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A holistic journey designed for yogic practitioners and teachers alike. Illuminate your inner world through elemental awareness to enhance your energetic capacity and learn to live a life of vibrant wellbeing, embodied presence and everlasting joy.












Yoga and Ayurveda place great value on the five elements as a tool to navigate both our inner and outer landscape. These five elements are potent and pivotal in our inner transformation; they awaken our realization that we have an innate capacity to know the depth of inner peace. Like a mandala, the five elements guide us back home to the Self so we can remember that we are enough, we are complete, and everything we've been seeking, we are already that!

Keep reading if you are...
  • Ready to embark on a profound journey to unravel the turbulence of the mind that manifest as overwhelm, anxiety, dullness, and uncertainty, and emerge with a newfound clarity and ease.

  • Committed to illuminating your perception, transcending self-limiting beliefs, and delving into the elemental depths to forge a path towards your authentic truth.

  • Eager to accelerate the depth of your holistic practice by tapping into the profound wisdom woven in the fabric of yoga, transforming your life, practice and purpose!

  • Intrigued and hungry for the deeper teachings of yogic wisdom rarely explored in modern yoga trainings, yearning for more profound insights and revelations.

  • A dedicated yoga teacher seeking to elevate both your personal practice and teaching repertoire, with transformative tools and understanding that uniquely balance body/mind and guides your students towards empowerment and unparalleled peace of mind!

If this is you, you're exactly where
you need to be!
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Hi, I’m April, 

A mother to 2 joy-filled and hiliariously different littles, nature beloved, beach enthusiast and a grateful yogi!

When I was young, yoga swept me up like a mother would a child, and without my conscious awareness, it unravelled a path of freedom. 


Having dealt with trauma laid grief at a very young age, the arrival of yoga in my life immediately became a guide to healing.


Yoga’s depth of presence showed me how to rise above my un-serving beliefs of insecurity, inadequacy, loneliness and the emotions of pain and suffering from the abrupt loss of guardians and loved ones, in ways no other tools did.  


The practice of yoga became a refuge, and even at times when it felt like I was slipping under the surface, the thread of yoga lifted me back up from depression, loss, anxiety, and worry. 


This is my deep and intentional motivation in preserving and sharing the ancient wisdom of yoga – with yoga's wisdom, I have the tools to navigate what at times are the tumultuous waters of life and so do you!


Like a mandala, the five elements guide us back home to the Self so we can remember that we are enough, we are complete, and everything we've been seeking, we are already that!


Are you ready to dive into the sanctuary of Self and discover YOUR capacity for inner peace? 


Elemental Wisdom: 


This six-week online immersion into the five elements is designed to enhance your vision of what's possible. Through practice, philosophy, and teachings, intimately hold hands with each of the five elements and learn to wholeheartedly integrate their guidance into your sadhana (practice) and life to discover the deeper truth and connection you carry within!

There is never a better time than now! Tether into the wisdom of each of the five elements (ether, air, fire, water, earth) using ancient yogic techniques and teachings to untether yourself from the bondage of the phenomenal world and access the freedom of your highest Self. What are you waiting for?

In this course, you will…
  • Embark on a profound exploration of the intricate relationship between each of the five elements, understanding their critical role in shaping your health, wellbeing, and consciousness.

  • Awaken to the elemental forces at play in the outer world and master the application of their intelligence in your inner world, cultivating peace across all facets of your life.

  • Learn why you are an extension of elemental consciousness and how the elements reveal themselves through your physical and subtle body.

  • Realize your true nature as an extension of elemental consciousness, unveiling the manifestation of elements in both your physical and subtle body.

  • Illuminate the essence of each element through time-tested yogic techniques that will enrich your toolbox and anchor you 'home’ even when the waves of life are tumultuous.

  • Understand the workings of your mind from an elemental perspective, breaking free from self-limiting patterns and beliefs.

  • Develop awareness of the elemental manifestation in your mind, to foster equilibrium and mental composure.

