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*FIRST 10* Uncovering the Oasis Within - Restorative Yoga CET with Gabrielle Mendoza

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Open to all individuals looking to further their practice in the art of conscious relaxation, aspiring yoga teachers and existing teachers seeking specialisation in Restorative Yoga.

This 3-option program offers a framework for you to apply the required skills and knowledge of anatomy and science that facilitate a safer and more enriching practice, which can help to empower both you and your students with greater confidence in your yoga journey.

This journey is more than just about unwinding from stress and understanding how the nervous system works -- it is about taking that step to heal yourself by unearthing your triggers, understanding your inclinations and tendencies through pausing and observing during meditation, and stepping into your power through the process of returning to the nourishment of homeostasis. If it is your calling to make a difference in a world where looking after one's mental well-being could do with prioritisation, you are invited to join the movement.


15-Hour Weekend Immersion

This 15-hour weekend immersion will cover modules 1 to 4, and is suitable for enthusiasts looking to better understand the science and subtleties of Restorative Yoga, and how it can be utlised as a means to manage their stress, and care for their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Find out how to fine-tune your propping skills to better cater to your own practice, and have the opportunity to venture into an in-depth exploration of the practice through theoretical and practical ways of learning.  
  • The science, benefits and teaching of restorative yoga
  • Setting up the10 essential restorative poses
  • How to observe body alignment to optimize the use of props

30-Hour CET Program Training Summary 

The 30-hour CET programme will cover modules 1 to 6, is suitable for yoga practitioners to better understand the science behind Restorative Yoga, and how it is taught, so as to better develop their personal practice of intentional rest. It will also fundamentally equip someone who is looking to deliver a Restorative Yoga practice - whether in a private, home, or casual setting - with the breadth of hard skills and tools needed to offer a basic experience.

30-Hour inclusions

  • Teaching methodology: sequencing and class planning
  • Principles and guidelines for creating a safe and supportive class environment
  • Curating verbal cues, intonation of voice and the visual artistry behind language
  • Modifying poses to cater to injuries and other considerations


1 x case study

1 x online quiz


50-Hour CET Program Training Summary 

The 50-hour CET programme will cover modules 1 to 8, and fully equip regular practitioners of Restorative Yoga, as well as aspiring teachers who are looking to teach Restorative Yoga - whether in a private or commercial sense - with the breadth of soft and hard skills to deliver a comprehensive experience.

Aligned with what Gabrielle uniquely brings to her Restorative Yoga classes, she will be imparting skills relating to the Art of Holding Space, Therapeutic Adjustments, fundamental concepts of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and how to seamlessly weave its guiding principles into a crafted practice that will provide direction towards holistic healing. In this programme, we will also learn how to use additional props and craft that will enhance relaxation such as weighted sandbags, eye-pillows, and singing bowls. The use of wall rope, aerial hammocks and the Iyengar chair will be incorporated so you can provide multiple avenues of relaxation in your restorative yoga offerings. 

With an additional 20-hours in the longer program comes the chance for the participant to deliver group practice teaching and receive valuable feedback from peers and the trainer, which is crucial, yet so often neglected in training programs. These additional sessions will provide the time required to do deeper study, experience poses with varied propping, and discuss practical observations and considerations.

In line with the growing demand for online teaching, this additional module will be presented to help one clearly distinguish the differences, challenges and concessions to cater for in this clearly distinct field.

The demands of private yoga differ considerably, and a deeper insight into how to cater to the differing needs of private clients will give you the confidence to hold space for someone who might be needing this one-to-one down time to seek solace, or cater for injuries and limitations that require technical know-how in one’s approach.

50-Hour inclusions

  • Group Practice Teaching - 60min
  • Online Class Presentation - 60min
  • Key differentiations for conducting a Restorative Yoga class online
  • How to offer Therapeutic Assists for your private clients
  • Incorporating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction concepts into a Restorative Yoga Class
  • Crafting a Restorative Yoga class to include healing elements such as: Chakras, Meridian Pathways, Movement Meditation, Wall Rope and Sound Healing



3 x Case Studies

1 x online quiz

1 x 60-minute peer-teaching 

1 x online class presentation



Module 1

Foundations of Restorative Yoga

The Science behind Stress and the Nervous System


Module 2

The Anatomy of Rest and Digest:

Savasana and the Psoas, Diaphragm, Vagus Nerve & Breath Awareness


Module 3

The Kosha Model: The Map to Healing the Whole Being

Integrating the Physical, Energetic, Emotional, Mental, Wisdom & Spiritual Bodies


