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20 Days Intensive 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Italy

  • The Sartino, Via Vezzana 49, Florence, Tuscany, 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.


  • 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

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 20 days with instruction
  • English, Italian
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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.

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

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 ®

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).

Group size

8 persons.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Zoé Animal Yoga ® - Enrico De Luca, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

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

    Enrico is a master of yoga (RYT 200, RYT 500, ERYT 200, and RYS 200), a life coach, naturopath, Shiatsu therapist, and expert in symbolic for art.

  • Additional charges
  • Travel expenses

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

For information about the booking conditions, please send Zoé Animal Yoga ® - Enrico De Luca an inquiry.
  • Review by Sara

    "First of all thank you for having made possible this formative experience and congratulations on your preparation and the passion that shines through your work. I was not sure what to expect from a teacher training because it was the first I've ever attended. Surely, having viewed many others, it is deduced clearly that your training approach has a far from schematic. So now only taking the decision to participate in your TT takes a first choice to a training approach that would define unconventional and complete. In fact, the idea that I had made previously is knowing you personally following your work and carefully reading the detailed program you have kindly provided, has not changed during the TT. I was good, I enjoyed it, I was super flexible and I think you are very very very very good."

    Zoé Animal Yoga ® - Enrico De Luca, edited

  • Review by Loredana

    "The proposed program for this teacher training is complex and original, so when I choose to participate, I was curious how the theory and practice of yoga would be integrated, with the experience to do in nature (hiking, sea, spas). The integration took place naturally: any time is Yoga. This integration is the element that makes the difference in this course than others, and that is the added value for the student who wishes to become a teacher. Thank Enrico De Luca for being a true teacher."

    Zoé Animal Yoga ® - Enrico De Luca, edited

  • Review by Francesca

    "The intense contact with nature was a key element of growth, transformation of the limits, adaptability. Everything in nature is accomplished, the mind body are in their natural rhythm of the inner nodes melt. The theoretical and practical program and the experiential are extremely valid. Enrico you're an exceptional teacher whom I respect and whom I trust, you do well to stay firm on your visions and ideas, characterize and make unique your education. Thanks for everything, I am proud and honored to have you as a teacher."

    Zoé Animal Yoga ® - Enrico De Luca, edited

  • Review by Nausia

    "How many times have you given up to a little fun, and how many other times, fortunately No !? I did not choose this path, I come to the right moment in my life as it was a visceral imprint to read the program. I followed my instincts, I had no particular expectations but inside I knew that I would need ...A journey with strangers become 'family', the nights with the light of candles and stars, the sounds of nature, say a 'yes' without thinking twice, the' I love you 'said out loud because are good for your heart. The challenges; the 'I can' and in the end we've really done, the exceeded limits, forgotten and new ones to deal with. Yoga is everything and it's nothing, it's not all about asanas, or physical training, this experience has made me discover a part of me that I had repressed for too long, that part wild, immortal, alive and free, the existential condition that everyone should follow as a lifestyle to be happy. The performed activities have been experienced by me with all existing senses, totally appropriate in order that our teacher wanted to achieve, I take this opportunity to say thank you, for the first time I did not feel different, but an integral part something that I was living in secret without being understood, I found in him not only a guide but also a great friend. What I feel I have experienced it is not only a big improvement in my asanas in their knowledge and execution, but I restored an even deeper connection with my soul, my identity, with all of myself to others and the universe. Namaste "

    Zoé Animal Yoga ® - Enrico De Luca, edited

  • Review by Alexandra from Italy

    "The Zoé Animal Yoga teacher training in Ischia with Enrico da Luca was not what I expected. I selected this course because it seemed like an intensive training program (with convenient location, price and time of year) - I came prepared to work hard and learn a lot; instead, it felt more like an island vacation. Though I've been a yogi for 10+ years, this was my first YTT experience. While I did learn more about anatomy and asana alignment (as well as make great friends), the lack of organization and communication was constantly frustrating. This location and teaching style is great for a 1-week yoga retreat, where one can explore the senses while immersed in nature; but not well-suited for a 3-week yoga teacher training, where one hopes to learn the practical application and transmission of yoga as a modern career. Overall, this course has great potential, but I was not very satisfied with the training."

    "Pros-Enrico is a very knowledgeable yogi; he did a wonderful job teaching the asanas, taking the time to correct each one of us throughout the sessions. I learned more about anatomy and alignment. The location was beautiful - the view of the sunsets over the island unforgettable! The excursions were enjoyable and appropriate for the training. "

    "Con- Organization and communication were mainly absent - no daily schedules or mealtime conversation. Enrico was generally unavailable outside of sessions, even leaving the location altogether without warning. Excess of free time and lack of transportation. No regular schedule or group unity (Italian versus International students). The location was very remote and very basic - the house itself is really lovely, but be prepared to go without electricity, laundry facilities, wifi and other modern conveniences. It's a 45-60mn hike (literally) to the closest town and beach. Many of the study topics listed in the course description were not covered. (Ex: chakras) No reading/studying materials were provided. Two meals per day (brunch and dinner) instead of the advertised 3 meals per day. An Italian-English translator was present, but it was a university student who never studied yoga.", edited

  • Review by Enrico De Luca's (organzer) response to Alexanrda's Review

    "I already know the considerations of Alexandra. As I have often said to her my training course is an Adventure & Nature Teacher Training so based on the proposition of a lifestyle surrounded by nature to reproduce an environment similar to what was the first yogi. It is an experiential course where the teaching materials are constantly placed in a learning laboratory. teaching therefore requires a predisposition in students the ability to let go and not be chained in the rigidity of a daily schedule. Of course, the subjects are studied in the same way. the teaching material is digital for foreign students while paper for Italians. The location was chosen because of its isolation and has been notified to make the most of the experience. "

    "Some organizational difficulties should be considered normal for a location like this that offers a particular lifestyle and natural, but this is described in the ad where in fact speak of a house built in the rock at the foot of a mountain. sweet breakfast, salty brunch and dinner were included in the price and are offered. As indicated in the program classes ended in the evening and after dinner the time was free so everyone could use it as preferred, myself included. The translator did not satisfy me either in fact next year it will use another. the course is 21 days, and therefore I consider it appropriate from an educational point of view the inclusion of 3 days off to rest the load of daily study.", edited

Naples, Italy

Zoe Animal Yoga® offer adventure, wellness, nature, and yoga retreats in exclusive locations in the South of Italy, led by experienced yoga master RYT 500 and RYS 200, Enrico De Luca.

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Arrival: Tuesday December 20, 2016
Departure: Sunday January 8, 2017

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