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.

Yoga Retreats 7

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.

Ali Sussman

from United States, August 2017

"YTT"

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!

Anonymous

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 5

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.

Hari Darshan

Yandara Yoga Institute

When I arrived at Yandara, I immediately felt the deep peace and quiet. The beach is wonderful and everybody there is happy. The sunrise and sunsets are epic. I totally felt the coherence between the sacred teachings and the way Yandara runs their business. They live what they teach. I felt tons of love and compassion pouring from all the teacher’s hearts. And the cooks and staff are also very loving and kind. They served us with a lot of joy. The food was delicious. Loved the silence between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m.

I went to Yandara Yoga to get a Hatha Yoga certification and I left not only with that, of course, but with my heart full of love and new precious friends from all over the world! My vibes changed for real, and for good. I am super inspired by everything and everyone there. Thank you so much Yandara!

Regan Wilson

Yandara Yoga Institute website

I have learned how to incorporate my love for yoga and my beliefs into a lifestyle. I have met people that have expanded my hunger for knowledge. I have found a place where I am in my element. I have learned to relax more and I have learned more ways in which I want to be a better person. I laughed a lot. The meditation practice was wonderful because there were people like the Perkins's to inspire us. Also the environment we were in was so safe, everything was taken care of. So we could use our "internal eyes". The asana practice was wonderful. I deepened my practice and learned more about my body so I could teach my students. The Yandara experience was a beautiful, non-judgmental, comfortable environment to look deep into ourselves and get support from each other. It was amazing. the beauty and the changes will stay with me forever.

Margie M. Goetz United States

Yandara Yoga Institute website

The yoga program offered excellent teaching with high standards.Organization, plentiful good food and clean campsites added to the enjoyment of my stay. The staff at YYI are caring people taking the students' interests in mind. I would recommend this program to other individuals pursuing yoga teacher training. Sincerely,

Ami Gosalia United States

Yandara Yoga Institute website

My experience at Yandara has been an awakening for me. I have begun a lifelong journey and I want to spread to others the joy and love I have discovered. Satya (the practice of truthfulness) has allowed me to open myself up and although I have my work cut out for me, I am drawn to finding out who I truly am and what my purpose is in this universe. The chanting we do in Satsang invigorates my heart. The harmony we create is so unique to me. The staff at Yandara has been helpful and has open hearts and opened minds. The cooks make great food. The program is complete. My experience at Yandara has been incredible and I will take what I have learned with me into whatever my future holds.

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