The venue is terrific, the food and accommodations are great, the trainers are very experienced, and the teacher training is excellent, as other reviews describe. So this review focuses on A) opportunities to improve the training and B) some things prospective students may want to know. A. Opportunities to Improve the Training 1. There are two manuals, “Philosophy Manual” and “Yandara Asanas Manual”, which are not well organized. For instance, the Asanas Manual, not the Philosophy Manual, has a lot of the philosophy material that we went through (pp. 8-17; chakras, nadis, gunas, koshas, etc.), and the Philosophy Manual, not the Asanas Manual, has a section “Asana” with key material on sequencing and related topics. The manuals would benefit from some reorganization, and there should probably be a third manual, Teacher Training, containing important material for new teachers (ethics, business, etc.) that is neither yoga philosophy nor asana-related. 2. The disorganization of the manuals was reflected in the training to some degree. Much of the discussion of philosophy was very micro, the order in which topics were presented seemed a bit random, and the various pieces were not fit together. I would have liked a broader historical context and more discussion of how it all fits together. 3. There were multiple minor (15-minute) logistical foul-ups and one larger one (a two-hour class where no teacher showed up). B. For Prospective Students 1. A lot of time was spent on activities that most students enjoyed, and that Yoga Alliance apparently accepts as teacher training, but that may surprise some prospective students. I do not know whether other schools also do this to the same extent, or instead spend more time on actual teacher training. A few examples: a. Evening sessions were mainly listening to music and chanting. While enjoyable (if you can stay awake through a 7 AM to 9 PM schedule), it is not clear how much learning is going on after a few such sessions. One evening session was a viewing of the movie “I Am” which is not about yoga at all. One evening session was on astrology. b. A substantial amount of time was spent in sharing circles (“satya”), sitting on the beach and going around giving folks a chance to say what’s on their minds. (On the last day, my group mutinied and we went for a very nice hike instead). 2. All of the Yandara people apparently hold New Age-era views with regard to paranormal phenomena, and also appear to accept the ancient yoga philosophy about the human body (chakras, nadis, etc.) quite literally. A scientifically-inclined person (as I am) can be OK with the yoga philosophy and understanding of the human body in historical context; but unfortunately, the Yandara people claim scientific evidence for it, and for other paranormal phenomena. This is of course well-intentioned (it shows we are all connected, etc.), and it comes up in contexts where it would be very awkward for anyone to question it, and no one does. One trainer told what could be characterized as “Jesus stories” about himself (that is, stories about healing by touch, pushing someone over with mental intention, mind reading, etc. the likes of which people may have heard about Jesus, but not about normal people).