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A Yoga Retreat in Italy

April 10-17 2022
Tuscany, Italy

A Continuing Education Retreat for Yoga Teachers

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“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”

A continuing education retreat for Yoga Teachers - In Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Yoga Retreat
Our Yoga Study location in the countryside between Rome and Florence, medieval villages and unspoiled nature.

What to Expect

This is a retreat experience unlike any others. Focused specifically for yoga teachers, by yoga teachers.

Workshops and Classes

You love teaching yoga! You have been spellbound by your favorite teachers, and fascinated by how they effortlessly weave complex teaching details with insight, philosophy and creativity.

In this week-long educational retreat, you will participate in workshops that detail how to:

Johnny's Workshops

The Embodiment of Earth & Sky

A class and workshop on the importance of grounding and setting intentions.

You’ll learn how to define “your” path, and prepare your trainings and courses for cohesive interaction and positive educational atmospheres.

Pranayama Practices for the Path of Fire

The Path of Fire is a system of yogic practices that cultivate your potential to visualize, clarify, and manifest your path and purpose.

This workshop will focus on pranayama for determination and insight – Manipura and Ajna Chakra activation.

The Practice of Agnisar Kriya

Your dharma (Destiny, Purpose) requires that You have the determination to follow through on your intuitions.

Agnisar Kriya is a yoga practice that helps you find less anxiety and a persistent steadiness in the face of life’s challenges.

The Path of Fire - Visualization, Activation, & Manifestation

With the core techniques of the Path of Fire covered in the previous workshops, we’ll now put together a systematic 5-week routine to follow.

This system will allow you to step fully into your power as a yogi, and as a teacher.

Eleonora's Workshops

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) History and Philosophy

Exploring the concept of “Qi”, definition and types – The concept (and relationship between) Yin and Yang – TCM Yin Yoga.

The 10 main postures of TCM Yin Yoga.

The 5 Elements of TCM

The 5 Elements on TCM; The 12 main Meridians of the human body.

Yin Yoga class for wood element.

Origin, Evolution & Key Elements of Yang Yoga

Origin, evolution and key elements of Yang Yoga; different types of class.

Yang Yoga class for wood element.

The Extraordinary Meridians; The 3 "Jiaos" and the Kundalini

The Extraordinary Meridians; The 3 “Jiaos” and the Kundalini.

Yang Yoga class for Extraordinary Meridians.

Ali's Workshops

How to Apply Ancient Meditation Practices for the Modern Yogi

How exactly do these teachings from thousands of years ago apply to us living in today’s society that looks completely different from the time of the Vedas? What does modern science say about the benefits of meditation?

As Yoga Teachers, how do we apply these practices ourselves and how exactly do we guide others so that meditation can be both practical and beneficial for our students living in the “real world”? 

How to Use Meditation & Yoga Nidra as a Healing & Transformative Practice

We will explore the use of meditation as a tool for personal healing and transformation.

We will discuss the effects of Yoga Nidra on the Brain and techniques on guiding your students into a deeper state being to bring about positive results from the practice of guided meditation and Yoga Nidra. Learn how to guide others with more ease with simple techniques for optimal results.

How to Handle Challenging Questions or Situations When Guiding Meditations

We will discuss the most challenging questions that inevitably arise as you lead meditation classes.

 How can you create a welcoming atmosphere so that your students will feel OK to even ask questions? We will review multiple real life questions and scenarios and go over communication methods to best handle any challenges that may arise in your teaching practice.


We’ll set aside one afternoon for an outing – a regional adventure with some autentico Italia dolce vita!

We’ll also hold some evening activities and fun for the whole group.

Florence, Italy


Your Hosts

Johnny Nasello
Ali Choi

Travel to Italy

Retreat Location


Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), in Rome is the closest airport to our retreat.

From the airport, catch a train to Montalto di Castro, which is about 25 minutes from your destination. We’ll handle transport from there to the retreat.

Dates to Know

  • The retreat begins on Sunday April 10. Check in after 1pm.
  • No events are planned for this day. Arrive, and check in.
  • It’s not a bad idea to arrive at least a day early, and acclimate a little to the time zone if you are coming from outside Europe.
  • The retreat ends on Sunday April 17. We will have breakfast and assist with arrangements back to Rome or to Florence airports. Afternoon or later flights should be planned. You’re more than welcome to make other arrangements and continue onward to other Italian destinations.

