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

Come and begin your path with us, the path that will help you to become a certified Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga teacher training Italy. Start with this 50 hour course, the first of four phases of intensive learning, together with us at YogaMea Italy.

This seven-day training program for yoga teachers, lasting for a total of 50 hours, is designed to give you the appropriate understanding of practical Yoga and also its theory. We come face to face with it daily through an in-depth revision of the Asanas, of its sequences and balances, with a primary introduction on the emotional aspects of the meridians, the discovery of human musculature and skeletal variations.

On completion of all four weeks and having successfully passed the final exams that take place at the end of the final week of the 50 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Italian Monastery, students will receive an international certificate : RYT 200 USA.


  • 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
  • 7 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

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

  • Hatha

6 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

This six-day training program for yoga teachers, lasting for a total of 50 hours, is designed to give you the appropriate understanding of practical Yoga and also its theory. We come face to face with it daily through an in-depth revision of the Asanas, of its sequences and balances, with a primary introduction on the emotional aspects of the meridians, the discovery of human musculature and skeletal variations.

We will dive into the great philosophy of Yoga and its history, savoring the daily practices of breathing techniques (Pranayama) and mantras sung in Sanskrit.

Lessons start on Monday and finish the following Saturday (there will be no classes on arrival and departure days). Together we will learn to share the fundamental wonders and styles of traditional yoga, you will be guided by expert teachers who for years have studied its secrets and benefits, motivating hundreds of students to follow their example.

Our teachers highly respect and regard the ways of the elders during this intensive yoga teacher training course. It is a wise tradition and we seek to honor it in our communication, actions and the vision of YogaMea School. This is a residential Yoga Teacher Training Course, and because you are immersed in this nurturing environment, you stand to gain the true meaning of yoga.

Daily Schedule for Yoga TTC at the Monastery of San Girolamo

  • 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

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

Topics Covered – Yoga Teacher Training in Italy, Monastery

  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Kriyas (cleansing techniques)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Bandhas (Yogic locks)
  • Meditation
  • Mantra Chanting
  • Human Physiology and Anatomy
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Learning to teach yoga classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels students.

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.


This yoga teacher training is the a part of a 200-hour course. In order to receive a certificate that will make you eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, you must complete other yoga teacher training courses with YOGAMEA (in total 200-hour course).

It is also possible to attend this program as an intensive retreat / immersion without any obligation to take other courses to complete 200-hour course. If you choose this option, you will not be eligible to receive any certificate.


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)
  • One Week course all-inclusive: 8 days and 7 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
  • Lessons start on Monday and finish the following Saturday.
  • 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.