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Mon, Jul 22


Online & at MYI Calgary, AB

300-Hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy - Begins July 22, 2024

Applications are now open for 2024/2025.

300-Hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy - Begins July 22, 2024
300-Hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy - Begins July 22, 2024

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2024, 9:00 a.m. MDT – Jun 03, 2025, 8:00 p.m. MDT

Online & at MYI Calgary, AB


About the event

This advanced 300-hour training provides yoga teachers with their RYT500 or RY800 designation through the Canadian Yoga Alliance. Focused on somatic-emotional yoga therapy, this training is one of three modules in the 800-hour Yoga Therapist program. The curriculum for this program has been designed for yoga teachers, somatic therapists, counselors, coaches, and healers.

This training is about (e)motion, giving ourselves space to feel and move through those feelings that we usually avoid, learning to unlock those parts of ourselves that are stuck or held back, unleashing the feminine, and embracing the joy of being in our bodies. Offered intentionally for a small number of students, this training is intimate. It is part experiencing Somatic Yoga Therapy™ for yourself and part learning how to provide this beautiful work for others in an organic way. This training is proudly taught in a manner that is trauma-informed and neurodivergent supportive. Stefani works with each student individually to support you in learning YOUR way.  Most importantly, the training structure is accessible. We will meet in Calgary, AB once in the Summer for a 5-day in-person training. The rest of your program is held weekly online with a class that meets on Tuesday evenings. This allows you to move through the material slowly so that you can truly embrace the opportunity for transformation.

Most of this training occurs online between September 2024 and June 2025 and is currently slotted to occur on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm MST. ***We will confirm the best day of the week for this group in March of 2024. You are encouraged to share with us the best day of the week for your participation. The time of 6 pm to 8 pm MST is fixed, however, this module is offered on alternating years in the mornings. We will offer this module in 2025/2026 with a morning option from 10 am to 12 pm MST. ***  

Time Zone Conversion: 6 pm to 8 pm MST 

Eastern Canada, 8 pm to 10 pm EST

Western Canada, 5 pm to 7 pm PST

Hong Kong, 9 am to 11 am HKT next day

Melbourne, 12 pm to 2 pm AEDT next day

There is one required in-person module held every July. This module is held the week before the in-person module for the Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy Training, allowing students who fly into Calgary from further away to attend both modules concurrently. 

The 5-Day in-person module occurs this year from July 22 to July 26, 2024. This date is confirmed.  Full Syllabus is provided at the end of this section. 

300-Hour Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training in Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy

Program Modules:

Somatic Yoga Therapy for Individuals & Groups (In-person, July 22 - 26, 2024)

Trauma-informed Practice in Yoga Therapy (Online, September 10 - October 8, 2024)

Embodied Movement, (Online, October 15 - December 17, 2024)

Emotions and the Mind (Online, January 7 - March 11, 2025)

Somatic Meditation (Online, April 1 - June 3, 2025)

In addition to online learning, students are provided with Mandorla's online learning platform that allows you to complete training hours on your own time. Students are also expected to participate in group studies on a weekly basis. Students arrange this on their own time. A strong internet connection and access to a personal computer are needed for completing this program.

This program includes an application interview. Should it be determined after the interview that we are not the best possible fit, any funds that have been dispersed will be fully refunded to you. Students have 14 days after the time of registration to withdraw from the program with a full refund. 

Tuition for this training is $3750, plus GST. Students may pay in full at the time of registration or may request to pay their tuition in two installments of $1875 plus GST. Mandorla Yoga Institute does not offer payment plans for programs that include online training, however, as an accredited school, you may utilize funds from RESP and RRSP accounts and your tuition is tax refundable at year-end. 

The 300-Hour Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training in Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy is one of four modules in the 800-Hour Somatic Yoga Therapist Program. As a stand-alone training, graduates will earn a 300-hour certification in Advanced Embodiment Yoga; 200-Hour Yoga Teachers may take this training to build on to their existing training hours, providing them with the RYT500 designation, those already having a 500-Hour designation, earn their RYT800 with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. Graduates may only use the terms 'Yoga Therapist' or 'Embodiment Yoga Therapist' upon completion of the full Yoga Therapist training via the remaining 2 modules which are the 300-hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy, and the 200-Hour Mentoring Practicum. 

