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102 South 5th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
United States
T: 970 255-8029
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Academy of Yoga


Welcome to the Academy of Yoga. We offer dynamic Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Style, with classes six days per week. We also offer special monthly workshops from our beautiful downtown Grand Junction, Colorado yoga center, as well as special Teacher Training Courses for those who wish to become Yoga Teachers. Our teacher training courses are also designed for conscientious students who wish to expand and deepen their knowledge, experience and practice of yoga.

We invite you to browse our Web Site at academyofyoga.com to see how our programs can fit your needs and we hope you consider making yoga part of your life. We welcome casual students. If you are passing through Grand Junction, please come by and visit.

Profile and Credentials        

Monica Zielke-Cullinane

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.

Philosophy and Comments        

Our work here at the Academy is based on the Iyengar system, although we go beyond that approach by focusing on the needs of each individual student who is in class. We offer two decades of experience, teacher training, and a variety of classes and private sessions that are intended to serve the needs of each student. Each type of class focuses on individual needs and inspires increased flexibility and confidence in movement. Yoga at the Academy is a complete package deal to balance your body, mind & spirit.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

We also offer addictions counseling and relapse prevention treatment with John Cullinane CASAC CSW, who has relocated from NYC where he has been helping those recovering from dependencies for the last 15 years. John has a nurturing compassionate and humorous approach that compliments working with such serious issues. John finds value working with forensic and mental health issues in recovery.

Yoga Teacher Training        

Join us at the Academy of Yoga for our Teacher Training Course. Intensive study with certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Monica Cullinane E-RYT 500. The 200hr teacher training program is a 10 month course meeting the second weekend of every month. Our current program began in October 2008 and continues through June 2009. We are offering a 200hr course beginning August 7, 2009 & a 500hr teacher training program beginning in July 31, 2009. The 500hr teacher training will be the 1st weekend of the month over 12 months. The Academy of Yoga is a Yoga Alliance registered school at the 200hr and 500hr level.




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