Dates for 2015
200hr. Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Teachers Training
in North Adams, MA USA
• July 18- August 9, 2015
Registration for the summer training is filling! Still accepting applications!
This is a comprehensive Yoga instructor training, designed in accordance with the 200 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. It is Yoga Alliance Approved. 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 'Vinyasa Flow Yoga', otherwise known as 'Power Yoga'. You may also study to teach an easier level of practice for 'Hatha Yoga Interdisciplinary' in addition to or instead of 'Vinyasa Flow Yoga'.
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. 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. The training presents a unique opportunity for trainees as they will participate in the on-going class schedule 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.
About The Training
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, E-RYT 500, owner and director of Frog Lotus Yoga.
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 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 growth has made her an accessible mentor and friend to the hundreds of yoga teachers she has trained.
Jennifer will be assisted by Jennilee Toner,E-RYT 200 who is an exceptionally experienced and talented Yoga Teacher and Yoga Anatomist. There will also be other surprise guest teachers.
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!
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline
History and Philosophy of Yoga
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
Observation of yoga classes at studio
Hands on assisting of classes at studio
Deepen and further your own yoga practice with unlimited daily classes included in the fee
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Schedule The approximate daily schedule:
9.00-11.00am—Breakfast/optional yoga classes
at the studio
Evening yoga classes to take, assist, or observe
*Saturday & Sunday approximately 12pm-6.30pm
There will be homework everyday and practicum hours.
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.
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.
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.
• $3850 includes tuition, board and lodging plus a month of unlimited yoga classes at the studio during the training.
• Tuition only: $2,650. 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.
About the Accommodation and Meals
Residential students will be accommodated in a lovely renovated victorian house located a few miles from the studio. All trainees staying in the house will be accommodated in bunk beds. Bedding will be provided. The are 4 bathrooms with showers, a large kitchen, dinning hall, living room and lounge areas. The house is located in the historic downtown of North Adams and two blocks from the local library. Trainees will have access to the library to study and to use computers. There will be transportation provided for those who need and there is parking available for those with cars. Trainees can also walk or bike to the studio.
Lunch and dinner are cooked by an excellent vegetarian chef providing lunch and dinner. (Excluding a few 1/2 days off where it is optional to eat leftovers or dine locally.) Trainees are responsible for their own breakfast. The food is wholesome, organic, local, delicious and prepared with love from our fabulous cooks Joshua Horne and Karen Ring. Meals are served buffet style and everyone eats together so that meals become a time for relaxing and connecting with the other trainees. The studio also provides tea and water. In support of the 3-week process, you will be asked to keep a vegetarian diet for the entire time. No exceptions will be made but the food will be wonderfully crafted and nutritious!
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. Please note that trainees are asked to arrive between 10am-noon on Saturday July 26th and plan to departure on Saturday August 16th. The training will run until noon on the last Saturday.
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!