Yandara Yoga Institute

Yandara Yoga Institute is one of the largest and most successful Yoga Alliance certified schools in the world. They hold over 20 yoga teacher training each year in Baja, Bali, Hawaii, and Sweden.

Instructors 6

Allison Eaton

Allison Eaton is an international teacher of yoga, Reiki, and meditation. She teaches yoga teacher training and Reiki (hands-on healing) certification training worldwide. Her teaching style is supported by extensive background training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Iyengar, and Bhakti yoga as well as meditation. A healthy balance of Yang Flow yoga and Yin Restorative yoga is a central focus of her training at Yandara. Allison is known to draw the authentic self out of her students, empowering them to practice and teach from the heart.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga)

Nicolina Sandstedt

Christopher Perkins

Kim Wexman

Kim has been teaching yoga for 16 years. She trained mostly in Los Angeles and also in Mexico in a variety of styles including a mix of Iyengar and Ashtanga influences. Her training includes Vinyasa training with Annie Carpenter (500-hour SmartFLOW ) and Maty Ezraty (200 hours). She has also taken a Restorative yoga training with Annie Carpenter and Leslie Kazadi (100 hours) and Ashtanga training with Laruga Glaser, Wayne Krasner, Mark Robberds as well as a spiritual based training with Steve Ross (200 hours).

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Mercy Ananda

The lead teacher of Bhakti yoga training is Mercy Ananda (M. A., E-RYT 500). Mercy Ananda is a highly trained musician as well as a certified sound healer. She performs on the many kirtan albums produced by the Mount Madonna Center, Hanuman Fellowship. She is a member of the Sacred Sound Choir with Karuna Ault and chants on their "Mahamrityunjaya Healing Mantra" album. Mercy also performs on many other kirtan albums including the "Shri Ram Jaya Ram" album by Shri Anandi Ma. Mercy has a daily Bhakti yoga sadhana of asana, meditation, and mantra.

(Sound Healing)

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Bhakti Yoga)

Sarasvati Young

Sarasvati brings an open mind and open heart to the mat. A lover of the ocean and the elements, she often ties her classes into the themes of nature. She loves exploring yoga as an expression of the joy and abundance all around her. Sarasvati has been studying and teaching with Yandara since 2009. She is an inspired devotional musician and has had the pleasure of studying mantra and kirtan with her mother, Mercy Ananda. Her receptive and joyful nature invites exploration on the mat and a playful outlook on life.

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)

Reviews 10

Rikke Vogelsang

from Mexico, December 2017

"What a wonderful yoga-world in Yandara"

The people, the setup and the location, the surprises and the teaching. Intensive and well prepared.

Juliana Calderon

from United States, September 2018

"16 day 200 hour training Bai"

My experience at Yandara was absolutely amazing. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and sweet. They created such a supportive environment that I felt completely safe to express myself, ask questions, and try new things. We covered philosophy, alignment, practice teaching, meditation, kirtan, Satya and breath among a great deal of other things. I feel that the training is very complete and I’m grateful for my experience there.

Ali Sussman

from United States, August 2017


It was such a wonderful experience, from the teachers and program, to the accommodations and food. I wish I could do it all over again.

Kirsty Tavolacci

from United States, April 2017

"Will definetely be back to Hawaii because my YTT"

I loved the yoga, friends, experience and close walking distance to swim!


from Canada, October 2017

"Good training in a rustic location"

Very rich training with highly trained teachers.

Margreet Broekstra

from Netherlands, October 2017

"Waardevolle en inspirerende ervaring "

Ik heb de manier van lesgeven, die is gericht op ervaren en spiritualiteit, als enorm verrijkend ervaren. Kennis wordt overgebracht, maar vooral ook het gedachtegoed van yoga, de spiritualiteit ervan. De opleiding gaat verder dan het aanleren van poses hoe deze te instrueren en te assisteren. Het is vooral veel ervaren en ook veel doen. Je wordt ondergedompeld in de beleving en ik heb er enorm van geleerd en genoten.

Frederic Guillaume

from Belgium, April 2017

"Merci Yandara"

The Magic

Testimonials 1

Shannon Brophy United States

Yandara Yoga Institute website

Victor and I were inspired by the yoga, nature, and especially by being with wonderful people with open hearts.

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