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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

See what graduates say about FLY


First Registered August 2003

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  • 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.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Heleen Esser Mar 03, 2021

    Frog Lotus international provides very professional trainings. All aspects of yoga are being taught. They give you an interesting reading list and if you ask a question you always get an answer. Besides that the location, food, language they use etc are very good.

    • General Comments

      Frog Lotus international provides very professional trainings. All aspects of yoga are being taught. They give you an interesting reading list and if you ask a question you always get an answer. Besides that the location, food, language they use etc are very good.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jill Marie Peterson Dec 27, 2020

    I was extremely satisfied with the education I received from Frog Lotus Yoga. I would recommend their programs to anyone interested in the fundamentals of Yoga and teaching. I have gone back to take other courses from FLY and have always been happy with what I have learned.

    • General Comments

      I was extremely satisfied with the education I received from Frog Lotus Yoga. I would recommend their programs to anyone interested in the fundamentals of Yoga and teaching. I have gone back to take other courses from FLY and have always been happy with what I have learned.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Kyla Faganely - Fit Bodies Fit Minds Dec 18, 2020

    It was great!

    • General Comments

      It was great!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Laura Richardson May 28, 2020

    Completing my 200 hour YTT with Frog Lotus Yoga International was an incredible experience. I trained under Vidya Heisel at Suryalila Retreat Centre in southern Spain, which is one of the most magical places I've ever had the opportunity to visit. The quality of the meditation and asana classes, yoga philosophy and anatomy were excellent and the teachers went above and beyond to provide the best learning environment for the students. The accommodation and food was incredible (all vegetarian or vegan cooking - locally and organically produced). Guests could easily do washing, stock up on essentials and gifts at the boutique shop and enjoy a wide range of delicious goodies from the cafe. The Retreat Centre's surrounding garden and grounds were spectacular (including a sustainable 'permaculture' project, organic vegetable garden and host of friendly animals). I particularly enjoyed marvelling at the beautiful undulating Andalusian landscape while studying in the shade of the pagodas or in the magnificent 'Om Dome'. The fellow students I trained with were warm, friendly and supportive people and Suryalila cultivated a welcoming community so each of us inspiring yoga students could learn and grow. I would not hesitate in recommending Frog Lotus Yoga International, and Suryalila Retreat Centre, as an excellent place to complete a yoga teacher training programme.

    • General Comments

      Completing my 200 hour YTT with Frog Lotus Yoga International was an incredible experience. I trained under Vidya Heisel at Suryalila Retreat Centre in southern Spain, which is one of the most magical places I've ever had the opportunity to visit. The quality of the meditation and asana classes, yoga philosophy and anatomy were excellent and the teachers went above and beyond to provide the best learning environment for the students. The accommodation and food was incredible (all vegetarian or vegan cooking - locally and organically produced). Guests could easily do washing, stock up on essentials and gifts at the boutique shop and enjoy a wide range of delicious goodies from the cafe. The Retreat Centre's surrounding garden and grounds were spectacular (including a sustainable 'permaculture' project, organic vegetable garden and host of friendly animals). I particularly enjoyed marvelling at the beautiful undulating Andalusian landscape while studying in the shade of the pagodas or in the magnificent 'Om Dome'. The fellow students I trained with were warm, friendly and supportive people and Suryalila cultivated a welcoming community so each of us inspiring yoga students could learn and grow. I would not hesitate in recommending Frog Lotus Yoga International, and Suryalila Retreat Centre, as an excellent place to complete a yoga teacher training programme.
  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Olivier Mourgeon May 28, 2020

    The 200 YTT by Frog Lotus Yoga was a very nice and quite intense experience. I took it in Spain in 2009 and came back 3 years later for a one week teacher training in " Envision Yoga" which was also a very good teaching in the beautiful Suryalila center.

    • General Comments

      The 200 YTT by Frog Lotus Yoga was a very nice and quite intense experience. I took it in Spain in 2009 and came back 3 years later for a one week teacher training in " Envision Yoga" which was also a very good teaching in the beautiful Suryalila center.
First Registered August 2003

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By Natane Bann RYT® 200

Mar 27, 2022

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Dec 08, 2021

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Vidya Heisel

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

Katrina Petney

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

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