Own your classroom environment and the results you want to create

Certify as a Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher

Create & lead authentic communities

Welcome to Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey.

This is your opportunity to take your next big step towards becoming an effective and fully expressed leader of groups.

You will enter an entirely new level when you become a confident teacher and leader who owns your classroom environment and is completely related to the results you want to create.

During Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey, your deeper, more rigorous, and most fulfilling work begins. You will gain the power to create deep authentic community and BELONGING wherever and whenever you teach… discovering that you are one OF many, not one IN many.

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Aside from the continued education, strengthening, opening and unfoldment you can count on in any Baptiste Immersion Program, this program is designed to awaken your unbounded self expression while further developing and deepening everything you’ve received from Level One: Journey Into Power.

And as you also know from your Level One: Journey Into Power experience…

The Sannyasin’s Journey is NOT for those wanting a getaway retreat on the beach. Expect the rigor that allows your body, mind and spirit to unfold beyond known limits.

A Sannyasin is a seeker of truth who has and follows a bigger purpose. At Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey, this real and rigorous work begins. You and your peers will bring the commitment required to do the excavation that gets at what works, and what doesn’t work in your practice and in your teaching. What this gives you is the key to skillfully practice and teach yoga from an inspired purpose.

Take a stand. There’s no warm up to courage. Register today.

The Promise

The promise of Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey is that you will leave the training standing in a new kind of power and purpose as practitioner and teacher of The Baptiste Methodology™. In this training you will transform what’s holding you back in your practice, in your teaching, and in your life, allowing for your next level of empowered expression and skillfulness to unfold.

Real Work. Real Results.

Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey is structured to meet the following primary goals for attendees:

  1. Upgrade and up-level your self-expression with leading groups.
  2. Elevate your technical knowledge and the skill set for leading the Journey Into Power sequence and the Organizing Principles of True North Alignment.
  3. Deepen your capacity for how to apply the Baptiste Methodology in ways that make a real, lasting difference for you and the other lives you touch.

In one week, you will…

  • Eradicate your own limitations blocking your calling and your career.
  • Break barriers of self-judgement.
  • Discover how your words create your world.
  • Exhibit effective ways of being and personal presence in the classroom.
  • Identify and develop essential qualities of an effective instructor.
  • Engage and inspire your students with your authentic voice and presence.
  • Explore and improve your own vibrant body language.
  • Refine, detail and empower your own yoga practice.

Program Description

This program is intended to leave you with a life altering transformation. Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey is about the power of speaking and the power of listening.

In this training, you will upgrade your technical knowledge and skill set for leading the Baptiste Yoga Journey Into Power sequence and Organizing Principles of True North Alignment.

You will have the opportunity to step into your boldest, most expressive, and clearest Self, so you can touch and inspire your students and peers with a newfound empowered expression.

You will deepen your grasp and capacity of how to apply the Baptiste Power Yoga Methodology in ways that make a real, lasting difference for you and the other lives you touch.

Program Learning Objectives

Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey is a live weeklong training designed to support you to unlock and up-level your ability to lead and teach Baptiste Power Yoga classes.

You will gain the tools to take your teaching, practice, and life to new heights of fulfilment, accomplishment and contribution.

  • Asana

    As an access to vitality, power and freedom.

    Experiential Learning Objectives Through Asana Workshops

    • Demonstrate the art and mastery of teaching and practicing: Look, Listen and Give Tools.
    • Work inside of True North Alignment along with other tools and specific measures, resulting in the ability to perform from empowered expression.
    • Build capacity in these delivery practices to develop skillfulness.

    Daily Practices

    Daily large-group practices are conducted to provide real-time examples to help you bridge the gap between theory and on the mat practice.

    These daily asana practices provide the opportunity to empower your own practice as well as examples of how to effectively:

    • Master the Baptiste Yoga Journey Into Power sequence AS IS so you can then explore deeper.
    • Conduct a Baptiste Power Yoga class and create an extraordinary practice experience. Hold a standard of proper mechanics, flow and intensity.
    • Scale the practice and postures for ANY ability level.
    • Apply the fundamental Baptiste Power Yoga Methodology on the mat in real time.
  • Meditation

    As an access to getting present and awakening.

    At Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey you will continue to experience the simple power of a meditation practice. In our group meditations you will break through the resistance and get into the fundamentals of sitting, disrupting the mental drift, and giving up what you must to get empty. If you come from nothing, what can you create? The daily meditation practices build upon each other throughout the week and support the integration of the overall weeklong journey of Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey.

  • Inquiry

    As an access to discovery and new possibilities.

    What could happen if you brought pure listening into the areas of your life where you do not currently listen?

    During inquiry sessions, you will have the opportunity to separate the story from the experience, so you can use language to empower you. What you say IS your life. You will participate in exercises designed to have you discover how listening shapes our speaking.

