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500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Italy

If you decide to take part in this extensive 500-hour training course for Yoga teachers of the Italian Institute of YogaMea School, at the San Girolamo Monastery in Frontino; You will train and take part in one of the best teacher training programs in Italy.

You will be personally accompanied and guided by a team of professional teachers, towards the best physical and mental condition, understanding how to be a student, you will learn to understand the meaning of being a model Yoga teacher, an example to others.

With us you will discover the secrets of the true essence of Yoga; Through this lengthy experience and intensive 8-week practice, you will acquire wisdom and knowledge, developing and interpreting the deepest meaning of yoga.

Meet the instructors

Timea, Tom, Narendra, & 2 More…
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    Skill level

    • Beginner
    • Intermediate

    Yoga styles

    48 days with instruction in English
    The organizer also speaks: Italian
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    The "Monastery of San Girolamo" is a magnificent Renaissance monument wrapped in the majestic arms of centuries-old oaks. Finished in 1503 by Don Ghisello Vandini of the noble Vandini family, Capitani di Frontino can be defined as from the Renaissance period. Inside we can find a spacious room, finely decorated with wonderful period frescoes; if needed it will be used for our Yoga and Meditative activities.

    Yes, because when the weather allows us, we prefer to be outdoors: there is no shortage of space here, we have a wonderful cloister and a lush garden all around the structure. Alternatively, comfortable gazebos especially set up can be used for practicing Yoga sheltering us from the summer rain, without having to give up contact with mother nature. The ancient church, now deconsecrated, is available for various activities.

    Inside you can find the magic of history, through a blissful silence that only the atmosphere of ancient times can help us to re- live. A fantastic opportunity for Yoga and group meditation, without neglecting the possibility of guaranteeing truly intimate and personal moments.

    The monastery of San Girolamo puts at your disposal 14 bedrooms, of which:

    • 2 Shared Classic rooms with private bathroom - can accommodate up to 3 beds; all with private bathroom.
    • 7 large Classic rooms capable of accommodating 4 to 6 people, with a private bathroom inside, plus an external one.
    • 5 Monastic rooms, deriving from the renovation of ancient monks' cells in the ancient part of the Monastery, terracotta floors and wooden ceilings.


    The YogaMea School experience ensures its students the acquisition of the theoretical/practical aspects of the study of yoga; Through a thorough residential training program, aimed at forging the perfect Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga teachers "RYT 500 Hour", both in Italy and India.

    The specific teaching techniques with which YogaMea school operates to help the students and future yoga instructors, to practice with fellow students present at the same time not only offers a unique experience every time but always puts him in the position to live realistic situations, so as to get him used to any possible situation that allows him to master any of them with the correct energy and using all the tools that our school makes available to the student.

    The menu of the day, yoga practices and the surrounding environment come together for exact training experience, perfect for recreating a perfect Yogic lifestyle. Come and study with us at YogaMea School in Italy, the perfect place to experience your personal growth.

    Our intensive 500-hour program in San Girolamo di Frontino is a monumental task; here the theme of Yoga is studied at 360 degrees, here your expectations will be amply rewarded by the enormously gratifying final results, here you will learn to love the tradition and philosophy of this magnificent discipline. We at YogaMea School use all the known fundamental bases of Yoga, transmitted through the most important testimonies of the ancient sages to be handed down to us today.

    Syllabus - 500 Hour Holistic Yoga Teacher Training

    According to the Yoga Alliance Guidelines – some of these hours are contact hours and others are self-study.

