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22 Days Level 1 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany, Italy

Inspiring Yoga Teacher Training Tuscany

Three Treasures Yoga believe in a yoga that is rooted in its history and traditional teachings, accessible and relevant in the present, and useful to the need of each individuals growth and development. Through this interdisciplinary portal, they strive to inspire curiosity and a deep dedication to learning in students. Three Treasures Yoga teach a strong foundation of the eight limbs of Classical Hatha yoga, and offer an authentic base of knowledge from which students can investigate intelligently and creatively, the ever-changing face of yoga in a modern world.

Highlights

  • Principles of yogic philosophy
  • Meditation and mindfulness practice
  • Principles of asana practice and pranayama
  • Anatomy, eastern healing philosophies, and modern interpretations of yoga
  • Exploring the yoga sutras, Buddhist teachings, and Sanskrit words
  • Nutrition and other right living considerations classes
  • 21 nights of accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


21 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Airport transfer available:
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (US$47 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Peretola Airport (US$47 per person)

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Accommodation

The Cattebio is divided into four different buildings La Villa, Canaletto, Filosofia and La Guardiola.

La Villa has two suites on the first floor, each having there own bathroom, and three bedrooms on the second floor with shared bathrooms. This villa can accommodate up to 10 people. Casaletto has two rooms, each with its own bathroom. It can accommodate up to four guests. Filosofia, has one suite with bathroom and can accommodate two guests. La Guardiola has two bedrooms each with its own bathroom and can accommodate up to four. Each building has a common area and porch.

The four houses are surrounded by a park with beautiful trees and shady areas. Near the park you will also find the swimming pool (15 x 4 metre) which is situated in a magnificent spot. Chestnut trees, olive groves, vineyards and orchards which are all biologically grown, enframe the estate. All the houses have central heating and there are several fireplaces in the lounges and salons.

Three Treasures Yoga Teacher Training Program

Three Treasures Yoga is a Yoga Alliance certified interdisciplinary yoga school. This teacher training course offers a thorough investigation into yoga, enhanced by learning the principles and experiencing Eastern healing modalities. In addition, students are offered the opportunity to have at least one private session with teachers who are certified in Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other healing modalities. Through this experiential investigation, Three Treasures Yoga facilitates a deeper understanding of yoga in participants by facilitating a deeper investigation of self.

All courses include the teaching of basic yoga principles, including postures (asana), meditation, breathing exercises (pranayama), chanting, and the basics of yoga philosophy and nutrition. Courses have been developed by Virginia Wood, Massimo Cantara, and Molly Cofman; the classes draw upon the traditions and teachings of Hatha yoga, Dynamic yoga, Iyengar yoga, martial arts, healing techniques, body work, and traditional Chinese medicine. Being a dedicated student is the key to successful teaching. While many entering this program go on to be successful teachers, many enter the program to simply deepen their own investigation and experience of yoga.

Level 1 yoga teacher training curriculum

  • Anatomy and physiology (20 hours)
  • Eastern philosophy / healing teachings (18 hours)
  • Philosophy, chanting, and meditation (36 hours)
  • Practical and teaching (36 hours)
  • Work and study group (36 hours)
  • Yoga asana and pranayama (54 hours)

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Self-practice and meditation
  • 07:00 - 09:30 Asana and pranayama
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Anatomy and physiology
  • 11:40 - 13:30 Asana study, teaching principles, adjustment
  • 13:30 - 16:00 Lunch, free time, study time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Yoga philosophy and nutrition
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Meditation techniques and pranayama
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:30 Music, movement, mantra, healing

Total hours of yoga teacher training

  • Asana details: 36 hours (2 hours per day, for 18 days)
  • Asana and pranayama: 54 hours (3 hours per day every day, for 18 days)
  • Chanting, meditation, philosophy: 36 hours (2 hours per day, for 18 days)
  • Extra-activities: 18 hours (for 9 days)
  • P1: 18 hours
  • Total hours per day: 9:30 (full day)
  • Total hours per program: 200 hours

Teaching methods

Teachers come from three different yoga lineages, providing different perspectives on the wisdoms and teachings of yoga. In this way, students ability to see the same situation from many different perspectives is being fostered. This is a good foundation for intelligent and creative investigation. The exploration of the traditional practice is done in a way that honors the pure tradition, but also elicits an investigation that makes the practice relevant and realistic in our modern world.

Healing modalities

Healing modalities and healing touch are taught to familiarize students with the physical body. In this way, students become more adept in their own healing processes, as well as being able to facilitate more knowledgeably for others. In addition, students have the opportunity to have at least one private session with teachers who are certified in shiatsu, traditional Chinese medicine, and other healing modalities.

