Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy Registration Page

Mandorla Yoga Institute Online Learning

  • Welcome! You have been directed to this page because you have met the requisites for enrollment into the Somatic-Energetic Yoga Therapy Training. If you have not gone through the application process, you are welcome to select the free preview option for this program. Please do not register if you have not gone through the application process, as we are able to accept a limited number of students each year.

  • This is a 300-HR program that will provide you with certification as an Advanced Somatic Yoga Teacher. Upon graduation, you will have the opportunity to register with the Canadian Yoga Alliance. This program is offered once each year through the months of July to June. We alternate the online learning with an AM and PM option on a yearly basis.

  • This 300-HR program is one of three required modules for attaining certification as a Somatic Yoga Therapist. In order to use the official Somatic Yoga Therapist designation, you must complete the other two modules in Somatic-Emotional Yoga, and Somatic Yoga Therapy Mentoring.

  • This training officially begins in Calgary, AB, Canada the week of July 29th with a 10 month online learning immersion that begins in September. To complete registration, please click on the link below. You will be asked to complete your first tuition installment of $1968.75 CAD. Your second installment of $1968.75 will be billed to you in the following month.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Welcome to the 300-HR Embodiment YTT in Somatic Energetic Yoga Therapy

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    • Welcome to our Community - Please read these guidelines for how we can maintain this sacred circle in a Trauma Informed Manner

    • How to Navigate Online Learning and Self-Study

    • Syllabus 2023 - 2024

    • Reading List 2023 - 2024

    • Syllabus 2024 - 2025

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    • Reading List 2024 - 2025

  • 02

    Manuals & Documents to Print

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    • Ayurvedic Psychology Foundations Manual

    • Ayurvedic Marma Therapy Manual

    • Meridian Yoga Manual (you may wish to print this manual in colour)

    • Myofascial Yoga Therapy Charts *For Myofascial Tools & Skills Module*

    • Myofascial Tools and Skills for Somatic Yoga Therapists Manual

    • A brief history of Somatics and dance

    • Somatic Energetic Yoga Therapy Manual

  • 03

    Ayurvedic Psychology and Energy Work IN-PERSON Oct 3 - 6

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    • Syllabus & Class Dates

    • Self-Study

  • 04

    Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Myofascial Meridians ONLINE Oct 10 - Dec 19

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    • Welcome to Online Training

    • Syllabus with Class Dates and Self-Study Guide

    • Meridian Maps

    • The Wood Element: Weeks 1 & 2

    • TCM & Yogic Energy Perspectives

    • Emotions are an Expression of Energy

    • Liver Meridian

    • Gallbladder Meridian

    • Supporting Wood

    • Wood Element Practice

    • Fire Element: Weeks 3 & 4

    • How Somatics integrate with this work

    • Heart Meridian

    • Small Intestine Meridian

    • Pericardium Meridian

    • Triple Warmer Meridian

    • Supporting Fire

    • Fire Element Practice

    • Earth Element: Weeks 5 & 6

    • Spleen Meridian

    • Stomach Meridian

    • Supporting Earth

    • Earth Element Practice

    • Metal Element: Weeks 7 & 8

    • Lung Meridian

    • Large Intestine Meridian

    • Supporting Metal

    • Metal Element Practice

    • Water Element: Weeks 9 & 10

    • Kidney Meridian

    • Urinary Bladder Meridian

    • Supporting Water

    • Water Element Practice

    • Self-Study

    • Conclusion

  • 05

    Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Myofascial Meridians - Live Sessions & Handouts

