Become A Certified Yoga Teacher

200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

★★★★★ Exceptional Yoga Alliance School Rating 4.7 of 5
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Our yoga school Teacher Training in Andalusia, Spain, empowers you to teach yoga professionally and to get a strong grounding in Eastern philosophy.

Upon graduation, you are Yoga Alliance certified to teach inclusive, creative and intelligent Vinyasa Yoga classes, with an emphasis on alignment, form and safety.

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ACCOMMODATION
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What's included?

FLY Teacher Training consists of an intensive step-by-step course including contact hours, readings, reflections and assimilation activities, as well as interactive sessions that build community, bring the teaching from your FLY program to life, and support you to become a good teacher!

Develop your teaching skills surrounded by like-minded people and witness your progress as you go through day-to-day asana practices. We take on a life-changing journey toward your inner happiness!
  • Lead Teacher: Vidya Heisel
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Study time: 200 hours
  • Course Language: English
  • Exams: 3
  • Certifications: 2

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TRAINING 

FLY has trained over 3,000 teachers through more than a hundred Yoga Teacher Training Courses over the past 21 years, resulting in a skillfully refined, polished and up-to date comprehensive course

4+hrs OF TEACHING PRACTICE

Practice makes perfect! Leave the training confident and ready to teach, having taught for over 4 hours, including two 75-minute classes, with compassionate critique from students and teachers

How to qualify for the training?

A minimum of one year’s yoga practice and reasonable competence and knowledge (asana, pranayama etc.) is required to take the Vinyasa Yoga Courses. 

You are also required to be a student in good health, physically and mentally. As a practitioner, please note that this is a well-rounded full-time Yoga Teacher Training Intensive.

REQUIRED BOOKS TO PURCHASE FOR THE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I by Ray Long & Chris Macivor
  • Inside the Yoga Sutras by Reverend Jaganath Carrerra (*Read this book in your own time)
  • Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (*Read this book in your own time)

What is the cost of the training?

TOTAL COST OF THE TRAINING
= TUITION + ACCOMMODATION COST

  • Tuition cost (Including VAT and Training Manual)
    =  €2000
  • Accommodation cost: depends on your choice of accommodation 


For example, if you choose the Glamping tent as your accommodation option, the total cost of your training will be: €2,000 + €1,470 = €3,470 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN THE TUITION
COST

  • Accommodation cost (see ACCOMMODATION tab)
  • Transfers
  • Extra nights either side of the training

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. LUMP-SUM PAYMENT

Secure your spot and enroll today with a one time lump-sum payment

2. INSTALLMENTS

Pay €800 deposit today and 2x€600/month starting next month
*plan only available up to three months prior the training

3. PAYMENT PLANS

Other payment plans are available, please inquire

Where is the yoga training happening?

ADDRESS

Suryalila Retreat Centre
Cortijo La Fabrica, Pago de Pajarete
11650 Villamartin, Cádiz, Spain

HOW TO GET THERE?

Airport options
Sevilla - 75min away
Jerez de la Frontera - 50min
Málaga - 120min

Transportation options
Book a transfer from the airport
Get a rental car
Take the bus to VillamartÍn

What a training day looks like?

SCHEDULE

  • 7.00-9.30am: Meditation & Yoga Sessions
  • 9.30-10.00am: Breakfast Groups
  • 11.00-1.30pm: Morning Session
  • 1.30-2.00pm: Lunch
  • 3.30-4.00pm: Office Hours
  • 4.00-7.00pm: Afternoon Session
  • 7.00pm: Dinner
The different Yoga Teacher Training sessions of the day cover Philosophy, History, Teaching Methodology, Posture clinic or anatomy

Office hours are face-to-face, one-to-one interviews with our experienced teachers to answer any questions you may have.

Tuesday and Friday afternoons are free for excursions, rest or self-study. The middle Tuesday of the training is a full day off.

What are the accommodation options?

Accommodation costs include three delicious daily organic meals and the use of the retreat centre facilities such as saltwater pool, eco-sauna, and yoga shalas, mats and props. Prices vary if you share or choose a single room. After enrollment, you will have access to a form to book your accommodation of choice.

