200 hour Tuscany Yoga Teacher Training 4th – 24th October

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Description

We have chosen a magical farmhouse contoured by a hundred holm oaks and a rose garden as the setting for our 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 neighbouring province of Umbria is Lake Trasimeno. Tuscany is an enchanting setting for our Yoga Teacher Training to cultivate personal growth and exploration.

The Training

Our three week, 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved curriculum explores the fundamentals of teaching asana and pranayama, as well as techniques on how to develop creative and effective vinyasa sequences. It is the same Lakshmi Rising curriculum that we offer in Costa Rica.

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.

Teachers

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 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 characterised by low hills, each concealing an endless variety of landscapes. And 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…

The Excursions

As a part of our personal growth and wellness element of the training, we have some delightful cultural excursions planned for you. We 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.

We 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 we will pay a special visit to the Molesini a& 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.

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

*Please note that Excursions are subject to change without notice.

Retreat Schedule

Arrival Saturday May 17
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

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

Cuisine

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

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 transportation to and from the train station upon arrival and departure. Plan to meet at the station at 4pm on Sunday May 17 and we will all ride to the villa together. Check-out time is 10am on Saturday June 6. We will travel our separate ways from the train station.

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Enquiry

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