Yoga Alchemy – Baja 28 Day Advanced Certification Program

Join our 28-day evolutionary Advanced YTT program, where you’ll dive deeper into the Practices and Philosophy of Yoga and the Art of Teaching. This comprehensive program enables you to complete all 300 hours of your yoga teacher training in one transformative journey. Following the eight limbs of yoga, our advanced curriculum emphasizes traditional hatha yoga, vinyasa yoga, pranayama, and meditation techniques. Additionally, we explore diverse disciplines including Kundalini Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Ayurveda. Throughout the program, personalized feedback is provided to nurture your teaching skills, empowering you to reach your fullest potential as an instructor. Immerse yourself in a month-long communal experience dedicated to living the yogic lifestyle. Deepen your understanding of yoga as a holistic lifestyle choice while refining your practice with advanced sequencing, pranayama, meditation, and mantra. Expand your repertoire with Ayurvedic principles, introductory sessions on yoga instruments like the shruti box or harmonium, and mastery of sound instruments such as gongs, Tibetan bowls, shaman drums, rattles, and handpans to enrich your classes. Delve into the stories of deities, participate in satsang, and embrace the joy of chanting, dancing, and fostering spiritual connections with your fellow yogis.    

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

  • Sadhana/Conscious practices (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 lead teachers for this retreat style training are Sarasvati Young, Mercy Ananda and Shane Christopher Perkins together with the rest of our inspiring Yandara crew.


Total All-Inclusive Cost: Starting at $4,000 (with our basic accommodation option)

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

Upcoming Baja, Mexico 300-hour Immersion Programs

Upcoming Dates Availability Book Now
March 30 - April 27, 2025 Open

*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 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training 
Preparatory study:  A list of homework guidelines that includes a book list will be sent to you upon registration, choose 5 books from 5 different categories and , it is ideal to begin your book projects prior to arrival. 
Contact hours:  270 hours
Non-contact hours: 30 hours


get steady through Asana & Pranayama:

Learn how to integrate advanced techniques into your classes in a healthy and inspiring way. 

Elegant and Precise asana alignment, addressing individual differences.

Graceful Hands-on-Enhancements – when, why, and how to use them. 

Kundalini Yoga Kriyas – set sequences that work toward a specific outcome.

Pranayama practices – a deep exploration of many effective breath techniques.

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 Yoga 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 from different styles of yoga to make your classes more unique.

Find your authentic voice.

Receive valuable personal feedback from Yandara’s experienced team of teacher trainers.

explore Yoga life style, philosophy & mythology:

Study of ancient yogic texts.

Learn 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 teacher training 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 comfortable standard furnished 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. Blankets and bedding are provided, but we do not provide towels. Comfortable and yet still close to nature, we like to call it comfort camping. We have 7 bathrooms and 8 showers on our campus.

Luxury Canvas Cabins

These are beautiful cotton canvas safari tents with a plush full-size mattress and bed. These tents will make your stay truly memorable. Towels, down comforters and linen bedding are included. For couples we can offer a larger tent with a larger queen-size bed. These are available in a limited number. Check the booking registration page to see if they are available for your course.

Glamping Cabanas

Our concrete glamping cabanas are pure luxury! With comfy full size bed, down comforter, towels and plenty of space to store your clothes, these cabins are your perfect home away from home – nestled into the desert, yet sheltered from the elements.

Glamping Cabanas with Private Bath

For further comfort, our new cabanas have private bathrooms! With cushy full/queen size bed, down comforter, towels and plenty of space to store your clothes, these cabanas are simply divine – nestled into the desert, yet sheltered from the elements.