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21 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Italy

  • Cascina Bellaria Farmhouse, Località Boschi 47, Sezzadio, Alessandria 15079, Italy

Yoga Teacher Training Italy

Do you want to take your yoga skill to the new height? Become a certified yoga teacher with Hari-Om Yoga School's intense and challenging yoga teacher training. You will immerse in the practice, observe your perceived limits, and challenge them beyond what you thought possible in a conscious way, strengthen your body and inner body, and stay consistent on a path toward power that you have been searching for.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Lectures on philosophy and subtle physiology
  • Lectures on meditation techniques and yoga therapy
  • Lectures on Ayurveda, anatomy, asana, and pranayama
  • Certificate recognized by Yoga Alliance
  • Daily morning and evening herbal tea
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • 20 days with instruction
  • English
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During this training, you will be staying at Farmhouse Bellaria. It was created through the will of getting together and sharing a lifestyle aligned to the rhythms of nature and to the yoga and Ayurveda philosophy.

The barn has become the big yoga room (100 square meters), with naked wood roof, wooden floor, and a whole glass window wall, which offers a great countryside landscape.

Bellaria offers shared rooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms, double rooms with shared bathrooms or private one, and double rooms, triple rooms or quadruple rooms with bathroom in the room, and also small one-room apartment.

Double room

This is a double occupancy room with private bathroom.

Shared dorm room

You will be accommodated in a shared room with bunk beds and shared bathrooms.

Shared triple or quadruple room

These rooms have private bathroom in the room.

Hari-Om Yoga School's yoga teacher training are always intense and challenging. This training integrates tools and techniques from other traditions and practices such as Muay Thai, Zen, Taoism, ecstatic dance, and dynamic meditation because yoga is a dynamic path to a deeper and integral comprehension, and many of us are past the point of being satisfied with simple explanations as “what degree the ankle should be placed” or “how high the arm should be raised” in an asana.

Yoga is not a dogmatic practice and when it becomes fanatical, can only add ignorance to ignorance. In this yoga teacher training, there are at least four hours a day of powerful practice and it requires a strong commitment from the students who decide to join and immerse themselves in the practice.

If observing your perceived limits and challenging them beyond what you thought possible in a conscious way, strengthening your body and inner body, and staying consistent on a path toward power are what you're searching for, then this training is for you. Getting you to leave your comfort zone and transmuting it into your practice is Hari-Om Yoga School's aim and forte.

You will be given a manual that will cover all the necessary teaching materials. Reading of integrative tests will be advised. All material will be sent via email two weeks before the course and have to be printed by the students prior the arrival to the course.

Sampe daily schedule

  • 07:30 Practice
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Lecture
  • 12:30 Lunch and break
  • 14:30 Lecture
  • 17:00 Practice
  • 19:30 Dinner

Curriculum

Anatomy

In the course of the four weeks of 200-hour yoga teacher training, the multiple aspects of anatomy and physiology are treated throughout a detailed program, starting from the simple cells form and function to the most complex and vital processes of the human body. The program emphasizes the study of the muscular bundles, the behavior in relation to the static and dynamic phases, and the various typologies of reaction to stimuli.

The referring textbooks will be completed by handbooks that will help the student to deepen their knowledge of the joints and their functions, with the specific purpose of expanding the capacity of the future teacher in the prevention of possible injuries.

During the four weeks of the teacher training, there will be also treated the physiological and biomechanical processes activated by the practice of the asanas, pranayama, and dharana. Details for the classes: With underline - topics discussed in the class; in Italic - subjects to be studied in the books.

Anatomy 1

  • Cartesians plans cell agonism and antagonism of muscles
  • Definition of anatomy which includes cells and tissues, skeleton, and muscular system
  • Gravitational and antigravity muscles bundles

Anatomy 2

  • Nervous system or sensory organs
  • The shoulder, the elbow, the hip

Anatomy 3

  • Endocrine system, digestive system, respiratory system
  • The knee, the ankle, the foot, six asanas (biomechanics)

Anatomy 4

  • Circulatory system, excretory system, reproductive system
  • 12 asanas (biomechanics)

Asana

Principles and importance of alignment:

