Teacher Training "Hands on Adjustments and Functional Anatomy" - Ameriga Giannone Mind Body Alchemy
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Teacher Training "Hands on Assists and Functional Anatomy"

Take your practice to the next level and gain more authority as a yoga teacher.

In just 7 days, you’ll transform your practice, gaining the confidence to emerge as a leading yoga teacher. The opportunity to participate in the advanced course “HANDS ON ASSISTS AND FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY” is reserved to 15 teachers only.

Sharpen your skills and stand out from the crowd, secure your place now.

📍 WHERE: near Marsala, Sicily. | ⏰ WHEN: 21-28 September 2024 | 🔥 60 CEUs training credits with Yoga Alliance

The course will be conducted in ENGLISH

The advanced course is for you if:

  • You feel insecure in teaching, especially when you cannot demonstrate the entire sequence.
  • You understand that without a more advanced approach, it is difficult to retain students and differentiate yourself among thousands of teachers.
  • You feel uncertainty on how to offer manual corrections on bodies with different skeletal and muscular types.
  • The standard 200 hrs Teacher Training left you with limitations, because there was little time dedicated to hands-on adjustments.
  • Despite your experience, you feel a lack of progress in teaching.
  • You teach a lot of private classes, but do not really offer an individualized support to the needs of your students.

The difference between a novice yoga teacher and an experienced and authoritative instructor lies in the latter’s ability to teach without having to demonstrate the entire sequence on the mat.

Imagine being able to guide students as you walk among them, providing safe and effective manual corrections.

Think about how the relationship with your students would deepen if you were able to assist them individually during each lesson, so that they could feel the postures more deeply, while assisting them in  executing advanced postures that would otherwise be impossible.

To develop these skills, three key elements are needed:

Understanding anatomy and skeletal variations:

This is essential to correct students appropriately.

Step-by-step knowledge of how to make hands-on adjustments, and their variations:

A precise and versatile guide during teaching.

Lots of practice with manual corrections:

During the teaching Labs you will learn the automatisms to correct various skeletal and muscular types by practicing on your classmates.

In 200-hour TT training courses, there is often a lack of time to devote enough time to manual adjustments, especially if your training has been online. In this course, you will acquire the three key factors that will allow you to significantly raise your level of teaching.

Ameriga, your teacher:

  • With over 2,000 hours of training and teaching in 200 and 300 hour programs, Ameriga is an authoritative guide in the world of advanced yoga.
  • Specializing in functional anatomy applied to yoga, Ameriga offers classes focused on skeletal variations, fascia and muscles. She has studied advanced anatomy with Jo Phee, participating also in a cadaver dissection in Germany.
  • Ameriga, a yoga teacher with over 10 years of experience, has studied and practiced yoga with renowned masters such as Shiva Rea and Gregor Maehle. With her academic background (including a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees), she combines a solid academic foundation with her Hands-on experience.
  • Co-founder of Floripa Yoga & Kitesurf House, one of the largest yoga centers in Europe, Ameriga has been a guest teacher at two of Italy’s most renowned festivals: the Yoga Festival in Milan and at the Kalemana Festival, obtaining recognition on various platforms in Italy and abroad. In addition to teaching yoga, she plays the harmonium and leads Kirtan sessions.

Course Content:

The course includes approximately 10 hours of anatomy lessons that can be taken online before arriving at the residential event.

  • Ethics of manual corrections.
  • Intention and functions of hands on assist.
  • Steps to offer safe and effective assists.
  • Skeletal variations and how they apply to asana families and yoga poses.
  • Understanding the difference between compression and tension and how to apply it when “correcting” students.
  • Asana Labs: in-depth study of postures, addressing their functions, and therefore ways to modify them, offer practical corrections, use of props and krama by level.
  • Learn to assist over 40 positions from simple to complex. This course covers most of the adjustments of the first series of Ashtanga, and many assists of the second and third series, as well as the vinyasa flow postures.
  • Level 2 daily Vinyasa class.
  • Daily workshops where you will practice corrections while teaching a sequence to other participants.


  • You will have an in-depth knowledge of yoga anatomy, and an ethical understanding of manual corrections.
  • You will be able to apply skeletal variations to different families of asanas, and understand the difference between compression and tension, which will allow you to advise your students properly.
  • You will know how to safely and effectively assist your students manually in over 40 positions, covering the first series of Ashtanga and many postures of Vinyasa flow.
  • Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to participate in level 2 Vinyasa classes daily and practice corrections in interactive workshops, teaching the sequences to other participants.

