturday and Sunday:  170€
– Full Week-end booking: 300€

Please note that heating is not included and is available at an extra cost in the winter, for events of 2hours or more. Prices are : 1€ per hour. Full day : 7€. Full week-end : 14€

Deposit : to secure your booking, we ask for a nun-refundable deposit of 30% of the value of the rental, with a minimum amount of 20€.

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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.

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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