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Our community faces a serious problem...

We are born into a world of fatigue, stress and trauma. 

Nervous system dysregulation is rampant in ourselves and in our clients. 

Worse, is that our teachers, healers and parents are burnt out, overwhelmed and struggling to stay resourced. 

When our leaders, healers and relationships are missing attunement and safety, it is hard to triumph over suffering and heal our planet.

I know how terrible this feels because I have experiences this my whole life.

If you’re holding a space and you don’t feel centred, at peace, confident and resourced, something needs to change quickly for yourself and your community.

Don’t fake it till you make it.

What is the TEFT?

Therapeutic Embodiment is a personal and professional development training to REFINE, SIMPLIFY and AMPLIFY your healing.

You've been on the healing journey for years now.

You have more tools than you know what to do with, to be honest.

You are ready and longing for "something that works".

Why is this situation so common? Equally prolific as stress, dysregulation and burnout, is the lack of a clear, simple framework that brings healing into coherence.

No matter how many incredible approaches you have learnt and experienced, healing will only snowball upward with crystal clear psycho-education, strong self-attunement and embodiment.

In this training you will learn how complex trauma comes into place, how to heal it and also how to facilitate Therapeutic Embodiment sessions. You can then create safe spaces that inherently offers healing and evolution to yourself and others, effortlessly.

Learning the Therapeutic Embodiment practice will empower you to facilitate the entire first part of the Functional Spirituality method for yourself and others: Healing. Change how you hold spaces in relationship and in service.

A powerful journey to improve your offering.

Become a part of the solution.

TEFT is here to revolutionise your healing practice personally and professionally.  

Over 3 months in an intimate container with Ava, you will journey through guided practice sessions, group trainings, study and private mentoring.

You will learn:

1) What are the 4 different forms of trauma at the root of all suffering 

2) Principles of Self-attunement and regulation

2) How movement and attunement creates Therapeutic Embodiment 

3) How to facilitate incredible spaces in, both, everyday life as well as in service

4) How to offer Therapeutic Embodiment sessions for others and incorporate it into existing offerings

The result: a powerful healing journey that clarifies instead of complicates.

Spaces you hold are powerfully transformational, safe and optimised.

The training to integrate and enhance the way you hold space.

Learn a clear framework and tool for healing developmental trauma harmonised with mystical and heart-based wisdoms.


This training simplifies 5 extensive fields into a pre-digested and nutritional teaching format.

  • Somatics

    Foundations of somatic psychology and how therapeutic movement can support the completion of excess sympathetic charge

  • The science behind suffering

    The advancements in this extensive field simplified into the framework for 1 incredible tool

  • Principles of self-awareness

    Feel what you feel, understand what you think; harnessing stillness and contemplation to increase personal, universal and transcendent awareness

  • Alignment

    Optimizing your capacity through management of time, energy and priorities in both personal and professional arenas

  • Holding safe spaces

    Understanding the history, causes and extent of developmental trauma, exactly what's needed to hold a space for it and be a leader in its resolution

Bonus Material

This training offers 360 support for your home practice, fine-tuning and integration of the material.

  • Mentoring with Ava

    Receive private 1:1 mentoring, feedback on your work and coaching with a teacher who is inspired by the uniqueness of your path.

  • Vault of resources

    Access to the a resource library of extra trainings on topics like money, boundaries, scheduling, as well as guided video self-practices like affirmations and yoga classes.

  • Group home practice

    Access to Live sessions each week and a group accountability sheet to keep track of your attendance. Practicing in community will bring a powerful embodiment of this wisdom.

How to take this course

TEFT is a life-changing transmission into leadership, healing and optimisation. Access to online material begins March 30th. Live sessions, practices and assignments run May - July.

  • Start online modules

  • Receive private onboarding from Ava

  • Join 7 live Sunday training sessions (starting May 8th)

  • Attend weekly live practice session

  • Perform guided reflections and submit one per month

  • Conduct facilitation calls

  • Receive facilitation calls

  • Receive coaching and feedback from Ava

  • Submit final online quiz

  • Receive certificate and hold incredible spaces

Live Training Dates

Starting May 8th, live trainings commence.

May June July

May 8th 9am-1pm AWST

May 15th 9am-12pm AWST

May 22nd 9am-12pm AWST

June 5th 9am-1pm AWST

June 19th 9am-12pm AWST

July 3rd 9am-1030am AWST

July 17th 9am-1030am AWST

From May 1st, online modules and practices will be released each week. You have minimum 3 months or maximum 8 months to complete all the modules.

