The Sattva Center in Rishikesh
November 9-23, 2013
The Lotus Retreat in Goa
December 2-16, 2013
Each module is 150 Hours Yoga Alliance
(both USA and UK) Approved Certification Course to give you 300 hours of Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification.
The Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course is a wonderful opportunity to advance your career, while experiencing the mystical and enchanting atmosphere of India, the birthplace of Yoga.
About the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
This course consists of two parts to make up an 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. We will be offering two 150 hour modules once a year (module Gita and module Sutra), and you may take them in any order. You may choose to take the two modules in the same year or you may take them one or more years apart. Between the two parts we offer mentorship and help you to set and fulfill goals for further study and yoga related work.
This is a comprehensive Advanced Yoga Instructor training, designed in accordance with the 300 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. 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.
This is a wonderful opportunity to advance your career, whilst enjoying the beautiful environment of the pristine foothills of the Himalayas in in the holy town Rishikesh or the picturesque shores of Goa. There will be an opportunity to join Vidya and Jennifer on a trip to the ancient and sacred town of Varanasi (Benares) between modules if you choose.
This course is co-taught by 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.
Style of Yoga
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. These include Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meridian Yoga, Partner Yoga and Acro Yoga.
See what our graduates have to say about the Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program.
150 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline:
• Yoga Workshops and Intensive Classes
• Various Meditation Techniques
• Assisting Workshops
• Philosophy Discussions on the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagvad gita
• Applied Anatomy
• Yoga therapy
• The Business of teaching Yoga
November 9-23 in Rishikesh
About the Spa/Retreat Centre
The Sattva is a conscious center and destination retreat for healing, wellness and transformation. Home to Sattva Yoga, the Centre offers a variety of accommodations, an Ayurvedic spa, organic farm-to-table cuisine, and unique open air yoga halls incorporating the natural setting. Set at edge of the Raja Ji National Forest, the grounds of the Sattva Centre include a sustainable farm, refreshing natural spring-fed swimming pool, a clear stream running through the property, and nearby hiking trails and river rafting.
The Centre supports the local traditions and people of Rishikesh, upholding the rich culture of this spiritual mecca located along the holy Ganges River. Set on ceremonial grounds, The Sattva creates a comfortable and inviting environment for the inner and outer journey.
You can read more about the resort on their website
The Sattva Centre.
Getting to the Sattva Centre
The easiest way is to fly into Delhi and get a connecting flight to Dehradun. From Dehradun you can get a taxi to Sattva. The flight takes 55 minutes and is low cost.
Alternatively, take a train from Delhi to Haridvar and a taxi from Haridvar to Sattva. We will be sending directions to Sattva that you can give to your taxi driver. We may be able to arrange pick-up by taxi for you. We will let you know this closer to the time. We may also arrange a hotel to meet at in Delhi if enough students would prefer to travel as a group.
December 2-16 in Goa
About the Spa/Retreat Centre
Lotus Yoga Retreat takes you back to nature. Their comfortable bamboo huts on the beach give you the necessary luxury without taxing the environment.
Thanks to the pleasant climate, living on the beach in these airy huts means there is a continuous flow between being inside and outside. Guests say they feel deeply relaxed after spending just one night here because the stress of daily life just evaporates. It is a truly healing spot.
Each beach hut has an unobstructed view of the ocean or the mountain. Due to the seasonal monsoon rains and a local law prohibiting any brick buildings on the beach, the huts are rebuilt every year using local organic materials. On site there are clean showers, and bathrooms. All the hut doors can be locked and guests always feel very safe on the beach.
The food is all healthy, vegetarian, delicious, and organic as much as possible.
Read more about Lotus Yoga Retreat on their website.
The Lotus Yoga Retreat Centre
Getting to the Lotus Yoga Retreat Centre
International charter flights and domestic flights land at Goa Dabolim airport – an hours drive from Lotus Yoga Retreat.
Alternatively the closest main port of entry for international airlines is Mumbai (Bombay) and from there you can get a connecting flight, train or bus to Goa.
You can pick up a domestic flight to Goa Dabolim airport from cities like New Delhi, Bangalore (both 2.5 hours), Hyderabad, Jaipur, Varanasi and the closest Mumbai (Bombay) which is a one-hour flight from Goa. There are various very good, low cost domestic airlines.
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Pricing and Accommodation:
$2,500 includes 14 nights accommodation in luxurious shared room (with one other trainee), three delicious vegetarian meals per day and full tuition.
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Vidya Jacqueline Heisel
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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
I loved my time at Acebo in Spain, the venue was beautiful, if a little rustic, but that only helped cement friendships with my fellow students. I underestimated the amount of work involved (even though it did say intensive!) but that only served me well as I left feeling so much more equipped than I had originally anticipated. The course layout builds well and eases you into each new step. The content is comprehensive and since finishing the course, I can't believe how much I have taken in. You will be inspired to open your heart and mind and try new ways of thinking that can only benefit you and those around you. I arrived for a physical practice and left having gained a far greater understanding of the not only the Asanas but a more open mind and a desire to explore spirituality in greater depth. Vidya has such a wealth of knowledge as well as an inspiring practice and dedication to yoga that you can't help but be inspired to follow. I really miss the morning meditation and daily practice but have continued to practice each morning equipped with a depth of knowledge I never had 2 months ago. Namaste!
Vicky Pitchers, Glasgow, Scotland. U.K.
For anyone who is even considering going to Frog Lotus Yoga, I would definitely recommend the teacher training program. If you keep an open mind and heart you won't believe how greatly it will effect your life. Vidya took a big city girl, whose life was full of chaos, and turned her into a true yogini. It wasn't by a pushy attititude, it was by kindness and true guidance. She gives you the tools and knowledge to better yourself both physically and emotionally. It is then up to you to absorb all the goodness that is around you. Thanks Vidya, you and your staff will forever be in my heart.
-Dana Robert, Chicago, IL.
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful influence on me. I can't thank you enough for supporting this life changing experience for me. Initially it was all about learning to teach yoga but I realized it is so much more. The awareness, clarity and intention to always move forward in life is a gift. The combination of the incredibly diverse and dynamic group that I was privileged to practice with as well as a wonderful dedicated teacher made for a phenomenal experienceI can't stop thinking about it, feeling, practicing yoga and smiling. Thank you!
shanti, shanti, shanti, namaste,
Kristen Keuter, Binghamton, NY
All I can say a month post-course is: I wish I could be back there studying, bending and bonding! The course material is well-balanced, very well organized and exceedingly knowledgeably delivered. There is a very workable balance between discussion based learning, didactic teaching and self study. I left feeling equipped, confident and brimming with enthusiasm to embark on a new course in life as a yoga teacher. Vidya has a lovely warm personality and a twinkle in her eye which transforms the study and practice into medicine for the soul. A million thanks!
Biffy Neilson, Berkshire, UK
I had the time of my life and miss it every day! All you need is enthusiasm and a commitment to learn and with her wealth of experience, knowledge and patience, Vidya will forge you into a yoga teacher in no time at all! Vidya provides a great space for learning and transformation to occur; she is compassionate, always approachable, and crucially present. The course material is through and if you don't already, you will seriously know your stuff by the end of it. By the time you realize you have all the confidence and tools you need to teach yoga, you'll be smiling inside and out! I am now a very grateful yoga teacher!
Carl Faure , YogaWest, London, England