EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™ and SOMATIC THAI YOGA MASSAGE TRAINING™
Welcome to Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ and Somatic Thai Yoga Massage Training™. This is a 500 hour in depth program that deeply explores the cultivation of your own personal sadhana (yoga practice). Comprised of our Foundational YTT (200 hours) and our Advanced YTT (300 hours, includes a complete Somatic Thai Yoga Massage Training and our Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™), this thorough training looks at Yoga through the lens of Ayurveda, Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Therapy to give insights for creating tailored practices that meet you where you are at NOW in this moment. In these trainings you will grow in your ability to connect with your body and your heart, strengthening your own understanding of your needs and wants and how to respond with supportive yoga practices. Strongly rooted in Adaptive Yoga, each exploration is ACCESSIBLE for ALL BODIES and TRAUMA RESPECTFUL. The 500 hour training was created as a complete program, but students are welcome to take parts of the program for individual certification.
As a Yoga Alliance, NHPC and Government accredited school, YOUR TUITION IS TAX REFUNDABLE. We have been training teachers and Thai Massage Practitioners since 2007 and offer the following certification tracks.
200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (Online YTT with 6 PRIVATE MENTORING SESSIONS IN STUDIO OR ONLINE, No prerequisites required) = 200 HR RYT
150 HR Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner = Practitioner Designation (Retreat Included, No prerequisites required, Online YTT with 6 Private MENTORING SESSIONS IN STUDIO OR ONLINE) = 150 HR Practitioner of Thai Massage
200 HR RYT + Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner (Retreat Included, No prerequisites required, Online YTT with 12 Private MENTORING SESSIONS IN STUDIO OR ONLINE) = 350 HR RYT and Thai Massage Practitioner
200 HR YTT + 150 HR Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher™ (200 HR YTT prerequisite required, Online YTT with 10 Private MENTORING SESSIONS IN STUDIO OR ONLINE) = 350 HR RYT
200 HR YTT + 300 HR YTT (150 HR Thai Massage + 150 HR Advanced) = (Retreat Included, 200 HR prerequisite required, Online YTT with 16 Private MENTORING SESSIONS IN STUDIO OR ONLINE) = Practitioner of Thai Massage + 500 HR RYT
Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ and Somatic Thai Yoga Massage Training™ combine to offer you a complete 500 hour in depth program that deeply explores the processes of reclaiming ease in your body through movement, stillness, breath and touch.
Comprised of our Foundational YTT (200 hours) and our Advanced YTT (300 hours, includes the 150 HR Somatic Thai Yoga Massage Training and our 150 HR Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™), this thorough training looks at Yoga through the lens of Ayurveda, Thai Yoga Massage and Yoga Therapy to give insights for creating tailored practices that meet you where you are at NOW in this moment.
In these trainings you will grow in your ability to connect with your body and your heart, strengthening your own understanding of your needs and wants and how to respond with supportive yoga practices. Strongly rooted in Adaptive Yoga, each exploration is ACCESSIBLE for ALL BODIES and TRAUMA RESPECTFUL. The 500 hour training was created as a complete program, but students are welcome to take parts of the program for individual certification.
The nature of our programs is sensitive. It is important that you enroll at the time that feels right for you. We offer an open enrollment throughout the year for ALL of our programs. Our beautiful content is provided to you through our professional online platform and you are invited to work through the material at your own pace.
While you will be given opportunity to connect and share with other students through your course work or by attending one of our yearly retreats, the heart of this program is in the PRIVATE MENTORING SESSIONS that are an integral part of this program. YOU choose the times that work for you as you explore the material and BOOK IN appointment times with your mentor AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.
If you have no prior yoga training, we suggest enrolling in our Foundational 200 hour program first or you are welcome to enroll into our Thai Yoga Massage Training with no prior experience required. Our yearly retreat is also open to anyone who wishes to attend. To enter into the 300 hour program, you must first complete a 200 hour training either with Mandorla or a similar school.
A NOTE ON ACCREDITATION - Mandorla Yoga Institute is a certified educational institution in Canada and has been a registered yoga school with the Yoga Alliance since 2007. We are recognized by the Canadian Yoga Alliance and the National Health Practitioners of Canada. Canadian graduates of our programs may claim their tuition on their taxes and are provided with a T2202a form at each year end. Graduates of our Somatic Thai Massage Training may become members of the NHPC with the ability to offer insurance receipts to clients who hold Health Spending Accounts (HSAs).
