200 hour Yoga Teachers Training & Certification

Vinyasa Flow Yoga/Hatha Yoga Interdisciplinary

3-week immersion in North Adams, Massachusetts July 14-August 4, 2018

with Jennifer Yarro, director & owner
of Frog Lotus Yoga and FLY staff

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This is a comprehensive Yoga instructor training, designed in accordance with the 200 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. Our program has been running for 14 years and we have graduates all over the world! At the end of the course you will be a Certified Yoga Instructor, eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, simply by sending in a copy of your certificate. You will be qualified to teach BOTH 'Vinyasa Flow Yoga', otherwise known as 'Power Yoga' AND you may also study to teach an easier level of practice for 'Hatha Yoga Interdisciplinary' in addition to or instead of 'Vinyasa Flow Yoga'. This is a rare opportunity to either receive a double certification or choose Hatha or Vinyasa Flow Yoga track.

If you are searching for a program where you will receive full support, expert instruction, and lasting inspiration, Frog Lotus Yoga is the place for you. In the Yoga Teacher Training you will find a safe space to push your own edge and will emerge open-hearted, radiant with confidence, brimming with possibility, and fully prepared to teach!

About The Training

Our style

The style we teach is a creative, dynamic, and intelligent flow which can be easily adapted to different levels and different tempos. Over 100 poses will be covered in-depth during the training with special attention to anatomical sequencing and skillful assists. The training presents a unique opportunity for trainees as they will participate in the on-going class schedule at the studio to take, observe, and assist classes. Trainees also have access to a 3-week pass to the on-going class schedule to take additional classes during the training as part of the practicum hours.

Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline

  • History and Philosophy of Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Intensive study and practice of Asanas (postures)
  • Sanskrit names of yoga postures
  • Assisting and modification of poses
  • Anatomy
  • Yogic diet
  • Pranayama
  • Chanting
  • The Business of teaching Yoga
  • Class sequencing and planning
  • Observation of yoga classes at studio
  • Hands on assisting of classes at studio
  • Practice teaching
  • Deepen and further your own yoga practice with unlimited daily classes included in the fee

Approximate daily schedule:

7.00-9.15am—Meditation & Yoga Practice
9.15-11.00am—Breakfast/optional yoga classes at the studio
11.00am-1.00pm—Training Session
2.00-4.00/4:30pm—Lecture/Training Session
Evening yoga classes to take, assist, or observe
~ as part of the required curriculum

~Evening lectures, homework & office hours

Saturday: 1 morning class required, either 9:30am Vinyasa or 11am Gentle, training session 12:30pm-7:00pm

Sunday:1 morning class required, either 8:30am Hatha or 10am Vinyasa,training session 11:30pm-7:00pm

There will be homework and practicum hours everyday!

Please note this is an intensive program and you will not be able to work or attend other programs. It is recommended that you clear your schedule to be able to fully immerse yourself!

Required Books

(all available on www.Amazon.com) or iTunes

  • The Perfect Chaturanga by Jennilee Toner
  • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume 1 by Ray Long and Chris Macivor
  • Yoga: A Yoga Journal Book by Linda Sparrowe (paperback edition)
  • Inside the Yoga Sutras ** Reverend Jaganath Carrerra
    **Please read this book before coming
  • Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Manual. Link to purchase will be provided to applicants

About the staff

This three-week intensive Yoga Teacher Training is an exceptionally high quality, comprehensive, and transformative experience. This Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour course is passionately and masterfully led by Jennifer Yarro, owner and director of Frog Lotus Yoga and FLY staff.

Jennifer Yarro, E-RYT 500, has developed a devoted following because of her unique teaching style which blends the wisdom of Hatha Yoga, vigorous Vinyasa, cleansing Kundalini, and a deep understanding of the physical and energetic body. Her lively classes bring a fresh awareness to timeless principles of skeletal alignment and muscular engagement, that builds strength, skill, and fluidity to support one's personal practice. Her passion for bodywork and Thai Yoga Massage influence her love for teaching 'Hands-On Adjustments for Yoga Asana' which will be an integral part of the training. This will be combined with the unique experience of practicing with the on-going class schedule at the studio. Jennifer's compassion and willingness to hold space for others learning process has made her an accessible mentor and friend to the hundreds of yoga teachers she has trained. Jennifer has been running residential yoga teacher trainings for the past 10 years and she prides herself on offering one of the highest quality trainings that will not only support ones individual growth but prepare one to confidently teach and hold space for others!

