Mandorla Yoga Institute

5(6 reviews)
Yoga Training Centre
1127 views Calgary, Alberta
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  • Monday 06:30 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 21:00
  • Thursday 06:30 - 21:00
  • Friday 06:30 - 21:00
  • Saturday 06:30 - 21:00
  • Sunday 06:30 - 21:00

About Mandorla Yoga Institute

About the Mandorla Yoga Institute

The Mandorla Yoga Institute is a Registered Yoga School offering Yoga Alliance approved yoga teacher training at the 200 hour (RYT200) and 300 hour (RYT500) level. Teaching teachers since 2007, all of our programs are specifically geared toward adult learners from the formatting of the curriculum to the flexibility in which you can complete your coursework. Mandorla teacher trainings have a history of creating solid, knowledgeable teachers with an awareness of the history and philosophy of yoga as well as excellence in the teaching of therapeutic adaptive yoga. Drawing on influences from Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Myofascial research, TCM, Ayurveda, Orthopedic Exercise Principles, and Kinetics; Mandorla teachers graduate with a strong foundation that enables them to excel as teachers and communicators. We pride ourselves in offering a training that embraces and encourages a wide view of what a yoga teacher’s path can be. While students are taught how to teach in a studio atmosphere, we also facilitate an integrated yoga approach that sees yoga weaved into many other avenues, professions and outlets. The goal of the Mandorla Institute’s teacher training is to facilitate the opening of awareness in each student so that the student may come to have a better relationship with themselves and others. Mandorla Yoga implements breath-work, meditation and asana within its classes to facilitate this in a non-dogmatic and embracing way for all of its students under the premise that the best teachers are those who form a relationship with their students and provide a nurturing environment. How that environment is shaped, is entirely up to you.

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5(6 reviews)

- Patrick Higgins, Peer Training Co-ordinator, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

“Stefani is hands down the best Yoga teacher I have had the pleasure of training with. Her genuine sense of calm and serenity was effortlessly transferred over to me while a student in her class. The result was not only a great physical workout, but a mental experience that left me feeling centered and balanced."

- Dianne Ward, grateful student

"Taking classes with Stefani helped maintain and ease my joint problems. I've found all of the yoga classes have helped my body's health, balance and strength. I have a lot of lower back problems and Stefani has given me specific strengthening yoga exercises to not only strengthen my back but tighten core muscles. The balancing exercises have helped line up my body and helped my posture and alignment. I'm back riding my bike and golfing!!! Thank you Stefani for helping me enhance my ability to resume paddling, cycling and energizing myself."

- Tania Cvihun, Elementary School Teacher

"I had actively been seeking yoga instruction that truly suited me for quite some time when I finally met Stefani. Evening classes aren't an easy option for me to arrange, so I spoke to Stefani about having private yoga sessions. I love that I can meet Stefani at a time that's convenient for me, and have a one-hour class that's designed to meet my needs in general, as well as for that particular day. Stefani quickly got to know me - I never have to remind her about any of my previous injuries or bothersome health issues, and it's nice that she also remembers my strengths and preferences. At the start of a class, Stefani asks if there's anything I'd like to work on, then considers my response and takes it from there. I always emerge from a session with Stefani feeling better . . . stronger, lighter, more peaceful, and looking forward to my next yoga session."

- Karen Sew RPN, Pregnancy Massage Client, Calgary, AB

"Stefani is a beautiful and talented woman who has helped shape my second pregnancy in a very positive way. During my first pregnancy, I suffered from a lot of lower back pain. I tried massage therapy from three different practitioners, and each time my discomfort was extremely aggravated. So when I first went to see Stefani as a pregnant woman, I was hesitant and a little nervous. I shared my concerns with her, and I felt heard. She took time to discuss with me treatment options, as well as to explain the science behind what was likely causing my pain after a thorough assessment. I was so pleasantly surprised that after the first treatment, I walked away pain free. She even gave me tools and exercises I could do at home to help with my pregnancy. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for her genuine care and support."

- Erin Downton

"I am so grateful to have experienced Stef’s prenatal yoga classes and nutritional lessons for both my pregnancies. Stef exudes calmness, self-assurance and optimism that is contagious, and every session left me feeling positive and re-energized. Prenatal yoga gave me strength, confidence and a sense of well-being. I utilized the techniques taught in Stef’s lessons - from breathing, visualizing and using the poses, to help with my pregnancy and labours. Stef offered an experience that was so effective, guiding and loving, I truly enjoyed my pregnancy experience. I continue the nutritional advice given during the classes and love the green smoothies Stef introduced me to! I felt prepared - body, mind and soul - for both my natural labours and I have so much gratitude for everything I gained from Stef."

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