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- 2024 PROGRAMME -

16 June - 07 July /  300 h Yoga Teachers Training  

The Yoga Teacher training offers a 200 hour, residential teacher training in the heart of a Tuscan National forest park.
Our teacher training courses offer a thorough investigation into yoga and also its therapeutic applications.
We place particular emphasis on the therapeutic aspects of yoga and we also incorporate our wide knowledge of Chinese Medical thinking and practice into the training.
e teach a foundation of Yogic philosophy, asana practice anatomy and the many teaching skills which will give the participants a strong point of reference for a life time of study and practice.
We will incorporate a great deal of Experiential enquiry through our practice and look to facilitate a deeper understanding of yoga in our participants through a deeper investigation of the self.



Main components of our training 

Yoga philosophy, including the Yoga Sutras and a basic understanding of the Sanskrit used in yoga practice.
Asana practice, alignment and sequencing.
Pranayama and meditation.
Anatomy and physiology.
The art of teaching yoga.

Dates and costs.

Sunday June 19th - Sunday July 07th 2024.
Costs for the full 200 hour Teacher training and full board and lodge are
2650 euro in a shared or double room.
2900 euro in a single room .

There is an early bird discount of 10% if booking before 1st April 2024.

These costs include 21 nights of full board and lodge and the cost of the Teacher training and final certification.
The food is vegetarian and, where possible, locally sourced and organic. A lot of our suppliers are local organic growers.
There are three main meals a day and two snack breaks.
Herbal and many other teas, coffee and fresh fruit and nuts are readily available throughout the day.



The Yoga Teacher training is a Yoga Alliance International aligned with Three Treasures yoga.


The course includes:


  • The teaching of the basic yoga principles: postures/asanas. Within this there will be an introduction to Restorative yoga, yoga Nidra, pregnancy yoga and yoga therapy guidelines.

  • Meditation, with a taste of different styles and from different lineages.

  • Pranayama. There will be a lot of emphasis placed on the breath both within the asana practice and as a simply sitting or lying pranayama practice.

  • The basics of yoga philosophy including The study of:

         Patanjali and the Yoga Sutras.
          The 5 Kosha.

  • The Chakra system and the subtle body.

  • The prana vayu s and how we work with these in a therapeutic way.

  • A deep understanding of what each person may benefit from in a one to one class situation.


The 200 hours:

Morning asana practice - 54 hours
Teaching techniques with a thorough break down of each asana - 30 hours

plus an introduction to  six of the main myofascial chains running through the body, including what we call our Core, and their therapeutic potential - 20 hours
Anatomy and physiology - 20 hours
Basic philosophy - 20 hours
Meditation, chanting and pranayama - 36 hours
Self study - 20 hours
Our training looks to inspire curiosity and a dedication to learning so that students can work creatively and intelligently in their own and their teaching practice.
Meditation, chanting and pranayama - 36 hours
Self and group study - 20 hours.

Daily programme:

06:30-07:00 - Self practice and meditation.
07:00-09:30 - Asana and Pranayama.
09:30-10:30 - Breakfast
10:30-11:30- Anatomy and Physiology
Tea break.
11:45-13:30 -Asana study, teaching principles and adjustments.
13:30-16:00 - Lunch followed by rest and self study.
16:00-17:30 - Yoga philosophy.
Tea break
17:45-19:30 - Pranayama, meditation, Restorative yoga, yoga Nidra.
20:00- Supper
Occasional yoga related films and documentaries, chanting and meditations will be held after supper .


By Leire from Spain

It has been one of the best experience in my life for several reasons. First of all, the professionalism and expertise of the three teachers to be highlighted. They are experts in diverse fields, they have built a program that really helped me to learn useful things about yoga philosophy, practice, and anatomy. They also transmit all this knowledge with passion and a clear methodology. The place is also amazing. Practicing and learning in the nature, in this magical place helped me to connect with myself and disconnect from the noise of the city. This environment was ideal for me to focus on the life and learning experience. And the last but not the least, the amazing people I met there. When I was looking for a YTT I had many doubts about how the teachers would be (I really wanted to learn yoga from real experts!) and the people I could met there (they are three intense weeks and it is very important!). Both aspects were amazing, we all became a family, still in touch! I am ready to continue my yoga trip and to become a solid yoga teacher. Thanks to all La Croce family!

