EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™
SOMATIC THAI YOGA MASSAGE TRAINING™
Certifying Beautiful Humans since 2007 . YA + NHPC Registered . Government Accredited
RECLAMATION, TRANSFORMATION and 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.
SOMATIC 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.
Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ and Somatic Thai Yoga Massage Training™ combine to offer you a complete 500 hour in depth program that deeply explores the processes of reclaiming ease in your body through movement, stillness, breath and touch.
Comprised of our Foundational YTT (200 hours) and our Advanced YTT (300 hours, includes the 150 HR Somatic Thai Yoga Massage Training and our 150 HR Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™), this thorough training looks at Yoga through the lens of Ayurveda, Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Therapy to give insights for creating tailored practices that meet you where you are at NOW in this moment.
In these trainings you will grow in your ability to connect with your body and your heart, strengthening your own understanding of your needs and wants and how to respond with supportive yoga practices. Strongly rooted in Adaptive Yoga, each exploration is ACCESSIBLE for ALL BODIES and TRAUMA RESPECTFUL. The 500 hour training was created as a complete program, but students are welcome to take parts of the program for individual certification.
The nature of our programs is sensitive. It is important that you enroll at the time that feels right for you. We offer an open enrollment throughout the year for ALL of our programs. Our beautiful content is provided to you through our professional online platform and you are invited to work through the material at your own pace.
While you will be given opportunity to connect and share with other students through your course work or by attending one of our yearly retreats, the heart of this program is in the PRIVATE MENTORING SESSIONS that are an integral part of this program. YOU choose the times that work for you as you explore the material and BOOK IN appointment times with your mentor AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.
If you have no prior yoga training, we suggest enrolling in our Foundational 200 hour program first or you are welcome to enroll into our Thai Yoga Massage Training with no prior experience required. Our yearly retreat is also open to anyone who wishes to attend. To enter into the 300 hour program, you must first complete a 200 hour training either with Mandorla or a similar school.
ACCREDITATION - Mandorla Yoga Institute is a certified educational institution in Canada and has been a registered yoga school with the Yoga Alliance since 2007. We are recognized by the Canadian Yoga Alliance and the National Health Practitioners of Canada. Canadian graduates of our programs may claim their tuition on their taxes and are provided with a T2202a form at each year end. Graduates of our Somatic Thai Massage Training may become members of the NHPC with the ability to offer insurance receipts to clients who hold Health Spending Accounts (HSAs).
Should you have questions prior to enrollment, please free to reach out to us to request a FREE DISCOVERY CALL. We are happy to answer your questions over email, phone, text or video call.
I feel very blessed and grateful to have completed my Yoga Teacher Training offered by Mandorla. Not only is Stefani an amazing heart centered teacher, but she's practical, diverse, extremely knowledgeable and empowering. She challenges your assumptions in a kind and loving way and then gives you the tools you need to empower yourself.
Stef has helped me learn the foundations of stability and support...movement consciousness and intention. Stef teaches this in such a way that it actually transforms the way you think about your body and your movements. Stef has taught me how to incorporate these principles into all of my movements, on and off my mat. She has taught me to pay as much attention to what I do between the poses and how I get in and out of them, as I do while in them.
For me it's never been about anything but, how to have a strong mind, happy and healthy body and a grateful soul. And the foundations Stef teaches are all of these and so much more. Stefani is a true Guru of our times. I feel blessed and honored to have had opportunity to work with her and the whole Mandorla community!
Stacey Rafferty, Calgary, AB
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
YA + NHPC REGISTERED SINCE 2007
CERTIFIED CANADIAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
Kathryn Kot, Embodiment Yoga Teacher Graduate, Testimonial
200 Hour Embodiment Yoga™ RYT
This is our foundational program, introducing you to the experience of Embodiment Yoga™. You are invited into a personalized yoga journey with Stefani Wilton, the creatrix of Embodiment Yoga™. You will study under her direct mentorship through private mentoring sessions scheduled at the time of your choosing either in studio or online. Combined with our beautiful online learning platform, you are encouraged to savour the material, to embody it fully and to take the time you need, going at your own pace and schedule. Stefani has taught yoga since 2001 and trained yoga teachers since 2007. The presence she brings to these programs is nurturing, loving and inspiring. Rooted in Ayurveda, each module leads you on a journey of discovery through the 5 Elements and the Chakra system, taking you through the 3 Embodiment Yoga™ principles of Reclamation, Transformation and Resilience. This is a beautiful training for those who feel ready to step into self discovery and personal evolution that prepares you to share the gift of yoga with others in a profound and meaningful way. By dancing between experiencing and applying the knowledge, our intention is to support you in becoming a teacher of presence and substance but most importantly to support you in experiencing the beauty of Embodiment through the discovery of ease and safety within your own body.
