Sept 9 - Oct 1, 2018 | Lakshmi Rising 200 Hour Vinyasa YTT with Liz Lindh *in Italy*

Sept 9 - Oct 1, 2018 | Lakshmi Rising 200 Hour Vinyasa YTT with Liz Lindh at La Selva: The Sanctuary at Tuscany

Join us for this Yoga Alliance credentialed 200 hour Yoga Instructor Certification intensive in Italy! In addition to the extensive training & training manual, enjoy delicious vegetarian Tuscan cuisine (we are sorry but we can't accommodate vegan & gluten-free on this one, join us on one of our Costa Rica programs for that), luxury accommodations in a restored villa with daily housekeeping, spring water directly from the source for drinking, salt water swimming pools, optional organized group excursions to explore and experience the local culture and concierge assistance planning your travel.  

Investing in yourself with a Yoga Teacher Training Certification program is a life enriching experience even if you have no intention of teaching. Our 200 hour teacher training immersion in Tuscany gives you three weeks to focus on your yoga practice with other curious, interesting people from around the world. It is a time for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, it is an opportunity to cultivate true health and happiness while making new, like minded friends. 

This Yoga Instructor Certification Program, created and taught by Dr Liz Lindh and approved by the Yoga Alliance, draws from many traditions and emphasizes more than the physical practice of Yoga. We will explore and experience classical Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the importance of ritual, the magic of mantra, philosophy from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, awareness of the subtle energies within and around us, and a deep connection to Nature as our teacher.

Our asana practice is Hatha Vinyasa, Vinyasa meaning the fluid and purposeful integration of breath and movement. You will gain an understanding of proper alignment for over 108 asana, sun salutations for all levels, creative and smart sequencing, core based strength exercises, enhancing postures with hands-on adjustments, how to incorporate music into a class, how to use props and how to work with special populations.

Contact Liz at: thesanctuarycostarica@gmail.com with questions or you can find more info here.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Sunday September 9:
Meet in Florence. There are many options for accommodations, you will be on your own for this. We will treat you to a welcome dinner with wine and a program orientation at Osteria Cipolla Rossa

Monday September 10:
9:00am Optional guided tour of Il Duomo (extra charge for this) or enjoy the city in your own way
1:00pm Meet at Santa Maria Novella Train Station (purchase ticket online from Firenze S. M. Novella to Montevarchi-Terranuova). We will all ride the train together and share a shuttle from the station to La Selva with a stop at a local market for supplies
5-7pm Opening session
7:00pm Dinner

Tuesday September 11 - Friday September 14:
7-10am Morning Asana practice and training session
10-11am Breakfast
11am-2pm Training Session
2:00pm Lunch
4-7pm Training Session
7:00pm Dinner

Saturday September 15:
6-8am Silent self-led practice
8-9am Silent breakfast
10:00am Optional excursion to San Giovanni Termerapolana Thermal Hot Springs with lunch & dinner there (extra charge). Please note that no lunch or dinner will be served at La Selva.

Sunday September 16:
8-10am Morning Asana
10am Breakfast
11:30 Boutique bio-dynamic winery tour and tasting with lunch (extra charge). Please note that no lunch will be served at La Selva.
7-8pm dinner

Monday September 17 - Friday September 21
7-10am Morning Asana practice and training session
10-11am Breakfast
11am-2pm Training Session
2:00pm Lunch
4-7pm Training Session
7:00pm Dinner

Saturday September 22:
6-8am Silent self-led practice
8-9am Silent breakfast
10:00am Optional excursion to Siena with lunch and dinner there (extra charge). Please note that no lunch or dinner will be served at La Selva.

Sunday September 23:
8-10am Morning Asana
10am Breakfast
11am Optional hiking tour with lunch (extra charge). Please note that no lunch will be served at La Selva.
7-8pm dinner

Monday September 24 - Wednesday September 26, Friday September 28:
7-10am Morning Asana practice and training session
10-11am Breakfast
11am-2pm Training Session
2:00pm Lunch
4-7pm Training Session
7:00pm Dinner

Thursday September 27:
7-10am practice
10-11am breakfast
11:00am Optional excursion to Montevarchi to explore the open air market, lunch out (extra charge). Please note that no lunch will be served at La Selva.
7:00 dinner

Saturday September 29:
6-8am Silent self-led practice
8-9am Silent breakfast
10:00am Optional excursion to Cortona with lunch and dinner there (extra charge). Please note that no lunch or dinner will be served at La Selva.

