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Yandara’s 17-day yoga teacher training program is located in their beautiful home campus in Baja California, Mexico. With the vast Pacific Ocean on one side and a majestic mountain range on the other, you gather for heartfelt yoga and meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, evening live music, and yogic philosophy.
Facilities of Yandara Yoga Institute are rustic and modern, emphasizing comfortable outdoor living. They have three large enclosed yoga pavilions, a gorgeous saltwater pool, canvas glamping cabins for a more luxurious stay, comfortably furnished tents for base accommodation option, flush toilets and hot water shower facilities, kitchen, dining, and lounge area. They do provide a laundry service once a week (8 USD a load, washed, dried, and folded). If you prefer, there are sinks for handwashing on-site and they supply laundry soap.
The majority of yogis that attend this teacher training choose to stay in deluxe tents. These are big tents that most people are able to stand up in. Each tent has a comfortable twin-size bed and mattress, a small set of drawers, and a lamp. Bed linens are provided, but Yandara Yoga Institute does not provide a bath towel. Comfortable and yet still close to nature. They like to call it comfort camping. For couples, they can offer a larger tent with a larger bed. They have six bathrooms and eight showers on the campus.
These are the newest accommodations. Beautiful cotton canvas safari tents with a plush mattress and down comforter. These tents will make your stay truly memorable. Towels are included. For couples, they can offer a larger tent with a larger bed. These are available in a limited and not during the course.
The Yandara cabana has a full-size bed and a private bathroom.
Learn to teach yoga from the heart. At Yandara, they emphasize precision alignment as a foundation for any style you choose to teach. They provide you with the necessary skills to create a safe and effective yoga class, all while nurturing your unique gifts and passions. One of the highlights of the Yandara program is the variety of yoga styles offered. You will experience Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, and more. The program opens to all ages and skill levels. They will help you become the best yoga teacher you can be.
Yandara is one of Yoga Alliance’s most successful yoga teacher training schools with over 5000 graduates since 2004 and one of the highest-rated schools at Yoga Alliance. They offer over twenty trainings throughout the year in several different areas of focused study. What makes Yandara special is the ability to inspire you to tap into your unique potential, guiding you along your own personal journey. They believe that being a yoga teacher is far more than cueing movements and breath. It is about inspiring students to be present and teaching them how to live with purpose, so that they may ultimately reconnect with their true selves.
The Yandara teacher trainers have a wealth of knowledge and experience, both physical and energetic. The program is just as much of a teacher training, as it is an experience designed to enhance your life and help you become more authentic in your interactions, on and off the mat. If you are looking for training that offers you the time, space, and support to shape your own personal path, all while giving you the tools needed to confidently lead a yoga class, they are here for you. Yandara has a team of lead trainers that will support you on your journey.
Sunday includes an extended lunch break for exploring the local area.
Christopher is the co-founder of Yandara and has over 20 years of meditation and yoga practice, his presence inspires those around him to enter their hearts and connect to their truest potential. Christopher has the gift to bring his students through fun and challenging flow sequences while cultivating the shared awareness that is Yoga. His style is dynamic and intuitive, mixing creative movement with a powerful asana practice. Christopher’s passion for yoga philosophy and yoga psychology is a part of his daily life and weaves naturally into his teachings.
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.
Since completing her first 200-hour training in 2008, Amber has had the priveledge to learn from and teach with all the amazing instructors at the Yandara yoga Institute. Amber has also received her 500 hour certification as well as a certification in Prenatal Yoga. Forever in love with the flow of the ocean, Amber teaches and practices a fluid Vinyasa style, her students describe her classes as fun and dynamic with a strong emphasis on arriving in the present moment.
The course will take place in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Yandara Yoga Institute is a beautiful oceanfront retreat nestled beside the Pacific ocean of Mexico's Southern Baja Peninsula. Nature, seclusion, unspoiled white sandy beach, and abundant fresh fruits and vegetables paired with easy travel access from the USA and Canada create the perfect setting for world-class yoga teacher training.
Stroll the miles of peaceful beachfront or simply relax and meditate to the ever-present rhythm of the waves. Two miles up the beach is one of the premier surfing beaches in North America. The local climate is ideal with the sun shining year-round, refreshing sea breezes, and a clear sky unique to this part of the world fabulous for stargazing. Yandara is in a rural, very safe, and crime-free location.
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All meals and herbal tea are included in the price. You will enjoy herbal tea, papaya, banana, granola, oatmeal, and boiled eggs during breakfast. Your brunches and dinners are delicious vegetarian meals served in buffet style. Fish and dairy may be served on occasion. Yandara Yoga Institute mainly serves vegetarian cuisine, mostly beans, grains, and fresh vegetables. They serve fresh local caught fish twice a week and organic food as much as possible. They are able to accommodate allergies to gluten, lactose, and nuts.
As they are a small facility, they are not able to accommodate paleo, raw, or other extreme diets. Please consider your dietary needs and contact them if you have a concern. Some popular dishes are Pad Thai, vegetable Enchiladas, sweet and sour tofu with broccoli, grilled Mahi Mahi (fish) with herbs, coconut curry, samosas with cilantro chutney, house-designed gourmet pizza, quinoa, basil pasta, and lentil soup. Yandara Yoga Institute supplies safe, bottled drinking water (also used for cooking).
In Mexico, Todos Santos is a beautiful town with good restaurants, shopping, and sites to see. They will assist in arranging transportation (5 USD per destination) to and from town. If you choose to stay at Yandara, no lunch will be provided. They only serve breakfast, fruit, tea, and dinner on Sundays.
Los Cabos International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$40 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The cost is 40 USD each way. One of the staff will meet you at the airport where they will put you into groups so you can share shuttles to Yandara. It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes by car to get here from the airport. If you are arriving or departing on a day other than the travel days, the cost is 120 USD for a private shuttle. Please remember to add your travel details to your account. If you are driving, please email them for written directions to Yandara.
Take a bus from San Diego to Tijuana Mexico then to La Paz.
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