Anand Menza Restorative Teacher Training
with Mona Anand & Gina Menza
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.
Friday 2/2, 2:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 2/3, 11:00am-7:30pm
Wednesday 2/4, 11:00am-7:30pm
Regular Tuition: $575
Early Bird Discount: $475 (paid by January 19)
*No further discounts are available. All specialty training program tuition is non-transferable and non-refundable.
Bio: Mona Anand is a co-owner of ISHTA Yoga and a Yogiraj or yoga master in the ISHTA lineage. She is a Senior Trainer in ISHTA’s 500 Hour Teacher Training and has also designed two yoga nidra trainings, “Mona Anand’s ISHTA Yoga Nidra,” and “Yoga Nidra and The Chakras” She has released four yoga nidra CD’s for different purposes that included deep relaxation or sleep, to lift your spirits, to ground and center and to balance the muladhara chakra. They are available on iTunes and numerous online yoga sites and sold at ISHTA Yoga. Mona also co-leads a restorative trainings, “Anand Menza Restorative,” taught around the world. For over a decade she has been teaching her signature Restorative/Yoga Nidra Chakra Workshop series and Ayurveda series.
Mona grew up in Mumbai, India where she was first introduced to yoga. She has a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University and currently lives in nyc with her husband and two daughters.
Bio: After over twenty-five years practicing and teaching yoga, Gina has learned the importance of balancing the active side of one’s yoga practice and the quiet solitude of a restorative yoga sequence. She has learned to balance the frenetic and exquisitely fun energy of raising three kids in New York City with the refueling and relaxing rest necessary to survive. In addition to ISHTA, Gina has taught in innumerable places; from classrooms in Los Angeles California, sidewalks in Times Square New York City, studios in Stockholm Sweden, Skype screens in Helsinki, London studios to beachside in Goa, southern India. Gina has
also designed the prenatal material used in both the 200 and 300-hour ISHTA trainings as well as co- creating her own school, Anandamama Prenatal Yoga which holds annual, 85-hour, Yoga Alliance trainings in NYC.
“Finding pranayama, meditation and final relaxation most profound in my yoga practice, I never skimp on the subtleties. The exploration of yoga’s precise sciences is fascinating and profound. Yoga will take you places you never knew you could reach, right within the confines of your own body!”