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200 Hour Intensive Teacher Training in Vinyasa Yoga
February 17 - March 10, 2018
Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

All Inclusive • Yoga Alliance Approved • 1000+ Successful Graduates

What Our Students Have to Say...

About the Teacher Training

This three week intensive Yoga Teacher Training is an exceptionally high quality, fully comprehensive profoundly life transforming experience. It is passionately and skillfully led by Alicia Waters & Jennifer Yarro within the guidelines of Frog Lotus Yoga.

If you are searching for a program where you will receive full support, expert instruction, and lasting inspiration - Jennifer, Alicia, and Frog Lotus Yoga training is the place for you! This program has been running successfully for the past 14 years and we have thousands of successful graduates teaching internationally. In this Yoga Teacher Training you will find a safe space to push your own edge in the physical practice, expand your knowledge of the foundations of Yoga, and will emerge open-hearted, radiant with confidence, brimming with possibility, and fully prepared to teach!

The Frog Lotus Yoga teacher training school was founded by Vidya Heisel in 2000. We teach a creative, dynamic, and intelligent Vinyasa flow style that can be adapted to all levels. The philosophy is based on the Eight Limbed Path of Patanjali, outlined in the Yoga Sutras. The asana is inspired by the energizing sun salutations of the Ashtanga practice, as well as the precise alignment of Iyengar Yoga. While we honor the tradition of Yoga, we are also passionate about safety and longevity for yogis and are continually adapting to the latest research in biomechanics and functional anatomy.

Frog Lotus Yoga (FLY) Vinyasa Teacher Trainings are exceptionally high-quality, fully-comprehensive three-week intensives. Over 100 poses will be covered in-depth during the training, giving special attention to anatomical sequencing and skillful teaching methods. At the end of the training you will be fully qualified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga and its variations, such as Power Flow or Core Flow, as well as various levels of general Hatha Yoga classes.

"Before beginning my yoga teacher training with Frog Lotus Yoga, I had tremendously high expectations. Frog Lotus Yoga completely fulfilled my high hopes! The breadth of topics covered including philosophy, anatomy, Sanskrit, asana, assisting, history, business, and much more, were so thoroughly and carefully taught that it actually amazes me how much we were able to learn in 200 hours. Most importantly, I feel that I have come home with the resources I need to continue to grow. I have already recommended FLY to a friend. I was extremely happy with this program and feel truly proud to be able to call myself a graduate of this fine school." - Michelle K.

With over 10 years running, and thousands of successful graduates across the globe, FLY 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings are some of the finest YTT programs available today. In addition to the in-depth philosophy and anatomy classes, particular strengths of our program are a focus on hands-on assisting and many hours of student teaching experience. There’s no substitute for experience when you're learning, so Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Trainings prioritize practical experience over a solely lecture-based format. 

"Choosing from the many Teacher Training programs out there was no easy task. Frog Lotus definitely turned out to be the right decision. The program is a guided process that prepares you well to confidently create and instruct your own classes. More than just an education, this was a life affirming experience. It increases your thirst for continuing education and a lifetime of learning the ancient tradition of Yoga." - Lissia R.


We constantly hear from our graduates how prepared they felt the first time they walked into a studio to teach. We’ve also had many students say they shocked their interviewers at studio auditions by delivering a competent, confident yoga class and then telling them they had only just recently graduated a 200 hour yoga teacher training program!


"I think what I took away from the training the most is learning how to teach effectively. Not just the physicality of the practice, but the language I use, how I hold space for the class, how I've found my seat as teacher, the readings I share, the music I play, the sequencing and themes that flow through my class. I feel a lot of my success as a teacher comes from your training, and for that I thank you." - Shawna T.

If you are searching for a program where you will receive full support, expert instruction, and lasting inspiration - the  Thailand training with Alicia Waters and Jennifer Yarro is the place for you! In this Yoga Teacher Training you will find a safe space to push your own edge in the physical practice, expand your knowledge of the foundations of Yoga, and connect deeply with yourself and your fellow students. You will emerge open-hearted, radiant with confidence, brimming with possibility, and fully prepared to teach!