Karen Ring, E-RYT 200 is a seasoned yoga teacher, having taught in numerous FLY trainings in the US, Costa Rica, Spain and Bali. She actively contributed to the revised FLY anatomy syllabus and has also cooked for several of the YTT's at the studio. She is a FLY 2013 graduate from the Costa Rica training. Her fascination with the human body came to a forefront during her years as an established vegetarian body builder and personal trainer. She went on to receive certifications in nutrition, lifestyle coaching, and Thai Yoga Massage. Karen has spent over a decade as one of the head farmers of a certified organic farm outside Boston, MA. Practically applying these interrelated fields through years in self-study and practice with multiple teachers, she speaks and teaches from personal experience, her affinity with human transformation and functional anatomy empowers her ability to not only instruct others but inspire lasting change in their lives. This is the compelling force that keeps her continually motivated, and why we are so excited Karen will be on staff. Aside from teaching the anatomy portion of the YTT, she will lead some of the morning yoga classes.

Danielle Gismondi, E-RYT 200 has been practicing yoga for half her life, having been introduced to Hatha Yoga at age 15. She went on to train for her first teacher certification in 2006. After teaching through college, she studied with Jennifer Yarro at Frog Lotus Yoga in 2010, and taught at the FLY flagship studio in North Adams, MA for the next 8 years as a senior teacher. To strengthen her hands-on assists she completed 3 modules of Jennifer's Thai Massage training and continues to offer this healing practice in and out of her weekly classes. She has been on faculty for FLY teacher trainings over the years to offer her expertise in sequencing, safe postural alignment and yogic philosophy. Passionate about Hindu mythology and mantra, she often adds stories and chanting to her teaching, as well as her affinity for astrological phases and moon cycles. Danielle's practice and teaching has evolved over the years to integrate philosophy, alignment, levity and reverence in an accessible and engaging way. Her ability to speak to all levels of students and to meet new and old teachers at every level of their practice, makes her a sought after "teacher's teacher." Danielle will lead some morning practices, teach poses and lead some of the philosophy discussions.

There will also be other surprise guest teachers!


A minimum of one year's yoga practice and reasonable competence is required to qualify for the Yoga Teacher Training Course. You are also required to be in good health, physically and mentally. Please note that this is a 'Yoga Teacher Training Intensive' that is for certification. This is not a holiday or a retreat.


$3000 includes tuition, certifications (upon successful completion of all practicums & requirements), 3 week class pass at Frog Lotus Yoga Studio

Payment can be made in three installments: the initial deposit of $200 is paid upon applying. The 2nd deposit of $1400 is due 60 days prior to the start of the training. The remaining balance is due in full upon your arrival or by the start of the first class. Payment can be made in full at any time prior to the training. Please contact us if you need other arrangements.

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Accommodation and Meals

Are not provided for this training. However, visiting students will be supported with contacts for local affordable rentals available through local FLY students, hotels, B&B's, and campsite information. If there is enough interest amongst the trainees, we can hire catering for lunch and/or lunch & dinner at an additional cost. Applicants will be forwarded this information. You may also send a request for this information to Jennifer: froglotusstudio@gmail.com

Students will be encouraged to eat a healthy plant-based diet during the training. As Karen Ring is a nutrition specialist, several conversations and lectures will support your healthy eating habits. Due to the busy schedule, it is recommended that you plan to bring lunch every day or we will have a catered meal=. You are welcome to dine locally for breakfast or dinner as you wish. Information on local venues will be given.

Additional Trainings and Workshops:

Frog Lotus Yoga also offers continual training and certification in specialized modes of instruction such as prenatal, restorative, Thai Yoga Massage, AcroYoga, and much more. These are often scheduled around the Yoga Teacher Trainings for those who are interested. Please review the website for more events.

How to Get To Frog Lotus Yoga Studio

The nearest airport and train station is in Albany, New York. From Albany you can take a yellow cab to North Adams. The cab ride is about one hour and 15 minutes. It costs approximately $125 but you may be able to coordinate with other students and share a cab. The nearest bus stop is in Williamstown, MA located just 10 minutes from the studio. There is plenty of parking if you bring your own car. We can also email more detailed info regarding directions and buses upon request.

