The Yoga Season Begins at Yandara Yoga
The yoga season is just beginning here at Yandara, Baja,Mexico. Students arriving wide eyed and curious, making themselves at home,while getting to know their fellow comrades on this journey, chatting abouttravels, families, jobs. To our surprise the students of the October/November trainingwere greeted with a refreshing rinse from Mother Nature. A yin environment to the yang heat andsun the Baja has felt for the past few weeks, and sure to be one of the finalrains of the year.
The days at Yandara begin with yoga flow classes, elegantlylaced with teaching instruction. The lead trainers guide the students throughdifferent styles of yoga while mentioning what goes on in the background: theplanning, the intention, the heart that is put into creating and performing agreat yoga class. Morning flow seamlessly continues into a silent breakfastallowing for introspection and digestion, not only of the food but the conceptstheir minds have consumed. With their bellies satiated they return to their mats to delveinto posture and terminology breakdowns, always actively processing theteachings.
Lunch is an exciting time as the smell of curry wafts down thepath to the kitchen, where a rainbow of foods await: salads, fish, vegetables, tofu,and an array of fruits. After lunch the students move on to a well-deserved rest,retreating to their tents, the ocean or staying awhile to mingle over a cup oftea.
Whether completing the 26 or 16 day training, the Yandarastudents express, learn, grow, improve, teach and transform into vibrant,present and skilled yoga instructors, ready to gracefully take the steps backhome to share their growth with the world.