Mandorla Yoga InstituteWe are a proud Mandorla Yoga Institute Studio

When we work with you, we hold to the following intentions at our core:

  • To support you in developing and growing your sadhana (personal yoga practice) with the hope that you may deeply experience the transformative benefits of yoga in an intimate way
  • To support you in beginning to develop a comprehension of yoga in all of its depth from its history and philosophy to how it is applied physically, emotionally, energetically, mentally and spiritually
  • To support you to the best of our abilities to be fully prepared to share yoga with others in an environment that is both safe and nurturing as well as creative, fun and inspiring
  • To support you in creating meaningful relationships with yourself and others within an inspiring yoga community founded in transformative yoga practices

We are an accredited Canadian School and issue official tax receipts for your tuition and our graduates have the ability to register with both the Yoga Alliance and the Canadian Yoga Alliance.  

Please email Melanie at melanie@mandorlayoga.com if you would like more information or have any questions.

Registered 200-Hr Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Learn to teach Yin, Restorative and Vinyasa Yoga with Senior Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Melanie Taylor E-RYT200, RYT500.  Melanie’s personal 20 year yoga practice has been a calming place for her to restore her mind and a gentle place to face struggle. Her 25 years experience as an ICF certified coach and educator specializing in health, stress reduction, anxiety and depression combined with her trauma informed training, therapeutic insights and overall nurturing approach leads you through an experience of self exploration and body confidence that is unparalleled.

Melanie Taylor - Yoga Teacher Training
You will learn the gentle art of assisting

We are bringing our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Yin, Restorative and Vinyasa Flow Yoga to Lethbridge, AB offered on the first Weekend of each month from October 6th, 2018 to March 3rd, 2019 with ONLINE and flexible schedule options. 

 

Dates:

Embodiment 1: October 6th and 7th, 2018, November 3rd and 4th, 2018, and December 1st and 2nd, 2018

Embodiment 2: January 5th and 6th, 2019, February 2nd and 3rd, 2019, and March 2nd and 3rd, 2019

Daily Schedule: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • 7:00 am to 9:00 am – Morning Yoga Practice
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 am – Morning Session – Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion
  • 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Hands on Applications
  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm – Evening Yoga Practice
As a mother of two Melanie loves being able to support her own family

This is a 200 hour registered yoga teacher training offered on Thursdays from 9 am to 2:45 pm from October 18th until 2018 to March 7th of 2019 in Airdrie, AB with ONLINE and flexible schedule options.

This training was designed with the unique needs of mothers in mind, with an option for mindful childcare during the training and an emphasis on self-care and the application of yoga and meditation techniques that you can use for your children. You do not have to be a mother to participate in this training. We welcome any woman who finds this approach to training more accessible for their schedule.

Dates:
Embodiment 1: October 18th to December 20th 2018
Embodiment 2: January 3rd to March 7, 2019
 

Daily Schedule: Thursdays from 9:00 am to 2:45 pm

  • 9:00 am to 10:30 am: Morning check in and yoga practice
  • Time given for a small break after our practice. 10:30 stop time is flexible to allow for discussion as needed.
  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm: Discussions from the heart – Explorations of Ayurveda, Philosophy and Breath-work
  • Time given for a flexible lunch break, reflection questions often given during this time.
  • 12:30 pm to 2:45 pm: Asana labs – explorations of asana, alignment, mindful movement, functional anatomy, adaptive yoga and sequencing

About our training

This training is a beautiful blend of yin, restorative and vinyasa yoga with healing hands on assists stemming from Thai Yoga Massage with the intention of supporting you in reclaiming your body-mind connection through establishing a personal yoga practice. This training prepares our graduates to offer inspired yoga classes with a strong foundation in: Ayurveda, hands on assisting, sequencing, modifications, props, meditation, mantra, mudra, asana, and pranayama.

Our 200 hour Embodiment yoga teacher training is an offering for women who feel ready to connect with themselves and others more authentically. Involving movement, breath and meditation with a gentle and body positive approach, our program speaks to the specific needs that women have as caretakers, professionals and mothers. With sensitivity to the unique physiology of the female body, sequencing is taught in an accessible and empowering way. Time is given to digest and process, dialogue, share and grow. We slowly take you through practices in yin, restorative and vinyasa yoga from the ground up so that you are encouraged to work lovingly with your body. We will teach you how to become a teacher, yes, but more importantly, our intention is to support in you in establishing a deeply enriching personal yoga practice. Many women take the training simply for this experience. We believe that yoga is an innate practice, something that we all were born doing naturally. We hope that through our teaching approach you are supported in more deeply connecting with your own innate intelligence to more clearly hear your own inner voice, feel more decisive, inspired and confident.

This Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teacher Training certifies you to become a Registered Yoga Teacher. Offered over 6 beautiful weekends, we take our time sharing the practices and philosophy of yoga with you. We utilize online learning platforms to help you learn to teach classes that are informed and safe with our functional anatomy and adaptive yoga course.

We are an accredited Canadian School and issue official tax receipts for your tuition and our graduates have the ability to register with both the Yoga Alliance and the Canadian Yoga Alliance.  

Please email Melanie at melanie@mandorlayoga.com if you would like more information or have any questions.

About Mandorla Yoga Institute

It’s time to go deeper . . .

This training is a beautiful blend of yin, restorative and vinyasa yoga with healing hands on assists stemming from Thai Yoga Massage with the intention of supporting you in reclaiming your body-mind connection through establishing a personal yoga practice. This training prepares our graduates to offer inspired yoga classes with a strong foundation in Ayurveda, hands-on assisting, sequencing, modifications, props, meditation, mantra, mudra, asana, and pranayama.

Our 200-hour Embodiment yoga teacher training is an offering for women who feel ready to connect with themselves and others more authentically. Involving movement, breath, and meditation with a gentle and body positive approach, our program speaks to the specific needs that women have as caretakers, professionals, and mothers. With sensitivity to the unique physiology of the female body, sequencing is taught in an accessible and empowering way. Time is given to digest and process, dialogue, share and grow. We slowly take you through practices in yin, restorative and vinyasa yoga from the ground up so that you are encouraged to work lovingly with your body. We will teach you how to become a teacher, yes, but more importantly, our intention is to support you in establishing a deeply enriching personal yoga practice. Many women take the training simply for this experience. We believe that yoga is an innate practice, something that we all were born doing naturally. We hope that through our teaching approach you are supported in more deeply connecting with your own innate intelligence to more clearly hear your own inner voice, feel more decisive, inspired and confident.

We offer these training from our heart to yours and take supporting you on your journey very seriously. As an accredited educational institute in the province of Alberta, your tuition for this training is 100% tax deductible.  As an accredited school with the Yoga Alliance, graduates are eligible to acquire the designation of Registered Yoga Teacher.

We want our program schedule to be accessible for you! You can start anytime, any month of the year with our ONLINE modules that you can complete from the comfort of your own home or office. When you can make time for the remainder of your training, we offer the training in 3 unique formats: weekday, weekend and week long intensives. And you are welcome to blend dates from any of our formats to find a schedule that works for you. Our weekday option was designed with mothers in mind with a strong focus on self-care and applying yoga techniques for your children and family. This unique schedule is offered one weekday per week in both the fall and winter and optional childcare is provided.

Our program is accessible physically, emotionally and mentally. This is not a program that focuses on perfecting your body or mastering a certain pose. This is about coming home to yourself, reclaiming your body and becoming a master of your Self. Each module has been crafted over years of research and self exploration to support you in deeply understanding your body and mind and what you need to find wholeness. No special clothing or restricted diet required.

Our Curriculum

We love learning and have improved this program over and over again since 2007 so that we can speak to adult learners, both academic and not, in a manner that helps you grasp and apply the material so that you experience the fullest degree of transformation and support while in our presence.  Yoga is about getting to know yourself deeply and fully. We make ourselves accessible and teach from a place of vulnerability and authenticity. We strive to listen with warmth, compassion, and understanding and make it our goal to ensure that you feel safe, welcome and like you belong.

Our modules are inspired by the elements of Ayurveda: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. We draw from this inspiration to create meaningful class plans with the intention of helping you to bring balance to your body and mind. Our students are exposed to therapeutic essentials and adaptations from the Western and Eastern medicine models. We believe that injury in yoga practice occurs when the emphasis is placed on ‘attaining’ a posture. We teach you to listen to your body and attain full fluid strength and range of motion within the degrees of a posture.

Our Program Includes:

Embodiment Yoga Training 1 (60 hours) Explore the Elements of Earth and Water while being supported in developing a personal practice. In these modules, we explore energetic alignment and anatomy, the principles of sequencing, the art of hands on assisting, Ayurveda, adaptations for emotional balancing, meditation, philosophy, the history of yoga, breath-work and so much more. It is a beautiful time full of community, growth and laughter. Learn how to practice, sequence and teach, standing poses, hip openers, seated poses and stabilizing postures.

