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Yoga Teacher Training Italy

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Strengthen and enrich your yoga practice while learning to safely and confidently teach Hatha Yoga in the beautiful Tuscan hills of Italy. Immerse yourself in nature as you gain the core yogic knowledge you need to become an exceptional yoga teacher. Upon completion of this course and evaluation, you will qualify for Yoga Alliance registration, allowing you to teach yoga professionally anywhere in the world.

Waarom deze reis?

  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Transformational yoga theories
  • Transformational Hatha yoga practice
  • Pisa International Airport (PSA) transfers
  • Class manual and required books
  • Yoga teaching methodology
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals


20 instructiedagen in het Engels
De organisator spreekt: Engels
De maximale groepsgrootte is 14
Verberg alles


You will be staying at the Agriturismo Fattoria Di Colleoli near Pisa, Italy. It is an ancient estate dating centuries back where the farmers used to live in the old times, stands, surrounded by the luscious vegetation of the Tuscan hills, a stone’s throw from famous artistic cities such as Pisa, Florence, Volterra, San Miniato, Siena, and San Gimignano.

The four properties, named Il Cerretello, Il Sole, Il Fienile and Il Botraccio, scattered around the grounds of the “Colleoli” farm, are surrounded by a green park, with two large swimming pools, offering you a chance to spend their days in utter relaxation. The estate is set in about 200 acres of land, and its main asset are the large olive groves that produce superior extra-virgin olive oil, known since 1865 for its excellent yield as proven by lots of international medals and awards. In the old times, the name Colleoli meant “Colle degli Olivi”, olive hill.

On the background of this uncontaminated area with magnificent views on the valley, just two kilometers from the farm, the guests can visit the old town of Palaia and its ancient castle, half of which belonged to the Bishops of Lucca, and half to a local aristocratic family.

Transformational Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program

The integrated curriculum offered in Italy is taught by expert teachers with years of experience and Yoga Alliance International certification who will guide you on this yogic journey through the asanas, pranayama, mantras, and meditation. Yoga training class sizes are kept to a maximum of 14 students in order to ensure personal attention. Live, learn, and transform with in this inspirational enviornment and take away much more than a teaching certificate.

Classes will be held from Mondays to Fridays.

Sample dailly schedule

  • 07:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Pranayama and Hatha asanas
  • 11:00 Theory
  • 13:00 Lunch and free time
  • 15:00 General yoga theory
  • 17:00 Asana evening practice or workshops
  • 19:00 Dinner


Practice of transformational Hatha yoga asanas

  • Basic preparatory joint movements to warm up and prevent injuries
  • Basic transformational Hatha yoga asana sequence includes about 80 positions
  • Sanskrit names of all positions
  • Surya Namaskar and Chandra namaskar (sun and moon salutations)
  • Techniques of transformational yoga within the asanas

Mantras: Building awareness with vibrations and chanting

  • Five-element mantra
  • Gayatri mantra
  • Invocation technique with mantra
  • Sanskrit training, including chanting mantra, asanas, pranayama, and other yoga vocabulary
  • Seed sounds for chakras: relaxation, purification, and activation

Theory for transformational yoga

  • Energy mechanics of transformational yoga
  • Five bodies and Koshas
  • Functions of seven chakras
  • Impurities of the five bodies, effects, and purification techniques
  • Pranic body and five pranas and their functions

History and philosophy

  • Comparison and brief history of main branches of yoga
  • History of Hatha yoga
  • Introduction to yoga sutras, vedas, upanishads, bhagavad gita, and the yoga tradition
  • Patanjalis yogic philosophy and the eight limbs of yoga
  • The wheel of yoga

Pranayama: Control of the prana

  • Bhramari (humming bee breath)
  • Breathing techniques for five prana activation
  • Conscious breathing techniques
  • Discussion on bad breathing habits and correction techniques
  • Kapalabhati (cleansing breaths)
  • Kewal Kumbhanka (peaceful pause)
  • Nadi shodana (alternate nostril breathing)
  • Science of Swara yoga introduction
  • Shitali and Sitkari (cooling breath)
  • Ujjayi (victorious breath)


  • Granthis
  • Jalandhara bandha (throat lock)
  • Maha bandha (the great lock)
  • Moola bandha
  • Mudras
  • Uddiyana bandha

Meditation techniques

  • Five body meditation
  • Meditations from the tantras
  • Observation and awareness techniques
  • Various Osho meditations (Kundalini, chakra, Vipassana, and Dynamic)
  • Walking meditation
  • Yoga Nidra relaxation techniques
  • Zen meditation

Teaching methodology

  • Assisting, modifications, correcting, and instructing
  • Classroom safety
  • Ethical guidelines for yoga teachers
  • Finding your own teaching style
  • Lesson planning
  • Principles of demonstration and observation

Anatomy and physiology

  • Endocrine system and the chakras
  • Health benefits of yoga techniques, contraindications, and therapeutic use
  • Introduction to Ayurveda: body types and diet
  • Kundalini theory
  • Nadis and the nervous system
  • Physical anatomy and physiology -basic knowledge of body systems including respiratory, digestive, circulatory, nervous, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems
  • Psychic physiology of yoga (Ida, pingala, and shushumna)

Yoga teaching methodology

  • Assisting in classes taught by others
  • Basic healthy yogic lifestyle
  • Student teaching and observing


Michelle Kaminski
Michelle Kaminski finished her Masters in Clinical Psychology in California, and then followed her passion for yoga by taking an Ashtanga teachers training course in Italy. Studying directly under Swami Vidyanand, the founder of Yoga Alliance International, she received the Grand Master level certification in Transformational Hatha yoga, pranayama, and meditation. She also studied prenatal yoga with Uma Dinsmore- Tuli in London, children’s yoga with Rainbow Kids, Yin yoga with Bernie Clark and Therapeutic yoga with Joseph Le Page. She blends psychology and spirituality in her own yoga way!


This retreat will be held in Turscany, Italy.

Nearby places

  • Old Palaia town - 2 kilometers


You will be served three delicious and healthy vegetarian meals a day.

De volgende maaltijden zijn inclusief:

  • Ontbijt
  • Lunch
  • Avondeten

De volgende dieetwensen worden geserveerd/zijn mogelijk:

  • Vegetarisch
Als je speciale dieetwensen hebt, is het een goed idee om dit alvast door te geven aan de organisator bij het maken van een reservering

Wat er te doen is

Very close to the property, a few nature trails offer lovely walks to enjoy the fine sights that surround the area. Optionally, the farm can arrange wine tastings a few miles from the farm, as well as horse riding, and Vespa tours. In the summer, you can enjoy an evening tour of the beautiful old city of Palaia, taking in its art, culture, sights, villas, and castles, completed by a tasting of local produce, as well as food festivals, or village feasts. During winter, do not miss the Truffle Festival in San Miniato.

In de prijs inbegrepen

  • 3 vegetarian meals a day
  • 19 nights accommodation
  • Class manual and required books
  • Full yoga program
  • Swimming pool access
  • Transfer to and from the airport or train station in Pisa or Florence
  • Workshop at Radici Yoga studio in Florence
  • Yoga Alliance International certificate

Niet in de prijs inbegrepen

  • Airfare
  • Extra activities


Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Pisa International Airport (PSA). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Transformational Hatha Yoga will pick you up from the airport.


  • Jouw reservering wordt volledig terugbetaald als deze 30 dagen vóór de dag van aankomst wordt geannuleerd.
  • De rest van de betaling moet worden voldaan bij aankomst.