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26 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Baja, Mexico

  • Baja California Sur, Mexico


Yoga Teacher Training in Mexico

Our yoga teacher training offers a non-denominational style of yoga instruction, comprised with the strengths of selected yoga lineages including Yin yoga, Vinyasa flow yoga, Dharma yoga, and Iyengar yoga. Throughout your yoga teacher training you will receive guidance on how to establish yourself as a professional yoga teacher. Classes on the business of yoga are included in the curriculum as is ongoing support. Our residential retreat style program is 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified and limited to 20 students. Allison Eaton and Craig Perkins are the lead instructors for the Hawaii 26-day Yoga teacher Trainings.

Immersion into yogic lifestyle and path of teaching from the heart

Yandara Yoga Institute offers you an immersion into the yogic lifestyle and the path of teaching from the heart. Throughout our yoga teacher training program, you will have the experience of living in community while being surrounded by the healing power of nature. Yandara yoga certification school emphasizes practice and teaching skills, including organizing a class, creating confidence, pranayama, philosophy and making postural corrections. You will learn to teach yoga with precision alignment, emphasizing heart-felt presence. The foundation of each yoga teacher training program is based on our heart-centered Vinyasa Flow Sequences. Our curriculum will enable you to formulate and nurture your own personal teaching style.


  • Foundation in Vinyasa
  • Yoga teacher training certificate
  • Dharma, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga style instructions
  • Registered yoga teacher application
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 26 days with instruction
  • English
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Our deluxe tents are spacious, comfortable and secure, and 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. Experience camping in a way you never have before.

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 the easy travel access from USA and Canada create 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. Two miles up the beach is one of the premiere 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.


  • Todos Santos - 20 mins
  • Cabo San Lucas - 40 mins
  • San Diego, 900 miles
  • Tuition, standard accommodations and food are included.

Monday through Saturday

  • 7.30 a.m. Practice and Instruction of yoga flow, and walking and sitting meditation.
  • 9.00 a.m. Herbal tea, papaya, banana, handmade fresh roasted granola, oatmeal and boiled eggs.
  • 10.00 a.m. Yoga Teacher Training- Practice and Instruction.
  • 12.30 p.m. Lunch: Delicious vegetarian meals are served buffet style eggs and dairy available. Fresh local fish is offered twice a week (vegetarians can choose an alternative.
  • 2.30 p.m. Student Practice Teaching & Workshop and Communication/ Presentation Skills Workshop (with 1/2 hr break at 4 p.m.)
  • 6.00 p.m. Dinner: Healthy and delicious vegetarian meals (which include optional dairy and eggs) are served buffet style.
  • 7.30 p.m. Satsang: meditation, music, kirtan, yoga philosophy and discussion.

Sunday Schedule

  • 7.45 a.m. Practice and Instruction of yoga flow, and walking and sitting meditation.
  • 8.45 a.m. Herbal tea, papaya, banana, handmade fresh roasted granola, oatmeal and boiled eggs.
  • 9.30 a.m. Shuttle arranged to Todos Santos (cost 5 USD).
  • 10 a.m. Meditation Dharma Talk in Todos Santos
  • 11.30 a.m. Free time. Students are on their own for lunch allowing them to sample and enjoy the local cuisine.
  • 3.30 p.m. Shuttle return to Yandara (cost 5 USD)
  • 4.00 p.m. Student Practice Teaching & Workshop and Communication/ Presentation Skills Workshop
  • 6.00 p.m. Dinner
  • 7.30 p.m. Yoga Movies


Yandara Yoga Teacher Training follows and incorporates minimum Yoga Alliance Standards:

  • Techniques: (100 Hours) Includes asanas, simple breathing exercises, chanting, and sitting and walking meditation. These hours include both training in the techniques and their practice.
  • Teaching Methodology: (20 Hours) Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and deepening communication skills.
  • Anatomy and Physiology: (20 Hours) Includes both physical anatomy and bodily systems, organs, etc., and subtle/pranic anatomy and physiology (charkras, nadis, etc.).
  • Philosophy, Ethics, & Lifestyle: (30 Hours) Study of Yoga Scriptures (ethics for yoga teachers), 'living the life of the yogi', truthfulness and self introspection reading.
  • Practicum: (15 Hours) Includes student teaching as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others. Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised.
  • Electives: (30 Hours) Electives drawn from the other categories including: Natural Diet and Health.
  • Contact Hours: (180 Hours Minimum) Contact hours means that the teacher trainer is physically in the presence of the student. Non-contact or independent study hours may include assigned reading.
  • Yandara Yoga Teacher Training complies with the 200-Hour Level of the Yoga Alliance Standards for Registered Yoga Teachers, as follows:
  • Contact Hours: (180 Hours minimum) Instruction with the teacher trainers physical presence.
  • Non-contact or independent study hours: (20 hours minimum) Learning when the teacher trainer is not present. This may include: assigned reading or other homework, unsupervised study groups, and observing other students' instruction.

A Yandara Yoga Institute 200 Hour Teaching Certificate will be given upon successful completion of the program.

Arrival by airplane

Fly into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD).

Arrival by bus

Take a bus to from San Diego to Tijuana Mexico then to La Paz.

Airport transfers

We will arrange for your transportation to and from the airport in San Jose del Cabo also called Los Cabos International Airport (airline code SJD.) The cost is 40 USD each way. One of our staff will meet you at the airport where we 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.

Group size

Maximum 20 persons.

Course information

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. %Please note that attendances in all activities are mandatory.

Seasonals information

Here in Mexico we are 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 65F (18C) and 75F (23C.) At night the temperature can drop as low as 50F (10C) in the winter. The months of July and October are normally hot and humid around 80F (26C). Rain is very unlikely, but possible.

Accommodation request

You may upgrade to Private Cabana (additional fee of 550 USD) and Private casita (additional fee of 945 USD) at the Yandara Yoga Institute.

Electricity information

We are solar-powered, so electricity is very limited. None of the following items may be used: hair dryer, straightening iron, or computer. Charging small devices is allowed.

What to bring

For our yoga teacher training, there are several items which you should take along with you: yoga textbooks & asana manual, yoga belt, sticky non-slip yoga mat, towels (hand towels too), writing materials (lined paper, pens etc.), comfortable clothes for daily yoga practice and meditation, and interesting readings & music which you may use for your half hour class presentation which will take place in the last week of the program as we do provide a CD player. However, you may also use your own iPod or MP3 player.

Apart from the items mentioned above, we also advise you 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 (toque), shorts, tank tops, swimsuit, fun outfit (for out on the town), comfortable shoes for walking, sandals, sun hat, and light weight long sleeve shirt to protect yourself from the sun. However, if you are camping, you should bring your own supplies (tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping mat).

Accessibility information

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

Additional information

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

  • Airfare, airport transportation to/from Yandara facility, books and laundry are not included.

In Baja, Yandara cultivates fresh kitchen herbs and vegetables in our own organic garden, where students are always welcome. We have Papayas, bananas, oranges and mangos in our orchard. Special to our Baja trainings 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.

Yandara has put together a yogic menu of additional offerings 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, adjust with a chiropractor, relax with a massage and/or align your energy and heal with Reiki. Sign up for services begins the second day of training. Fees are payable at the end of training with cash, credit/debit card or paypal.

  • Massage
  • Caf nearby
  • Garden
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Laundry
  • Shop nearby
For information about the booking conditions, please send Yandara Yoga Institute an inquiry.
  • Review by Zulfia
    9 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    9 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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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