Should you have questions prior to enrollment, please free to reach out to us to request a FREE DISCOVERY CALL. We are happy to answer your questions over email, phone, text or video call.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
YA + NHPC REGISTERED SINCE 2007
CERTIFIED CANADIAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUION
200 Hour Embodiment Yoga™ RYT
Explore the art of Embodiment on this curated yoga journey with Senior Teacher, Stefani Wilton. Stefani has taught yoga since 2001 and trained yoga teachers since 2007. 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
Tuition Investment and Registration Information
Our 200 hour Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ includes LIFETIME ACCESS to our beautiful ONLINE content and includes 6 PRIVATE MENTORING SESSIONS PROVIDED TO YOU ONLINE OR IN STUDIO with the guidance of your yoga mentor. Enrollment and tuition information are available on this page. At time of registration, you may choose to pay in full or to select the payment plan.
Somatic Thai Yoga Massage Training™
300 Hour Advanced Embodiment Yoga™ RYT
For taking your practice and your teaching to the next level
through a deeper exploration of the key ingredients of profound teaching - holding space, responsive/adaptive teaching, hands on assisting and Thai Massage and how to lead students through emotional and energetic practice. This program has been crafted after years of working with and listening to the questions, needs and concerns of yoga teachers. One of Stefani's main intentions when she created this program in 2011, was to support teachers in establishing a private practice that allowed them to move toward stability in their finances and their schedule.
By including a Thai Massage practitioner designation, that is NHPC accredited, as well as your 300 Hr RYT, this program allows our graduates to step into a private practice with the ability to issue insurance receipts to the their clients. We also look closely at refining your teaching skills through the arts of yin, restorative and vinyasa yoga and support you in acquiring skills for offering meaningful practices and sequencing for your students.
Advanced Embodiment Yoga™ Asana, Restorative Yoga + Hands on Assisting
Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Certification is Included!
Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers, Adaptive Yoga
Yoga for Emotional Resilience + Profound Practice
Mantra, Mudra, Meditation + Pranayama
Curriculum + Enrollment
Working with senior teachers, this program looks to support you in strengthening your skills as a yoga teacher, while deepening your personal practice. Each cohort is kept small so that you get maximum time for mentoring with Stef. This program seeks to fill any gaps you may have remaining in your previous learning. Stefani personally mentors you through the process, exploring the key themes she has found to be impactful in her 19 years of teaching - offering her feedback, insights and guidance as you practice teach under her tutelage.
Enrollment for this program is offered 4 times each year. You may begin at the onset of any scheduled semester, one is offered for each season: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.
Prana Sadhana Retreat - Deepening Personal Practice + Exploring Thai Massage
Yoga For Emotional Resilience and Profound Practice
Restorative Yoga + Hands on Assisting - The Art of Thai Yoga Massage
Advanced Embodiment Yoga™
Embodiment Yoga™ Mentoring and Practice Teaching
Elective Courses (Choose from Table Thai, Prenatal Yoga, Meridian Yoga and much more)
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 300 hour Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training™ is offered via an equitable system called a sliding scale designed to ensure that our programs are accessible to you despite your financial circumstances. At the time of your registration, you will be asked to communicate with our accounts manager the tuition amount that you can afford between the amounts of $4950 and $3350 plus GST. This training includes the Full Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Training and upon graduation, you will be issued with two certifications - Advanced Embodiment Yoga Teacher™ (300 HR Certification) and Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner (150 hour designation).
We require all students to pay a deposit of $262.50 at time of registration and allow you to arrange a payment plan over the course of 6 to 18 months. Tuition for the 300 Hour training does not include the cost of accommodation for attending the retreat. At least one training per year is held at a location within a short driving distance of Calgary, AB. Students requiring accommodation will be given cost effective options. 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.
200 HR EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™
150 HR SOMATIC THAI YOGA MASSAGE TRAINING™
150 HR ADVANCED EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™
300 HR ADVANCED EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™
500 HR COMPLETE EMBODIMENT YOGA TEACHER TRAINING™
RECLAMATION, TRANSFORMATION and 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.
THAI YOGA MASSAGE
The presence a teacher brings allows us to feel held and whole. It allows us to go to places that didn't feel possible on our own. When we add the art of touch, done in a respectful way, it takes this experience to new depths. Thai Yoga Massage supports you in opening your body, releasing tension and allowing others to hold you. All healing and profound experiences on their own. This wisdom is weaved into all our programs, but is taken to fullness in our Practitioner training that is accredited with the NHPC.