PRIVATE DELUXE DOUBLE ROOM WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM

Private room:
King size bed and en-suite bathroom
Sitting area and fireplace
Fridge and tea station
Private outside patio
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
21 night, 1 adult
From €3,255
Includes taxes and charges

PRIVATE DOUBLE ROOM WITH EN-SUITE BATHROOM

Private room:
Queen size bed and en-suite bathroom
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
21 night, 1 adult
From €2,730
Includes taxes and charges

DOUBLE ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM IN SHARED HOUSE

Private room in shared house:
Queen size bed and private bathroom
Shared living room and kitchen
Outside patio and shared in-house washing machine
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
21 night, 1 adult
From €2,730
Includes taxes and charges

DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM WITH SHARED BATHROOM IN SHARED HOUSE

Private or shared room in shared house:
Double or separate twin beds and shared bathroom
Shared living room and kitchen
Outside patio and shared in-house washing machine
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
21 night, 1 adult
From €1,995
Includes taxes and charges

DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM WITH SHARED SITTING AREA

Private or shared room:
Double or separate twin beds and shared bathroom
Shared sitting area with stunning view on sunset
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
21 night, 1 adult
From €1,995
Includes taxes and charges

DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM WITH EXTERNAL BATHROOM IN ECO-BUILDING

Private or shared room in eco-building:
Double or separate twin beds
Separate and shared bathroom
Outdoor showers with open tops and eco-toilets
Stunning views on Andalusian hills
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
21 night, 1 adult
From €1,575
Includes taxes and charges

GLAMPING YURT

Private or shared yurt:
Double or separate twin beds
Separate and shared bathroom
Outdoor showers with open tops and eco-toilets
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
21 night, 1 adult
From €1,575
Includes taxes and charges

GLAMPING TENT

Private or shared tent:
Single or separate twin beds
Separate and shared bathroom
Outdoor showers with open tops and eco-toilets
From April to October only
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
21 night, 1 adult
From €1,365
Includes taxes and charges

DORM ROOMS WITH SINGLE BEDS

Shared dorm:
Single bed and shared bathroom
Individual closet
4 bed dorm
8 bed dorm (female only)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
21 night, 1 adult
From €1,470
Includes taxes and charges

VANLIFE AREA

Outdoor parking space:
Access to electricity and water for the van
Separate and shared bathroom
Outdoor space
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
21 night, 1 adult
From €1,365
Includes taxes and charges

What's more?

When enrolling to the Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, you gain access to a pre-training package created by the lead teachers to help students embark on your yoga journey before you arrive. Each month, you will receive an email which enables you to explore new content to prepare yourself for your 200 hour YTT.

Upon graduation, you receive a post-training booklet to support your journey after the high-quality training. You also gain access to exclusive discounts, opportunities and guidance towards new trainings and online lifetime access to the whole content of your yoga teacher training. Additionally, as a FLY graduate you are entitled to join a live training as a refresher with no additional course fee.

WHAT'S INCLUDED PRE-TRAINING

  • 6 months of monthly content
  • 2 articles on yoga
  • 2 talks and 1 interview on resilience, meditation and yoga
  • 2 training manuals
  • Music inspiration
  • 6 vinyasa and 1 restorative yoga classes
  • Onboarding and preparation checklist 
  • Easy way to book your transfer and accommodation

WHAT'S INCLUDED POST-TRAINING

  • Digital PDF of your Yoga Alliance certificate
  • Graduate affiliate program
  • FLY graduates community
  • Graduate discounts and opportunities
  • Refreshers for free
  • Possibility to get lifetime access to the content of your YTT
  • Additional learning material (books, links and videos)
  • More music, poems and quotes

What is FLY Vinyasa Yoga?

FLY style is a focused, creative and intelligent flow style, with an emphasis on alignment, form and safety. It can be easily adapted to different levels and different tempos.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT FLY STYLE?

A FLY Flow class opens with a seated pranayama technique, and continues with a long thorough warm-up of all the major joints in the body. The warm-up is usually performed either seated or supine, or a combination of both. This is followed by various creative standing flow sequences, then inversions, then seated sequences, interlaced with vinyasas and finally a guided Savasana and an inspiring quote.

