300 hour Advanced Yoga Instructor Certification 

Begin your journey of personal transformation and evolution! Join us for your 300-hour advanced certification. This program offers an in-depth experience of the many facets of Yoga and the Art of Teaching from the Heart! Our experienced and inspiring teaching crew will help you elevate your teaching skills to new levels of effectiveness. Choose to complete your hours through three 9-day modules, each focusing on their respective area of study, or through a 30-day broad 300hr program where the topics of our most popular modules are combined with comprehensive sequencing and teaching methodology. However you choose to complete our advanced program, it adds an additional 300 hours to your 200 hour certificate and upon completion you will be eligible for the Yoga Alliance 500 hour registration.

Choose what makes your heart sing! 

  • Elevate your spirit through Meditation & Kundalini Yoga. This program is designed to ignite a refined awareness and draws on the traditions of Kundalini Yoga, Buddhism, QiGong and Sound Meditation. Kundalini Yoga is a holistic practice that includes postures, as well as the more subtle techniques of pranayama, mantra, mudra, and meditation. We find that the beauty of Kundalini Yoga is its time-effective way to reach physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. During this module you will also enjoy and learn to create a meditative sound bath. A sound bath is a dreamy experience where tuning forks, singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, shakers, and other instruments are played intuitively. It brings a contemplative inner awareness and helps to open the body’s energetic system.

  • Rest in the embrace of Yin, Restorative & Yinyasa. Yin and Restorative Yoga are gentle, regenerative practices where all the poses are done on the floor, supported by props, to encourage deep relaxation and optimal energy flow through the body. During these 9 nourishing days together, we will explore the practices and principles of Yin, Restorative & Yinyasa Yoga. We will prioritize the body-mind-spirit connection and the cultivation of a calmer state of being through these daily regenerative and healing yoga practices.

  • Open your heart with Bhakti & Mantra Yoga. Come together for 9 days of exploring the devotional practices of Yoga. Born from a deep desire to feel and express ones relationship to the divine, Bhakti Yoga offers a way to connect the spiritual heart with everyday life experience. You will learn to share traditional as well as contemporary mantras and kirtans. You will receive personal instruction on how to play Indian Bhakti Yoga instruments, such as harmonium, sitar, tamboura, shruti box, drums, and kartals. 

  • Evolve to become a Certified Life Coach. The Life Coach program teaches you how to act as a guide and teacher. We've crafted our Life Coach program to help you cultivate effective coaching skills, while fostering a supportive environment for your client. For the modern day coach and client, our coaching style inspires people to improve their lives on all levels - mind, body and spirit. Our goal is to help you become highly skilled in guiding others to personal transformation. Upon completion of the program, students will leave with a wide range of knowledge and skills spanning different subject matters such as: one-on-one coaching, motivational interviewing, establishing a coaching business, and more.

  • Experience deep body-mind-heart connection during a Meditation Immersion with renowned Indian Siddha Yoga Master, Swami Nardanand. Swami Nardanand will share meditations that assist you in awakening your divine energy and your highest potential. This meditation course is suitable for yoga and meditation teachers who wish to experience and learn more about how meditation influence spiritual awakening. Please note that this is an experiential training that deepens your meditation practice, so that you can share meditation based on first-hand experience. To be the  best yoga teacher there are two qualities that you need: the technical teaching skills, and the life experience that makes you a living example of what yoga can do for us. The time you take to meditate and focus on your own awakening over these 9 days will greatly enhance your yoga and meditation teaching as well as your life in general. 

  • New Offering as of of 2019! Learn to tap your inner source of wisdom and energy during our 30-day 300-hr Immersion. This is a complete immersion in the Yandara Yoga life style. We will go deep into each of Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga and build on the knowledge from your 200-hr certification. We believe that being a great yoga teacher means having a deep understanding and experience of all the aspects of yoga, it is a life style and a commitment to being authentically you, on and off the mat. During this immersion program, we will also dive into the subjects of our most popular modules: Yin & Restorative Yoga, Meditation & Kundalini Yoga, and Bhakti & Mantra Yoga.

