At Absolute Sanctuary
in Koh Samui, Thailand
Dates for 2013 to come
150 Hours, Yoga Alliance Approved
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 Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui, Thailand.
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 assisted by Jennifer Yarro, who teaches the Applied Anatomy portion of the training.
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, including, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Forrest Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meridian Yoga, Partner Yoga and Acro Yoga.
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
About the Spa/Retreat Center
ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY is a stunning, Moroccan-inspired boutique resort on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Samui. It is built around a large salt water pool. The facilities are beautifully decorated, and sumptious. There is a wonderful spa offering all kinds of treatments, including amazing Thai massage. The food is healthy and delicious and they also make an array fresh exotic juices.
There are many great excursions offered, including boat trips to see nearby islands and snorkel, and trips to temples and around the island.
You can read more about the resort on their website http://www.absolutesanctuary.com/index.html
Fly into Bangkok and take a domestic flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui. You will be met at the airport for the 20 minute drive to Absolute Sanctuary.
Pricing and Accommodation:
Vidya Jacqueline Heisel
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Frog Lotus Yoga Channel—Vidya teaching
$2,500 includes 15 nights accommodation in luxurious shared room (with one other trainee), three delicious vegetarian meals per day and full tuition.
Testimonials from Teacher Training Course Graduates
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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