Living Yoga Alchemy: Advanced Base Module

Join us for the 9 day evolutionary base module of Yandara’s advanced YTT program. This program will take you deeper into the practices and philosophies of Yoga and the Art of Teaching. This training is designed to touch your soul! We have chosen to call this module “Living Yoga Alchemy”. “Alchemy” refers to the transformation of something ordinary to something extraordinary.  

With this in mind, we continue to unravel the 3 parts that make up a Living Yoga practice: 

  • Sadhana/Spiritual practice (body) 
  • Philosophy/Study of yogic texts (mind) 
  • Bhakti/Cultivation of love (heart) 

Through the combination of these three elements, we create the alchemical body-mind-heart transformation that Yandara is known for. 

The focus of this module is to evolve your teaching skills and deepen your commitment to your yogic lifestyle. You will have the unique opportunity to receive personal feedback from our experienced team of Yandara teachers as well as from your peers. We will spend time together discussing a variety of yoga and yoga lifestyle topics, inspiring each other to evolve on our own yogic path. Whether you have been teaching for one year or ten, this is a transformative experience. 

This 9 day module is an elective part of Yandara’s 300-hour advanced training, 2 additional modules of your choice are required.

The lead teachers for this retreat style training module are Nicolina Daya Nam, Mercy Ananda, and Shane Christopher Perkins together with the rest of our inspiring Yandara crew.


Total All-Inclusive Cost: $1,550

This price includes tuition, meals and accommodation. Airport transportation and materials not included in price. Canadian residence may be eligible for a “exchange rate” scholarship. Contact us for details.

Upcoming Baja, Mexico Living Yoga Alchemy Courses

Available DatesAvailability

*Please note, the travel days are the first and last day of the posted training dates. Please schedule your arrival/departure accordingly.


Prerequisite: 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from Yandara yoga Institute, or other Yoga Alliance approved 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training 
Contact hours: 90 hours
Non-contact hours: 10 hours


get steady through Asana & Pranayama:

Learn how to integrate advanced techniques into your classes in a healthy and inspiring way. 
Elegant and Precise alignment, addressing individual differences.
Graceful Hands-on-Enhancements – When, why, and how to use them. 
Pranayama practices – a deep exploration of many effective breath techniques
Kriya – learn precise yogic formulas to awaken and heighten your energy

find stillness through Meditation:

The physical and energetic alignment cues that ground and prepare students for deep meditation. 
Mindfulness Meditation, combining Pratyahara (inward attention), Dharana (single pointed focus) and Dhyana (effortless meditation). 
Kundalini Meditation, includes posture, breath, mudras, eye focus, and mental focus (such as mantra or visualization).
Vision Quest – A rejuvenating day of solo meditation in nature followed by deep breath work and relaxation. 

learn elegant sequencing methodology:

Sequence classes for different energetic results. 
Explore a variety of different themes.
Learn inspiring and effective techniques from different traditions to create your own unique yoga classes.

evolve your Teaching skills:

Advance your cueing to the more subtle layers of our being.
Add variations to make your classes more unique.
Find your authentic voice.

explore Yoga life style, philosophy & mythology:

Study of chosen sutras from ancient yogic texts
Yogic tales from Hindu mythology and how they relate to our modern lives.
Satya: Deepen your confidence and cultivate compassion through the practice of profound authentic communication.

open your heart with Bhakti yoga:

Japa Mala, chanting with 108-bead mala
The Sacred Space: Creating a sacred space for your practice in your home and for your students. 
How to effectively use mantra in your classes

learn essential anatomy & Energetics:

How to prevent and work with the most common injuries in yoga practice
The anatomy of the energy body: koshas, nadis, vayus, microcosm/macrocosm

stay inspired through uplifting om-work:

In addition to the contact hours you are required to do independent study. The guidelines will be attached to your welcome letter.


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 8 showers on our campus.

Yandara Cabana

The Yandara cabana has a full size bed. This cabana does have a private bathroom.