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10 Days 100-Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico

  • Yandara Yoga Institute, Carretera 19, Kilometer 74, Todos Santos, Baja California 23305, México


Yin and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Mexico

Join this Yin, Restorative, and Bhakti yoga training for an elective part of the advanced yoga teacher training program at Yandara Institute. You are welcome to attend just this module as a regenerative retreat or continuing education course. During these training, you will explore the principals and philosophy of Yin and Restorative yoga, as well as the fundamentals of Bhakti yoga. The days that you will spend together will be healing and nurturing for the body, mind, and heart. You will learn about the cultivation of a calmer state of being through daily regenerative practices and activities.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Learn about Yin yoga postures
  • Learn about mindfulness meditation
  • Learn about intuitive practice and teaching
  • Workshops on Yin yoga anatomy
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 9 days with instruction
  • English
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During this teacher training you will stay in deluxe tents that are spacious, comfortable, and secure. Deluxe tents include a twin bed, mattress, linens, reading lamps, and storage drawers. The tent is 12 feet by 12 feet wide and tall enough for most people to stand. If you remove the rain fly, you have the option of looking up at the stars. Hot showers and bathrooms are centrally located for all students. The facilities are comfortable but rustic, emphasizing outdoor living including a large enclosed yoga pavilion, flush toilets, a kitchen, and a dining area.

This teacher training will take place at Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja California Sur. Yandara Yoga Institute is an almost four-acre nature preserve type property located on the Pacific ocean near of the magical village of Todos Santos and Cabo San Lucas. Yandara is the perfect setting for a world class yoga teacher training, stroll the miles of peaceful beachfront, or simply relax and meditate to the ever-present rhythm of the waves. The beach is one of the premiere surfing beaches in North America. Yandara is in a safe and rural crime-free location.

Nearby places

  • Cabo San Lucas - 40 minutes
  • Todos Santos - 15 minutes
  • San Diego, 900 miles
  • 3 daily mostly vegetarian organic meals
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Course tuition
  • Daily yoga classes and course lessons

During this teacher training, the focus will be on both Yin and Restorative yoga. You will learn how to effectively teach these two distinct styles. To balance the yin and yang energies, this training also includes one yang-style, flowing asana class daily. The Yin-Restorative yoga training is ideal for those who want to advance their yoga teaching career and certification and also for those who simply want to deepen their own personal practice. This is an elective course that counts towards a 300 hour certification when coupled with a core module.

Yin and Restorative 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, a natural opening of the joints, and optimal energy flow through the body. This slow and healing practice is a journey into the heart and soul of your being. It naturally cultivates inner listening, heightened awareness, compassion, and acceptance for who you are and where you are in each moment of life.

Topics explored in the Yin-Restorative yoga training

  • Yin yoga principles and practice
  • Yin yoga postures
  • The difference between Yin and Restorative yoga
  • Restorative yoga principles and practice
  • Restorative yoga postures
  • Structuring a class and effective sequencing
  • Sequencing for organ health
  • Exploring props, variations, and hands-on-adjustments
  • Yin yoga anatomy
  • The science of stress and the relaxation response
  • Subtle body anatomy deepening the connection to your vital energy, body centers, and energy channels
  • Chinese meridian theory
  • Incorporating pranayama within the Yin-Restorative practice
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Intuitive practice and teaching
  • The Yin yoga teacher as a spiritual guide
  • The art of using music in your Yin-Restorative class
  • Yin desserts, incorporating subtle energy assists, sound and color healing, aroma therapy, crystal healing, mantras, mudras, poetry and ancient yogic teachings, inspired by tantra, bhakti, and universal wisdom

Bhakti yoga

Bhakti yoga was born from a deep desire to feel and express one's relationship to the divine. Bhakti yoga offers a way to connect the spiritual heart with everyday life experience. You will explore many different devotional practices and learn to share traditional as well as contemporary mantras and kirtans. You will receive personal instruction on how to play Indian Bhakti yoga instruments, such as harmonium, sitar, tamboura, shruti box, drums, and kartals. Instruments will be provided or you can bring your own, if you enjoy playing the guitar, bring it and learn to play mantras and kirtans.

