Virginia has been practicing yoga for 25 years. She is qualified as a teacher of Dynamic yoga with Godfrey Devereux in 2003. She has worked with and studied yoga therapy and postural analysis with Doug Keller of Do-in yoga. Her initial training is in Iyengar yoga. Astanga, Anusara, and Vinyasa flow are also influential in her approach and style. She places particular attention to physical alignment and following the breath synchronizing with sensitivity. Virginia is also a qualified practitioner of Chinese medicine.
Eliana graduates as a Hatha yoga teacher in September 2015. Since April 2014, she regularly teaches courses in Hatha yoga, yoga in pregnancy, yoga for teenagers, yoga for eating disorders, and Restorative yoga disorders at various centers in Genoa. In October 2016, at Yogacampus (London), she started the specialization course in yoga therapy, accredited by the British Council of Yoga Therapy and recognized by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Chris Swain is a prize-winning graduate of the British School of Osteopathy where he completed a four-year degree in osteopathy in 2000. Part of his training involved a year of studies with prepared dissections at Guy's hospital. Combining his knowledge of anatomy & physiology (A&P) with his 35 years experience of teaching yoga, Chris has developed a course which is specifically tailored for yoga practitioners and teachers. Anatomy is not a dry and abstract subject with Chris. He brings the subject alive through an interactive style of teaching making it relevant, interesting and fun.
Ikram Dequiuec Morocco
I thank the team styleoga for the pleasant stay which I will keep a beautiful memory. The program was interesting and very beneficial. Thanks to Antonia for his wonderful yoga sessions for his kindness and professionalism, to Luigi for his warm welcome and his breathing and meditation exercises which was for me a great school of life. . A big thank you to Nadia for her refined and healthy cuisine. I will not hesitate to repeat the experience as soon as possible with great pleasure ikram
Alyson Maunder Italy
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Yoga teacher training at La Croce, Tuscany was an amazing experience on so many levels. La Croce is such a special place; the house, the yoga deck, the friendly and welcoming staff, the panoramic views of the mountains, the deliciously healthy food (which was plentiful). I can honestly say that my time at La Croce nourished me physically, emotionally and spiritually and that’s not yet taking into account the yoga.
The course was rigorous and at times undeniably demanding. but Virginia and Eliana were fabulous teachers: knowledgeable, approachable and 100% dedicated to their students. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they supported us not only with learning and practice but also with the odd emotional wobble. I can’t believe how patient they were when we bombarded them with philosophy, alignment and anatomy questions, especially as the dreaded exam drew near. However, we had nothing to fear as we had been so well prepared.
Whilst the days at La Croce were long we still had time for fun: swimming in the river, walking to the Monastery, dancing crazily at the Festa, watching films under the stars on the yoga deck.
When I signed up I hadn’t really known what to expect from a Teacher training course, but I can honestly say the experience exceeded all my expectations. I left La Croce with so much more than the desired Yoga teaching certificate. Thankyou Virginia, Eliana and the staff for the lasting memories and sense of deep relational connection which I shared with you and the other students. For anyone who it is dithering about enrolling on the course, don’t, I assure it will be ones of life’s great adventures.
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It has been one of the best experience in my life for several reasons. First of all, the professionalism and expertise of the three teachers to be highlighted. They are experts in diverse fields, they have built a program that really helped me to learn useful things about yoga philosophy, practice, and anatomy. They also transmit all this knowledge with passion and a clear methodology. The place is also amazing. Practicing and learning in the nature, in this magical place helped me to connect with myself and disconnect from the noise of the city. This environment was ideal for me to focus on the life and learning experience. And the last but not the least, the amazing people I met there. When I was looking for a YTT I had many doubts about how the teachers would be (I really wanted to learn yoga from real experts!) and the people I could met there (they are three intense weeks and it is very important!). Both aspects were amazing, we all became a family, still in touch! I am ready to continue my yoga trip and to become a solid yoga teacher. Thanks to all La Croce family!
Anne Marie United Kingdom
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Rustic. Charming. Nestled in the luscious Tuscan mountains, La Croce offers stunning views of nature in her majesty. Morning yoga on the platform in the mountain air is so therapeutic. Although it can be a bit nippy, the morning sun when it lands on your mat is so gloriously warming. Listening to and being one with nature was music to my soul and just what my body needed. Fresh air. Glorious sunshine. Stunning views. Sounds heavenly, right? But it doesn't end there. The food was yummy and delicious. The staff were helpful, funny, and friendly. And oh so good. The staff were also quite patient and dedicated to ensuring that I wasn't left without several options even for dessert (especially since I have so many intolerances and dietary restrictions). Not an easy task but they did it graciously. The Training Alignment and Integrity. I can still hear the cues and the invitations to consider your intentions and the possibilities of modifications and deeper explorations. All three teachers have different styles which complemented each other and supported our varied needs and our numerous questions. And boy, oh boy, we had questions! Joy and freedom The training was rigorous. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. There's no denying that. There was so much information (theoretical and practical) to cover; however, it was given in a spirit of joy and we had freedom to explore and reflect and to take what we needed whilst invited to consider why or why not. I enjoyed so many of the practices even when I was tired and sore. A few do stand out: outdoor yoga with drumming and an indoor yin yoga session. I would happily repeat this experience. The only thing I would do differently is pack my fleece onesie to wear at the start of morning yoga on the platform. La Croce with Three Treasures Yoga was an amazing experience.
Becky Altman United States
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When I embarked on my journey at Three Treasures Yoga, I didn't know what to expect. I signed up thinking I really like yoga and yoga teacher training sounded fun, so I might as well give it a shot. The first day, a bunch of us arrived together. We were welcomed with open arms to a place that instantly felt like home and I had the thought, "this is exactly where I am meant to be at this moment." Words cannot express how truly grateful I am to have found this YTT program at this time in my life. I had been struggling a lot with injuries and a very stressful job over the last year which had left me feeling unhappy with my life. This experience transformed my outlook and my entire way of thinking. It gave me a new perspective on how to think outside myself at the bigger picture of life and gave me lifelong friendships that I will always cherish. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to give themselves a gift that will change their life.