** Please note this is an intensive Yoga Teacher Training for certification. This is not a retreat.**

You Will Learn:


History and Philosophy of Yoga


In-depth study and practice of Asana (postures)

Sanskrit names of Yoga postures

Hands-on assisting of postures 

Class sequencing and planning

Functional anatomy

Yogic ethics and diet

Pranayama (breath work)

The business of teaching Yoga

Introduction to subtle anatomy 

How to further your own yoga practice

Sample Daily Schedule

7.00—9.30am  Meditation and Asana Practice

9.30—10.30am  Breakfast

10.30am—1.30pm  Training Session 

1.30—3.30pm  Lunch

3.30—6.30pm  Training Session 

6.30pm  Dinner

Required Reading

(Available on

  • The Perfect Chaturanga by Jennilee Toner

  • The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume 1 by Ray Long and Chris Macivor

  • Inside the Yoga Sutras** by Reverend Jaganath Carrerra

**Please read this book before arriving.

You will also be required to purchase the Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Manual. 

Qualifications & Policies

A minimum of one year's regular yoga practice and reasonable competence is required to attend this Yoga Teacher Training Course. Applicants are required to be in good health, physically and mentally.


During the yoga training, all students are expected to be vegetarian and abstain from alcohol, smoking, and other drugs.


Except in cases of extreme illness or family crisis, students must attend all sessions in order to receive a certificate. In cases where absence is unavoidable, the missed time will need to be made up. If more than three sessions are missed, the student may not be certified.

These guidelines are for the benefit and safety of the entire group. By applying for this course, you signal that you understand and comply with these requirements. Any physical or mental conditions that may adversely affect your participation must be communicated with the staff ahead of time.


About the Teachers

Alicia Waters is an E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. Currently residing in the lovely seaside town of Mousehole in southwest England, she leads local classes as well as international retreats and trainings. She has been teaching yoga since 2010 and has been studying and practicing avidly since 2005. She completed a 200 hour foundation training and a 300 hour advanced training in Vinyasa Yoga, both with Vidya Heisel and Jennifer Yarro of Frog Lotus Yoga. Any teacher must also be a life-long student, and Alicia has continued her studies with additional training in mantra, anatomy, philosophy, and more with such modern yoga luminaries as Sianna Sherman, Shiva Rea, Amy Ippoliti, Tiffany Cruikshank, Anandra George, and Jim Tarran. 

Since the beginning of her teaching career, Alicia has had the great privilege of sharing yoga with diverse students in studios, universities, spas, and community centers all over the globe. Originally from the East Coast of the US, she spent two years living and teaching at Suryalila Yoga Retreat Center in southern Spain before moving to Cornwall in February 2015. She has traveled extensively with Frog Lotus Yoga Teacher Training Programs as faculty instructor.


She and her husband received a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) as a wedding gift in 2015 - on that fateful day, Alicia's love of SUP Yoga was born! Only a few months later, she completed the SUP Yoga certifcation from SUPFit, and now loves to share this amazing sport.


Alicia is known among her students for her clear instruction and joyful, encouraging demeanor. She is also certified in Thai Yoga Massage, which brings confidence and compassion to her physical adjustments. Her recipe for a great yoga class is to combine intelligent sequencing and consistent focus on the breath, then add total self-acceptance, a bit of inspiration, a dash of sweat, and a healthy dose of humor.

"I spent my 3 weeks of intensive teacher training with Alicia. She is an amazing teacher and very inspiring, both in physical practice and spiritual/mental development. Her personality is warm and kind, which made it easy to feel connected to her. I could feel how much she really loves yoga and teaching, and this love radiates into her classes and the way she connects to her students." - Iir, England

"Alicia's teaching is filled with grace and kindness. My practice became more creative after my yoga teacher training with her. She is an inspiration in how she makes the class connect as a group, whether through movement, chanting, or breathing." - Irene, Spain

Alicia is an inspiring and extremely knowledgeable teacher. Her practice is beautiful and you can see the passion she has for yoga and for passing on her knowledge. I went to her with many questions and she always answered them clearly and enthusiastically. I'm so happy to have met her! I continue to learn so much from Alicia; I could not recommend her more as a teacher." - Karen

Contact Alicia with any questions at

Check out some free sample FLY-style classes here.

