Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline mainly originated in India over 5000 years ago. With the practice of Yoga, one starts to harmonize the body with the mind and breath through various breathing techniques, yoga postures (asanas) and meditation. Once one is in harmony within, the journey through life becomes calmer and more fulfilled.


The regular practice of Yoga brings remarkable lifestyle changes in the practitioners, reporting a balanced, happier living with reduced anxiety, increased tolerance and mindfulness. Yoga works for everyone, from people engaged in desk jobs, to sport professionals, to people looking for weight loss or wishing to connect and balance body and mind.


Yoga means to unite and helps you to get better health and greater sense of happiness. 


Ashtanga and Yin yoga, Budadharma

• Monday 17h30-18h30 

Yin yoga


• Tuesday 19h-20h30/ 20h45
Ashtanga, Half/Full Primary Led

• Wednesday 8h-9h30

Ashtanga, Mysore style

• Thursday 19h-20h/ 20h15
Ashtanga, Short Primary Led
• Thursday 20h30-21h30

Yin yoga 

• Friday 9h30-11h

Ashtanga, Mysore style

Yoga at the beach, Palms

•Wednesday 10h-11h

Ashtanga Flow, 1hr. Led

Classes for BudaDharma are ONLINE  and PRESENCIAL up to December 2020.

In June we opened the chance to practice yoga in the studio at our farm.

Small groups, privates on request and events > Agenda

Private classes are possible to schedule with Francisca


Francisca has been devoted to the Yoga practice since 2004 and began teaching since 2014 in the Netherlands, being trained with 200h E-RYT and several continuing Teacher Trainings in Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal, Yoga Alliance Education certified E-RYT 300h+.

In 2013, she earned her degrees at the University of Applied Sciences, for Social work with Psychology, Haptonomy and specialized in Youth care. With 11 years of work related experience, she became a certified coach by Mind Motion. For the Yoga path she studied and practiced Yoga with Manju Pattabhi Jois, Sharath jois, Laruga Glaser, Dany Sá, David Swenson, Marilou v. Hoek, AYA, Mirjam Wagner, e.g. Out of interest, Francisca got certified in Reiki and started to explore Shiatsu and Thai massage. She works as a guest teacher for festivals and events. Together with husband João Palma she traveled a spiritual journey through India and Nepal, following the path of Buddha’s life, experiencing how Yoga, Meditation, Hinduism and Buddhism manifest there.

In 2015 she began to teach Yoga at BudaDharma in Saldanha, Lisbon. Her intention is to share positive energy through the practice, by inspiring others to thrive from their own strength with self-compassion. By connecting body and mind, we become more peaceful and present.


"When starting to practice Yoga, it felt like a true home coming. Maybe because of many years dancing and gymnastics from a young age. As if the body said 'thank you', for giving me that space and strength again. Physical tensions released and my vision on life changed. It all unfolded through ethical values, awareness and mostly love. Ashtanga and Yin Yoga make me feel balanced. To deepen my Yoga practice with profound studies, I find myself refining what I want to share, from experience and the heart".