THREE TREASURES YOGA
At Three Treasures Yoga, we strive to create courses based on these classical teachings, expanded upon to encourage deep and sensitive self-inquiry both through the yoga practice and exploring eastern medical practices.
With these elements we will facilitate a tangible and relevant exploration whether you wish to deepen your practice, enhance your teaching skills or become a teacher yourself.
All courses include the teaching of basic Yoga principles, including postures (asana), meditation, breathing exercises (pranayama), chanting, and the basics of yoga philosophy and nutrition. Our courses have been developed by Virginia Wood, Massimo Cantara and Molly Cofman and draw upon the traditions and teachings of Hatha Yoga, Dynamic Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, martial arts, healing techniques, body work andTraditional Chinese Medicine.
WHAT IS YOGA?
This ancient system of health and wellbeing teaches a philosophical perspective which helps to develop and expand our fullest potential in body, mind, and spirit. The basis of classical yoga is represented in Patanjali’s eight-fold path:
Yama – relationship with others
Niyama – relationship with ourselves
Asana – postures
Pranayama – breath control
Pratyahara – turning the mind inward
Dharana – concentration
Dhyana – meditation
Samadhi – ecstasy
Our center, in the beautiful Casentino Forest National Park, offers the ideal setting for learning and introspection. La Croce Retreat is a comfortable and rustic Tuscan Farm house transformed into an intimate yoga retreat center.
Here we offer you the possibility of living a genuine experience of community life without attempting to emulate the lifestyle of the ashrams in India. What moves us and inspires us is the pure spirit of inquiry, and the knowledge that the study and practice of yoga can lead towards a genuine and real transformation.
We are motivated by a perspective that is multidisciplinary and believe that the exploration of yoga and associated eastern philosophies and healing modalities can be a beautiful vehicle both for change as well as enhancing an already successful journey. We aim to provide students with not only a deep understanding of the disciplines that we teach, but also with a sense of confidence and curiosity in developing their own methods of inquiry, practice and teaching.