The atmosphere created in the classes is focussed, meditative and joyful. We instruct descriptive and poetic cueing into poses and solid alignment cues whilst holding the poses. FLY classes can either have a general theme, including a little of all the different categories of poses, or they may be thematic with a deeper focus on one specific area of the body.
FLY classes intelligently weave together elements of all of the different styles of Yoga that founder Vidya Heisel has studied including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hatha, Forrest, and Kundalini Yoga. We always offer lots of options and modifications of poses to suit all levels and adapt the class to work for various limitations and injuries. Safety and longevity is of prime importance in our teaching. We also instruct safe and effective hands-on assisting and keep up with the latest information on anatomical safety.

ALIGNMENT BASED FLOW

In many styles of flow there is little attention to alignment given. The teacher may just call out poses, count breathes or simply say ”inhale….exhale…”. We think that when the students are not provided with enough verbal guidance, this can contribute to bad execution of poses and possibly injury.

At FLY, we skilfully give as much information as we can to practitioners when they are moving in and out, as well as when they are holding poses. This helps the students to correct their own alignment and begin to get an understanding of the mechanics of each yoga posture.

SAFETY

Injury is fairly common when practicing Ashtanga, Hatha or Flow Yoga, mainly because we move quite fast and challenging poses like Chaturanga are performed repetitively. If the practitioner doesn’t have the strength, body awareness or knowledge of the proper alignment of the poses, he or she might be doing the pose incorrectly in a way that is injurious.

At FLY, we make every effort to instruct correct and safe alignment of all poses and to correct anyone who is doing anything potentially injurious. We skilfully offer options and modifications interwoven in the practice, so students can adjust to their own level within the context of the class.

LEVEL
It is possible to teach all levels and you will have the skill set to do so on completion of your Yoga Teacher Training Course.
Some suggested class levels are:
  • Gentle Flow
  • Easy Flow
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • All levels
WHAT OTHER STYLES WOULD I BE PREPARED TO OFFER AFTER TAKING THE FLY TRAINING?

Since we instruct the poses individually, this prepares you to be able to teach a simple Hatha Yoga Interdisciplinary Class as an alternative to a flowing style.

You will also be given the tools to prepare a Gentle Restorative Class and a Prenatal Class.
Yoga Training Overview 

What you learn

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PHILOSOPHY

Learning goals: Gain an awe-inspiring,  liberating and in-depth understanding of yoga philosophy, history and Vedanta. Transform your fundamental relationship to life in a profoundly positive way.

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  • HISTORY OF YOGA
  • 8 LIMBS, YAMAS & NIYAMAS
  • SUBTLE BODY SYSTEM
  • KRIYAS & MUDRAS
  • LIVING YOGA ON & OFF THE MAT
  • UNDERSTANDING YOUR NATURE
  • HOW TO BE HAPPY AND FREE

ANATOMY

Learning goals: Enhance your ability to practice and teach in a sustainable, functional and well-informed way. Understand the anatomy of movement as applied to yoga technique and learn how to body-read and modify accordingly.
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  • YOGA ANATOMY FOUNDATIONS
  • UNDERSTANDING MOVEMENT
  • INJURY PREVENTION
  • STRETCHING AND REFLEX ARCS
  • NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • BREATHING AND BANDHAS

ASANAS

Learning goals: Develop your ability to practice and instruct yoga asanas in an intelligent, creative and informed way. Learn skillful cueing and how to adapt asanas for different levels. We provide a safe environment to practice teaching!
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  • ASANA ALIGNMENT AND FORM
  • MODIFICATIONS AND VARIATIONS
  • HANDS-ON ASSISTING AND ADJUSTING
  • SANSKRIT NAMES OF POSES
  • MAKING YOGA ACCESSIBLE
  • SAFETY AND LONGEVITY

TEACHING

Learning goals: Teach inclusive, creative and intelligent Vinyasa Flow classes, with an emphasis on alignment, form and safety.
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  • INCLUSIVE SKILLFUL CUEING
  • QUALITIES OF A GREAT YOGA TEACHER
  • FLY CLASS SEQUENCING

  • PRANAYAMAS BENEFITS & HOW TO TEACH
  • PRENATAL & RESTORATIVE
  • START & RUN YOUR BUSINESS

PRACTICE

Learning goals: Deepen and advance your own practice experiencing fresh, challenging and inspiring sequencing with precise instruction.
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  • 16 INTERMEDIATE MASTERCLASSES

