Mudra Meditation



trauma respectful practice for reclaiming your body, cultivating ease 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 progrmas we go deeper with understanding of dosha and lifestyle.


Explore the art of Embodiment on this curated yoga journey with Senior Teacher, Stefani Wilton. Stefani has trained yoga teachers since 2007 and 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.


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

The Art of Sequencing and How to teach 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


Our curriculum has been fine tuned since 2007 and we blend online learning of philosophy and anatomy with studio modules that support you in experiencing and applying the Embodiment Yoga™ methodology. We use this teaching model. Experience, then explain and ask questions. Co-create and then apply. After each teaching section, we will lead you through acquiring and applying skills in communication, demonstration, sequencing, safety 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 and Enrollment Information

When you enroll in our Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™, you will be asked to book an appointment for your orientation call, where you will meet with your mentor and go over the details of your program. And this is how simple the rest of your training will be as well. You will be given LIFTETIME ACCESS to our beautiful online learning platform and are invited to work through the well organized material at your own pace. As you complete modules, simply book in for one of your mentoring sessions using that same online booking system. Your appointments can be held online or in studio at our Calgary location and you can choose to book more than one appointment at a time to make travel time more efficient. We can even provide accommodation at our studio in our cozy guest room. 

Tuition for the 200 hour Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ is $2160, when paid in full at time of enrollment. We also provide monthly payment plan options to make your tuition more accessible. 


Students enrolled in our 200 hour yoga teacher training are invited to join us for one of our yearly retreats to earn their 250 HR Yoga Teaching Certification. You are also invited to add on the Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Training and will receive a dual certification in Yoga (350 Hour RYT) and Thai Yoga Massage.