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20 Days Intensive 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Italy

Fruitful and Rejuvenating Yoga Teacher Training in Italy

Blessed by ancient history of Tuscany's peaceful nature, and excellent organic Italian food in one of the most desired destinations in the world, you will experience a refreshing and inspiring yoga teacher training that will let you gain more knowledge and experiences. This yoga teacher training will be a fruitful and rejuvenating experience that will certainly leave an impression in your heart that lasts forever.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification
  • Intensive 200-hour yoga teacher training
  • Daily various yoga classes with functional training
  • Daily experiential meditations and sensory laboratories
  • Excursions and outdoor experiences at sunrise and sunset
  • 3 daily organics meals and typical Tuscany food
  • Visit the cultural heritage of Florence
  • 20 nights’ accommodation

Yoga styles

20 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
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Your classes and accommodation will be at The Sartino, an ancient farmhouse. It is perfect for nature lovers and those who enjoy the genuine hospitality of country life. Among the rustic decor typical of the Tuscan countryside, you will be served by organically-produced food by local farmers. The accommodation is surrounded by 44 hectares of land. You are free to explore the countryside, through the woods and trails.

Zoé Animal Yoga ® - Enrico De Luca Italy Yoga Teacher Training Program

Have an intensive 200-hour yoga teacher training including Vinyasa yoga, Power yoga, Hatha yoga, and pranayama sessions. There will be Vinyasa flow yoga classes that are combined with functional training and Enrico's style of Zoé Animal Yoga®. You will also experience daily experiential meditations and sensory laboratories in contact with nature. In addition to training, you will be able to relax on included excursions and outdoor experiences at sunrise and sunset. There will be a free visit to the cultural heritage of Florence. At the end, you will be eligible to receive a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification.

During this retreat, you will have a daily practice of drawing Enso circles. In Zen Buddhist paintings, the Enso symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to let what the body creates. An Enso circle is drawn with a single brushstroke, with no possibility of change or correction, representing the expressive movement of the spirit, at one precise moment. This daily practice of drawing Enso circles is not only a painting exercise. Above all, it is a spiritual diary, through which you witness the evolution of your inner lives.

Daily Schedule

  • 07:00-08:00 Pranayama and meditation techniques
  • 08:00-09:00 Practice
  • 09:00-10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30-13:30 Theory and practice
  • 13:30-14:30 Brunch
  • 15:00-19:00 Theory and practice
  • 19:00-20:30 Practice
  • 21:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Relax

Please kindly note that participants for this yoga teacher training are limited to eight persons to ensure one-on-one specific and personalized teaching. It aims to give the students the opportunity to explore the most of the depth and the practical knowledge for effective experience sharing.

The training goals


  • Learning anatomy and physiology applied to yoga
  • Studying and applying yoga techniques to the skeletal system, joints, muscles, and endocrine


  • Studying the different systems of philosophy, oriental and Indo-Mediterranean symbolic, from which Tantra is generated and then the yoga techniques
  • Gaining knowledge of different styles and applications of yoga, and their evolution over time
  • Learning about esoteric and esotericism of Tantra and yoga
  • Studying tantric and yogic scriptures: Śivasūtra, Vijnanabhairava Tantra, Loka Tantra, the Bhagavad Gita, Hathayoga Pradipika, Yoga Sutras, and the application of philosophical principles in practical life


  • Practicing and learning: the warm-up poses, standing poses, balancing poses, hip opener poses, forward bend poses, twist and turn poses, back bend poses, arm balance poses, inversion poses, and restorative poses
  • Learning and training of basic physical qualities human being: strength, mobility, flexibility, strength and testing of the basics of acrobatics
  • Having experiential workshop for personal growth
  • Experiencing the sensory-awakening lab
  • Practicing the method Zoé Animal Yoga ® Certification


  • Studying and applying the different techniques of meditation / concentration and deep relaxation
  • Learning of the chakra symbolism: identification of the physical, emotional and psychological; practices of conflict resolution strategies in excess or malfunction
  • Gaining knowledge and developing the internal and external will

