21 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Piedmont, Italy

21 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Piedmont, Italy

  • Cascina Bellaria Farmhouse, Località Boschi 47, Sezzadio, Alessandria 15079, Italy

RYS 200HYoga Teacher Training Italy

Hari-Om Yoga School invites you to join their intense and challenging yoga teacher training program! During the 3 weeks course you will be encouraged to leave your comfort zone and to understand and feel your practice from more than one point of view. You will immerse in the practice, observe your perceived limits and challenge them beyond what you thought possible in a conscious way in order to become stronger, physically and mentally. The certificate is valid worldwide and recognized by Yoga Alliance, this means you will be able to teach anywhere in the world!

Highlights

  • 4 hours daily yoga practice
  • 5 hours of lecture everyday
  • Courses on asana, pranayama, anatomy
  • Certificate of attendance recognized by the Yoga Alliance
  • Daily wholesome vegetarian meals
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • Training manuals
  • 20 days with instruction
  • English
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Farmhouse Bellaria was created through the will of getting together, sharing a lifestyle aligned to the rhythms of nature and to the yoga and Ayurveda philosophy. The Hari-Om Yoga School is the ideal place to rediscover the essential meaning of life: love! Bellaria offers shared rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms, double rooms with shared bathrooms or private one, and double rooms, triple rooms or quadruple rooms with bathroom in the room, and also small one-room apartment.

Shared dorm room

You will be accommodated in a shared room with bunk beds and shared bathrooms.

Double room

This is a double occupancy room with private bathroom.

Shared triple or quadruple room

These rooms have private bathroom in the room.

Yoga room

The barn has become the big yoga room (100 square meters), with naked wood roof, wooden floor, and a whole glass window wall, which offers a great countryside landscape.

The subjects of the course vary from the physical (asana, pranayama, anatomy and alignments) to the more spiritual, subtle and philosophical aspects (meditation, history, philosophy, chakras, and tantra). There are two practices a day of two hours each and five hours of lecture between morning and afternoon.

Daily schedule

  • 08.00 - 10.00 Practice
  • 10.00 - 10.30 Breakfast
  • 10.30 - 13.00 Lecture
  • 13.00 - 14.45 Lunch and break
  • 14.45 - 17.15 Lecture
  • 17.30 - 19.30 Practice
  • 19.30 - 20.30 Dinner

Asana

Principles and importance of alignment:

  • Basic asanas: Tadasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • Neutral standing asanas and standing asanas with external rotation: Virabhadrasana II, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Vrkasana, Virabhadrasana III, Ardha Chandrasana, Utthita hasta Padangusthasana, Garudasana
  • Forward bending asanas: Uttanasana, Parsvottanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Upavista Konasana, Dandasana, Navasana, Pashimottanasana, Adho Mukha Virasana, Pavanmuktasana
  • Seated asanas with external rotation: Janu Sirshasana, Baddha Konasana, Gomukhasana, Brahmasana, Siddhasana, Padmasana
  • Asanas with backward extension: Alanasana, Virabhadrasana I, Utkatasana, Bhujangasana, Salambasana, Setu Banda Sarvangasana, Urdhva Mukha *Svanasana, Purvottanasana, Dhanurasana
  • Asanas executed in Vinyasa: Marjariasana, Ardha Chatarnga Dandasana, Chataranga Dandasana, different versions of Surya Namaskar
  • Inverted asanas: Viparita Karani mudra, Sirshasana , Sarvangasana, Halasana
  • Laying-down and twisting asanas: Parivritta Parsvakonasana, Jathara Parivartanasana, Parivritta trikonasana, Parivritta Ardha Chandrasana, Ardha Mtsyendrasana, Savasana

Every asana will be examined through these aspects:

  • Alignment points
  • Most common errors
  • Possible variations that simplify or intensify the asana
  • Physical benefits
  • Contraindications
  • Effects on the mind and spirit
  • Effects on the chakras and doshas

During the first two years, a single sequence will be taught. Explanations will be given on the internal logic of the positions, and possible variations will be expounded upon that can modify or substitute the asana while leaving its structure intact.