Sunday September 30:
7-10am Morning Asana practice and training session
10-11am Breakfast
11am-2pm Training Session
2:00pm Lunch
5-8pm Graduation Pizza making party!

Monday October 1:
9-10am Breakfast
10am Departure shuttle to Montevarchi-Terranuova Station

Yoga Teacher Training Italy

CURRICULUM:

Techniques and Training
Sadhana- includes meditation, pranayama, yoga, Bhakti Dance and dhuni
Posture Clinic- break down of each Asana & how to teach it
Asana Families
Sequencing- intelligent & creative
Pranayama- benefits, contraindications & teaching techniques
Mantra & Chanting

Teaching Methodology
Effective Assisting, Enhancing the Asana
Dynamic Use of Language
Intention Setting & Themes
Music
Voice as an Instrument- tone & tempo
Yoga in the World Today - styles and lineage
Qualities of a Good Teacher
Business of Yoga, Marketing & Social Media
Options for Certified Yoga Instructors

Anatomy & Physiology
Physical Body A&P
Subtle Body including Chakra System, Nadis, Koshas, Granthis
Getting out of the Head & into the Body, Awakening Intuition- Thinking v/s Sensing

Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics
Patanjali
8 limbs of Yoga
Yamas & Niyamas
Yoga Sutras
Yoga v/s Hinduism
Art of Ritual
Dhuni Fire Ceremony
Diet & Nutrition
Intro to Ayurveda & the 5 Elements
The 3 Gunas
5 Rhythms
Karma Yoga- being of service, giving back and making the world a better place
YA Code of Ethics

Practium
Posture Clinic & Practice Teaching- students will be teaching Asana,Pranayama and chanting with partners and in groups, openly giving & receiving feedback
Each student must create & teach a 30 minute class to be critiqued by instructors and peers

REQUIRED TEXT BOOKS:

Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff (second edition)
The Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda

INVESTMENT:

The all inclusive tuition price ranges from $3600 - $4300 USD, depending on how early you register. This includes training with over 200 contact hours, training manual, a 2 hour asana practice each morning Sunday-Friday, 3 organic gourmet vegetarian meals each day (except on Saturday, only breakfast will be served, and on Sunday, breakfast and dinner will be served so that we can go out and explore Tuscany), Italian espresso, an assortment of teas, fresh seasonal fruit for snacking, high vibration spring water for drinking and bathing, accommodations in a beautifully restored 17th century Tuscan Villa (double or triple occupancy room with shared bath) and full access to the common areas, daily housekeeping, access to laundry machines, wifi, opening dinner in Florence with wine, round trip shuttle between Montevarchi-Terranuova Station and La Selva on arrival and departure days, pizza making class & dinner with wine, Autumnal Equinox ritual, unlimited enjoyment a 32 acre nature preserve including olive groves, gardens, wooded trails, hanging lounge beds in the forrest, chaise lounge beds for sun bathing and salt water swimming pools. The tuition price does not include international transportation, lodging in Florence, optional group excursions, additional food, wine or personal care necessities, meals out, required texts or optional wellness services.

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please read all of our information thoroughly before placing your deposit.

Please fill our our registration form after making a tuition payment so that we can learn a little about you before you arrive.

We have a few payment options, special discounts and upgrade options to help make this happen for you: 


If you register and pay the entire tuition in one payment before March 9, 2018, you get the super-dolce deal of $3600.

La Selva YTT Early Bird Tuition
3,600.00
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If you register and pay the entire tuition in two payments, you get the super discounted rate of $3800 (first payment must be received before March 9, 2018, second payment must be received before July 9, 2018).

La Selva YTT Early Bird 2 Payments
1,900.00
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If you place a $500 deposit before March 9, 2018 you get the discounted rate of $4000 (remaining balance must be paid before July 9). You will receive a secret discount code upon registration to apply to the remaining balance after you add it to your cart. Full tuition rates apply to all registration after March 9. Tuition must be paid in full before July 9.

La Selva YTT Deposit
500.00
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La Selva Remaining Tuition Balance
3,800.00
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We also have a couple of upgrade options available to make your experience even sweeter:

Private Room
1,800.00

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Private Bath
300.00

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Queen Bed
150.00

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Private Villa

Price and availability upon request
Upgrade to a shared or private room in a smaller villa with private bath, private kitchen, private laundry, private garden, sundeck and salt water pool.