Module 4

The Art of Propping the 10 Essential Restorative Poses

Alignment for Body, Mind & Breath

Setting them up around the basic alignment principles and offering adjustments

Observing and reading students while they are in them

Learning the associated benefits, cautions and contraindications

Module 5

Restorative Yoga Teaching Methodology

Setting up the space and understanding the use of props

Planning and sequencing a practice

Presenting demonstrations and guidance into poses


Module 6

The Art of Holding Space

Guiding and Cuing Students into Deeper States of Relaxation

What to do in the moments in between

Module 7

Adapting to Challenges and Opportunities in the ever-growing field of teaching

Teaching Online

Teaching One-on-One


Module 8

Incorporating Healing Elements into Restorative Yoga

Creating Space within the body through Elevation, Levitation, Traction and Support

Offering Therapeutic and Weighted Assists

Eliciting the relaxation response with the use of Sound Therapy

Delving into the inner landscape with Movement Meditation

Using Mindfulness-based Stress reduction concepts as a framework



Teacher Training Manual

30 or 50 Hours of class contact time

Certificate (30 or 50 CET hours with Yoga Alliance) upon full completion of all required coursework

Non-members will get to enjoy 20% off PURE 1 or 3 months Club membership from 1 July - 29 September 2024 upon purchase of CET.*

Non-members will get to enjoy 50% off PURE Yoga Drop-in classes from 1 July - 29 September 2024 upon purchase of CET.*

*please read our terms and conditions to find out more.



Gabrielle crumbled under the stress of the corporate world and reclaimed her lost self through yoga. She now follows her dharma, helping others to manage their stress through the means of mindfulness, meditation, and the discipline of yoga.

The practice of restorative yoga has enabled her to intentionally implement boundaries to protect her energy, check in with her nervous system in order to skillfully pause and reset, and become aware of any tension-holding patterns. These abilities have served her well in unearthing the root causes of the stressors in her life, and she hopes that people will take time to discover and benefit from this non-medicative approach that can invite harmony and restoration into their lives.

Over the past 8 years Gabrielle has had the opportunity to teach, on a full-time basis, a variety of Restorative Yoga classes including in-studio, workshop and online experiences. On top of that, Gabrielle conducts monthly group private classes where she incorporates either sound therapy or the use of wall rope to help practitioners to explore different avenues of relaxation. Her skills in acupressure release and know-how in yoga therapy has helped many a private client to cater for injuries and limitations, while feeling safe in their own body to wind down and seek solace.

She is also a presenter at corporate work settings and seminars to deliver Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation programs.  

Qualifications & Certifications

  • Foundational Training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Centre of Trauma and Embodiment (20 hours), 2023
  • Wild Lotus Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Patrick Creelman (300 hours), 2023
  • Meditation Teacher Training with Yoga Coach (50 hours) 2023
  • Restorative Yoga Training with Jillian Pransky (65 hours) 2022
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Sheryl Bathman of SMU (30 hours) 2020 
  • Yin Yoga - Acupressure, Acu Yin and Hip Anatomy II Teacher Training with Jo Phee (60 hours)
  • 2020 Sound Healing – Tibetan Singing Bowl Workshop with Henry Phua of PURE Yoga, 2019
  • Wall Rope Yoga – Level 1 Teacher Training with Veronique Tsui of PURE Yoga (18 hours), 2019
  • Sound Healing - Crystal Bowl Workshop with Alex Young, Crystal Tones Alchemist, 2019
  • Restorative Yoga – Level 1 Teacher Training with Adeline Tien of AT Yoga (30 hours), 2019
  • Yoga Therapeutics – 100-hr Teacher Training with Tina Nance of Tina Nance Yoga Therapy in Bali, 2017
  • Shoulder Anatomy Dysfunction and Application Immersion – 25-hr Immersion with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine in Singapore, 2017
  • Diploma in Yoga Teaching – 350-hr Teacher Training with International Yoga Teacher’s Association in Australia, 2016



15-Hour Weekend Immersion Schedule

14-15 September 2024 (9:00am - 5:30pm daily)

30-Hour Certification Schedule

14-15, 21-22 September 2024 (9:00am - 5:30pm daily)


50-Hour Certification Schedule

14-15, 21-22, 28-29 September 2024 (9:00am - 5:30pm daily)

Graduation Ceremony Schedule

Saturday 23 November 2-4:30pm



50-Hour CET Program 


A Certificate of Completion (50 Continuing Education Hours with Yoga Alliance) will be presented to students who have completed the program and all required coursework.



  • This event is open for registration to Public and PURE members.
  • Discounts for 1 month or 3 months club membership will be eligible from 1 July - 29 September 2024 to non-members who purchase this CET.
  • Discounts for drop-ins will be eligible from 1 July - 29 September 2024 to non-members who purchase this CET.
  • No refund or credit will be given for cancellations starting from 22 August 2024.
  • All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund. 
  • PURE bears no responsibility for any missed sessions. No refunds or makeup sessions will be provided.
  • PURE reserves the right to modify the event schedule, content, or venue. Participants will be notified of any changes in a timely manner.
  • If there is any discrepancy between the printed and web versions, the web version shall prevail.

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*FIRST 10* Uncovering the Oasis Within - Restorative Yoga CET with Gabrielle Mendoza

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