Level 1 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany

22 Days Level 1 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany, 7th – 28th July

Three Treasures Yoga is a Yoga Alliance certified interdisciplinary yoga school. This Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany 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.

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.

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.

Catebbio, 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.

Course overview

* 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

Skill level

* Intermediate
* Advanced
* 21 days with instruction
* English

Program

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)

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) * 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.

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

Teachers

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 in coming from a dance background she connected immediately with the asana practice, Molly found herself intensely inspired to learn more about yogic philosophy. Molly’s interests in Taoism and Buddhist philosophy have shaped many of her endeavors, including her pursuit of learning Traditional Chinese Medicine which she now practices both privately as well as in several hospitals. The concept of fluidity is pervasive in Molly’s approach to teaching, whether it is in dance, Chinese Medicine or yoga. There is not any part of life that is static, so naturally studying, exploring and experiencing life through movement makes sense. When we exhibit fluidity, we have the opportunity to ebb and flow, choose calm or excitation, connect with joy and experience clarity.

Molly believes that the stillness that many seek is not lack of movement, but rather an experience of living in which the energy of the body is fluid and uninhibited so that we might experience vibrance without chaos. Molly endeavors to facilitate in each person that she teaches, the start of or continuation of a journey of wonder and discovery.

Massimo Cantara
Massimo is a registered yoga teacher with SYM (Shiatsu Yoga Mediterraneo) as well as a professional Shiatsu therapist and teacher. He is also a qualified kinesiologist and  Cranial Sacral therapist. In 1999 he founded Holismos, a centre for complementary therapies in Poggibonsi, Tuscany, Italy. He also teaches Anatomy, Physiology and bodywork for yoga Teacher Trainings. Massimo spent 12 years practicing Shorinji Kempo (2° Dan) but trained originally as a percussionist, playing for many years in various groups in the UK and in Italy. He speaks Italian and English.

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 Catebbio. 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 Catebbio 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.

Accommodation

The Catebbio 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.

Cuisine

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. We cater for vegetarian, whole food, yogic and other dietary requirements on request

Price in Euros

3.200 Euro for shared double accommodation
3.600 Euro for single private room
3.000 Euro for shared accommodation in triple room

Includes

* 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

Not included

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

Optional Activities

* 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 fortress built 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.

Special offer

Receive a complimentary pick up from Grosseto railway station and a complimentary Sonic massage when you book through Soul Seed Travel.

What past students have said

”When I embarked on my journey at Three Treasures Yoga, I didn’t know what to expect. I signed up thinking I really like yoga and yoga teacher training sounded fun, so I might as well give it a shot. The first day, a bunch of us arrived together. We were welcomed with open arms to a place that instantly felt like home and I had the thought, “This is exactly where I am meant to be at this moment. Words cannot express how truly grateful I am to have found this YTT program at this time in my life. I had been struggling a lot with injuries and a very stressful job over the last year which had left me feeling unhappy with my life. This experience transformed my outlook and my entire way of thinking. It gave me a new perspective on how to think outside myself at the bigger picture of life and gave me lifelong friendships that I will always cherish. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to give themselves a gift that will change their life.” Becky Altman, USA (2016)

It has been one of the best experience in my life for several reasons. First of all, the professionalism and expertise of the 3 teachers to be highlighted. They are experts in diverse fields, they have built a program that really helped me to learn useful things about yoga philosophy, practice and anatomy. They also transmit all this knowledge with passion and a clear methodology. The place is also amazing. Practicing and learning in the nature, in this magical place helped me to connect with myself and disconnect from the “noise” of the city. This environment was ideal for me to focus on the life and learning experience. And last but not the least, the amazing people I met there. When I was looking for a YTT I had many doubts about how the teachers would be (I really wanted to learn yoga from real experts!). Both aspects were amazing, we all became a family, still in touch! I am ready to continue my yoga trip and to become a solid Yoga Teacher. Thanks to all La Croce family!.” Leire, Madrid

Booking

Contact us for 2018 dates. We will get back to you within 24 hours or email us directly on retreats@soulseedmedia.com or call/whatsapp (0044) 7730095657.

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22 Days Level 1 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany

Three Treasures Yoga is a Yoga Alliance certified interdisciplinary yoga school. This Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany 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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

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