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Master the Art of Mindfulness and become a Yoga teacher! Whether you’re desiring to enhance your skills or to start a practice, our team of inspired instructors will guide you there! This teacher training program is 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified. You will learn to master and teach various meditation and yoga techniques. Our in-depth curriculum draws on the traditions of Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Buddhism, Vipassana, QiGong, and more. Students will experience a yoga lifestyle at Yandara's serene home campus with a secluded beach and natural setting know for bird watching, surfing and sun in Baja California, Mexico.
Upcoming dates, Baja, Mexico
*Please note, the travel days are the first and last day of the posted training dates. Please schedule your arrival/departure accordingly.
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The teachers for this course are: Shane Christopher Perkins, Nicolina Sandstedt and Mercy Ananda together with the rest of Yandara's inspiring teaching community. 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.
RequirementsPrerequisite: We welcome all yoga students/teachers who are interested in enhancing their meditation and yoga skills or to start a practice. If you have previously completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved teacher training, you will be able to use 100hrs of this training towards Yandara’s 300hr advanced program.
Contact hours: 180 hours
Non-contact hours: 20 hours (fulfilled by home study projects)
Preparatory Study: Purchase and read ”Yoga Anatomy” by Leslie Kaminoff, ”Vedantic Meditation” by David Frawley, and "Essential Kundalini Yoga" by Karena Virginia and Dharm Khalsa.
The program is limited to 22 students ensuring personal care and attention.
This program will give you the tools you need to become a masterful meditation and yoga practitioner and a successful instructor. You will learn techniques from the 4 cornerstones of yoga and meditation: Energized Movement, such as Kundalini Yoga kriyas, QiGong, and Hatha Yoga 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. Kundalini Yoga utilizes kriyas and meditations that are often more specific than your regular yoga class. Along with focusing on physical alignment, Kundalini Yoga works on raising and organizing energy to bring you to a state of greater awareness. It includes energizing movement, powerful breath-work, heart-opening chants, and many sweet and deeply relaxing moments in between. Kundalini Yoga will add depth to your practice and to your life.
Graduates of Yandara's Meditation & Kundalini Training will be eligible for Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification. For more information about this, click here.
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.
Daily schedule, Monday-Saturday:
- 6:30 AM to 7:15 AM: Practice and Instruction of meditation.
- 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM: Practice and Instruction of meditation in motion, including: Kundalini Yoga, Slow Yoga, and QiGong.
- 9:00 AM: Tea, papaya, banana, granola, oatmeal and boiled eggs.
- 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Teacher Training Practice and Instruction.
- 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 & Workshop and Communication/ Presentation Skills 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.
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 5 showers on our campus.
The Yandara cabana has a full size bed. This cabana does have a private bathroom.