  • Basic asanas: Tadasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • Neutral standing asanas and standing asanas with external rotation: Virabhadrasana II, Utthita Parsvakonasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Vrkasana, Virabhadrasana III, Ardha Chandrasana, Utthita hasta Padangusthasana, Garudasana
  • Forward bending asanas: Uttanasana, Parsvottanasana, Prasarita Padottanasana, Upavista Konasana, Dandasana, Navasana, Pashimottanasana, Adho Mukha Virasana, Pavanmuktasana
  • Seated asanas with external rotation: Janu Sirshasana, Baddha Konasana, Gomukhasana, Brahmasana, Siddhasana, Padmasana
  • Asanas with backward extension: Alanasana, Virabhadrasana I, Utkatasana, Bhujangasana, Salambasana, Setu Banda Sarvangasana, Urdhva Mukha *Svanasana, Purvottanasana, Dhanurasana
  • Asanas executed in Vinyasa: Marjariasana, Ardha Chatarnga Dandasana, Chataranga Dandasana, different versions of Surya Namaskar
  • Inverted asanas: Viparita Karani mudra, Sirshasana , Sarvangasana, Halasana
  • Laying-down and twisting asanas: Parivritta Parsvakonasana, Jathara Parivartanasana, Parivritta trikonasana, Parivritta Ardha Chandrasana, Ardha Mtsyendrasana, Savasana

Every asana will be examined through these aspects:

  • Alignment points
  • Contraindications
  • Effects on the mind and spirit
  • Effects on the chakras and doshas
  • Most common errors
  • Possible variations that simplify or intensify the asana
  • Physical benefits

Explanations will be given on the internal logic of the positions and possible variations will be expounded upon that can modify or substitute the asana while leaving its structure intact.

Ayurveda

  • What is Ayurveda
  • The five elements (earth, wind, fire, water, ether)
  • The concept of dosha (Vata, Pitta e Kapha)
  • The concept of prakriti and the diagnosis of the dosha and their imbalances
  • Ideal daily routine according to Ayurveda: correct diet and yoga practice in relation to dosha imbalances and personal constitution (prakriti)
  • Introduction to the concepts of Prana, Ojas, and Agni

Dharana (meditation techniques)

You will look at the practice of meditation, its meaning, and the effects of meditation techniques as seen from scientific and physiologic perspectives. Students will practice and learn to teach meditation techniques utilizing breath, mantra, yantra, concentration on the chakras and the principal nadis (Ida, Pingala, Shushmna, Arohan, Awarohan).

The majority of the meditation techniques that will be taught in the course of three years of study will have their origin in Tantra, Kriya, and Raja yoga.

Mantra, yantra, and mandala

  • Mantra as the power of sound and shape, their meaning and how they effect the subtle energy. You will learn about how they work, how they are to be used
  • how they influence karma
  • Seed mantras
  • Kirtan practice
  • Introduction to Nada yoga, the yoga of sound

Mudra

  • Introduction to mudras and their various meanings
  • Mudra and prana
  • The five mudra groups (hasta, mana, kaya, bandha, adhara)
  • Experience and use of mudra belonging to the five different groups accompanied by theoretical explanations of their meaning, benefits and eventual contraindications

Philosophy

  • What yoga is and yogic lifestyle
  • Analysis of different yoga systems and information on their origins
  • Introduction do Samkhya: purusha or prakriti, evolution or involution, and the path of liberation
  • Ashtanga: the eight stages of yoga
  • Readings and commentary on abstracts of Pantanjali's Yoga Sutra
  • Karma yoga: the path of action
  • Bhakti yoga: the path of devotion
  • Jnana yoga: the path of knowledge
  • Introduction to tantra, tantra and sexuality, the divinities, and their nature

Pranayama

During the 200-hour of the teacher training program organized by the school, pranayama plays an important role. The concept of prana is explained by describing the five main types of prana (prana, apana, vyana, samana, udana), and what pranayama, the bandhas, and the breath cycle mean.

The program is divided into three units, including a practical part in which the participants are guided to experiment the different pranayama techniques, and a theoretical part where the techniques are explained together, with the effects, benefits, and how they work by an anatomic and physiological point of view.

As for the asanas, pranayama techniques will be explained by studying:

  • Contraindications
  • Effects of the mind and the spirit
  • Effects on the chakras
  • Effects on the doshas
  • Physical benefits
  • Various approaches and teaching methods

Pranayama 1

The five main types; prana, apana, vyana, samana, udana - pranayama - bandhas - the breath cycle. After an initial practical approach where the teacher will lead the participants to practice some simple pranayama techniques, the first unit focuses on the concepts of pranayama and prana.