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    • Meridian Cheat Sheets

    • Somatic Yoga Therapy_Meridian Course_Week 1

    • Session One_Oct 10_Liver Meridian Live Session

    • Session One_Oct 10_Liver Meridian Live Session

    • Tejas Handout_Meridian Course_Week 2

    • Session Two_Oct 18_Gallbladder Meridian Live Session

    • Session Two_Oct 18_Gallbladder Meridian_Live Session

    • Perceived Stress Questionnaire

    • Yin Yoga in Somatic Yoga Therapy Handout_Meridian Course_Week 3

    • Session Three_Oct 25_Heart_Small Intestine

    • Mindfulness in SYT Handout_Meridian Course_Week 4

    • SYT Practice ONE_Meridian Course_Week 4

    • Session Four_Nov 7_Pericardium and Triple Warmer

    • Energy Psychology_Meridian Course_Week 5

    • Session 5_Nov 14_Mindfulness and Energy Psychology

    • Session 5_Nov 14_Mindfulness and Energy Psychology

    • SYT Practice 2_Week 6_The Earth Element

    • Supporting Trauma in SYT_Meridian Course_Week6

    • Earth Element_Meridian Course_Week Six_Part One

    • Earth Element_Meridian Course_Week Six_Part Two

    • Earth Element_Meridian Course_Week Six_Part One

    • Earth Element_Meridian Course_Week Six_Part Two

    • Metal Element_Meridian Course_Week 7_Part One

    • Metal Element_Meridian Course_Week 7_Part One

    • ***Trigger Warning***_Metal Element_Meridian Course_Week 7_Part Two

    • ***Trigger Warning***_Metal Element_Meridian Course_Week 7_Part Two

    • Anxiety and Depression in SYT_Meridian Course_Week 8

    • Large Intestine_Meridian Course_Session 8_Part One

    • Large Intestine_Meridian Course_Session 8_Part One

    • Large Intestine_Meridian Course_Session 8_Part Two

    • Large Intestine_Meridian Course_Session 8_Part Two

    • Water Element_Meridian Course_Session 9

    • Water Element_Meridian Course_Session 9

    • Nervous System Repatterning_Meridian Course_Session 9

    • Nervous System Repatterning_Meridian Course_Session 9

    • Bladder Meridian_Meridian Course_Session 10

    • Bladder Meridian_Meridian Course_Session 10

    • Last Session_Information for completing this module

    • Last Session_Information for Completing this Module

  • 06

    Myofascial Tools and Skills for Yoga Therapists ONLINE Jan 9 - March 19

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    • Syllabus with Class Dates & Self-Study Guide

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    • Weeks 1 & 2 - Viniyoga Therapy Guide

    • Weeks 1 & 2 - Working with Asana and Safe Sequencing

    • Weeks 1 & 2 - The Krama of Yoga Therapy

    • Week 3 - SOAP Note Charting

    • Week 3 - Yoga Therapy Assessments - Where we Start

    • Week 3 - Bony Structures and Assessment Protocols for Yoga Therapy

    • Week 3 - Mobilizing the Spine

    • Week 3 - Yoga Therapy Assessments - Symmetrical Asana

    • Week 3 - Yoga Therapy Assessments - Assessing in Wide Legged Forward Fold

    • Week 3 - Yoga Therapy Assessments - Assessing in Seated Wide Legged Forward Fold

    • Week 3 - Yoga Therapy Assessments - Assessing in Standing Asana

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - Yoga Therapy, the Deep Front Line, and Acute Pain

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    • Weeks 4 & 5 - Softening the Deep Front Line and the Relationship with the Nervous System

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - End Feel, Pain, and Responding to Acute Pain

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - The Upper Portion of the Deep Front Line

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - A Closer look at the Scalenes

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - Techniques for Releasing and Re-Patterning the Body

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - The Relationship between the Psoas, Illiacus, and Quadratus Lumborum

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - A Closer look at the Adductors

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - How Shortening in the Adductors impacts the Pelvis

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - The Neck and the Upper Crossed Syndrome

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - Tibialis Posterior and Popliteus

    • Weeks 4 & 5 - Re-patterning the psoas and protecting the SI joint

    • Weeks 6 & 7 - Subacute Pain and Compensations

    • Weeks 6 & 7 - Overview of Spiral and Lateral Lines

    • Week 8 - Lateral Line and Foot Pronation

    • Week 8 - Foot Supination and the Lateral Line

    • Week 8 - Demonstration of Prone work for releasing the Lateral and Spiral Lines

