Yoga Teacher Training Dates to choose from:Baja 26 Day Trainings ($2,930.00)
- May 20 to Jun 13, 2013
- Jun 24 to July 18, 2013
- Oct. 14 to Nov. 7, 2013
- Nov. 18 to Dec. 12,2013
- Dec. 28 to Jan. 21, 2014
- Jan. 27 to Feb. 20,2014
- Mar. 3 to Mar. 27, 2014
Baja 16 Day Trainings
- May 20 to June 4, 2013
- June 24 to July 9, 2013
- Oct. 23 to Nov. 7, 2013
- Nov. 27 to Dec. 12,2013
- Dec. 28 to Jan. 11, 2014
- Feb. 5 to Feb. 20,2014
- Mar. 12 to Mar. 27, 2014
Bali 16 Day Trainings
Hawaii 16 Day Trainings
Yandara Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Shane-Christopher Perkins E-RYT 200
Christopher has been facilitating Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2003 and has over 20 years of meditation and yoga practice. His teaching style is dynamic and intuitive, mixing creative movement with a powerful asana practice. Christopher has the gift to bring his students through fun and challenging flow sequences while cultivating the shared awareness that is Yoga. His passion for yoga philosophy and yoga psychology is a part of his daily life and weaves naturally into his teachings. Christopher's presence inspires those around him to enter their hearts and connect to their truest potential.
Christopher was raised SKMC Meditation Center in Bowling Green, Virginia. He requested initiation to a meditation practice at age 4, and while he led a "normal" childhood, he studied with Sant Darshan Singh until age 16. In his early twenties, after attending VCU for fine arts, Christopher spent two years as an apprentice of John P. Milton, training in Sacred Passage (wilderness meditation) and QiGong. This time of deep transformation included several solo wilderness retreats, ranging from 2 to 28 days. In 2005 Christopher spent 6 months in India and Nepal, where he attended teachings and went on retreats, undertaking extensive practice in Vipassana Meditation and Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. Christopher founded the Yandara Yoga Institute with his father Craig Perkins in 2003. Since that time he has been facilitating Yoga Teacher Trainings, and continues to inspire and grow with each person he meets.
Christopher has studied with many inspired yogi's across the world, including a 500 hr training with Dharma Mittra, as well as trainings with Daniel Odier - Kashmirian Tantra, Shiva Rea - Vinyasa Flow, Hanneli Francis - Anusara, Baba Hari Das of the Mount Madonna Center, T.K.V. Desikachar - Yoga Therapy, and senior Iyengar teachers Kevin Durkin, Victor Oppenheimer and Gloria Goldberg. Christopher is also an inspired musician and singer, with a lot of love for kirtan.
"Who you are is already a gift. Let's celebrate it!" ~ Christopher Perkins
Allison Eaton, E-RYT 200
Allison is an international teacher of yoga, Reiki and meditation. To date, she has trained over 800 yogis to become empowered and inspired yoga teachers. Allison's teaching style springs intuitively from the heart, supported by extensive background training in Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga, Tantra and Chakra Yoga Therapy. In addition to teaching Hatha Yoga with precision alignment, Allison focuses on yogic practices that deepen the connection to our healing life force (prana). These practices include asana (postures), pranayama (breath awareness exercises), meditation, mantra, bandha and mudra (universal energy seals), Qigong and Tai Chi.
Allison's meditation background includes Vipassana and Mindfulness Meditation, Movement Meditation, Surat Shabd Yoga (Meditation of Light and Sound), Light Body and Chakra Meditation. Allison bows in gratitude to her teachers Shiva Rea, (Vinyasa Flow), Peter Sterios (Gravity and Grace), Chuck Miller (Sama Ashtanga Yoga), Sant Rajinder Sing Ji Maharaj (Surat Shabd Yoga), Dr. Robert K. Hall (Vipassana and Dharma Teacher) Kevin Durkin (Senior Iyengar Teacher and Yoga Therapist), Victor Oppenheimer (Senior Iyengar Teacher), Corrin Adams (Hatha Yoga) and Sandy Call of Yoga Fit (Hatha Yoga).
Allison is known to draw the authentic Self out of her students, empowering them to practice and teach from intuitive guidance, connected to the heart. Allison is the author of the Yandara Yoga Asana Manual and is featured in the meditation CD, Sat Nam. As a Reiki Master and Intuitive Healing Arts Practitioner, she also offers Reiki Sessions and Reiki Certification trainings at Yandara.
Recent Student Testimonial:
What can I say, WOW! Allison absolutely exemplified the combination of Yogini, Leader, Professional, Spiritual Guide and Consummate Teacher. Her poise, presence, and undeniably uplifted energy were such a significant catalyst for my personal growth as both a teacher and as a human being. I cannot say enough regarding the clarity of integrity, the generosity of spirit and the unconditional love that filled our classroom each and every day. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Tom Morisette, owner of Present Moment Conscious Living Retreat,recently honored as one of the "Top 10 Yoga Retreats Worldwide."
