ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN FOR OUR 300 HR ADVANCED EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™
Entry into this program begins ONLINE on April 8, 2020 or IN STUDIO on August 6, 2020. Begin your online courses when you enroll! Our Advanced Teacher Training runs once each year with two entry dates in April + August and online coursework to complete at home.
March 25, 2020
The Yoga Alliance has given approval for Registered Yoga Schools to run Yoga Teacher Training ONLINE. All ONLINE hours will count as in studio contact hours for our upcoming programs. There will be no interruption in your training. Our Spring Programs for the 200 Hour Embodiment YTT and our Thai Yoga Massage Training for the 300 HOUR YTT, will begin on their planned start dates ONLINE. You can expect to set aside 5 hours each week for watching the recorded material and an additional 5 hours each week in our LIVE Classroom. If you have not received the email with more detailed information, please reach out to me and I can support you. Registration for these trainings closes on March 31st and we are offering tuition deferrals and sliding scale options for any student in need of financial support. Learn more about your payment options at this link.
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 and offer this program only once a year 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 - Cultivating Energetic Practice
Yoga For Emotional Resilience and Profound Practice
Restorative Yoga + Hands on Assisting - The Art of Thai Yoga Massage
Advanced Embodiment Yoga™
Adaptive Yoga Online Training
Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers
Embodiment Yoga™ Mentoring and Practice Teaching
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 for the 300 hour Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ is $4950 plus GST upon enrollment. We are offering tuition deferrals and sliding scale options for any student in need of financial support. Learn more about your payment options at this link. 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.
ADVANCED EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™
Trauma Respectful | Reclamation | Transformation | 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 progrmas we go deeper with understanding of dosha and lifestyle.
THAI YOGA MASSAGE
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.
PRANA SADHANA™ RETREAT . . . . 40 HOURS AT MISTY RIDGE RETREAT CENTRE
August 6 - 9, 2020 from 8am to 8pm
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.)
YOGA FOR EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE + PROFOUND PRACTICE . . . . 40 HOURS IN STUDIO
Sep 24 - Sep 27, 2020 from 8am to 5pm
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.)
RESTORATIVE YOGA + HANDS ON ASSISTING, THE ART OF THAI YOGA MASSAGE . . . 60 HOURS IN STUDIO OR ONLINE
ONLINE - April 8 to May 16, 2020 (Wednesday evenings 6pm to 8:30pm MST and Saturdays 2pm to 4:30pm MST)
IN STUDIO - Oct 16 -18 + Nov 13 - 15, 2020 from 8am to 5pm
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.
ADVANCED EMBODIMENT YOGA™, THE ART OF ADAPTIVE YOGA . . . . 60 HOURS IN STUDIO
Dec 11 - 13, 2020 + Jan 15 - 17, 2021 from 8am to 5pm
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.
EMBODIMENT YOGA™ PRACTICE MENTORING . . . . 20 HOURS
Oct 15, Nov 12, Dec 10 of 2020 and Jan 14, 2021 or alternate dates to be arranged
Under the guidance of your mentor, step into the teacher role through assisting, observing, sequencing, co-teaching and teaching. This is a fine tuning process where you are given an abundance of support and feedback. Thursday sessions are available on the Thursdays coinciding with your Thai & Embodiment Modules or you can arrange times based on student availability.
AYURVEDA FOR YOGA TEACHERS . . . . 20 HOURS IN STUDIO
February 20+21, 2021, 9am to 5pm
Ayurveda is a powerful sister art to yoga practice. Giving us tools for better understanding ourselves and tailoring our practice, this course gives insights for ways to enrich your yoga offerings for yourself and your students, including how to sequence yoga practices for inviting Ayurvedic wisdom.
ADAPTIVE YOGA . . . . 20 HOURS ONLINE
Complete online after the Advanced Embodiment Modules
This is a review of the Advanced Embodiment Yoga™ content with opportunities for students to apply the knowledge they learned in the studio modules. Techniques for releasing and repatterning each muscle of the myofasical meridian chains along with specific content for proper charting and supporting students experiencing acute, subacute or chronic pain are all provided in a video manual format.
FACILITATED PRACTICUM + FINAL EXAM . . . . 10 HOURS
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.
SELF STUDY AND PRACTICE SESSIONS . . . . 30 HOURS
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.