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

Sept. 13, 2022 - June 27, 2023

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Mandorla Yoga Institute’s 300-hour Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training in Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy is an advanced yoga teacher training, providing RYT500 or RYT800 designations through the Canadian Yoga Alliance. Designed for those looking to explore how yoga can be used as a therapeutic and somatic tool for body-based emotional healing, this program is structured in a unique way to support your own healing journey as you study how to support your students and clients. You not only learn about Embodiment Yoga Therapy but you are also immersed in the experience of your own embodiment. The hybrid (in-person & online) structure of the program allows you to complete the majority of your studies online via our live online classroom that meets only 3 hours per week with additional pre-recorded material, self-practice, and reading assignments. Students are required to come to Calgary, AB for training only twice; once in the Fall and once in the Spring of the program for a 4-day in-person session, and can expect to invest 7 hours weekly in self-directed studies. 


This professional 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 Ayurveda, Thai Yoga Massage, Somatic-Emotional Yoga, Yin Yoga as Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Meridians,  Embodied and Functional 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 four learning modules in the 800-Hour Embodiment 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 'Embodiment Yoga Therapist' upon graduation from the 800-Hour Embodiment Yoga Therapist training by completing the remaining 3 modules of the program, which are the 300-hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy, the 100-hour Mentorship & Practicum for Embodiment Yoga Therapy for Individuals  and the 100-hour Mentorship Practicum for Embodiment Yoga Therapy for Groups

Why Train with Mandorla Yoga Institute

Work while you study. Only one online class per week and two in-person training sessions, each over 4 days. 

As a graduate 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

  • Somatics and the Energy Body - Yin Yoga as Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Meridians and the Emotions, and somatic yoga for the energy body

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

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

Program Modules

​Modules are held in a blended format. Two modules are in-person and the remaining modules are held online on Tuesday evenings. View the Syllabus.

  • Embodied Movement 

  • Embodiment Yoga Therapy for Individuals* 

  • Emotions & the Mind

  • Trauma-Informed Meditation

  • Embodiment Yoga Therapy for Groups

  • Embodiment Yoga Therapy Retreat*

*These modules are 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.


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

This training is offered on alternating years with the 300-Hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy. If your intention is to become an Embodiment 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.