Pranayama 2

Nadi Sodhana, Ujjay, Anuloma, Viloma, Sitali, and Sitkari. The second unit dives further into the analysis and explanation of other techniques, always through a practical part first to experiment, and a second theoretical part to understand what happens in the physical and energetic bodies.

Pranayama 3

Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Agni Sari, Samavritti, and Asamavritti Pranayama. The third unit is part of the second year program. First, there will be a review of the program of the first year to refresh and then to aid in explaining more complex and advanced techniques, always through a practical part first, to experiment, and a second theoretical part to understand what happens in the physical and energetic bodies.

Subtle physiology

  • The three bodies (sharira)
  • The five sheathes (kosha)
  • The seven progressive chakras
  • Kundalini: progress by way of kundalini or shakti, techniques and methods for reawakening kundalini, obstacles in its ascent
  • The subtle channels (nadi) and the prana blocks (granthi)

Yoga therapy

  • The concept of health in Western and Eastern traditions
  • Philosophy and psychology of yoga therapy
  • Yoga therapy in its spiritual aspects
  • One example of therapeutic program with asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation, and yoga Nidra

Further techniques

  • Vinyasa
  • Introduction to the principles behind the various asana sequences
  • Introduction to yoga therapy
  • Introduction to yoga for expecting mothers
  • The art of teaching: student and teaching approaches, ethics, yoga as job, organization suggestions
  • Jun Lee

    Jun is a 500-hours Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. She teaches an approachable, deep style of Hatha yoga that safely challenges the body and soothes the mind. She is also a dedicated student of Hatha yoga, meditation, Tantra, and Ayurveda. Her teaching skillfully weaves the practices of Hatha yoga to awaken fire and remove obstacles within, so that you may reveal and remember your natural state of meditative awareness and ease of heart. Jun is also a certified massage therapist and registered nurse.

  • Marco Mandrino

    Marco is the founder and director of Hari-Om Yoga School. Marco is an enthusiastic practitioner of Muay Thai and combat sports in general. He has been teaching yoga for around twenty years, dealing almost exclusively with teacher training and retreats. Marco's idea, which the school reflects, is to integrate diverse techniques from various disciplines and arts in order to live simply, in harmony with the present moment and to the best of one’s potential.

  • Massimo Monti

    Since an early age, Massimo felt attracted and influenced by the vision and teaching of mystics, masters, and yogis like Rumi, J.Krishnamurti, G.I. Gurdjieff, R. Tagore, and P. Yogananda, among others, which shaped the spiritual path to follow. Extensive travels throughout India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, North Africa as well as the Americas, Australia, and Europe brought him in contact with different spiritual paths widening the spectrum of ways in the quest of human consciousness growth.

  • Elisa Fantini

    Elisa's yoga journey began in 2004, first as a practitioner, and then as a teacher. She holds a diploma from the Hari-Om School. She was instructed by several teachers in different styles (including Hatha, Iyengar, and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga). In her more recent explorations, she has begun to complement a Yang practice which is more muscular and energetic, with a Yin practice which is more subtle and gentle. She got to know this in Sweden, thanks to Biff Mithoefer’s Yin yoga teacher training course.

  • Rosalba Piarulli

    Rosalba has 20 years of experience in the field of holistic disciplines and techniques. She is a yoga instructor as well as Ayurvedic and Shiatsu practitioner, accredited Kinesiologist, Massophysiotherapist, and practitioner of other wellness techniques such as reflexology. She has been studying Ayurveda since 1994, both with Italian and Indian teachers and received her diploma in 2002 at the Istituto Riza in Milan. She is part of the teacher staff of Hari-Om School.

  • Marco Fasanotti

    Marco has studied as a personal trainer and Pilates trainer. He also teaches in a company that teaches Pilates instructors. After many years of teaching physical fitness, he went to China to study Tai Chi and Qi Gong and finally became a Tai Chi instructor recognized by the Chinese Wushu Association. He is also a Qi Gong instructor, having studied with the Chinese Health Qi Gong Association. Marco lives in Biella in Italy and has created a wellness center, where he teaches Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Pilates, and yoga.