Pranayama

During the 200-hour of the teacher training program organized by the school, pranayama plays an important role. The concept of prana is explained by describing the five main types of prana (Prana, Apana, Vyana, Samana, Udana), and what pranayama, the bandhas, and the breath cycle mean.

The program is divided into three units, including a practical part in which the participants are guided to experiment the different pranayama techniques, and a theoretical part where the techniques are explained together, with the effects, benefits, and how they work by an anatomic and physiological point of view.

As for the asanas, pranayama techniques will be explained by studying:

  • Various approaches and teaching methods
  • Physical benefits
  • Contraindications
  • Effects of the mind and the spirit
  • Effects on the chakras
  • Effects on the doshas

Pranayama 1

Prana - The five main types, Prana, Apana, Vyana, Samana, Udana - Pranayama - Bandhas - the breath cycle. After an initial practical approach where the teacher will lead the participants to practice some simple pranayama techniques, the first unit focuses on the concepts of pranayama and prana.

Pranayama 2

Nadi Sodhana, Ujjay, Anuloma, Viloma, Sitali, and Sitkari. The second unit dives further into the analysis and explanation of other techniques, always through a practical part first to experiment, and a second theoretical part to understand what happens in the physical and energetic bodies.

Pranayama 3

Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Agni Sari, Samavritti, and Asamavritti Pranayama. The third unit is part of the second year program. First, there will be a review of the program of the first year to refresh and then to aid in explaining more complex and advanced techniques, always through a practical part first, to experiment, and a second theoretical part to understand what happens in the physical and energetic bodies.

Dharana (meditation techniques)

You will look at the the practice of meditation, its meaning, and the effects of meditation techniques as seen from scientific and physiologic perspectives. Students will practice and learn to teach meditation techniques utilizing breath, mantra, yantra, concentration on the chakras and the principal nadis (Ida, Pingala, Shushmna, Arohan, Awarohan).The majority of the meditation techniques that will be taught in the course of three years of study will have their origin in Tantra, Kriya, and Raja yoga.

Mudra

  • Introduction to mudras and their various meanings
  • Mudra e prana
  • The five mudra groups (hasta, mana, kaya, bandha, adhara)
  • Experience and use of mudra belonging to the five different groups accompanied by theoretical explanations of their meaning, benefits and eventual contraindications

Mantra, Yantra e mandala

  • Mantra as the power of sound and shape, their meaning and how they effect the subtle energy. You will learn about how they work, how they are to be used
  • how they influence karma
  • Seed mantras
  • Kirtan practice
  • Introduction to Nada yoga, the yoga of sound

Subtle physiology

  • The three bodies (sharira)
  • The five sheathes (kosha)
  • The seven progressive chakras
  • Kundalini: progress by way of kundalini or shakti, techniques and methods for reawakening kundalini, obstacles in its ascent
  • The subtle channels (nadi) and the prana blocks (granthi)

Philosophy

  • What yoga is and yogic lifestyle
  • Analysis of different yoga systems and information on their origins
  • Introduction do Samkhya: purusha or prakriti, evolution or involution, and the path of liberation
  • Ashtanga: the eight stages of yoga
  • Readings and commentary on abstracts of Pantanjali's Yoga Sutra
  • Karma yoga: the path of action
  • Bhakti yoga: the path of devotion
  • Jnana yoga: the path of knowledge
  • Introduction to tantra, tantra and sexuality, the divinities, and their nature

Further techniques

  • Vinyasa
  • Introduction to the principles behind the various asana sequences
  • Introduction to yoga therapy
  • Introduction to yoga for expecting mothers
  • The art of teaching: student and teaching approaches, ethics, yoga as job, organization suggestions

Ayurveda

  • What is Ayurveda
  • The five elements (earth, wind, fire, water, ether)
  • The concept of dosha (Vata, Pitta e Kapha)
  • The concept of prakriti and the diagnosis of the dosha and their imbalances
  • Ideal daily routine according to Ayurveda: correct diet and yoga practice in relation to dosha imbalances and personal constitution (prakriti)
  • Introduction to the concepts of Prana, Ojas and Agni

Anatomy

In the course of the four weeks of 200-hour yoga teacher training, the multiple aspects of anatomy and physiology are treated throughout a detailed program, starting from the simple cells form and function to the most complex and vital processes of the human body. The program emphasizes the study of the muscular bundles, the behavior in relation to the static and dynamic phases, and the various typologies of reaction to stimuli.