  • GUIDED MEDITATIONS
  • 4+ HOURS STUDENT TEACHING PRACTICE
  • PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT

COURSE STRUCTURE

This is an intensive 3 week in-person course. You are supported and mentored throughout the training course.
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  • 9 HOUR TIME COMMITMENT/DAY
  • COURSE MATERIAL AND ASSIGNMENTS ARE STUDIED IN YOUR OWN TIME DURING THE DAY
  • 30 MIN OFFICE HOURS A DAY*

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E-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Certification

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Your training course has met the requirements set by Yoga Alliance, demonstrating that it is of the highest standard. As a certified FLY graduate and teacher, your certification enables you to register through Yoga Alliance (RYT 200)
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MEET YOUR TEACHER

Vidya is an internationally-renowned master yoga teacher with over 45 years of yoga teaching experience as well as a deep knowledge of yoga philosophy, meditation and pranayama. She studied and taught 6 years in India. Her early yoga teachers include Patricia Walden, Rodney Yee, Ana Forrest, Larry Schultz and Leslie Kaminoff. 

She founded Frog Lotus Yoga International in 2000. Since, she has trained thousands of yoga teachers and led over a hundred Yoga Teacher Training Courses and continuing education courses (YACEP). After teaching around the world, she created her own yoga retreat centre: Suryalila.

Upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Courses

FREE TASTER

VINYASA YOGA STYLE CLASSES

Discover FLY vinyasa flow yoga style. Six free classes by our yoga instructors to flow at home.
MONTH-LONG Yoga teacher training in paradise

LIVE THE MAGICAL EXPERIENCE

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TREATMENTS
RELAXATION
BOUTIQUE
EXCURSIONS

Yoga Halls

MAGNIFICENT YOGA HALL

THE OM DOME
A state of the art yogic hall inside a beautiful geodesic dome that resemble a Nepalese temple. You will exercise everyday during your three-week yoga teacher training overlooking through a massive bay window one of our best views of beautiful rolling hills and a ruined monastery. Don't hesitate to also use it for self-practice during your YTTC!

OTHER SHALAS

GANESHA YOGA SHALA
Ganesha is a beautiful yoga hall with a wood and beam ceiling and wood floors that we use during the training program. It has windows on both sides which allow for plenty of light and air flow. There is also an attached balcony with beautiful views of the hills of Andalucia. 
THE MOON SHALA
The Moon Shala is a wonderful organic structure to located in our olive grove. The floor is made from local pine, the wooden high ceiling resembles the inner structure of an umbrella and beautiful murals grace the walls. The atmosphere inside feels like the building itself is a breathing, living organism that welcomes yoga instructors.

Massage Therapy

At our Yoga Retreat Centre, we always have highly trained yoga instructors and insured massage therapists in residence for both warm and caring massages. Treat yourself and recover from the yoga teacher training with Thai Yoga, Deep Tissue or Ayurvedic massages.

THAI YOGA MASSAGE

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing art with origins in Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga and Buddhism. It has evolved into a unique and magical combination of deep stretching, rhythmic compression, soft tissue manipulation, gentle rocking, energy balancing and acupressure.

DEEP TISSUE & AYURVEDA MASSAGE

The Ayurvedic massage is considered an integral part of traditional Indian medicine. Ayurveda means knowledge of life. It improves blood circulation eliminating toxins and re-establish the balance of body, mind, vitality and emotions allowing the patient to release tension and relax, leading to their physical well-being, serenity of mind and harmony. Ideal during your 200-hr yoga courses!

Eco Pool, Sauna & Pagodas

SALT WATER SWIMMING POOL

Relax and rejuvenate in the natural salt water pool between two teacher training sessions. The pool is set amidst stunning and vast vistas of the beautiful Spanish countryside. Summer months in Andalucia average around 30º Celsius, so taking a dip in the pool during your free time can be a very regular event! 

ECO SAUNA

Enjoy the rejuvenating and detoxifying effect of our cosy sauna for small groups, built out of completely natural materials. The salt water swimming pool is right next to it, so you can take advantage and refresh yourself in the pool even during the winter months. Perfect for self-care!

PAGODAS & HANG OUT AREAS

Relax, contemplate the expansive views or glorious sunsets and hang out during your yoga teacher training in one of our several lovely pagodas and hammocks under the olive trees and numerous artfully placed benches. Use them to rest and in a process of self-inquiry during your yoga instructor course.

