Complete your advanced yoga teacher training with individualized 1 - 1 mentor guided sessions. As you complete your studies through our beautiful online learning platform, you will book in for appointment times with your mentor at either our Calgary studio or online. Because the focus of the advanced Embodiment training is to share with you tools for offering private appointments integrated Thai Yoga Massage appointments, this is a beautiful way for you to experience this approach on a personal level prior to offering this for others. Graduates who complete this training are eligible to apply for our Embodiment Yoga Therapy mentoring program, for your 800 hour designation. Only a minimal number of students are offered this opportunity each year.

Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ is 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 your mentor, this program looks to support you in strengthening your skills as a yoga teacher, while deepening your personal practice. You are given 10 private mentoring sessions with Stefani, the creator of the Embodiment Yoga™ methodology. 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.


Embodiment 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

Students choose 2 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

When you enroll in our Advanced 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 300 hour Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ is $3360, when paid in full at time of enrollment. We also provide monthly payment plan options to make your tuition more accessible. 

Embodiment Retreat

Your 300 hour training includes attendance at one of our yearly Embodiment Retreats. These retreats are usually offered 3 times per year in Canada and internationally. With the current state of the world, we are only offering our retreat in the Rocky Mountains in August of 2021. You may substitute your retreat experience for an online learning option or may postpone your attendance until we are able to resume our full schedule. Your tuition includes attendance at the retreat but does not includes meals, accommodation or travel expenses.



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 programs 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.



Rocky Mountains . . . .August 5 - 8, 2021 (Future Retreats to be scheduled internationally in Fall of 2021)

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 Embodiment Yoga™ practices, sequencing chats, energy work and Thai Yoga Massage. This retreat is included in your tuition, but does not include meals, accommodation or travel. 


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.)


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. Six of your PRIVATE SESSIONS with your mentor will focus on giving and receiving Thai Yoga Massage. You may elect to do these appointments online or in studio and may book more than one session at a time for your convenience.

ADAPTIVE YOGA (ONLINE at your convenience)

Learn how to create sequences that powerfully unravel the body using the Myofascaial Meridians as our template. Going beyond traditional yin or vinyasa yoga, Adaptive 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. This work is foundational for pursuing a Yoga Therapy track.


10 Appointments with Your Mentor, booked at your convenience throughout your program

With the guidance of your mentor, apply and experience Thai Yoga Massage and the Adaptive/Embodiment Yoga content with feedback, prompts and support. These sessions are facilitated online or in studio at your convenience. Students may also choose to acquire some hours through assisting at one of our 3 yearly retreats at no additional cost to you. 

Adaptive Yoga™ + Embodiment Yoga Practice™ (ONLINE at your convenience)

Delve into Adaptive and Embodiment Yoga™ as an exploration for your personal practice with written reflections after each practice. This will help to form a bodily understanding of this beautiful work.


Choose 2 courses from the following,

The Art of Holding Space

Functional Anatomy + Adaptive Yoga

Meridian Yoga

Prenatal Yoga + Massage

Table Thai

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers (Online Foundational Program)

Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers (Advanced in studio Program, currently not available)

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


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. 


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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