October 19 – November 9, 2014
The Goddess Garden, Costa Rica
Frog Lotus Yoga 200hr Teacher Training.
This three week intensive Yoga Teacher Training is an exceptionally high quality, fully comprehensive profoundly life transforming retreat. It is passionately and skillfully led by either Vida Jacqueline Heisel or Jennifer Yarro. Vidya Jacqueline Heisel, E-RYT 500, the founder and director of the Frog Lotus Yoga International, who is a Master teacher with 35 years of Yoga teaching experience, a deep and experienced knowledge of Yogic philosophy and meditation, as well as an inspiring practitioner and gifted communicator. Jennifer Yarro, E-RYT 500, is a practitioner and teacher of AcroYoga, Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Meridian Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage.
Vidya has developed her own dynamic and compassionate style of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, which, though at times vigorous, is always accessible and modifiable to the level of the student. Her classes are creative and fun and vibrantly unique. She intelligently weaves together her knowledge of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Forrest and Kundalini Yoga in a delightful and effective fusion.
Vidya has trained over 1000 teachers and led over 30 Yoga Teacher Training retreats around the world. She has studied for many years at ashrams in India, as well as with some of the best Yoga teachers in the West. Her life has been devoted to the study and practice of eastern philosophy, yoga and meditation and her ability to communicate this in a thorough, clear and interesting way is the very tangible result of her lifelong immersion.
Jennifer has studied internationally with many amazing teachers, but credits her teacher, mentor, and friend Vidya Jacqueline Heisel as her main influence in the growth of her Hatha/Vinyasa practice. Jennifer continues to be a student of several yogic traditions such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, svadhyaya or self-study, and others. Her most profound learnings come from her students to whom she is always grateful for the opportunity to share her gifts.
With her cumulative years of experience in teaching, anatomy, and meditation, Jennifer is currently passionate about training yoga teachers to lead practice that is safe and effective; honoring the traditional lineages while leaving space for their individual voice. Jennifer leads 200 and 500 hour trainings internationally throughout the year, is adjunct staff for other courses, and teaches at conferences and gatherings as she joyfully expands the Frog Lotus community!
The trainings are assisted by Jennilee Toner, E-RYT 200 who is an exceptionally experienced and talented Yoga teacher and Yoga Anatomist. Also on staff will be a carefully selected graduate of the program, whose job is to facilitate the retreat and serve and assist you in all ways so that you may have the best possible experience.
In this retreat your every need will be cared for, you will be very comfortable, your palate will be tantalized, and your expectations of the course will be far exceeded. You will leave the retreat inspired, transformed and fully-equipped and confident to teach great yoga classes.
About the Spa/Retreat Center
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 playing in the trees. Cahuita is also known for good snorkeling.
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. For a small charge a laundry service is available.
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 the best massage you have ever had!
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline
History and Philosophy of Yoga
Intensive study and practice of Asanas (postures)
Sanskrit names of yoga postures
Assisting and modification of poses
The Business of teaching Yoga
Class sequencing and planning
Hands on assisting
Deepen and further your own yoga practice
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Schedule
7.00—9.30am Meditation and Yoga Practice
10.30am—1.30pm Training Session
3.30—6.30 pm Training Session
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