ABOUT YANDARA YOGA
Yandara Yoga School is one of the most established Yoga Teacher Training centers and Yoga Schools in the world. The programs are a residential experience of living in a yoga community while being immersed in a beautiful, natural setting.
Whether you’re on the path to become a yoga teacher or you’d like to join us to deepen your yoga practice we look forward to sharing this transformational and life-changing journey with you.
Yandara’s 17 day yoga instructor training program is 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified. The program is limited to 22 students ensuring the personal attention and care that Yandara is known for. Deep amongst the thousand lakes and blueberry fields of the Swedish forest, we gather for 18 days of heartfelt Yoga and Meditation, delicious vegetarian meals, evening live music, yogic philosophy and mythology. Students will experience the yoga lifestyle at Shambala Gatherings in natural setting know for its beauty.
Our professional curriculum has been developed over two decades of devotion and dedication to teaching thousands of certified Yoga Alliance Yoga Teachers. Yoga Teachers complete the 200 hour certification programs with the confidence, skills, knowledge and on-site experience necessary to immediately begin a career as a yoga instructor. Programs are open to all ages and all skill levels. We believe that Yoga is for Everyone!
“The tools you awakened within us to see, feel and experience clearly and live truthfully with love are so powerful and are now the pillars of my life. I am so so thankful for your devotion to just share everything and guide everyone to light and love with all of your heart. I definitely know that I never felt so at home before in this universe! Thank you Yandara!”
“I recently completed my teacher training with Yandara in Sweden, would just like to say what an amazing life changing experience. A huge, huge, thank you to my teachers Chris, Nicolina,Sara and Kylie”.
YANDARA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: THE YANDARA SYSTEM
Yandara’s system and workshops will offer simple, yet profound, steps to realize that you are an amazing yogi, and a great teacher! Yandara Yoga Institute states the meaning of a truly inspiring, heartfelt, and intuitive teacher training that will take you deeper into yourself, as well as further into the world.
Your training will include practice teaching time with personal feedback from teachers and peers, basic pose alignment, hands-on-assists, as well as cueing from the heart. You will learn to guide your students to be aware of their sensations and how to move safely in the pose. Yandara offers both open style yoga classes and set sequences. You will get all the tools you need to create an inspiring yoga class!
One of the highlights of our program is the variety of yoga classes you will experience. We offer Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin and Restorative Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, as well as the occasional Qi Gong practice.
Every program includes a day of solo-meditation in nature followed by deep breath work and relaxation.
Authentic, heartfelt communication, as well as increased understanding of oneself and others, are essential aspects of a yoga teacher. Communication skill workshops are part of every training as a way of practicing self-inquiry (svadhyaya) and cultivating a natural state of compassion.
An important part of the Yandara training is understanding and developing our caring, compassionate nature, this a big part of unveiling the radiant teacher inside.
Our training program allows you to learn a significant amount of information quickly; you will embody the knowledge and become a qualified yoga instructor.
The curriculum at Yandara meets and exceeds the Yoga Alliance guidelines. Graduates of Yandara Yoga Teacher Training will be eligible for Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification. For more information about this, click here.
Arrival: July 6th 15:30 PM
Departure: July 23rd 15:00 PM
Daily Schedule – subject to changes
7:00 – 9:00 Practice and Instruction of yoga flow and walking and sitting meditation.
9:00 Herbal tea and house prepared wholesome breakfast with local fruit and berries, homemade hot cereal and granola, raw and cooked alternatives – a new experience every morning!
10:30 – 13:30 Yoga Class: Teacher Training Practice and Instruction.
15:00 – 18:30 Student teaching time, Individual and group instruction.
20:00 – 21:30 Satsang: meditation, music and kirtan, yoga philosophy and discussion.
Some days will include an extended break for you to relax and explore the local area.
“I completed my 200 YTT in Baja Mexico at Yandara and it changed my life! They gave me the power to not only teach yoga with confidence but the ability to better my own personal practice. If you are undecided on a yoga program, look no further than Yandara!”
Total All-Inclusive Cost: $3,700
This price includes tuition, manuals, meals, and accommodation (in a twin room, triple room, or a 4-bed room).
A $450 deposit is required to reserve your spot, the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. If you can’t travel due to Covid restrictions, you will receive a full refund.
Space is limited to 21 students. Spots may well fill in advance. After submitting the deposit, you will receive an email with full details. If you have any questions at any time, please email us at email@example.com and one of our lead trainers will be available to help you.BOOK YOUR SPOT
You can view our accommodation options below.
Please note that bringing your own tent is also an option.
For more information on our rooms and facilities, please visit our The Place page.
Twin Bedroom Shared
Triple Bedroom Shared
Soulpad Glamping Tent (double bed) – lake view, heating and electricity
meet the team
Christopher, E-RYT 500
Christopher is the co-founder of Yandara and has over 20 years of meditation and yoga practice, his presence inspires those around him to enter their hearts and connect to their truest potential. Christopher has the gift to bring his students through fun and challenging flow sequences while cultivating the shared awareness that is Yoga. His style is dynamic and intuitive, mixing creative movement with a powerful asana practice. Christopher’s passion for yoga philosophy and yoga psychology is a part of his daily life and weaves naturally into his teachings.
