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STRETCH LONDON YOGA STUDIO FOUNDER
"I had the time of my life and miss it everyday! 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!"
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
"Vidya was such an informative yoga teacher, she has really good cues and different information that I had never heard before... so I knew I'd made the right decision to come here"
"I definitely feel that I can teach a class. I'm excited to start planning some more classes that I can teach to my friends. I'm really kin to practice and to put it out"
"Vidya's experience... I wanted a really good teacher and she and the whole training surpassed my expectations"
"It's been life changing. It's been hard, we had a lot of things to do, but it was amazing, it was coming home to your own body"
"I really loved the energy of the teachers, their commitment. It's not only about the postures... it's so much bigger than I though it would be"
"I learned so much, about anatomy, about my body, about philosophy, about life in general... there is so much behind the practice"
STEPHANIE PRIEST, CANADA
Oh my gosh… I don’t know where to begin. This training was truly life changing for me. It has been five years now since I graduated from the 200h FLY TT and I still review my manual/training notes for information/inspiration. The training not only gave me the tools to safely teach yoga but it also taught me so much about my Self. I frequently receive comments from students, as well as other teachers, saying how much they enjoy my classes – the sequencing, the cue-ing, the hands-on assists, the quotes at the end of practice… I loved the training so much I returned to Suryalila only a few months later to assist with a teacher training as well as volunteer at the retreat centre. Vidya and team have something really special here!
AMANDA HOMSTROM, FINLAND
I warmly recommend both the retreat centre and the course, the 200 hour YTT with Frog Lotus Yoga at Suryalila was everything it advertised and more! The course was intensive in a really good way. It was clear from the beginning that this is a serious course and that the teachers really wanted us to feel confident when we leave, which I think all of us did! There are many different teacher trainings out there and I am really lucky I narrowed it down to this one. It’s hard to explain how three weeks can be so life changing. I left Suryalila feeling sure I will return to the beautiful place. There is something so special about the place and I’m sure everybody who has walked down to the Om Dome in the early morning, gazing up at the stars; watched the sun rise above the mountains after meditation, would agree, not to mention the glorious sunsets. Also there is no question about it that I am already looking forward to attending Frog Lotus Yoga’s Advanced Training in the future.
LOTSIE CASH, 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.
MIRELA GILES, UK
I graduated in 2014 and doing my Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training at Suryalila was the most inspiring choice I have ever made in regards to my professional development with yoga. Although I was new to the practice, I felt loved, supported and encouraged throughout the entire course. I appreciate the excellent in teaching and the comprehensive lesson delivery system as well as excellence in service, including delicious nutrition, ample resources and diverse facilities. I found the quality of teaching to be absolutely outstanding in every sense, from course materials to additional reading materials. Since my own graduation in 2014, I have recommended the same course to three of my own students and all of them graduated successfully and are now enjoying teaching in their local communities. Suryalila is that special sanctuary indeed, where I would always return just as if I were going back home for inspiration, further professional development and deep personal joy! THANK YOU!
CHRIS EMANUELE, AUSTRALIA
We began as forty-three strangers from across the world, some traveling further than others, all drawn by a common love for yoga and each with our own motives for taking on the intense training to be guides.
By the end of the first day, I had made good friends with good people. By the end of the second day I had formed connections with these strangers, knowing next to nothing about them except that they had a spark inside them that my own recognised. By the end of the third day I found kindred souls that I loved and who loved me unconditionally, without label and without expectation.
Such is the power of Suryalila; the tranquil stone walls and beautiful landscape, combined with a perfect schedule of yoga, meditation, hands-on learning, plenty of downtime and an epic vegetarian menu, created a mecca for souls to release the physical and social barriers that we have been conditioned to hide behind wherever we go.
Over the subsequent weeks our teachers became lighthouses for our small boats to orient out of the storm and towards home, towards a family as diverse as it was close. These teachers; Vidya, Jennilee and Alicia were our matriarchs without the sense of superiority but with all the love of mothers guiding their children. Their support and wisdom are the pillars on which the Suryalila experience rests. The lessons I’ve learned from these people – all the people that were there – have allowed me to shed layers and grow in the greatest way, I will always cherish what I cultivated from them.
As I write this I think back to the lifetime I spent in the company of forty-three beautiful brothers and sisters. I think back to a time when I just wanted to complete a qualification and go back to the place I left.
As I write this I think of right now; of sitting in a cafe in the south of France, passing through on my way to the rest of the world. I think of being in love with the most wonderful soul I’ve met; a light I’ve known for an eternity yet who has lived her life on the other side of the planet. I think of what I have gained and the path I am on due to my time at Suryalila, and can easily decide it was the greatest experience in my life.
SAM DYLLON, UK
I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher training course. Vidya, Lisa, Lucy, Karen, and Lara are all so knowledgeable and were extremely generous with their time and understanding of the practice and theory of yoga. I left confident in myself and my knowledge and eager to teach and share the wonders of yoga. The setting also couldn’t have been better, watching the sun rise in the dome every morning during practice was so magical, the views were amazing, we were fed wonderful food at every meal, and there was a choice of activities and treatments to choose from. I’m already excited to go back to expand my learning further!
JAROSLAW KUBIAK, POLAND
Vidya is so graceful in speech and writing; it’s her gift to the world. That’s what makes the somewhat stale practices of the ancients so special; it’s artistry. She makes the world beautiful like this, sharing her smile, her poetry, her jokes. Most people can’t even do half the asanas Vidya teaches, but the way she talks makes the whole dome feel like they can actually lift off and FLY. This is her power. Her siddhi. Vidya’s gentle words bring laboured oil mills to life and her smile; hope to the miserly. Her charm, her grace, her subtleness in speech. So wonderful. I respect her greatly for her achievements but I love her for her words.
CLARK HEINDEL, USA
After finishing the 200 hours certification I have a few thoughts. The quality of the teaching was first class. The Anatomy section was fun. Alicia, who taught poses, may be the best teacher I ever had. The assistants were always there with assists and tips, and, of course, it all comes back to Vidya, who made it all happen, and whose Sanskrit and Philosophy classes were dead on and really enjoyable. As everyone notes the facilities, food, excursions, massage, etc. were first rate. So while the memories are destined to fade I’m left with Tapas, fire and self-discipline.
From Our Students
Excellent standards of education in asana, meditation, anatomy, adjustment and assisting, teaching methodology, yogic philosophy, professional business skills. The course has a clear structure and standards of accommodation and food at Suryalila are also excellent.
AMANDA WALKER, USA
Thank you for such a thorough training. I am grateful to have found you and this Training. Since I have been back and taking classes at the local studios, I see how truly amazing the training was. You are a great director.
ASHLEY GRISWALD, USA
The amount of knowledge that I have obtained is life-changing. Plus you have helped bring my practice to a new level. Thanks it was great!
GIL ELHART, USA
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