Frog Lotus Yoga

  • June 21st, 2013
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200hr Teacher Training In Bali, Costa Rica, and Spain

Yoga Alliance: Yes

Style: Mixed Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Iyengar, & Power

Location: Bali, Costa Rica, & Spain


  1. February 8 – March 1, 2014: Costa Rica
  2. March 29 – April 19, 2014: Spain
  3. June 7 – 28, 2014: Spain
  4. July 28 – August 18: Bali
  5. September 13 – October 4: Spain




At Frog Lotus Yoga International, our Yoga Teacher Training Course is a highly professional, established, comprehensive, well-organized and highly effective program. It is also a profoundly transformational and life-affirming process. The founder and director of the Program, Vidya Jacqueline Heisel, E-RYT 500 is a seasoned master teacher, with over 35 years of joyful practice and teaching experience.

What makes our Yoga Teacher Training program different and outstanding is the level of professional expertise and talented teaching ability brought to it by Vidya and her co-teachers.

You will leave the training with the skills and confidence to start teaching great classes right away, as well as invaluable tools that will radically transform and enhance your own ongoing daily experience of life.

This program is run as an intensive retreat. It is very beneficial to be able to take yourself out of your everyday environment, with all its inherent distractions, and apply yourself fully to living and breathing yoga for the duration of the retreat, with like-minded travelers

Vidya enjoys facilitating the trainings internationally in exotic locations. She loves warm weather and beautiful nature and has carefully selected the retreat centers where she holds these retreats, to give trainees the optimal experience of a life-time!

We provide very comfortable and luxurious accommodations, gourmet vegetarian food and unbelievably beautiful settings. You will be totally taken care of and nurtured on every level.


“I feel absolutely blessed to have had the opportunity to do my yoga teacher training with Vidya from Frog Lotus Yoga international.” – Hayley Menzies, London, UK

“I’m not sure what forces brought me here, but words fail to describe the beautiful experience you’ve put me through.” – Anjalika Bose, Eindhoven, Holland

“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!” – Carl Faure, YogaWest, London, England

Our trainings include:

  • In depth study of over 100 poses, alignment and form
  • Modification of all poses for different levels and injuries
  • Hands on assists for each pose learned
  • Practice teaching of all poses
  • Applied Anatomy taught in an enjoyable way
  • Yogic Philosophy, to profoundly change your life
  • Meditation, as the greatest yogic tool
  • Pranayama, breathing techniques
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Intelligent sequencing
  • Practice teaching of classes with feedback
  • Chanting
  • History of Yoga
  • Yogic Lifestyle and Diet
  • How to be an amazing teacher
  • How to create a successful Yoga Business
  • Ongoing free Mentorship with Vidya via email or skype, or in person at Suryalila Retreat Centre, Vidya’s home base.

The style of Yoga

The style that we teach at Frog Lotus Yoga International is a joyful, creative and intelligent flow style, which can be easily adapted to different levels and different tempos.

Vidya combines her in depth study of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Forrest and Kundalini Yoga into a highly original and powerful yoga flow.

By the end of the Teacher Training you will not only be qualified to teach a creative and highly adaptable Vinyasa Flow but will also have the tools to create other styles of yoga classes, such as more basic Hatha, prenatal and restorative yoga.

Typical Day on 200 Hour YTT

6:30—7:00am Morning Tea

7:00—9:30am Meditation and Yoga Practice

9:30—10:30am Breakfast

10:30am—1:30pm Training Session

1:30—3:30pm Lunch, time to swim, relax, hang out

3:30—6:30 pm Training Session

6:30pm Dinner

7pm Free time and homework

Activities and Excursions

We will have two afternoons a week plus one full day free during the training to enjoy some leisure time and excursions specific to the area.

Frog Lotus Yoga International Yoga Teachers

frog lotus yoga Vidya Jacqueline Heisel – Vidya is originally from London. She has been joyfully studying, practicing and teaching Yoga since 1975. She is an inspiring master teacher, who has a deep knowledge of Yogic philosophy, having spent many years in ashrams in India and in the USA. Her physical practice is strong and inspirational. She is a gifted teacher and shares her vast knowledge with depth, clarity, compassion and humor.

Vidya is the founder of Frog Lotus Yoga Studio in Massachusetts, the Director of Frog Lotus Yoga international Yoga Teacher Training Programs and the co-founder and Yoga Director of Suryalila Retreat Centre in Andalucia, Spain.

Vidya’s ongoing mission is to continue to spread the life-transforming teachings of Yoga and the joyful physical practice around the world, with as much love and wisdom as possible!

Use this link to learn more about Vidya Jacqueline Heisel and you can also watch this video of me leading a training:

frog lotus yogaCo-Teacher

Jennifer Yarro began her studies of the body and mind at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. majoring in pre-med and psychology. Upon receiving her foundation yoga training from Vidya at Frog Lotus Yoga, she continued to devote her life’s work to the study and practice of yoga, health, bodywork, and healing. After extensive studies and travels around the States, South East Asia, and Europe, Jennifer became the new director and owner of Frog Lotus Yoga Studio. Jennifer is an inspiring teacher of AcroYoga, Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Meridian Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage.

frog lotus yoga internationalCo-Teacher

Jennilee Toner inspired by various AFAA fitness trainings and workshops with amazing yogis and yoginis such as Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Bryan Kest, Dharma Mittra, Cameron and Liz Shayne of Budokon, Duncan Wong, and Simon Park and her studies in mythology and transpersonal psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Jennileee teaches her own distinct and dynamic style of Vinyasa Yoga. Jennilee teaches anatomy with Frog Lotus Yoga International in an uplifting and dynamic style.

*All of our trainings are assisted by an additional inspiring Yoga teacher, who is a graduate of our program.

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