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Frog Lotus Yoga International

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Suryalila Retreat Centre, Cortijo La Fabrica

Pago de Pajarete, Villamartín, Spain

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Specialty Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Modules
several, shorter immersions

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Destination / retreat

Languages

English

About Frog Lotus Yoga International

FROG LOTUS YOGA INTERNATIONAL Frog Lotus Yoga International (FLY) offers a thorough training with an emphasis on alignment, form and safety in Vinyasa Flow. Led by the school's founder Vidya Heisel, who has over 45 years of teaching experience, FLY as a school has been...

FROG LOTUS YOGA INTERNATIONAL

Frog Lotus Yoga International (FLY) offers a thorough training with an emphasis on alignment, form and safety in Vinyasa Flow. Led by the school's founder Vidya Heisel, who has over 45 years of teaching experience, FLY as a school has been training yoga teachers for over 20 years, resulting in a skillfully refined, polished and comprehensive course. For many it is a profoundly transformational and life-affirming journey.

Our certification is respected internationally and you will be able to teach anywhere in the world with our Frog Lotus Yoga International yoga teacher trainings. Expect to leave the FLY yoga teacher training ready to teach and brimming with inspiration and enthusiasm for your new career. You will be given all the tools you need to become an excellent teacher and by the end of the course you will have over 4 hours of teaching practice, including two full 75 minute classes to some of your fellow trainees.

FLY IN NUMBERS:

  • Over 3000 FLY graduates
  • Over 100 Teacher Training successfully run
  • Over 21 years of experience training teachers
  • 1 Retreat Centre: Suryalila in Andalucia, Spain

 

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING SPAIN

Our three week intensive 200 hour yoga teacher training in Spain is located at Suryalila Retreat Centre. Nestled in the sun-kissed Spanish mountains, it is perfect for those looking for an intelligent and creative approach to yoga whilst being nurtured by a host of on-site facilities: 24/7 access to the saltwater pool, eco-sauna, delicious vegetarian meals lovingly prepared by professional chefs using fresh produce grown in the garden, beautiful yoga shalas and cosy accommodations to suit a variety of budgets.

By the end of the FLY Yoga Teacher Training you will not only be qualified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga but will also have the tools to create other styles of yoga classes, such as more basic Hatha, prenatal and restorative yoga.


TRAINING KEY POINTS:

  • Learn from highly experienced teachers
  • Gain in-depth knowledge on alignment and safety
  • Get a strong grounding in Eastern Philosophy
  • Receive support before and after the training
  • Immerse yourself in a stunning location
  • Eat organic vegetarian home cooked meals

 

WHAT'S MORE?

When you enrol in a FLY yoga teacher training, you gain a lifetime access to an online pre-training package created by the lead teachers to help you prepare and embark on your yoga journey before you arrive. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 2 articles on yoga & 1 interview on the 4 traditional branches of yoga
  • 1 talk on resilience, 1 talk on meditation & 1 guided meditation
  • 1 complete training manual & music for practice
  • 6 intermediate vinyasa yoga classes & 1 restorative class
  • Access to the FLY community

 

Upon graduation, you receive a support booklet to support you on your yoga journey after the training. You also have the opportunity to gain an online lifetime access to the whole content of your 200 hour yoga teacher training.

 

ABOUT FLY FOUNDER

Vidya Heisel is an internationally-renowned master yoga teacher with over 45 years of teaching experience as well as a deep and experienced knowledge of yogic philosophy and meditation. She studied and taught 6 years in India. Her early yoga teachers include Patricia Walden, Rodney Yee, Ana Forrest, Larry Schultz and Leslie Kaminoff. 

She founded Frog Lotus Yoga International in 2000. Since, she has trained thousands of yoga teachers and led over a hundred 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings. After teaching around the world, she created her own yoga retreat centre: Suryalila, in Andalusia southern Spain.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • E-RYT 500
  • YACEP
  • SENIOR YOGA TEACHER
  • TRAINER PRO

 

CORE VALUES

Standard of excellence

  • Highly effective trainings and courses for teachers and aspiring teachers

Safety and Longevity

  • Emphasise safety, accessibility and longevity for all levels of practitioners

Intelligent and Creative

  • Skillfully teaching intelligent, inclusive and creative flow sequences

Life learning and growing

  • Ongoing Mentorship, Support and Continuing education for all graduates

Philosophical perspective of Yoga

  • Complete teachings of Yoga beyond the physical practice to engender personal understanding and transformation

TEACHING ETHICS

Always respect everyone equally regardless of race, religion or sexual identification. Embrace diversity and observe policies that apply equally to everyone.

Respect

  • Always treat your students with respect at all times both on and off the mat

Kindness

  • Be patient, understanding, modest and calm with your students

Equanimity

  • Maintain a friendly professional distance from your students and direct them to professionals for advice

Integrity

  • Always be honest about your own level of experience, knowledge and physical limitations. Always be humble

 

Learn more about FLY values here

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First Registered August 2003

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  • 5 out of 5
    By: Mirta Vekic Nov 14, 2022
    Training Program held on Nov 22, 2014—Dec 06, 2014

    I am incredibly grateful that the Universe brought me to Frog Lotus International School. All teachers are highly educated, always there for you, helping and inspiring you on your path. Vidya Heisel, founder of Frog Lotus International and head teacher, is a woman of incredible strength and vast knowledge of yoga and vedanta that she shares with everyone who wants it with great ease. The location of Suryalila, the wonderful food that cleanses the body and the amazing nature contribute to the complete experience of this phenomenal school of yoga and life. This is my yoga home!