You will learn how Bhakti developed in the yogic tradition, participate in study groups to discuss, and apply the wisdom from ancient yogic texts, such as the Bhagavad Gita, Narada's Bhakti Sutras, and the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. Learn and share mythological stories about gods and goddesses, and find out about the origin and stories behind many of the mantras and asanas. Become familiar with the Bhakti yogis of India, such as Ananda Mayi Ma, Sri Caitanya, and the wandering mystic Mirabai. Bhakti yoga will be leaded by Mercy Ananda.

Topics explored in the Bhakti yoga training

  • What is Bhakti yoga
  • Sanskrit mantra and kirtan
  • Sargam, Indian musical notation - discover your voice foundation note
  • Sound healing with Tibetan bowls and bells
  • Ancient yogic texts and stories
  • The history and development of Bhakti yoga
  • The relationship of guru, teacher, and shishya, student
  • Mudra meditation kriya, nyasa, blessing of the physical body
  • Puja, ceremony, and Arati, offering light with a traditional Indian oil lamp
  • Sacred food, learn a chant to bless your food and learn to prepare prasadam, blessed food

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD).

Arrival by bus

You may take a bus to from San Diego to Tijuana Mexico, and another bus to La Paz.


  • Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) - 90 minutes

Airport transfers

Transportation from and to the Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) on request. The cost is approximately 40 USD each way. One of the staff will meet you at the airport where you will be placed into groups so you can share shuttles to Yandara. In case you arrive or leave on a day other than the travel days the cost is approximately 120 USD for a private shuttle.


Transfers to local places around Yandara Institute on a private shuttle are available on request for an additional cost.

Group size

Maximum 20 persons.

Course information

For this training you may go to as many yoga classes as you can and begin to create a personal practice of your own at home. Please have a basic understanding of sun salutations, and note that attendances in all activities are mandatory. This program includes 90 hours of contact hours and 10 hours of non-contact hours to be fulfilled by home study. It is an elective course that counts towards a 300 hour certification when coupled with the core module.

Admission requirements

For this training, a 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate from Yandara Yoga Institute or other Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour yoga teacher training is required for those who wish to fulfill 100 hours towards their 300 certification. For those who want to simply deepen their practice with this training, six months of yoga practice is necessary. Please purchase and read The Relaxation Response by Herbert Bensen before participating in this program. All participants are required to attend at least five Yin or Restorative classes before coming to the training.

What to bring

Yoga textbooks and asana manual, yoga belt, sticky non-slip yoga mat, towels, hand towels, writing materials like lined paper and pens, comfortable clothes for daily yoga practice and meditation. Also recommended is to bring your passport, water bottle, travel mug for hot drinks, toiletries, extra batteries, camera, layers of comfortable clothing, including warm and cool clothes regardless of season, scarf, wraps, shawls, fleece jacket, down vest, sweaters, long underwear, warm socks, winter hat, shorts, tank tops, swimsuit, comfortable shoes for walking, sandals, sun hat, and light weight long sleeve shirt to protect yourself from the sun.

Seasonal information

At Mexico, you will be in the desert, so the temperature fluctuates a lot between night and day. For most of the year the temperatures during the day are between 65 degrees Fahrenheit and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. At night the temperature can drop as low as 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. The months of July and October are normally hot and humid around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Rain is very unlikely, but possible.

Mobile / communication information

There is a phone available for use for 0.50 USD a minute. While internet is not available for use at Yandara, you will be provided locations of internet cafes in Todos Santos where you can check your email on your day off. Exceptions can be made if there is sufficient need.