     No matter which way you choose to complete Yandara's advanced program, we will unravel the 3 parts that make up a Living Yoga practice: 

    • Spiritual Practice (body)
    • Contemplation (mind)
    • Cultivation of Love (heart)

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

    Yandara’s 300-hour training is Yoga Alliance approved. We welcome all serious yogis and teachers who are interested in further study, even if you don’t intend to complete a 300-hour certification. For those who have completed a 200-hour certification program, this program offers a 500-hour registry through Yoga Alliance.

    The instructors for the advanced program are Nicolina Daya NamShane-Christopher Perkins, Allison Eaton, and Mercy Ananda together with the rest of our inspiring Yandara crew.  Additional guest instructors for the elective modules can be found on the individual pages. Bios for Yandara's core teaching staff can be found on on the "Teaching Faculty" page.

    Upcoming Baja, Mexico 30 Day, 300 Hour Advanced Courses

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

      to complete the training, Choose from the following: 

      *Reiki III/Master Certification Training is held on March 29, 2017, directly after the Living Yoga Alchemy Module and directly before the Yin/
Bhakti and Life Coach Modules. Visit the "Reiki" page for

      Daily Schedule

      • 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Asana, pranayama & meditation.
      • 9:00 AM: Herbal tea, papaya, banana, granola, oatmeal and boiled eggs.
      • 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Yoga Philosophy and Advanced Yoga Teacher Training- Practice and Instruction.
      • 1:00 PM: Lunch: Delicious vegetarian meals are served buffet style. (fresh fish and dairy may be served on occasion)
      • 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM: Advanced Teaching Methodology Workshops, Practice Teaching and Communication Practice (tea and fruit break around 4 PM.)
      • 6:30 PM: Dinner: Healthy and delicious vegetarian meals served buffet style. (fresh fish and dairy may be served on occasion)
      • 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Satsang: Mantra, Kirtan Yoga Mythology/Philosophy and Discussion.

      *1-2 days a week will include an extended break to explore the local area. The schedule is subject to change.


      Prerequisite: If you intend to complete your 300-hour certification, a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Yandara yoga Institute, or other Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is required.

      Preparatory Study: See the individual pages for each of the modules that you will be attending to find out about any required reading or other homework.
      Contact hours: 270 hours
      Non-contact hours: 30 hours (fulfilled by home study projects)

      The program is limited to 24 students ensuring personal care and attention. Graduates that have previously completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved teacher training program will be eligible for the Yoga Alliance 500-hour Yoga Teacher Registry.

      What students say about our 300 hour program

      "Yandara's 300-hr training will crack your heart open and make you want to share it with the world. The teachers draw on impressive individual backgrounds of training and experience, yet remain humble and approachable, embracing the gifts each teacher has to offer. Most importantly, they are the perfect examples of truly living yoga, and for that reason I value all of the time we spent together both in class and in community!" - Mary Tilson, 300hr graduate, 2017 

      "I felt the love and dedication put into the space as I walked through the entrance to Yandara. After a few days of breathing, moving, and singing together, I could feel that there was so much more than the classical teachings being shared. Yandara is a space for education, creativity and support of the unique path of each student. Yandara is a place for creativity, inspiration and passion to freely flow. The staff and environment support the evolution of each student to grow and blossom into the best version of themselves. Yandara is a place for transformation and to learn through study, play and inquiry how vibrant a life of dedication to the yogic path can truly be. Thank you all for shining your light on me so I could in turn shine brighter myself. Namaste." - Sarah Kadel, 300hr graduate, 2017

      “It is impossible not to beam when thinking about the Yandara 300-hr training. It was by far the most beautiful and transformative experience I have had in my life. Every crevice of the training overflows with love and compassion. With a strong focus on each individual student, Yandara offers a unique experience. From beautiful, creative and inspiring morning yoga practices to detailed focus on alignment and teaching private yoga classes, this training went beyond my expectations. For me, the most transformative part of the training was the loving and nurturing environment created by the teachers. Never have I felt more encouraged and supported. I can't think of anything about the experience that I would alter. This training goes beyond the beyond and into the light.”  - Kylie Price, 300hr graduate, 2015


      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 and a private bathroom.