    • General Comments

      I am incredibly grateful that the Universe brought me to Frog Lotus International School. All teachers are highly educated, always there for you, helping and inspiring you on your path. Vidya Heisel, founder of Frog Lotus International and head teacher, is a woman of incredible strength and vast knowledge of yoga and vedanta that she shares with everyone who wants it with great ease. The location of Suryalila, the wonderful food that cleanses the body and the amazing nature contribute to the complete experience of this phenomenal school of yoga and life. This is my yoga home!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Kelli Kingston Nov 06, 2022
    Training Program held on Feb 07, 2022—Oct 22, 2022

    I can't adequately put into words the yoga teacher training experience that is offered by Frog Lotus Yoga (FLY) -- it truly is both a personal and professional life-changing adventure! It has the power to transform a person body and spirit, in addition to giving them the foundation they need to be an exceptional yoga teacher. The curriculum teaches you the history and the philosophy of yoga as an entire system of spirituality, in addition to the teaching methodology and anatomy-related knowledge needed to safely and correctly teach both pranayama and asana. The teachers are experienced yogis who have a wealth of experiential knowledge to share, and the organization has been running teacher trainings for many years now. Indeed, the FLY foundational 200-hour program has thousands of graduates teaching globally. They also offer other/advanced trainings, with lots of plans for the future too! The founder, Vidya Heisel, has been practicing and teaching yoga for almost 50 years ... simply put, you can't go wrong with Frog Lotus Yoga for teacher training, and if you are willing to invest yourself in the program and put the work into it, you will emerge from it not only a transformed human for the better, but a new yoga teacher with the skills and knowledge to start teaching yoga safely and correctly right away :)

    • General Comments

      I can't adequately put into words the yoga teacher training experience that is offered by Frog Lotus Yoga (FLY) -- it truly is both a personal and professional life-changing adventure! It has the power to transform a person body and spirit, in addition to giving them the foundation they need to be an exceptional yoga teacher. The curriculum teaches you the history and the philosophy of yoga as an entire system of spirituality, in addition to the teaching methodology and anatomy-related knowledge needed to safely and correctly teach both pranayama and asana. The teachers are experienced yogis who have a wealth of experiential knowledge to share, and the organization has been running teacher trainings for many years now. Indeed, the FLY foundational 200-hour program has thousands of graduates teaching globally. They also offer other/advanced trainings, with lots of plans for the future too! The founder, Vidya Heisel, has been practicing and teaching yoga for almost 50 years ... simply put, you can't go wrong with Frog Lotus Yoga for teacher training, and if you are willing to invest yourself in the program and put the work into it, you will emerge from it not only a transformed human for the better, but a new yoga teacher with the skills and knowledge to start teaching yoga safely and correctly right away :)
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Aubrey Lane Mason Oct 27, 2022
    Training Program held on Oct 01, 2022—Oct 22, 2022

    Amazing staff and teachers that provided high quality instruction. Excellent program!

    • General Comments

      Amazing staff and teachers that provided high quality instruction. Excellent program!
  • 3.5 out of 5
    By: Connect Your Life Aug 08, 2022
    Training Program held on Jul 31, 2021—Aug 21, 2021

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Queenie Xiaoqin Xiao Jul 10, 2022

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Natane Bann Mar 27, 2022

  • 4 out of 5
    By: Balance Bec Dec 08, 2021

  • 4 out of 5
    By: Emily-Clare Hill Oct 19, 2021

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Lisa Sep 20, 2021

    Very inspiring and thorough teacher training. Exactly what i needed!!!

    • General Comments

      Very inspiring and thorough teacher training. Exactly what i needed!!!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Shabadrang Khalsa Jun 21, 2021

    It is a great space for a retreat with the river and forest near by. The teacher is knowledgeable and has a clear deliverance of the teachings. The food was great.

    • General Comments

      It is a great space for a retreat with the river and forest near by. The teacher is knowledgeable and has a clear deliverance of the teachings. The food was great.
First Registered August 2003

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 265

By Mirta Vekic E-RYT® 500

Nov 14, 2022

I am incredibly grateful that the Universe brought me to Frog Lotus International School. All teachers are highly educated, always there for you, helping and inspiring you on your path. Vidya Heisel, founder of Frog Lotus International and head teacher, is a woman of incredible strength and vast knowledge of yoga and vedanta that she shares with everyone who wants it with great ease. The location of Suryalila, the wonderful food that cleanses the body and the amazing nature contribute to the complete experience of this phenomenal school of yoga and life. This is my yoga home! Full Review

By Kelli Kingston RYT® 200

Nov 06, 2022

I can't adequately put into words the yoga teacher training experience that is offered by Frog Lotus Yoga (FLY) -- it truly is both a personal and professional life-changing adventure! It has the power to transform a person body and spirit, in addition to giving them the foundation they need to be an exceptional yoga teacher. The curriculum teaches you the history and the philosophy of yoga as an entire system of spirituality, in addition to the teaching methodology and anatomy-related knowledge needed to safely and correctly teach both pranayama and asana. The teachers are experienced yogis who have a wealth of experiential knowledge to share, and the organization has been running teacher trainings for many years now. Indeed, the FLY foundational 200-hour program has thousands of graduates teaching globally. They also offer other/advanced trainings, with lots of plans for the future too! The founder, Vidya Heisel, has been practicing and teaching yoga for almost 50 years ... simply put, you can't go wrong with Frog Lotus Yoga for teacher training, and if you are willing to invest yourself in the program and put the work into it, you will emerge from it not only a transformed human for the better, but a new yoga teacher with the skills and knowledge to start teaching yoga safely and correctly right away :) Full Review

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Teaching Staff

Alicia Bargh Alicia Bargh

E-RYT® 500

Vidya Heisel

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Katrina Petney

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Jennifer Yarro

E-RYT® 500, RPYT®, YACEP®

Bruna Pons

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

All Teaching Staff (5)

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