Academy of Yoga Director & Instructor
Monica has practiced yoga since 1994 and has taught during the past five years in Grand Junction and New York. She is an RYT 500-E registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and holds an Iyengar Certification as well.
In 1998, Monica traveled to India to study with BKS Iyengar, Geeta and Prashant Iyengar. She has studied at the International Iyengar Institutes in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Florence, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Los Angeles, Denver and New York.
In 2001, after Monica attended the Yoga Odyssey with Geeta Iyengar in Pasadena, CA, she came to Grand Junction for another teacher training at the Academy of Yoga where she earned her 200-hour teacher training certificate and began to teach. In Australia, she attended 6-1/2 weeks of the 8-week teacher training in 2000. In 2002, Monica again came back for part of the teacher training given at the Academy and and in 2003 she came to Grand Junction to substitute teach classes and again attended the 7-week teacher training. In 2004, she participated and assisted during the 2 Teacher Training Courses given at the Academy of Yoga with Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Nancy Stechert.
Since 2004, she has been assisting in teacher trainings at the Academy and has earned her RYT 500-E certification with Yoga Alliance.
Monica is always involved in the "yoga scene" and she had attended workshops, conferences, and conventions all over the country. She has studied for the past decade with the most prominent yoga teachers in the world.