Monica is an experienced Yoga Teacher (RYT500), she has taught around 1000 classes with close to 750 hrs of yoga teacher training in addition to daily study/practice. Initially, Monica joined her first yoga class to manage rising stress levels caused by the challenges of raising a young family, working and undertaking her undergraduate degree. She found the asanas (postures) and meditation (particularly the Yoga Nidra) acted to ground and support her during those stressful times, and later on during cancer. During her cancer “journey”, confronted with cancer existential thoughts, she sought to gain a more spiritual experience from her yoga practice. After failing to find a class that provided more than simple exercise, Monica decided to become the Yoga Teacher she was looking for. Monica always believed yoga shared a close connection with sacred and spiritual Mother India, the ancient origin of yoga - and the place she was fortunate enough to spend close to 12 months in the late 80s and early 90s. Today, Monica is a Yoga Teacher, Mentor and Cancer Survivor. Above all, Monica is forever a student of yoga, it’s rich ancient philosophy and it’s deep wisdom and knowledge. Monica utilises a holistic and heartfelt approach to teaching, guiding you step-by-step through tailored asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), mudras (hand seals), meditation, yoga nidra and spiritual yogic philosophy. In her Yoga4Cancer (oncology yoga) classes, she incorporates related scientific research demonstrating the enormous benefit of yoga. After class you are almost guaranteed to leave feeling more relaxed - truly embodying that yoga bliss! If you are looking for an authentic, nurturing and holistic practice that is taught from the heart, or are affected by cancer and it’s treatment (or both!), Monica would love to support you on your journey.
To book a Gentle Class please call Heart Chiropractic on: 03 5241 7008
Monica has a particular interest in Yoga for Cancer. Her story was featured in the GT in February this year and a link to this story is pinned at the top of her facebook feed. Click here to check it out.