300 hour Advanced Yoga Instructor Certification – Baja, Mexico
Are you ready for a deep journey of personal transformation and evolution? Yandara Yoga’s inspiring advanced program is 300-hour Yoga Alliance Certified. The training is divided into two parts, offered side-by-side, a 16-day required core module and a 10-day elective module. Choose to specialize in the loving art of Yin and Bhakti Yoga, unravel life’s mysteries through a Vision Quest, evolve to become a Certified Life Coach, or travel to Hawaii to learn Recipes for Enlightenment while immersed in a loving yoga community. The program is limited to 22 students ensuring the personal care and attention that Yandara is known for. See the individual pages for the 300-hour modules for more details.
Our 300-hour program is for anyone who has already completed a 200-hour certification program. The 300-hour program will offer you a 500-hour registry through Yoga Alliance (it is therefore commonly referred to as 500-hour training). The 10-day elective modules are also open to anyone who is looking for continuing education and can be attended on their own.
This training includes guidance on how to teach one-on-one private yoga sessions, laying a foundation for our yoga life coach track.
The lead instructors for the program are Nicolina Sandstedt and Shane-Christopher Perkins. Additional guest instructors for the elective modules can be found on the individual pages. Bios for Yandara’s core teaching staff can be found on on the “Teaching Faculty” page.
Craig Perkins Craig is registered with Yoga Alliance with over 45 years and 15,000 hours of yoga teaching and yoga teacher training. In 1968 Craig trained under Yogi Ananda Bhavanani (a follower of Swami Sivananda) in Vancouver, Canada, and became a certified Sivananda-style yoga instructor. At this same time, he began his 30-year meditation study with both Sant Kirpal Singh, and later with his successor Sant Darshan Singh, he also studied, and became initiated in, Tibetan Buddhism, and furthered his Hatha Yoga studies with Yogi Shaym Acharia. After several years of teaching classes in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, Craig began teaching for Coquitlam Adult Education, by then he was also running his own yoga school, The Yoga Center. In 1972 Craig started a “live-in” yoga school in Miami, Florida, and two years later he moved to Sawan Kirpal Meditation Center in Virginia, where he lived for 20 years with his wife, and two sons. He also lived with his family at a Sivananda Yoga Center in Washington, D.C. for one year in 1980. Craig has made five trips to India, studying meditation at Sawan Ashram, Delhi, and Deradhun. For 5 years he was studying Chinese yoga, Tai Chi and Qi gong with a master/student of Robert Smith, and he also taught yoga at a yoga retreat in Baja, Mexico for 12 years. Craig is involved with yoga psychology and deep ecology. He has studied Sivananda, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Yoga Flow style. He has also compiled the booklet, “An Introduction to Yoga Life”, based on 30 years of yoga experience. Craig also has written the book “Yandara, Teaching Yoga from the Intuitive Heart”. Allison Eaton Allison is an international teacher of yoga, Reiki and meditation. To date, she has trained over 800 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, 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 (prana). These practices include asana (postures), pranayama (breath awareness exercises), meditation, mantra, bandha and mudra (universal energy seals), Qigong and Tai Chi. Allisons meditation background includes Vipassana and Mindfulness Meditation, Movement Meditation, Surat Shabd Yoga (Meditation of Light and Sound), Light Body and Chakra Meditation. Allison bows in gratitude to her teachers: Shiva Rea, (Vinyasa Flow), Peter Sterios (Gravity and Grace), Chuck Miller (Sama Ashtanga Yoga), Sant Rajinder Sing Ji Maharaj (Surat Shabd Yoga), Dr. Robert K. Hall (Vipassana and Dharma Teacher) Kevin Durkin (Senior Iyengar Teacher and Yoga Therapist), Victor Oppenheimer (Senior Iyengar Teacher), Corrin Adams (Hatha Yoga) and Sandy Call of Yoga Fit (Hatha Yoga). Allison is known to draw the authentic Self out of her students, empowering them to practice and teach from intuitive guidance, connected to the heart. Allison is the author of the Yandara Yoga Asana Manual and is featured in the meditation CD, Sat Nam. As a Reiki Master and Intuitive Healing Arts Practitioner, she also offers Reiki Sessions and Reiki Certification trainings at Yandara.
7:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Advanced asana, pranayama & meditation. 9:00 AM: Herbal tea, papaya, banana, granola, oatmeal and boiled eggs. 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM: Advanced Yoga Teacher Training- Practice and Instruction. 1:00 PM: Lunch: Delicious vegetarian meals are served buffet style. (fresh fish and dairy may be served on occasion) 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM: Advanced Teaching Methodology Workshops, Practice Teaching and Communication Practice (tea and fruit break around 4 PM.) 6:30 PM: Dinner: Healthy and delicious vegetarian meals served buffet style. (fresh fish and dairy may be served on occasion) 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM: Satsang: Mantra, Kirtan Yoga Mythology/Philosophy and Discussion.
The Early Bird Cost for this 300 Hour Certification is $2,950 USD for the 16-day core module and $1,450 – $1,750 USD for the 10-day elective module. Less than 60 days before the start of the course the regular price of $3,150 for the 16-day core module, $1,550 – $1,850 USD for the 10-day elective modules, and $1,850 for the life coach certification, takes effect.
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT We accept PayPal, credit cards, and wire transfers for the deposit. At Yandara you can also pay in US or Mexican cash, or with a US, Canadian or Mexican check. Details about payment options are included in your acceptance email. REFUNDS In case of a cancellation, all deposits can be used toward a future training. Payments are refundable up to 30 days before the start date of program, less a $80.00 administration fee. For information about the booking conditions, please send Yandara Yoga Institute an inquiry.
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.
At our Baja, Mexico location we offer a few different choices for accommodation. Deluxe Tents The majority of yogis that attend our Teacher Training choose to stay in our 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 we do not provide a bath towel. Comfortable and yet still close to nature. We like to call it luxury camping. For couples we can offer a larger tent with a larger bed. We have 6 bathrooms and 5 showers on our campus. Yandara Cabana The Yandara cabana has a full size bed. This cabana does have a private bathroom.
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.
Tuition, standard accommodations and food are included.
Tuition, standard accommodations and food are included.
Yandara Yoga Institute was founded in 2003 by Craig Perkins and his son Shane-Chrisopher Perkins from a desire to share the gift of yoga with others. Yandara Yoga has over a decade of the best yoga education programs and has trained thousands of highly-qualified yoga teachers. Offering over 20 Yoga Teacher Training programs each year, Yandara Yoga Institute is one of the largest and most popular yoga teacher training schools in the world. Yandara Yoga School has some of the highest number of graduates – thousands of Yandara Yoga Teachers are registered with Yoga Alliance. Programs are Yoga Alliance 200-hour and 300-hour certified. Admission is open to all levels, ages and experience. The trainings are All-Inclusive with vegetarian meals and comfortable accommodations provided. The evening satsangs are hosted by our fabulous in-house Kirtan Band: JAYA. One of the first days in class, Craig said to our group, “You are going to be amazed at what great yoga teachers you will be when you leave here.” This comment while met with a bit of speculation from the group, I have to say, he was absolutely correct. It is now July, only four months later and I am teaching more classes than I have time for. I am teaching at five different locations, two studios, two non-profits, and a mixed martial arts gym. In spite of the fact that I still go into each class hoping that I will not let anyone down, I find that I truly have become a great yoga teacher. People are amazed to learn that I am so new to the profession and I hear compliments on my teaching style all the time. Yandara truly has taught me to be a great teacher. I have found my place in life, what I was meant to do, and I am so very grateful. WHERE IS YANDARA… Yandara Yoga School Headquarters is a almost 4-acre nature preserve type property located on the Pacific ocean of Mexico’s Southern Baja Peninsula. Only 15 minutes south of the magical village of Todos Santos and 40 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas. 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. Yandara is in a rural, very safe and crime free location. Please visit our Travel page for more information.
Yandara Yoga, Km 74 Carretera Cabo-la Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico,
Carretera, Baja California Sur
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