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Join the full 200-hour yoga teacher training with La Croce Yoga School! You will get a foundation of yogic philosophy, asana practice, anatomy, and the many teaching skills which will give you a strong point of reference for a lifetime of study and practice. You will incorporate a great deal of experiential inquiry through the practice and look to facilitate a deeper understanding of yoga through a deeper investigation of the self!
During this training, you can choose to stay either in a shared occupancy standard room or in the campsite where you will be accommodated in a large bell tent with real beds and all comforts at La Croce Retreat Centre. There are several shower and toilets in the house and outside the main building. The traditionally built house is made of local stone, with a large converted barn used for running retreats.
The upstairs barn has plain wooden floors and is perfect for yoga practice, dance, meditation, or martial arts. Downstairs, there is a large living space with a corner kitchen, a large dining area, two showers, and two toilets. During the good weather, there is an 80-square-meter wooden platform covered from direct sunlight just below the house, which has a wonderful view of the mountains.
The farmhouse itself can accommodate between 14 and 16 people comfortably with four reasonable sized bedrooms, each room sleeping up to three people, and one large dormitory style bedroom sleeping six. During the summer months, there is a perfectly suitable camping area with water and electrical facilities just behind the house. The area is well-shaded and a wonderfully quiet haven to retreat to. There are two indoor showers and bathrooms within the main building plus the two showers and toilets in the barn itself.
There are also three sun heated outdoor showers and a fully functioning outdoor toilet. There are a washing machine and internet facilities. The interior is simple and, as much as possible, plastic-free. All cleaning materials and personal hygiene products are biodegradable so as not to contaminate the environment. The kitchen is convenient and spacious and can easily cater for up to 35 to 40 people full board. There are tables outside to eat from during the summer months.
The La Croce yoga teacher training is a certified interdisciplinary yoga school aligned with Three Treasures Yoga. The course includes:
Notes: Occasional yoga-related films and documentaries, chanting and meditations will be held after supper.
La Croce Yoga School recommends:
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.
This training will take place at La Croce Retreat Centre in Casentino, Italy. La Croce is a beautifully situated south facing farmhouse in the Casentino National Park, in Tuscany. It stands at 650 meters up on a ridge between two valleys along which run two rivers, tributaries to the Arno. It nestles into the slopes of Monte Penna, the sacred mountain at the summit of which lies the Verna monastery, and through which passed the ancient Via Roma, once connecting the people from Italy to Rome. Being within a safe haven of the national park, the area is rich in wildflowers and fauna and full of wildlife, such as boar, deer, various birds of prey, porcupines, and wolves which can often be heard calling at night.
There are two natural springs on the property from which Three Treasures Yoga collects all unadulterated mountain water. The house lies on the footpath which joins up the two most important medieval monasteries, Camaldoli and the Sanctuary of La Verna where San Francesco reportedly received his stigmata. There are roughly 30 hectares of oak, beech, and chestnut forest with some pasture land belonging to the property. The center is roughly 60 kilometers from Florence and 45 kilometers to Arezzo. The nearest large town is Bibbiena and is 15 kilometers away. The nearest airports are Pisa, Florence, Bologna, and Rome.
The food is vegetarian and, where possible, locally sourced and organic. A lot of the suppliers are local organic growers. There are three main meals a day and two snack breaks. Herbal and many other teas, coffee, fresh fruit, and nuts are readily available throughout the day.
Within easy walking distance to the spectacular La Verna Sanctuary where St. Francis received his stigmata.
Please book your flight to arrive at Pisa International Airport (PSA), Florence Airport (FLR), Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), or Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO).
There is a coach from Florence to Bibbiena, with the Sita bus company, which you take from the coach station just in front of the train station. From Bibbiena, there is an occasional local service to Rimbocchi. From there, make a phone call and you will be picked up. From Arezzo, you can get to Bibbiena by bus.We will collect you from Bibbiena bus station.
From Arezzo, you can get to Bibbiena by train, and then we will collect you from Bibbiena train station.
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