Travel Planning Assistance

  • We will be in touch with you about your travel plans to help you coordinate your travel.

  • We encourage you to stay longer in Italy – we can help with suggestions for your post-retreat travel. 

  • For professional assistance organizing any of your travel to, within, or from Italy, we can connect you to a travel coordinator.

Travel Insurance

  • Please purchase travel insurance to protect your health and wellbeing as well as your retreat investment, from unforeseen circumstances before or during your retreat.

  • We highly recommend purchasing trip/travel insurance at the time you book your retreat.

  • Please read this further information on travel insurance and why we highly recommend it.

Further travel details will be sent after registration.

  • We are happy to help you find the best route.

  • We will provide you a steady diet of additional pre-departure information, including both inspirational and practical things you’ll want to know.

  • We will prep, prime, and inspire you on all levels for a wonderful journey to Italy!

A Retreat for Yoga Teachers

Frequently Asked Questions


You should check with your country’s Italian Embassy for the full scope of requirements and suggestions for entry. Let us know if you need assistance with finding the proper links.

Italy is part of the European Schengen Zone, common travel area.

  • European citizens will only need to present an identification document in order to enter Italy.
  • US and Canadian citizens with a valid passport can travel to 26 European member countries of the Schengen Area (including Italy) for a maximum of 90 days without having to apply or obtain a Schengen visa for short-term tourism.
  • Other countries can begin their inquiries here:


  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Transfer from Montalto di Castro train station
  • Daily breakfast and teas
    • Mid-day snacks
  • Daily vegetarian dinner, including day of check in
  • 11 Classes/Workshops
  • 30 Hours of Yoga Alliance accredited Continuing Education Credit (provided you attend all workshops)
    • If you do not attend all of the workshops, you will be given Continuing Education Credit for the hours that you do attend.
  • An amazing week of yoga will amazing yogis!

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Trainfare
  • Travel Insurance

All “levels” of practice are welcome. However, the content of this retreat, and of the workshops is geared towards yoga teachers, or more advanced practitioners. There may be terminology or concepts that you do not understand, or that are new to you if you have not previously attended a 200 and/or 300 hour yoga teacher training.

We will follow all of the rules of our host country that are in place at the time of the retreat. However, it’s hard to know what those might be at this time.

This past April (2021), covid conditions improved considerably. We really believe that this is a trend that will continue in 2022. We’re better at preventing it, better at treating it, and better at living with it as a thing that exists in our world.


You absolutely should get travel insurance. This will protect your investment in the event that something happens that prevents you from going.

It doesn’t cost a lot, and it can save you a tremendous headache.

Please read this further information on travel insurance and why we highly recommend it. 

Please read our Retreat Refund Policy.

Italy is a warm-hearted, generally friendly, and beautiful country. There is a reason that it is highly romanticized in film and literature. That’s because Italy is stunning!

Italy is world renown for its amazing foods, historic architectures, remnants of ancient civilization, and wine that is cheaper than water.

That being said, you should maintain the same cautions and precautions that one should hold in tourist areas or big cities anywhere. Don’t leave your belongings unattended, and know that anyone randomly trying to help you with your bags for no reason will probably expect some money from you. Pick pockets can be prevalent in some of the major tourist areas.

Outside of the tourist areas, friendliness and hospitality are sincere. Depending on where you travel in Italy, there may be a language barrier, as Italians tend to speak…Italian.


April 10-17, 2022
Maximum number of retreat participants: 12


All prices are per person.

Shared occupancy rooms range: $1550-$1950

Single occupancy rooms range: $2100-$2200

  • Super Early Bird Discount $200 Off Regular price ends January 31
  • Early Bird Discount $100 Off from February 1 to 28
  • Early Bird discounts end when advertised, no exceptions

A $500 deposit is required to confirm your spot on the retreat, or you may pay in full.

The remaining balance is due on March 10, 2022. (Special payment plans can be arranged.)

Reservations made after March 10 must be paid in full

A Yoga Retreat In Italy

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