Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Module Gita: 150-Hour YTT in Andalusia, Spain

★★★★★ Exceptional Yoga Alliance School Rating 4.7 of 5
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APR 22 -  MAY 6/2023

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The Frog Lotus Yoga (FLY) 150-hour Advanced Teacher Training Module Gita in Andalusia, Spain, empowers you to teach workshops, refine and add new elements to your teachings, and deepens your understanding of Eastern philosophy.

Module Gita is one of the two modules of the FLY Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program. This two training sequence allows you to register at the 300-hour level with Yoga Alliance.
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ADVANCED yoga teacher training IN SPAIN DETAILS

All you need to know

ABOUT
REQUIREMENTS
SCHEDULE
PRICING
ACCOMMODATION
LOCATION

What's included?

Frog Lotus Yoga (FLY) 150-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Module Gita in Andalusia, Spain, consists of an intensive course including readings, reflections and assimilation practices, as well as interactive sessions that build community and bring your teaching skills to the next level!

Module Gita is 150 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified (US & UK). It can be completed with the module Gita for the 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification, or as a stand-alone module. If you are already certified at the 200-hour level, taking both Module Sutra and Gita will allow you to earn your 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher certification. Module Sutra and Gita can be taken in any order. Each module is being offered once a year.

Between these two modules, we offer mentorship and help you set and achieve your goals for further learning and development. You can take them both this year or several years apart. If you do the 300-hour advanced training, please note that you will still have to complete 30 Hours of Homework after the training before we mail your certificate to you. This can be accomplished within a few months but there is no deadline for it.
  • Lead Teacher: Vidya Heisel
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 150 hours
  • Course Language: English
  • Evaluation: 1
  • Certifications: 2

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TRAINING 

FLY has trained advanced yoga teachers through more than fifty 150 and 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Programs over the past 21 years, resulting in a skillfully refined, polished and comprehensive course

LEARNING BY DOING AND EXPERIENCING

Experience daily creative workshops on different topics to advance your practice and improve your teaching skills. Gain new skills and knowledge with each workshop. Learn how to lead a workshop by experiencing how our yoga experts teach them.

How to qualify for the training?

You are required to have successfully completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program and taught at least six months.

You are also required to be in good health, physically and mentally. Please note that this is a Yoga Teacher Training Intensive.

REQUIRED BOOKS TO PURCHASE FOR THE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

  • Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by David Dr. Frawley
  • Bhagavad Gita - The Divine Song: A New Translation and Commentary by Rory B Mackay

What is the cost of the training?

Total cost of the training = Tuition cost + Accommodation cost
  • Tuition cost (Including VAT and Training Manual) is €1,900

  • Accommodation cost depends on your accommodation choice (see ACCOMMODATION tab)


For example, if you choose the Dorm rooms with single beds accommodation option: 
Total cost of the training = €1,900 + €980 = €2,880 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. LUMP-SUM PAYMENT

Enroll today with a lump-sum payment

2. INSTALLMENTS

Pay €700 deposit now and 2 payments of €600/month starting next month
*plan only available up to three months prior the training

Where is the 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 to Suryalila
Get a rental car
Take the bus to VillamartÍn

What a training day looks like?

SCHEDULE

  • 7.15-8.15am: Vinyasa Yoga Practice
  • 8.30-9.30am: Meditation
  • 9.30-10.00am: Breakfast Groups
  • 10.00-11.00am: Discussion or Prep Time
  • 11.00-1.30pm: Workshop
  • 1.30-3.30pm: Lunch & Break
  • 3.30-5.00pm: Theory Session
  • 5.30-7.00pm: Theory Session
  • 7.00-8.00pm: Dinner
  • 8.00-9.30pm: Movie or Prep Time
The different Yoga Teacher Training sessions of the day cover Philosophy, Nutrition, Ayurveda, Teaching Methodology, Workshop or Pranayama.

The middle Saturday of the training is a full day off for excursions, rest or self-study.
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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. Price varies if you share the accommodation. 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
14 night, 1 adult
From €2,170
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
14 night, 1 adult
From €1,820
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
14 night, 1 adult
From €1,820
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
14 night, 1 adult
From €1,330
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
14 night, 1 adult
From €1,330
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
14 night, 1 adult
From €1,050
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
14 night, 1 adult
From €1,050
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
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
7 night, 1 adult
From €980
Includes taxes and charges

DORM ROOMS WITH SINGLE BEDS

Shared dorm:
Single bed and shared bathroom
Individual closet
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Saltwater Pool - Eco-Sauna - Yoga Shalas and Props
14 night, 1 adult
From €980
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
14 night, 1 adult
From €910
Includes taxes and charges
150-hour ADVANCED Yoga Teacher Training IN SPAIN Overview 

