Yoga Teacher Trainings in Costa Rica
At Goddess Garden in Costa Rica
November 17-December 1, 2018
with Jennifer Yarro director & owner
of Frog Lotus Yoga and FLY staff
200 Hours, Yoga Alliance Approved
The Frog Lotus Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training is a comprehensive, enriching, and high-integrity program designed to create a strong foundation from which to teach yoga. Our program focuses on anatomical awareness, safe alignment, progressive sequencing, and hands-on assisting. Graduates will have a sound understanding of how to lead an accessible, intelligent and well-rounded practice to a diverse student base.
Our program has been successfully running for 15 years and we have graduates teaching all over the world! At the end of the course, you will be a Certified Yoga Instructor, ready to teach and eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. You will be qualified to lead BOTH ‘Hatha Yoga Interdisciplinary’ AND ‘Vinyasa Flow Yoga’. This is a rare opportunity to receive a double certification!
Lineage & Style
We teach a safe, alignment-based yoga style that is creative, dynamic, and intelligently sequenced. It can be easily adapted to diverse levels and different tempos for a well-rounded and integrated yoga practice. The philosophy portion of the program is based on the ‘8 Limb Path’ of Patanjali and enriched by the history of the yogic tradition of India. The asana practice is inspired by Hatha Yoga and the Ashtanga system of Pattabhi Jois, where poses are linked together with the breath through the rhythm of Sun Salutations with relevant warm-up and cool-down elements in every practice.
About the Program
This two-week residential, intensive yoga teacher training is an exceptionally high-quality, fully comprehensive, and life-transforming experience. It is passionately and skillfully led by Jennifer Yarro, Lauren Harris, & Karen Ring within the guidelines of Frog Lotus Yoga given by the founder, Vidya Heisel. All of our teachers are trained in Thai Yoga Massage and have a strong anatomy background.
Over 100 poses will be covered in-depth during the training with special attention to anatomical awareness, articulate cueing, and skillful assists. At the end of the training, you will be qualified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga as well as various levels of Hatha Yoga Interdisciplinary classes (including ‘Slow Flow’ & Restorative Yoga).
We pride ourselves on our high-integrity and thorough program to comply with the requirements of Yoga Alliance. Therefore, in this two-week immersion format, you will be given ADVANCE homework as a part of the curriculum including readings, practice and online seminars to complete BEFORE our start date. Enjoy a unique opportunity to deepen your practice before you even arrive!
- Deepen and Further Your Own Yoga Practice
- History and Philosophy of Yoga
- Intensive Study and Practice of Asanas (postures)
- Sanskrit Names of Yoga Postures
- Alignment and modification of Poses
- Yogic Diet
- The Business of Teaching Yoga
- Class Sequencing and Planning
- Hands-on Assisting
- Practice Teaching
Yoga Teacher Training Schedule
- 6.30—7.00am Tea
- 7.00—9.00am Meditation, Chanting and Yoga Practice
- 9.00-10.00am Breakfast
- 10.00am-1:30pm Training Session #1
- 1.30—2:30pm Lunch
- 2:30-3:30pm Training Session #2
- 3.30—6.00pm Training Session #3
- 6.00-7.00pm Yoga Practice
- 7.00-8.00pm Dinner
- 8.00-9.00pm Training Session #4
Prerequisites & Guidelines
A minimum of one year’s regular yoga practice and reasonable competence is required to qualify for this intensive Yoga Teacher Training Course. You are also required to be in good health, physically and mentally.
*This program is for serious students as we will “eat, breath, and sleep” this immersion of yoga!
**Lastly, there will be preparation homework, required practice, and on-line seminars before the start date in order to fulfill the required hours for certification.
About the Retreat Center & Spa
The aptly named Goddess Garden is located near Cahuita on the Caribbean Coast in the south of Costa Rica, between the towns of Puerto Viejo and Limon. Cahuita is the site of a beautiful national park, where you can see howler and white faced monkeys, colourful birds, and sloths playing in the trees. Cahuita is also known for good snorkeling in its crystal blue waters.
The retreat Center is luxurious and comfortable. You will share a large, bright, and spacious room with two comfortable queen beds, a beautiful en suite bathroom and a private balcony overlooking the jungle. In the room, there is a desk, shelves and closet for your belongings and a safe for your valuables. Wireless internet is available free of charge in your room. Phone-calls can be made using phone-cards. A laundry service is available for a small charge.
The retreat center is nestled in a lush and exquisite tropical garden, a few steps from a beautiful Caribbean Beach. There is an inviting and beautifully designed swimming pool to relax beside, as well as dedicated study areas and hang-out lounges with couches and hammocks. You will practice in what is surely the loveliest and most spacious yoga studio in Costa Rica, with a 360 degree view of the abundant tropical jungle, complete with monkeys, sloths and toucans! The environment could not be more beautiful, comfortable or fabulous!
The Goddess Garden Spa offers high quality massage. The amazing Ayurvedic Massage therapist, John Jairo Campo will give you one of the best massages you have ever had!
Please keep in mind we will not have time for excursions during the training so you may choose to stay longer to explore Costa Rica as time permits.
Accommodation Options & Pricing
• $3095 USD for space in a comfortable six person dorm with en suite bathrooms, gourmet vegetarian meals, full tuition and transport to and from San Jose.
• $3295 USD for luxurious shared room with en suite bathroom (shared with two other trainees), gourmet vegetarian meals, full tuition and transport to and from San Jose.
• $3495 USD for luxurious shared room with en suite bathroom (shared with one other trainee), gourmet vegetarian meals, full tuition and transport to and from San Jose.