FALL ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN FOR EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™
Join us for weekday yoga teacher training this Fall!
Offered on one Thursday per week from 9am to 3pm, this slower approach to YTT begins on October 1st at the Mandorla Studio in Lakeview and you can begin your online courses today!
YTT Weekday Training, October 1, 2020 to March 11, 2021.
RECLAMATION + TRANSFORMATION + RESILIENCE
Embodiment Yoga™ is based on the 3 core principles of Reclamation, Transformation and Resilience. Practices always begin with creating a safe container, establishing ease and supporting students in empowered self discovery. We use this foundation to access our own innate transformation as we move into powerful practices from a place of our own want and consent. We use vinyasa krama to intelligently open the body and cultivate resilience by practicing how to regulate ourselves through breath, meditation, mantra and mudra.
Mandorla seeks to create teachers who use trauma respectful language and teaching approaches in mainstream classes. Yoga can be a powerful tool for tapping into the somatic layer of ourselves. We see an opportunity for teachers to support their students in better accessing their bodies. This is not a clinical training for teaching those with Trauma, but a training that hopes to bridge a gap that we see in the yoga teaching community. Many of us have trauma and going to a yoga class can be a step toward our healing journey with the proper support. Empowering teachers to use language that is respectful, student led and and empowering can make a world of difference.
All of our programs are rooted in the wisdom of Yoga's sister art, Ayurveda. Like Yoga, Ayurveda gives us tools to better understand ourselves and what we need for balance. Combining these arts together creates yoga practices that are rich with insight for bringing ourselves into a place of balance and restoration. We share this art from the very beginning in all our programs, sharing with you the knowledge of the Elements - Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether and how to pull these qualities into yoga asana and breath. In advanced progrmas we go deeper with understanding of dosha and lifestyle.
ABOUT THE 200 HR EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™
Explore the art of Embodiment on this curated yoga journey with Senior Teacher, Stefani Wilton. Stefani has trained yoga teachers since 2007 and the presence she brings to these programs is nurturing, loving and inspiring. Rooted in Ayurveda, each module leads you on a journey of discovery through the 5 Elements and the Chakra system, taking you through the 3 Embodiment Yoga™ principles of Reclamation, Transformation and Resilience. This is a beautiful training for those who feel ready to step into self discovery and personal evolution that prepares you to share the gift of yoga with others in a profound and meaningful way. By dancing between experiencing and applying the knowledge, our intention is to support you in becoming a teacher of presence and substance.
Trauma respectful language, Ayurveda, Yin, Restorative and Vinyasa Yoga,
Chakra Healing and the Art of Holding Space . . . a feminine exploration of yoga philosophy
Functional Anatomy, Alignment and Hands on Assisting
The Art of Sequencing and How to teach yoga to multi-experiential groups
How to modify for injuries and limitations and how to make yoga accessible to ALL bodies
The Key Principles of Teaching - Communication, Demonstration, Sequencing, Safety and How to Teach
Our curriculum has been fine tuned since 2007 and we blend online learning of philosophy and anatomy with studio modules that support you in experiencing and applying the Embodiment Yoga™ methodology. We use this teaching model. Experience, then explain and ask questions. Co-create and then apply. After each teaching section, we will lead you through acquiring and applying skills in communication, demonstration, sequencing, safety and practice teaching.
Mandorla Yoga Institute has been a Yoga Alliance Registered School since 2007 and is accredited by the NHPC and the Government as an Educational Institution.
Tuition for the 200 hour Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ is $3350 plus GST upon enrollment. We provide additional payment plan options at the following link. Your tuition includes all studio modules, mentor support, course manuals, and lifetime access to video manuals, and our ongoing community support. Your tuition is tax deductible and you will be issued a T2202a form at the start of each tax season.
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!
Stacey Rafferty, Calgary, AB
200 HOUR EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™ INCLUDES
YOGA FOR RECLAMATION, EMBODIMENT YOGA™ MODULE 1 . . . . 70 HOURS
Yoga for Reclamation. This module is where we explore the foundations of Ayurveda and Trauma Respectful approaches for sharing yoga. With a focus on the elements of Earth and Water, you will learn about creating safe and grounded yoga class experiences for your students using restorative and yin yoga. With an emphasis on sequencing, teaching and hands on assisting this is a safe place for those newer to yoga to establish comfort with their own practice and to gain confidence sharing this art with others.
YOGA FOR TRANSFORMATION, EMBODIMENT YOGA™ MODULE 2 . . . . 70 HOURS
Yoga for transformation. How do we meet people where they are at and lead them into a place of balance and strength? Continuing the conversation on Ayurveda, we lean into the elements of Fire, Air and Ether and look at how to teach, demonstrate and support multilevel experiencing through insightful verbal cuing and hands on assisting using the art of adaptive vinyasa yoga.
THE ART OF HOLDING SPACE . . . . 20 HOURS ONLINE
A feminine exploration of yoga's history and philosophy that lead's participants into a journey of immense self reflection and growth.
FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY + ADAPTIVE YOGA . . . . 20 HOURS ONLINE
A practical teaching on the functional regions of the body, how to move, modify and adapt yoga for safe practice and how to support those with injuries.
EMBODIMENT YOGA™ PRACTICE . . . . 20 YOGA PRACTICES
Students are required to complete and document 20 Embodiment Yoga™ practices either through online or live classes with an approved Embodiment Yoga™ teacher.
TEACHING PRACTICUM + BOOK REPORT OR CREATIVE PROJECT + FINAL EXAM
To meet graduation requirements, students are asked to complete the teaching of 2 yoga classes with feedback (live or filmed), a written book report/reflection or creative project that answers the question, 'what is my yoga?' and a final written exam. Students who need to complete the exam in a verbal manner, have our full support.