“Enjoy Prana Vinyasa as a movement meditation, a sequence of consciousness, the natural flow, the wild sublime.”

Classes timetable at Prana Vinyasa, Azores Yoga - Ponta Delgada
  • Monday
  • Vinyasa Flow
    (18:30 - 20:00)
  • Tuesday
  • Hatha Yoga
    (12:45 - 13:45)
  • Yoga beginners
    (17:45 - 18:45)
  • Hatha Yoga
    (19:00 - 20:15)
  • Wednesday
  • Vinyasa Flow
    (9:30 - 10:45)
  • Vinyasa Flow
    (18:30 - 20:00)
  • Qigong (Chi Kung)
    (20:15 - 21:30)
  • Thursday
  • Hatha Yoga
    (12:45 - 13:45)
  • Yoga beginners
    (17:45 - 18:45)
  • Hatha Yoga
    (19:00 - 20:15)
  • Friday
  • Kurunta Yoga
    (9:30 - 10:45)
  • Vinyasa Flow
    (18:30 - 20:00)

We open 15m before each class.

Please do not knock on the door while classes are in progress; wait until the end of the class not to disturb the relaxation of students.

Price: Drop in class 15€. Packs: 5 classes 50€ or 10 classes 90€.
You can drop-in any class and you don't need to book in advance, just arrive 15 minutes before.
Contact us for private or group classes
Hatha Yoga is the style of Yoga best known and practiced in the West. It aims to prepare the physical, energetic and subtle body for meditation or Dhyana, thereby opening the way to its ultimate purpose - liberation or Moksha.
Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga

It involves a broad system of psycho-physical postures; Techniques of control and expansion of vital energy through breathing; Internal purification; Deep relaxation and concentration. By focusing the mind on the body, synchronizing movement with breathing deepens the inner consciousness, stimulating the whole organism.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa is a dynamic form of Hatha Yoga, which gives a particular importance to the transition between postures or asanas, creating a continuous flow in which the synchronism of movement with the breath is fundamental, which translates into an active meditation. It promotes fluidity, strength, lightness, tranquility, and greater clarity.

Hatha Yoga - Iniciantes

Yoga beginners

Suitable for people who are starting the path of Yoga, allowing a special attention to the basic but fundamental aspects of Hatha Yoga. The focus of these classes is the permanence in the postures as an essential platform for the awareness of the body and the breathing.

Kurunta Yoga

Kurunta Yoga

(Yoga with the support of wall ropes)
Yoga practice with the help of ropes, which are fixed to the wall, enables more space and freedom in the joints, lengthens the spine and strengthens the whole body. It brings greater understanding of alignment and makes inversions and backbends more accessible; intense and deep stretches can be performed safely.

Aulas Particulares Yoga

Private Classes

(single or groups)
Suitable for people whose specificities does not allow them to attend group classes, and for all those who wish to deepen their personal practice and knowledge about Yoga. In these classes a specific learning program is designed, which takes into account the abilities and objectives of the student or group.

Qigong - Chi Kung


 +info: qigong.pedrodinis.net 

Qigong (Chi Kung) - the "Chinese Yoga" is a millenarian practice for the Life Energy cultivation that originated from China. These movements coordinated with the breath, develop a meditative mind, intensify the flow of energy, benefit the internal organs and whole body.


Workshop CHI KUNG
(Qigong) Ba Duan Jin

with: Pedro Dinis
1. - Sunday 24 February (10am - 13h)
2. - Sunday 31 March (10am - 13h)
3. - Sunday 28 April (10am - 13h)
25€ per Module or 60€ full Workshop
Prana Vinyasa - Ponta Delgada

This Chi Kung (Qigong) workshop introduces the "eight pieces of brocade" - Ba Duan Jin - a traditional Chinese form originating in the Shaolin temple by the Indian monk Bodhidharma, in the sixth century AD.

It is a form composed of eight sets of movements coordinated with the breath, which with correct alignment of the body, intensify the flow of energy along the meridians (energy channels), directly benefit the internal organs, strengthen the immune system and tone everything the body.

The workshop consists of 3 modules (1 Sunday per month) + a final session in nature.

The Qigong regular classes (Wednesdays at 8:15 pm) will complement this workshop, allowing to deepen the pratice learned in each module.

Sunday 24 February (10am - 13am)

Introduction to Qigong and the Ba Duan Jin

Warm up and joint mobilization

5 sequences of Ba Duan Jin


Sunday 31 March (10am - 13am)

Required: 1st module or 2 regular classes.

Sitting Qigong - Meditation

Self-massage and joint mobilization

Wu Ji and natural breathing

5th Ba Duan Jin sequence

Qigong Brush - Energy cleansing

Sunday 28 April (10am - 13am)

Required: 2nd module or 4 regular classes.

Sitting Qigong - Meditation

Self-massage and joint mobilization

Review learned Ba Duan Jin sequences

Remaning Ba Duan Jin sequences

Qigong Brush - Energy cleansing

+info: qigong.pedrodinis.net

Workshop ASHTANGA Yoga
Yoga and Meditation - Understanding the Practice

with: Joana Cadete
16, 17 March 2019
35€ per session, or 85€ full workshop.
Prana Vinyasa - Ponta Delgada

An inspiring weekend to dedicate and take care of ourselves.
An inner journey, an encounter with our deepest self, the essence of peace and happiness.

