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

Applications are now open for our 2024 program that begins this July.

Join Stefani on an embodied journey into your body and emotions in this intimate training that weaves Vinyasa practice with Somatic exploration, meditation, Thai Yoga Massage, mantra, mudra, and breathwork. . . 

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.


This training is part of the 800-hour Somatic Yoga Therapist Training. As a 300-hour advanced training, you will earn your RYT500 or RYT800 in Advanced Embodiment Yoga with the opportunity to continue on the pathway toward becoming a Somatic Yoga Therapist. 


This intimate yearlong training is intentionally small and is offered only once per year with an alternating AM and PM option. Admission to this program is through an application process.

This intimate program is created for yoga teachers aspiring to become yoga therapists and individuals already working in the field of mind/body therapy. Our trauma-informed approach to yoga is used by our graduates in mental health clinics, secondary schools, yoga studios, and retreat centers, and is suitable for both individual and group work. 

In this training, you will be immersed in the study of Yoga Therapy that supports the Somatic Emotional health of the body, through the lens of the Manomayakosha. You will explore Vinyasa Yoga, Ayurveda, Thai Yoga Massage, Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy,  Embodied, and Adaptive Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy and Practices for Supporting Somatic-Emotional health, Eastern and Western perspectives on emotional health, Craniosacral techniques, Ayurvedic Energy work and how to support clients with these practices in group and individual settings. 

The 300-hour Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training in Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy is one of three learning modules in the 800-hour Somatic Yoga Therapist Certification 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 use the terms 'Yoga Therapist' or 'Somatic Yoga Therapist' upon graduation from the 800-hour Somatic Yoga Therapist training by completing the remaining two modules of the program, which are the 300-hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy, the 200-hour Mentoring Practicum.

Why Train with Mandorla Yoga Institute

Work while you study. Only one online class per week and one 5-day  in-person training session in Calgary, AB. 

As a student, you will gain skills in...

  • Ayurvedic Assessment Tools and Energy Work

  • Somatic Yoga -  listening, bodywork, movement, and breath

  • How to work with the nervous system - tools for dissociation and regulation, trauma-informed practice, and Somato-Emotional Release

  • Embodiment Yoga Therapy for Individuals and Groups

  • Yoga Philosophy and Ayurvedic Psychology for Emotions and the Mind

  • Embodied Anatomy - recognizing the held shape and foundational practices for inviting a new form

  • This training will give you a solid foundation in Somatic Yoga Therapy and prepare you for studying to become a 1,000-Hour Yoga Therapist who specializes in Embodiment Yoga and Somatic Yoga Therapy.

Program Modules

​Modules are held in a blended format. One 5-day module is held in-person each July and the remaining modules are held online for a 2 hour session each week.

  • Somatic Yoga Therapy for Individuals & Groups*

  • Trauma Informed Practice

  • Embodied Movement

  • Emotions and the Mind

  • Somatic Yoga Meditation

*This module is held in-person.

Accreditation for Graduates


Graduates of our this program are provided with a T2202a form for educational tax reimbursement and RESP/RRSP eligibility.


Graduates may register with the Canadian Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500/800-Hour level and receive practice insurance. 


Graduates may receive continuing education credits for use with the following professional regulatory bodies: National Health Practitioners of Canada,  and Yoga Alliance.

Somatic Emotional Yoga Therapy

See our Graduates page to hear from our graduates and how this training supported their personal and professional growth. View our Testimonials page to read more from graduates of this program.

Tuition: $3750 (+ GST)
Please click apply to learn more about your payment options.

Prerequisite: Completion of a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. 

This training alternates with the 300-Hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy and is offered on Tuesday evenings or Thursday mornings (MST timezone) on alternating years. If your intention is to become a Somatic Yoga Therapist, you may begin your studies with either program. You will be issued a 300-Hour Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Certificate upon completion of this training module. 

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