At Vikasa in Koh Samui
February 17-March 10, 2018
with Jennifer Yarro
& Alicia Waters
200 Hours, Yoga Alliance Approved
The style we teach is a creative, dynamic, and intelligent flow which can be easily adapted to different levels and different tempos. The philosophy is based on the ‘8 Limb Path’ of Patangli and the asana practice is inspired by the Ashtanga system of Pattabhi Jois, linking poses together with the breath through the flow of Sun Salutations. Over 100 poses will be covered in-depth during the training with special attention to anatomical sequencing and skillful assists. At the end of the training you will be fully qualified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga and its variations such as Power Flow or Core Flow, as well as various levels of Hatha Yoga Interdisciplinary classes.
About the Yoga Teacher Training
This three week intensive Yoga Teacher Training is an exceptionally high quality, fully comprehensive profoundly life transforming experience. It is passionately and skillfully led by Jennifer Yarro & Alicia Waters within the guidelines of Frog Lotus Yoga given by the founder, Vidya Heisel.
If you are searching for a program where you will receive full support, expert instruction, and lasting inspiration, Jennifer, Alicia, and Frog Lotus Yoga Staff is the place for you! This program has been running successfully for the past 14 years and we have thousands of graduates teaching internationally! In this Yoga Teacher Training you will find a safe space to push your own edge of your physical practice, expand your knowledge of the foundations of Yoga, and will emerge open-hearted, radiant with confidence, brimming with possibility, and fully prepared to teach!
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline
History and Philosophy of Yoga
Approximate Daily Training Schedule
Intensive study and practice of Asanas (postures)
Sanskrit names of yoga postures
Assisting and modification of poses
The Business of teaching Yoga
Class sequencing and planning
Hands on assisting
Deepen and further your own yoga practice
7.00—9.30am Meditation and Yoga Practice
10.30am—1.30pm Training Session
3.30—6.30 pm Training Session
homework & office hours
During the training there will be two free afternoons per week. In the second week, there will be one full day off in place of one of the free afternoons. The free time gives opportunities to go on excursions, get massage, enjoy the beach, or just enjoy exploring island. We will be offering different (optional) excursions. The excursions will be offered at an additional cost.
Required Books for the 200 Hour Yoga Instructor Training
(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
- Yoga: A Yoga Journal Book by Linda Sparrowe (paperback edition)
- Inside the Yoga Sutras ** Reverend Jaganath Carrerra
**Please read this book before coming. You will also be required to purchase the Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Manual.
What qualifies you for this training?
A minimum of one year's regular yoga practice and reasonable competence is required to qualify for this Yoga Teacher Training Course. You are also required to be in good health, physically and mentally.
During the yoga training, all students are expected to eat 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 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.
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.
** 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.
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 12 years and running 3-4 week residential trainings for the past 8 years.
Alicia Waters, E-RYT 500, is currently residing in the lovely seaside town of Mousehole in southwest England, she leads local classes as well as international retreats and trainings. She has been teaching yoga since 2010 and has been studying and practicing avidly since 2005. She completed a 200 hour foundation training and a 300 hour advanced training in Vinyasa Yoga, both with Vidya Heisel and Jennifer Yarro of Frog Lotus Yoga. Any teacher must also be a life-long student, and Alicia has continued her studies with additional training in mantra, anatomy, philosophy, and more with such modern yoga luminaries as Sianna Sherman, Shiva Rea, Amy Ippoliti, Tiffany Cruikshank, Anandra George, and Jim Tarran.
Since the beginning of her teaching career, Alicia has had the great privilege of sharing yoga with diverse students in studios, universities, spas, and community centers all over the globe. Originally from the East Coast of the US, she spent two years living and teaching at Suryalila Yoga Retreat Center in southern Spain before moving to Cornwall in February 2015. She has traveled extensively with Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Programs as faculty instructor.
Alicia is known among her students for her clear instruction and joyful, encouraging demeanor. She is also certified in Thai Yoga Massage, which brings confidence and compassion to her physical adjustments. Her recipe for a great yoga class is to combine intelligent sequencing and consistent focus on the breath, then add total self-acceptance, a bit of inspiration, a dash of sweat, and a healthy dollop of humor.
Koh Samui is an ideal place for exploring yoga due to the outstanding natural beauty of the island. Most of Koh Samui is still considered unspoiled and unpolluted. Time on Koh Samui is an opportunity to relax, unwind, explore and focus on yourself. Enjoy the natural energy of palm trees, white sand, purple sunsets, turquoise waters, dense jungle, and exotic waterfalls. Despite being so easily accessible, Koh Samui remains an idyllic island in the sun.