Cultivating embodiment through movement, stillness and breath
Trauma respectful language, Ayurveda, Yin, Restorative and Vinyasa Yoga
Chakra Healing and the Art of Holding Space . . . a feminine exploration of yoga philosophy
Functional Anatomy, Alignment and Hands on Assisting
How to teach and adapt yoga to multi-experiential groups
How to modify for injuries and limitations and how to make yoga accessible to ALL bodies
The Key Principles of Teaching - Communication, Demonstration, Sequencing, Safety and How to Teach
Tuition Investment and Registration Information
Our 200 hour Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ includes LIFETIME ACCESS to our beautiful ONLINE content and includes 6 PRIVATE MENTORING SESSIONS PROVIDED TO YOU ONLINE OR IN STUDIO with the guidance of your yoga mentor. Enrollment and tuition information are available on this page. At time of registration, you may choose to pay in full or to select the payment plan. Canadian students may claim the entirety of their tuition on their taxes.
150 HR Somatic Thai Yoga Massage Training™
This beautiful program takes you on a SOMATIC journey where Thai Massage and Restorative Yoga meet. Integrating the sister art of Ayurveda, you are taught how to support clients emotionally via the three Dosha of Vata, Pitta and Kapha using somatic bodywork practices, craniosacral techniques and traditional Thai Yoga Massage. Upon completion of this program, you will have the resources to offer three distinct Thai Yoga Massage sessions that are each up to 120 minutes in length. This program speaks to RMTs, Yoga Teachers and enthusiasts, giving you skills that can be integrated on the massage table, in yoga classes and everyday life. Having the ability to support others in better accessing and moving through their bodies is a gift in and of itself. 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. For Yoga Teachers, this content will inspire your group yoga class offerings. Completion of requisite hours will give you a Practitioner Designation with the NHPC, allowing you to offer insurance receipts to your clients.
Tuition Investment and Registration Information
Our 150 HR Somatic Thai Yoga Massage Training™ includes LIFETIME ACCESS to our beautiful ONLINE content and includes 6 PRIVATE MENTORING SESSIONS PROVIDED TO YOU ONLINE OR IN STUDIO with the guidance of your yoga mentor. Enrollment and tuition information are available on this page. At time of registration, you may choose to pay in full or to select the payment plan. Canadian students may claim the entirety of their tuition on their taxes. There are no requisites for taking this training. Come as you are. You will be supported in learning from where you are at.
300 HR Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher 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 Practitioner Certification is Included!
Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers, Adaptive Yoga
Yoga for Emotional Resilience + Profound Practice
Mantra, Mudra, Meditation + Pranayama
Curriculum + Enrollment
Working with senior teachers, this program looks to support you in strengthening your skills as a yoga teacher, while deepening your personal practice. Each cohort is kept 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.
Tuition Investment and Registration Information
Our 300 HR Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ includes LIFETIME ACCESS to our beautiful ONLINE content, the FULL Thai Yoga Massage Certification Training and includes 10 PRIVATE MENTORING SESSIONS PROVIDED TO YOU ONLINE OR IN STUDIO with the guidance of your yoga mentor. Enrollment and tuition information are available on this page. At time of registration, you may choose to pay in full or to select the payment plan. Canadian students may claim the entirety of their tuition on their taxes. A recognized 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training Certification is required prior to enrollment into this program. You are invited to take the entirety of our program which is the 200 HR and 300 HR trainings combined.
150 HR Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training
Students are invited to participate in solely the Advanced Embodiment content of our 300 hour program without participating in the Thai Yoga Massage Training or choosing to do that program separately at another time.