  • Practice Teaching

    This is your opportunity to experience a REAL classroom setting with observable measures. Practice teaching sessions are designed for each and every attendee to have a breakthrough in their experiences of their own fullest self expression. These sessions are conducted so you can develop your ability to speak, listen, and direct with purity and confidence. Through hands on experience, you will adopt the proven methodology to create positive impact in your student’s body, mind and heart.

Program Prerequisites

This is the second training in our weeklong training programs:

  • Level One: Journey Into Power
  • Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey
  • Level Three: Beyond Borders

Each builds upon the next and must be completed in consecutive order.

Certification Credential Requisites

To receive a Level Two Letter of Attendance, one must attend the entire six and a half day training (8 a.m.- 10 p.m. most days). This means:

  • 100 percent attendance to all sessions.
  • 100 percent participation in all break-work assignments.
  • 100 percent participation in all practices (all practices can and will be scaled appropriately for individuals with unique needs).

Letters of Attendance are emailed upon completion of the program survey.

Affiliation Requisites

Upon successful completion of Level One: Journey Into Power, you are eligible to apply for Affiliation. Therefore, Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey participants are eligible and encouraged to Affiliate.

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What to Expect

Some nights may end as early as 7pm; some nights have gone as late as 11pm. The training includes experiential learning and hands-on instruction through meditation practice, self-inquiry topics and Baptiste Power Yoga practice, as well as practice teaching sessions. Expect the transformational intensity of Baptiste Power Yoga immersive weeklong trainings, with the unique programming only found at Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey. As this is a dynamic program, the schedule is subject to change.

Daily Schedule


Early Morning Session | Approximately 8:00am


Morning Session


Afternoon Session


Late Afternoon Session


Possible Evening Session

Participating in Level Two: The Sannyasin’s Journey does not require you to currently teach nor have the desire to teach. What this program does require is 100% commitment to your own growth and to fulfilling on what matters most to you. This includes being on time to all sessions, being coachable in the moment and being open to trying on what is offered.

Who Should Join

Developing yoga teachers and practitioners

Community changemakers and leaders of groups

Those looking to build a thriving business from a practice you love

This program is ideal for you if:

  • You are an aspiring yoga teacher.
  • You are a career yoga teacher.
  • You are an affiliate owner or staff member and you want to build a thriving business and make a real difference for others out of the practice you love.
  • You want the profound results of this immersion training.
  • You have a calling to positively transform communities.
  • You are ready to discover new dimensions of your self expression with groups.
  • You are set to reach the next level of your yoga practice.
  • You are ready to fall (back) in love with yoga and/or teaching.

The Baptiste Institute believes in developing and sustaining communities that are welcoming and inclusive and exists to disrupt the drift. Standing together sets us apart! We awaken and empower human beings to live in wholeness and full potencia as a moment to moment experience. We support the masses in discovering their purpose and provide structures to follow it. We are here to alter what is possible for ALL people.

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What People are saying about Level Two

"I never even considered getting certified until I came to Level Two. Now that is a new goal of mine. It is my honor and I truly feel my duty to continue to share the magic of Level Two and Baptiste Yoga so I am able to fully share and inspire others in my community."

Shelley R

"What else can I say other than the programs are worth every penny spent, mile traveled, and time away from life. The programs have shown me a way to live a lighter, fuller and more meaningful life."

Darin F

"This was a life changing experience for me."

Lucas W

"This was the most transformational week of my life! I have so much momentum to continue teaching/sharing/creating, but I've also opened up in a whole new way. There are so many new possibilities and doors open to me now."

Kelly K

"Amazing and profound program. The best experience in my life! It’s changed all my relationships."

Derek S

"Level two has helped me to presence my power in my teaching and when and where I fall out of it. My students have been amazed by this new send of energy in my class. It has also helped me create a new sense of connection with my students by allowing them them to see me helping to generate greater sense of community in my classes."

Mark Q

"Level Two enabled me to use essential language to uplift and empower the students and get my teaching out of my head and into the room, into the bodies and hearts of the students."

Jennifer H

"My greatest takeaway from Level 2 was that I am who I am, dropping my need to be a certain way or to get it right freed me to be my authentic self in whatever version of that showed up in relationships with friends and family. Releasing the need to look good allowed my life/teaching to become more powerful, dropping the script and realize that its not about what I have to say, allowing the Journey Into Power and the Baptiste Methodology speak for me. From Level 2 my Baptiste Journey has shifted from my own personal journey to a Communal Journey, my success is tied to the success of those around me. Like the African proverb says "If you want to go fast go alone, if you far go with others."

