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500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Italy at San Girolamo Monastery

Intensive 500-hour program in San Girolamo di Frontino is a monumental task. Here you will learn to love the tradition and philosophy of this magnificent discipline. We at YogaMea School use all the known fundamental bases of Yoga, transmitted through the most important testimonies of the ancient sages to be handed down to us today.

With us you will discover the secrets of the true essence of Yoga. Through this lengthy experience and intensive 8-week practice, you will acquire wisdom and knowledge, developing and interpreting the deepest meaning of yoga.

You will train and take part in one of the best yoga teacher training programs in Italy. You will be personally accompanied and guided by a team of professional teachers, towards the best physical and mental condition, understanding how to be a student, you will learn to understand the meaning of being a model Yoga teacher, an example to others.


  • 2 Daily morning Hatha yoga classes
  • Pranayama and Mantra chanting
  • Yoga philosophy, anatomy, and physiology
  • Kriyas (cleansing techniques) & Bandhas (Yogic locks)
  • 3 daily organic vegetarian meals
  • 25 nights accommodation in a Historic Monastery
  • Coffee, tea, fruit and snacks
  • Free time for local excursions
  • Group walk to explore the surrounding areas
  • Quality support during your stay

Skill level

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

  • Hatha

48 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants

The Monastery

The “Monastery of San Girolamo” is a magnificent Renaissance monument wrapped in the majestic arms of centuries-old oaks. Finished in 1503 by Don Ghisello Vandini of the noble Vandini family, Capitani di Frontino can be defined as from the Renaissance period. Inside we can find a spacious room, finely decorated with wonderful period frescoes; if needed it will be used for our Yoga and Meditative activities.

Yes, because when the weather allows us, we prefer to be outdoors: there is no shortage of space here, we have a wonderful cloister and a lush garden all around the structure. Alternatively, comfortable gazebos especially set up can be used for practicing Yoga sheltering us from the summer rain, without having to give up contact with mother nature. The ancient church, now deconsecrated, is available for various activities.

Inside you can find the magic of history, through a blissful silence that only the atmosphere of ancient times can help us to re- live. A fantastic opportunity for Yoga and group meditation, without neglecting the possibility of guaranteeing truly intimate and personal moments.

The monastery of San Girolamo puts at your disposal 14 bedrooms, of which:

  • 2 Shared Classic rooms with private bathroom – can accommodate up to 3 beds; all with private bathroom.
  • 7 large Classic rooms capable of accommodating 4 to 6 people, with a private bathroom inside, plus an external one.
  • 5 Monastic rooms, deriving from the renovation of ancient monks’ cells in the ancient part of the Monastery, terracotta floors and wooden ceilings.

Book your Yoga TTC and Meditation Retreat at the Monastery of San Girolamo (Frontino), choosing from the following.

Services Provided in All Rooms

  • Private bathroom with shower or bathtub in all rooms
  • Hair dryers in all rooms
  • Heating
  • Room cleaned (twice a week)
  • Wi-Fi in all rooms and in the restaurant
  • Common TV room, books and board games at your disposal
  • We are dog friendly
  • Free parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool

The menu of the day, yoga practices and the surrounding environment come together for exact training experience, perfect for recreating a perfect Yogic lifestyle. Come and study with us at YogaMea School in Italy, the perfect place to experience your personal growth.

The specific teaching techniques with which YogaMea school operates to help the students and future yoga instructors, to practice with fellow students present at the same time not only offers a unique experience every time but always puts him in the position to live realistic situations, so as to get him used to any possible situation that allows him to master any of them with the correct energy and using all the tools that our school makes available to the student.

The YogaMea School experience ensures its students the acquisition of the theoretical/practical aspects of the study of yoga; Through a thorough residential training program, aimed at forging the perfect Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga teachers “RYT 500 Hour”, both in Italy and India.

All our centers are managed by the same team of highly qualified yoga teachers and directed by the founder of the YogaMea school, Timea Vitez – ®RYT 500 USA, ®YACEP.

