Mandala Self-Mastery Programs & Trainings

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Mandala Immersions & Trainings

Functional Health Educator, Author & Yoga Therapist Nicole Grant, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT500 & YACEP provider 

About Mandala Academy’s Self-Mastery Programs & Trainings*

You are here because your yoga has somehow, somewhere shifted your whole relationship with life. Ask yourself this: What is it that first brought me to yoga? Or, Who brought me to my first yoga class, and why? What brought me back to my second, my third, my nth experience of yoga? Some amongst us get dealt a bad hand at life–some lives are much, much harder than others if only because of the anger, the violence, the cruelty, the neglect, the lack of love that permeates them; some of us get sick, or diagnosed with an incurable disease, or we lose someone we love; our spouse left us for someone else, our friend betrayed us, a colleague took all the credit for our hard work; it can also be as simple as having a bad day–we’re all entitled to feeling grumpy or irritable or irate on occasion after all…

These are the shadows that reveal to us our light. Our adverse circumstances become the method by which we awaken. And our yoga allows us to explore the whole of this very human experience which alternates between pleasure and pain, comfortable and uncomfortable, joy and sorrow.  It doesn’t have to be continual unhappiness; neither is it helpful for everything to be pleasant and perfect all the time; so the magic is in the alternating between rough and smooth. And our wisdom then arises from this curious life that we have. And because the future is unwritten, everything we do now, in the present–what we think, how we express these thoughts, then the methods by which we act upon them–is of import to how our future unfolds.

Maybe you want to become a yoga teacher because that’s what the industry says to do next. But maybe you don’t. What if becoming a yoga teacher is not the point, but rather the potential side-effect of your journey? Why shortchange yourself on any experience by deciding ahead of time what the outcome is going to be? Whether you decide to be a yoga teacher or not, be a  practitioner of consciousness for the sake of bringing your practice of consciousness into your relationships, into your life and into action in the world and shifting the future by deciding NOW what comes next. If you apply yourself wholeheartedly to your craft then the path will unfold before you from a place of trust and sincerity within yourself. And you should ask nothing less of any trainer in whom you choose to place your trust.

Our trainings are designed to engage you on the levels of the somatic, energetic, intellectual and spiritual in order to provide you with the most comprehensive and integrated approach to receiving the therapeutic methodologies and experiential research of mindfulness practices AND empower you with the tools and processes to building alliance power that allows you to take your self-awareness beyond what the industry of consciousness can offer.  Our Immersion Trainings, Collaborative Educational Programs and Yoga-Ventures engage you in the direction of your own self-care and well being, and teach you how to apply everything you re-discover to all realms of your personal, professional and spiritual life. Our training programs very intentionally limit the number of participants to offer the optimal level of human connection, collaboration and community.

Should you challenge yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be, this investment in yourself must be worth every single penny, every single minute, and every single breath you commit to your self-evolutionary process. Remember always, your practice of consciousness is not a destination, but rather a process, a practice, and a very powerful journey. I invite you to explore our programs. Contact me personally at with any and all questions you may have.

*Yoga Mandala’s therapeutic training programs and immersions are designed to offer you all the tools you will need to teach the consciousness you already have within you, as a gift, from the place of your own unapologetic self. Our intention is to empower you through your practices to engage in more authentic connection with yourself, in relationship to others and in your life–whether you choose to become a teacher of consciousness or not. We do not call this a “teacher training” program as the Yoga Alliance provides no oversight over the actual application of the teacher training programs they approve. So the mandate for each “teacher training” program ultimately lies in the hands of those of us delivering our respective programming. We will gladly refer you to an alternative program if we do not feel we can provide you with what you are looking for. Blessings, Nicole

Upcoming Informational Sessions (for 2020 & 2021 training programs): COMING SOON…



Self-Mastery Yoga Programs

Self-Mastery Programs & Trainings

~2020 DATES~ TBA

In each of these immersion trainings, my personal aim is to guide you to uncovering that most authentic resonance and expression of you within yourself — the diamond in the rough of what it is to be human – and show you the pathway to potentiating the greatest manifestation of yourself that you can be in the world. You are not bound by any particular system of yoga, mindfulness or other training; rather, you will be guided by the time-tested truths and wisdom of the path itself to deliver your message in a way that matters.                                                                                           

Additional Investments 

  • Self-Mastery Yoga Training Unlimited Practice Pass (valid for 1 yr from date of purchase)
  • Elective contact hours and outside yoga classes and/or workshops to be approved by Lead Instructor (this may include classes or workshops that you have previously completed and received certification for and wish to apply to the Program of Self-Mastery & Teacher Training, or hours you plan to take that will focus on the specific focus/audience you wish to teach)
  • Books & Educational Materials required for program trainings and certifications
  • Professional Liability Insurance required should you choose to teach [offered through Yoga Alliance membershipPhiladelphia Insurance Companies and BeYogi
  • RYT  (Registered Yoga Teacher) fees with Yoga Alliance ~ only applicable if you make the choice to become a Registered Yoga Teacher and other Membership Fees.

Our Instructors

Nicole Grant Yoga Instructor

Nicole A. Grant, MS, C-IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists), E-RYT500, YACEP (Yoga Alliance) & Reiki Master

Lara JK Wilson, MA, RYT-200 Mindful Experiential Learning & Meditation Instructor

Ben Kamens, MA Meditation Instructor and Yoga Philosophy

Lena El-Chehabi, RYT-200   Teaching Methodologies

Maureen Miller, E-RYT-500, YACEP  Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Training

Cynthia Peterson, RYT-200  The Science and Practice of Ayurveda

Sharon Marrama, E-RYT500 Children’s Yoga Programs & The Business of Yoga



Yoga Mandala's international Self-Mastery yoga training and certification programs are filled on a first come, first served basis, and spaces are limited. We suggest submitting an application well in advance, in order to leave plenty of time to have your application reviewed before any discount deadlines or course start dates. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status no later than two weeks after submission of your application. We are now accepting applications for Fall 2019 and 2020.
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