Connect with Alicia on Facebook and Instagram.

Jennifer Yarro, E-RYT 500, is a practitioner and teacher of AcroYoga, Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Meridian Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. She is the owner and director of Frog Lotus Yoga in the United States and the founder of the Triple Gem School of Thai Massage. She teaches, trains, and certifies students internationally for 200hr Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga, 300hr Advanced Yoga Trainings, and up to 500hr for Thai Yoga Massage.

Jennifer has developed a devoted following because of her unique teaching style which blends the wisdom of Hatha Yoga, vigorous Vinyasa, cleansing Kundalini, and a deep understanding of the physical and energetic body. Her lively classes bring a fresh awareness to timeless principles of the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya.

Jennifer loves to study anatomy and intelligently offers classes that support skeletal alignment and muscular engagement, that builds strength, skill, and fluidity to support one's personal practice. In addition, Jennifer’s personal meditation practice, extensive training in group facilitation, and continual commitment for self-growth fuels the depth and energetics of the group experience. Lastly, her practice of structural bodywork and Thai Yoga Massage for over 10 years influences her love for teaching 'Hands-On Adjustments for Yoga Asana' which will be an integral part of the training.

Jennifer's compassion and willingness to hold space for growth in every student has made her an accessible mentor and friend to the hundreds of yoga teachers she has trained. She has been teaching Yoga full time for over 12 years and running 3-4 week residential trainings for the past 8 years.

The training was so amazing. There was so much love and intention that went into it all. It exceeded any expectations and such a nice atmosphere was created here. Jennifer is a great teacher with the right attitude, right amount of compassion and presence, and a disciplined focus. So much valuable wisdom and knowledge was passed down, thank you!  - Tessa

Jennifer is one of the finest, most energizing and knowledgeable instructors I have ever had. She is inspiring and dedicated and I look forward to continuing my education with her.  - Steve

The training was great. Jennifer put her heart and soul into the work and was completely supportive throughout our process.

I feel empowered and well on my way to teaching. I will recommend this program to others without a doubt. - Natasha

This training was one of the best, if not the best, experience of my life. I feel that I have more than enough knowledge and skills to succeed. Everyone should go to Frog Lotus Yoga teacher training! I am truly privileged and blessed to have had the opportunity to learn from Jennifer. Her loving patience and perseverance pulled us all together. I know I am a better, happier person because of this amazing experience. - Rachel

Contact Jennifer by email at
Connect with Jennifer on Facebook and Instagram.

About Thailand

Koh Samui is an ideal place for exploring yoga due to the outstanding natural beauty of the island. Most of Koh Samui is still considered unspoiled and unpolluted. Time on Koh Samui is an opportunity to relax, unwind, explore and focus on yourself. Enjoy the natural energy of palm trees, white sand, purple sunsets, turquoise waters, dense jungle, and exotic waterfalls. Despite being so easily accessible, Koh Samui remains an idyllic island in the sun.

About the Retreat Center

Vikasa is a yoga retreat center and everything there is focused on supporting the yogic lifestyle. The rooms are simple, clean, and eco-conscious. Vikasa is a relaxed establishment where you can unplug and reconnect to something deeper than this external world. To further support your well-being, Vikasa offers the exquisite Life Cafe, the Bliss Spa, and stunning ocean views with direct beach access.

Vikasa features open air yoga pavilions with hard wood floors and an open, breathtaking view of the sea. Practice yoga to the soothing sounds of the ocean and our many natural (friendly!) visitors, breathing air that is always fresh and energized.