Day Trips in Andalusia

Every Tuesdays and Fridays of your yoga teacher training in Andalusia, Spain, you'll have the opportunity to go on a day trip. Located in the heart of Andalusia, in southern Spain, we offer you to explore the historic and fascinating culture of the area.

Gourmet Vegetarian Cuisine

We pride ourselves on our outstanding vegetarian food. Meals are delicious, diverse, and beautifully presented, using all organic and mostly locally sourced ingredients. We are working towards suppling more and more of our produce needs from our own organic garden!
I loved having my window prized open to the world of eating food which is alive, healthy, enriching, invigorating and totally delicious!
— Yvonne Siegal, Bristol, UK

VEGETARIAN KITCHEN

The kitchen specialises in gourmet international vegetarian cuisine, using the freshest seasonal, locally-sourced organic fruits and vegetables available. Eggs are gathered daily from our own happy chickens.
During the teacher training, we regularly accommodate vegan, gluten-free, and non-dairy diets, so if you have any special dietary restrictions, just let us know.

AMRITA CAFE

Amrita bar is a vibrant addition to the Retreat Centre. We offer a menu of cold pressed organic juices, scrumptious smoothies, delicious snacks, Kombucha and health-conscious hot drinks such as spicy Indian Chai, Vegan Bullet proof coffee, Ceremonial cacao, Mocacao and Golden Milk, which contains a super-healthy blend of spices.

INDOOR & OUTDOOR DINING

We also believe that where you eat is almost as important as what you eat! We provide dining tables both indoors and outdoors so that you can eat in our large beautiful dining room, or enjoy your meal al fresco, watching the stunning sunsets over the Andalucian hill-towns.

Shakti Boutique — Fabulous Yoga Shop

Find everything you need to enhance your yoga lifestyle during your teacher training in the beautiful Shakti Boutique. Our yoga props, clothing, jewellery, cosmetics and gifts give you the opportunity to take a little bit of this paradise back home with you.

WHAT YOU WILL FIND

Yoga Clothes and Gear
To find beautiful and unique yoga clothes, look no further. 

Gifts and Jewellery 
Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or your loved ones, you’ll find something special in our beautiful collections of jewellery and gifts. 

Luxury Snacks and Wine
While enjoying your yoga teacher training, you can treat yourself to delicious organic snacks.

Suryalila CookBook
Full of Vegetarian and Vegan dishes to delight your taste buds.

Welcome to Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre

Nominated as one of the Best Yoga Retreats by Yoga Journal 2019, it is a stunningly beautiful all-inclusive facilities Yogic Retreat Centre in the heart of Andalusia. Located in an old renovated olive farm, its name is Sanskrit for “Cosmic Play of the Sun” and host the Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training.
Suryalila is a spectacular retreat centre! Having visited many retreat centres it’s rare to find one that has so many outstanding qualities – the location, facilities, yoga centre are all incredible. Their staff are incredibly helpful and accommodating and the food was phenomenal! We had rave reviews from our students, I highly recommend it.
— Tiffany Cruickshank, USA
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Frog Lotus Yoga International
at Suryalila Retreat Centre
Pago del Pagarete
Cortijo La Fabrica
11650 Villamartín, Cádiz, Spain
E-mail
info@froglotusyogainternational.com
Hours of operation
Monday - Friday 9.00 - 16.00

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From Our Students  

Doing my YTT with FLY was the most inspiring choice I have ever made in regards to my professional development with teaching yoga. I felt loved, supported and encouraged throughout the entire course. I appreciated the excellence in teaching yoga and the comprehensive lesson delivery system. I found the quality of teaching yoga to be absolutely outstanding in every sense, from course materials to additional reading materials. THANK YOU!
Mirela Giles, UNITED KINGDOM
Training with FLY to become a Yoga Teacher was one of the best decisions that I have ever made in my life. The teachers and the training itself were outstanding, comprehensive, inspirational and empowering, giving me the immense knowledge and necessary attitude and skills to go out in the world and guide people in yoga practice.
Cherie De Asis, USA
I am incredibly grateful for this training. I felt ready to teach immediately and have consistently supported myself as a yoga instructor almost. 100% of the time since my graduation.
Lotsie Cash, USA
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