Daily Schedule for First 200 hours Yoga TTC

  • 06:00 | Wake Up
  • 06:15 | Herbal tea
  • 06:30 | Shatkarma / yogic cleansing
  • 07:00 | Pranayama and chanting
  • 07:30 | Yoga asana
  • 09:15 | Breakfast
  • 10:30 | Yoga anatomy
  • 11:30 | Yoga philosophy
  • 13:15 | Lunch
  • 17:00 | Hatha yoga asana practice
  • 18:45 | Pranayama & Asana class
  • 19:15 | Dinner
  • 22:45 | Lights out

Daily Schedule for Next 300 hours Yoga TTC

  • 05:00 – 05:30 Wake up with Herbal tea
  • 05:30 – 06:00 Kriya / Mantra Chanting / Yogic Cleansing
  • 06:00 – 07:15 Pranayama and Chanting / Meditation / Shatkarma
  • 07:15 – 08:45 Hatha Yoga asana / Ashtanga Yoga asana / Vinyasa Flow
  • 08:45 – 09:15 Breakfast
  • 09:30 – 10:30 Yoga Philosophy / Lifestyle / Ethics
  • 10:30 – 11:45 Self-Study / Library @ Yoga Shala
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Self Group Practice/ Align, Adjustment & Assist
  • 15:30 – 16:30 Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • 16:30 – 18:30 Hatha Yoga asana practice
  • 18:30 – 19:45 Dynamic & Traditional Meditation / Yoga Nidra / Mantra Chanting / Pranayama & Asana class
  • 19:45 – 20:45 Dinner
  • 21:00 – 22:45 Optional Yoga Movie / Silent Meditation
  • 22:45 Lights OFF!

Please be advised that there will be no yoga classes on Sundays.

Topics Covered – Yoga Teacher Training in Italy, Monastery

According to the Yoga Alliance Guidelines – some of these hours are contact hours and others are self-study.

  • Techniques, Training & Practice – 235 hours
  • Asana / Yoga Kriya / Pranayama / Shatkarma / Mudra and Bandha
  • Meditation / Yoga Nidra (Traditional and Dynamic Meditation Techniques)
  • Art of Teaching | Teaching Methodology – 60 hours
  • Yoga Anatomy & Physiology – 80 hours
  • Yogic Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers – 80 hours
  • Yoga – Introduction
  • Origins of yoga
  • Different paths of yoga: Raja, Karma, Bhakti and Jnana
  • Consciousness and awareness
  • Evolution of awareness
  • Evolution of elements (according to Sankhya darshan)
  • Pancha kosha (five covering or sheaths over consciousness)
  • Four-Sutraa (preface of Patanjali’s Yog Sutra)
  • Pancha Klesha (five causes of pain and miseries)
  • Raja yoga and Hatha yoga
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (According to Patanjali)
  • Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations)
  • Asana (physical posture)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind from the senses)
  • Dharna (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), Samadhi (self-realization)
  • Practice Teaching / Class Management – 60 hours

Together with the usual and transformative activities of Yoga and meditation, we find time to take group walks, or alone, enjoy an excellent massage, read a book in the garden, or by the pool.

On Sunday there are no lessons, but you can still use the spaces available for practicing alone or if you want you can book a private session of Yoga “One to One”.

It is possible to organize different trips out of town: in just over 40 minutes it is possible to reach the city of Urbino, or on the opposite side the small Republic of San Marino; you can visit the cells of Cagliostro, the Castle of San Leo or go for a walk by the sea in the nearby seaside resorts.


  • Assessments will be based on written as well as practical evaluation.
  • 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 the requirements of the 500-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.


Timea Vitez

3 Certificate

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500
Yoga Alliance YACEP

Timea discovered yoga after having a serious car accident many years ago. She began studying and practicing on her own from an old book a friend had given her. Discovering a great passion for Yoga, a few years later she ventured towards her first trip to India where she took part in a Yoga Teacher Training program of 200 hours at The Rishikesh Yog Peeth School.

Happy with her first experience, but eager to go more in depth, she returned to Rishikesh several times over the next few years and repeated the same course experience numerous times. Now she’s HR-RYT (Highly Recommended, RYT)


Tom Philippe

Tom’s spiritual journey started very early. He was born into a family that promoted being aligned with yourself as being the best way of living life. Taichi was his first real practice in 2009 with Sebastian Lee in Switzerland, Barbara Brennan School of Healing (BBSH) in Miami, & Bad ischl (Austria).
2012 was his first major trip to China to train Kungfu till 2015. After a first YTTC, Tom start teaching full time for the next 3 years. In 2018 he went to Rishikesh to follow a 500hrs TTC and deepen his Yogic knowledge. Tom is still learning under the guidance Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.


Narendra Gusain

Narendra is a resident yoga experts at RYP. He did his M.A in Yoga Science from Sanskrit Gurukul Vishvidyalaya, Haridwar, India. He has spent time in Mysore, India developing his knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.
He is also trained in Vedic Astrology and Vedanta under Swami Maheshananda Saraswati in Rishikesh and is an initiate of the Udaseen lineage. Narendra is loved by his students for his dynamic style and precise adjustments that add a new dimension to their asana practice.


