Welcome to the official MYI website . . .
The Mandorla Yoga Institute is an NHPC approved and a Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher training school offering 100, 200 and 500 hour certifications in therapeutic vinyasa flow and yoga therapy. Our programs prepare teachers to offer a therapeutic style of Vinyasa Flow and Power Yoga that is infused with the intelligence of yoga therapy, Thai yoga massage and Ayurveda. Our 500 hour certification in yoga therapy includes a separate certification in Thai Yoga Massage so that you have two modalities to practice from.
But this is not what sets us apart! We are a co-operative school that focuses on relationship, mentoring and one on one support with all of our students. Our programs begin and end with small group and one on one mentoring sessions via programs like the Yoga Immersion where you receive personalized attention to help you establish your individual yoga practice and the Practicum where you are given the opportunity to review material that you may have had difficulty grasping the first time around. To achieve this, these programs are offered in small group sessions with Senior MYI teachers in their home communities with the back up option of participating in our Immersion course on-line. All of our teachers are approachable, vulnerable, real people and we do our best to provide you with a safe place to grow and evolve. We teach the path of pavrtti and acceptance and live by this principle, "If we are loving and forgiving with ourselves, then people cannot be helped but be healed in our presence." - Deborah Adele
Our goal is to support you in a relational and transformative way on your yoga journey through our certification programs. We strive to make yoga accessible to you, not just on your yoga mat but in your day to day life. We aren't too interested in "should's" and rules but what we are interested is in your experiencing the therapeutic benefits of yoga for yourself. If after that you go on to be a yoga teacher or yoga therapist, great! We would also be happy to hear that our program helped you realize that deep down you have a passion for dentistry. The idea is simple, we want to help you get into your body, understand yourself more deeply and find out what inspires you in life and then we want to support you in pursuing that passion. Whatever that passion is!
We realize that to achieve all of these things that your lifestyle reality must be accommodated so we have made our programs as supportive as possible. You can start teaching yoga and earning income to support your education after completing our 100 hour program and graduates of our 500 hour program are eligible to become Senior Mentors themselves who eventually support other students on their yoga journey. We are a community that encourages growth and relationship, so once you have graduated from any of our programs you are always welcome to join in on a previous module free of charge to review material or just to connect with others who are on a similar path.
We look forward to meeting you in the near future!
Stefani and the MYI team
What we offer . . .
Yoga Immersion for Beginners
Our yoga immersion is the first program that our Institute director ever created and taught. Stefani wanted to help people understand both the facets of yoga and themselves on a deeper level. Offered over the course of 8 weeks, students meet in a small group led by a Senior MYI mentor either in their home community or via distance education. In addition to having the support of a senior teacher who helps you shape a personalized yoga practice you are led in engaging lectures on topics ranging from yoga history and philosophy to Ayurveda.
100 hour certification in Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Our foundational program allows you to start teaching before completing your 200 hour certificate. Comprised of the Yoga Immersion and the modules of Earth, Water and Fire - you are taught the basics of teaching yoga and will be able to confidently lead inspiring and trans-formative yoga classes.
200 hour registration in Therapeutic Vinyasa
Our 200 hour program is a continuation of the curriculum from the 100 hour certification. Progressing into the elements of Air and Ether you are assisted in deepening your personal practice with inversions, arm balances and meditation techniques along with strengthening your teaching skills with advanced sequencing information. We also explore Thai Yoga Massage, Acroyoga and partner yoga during these modules.
500 hour registration in Yoga Therapy
This course is a 300 hour program that builds upon the 200 hour curriculum. Open to both MYI graduates and RYT200's from other schools, the 500 hour certificate prepares graduates to work as yoga therapists with clients in a small group and one one setting. Also included in the 500 hour certification is a level 2 certification in Thai Yoga Massage. See more on this in the next paragraph.
Earn your Level 2 Thai Yoga Massage Certificate and your 500HR RYT in Yoga Therapy all in one unique program!
We are pleased to announce the addition of Shai Plonski to the MYI faculty. Shai is a co-founder of the Still Light Centre based in Toronto Ontario, an accredited Thai Yoga Massage school offering 10 professional courses in Thai Yoga Massage. Shai brings 12 years of teaching experience and we are thrilled to be offering his level one and level two Thai Yoga Massage programs as part of our 500HR RYT curriculum. After completing these modules you will be given many opportunities to continue on with his other courses as we intend to bring him out to Calgary on a regular basis. Students in Ontario are welcome to join in with Shai at his Toronto studio.
Just interested in the Thai Massage? You are more than welcome to join in. Thai Yoga Massage is an amazing healing modality that is appropriate for any and everyone!