  • Receive potent practices and lifestyle tips to harmonize your inner world, relationships and entire life!

  • Yoga teacher? Learn how to apply the inherent wisdom of the elements to support others and enhance the quality of your teaching in a unique way

  • Inhale a breath of fresh air, unlock your ultimate potential, recognize your infinite connection with the universe and embrace the truth of you!

This course is an immersion of the Self,
through the Self, to the Self!

What People Are Saying

A note to say thank you for an awesome course. It added much more depth to both my personal life and teaching! I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of it. It was very well put together, professional and incredibly informative. I would definitely take another course from you! The module on Agni was especially interesting to me, as I feel my agni has been low my whole life, perhaps due to stress! Thank you, again!


- J.W (500 E-RYT for over 20 years)

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How it Works

Elemental Wisdom: A Journey Through Consciousness is a 6-week self paced immersion with live touch points that begins May 11, 2024. We'll kick off with a live yoga class on Saturday, May 11. One module is released every Sunday over a 6-week period, to complete at your own pace and consists of:

Embodiment Practice: Dive into the essence of each element through holistic practice that weaves together posture (asana), breathwork (pranayama), meditation (dhyana), sound (mantra), seals (mudra) and philosophical theming to facilitate energetic shifts in your body, mind and spirit. 

Elemental Connection: Re-establish your connection to each element through mantra, contemplation, and visualization.

Wisdom Talk: Here, we expand on the timeless teachings of yoga and the wisdom of the five elements in an accessible way so you can learn to apply them in practice and life.

Self-inquiry Worksheet: Inquiry and journaling are a rich component within the practice of yoga. Through this process, you will be able to retain and integrate the teachings wholeheartedly and attune to the concepts that are most valuable to you at this time in your life. 

Why you'll love it!

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Elemental Attunement 

Begin to see the interaction of the elements in your whole life and utilize their intelligent yet straightforward structure anytime, anywhere, and anyplace to support a lifetime of balance and ease!

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Illuminate Your Mind

The cultivation of elemental awareness is a key that illuminates the mind. You will be able to see your relationship with the world through a clear lens and live a life abundant with meaning and connection.

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Nurture Your Relationships

With the para (serving) manifestation of the elements apparent, you can weave through the elements necessary in each moment to optimize how you communicate and interact with those around you, the result, a world of peace.

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Yogic Secrets 

Through the transmission of consciousness, the ancient yogis have received infinite knowledge and wisdom. Much of these potent teachings rest under the surface, and the more we tune into these valuable tools, the more light we bring to humanity's benefit. There is no better time than now to open the vault!

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Experiential Learning

Through visualizations, contemplation, inquiry, journalling, embodied practices, practical teachings and live touchpoints, you will approach the elements from various directions for a rich learning experience.

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Future Access

Receive access for a full year so you can return for review and digestion. It’s not just another workshop but rather an immersion into a way of being, in tune with your connection to consciousness.

What People Are Saying

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Thank you!!!! I have done module 1 twice because I’m loving it and really “getting it” with your gentle way of teaching. I started module 2 just a couple days ago and haven’t gotten too far because I keep pausing, rewinding and taking notes!! I’m so grateful for this beautiful gift. ❤️ 


- T. B.


1 Live Online Yoga Class and 6 Learning Immersion Modules will lead you through embodiment practices, wisdom talks, and self-inquiry for both yogic practitioners and yoga teachers
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Live Kickoff Yoga Class 

  • Join April on Saturday, May 11 for a Live Online Yoga class to initiate our journey into the elements! Can't make it live, no problem, the class will be recorded and added to your online platform!

