Join Senior Prenatal Yoga Teacher Gina Menza for a mini Prenatal Immersion. Her 6-hour, Yoga Alliance approved, course will equip you with the tools necessary to lead a woman through a safe, thorough, invigorating yoga practice throughout her pregnancy. The program is open to anyone who works directly with pregnant women or anyone interested in accommodating the needs of pregnant women in their classes, including massage therapists and body workers.
Gina will introduce appropriate pranayama, meditation, asana, and restorative poses for pregnancy. These techniques will be explored, discussed and practiced. Labor preparation, anxiety and stress reduction, and common physical issues from pregnancy will be looked at during the first few hours. A public prenatal class will be held for live observation followed by a brief review and Q&A about what was witnessed in prenatal class.Whether you’ve witnessed a birth, given birth or are just interested, this afternoon/evening will leave you happily welcoming and appreciating pregnant yogis into your classes and into your life with a newfound respect and joy.
Thursday, December 5 | 3 – 9 pm
$100 / $125 Day of
-Completion of this program counts as Continuing Education as recognized by Yoga Alliance. Gina Menza is a registered YCEP.
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.