If your intention is to continue studies in the 800-hour program, you can expect tuition of $3750 for the other 300-hour module and tuition of $3750 for your mentored practicum. All funds are plus GST. 



Program Dates:

July 22 - 26, 2024

Somatic Yoga Therapy for Individuals & Groups ( 35 hours) – In-Person in Calgary, AB

9 am to 4:30 pm daily (5 days)

Learn how to provide Somatic Yoga Therapy in 1:1 and group therapy sessions that move clients through an embodied experience of the Ayurvedic elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. Morning sessions during this intensive are focused on facilitating group somatic yoga therapy through direct experience and discussion. Afternoon sessions are focused on facilitating 1:1 work through demonstration/observation and dyad live practice work.

Home Study (20 hours)

- Allocated for reading the manual and the required text along with 10 practice hours spent live teaching practice.

Daily Schedule:

9 am to 12 pm  - Morning Somatic Yoga Therapy Practice & discussion on group facilitation

12 pm - 1 pm - Lunch

1 pm - 2 pm - 1:1 Demonstration/Observation


2:15 pm - 3:15 pm - Dyad Practice, Partner 1


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Dyad Practice, Partner 2

TEXTS: Somatic Yoga Therapy for Individuals & Groups (provided)


September 10, 2024 to October 8, 2024

Trauma-Informed Practice in Yoga Therapy (35 hours) - 10 live class hours, 20 self-study hours, and 5 hours of small group practice (5 weeks)

Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm, ONLINE

Explore foundational Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy skills for following and responding to the fluctuations of the nervous system with asana, pranayama, and sensory modulating tools.

Text: Trauma-Informed Practice in Yoga Therapy (provided)


October 15, 2024 to December 17, 2024

Embodied Movement (60 hours) – 20 live online classroom hours, 30 self-study hours, 10 small group practice hours (10 weeks)

Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm, ONLINE

This module explores how we use movement and breath to connect with the mind and body through somatic movement inspired by the Fire and Water Elements of Somatic Yoga Therapy. Learn the key regions of the body for accessing the emotional self through somatic listening, movement, and breath through the lens of Yoga Therapy. This dynamic series is an embodied exploration of these practices and an engaging discussion on how to access and inspire these practices.

TEXTS: Embodied Movement Manual (virtual)


January 7, 2025 - March 11, 2025

Emotions and the Mind (75 hours ) – 20 hours online + 45 hours of self-study with readings, and practices, and 10 hours of small group practice  (10 weeks)

Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm, ONLINE

The manomayakosha is the emotional/Mental layer of the body. Explore the foundational techniques for working with this aspect of the Soma using the key principles of yoga therapy and philosophy that inform this work. Meeting over 10 weeks, each session begins with a mind-body exploration that opens to an embodied Yoga therapy practice that is facilitated in response to those things expressed by your body. Including weekly readings on the concepts of embodied emotion and yoga therapy for the mind from the perspective of Yoga Philosophy, along with an in-depth journal that facilitates your own exploration into the embodied self, you will be supported on your own healing journey while you prepare to offer this work for others.

TEXTS: Yoga for Emotional Balance by Bo Forbes, Emotional Yoga by Bija Bennett, Emotions and the Mind Manual (provided)


MARCH BREAK - MARCH 17 to MARCH 28, 2025


April 1, 2025 to June 3, 2025

Somatic Meditation – (75 hours) 20 meditation content hours live online, 45 self-study hours comprised of readings and meditation practice, 10 hours small group practice  (10 weeks)

Tuesdays from 6 pm to 8 pm, ONLINE

Learn how the body supports the mind and explore how to work with the different guna/brainwaves of the mind via meditation. Gain an understanding of how somatic meditation weaves into yoga therapy work by following the body's sensations and inviting the senses.

TEXTS: The iRest Program for Healing PTSD by Richard C. Miller, Meditation Interventions to Rewire the Brain by Jeffrey Tarrant, Somatic Meditation Manual, provided, The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield


  • Apply

    Sale ends: Jun 22, 12:00 p.m. MDT

    To ensure quality training, only a small number of students are accepted into this program each year. Should we not be able to accommodate you in the 2024/2025 offering, we may offer to place you into the 2025/2026 session. Once accepted into the program, you may choose to pay your tuition of $3750 + GST in full or to utilize a payment plan. All tuition payments must be completed 2 weeks before the program start date. Students are given 14 days to withdraw with a full refund after registration.

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