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This is beyond a

Yoga Teacher Training

This is beyond a

Yoga Teacher Training



Of course, you will be eligible to earn a 100 or 200-hour certification. You will also have the opportunity to retreat deep into self-study, embody powerful practices, build community, nourish yourself with incredible food and nature, and learn to share these practices.  This training is ideal for those who want to become Teachers, as much as it is for those seeking to simply deepen or reignite their practice.


For 10 or 22 days, we will develop your knowledge of the root systems and practices of Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda, and support optimal mind-body intelligence with the BASA Yoga Method.  We will connect with natural rhythms of light, heat, nature, and our own breaths and hearts.  Daily rituals and reflection will help you to build your practice and grow your teaching practice.

You Will Learn

  • Asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha

  • Meditation

  • Yoganidra/guided relaxation

  • Shat karma/cleansing techniques

  • Ayurveda

  • Philosophy of Yoga, Samkhya, Tantra

  • Anatomy & physiology

  • Teaching methodology

  • Adjustments

  • Partner practices & AcroYoga

  • Ethics/business

Your Daily Schedule

6:00 Ayurvedic Daily Rituals (Dinacharya, self practice) 

6:30 Sunrise Practice (Expanding out! Active movement, Breath, Meditation)

8:45 Breakfast

10:00 Session 1 (Theory, practicum)

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Break & Rest

4:00 Session 2 (Wisdom Circle, partner practices, teaching practice)

6:00 Dinner

7:15 Sunset Practice (Diving in! Gentle movement, Relaxation, Meditation)

Depending on the needs of the group, this schedule may change.

The Place

Chalananda is a magnificent place. Choosing to experience this immersion here is a boon for your whole system- mind, body, and spirit. Here's what you'll find:

  • Hot Thermal Pools

  • Fresh local cuisine & special menus designed for this experience

  • Sunset Views every night over the lake, drawing migratory birds from Canada to Ecuador

  • Open Yoga Shala overlooking lake and mountains

"After more than 15 years of teaching and co-teaching, I have distilled these teachings into a system that balances the discipline of practice and the lightness of play.  This is what I am bringing to Chalananda this October."

- João Paulo Pereira


At BASA we support inclusion and believe yoga is for everyone.

Apply to learn about  Latino scholarship, payment plans & work trade.

This Training is Perfect For Those Who Want To...

  • explore a tangible control and flow of energy in their bodies

  • understand how develop a practice that is tailored to their needs

  • be guided in how to share their love for yoga

  • learn in-depth movement anatomy

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is included?
    For retreat-style residential trainings: tuition, food, and board. NOT INCLUDED: airfare and transportation to the venue. For non-residential local trainings: tuition only.
  • What if I just want to deepen my practice but not teach?
    This training’s main focus is to instruct you on how to build your personal practice, which once built and established can easily lead to great teaching. So if you are coming mostly to get your 200 hour certificate, please don't come. If you are on a personal quest to develop or give new meaning or depth to your personal practice, you will emerge from this training transformed and more embodied. From an authentic personal practice you will begin to naturally share and teach others if that is something you are seeking and wanting.
  • How to get there?
    Upon registration you will receive the address of our private studio where training will take place.
  • What is the weather like?
    Sonoma County has warm to hot days and chili evenings. We recommend that you bring layers to be able to easily adapt to erratic weather changes and temperature fluctuations.
  • Is there food nearby?
    Many options that are 5 to 10 minutes away. You can also bring your own food.

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