Module 1: 

Embodying Prithvī
  • Learn how you are intimately connected with the whole as we journey through the unfolding of consciousness

  • Gain ancient yogic tools that invite you to find peace in a world of impermanence 

  • Explore why the earth element is essential in our inner journey of consciousness

  • Discover earth’s highest mental manifestation and how to achieve a balanced, grounded and peaceful mind

Module 2: 

Adoring Āpas
  • Learn to recognize the play of the water element in your outer and inner life

  • Understand the movement of the emotions and how you can harness the water element to soften emotional turbulence

  • Discover your innate ability to become fluid, flexible and creative to free yourself from un-serving attachment and nurture the relationship with yourself and others

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Module 3: 

Rekindling Agni
  • Learn the value of the fire element for glowing health and energy

  • Discover yogic tools to rekindle the inner fire of your mind to strengthen your willpower, light up the mind, and transform your life 

  • Explore the illumination of Agni and awaken the illumination of yourself as unbound consciousness, completely free and whole

Module 4: 

Vital Vāyu
  • Uncover the intimate relationship behind the air element, the breath and unconditional love

  • Learn to access the pranic energy held within Vayu to re-energize both body and mind, to become swift in understanding and light in energy

  • Explore and integrate the two simple rules of Yoga and Ayurveda to tangibly balance the air element within your body and mind, and learn how these rules apply to each of the elements to support overall health, wellbeing and realization

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Module 5: 

Absolute  Ākāsha
  • Discover why the ether element is our home base, how it reflects our profound inner truth, and is our thread of connection to the greater whole

  • Explore how the ether element is pivotal in harmonious communication and how we can strengthen its most serving mental manifestation using yogic techniques

  • Learn how to bring the ether element into your life to become the witness to the outer world's movements and experiences while remaining connected to the truth of yourself

Live Q&A: 

  • Gather and send in your questions and have them answered in a live and interactive Q and A

Module 6: 

Elemental Harmony
  • Learn how to honour the elements in your personal space in simple, tangible ways to influence your mental harmony

  • Explore additional mantras and meditations that will support a lifetime of balance, wellbeing and realization

  • Inspire and seal your elemental wisdom to transform your practice and life!

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Plus These Bonus Gifts

Agni Meditation: 

Enjoy this additional video practice that will guide you through a special Agni meditation, a transformative practice that you can draw upon for years to come.

Wisdom teachings rarely taught in the west: 

Breath and the Elements

In this bonus lesson, learn how to diagnostically attune to which element is dominant in your body by using the positioning of breath. This is a powerful tool, yet unheard of in modern yoga.

Elemental Purification

This bonus lesson offers an ancient yet still relevant and straightforward way to purify the five elements as they show up in the body, breath and mind. Through purification, we unravel the un-serving thoughts and coloured impressions accumulated throughout life and return home where the mind is clear, relaxed and reflects your truth.

Mantra Shakti

For the lovers of mantra and sound healing! This bonus lesson will dive into the valuable teaching of mantra shakti, what it is, why it matters, and how it is the key to energizing mantra to receive the profound gifts of mantra.

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Elemental Wisdom 

  • 1 Live online yoga class to kick off our journey

  • 6 learning module immersions (one module sent per week to complete at your own pace)

  • 6 full-spectrum holistic yoga practices (sadhana) that incorporate: asana (postures), pranayama (breath), dhyana (meditation), mudras (hand gestures), mantra (sacred sound), themes and philosophy

  • In-depth wisdom teachings on each of the five elements

  • Specialty meditation of the five elements with additional closing lectures

  • 1 live Q and A to support your personal development in the course

  • A secure 24-7 online classroom with an open discussion board (access your course immersion anytime, anywhere)

  • Downloadable course slides and inquiry worksheets

  • 1 Year access to the Elemental Wisdom Course Journey

  • 17 Continuing Education Units through Yoga Alliance (for yoga teachers) (plus hours for any additional bonus classes you receive)

  • Elective hours for those in Embodied Soul 300Hr Yoga Training


  • Bonus content rarely taught in the west: Elemental Purification, Breath and the Elements, Mantra Shakti,