Christopher was raised at the SKMC Meditation Center in Bowling Green, Virginia. He requested initiation to a meditation practice at age 4, and while he led a “normal” childhood, he studied with Sant Darshan Singh until age 16. In his early twenties, after attending VCU for fine arts, he spent two years as an apprentice of John P. Milton, training in Sacred Passage (wilderness meditation) and QiGong. This time of deep transformation included several solo wilderness retreats, ranging from 2 to 28 days. In 2005, Christopher travelled to India and Nepal, where he attended teachings and undertook extensive practice in Vipassana Meditation and Tibetan Buddhist Meditation.
Christopher founded the Yandara Yoga Institute with his father Craig Perkins in 2003. Since that time he has been facilitating Yoga Teacher Trainings, and continues to inspire and grow with each person he meets.
Christopher has studied with many inspired yogi’s across the world, including a 500-hr training with Dharma Mittra, as well as trainings with Guru Dass (Kundalini Yoga), Daniel Odier (Kashmirian Tantra), Shiva Rea (Prana Vinyasa®), Hanneli Francis (Anusara), Baba Hari Das of the Mount Madonna Center, T.K.V. Desikachar (Yoga Therapy), and senior Iyengar teachers Kevin Durkin, Victor Oppenheimer and Gloria Goldberg. Christopher is a registered YACEP® – Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
Nicolina, Daya Nam, E-RYT 500
Nicolina (Daya Nam) is trained in Traditional Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Kundalini Yoga. Her inspiring presence and teaching style is authentic, refined, and infused with grace. Through a transformative combination of asana, breath, meditation and chanting she guides you to develop your intuitive mind, leaving you uplifted, inspired, and in awe of your radiance.
At age 18, Nicolina left her home in Sweden with a thirst for deeper understanding of herself through yoga and the ancient cultures of the world. She spent the following 6 years traveling, with 3 long stays in India. During this time, a lifelong romance with meditation and yoga commenced which led her to complete her first Yoga Teacher Training with Yandara Yoga Institute in 2006. The experience was transformational, and she shortly returned to study and work at Yandara.
Through the years, she has continued to deepen her studies of yoga; she studied extensively with Shiva Rea and is a certified Prana Vinyasa® teacher; she has taught regularly at yoga studios and teacher trainings across the world; and co-founded a yoga studio in Gothenburg, Sweden. Apart from extensive yoga studies, Nicolina holds a degree in Physical Therapy; the deep understanding of anatomy and physiology is an invaluable support in her profession as a yoga teacher and teacher trainer. In 2012, Nicolina returned to live at Yandara’s home base in Baja, Mexico, where she thrives in the yoga lifestyle and conscious community.
After diving deep into various styles, Nicolina has found two traditions that she holds close to her heart: Traditional Tantric Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. The inner peace, spiritual experiences, and physical healing she has gained through these practices has led to a passion to share the teachings. Traditional Tantric Hatha Yoga, rooted in the Krishnamacharya lineage, includes the practices of Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Visualization, Kriya, Mantra, the science of the Chakras, Ayurveda, and Kundalini. It is a very complete and transformative style, and it constitutes the essence of Nicolina’s practice and teaching. In addition to this, Nicolina has found Kundalini Yoga, as taught by the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI), to be an extraordinary practice that strengthens the major systems of the body and efficiently develops intuition and the deep trust in life that is so greatly needed in these times.
Off the mat, you may find her admiring nature, walking her dogs on the beach, enjoying the pulse of a city, studying spirituality, and baking delicious treats for community potlucks. Nicolina is a a registered YACEP® – Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider.
Nicolina Daya Nam feels immense gratitude to her teachers: Rod Stryker (ParaYoga®), Guru Dass Singh Khalsa (Kundalini Yoga), Sat Purkh Kaur Khalsa (Kundalini Yoga), Sat Siri Kaur (Kundalini Yoga), Shiva Rea (Prana Vinyasa®), Fran Ubertini (Krishnamacharya lineage Hatha Yoga/Therapeutics), Angela Farmer & Victor Van Kooten (Underground Yoga), Sarah Powers (Yin & Vinyasa), Biff Mithoefer (Yin), Kevin Durkin (Iyengar Yoga), Corrin Adams (Hatha), the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization (Hatha).
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How to get here
Located just two hours away from Stockholm in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden, the area is easily accessible by air, train and car, making a great option for a short break wildlife destination.
- Coming by air: The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Vasteras. The second nearest airport is Arlanda airport, the main airport in Sweden. You can easily take a train all the way to Skinnskatteberg from both of them.
- Coming by train / bus: We are fortunate to have a train / bus station at Skinnskatteberg only 5 minutes ride from the center. We offer free pick up services from this station in summer.
- Coming by car: Simply open this Google map on your navigator and follow directions to Borntorpet 1 in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.