Events + Teacher Trainings

Sicily 50hr Vinyasa Training: Backbends and Inversions


August 28- September 4, 2021

Check in: 3pm Saturday, August 28 | Check out: 10am Saturday, September 4

JM Vinyasa Training with a focus on Backbends + Inversions: Join Jared McCann, assisted by Rebecca Causey for a week in Sicily immersed in JM Vinyasa. This intensive retreat-style training is open to yoga teachers and practitioners alike. The primary asana focus will be on training and improving backbends and inversions. All levels are welcome— whether you have significant experience with backbends and inversions or are just getting started, this training will give you the tools and techniques to help you progress in your asana practice. Each day will begin with Jared leading morning meditation, followed by his 2 hour signature asana class. After lunch, participants will have an hour to digest and discuss various aspects of yoga from philosophy to anatomy to any other aspects of practice or teaching that participants want to explore. In the afternoon, we will meet for posture clinic, where Jared and Rebecca will share tools, techniques and adjustments related to whatever group of poses we are refining on that day. Throughout the 6 days there will be two backbending clinics, two arm balance/inversion clinics, one forward fold clinic and one hips + twists clinic. The late afternoons will be open for students to rest or study by the pool, go to the beach, explore the nearby towns, and then meet back at the villa for dinner. After dinner, Jared will close each day with an evening mediation. Attendance at each segment is optional unless you are a certified yoga teacher seeking YACEP credit, in which case full attendance is required. 50hr Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credits available for previously certified teachers.

Where: Danena Sicily, Italy

La Masseria — a private 19th century farmhouse villa situated in the luscious natural landscape of Southeastern Sicily, surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and minutes from beautiful beaches and historical sites including Noto, Siracusa, Modica, Scicli and Ibia.

Who: Open to any teachers and students looking to deepen their yoga practice.

Getting there:
Catania Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) — 1 hour to the villa by car
Comiso Airport (CIY) — 75 minutes to the villa by car

British Airways, Alitalia, EasyJet, Iberia, and RyanAir offer daily flights to CTA.

Tuition | Lodging | Meals: All rates listed are per person and include 7 nights lodging at Danena, all classes and workshops, a JMY training manual, yoga props + facilities, WIFI, use of private on-site pool, plus 20 delicious vegetarian meals. Daily meals include tea + fruits in the morning, plus brunch and dinner. Please contact Danena Sicily to notify them of any dietary restrictions.

A $500 Non-Refundable deposit is required to reserve your space.

{SOLD OUT!} Shared Double Room (1 queen bed or 2 twin beds) with shared bathroom*:

Regular Rate: $1960 (deposit paid after March 1 | pay remainder in full by July 1)
*max of 4 guests share 1 bathroom

{SOLD OUT!}– Spacious Shared Double Room (2 twin beds or one double bed) with private or en suite bathroom:
Regular Rate: $2120 (deposit paid after March 1 | pay remainder in full by July 15)

{ONE ROOM LEFT!}– Spacious Superior Shared King Room with en suite bathroom:
Regular Rate: $2320 (deposit paid after March 1 | pay remainder in full by July 15)

SOLD OUT– Spacious Shared King Room (1 king bed) with private bathroom: Regular Rate: $2220 per person (deposit paid after March 1 | pay remainder in full by July 15)

SOLD OUT– Spacious Single Queen Room with shared bathroom*:
Early Bird: $2550 | Regular Rate: $2850
*will share bathroom with up to 2 other guests staying in a separate room

SOLD OUT– Spacious Single Queen Room with private bathroom*:
Early Bird: $2810 | Regular Rate: $3110

SOLD OUT– Spacious Single King Room (1 king bed) with private bathroom:
Regular Rate: $3250 (deposit paid after March 1 | pay remainder in full by July 15)

Cancellation Policy:

Initial $500 deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellations made before June 1st will receive a full refund of the amount paid less the $500 non-refundable deposit, credited back to their original form of payment.
If COVID-19 protocols in either the US or Italy force Lighthouse to cancel or reschedule the trip, a full refund will be offered (or you may opt to keep your place for the rescheduled dates).
We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance, which covers emergency medical treatment, evacuation, and trip cancellation.

Not included:
flights/airline tickets
airport transfer
optional meals off the property
rental cars (free on-site parking is available at Danena)
travel insurance
health insurance
massage by appointment
excursions by appointment