“Through the power of movement and touch, you can reclaim a piece of yourself that was lost. I believe that you can move beyond where you currently find yourself. I hold this picture for you while we work together and advocate for your best story.” - Stefani Wilton, Founder
BA, RMT, ISTP, C-IAYT, CYA-YT, E-RYT500, YACEP
C-IAYT Yoga Therapist * Registered Massage Therapist * Somatic Yoga Therapist
Founder of the Mandorla Yoga Institute
I have always been a creative and sensitive soul who saw the world through a different lens. As a neurodivergent person, a lot of spaces weren't a fit for me and this inspired me to find my own path and to create a community for people, like me, who were looking for a quiet space where they might belong. Creating something that I see is needed in the world is a passion for me, and over the years I have brought into existence some beautiful things from Embodiment Yoga and Somatic Yoga Therapy to my Somatic Rest Program and Integrative Thai Yoga Massage Training. I am a storyteller, a changemaker, a writer, and a weaver of relationships.
In my work, I draw from my lived experience as a neurodivergent individual with a history of trauma and my over 22 years of facilitating somatic yoga experiences. I have traveled as far as Thailand to find the modalities that made my heart sing and integrate Registered Massage Therapy (RMT 2200hrs), Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice™, Thai Yoga Massage, Nervous System Regulation Techniques, Somatic Yoga Therapy and Embodiment Yoga into my sessions. I hold a special place in my heart for neurodivergent individuals and endeavor to create a brave space for you, where you feel welcome and honored for your strengths. I am passionate about this community that I have created over the years, where we co-create together the reclamation of our bodies and connection with others. By leading with vulnerability and honesty from a place of fierce love, I help people return to a feeling of ease within their bodies.
Called to the feminine side of yoga, my heart for facilitating ease and finding flow inspired my studies in mindfulness meditation, feminine yogic philosophy, Adaptive Yoga, Anusara, Vinyasa Flow (Viniyoga inspired), Yoga Therapy, and Thai Yoga Massage. After the birth of my daughter in 2016, it became very clear that what I was sharing was Embodiment . . . the pathway home, a practice of reclamation of your body, your voice, your story, and your path. I continue to follow this thread and continue to study Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice™ with my mentor, Ratha Chek. I am honored as well to be on the faculty of the Integrative Somatic Studies Institute®, where I teach about the intersections between somatic therapy, yoga, bodywork, and trauma healing.
I would like to honor my mentors who have supported me over the years. The knowledge that I have did not appear from within a vacuum. Thank you to Ratha for seeing me in my wholeness and celebrating my wildness. Thank you to Michiji (Michelle Cormack) for supporting me in finding my joy and beginning the process of tapping into my body, Thank you to Karen Heaven for opening the doors of Tantra for me and helping me to discover playfulness and ease, Thank you to Robin Rothenburg for introducing me to Viniyoga and the deeper wisdom of yoga philosophy, Thank you to Lucille Palancher and Remco for sharing your wisdom in the art of Thai Yoga Massage, and thank you to the many beautiful teachers who have inspired this path of embracing my body with kindness.