Food prepared and served at the on-site restaurant, Vikasa Life Cafe is both healthy and delicious. It’s also a hub for the community at the resort and a great meeting place. They have excellent access to tropical fruits, organic food and fresh local produce, which is conducive to transformation, healing, detox, fitness or just healthy living. They use only the freshest natural ingredients of highest quality and is naturally delicious and beautifully prepared.

Although we will be immersed in the training, wireless connection is available, so bring your laptop if you’d like to stay connected.


All rooms are in Vikasa Yoga Retreat Center. There is a range of accommodation options to fit every budget: rustic grass Zen Bungalows, simple and private Yoga Caves, and shared Oceanview Twin rooms. For more details and prices of each option, see below.

How to Get There

You will need to book a flight into Koh Samui airport (USM). If you arrive on February 17, we can arrange a taxi to pick you up. This will cost $20 USD per person (or you can take your own from the airport, which may be cheaper). If it is possible for you to arrive a few days earlier to acclimate to the weather and the time zone, that is highly encouraged. You will need to plan the time outside of the training as you would your own travel, but we are happy to give suggestions and tips.


Citizens of most countries can enter Thailand for up to 30 days without a special visa. If you are planning to stay longer, or aren't sure if your country is eligible for a free visa on arrival, check with your local Thai embassy.


During the training there will be two free afternoons per week. In the second week, there will be one full day off in place of one of the free afternoons. The free time gives opportunities to get massage, have a rest, explore the island on your own, or go on excursions. We will be offering a variety of (optional) excursions, such as waterfall hikes, temple visits, night markets, and boat trips. The excursions will be offered at an additional cost.



Prices include accommodation, three gourmet vegetarian meals per day, and full tuition.

Our all-inclusive, residential format creates a cohesive, supportive group and allows you to focus fully on the yoga.

Prices do not include travel to and from Thailand, travel expenses such as visas, required course materials, tips for the staff at Vikasa, excursions, or any other extras like massage, shopping, choosing to eat out, etc. 

All prices are listed in USD.  

$3900 for the Zen Bungalow

$4100 for the Yoga Cave

$4300 for the Ocean Twin

**see above for photos and a detailed description of each room type**

**see below for photos and a detailed description of each room type**

**see below for photos and a detailed description of each room type**

Pay your $200 deposit now to reserve your space!
**If you have a UK account, please do not use the PayPal button below. 
Fill out the registration form and you will receive an invoice within 48 hours to pay via bank transfer. If you have a US account and would prefer to pay by check or money order, please email
The Zen Bungalows are traditional huts sustainably built with local, natural materials. They provide an opportunity to feel yourself become totally at-one with Koh Samui’s natural surroundings, with stunning views right outside your door. Each bungalow is a small private room with its own bathroom. Each bungalow has a mosquito net, air conditioning, a mini-fridge, an electronic safe box, and hot water.

The Yoga Caves are a simple, quiet, and private accommodation option. They are modest in size but very comfortable. They feature stunning ocean views and shared bathroom facilities with hot water. Each yoga cave has air conditioning, an electronic safe, and free Wi-Fi.

The Ocean Twin rooms are luxurious rooms with two twin beds shared by you and one other roommate. Each room has a private balcony, partial ocean view, en-suite bathroom with shower, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, an electronic safe box, and an electric kettle. (Please inquire about reserving one of these rooms with a single king-sized bed, as shown below, for an extra fee.)
Pay your $200 deposit now to reserve your space!

**If you have a UK account, please do not use the PayPal button above. 

Fill out the registration form and you will receive an invoice within 48 hours to pay via bank transfer. If you have a US account and would prefer to pay by check or money order, please email

There are two steps to complete your registration: 

1. Pay your initial deposit (the Buy Now button above) and 2. Submit the following registration form.

Make sure to click the green button that says Sign Me Up! 

Once you submit the form, you will receive an email within 48 hours with more information.

Your space in the training will be reserved once both parts are completed. 

See you in Thailand!!

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