Restorative Yoga for Covid with Monisha Raja

Join this course any time! Cancel any time! Participants will have access to a specially designed video library to facilitate home practice, and a once a week drop in class where questions can be answered.

Born and raised in India, Monisha Raja began her yoga practice at the age of five and has been teaching for over 20 years. Monisha contracted COVID in April 2020, and to the surprise of her doctor, maintained excellent pulmonary health through her practice of Yogic breathing and āsana. Her medical doctor at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City urged her to teach COVID patients and she has been conducting her Yoga-For-Covid classes since May 2020. As Monisha is a pioneer in the evidenced based Yoga treatment of Covid, she has been contacted by researchers and interested groups the world over. Currently she is collaborating with scientists and researchers such as Dr. William Bushell, interested in the therapeutic potential and impact of Yoga practice. Monisha embodies the practice through her activism and commitment to the principles of Yoga ethics. We are excited that she has agreed to share this knowledge with you.

What Students Will Learn In This Course

Students gain access to a video library of Monisha leading students through restorative practices for Covid, as well as a live, interactive, weekly meeting where they can practice with Monisha and have their questions answered. As a bonus, we are including a video presentation by Dr. Bushell and our friend Eddie Stern, recorded for Yoga AID (a charity fundraiser created by Monisha for India Covid relief) detailing various therapeutic impacts of Yoga practice on Covid and other diseases, and a portion of proceeds from enrolment in this course will be donated to India Covid Relief. This course will also count as 14CE Hours. Signup below to gain access to this remarkable, healing practice.

Monisha Raja,

Your instructor

Monisha was born and raised in India. She began her yoga practice at the age of five and maintained her discipline when she moved to The States in 1990 to pursue a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from Parsons School in New York City. As a child, she had the great good fortune of participating in classes with B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, which instilled in her a deep appreciation for yoga and her Guru's innovation with props. In 2000, she earned her Teacher’s Training Certification from the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in her native place Kerala, India. She taught at their Chelsea centre in NYC for 19 years, before branching out on her own. Through Yoga she finds an expression for her passion for healthy living and creativity. Monisha lives in New York City, is a fashion illustrator and painter, teaches fashion at F.I.T., and runs LOVE IS MIGHTY, her cruelty-free fashion footwear and accessories brand, rooted in the yogic principle of Ahimsa (non-violence). She recently convened the remarkable Yoga AID for India Covid Relief, in which many leading and influential teachers of yoga participated. Monisha now adds pioneer in Yoga for Covid research to her resume.

Bonus Video Lecture!

Eddie Stern and Dr. William Bushell share their research

Dr. William Bushell is a biological, medical, and psychological anthropologist affiliated with Columbia, Harvard, and MIT, for over 3 decades. Eddie Stern, a longtime friend of Yoga Philosophy, is a leading Ashtanga Yoga Teacher. Together, they shared the findings of their research in a talk called "Ancient Yogic Techniques: Strengthening Immunity Against COVID-19" in a fundraiser, organized by Monisha, called Yoga AID, for India Covid Relief. We are thrilled that this presentation is part of Monisha's class, and in recognition of Eddie's and Dr. Bill's contributions to Yoga and Covid Relief, Yoga Philosophy will donate 10% of its profits towards India Covid Relief! By enrolling in this course, you not only gain access to this wonderful lecture, you will also be supporting India Covid Relief!
Eddie Stern and Dr. William Bushell

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  • If I do not understand something, may I ask questions during the class?

    Live sessions will be devoted to students who have the opportunity to ask questions and learn to practice from your expert teacher, Monisha Raja.

  • Do I have to know anything about Yoga or Prāṇāyāma to participate?

    The class is open to students with diverse backgrounds. Join this course and practice at your own level and pace.

  • Will I be able to participate if I cannot make the specified times.

    This class is primarily devoted to practice. But recordings of live sessions will be shared if the contents of the course will be useful to everyone.

  • Does this course count towards CE Hours

    Yes, this course counts as 14 CE Hours through Yoga Alliance or other accrediting bodies.

  • Does this class have a live meeting?

    In addition to the recorded lessons that you can consult to structure your home practice, you can check in once a week with Monisha for a live session---have your questions answered and be led in practice! This scheduled to happen at 12:00 pm ET on Mondays. But don't worry: if you can't make it, you can participate virtually. Submit questions ahead of time, and watch the recorded live session with questions answered later!

  • Can I Join Any Time?

    While this course begins September 27 2021, you may join any time. The need for Covid relief does not follow a schedule and hence the course is designed (once it is up and running) to allow students to access the support it provides on demand.

  • How Long is this Course?

    Enrolment is on a two month renewing basis. Students can cancel any time.

  • What will I have access to?

    Students gain access to a video library of Monisha leading students through restorative practices for Covid, as well as a weekly meeting where they can practice with Monisha and have their questions answered.

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