Included excursions

Cattebio, the Tuscan villa at which this summer training will be held is a stone's throw from one of Tuscany's largest and most beautiful thermal baths, Saturnia. On days off, you can spend the day at Saturnia, or visit the beautiful nearby towns of Pitigliano and Sorano. You may also simply decide to stay on the property and relax on the lawn, take a dip in the pool or hike around the surrounding hills.

Instructors

Massimo Cantara
Massimo lived and studied in England for over 10 years, speaks fluent English, and is a member of Three Treasures Yoga. He is a registered yoga teacher with Shiatsu yoga Mediterraneo as well as a professional Shiatsu therapist and teacher. He is also a qualified kinesiologist and craniosacral therapist. In 1999, he founded Holismos, a center for yoga and complementary therapies in Poggibonsi, Tuscany, Italy. He also teaches anatomy, physiology, and bodywork for yoga teacher training.
Molly Cofman
Molly completed her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Master of Fine Arts in Theater Arts and Dance from the University of Arizona. Molly was introduced to yoga in 1993 in Tucson, Arizona while on a journey to keep herself healthy as a dancer. Although incoming from a dance background, she connected immediately with the asana practice, Molly found herself intensely inspired to learn more about yogic philosophy.
Wade Gotwals
Wade found yoga in the late 90’s during his travels and since then has made it his passion to discover alternative techniques for furthering growth of mind and spirit and for healing the body. He is teaching workshops and trainings Internationally in Asia, Europe, South America and the U.S. and is always excited about sharing his new discoveries through yoga. Wade is ERYT certified with Yoga Alliance and teaches a unique Vinyasa flow fusion of styles derived from his travels and from the inspirations of teachers like Dharma Mittra and Rusty Wells. His certifications in Ashtanga/Vinyasa, Thai a

Location

In the heart of Tuscan Maremma, defined by its unique hilly landscape which extends down toward the Tyrrhenian Sea, Catebbio sits atop a hill and offers rustic tranquility. High above the valley of the Fiora River with its unrefined canyons and its copper gleaming Etruscan towns of Sovana, Pitigliano and Sorana and among the lush green olive groves lies the magnificent country estate and seminar house Cattebio. With its beautiful secluded location at a height of 500 metres and its unique panoramic views, it is a treasure with the nobleness of old Tuscan manors.

All the elegantly decorated rooms of the four houses of Cattebio with a total area of 600 square metres invite you to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Tyrrhenian coast and the islands Elba, Giglio, Monte Christo and the sophisticated Argentario.

Yoga will be practiced on an outdoor wood yoga deck adjacent to La Villa. The deck provides breathtaking views of the surrounding valley and the Tuscan landscape. It is also a beautiful place to watch the sunset.

Food

All meals are cooked on the premises and are organic and vegetarian and offer a glimpse of traditional Tuscan and Italian cuisine. Water, coffee, tea and fruits are provided throughout the day.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
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)

  • Casual and free to luxurious resort-like spas
  • Enjoy golfing at nearby golf course
  • Enjoy the serenity of the beautiful grounds
  • Enjoy swimming at pool with stunning view of the valley
  • Experience the small outdoor amphitheater for evening lectures, kirtan or stargazing
  • Go for hiking from Sasso Leopoldini to the renaissance fortressbuilt in 1552
  • Visit nearby medieval and renaissance towns
  • Visit tomb of Scylla
  • Visit the Art Park of Seggiano
  • Wine and cheese tasting
  • Visit Etruscan ruins, the aqueduct of the Orcini Palace and the Cathedral of St Peter and Paul

Please note that spas are within a 15 minute drive from Catebbio. Also, you need to book the excursions and wine and cheese tasting. Kindly send a query to Three Treasures Yoga for further information on same.

Spa treatments

On site massage and treatments available.

What's included

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • All vegetarian meals
  • Anatomy, eastern healing philosophies, and modern interpretations of yoga
  • Exploring the yoga sutras, Buddhist teachings, and Sanskrit words
  • Meditation and mindfulness practice
  • Nutrition and other right living considerations classes
  • Principles of asana practice and pranayama
  • Principles of yogic philosophy
  • Some of the course materials

What's not included

  • Transportation to and from the yoga teacher training is not included in the price.

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

Arrival by train

The closest station is Grosseto. Pick up and drop can be organised by Three Treasures Yoga for an additional fee.

Airport: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Airport transfer available: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (US$47 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Peretola Airport Airport transfer available: Peretola Airport (US$47 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
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Availability

Arrival: Saturday July 7, 2018
Departure: Saturday July 28, 2018

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