  • Bonus Agni Meditation

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What People Are Saying


At first I felt humbled by how little I actually know about the elements and their connection to a yogic life. But then encouraged by the opportunity of how much there is to learn. I now have an awareness of how different postures relate to the elements and can guide my class with a different language into a new level of depth. This is very cool!!!!! Thank you April


- Bruce G. 300 hour yoga teacher

Meet your guide

April Cantafio, mother, lover and devotee, steadily walks the path of a yogic lifestyle. Through dharma's unfolding, she has become a steward of yoga and aims to preserve yoga's tradition and integrity. April approaches both her practice and teaching with an innate intention to support the elevation of consciousness while emphasizing the foundational breath and subtle aspects of the practice that allows one to return home. 


Gifted at offering accessible classes, her dedication to these timeless teachings enables her to weave what is needed through each session. She invites each practitioner to discover and enhance the balance and harmony within and without. 


April is a traditionally trained Yogakovid with over 2700+ in-class training hours, who, for nearly 25 years, has studied and been guided by way of mentorship. This path allowed her to surrender to the gifts of yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, mantra, and dharma's philosophical teachings. She is also an E-RYT 500, additionally certified in various yogic modalities such as kundalini, yin, yoga nidra, and meditation. 


May we all taste the nectar of freedom that is our truest nature. Tat Tvam Asi.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm new to yoga. Is this course immersion for me?

Though this course is for anyone willing to expand and grow in life and practice, it's recommended that one is familiar with basic yoga postures and able to adjust and modify one’s practice as needed. During the practices, modifications and contraindications will be offered. However, each practitioner will need to apply these based on their own body awareness.

Do I need to be a yoga teacher to take this training?

Definitely not! While this training is incredibly beneficial for yoga teachers, this information applies to anyone interested in deepening their understanding of holistic yoga and elemental influence in both personal practice and life. 

What style are the yoga practices?

You can expect a combination of Hatha, Flow and Kundalini with the addition of mantra, mudra, and meditation. Please note that the classes are 'all levels' and though we will certainly connect with asana/postures through the yoga practices the practices are designed to open us to the more subtle experience of the elements with a focus on advanced energy.

I'm a yoga teacher. Will this course immersion enhance the quality of my teaching and practice?

Definitely! In this course immersion, you will significantly expand your toolbox to support your practice and your student’s growth. You will learn ancient wisdom rarely taught in the west that will enhance your ability to harness the energy of pure consciousness. Having taught in 200 and 300hr Yoga Teacher Trainings for the past 9 years (and taken many myself) it is rare to explore the depth of the elements, there is simply not the time to do so in yoga teacher trainings.

I’m a yoga teacher. Can I use this immersion for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance?

Absolutely. Upon completing all modules, you will receive a certificate that specifies your continuing education credits' total hours.

Additionally, if you are in the Embodied Soul 300Hr YTT you can use this course as elective hours!

Will I have access to April for questions?

Yes, you will have live support from April. You can connect via the discussion board in the course platform, there will be one live Q + A. Plus, I'm only an email away :)

What if I can't make the live online kick off class with April?

No problem! It will also be recorded and added to your online dashboard!

How long will I have access to the course immersion?

You will have access for 1 year.

How can I receive the most benefit from this immersion?

For the most benefit, I encourage you to immerse yourself in each module as they are released over the six week period. It will also be highly valuable to create dedicated time in your week to experience the practices fully and consider the wisdom teachings in your daily life.


April brings a depth to her study and practice that few seldom experience. Skilled not only with the asana-based yoga systems common today, she is also knowledgeable in pranayama, Sanskrit (the language of yoga), mantra and meditation, as well as the deeper mystical traditions of India. Given the range of her training, which has included Sanskrit and deeper levels of work with mantra, meditation and the devas, her experience and teaching have little parallel among Yoga teachers in the west today. I am honoured to acknowledge her tremendous work and study in the field of yoga.


- Yogi Baba Prem, Yogacharya, Veda Visharada

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