    • Techniques, Training & Practice – 145 hours
    • Asana / Yoga Kriya / Pranayama / Shatkarma / Mudra and Bandha
    • Meditation / Yoga Nidra (Traditional and Dynamic Meditation Techniques)
    • Art of Teaching | Teaching Methodology – 30 hours
    • Yoga Anatomy & Physiology – 50 hours
    • Yogic Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers – 45 hours
    • Yoga – Introduction
    • Origins of yoga
    • Different paths of yoga: Raja, Karma, Bhakti and Jnana
    • Consciousness and awareness
    • Evolution of awareness
    • Evolution of elements (according to Sankhya darshan)
    • Pancha kosha (five covering or sheaths over consciousness)
    • Four-Sutraa (preface of Patanjali’s Yog Sutra)
    • Pancha Klesha (five causes of pain and miseries)
    • Raja yoga and Hatha yoga
    • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (According to Patanjali)
    • Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations)
    • Asana (physical posture)
    • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
    • Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind from the senses)
    • Dharna (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Samadhi (self-realization)
    • Practice Teaching / Class Management – 30 hours

    Sample daily schedule

    • 06:00 | Wake Up
    • 06:15 | Herbal tea
    • 06:30 | Shatkarma / yogic cleansing
    • 07:00 | Pranayama and chanting
    • 07:30 | Yoga asana
    • 09:15 | Breakfast
    • 10:30 | Yoga anatomy
    • 11:30 | Yoga philosophy
    • 13:15 | Lunch
    • 17:00 | Hatha yoga asana practice
    • 18:45 | Pranayama & Asana class
    • 19:15 | Dinner
    • 22:45 | Lights out

    Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

    Evaluation & Certification

    Assessments will be based on written as well as practical evaluation.

    Student conduct and adherence to the Code of Conduct is part of your overall evaluation.

    Students must maintain a rate of 90% attendance for the duration of the course in order to qualify for the final assessment.

    Yoga teachers who have completed the requirements of the 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course will be given a certificate confirming that they have completed all requirements for training and teaching experiences in accordance with the Yoga Alliance, USA, standards.


    Timea Vitez

    Tom Philippe

    Narendra Gusain

    Sabrina Piermaria

    Donatella Colucci

    Retreat location

    Frontino is the smallest village in the Province of Pesaro and Urbino. With its peaceful and natural surroundings, it is located in front of Mount Carpegna and within the beautiful Natural Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello.

    Frontino is a charming medieval village and, due to its uniqueness, it has been recognized as one of the most beautiful of its kind.


    • San Marino Republic (1 hour by car)
    • Venice (3 hours and 45 min by train)
    • Florence (2 hours and 45 min by train)
    • Rome (4 hours by train)

    This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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    All three meals of the day are part of your Yoga Retreat and Meditation package with YogaMea School.

    Ours are local organic products, prepared by the expert hands of our chef, with buffet service, served at the restaurant

    Not least our Italian cuisine: organic products at "zero km", finely and expertly produced healthy and rich in fiber directly served at the table by the Italian Chef to delight your well-being.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    The following drinks are included:

    • Water
    • Tea

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

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

    Things to do (optional)

    • Excursions out of town by car or by bus
    • Guided mountain bike excursions
    • Guided excursions on horseback
    • Private cooking class
    • Painting course
    • Tai Chi course
    • Private Yoga Sessions (One to one)

    What's included

    • Tuition
    • Accommodations for 55 nights with
    • Three Ayurvedic vegetarian meals per day
    • Certificate to register with Yoga Alliance
    • Two changes of sheets and towels per week
    • Use of a washing machine
    • Evening projection of themed films
    • Satsang of Yoga philosophy in front of the fire (Weather permitting)

    What's not included

    • Transfers
    • Massages
    • On site beauty services (room)
    • Extra activities and excursions
    • Private yoga classes

    How to get there

    Recommended Airports

    Arrival by airplane

    The nearest airport is Federico Fellini International Airport (RMI), but you can also fly into Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) or Ancona Falconara Airport (AOI). Please contact YOGAMEA for more information regarding airport transfer services or driving directions.

    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 on arrival.

    Value for money
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    56 days / 55 nights
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    Arrival: Sunday August 1, 2021
    Departure: Saturday September 25, 2021

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