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].Monica practices yoga every day, 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!
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.
Monica teaches Hatha, Slow Flow, Classic Raja, Dharma, Yoga4Cancer, Yoga for Seniors, Healthy Bones, Pranayama (breath control), Concentration Meditation and Yoga Nidra, and is currently studying Energetic Alignment and about to start Yin teacher training. Monica is a member of Yoga Alliance.A strong believer in life-long learning, she has completed a BArts (Comms) as well as postgraduate studies through Deakin University.
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.