Teaching methodology

  • Learning teaching methodology, the quality, and characteristics of a teacher
  • Learning strategies for effective communication and the creation of empathy
  • Developing skills of listening, and student observation

Theory and practice

  • Gaining knowledge and applying basic asanas, with their alignments, variants, and corrections
  • Gaining knowledge and applying basic techniques of pranayama: kapalabhati, ujjayi, Shodana nadi, and bhastrika
  • Gaining knowledge and applying bandha: jaladhara, uddhyana, mule, and maha
  • Having an ability to design and program sequences geared to meet individual needs and objectives in terms of therapeutic needs, proprioceptive or achievement of certain performance
  • Gaining basic knowledge of therapeutic massage Thai yoga massage and Myofascial therapy
  • Gaining knowledge and application of traditional techniques of Hatha yoga static, dynamic method of Vinyasa and Power and Yin yoga restorative techniques
  • Gaining knowledge, applying, and testing of the animal movement principles, dance and free application to yoga: the method Zoé Animal Yoga ®

Included excursions

  • Florence
  • Natural oasis near Bilancino Lake
  • The Hills of Mugello, Tuscany
  • Villages near Barberino


Enrico De Luca
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Acre Anukalana Yoga Italy Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Odaka Yoga Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Enrico is a master of yoga (RYT 200, RYT 500, E-RYT 200, and RYS 200), a wildlife coach, naturopath, Shiatsu therapist, and expert in symbolic for art.

Retreat location

Your retreat will be held deep in the woods near the lake of Bilancino, 10 minutes from the Barberino Castle, one of the historical attractions of the village Barberino di Mugello, Florence. Close to the lake of Bilancino is the Natural Oasis of Gabbianello, you will hold outdoor lessons in this beautiful reserve. In your vicinity is the Medici Villa of Cafaggiolo. A building registered on the UNESCO Heritage Site list, this villa was a summer residence of Lorenzo de Medici, a renaissance ruler of the Florentine Republic.

The city of Florence is only 30 minutes away by train. Another UNESCO Heritage Site, Florence is considered as the birthplace of the renaissance and is universally recognized as the cradle of art and architecture. Renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence is home to numerous monuments and museums: The Duomo, Santa Croce, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and Palazzo Pitti. You will spend time in Florence to experience its unique beauty during the Christmas season.

Nearby places

  • Barberino Castle - 10 minutes
  • Florence CIty - 30 minutes by train


3 daily meals with organic products of Tuscany are included in the price of the training.

What's included

  • 3 daily meals with organic products
  • 20 nights' accommodation
  • All lessons and practices
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Excursions
  • Free Florence Museum entrance
  • Teaching materials
  • Yoga Alliance RYT 200 certification

What's not included

  • Additional charges
  • Travel expenses

How to get there

Driving direction from the north of Italy

  • Just take the highway A1 Milano - Napoli.
  • Then take exit at Barberino.
  • You may continue on the SP 131.
  • Then turn on the SP 8 to get in Barberino di Mugello.

Driving direction from the south of Italy

  • Just take the highway A1.
  • Then follow the direction to Florence to exit at Barberino di Mugello.
  • You may continue on the SP 131.
  • Then turn on the SP 8 to get in Barberino di Mugello.

Arrival by airplane

  • The nearest airport is Florence, Peretola (FLR).
  • If you are coming from Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) or other airports, it is recommended that you take the high-speed railway and reach Florence at Firenze Santa Maria Novella station.

Arrival by bus

From Firenze Santa Maria Novella station, you can take the direct line 302 bus (Florence - Vaglia - San Piero Sieve - Barberino di Mugello - Monghidoro), and get off at Barberino di Mugello.

Arrival by train

  • From Firenze Santa Maria Novella station, take the Faentina line (Florence - San Piero a Sieve - Borgo San Lorenzo), and get off at San Piero a Sieve station.
  • From San Piero a Sieve Station, Zoé Animal Yoga ® - Enrico De Luca can pick you up by car, or you can take the line 305 bus (Borgo San Lorenzo - San Piero a Sieve - Barberino di Mugello).
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