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Rishikesh, India

Yoga Teacher Training

200 Hours Traditional Hatha Yoga teacher training course Italy is a fully residential course systematically designed with theory as well as practical classes. In the course, the components of Hatha Yoga such as (Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Shat-karma), Anatomy, Philosophy, Alignment & Adjustment and Meditation are discussed at their basic and intermediate level with a view to attaining the efficiency for the higher and deeper practices of Yoga. The course brings to us understanding of how how Yoga impacts our physiology – body, mind and emotion as well as how Yoga is important for each one of us. The course prepares one with sufficient knowledge to practice according to one’s limitation and teach according to the need of the aspirants. The whole Yoga course is schemed with apt clarity to be a very good, confident and reliable Yoga teacher. This training is important to get access into and prepare for the 300 hours Kriya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Raja Yoga teacher training courses, Women and Children Yoga training retreat.

Yoga Teacher Training and assessment – 200 Hours Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course Italy assesses the students at all levels including practical and written tests. At the successful completion of the course an aspirant will be conferred upon a certificate indicating that the aspirant is qualified to impart the techniques in which he or she has been trained.

Inclusion - 20 nights accommodation (Shared accommodation & Private rooms), Course material (books, notebook, pen, Jala Neti pot), Italian translator on request during the training for better understanding, Study under experienced Indian Yoga Teacher, Private Yoga consultation, Vegetarian food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), 1 sound healing session, Weekend excursions and Wi-fi etc.

Exclusion - Flight tickets, airport pick up and drop, longer tours and trips around, travel and cancellation insurance, medical assistance and things for personal requirements.

*Transfer from airport to accommodation is arranged on payment.

Why choose us - We draw from our different cultural backgrounds and experience to create a unique space for the opportunity to grow, to learn, to heal.  All in a safe relaxed and fun environment.  As different as our roots are our common values are based in compassion, love and kindness. As well as our extensive knowledge, our promise is to provide you with the very best of pre and post course assistance, answering all your questions, whatever comes up. Our passion and level of care through our love for others is our main driver. In fact during my (Danny’s) recent visit to India I asked Rohit why does he want to create this project, he simply replied to reach and help as many people to experience the benefit of traditional Yoga (or Yog India).

Pre-requisites - Anyone interested in Yoga is welcome to join the 200 Hours Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course Italy however, here are a few things which the participants should be aware of before joining the course. They are -

  • Basic understanding of Yoga practices.
  • Ready to follow the disciplines of Yoga such as punctuality, waking up early, participation is the daily activities and so on.
  • English speaking and understanding skills as this is the main medium of education.
  • Medical fitness; physical as well as mental. If there is any medical issue then please let us know beforehand.

Volunteer opportunity - We are trying to help as many people as possible, with that in mind there may be one or two opportunities for volunteer positions for those who would like to attend,  although have financial constraints. If this is you then please do contact us to discuss.

How to arrive (Airports) - Florence International Airport (IGI) is located around 75 km from the venue. There are bus and cab services to reach the venue. If you wish, we may organize your transfer to the centre at reasonable fair.

Accreditation - Sanatana Yog Sandesh is certified by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International which provide the chances to use the certificate for career and job opportunities. Upon successful completion of the course students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA as Registered Yoga Teachers (E-RYT)

200 Hours Traditional Hatha Yoga teacher training course in Italy has the following objectives - 

  • Providing the requisite and authentic training of Hatha Yoga to the participants.
  • Endeavour to blossom into integrated personalities with balance of head, heart and hand.
  • Unearthing the true principles of Hatha Yoga and their components to the participants in theory as well as practical approach.
  • To offer to the world at large well trained Hatha Yoga Teachers.

21 days (3 weeks) – with the day of arrival this becomes 22 days.

200 Hours Traditional Hatha Yoga teacher training course Italy mentions the following eligibilities -

  • English speaking and understanding skills as this is the main medium of education.
  • Medical fitness; physical as well as mental. In cases otherwise we must be detailed the individual limitation along with medical reports if available.

