Our Advanced ONLINE Yoga Teacher Training runs throughout the year with entry dates in the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, students can begin their studies when it is supportive for them. Our travel retreats are offered three times each year, one in the Spring, Summer and Fall with opportunity to experience, in person, Advanced Embodiment Yoga Practices, Hands on Assisting and Thai Yoga Massage in beautiful settings. Our international retreats are currently on pause, however, we will be offering our summer retreat in the Rocky Mountains this August 6th to 9th!!!


About the Training 

For taking your practice and your teaching to the next level through a deeper exploration of the key ingredients of profound teaching - holding space, responsive/adaptive teaching, hands on assisting and Thai Massage and how to lead students through emotional and energetic practice. This program has been crafted after years of working with and listening to the questions, needs and concerns of yoga teachers. One of Stefani's main intentions when she created this program in 2011, was to support teachers in establishing a private practice that allowed them to move toward stability in their finances and their schedule. 

By including a Thai Massage practitioner designation, that is NHPC accredited, as well as your 300 Hr RYT, this program allows our graduates to step into a private practice with the ability to issue insurance receipts to the their clients. We also look closely at refining your teaching skills through the arts of yin, restorative and vinyasa yoga and support you in acquiring skills for offering meaningful practices and sequencing for your students. 


Advanced Embodiment Yoga™ Asana, Restorative Yoga + Hands on Assisting + Thai Yoga Massage

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers, Adaptive Yoga

Yoga for Emotional Resilience + Profound Practice

Mantra, Mudra, Meditation + Pranayama


Working with senior teachers, this program looks to support you in strengthening your skills as a yoga teacher, while deepening your personal practice. We keep the cohort small so that you get maximum time for mentoring with Stef. This program seeks to fill any gaps you may have remaining in your previous learning. Stefani personally mentors you through the process, exploring the key themes she has found to be impactful in her 19 years of teaching - offering her feedback, insights and guidance as you practice teach under her tutelage.


Prana Sadhana Retreat (Explore Advanced Asana, Hands on Assisting and Thai Yoga Massage)

Yoga For Emotional Resilience and Profound Practice

Restorative Yoga + Hands on Assisting - The Art of Thai Yoga Massage

Advanced Embodiment Yoga™ + Adaptive Yoga

Embodiment Yoga™ Mentoring and Practice Teaching

In addition, students get to choose 3 elective courses for tailoring your learning experience. Choose from:

Prenatal Yoga + Massage

Table Thai

The Art of Sequencing

The Art of Holding Space

 Functional Anatomy + Adaptive Yoga

Meridian Yoga

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers (only offered in studio when available)

Ayurvedic Marma Therapy (only offered in studio when available)


Mandorla Yoga Institute has been a Yoga Alliance Registered School since 2007 and is accredited by the NHPC and the Government as an Educational Institution.

Tuition Investment

Tuition for the 300 hour Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ is offered via an equitable system called a sliding scale designed to ensure that our programs are accessible to you despite your financial circumstances. At the time of your registration, you will be asked to communicate with our accounts manager the tuition amount that you can afford between the amounts of $4950 and $3350 plus GST. This training includes the Full Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Training and upon graduation, you will be issued with two certifications - Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher™ (300 HR Certification) and Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner (150 hour designation). 


We require all students to pay a deposit of $262.50 at time of registration and allow you to arrange a payment plan over the course of 6 to 18 months. Tuition for the 300 Hour training does not include the cost of accommodation for attending the retreat. At least one training per year is held at a location within a short driving distance of Calgary, AB. Students requiring accommodation will be given cost effective options. Your tuition includes all studio modules, mentor support, course manuals, and lifetime access to video manuals, and our ongoing community support. Your tuition is tax deductible and you will be issued a T2202a form at the start of each tax season. 



Trauma Respectful | 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 progrmas we go deeper with understanding of dosha and lifestyle.


The presence a teacher brings allows us to feel held and whole. It allows us to go to places that didn't feel possible on our own. When we add the art of touch, done in a respectful way, it takes this experience to new depths. Thai Yoga Massage supports you in opening your body, releasing tension and allowing others to hold you. All healing and profound experiences on their own. This wisdom is weaved into all our programs, but is taken to fullness in our Practitioner training that is accredited with the NHPC.

300 Hour Advanced YTT™ ONLINE + RETREAT
Aug 06, 7:00 PM MDT – Aug 09, 5:00 PM MDT
Misty Ridge Retreat B and B,
112196 266 Avenue West Suite 1, Foothills County, AB T1S 3B4, Canada

We welcome entry into our training programs 4 times each year during each semester. Listed below are the current dates, to give you an idea of how you can structure your flexible training schedule.