  • Embodiment Yoga Training 2 (60 hours) Explore the Elements of Fire, Air, and Ether while cultivating strong sequencing and teaching skills, powerful hands on assisting techniques as well as the ability to modify, adapt and make the practice accessible to a wide range of students. Learn how to safely practice, sequence and teach backbends, twists, core work, arm balances and inversions.
  • 20 hours of ONLINE studies in Functional Anatomy and Adaptive Yoga where you are introduced to a hands on and applicable way to learn the human body and how to respond to various injuries and individual needs using yoga modifications. These classes are recorded so that you may ‘attend’ class when you are able and may re-watch the portions you found challenging until you get it. Utilizing 3D software and our skeleton ‘Bob’, we help you to see the how and why of therapeutic yoga so that you can become an empowered teacher who not only offers safe classes, but healing ones.
  • 20 hours of ONLINE studies in Meditation and Philosophy in our course the Art of Holding Space, where you learn how to hold space for yourself and others so that you might experience and offer transformative yoga practices
  • 20 hours of ONLINE studies in The Art of Sequencing, a mentor supported program designed to assist you in mastering the skill of creating well thought out yoga class plans. This mentorship supports you in transitioning into the teaching world.
  • Video Recordings, Audio Files and a Thorough Teacher Training Manual
  • Access to our teachers in person, via phone and email during the entirety of the training
  • Opportunities for practice teaching, retaking modules and assisting our teachers in future trainings

What you will learn in the 200 hour training:

  • Learn how to create inspiring classes and yoga sequences around the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether using the MYI Sequencing Model
  • Learn about the anatomy of the energetic body including the Chakras, vayus, meridians and nadis
  • Learn functional and adaptive approaches for teaching accessible and inspiring vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga classes with confidence
  • Learn how to safely practice, teach and modify over 200 yoga postures
  • Learn the skillful art of hands on assisting and how to incorporate yoga props into your classes
  • Experience mentorship and support in developing your own unique yoga style
  • Explore the therapeutic benefits of yoga through the lens of Eastern and Western medicine
  • Develop a foundational understanding of therapeutic essentials within yoga practice from the Eastern and Western models
  • Learn about anatomy in an applicable way and gain awareness of key injuries and the health conditions to look out for as a yoga teacher and learn how to respond to these conditions within a yoga class with confidence
  • Explore Self discovery techniques through inquiry, discussion and meditation from Tantric, Classical and Buddhist perspectives
  • Develop a foundational understanding of Ayurveda and the Elements and learn how to better understand yourself through this sister art to yoga

Tuition and Accreditation:

The Embodiment Yoga Teacher Training is a Yoga Alliance accredited Training at the 200-hour level and is an approved Canadian Educational program in the province of Alberta. As an accredited school, you are receiving a recognized training and all tuition paid is 100% tax deductible. We very much want to support you on your yoga journey and will support you in creating a payment plan if need be.

Tuition fees by the module: 
Embodiment Training 1, $1185 plus GST
Embodiment Training 2, $1185 plus GST
Functional Anatomy & Adaptive Yoga, $329 plus GST
The Art of Holding Space, $329 plus GST
The Art of Sequencing Mentorship, $329 plus GST

Tuition fees in full at time of registration, save $157
Deposit, $500 plus GST
Balance, $2700 plus GST

Sliding Scale Tuition and Payment Plans
If financial barriers are preventing you from taking our training, please speak with our course administrator, Melanie Taylor. This is a life changing experience that we want everyone to have an opportunity to participate in. We will do our best to work within your financial abilities to make our training accessible. 

Our Community

Who We Support
Mandorla programs were created to offer a safe atmosphere that is rooted in the exploration of feminine energy.  This was inspired in response to the masculine culture that many of us live in. While the majority of our community are biologically female, we recognize that all humans regardless of gender identity, are at times in need of the loving, nurturing and gentleness that comes from a community that is centered in the spiritual feminine. If you are feeling called to connect with your heart and join our community, we will support you and embrace you wholeheartedly.  All are welcome in this beautiful space.

How to Know if Mandorla is a fit for you 
Mandorla training offers a collaborative hands-on approach that is a really beautiful fit for most of our students.

Our training is a fit for you, at this time in your life if: 

  • You feel ready to look in the mirror and begin the process of stepping into self-love and self-care.
  • You feel that the support of other women will be deeply healing for you at this time in your life.
  • You feel ready to support other women on their own healing journey and are ready to create friendships that will last a lifetime.

Our training might not be for you, at this time in your life if:

  • You would prefer to observe rather than participate.
  • You have experienced a trauma that may be triggered within the context of a group environment and feel that one on one support may better suit you in this stage of your life. (We do offer portions of our training online and one on one if that would better support you.)
  • You currently have a very high level of unpredictability and/or responsibility in your life and may need to cancel your attendance at a short notice.

Find out more about Mandorla: Click here to download our Information Package