Yoga Nanda – “Restore, Balance and Breathe”
RESTORATIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING ( level 1)
with Muriel Pellizzi
Join Muriel in a nurturing and supportive environment for a 25 hour intensive, devoted to a comprehensive Restorative Yoga Teacher Training ( Level 1) . This intensive is open to a limited amount of students allowing more time for personalized attention. Muriel has created this training for the student who wants to dive deeply into the practice of Restorative yoga. It is open to current yoga teachers, body workers, therapists, caregivers, and holistic practitioners or anyone who would like to enhance their knowledge of Restorative Yoga. This training includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and practice of Restorative asana with variations and modifications, verbal cueing and modalities to enhance your teachings. Completion of this training along with your 200 hour certification will allow you to teach a complete restorative class with confidence and knowledge. You will receive a certification for level 1 restorative training , as well as the ability to apply the training hours to Yoga Alliance continuing education credits. An invitation to a closed Facebook group to connect the trainees with each other as well as with Muriel for ongoing discussion, questions, advice and support is included.
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
Friday: May 4th – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Garden City Studio
Saturday: May 5th – 9:00am -6:00pm – Garden City Studio
Sunday: May 6th – 9:00am-6:00pm – Malverne Studio
Saturday: May 12th – 1:00pm – 6:30pm – Long Beach Studio
Friday: October 26th – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Garden City Studio
Saturday: October 27th – 9:00am -6:00pm – Garden City Studio
Sunday: October 28th – 9:00am-6:00pm – Malverne Studio
Saturday: November 4th – 1:00pm – 6:30pm – Long Beach Studio
$495 – Early Bird Enrollment (paid in full before April 1st)
$550 – Regular Enrollment (paid in full after April 1st before April 15th)
$250 Non-Refundable Deposit required upon acceptance to hold your place until the paid in full date of April 15th
(***Please note a 3% admin fee is incurred for credit card payments***Retreat lodging not included***)
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 10 days of the program, refunds for the balance 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
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.
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.”
“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.”
“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!!”
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Intensive Application