Electricity information

Yandara Institue is solar-powered, so electricity is very limited. Hair dryer, straightening iron, or computer are not allowed. Charging small devices is allowed.

Accommodation request / information

For this training, you may upgrade to a private cabana or a private casita at the Yandara Yoga Institute for an additional cost.

Special menu request / information

Special diet needs for allergies and gluten free, dairy free, and vegan can be accommodated.

Medical information

There is a small hospital in Todos Santos serviced 24 hours by a doctor. There is a Red Cross ambulance service in Todos Santos as well. There are additional hospitals 45 minutes away in Cabo San Lucas.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Yandara Yoga Institute, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Allison Eaton is an international 500-hour registered yoga teacher. Allison also teaches Reiki and meditation. To date, Allison has trained over 2000 yogis to become empowered and inspired yoga teachers. Allisons teaching style springs intuitively from the heart, supported by extensive background training in Vinyasa flow yoga, Iyengar yoga, Yin yoga, and Tantra and chakra yoga therapy. In addition to teaching Hatha yoga with precision alignment, Allison focuses on yogic practices that deepen the connection to our healing life force.

In addition to teaching Hatha yoga with precision alignment, Allison focuses on yogic practices that deepen the connection to the healing life force or prana. These practices include asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, bandha and mudra, Qigong and Tai Chi. Allisons meditation background includes Vipassana and mindfulness meditation, movement meditation, meditation of light and sound, light body and chakra meditation. Allison is the author of the Yandara Yoga Asana Manual and is featured in the meditation compact disc, Sat Nam. As a Reiki master and Intuitive healing arts practitioner, Allison also offers Reiki sessions and Reiki certification trainings at Yandara Institute.

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During this teacher training, you will be served three daily delicious locally sourced meals. For breakfast, herbal tea, papaya, banana, handmade fresh roasted granola, oatmeal, and boiled eggs will be available. For brunch, delicious vegetarian meals are served buffet style with eggs and dairy as an option. Also, fresh local fish will be served twice a week, with a vegetarian alternative offered. For dinner, you will have a healthy and delicious vegetarian meal, which include dairy and eggs, and will be served buffet style. At Yandara Institute, the meals are prepared with attention, fulfilling the nutritional demands of an intensive yoga program.

The abundant meals are prepared with love and with the best quality ingredients and are organic when available. The students always have the option of the little extras such as the always full fruit bowl, the herbal tea station, fresh drinking water, and special homemade dressings and sauces. Yandara Institute cultivates fresh kitchen herbs, vegetables, and fruits like papayas, bananas, oranges, and mangos. The special during the trainings in Mexico are baked potato with fresh finely chopped garden herbs, fresh dill, chives, rosemary, basil and thyme, fresh local dorado with garden basil pesto, garden beet and chard salad with balsamic dressing, and samosas with garden fresh parsley, cilantro, and chutney.

During this training, you may also enjoy sessions with a chiropractor, or relax with a Swedish massage for an additional cost.

Yandara Institute has put together a yogic menu of additional activities that you may choose to add to enhance or deepen your teacher training experience. While not in class, you may choose to explore your astrological birth chart, determine your Ayurvedic constitution, or align your energy and heal with Reiki. You may sign up for activities begins the second day of training.

Divine love astrology consultations with Shiva Das

Shiva Das has been studying astrology as part of his spiritual path for nearly thirty five years and offers a spiritual interpretation of your birth chart and your journey on earth. This astrology consultations are designed to help you understand how the laws of polarities work in your personal chart and reveal the root motivations that cause you to express yourself the way you do and pursue the things you do. The cost for this consultation is 45 USD.

Reiki sessions and healing attunements with the Reiki master Allison Eaton

Allison Eaton facilitates Reiki sessions and Reiki certification trainings as an enhancement to the Yandara yoga teacher training. Reiki is a stress-reduction technique that promotes health and vitality as it assists the body in its own restorative processes. During a Reiki session, you may rests fully clothed on the massage table. The Reiki practitioner then conducts healing energy, via the hands, to specific areas of the body. The practitioners hands are either placed lightly on the body or above the body. The cost for this sessions is 60 USD for 60 minutes.

