3 Week 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Verona, 27th September – 3rd October

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Description

The charm and deep-rooted history of Verona led us to explore this magical region to host our October Yoga Teacher Training. Verona is a medieval city built between the majestic Adige River in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” This magical old town is home to the Verona Arena, a huge 1st-century Roman amphitheater, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances regularly.

In the province surrounding Verona, there are some of the most historical areas of world-famous wines such as Valpolicella (Amarone), Soave, Lugana, Bardolino, Custoza, Durello, that can be accessed in less than a 30 minutes’ drive.

The Training

Our three week, 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved curriculum explores the fundamentals of teaching asana & pranayama, as well as techniques on how to develop creative and effective vinyasa sequences.

We delve into the philosophy of yoga, different styles of meditation, the art of ritual and creating sacred space, ayurveda, anatomy of the physical and energetic bodies, the business of yoga and more. Not only will you deepen your own practice and self awareness, you will come away from this experience with all of the tools necessary to begin teaching and sharing your passion. *This training is taught in English.

Teacher

Liz Lindh is a licensed and board certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a NCCAOM diplomate in Chinese Herbal Medicine, a holistic skincare therapist and natural beauty expert, and yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and a Masters of Oriental Medicine degree from the East West College of Natural Medicine.

She is currently the director of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, a unique eco-conscious yoga and wellness retreat and yoga teacher training certification centre in Costa Rica. Here she created Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga and Wellness through which she offers Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training certification programs and other wellness trainings throughout the year.

Dr. Lindh has has treated Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning actors and directors, Grammy Award winning musicians, authors, dancers and artists of all sorts to inspire creativity, beauty and focus. She has worked with professional athletes in the field of sports medicine for injury treatment and prevention and enhanced performance.

Her extensive experience in Integrative Medicine includes research and treatment of stroke patients at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, touring with a rock band as their private acupuncturist, presentations on complementary and alternative medicine at the University of Miami, the development and implementation of a therapeutic yoga, meditation and wellness program for cancer survivors through an international non-profit support group, the creation of a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum approved by the National Yoga Alliance, and the formulation of her own line of herbal elixirs and beauty products.

Liz’s mission is to promote personal and global healing, to enhance the expansion of love, awareness and consciousness, and to support the wellbeing of all creatures.

Curriculum

1. Techniques and Training
2. Sadhana- includes meditation, pranayama, yoga, Bhakti Dance and dhuni
3. Posture Clinic- break down of each Asana & how to teach it
4. Asana Families
5. Sequencing- intelligent & creative
6. Pranayama- benefits, contraindications & teaching techniques
7. Mantra & Chanting

Teaching Methodology:
1. Effective Assisting, Enhancing the Asana
2. Dynamic Use of Language
3. Intention Setting & Themes
4. Music
5. Voice as an Instrument- tone & tempo
6. Yoga in the World Today – styles and lineage
7. Qualities of a Good Teacher
8. Business of Yoga, Marketing & Social Media
9. Options for Certified Yoga Instructors

Anatomy & Physiology:
1. Physical Body A&P
2. Subtle Body including Chakra System, Nadis, Koshas, Granthis
3. Getting out of the Head & into the Body, Awakening Intuition- Thinking v/s Sensing

Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics:
1. Patanjali
2. 8 limbs of Yoga
3. Yamas & Niyamas
4. Yoga Sutras
5. Yoga v/s Hinduism
6. Art of Ritual
7. Dhuni Fire Ceremony
8. Diet & Nutrition
9. Intro to Ayurveda & the 5 Elements
10. The 3 Gunas
11. 5 Rhythms
12. Karma Yoga- being of service, giving back and making the world a better place
13. YA Code of Ethics

Practium:
Posture Clinic & Practice Teaching – students will be teaching Asana, Pranayama and chanting with partners and in groups, openly giving & receiving feedback. Each student must create & teach a 30 minute class to be critiqued by instructors and peers.

Required text books
Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff (second edition)
The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda

Accommodation

The timeless beauty of Villa dei Cipressi, nestled on the highest hilltop of the Sona Village, is both enchanting and inviting. Her classically elegant architecture and design are said to date back to the end of the 9th century. Spacious rooms are tastefully decorated with antique furniture including many beautiful art deco pieces, original art works, exquisite lighting, ancient tiles, linen drapes and luxurious bedding.

We will begin each day with a beautiful morning yoga practice in the panoramic sun room facing the park.

The grand estate, recognised as a Heritage Site, spreads out over 28 hectares including vineyards, olive groves and gardens with Villa dei Cipressi centered as the crown jewel. Just outside the villa are ancient coniferous and cypress trees, a rose garden, lily pond with fountain, bamboo grove with an outdoor pizza oven, expansive lawn, swimming pool, and several cozy seating areas to relax, contemplate and enjoy the breathless views of the Verona Valley with a delicious glass of wine cultivated right on the property. All of this and more creates a romantic, dream-like atmosphere in exclusive privacy.

