Anand Menza Online Pillow Restorative Immersion 

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12 May

Anand Menza Online Pillow Restorative Immersion 

May 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Anand Menza Online Pillow Restorative Immersion

The art of teaching and practicing restorative yoga with pillows and home props in a one day online training

May 12 | 9 – 5 pm est. Early Bird through May 7! 


Join us for a deeply relaxing and replenishing restorative day and release layers of inner tension as you learn to teach / practice  Restorative Yoga with props you wil fnd in your home. You will learn to construct restorative poses using props from around the house. This one day intensive will help you integrate restorative poses into asana zoom classes, online privates and privates at home.

For the past two years Mona and Gina have taught restorative classes and trainings online. They’ve put their system into a one day immersion/ training. Most importantly you will have a lot of fun!

The training will cover:
  • The basic theory behind Restorative Yoga
  • How to teach Restorative Yoga online
  • How to work with a variety of props
  • How to construct the Anand Menza Basic Sequence
  •  Gina and Mona will teach their online Signature Basic Series together (pillow version)
All hours qualify as Yoga Alliance Continuing Education hours. Morning and Afternoon Session – upto one session can be available on demand. Rates: Early Bird, through May 5: $135. Regular Rate, $185.
ISHTA Members + Acharya, Special Pricing.


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 Menza 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.


Taking the Restorative Training with Mona and Gina 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 the appropriate sequencing, as well as using props, essential oils, and Yoga Nidra in my classes. I would absolutely recommend this training to anyone wishing to teach, or even simply establishing a home practice for themselves and 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 Filius, ISHTA Senior Teacher

Restorative Yoga is a phenomenal practice for relaxation and restoration, and so needed in today’s world. You are in amazing hands letting Mona Anand and Gina Menza guide you into the wonders of this practice. You will not only get the ‘how´s’ and the ‘why´s’ for the physical body but also go deeper into the energetics and the mental and emotional aspects of restorative. If you decide to dive into learning more about this healing modality, the Anand Menza Restorative Training will both make you comfortable teaching Restorative Yoga and at the same time enhance your own practice, or like Mona would say, “yummify” it.

– Jeanette Johnsson, ISHTA Teacher, Sweden

Event Details

Date: May 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Organizer Name: ISHTA Yoga