At Goddess Garden in Costa Rica
November 17-December 1, 2018
with Jennifer Yarro
director & owner of Frog Lotus Yoga and FLY staff
200 Hours, Yoga Alliance Approved
Accepting applications now!
The Frog Lotus Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training is a comprehensive, enriching, and high-integrity program designed to create a strong foundation from which to teach yoga. Our program focuses on anatomical awareness, safe alignment, progressive sequencing, and hands-on assisting. Graduates will have a sound understanding of how to lead an accessible, intelligent and well-rounded practice to a diverse student base.
Our program has been successfully running for 15 years and we have graduates teaching all over the world! At the end of the course, you will be a Certified Yoga Instructor, ready to teach and eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. You will be qualified to lead BOTH 'Hatha Yoga Interdisciplinary' AND 'Vinyasa Flow Yoga'. This is a rare opportunity to receive a double certification!
If you are searching for a program where you will receive full support, expert instruction, and lasting inspiration, Frog Lotus Yoga welcomes you!
Lineage & Style
We teach a safe, alignment-based yoga style that is creative, dynamic, and intelligently sequenced. It can be easily adapted to diverse levels and different tempos for a well-rounded and integrated yoga practice. The philosophy portion of the program is based on the ‘8 Limb Path’ of Patanjali and enriched by the history of the yogic tradition of India. The asana practice is inspired by Hatha Yoga and the Ashtanga system of Pattabhi Jois, where poses are linked together with the breath through the rhythm of Sun Salutations with relevant warm-up and cool-down elements in every practice.
About the Program
This two-week residential, intensive yoga teacher training is an exceptionally high-quality, fully comprehensive, and life-transforming experience. It is passionately and skillfully led by Jennifer Yarro, Lauren Harris, & Karen Ring within the guidelines of Frog Lotus Yoga given by the founder, Vidya Heisel. All of our teachers are trained in Thai Yoga Massage and have a strong anatomy background.
Over 100 poses will be covered in-depth during the training with special attention to anatomical awareness, articulate cueing, and skillful assists. At the end of the training, you will be qualified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga as well as various levels of Hatha Yoga Interdisciplinary classes (including 'Slow Flow' & Restorative Yoga).
We pride ourselves on our high-integrity and thorough program to comply with the requirements of Yoga Alliance. Therefore, in this two-week immersion format, you will be given ADVANCE homework as a part of the curriculum including readings, practice and online seminars to complete BEFORE our start date. Enjoy a unique opportunity to deepen your practice before you even arrive!
- Deepen and further your personal yoga practice
- Intensive study & practice of asana/postures
- Modification & variations of poses
- Use of props for asana
- Hands-on assisting
- Experiential anatomy applied to yoga asana
- Practice Teaching & Skilled Cueing
- History & philosophy of Yoga
- Yogic Diet
- The Business of Teaching Yoga
Approximate Daily Schedule
- 6.30—7.00am Tea
- 7.00—9.00am Meditation, Chanting and Yoga Practice
- 9.00-10.00am Breakfast
- 10.00am-1:30pm Training Session #1
- 1.30—2:30pm Lunch
- 2:30-3:30pm Training Session #2
- 3.30—6.00pm Training Session #3
- 6.00-7.00pm Yoga Practice
- 7.00-8.00pm Dinner
- 8.00-9.00pm Training Session #4
(all available on www.Amazon.com)
- The Perfect Chaturanga by Jennilee Toner
- The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume 1: by Ray Long and Chris Macivor
- Inside the Yoga Sutras by Reverend Jaganath Carrerra
**You will also be required to purchase the Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Manual.
Prerequisites & Guidelines
A minimum of one year's regular yoga practice and reasonable competence is required to qualify for this intensive Yoga Teacher Training Course. You are also required to be in good health, physically and mentally.
*This program is for serious students as we will "eat, breath, and sleep" this immersion of yoga!
**Lastly, there will be preparation homework, required practice, and on-line seminars before the start date in order to fulfill the required hours for certification.
During the yoga training, all students are expected to eat a plant-based vegetarian diet and abstain from alcohol, smoking, and other drugs.
Except in cases of extreme illness or family crisis, students must attend all sessions and fully participate in all pre-immersion homework, practicums, exams, etc. in order to receive a certificate. In cases where absence is unavoidable, the missed time will need to be made up during the training time. If more than three sessions are missed, the student may not be certified.
*** Please note this is a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Intensive for Certification. This is not a retreat, vacation, or detox/rehab program of any kind.
These guidelines are for the benefit and safety of the entire group. By applying for this course, you signal that you understand and comply with these requirements. Any physical or mental conditions that may adversely affect your participation must be communicated with the staff ahead of time.
