Monica has been exploring yoga since 2007 and completed her 200-hour Teacher Training at Queen Street Yoga in 2014. Queen Street Yoga’s focus on Alignment Based Hatha yoga, in combination with her previous massage therapy education has allowed her to create classes that explore the depths of safe foundational alignment alongside strong expansional breath.
Monica is a safe-skeletal-alignment enthusiast and promotes strength before stretch in every pose, coming back to that concept in each class. She loves to garden, and often ties tactile themes of grounding into the soil or reaching toward the sun into her teaching. Monica creates a warm, open environment in her classes and encourages questions and discussion with students to promote ongoing learning for everyone present.
"Yoga is a path of transformational, personal evolution: mental, physical, and emotional. I trickled into this practice to fulfill an ache for slow and sweet movement, and my life has grown far beyond what I expected. Through breath and mindfulness, my practice has evolved from a shaky, physical flow to a more dynamic mindset full of compassion and awareness to my body, community, and planet."
You can always find Monica on Friday mornings behind the desk at Queen Street Yoga, ready to answer any and all of your questions about being a student at the studio. She loves to garden, and enjoys deep conversations about plants, the Earth, and sustainable agriculture. She is also a tattoo collector, with many more to come.