Restore, Balance & Breathe with Muriel Pelizzi – 30 Hour Restorative Teacher Training – Level 1

Yoga Nanda – “Restore, Balance and Breathe”


with Muriel Pellizzi


This unique training is not only for Yoga teachers, but also the yoga student, health care professional, therapist, or caregiver, who would like to enhance their knowledge of Restorative Yoga . Muriel has trained with Judith Hanson Laster as a Restorative Yoga Master Teacher, but has added so much more into this training to dive even deeper into this practice . As a certified Relaxation Therapist , Muriel has deep knowledge in the art of accessing deep relaxation, to change processes of the body through various methods, to access health and wellbeing on many levels.
Did you know that stress causes 80 percent of disease ??We will cover the deep rooted affects of stress on the body and ways to mitigate it and learn to let relaxation in.
This training includes a combination of lecture, discussion, practice of restorative asana, w variations and modifications, verbal cueing and modalities to enhance relaxation.

Topics will include:

  • Understanding Restorative Yoga
  • The art, science and benefits of a restorative practice
  • Understanding the nature of the mind ( mind/ body stress connection)
  • Understanding the nervous system
  • Guidelines and props for leading a restorative class
  • Preparing yourself for teaching
  • Wise sequencing and transitions
  • Alignment and correct propping and modifications
  • Verbal cueing
  • Modalities to enhance relaxation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Open Studio Time during the week

Complimentary Restorative classes with Muriel for the duration of the training





Fall 2019 Session: All Sessions to take place at the Long Beach Studio

Friday: October 1st – 5:00pm-9:00pm 

Saturday: October 2nd – 9:30am -6:00pm 

Sunday: October 3rd – 9:00am-6:00pm 

Sunday: October13th – 10:30am – 4:00pm 

Program Fees

$595 – Early Bird Enrollment (paid in full before September 1st

$645 – Regular Enrollment (paid in full after September 1st)

$250 Non-Refundable Deposit required upon acceptance to hold your place until the paid in full date of September 20th

 (***Please note a 4% admin fee is incurred for credit card payments)


Refund Policy

If participants find it necessary to withdraw from the program, partial tuition will be refunded according to the following policy.

$250 of tuition is nonrefundable. If a student must withdraw within 20 days of the start of the program, refunds for the balance less a $50 processing fee will be made ONLY if we are able to fill the spot with another student.
If the spot is not filled, refunds will not be made.
Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing.

Should the studio need to cancel the training, refunds will be made in full to the student
Attendance Requirements: Students are expected to attend all meetings. Please notify the faculty of any extenuating circumstances for consideration

Attendance Requirements: Students are expected to attend all meetings.  Please notify the faculty of any extenuating circumstances for consideration   


Restore, Balance and Breathe Restorative teacher training has blessed me in so many ways. Muriel was amazing, she put her heart and soul into the training the entire time.  Not only was she extremely knowledgeable, but thorough and concise in explaining everything about Restorative Yoga.Muriel covered an incredible amount of material and helped us in every way possible.  She was very detailed the entire time with all the material we covered. Her teaching resonated with me and brought me so much peace and knowledge. Taking this training was life changing and is one of the best gifts you can ever give to yourself.  We all left feeling so empowered to teach Restorative Yoga, wanting to help people feel as abundantly blessed as we all felt throughout the entire training.

Thank you, Muriel,

I am forever grateful.

Joanne B.


I had the good fortune to be a student in Muriel’s “Restore, Balance and Breathe” training last November. As a student of yoga, I had not taken many restorative classes. I am typically a type A and didn’t know if maintaining poses for 5 minutes would feel right. Mentally I was aware of the many benefits of restorative and knew that it would be worthwhile. I think this is important to note because my before and after opinions are so extreme. I am now a proponent of restorative yoga for two reasons. First is the obvious reason…it does wonders for your mind and body. Secondly is Muriel. She is an amazing, intuitive woman. Muriel is extremely knowledgeable and a master teacher. She explained every pose from her heart. Muriel’s love for her teaching as well as her deep concern and care for everyone she touches was so vividly clear. I honestly don’t know how she does it! She instinctively knows what her students’ need. Her hands-on assists send a soothing, calming sense of peace to every cell in the body. The amazing thing is that she could transfer this understanding to us.