The program

✨ 8.30-10.30 Prema Vinyasa class
with laboratory for adjustments for advanced postures.

✨ 10.30-11.30 Breakfast

✨ 11.30am – 12.30pm Asana workshop & Practice Hands on Assists

✨ 12.30-17.00 Free time

✨ 5.00-6.00pm Asana workshop & Practice Hands on Assists

✨ 6.00pm – 7.30pm Workshop, Evening lesson

✨ 9.00pm On some evenings there will be ceremonies with medicinal plants, meditations and sharing circles.

✨ Note: on the day of arrival there is an opening circle, and on the day of departure there is a closing circle. Please plan to reach the training location by 3pm on the first day and depart after 11am on the last day.

There will be a day of rest during the training, with the option of a boat trip to Favignana for those who wish.

Are 7 days enough to learn all this?

This course is designed to move from theory to practice.

Before our week in Sicily you will access to a 10-hour online course of Functional Anatomy applied to Yoga, necessary to understand the topics that will be covered later.

The focus of the training week will be to implement everything you learn and integrate it into your practices.

Every morning, we will have 2-hour practices of Vinyasa flow, during which there will be workshops where you will practice assistance for level 2 postures. Subsequently we will have 2 teaching workshops where you will put into practice, with my support, what you have learned. 

It will be a completely transformative week that will give you the skills to create experiential lessons for your students. 


The location: Baglio Cudia

Located just 6 km from the center of Marsala, near the pristine Stagnone Lagoon, where you can practice water sports, the Baglio Cudia Resort is a traditional Sicilian country residence.

The new tourist facility is located approximately 5 kilometers from the historic center of the city of Marsala and 7 kilometers from Trapani Birgi airport. The Baglio, located a few steps from the Stagnone Nature Reserve, allows you to reach the pier of the archaeological site of Mothia in the immediate vicinity. Due to its privileged position, it allows you to easily visit unique places in the world, such as the Stagnone Nature Reserve with the famous salt pans and windmills, Erice, Segesta, San Vito lo Capo, the Zingaro Reserve, the Cusa Caves, Selinunte and also the very nearby Egadi islands.

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CANCELLATION POLICY: To book the course, a non-refundable deposit of 200 euros is required. 60 days before the start of the course we will ask you to send a second deposit to the Location, which depends on the room you have booked. The rest can be paid at arrival.
In case of cancellation, please note the following:

a) Cancellation up to 4 weeks before the course. The full course fee minus the deposit will be refunded.

b) Cancellation within 4 weeks of the start, the total cost of the course must be paid, unless you are able to find another person/group to participate in your place.

Students who have completed another course in our 300-hour program receive a discount of 100 euros, which cannot be combined with the early bird.

Attention! Super bonus expiring!

By signing up for the course by June 30th you will get one month of free access to a bundle of 4 lessons within my new Academy.

The bundle you will receive contains 4 sequences on the Wheel Pose (Chakrasana) and other backbends.


1430 €

200 € deposit


(3-4 people)
(you will receive a confirmation that we have a partner for you after booking):


1850 €

200 € deposit



1465 €

200 € deposit


for couples

Do you need info? You can contact me!

Send me an email with the best dates and times for you and I will contact you


Not included:

  • Flights
  • Transfer from the airport. We recommend to fly to Trapani (closer) or Palermo. 
  • Lunches
  • A dinner that we will organize outside
  • Tourist Tax (2 euros per night)


You can book a call with me or send an email to om@ameriga.it 

Of course, to reserve your place you can send a deposit of 200 euros. 60 days before arrival you will pay a second tranche to the location, which varies based on the room you booked (from 300 to 400 euros), and the rest is paid at arrrival.

Absolutely yes! Every day we will have 2 Teaching Labs where you will adjust each other, giving each other feedback, under the supervision of Ameriga.

In November 2024 we will have a group call on Zoom where we will have a catch up and you can ask all your questions or doubts that may have arisen.

Yes, this course is certified with Yoga Alliance and is also part of our 300 hours of Advanced Training, also certified with Yoga Alliance.

Contattami: om@ameriga.it

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