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50 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Italy

The 50-Hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum runs parallel to the 200-Hour course, and introduces the question, "What is Yoga?" This inquiry establishes the foundation for the next 8 days and 7 nights, while we explore Hatha Yoga postures, as well as introduce Sanskrit terms for each asana, without the expectation that you have a high degree of proficiency in their use.

Students are exposed to a foundational understanding of the human organism according to Western science and Ayurveda, to create a bridge between Eastern and Western ideologies and help students begin making connections for themselves.

This intensive 50-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Italy, is designed for beginner to intermediate level yoga aspirants unable to be away from home for too long a period at one time. The regular RYT USA 200 hour course is divided into four phases each lasting one week.

Yoga Teacher Training Course in Italy

After completion of the first week of the 50-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Italy, you can continue your journey, by signing up for the second week and choosing from any one of the other phases of our scheduled 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training courses Italy.

On completion of all four weeks and having successfully passed the final assessments that take place during Phase IV of the 50-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Italy, students will receive an international certificate: RYT 200, Yoga Alliance, USA.
Students joining us for our 50-Hour certification are eligible to return to YogaMea School at a later date to complete their training towards the 200-Hour certification. Eligibility to register with the Yoga Alliance, USA, for their RYT-200 designation follows completion of the remaining 150, 100 or 50 hours of training.
Students may apply their 50-, 100- or 150-Hour certifications towards completion of 200-Hour courses only at YogaMea School.

Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

Prerequisite: Some exposure to yoga through public classes, private lessons, or videos, with a minimum of 2 years of practice. Practice need not be consistent (as in 1-3 days a week). No prior yoga teacher training certification is required.
This one-week, all-inclusive course is 8 days and 7 nights.
Check-in: Sunday after 2:00 PM
Lessons start Monday and end the following Saturday
Check-out: Sunday morning before 10:00 AM

Reservation: To reserve your seat in the 50-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Italy, pay your non-refundable deposit in the form of 10% of the total fee. The balance is due upon arrival, before the start of the course.

50 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Italy (2021)

Sunday 09 May 2021 - Sunday 16 May 2021

  • € 660 – Triple Sharing Accommodation
  • € 738 - Single Classic Room
  • € 859 – Double Classic (Single use)
  • € 920 – Double Superior (Single use)

Sunday 06 June 2021 - Sunday 13 June 2021

  • € 660 – Triple Sharing Accommodation
  • € 738 - Single Classic Room
  • € 859 – Double Classic (Single use)
  • € 920 – Double Superior (Single use)

Sunday 26 Sep 2021 - Sunday 03 Oct 2021

  • € 600 – Triple Sharing Accommodation
  • € 738 - Single Classic Room
  • € 859 – Double Classic (Single use)
  • € 920 – Double Superior (Single use)
  • One-week 50-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training course
  • Accommodation 8 days, 7 nights
  • Three Ayurvedic vegetarian meals per day with refreshments (please inform the front desk upon arrival if you are vegan or have specific food allergies).
  • 50-Hour Certification rendering the student eligible to complete additional phases of 50-hour trainings toward the completion of the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training certification
  • Yoga Alliance, USA, international certification, which allows you to teach yoga anywhere in the world. (After completion of all four phases of the 50-hour curriculum.)
  • Free time for local excursions
  • Use of the washing machine
  • Use of a bicycle
  • Change of sheets (once a week)
  • Unlimited water and tea
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Beach nearby
# Time Everyday
06.00 AM Wake up
06.15 AM to 06.30 AM Herbal tea
06.30 AM to 07.00 AM Shatkarma / yogic cleansing
07.00 AM to 07.30 AM Pranayama and chanting
07.30 AM to 09.00 PM Yoga asana
09.15 AM to 10.00 PM Breakfast
10.30 AM to 11.30 PM Yoga anatomy
11.30 AM to 13.00 PM Yoga philosophy
13.15 PM to 14.15 PM Lunch
17.00 PM to 18.30 PM Hatha yoga asanas practice
18.45 PM to 19.00 PM Pranayama & Asana class
19.15 PM to 20.30 PM Dinner
22.45 AM Lights out

(According to the Yoga Alliance Guidelines – some of these hours are contact hours and others are self-study. Time is allocated according to the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum.)

