300-Hour Advanced Embodiment
Yoga Teacher Training
in Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy
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Mandorla Yoga Institute’s 300-hour Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training in Somatic-Energetic 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 energetic healing, this program emphasizes working with the energy body to support trauma healing and recovery through somatic myofascial re-patterning and energy work. 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 and Somatic 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 2 hours per week with additional pre-recorded material, self-practice, group work and reading assignments. Students are required to come to Calgary, AB once for this training for a 5-day in-person session, and can expect to invest 3 - 7 hours weekly in self-directed studies.
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 personal 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 Energetic expression of the body, through the lens of the Pranamayakosha (the energy body). This training includes certification in Ayurvedic psychology and energy work with the focus of this training being on how we work with the trauma connection between the physical and energetic bodies through the myofascial tension patterns held within the body. Using somatic yoga as our tool, we thoroughly explore how to repattern the body and release held tension through static and dynamic movement, breath, meditation, mantra, and mudra - all through the lens of embodiment.
The 300-Hour Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training in Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy is one of 3 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 2 modules of the program, which are the 300-hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy, and the 200-hour Mentoring Practicum.
Why Train with Mandorla Yoga Institute
Small, consciously selected cohort.
As a graduate you will gain skills in:
Ayurvedic Assessment Tools and Energy Work (Marma Therapy)
Somatic Yoga - listening, bodywork, movement, and breath
Somatic Yoga Therapy for Individuals and Groups
Somatic Myofascial Re-patterning and Breathwork (Pranayama)
The Pranamaykosha, energy body through the lens of TCM and the Chakra System
Mantra, Mudra, and Pranayama
Modules are held in a blended format. Two modules are in-person and the remaining modules are held online on Tuesday evenings.
Somatic-Ayurvedic Energy- & Breathwork (In-Person)
Ayurvedic Somatic Psychology Foundations (Online)
TCM and the Myofascial Meridians (Online)
Myofascial Tools and Skills for Yoga Therapists (Online)
Providing Somatic-Energetic Tools & Skills for Yoga Therapists (Online)
Accreditation for Graduates
Graduates of our professional programs are provided with T2202a form for educational tax reimbursement and RESP/RRSP eligibility.
Tuition: $3750 (+ GST)
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Prerequisite: Completion of a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Life experience and background in an allied profession will also be considered.
This training is offered on alternating years with the 300-Hour Advanced Embodiment YTT in Somatic-Emotional Yoga Therapy. If your intention is to become an 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.