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
Choose from 2 live-stream healing sessions each week as well as a connection to a smaller pod group. Practicing in community to further embody the wisdom of the teachings.
The TEFT will revolutionise your healing practice, personally and professionally.
Over 8 months, in an intimate container with Ava, you will journey through guided practice sessions, group trainings, study and private mentoring.
This is the only offering with Ava that is 100% online and includes 1:1 mentoring.
Clarity. Healing. Connection.
The spaces you hold c be safe, transformational and optimised.
Most importantly, we are always holding space for ourself.
What is the quality of that space?
Through a spacious study program, you will learn:
1) How the root of our trauma gets held in the body, accessed and resolved through somatics
2) How somatic practices and movement can create Therapeutic Embodiment
3) What ingredients are missing to optimise your existing tools
4) How to heal from burn out and increase your capacity, in everyday life and at work
5) How to hold Therapeutic Embodiment sessions and incorporate it into existing offerings
For therapists, coaches and teachers, it is so important to understand why many healing modalities don't provide reliable and consistent regulation for the nervous system, and how they in turn end up burning out facilitators and healing professionals.
..To be honest, you have more tools than you know what to do with.
Your mind longs for something that clearly "works".
Your body longs for confidence that you can navigate the challenge of life.
No matter how many incredible approaches you have learnt, you will not be able to increase your capacity in the old paradigm of healing.
Healing modalities without psychoeducation create hopelessness...
The hardest emotion a human being can face.
What is Therapeutic Embodiment?
Therapeutic Embodiment is a framework to help you integrate functional somatic therapy and reflective inquiry into any modality.
For therapists, it brings more regulation to the client and more ease and joy to the facilitator.
TE also works as a standalone modality that is effective as both one-off or on-going 1:1 or group sessions.
It can deepen your personal practice, or be woven through your
We are born into a world of fatigue, stress and trauma.
Its rampant in our families and in our clients.
Worse, our teachers, healers and parents are burnt out, overwhelmed and struggling to stay resourced.
It feels terrible. I know this because I have experienced it my whole life - without feeling it clearly - and managed it with spiritual tools instead of resolving i
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.
Fill out application form
1:1 Onboarding and coaching call with Ava
Start watching online videos, study, and meet your pod group
Join monthly 3hr Saturday trainings (starting March 4th)
Join monthly 1hr Wednesday TE sessions
Enjoy weekly live-stream or pre-recorded healing sessions
Book 1:1 support calls with Ava and/or support coaches
Submit written written reflections
Conduct & receive 1:1 facilitation calls
Receive certificate and hold incredible spaces
An inspiring leader models the wisdom for our systems to reorganise and calibrate without effort.
There is opportunity every month to meet 1:1 with Ava as well as your support coaches who will support you through your small group pod.
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.
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.
Saturday 3hr Live Trainings
Wednesday 75min TE sessions
*Session times will be confirmed prior to March 1st.
80% attendance of Live sessions
Complete all written reflections and submissions
Conduct one 1:1 video facilitation to fellow student
Receive one 1:1 video facilitation from fellow student
Completion of online course
*Up to 12 months available to complete requirements
How will I be held accountable to finish the course?
We know sometimes it can be difficult to stay on track with study. After thousands of hours of teacher trainings, we have learnt that a spacious structure, 1:1 support and time management training will best guide you through the ebbs and flows that might come to your focus.
I'm already a therapist, how will this support me?
For existing therapists, this is a 70 hour professional development to help you integrate a heartfelt, 'presence-based' approach to your work.
Understanding the science of how embodiment, connection and heart-fullness heals complex trauma will enhance your modalities and create more sustainable work and business.
I'm not a teacher or healer, is this course too advanced for me?
This course offers the fundamentals of healing through meditation, therapy, self-care and emotional regulation from the Functional Spirituality perspective.
These pieces are required for joyful, sustainable work and relationships. This course will teach you how to do this work so you can show up as an incredible human for yourself and your community.
I cannot afford this training, what options do I have?
Get in touch with us to receive a low-income application form for those suffering financial hardship.
Will I receive a certificate after completing this training?
Once you successfully complete all the requirements, you will receive the 70 hour Therapeutic Embodiment Facilitator certificate.
You will have the knowledge and tools you need to facilitate Therapeutic Embodiment sessions. All modalities should be performed under the supervision of a mentor, and within a context of a greater spirituality and therapeutic framework.
What currency are payments charged in?
All payments are charged in Australian Dollars and include GST for Australian Residents.
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 24 months or until March 2025 - across any and all devices you own. Any files that are downloadable are yours to keep as well.
Due to receiving immediate access to the course, please note no refunds are given for change of mind once the course has started.
In the case a student falls ill / unable to complete the course, please contact Functional Spirituality directly.