"Monica is my favorite instructor! I look forward to her classes the most. She magically gets you focused on being present and to let go of everything else going on in your life. Her chill happy vibe is contagious - I hope she never leaves. She takes the time and offers suggestions and readings of daily intentions, which make a huge difference in my practice."
M.Ed., E-RYT, 500
Anatomy/ Injury/Pain Educator
Certified Yoga Tune Up® Teacher
Yoga & Self-Care Retreat Leader
My passion in life is to teach. I hold an M.A. in Elementary Education and spent more than 15 years teaching elementary students, facilitating professional development workshops, and mentoring teachers and administrators in various school districts around the country. I started my yoga practice nearly 25 years ago as means to calm stress during the daily rigors as a graduate student, which in turn lead me to crave a deeper understanding of how the human body works.
I study extensively in the area of biomechanics in movement and anatomy, something my students find evident and helpful in my teachings. As a Movement Educator who is continually fascinated by anatomy and the movement patterns we have developed over time, I persist in the inquiry of how these patterns show up as physical and emotional stress in the mind, body and spirit.
I am an experienced registered E-RYT 500hr Yoga Alliance certified instructor. My love of yoga and movement and a desire for continued education led me to Kerala, India, where I participated in an advanced training in the Tantric lineage. As a life-long student I am committed to travelling across country to train exclusively with master teachers in the industries of yoga, biomechanics, functional movement and physiotherapy. Intensifying my knowledge and deepening my practice and understanding, I continuously visit various movement studios and infuse my classes, workshops and private sessions with the thousands of hours of continuing education I have acquired. As a life-long educator, I remain committed to leading Teacher Trainings, hosting yoga retreats in Mexico and facilitating movement workshops -- all with the objective of educating clients about their bodies.
My practice, teachings and continued education has led me on a stimulating journey that has allowed me the opportunity to help people appreciate and rediscover a love for the human body.