200 Hours Traditional Hatha Yoga teacher training course Italy with (up-levelled syllabus) incorporates a variety of topics. All these topics come under these following heads –

1. Techniques, Training, Practice (75 Hours) - It incorporates several levels of topics, techniques, practices, trainings of Hatha Yoga which students will study in the Yoga teacher training course. They are – 

Asana – (different basic postures from Hatha Yoga such as purificatory asana for lightness and purification of body, standing, supine, prone - (backward, forward, spine twist), inversion and balance.

Pranayama – techniques for correction of breath, breathing to heat and energize, breathing to balancing, breathing to cool and harmonize. 

Mudra – gesture of hands, fingers and body to affect energy in body.

Bandha – practices of locking the energy in body. 

Shat-karma – practices for purification of body in Yoga.

Meditation – practices for mind management such as study of sitting asana, Yogic breathing with awareness, peace establishment, Stillness of body, awareness of sense responses, awareness of natural thought process and Yoga Nidra.

Mantra Chanting – chanting and practice of important mantras for well-being and auspiciousness in life.

Singing Bowls - practice of sound awareness and sound experience.

2. Anatomy and Physiology (30 Hours) - 

Anatomy - Skeletal system (major bones, types of joints, major muscles involved in asana and types of contraction).

Physiology - Nervous system including ‘fight, flight, freeze’ stress response, vagal theory, overall mind-body connection, cardiovascular/circulatory, endocrine, digestive systems as they relate to yoga practice, respiratory system, incl. muscles that affect breathing, involuntary vs. voluntary breath, and how air enters and leaves the body.

Biomechanics - types of joint movement, joint stabilization, safe movement as it pertains to balancing, stretching, awareness and physical limitations, contraindications, misalignments, adaptations.

Elective - additional study on modern physio about bones, joints, muscles and their movements.

Additional topics - Shared anatomical and alignment principles plus contraindications, effects of pranayama on anatomy and subtle body, complete sequencing of pranayama including alternatives and adaptations, different types of pranayama and ayurveda tri-dosha basic knowledge.

3. Yoga Humanities (30 Hours) -

History - The term ‘Yoga’, historical perspective of Yoga, Yoga in ancient texts, school’s lineage, style and methodology, important dates and key ideas - Vedic period, Pre-classical era, Classical era, Middle Ages, Hatha Yoga 11 Century, Colonial era, Modern revival - 19th century with Swami Vivekananda and other great saints and Yogis, Vedas, Vedanta and Hatha, historical context of Asana, specific Asana from the school’s lineage, historical context of pranayama, koshas, kleshas, chakra, nadis, prana vayus, key terms of meditation, meditation methods by lineage, ability to practice school’s chosen meditation practice, chanting, mantras and mudras.

Philosophy - definition of Yoga and key terms, relationship between asana, pranayama and meditation with reference from Yoga sutra and according to school’s approach, texts of Yoga – important topics from Yoga Sutra, relationship, message and similarity between Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika, self-reflection on how philosophy relates to practice.

Ethics - Awareness of Yoga Sutras or similar Yogic ethical precepts, relationship to Yoga Alliance’s ethical commitment, comprehension of and responsibility to increase equity in Yoga, accountability measures, self-reflection on how Yoga ethics relate to practice and teaching.

Elective - Aum definition, Aum sound and inner sound awareness.

4. Professional Essentials (50 Hours) -

Teaching Methodology – sequencing, pace, environment, cueing (verbal, visual, physical), class management.

Professional Development - Yoga-related professional organizations including the Yoga Alliance credentialing process, ethical commitment, including scope of practice, code of conduct and equity position statement, lifetime of learning and continuing education, general professionalism, including timeliness, consistency, cleanliness, liability insurance, waivers and invoicing.

Elective - marketing tools, online Yoga business, websites, promotion, profession and career.

Practicum - knowledge, skills, experience across 12 key competencies, mentorship component, including apprenticeship and feedback.

Additional topics - complete sequencing (asana, pranayama, meditation) to achieve particular effect.