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Jennifer Yarro
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Karen Ring
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Danielle Gismondi
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Testimonials from Teacher Training Course Graduates


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Yoga Instructor Training Class in Frog Lotus Yoga Studio

Yoga Instructor Training Class in Frog Lotus Yoga Studio

Yoga Instructor Training Class in Frog Lotus Yoga Studio

Yoga Instructor Training Class in Frog Lotus Yoga Studio

Yoga Instructor Training Class in Frog Lotus Yoga Studio

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Yoga Instructor Training Class in Frog Lotus Yoga Studio


The training was fabulous! I loved the schedule, all the anatomy, the hands-on assisting, the group activities, the progression of the four weeks . . . what a wonderful place and group! I feel totally prepared to teach and so grateful for this little bubble of peaceful, powerful yogis. We were in such good hands these four weeks. I trust Jennifer completely and have learned so much. Jennifer is a Goddess; she really held the space for us. Morning practice was consistently awesome. Having the new voices of adjunct teachers was really refreshing and balancing. They were incredible - so compassionate and genuine and open. I feel more equipped to live a healthy, abundant life after just four weeks here. I can't wait to start teaching.
Thank you!
The teacher training at Frog Lotus not only changed my practice but also rooted me in a confident, competent place to share the gift with others. There are many teacher trainings available, but none with the well-roundedness or heart and soul of the Frog Lotus experience. So much expertise was bestowed on me for the money.
—Patricia M.
The training was so amazing. There was so much love and intention that went into it all. It exceeded any expectations and such a nice atmosphere was created here. Jennifer is a great teacher with the right attitude, right amount of compassion and presence, and a disciplined focus. So much valuable wisdom and knowledge was passed down, thank you! The staff at the studio is great. Everyone is friendly and warm. The food was tasty, nourishing, beautiful, thoughtfully prepared, fresh, balanced, and absolutely delicious. The cooks are sweet and accommodating. So awesome!
—Tessa J.
Jennifer is one of the finest, most energizing and knowledgeable instructors I have ever had. She is inspiring and dedicated and I look forward to continuing my education with her. The food and cooking staff were miles ahead of any expectations I had and they deserve high praise and gratitude from all the trainees.
—Steve A.
I feel like I'm leaving with a whole new physical body and body of knowledge from a month ago. The training was such a great experience and it's one that I know will shape me for many years to come. I loved Jennifer's teaching style; the language, the creative flows, all the information both subtle and direct that was contained in her teaching. I have a great deal of respect for the breadth and depth of her knowledge, as well as a deep appreciation for how she held the energy of the room. She was always present and very consistent. I enjoyed all the classes that I attended, observed, and assisted at the studio. I like that all the teachers have their own style and are allowed to be themselves. All the classes are different, but of high quality, and I think that's wonderful. The cooking staff was so fantastic. They were super conscientious about food sensitivities and creating new dishes so we would have variety. It meant a lot to me that the food was vegetarian, fresh, and used as many organic and local ingredients as possible.
—Alicia B.
This training allows the space for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies to develop and emerge. If someone wants a life-changing experience, this is the place. Jennifer is very knowledgeable. She is supportive and nurturing, yet was able to hold us accountable. I respect Jennifer as a teacher and as an aware human being. All the teachers were really supportive of the trainees' endeavors here. Thank you thank you thank you!
—Lesha B.
This training was one of the best, if not the best, experience of my life. I feel that I have more than enough knowledge and skills to succeed. Everyone should go to Frog Lotus Yoga teacher training! I am truly privileged and blessed to have the opportunity to learn from Jennifer. Her loving patience and perseverance pulls us all together. She really holds the space for our sacred circle and touches people on a level that not many can. I am so grateful. The classes at the studio welcome anyone and everyone. The atmosphere is peaceful and inviting. I know I am a better, happier person because of this amazing experience.
—Rachel W.
I feel like I made an excellent choice for my teacher training. The teaching of the poses was excellent - Jennifer has a special gift for teaching. She is very attentive and accommodating, yet she remains objective. I learned so many techniques and secrets to help help me better my practice. There are so many different trainings being offered all over the world, and this training was the best one for me. There is so much emphasis on correct alignment and safety. Thank you Jennifer and Frog Lotus Yoga!
—Janet F.
The training was great. Jennifer clearly put her heart and soul into the work and was completely supportive throughout our process. I feel empowered and well on my way to teaching. I would recommend this program to others without a doubt.
— Natasha R.
Overall, this has been one of the most life-changing, inspiring, and introspective things I've ever done. I took a huge risk coming here, not knowing the studio/philosophy/teacher, and I so thrilled to say that Frog Lotus Yoga and Jennifer were 100% the right choice for me. Thank you! A+ for course content. The assisting was a great addition; the poses were covered very thoroughly and I loved the anatomy. When people within the yoga community ask me where and with whom I trained, I will be so excited to say "Frog Lotus with Jennifer Yarro!
—Emily B.

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