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  • Beach
  • Caf nearby
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  • Restaurant nearby
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  • Laundry
For information about the booking conditions, please send Yandara Yoga Institute an inquiry.
  • Review by Zulfia

    "I am excited to share my experience about my yoga training. It is a cleverly designed program. There is lot of love, warmth, understanding and support all the way through. They make you leave the training a newer, better you well equipped to start teaching yoga right away. The atmosphere within the group is like a family! I feel that I made friends for life. I would highly recommend the training to anyone pursuing the goal of becoming the yoga teacher. " website, edited

  • Review by Regan Wilson

    "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."

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  • Review by Margie M. Goetz from Bellingham, WA

    "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,"


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  • Review by Ami Gosalia from Arizona

    "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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  • Review by Katelyn Decker

    "Thank you, This has been an amazing awakening and transformation; mysterious, challenging and complete. The ripples will issue out endlessly! Muchas Gracias. Namaste"

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  • Review by Angie Tomey

    "What a transformative, rich experience this has been for me. I feel so renewed. This land, this community and all the teachings have inspired me in a way I never realized was possible. I will carry this experience with me forever. Namaste"

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  • Review by Andrea from Illinois, US

    "Yandara Yoga Institute changed my life. The decision to book this retreat and attend the teacher training was one of the best decision I've made. The location is beautfiul and ammenities comfortable. My teachers and the other staff at Yandara will always hold a place in my heart, along with all of my classmates. I feel like a confident yoga teacher after the training and would love to go back and continue my teacher education with further trainings at Yandara." website, edited

  • Review by Clodagh from UAE

    "I cannot recommend it highly enough, the teachers are committed, informed and inspiring, and they radiate love and kindness. My 16 days spent at Yandara have impacted my life in so many ways and will continue to do so. It was more than just YTT it was a spiritual experience, I will be forever grateful." website, edited

  • Review by Jayne

    "Thank you to all at Yandara for giving me and my soul a home. I couldn't have had a more inspiring place to immerse myself in Mother Nature with the wild surf and intense and good yoga instruction. Thank you for the palapa, the hot showers, and delicious meals and inspiring satsangs. Thank you from the deepest gratitude of my soul."

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  • Review by Darrin Coldiron

    "I've grown in many ways and learned from the lessons so many. I hope that everyone at Yandara grows and blossoms just as the minds of the students. May you continue to open minds and open hearts while opening bodies in asana."

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  • Review by Trish

    "Thank you very much for the beautiful experience and help to grow in a caring, loving, and spiritual way. Your inner light has illuminated my soul and I will do my best to bring that spark to others I may encounter in this life and the ones to follow. May god keep you in his loving arms always and the earth Mother cradle you in her womb."

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  • Review by a student

    "My experience has been very enlightening. I received much more than I bargained for and I have a lot more understanding of yoga as a whole. The satya and satsang elements were very happy treats and really helped drive and direct the spiritual side. I'm going home centered, inspired, and feeling more alive than ever. Thank you for your gifts, your words, heart, and true inspiration."

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  • Review by Shawna from USA

    "I am forever grateful for the illuminating experiences which have affected my life in such a profound and positive way!"

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  • Review by a traveler

    "My experience at Yandara has been very enlightening. I received much more than I bargained for and I have a lot more understanding of yoga as a whole."

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  • Review by Jen Day from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    "The growth I went through at Yandara Yoga School was amazing and I was given the tools to continue to grow as a yoga teacher."

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

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10 days / 9 nights


Arrival: Friday March 31, 2017
Departure: Sunday April 9, 2017

Special discount

Students who wishes to bring their own tent are eligible for a special discount of 75 USD per person.

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