Embodiment Yoga Therapy™
The Creation of Embodiment Yoga Therapy™
Embodiment Yoga Therapy™ was born from the belief that yoga has the power to connect us to ourselves, our bodies and others profoundly. When offered in a trauma respectful way, yoga can transform us. Embodiment Yoga Therapy™ explores Yin, Restorative and gentle adaptive Vinyasa practice as a tool for connecting with and moving through our emotions.
Embodiment Yoga Therapy™ takes you on a feminine journey of self reflection and experience through the arts of Somatic Therapy, Yoga, it's Philosophy, Meditation, and Breath. Through the lens of Ayurveda and the Chakra systems, we learn to better understand ourselves and our needs. We learn how to come home to ourselves. Rooted in Yoga Therapy Wisdom, this is yoga practice designed for reclamation transformation and resilience.
RECLAMATION + TRANSFORMATION + RESILIENCE
Embodiment Yoga™ is based on the 3 core principles of Reclamation, Transformation and Resilience. Practices always begin with creating a safe container, establishing ease and supporting students in empowered self discovery. We use this foundation to access our own innate transformation as we move into powerful practices from a place of our own want and consent. We use vinyasa krama to intelligently open the body and cultivate resilience by practicing how to regulate ourselves through breath, meditation, mantra and mudra.
Mandorla seeks to create teachers who use trauma respectful language and teaching approaches in mainstream classes. Yoga can be a powerful tool for tapping into the somatic layer of ourselves. We see an opportunity for teachers to support their students in better accessing their bodies. This is not a clinical training for teaching those with Trauma, but a training that hopes to bridge a gap that we see in the yoga teaching community. Many of us have trauma and going to a yoga class can be a step toward our healing journey with the proper support. Empowering teachers to use language that is respectful, student led and and empowering can make a world of difference.
All of our programs are rooted in the wisdom of Yoga's sister art, Ayurveda. Like Yoga, Ayurveda gives us tools to better understand ourselves and what we need for balance. Combining these arts together creates yoga practices that are rich with insight for bringing ourselves into a place of balance and restoration. We share this art from the very beginning in all our programs, sharing with you the knowledge of the Elements - Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether and how to pull these qualities into yoga asana and breath. In advanced programs we go deeper with understanding of dosha and lifestyle.