Sabrina Piermaria

Sabrina complete the 200 hours yoga teacher training course with the Yogashala Institute in Marbella (Spain). While living in Spain Sabrina taught aero yoga, Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Yoga in Marbella, in her yoga institute (which she felt blessed too) and surroundings.
On moving back to Italy Sabrina completed the 500 hours teacher training course with Timea Vitez in Misano, who opened the doors to her new life. Passion for Ashtanga Vinyasa brought her to India and she started the 200 hours teacher training with Kamal Singh in Rishikesh.


Donatella Colucci

In 2016, Donatella moved to China where she met Victor Kumar who introduced her to Yoga. She studied with him for two years before returning to Italy and with this experience in her heart, she decided to deepen her studies.
On her return to Italy, she completed RYT 500H in two years, graduating as Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher in the YogaMea School thanks to the teaching and continuous support of Timea Vitez. In 2018 she started immediately to teach in Rome and cultivate herself as a yoga teacher. At the same time, she started to train as an actress and come back to the dance.



Frontino is the smallest village in the Province of Pesaro and Urbino. With its peaceful and natural surroundings, it is located in front of Mount Carpegna and within the beautiful Natural Park of Sasso Simone and Simoncello.

Frontino is a charming medieval village and, due to its uniqueness, it has been recognized as one of the most beautiful of its kind.

The “Monastery of San Girolamo” is a magnificent Renaissance monument wrapped in the majestic arms of centuries-old oaks. Finished in 1503 by Don Ghisello Vandini of the noble Vandini family, Capitani di Frontino can be defined as from the Renaissance period.

Inside we can find a spacious room, finely decorated with wonderful period frescoes; if needed it will be used for our Yoga and Meditative activities.


  • San Marino Republic (1 hour by car)
  • Venice (3 hours and 45 min by train)
  • Florence (2 hours and 45 min by train)
  • Rome (4 hours by train)

For the duration of the yoga retreat, you will get three healthy vegetarian meals a day with refreshments, unlimited water and tea available at any time. All three meals of the day are part of your Yoga Retreat and Meditation package with YogaMea School. Ours are local organic products, prepared by the expert hands of our chef, with buffet service, served at the restaurant

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Coffee

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Yogic
  • Biological
  • Gluten free
If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation.
Not least our Italian cuisine: organic products at “zero km”, finely and expertly produced healthy and rich in fiber directly served at the table by the Italian Chef to delight your well-being.
  • Excursions out of town by car or by bus
  • Guided mountain bike excursions
  • Guided excursions on horseback
  • Private cooking class
  • Painting course
  • Tai Chi course
  • Private Yoga Sessions (One to one)
  • 8 Week course all-inclusive: 56 days and 55 nights.
  • 3 organic and vegetarian meals per day
  • Two changes of sheets and towels per week
  • Use of a washing machine
  • Evening projection of themed films
  • Satsang of Yoga philosophy in front of the fire (Weather permitting)
  • Check -in on Sunday after 2pm
  • Check-out Sunday morning before 10am.
  • Transfers
  • Massages
  • On site beauty services (room)
  • Extra activities and excursions
  • Private yoga classes

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Marche Airport (AOI) or Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ). Pick-up is available upon request. Kindly send an inquiry to YOGAMEA for more information on airport transfers.

Arrival by train

From Marche Airport (AOI), there is a shuttle every 30 minutes direct to the train station, at a cost of 5 EUR and it takes about 30 minutes to arrive.

Once at the train station in Ancona, You can buy a one-way ticket for Misano Adriatico (your destination). Depending on the type of train, the trip can take from a minimum of 55 minutes to a maximum of 1 hour and 45 minutes.

From Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), the transfer to the Yoga Center is easy, every 5 minutes there is a shuttle bus direct to the train central station of Bologna, the cost for the shuttle should be around 5 Euro, the shuttle will take around 15 – 20 minutes (depending on the traffic). From the Central Station of Bologna, every 20 minutes there is a train direct to Rimini or Riccione. Once you are at the train central, choose the most suitable train for you, depending on time / price. Some trains will stop at every railway stations and therefore will take a longer time (even up to 2 hours) to reach the yoga center.

How to Reach Monastery of San Girolamo – Italy

By Car

  • You can easily reach us from all parts of Italy; however the Yoga centre is located in an area slightly isolated from the nearest village centre (2 km). For this reason, we suggest anyone considering the possibility of joining us at our historic period residence by car

Arriving by Air

By Taxi: (Optional with fee)

  • A taxi service is available to guarantee departures and arrivals; One of our trusted representatives, below you will find costs, each way, regardless of the number of people, (The figure is to be considered divisible according to the number of travellers)
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Book with flexible conditions

Need to cancel your trip due to COVID-19 ? You can reschedule your booking free of charge or receive store credit for your non-refundable deposit and re-book anytime.