    • Week 8 - Working with Chronic Pain

    • Week 9 - The Krama of Re-Patterning Muscle

    • Week 9 - Superficial Back Line and the Hamstrings

    • Week 9 - Superficial Back Line Sequencing

    • Week 9 - Superficial Backline and the ASIS & PSIS

    • Week 10 - Superficial Front Line Overview

    • Week 10 - Superficial Front Line and the Quadriceps

    • Week 10 - Superficial Front Line and Quadriceps & Rectus Abdominus

    • Week 11 - The Arm Lines

  • 07

    Myofascial Tools and Skills - Live Class Recordings

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    • Nourishing Somatic Meditation - Class One

    • Nourishing Somatic Meditation - Class One

    • Week 3_Jan 23_Adaptive Yoga Exploration

    • Week 4_Jan 30_Deep Front Line Releasing the Pelvis

    • Feb 6_Class 5_DFL_Acute Pain_Psoas_Adductors

    • SYT Practice_Leading from Heartfelt Wisdom

    • Deep Front Line Review_Class Six_Feb 13

    • Relationship Between DFL and SL_Class Six_Feb 13

    • Spiral Line Overview_Class Six_Feb 13

  • 08

    Providing Somatic Energetic Yoga Therapy - ONLINE Sessions, March 26 - June 11

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    • Syllabus with Class Dates and Self-Study Guide

    • Weeks 1 & 2: Origins of Somatic Yoga Therapy and the History of Somatics

    • Weeks 1 & 2: Somatic Energetic Yoga Therapy Overview & Sequencing Guide

    • Weeks 1 & 2: Prithivi - the Earth Element

    • Weeks 1 & 2: Muladhara - the Root Chakra

    • Weeks 1 & 2: Apana Vayu

    • Weeks 3 & 4: Somatic Chakra Therapy - Unblocking Stuck Energy

    • Weeks 3 & 4: Jala - the Water Element

    • Weeks 3 & 4: Svadisthana - the Sacral Chakra

    • Weeks 5 & 6: Skills for Somatic Energetic Yoga Therapy

    • Weeks 5 & 6: Manipura - the Power Chakra

    • Weeks 5 & 6: Samana Vayu - Emotions, Feelings, and Thoughts

    • Weeks 5 & 6: Tejas - the Fire Element

    • Weeks 7 & 8: Pranayama as a Tool for Healing

    • Weeks 7 & 8: Vayu - the Air Element

    • Weeks 7 &8 - Anahata - the Heart Chakra

    • Weeks 7 & 8: Vyana Vayu

    • Weeks 9 & 10: Mantra as a Tool for Healing

    • Weeks 9 & 10: Vishuddha - the Throat Chakra

    • Weeks 9 & 10: Udana Vayu

    • Weeks 11 & 12: Mudra as a Tool for Healing

    • Weeks 11 & 12: Bandha as a Tool for Healing

    • Weeks 11 & 12: Akasha - the Ether Element

    • Weeks 11 & 12: Ajna - the Third Eye Chakra

    • Weeks 11 & 12: Sahasrara - the Crown Chakra

    • Weeks 11 & 12: Prana Vayu

  • 09

    Providing Somatic Energetic Yoga Therapy IN-PERSON, June 17 - June 20

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    • Syllabus with Class Dates and Self-Study Guide

    • Day 1: Practitioner Sadhana Practices for Preparing for & Closing Energy Work

    • Day 1: Pranayama and Breathwork Therapy: Assessments and Techniques

    • Day 2: Supporting Vata

    • Foot and Shin Loop Techniques

    • Day 3: Supporting Kapha

    • Neck Loop Techniques

    • Shoulder Loop Techniques

    • Day 4: Supporting Pitta

    • Kidney Loop Techniques

    • Thigh and Pelvic Loop Techniques