Yoga Advanced Teacher Training
in Spain

Upcoming Trainings

At Suryalila Retreat Centre in Andalsia, Spain

with Jennifer Yarro and Vidya Jacqueline Heisel

Module Gita: Krishna

April 14 - 21, 2018

About The Training

This is a comprehensive Advanced Yoga Instructor training, designed in accordance with the 300 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance both UK and USA. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate, which will enable you to register with Yoga Alliance, at the Advanced 500 Hour level simply by sending in a copy of your certificate. The combination of these trainings make up the additional 300 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training to enable a teacher with an existing 200 Hour Training to be recognized at the 500 Hour level.

This course is co-taught by, Vidya Jacqueline Heisel E-RYT 500, Founder of Frog Lotus Yoga and Director of Frog Lotus Yoga International Yoga Teacher Training Programs and Jennifer Yarro E-RYT 500, current Owner and Director of Frog Lotus Yoga Studio.

These trainings for 2016 & 2017 are week-long, 75 hour modules that are a portion of the Advanced 300 hour Certification. The course consists of 3 parts: Module Gita: Arjuna, Module Gita: Krishna, Module Sutra. You may take the parts in any order.

Please note that the 150 hour portion of Module Sutra is scheduled for December 30, 2017 - January 13, 2018 in India.


Whilst the main style of our school is Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Vidya and Jennifer will also be teaching a more eclectic mix of styles during the training, drawing on other types of Yoga that have influenced their practice and teaching, including, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meridian Yoga, Partner Yoga and Acro Yoga.

Yoga Teacher Training Course

Module Gita//Arjuna:

  • Yoga Workshops and Intensive Classes
  • Teaching private Yoga Sessions
  • Teaching Workshops
  • Various Meditation Techniques
  • Philosophy Discussions on the Light on Life and The New Earth
  • Yoga Nidra: Practice and Teaching
  • Injury Prevention & Joint Stability
  • Hands-on Assisting for Asana
  • Structural Alignment & Advanced Cueing
  • Body Reading for Yoga Teachers
  • Integrating Thai Yoga Massage Skills

Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline

Module Gita//Krishna:

  • Vinyasa Flow Thematic Classes
  • Various Meditation Techniques
  • Intelligent Sequencing/Creating Themed Classes
  • Philosophy Discussions on the Bhagavad Gita
  • Pranayama
  • Embodied Anatomy in Action
  • Common Misalignments
  • Take your teaching of Vinyasa Flow to the next level
  • Integrating Kundalini Yoga into flow sequences
  • Making A Difference as a Leader in Your Community
  • Chakras and chakra practices

About Suryalila Retreat Centre

Suryalila is a unique and beautiful old renovated olive farm, located near Arcos de la Frontera, deep in the heart of the lovely Andalusian countryside, in the south of Spain. It is only one hours drive from the fabulous city of Seville. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, with sweeping vistas of lakes and fields of sunflowers, the Centre is resplendent in the endless sunshine.

The residency buildings are charming, spacious and beautifully decorated with an exotic eastern flavor. There are both indoor and outdoor dining areas and plenty of cozy hang out spots. On your breaks you can relax by the inviting salt-water pool, natural sauna, or sway in the hammocks in the olive grove.

The mouth-wateringly delicious meals prepared at Suryalila are gourmet organic vegetarian, with vegan options. The retreat centre produces its own organic olive oil on the property. The large and happy family of chickens will provide you with eggs. Many organic fruit and vegetables are grown on the property and all of our supplemental fruit and vegetables are supplied by local organic farms.

Suryalila boasts three gorgeous and unique yoga shalas for practice and meditation .

There is free wireless internet available throughout the retreat centre, as well as an office area with a computer available for our guests to use.

Activities and Excursions

There are many fun outdoor activities in the area such as hiking, swimming in natural pools and lakes, climbing, horse riding and cycling as well as visits to beautiful beaches. There are also excursions to historical towns in the area, including Seville for site seeing, shopping, flamenco and Tapas. There will be some free time during the training for optional excursions.

Tuition & Accommodation Options

Tuition cost (Including VAT) - €950

Accommodation (Includes three delicious organic meals daily and the use of the retreat centre facilities):

  • Deluxe Single (Own bathroom): €875
  • Superior Single (Shared Bathroom): €770
  • Twin: €630
  • Yurt: €525 (twin)
  • Dormitory: €490 (women only - shared with 3 others)
  • Bell Tent: €455 (twin)

**Please email to be put on the waiting list for your first choice of room if it is not available.

To Qualify for this Advanced Yoga Training:

You must have a 200 Hour Certification with any school of Yoga or special permission from the Teachers of this Course. Although this is an Advanced Training, it does not necessarily mean that you require advanced skills to participate, just a willingness to learn and to apply yourself fully to the training.


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Have Questions?

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Or call: +34 856 023 631

(office hours: 10:30 - 18:00 from Monday to Friday Spanish time)

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This is an intense, amazing journey, and I cannot imagine taking in a place more beautiful than this.

-Kristy Eckhart Wagner, E. Powell, Ohio

I feel absolutely blessed to have had the opportunity to do my yoga teacher training with Vidya from Frog Lotus Yoga. I can't imagine there is anyone else with as much knowledge, passion and dedication than Vidya who shared her experience and expertise with us with such grace and in such detail. The Yoga practice was incredibly inspirational and refreshing and each day she pulled something new out of the bag to challenge us. In short, the Frog Lotus Yoga teacher training retreats are nothing short of excellent and I will definitely do my 500 hour with Vidya... Can't wait and miss the practice immensely!

-Hayley Menzies, London UK

Vidya is a mature woman with a deep dedication to her practice and this is exemplified in every area of her life and training. Her practice is strong and at the same time she has a wonderful softness that teaches the middle path. She knows her yoga and brings creativity variety spontaneity and commitment to the training. She is intelligent, grounded, humble and has great depth and wisdom which she generously imparts. Transformation is inevitable if you're open to learning. I learned on a physical, mental and spiritual level. Vidya creates a warm, inspiring and knowledgable training where friendship and alumni is encouraged amongst the trainees, which shows her presence, strength compassion and personal dedication to living the eight limb path. Vidya's knowledge of Iyengar Yoga gives her great awareness about alignment that is detailed throughout her flow training and personal practice which I loved, as it protects the physical body from injury. Vidya comes highly recommended by me for all of the above reasons, plus she is warm personable and professional. The most important things I got out of the course were a deeper knowledge, intense training and a much improved practice. Most importantly I feel well equipped to start as a yoga teacher.

-Yolande Hart, Melbourne, Australia

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