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11 Days 100-Hour Bhakti Yoga Teacher Training Baja California Sur, Mexico

Yandara Yoga Institute, Carretera 19, Kilometer 74, Todos Santos, La Paz, Baja California Sur 23305, Mexico

Skill-Improving Yoga Teacher Training Mexico

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. Become part of the global Bhakti yoga community. Together, you will explore many different devotional practices and you will learn to share traditional as well as contemporary mantras and kirtans through this yoga teacher training in Mexico.

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  • Bhakti yoga studies, Sanskrit mantra & Kirtan sessions
  • 100 hours of the 300 hours needed for a 500-hour certification
  • Sargam, instrument classes & sound healing with Tibetan bowls and bells
  • The relationship of guru (teacher) & shishya (student) lesson
  • Mudra, meditation kriya, nyasa, and puja & arati session
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Delicious meals

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  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Laundry

For this training, you can choose to stay in the tents provided or bring your own tent.The majority of yogis that attend Yandara Yoga Institute's teacher training choose to stay in the 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 bath towel will not be provided. The tents are comfortable and yet still close to nature as Yandara Yoga Institute would like to call it luxury camping. For couples, a larger tent with a larger bed can be offered. Yandara Yoga Institute has 6 bathrooms and 5 showers on the campus.

In Mexico, the facility is comfortable but rustic, emphasizing outdoor living including a large enclosed yoga pavilion, flush toilets, and hot water shower facilities, kitchen, and dining area.


This course is 100 hours of the 300 hours needed for a 500-hour certification (100-hour toward 500-hour certification). Yandara's Bhakti and mantra training is an elective part of their 300-hour teacher training program. You are also welcome to attend just this module as a regenerative retreat or continuing education course. During these days, you will explore the practices and philosophy of Bhakti yoga and the art of mantra.

This retreat-style training will be healing and nurturing for the body, mind, and heart. You will prioritize the cultivation of a calmer state of being through daily regenerative practices and activities. During this training, you will receive personal instruction on how to play Indian Bhakti yoga instruments such as harmonium, sitar, tamboura, shruti box, drums, and kartals. The instruments will be provided or you can bring your own. If you enjoy playing guitar, bring it and learn how to play mantras / kirtans.

Learn how Bhakti develops 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.

Heal and unravel your heart's radiant nature. Bhakti is the world of overflowing love, yoga's sweetest path to enlightenment. Through Ishvarapranidhana, love, and reverence for the essence of life, Yandara Yoga Institute looks forward to supporting you in your individual expression of Bhakti yoga. The topics explored in this Bhakti yoga training are mentioned below.


  • What is Bhakti yoga
  • Sanskrit mantra and Kirtan
  • Sargam (Indian musical notation) discover your SA (voice's foundation note)
  • Instrument classes (harmonium, shruti box, tamboura, dotar, sitar, dilruba, kartals, and drums)
  • 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, mudra meditation kriya, and 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)

If you intend to complete your 300-hour certification, a 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate from Yandara Yoga Institute or other Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour yoga teacher training is required as the prerequisite. Yandara Yoga Institute also welcomes all serious yoga students / teachers who are interested in the further study even if you don’t intend to complete a 300-hour certification.

  • Preparatory study: Purchase, read, and contemplate on "Be Here Now" by Ram Dass.
  • Contact hours: 90 hours and 10 hours of non-contact hours (to be fulfilled by home study)
  • Note: Canadian residence may be eligible for an "exchange rate" scholarship.


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Retreat location

The natural setting of Yandara Yoga Institute's yoga teacher training in Mexico is as much a part of your experience as the yoga instruction itself. This secluded Baja, Mexico location offers stunning beachfront vistas featuring open-air studios to keep you in touch with your surroundings and all the beauty that nature has to be shared.

These comfortable outdoor settings take advantage of the warm temperatures that Mexico offers drawing from its natural beauty. It is encouraged for you to connect with your surroundings while you also connect with those you are on this journey with.

Yandara Yoga Institute's staffs have refined the process of integrating yoga training within this natural setting being mindful that your environment is integral to your learning process. Away from your hectic everyday life, you’ll discover an inner peace with the mountains at your back and the warmth of the soft sea breeze on your face. The approach is all about teaching yoga from the heart. This setting and approach help cultivate a love of yoga, your students, and yourself.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 1 minute on foot
  • Cabo San Lucas - 1 hour
  • Cabos International Airport (SJD) - 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Todos Santos - 20 minutes by car

Unique features


  • Shopping
  • Swimming


  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Restaurant


  • Internet access
  • Laundry


Drawing upon Mexican heritage, your dining experience will also feature an internationally influenced menu. A menu choice is rarely ever repeated and focuses on fresh, local organic ingredients. In Mexico, Todos Santos is a beautiful town with good restaurants. Yandara Yoga Institute supplies safe, bottled drinking water which is also used for cooking.

Yandara cultivates fresh kitchen herbs and vegetables in their own organic garden, where you are always welcome. They have papayas, bananas, oranges, and mangos in their orchard. Special to their Baja training are baked potato days 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 chutney.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Explore the local culture
  • Visit art galleries, historic buildings, and the very best in local restaurants in Todos Santos
  • Visit surfer beach Los Cerritos and the world-famous sandy beaches of Cabo San Lucas

What's included

  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • 100-hour toward 500-hour certification (100 hours of the 300 hours needed for a 500-hour certification)
  • Meals
  • Tuition

What's not included

  • Airport transportation
  • Laundry
  • Study materials

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cabos International Airport (SJD). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The cost is 40 USD each way. One of Yandara Yoga Institute’s staffs will meet you at the airport where you will be put into groups so you can share shuttles to Yandara. It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes by car from the airport. If are arriving or departing on a day other than the travel days, the cost is 120 USD for a private shuttle.

Arrival by bus

  • You can take a bus to from San Diego to Tijuana Mexico then to La Paz.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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