About Yandara

Yandara Yoga Institute and Teacher Training School was founded in 2003 by Craig Perkins and his son Shane-Chrisopher Perkins from a desire to share their lifelong experience of yoga and meditation with others.   

Yoga From the Heart

Yandara’s mission is to teach and practice yoga from a heart centered place; free from the dogmatic rights and wrongs found in some of the traditional lineages. Over the years, thousands of students have come to experience Yandara as more than a physical location, more than a center for learning; Yandara is a way of life!

Offering over 20 Yoga Teacher Training programs each year, Yandara Yoga 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 (see reviews)

Programs are Yoga Alliance 200-hour and 300-hour certified. We welcome all levels, ages and experience!

The trainings are All-Inclusive with delicious vegetarian meals and a variety of comfortable accommodations provided.  The evening satsangs are hosted by our fabulous in-house Kirtan Band: JAYA.

Why Yandara

Yandara is a place of compassion and wisdom – a home away from home. At Yandara you will get to experience what it is like to live in a truly supportive community. Your peers, teachers and the Yandara staff will quickly feel like family, and you will leave with new lifelong friends!

All our programs are powerful sources of transformation! At the end of a program, many students express that they had no idea how much they would evolve, and on how many levels. We have spent many years developing our programs to give you a solid framework designed to support you as you walk through life.


Yandara Yoga’s base camp is a beautiful oceanfront retreat nestled beside the Pacific ocean of Mexico’s Southern Baja Peninsula. We are located 20 minutes south of the magical village of Todos Santos and 40 minutes north of Cabo San Lucas. Please visit our Travel page for more information.

We offer trainings in Baja, Mexico, you can choose from our 17 or 23 day class, or you can enjoy 17 day courses in Bali,  HawaiiSweden, and a 14 day YTT program in gorgeous Italy.  Find additional information about Yandara and our trainings below.

What is Yandara

Making Great Teachers

Teacher Faculty


Culinary Page

Jaya Band