  • Emanuela Genesio

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Emanuela teaches contemporary art at the European Institute of Design and Paris 8 University. She creates installations as well as takes part in performances, Indian inks, and poetry in relation with people and their energy. She teaches, and above all, she experiences yoga since she met Marco Mandrino's non-dogmatic and interdisciplinary approach. Thanks to the experiences of Tai Chi and Zen, she produces artistic performances and mixed workshops with the intention of going deep into the human poetry.

  • Max Romano

    Max specialized in Thermodynamics and became a researcher in thermo-fluids-propulsion and diagnostic systems in the field of high energy physics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Inspired by his mentor, he slowly developed a special interest in yoga while seeking mental focus, physical strength, and equilibrium during an experimental campaign in micro-gravity environment. Max expanded his interest in maintaining muscle strength, flexibility, and the stress management effects of yoga.

  • Laura Albertelli

    Hari-Om Yoga School Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

    Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

    Laura has practiced Hatha yoga to understand the dynamics of life that bring suffering and healing. She left her career as a journalist to dedicate herself to a spiritual life, completing that same year a 200-hour teacher training at the Nosara Yoga Institute of Costa Rica under the guidance of Amba and Don Stapleton, Dean of Education at the Kripalu Yoga Institute. A registered teacher with Yoga Alliance since 2009, Laura received in 2014 the qualification of yoga teacher at Hari-Om to obtain an E-RYT 500.

This training will take place in Alessandria, Italy. Farmhouse Bellaria is a classical farmhouse in Piemont style, part of it to be drawn back to the half of the nineteenth century. It is located in a quite hilly area of the countryside between Alessandria and Acqui Terme.

Far from the inhabitant center and from the main roads, it is surrounded by a quiet and relaxed atmosphere that follows the rhythm of nature. Foxes, deer, squirrels, wild boars, and many kinds of birds live in that countryside and very often they get close to the houses and to the small lake, which is located inside the property of the farmhouse.

Activities
  • Massage
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake
  • Yoga studio

During this training, you will be served herbal tea before morning practice, brunch, fruit and herbal tea break in the afternoon, and dinner.

  • 1 towel and sheets change every week
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • All training and course materials
  • Daily herbal tea and fruit
  • Daily brunch and dinner
  • Yoga teacher certification recognized by Yoga Alliance
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

Driving directions from Brescia

  • Brescia Piacena Torino - Highway exit Alessandria Est.
  • Follow Alessandria till the entrance of the town where there is a big roundabout, follow Acqui Terme and take tangenziale.
  • Exit Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, Mantovana, and Abazia di Santa Giustaina.
  • As soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left following the direction of Mantovana, Boschi.
  • After the first two uphills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with indication Cascina Bellaria Hari Om.
  • Farmhouse Bellaria is the white building on the left.

Driving directions from Genoa

  • From Genova Milano, exit to Alessandra Sud.
  • Follow the tangenziale (ring road), drive to the direction Acqui Terme, and exit at Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, Mantovana, and Abazia di Santa Giustaina.
  • As soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left following direction Mantovana, Boschi.
  • After the first two up hills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with indication Cascina Bellaria Hari Om.
  • It is the white building on the left.

Driving directions from Milan

  • From Torino, take the highway exit to Alessandria Est.
  • Follow Alessandria till the entrance of the town where there is a big roundabout, follow Acqui Terme, and take the tangenziale.
  • Exit to Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, mantovana, and Abazia di Santa Giustaina.
  • As soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left following direction Mantovana, Boschi.
  • After the first two up hills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with indication Cascina Bellaria Hari Om.
  • It is the white building on the left.

Driving directions from Turin

  • From Torino Piacenza, take the highway exit to Alessandria Est.
  • Follow Alessandria till the entrance of the town where there is a big roundabout, follow Acqui Terme and take the tangenziale.
  • Exit Sezzadio.
  • When you enter the town, follow Rivalta Bormida, Mantovana, and Abazia di Santa Giustaina.
  • As soon as you exit the town, after Abazia di Santa Giustina, turn left at the direction Mantovana Boschi.
  • After the first two up hills, when the road becomes flat, turn right at the second street on the right where there are two white boards with Cascina Bellaria and Hari Om.
  • Farmhouse Bellaria is the white building on the left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Milan-Malpensa Airport (MXP), Linate Airport (LIN), Orio al Serio International Airport (BGY), Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA), or Turin Airport (TRN). Transfer from the airports is available at 150 EUR.

Arrival by train

The closest railway station is Alessandria.

Sezzadio, Italy

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