Why mentoring?

A guide who understands and is inspired by your unique path is crucial to embody this work.

An inspiring leader models the wisdom for our systems to reorganise and calibrate without effort.

Over 3 private mentoring sessions, and unlimited group coaching, your facilitator will hold space, ask potent questions and unravel the falsities that undermine your wellbeing.

You will receive feedback on your work and your reflections.

Certification requirements

Receive a 50hour Therapeutic Embodiment Facilitator certificate from Functional Spirituality and accreditation through the leading professional insurance for complementary therapists.

  • Attend all Live Sunday sessions

  • Completion of the weekly home practice

  • Complete all written reflections

  • Conduct 3 facilitation calls

  • Receive 3 facilitation calls

  • Complete final quiz

  • Payments completed

  • *Minimum 3 months, Max 8 months to complete

Your Teacher, Ava Irani

Spanda School & Functional Spirituality

Ava is the director of Functional Spirituality and the Fremantle-based yoga studio ‘Spanda School’. Her deepest passions are embodied movement, therapeutic sensuality and inquiry into the mystical nature of ‘Being’.

Her yoga journey started in 2008 when she tasted her first, sweet savasana at the end of a 90 minute hot yoga class.

Hooked on the Bikram practice, she practiced daily while completing her degree in philosophy at the University of Sydney.

In 2011, she completed her first 500hour yoga teacher training, along with her very first 10 day silent meditation retreat. She would follow this up with another 500hr YTT from Hridaya, countless yoga trainings, silent, dark and solo retreats, as well as teaching at both the Agama and Hridaya headquarters and worldwide.

In 2016 she moved back to Perth to open her studio Spanda School in Fremantle. Spanda School is the home of an open-hearted community of hundreds of yogis across W.A.

Her journey started with the fervent passion for awakening and non-dual liberation. However over the years her path has matured with a more functional approach that considers the wide-spread complex trauma that lies at the heart of almost every obstacle to happy, healthy and connected living.

She has trained with Paul Muller-Ortega (Blue throat yoga), NARM (complex trauma), Cecily Milne (yoga detour) to name a few.

Ava is predominantly known for her thriving yoga studio, silent retreats and the phenomenal teachers that emerge from her yoga and trauma-informed certifications. She lives in beautiful Western Australia with her husband Jarred of Kommunity brew and their fur-child Honey.


Jules Ward

Deep love for Spanda School! Being a part of this community has added so much depth and love to my life. The meditation, yoga, courses, events, groups, retreats are all incredible and such an open and welcoming community. Ava is amazing and her teachings are so well articulated. The space feels like home. 5/5 stars

Emma Lou

From my experiences, the teachers are ''True''. I don't really know how else to describe it. the school is authentic, welcoming, offers unique workshops and events, and is very passionate about teaching intelligent Yoga.

Stefanos Sifandos

A beautiful space to connect, be nurtured, explore safely and grow within. Highly recommended. More than Yoga & Mindfulness - a community to expand and learn more about who you are.

Are you ready to join a community, gain a mentor and invigorate your offering?

Pre-access to course material begins March 20th. Course commences May 8th.


  • Do I require any special software for the course?

    No. The course will be hosted on Thinkific. You can access it via mobile, desktop or tablet. No additional software is required.

  • I cannot afford this training, what options do I have?

    Get in touch with us to receive a low-income application form for a 50% discount for those suffering financial hardship.

  • Will I be a certified facilitator after completing this training?

    All modalities should be performed under the supervision of a mentor, and within a context of a greater spirituality and therapeutic framework. If you successfully complete this program you will have the knowledge and tools you need to facilitate Therapeutic Embodiment sessions.

  • What currency are payments charged in?

    All payments are charged in Australian Dollars and include GST for Australian Residents.

  • Copyright

    The course material is copyrighted and passing on or sharing the course material to another party is prohibited.

  • How long do I have access to the Course?

    Access is granted immediately upon payment. You have unlimited access to the course for 8 months from the 1st of May 2022 - across any and all devices you own. Any files that are downloadable are yours to keep as well.

  • Refunds

    Places are limited to 15 participants. Please note no refunds are given unless approved by facilitator.

  • I'm already a therapist, how will this support me?

    For existing therapists, this is a 50 hour development training that will support you in integrating your desire for a heartfelt and embodied healers approach. For existing facilitators this will enhance your modalities and contribute to a more sustainable business.