Become A Certified Yoga Teacher

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Andalusia, Spain

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JAN 08 - 29/2022

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The Frog Lotus Yoga (FLY) 200-hour Teacher Training in Andalusia, Spain, empowers you to teach yoga professionally and to get a strong grounding in Eastern philosophy.

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

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All you need to know

ABOUT
REQUIREMENTS
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PRICING
ACCOMODATION
LOCATION

What's included?

Frog Lotus Yoga (FLY) 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Andalusia, Spain, consists of an intensive course including readings, reflections and assimilation practices, as well as interactive sessions that build community and bring the teaching from your FLY program to life!
  • 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 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs over the past 21 years, resulting in a skillfully refined, polished and 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 your classmates and teachers

How to qualify for the training?

A minimum of one year’s yoga practice and reasonable competence is required to take the 200-Hour Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training in Andalusia, Spain. 

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

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I by Ray Long & Chris Macivor
  • The Perfect Chaturanga, by Jennilee Toner. It will be available for purchase in our shop at the retreat centre
  • 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 cost + Accommodation cost
  • Tuition cost (Including VAT and Training Manual) is €2000
  • Accommodation cost depends on your accommodation choice (see ACCOMMODATION tab)

PAYMENT OPTIONS

❤️  1. EARLY PRICE

Enroll up to three months prior the training and get a 10% extra discount.*
*discount only available for lump-sum payment

2. INSTALLMENTS

Pay €200 deposit now and 3 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

  • 7.00-9.30am: Meditation & Yoga Practice
  • 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.

Tuesday and Friday afternoons are free for excursions, rest or self-study. The middle Tuesday of the training is a full day off.
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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. Price varies if you share the accommodation.
200-hour Yoga Teacher Training IN ANDALUSIA SPAIN Overview 

What you learn

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PHILOSOPHY

Learning goals: Gain an awe-inspiring and liberating understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga and Vedanta. Transform your fundamental relationship to life in a profoundly positive way.
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  • HISTORY OF YOGA
  • 8 LIMBS OF YOGA
  • SUBTLE BODY SYSTEM
  • 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 yoga in a sustainable, functional and well-informed way. Understand the anatomy of movement as applied to Yoga and learn how to body-read and modify accordingly.
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  • ANATOMY FOUNDATIONS
  • UNDERSTANDING MOVEMENT
  • INJURY PREVENTION
  • STRETCHING AND REFLEX ARCS
  • NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • BREATHING AND BANDHAS

ASANAS

Learning goals: Develop your ability to practice and teach yoga in an intelligent, creative and informed way. Learn skillful cueing and how to adapt for different levels. We provide a safe environment to practice teaching!
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  • ASANA ALIGNMENT AND FORM
  • MODIFICATIONS AND VARIATIONS
  • 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

COURSE STRUCTURE

This is an intensive 3 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
  • 30 MIN OFFICE HOURS A DAY*

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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification (RYT-200)

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Your course has met the requirements set by Yoga Alliance, demonstrating that it is of the highest standard. As a certified FLY graduate, your certification enables you to register through Yoga Alliance (RYT-200)
our 200-HOUR 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.

LISA DUNN

Asana Teacher
E-RYT 500

Lisa is a yoga teacher and self proclaimed life-enthusiast whose playful approach to her practice mirrors her free spirit. She travels the globe offering yoga retreats, workshops and trainings. Keen to share the liberating effect this 20-year practice had on her life, Lisa became a 500-hour certified teacher with Frog Lotus Yoga and has been a well-loved teacher for twelve years now.

KATRINA PETNEY

Anatomy Teacher
E-RYT 500, YACEP

Throughout her life Katrina has been fascinated by the human body and mind. A combination of science, philosophy, yoga, and meditation guide and inspire her professional and personal life. Her background in biochemistry, biology, education, and yoga, along with her interest in mindfulness, neuroplasticity, and the body-mind connection, serve as the foundation for her teaching.
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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

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, 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 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 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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