Craig Perkins E-RYT 5000
Craig is registered with Yoga Alliance with over 45 years and 15,000 hours of yoga teaching and yoga teacher training.
In 1968 Craig trained under Yogi Ananda Bhavanani (a follower of Swami Sivananda) in Vancouver, Canada, and became a certified Sivananda-style yoga instructor. At this same time, he began his 30-year meditation study with both Sant Kirpal Singh, and later with his successor Sant Darshan Singh, he also studied, and became initiated in, Tibetan Buddhism, and furthered his Hatha Yoga studies with Yogi Shaym Acharia.
After several years of teaching classes in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, Craig began teaching for Coquitlam Adult Education, by then he was also running his own yoga school, The Yoga Center.
In 1972 Craig started a "live-in" yoga school in Miami, Florida, and two years later he moved to Sawan Kirpal Meditation Center in Virginia, where he lived for 20 years with his wife, and two sons. He also lived with his family at a Sivananda Yoga Center in Washington, D.C. for one year in 1980.
Craig has made five trips to India, studying meditation at Sawan Ashram, Delhi, and Deradhun. For 5 years he was studying Chinese yoga, T'ai Chi and Qi gong with a master/student of Robert Smith, and he also taught yoga at a yoga retreat in Baja, Mexico for 12 years.
Craig is involved with yoga psychology and deep ecology. He has studied Sivananda, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Yoga Flow style. He has also compiled the booklet, " An Introduction to Yoga Life " , based on 30 years of yoga experience. Craig also has written the book "Yandara, Teaching Yoga from the Intuitive Heart".(Available soon)
Craig is the director of Yandara Yoga Institute, and will be teaching at all 26 day trainings and the 16 day trainings in June. and in Bali August and September.
Sarasvati Young RYT 200
Sarasvati Rose teaches at both 16 day and 26 day training. She came upon Yandara with her family in December 2007. Her style and energy in the classroom has blossomed into a union of inner strength and surrender. She has had the pleasure of studying mantra and kirtan with her mother, a bhakti musician who is a member of Yandara’s kirtan band, Jaya. Sarasvati brings mantra and kirtan into the classroom and at the evening satsang gatherings. Her receptive and joyful nature invites exploration on the mat, and a playful outlook on life. Humbled by the experiences life and Yandara have offered her, her classes have a strong focus on the present moment, and a deep gratitude for every step of the way. More than anything, she believes in the power of a group, where each individual puts the best parts of themselves forward to heal the Earth and all beings. Inspired by the transformations she sees in the students at Yandara, she happily continues to teach yoga, and looks forward to meeting you!
Amber Young E-RYT 200
Amber Young has been a part of the Yandara teaching staff since 2009. She was introduced to the yogic concepts at a young age by her mother Mercy, a bhakti yoga kirtan musician, as well as a certified yoga instructor. Amber started practicing asana at age of 20, to releive her body of daily pain caused by several sports injuries. An athlete her whole life, Amber's style of teaching has an emphasis on alignment, energy, and strong dynamic movement. She also works with yin yoga, pranayama, meditation, mudra, and enjoys bringing laughter into her classes. Amber inspires her students to enjoy them selves while teaching and practicing yoga. She has been living in Baja, Mexico since 2007 and offers yoga classes in Spanish to the local public." Be the change you wish to see in the world" Mahatma Gandhi
Nicolina Sandstedt RYT 200
Nicolina's inspiring presence, and teaching style, is organic and intuitive. Through yoga and liberating dance movement, she offers a unique gift of guiding each student to explore their innermost flow. "By allowing each movement to arise from within, we can begin to experience a sense of freedom at a much deeper level". At age 18, Nicolina left her home in Sweden with a thirst for deeper understanding of herself through yoga and the ancient cultures of the world. She spent the following 6 years traveling, with 3 long stays in India. "The spirit of India will always be with me, as an inspiration and foundation for my practice and teaching". In 2006, Nicolina completed her first yoga teacher training with Yandara Yoga Institute, and between 2007-08 she lived and worked at Yandara. In 2009, Nicolina returned to Sweden to study physiotherapy, at the University of Gothenburg. The deep understanding of anatomy and physiology is an invaluable support in her profession as a yoga teacher. During Nicolina's time in Sweden, she taught yoga regularly at studios and teacher trainings across Sweden, and is co-founder of Yoga Treats studio. Nicolina's training and teacher certifications are with Angela Farmer & Victor Van Kooten (Underground Yoga), Sarah Powers (Yin & Vinyasa), Biff Mithoefer (Yin), Kevin Durkin (Senior Iyengar teacher), Corrin Adams (Vinyasa), and Sivananda (Classical Hatha Yoga). "My deepest wish is for each of you to experience the sense of ease that arises as you let go of the striving to become something or someone other than who you already are."