Sean W

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Sep 25, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020

Monterey, CA

Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds

Starting at $3,185 USD


Accommodations: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds

Celebrated as Monterey Peninsula’s “Refuge by the Sea” – Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds is a breathtakingly gorgeous 107 acres of ecologically diverse beachfront land. Situated within the quaint and scenic town of Monterey, Asilomar offers guests the simple comforts of cozy cottages and historic lodges – and an unforgettable escape from the demands of everyday life.

Tuition & Housing

Tuition includes your tuition, accommodations and meals for the duration of the training. You have the option of paying your tuition in full upon registration to receive promotional pricing which is indicated with each accommodation type below.  If you choose to pay your tuition in instalments, the deadline to pay in full is August 28, 2020.

If you choose to pay in instalments, you will be sent monthly invoices for whichever payment plan you choose. There is a $500 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit (cannot be used for a future program upon cancellation or transfer) that is included upon completion of your registration and will be applied to your tuition. 

For residential programs, Baptiste yoga offers a selection of accommodation options, including gender inclusive housing when choosing to room with others. Gender inclusive means that participants are assigned a roommate regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, identity, or expression. Gender-inclusive housing is completely voluntary. You will be prompted on your registration form to choose the selection that best meets your needs. 

Registration is open for Monterey, CA

Single Room

Single rooms offer the peace and privacy you may desire.

$4,478.25 Installments

Double Room

The double rooms come with two twin beds and a private bathroom.

$3,659.25 Installments

Triple Room

The triple rooms have 2 twin beds and 1 cot - providing a great and economical way to attend this life changing program.

$3,344.25 Installments

If you would like to stay at the retreat site before or after your program, please contact the program venue directly.

What to Bring / Required

  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga block
  • Yoga strap
  • Refillable water bottle, gatorade or other electrolyte replenisher
  • Plenty of yoga clothes
  • Towels or yogi toes for sweaty asana practice

Arrival Information

Please note that we require all participants to arrive onsite and check into the venue between 4:00pm and 10:00pm on Friday September 25, 2020. An optional dinner is included and will be available from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. If there are unforeseen circumstances that cause you to arrive after 10:00pm on Friday September 25th, you must contact the venue directly to let them know and provide them with your newly anticipated arrival time.

Program begins at 7:30am on Saturday September 26, 2020. In order to maintain the integrity of the program and to uphold your commitment to show up 100%, we cannot allow any late arrivals or early departures.  

Departure Information

You are required to be on site until the completion of program. 

The program will end on Thursday October 1, 2020 between 7:00pm and 10:00pm.  Your accommodations include the night of October 1st. We request all participants fly out on Friday October 2nd as it is a requirement to stay until the completion of the training Thursday night to receive your Level Two Letter of Attendance.  On the last day of your program, Friday October 2nd, there is an optional yoga class in the morning, as well as breakfast. We recommend departing from the venue anytime after 9 AM on Friday October 2nd, although you are welcome to depart as early as 6 AM.

How to get to Asilomar

Physical Address: 

Asilomar Conference Grounds

800 Asilomar Ave

Monterey, CA 93950

Front desk phone: 888-635-5310

Website: http://www.visitasilomar.com/

By air:

The Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is just 8 miles from Asilomar, while Mineta San Jose International (SJC) is 80 miles to the North and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is 110 miles to the North. 

Local taxi companies service the Monterey Regional Airport, as does the Monterey-Salinas Transit bus system. Airport shuttle service to and from San Jose and San Francisco airports can be arranged in advance through Monterey Airbus by calling 831.373.7777 or visiting the Monterey Airbus website.

By car:

From San Francisco / San Jose:

Asilomar is approximately 120 miles south of downtown San Francisco (about 105 miles from San Francisco International Airport) and about 75 miles south of San Jose.

  • Take 101 south to 156 West.
  • Take 156 West to Highway 1 South, through Monterey to the Pebble Beach / Pacific Grove exit, turn right on Holman Highway / 68 West.
  • Stay on Highway 68 West/Holman Highway for 3.5 miles until it becomes a city street called Forest Avenue.
  • Continue on Forest Avenue for about 1 mile and make a left turn onto Sinex Avenue.
  • In just under 1 mile, Sinex Avenue ends right at the front gates to Asilomar.

Please refer to the Asilomar website for complete and detailed information on how to arrive at the venue.

Travel Insurance

Travel Guard offers affordable trip protection plans that guard against an extensive list of reasons for cancellation. Specifically, we recommend The Gold plan from Travel Guard which offers you protection against trip cancellation, baggage loss or delay, medical expenses and other issues that could occur while you are away from home. This offer is available to those who are US and Canadian residents only, however if you reside outside of those countries we do recommend that you make arrangements for travel protection elsewhere. Visit Travel Guard online for your own personal travel quote.

Registration is open for Monterey, CA