  • Training, Practice, and Techniques – 100 hours (25 hours per 50-Hour curriculum)
  • Pranayama / Asana / Bandha / Shatkarma*
  • Teaching Methodology – 25 hours (6.25 hours per 50-Hour curriculum)
  • Physiology & Anatomy– 20 hours (5 hours per 50-Hour curriculum)
  • Yogic Philosophy, Ethics, and Lifestyle – 20 hours (5 hours per 50-Hour curriculum)
  • Yoga Philosophy*
  • Yoga – Introduction
  • Origins of yoga
  • Different paths of yoga: Raja, Karma, Bhakti and Jnana
  • Awareness and Consciousness*
  • Evolution of awareness*
  • According to Sankhya darshan* - (Evolution of elements)
  • PanchaKosha - Five covering or sheaths over presence of Mind / Consciousness*
  • Introduction to Four-sutra (Patanjali’s Yog sutra)*
  • Pancha Klesha (five causes of miseries and pain)*
  • Hatha yoga and Raja yoga*
  • Social and personal rules and regulations - Yama & Niyama*
  • Asana (Physical Posture)*
  • Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)*
  • Pratyahara (Withdrawal of the mind from the Senses)*
  • Dhyana (meditation) , Dharna (concentration) , Samadhi (self-realization)*

* The full scope of these topics will span all four phases of the 50-hour content. It is therefore advisable that returning students complete all phases of the 50-hour curriculum in order to have a well-rounded exposure to all modules comprising the Yoga Alliance, USA, approved 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training curriculum.

  • Students completing Phase I, II or III 50-Hour Yoga Teacher Training courses will be required to complete Phase IV before being eligible for the Assessment.
  • Students completing any phase of a 50-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course must complete their assessments based on written as well as practical evaluation. Written assignments are given in Phase I, 50-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course.
  • Student conduct and adherence to the Code of Conduct is part of your overall evaluation.
  • Students must maintain a rate of 90% attendance for the duration of the course in order to qualify for final Assessment.
  • Yoga teachers who have completed all the requirements of the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course will be given a Certificate confirming that they have completed all requirements for training and teaching experiences in accordance with the Yoga Alliance, USA, standards.
  • Airport and train station pick-up
  • Massages
  • Optional tours
  • Outdoor SPA (On demand)
  • Discount on Sunbed and umbrella - €8 per day (Hotel price is €16)
  • Transfers to and from airport (On request)
  • Transfers from the train station of Misano Adriatico or Riccione (On request)

Frequentlty Asked Questions - YogaMea School, Italy

What is 50 hour yoga teacher training?

The 50 hour yoga teacher training program offered by YogaMea School further refines and distills the essence of the 200 hour yoga teacher training program for students unable to stay away from home for longer periods of time. It is offered over 8 days and 7 nights in Italy and India and is a residential program, immersing the students in a yogic way of life. The curriculum follows the 200-hour training and is offered in four phases. Assignments are given during Phase I of the program, so it is recommended to start here. Students must complete all four phases to comply with Yoga Alliance standards and be eligible to register for RYT 200.

What kind of certificate will I receive after I complete the 50 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course?

You will receive a 50-Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate of completion for the phase you have completed. Complete all four phases and receive a YogaMea School 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. YogaMea School is RYS 200, RYS 300, RYS 500. With a 200-Hour certificate from YogaMea School, you can register with the YogaAlliance, USA, as an RYT 200. The 50-Hour curriculum is only available for the 200 Hour course, and not yet available for the 300- or 500-hour courses.

Is the 50 hour yoga teacher training a certification course?

Yes. Students receive a YogaMea School certification after completing the 50 hour yoga teacher training course. However, students will become eligible to register for the Yoga Alliance RYT 200 only after completing all four phases of 50 hour training for a total of 200 hours.

Is this course valuable for the YACEP?

The 50 hour certificate is a vital first step in your journey. However, the YACEP designation is only available to an E-RYT registrant, which means you would have to complete the 500 hour course (or one 200-hour followed by one 300-hour course) and teach for a minimum of four years.

After my first 50 hour yoga teacher training, in order to complete the 200 Hour, can I continue my education with another school?

No. According to the Yoga Alliance standards, all training hours must come from the same school and multiple trainings from different schools cannot be combined to meet the 200-hour requirement. In order to obtain your 200 Hour yoga teacher training certificate, you must complete all four 50-Hour phases with YogaMea School.