Specialty Trainer · Senior Teacher
After years of practicing and teaching multiple level ISHTA yoga classes, Gina Menza, E-500RYT, RPYT, RPYS, began to develop a passion and following for two different niches, restorative and prenatal yoga. She holds advanced certification as a Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Trainer and presently teaches four weekly ISHTA restorative classes. She co-created both a first and secondary Restorative Yoga Certification held yearly in New York and worldwide. When not sweetly coaxing bodies into rest, she has been creating a strong prenatal yoga following.
Gina leads the prenatal modules of Teacher Trainings at Ishta Yoga, among others and is thrilled to be the co-founder of Anandamama Prenatal Yoga, the first Yoga Alliance registered prenatal yoga school in Manhattan which debuts this summer 2015! Her expertise is based on thousands of hours of hands-on experience with moms-to-be, yoga teacher trainees, as well as her direct experience mothering her own three children.
“Basically, I want to get individuals to become yogis before they are even born in my prenatal classes, encourage activity, enlightenment and strength as they live, and get all bodies the proper amount of rest and rejuvenation throughout their lives so they can practice well into their elder years. What could be wrong with that?…”
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