Suggested Yoga Books for 200 Hours Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course Italy -

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Raja Yoga - Swami Vivekananda or

Four Chapters of freedom - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga Darshan - Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Anatomy and Physiology - not specified

200 Hours Traditional Hatha Yoga teacher training course Italy provides the daily schedule which is tentative and subject to change according to need. All classes are held for 6 days in a week. Typical Schedule - 

  • 6.45am - Wake up
  • 7.20am - Guru Pooja
  • 7.30am to 9.30am - Cleansing, Morning Asana, Pranayama and Relaxation
  • 10am to 11am - Brunch
  • 12pm to 1pm - Lecture (Anatomy, Yoga Humanities etc.)
  • 2.30pm to 3.30pm - Professional essentials (Teaching methodology, professional development and Yoga business tools.)
  • 4pm - Drinks/Snacks
  • 5pm to 6pm - Asana alignment and adjustments (theory and practical training with teaching practices), Practicum.
  • 6pm to 6.45pm - Meditation
  • 7pm to 8pm - Dinner
  • 9.30pm - Bedtime

Every Wednesday and Saturday evening will be Mantra chanting, kirtan of holy names of God. These activities are optional but group participation creates distinct harmony).

Sunday free time.

3000 Euro only per person Single occupancy double-bed rooms (Couple sharing 2800 Euro per person).

2,800 Euro only per person twin-bed rooms (two people sharing). 

2,600 Euro only per person Triple-bed rooms (three sharing).

Note - Booking before 15th March 2023 allows 5% discount.

Place -  200 Hours Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course Italy will take place at (Poppi, Tuscany in Italy).

About the place - The teacher training course venue is very peaceful with hills, mountains and natural surroundings. The village of Poppi, near Florence and Arezzo, has been selected as one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. The “Castello dei Conti Guidi" was owned by the Guidi family, that had control of Casentino. This castle hosted Dante Alighieri, who wrote here part of his famous “Divina Commedia”, during his exile from Florence. The National Park “Foreste Casentinesi” is a paradise for mountain bikers, hikers and those who love horse riding in the countryside. Depending on the season, it is possible to find chestnuts, wild berries and “porcini” mushrooms.  The rooms, Yoga space, swimming pool and areas around are very beautiful and what one can expect. The place is ideal for experiencing Yogic lifestyle and holistic approach towards life. These are very helpful to improve and strengthen physical, mental, emotional and spiritual state of an individual.

Facilities - A private room with wi-fi that’s well suited for working, For long stays (kitchen, washing machine, free parking, hot water, laundry, ethernet connection, 32" HDTV with DVD player, Sound system, Exercise equipment, free weights, stationary bike, yoga mat, Ping pong table, Books and reading material, Board games, Indoor fireplace: wood-burning, Portable fans, Heating, First aid kit, Kitchen and dining, Refrigerator, Coffee maker, Private entrance, Separate street or building entrance, Private patio or balcony, Private back garden, An open space on the property usually covered in grass, Fire pit, Outdoor furniture, Outdoor dining area and Bikes etc.

Rooms - Private as well as shared rooms with very nice facilities according to the requirements of the course.

The Accommodation  - The villa has been specifically chosen for the venue due to its perfect location, serene garden (including views of Poppi Castle through ancient oaks) and the ability to have classes inside or out. In addition there is volley ball/badminton net, as well as a ping-pong table to  enjoy out of classes. With the large garden being a perfect place to relax. There are various bedroom options available from doubles (single or double occupancy) twin and triple rooms.

Things to do -

  • Shopping
  • Excursions
  • Camping
  • Meditate in the forest and near by hills
  • Golf course at 3km
  • Tennis courts within 3 km
  • Horse riding within 5km
  • Poppi castle within 3 km
  • Spending peaceful time in serene nature.

Recommended Airport to reach - The nearest airport is Florence International Airport which is around 75 km from the venue.

Registration - Please Register or write to us via our email - (sanatanayogsandesh@gmail.com) to check the availability of a place. It the place is available we will request you to fill in the registration form online. Then you need to make non-refundable deposit to finally be selected for the course.

Deposit - A non-refundable 25% of the total course fee only plus any transaction charges/commissions if that applies is required to confirm the candidature in Yoga teacher training course. After we receive your registration, we will send you the details of the bank account to make payment.

Cancellation of the application for the course - For the time being we do not provide this facility. Therefore, properly decide before you deposit the amount for the course. But you can use the deposit amount for the future course we will organize.

Remaining Payment - The remainder payments can be made after arrival.

22nd May 2023 to 11th June 2023 - Join soon.

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