Iyengar Yoga in Madeira
Iyengar Yoga in Madeira


Yogaflow offers Iyengar Yoga in Madeira, Portugal. Our Yoga classes are taught in private, one-on-one or in small groups to focus on individual attention. Scroll down to see details about our PRIVATE YOGA and GROUP YOGA classes and RATES below.

Iyengar Yoga is focused on outer physical alignment to awaken subtle inner intelligence. The practice is guided by precise verbal cues to inspire conscious integration between body, mind and breath. Dynamic and restorative aspects of Yoga are balanced. Props are used to enhance alignment receptivity and to hold postures for longer, which allows optimum benefit to health.

Yoga teacher, Melanie de Villiers, recently immigrated from Cape Town, South Africa to Madeira, Portugal. Melanie is an internationally certified Iyengar Yoga teacher through Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute  and an internationally registered Vinyasa Yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance.

Iyengar Yoga in Madeira
Iyengar Yoga in Madeira

Yoga Class

Private Yoga

Private Yoga classes are taught as traditionally intended, one on one, with intimate personal attention and guidance. Perfect for busy professionals, discerning seasoned practitioners, raw beginners, anyone suffering from mild ailments or inspired individuals whom enjoy convenience. Each Yoga class is designed with a clear intention to suit your specific needs. Your goals are considered and the practice is adjusted to your disposition at any given moment. The style is Iyengar Yoga. You can choose to enjoy your Yoga practice at your own space or at our studio or online via Zoom. 

Your Home

You have the luxury to enjoy private Yoga in the comfort of your own home, hotel or office anywhere in and around Funchal. We travel to you. Yoga mats and props are supplied.

Private Yoga Space

You are welcome to book your private Yoga class at our fully equipped Yoga space in Ajuda, Sâo Martinho. Kindly note this is not a commercial Yoga studio, please make a booking.

See CONTACT page for address and map.

Online Yoga

You have the option to keep up your private Yoga practice at your own space from anywhere in the world. See ONLINE page for more about Yoga on Zoom.


Book a time that suits your schedule.


See RATES page for prices.

Group Yoga

General group Yoga classes are taught in a small, intimate setting with the potential for individual attention and adjustment. Suitable for experienced beginners and intermediate students. Yoga mats and props are supplied if required. The style is Iyengar Yoga. You can choose to enjoy your Yoga practice at our studio or online via Zoom.

Yoga Studio

Espaço Formação Holística at address: Estr. Cmte. Camacho de Freitas 915, Funchal, 9050-217.

See MAP here. 

Online Yoga

Keep up your Yoga practice at your own space from anywhere in the world. See ONLINE page for more about Yoga on Zoom.


Thursday at 8am to 9:30am (Portugal time) – Online
Friday at 9:30am to 11am (Portugal time) – In Person


See RATES page for prices.

Yoga Workshop

Coming Soon. Follow us on Instagram for updates.

Yoga Style

Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga is a style of Yoga attributed to BKS Iyengar, one of the most influential Yoga teachers in the evolution of Yoga in the west. It is based on the teachings of T Krishnamacharya, whom is seen as the father of modern Yoga. By adapting the original Ashtanga Yoga practice to suit individual bodies, BKS Iyengar revolutionised dynamic Yoga and introduced a greater emphasis on the therapeutic application of Yoga. Through the use of props and accurate alignment cues, Iyengar Yoga makes the practice accessible to beginners, yet also enhances the skills of advanced practitioners. Props make it possible for us to hold Yoga postures for longer periods of time and to feel more clearly the alignment of our skin, muscles, bones, fascia and organs, thus increasing the health benefits of Yoga and awakening a deeper intelligence within.


Melanie de Villiers is an Internationally Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, whom offers Yoga classes in Madeira. The certification mark pictured below is a sign of Excellence in Teaching and used by Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide. The use of this mark allows the community at large to recognise teachers of Iyengar Yoga who: have completed intensive teacher training, have undergone a rigorous assessment process, must undertake continuing education to renew or upgrade their certificate. These stringent requirements ensure an internationally recognised standard of excellence in teaching.

See www.bksiyengar.com for a full list of certified Iyengar Yoga teachers worldwide (Melanie is listed under South Africa, Western Cape)  & see www.bksiyengar.co.za for teachers in South Africa (Melanie is listed under Western Cape, Camps Bay)

” Yoga is when every single cell of the body sings the song of the soul ”
BKS Iyengar