Meditation & Breathing: Embodying the Source of Life

9-Day Meditation & Breathing Program

Immerse yourself in Yandara’s enriching Breath & Meditation Module, an elective component of our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training program. Explore profound breathwork and meditation techniques sourced from diverse traditions, including Pranayama, Mindfulness Meditation, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Tantra. Tailored to dedicated yogis and teachers seeking to deepen their practice, this module cultivates refined awareness and offers a transformative journey inward. Whether you’re a certified 200-hour instructor or on the path to advanced training, this program is for you. Set against the backdrop of Yandara’s serene locations—be it the tranquil beaches of Baja, Mexico, or the majestic Swedish forest—immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and awaken to profound self-discovery. Breathe deeply and embrace the essence of life. Embark on an inward journey toward silence as you delve into the transformative practices of meditation and breathwork. Gain insight into their unique applications and discover how to craft a personalized practice that resonates with your individual needs or teaching style. Allow yourself the gift of time and space to explore these profound techniques fully.

Cost

Total All-Inclusive Cost: $1,600-$2,600

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 Breath & Meditation Courses

Upcoming Dates Location Availability Book Now
September 6 - 15, 2024 Sweden Open
February 2 - 12, 2025 Baja, Mexico Open

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

The teachers for this course are: Christopher Perkins, Amber Young and Mercy Ananda (in Baja) and Christopher Perkins, Felix Vogel and Sofia Alonso (in Sweden). Read more about the teachers on our Teacher Faculty page. Occasionally the teachers change for a specific course, please contact us if you have any questions about the teachers.

To secure your spot in our programs, a $450 deposit is required. Here are the specific payment and cancellation policies for each location:

Baja Program:

  • Balance Due: The remaining balance is due upon arrival.
  • Cancellation Policy: A full deposit refund is available for cancellations made up to 30 days before the program start date. Cancellations made after this period will incur a $100 booking fee.

Sweden Program:

  • Balance Due: The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the program start date.
  • Cancellation Policy: We offer a full refund for cancellations made up to 60 days before the program’s start date.
    • Cancellations Within 60 Days: If your spot is filled by another participant, we will refund all payments made, excluding the non-refundable deposit. The deposit can in this case be applied towards any future Yandara program. If we cannot fill your spot, you are eligible to receive:
      • A 50% refund of any payments made, excluding the non-refundable deposit.
      • The remaining 50% will be credited towards any future Yandara YTT program, valid for two years from the date of your cancellation.

Please ensure that you are aware of these terms to facilitate a smooth process for your participation. We look forward to welcoming you to our programs!

Curriculum

This program will give you the tools you need to enrich your classes and deepen your personal practice. We work with Yoga and Breathwork to charge the body and breath; Mindfulness and Buddhist Meditation techniques to still the mind; Intention and Guided Meditation to find clarity; and Sound and Mantra Meditation to take the mind to a state beyond the ordinary. 

You will learn a variety of Breath & Meditation techniques and sequences to bring back to your home practice and to your students.

Requirements

Prerequisite: We welcome all dedicated yoga students/teachers who are interested in enhancing their yoga and meditation skills. If you have previously completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance approved teacher training, you will be able to use this training towards Yandara’s 300hr advanced program.
Contact hours: 90 hours
Non-contact hours: 10 hours (fulfilled by home study projects)
Preparatory Study: Purchase and read “Vedantic Meditation” by David Frawley. Listen to and practice this Breath Meditation, lovingly lead by Baba Ram Dass. Practice the meditation at least 10 times before your arrival. 

The program is limited to 22 students ensuring personal care and attention.

Daily schedule

  • 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Yoga and Meditation. Early Morning Meditation may be practiced from 5:00 am to 7:30 am on certain mornings.
  • 9:00 AM: Healthy, yummy breakfast
  • 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM: Yoga and Meditation Workshop
  • 12:30 PM: Brunch: Delicious vegetarian meals are served buffet style. (fish and dairy may be served on occasion in Baja)
  • 2:00 PM to 6:15 PM: Student Practice Teaching, Communication Skills Workshop and Qi Gong Workshop. Tea-break at 4:15pm.
  • 6:15 PM: Dinner: Healthy and delicious vegetarian meals served buffet style. (fish and dairy may be served on occasion in Baja)
  • 7:30 PM to 9:15 PM: Satsang: meditation, music, kirtan, yoga philosophy and discussion.
  • Some days will include an extended break for you to relax and explore the local area

Accommodation

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 comfort camping. For couples we can offer a larger tent with a larger bed. 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 bed and mattress and down comforter. These tents will make your stay truly memorable. Linen bedding and towels are included. For couples we can offer a larger tent with a 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 Baths

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.