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Italy 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

This Italy yoga teacher training is located at an intimate retreat center in the middle of Sicily; In a 17th-century farmhouse, surrounded by a secluded oak forest, a natural creek, and a 300-year-old labyrinth garden. You will get all the tools you need to create an inspiring yoga class and establish your own meditation practice. Even if you don’t plan to teach yoga professionally, completing teacher training will deepen your physical, mental, and spiritual practice. This program is open to all ages and all levels of ability.

Meet the instructors

Nicolina & Christopher (Shane)
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Highlights

  • Teacher training workshops
  • Daily yoga and meditation class
  • Yoga Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics
  • Satsang (meditation, music and kirtan, yoga philosophy and discussion)
  • Daily Italian vegetarian meals
  • 17 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


16 days with instruction
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Accommodation

At Sicilian Spirit, you will be sharing a room with a fellow yoga teacher training student. The beautifully decorated twin rooms are located in five cottages (around 50 square meters each) in the garden, all with their own equipped private patio and their own kitchenette. There is one fully equipped bathroom for every two rooms. All rooms have heating and air conditioning facilities and are elegantly furnished with antique Sicilian-style furniture. There are also three rooms (around 25 square meters each) with a private bathroom in the main building.

Program

Certification

Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Daily Schedule

  • 07:00-09:00 Yoga and meditation class
  • 09:00-09:30 Tea, local fruit, and homemade Italian biscuits!
  • 09:30 Teacher Training Workshop: Practice and Instruction of Asana and Pranayama techniques
  • 11:00-13:00 Delicious Italian vegetarian brunch feast: Eggs, crepes, cheese, muesli, homemade yogurt, fruit, biscuits, homemade preserves, honey, pasta, vegetables, and salads. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
  • 13:00 Student teaching time, Individual and group instruction
  • 15:00-15:30 Tea, local fruit, and homemade Italian biscuits
  • 15:30 Yoga Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics
  • 17:00 Satya (truth) Circle/Teacher Training: Practice and Instruction of Asana and Pranayama Techniques
  • 18:30-20:00 Dinner: Delicious Italian vegetarian meals: Homemade pies, basmati rice flans, seasonal soups, Mediterranean-inspired pizzas, local cheeses, fresh fruit, homemade cakes, juices, and a large choice of herbal teas for the night. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.
  • 20:00-21:30 Satsang: meditation, music and kirtan, yoga philosophy, and discussion.

Curriculum

Techniques: (100 Hours)

Includes asanas, simple breathing exercises, chanting, and sitting and walking meditation. These hours include both training in the techniques and their practice.

Teaching Methodology: (20 Hours)

Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning, and deepening communication skills.

Anatomy and Physiology: (20 Hours)

Includes both physical anatomy and bodily systems, organs, etc, and subtle/pranic anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.).

Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle: (30 Hours)

Study of Yoga Scriptures (ethics for yoga teachers), ‘living the life of the yogi’, truthfulness, and self-introspection reading.

Practicum: (15 Hours)

Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised.

Electives: (30 Hours)

Electives drawn from the other categories including Natural Diet and Health.

Contact Hours: (180 Hours Minimum)

Contact hours mean that the teacher trainer is physically in the presence of the student. Non-contact or independent study hours may include assigned reading.

Yandara Yoga Teacher Training complies with the 200-Hour Level of the Yoga Alliance Standards for Registered Yoga Teachers, as follows:

  • Contact Hours: (180 Hours minimum) Instruction with the teacher trainer physically present.
  • Non-contact or independent study hours: (20 hours minimum)

Learning when the teacher trainer is not present. This may include assigned reading or other homework, unsupervised study groups, and observing other students’ instruction.

Instructors

Nicolina Sandstedt

Christopher (Shane) Perkins

Retreat location

This Italy yoga teacher training is hosted at the beautiful Sicilian Spirit retreat center. Nested in the heart of the Madonie Mountain Park, a few miles from Gangi – “Most beautiful village in Italy” – and about 40 kilometers from the enchanting fishing village of Cefalù, Sicilian Spirit hosts yoga and meditation retreats in a respectfully restored 17th-century “Masseria”. Surrounded by 25 hectares of serene park, at 650 meters above sea level, you will be able to walk for hours in the centuries-old oak forest, get lost in the labyrinth garden, explore the banks of their secluded river, meditate or practice yoga at sunrise or sunset in the terrace overlooking the mountains and the valley, or just sunbathe and swim in the infinity pool.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Meals are included. Every day you will enjoy delicious, healthy, farm-to-table vegetarian meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Tuition
  • Manuals
  • Meals
  • 17 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Arrival: Saturday November 5, 2022
Departure: Tuesday November 22, 2022

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