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Villa Teresa Location Canonica 11 52022 Cavriglia (AR) ITALY


Lakshmi Rising Vinyasa Yoga is an awareness-based practice that includes fluid, dynamic asana, kriya, pranayama, mantra, meditation, dance, wellness, self-care and ritual for health and awakening.


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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 Costa Rica’s lush Blue Zone 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 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.


Villa Teresa - This magical place, overlooking the gentle slopes of the Arno valley, is a beautiful 19th century estate with olive groves, lavender fields and an enchanted forest with a swimming pool at its edge. The restored villa is full of art, antiques, modern comforts and conveniences. Our classroom and yoga space will be a heated gazebo with a wood floor and sides that can open up to the surrounding garden
Group excursions to Montevarchi, a bio-dynamic winery tour, truffle hunting, daytrip to Siena and a visit to a thermal spa with hot springs.
Three organic gourmet vegetarian meals per day

Course description

Techniques and Training: Sadhana: Includes Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra, Dance & Ritual Asana Lab: Break down of over 108 Asanas, names in traditional Sanskrit and common English names, how to teach them, contraindications & hands on, energetic and verbal assists. Asana Families: Catagories of postures, general benefits, contraindications & sequencing tips The Art of Sequencing: Learn to move your students in a way they have never been moved before. We will go over key concepts like the components of a class, building to a"peak pose", using theme and variation & counterposes Pranayama: Methods, Benefits, Contraindications & Teaching Techniques Mantra & Chanting Teaching Methodology Effective Assisting: Enhancing the Asana Components of a Class Dynamic Use of Language Intention Setting & Themes Music: How to use Sacred Vibrations to Create an Experience 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 Chakras, Bandhas, Nadis, Acupressure and Marma Points, Vayus & Koshas Getting out of the Head & into the Body, Awakening Intuition - Thinking vs. Sensing Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics Patanjali 8 limbs of Yoga Yamas & Niyamas Yoga Sutras Yoga in the World Today Art of Ritual 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 Practicum 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.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What’s included

Your tuition investment includes training with over 200 contact hours, 2 hour asana practice each day, daily meditation, unique Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga & Wellness training manual, 3 organic gourmet vegetarian meals each day except during full day excursions, coffee and tea, organic fresh fruit for snacks, super-filtered high vibration mountain spring water for drinking and bathing, double or triple occupancy lodging, daily housekeeping, weekly laundry service, full access to a magical private property nature preserve including gardens, trails, swimming pool and more, options to participate in organized group excursions and all applicable taxes.

What’s not included

Airfare Airport transfers Travel insurance Required textbooks All services not listed above.

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Meeting point

How to get there

We provide transportation to and from Montevarchi-Terranuova train station upon arrival and departure. Plan to meet at the station at 4pm on Saturday September 7 and we will all ride to the villa together. Check-out time is 10am on Saturday September 28. We will travel our separate ways from the train station.

Airport transfers

Not included.

Yoga Styles

  • Hatha yoga
  • Vinyasa yoga


  • Ayurveda
  • Dance
  • Mantra

Daily Program

7:00 – 9:00am            Sadhana: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra and Discussion
9:00 – 10:00               Breakfast, discussion of sacred texts or silence
11:00 – 2:00pm           Training Session
2:00 – 3:00                  Gourmet Vegetarian Lunch with nutrition + natural health discussion
4:00 – 7:00                  Training Session
7:00 – 8:00                  Dinner with Gratitude Practice
7:00 – 9:00am            Sadhana: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra and Discussion
9:00 – 10:00               Breakfast, discussion of sacred texts or silence
11am - excursion


Liz Lindh
Liz Lindh is licensed and board certified Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a NCCAOM diplomat in Chinese Herbal Medicine, a holistic skincare therapist and natural beauty expert, and yoga teacher and teacher trainer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and a Masters of Oriental Medicine degree from the East West College of Natural Medicine. She is currently the director of The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, a unique eco-conscious yoga and wellness retreat and yoga teacher training certification center in Costa Rica. Here she created Lakshmi Rising School for Yoga and Wellness through which she offers Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training certification programs and other wellness trainings throughout the year. Liz is Co-Founder of Jungle Alchemy, a lifestyle concept passionately created for Life Empowerment through travel, adventure, yoga, dance, fitness, exploration of the natural world and creative self expression.







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  • Organic food
  • Pool
  • Purified water
  • Safety box
  • Towels, bed sheets, toilet paper
  • Vegetarian meals
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