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21 Days Intensive 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany, Italy

Agriturismo Brolio Quinto, Via della Patalecchia 124, Castiglion Fiorentino AR 52043 , Italy.

Immersive Yoga Teacher Training Italy

You have arrived here for a reason. Something inside is asking to awaken. Now is the time to develop your unique gifts; to nourish your body, mind, soul, and be a force for positive change in the world through yoga. Say yes! Yes to learning, practicing, sharing, finding your edge, going beyond it and inspiring others to join you on this magical path.

Claim your spot on this powerful journey. This s the beginning of your adventure of lifetime infused with Vinyasa, meditation, mantra, ritual, Ayurveda, and dance, the Lakshmi rising yoga teacher training program is one of the most unique and transformative anywhere in the world.

Meet the instructors

Liz
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga practice
  • Certification upon successful completion
  • 425 pages of Lakshmi Rising YTT manual
  • Unlimited coffee, an assortment of teas, and fresh fruits
  • Options to participate in organized group excursions
  • Daily organic vegetarian meals
  • 20 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


20 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden
  • Laundry

The beautiful stone farmhouse, built in the 19th century, features panoramic views of the old castle of Montecchio and Cortona, a short drive from the farmhouse. S. Savino Mountain, Lucignano, and the Trasimeno Lake are all close by, offering plenty of cultural attractions and the folklore of international renown.

The farmhouse is situated in the Chiana Valley, a beautiful natural environment characterized by low hills, each concealing an endless variety of landscapes. Nearby, there is a two-and-a-half acre park surrounded by vineyards, olive and fruit trees: pears, wild cherries, hazels, figs, apricots, peaches, plums, grapes, and more.

Program

Certifications

Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)

The program

Lakshmi Rising Vinyasa yoga is an awareness-based practice that includes fluid, dynamic asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra, meditation, dance, wellness, self-care, and ritual for health and awakening.

This approach is a revitalizing laboratory for uniquely experiencing and expressing self while mindfully honoring whatever exists in each present moment. This practice cultivates mental, physical, and spiritual strength and flexibility so that you are able to recognize and transform habits, patterns, and conditionings that cause suffering in any way.

You will use the mat as a metaphor to understand where you are stuck so that you can eliminate that which does not enhance the unfoldment of your individual and collective evolution.

This 200-hour yoga teacher training intensive immersions in Italy gives you three weeks to focus on your yoga practice with other curious, interesting people from around the world.

It’s a time for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, cultivating true health and happiness and making new friends. Investing in a yoga teacher training certification program is a life-enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching.

This training program is open to people at all levels of experience and the organizers can’t wait to share this unique program with you! Below is a sample schedule that will give you a great idea of what your three weeks will look like while enjoying your training.

Most Days

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Sadhana: asana, pranayama, mantra, and discussion
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast, discussion of sacred texts or silence
  • 11:00 - 14:00 Training session
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Gourmet vegetarian lunch with nutrition and natural health discussion
  • 16:00 - 20:00 Training session
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner with a gratitude practice

Saturday

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Silent yoga practice

They serve a delicious lunch at 2:00 p.m. and their first training session starts at 4:00. This session is a required part of the training so please don’t be late! Plan your departure for the late morning on the final Saturday. The program ends after breakfast and checks out time is 10 a.m.

Please note the YTT schedule is very full and does not leave much unstructured time to explore on your own. Please come a few days early or plan a few days after the program to do that.

Lakshmi Rising 200-hour YTT Curriculum

Techniques and Training:

  • Daily Sadhana: A 90-120 minute asana practice each morning (also includes Pranayama and Mantra)
  • Daily meditation: Several different techniques will be introduced and explored so that students will leave with a solid foundation for cultivating a personal practice
  • Asana lab: Break down of over 130 Asanas, names in traditional Sanskrit and common English names, how to teach them, physical & energetic anatomy of each asana, contraindications and hands-on, energetic and verbal assists
  • Asana families: Categories of postures, general benefits, contraindications, and sequencing tips
  • The art of sequencing: Learn to move your students in a way they have never been moved before. We will go over key concepts like the components of a class, building to a "peak pose", using theme and variation & counter-poses
  • Pranayama lab: methods, benefits, contraindications, and teaching techniques
  • Mantra and chanting: in Sanskrit with English translation and significance
  • Ritual: How to make life a sacred and purposeful journey

Teaching Methodology

  • Effective assisting: Enhancing the Asana
  • Components of a class
  • Dynamic use of language
  • Intention setting and themes
  • Music: how to use sacred vibrations to create an experience
  • Voice as an instrument: tone and tempo
  • Yoga in the world today: styles and lineage
  • Qualities of a good teacher
  • Business of yoga, marketing, and social media
  • Options for certified yoga instructors

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Physical body A and P
  • Subtle body including Chakras, Bandhas, Nadis, Acupressure and Marma Points, Vayus and Koshas
  • Getting out of the head and into the body, awakening intuition - thinking vs. sensing

Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics

  • Patanjali
  • 8 limbs of yoga
  • Yamas and Niyamas
  • Yoga sutras
  • Yoga in the world today
  • Art of ritual
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Intro to Ayurveda, the 5 elements and the 3 Gunas
  • Karma Yoga: being of service, giving back and making the world a better place
  • Code of ethics

