Baja 30 Day Immersion - Advanced Certification Program

Join our 30 day evolutionary Advanced YTT program. Dive deeper into the Practices and Philosophy of Yoga and the Art of Teaching. This program offers you to complete all 300 hours in one go. Our 30-day advanced program follows the eight limbs of yoga and includes workshops on Krishnamacharya-style hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, mediation, kundalini yoga, bhakti and kirtan. A strong focus is on offering personal feedback for your to evolve your teaching skills and become the best teacher you can be. We will explore the topics from some of our most popular modules: Living Yoga AlchemyYin & Restorative Yoga; Meditation & Kundalini Yoga; and Bhakti & Mantra Yoga.    

With this in mind, we continue to unravel the 3 parts that make up a Living Yoga practice: 

  • Sadhana/Spiritual practice (body) 
  • Philosophy/Study of yogic texts (mind) 
  • Bhakti/Cultivation of love (heart) 

Through the combination of these three elements, we create the alchemical body-mind-heart transformation that Yandara is known for. 

"The teacher always serves the students, so they can become ten times stronger than you, because every student is a teacher for tomorrow." - Yogi Bhajan

The lead teachers for this retreat style training module are Nicolina Daya Nam, Mercy AnandaShane Christopher Perkins and Allison Eaton together with the rest of our inspiring Yandara crew.


Cost

Total All-Inclusive Cost: $3,950

This price includes tuition, meals and accommodation. Airport transportation and materials not included in price. Canadian residence may be eligible for a "exchange rate" scholarship. Contact us for details.


Upcoming Baja, Mexico Living Yoga Alchemy Courses


*Please note, the travel days are the first and last day of the posted training dates. Please schedule your arrival/departure accordingly.


Requirements

Prerequisite: 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Yandara yoga Institute, or other Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training 
Preparatory study:  A list of homework guidelines that includes a book list will be sent to you upon registration, choose 5 books from 5 different categories and , it is ideal to begin your book projects prior to arrival. 
Contact hours:  270 hours
Non-contact hours: 30 hours


Curriculum

get steady through Asana & Pranayama:

Learn how to integrate advanced techniques into your classes in a healthy and inspiring way. 
Elegant and Precise asana alignment, addressing individual differences.
Graceful Hands-on-Enhancements - When, why, and how to use them. 
Kundalini Yoga Kriyas - set sequences that work toward a specific outcome.
Pranayama practices - a deep exploration of many effective breath techniques.

    find stillness through Meditation:

    The physical and energetic alignment cues that ground and prepare students for deep meditation. 
    Mindfulness Meditation, combining Pratyahara (inward attention), Dharana (single pointed focus) and Dhyana (effortless meditation). 
    Kundalini Yoga Meditation, includes posture, breath, mudras, eye focus, and mental focus (such as mantra or visualization).
    Vision Quest - A rejuvenating day of solo meditation in nature followed by deep breath work and relaxation. 

    learn elegant sequencing methodology:

    Sequence classes for different energetic results. 
    Explore a variety of different themes.
    Learn inspiring and effective techniques from different traditions (incl. Yin, Restorative, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Hatha and Qi Gong) to create your own unique yoga classes.

      evolve your Teaching skills:

      Advance your cueing to the more subtle layers of our being.  
      Add variations from different styles of yoga to make your classes more unique.
      Find your authentic voice.
      Receive valuable personal feedback from Yandara's experienced team of teacher trainers.

        explore Yoga life style, philosophy & mythology:

        Study of chosen sutras from ancient yogic texts.
        Yogic tales from Hindu mythology and how they relate to our modern lives.
        Satya: Deepen your confidence and cultivate compassion through the practice of profound authentic communication.

          open your heart with Bhakti yoga:

          Japa Mala, chanting with 108-bead mala
          The Sacred Space: Creating a sacred space for your practice in your home and for your students. 
          How to effectively use mantra in your classes

            learn essential anatomy & Energetics:

            How to prevent and work with the most common injuries in yoga practice
            The anatomy of the energy body: koshas, nadis, vayus, microcosm/macrocosm

            stay inspired through uplifting om-work:

            In addition to the contact hours you are required to do independent study. The guidelines will be attached to your welcome letter.


            Accommodations

            At our Baja, Mexico location we offer a few different choices for accommodation.

            Deluxe Tents

            The majority of yogis that attend our Teacher Training choose to stay in our deluxe tents. These are big tents that most people are able to stand up in. Each tent has a normal twin size bed and mattress, a small set of drawers and a lamp. Bed linens are provided, but we do not provide a bath towel. Comfortable and yet still close to nature. We like to call it luxury camping. For couples we can offer a larger tent with a larger bed. We have 6 bathrooms and 8 showers on our campus.

            Yandara Cabana

            The Yandara cabana has a full size bed. This cabana does have a private bathroom.