Jennifer Yarro, E-RYT 500, is a practitioner and teacher of AcroYoga, Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meridian Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. She is the owner and director of Frog Lotus Yoga in the United States and the founder of the Triple Gem School of Thai Massage. She teaches, trains, and certifies students internationally for 200hr Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga, 300hr Advanced Yoga Trainings, and up to 500hr for Thai Yoga Massage.
Jennifer 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 the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya.
Jennifer loves to study anatomy and intelligently offers classes that support skeletal alignment and muscular engagement, that builds strength, skill, and fluidity to support one's personal practice. In addition, Jennifer’s personal meditation practice, extensive training in group facilitation, and continual commitment for self-growth fuels the depth and energetics of the group experience. Lastly, her practice of structural bodywork and Thai Yoga Massage for over 10 years influences her love for teaching 'Hands-On Adjustments for Yoga Asana' which will be an integral part of the training.
Jennifer's compassion and willingness to hold space for growth in every student has made her an accessible mentor and friend to the hundreds of yoga teachers she has trained. She has been teaching Yoga full time for over 16 years and running 2-4 week residential trainings for the past 10 years
Lauren Harris, E-CYT 200 & LMT, is an senior yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist living in the majestic valley of Ojai, California. She trained with Frog Lotus Yoga International in 2012 at The Goddess Garden in Costa Rica. In 2015, Lauren completed a 800-hour Massage Therapy program from East West College of the Healing Arts in Oregon and now runs a private massage practice. She leads alignment-based Vinyasa flow classes steeped in reverence and informed by anatomical awareness. She strives to make each one of her classes well-balanced, immersive, and inclusive so her students can enjoy their own experience of the interconnection of body/mind/spirit/community that is Yoga.
Karen Ring, E-RYT 200 is a seasoned yoga teacher, having taught in numerous FLY trainings in the US, Costa Rica, Spain and Bali as the Anatomy Teacher. She actively contributed to the revised FLY anatomy syllabus. She is a FLY 2013 graduate from the Costa Rica training. She has a long history of fitness as a personal trainer, Holistic Health Coach, nutrition councilor and chef. She practically applies these interrelated fields through years of self-study with multiple teachers, with an passion on proper form, body mechanics, and joint mobility. Her anatomy classes are inviting and in-depth yet accessible. She prides herself with sharing the latest information to new yoga teachers to promote safety and awareness in their teaching.
There will also be additional FLY graduates who will assist the training. There will be a minimum of 3 senior staff members and 1-3 additional support staff to ensure students can receive individual support during the immersion.
About the Retreat Center & Spa
The aptly named Goddess Garden is located near Cahuita on the Caribbean Coast in the south of Costa Rica, between the towns of Puerto Viejo and Limon. Cahuita is the site of a beautiful national park, where you can see howler and white faced monkeys, colorful birds, and sloths playing in the trees. Cahuita is also known for good snorkeling in its crystal blue waters.
The retreat Center is luxurious and comfortable. You will share a large, bright, and spacious room with two comfortable queen beds, a beautiful en suite bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the jungle. In the room, there is a desk, shelves and closet for your belongings and a safe for your valuables. Wireless internet is available free of charge in your room. Phone-calls can be made using phone-cards. A laundry service is available for a small charge.
The retreat center is nestled in a lush and exquisite tropical garden, a few steps from a beautiful Caribbean Beach. There is an inviting and beautifully designed swimming pool to relax beside, as well as dedicated study areas and hang-out lounges with couches and hammocks. You will practice in what is surely the loveliest and most spacious yoga studio in Costa Rica, with a 360 degree view of the abundant tropical jungle, complete with monkeys, sloths and toucans! The environment could not be more beautiful, comfortable or fabulous!
The Goddess Garden Spa offers high quality massage. The amazing Ayurvedic Massage therapist, John Jairo Campo will give you one of the best massages you have ever had!
Please keep in mind we will not have time for excursions during the training so you may choose to stay longer to explore Costa Rica as time permits.
Accommodation Options & Pricing
- • $3095 USD for space in a comfortable six person dorm with en suite bathrooms, gourmet vegetarian meals, full tuition and transport to and from San Jose.
- • $3295 USD for luxurious shared room with en suite bathroom (shared with two other trainees), gourmet vegetarian meals, full tuition and transport to and from San Jose.
- • $3495 USD for luxurious shared room with en suite bathroom (shared with one other trainee), gourmet vegetarian meals, full tuition and transport to and from San Jose.
What is not included in the rates above:
Airfare, required books, night stay at the hotel in San Jose on arrival & departure (approximately $40/nt for a shared room), suggested tip for the center staff
Fly into San Jose. Take a taxi to a nearby comfortable hotel, which we will book for you. You will be met at the hotel the next morning and transport to Goddess Garden will be provided. Cahuita is a 4 hour drive from San Jose. Please note you will need to arrive one day prior to start date of training and fly out either very late on the eve of the need of the training or better yet, the day after the training officially ends.
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