Hot + Flow + Yin 500 Hours, jul 1 - aug 24, 2019


Complete your yoga teacher training in Italy on the beautiful countryside just outside of Bologna. Spend four weeks in rustic Italy as you live the life of a yogi, living in a sprawling estate while practicing in an on-site private studio and deepening your yoga knowledge with the Evolation team.

During this 500 hour 8 week immersion training, you will be fully equipped to teach Hot 26+2 and Vinyasa classes and will be qualified for your RYT 500 Hour Registration through Yoga Alliance.



You will live and study in a private estate in the mountains in Sasso Marconi, a small charming Italian village just outside of Bologna. 


Enjoy comfort surrounded by nature as you learn from the founders of Evolation Yoga. 



Our all-inclusive food program consists of filling, healthy, and delicious vegetarian meals prepared by private chefs. We will also accommodate other dietary restrictions and food allergies


Your daily practice is at a private, on site hot yoga studio. Nothing beats finishing your hot yoga practice and walking directly to the pool for a refreshing swim overlooking the beautiful, mountainous Italian countryside.

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You will live, study, and practice alongside a small group of other likeminded aspiring yogis, creating friendships and bonds that can last a lifetime. 

"This isn’t just a company making money selling yoga, but a true family sharing love and knowledge in the purest way. I am reminded of WHY we teach yoga… to help people to connect to the highest version of themselves, to become healthy in body, mind and spirit."

-Zana O'Conell, Evolation Graduate



Zefea Samson

About Zefea

Zefea graduated from Bikram’s Teacher Training in 2005. She represented the Netherlands as the Dutch gold medalist three times in the International Yoga Championships, all those years finishing in the world’s top 10.In 2009 Zefea and her husband Mark Drost founded Evolation yoga in a desire to evolve the way the Primary Hot series is passed on and to focus on a collective and community approach.

Mark Drost

About Mark

Mark has been studying the philosophy of yoga and has been meditating for his entire adult life. He has been practicing Bikram Yoga for 15 years and has been teaching since 2001, teaching in over 50 studios in the US and around the world. He has founded or co-founded 12 studios and personally mentored several hundred teachers.



Evolation’s curriculum will expand your knowledge of yoga, advance your ability to teach, and give you a deeper understanding of topics that are often missed in other trainings.

Whether you want to deepen your practice, embark on an amazing journey, or become a professional teacher; Evolation is here to help you reach your highest Self and tap into your unlimited potential.

Throughout the training, you will participate in:

  • Daily classes
  • Posture mechanics
  • Teaching clinics
  • Anatomy lessons
  • Practical and tangible yoga philosophy
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama (breathing)
  • Subtle anatomy/chakra systems
  • The business of yoga
  • Sequencing (For flow students)

Our highly experienced teaching staff will develop a personalized learning path based on your individual needs, prior training, and teaching experience.

In addition, our commitment to you is that before your graduation you will teach at least one full class, if not more.


  • 08:00 – 09:00 am Breakfast
  • 09:00 – 10:30 am Group study
  • 10:30 – 12:00 am Class and Meditation
  • 12:00 – 01:30 pm Lunch Break/Study
  • 01:30 – 03:00 pm Teaching Clinic
  • 03:00 – 05:00 pm Posture Mechanics
  • 05:15 – 06:45 pm Yoga Class
  • 07:00 – 08:30 pm Dinner
  • 08:30 – 09:30 pm Lecture: Philosophy


  • Immersion: We recommend that you participate in our immersion training to reap the maximum benefits from this transformative experience. This would be for 30 days in a row.
  • Extended: mostly in the evenings and on weekends over a 5 or 6 month period, configured to meet your personal schedule
  • Module: immersion training split into 1,2, or 3 week-long modules at multiple locations of your choice


Evolation trainings are:

  • Inclusive of all ages (18+), body types, and physical requirements
  • Focused on developing each individual
  • Hands on, small group settings
  • Taught by tenured teaching experts
  • Accommodating of all levels of experience

If you've ever thought about sharing your passion for yoga with others and expanding beyond your limits, now is the time to take the next step and dive deeper. You are ready when you can enjoy a consistent practice for 30 consecutive days and are comfortable being drug- and alcohol-free for at least 30 days.


With your investment in an Evolation Teacher Training, you receive:

  • The Evolation training manual
  • Free repeats on the same training
  • Discounts on different trainings
  • Post graduate support and guidance.

After you pay in full or your initial payment on your payment plan, you will receive the teacher training manual so you can begin preparing for the course.


NOTE: Payment plans are not available if your registration is within 60 days of the training date. In this case you must pay in full to secure your place.

Remember, your spot in a training is only secure once you have made the initial payment on your payment plan (this is not your application fee). You will also receive your training materials at this point.

We offer a multitude of different payment plans to best accommodate your financial needs. Our payment plans for the 500 hour training are different from the 250 hour training - please ask us for detailed information on payment plans for the 500 hour training. We typically offer installments of 2, 4, and 8 payments that scale slightly with price.


This training is located in the small, charming village of Sasso Marconi which owes its name to Guglielmo Marconi, the scientist that invented the radio and wireless communication. The village is in beautiful Italian mountainous countryside with spectacular views, located in the region of Emilia Romagna in northern Italy and is about 35 minutes from Bologna.

The medieval university town of Bologna is a fantastic place to spend some free time outside of the training as it is charming, historic and fun to explore – Bologna is a crossroads of culture and is typically more quiet and less crowded than Florence, Venice, and Rome. However, there will be other opportunities to take weekend trips and visit these other major Italian cities, especially for participants of the 500 hour training. Experiencing the beauty and culture of Italy can enliven the soul and provide the perfect backdrop for this transformational experience.


Everyone flying in should fly into the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. You can plan on arriving the day before your training starts and leaving the day after your training ends. You are responsible for your own transportation (including transportation from the airport to the training house). Feel free to arrive earlier or stay later in Bologna; however, we cannot provide food or housing outside of the training period.