trauma respectful somatic massage + yoga therapy

INSURANCE COVERED appointments . retreats . training 


Stacey Rafferty, Calgary, AB

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!


Embodiment Yoga™ was born from the belief that yoga has the power to connect us to ourselves, our bodies and others profoundly. When offered in a trauma respectful way, yoga can transform us. Embodiment Yoga™ explores Yin, Restorative and Vinyasa practice as a tool for connecting with and moving through our emotions. 

Embodiment Yoga™ takes you on a feminine journey of self reflection and experience through the arts of Yoga, it's Philosophy, Meditation, and Breath. Through the lens of  Ayurveda and the Chakra systems, we learn to better understand ourselves and our needs. We learn how to come home to ourselves. Rooted in Yoga Therapy Wisdom, this is yoga practice designed for #reclamation #transformation and #resilience. 

This is where you come home. This is where you can allow yourself to be held. This is where you step more fully into your Dharma, your life calling. This is where you experience transformation on a deep level. 

As a Registered Massage Therapist & Yoga Therapist, I am here to support you when you feel ready. Experience private Embodiment Massage & Yoga Therapy™ sessions (insurance covered), specialized small group experiences, Yoga Teacher Training, Workshops, Retreats and Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Training.

I look forward to meeting you in person. 





Currently I am offering 1 - 1 massage therapy and yoga therapy appointments in studio and online. Students enrolled in Embodiment Yoga™ Teacher Training and Thai Massage programs are invited to work with me online or in 1 - 1 mentorship in studio. All group sessions in studio are on pause with exception for our yearly retreats.  I would love to get to know you! Please reach out and I can schedule a free discovery call to see if my offerings are a fit for you. The Mandorla studio is located in the Lakeview Community in SW Calgary, AB, Canada. 



(587) 500-2848

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