August 6 - 9, 2020 from 7pm to 5pm

The first module in the Advanced Embodiment Yoga™ training is an immersion in the power that is available to us when we access the feminine. This is a retreat immersion, where we drop into a place of community and ease and support one another in going deeper into our personal sadhana. About exploring the richness of yoga when practiced from a place of energetic exploration, we unravel gently through slow Embodiment Yoga™ practices designed to give you time to open your body into deeper energetic practice. Offered in four waves, this retreat takes you on a journey through Hip Openers (day one), Arm Balances (day two), Backbends (day three) and Inversions (day four). Each day includes lunch & dinner, Embodiment Yoga™ practices, sequencing chats, energy work and Thai Yoga Massage. This retreat is included in your tuition. (Students who would like to stay on site at the retreat centre with a provided breakfast, can arrange this separately for a small fee.)


ONLINE Classroom dates: Wednesdays 6am to 7:30am MST, July 22 to Sep 23, 2020 with On Demand Classroom Recordings

In order to create practices that have an impact on our students, we must first explore these places ourselves. For we can only hold others to the extent that we are able to hold ourselves. Yoga for Emotional Resilience takes you through a feminine exploration of yoga's philosophy and deeper practices of Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra and Meditation and through a journey of self work and reflection, leading toward a better understanding of one's Dharma or purpose in the world. Acquire skills for assessing and freeing the breath from the perspective of Vayu and Ayurvedic Dosha and  how to use pranayama to invite emotional resilience and spend time deepening your own personal practice.  This module will support you in creating profound yoga experiences for your students using a feminine exploration of Yoga Philosophy as our template for facilitation of dialogue and growth. (The Art of Holding Space is recommended as a pre-requisite to this course.)


ONLINE Classroom dates: Oct 13 + 27, Nov 10 + 24, Dec 1 + 15, 2020 from 6pm to 9pm with On Demand Classroom Recordings

Trauma respectful practice asks that we provide hands on assists instead of adjustments and corrections. When we approach practice from this place, a place of holding space for others with gentleness, we begin to understand how profound touch is. This program immerses you in the art of Thai Yoga Massage, Ayurveda and Restorative Yoga practices for creating powerful one on one sessions and inspiring your group yoga class offerings. By this modules completion, you will have the tools for offering 3 distinct Thai Yoga Massage sessions for each Dosha of Vata, Pitta and Kapha of up to 120 minutes each. And completion of requisite hours will give you a Practitioner Designation with the NHPC, allowing you to offer insurance receipts to your clients.


ONLINE Classroom dates: Mondays, July 20 to Sep 21, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm + On Demand Classroom Recordings

Learn how to create sequences that powerfully unravel the body using the Myofascaial Meridians as our template. Going beyond traditional yin or vinyasa yoga, Advanced Embodiment Yoga™, is created from Stef's yoga therapy knowledge and includes techniques for not only releasing tension but for re-patterning, establishing tension free strength and increasing your range of motion within asana. This module gives you a skillset that allows you to work with clients one on one and will give you inspiration for creating workshops and specialty classes.


ONLINE Classroom dates: Tuesdays, Oct 15 to Dec 17, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm

With the guidance of your mentor, apply and teach to your cohort the Adaptive and Embodiment Yoga with feedback, prompts and support. These sessions are facilitated online. Students may also choose to acquire some hours through assisting at one of our 3 yearly retreats at no additional cost to you. 

Embodiment Yoga Advanced Practice™ . . . . 10 Hours ONLINE

Self Led ONLINE through On Demand Recordings

Delve into Embodiment Yoga™ as an exploration for your personal practice with written reflections after each practice. 


Self Led study with required submissions

As part of our your core program, choose 3 courses from the following ONLINE course electives:

The Art of Holding Space

Functional Anatomy + Adaptive Yoga

Meridian Yoga

Prenatal Yoga + Massage

Table Thai

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers (only available in studio, currently not available as a selection)

Ayurvedic Marma Therapy (only available in studio, currently not available as a selection)

FACILITATED PRACTICUM + FINAL EXAM . . . . 10 HOURS Self Led with Feedback

3 Thai Massage Sessions + 3 Embodiment Yoga™ Sessions + Final Exam

Students are required to film 3 Thai Yoga Massage sessions, one for each Dosha sequence. Please follow the flows as they were taught to you for this Practical Exam. You must also submit 3 filmed Embodiment Yoga™ classes. Filmed practicums can be submitted via YouTube unlisted or Vimeo. Your teacher will provide thorough feedback notes with specific suggestions for your practice. Please do not submit all videos at the same time as you will want to implement suggestions that are given to you by your teacher. Upon completion of your filmed practicum, you will be given a written exam for the completion of your program.


Documented Thai Yoga Massage Practice

Students are required to complete 30 hours of documented Thai Yoga Massage Sessions, spending 10 hours per each Dosha sequence.


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