Kundalini Shakti: The Yoga of Energy Awakening

Baja 9 day Kundalini Yoga program

Embark on a profound journey with Yandara’s heart-centered Kundalini Shakti Module, immersing yourself in transformative Kundalini Yoga techniques. Tailored for dedicated yoga practitioners and teachers seeking to deepen their practice, this module seamlessly integrates with Yandara’s 300-hour curriculum. Whether you’re a certified 200-hour instructor or pursuing advanced training, you’re encouraged to attend this module independently. At the core of yoga’s art and skill lies the essence of kundalini, awaiting exploration through designed practices of asana, mudra, chant, pranayama, and meditation within the kundalini kriyas. Embrace the opportunity to learn Gong playing as a complementary tool for cultivating kundalini shakti energy. Experience the yogic lifestyle at Yandara’s serene home campus, nestled along a secluded beach in Baja California, Mexico—a tranquil haven perfect for birdwatching, surfing, and soaking up the sun. Join us for a transformative journey into the depths of yogic wisdom and practice.

Cost

Total All-Inclusive Cost (starting at): $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 Kundalini Yoga & The Chakras Courses

Upcoming Dates Availability Book Now
March 10 - 20, 2024 Open
January 15 - 25, 2025 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: Mercy Dev Sangeeta Kaur, Shane Christopher Perkins together with Yandara guest teacher Japa Kaur. Japa Kaur is a certified Level 2 Kundalini Yoga instructor who has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for over 20 years. She is a dedicated practitioner, musician and sound healer who has been a regular teacher and performer at the semi-annual Solstice gatherings of Kundalini teachers and practitioners from all over the world. She leads mornings sadhanas with her own renditions of the Aquarian mantras and enjoys leading kirtan programs with the mantras brought forth from the kundalini practice. She currently resides in Baja, California, where she teaches regularly, offers evening kirtan programs and healing gong baths along with other healing gifts as an Astrologer and Tarot Card reader. 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.

Japa Kaur

Curriculum

This program will give you the tools you need to enrich your classes and deepen your personal practice. We work with Kundalini Yoga to charge the body and breath, and balance the subtle energy centers we call chakras. The Kundalini Yoga tradition is known for its unique yoga and meditation techniques designed for specific results, such as stillness of mind, abundance and prosperity, healing, chakra balancing, connection to your higher Self, and more.

The ancient tradition of Kundalini Yoga originally made it big in the 1960s, and is now on the rise again in modern yoga circles thanks to its ability to energize, empower and balance the body and mind. Along with focusing on physical postures, Kundalini Yoga awakens and organizes your internal energy to bring you to a state of greater vitality and balance. It includes dynamic movement, powerful breath work, heart opening chants, and many sweet and deeply relaxing moments in between.

In the process of expanding awareness, we lovingly meet and attend to our shadows through the reevaluation of limiting thoughts and beliefs. Kundalini Yoga will add depth to your life and take your practice and teaching to the next level.

The theory of the subtle body and the chakras comes from the ancient tradition of Tantrik Yoga. There are many branches of Tantra and most of them present a chakra system..five-chakras, six-chakras, seven, nine, ten, fifteen, twenty-one, twenty-eight, and more. The seven chakra system that most of us are familiar with is one of many. We will dive into the teachings of the chakras, both in theory and experience.

You will also get to experience how the sound of the gong can support your meditation. Gongs have been used for thousands of years to balance the nervous system and induce deeper states of meditation. A gong bath is a unique type of sound practice that is often used in Kundalini Yoga; it involves using the sounds and vibrations of gongs to bring about deep states of rest and rejuvenation.  

If you are already a certified teacher, this 100 HR module is the perfect foundation for adding Kundalini Yoga to your skillset. You will learn many inspiring sequences and meditations that you can share with your students! 

As an enhancement to your teacher training, we are offering Reiki Level I and II Certification on consecutive afternoons during the Baja yoga teacher trainings. Click the “Reiki” page for details.

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: “Introduction to Kundalini Yoga, Vol I: Begin and Deepen Your Practice”, by Guru Rattana. Find the e-book version here! Further recommended reading is: “Essential Kundalini Yoga” by Karena Virginia and Dharm Khalsa. Please bring your book/s with you to the course.

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

Daily schedule

  • 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation. Group Sadhana 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 luxury 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 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 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!