What you'll learn

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OVERALL LEARNING OUTCOMES

BY THE END OF THE TRAINING, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Further understand eastern philosophy and how it can impact your life
  • Practice, teach and assist yoga with a variety of new and advanced tools
  • Design, sequence and teach inclusive, creative and intelligent workshops
  • Create workshops on varied themes and topics
  • Understand the benefits and fundamentals of a healthy plant-based diet for athletes and active people 
  • Tailor your teaching through the system of Ayurveda

PHILOSOPHY

Learning goals: Understand the core teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. Apply this understanding to your life in a transformational way. Further understand the moral position of veganism and the concept of Ahimsa.

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  • KARMA & DHARMA
  • SAMSARA & MOKSHA
  • DISPASSION & DISCERNMENT
  • VEDANTA & NON-DUALISM
  • ANIMAL ETHICS

NUTRITION

Learning goals: Understand how to get enough critical nutrients and macronutrients from a plant-based diet. Maintain health and physical performance. Connect your practice of mindfulness with a conscious diet. Adopt a joyful and healthy diet and lifestyle.
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  • VEGAN DIET
  • PROTEINS
  • MACRONUTRIENTS
  • CRITICAL NUTRIENTS
  • MOODS & FOODS

AYURVEDA

Learning goals: Lead Ayurvedic-inspired yoga classes. Plan and teach classes according to the 5 elements and the doshas. Make a yoga practice truly therapeutic for the body and mind. Adapt a yoga practice to an individual body’s needs. 
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  • 5 ELEMENTS & DOSHAS
  • EXPERIENCING BALANCE
  • DOSHIC-SPECIFIC ASANAS
  • HATHA YOGA & PRANAYAMAS
  • CHANTING & MANTRAS

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Learning goals: Guide various meditation techniques. Lead yoga nidra sessions. Understand chronic pain and various mental health issues. Apply yoga techniques & practices to heal trauma or ease those issues.
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  • YOGA NIDRA
  • MENTAL HEALTH
  • DEPRESSION, ANXIETY & PTSD
  • EASE CHRONIC PAIN

PRACTICE

Learning goals: Practice yoga with a variety of new and advanced tools. Deepen, refine and advance your own practice experiencing fresh, challenging and inspiring sequencing with precise instruction.
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  • DAILY GUIDED MEDITATION ON VARIED THEMES
  • DAILY VINYASA YOGA PRACTICE
  • DAILY WORKSHOP ON VARIED THEMES
  • VINYASA CLASS TEACHING PRACTICE
  • 2-HOUR WORKSHOP TEACHING PRACTICE

WORKSHOPS

Learning goals: Understand the moon phases and how they affect us. Create yoga classes according to each moon phase. Understand the differences of strength, flexibility, mobility and how they are connected. Prevent injuries and move more freely. Further understand the six movement of the spine. Use spine movements to create functional sequences. Further understand the hip joint system and floorwork. Create low-flow vinyasa classes and use the floor as an apparatus. Emphasize fluidity, control, and joint mobility, slithery, circular primal patterns, and expression. Heighten your movement awareness.
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  • THE VAYUS
  • MOON PHASES
  • SPINAL UPGRADE
  • GROUND CONTROL
  • HIP AND FIERCE

COURSE STRUCTURE

This is an intensive 2 week in-person course. You are supported and mentored throughout the course.
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  • 9 HOUR TIME COMMITMENT/DAY
  • COURSE MATERIAL AND ASSIGNMENTS ARE STUDIED IN YOUR OWN TIME DURING THE DAY

*Access Our Detailed 150-Hour Advanced Training Program Here!
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300-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification (RYS-300)

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The 150-hour module sutra is part of FLY's Advanced YTT program. The 300-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program is a series of trainings designed to provide you with the in-depth knowledge and skills you need to become an advanced yoga teacher. This two training sequence is equivalent to a 300-hour YTT certification (RYS-300) with Yoga Alliance.
our 150-HOUR Advanced YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN SPAIN team

About your teachers

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VIDYA HEISEL

Lead Teacher
E-RYT 500, YACEP

Vidya is a master yoga teacher with over 45 years of teaching experience as well as a deep and experienced knowledge of yogic philosophy and meditation. She is an inspiring practitioner and a gifted communicator. She founded Frog Lotus Yoga International in 2000. Since, she has trained thousands of yoga teachers and led over a hundred 200 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings around the world.