About the Retreat Center
Vikasa is a yoga retreat center and everything there is focused on supporting the yogic lifestyle. The rooms are simple, clean, and eco-conscious. Vikasa is a relaxed establishment where you can unplug and reconnect to something deeper than this external world. To further support your well-being, Vikasa offers the exquisite Life Cafe, the Bliss Spa, and stunning ocean views with direct beach access.
Vikasa features open air yoga pavilions with hard wood floors and an open, breathtaking view of the sea. Practice yoga to the soothing sounds of the ocean and our many natural (friendly!) visitors, breathing air that is always fresh and energized.
Food prepared and served at the on-site restaurant, Vikasa Life Cafe is both healthy and delicious. It’s also a hub for the community at the resort and a great meeting place. They have excellent access to tropical fruits, organic food and fresh local produce, which is conducive to transformation, healing, detox, fitness or just healthy living. They use only the freshest natural ingredients of highest quality and is naturally delicious and beautifully prepared.
Although we will be immersed in the training, wireless connection is available, so bring your lap-top if you’d like to stay connected.
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The training was fabulous! I loved the schedule, all the anatomy, the hands-on assisting, the group activities, the progression of the three 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! 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 this experience. And, I can't wait to start teaching!
The program is well organized and will lead you steadily the path of teaching and sharing yoga with others. Jennifer and the other teachers are warm and go above and beyond to create a welcoming community environment. The other participants became like family and now I have friendships scattered around the globe. It would highly recommend this experience for anyone seeking to deepen their on practice, knowledge, and yoga community!
Jennifer Yarro is a wise, dedicated, and patient teacher. Her knowledge of yoga asana, theory, and philosophy is immense and is only rivaled by the compassion and playfulness with which she passes it on to her students in her teacher trainings. Learning in any capacity from Jennifer is a privilege and a blessing.
I cannot recommend Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training enough! In three weeks, the staff managed to turn me into a confident teacher! I came here more for my personal practice but now after the training, I cannot wait to go home and share! The teaching staff is amazing and have so much knowledge. I was constantly and all of them and all they shared with us. Thank you Jennifer & Frog Lotus Yoga!
Jennifer Yarro is one of those rare teachers that offers a unique balance of strong challenge and genuine support for her students. She has extensive knowledge of biomechanics, alignment, and uses a variety of healing arts to supplement her yoga teaching. Through her support and training, I have been able to elevate my teaching to a new level.
The FLY training has power, has heart, and has compassion. You will come away from this training with a solid foundation in Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, anatomy...more importantly how each pose addresses/heals the body, and a clear understanding of how to intelligently sequence a class. In my travels with the non-profit I work with, I have met hundreds of yoga teachers. In my opinion many of them could have benefited from a FLY training with Jennifer Yarro and her staff. YOU WILL get your monies worth and a whole lot more with this training. This training is a fantastic, life-changing experience!
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!
I took my 200hr Intensive Yoga Teacher training with Jennifer Yarro of Frog Lotus Yoga in 2012. I absolutely loved the experience! The curriculum was extensive and thorough and I felt I was continually learning so much each day. In fact I learned more about Yoga during our training than I had ever expected. From the theory and traditional history of yoga, to anatomy, postures and everything in between, I came away feeling confident and ready to teach. Jennifer’s teaching style is strong and graceful, her patience and wisdom are a natural extension and you just know you are being guided by a teacher who really cares!
I began my training at Frog Lotus in 2010. Inspired by many years of practice, I was driven to share my passion for yoga with anyone interested. It was a beautiful journey. Training was intense and mind opening. I found myself enjoying every moment on the mat, sharing a unique bind with people who became life long friends. Jennifer Yarro is a gentle spirit who puts her whole heart and soul into her practice. Learning from her was an experience I will always cherish.
The Frog Lotus Yoga 200 hour teacher training program is one of the best experiences I've had! I feel more than prepared to go out and teach. However, this program is even more than just a teacher training. I got to meet such amazing teachers and fellow students and really built some strong relationships while here in Bali! I recommend Frog Lotus Yoga to anyone considering a program even if it's just to develop your own personal practice.
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 atmosphere is peaceful and inviting. I know I am a better, happier person because of this amazing experience.
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!
The teacher training with Frog Lotus and Jennifer Yarro 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.
Jennifer is an amazing yoga instructor with many years of experience; you will notice it the minute you walk in to her class. Every class of the training was dynamic, fun and I learned a lot about how my body works. Jennifer will walk you step by step thru the asanas with clear and very specific instructions and will always show modifications making the class appropriate for every level. I definitely recommend Frog Lotus Yoga to all my friends!
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 was great! Everyone is friendly and warm. The food was tasty, nourishing, beautiful, thoughtfully prepared, fresh, balanced, and absolutely delicious. Overall, so so awesome!