This property, at about 200 meters above sea level, is part of the Garda Lake Morainic amphitheater. The unique geologic formation is composed of many horseshoe shaped hills carved out by glaciers and streams 100,000 years ago. The special soil composition is a key to their world renowned wines. Verona is to the East, Garda Lake to the West and the Dolomites to the North.

The Landini family has owned this property since 1963.
 The Sparici-Landini motivating spirit is their love of the land, its vineyards and olive groves.

The founder of the wine resort was a woman, Maddalena, called “la Grisa”. Their 40 years of success in wine production is a synthesis of rich traditions developed over centuries, wisely measured modernism and, most importantly, good soil. They harvest the the finest selection of grapes for their boutique wines bunch by bunch by hand.

The Excursions

(PRICES TBD)
Venice: The ancient city of Venezia is considered by many, including your hosts Liz and Naga, as the most beautiful city built by Man. You will find exquisite works of art around every corner and breathtaking delights for all of your senses where ever you direct your attention. Join us for a day trip with lunch and dinner out. Hi-speed train or private boat charter.

Terme di Sirmione Thermal Spa: This world class SPA is an oasis of wellness immersed in a large park, well known as a place to enjoy intense beauty, harmony, pleasure and healing. Unique sulphurous, salsobromoiodic thermal waters from a natural spring deep in the bed of Lake Garda are healing for the bones and joints, respiratory ailments, uro-gynecological system, alterations and diseases of the skin such as dermatitis, psoriasis and acne.

This hotel has been in operation since the 1920’s but recognized as a healing place as far back as the Renaissance. The thermal waters, mud, steam and heat, combined with pampering personalized treatments and breathtaking views of Lake Garda make this experience unforgettable.
We will spend the day soaking and sun bathing and then, after sunset, enjoy a group dinner before returning to our villa.

Verona: Most famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” but the history of the city dates back to over 550 BC. We will take the day to explore cultural sights and then meet at Antica Bottega Del Vino (Best Dessert and Fortified Wine List in the World 2019) for dinner together.

Retreat Schedule

Arrival Sunday, October 4
6-8pm Orientation, Introductions and Opening Ritual
8pm Welcome Dinner

Most Days
7-9am Morning Asana Practice
9am Breakfast
11am-2pm Training Session
2pm Delicious Lunch
4-8pm Training Session
8pm Grounding Dinner

Cuisine

This intensive immersion Yoga Teacher Training features healthy, organic, farm to table, vegetarian Italian dishes catered by Gaia Gourmet, options for curated excursions to cultural sites, thermal hot springs, shopping & more, food & wine adventures, in-house massage therapy & healing body work, and exclusive use of the beautiful private estate.

Our delicious farm-to-table Italian inspired menu during the training is lacto-ovo vegetarian. We cannot accommodate any extreme dietary restrictions such as a raw food diet.

Teacher Training investment

In US Dollars

Payment-In-Full Option
Only $3599 when you register anytime prior to 90 days before your training start date and when you pay-in-full (save up to $395 with this option)! Within 90 days of your training start date tuition will be $389

Payment Plan Option
Simply place a $799 deposit now to secure your spot and then, at your convenience, make 4 more payments of $799 in order to pay off the remaining balance, totaling $3995 (5 x $799). The last payment/s needs to be made no later than 60 days before your training start da

Includes

  • 200 Hour Certification upon successful completion of the course
  • 425 Pages of invaluable knowledge in your Lakshmi Rising YTT Manual
  • 20 nights in Luxury Villa Accommodations
  • 3 incredible, organic Gaia Gourmet vegetarian or vegan meals per day when on site
  • Unlimited coffee, an assortment of teas & fresh fruit for snacks
  • Daily housekeeping & weekly laundry service
  • Full access to the property including swimming pool and more
  • Options to participate in organized group excursions
  • All applicable taxes included in training price3 weeks making friends for life with like-minded souls from around the world

What to pack

You need to bring a yoga mat, a block and strap, water bottle (there is delicious natural spring water available for us), at least 2 notebooks, a journal, several pens in different colours, flashlight with batteries, sturdy hiking shoes, insect repellant, eco-friendly personal care products (lavender, peppermint & tea tree essential oils come in handy), first aid necessities (arnica, sore muscle balm, ibuprofen, motion sickness medicine, allergy medicine and bandages may be useful), easy to store snacks like dried fruits, nuts and nut butters (we provide fresh fruit and three meals most days but bring extra if you think you will need it), and Euros for excursions and massages.

How to get here

We provide group transportation to and from the train station. Plan to meet at the station at 4pm on Sunday October 4 and we will all ride to the villa together. Check-out time is 10am on Saturday October 24. We will travel our separate ways from the train station.

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Enquiry

To make an enquiry or book this 3 Week 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Verona, send your request to the team who will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com.