Practicum

  • Posture clinic and practice teaching - students will be teaching asana, pranayama and chanting with partners and in groups, openly giving and receiving feedback
  • Each student must create and teach a 30-minute class to be critiqued by instructors and peers

Required Text Books

The books (e-books are fine) to purchase and bring with you are:

  • "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" by Swami Satchidananda
  • "Yoga Anatomy" by Leslie Kaminoff
  • "Teaching Yoga" by Mark Stephens
  • "The Heart of Yoga" by TKV Desikachar
  • "Ayurveda, The Science of Self Healing" by Dr. Vasant Lad

Instructors

Liz Lindh

Location

Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness have chosen a magical farmhouse contoured by a hundred holm oaks and a rose garden as the setting for their spring Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany. Its elegant charm and serene atmosphere is the perfect setting for learning and transformation.

This charming farmhouse is 20 minutes outside of Cortona, the location where “Under The Tuscan Sun” took place. It is located near both of the infamous wine regions, Chianti, and Montepulciano. The town of Cortona itself is perched in the hills at the base of the Apennine mountains, between the gorgeous Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts.

Cortona is a 30-minute drive northeast of Montepulciano (home of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano) and south of Arezzo, the heart of Chianti’s Colli Aretini. And nearby in the neighboring province of Umbria is Lake Trasimeno. Tuscany is an enchanting setting for your yoga teacher training to cultivate personal growth and exploration.

Features

Activities

  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Garden

Services

  • Laundry

Food

The price includes three organic gourmet vegetarian meals each day (except during full day excursions), unlimited self-serve coffee and tea, and organic fresh fruit for snacks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

As a part of personal growth and wellness element of the training, Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness have some delightful cultural excursions planned for you. Participants will take a day trip to Castiglion Fiorentino to witness their annual Festa Medievale Bianco Azzurra, a reenactment ceremony (and party) of the life and times of the Medieval period in the region.

You will also visit a boutique bio-dynamic vineyard and winery where the owners will host a special vegetarian lunch featuring a traditional Tuscan countryside menu paired with their unique and delicious wines. Santo Stefano is a family-run organic farm of ancient origin. Since the 1700s the Bernardini family has dealt with high-quality production of wine, olive oil, and honey handing down the love for the land and its produce from one generation to the next one.

Another highlighted excursion will be a day visit to infamous Cortona, the location where “Under The Tuscan Sun” was set. The town of Cortona itself is perched in the hills at the base of the Apennine mountains, between the gorgeous Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts.

Amongst the winding roads in the hillside one will find many artisan shops, cafes and restaurants, and you will pay a special visit to the Molesini and Sons Wine Market for a unique wine lesson and tasting experience accompanied by selected meat and cheese pairings.

The Molesini family established their love of wine-making in 1937 when Giovanni Molesini began managing the bottega and sold wine to local groceries. The passion for wine has been passed down through the generations and has led Marco Molesini, Giovanni’s son, to open a store dedicated exclusively to wines, where they have carefully selected over 1,200 labels for their customers.

Your final outing is to Terme San Giovanni thermal spa where you will spend the day relaxing, bathing in warm mineral pools and enjoying authentic European spa treatments for health and wellbeing.

(*)Please note that excursions cost extra and are subject to change without notice.

Aesthetic and wellness massages

  • Relaxing massage - 40 minutes, 30 EUR
  • Foot reflexology - 30 minutes, 35 EUR
  • Draining massage of lower limbs - 50 minutes, 40 EUR
  • Draining massage of the upper limbs - 50 minutes, 40 EUR
  • Facial massage - 30 minutes, 35 EUR
  • Sports massage - 30 minutes, 30 EUR
  • Shiatsu , Zen Shiatsu and beauty Shiatsu suit 1H - 55 EUR; localized 30 minutes, 40 EUR
  • Reiki - 40 minutes, 50 EUR

Therapeutic massages

  • Decontracting massage - 40 minutes, 30 EUR
  • Mobilisation and recovery of movement and elasticity - 30 minutes, 30 EUR
  • Individual postural exercises - 40 minutes, 35 EUR
  • Respiratory gymnastics - 40 minutes, 35 EUR

What's included

  • Over 200 contact hours
  • Training manual
  • A 2 hour asana practice each morning Monday-Friday
  • 3 organic gourmet vegetarian meals each day
  • Unlimited coffee and an assortment of teas
  • Fresh fruit for snacking
  • Super-filtered high vibration mountain spring water for drinking and bathing
  • 20 nights lodging in a double occupancy
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Self-serve use of laundry facility
  • Full access to a 12 acre nature preserve including gardens, fruit trees, trails, and swimming pool
  • 13% tax

What's not included

  • Transportation to and from Italy
  • Required texts and supplies
  • Optional excursions to ancient towns, vineyards, thermal spas and more.
  • Wellness services or staff gratuities

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Florence Airport, Peretola (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) (FLR). Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness provide transportation to and from the train station upon arrival and departure. Plan to meet at the station at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 and participants will all ride to the villa together. Check-out time is 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 6. Participants will travel their separate ways from the train station. You can also fly into Rome Airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Sunday May 17, 2020
Departure: Saturday June 6, 2020

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