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

usually intensive/immersion

several, shorter immersions

trainees stay on-site

Destination / retreat



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 (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.


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


  • 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



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. 


  • 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.



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.

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First Registered August 2003


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First Registered August 2003

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 267

By Marina Vega E-RYT® 200

Jul 11, 2023

Training with Vidya Heisel and the team at Suryalila was a life changing experience. The Frog Lotus 200 hour Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher training is both comprehensive and unique. Since I graduated in 2016, I have taken many other trainings and met other teachers who have trained elsewhere. Based on their experiences of their foundational trainings, I am proud to be a FLY graduate. I truly feel that we were set up for success as a yoga teacher (if that is what we wanted), in addition to honoring and respecting both the heritage and culture of yoga. When you train with Frog Lotus International, you learn to teach yoga holistically, respecting its roots, as it is intended. I am incredibly grateful for the teachings I still gain from Suryalila, albeit from a distance. Full Review

By Natane Bann RYT® 200

Jun 15, 2023

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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


Bruna Pons

E-RYT® 500, YACEP®

All Teaching Staff (5)

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