By Anne Marie from United Kingdom

Rustic. Charming. Nestled in the luscious Tuscan mountains, La Croce offers stunning views of nature in her majesty. Morning yoga on the platform in the mountain air is so therapeutic. Although it can be a bit nippy, the morning sun when it lands on your mat is so gloriously warming. Listening to and being one with nature was music to my soul and just what my body needed. Fresh air. Glorious sunshine. Stunning views. Sounds heavenly, right? But it doesn't end there. The food was yummy and delicious. The staff were helpful, funny, and friendly. And oh so good. The staff were also quite patient and dedicated to ensuring that I wasn't left without several options even for dessert (especially since I have so many intolerances and dietary restrictions). Not an easy task but they did it graciously. The Training Alignment and Integrity. I can still hear the cues and the invitations to consider your intentions and the possibilities of modifications and deeper explorations. All three teachers have different styles which complemented each other and supported our varied needs and our numerous questions. And boy, oh boy, we had questions! Joy and freedom The training was rigorous. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. There's no denying that. There was so much information (theoretical and practical) to cover; however, it was given in a spirit of joy and we had freedom to explore and reflect and to take what we needed whilst invited to consider why or why not. I enjoyed so many of the practices even when I was tired and sore. A few do stand out: outdoor yoga with drumming and an indoor yin yoga session. I would happily repeat this experience. The only thing I would do differently is pack my fleece onesie to wear at the start of morning yoga on the platform. La Croce with Three Treasures Yoga was an amazing experience.

By Becky Altman from United States

When I embarked on my journey at Three Treasures Yoga, I didn't know what to expect. I signed up thinking I really like yoga and yoga teacher training sounded fun, so I might as well give it a shot. The first day, a bunch of us arrived together. We were welcomed with open arms to a place that instantly felt like home and I had the thought, "this is exactly where I am meant to be at this moment." Words cannot express how truly grateful I am to have found this YTT program at this time in my life. I had been struggling a lot with injuries and a very stressful job over the last year which had left me feeling unhappy with my life. This experience transformed my outlook and my entire way of thinking. It gave me a new perspective on how to think outside myself at the bigger picture of life and gave me lifelong friendships that I will always cherish. I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to give themselves a gift that will change their life.

​By Alyson Maunder from Italy

Yoga teacher training at La Croce, Tuscany was an amazing experience on so many levels. La Croce is such a special place; the house, the yoga deck, the friendly and welcoming staff, the panoramic views of the mountains, the deliciously healthy food (which was plentiful). I can honestly say that my time at La Croce nourished me physically, emotionally and spiritually and that’s not yet taking into account the yoga. The course was rigorous and at times undeniably demanding. but Virginia and Eliana were fabulous teachers: knowledgeable, approachable and 100% dedicated to their students. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they supported us not only with learning and practice but also with the odd emotional wobble. I can’t believe how patient they were when we bombarded them with philosophy, alignment and anatomy questions, especially as the dreaded exam drew near. However, we had nothing to fear as we had been so well prepared. Whilst the days at La Croce were long we still had time for fun: swimming in the river, walking to the Monastery, dancing crazily at the Festa, watching films under the stars on the yoga deck. When I signed up I hadn’t really known what to expect from a Teacher training course, but I can honestly say the experience exceeded all my expectations. I left La Croce with so much more than the desired Yoga teaching certificate. Thankyou Virginia, Eliana and the staff for the lasting memories and sense of deep relational connection which I shared with you and the other students. For anyone who it is dithering about enrolling on the course, don’t, I assure it will be ones of life’s great adventures.

By Jane

This three-week intensive teacher-training course was everything I could have wanted – and more. The training – from several exceptionally knowledgeable teachers – was rigorous but also great fun and incredibly supportive.
What I learnt has transformed my practise and my approach to yoga. It’s also helped me to feel a closer connection to the earth and our place in it. La Croce is a beautiful and inspiring retreat, with nearby rivers you can swim in, tricks through ancient forests and hilltop villages with lively summer festivals. And it’s Tuscany so the food is some of the best on the planet!


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