Anand Menza Restorative Teacher Training
The ISHTA Approach

ISHTA Yoga

January 29th - 31st, 2019
20 Hour Teacher Training

This 20 Hour training is for teachers, teacher trainees, and students interested in delving deeper into restorative yoga. Participants will learn how to teach restorative yoga and develop their own home practice. Participants will experience a class taught by Gina and a class taught by Mona and will also get the opportunity during the training to give and receive a private and get feedback from both of them.

Students will learn how to develop a restorative home practice and how to apply it therapeutically for stress related illnesses such as asthma, bad back, Prenatal etc. This training will focus on developing practical skills. Trainees will work with fellow students to develop an “eye” to see physical misalignments and know how to adjust them. Trainees will practice tuning into the subtle energetic field of their students, learn hands on adjustments, practice teach restorative poses and yoga nidra, and also experience two restorative classes, one with Gina and one with Mona.

The training will cover:

  • The science behind restorative yoga

  • How to teach restorative yoga including the benefits and contradictions of key poses.

  • How to work with a variety of props in restorative poses for classes, privates and a home practice.

  • Hands on adjustments.

  • Class Sequencing

  • How to design and modify a restorative practice for specific issues

  • Basic understanding and how to teach Yoga Nidra

  • Introduction to essential oil uses

Restorative Training Level 1 will focus on developing practical skills. Trainees will work with fellow students to develop an “eye” to see physical misalignments and know how to adjust them. Trainees will practice tuning into the subtle energetic field of their students, learn hands on adjustments, practice teach restorative poses and yoga nidra, and also experience two restorative classes, one with Gina and one with Mona.

Dates:
Tuesday, January 29 | 9:30am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, January 30 | 9:30am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 31 | 9:30am – 5:30 pm

Regular Tuition: $575
Early Bird Discount: $475 (paid by January 15)

*No further discounts are available. All specialty training program tuition is non-transferable and non-refundable.

For more information and to register click here.
A certificate of completion for this program will be issued to those who have successfully completed the written assignment and attended all of the 20 hours of the course.


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Advanced Restorative Training with 
Mona Anand + Gina Menza

February 1st

This one day advanced restorative training will introduce new postures and sequencing specifically designed for the winter months. We will examine the effect the winter season has on us from both a western scientific eye as well as an Ayurvedic perspective and appropriate applications of restorative yoga. You will learn how to integrate visualizations, pranayama, mantra, and essential oils into restorative yoga ideal for winter/ and its kapha imbalances, as well as how to adapt the new postures and sequences introduced for various injuries and physical imbalances.
 
February 1st | 9:30 am - 5:30 pm 
Rates: Early Bird $150 (paid by Jan 17th) | Regular Tuition $175
ISHTA Yoga| 56 E 11th St


Testimonials from students of the Restorative Training at ISHTA Yoga:

Taking the ISHTA Restorative Training with Mona Anand and Gina Menza, was such a wonderful choice for me! I had always benefited deeply from taking Restorative classes, but the training allowed me to explore the practice so much more profoundly… learning about the physical and energetic value of restorative yoga, how to apply appropriate sequencing, as well as using props, essential oils, and Yoga Nidra in my classes. I would absolutely recommend this Restorative Training to anyone wishing to teach, or even simply establishing a home practice for themselves or loved ones. Mona and Gina are two amazing, incredibly knowledgeable, and utterly delightful teachers. I have the privilege of teaching Restorative classes today because of them! - Donna Fillios, Yoga Teacher


Thank you for an inspiring restorative yoga teacher training experience last weekend. I really appreciate the way that you and Gina have developed an efficiency with the props and sequences. I am especially grateful for Yoga Nidra, both personally and professionally! Experiencing yoga nidra and knowing that it also stimulates alpha and theta states, made me think that there is significant potential for yoga nidra in the treatment and healing of psychological issues. I am eager to learn more. - Teal Usher, Yoga Therapist and Founder of Original Mind Wellness

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