Yoga Teacher Training Intensive at Frog Lotus Yoga

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teachers Training Intensive in Portugal

5-26 September 2009

200 Hours, Yoga Alliance Approved Certification Course.

Cost:includes accommodation, three wholesome vegetarian meals per day and tuition.

2,500 Euros for single room

2,200.00 Euros for room shared with one other trainees

1900 Euros for bed in comfortable dormitory.

This is a comprehensive Yoga instructor training, designed in accordance with the 200 hour requirements for registration with Yoga Alliance. 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, sometimes known as Power Yoga.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a new career, whilst enjoying the natural beauty and sultry climate of the Algarve in Southern Portugal.

The course will be 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 assisted by Jennifer Yarro, Director of Frog Lotus Yoga Studio who will teach the applied anatomy section of the course.

About the Retreat Centre

The Retreat Centre, Monte Mariposa, is located in Fonte do Bispo, 2 km from Santa Catarina (small village with shops, coffee shop, restaurants, post office, bank etc.)and 10 km NW of the elegant town of Tavira. The town has beautiful historical architecture and is not yet spoilt by tourism. It is also close to the Parque nacional d'aria Formosa (National Park), lagoon area. The beautiful golden sand beaches are just 15 mins away.

The training will be held at Monte Mariposa Retreat Center, in an enchanting, rural setting, surrounded by beautiful nature. There is a lovely light and spacious yoga room, as well as additional outdoor yoga platforms and spaces, which we use at different times during the program. There is a charming communal dining room, as well as dining tables outside on the terrace, overlooking the beautiful view. There is also a lovely swimming pool with lounge chairs, for our use.

Ayurvedic Massage and Thai Yoga Massage with talented professional massage therapists are available, for an additional cost during your leisure time.

We will have six free afternoons and one free day during the training to enable us to enjoy the nearby beautiful beaches and the lovely historical town of Tavira.

Fly into Faro. Faro is about 45 mins drive from Monte Mariposa, the retreat center. We can arrange to have a transport company pick you up to take you to Monte Mariposa, or you can get your own taxi from Faro. The cost of the taxi or arranged transport is approximately 36 Euros. You may also fly into Lisbon and take a coach or train(about 4 hours) to Tavira.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline

Intensive study and practice of Asanas (postures)

Assisting and modification of poses
History and Philosophy of Yoga
Sanskrit names of yoga postures
Yogic diet
The Business of teaching Yoga
Class sequencing and planning
Practice teaching
Deepen and further your own yoga practice

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Schedule
6.30-7.00am Meditation
7.00-9am Yoga Practice
9-10am Breakfast
10am-1pm Training Session
1-3pm Lunch
3-6 pm Training Session
6-7 dinner

Required Books for the 200 Hour Yoga Instructor Training
(most available on
Structural Yoga Therapy by Mukunda Stiles
Yoga The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long
Yoga:A Yoga Journal Book by Linda Sparrowe(paperback edition)
Inside the Yoga Sutras ** Reverend Jaganath Carrerra

**please read this book before coming.

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.

Testimonials from Teacher Training Course Graduates


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All I can say a month post-course is: I wish I could be back there studying, bending and bonding! Monte Mariposa is a completely enchanting location, the accommodation rustically chic, the staff charmingly friendly and the food to die for. 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. Jacqueline 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

Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training is an incredible opportunity for all levels of your being. Its emphasis on Patanjalis Yoga Sutras and the eight limb path of yoga means that, whilst asana is obviously an integral aspect of the course, it also extends far beyond it. The physically, intellectually and spiritually challenging nature of the course ensures that certification is but the cherry on the cake of what is a truly transformational experience. One that is guaranteed to dramatically deepen your own yoga practice and further infuse you with a powerful desire to continue with the journey of exploration that constitutes the yogic path. And all within the context of delightful surroundings at a fabulous retreat centre in the hills of Portugal.

Lucy Jones, London, England

I had the time of my life and miss it everyday! All you need is enthusiasm and a commitment to learn and with her wealth of experience, knowledge and patience, Jacqueline will forge you into a yoga teacher in no time at all! Jacqueline 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

I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Far more than just a teacher training, my stay at lovely Monte Mariposa has been a truly lifechanging experience. If you want to take your passion for yoga one step further by training as a teacher but don't know which course to take, make it this one - you won't regret it! If you just want to deepen your own understanding of yoga, or you are unsure if teaching is for you, come anyway! By the end of your time with Jacqueline, you will not only hold a certificate; you will have discovered a potential inside yourself you never knew you had. Thank you so much Jacqueline, October, and all at Monte Mariposa.

Petra Ponnet, Edinburgh, Scotland
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