The Breath & Meditation Module: Locate the Quiet Within

Baja 9 day breath & meditation program

Yandara’s nourishing Breath & Meditation Module is an elective part of our 300 hr Yoga Teacher Training. You will learn and experience deep and effective breath and meditation techniques from a variety of traditions. Our curriculum is designed to ignite an experience of refined awareness and draws on Pranayama, Mindfulness Meditation, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Tantra. This program is well suited to dedicated yogis and teachers who are looking to add depth to their practice. If you are already 200 hr certified, this program can be used towards Yandara’s 300 hr advanced program. Students will experience a yoga lifestyle at Yandara’s serene home campus with a secluded beach and natural setting known for bird watching, surfing and sun in Baja California, Mexico. Mexico is one of the safest travel destinations, to find out more click here.

Cost

Total All-Inclusive Cost: $1,600.00.

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, Breath & Meditation Courses

Upcoming Dates Location Availability Book Now
January 18 - 28, 2023 Baja, Mexico Waiting List
February 4 - 13, 2023 Baja, Mexico Open
September 11 - 20, 2023 Sweden 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: Shane Christopher Perkins, Nicolina Daya Nam Sandstedt and Mercy Ananda (in Baja) together with the rest of Yandara’s inspiring teaching community. 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.

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: Tea, papaya, banana, granola, oatmeal and boiled eggs.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.