Yandara's heart based Meditation and Kundalini Yoga Retreat is an elective part of our 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training. You will learn and experience deep and effective yoga and meditation techniques, as well as the transformative power of sound and mantra. Our curriculum is designed to ignite an experience of refined awareness and draws on the traditions of Kundalini Yoga, Buddhism, QiGong and Sound Meditation. This program is well suited to dedicated yogis and teachers who are looking to add depth to their practice. If you are already 200 hr certified, this program can be used towards Yandara's 300 hr advanced program. Students will experience a yoga lifestyle at Yandara's serene home campus with a secluded beach and natural setting known for bird watching, surfing and sun in Baja California, Mexico. Mexico is one of the safest travel destinations, to find out more click here.
Total All-Inclusive Cost: $1,550.00.
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 Meditation & Kundalini Courses
*Please note, the travel days are the first and last day of the posted training dates. Please schedule your arrival/departure accordingly.
The teachers for this course are: Shane Christopher Perkins, Nicolina Daya Nam Kaur and Mercy Dev Sangeeta Kaur (Sound Healer & Mantra Musician) together with the rest of Yandara's inspiring teaching community. Mercy Dev Sangeeta Kaur will not be joining the summer program, the sound and mantra section will be lead by one of our other teachers. Read more about the teachers on our Teacher Faculty page. Occasionally the teachers change for a specific course, please contact us if you have any questions about the teachers.
This program will give you the tools you need to enrich your classes and deepen your personal practice. We will work with the 4 cornerstones of yoga and meditation: Energized Movement, such as Kundalini Yoga and QiGong to charge the body and breath; Present Moment Anchoring to still the mind; Focused Intention to find clarity; and Sound and Mantra to take the mind to a state beyond the ordinary.
During this retreat and teacher training we will explore techniques from the Kundalini Yoga tradition. Along with focusing on physical postures, Kundalini Yoga is designed to awaken and organize energy to bring you to a state of greater awareness. It includes dynamic movement, powerful breath-work, heart-opening chants, and many sweet and deeply relaxing moments in between. Kundalini Yoga will add depth to your life and take your spiritual practice to the next level. In the process of expanding awareness, we will lovingly meet and attend to our shadows through the reevaluation of limiting thoughts and beliefs.
Experience how a sound bath can support your meditation and guide you on the journey of self discovery! A sound bath is a dreamy experience where gongs, tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, shakers, and other instruments are played intuitively. A sound bath promotes deep relaxation and peace. It brings a contemplative inner awareness of the now and helps to open the body’s energetic system. Enjoy and learn to create a transformative sound bath experience for your students.
This 9-day module is not a complete Kundalini Yoga Teacher Certification Program. However, it is a great foundation for your practice and you will learn many inspiring techniques that you can share with your students! If you are interested in going all the way and becoming a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, the KRI Level One Aquarian Teacher Training Program, which is a 220 hour professional certification program in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan®, will be offered at Yandara's home campus in Baja as a 28 day immersion, January 2020. Click here to find out more or register for the Kundalini Teacher Certification Program.
As an enhancement to your teacher training, we are offering Reiki Level I and II Certification on consecutive afternoons during the Baja yoga teacher trainings. Click the "Reiki" page for details.
RequirementsPrerequisite: We welcome all dedicated yoga students/teachers who are interested in enhancing their yoga and meditation skills. If you have previously completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved teacher training, you will be able to use this training towards Yandara’s 300hr advanced program.
Contact hours: 90 hours
Non-contact hours: 10 hours (fulfilled by home study projects)
Preparatory Study: Purchase and read "Essential Kundalini Yoga" by Karena Virginia and Dharm Khalsa and "Sadhana Guidelines" by Yogi Bhajan. Please bring these books with you to the course. Further recommended reading: Vedantic Meditation by David Frawley.
The program is limited to 22 students ensuring personal care and attention.
- 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Group Sadhana will be practiced from 5:00 am to 7:30 am on certain mornings.
- 9:00 AM: Tea, papaya, banana, granola, oatmeal and boiled eggs.
- 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Yoga and Meditation Workshop
- 12:30 PM: Brunch: Delicious vegetarian meals are served buffet style. (fish and dairy may be served on occasion)
- 2:00 PM to 6:15 PM: Student Practice Teaching, Communication Skills Workshop and Qi Gong Workshop. Tea-break at 4:15pm.
- 6:15 PM: Dinner: Healthy and delicious vegetarian meals served buffet style. (fish and dairy may be served on occasion)
- 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM: Satsang: meditation, music, kirtan, yoga philosophy and discussion.
- Some days will include an extended break for you to relax and explore the local area
At our Baja, Mexico location we offer a few different choices for accommodation.
Deluxe TentsThe 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.
The Yandara cabana has a full size bed. This cabana does have a private bathroom.