We are we going to practice asanas, the postures of Yoga, prāṇāyāma (techniques of breathing and expansion of vital energy), yoganidrā (deep relaxation) and meditation.

We will also have moments of explanation of the fundamentals of the practice of aṣṭāṅga yoga, and in particular of meditation, questions and answers, sharing experiences, advice, etc.

This workshop open to any student, even with little practice time and to anyone who is interested in deepening their knowledge and practical experience in Yoga. Practitioners of all Yoga traditions are welcome.

Program & Price:
Saturday, 16 March

9:00 - 12:00 - 1st session.
14:00 - 18:00 - 2nd session.
(with tea break and questions and answers)

Sunday, 17 March

9:00 - 13:00 - 3rd session.
(with tea break)

35€ per session, or 85€ full workshop (3 sessions).

About Joana Cadete:

Joana Cadete started to practice Yoga in 1995 with Carlos Rui, from the Centro Português de Yoga, and Ashtanga Yoga in 2000 with Tomás Zorzo and Camino Diez, style for which she completely fell in love immediately, and ever since became her personal practice, always under the supervision of her sweet teacher Tomás Zorzo.

Fom 2003 to 2008 she had the privilege of attending annually, for long periods of time, the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore, India, to study directly with the source - Sri K. Patabhi Jois and Sharath, and from that date until today she has been deepening her studies of Yoga, Vedanta and Sanskrit with Swami Dayananda (India), Professor Gloria Arieira, Tomás Zorzo, Pedro Kupfer and Miguel Homem.

Since 2000 she is dedicated to teaching, namely Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yoga for Pregnancy, Yoga for Children and Teenagers, Yoga Philosophy and Vedanta, conducts workshops and retreats, and organize various events with international teachers.
She also visits and conducts courses periodically in the Azores archipelago, where she founded this yoga studio, the first of the region in 2004, and maintains deep bonds of friendship with her students.

More info: https://www.ericeirayoga.com/teachers.html

Workshops & Retreats

Workshops are an excellent opportunity to open up to learning with different teachers and to deepen our practice and knowledge of Yoga with longer classes and without the pressure of day-to-day schedules.

In the context of a retreat this experience is even more intense because they are residential, everything is carefully planned to facilitate a deeper plunge into ourselves, namely healthy food, the timetable and type of activities, not forgetting the time to share experiences.

The islands of the Azores, due to the diverse landscape and exuberant nature, is a privileged place for us to feel immersed in the 5 elements. Practicioners can enjoy the volcanic hot baths, which have enormous therapeutic properties and leave us totally relaxed, the pedestrian paths, the sea (whale watching and swimming with Dolphins) or simply the sandy beaches or natural pools in the sea. Workshops and retreats is a great chance to combine vacations with Yoga.

About us - OM

About us

Prana Vinyasa - Azores Yoga- Ponta Delgada

Azores YOGA - Prana Vinyasa

Founded in 2004 under the name "Casa Vinyasa", it was the first space totally dedicated to the practice of Yoga in Ponta Delgada and throughout the archipelago.

It was born from the aspiration of two dedicated practitioners, Joana Cadete and Paulo Andrade, who continue to periodically present us with their experience and deep knowledge through intensive classes, workshops and retreats.

Currently, under the direction of Alexandra Afonso, the Yoga Studio - Prana Vinyasa - Azores, keeps alive this ancient tradition and it is a huge privilege to follow the practitioners in their journey.

“May this practice awaken your roots, open your instinctual body, find your sacred place in the present moment. Move like a flowing river, let your breath be your teacher.”

Alexandra Afonso

Alexandra Afonso

Yoga has been present in my life from a very early age. I started by practicing alone through a book, and I had a hard time finding a teacher and a method with which I could identify myself. It was much later in 2000, while living in Paris, that I found Ashtanga Yoga with Caroline Bollinger. Upon returning to Lisbon, I continued to practice, first Ashtanga Yoga with Isa Guitana, and then Dynamic Hatha Yoga with Professor Carlos Rui Ferreira with whom I took the 3-year Instructor Course of the Portuguese Yoga Center, having been certified in 2011.

I also certified with the 200 hours Yoga Instructor Course at Yoga Alliance UK with Marco Peralta. And the Unnata Aerial Yoga Instructor Course, with Montze Lominchar.

I started teaching Dynamic Yoga in 2010 and Aerial Yoga in 2013. In recent years I gave two Dynamic Hatha Yoga Practical Courses and a Personal Practice Development Course.

I think that the search for knowledge, personal development and the expansion of consciousness, is a project of life that has no end. And from this point of view, I participate regularly in courses, workshops and retreats, highlighting: Development of Personal Practice, Introduction to Meditation, and Pranayama, with Carlos Rui Ferreira; Ashtanga Yoga, with Tomás Zorzo; Vinyasa Flow with Fleur Van Hille; Satva Yoga, with Gustavo Ponce; Vedanta, with Joana Cadete and Swami Suddhananda; Vipassana meditation; and Zazen Meditation, with Zen Master Barbara Kosen.


We are in the center of Ponta Delgada

Map - Açores YOGA - Prana Vinyasa, Ponta Delgada

Açores YOGA - Prana Vinyasa - Ponta Delgada

Rua de Pedro Homem, nº 49, 1º andar
9500-099 Ponta Delgada, S. Miguel - Açores

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