After completing this training, I felt confident and capable. Muriel’s guidebook and demonstrations are presented in a clear and digestible manner. I had no doubts about being able to apply these teachings and techniques in my own class. If you have any question as to whether restorative is right for you, I am sure you will leave with same opinion as I did. Once Muriel opens your eyes and heart to the practice you will be forever convinced that restorative is right for everyone.

Beverlee Bertinetti RYT 200 hour


This Restorative Yoga Teacher Training was a beautiful experience personally and professionally. We were taught in a wonderfully supportive environment that felt safe and nurturing.

Not only did I gain knowledge from this course, I was given the tools that prepared me to teach and I also left feeling restored! I learned to work with students’ safety, alignment and comfort in the poses.

I’ve been incorporating restorative poses in my regular yoga classes and students seem to love this. Muriel’s teaching style is magic; simple, direct and she covered everything in a way that was easy to understand and remember.  The material that was presented was informative and exact. I would highly recommend this Restore, Balance and Breathe training at Yoga Nanda to anyone considering this type of course. Betti Ann C. Student & 200 RYT

Muriel Pellizzi E-RYT/ YACEP/ CR Bio

 After discovering how powerfully transformative Restorative Yoga was in her own Personal life, it became a passion and commitment to share this deeply therapeutic  practice with others. Born a nurturing  soul, Muriel became drawn to this deeply nuanced and healing practice  and it quickly became her journey of study,  deepening her knowledge of  the energetic body, the relaxation response, and the use of the breath . It came naturally for her to teach with deep compassion, intuition and kindness Integrating mindfulness, relaxation, flow of energy and breath, to cultivate  a deep sense of release and healing to the body, heart and soul in a more conscious way.


Muriel’s  deepest intention  is share how a fully supported asana can manipulate the nervous system, so the parasympathetic nervous system ( rest and digest) will kick into action for more balanced energy flow and relaxation. This  together with with proper breathing can promote healing on all levels and connect you back to your true essence, in addition to  helping  rediscover the power you have over your own health.

Guided by intuition and  passion,  her gentle voice,  knowledge of body alignment and her  therapeutic touch , Muriel has helped countless students  find there way back to a more balanced healthful place in there own bodies.

Forever a student of yoga, she  continues a lifelong journey to deepen her knowledge  to help empower her students on Their path.

She is profoundly grateful to all her teachers for their inspiration and deep wisdom.


Certified yoga Teacher E-RYT

Yoga Alliance Certified Education Practitioner YACEP

Restorative yoga (advanced) Certified

Relax and Renew trained w Judith Hanson Lasater

Advanced Reiki Healer

YIn Yoga – Certified

Thai yoga massage – Level One

Certified Reflexologist by Focus on Healing


Yoga  testimonials from students

“Muriel is everything I could ask for in a yoga instructor. She’s compassionate, knowledgable, calming, and there’s an aura of kindness that defines her presence. Whether it’s her peaceful voice during inspirational readings or the gentle poses and positions she guides us through, I look forward to her class as a stress-free sanctuary and recharge – physically, mentally, and emotionally. In the three years I’ve taken her class, I’m also glad to have noticed that my back pain is reduced and my general stress levels are lower during the day by practicing what Muriel has taught me.”

Sande M.

“I first met Muriel a few years ago, when I attended one of her 2 hour Restorative Workshops. I arrived feeling thoroughly depleted, anxious, and stressed.

However,  I left feeling renewed, energized, and vibrant. I was instantly hooked on Muriel’s Restorative practice, and I look forward to it each week, as a space where I can ground, center, and recharge myself. Over the years that I have known her, Muriel has taught me so much about how to be more aware, and present in every moment. As a result of Muriel’s teachings, I have learned tools and resources that I can draw upon on a daily basis to help combat stress and overwhelm.  Muriel carefully composes each class with postures and meditations to ground, and restore ourselves from the inside out.”

Jean G.

“Although I’ve done yoga for years, my first restorative class was taken with Muriel.  Muriel was an excellent instructor – attentive and very ‘hands on’ to help each student ease into the poses with comfort.  I have severe scoliosis and was worried about my ability to do this type of yoga, but with Muriel’s compassionate instructing and modifications, I not only enjoyed the class but now make Restorative Yoga a regular part of my weekly practice.  Thanks so much for your outstanding patience and instruction!!”

Gloria M. 

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Application

  • What are your personal goals / expectations for this program?
  • What makes a good restorative yoga teacher?
  • What personal qualities of yours do you think will contribute to your ability to teach Restorative yoga?
  • Please share any other information about yourself that you’d like us to know.

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