The referring textbooks will be completed by handbooks that will help the student to deepen their knowledge of the joints and their functions, with the specific purpose of expanding the capacity of the future teacher in the prevention of possible injuries.

During the four weeks of the teacher training, there will be also treated the physiological and biomechanical processes activated by the practice of the asanas, pranayama, and dharana. Details for the classes: With underline - topics discussed in the class; in Italic - subjects to be studied in the books.

Anatomy 1

Subjects treated:

  • Cartesians plans cell agonism and antagonism of muscles
  • Definition of anatomy which includes cells and tissues, skeleton, and muscular system
  • Gravitational and antigravity muscles bundles

Anatomy 2

Subjects treated:

  • Nervous system or sensory organs
  • The shoulder, the elbow, the hip

Anatomy 3

Subjects treated:

  • Endocrine system, digestive system, respiratory system
  • The knee, the ankle, the foot, six asanas (biomechanics)

Anatomy 4

Subjects treated:

  • Circulatory system, excretory system, reproductive system
  • 12 asanas (biomechanics)

Yoga therapy

  • The concept of health in Western and Eastern traditions
  • Philosophy and psychology of yoga therapy
  • Yoga therapy in its spiritual aspects
  • One example of therapeutic program with asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation, and yoga Nidra

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive attendance certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

  • Marco Mandrino

    Marco is the founder and director of Hari-Om Yoga School. Marco is an enthusiastic practitioner of Muay Thai and combat sports in general. He has been teaching yoga for around twenty years, dealing almost exclusively with teacher training and retreats. Marco's idea, which the school reflects, is to integrate diverse techniques from various disciplines and arts in order to live simply, in harmony with the present moment and to the best of one’s potential.

  • Massimo Monti

    Since an early age, Massimo felt attracted and influenced by the vision and teaching of mystics, masters, and yogis like Rumi, J.Krishnamurti, G.I. Gurdjieff, R. Tagore, and P. Yogananda, among others, which shaped the spiritual path to follow. Extensive travels throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, North Africa as well as the Americas, Australia, and Europe brought him in contact with different spiritual paths widening the spectrum of ways in the quest of human consciousness growth.

  • Melissa Lange

    Melissa started practicing Yoga while living in Istanbul, Turkey. The practice of asana was a gateway to the deeper levels that Yoga penetrates and thus opened Melissa’s curiosity into meditation, pranayama, mind-body connection, and so much more. Melissa is a dedicated student of meditation, pranayama, and alignment-based Hatha Yoga. Her classes reflect this as she aims to lead you through a dynamic and challenging sequence, focusing on alignment to reveal inner strength and energy, and cultivating awareness and control of the breath to keep you clear, present, and focused.

Farmhouse Bellaria is a classical farmhouse in Piemont style, part of it to be drawn back to the half of the nineteenth century. It is located in a quite hilly area of the countryside between Alessandria and Acqui Terme.

Far from the inhabitant center and from the main roads, it is surrounded by a quiet and relaxed atmosphere that follows the rhythm of nature. Foxes, deer, squirrels, wild boars and many kinds of birds live in that countryside and very often they get close to the houses and to the small lake, which is located inside the property of the farmhouse.

Delicious vegetarian and organic daily meals will be provided throughout the training. Breakfast consists of a buffet, vegetarian, rich of fresh and homemade food. The oldest side of the farmhouse has become a dining room, characterized by the barrel vaults with bricks, with a suggestive fireplace that warms the whole setting during winter months and particular oriental furniture.

