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 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 Energetic health 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 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-Emotional 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
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
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
Ayurvedic Psychology for Emotions and the Mind
Somatic Myofascial Re-patterning and Breathwork (Pranayama) - recognizing the held energetic tension pattern and foundational practices for inviting a new for re-patterning the body and re-writing one's story
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.
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 page.
Ayurvedic Psychology and Energywork (In-Person)
TCM and the Myofascial Meridians (Online)
Myofascial Tools and Skills for Yoga Therapists (Online)
Providing Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy, Part One (Online)
Providing Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy, Part Two (In-Person)
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 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.