GILDA GOHARIAN

Lead Teacher
E-RYT 500

Gilda is a FLY senior teacher based in northern Germany. Her teaching style is vigorous and energetic, but always with a strong focus on alignment, anatomy and breathing. She likes to encourage her students to approach yoga with a lot of fun and curiosity.
Moreover, Gilda is passionate about sharing the multiple benefits of a whole food, plant based nutrition in terms of optimal health, wellbeing, and athletic performance.

LOUISA CRAIG

Lead Teacher
E-RYT 500, TRAINER PRO

Louisa’s type of yoga is a hybrid of styles combining pranayama techniques and bandhas to focus & harness the prana in the body. She aims at releasing what we hold on to and peel away our ‘layers’ to find a happier version of ourselves. Her classes are esoteric and light-hearted, weaving yogic philosophy into the experience. She also sees asanas as a technique to balance the main forces that sustain the mind and the body. They are used to transform the physical body, as well as, to unblock or remove the obstructions to balanced energy flow.
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ADVANCED Yoga teacher training IN SPAIN in paradise

Live the Suryalila experience

ABOUT
SHALAS
FOOD
TREATMENTS
RELAXATION
BOUTIQUE
EXCURSIONS

Yoga Halls

MAGNIFICENT YOGA HALL

THE OM DOME
A state of the art yoga hall inside a beautiful geodesic dome that resemble a Nepalese temple. You will practice everyday during your yoga teacher training overlooking through a massive bay window one of our best views of beautiful rolling hills and a ruined monastery.

OTHER SHALAS

GANESHA YOGA SHALA
Ganesha is a beautiful yoga hall with a wood and beam ceiling and wood floors. 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 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.

Massage Therapy

At Suryalila Yoga Retreat Centre, we always have highly trained 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. 

Eco Pool, Sauna & Pagodas

SALT WATER SWIMMING POOL

Relax and rejuvenate in the natural salt water pool. 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 can be a very regular event! 

ECO SAUNA

Enjoy the rejuvenating and detoxifying effect of our cosy sauna 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.

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.

Day Trips in Andalusia

During the day off of your advanced 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, Suryalila offers 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 supplying 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 Suryalila 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.
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 in the beautiful Shakti Boutique. Our yoga props, clothing, jewellery, cosmetics and gifts give you the opportunity to take a little bit of Suryalila 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, Suryalila is a stunningly beautiful all-inclusive facilities Yoga Retreat Centre in the heart of Andalusia, Southern Spain. Located in an old renovated olive farm, Suryalila is Sanskrit for “Cosmic Play of the Sun” and host the Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training in Andalusia, Spain.
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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VINYASA YOGA CLASSES

Discover FLY vinyasa flow style. Six free yoga classes to practice at home.
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Address
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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Love From Our Students ♥

A little over 3 years ago, I took my advanced 150HR YTT with my AMAZING school and teachers Frog Lotus Yoga. I was blessed to meet so many incredible souls, who are now great friends! This training forever changed me. When I arrived I was a timid, nervous, and insecure yoga instructor. I felt like such a newbie and totally out of my league. Throughout those 2 weeks of training- I completely left my comfort zone. I took risks, asked questions, mindfully listened, studied my butt off and allowed myself to be completely vulnerable. I had the absolute time of my life! I laughed, I cried, I deeply bonded with others, spent a ton of time outdoors, stared endlessly at the landscape, spent time alone and with friends. And of course, practiced yoga and meditation all day and night!

I am grateful for this experience and would do it again in a heartbeat! When I returned to NY, I was a way more confident and knowledgeable yoga instructor. I began to spread my wings sharing my passion for the practice of yoga with anyone who would give me a chance. And I continue to do so to this very day and will continue to do so for as long as I can! Thank you to everyone who
has helped me make it this far.
Laura Gotlin, US
I'm really enjoying integrating all of the information and experiences of the training into my body, practice and classes. The lectures, discussions and workshops presented in the training were above and beyond my expectations and the resources we received have left me with so much more studying to explore as my understanding grows, I find that I have come back to my "normal life" lighter- physically, emotionally and psychologically. I feel a strength and ease in my body that allows me to move with more grace and awareness. l am more consistently observing the world within and around me, and I am in awe of the mystery unfolding. My dedication toward my personal practice has been stoked and the classes I teach have become more intelligent, safer and more creative. I feel so much more confident and more devoted to inspiring others to enjoy the practice. For all of this and so much more I am incredibly humbled and grateful especially to Vidya for creating an environment that challenges and nourishes teachers to excel without fear and I look forward to learning more from her as the training continues.
Lumina Kemp, US
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