Ayurveda treatments

The farmhouse has a room for Ayurveda massages, with a wooden massage table in respect of the traditional Indian medicine. In Farmhouse Bellaria, people can receive the following Ayurveda massages:

Abhyangam

It is the typical Ayurveda massage which is done by massaging the body with lukewarm medical oil or a mixture of essential oils in vegetable oil, different according to the person and the parts of the body. Besides being relaxing and acting against stress, it has as main aim the psycho-physical reactivation. From a physical point of view, it cleans and makes the skin softer, reactivates and melts the muscles, and helps improve the lymphatic and blood circulation. It is excellent for people with a Vata Dosha constitution and for all troubles due to an imbalance (insomnia, depression, dryness).

From a deeper point of view, it helps to discover and to remove fears and anxieties, and to gain a better ability to live and profit from the present and increase self-consciousness. It can be done for therapeutic purposes and specific troubles.

Abhyangam by four hands

It is the classical massage of the Indian tradition, an energetic massage with two therapists that move synchronously.

Podikizhi

It is done with cotton sacks filled with a warm mix of dusts, spices, and legumes, and used to tap or scratch the body, more or less energetically according to the constitution. First of all, the body is covered with sesame oil and essential oils, and then the body is tapped with Kizhi. This allows the oil to penetrate more deeply. This kind of massage improves the lymphatic and blood circulation. It is useful against backache, cervical pains, and sciatica.

Shirodhara

It consists in pouring a constant lukewarm thread of vegetable oil on the forehead. It gives a deep sense of peace and serenity to the mind and body, very useful for people suffering from headache, insomnia, eye diseases, strong stress, and depression as it improves the intellectual ability, the memory, auditory, and eye perception.

Udvartanam

The body gets strongly massaged with a mixture of soft and fragrant dust, spices, and legumes. It is useful to diminish the excess of Kapha Dosha and to dissolve the fat layer. It improves the skin color, the blood and lymphatic circulation, and gives stability to body and mind.

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy brunch and dinner
  • Fruit and herbal tea break in the afternoon
  • Herbal tea before morning practice
  • One towel and sheets change every week
  • Professional certificate of attendance recognized by the Yoga Alliance
  • Training manuals
  • Tuition
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

Driving directions from Genoa

  • Genova Milano exit Alessandra Sud, follow tangenziale (ring road), direction Acqui Terme, exit Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, Mantovana, Abazia di Santa Giustaina, as soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left following direction Mantovana, Boschi.
  • After the first two up hills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with indication Cascina Bellaria Hari Om.
  • It is the white building on the left.

Driving directions from Milan

  • Torino, highway exit Alessandria Est.
  • Follow Alessandria till the entrance of the town where there is a big roundabout, follow Acqui Terme and take tangenziale.
  • Exit Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, mantovana, Abazia di Santa Giustaina, as soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left following direction Mantovana, Boschi.
  • After the first two up hills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with indication Cascina Bellaria Hari Om.
  • It is the white building on the left.

Driving directions from Brescia

  • Brescia Piacena Torino - Highway exit Alessandria Est.
  • Follow Alessandria till the entrance of the town where there is a big roundabout, follow Acqui Terme and take tangenziale.
  • Exit Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, Mantovana, Abazia di Santa Giustaina, as soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left following direction Mantovana, Boschi.
  • After the first two uphills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with indication Cascina Bellaria Hari Om.
  • Farmhouse Bellaria is the white building on the left.

Driving directions from Turin

  • Torino Piacenza - Highway exit Alessandria Est.
  • Follow Alessandria till the entrance of the town where there is a big roundabout, follow Acqui Terme and take the tangenziale.
  • Exit Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, Mantovana, Abazia di Santa Giustaina, as soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left, direction Mantovana Boschi.
  • After the first two up hills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with Cascina Bellaria and Hari Om.
  • Farmhouse Bellaria is the white building on the left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP), Linate Airport (LIN), Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY), Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), or Turin Airport (TRN). Transfer from the airports is available at 150 EUR.

Arrival by train

  • The closest railway station is Alessandria. For transfers arrangements, please contact Hari-Om Yoga School.

Sezzadio, Italy

Hari-Om Yoga School offers Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher training both in Italy and Costa Rica, and organizes several yoga workshops and yoga retreats.

  • Availability: The Yoga Teacher Training of this organizer are available 91% of the time.
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Arrival: Saturday December 16, 2017
Departure: Friday January 5, 2018

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