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 look at the Art of Teaching Yoga from the Heart and is designed to touch your soul! Our experienced and inspiring teaching crew will help you elevate your teaching skills to new levels of effectiveness. This advanced program is experiential and comprehensive, it can be taken in one go or adapted to your needs and time frame.

Our required Advanced Core Module is designed to evolve your teaching skills and take your practice to the next level. In addition, you may choose to specialize in 2 of the following topics:

  • Rest in the embrace of Yin, Restorative & Bhakti Yoga. 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. Bhakti Yoga offers a way to connect the spiritual heart with everyday life experience. Participate in Bhakti Yoga study groups to discuss and apply the wisdom from mythological stories and yogic texts. Receive personal instruction on how to play Indian Bhakti Yoga instruments and learn to share mantras and kirtans with your students.

  • Elevate your spirit through Meditation & Kundalini Yoga. This program is designed to ignite a refined awareness and draws on the traditions of Kundalini Yoga, Hatha 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.

  • 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.

     No matter which additional modules you choose, Yandara's advanced program unravels 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 yoga students/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 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.

      YOU CAN ALSO complete the training in three separate modules:

      *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

      Monday through Saturday

      • 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: 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.


      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. We also welcome all serious yoga students/teachers who are interested in further study even if you don’t intend to complete a 300-hour certification.
      Contact hours: 270 hours
      Non-contact hours: 30 hours (fulfilled by home study projects)

      The program is limited to 22 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.