Monica has been practising yoga since the 90s both in Australia and overseas. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, she moved to Geelong in 1994 following a few years of travelling.Monica’s teaching style is nurturing and caring. Monica guides her students into the asanas (postures), while teaching and firmly believing that yoga is a non-judgemental, physical and spiritual practice where you tune into and connect with your whole body and breath.
Having experienced cancer and its harsh treatments first-hand, and now successfully managing some long-term side effects caused by these treatments, Monica ensures her classes have options to suit all levels and abilities.
Following her cancer experience she longed for a holistic yoga practice, and completed RYT200 yoga teacher training [Sadhana Yoga w Linda Newman]. To deepen her knowledge and to support others experiencing and surviving cancer, she completed Yoga4Cancer specialist training. Then Yoga for Seniors training to better support and understand our ageing population.
in 2021 Monica completed 50 hrs of “Yin Yoga - Chinese Medicine - Mindfulness” plus “RYT300 – 300 hrs Hatha and Bhakti” yoga teacher training. Monica teaches yoga from her heart and likes to honour the source of yoga, and strives to follow the ethical and moral yogic guidelines. She also enjoys running and has in the last decade completed countless half-marathons and one full marathon. Monica has an optimistic attitude along with a sense of humour and doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Monica teaches Hatha, Slow Flow, Classic Raja, Dharma, Yoga4Cancer, Yoga for Seniors, Healthy Bones, Pranayama (breath control), Mudras (hand and body seals) Concentration Meditation and Yoga Nidra, Monica is a Yoga Alliance RYT500. A strong believer in life-long learning, she has completed a BArts (Comms) as well as postgraduate studies through Deakin University.
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.