Yin Yoga Training - 60hrs Foundation (YACEP)

Monte San Savino, Province of Arezzo, Italy

Alexandra Van Schaik
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May 29 - Jun 5, 2021
Group size: 5 - 14
Yin Yoga Training - 60hrs Foundation (YACEP)
Monte San Savino, Province of Arezzo, Italy

Alexandra Van Schaik
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May 29 - Jun 5, 2021
Group size: 5 - 14

About this trip

Join me next spring in Tuscany, at Maraviglia, Centre for Conscious Living in the rural village of Monte San Savino, an hour traveling South from Florence. I will be teaching a 60hrs Foundation training in Yin Yoga (Yoga Alliance® certified), all is inclusive! 

A week to discover the slower paced and more passive style of yoga, being surrounded with like-minded people, sharing and learning about the teachings of yin, enjoying conversations during the organically harvested vegetarian meals, enjoying each others company and conversations, but as well being immersed with the silence of the rural Tuscan countryside. 

Discover and learn

This training is for you, teachers and practitioners of yoga who would like to deepen their understanding of Yin and Yang and to fully immerse in their practice. To let yourself reconnect to your purpose as a teacher and practitioner. This is a gift for yourself, to fully recharge and experience how the teachings of yin yoga will enrich your being. 

This is a comprehensive 60-hour training and it will leave you with a clear understanding of yin yoga, fascia, anatomy, meridian lines and the therapeutic effect of the practice. We will explore the Western anatomy and the TCM Meridian theory to understand the concepts how these are complementary healing modalities. Through this training, you will learn how to use yin yoga principles to improve performance and overall wellbeing using postures to increase flexibility, mobility as well breath techniques to calm and centre the mind. 

Course syllabus

  • What is Yin Yoga 
  • Philosophy of Yin and Yang
  • Applied anatomy to comprehend the uniqueness of the human body 
  • Yin yoga theory and principles of yin
  • Sequencing yin yoga and use of props
  • The art of teaching (methodology) yin yoga and how to develop themed classes
  • Study of the subtle body from Taoist perspective
  • Lessons on chakra and meridians correspondence to integrate into yin yoga sequencing and personal practice
  • Personal Coaching session of 60 minutes after the training

Recommended reading

  • Anatomy Trains by Thomas Myers 
  • Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark
  • Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers

Venture away from the mat

We will have as well some quality time together, away from the yoga-mats, to fully enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Maraviglia. 

A nature walk in the countryside near and around the property and a visit to nearby natural hot-springs. These are special and very loved places, so do bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your bathing suit.

What’s included

  • All meals
    All meals eaten at Maraviglia will be centred around the amazing seasonal & organic produce available locally
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • The resort facilities
  • Training manual
  • Flight
  • Transfer
    from the airport or trainstation, this can be arranged upon request
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa
    Check if you would require one

Available Packages

Shared / Double Room
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Double room with two separate beds or kingsize bed and a private bathroom (price is per person)

Deposit: €300
Single Room
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Single room with single or queen bed and a private bathroom (price is per person)

Deposit: €300
Shared / Triple room
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Deposit: €300

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Alexandra Van Schaik
2 reviews
CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE TO POSSIBILITY Growing up in the country of tall people, The Netherlands, I never put a pair of wooden shoes on my feet, I preferred flip flops and still do; I’ve been traveling in slow-motion since my late teens. Home is… (note to self: fill in the blank space). Vibrant, dynamic and intuitive; I coach my clients the same way how I teach yoga. I like to challenge your perceptions and take you on a unique journey of self-enquiry. Integrating the ancient knowledge of yoga philosophy and into modern life.


This was my second training with Alex, she is a great hostess and teacher. The training was very informative and because the group size was small we were able to get loads of one to one time and ask any questions. She provides lots of links to youtube videos, articles, playlists etc to further your knowledge after the course and is always happy to answer any questions you may have post training. The venue was beautiful, and the food was incredible! My only constructive criticism is I would have preferred having breakfast and dinner at the venue, as opposed to breakfast and lunch. Thank you so much for a wonderful and educational training!
By Emma S for 60hrs Yin Yoga Training / Retreat (YACEP) on 03 Jan, 2020
I had a great learning experience with Alex in a small group of students. I learned a lot. The accommodation was comfortable, the vegan food absolutely delicious and the training deep. I learned important things that I will definetly need and use in my life. Thank you.
By Kristin H for 60hrs Yin Yoga Training / Retreat (YACEP) on 24 Dec, 2019